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Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor

Ballinasloe, travels nationwide
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Essence of Beauty -  a professional and passionate make up artist in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Audrey has a friendly and relaxed nature perfect for brides on their wedding day.

Audrey is a qualified beauty therapist for the last 18 years. She specialises in make-up and has trained with  leading makeup artists such as Paddy McGurgan, Paula Callan, Derrick Carberry & Danielle Mahon to name just a few. She also had an amazing opportunity to attend Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist) in London last year. She has also worked backstage with an amazing team of artists for Gok Wan & Danielle Mahon Fashion & Beauty Collective. She uses only the highest quality products.

Winner of the 2018 Mrs2be.ie Bride's Choice awards and Finalist in the 2018 weddingsonline Awards.

Audrey trained in Georgina Price Galway and LA Academy.

Contact Audrey today to see if your date is available. 

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I really don't even know how to start to review working with Audrey! If anybody is looking for a make up artist for their big day just book Audrey and you're in very safe and professional hands!She is amazing and so talented at what she does. She is also extremely professional and a brides dream to work with. She had two bridesmaids and our mam to do and she made our morning so relaxed. She arrived exactly on time and even had a few extra jobs to do, fixing dresses/headpieces. I really cannot compliment her enough. She knows what suits each person. She really brought out everyone’s natural beauty. She brought her own light, chair and an incredible range of products. She really made me feel at ease on the day.My bridesmaids and I didn't have to top our make up up once. I would highly recommend Audrey to any bride. She will have you looking and feeling your very best for your big day Thank you Audrey for being part of our big day!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Mary for your lovely review & for choosing me as your makeup artist. It was my absolute pleasure to be part of your Wedding day. You were the last of my 2018 brides & I couldnt think of a nicer bunch of ladies to be with to finish up what was an amazing year. I'm so looking forward to seeing your photos you all looked amazing. Thank you again xx
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Audrey was my make up artist for my wedding in December. All i can say is everything was top class. She has a lovely friendly manner and made me feel so relaxed on the day. She is extremely professional and catered for each of our styles and tastes. Our make up on the day was just beautiful and lasted until the late hours without not one top up bar lipstick, the amount of compliments i recieved on the day is testiment to that. I would highly recommend Audrey to any bride to be out there not only is this lady super talented shes also the nicest person you could ask for to share your wedding morning with. This girl knows her stuff!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Sarah thank you so much for your lovely review it was my pleasure to be your makeup artist on the morn of your Wedding & to have the honour to be bridesmaid was a double bonus. Thank you both for such an amazing day,you looked absolutely stunning & your dress was amazing. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photo Wishing you,Julian & the girls a lifetime of love and happiness x
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Highest praise for Audrey who recently did make up for my wedding! She brought such an air of calm along with her amazing kit of beautiful make up! She has such a luxurious selection of make up! Every one of the bridal party were thrilled with their make up on the day and I couldn't have been happier with mine. I did a trial coming up to the wedding and Audrey gave me so much time and attention and she knew exactly what I was looking for! Audrey is so professional and I am so happy I booked her for the wedding and would highly recommend her to future brides!
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Sorcha thank you so much for your kind words, it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you all on morning of your Wedding. You looked absolutely stunning im so looking forward to seeing your photos & thank you for making me feel so welcome. Wishing you you both all the love & happiness in the world xx
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Thank you so much Audrey from Essence of beauty for helping all my bridal party including myself look and feel special From the very first meeting Audrey was so professional and nothing was too much in order to get the look all the girls wanted Audrey is one very talented lady Continued success Audrey Thanking you again, I will be back xx Orlaith D
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Orlaith thank you so much it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you on the morn. You looked amazing hope you all had a fabulous day. Looking forward to seeing your photo's xx
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I cannot praise Audrey enough for her talent and professionalism in both the lead up to and the day of our wedding. From my first contact with Audrey she was so reassuring and nothing was ever an issue. On the morning of the wedding Audrey was so relaxed and really added to a lovely atmosphere despite having 6 ladies to beautify! Audrey is a complete perfectionist and didn’t finish until everyone was perfect, everybody absolutely loved their makeup and I can’t recommend her any higher to other brides!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Caoimhe thank you so much for your lovely review it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day you were such a stunning Bride. Wishing you a life of love and happiness xx
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There are just no words to describe how talented Audrey is. From the minute I got engaged I wanted Audrey to do my makeup. She is THE best makeup artist around and coupled with her personality, there's no other person you'd want doing your makeup the morning of your wedding. It was really important for me that the morning would be as relaxed as possible and Audrey is such a calming influence she's a joy to be around. The great thing about Audrey is that she knows exactly what would suit you and also listens and understands what you want. She's also brilliant when you are really unsure and helps you make your decision! She's a total perfectionist, i just love looking back at my wedding pictures and i'm just so happy with my make up, my two bridesmaids and my mam. My mam was apprehensive about getting her makeup done as she doesn't wear much and Audrey put her totally at easy. She's a true pro and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Audrey xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Ailish thank you so much for your lovely review it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you all on your wedding day. You all looked amazing & your dress was just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your Wedding photos, wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness xx
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There are just no words to describe how talented Audrey is. From the minute I got engaged I wanted Audrey to do my makeup. She is THE best makeup artist around and coupled with her personality, there's no other person you'd want doing your makeup the morning of your wedding. It was really important for me that the morning would be as relaxed as possible and Audrey is such a calming influence she's a joy to be around. The great thing about Audrey is that she knows exactly what would suit you and also listens and understands what you want. She's also brilliant when you are really unsure and helps you make your decision! She's a total perfectionist, i just love looking back at my wedding pictures and i'm just so happy with my make up, my two bridesmaids and my mam. My mam was apprehensive about getting her makeup done as she doesn't wear much and Audrey put her totally at easy. She's a true pro and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Audrey xx
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Not enough stars, Audrey did a fantastic job on us all everyone was thrilled with their make up and we didn't have to touch it all night (and the early hours of the morning). I couldn't have been happier with my make up, it was a pleasure having Audrey with us the morning of our wedding. There was 6 of us for make up in total and Audrey was so relaxed and professional. Very talented lady highly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Jodie what a lovely morning we had everything was so relaxed & you looked amazing thank you for having me xx
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Two words to describe Audrey O’Connor and what she does.... ‘exceptionally talented’. Audrey worked her magic for my wedding day on August 10th. There were four of us in the bridal party, my mam, 2 bridesmaids and myself. She did an amazing job on all four and was so professional throughout her applications. She is a perfectionist at what she does. Not once on the day did we have to touch up our makeup. She arrived at my home house on time and made the morning very relaxed and had some great advice to give. One thing that will stand out in my mind always is that she asked if I would mind if she stayed to see my parents reactions to my dress. She had finished all our makeup but showed her true character and genuine love of weddings and the emotions that go along with same. I cannot recommend Audrey enough, she is truly talented at what she does and I am delighted that she was available to do our wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Wow Martina thank you so much for this beautiful review you honestly don't know how greatful I am for allowing me share your special day it was such a fun morning with a beautiful bunch of ladies. Wishing you both love & happiness always xx
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Excellent service. My bridesmaids and I were very happy with our make up for the wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Christiana looking forward to seeing your photos xx
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There isn't enough stars here for how I would rate Audrey and how she made me and my family look and feel on my Wedding day. Where would i start? WOW!!! It was just flawless. I told Audrey what I wanted & she couldn't have done more for me, it was just amazing & exceeded all expectations. I received so many lovely compliments. I couldn't recommend her enough. I even heard my sister's say it was the best make up they ever got. It lasted all day, not requiring any touch ups. Audrey is a lovely woman, a great chat and excellent at what she does. She made me feel like a princess. I can't thank you enough Audrey xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you do much Geraldine for your very kind words it's morning's like this that makes me love my job more and more. You all made me feel so welcome & you definitely looked like a princess, stunning! Xx
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Audrey was absolutely fantastic on both the lead up to my wedding and on the day itself. A true professional, she was so relaxed on the morning of the wedding, despite having 7 faces to beautify, and that she did! Everyone was so happy with their make up and it lasted the whole day through. Although she had an early start to the morning, Audrey waited until I was leaving for the church to ensure everything was perfect. So thankful that she was a part of my day. If you're lucky enough that she's available for your date, don't hesitate in booking!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
It was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day Louise everything about the morning was perfect & you looked absolutely amazing. Wishing you a life of love and happiness xx
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Audrey is a fantastic Make up artist and so professional to work woth. She is always so obliging and patient and spent time creating the perfect look for my wedding day through make up trials. She uses the best products and the quality of her service exceeds all other experiences.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Sharon, it was honestly my pleasure to be part of your Wedding Day,such a lovely morning I had with a beautiful bunch of ladies. Wishing you & Eamonn a long & happy life xx
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Audrey did an amazing job on my wedding day. My makeup stayed on all night and was very natural just how I wanted. She was very professional and friendly. You couldn’t be in more capable hands on your special day. Highly recommended!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Kasia for your kind words I was glad I could be there on your special day. Looking forward to seeing your photo's xx
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Audrey is an excellent make up artist! I loved my make up on the day of my wedding and it stayed in place all day! Audrey done my make up, 2 bridesmaids and mother of the bride on the morning of my wedding and she made the whole experience very calm and really listened to my bridesmaids concerns. I had done a trial with Audrey before my wedding and any concerns with my make up she remembered and made sure I was happy. Audrey is a lovely person and always has her clients best interests at heart.I highly recommend Audrey, you will not be disappointed.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Michelle thank you so much for a glowing review, I'm delighted you were happy with everything tm& thank you for having me xx
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Audrey is absolutely gifted at her job she is an unbelievable make-up artist. She is so professional .I was lucky enough to have Audrey for my wedding I was so happy with my make-up it exceeded all expectations. My make-up lasted all day and required no touch ups. She made me so relaxed on the day and stayed with me until I left for the church. I cannot thank you enough Audrey for all you done
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Lisa we had such a lovely morning & I'm delighted everything was ok for you. You are beautiful inside & out & made my job very easy xx
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Audrey is absolutely amazing in every way! During the makeup trial for my wedding, she was so patient and really made me feel like she had all the time in the world to get things exactly right (and I know in real life she is a very busy lady!!). The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect - she did make up for all my (many) bridesmaids and everyone LOVED their makeup. One of the girls said she was happier with her makeup for my wedding than she was with her makeup on her own wedding day! I actually don't even know what to say she was just that good - AND she made the morning more fun! She really made me feel relaxed- which was a difficult task, to say the least. It would not have been the same without her and I cannot recommend her enough! Thanks Audrey! I (hopefully) won't be getting married again soon but I will be calling any time I need my make up done! <3 <3 <3
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Hailey thank you so much, I remember the 1st day you contacted me and you said "I hope your sitting down I have a bridal party of 12 Canadian Style" with a smiley face ????.I was so happy I was part of your special everything about it was just perfect.Each and everyone of your bridal party were so lovely and you are one amazing lady. Thank you xx
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Cannot recommend Audrey enough. She is so gifted. I was delighted with my own and bridesmaids make up for our wedding. She really listens to everything you want and is great at recommending what suits you best. She kept us all so relaxed the morning of my wedding. Get booking ladies ye wont regret it ?
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Emma for having me part of your Wedding day it was such a beautiful morn and the sunshine definately helped. You looked absolutely stunning as did your bridal party and mum. I'm still raving about your dads garden never in my life did I see anything as beautiful. Wishing you all the happiness in the world xx
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What can I say about this amazing woman. She is the Best Ever. I had the pleasure of having Audrey as a makeup artist for my wedding. I had 4 Bridesmaids, My Mam, 16yr old Of child and myself. I could not recommend Audrey Enough. She was amazing from start to finish and made me feel so relaxed. Everyone on the day and from pics have asked "who done my makeup". My own Bridesamid is an artist but also does make up artistry in Galway and couldnt get to grips with how professional and Amazing Audrey is. Thank you for Everything xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Gemma I had such such a lovely morning with you all. You looked stunning! Wishing you a lifetime of love & happiness xx
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Where do i start. Audrey was so professional but also friendly which made us all feel so relaxed on the morning of my wedding.She knew exactly what i wanted but also made sure my bridesmaids and mother got what they wanted but also complimented me too. Regardless of her amazing skills Audrey was a friendly caring person to have at your house the morning of your special day.SHe felt like part of the bridal party.She made sure we all were happy with our make-up and even stayed to wave me off to the church. I hope i have more reasons to get Audrey in the future. Audrey is the one supplier I speak most about to friends.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Aoife it was my pleasure we had such a lovely morning. You looked amazing I'm so pleased you were happy with everything and thank you for making me feel so welcome xx
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I cannot recommend Audrey enough. She did myself and my bridal party’s make-up for my wedding in January this year. She did an amazing job on all of us and we were all were delighted with our make-up. She had 6 of us to do for makeup on the morning of the wedding and did it with ease with no rush or pressure on any of us. All of our makeup was flawless. She is very talented and a perfectionist! My make-up lasted the whole day and night without needing to be topped up once. She was so helpful in my make trial helping me decide on what colours and tonnes to use and made sure I was 100% happy even at the trial. Thanks Again Aud for doing anamazing job! xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Fiona I was honoured to be part of your special day everything about the day was out of this world from the venue at the stunning Adare Manor, your dress, your hair the bridal party, the flowers the list goes on... And for your wedding to be featured in V.I.P was amazing. Wishing you and Adam a lifetime of love and happiness xx
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I booked Audrey for my wedding day makeup. From start to finish she was absolutely brilliant. I was living abroad at the time & Audrey made everything as easy & stress free as possible for me. Audrey catered for my three bridesmaids, my cousin, my mother, my aunt & I that morning at home. She was just super. From the way she fit right in with the buzz in the house that morning, to her actual craft, she was superb. This lady is gifted, she has an amazing eye for detail and is capable of dealing with clients of all ages in a perfectly professional manner. I strongly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Amy thank you for your kind review I was only delighted to be able help & be part of your special day xx
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Audrey did my make up, my 3 bridesmaids make up and my mum and mother in laws make up on Dec 1st, 2018 for my wedding. To say Audrey is a professional and perfectionist at make up is an understatement. She did an incredible job while still making us look natural, and we also had great fun with her that morning! She did such a fantastic job and it was noticed by many. Thanks so much Audrey you truly are amazing!!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Sarah thank you so much for having me be part of your Wedding, we had such a great morning with loads of giggles. Wishing you and Emmett a lifetime of love and happiness xx
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Audrey, you are amazing! Everyone loved their makeup and it lasted all day and night. I got married on Friday 17th November 2017 and the church was at 12, poor Audrey had an early start at 5.30 to get everyone done. I didn't want to be late and everyone was ready and looking fabulous. Thank you SO much for being so professional and nothing was ever an issue. Can't thank you enough!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Trina it was such a great morning & thank you so much for choosing me as your makeup artist. You looked amazing xx
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Would recommend Audrey and her team no end! From start to finish all aspects of the service provided on the day was with professionalism. She catered for everyone’s needs and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend Audrey’s services to anyone, you won’t be disappointed!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Fran thank you so much for your review it means the world I was so pleased to be there with you on the morn to see you get ready, you looked absolutely beautiful & Rob is one lucky man xx
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Audrey did make up for my bridal party last November and to say we were thrilled is an understatement. She spent ages on my trial and was very professional and flexible with her hours to suit me. On the day she gave herself plenty of time not to rush us and waited around until we left for the church to make sure everyone looked perfect heading off. Her make up was amazing and I did not have to touch it for the day. In fact one of my bridesmaids got a second day out of it. She is fantastic as her job and I would highly recommend her
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh thank you so much Nicola I loved every minute & thank you for having me. You looked absolutely stunning as did your bridal party & not forgetting Mum she looked amazing. Wishing you lots of love xx
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Audrey is amazing at her job. Make up was prefect and she had a busy job getting 6 ladies ready the morning of my wedding! Everyone said how amazing the make up was and lasted so well. Would highly recommend Audrey a very talented lady!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Linda thank you for your lovely review i had such a great morning with you ladies and it was my pleasure to be part of your special day, you looked beautiful xx
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Audrey did my make up for my wedding on the 14th October 2017. I couldn’t recommend her enough. Audrey is an absolute professional and was a pleasure to have around the morning of my wedding. She was so calm and relaxed and it brushed off on us all the morning of the wedding. The make up was exactly what each of us wanted. The make up was so flawless the whole day and night and through to the following morning. You can honestly work wonders with those brushes Audrey. I’ll be definitely recommending you to everyone. Thanks again Audrey - you absolutely brilliant at your job and I always sing your praises. Xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Michelle for having me part of your Wedding Preparations it was such a great morning from start to finish and thanks to mammy for the lovely breakfast, you all honestly made me feel so welcome xx
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Audrey is just amazing. From my trial to the wedding day she knew exactly what I wanted, even though I didn’t know it myself at times! I loved my makeup and would recommend Audrey to anyone. She was even there to do a top up when I had a few tears that morning!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Maeve I'm delighted you loved your makeup thank you so much for choosing me it was a pleasure to be there with you on such a special day xx
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It was a pleasure having Audrey with us on such a special morning. My four bridesmaids, my mam, my nanny and myself were all so happy with the excellent job she did on us all, it was better than we ever expected. Nothing was a problem and she made us all feel at ease. Audrey is unbelievably talented at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Lisa I had a very easy job you all are stunning it was my pleasure to be there on such a beautiful morn. Wishing you both the world of love & happiness xx
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Audrey done my makeup for my wedding from the first day I booked her I knew everything was going to be perfect she is absolutely fantastic at her job. She does exactly want you want she makes everything thing so relaxed on the morning of the wedding makeup stayed on all day hadn’t to touch up all day. I have recommended her to a lot of brides and all had the same experience there isn’t enough stars for Audrey a pure gem to have your special day more special
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Valerie thank you so much for your lovely review, you really know how to make a girl smile. We had such a great morning, wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness x
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If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Audrey was absolutely amazing during the run up to our wedding, so professional and understanding. On the day of the wedding she made everyone feel at ease and the make up she done was nothing short of amazing. I can't thank Audrey enough I was so so happy with the results as was the whole bridal party. 100% best make artist I have ever been to.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Lisa thank you so much it really means the world to hear such a lovely review. I'm so glad I could be part of your special day xx
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An amazing, caring Makeup artist who truely cares about the service she provides. Prompt with replies, punctual and affordable!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Laura thank you so much it was my pleasure to be part of your Wedding Day, you looked amazing xx
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There aren’t enough stars to give Audrey for her work she done for our wedding. We had a large wedding party and nothing was a problem. she was so flexible and professional and assured me it was all under control from day 1. Would definitely recommend Audrey in essence of beauty to everyone not just friends !!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Cait thank you very much for your review I'm delighted you were happy with everything it was a pleasure to get all you beautiful ladie's ready for your Wedding Day xx
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From start to finish it was a pleasure to deal with Audrey. She listens to what you want, makes suggestions that she feels will compliment you and the look you are trying to achieve. If I had to pick a make up artist again I would pick Audrey.Every time !!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Anita it was my pleasure to be there with you on the morning of your Wedding xx

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