The SAG’s

I don’t know about you but I felt a lack of glamour looking at the pics from last nights SAG awards. Some of the ladies took big risks and went a little bit on the crazy side I think and didnt do themselves any justice at all. Some of my least faves are below.  I honestly do not know what Busy Phillipps stylist was thinking when they put  her in that dress!!!


Busy Phillips



Rose Byrne


Shailene Woodley


Amber Riley



But then on the other hand the lovely Sofia Vergara, whom I absolutely LOVE, I think was by far the best dressed!  From her hair to her makeup she looked amazing.  I hope I look like that when I am 40!!

Sofia Vergara

xx D xx                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Globe Beauty – Charlize Theron

For me by far the most beautiful lady that rocked the red carpet at the Golden Globes was Charlize Theron.  She looked like an absolute goddess!  From her hair ( nor to forget her Cartier hairband!!) to her makeup to her Dior gown, I thought that it looked absolutely stunning and effortless!  Her makeup look was natural looking, radiant and she just glowed! Perfect for any Bride to Be!!

Her Makeup artist was Shane Paish for Dior and he used the following:

  • Skin: Dior L’Or de Vie La Creme, Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation.
  • Eyes: Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Garden Roses #841, Diorshow Extase Mascara.
  • Lips: Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Tulip Pink #448, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Beige Tweed #227.
  • Cheeks: Diorblush in Pink in Love #889.

To achieve the look with your own foundation you could also use:

Lips – Blankety by MAC

Eyes: All that Glitters by MAC, Great lash mascara by Maybelline

Cheek – Nude peach by Bobbi Brown

And good full shaped brows.

xx D xx

Birdcages II

I know I blog a lot about headpieces and birdcages, but I love them and I love how they look. I just wanted to post some more of my Brides that I have had that went for this look.  Maire and Aislings cage veil were fastened to a hairband whereas Eileen and Gillian below’s pieces are both birdcages and are made by the ever so talented Rebekah Patterson in Kilkenny, who I also got to make a piece for my own wedding. I cannot sing her praises enough.

xx D xx

Maire x

Aisling x

Eileen x

Gillian x


Back again!!

Ok so I have been soooo bad on the blogging and posting front!  I cant believe that my last blog was from June 😦 so one of my new years resolutions was to get back in to my blogging about everything and anything.  Its been a busy start to the new year and the Brides are out in force after all the engagments over the festive period.  It’s great, and I would love to be doing it all over again!  Well along with all my weddings work related this year, I am delighted to have friends and family weddings to look forward to also.  One of which I am a bridesmaid for , so I guess I will be making the walk down the aisle again lol! But it is all for my dear friend Jacqui and her Fiance Brian!!  Its the 21st of September and the excitment is only fierce!!

I have also been very bold over Christmas, and as me and Brian went on a late honeymoon I also ate and drank too much wine so I am currently signed up with a local Leisure Centre here and doing whats called an ‘8 week challenge’ so its basically gymming and swimming and doing classses and weighing in each week then.  There of course is a weekend away prize at the end, so its always nice to have a bit of incentive!  So with that and bridesmaid for Jacqui its keeping me going so far so good!!

So last year was an amazing year for me , being shortlisted for the WOL awards and just being so busy doing weddings which I have to say is the best part of the makeup world I believe – being part of someones special day! I signed off NYE not only doing makeup but attending my best friend from college Jessica’s wedding.  Which of course I was an emotional wreck for, but could not imagine a better way to finish the year.  But apart from all that – I got married myself! To Brian, my bestie and partner in crime! So its almost a year now in April and I can’t believe it has gone by so quickly!

But this year I intend to write an awful lot more – not only makeup but everything and anything that makes me happy and do more Bridal features too. I have just finished an article for and also a feature for Weddingsonlne – so I really want to get in to doing more of this.   I also am hoping to start up an online little venture, which I will give details of later. 

So apart from that, I hope you all had a fantastic Xmas and NY and heres for an even better 2012.


xx D xx