Here we are on the eve of 2021 and I wanted to send you a few words.2020 was, well, let’s say challenging.2021 has much to be hopeful about as the vaccine for COVID rolls out and we are more used to the challenges of lockdowns. In my humble opinion, many of the challenges that were thrown up by 2020 had to be faced by us, by women. The schooling of children often fell to us, looking after elderly relatives, thinking about how the shopping was going to happen and dealing with what seemed like a perpetually moving playing field that was overwhelming at times.In 2021, we know some of what will be thrown our way but I’m sure new stuff will appear so I would like TOYL to be a place for you, where we look at caring for you, treating you, supporting you, looking after you.Sure, the products are going to be amazing, but if the box isn’t in your plans this year please still come along with us for the journey. I’ve got loads of beauty features for you to enjoy from coming with me on trips to the incredible camomile fields in Cork, to the seaweed beds in Donegal, the salt factories on the Dead Sea and one of the biggest beauty shows on earth to see what futuristic products will be coming our way. I’m reviewing a whole load of electric beauty products that are meant to be great for us and I’ve got interviews with incredible, inspiring beauty brand founders to see how they create their products and what they can do for us. I’ve also got competitions galore that are free to enter for everyone.What’s more, TOYL is going to be a place of self love and self care for all and I’d love you to be with us as we move through 2021.In the meantime, I wish you health, happiness and a peaceful New Year and let’s just take it one “are you kidding me?” at a time!