Stunning Jayme – Bride of the month

Stunning Jayme – Bride of the month





I had the pleasure of doing  Jayme’s bridal party on her wedding day which took place on the 7th May 2015 at Mount Wolseley Hotel.  I went to school with Jayme since I was 4 so it made the day a bit more special.  The entire day was perfect from start to finish.

















The Stunning bridesmaids were in full spirit that morning enjoying a glass of bubbly and I enjoyed one myself LOL. It was such a relaxed morning.











The kids Millie and Michael kept us entertained. Millie was more excited than Jayme on the day.  They are the cutest kids ever.













Flawless glowing makeup on bridesmaids Tracy, deva and head bridesmaid Nicole. I designed each of the Makeup looks to suit each bridesmaid Individually.









The weather was not as expected  that morning but that did not stop everyone enjoying the day. Every bride wishes for a sunny day and the weather is out of our control lets face it we live in Ireland ha. Tips for Brides try not to stress about the weather just be prepared and on a positive note umbrellas make lovely pictures LOL.




















Proud Mam Liz walked her Beautiful daughter up the aisle.












Jaymes dress was to die for ,it suited her to perfection she looked like a little princess.  Her dress was purchased at Cameo Bridal Kilkenny






Mount Wolseley is a superb location for Photographs both inside and outside, it is a top class hotel with great attention to detail.




Now on to the makeup one of the most important things and can be the most stressful for any bride.

We went for a structured glam style for Jaymes Makeup. Jayme loves her makeup so it suited her style and personality


To prep the skin I used Guinot Mini Eclat Beaute this smoothes of out the complexion reducing wrinkles and prolongs makeup and I used Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow to add radiance to the skin.

Foundation : Mac Studio fix fluid

Concealer:  Mac Prolongwear  under eyes

Amazing concealer to highlight

Powder: Laura Mercier Transulent Powder under eyes

Mac studio fix dusted lightly on T- zone

contour: Anatastia Beverly hills

Highlight: The Balm Mary Lou Maniziser

Brows: Cailyn Cosmetics Gelux gel in cocoa

Eyes: Makeup geek shadow – Peaches n cream – I’m peachless  – Cocoa bear

Push makeup – Tori and Abbi

Mua :highlight under brow

Inglot Gel Liner no 77

Mac Handwritten.


Photography  John Delaney Photography


I wish them both all the happiness in their future.




Hope you enjoyed. For Bridal enquires Please email

Melissa x

Bride of the month

Bride of the month

The new year is about new beginnings and starting a new chapter in your life. So what a way to start the year by marrying the one you love and creating a beautiful story.









Michelle and Mark got married on the 8th January 2016 and celebrated their reception at Mount Wolsley Hotel Tullow Co.Carlow. The lovely couple arrived in style on the hotel grounds in a helicopter. I know amazing right? Talk about a moment not to forget.






















The morning of the wedding Michelle and her two bridesmaids were very calm and cheerful despite a very early start they were excited about the day ahead.








Michelle wanted a make-up look that would suit the theme of the day. So I took into account the time of year , décor, styles of dress and what would suit Michelle to perfection.

The Make-up was a classic look with my unique style. I went for warm brown shades on the eyes which I used The blank canvas master palette. I added a tint of champagne pigment on the lid to really make them eyes pop perfect for the Christmas season. The skin was fresh with a dewy glow with chiselled cheekbones and a peach tone blush on the apples of the cheeks. I finished off with a bold Deep red lip. I LOVE red lips on brides for a christmas wedding it’s so festive.










Product list:


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream foundation

Studio Fix fluid

Nars radiant creamy concealer

Chanel universal bronzing cream

Mac studio fix powder

Anastasia contour palette

Mac peachy keanblush


Mac painterly cream base

Blank canvas master palette

Inglot gel liner 77


Makeup ever aqua brow


Look at that dress it was just stunning.











I Also had the pleasure of working with Michelle’s two Beautiful Bridesmaids Aine and Denise. Look at them stunning Faces.















The Wedding venue looked magical with the Christmas lights and every aspect of the day complemented each other. I was glad to be a part of her day and wish her the best in the future.









Flowers: A daisy A Day in Baltinglass

Bridal dress:B Couture in Arklow

Bridesmaids Dresses: House of Fraser

Michelles Head piece: Linda Fleming millinery Gorey

Photographer: Simon O’shea Photography

Venue : Mount wolseley Hotel Co. Tullow


I hope you enjoyed this and I cant wait to See all my future brides

Melissa xx


All the highlighters you need to know.

Highlighting our faces has become huge in the past year nearly as much as brows. I am a huge fan of highlighting my face, it instantly brightens up my faces and distracts those tired eyes in the morning. I feel so naked without it, I will not go a day without wearing it whether it’s a soft subtle glow or a statement either one I just love them. I have picked a few that I think at least one will suit your style of make-up looks.

Mac Skin finish Soft and Gentle


I have being using this products for over a year on clients and myself, it’s definitely my go to highlight product.

It is a soft powder with a frost finish. It is a warm tone highlight with peachy and champagne tones with a tint of gold. It applies softer than it looks in the packaging  but in a good way, it’s a perfect hint of shimmer, more of a glow. It’s very easy to apply with its velvet texture , its build-able for night-time,but perfect for day time. It would suit all skin tones.

it comes in approx 6 more shades, perfect topping is also a lovely one to try

overall rating 5 stars €30.00

Sleek contour Palette


I use this on a daily basis as its so convenient. It is a small compact palette one side is your contouring and the other a highlighter with a mirror.. Super handy to carry around in your bag when im on the go.

The contouring shade is a nice matte cool tone. Its one of my favorite contouring shades, some contouring shades can be too warm which doesn’t give a natural look. The palette comes in light , medium and dark. I personally find the medium and dark a bit more orange but the light is perfect for our Irish skin tones.

The highlighter is very pigmented, it’s a pearl/champagne tone, apply lightly as it can be a bit powdery if that makes sense but lovely when applied.

It is fantastic value for €8.00 euro, its perfect for young girls on a budget  and also as a travel kit in your handbag

Overall rating 3.75 stars

Nars illuminator



This is a Cream illuminator, it is a multi purpose used product. It’s a pearlised pale pink, a little goes a long way believe me,It is very pigmented.

You will either love or hate this product!!!

I think it suits the fairer skin types. It can be applied in different ways, under the foundation, over your foundation or mixed with it. I personally prefer under my foundation on the cheekbones as it gives a natural look.When applied over your foundation especially if you are not good with blending (i also recommend a brush to apply ) it can look unnatural but if you love the Kim k trend you will love it. I love strong contouring and highlighting but that’s not everyone’s taste

Using a small amount with a good blending brush this product will look soft and pearlised, especially under your foundation it is beautiful on brides.

Orgasm is another shade which is more of a peachy colour which is more of a natural look that would blend better into skin tones  which is also a must have. Price is approx €30 which is a bit expensive I would rate it higher if price was slightly cheaper.

overall rating 3.5 stars

mac hush


Hush is a creme based product. It is a warm toned  highlight with a peachy frost finish. It is a multi use product which can be used on the cheeks, lips and eyes which does what it says unlike some multi used products out there. It is light not sticky or oily on the skin, its glides on easy and is easy to blend as it takes about 30 secs to fully dry. Although it says a frost finish I would say more of a sheen but it’s build-able which I do love about this products. Retails at €20 which is think is very good

overall rating 5 stars


I always forget about this product in my kit, when I use it I remember how amazing it is. It comes in a decent size pot and basic packaging, it  will last you forever as you literally one need the bare amount. It is labelled as a multi use product can be used on cheekbones ,eyes and brow bone. It is very pigmented and is a soft dust texture. It gives a gorgeous golden glow but apply sparingly and blend blend,blend.It reflects the light beautifully when applied correctly. Retails at €18 which will last a lifetime worth a buy.

overall rating 5 stars

swatches in two different lights

from top to bottom

  1. Mac soft and gentle
  2. sleek contour palette
  3. Nars
  4. Mac hush
  5. Inglot shimmer dust


Hope you enjoyed this post. Please leave comments below

Mel x

My favourite 5 products right now

I love trying out new products. I fall in and out of love with different products all the time.
So at the moment these are my favorite products right now.

  • L’oreal infallible foundation.
    This foundation is long-lasting with a matte finish it has a nice healthy glow with I love as it doesn’t leave the skin with a caked look. It has a thick consistency which only a small amount Is needed. It medium  coverage which is buildable.
    It retails at approximately €14 euro which Is a bargain
    Overall rating 9/10


Mac fix +
This is a multi use product. It can be used as part of a skin care/ makeup regime. It is a spritz enriched with vitamins and minerals which will refresh your face with a beautiful fragrance. I love to spritz my face first thing in the morning, it instantly wakes me up and gets rids of my tired eyes
I use it before I apply my makeup, it comes out in an even spray that covers the face which is thumbs up for me noting worse than your face feeling like a glass of water has been thrown over you. I also give my face a spritz after my makeup and  throughout the day . It will refresh and hydrate the skin and  also help set  my makeup.
It can be used on makeup pigments to help apply to the eye. It helps bond the product to the eye for a long-lasting finish. It also enhances the pigment in pressed eyeshadow for a more vibrant look. Approx €20

over rating 9/10


  • Inglot Black Gel Liner

This is the best product ever, and i think no other liner will ever beat it.. its amazing! Dries in 60 seconds and is smudge proof. Its a nice creamy consistancy with a high coverage.only nightmare it’s so hard to remove which is a veryminor problem as long as it stays all day and night . Retails at €15 in inglot stores

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  • Mac Hush

Another multi purpose product. A cream based product available in a range of colours. Can be applied to bare skin, over moisturiser, on top of foundation and powder. It can be use as a highlighter on cheek bones, brow bone  or can be used lightly all over face underneath foundation for a healthy glow.I apply mine with my finger but can also be applied with a sponge. Can be build up for more intensity.

over all rating 8/10


  •  Sleek palette in Matte V2

I love the sleek palettes ,  i have a few different one but my favorite is the I divine in ultra matte v2. The colours in this are amazing. I find with some matte colours they are hard to build up and the colour can be washy on the eyes but the pigments in this palettes are strong and easy to build up. I love the plum colour in this palette beautiful for the winter season and best of all is €9.99 which is fantastic for such a good quality products with 12 shadows. Bargain or what! Can be purchased online or now are available in Sam Mccauleys stores. Perfect stocking fillers.

overall rating 10/10


Inglot Body Sparkles

Perfect for the christmas season, add a bit of sparkle to your eyes for that christmas party, night out with friends.I have a few and cant wait to start using them more. exciting. Available in a range of Colours €15 also a great stocking filler.


Loreal Million lashes so couture

Brilliant product, long-lasting, lengthens lashes and thickens. I find loreal mascara have the best range and qualities of mascara on the market at great prices. The million lashes range is fantastic and i also love the false lash flutter.

overall rating 8/10


Here is a look i created on myself with the products above












Mel xx