Tuesday, 3 September 2019

"Business Woman of the year 2019" & "Celebrity Makeup Artist of the year 2019"



2019 has been a fantastic year for me and it's not over yet. I am thrilled that I have been nominated in so many awards for my work. 


I was a finalist for "Bridal MUA Of The Year" in the Brides of Kerry Awards, the same award that I won last year. At this awards ceremony they had four other speciality awards. "Business Woman Of The Year"was one of those awards and you could only imagine my reaction when I heard I had won!! Such an honour to win this as I am now 14 years in business.  


Two weeks later, The Irish Makeup Awards were held in Dublin. These awards are the highest  national makeup industry awards. This time I was a finalist for "Celebrity MUA Of The Year" and won it also!! I was a finalist amongst four well known makeup artists based in Dublin and I was so proud to make the final, never mind to win the award.

In the last two months I have been nominated for two more awards. The first is "Makeup Artist of The Year" with Romantic Wedding Awards and "Best Makeup Influencer 2019" with Beauty Blogs Awards Ireland, it is so amazing to be recognised at a National level once again.

I feel this blog is a platform of my work and showcases the products I love, places I have been and things I love doing. I started it long before Facebook and Instagram and even before my website. Even though I don't blog a lot, it always reminds me of where I started off in my makeup career. I got shortlisted for these awards back in 2015 and attended the awards night amongst influencers like Pippa O'Connor and Suzanne Jackson.. I really couldn't believe it!

I am so grateful for every like on my photos, every comment or question on posts and every phone call from a bride looking for me to beautify them on their special day. 
Thank you as always for the love and support.

A x 





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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Nikki ~ The Skellig Hotel, Dingle, Co.Kerry.

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Monday, 4 February 2019

Claire ~ Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Co.Kerry


Meet the gorgeous Claire, who got married at The Sheen Falls Lodge. So many details about this wedding that I'm dying to share with you..
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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Joanne at Ballyseede Castle, Tralee



"I had Annette O'Brien booked to do my make-up for the day of our wedding (March 2018). She is absolutely brilliant at what she does. She is so cool, calm and collected. She is extremely professional and kept everyone at ease on a morning full of emotion. She completed my makeup, my 3 bridesmaids and my Mam's makeup also. Everyone was delighted with how they looked. She gives great advice and knows exactly what she is doing. Anyone looking to have flawless makeup on their wedding day should book Annette. You will not be disappointed.
I love makeup as do my 3 sisters- so we were fussy customers!! I think we all looked fabulous and we felt it too. Thanks so much Annette - You're brilliant xx Joanne"









Photographer: Konrad - KPaprocki
Makeup: me!
Hair: Pat O Neill
Venue: Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, Co Kerry.

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Sarah - on a Winter's Day in Kerry




I love sharing some of my beautiful brides here on the blog and was blown away when these images came in. Keep scrolling down for gorgeous images of Sarah and David on a Winter's morning at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, Co Kerry.
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Monday, 5 March 2018

The fabulous Louise Duffy




I had the pleasure of beautifying the gorgeous Louise Duffy, DJ Today FM at The Muckross Park Hotel a few weeks back.

The Spa at The Muckross Park Hotel launched The Organic Pharmacy as their new product and Louise was guest of honour on the night.



Makeup by me, hair by Pat O Neill


With Pat O Neill and Noreen Middleton, Spa Manager


A great night of prosecco and canap├ęs plus trying out all the new products, which are amazing!

Photos courtesy Sally MacMonagle, Killarney.

A x
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Friday, 2 March 2018

Bridal Makeup Artist Of The Year 2018





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Friday, 26 January 2018

Some great news - would love your vote!

My 2018 started with great news... 

I am absolutely thrilled to find out I'm a finalist for the Brides of Kerry Wedding Industry Awards. What an honour and it is always lovely to see the hard work paying off. It is a voting system to get to the finals which will be held in Tralee in February. 
 If you would like to vote for me click the "link" below and find my name in the makeup category.


Thank you again to everyone for your love and support throughout the years,
Annette x


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2017 Brides

2017 has been a fantastic bridal year - meeting so many new brides and spending such a very special day with them. I always have loads on my Instagram (click HERE to see) but there's nothing like posting on your blog to see all those details!
Here are a few professional shots I got back...






















Roll on 2018!
If you wish to enquire about your bridal makeup you can get in contact with me HERE.

A x



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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wedding Gown Inspiration 2018

If you are on the hunt for something a little different for your wedding gown, look no further.
Most of these designers aren't available in Ireland yet but London isn't too far away...


Naeem Khan Bridal - London The Wedding Club






Anna Campbell - Ireland Little White Dress



Viktor And Rolf Bridal - London Browns Bride




Love all of these, which is your favourite?
A x
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