Check out the final images from my most recent beauty shoot.
This was a test shoot, I’ve wanted to do a beauty shoot for a while. Dory is a new face with Distinct Model Management, an agency that have an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, I’ve heard all good things and have yet to meet the lady who founded the agency, Anne Morgan. Read More
I was up in Belfast last week for a photoshoot for the launch of the Belfast Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013. I was doing the nails this time, so something a little different from my usual role. Here are some behind the scenes pics taken by the videographer Aislinn Hagan.
I did the nails for Michelle Doherty who some of you might remember from Phantom FM here in Dublin. I used to love her show, so was great to meet her! She is now living in London working as an actress no less! We went for three different looks which I prepped on false nails and just used extra strong doublesided tape to stick them on Michelle. It just makes everything alot quicker, so there is no faffing about waiting for nail varnish to dry. Below is a pointed red nail that I did.
Then to the left is a pink ombre nail and to the right a two toned grey manicure with small and large glitter spray accent on the left of the tip. I did mini tutorial videos on instagram, so I will try and post those seperately along with the products I used to get the look.
Here is a little video of the day too. It was a great day and it was lovely working with the team. Also it was nice to see another make-up artist in action and I got to have a nosy around Paddy’s kit, discovered lots of new products that I must try.
Let me know what you think of the nails anyway.
Lots of love,
I was asked to do a photocall recently for a fantastic event that is taking place on Valentines night to raise funds for Turn2me and The Irish Heart Foundation. Turn2me is a charity which was set up by Oisin and Diarmuid Scollard who lost their brother Cormac to suicide in 2003. Turn2me.org is an online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress. Trained moderators and counsellors provide free online forum and group supports as well as 1 to 1 counselling services for people suffering from all varieties of mental illness such as depression and anxiety and aims to prevent suicide whenever and wherever possible. It is a cause that is very close to my heart as I have friends and family that have been affected by both suicide and depression. Also in these times it is especially prevalent as people are finding it harder and harder to cope.
Here is the information about the event and if you would like to take part, visit www.give2go.ie and register now.
DARE TO ‘BARE YOUR SOUL’ ON A VALENTINE’S NIGHT WITH A DIFFERENCE
Turn2Me.org and The Irish Heart Foundation’s Nearly Naked Run
Fancy doing something a little bit different this Valentine’s Day? Turn2me.org and The Irish Heart Foundation are daring you to bare all (or even just a little bit!) on their 500 metre heart shaped track on the beach on Sandymount Strand from 7-8pm on the 14th Feb. Whatever you wear (or don’t wear) it’s all for a great cause.
Valentines night is usually the night to wine and dine your loved one, however many couples choose to stay in on Valentine’s night rather than face packed restaurants of cooing couples. So if you are one of those couples who would rather avoid an evening of culinary coupledom or if you’re single here is your alternative option.
Oisin Scollard, Founder of turn2me.org which is an online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress said “The short love heart distance takes only three minutes so anyone and everyone can take part and it can be walked, sprinted or crawled. Everyone will be encouraged to remove as much clothing as they feel comfortable with. Nudity IS encouraged and we will have a body painter on site for the brave nudies! We will also have hot drinks and blankets at the finish line for all participants”.
Everyone interested in taking place must register with a deposit of €10 at www.give2go.ie and must also raise an additional €20 to take part. All money raised will be divided evenly between The Irish Heart Foundation and Turn2me.org.
“Turn2me will actively support lives, build lives and save lives at the times people need us most. The charity’s vision for the future is to create a world where mental health issues are acknowledged and accepted. Where every person in distress will feel confident to openly access the support services they need, safe in the knowledge that attitudes have changed based on a communal understanding and willingness to support each other.”
The Irish Heart Foundation thought this unique fundraiser was a fun fit for their charity. Aidan Stacey, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Heart Foundation said: “At the IHF we encourage young and old to get active for the good of their hearts and it is especially fitting to invite everyone to put their hearts into a fun run on Valentine’s evening. Normally our supporters wear their heart on their sleeve by donning our red t-shirts… but on this occasion, it’s all about baring not wearing!”.
Aidan continued “Bare Your Soul is not only a great opportunity to have the craic and get your heart pumping, it will also raise vital funds for two great causes. Remember every goose-bumpy step you take will raise money to support our work across research, health promotion, resuscitation training and patient support, all of which help us prevent more people developing heart disease and stroke, the biggest cause of death in Ireland.”
Registration is from 6pm-7pm with the first run taking place at 7pm and every 3 mins after that until 7.57pm.
I hope you can make it!
Lots of love,
Hello fellow beauty lovers!
So Sundays are when I will do a bit of shameless self promotion and share some of the work that I have been getting up to. Sometimes I get carried away with the normal day to day work and forget to share it with you.
So here is a shoot that I did last year for the clothing label Aria. I love this range of clothing as it is full of patterns and colour, my favourite things 🙂
Let me know what you think.
Lots of Love,
These are two of the images from a recent shoot I did. The concept, was very simple, a black and white feel, without actually being black and white.
Photographer: Svetlana Zabelina Photography
Hair Stylist: Leandro Santana
Make-up: Me! (Emma Farrell Make-up)
Model: Maria Karpenko
You might remember last year I posted a behind the scenes of this Arianna Spring/Summer Shoot. Well the pictures have just been released. We were so lucky the day we were shooting this, it was an absolute stunner of a day and the sun was splitting the rocks. I guess it proves that we do get nice days in Ireland but it does feel sometimes like they are few and far between! I absolutely love the african prints with wild zebras drinking water, you only notice it if you look closely 🙂
Model: Isabelle @ First Options
Clothing Label: Arianna @ Aria Clothing
Photographer: Emily @ Emily Quinn Photography
Stylist: Sara @ Sara O’Connor Styling
Hair: Michelle @ Hairaware
Make-up: Me @ Emma Farrell Makeup
I did a shoot the other day and it was an absolute fabulous day, so excuse the poor quality of the pictures, but my phone camera just couldn’t handle the sunshine! I will share the finished photos when they are released. Amber was the model and she is so gorgeous already, we wanted to keep the make-up really simple. As there was alot of skin on show I made sure to really hydrate the skin. I usually use Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Butter, but I recently picked up some in M&S when I was in there recently. I am a huge fan of their tights and salads, a weird combo I know! Well now I can add their body butters to that list too.
On Amber’s face I also really hydrated her skin, but this time with Clinique’s Moisture Surge for Normal/Combination Skin. I love how lightweight and readily absorbed this moisturiser is. Skin just drinks it up and it quenches any thirst meaning it is perfectly prepped for the foundation. She has such great skin with the most beautiful freckles. I lightly evened out her skin tone with MAC Face and Body which created a thin veil allowing her sunkissed skin to glow through.
For the eyes, I lightly buffed a light peach eyeshadow called Samoa Silk into the contour of the eye and slightly shimmery cream colour called Dazzlelight to soften the edges, both from MAC.
I then lined the eyes with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear stay in place eye pencil in Chocolate which was smudged out and softened. I used my much loved Eyelure 020 False Eyelashes and applied lashings of Lancôme’s Hypnôse Mascara, which is simply THE BEST mascara on the market.
I warmed up her cheeks and décolletage with the Terre Saharienne Collecter bronzer from YSL, the texture is soft and silky. It contains a polymer that works with the skin and helps maintain its moisture level. It also has this gorgeous snake skin print engraved which I nearly wanted to preserve!
To complete the look I used a little Hush Liptar from OCC Cosmetics dabbed on with my finger to keep it soft and subtle.
We had a great days shoot, we were absolutely blessed with the weather. It rained so hard all night that it actually kept me away all night. The day of the shoot wasn’t the best, but as soon as we got to the Farmleigh to shoot, the clouds parted and we were basked in sunshine! Happy days, no need for the wellies that I packed.
Photographer: Therese Ahern @ Fashion Photography Dublin
Stylist: Sarah Williams @ Dublin Fashion Stylist
Model: Amber Jean Rowan @ Morgan the Agency
Hair: Joe Hayes @ Toni & Guy
Makeup: Emma Farrell @ Editorial Makeup
You might remember last year I posted a behind the scenes of this Aria Spring/Summer 2012 Shoot. Well the pictures have just been released.
If you would like to know what products I used, just leave a comment and if there is any interest I will do a separate post.
Model: Jude Nabney @ First Options
Clothing Label: Aria @ Aria Clothing
Photographer: Breffni @ Breffni Ryan Photography
Stylist: Sara O’Connor @ Sara Mia Styling
Hair: Michelle O’Halloran @ Hairaware
Make-up: Me @ Emma Farrell Makeup