12. August 2013 21:15
The time has come to cast your vote for who you consider to be Northern Ireland's Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year! Getting Married in Northern Ireland magazine introduced this exciting new category last year and I was shocked and so excited to have been placed second! Thank you SO SO much for voting!
Could I make it to first place this year (or is that being greedy?!)?
If you are a s.a.k bride and were happy with the service I provided on the lead up and morning of your wedding I would really really appreciate your vote! Likewise if you are a future bride and want to cast your vote that would be amazing. I can't win this one without your support!
I have been really lucky in my makeup career to date having been placed second and third in some pretty amazing and high profile competitions! And in October 2012 I won my current title of IRISH MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR! I love competiting in live competitions as it is solely about being judged on my ability by industry leaders and I don't need to pester you lol. But if you have a wee second to spare and like what I do your vote could help me get to the top this year!
If you want to share the link it's: www.readerawards.co.uk/vote.html
Thank you all the muches!!!
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18. July 2011 21:08
Oonagh Boman Makeup Excellence Awards 2011
As a graduate of the Oonagh Boman School of Makeup, this year I was eligible to enter the Makeup Excellence Awards and totally jumped at the chance!
The competition deadline just so happened to be on the day my first little baby was due so to say I jumped in feet first was an understatement! I always like to keep myself busy but perhaps completing my portfolio just hours after my waters broke was a step too far?!?! I'm so glad I did though as I was shortlisted as a finalist and found out at a glitzy press launch at The Ivory restaurant in Belfast.
As one of six finalists I was given the theme NEW ROMANTICS and had to prepare a storyboard and do a live makeup infront of the judging panel which included fashion photographer Jim Crone and Style Academy director Tracey Hall. I went into slight panic mode as this competition meant a lot to me and I wanted to do so well. My research took me through the 80s looking at icons such as Steve Strange and Boy George and drawing inspiration from the Blitz club in London. I was very excited as I started to create my look. I chose a male model to fit within the theme, quite a bold move considering the other finalists all had females, but I think it worked! My model Kit was AMAZING - he totally did my makeup proud! It was such an enjoyable day and I realised why I love my job...I LOVE being creative and being surrounded by such talented people! A massive thanks must go out to Elaine Hill who joined us after the competition for a half hour shoot to capture my work!
On 4th July I attended a gala evening in The Ivory with family and friends when the winner was announced by Eugenia Weston founder of the fantastically beautiful Senna Cosmetics. All I can say is wowsers - what a show! The makeup and styling in the fashion show was outstanding and the food was delish! My nerves didn't allow my to eat my sticky toffee pudding though so I am on a mission to return for my pudding!
The awards were presented by none other than Julian Simmons who called each finalist up on stage for a mini interview before the winner was unveiled...mmm...I am not good at being put on the spot! It was one of those moments when you knew you were talking, hoped it made sense and got off stage with a hundred and one better answers!
ANYWAY!...In what was described as a very tough competition by the judging panel, I'm so delighted I was placed joint Highly Commended (2nd place!) and was presented with a stunning bouquet of flowers from Oonagh, Julian and Eugenia!
Now onto the next competition...I'm a little addicted!
Oh and here's a little pic of baby Riley who arrived in the middle of everything!