Most of my friends already know that I am a big fan of Cocoa Brown tanning mousse by Marissa Carter, the most talked about tan in town :D! I will be doing an review of this amazing product soon but today I would like to share with you some of my thoughts  from a fabulous workshop run by Marissa that I got to attend last month, as it definitely was the most  fantastic event I got a chance to be at. Really wow! And what a great day was had by everyone.

The Marissa’s Mastercalss was held in a gorgeous Slieve Russel Hotel in Cavan (1.5 hour drive from Dublin)  from 11am till 4pm.

The atmosphere was truly amazing! I felt like at a big wedding :). There were 300 attendees and we all were seated at 30 beautifully decorated tables (10 ladies at each table) in a big glamorous banquet room. When I took my seat, I was gifted a beautiful handmade wine glass from Blingley’s and a voucher for Cara Pharmacy. Every girl also had a number beside her plate (1-10), which was allocated to a spot prize. I had number 9, so got IWHITE instant teeth whitening kit together with all the other girls, that had the same number. Marissa was revealing the spot prizes literally every 15 minutes!



The event started from a bunch of questions for Marissa who was telling us how she started her career in beauty industry, a couple of struggles she faced and overcame on the way and what makes her so successful. She highlighted that it is very important to believe in yourself, appreciate other people and give them credit where it is needed.

After a short intro, we had our first guest on stage from Utopia Scincare, who was telling us about what cosmetic ingredients get absorbed into skin layers and how to take care of our skin properly to enjoy healthy, beautiful and youthful complexion. During the presentation, Marissa recommended some of her favourite skincare products and a few of them we could find in our goodie bags :D!

Our next guest was Emma Farrell, multi – award winning makeup artist (including the UK & Ireland L’Oreal Brush Contest and U Magazines Makeup Artist of the Year, VIP Magazine Makeup Artist of the Year 2015, Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year 2014). Emma showed us in a very easy and quick way how to create a beautiful glitter smoky eyes for going out.

After these two presentations, we took a break to enjoy afternoon tea served with delicious cakes, cupcakes and sandwiches.


Next we had our lovely Marissa telling us about two types of dark circles, what causes them and demonstrating techniques of how to conceal them efficiently and what colour of concealer to use depending on dark circles’ type. She also shared with us a tip, that not many people know is good for minimizing dark circles and puffiness, eye drops. And again, Marissa surprised everyone putting into our swag bags, AmazingConcealer from AmazingCosmetics known as the “magic eraser”, loved by professional makeup artists and celebrities and Marissa herself says that this is one of the best concealers she has ever used. Marissa also showed us (using her sister Colleen as her model) a trick (especially for those like me who knows only makeup basics) using sellotape to create beautiful and equal eye makeup. I found this tip very useful and so easy to do on myself.

The last presentation of the day, was by Danielle Mahon, Makeup Artist of the Year 2016 who did an eyebrow demo and a gorgeous bridal makeup using soft glitter and applying it from the center of an eyelid.

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It was an amazing day full of great beauty & makeup tips, advice and fantastic guests. During these 5 hours we were absolutely spoiled by Marissa and her gifts. Every attendee got a swag bag full of beauty & makeup goodies worth over €150, loads of vouchers and a spot prize (I mentioned about it above and mine was teeth whitening kit). And there was loads more given away  by Marissa  throughout the event  for asking her a question, getting engaged recently, having their birthday that day or e.g. all the ladies wearing something pink got sleep in rollers set (I was one of them and I have to say I love them! They are so quick & easy to apply and give my hair fabulous wavy look and volume).

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Marissa’s Masterclass is a perfect idea for spending a girlie day out and good news is there is at least 3 more events coming this summer and the biggest one is taking place at the RDS in Dublin! Below, there is a short schedule and  links to get your tickets for Marissa’s Masterclass, Donegal / Marissa’s Masterclass, Cork  and Marissa’s Masterclass, Dublin.

Book your ticket now and you have a day full of great fun, laughs and surprises guaranteed :)!


Wearing great outfits that match and make us feel wow, is what I’m all about, that’s why I could have not forgotten to mention about Marisa’s fabulous dresses of the day too.  She looked tantastic! and definitely has the WOW factor :)!


                         High Style Lilianna Dress                                           Cariscloset Skater Dress

  1. Get this fab Lilianna dress (€80) from High Style here.
  2. Get this gorgeous skater dress from Cariscloset for only €30, here.


After the event time for pictures with lovely Marissa and two of my favourite Irish bloggers, Katie from PureIrishSugar and Stephanie from SnappedUp :).

That was such a wonderful and lucky day, as on the way to Cavan, I spotted beautiful yellow fields and a week later was back there for a shoot :).


Unedited pictures from the shoot by Into The Light – Ben Sollis Photography

xoxo, Klaudia