Hi Ladies (and of course any Gents who might be reading!!),
Welcome to our brand new website! We hope you like it as much as we do!
So, along with our website we are so excited to be doing a weekly blog! But before we get on to any of our weekly makeup and beauty related blog posts, here's an introductory post with a little bit of information on who we are, where we're based, what we do etc..
Well, first things first... Who are we?
MesmerEyes Makeup & Beauty is a salon in Tuam, Co.Galway with a number of different Beauty treatment rooms and a spacious Makeup Studio (hence the name)! which was opened by Myself, (Louise McDonagh) 8 months ago.
I adore makeup, its my favourite part of the beauty industry and there is nothing more I love doing than keeping up to date with the ever changing makeup trends!
Opening MesmerEyes was the biggest risk I've taken in my 25 years but I knew if I did not do it when I did, I probably never would have fulfilled any of my dreams. One thing I would say about myself, is I'm a very, very hard worker and for the year prior to opening, I worked my ass off to be in a position to open a salon! You name it I've done it.... been in full time jobs that I couldn't stand and that had me at my lowest points, did makeup from my parents sitting room couch at 6.30 in the mornings, rented rooms in town where I could take my appointments, while still keeping a full time job on the go!! But my passion for makeup and business began a long long time before any of this......
Growing up, the only thing I ever wanted to do was art. I loved painting and sketching and had my bedroom covered in all sorts of everything. But when it came to my Leaving Cert year, I cared more about going out at the weekends than preparing a portfolio for art college. So that was out the window!!!
When I finished my Leaving Cert I felt I just had to do something that involved having a paint brush in my hand and a bit of paint by my side.. Then, using my business instinct, I started my own small face painting business (which I worked at every weekend for three years while I was figuring out what to do with my life and while doing my beauty training).
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday I would be either doing kids birthday parties or in my local shopping centre painting faces. To this day I am certain my confidence doing makeup on so many clients, relates back to the face painting and the experience I had getting up so close to a face. A couple of years later when I did my beauty training in Georgina Price College of Beauty Therapy, I gave up my face painting work in salons. Eventually, a few years later, after losing my job, I ended up in a job that I, personally, had no fulfillment from and I decided to go back and do advanced Makeup Artistry (just before the whole "makeup craze" started - talk about good timing!). After completing this I started doing freelance work for myself..... and a couple of years later here we are!!! I still have to pinch myself sometimes because I can't believe how fast the time has gone and how far I've come in the last few years! I realise and appreciate how lucky I am to be doing something I love and am so passionate about!!! That 'ol saying is so true:
"Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life!" - Confucius
When it comes to makeup, my passion will always and ever lie with the special effects, body painting etc.. even though, unfortunately, I don't get to do much of that in Tuam on a day to day basis!! I adore bridal makeup and there's nowhere else I'd rather be on a Friday or Saturday morning than with a bridal party enjoying the excitement and craziness of the morning of a wedding!
We cover everything makeup related from our studio in Tuam... Occasion makeup, bridal makeup, bridal trials, airbrush makeup, makeup lessons, special effects and body paint. Check out the gallery for some pictures of my recent work!
But, as you can tell from the name, it's not just Makeup we do, we also offer all other Beauty treatments including nails, waxing, high definition brows, tan, mink lashes, YONKA facials and many many more. I am lucky to have two lovely girls Aggie and Ewa, working alongside me, and, together, our aim is to bring our clients top class quality treatments.
Aggie is our other therapist who has a passion for facials and waxing! Aggie is being trained at the moment to help make-up faces every weekend! We hope to have Aggie doing occassion makeups from mid June, along with myself of course!
Ewa is our liscenced Nail technician at MesmerEyes and her nails are just flawless! She is a perfectionist when it comes to nails and has a huge clientele base - see some of her amazing work in our gallery!
So that's it - that's us! You should now (hopefully) have a better insight into who we are and what we do!
We are open 5 days a week Tuesday - Saturday (see below for full opening hours).
I hope to have a blog post live every Monday evening with all things Makeup and Beauty related. Our gallery will also be updated weekly so pop back to see out latest makeup and nail images and much more! You can also follow us on the various social media... (see below for links to our main pages) but you'll also find us on Snapchat (mesmereyes1)! We do love our social media so they are all updated daily :-)
So thanks for reading out our First Ever Blog Post! I hope you enjoyed it and that it kept you somewhat "MesmerEyes-ed"! Feel free to leave a comment below - we'd love to hear your feedback.
Be sure to check out our future posts - we look forward to sharing lots of interesting bits and pieces with you over the coming months!
So.....Until Next Time.... Enjoy The Sunshine...