12 December 2014

Shoot with Lara... Photography by Donal Hackett.

Hi everyone... hope you are all good and ready for the holiday season, whatever it is that you are into,  have a great time!!

I have to say that when you work with pro people, you get pro back!! Lara is so good at what she does and Donal just gets it... you know? :)

The shoot took place at the the +Swagman bar in Sligo and +Glauciene Oliveira took care of Lara' locks.

Makeup / styling and nail art by me, Adriana Ricci.

Like if you like and till next time (very soon!) ... laters

Products used:
+illamasqua +Sleek MakeUP  +MakeUp Atelier +Mavala International

01 November 2014

Themed parties and Halloween ideas...

Hiya everyone! Hope you are good and enjoyed halloween... Here are some ideas/themed parties that myself and clients had put together these past few days. From La Catrina Sugar Skull to Golden Goddess, It's always fun! Hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead and more pictures coming soon. Till then...laters ;)

Models: Agnes, Patricia, Andrea, Brianna, Glauciene, Lara Rubia and Ciara.

Photography by Pawel Szustak and Donal Hackett
Hair by Naturelles Hair Sligo
MakeUp by me Adriana Ricci

Products used: +illamasqua +Sleek MakeUP  +Lime Crime +MakeUp Atelier

25 October 2014

Photo shoot for Exhibit shop AW14 with Sherlock

Hi everyone! Halloween is nearly here... hope you all have a great weekend.
Like everything in life, we gotta take few chances. Some day walking around Sligo town, I stopped by Exhibit shop in QuaySide and asked them if they would like to do a (trial) photo shoot with their new AW collection and boom!! Exhibit is all over the place with great and affordable clothing. We had a great feedback and I hope I can work with more local businesses soon... Well :) It did happen again soon after that but it's for another post!

Hope you guys enjoy the pics and more pictures coming soon...
Till then... Laters.

#Model: Sherlock Babe (She is awesome!!!!)
#makeup #hair #styling by me Adriana
#Photography by Donal Hackett

Thanks to Exhibit shop in Quayside Sligo for this great shoot.

+illamasqua (metal quad)  +ELLIS FAAS Cosmetics (the reds!)  +Sleek MakeUP  +MakeUp Atelier

07 October 2014

Hayes twins... Photo shoot with Danielle and Shanice

Hi everyone, hope your week is going well... This is a shoot with the twin sisters Danielle and Shanice Hayes. Just playing around with make up and cool models :) Like if you like and more to come soon.
Till next time...laters :)

Models: Danielle Hayes and Shanice Hayes
Make Up/Styling/nailart by me Adriana Ricci
Photography by Donal Hackett from Photo Creation Stuff

products used: +Sleek MakeUP  +MAC Cosmetics  +MakeUp Atelier  +theBalm Cosmetics

24 August 2014

Sam' fantasy... Photo shoot with Sam and Donal

Hi everyone.  How is everything with you all? Here is another fun photo shoot with my good friend Samarha and Donal Hackett behind the lenses!

Hope you like it and have a great and peaceful week ahead... laters ;)

Model: Samarha Nogueira
Photographer: Donal Hackett
Makeup/Nail art/styling: Adriana Ricci

Products used: +MAC Cosmetics  face&body in C3, +Mavala International nail polish +Lime Crime velvetines in red velvet +Sleek MakeUP blush by 3 (lantern) and face contour kit in light

29 July 2014

Gold Goddess... Photo shoot with Cynthia Mass...

Hi everyone, how are you all? I hope life is treating you well :) 

Great photo shoot with Cynthia Mass "Gold Goddess" I will call this one! I just love to work on her skin :) Till next time... laters.

+illamasqua +Sleek MakeUP and +Eve Pearl  pro palette

Model: Cynthia Mass
Photographer: @Donal Hackett from Photo Creation Stuff
#makeup #styling #nailart by me, +Adriana Ricci

23 July 2014

McNelis sisters for Shade Hair Sligo

Hi you guys, how are you all? Another weekend approaching ... Have a great one!

This is a photo shoot with the sisters McNelis for Shade Hair in Sligo, they were super cool and we sure had a great time doing it! Hope you guys like the pictures and till next time... Laters ;)

Models: Nicole and Shauna McNelis
Photo by Donal Hackett from Photo Creation Stuff
Hair by Zara Pound @Shade Hair Sligo
Makeup by me, Adriana Ricci from Beauty by Ricci
 +illamasqua +Sleek MakeUP +theBalm Cosmetics +OCC cosmetics


18 July 2014

Shoot with Cynthia... Glam in Sligo.

Hiya everyone! Another weekend... have a great one!

This is another shoot with Cynthia at one of the newly decorated corners of Sligo Town (I think we really like her!) Cynthia is a natural born model and having her with us is just fabulous! Hope you like this one too and watch this page for more shoots coming soon.
Till then... Laters ;)

Model: Cynthia Mass
Photographer: Donal Hackett
Hair: Zara @ShadeHair Sligo
MakeUp/Styling and nail art by me, Adriana Ricci @BeautybyRicci

Products used: +Eve Pearl pro palette +Sleek MakeUP  +Urban Decay Cosmetics +MAC Cosmetics (orange concealer + NW35)

19 June 2014

Mad Queen! With Emma and Donal.

Hiya guys, how are you all? Summer is almost here! Hope you are enjoying some of it... That was a shoot that I've been planning for over 3 years! I can say all the hard work styling my Mad Queen was worth it. That wee hat was made in May 2013 and it's been waiting for the right head to be on! I give you my Mad Queen! It was a lovely sunny day in Sligo till the coldest of all queens stepped in ... Hope you like it ;) Till next time, Laters.

Model: Emma Carr
Photographer: Donal Hackett - Photo Creation Stuff
MakeUp/Hair/Nail art/Styling by me, Adriana Ricci
and Ecco (the puppy!)

TheBalm cosmetics/Sleek make up/ Eyeko/ Mac and W7 cosmetics

09 May 2014

Trial shoot with Cynthia.

Hiya... how are you guys doing? Just sharing a fun trial with Cynthia Mass, She will be posing for us again soon so we had to try few things before the big day and doesn't she look amazing! Hope you guys have a great weekend and till next time... Laters ;) 
With Eve Pearl Pro palette, BH Cosmetics and OCC lip tar

Model: Cynthia Mass
Photo: Donal Hackett - Photo Creation Stuff
MakeUp: Adriana Ricci 

24 April 2014

Levitation Photo shoot! With Petra O. ;)

Hiya, everyone! How are you all? That was a fun shoot with Petra O.  She was great and very flexible! :P  Let us know what you think and like if you like ;)

Till next time... Laters

Model: Petra O.
Photographer: Donal Hackett from Photo Creation
MakeUp/Styling by Me, Adriana Ricci

17 April 2014

Photo shoot with Marta!! Confidence is everything...

Photo shoot with Marti Saj

Hi Everyone, how are you all? Hope you have a great Easter weekend... 
This is another shoot with Marta... She knows her stuff and I absolutely love working with her! Few shots were taken outdoors, on a busy street, she wasn't sure for about 5 seconds, then her jacket came off and the street became her catwalk! 

Till next time. Laters ;)

Photographer: Donal Hackett
MakeUp and Styling by me, Adriana Ricci.

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12 April 2014

Bridal look and the importance of a trial!!

Bridal trial with Roisin :)

                 Hi Everyone, how are you all today?     Happy weekend!!
This was last week' bridal trial, very simple and the point of a bridal look... soft and elegant. Roisin posed for us and Donal Hackett was behind the lenses.  The importance of a bridal trial or any important event trial? I will tell ya! 
Roisin had a nasty allergic reaction to the primer most people say it is THE BEST thing ever! Not everything suits everyone and something simple like that could've ruined your day or your client's day and the reaction itself is quite scary. She didn't know she was allergic to any cosmetic, specially when the brand is very well known by all!! Anyways, We had a great day shooting and she looks very pretty! 
  Take care you all... Laters

10 April 2014

Buying online and the fun of it!

  Ohhhh! It matches perfectly!!! 
Does it really?? 

          Buying online and the fun of it :)

Hiya everyone! Hope you are great :)  So today I've decided to do something different... instead of posting my work, I will post "the works" of finding the right foundation for my own self! Some time ago I posted on here something saying that I'd found my true friend, NARS SHEER GLOW but have I really?
My problem? I live far far away from the nearest Brown Thomas, I've asked many companies if they sell or would send me samples of their foundations but no success!  It would be ideal,  really,  since you can buy anything online these days! Only ELLIS FAAS( Fabulous by the way!)  and MAKE UP ATELIER PARIS (in Ireland) were kind enough to send me samples of their most yellow undertone ones. But anyways... here is the thing... I'm very sallow, very yellow and most of the your local foundations are mostly pink undertone so I rely on google to find something similar to my skin tone. I always check online for pictures and swatches of makeup before I click on the "basket" button but how wrong could you be by doing such thing?

So here are few pictures of some of my foundations that look kinda yellow but not really! (I may need a second round on this one, YES, I've done it more than once!)

So I've decide to do something similar to what I've seen online so far, few swatches and pictures of same (low and high end brands) taken with flash and outdoor (in my case just indoors but with some sunlight)  As you will see very soon, the difference is huge! And that's pretty much my point with this post... If you can, try it before you buy it!! Just because something looks lovely on someones's skin, it doesn't mean it will work for you. Most foundations will oxidize on oily skin or flake on dry ones or go completely bonkers altogether! In my case, MAC is not the best!

With flash

Natural light

Natural light

After few minutes on my skin, most swatches changed color (besides NARS and YABY) and I dont know for the life of me explain what happened to Bourjois Bio there. It turned into a flacky something in just 10 minutes!

So there you go, if this post helped anyone or if you would like to leave me a comment please do. I want to know what you guys think... and I've plenty more in my kit if you guys want to see few more swatches.

Thank you so much for stopping by and talk soon... till then... Laters ;)


(I've bought all of the above and loads more so... my money, my opinion!)

16 March 2014

Session with Eime... St. Patrick' day special!

Happy St. Patrick's day everyone!! 

This is Eime... true Irish beauty. It all took place at Fureys pub here in Sligo-Ireland. It doesn't get any more Irish than that! Hope you guys have a great week ahead and enjoy the holiday Ireland :)

Take care you all till next time... laters ;)

MakeUp by me, Adriana Ricci
Photo by Donal Hackett
Accessories by Sarah J. Jewellery

15 March 2014

My take on an Asian Bridal Look...

Hiya everyone! How are you all doing? This is my take on an Asian Bridal Look... Samarha was great posing for us. It was just a head shot but it turned out great, dont you think??

Samarha Nogueira was our model
Photo by Donal Hackett from Photo Creation Stuff
MakeUp by me (!) Adriana Ricci ;)

Hope you like it!