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Yummy Mummy’s

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Yummy Mummy’s!

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With Mother’s Day just a couple of days away, I hope you all have something lovely planned for your special Mum!

With so many lovely treats we can spoil our Mother’s with, from buying her all time favourite perfume,chocs and flowers. Or the route I love to go down is the craft gifts, heartfelt, time and energy always shows my mum how much I appreciate her. If you’re like me and don’t mind getting the place in a bit of a mess for a little while, have a nose at Pinterest I find it the best place to get my craft ideas!


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Wiccan Wedding with Autumnal Makeup

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Our talented makeup artist Lisa had the joy of working on the wonderful Joanna the day of her very special Autumn Wiccan Handfasting wedding. The makeup that Lisa did for this blushing bride was a natural look, and with Lisa on hand for her makeup Joanna was not going to be left disappointed!

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Looking absolutely stunning and glowing inside and out and  with friends and family not only attending the wedding but also taking part in it. Friends of the lovely couple performed the Wiccan Hanfasting ceremony as high Priestess and Priest for Jon and Joanna. With ever so delicate statement decoration at the wedding crafted and created by Joanna’s lovely mother, the couples theme was taken to the next level in such a gorgeously romantic way.

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Moving from one ceremony to another the couple’s second ceremony took place in  Zion Church, Rathgar, also decorated beautifully. Keeping in mind all loved ones and not wanting anyone to miss out on the ceremony Joanna made sure that nothing started until everybody was in attendance. Which to me just keeps the entire theme of the wedding going as family and friends played very important roles throughout.

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With such a lovely day had by all, we here at the EFC Studios would like to congratulate the lovely couple on such a spectacular day!

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Wedding Suppliers

Ceremony: Brides parent’s back garden and Zion Church, Rathgar.

Reception: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Wedding dress & shoes: Anne Gregory Design, Newtownmountkennedy.

Jewellery: Carol Shaw Bridal Jewellery, Rathfarnham.

Hair: Kuts n’ Kurls, Rathmines.

Makeup: Lisa Redmond from Emma Farrell Makeup.

Bouquets & Buttonholes.: Blooming Amazing Florists, Ranelagh.

Groomswear: Suitable Company, Duke St.

Cake: Linen Hill Kitchen & Deli, Banbridge.

DJ: Digital DJs.

 

 

Brit Awards

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Hey everyone, so I’m sure that like 90% of you were watching the Brit awards the other night, so what did everyone think?

As always at these ceremony shows there is never a dull moment, from the hot looks on the red carpet, the scandalous pics of the celebs stumbling out of the after party *cough* Ed Sheeran :-), Kanye’s performance being muted, and last but by no means least poor Madonna. Capes are always a bad idea Madonna, I mean even the good superheroes know this 😉 Read More

The Best Couples Halloween Costumes

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Couples Costumes for Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching everyone wants to have the best and most original costume ideas. This can get even harder when you’re trying to make this a couples thing. Be it two friends or boy and girl it can be pretty tough to get that perfect balance of current and clever. I’ve put together a few different ideas for this year to help you get you thinking…

Garth and Wayne from Waynes World are simple to recreate and an instantly recognisable duo.

Batman and Robin are a timeless pair who have gone through years of reinvention. The most recognisable still being the 60’s TV show.  The girls can also go the ‘sexy’ route with this….Not that I’m a fan of the ‘sexy’ route and I prefer a little more gore to gamey.

With the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles making a comback this year April O’Neill and a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtle combo could be just the ticket.

1950’s grey scale is one of my favourite ideas as is visually really cool and pretty simple from a makeup point of view as all you really use are combinations of black and white facepaint and shadows.

Their relationship has been a topic for discussion for many years but there are no ‘happy couple’ quite like our Sesame Street pals Bert and Ernie 🙂

Anyone a fan of Juno?Nothing says pop culture reference like dressing up as Juno and Paulie Bleaker.

Ben Stiller and Russian Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky from Dodgeball are my personal Favourite 🙂 , bringing a little humour and fun to Halloween.

Mork and Mindy may be a popular one this year in tribute to the recently passed Robin Williams.

For the boys…why not go for Nidge and Fran, two of our favourite Love Hate troublemakers?!

Finally, the all time classic of Sandy and Danny from Grease will always be a winner for me 🙂 I’m not sure if it’s a generational thing but I don’t think I’ve seen as many of them around this last few years.

I hope these help and if there are any ideas that you have we would love to hear them!

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What makeup will we be wearing this year? London Fashion week in a nutshell!

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Every year we look to fashion week eagerly anticipating new trends and plucking the most memorable, wearable looks for the year ahead and thankfully this London Fashion Week passed did not fail to disappoint! Here are a few to watch out for!

The purple eyeshadow is back it would seem! Varying from softer pinks and lilac tones, a wash  of colour completely over the eye was spotted on a number of catwalks this year not forgetting to mention the use of coloured liner below the bottom lash line.

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Staying on the subject of eyes Tom Ford brought us some amazing disco inspired and Debbie Harry styled charcoal eyes. Naturally the queen of  the ‘smokey eye’ Charlotte Tilbury was the only woman for this job and the results were stunning, coining her glistening silver creation the ‘smoky oval eye’ 🙂 and brows are most definitely still big in every sense of the word!

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Smeared ‘just kissed’ berry lips were the order of the day and for me my absolute favourite of all the makeup elements with Burberry and Topshop Unique making this their main focus. just kissed lips

Gorgeous dewy skin was  most predominantly featured and we can place our bets now on seeing beautiful, highlighted skin and lots of gloss in Spring/Summer 2015! Gloss and Glitter! One artist that nailed this look is
 the head artist for Xiao Li, pairing a stunning on trend pink with luminous skin.

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Then there was the glitter….ALL the glitter 🙂 In clothes, makeup, hair glitter is here to stay well after the Christmas season so watch this space!

Some of these trends I love and think are super wearable however the jury is still out on purple shadow, I love a soft pink myself but purple might not work on some skin tones….lets just wait and see! If there is anything you may have spotted over the last week that we have missed as always we would love to hear!

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