Yay! It’s Summer time! Some lucky people are off on their holibags and thankfully for us staying put at home, we’ve had some pretty nice weather! One thing I’ve noticed … Read More
Summertime! BBQ’s, weddings, long walks on the beach, and getting those feet out! We all love the thoughts of laying in the summer warmth, but what if you haven’t the … Read More
Our Irish weather is so very unpredictable and if you’re like me, you’ll hate being caught on the hop minus a waxing appointment to tame those legs of yours into … Read More
I don’t know about you, but if you catch me without any makeup on, especially this time of year (hay fever season) well it’s truly a sight for sore eyes! … Read More
It’s that time of year again! We’re getting an itch to book ourselves a trip away, sip cocktails on a golden sanded beach and literally leave all our cares and … Read More
This week, I want to share my Top 5 at home beauty hacks! I’ve come across these again and again when out on my bridal beauty travels, and you’re guaranteed … Read More
With festival season on the way, let’s amp things up with a step-by-step smokey makeup tutorial. I created this specific gorgeous smokey eye for a shoot I did lately and wanted … Read More
We’re all in the summer swing after those few stunning warm days of weather and although it’s broken, don’t let it break your tanning spirit!
We love a good suntan … Read More
The sunshine has us all in that summer mood, and hopefully, we’re all picking up a healthy glow safely! For those of you lucky olive toned skins, and even for … Read More
Finally, a burst of fabulous much needed sunshine to get us in the mood for Summer. It’s a delight to see shorts, dresses and some very milky white legs, … Read More
Most women like to wear a little something to give the illusion of an evened skin tone, and working as a bridal makeup artist, I’ve certainly tried and tested many … Read More
Big, bushy, skinny, straight, curved or arched, brows have taken over the world it seems! Brows add dimension, shape and also enhance your eyes and eye makeup look, whilst giving … Read More
Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a wedding guest or an entrant at the lovely girls’ competition 2017 (I do love a bit of Fr Ted), we all like to get the … Read More
So you have a big occasion coming up and you’re doing your best to shed a few pounds to fit into that dress!
You’re exfoliating and maintaining your skin for … Read More
In my job as a makeup artist I hear about all the wonderful beauty treatments girls are trying out (and some boys too) especially with my bridal clients, so I … Read More
So when you hear the statement ‘beautician in a bottle’ what do you think? For me, this needed to be a real treat of a product, do what it … Read More
Diminishing dark circles is easier than you think! Check out my quick and easy step-by-step tips on not only concealing your dark circles but lightening and brightening your look all … Read More
Would you love to create a fuller lip in an instant without invasive procedures? Here are my top tips on how to achieve a fuller lip, naturally enhancing your perfect … Read More
I have looked at contouring with powder and how it can subtly sculpt certain areas of the face. This week I’m focusing on highlighting with powder to create a natural … Read More
In my experience as a makeup artist, I’ve met many girls that are almost afraid to wear blush.
Girls with a rosy complexion or perhaps have rosacea (simply put – … Read More
Contouring! The word alone scares some and no wonder! YouTube videos or indeed, Instagram makeup artists teach us how to use heavy cream contouring as it’s is all the rage … Read More
It’s not that long ago I discovered my brows. I had never EVER thought of popping a pencil, powder, wax, or gel near them! In 2009, my brows were officially … Read More
Are you a bride-to-be or make-up lover looking to stock up with the best DIY products for your special occasions?
I’ve personally hand-picked my TOP 5 favourite higher-end vs chemist … Read More
We’re almost at the end of January (YAY), so continuing with my re-hydration/detox tips and tricks for a ‘new you’ this month, I’m going to share with you one of … Read More
One of my favourite things to do is pop on my pj’s and cosy slippers, tie my hair up, and lather on a facial mask as a treat when I … Read More
Last week we looked at pairing our skin routine back to the basics! A step-by-step, easy to follow regime that you can carry out, twice daily, using your personal preferred … Read More
So the box of Celebrations is now literally a box of wrappers. You’ve sampled all the trendy cocktails, as it would surely have been a shame not to. But reality … Read More
With the festive season truly in full swing, it’s a good time to really go all out and vamp up your eye makeup! Check out my easy 5 step guide … Read More
We’re all truly in the festive swing of things now and in my last vlog, I created a sparkling vintage glam makeup, fabulous for any festive party goer! To add … Read More
Get the tinsel out – it’s that time of year again girls! Festive parties, weddings and lots of glitter and sparkle will take us singing into Christmas and the New … Read More
So we’ve talked about how to match your perfect foundation shade, but how can you now achieve a fabulous long-lasting foundation? Regardless of the foundation type you use, whether it … Read More
Christmas is nearing and thoughts of that sparkly little number in your wardrobe being dawned for the festive season is almost a reality. For some of us, embracing our porcelain … Read More
Over the years I’ve spoken with many women who’ve had a foundation recommended that sadly was too dark/light and now they’ve a bathroom cabinet full of gorgeous foundations that simply … Read More
It’s that time of year again! We’re bulking up, dawning our woollen jumpers and our skin is probably really feeling the pinch of the colder days of late! We can … Read More
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