Lady in Red

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Every year, in late January or early February we head to the Laois Hunt Ball, if you’ve been following me for a while you might remember my posts from previous years. It’s always a great night – an excuse to get dressed up and a chance to get all the gang together! In the last little while, I’ve realised more, and more that you need to surround yourself with people that make you smile until your cheeks hurt and laugh until your tummy aches – that’s exaclty what my friends do…and more!

This year, for once, I was actually organised and went into Folkster in Kilkenny to get a gown. Red wouldn’t usually be a colour I’d wear but I just tried this dress on, along with quite a few others and as soon as it was zipped up I knew I loved it! I love dancing, and having the absolute banter so it’s really important that my dress is comfortable enough to allow me to do that – this one completely ticked that box! It’s so well lined, which makes it really flattering (and hides the effects of the four-course meal!) I kept my accessories really simple with gold, delicate pieces.


I’ve mentioned this a number of times before, but every time I visit Folkster I am so, so impressed with their staff – they are the friendliest, most helpful group of ladies I have come across in retail lately. They go above and beyond to help you find something that suits. The shop décor is also a reason to visit in itself!

As always, I’ve linked everything below and I’ve included all the makeup details too.

Dress – Folkster || Rose-gold Bracelet – Absolute Jewellery || Gold Bow Detail Bracelet – Kate Spade at Kildare Village || Initial Necklace – Chupi || Earrings – Primark/Penneys (similar here) 

My hair was by Amanda in Sharon and Jackie’s Hair Salon in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.


I am, by absolutely no means, a Make-Up Artist but it is something that I enjoy experimenting with. My make-up for this event was something different for me as I wouldnt normally wear berry tones on my eyes but after trying this look I’m determined to get more creative and adventurous with my make-up!

Make-Up Product list:

PrimerStila, “One Step Correct”

ConcealerCatrice, “Camouflage Cream”  in shade 025 Rosy Sand

FoundationStila, “Stay all Day” in shade Hue 5

BronzerMAC, “Mineralize Skinfinish” in shade Give Me Sun

ContourInglot, “HD Sculpting Powder” in shade 507

HighlightPrimark,Strobe” (under foundation) Inglot, “HD Highlighter” in shade 153 (over foundation)


EyesInglot, “Freedom System eyeshadows” in shades 55, 303 & 301, Urban Decay, Eyeshadow in shade “Creep”, Inglot, “Body Sparkles” in shade 47 (outer lid), Inglot, “Body Sparkles” in shade 56 (tear duct). Flormar white kohl liner along lower lash line.

Brows –  Benefit, “Ka-Brow” in shade 3

LipsInglot Lisptick


 Are any of you going to a black-tie event soon, or even your debs? Let me know if you’ve taken any inspiration from this look or tag me on Facebook or Instagram.

With love,




Photos taken at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel



2 Responses

    • Lorraine Booth

      Thank you so much, Emer. I know I really loved this dress and the makeup skills are still a work in progress – practice makes perfect!! x x

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