A north Louth woman who transformed her life after the birth of her second child, is a finalist in the Irish Make Up Awards next weekend.
Rosie Kirk, who is originally from Hackballscross, will be up against the cream of the beauty industry at the national awards.
She told the Argus how her career bloomed in recent years.
'After my second child was born I embarked on an unexpected career change from bookkeeper to makeup artist!
Since then she has trained with some of the best names in the business, including Paddy McGurgan Belfast, Charlotte Tilbury, Mario Dedivanovi, who was Kim Kardashian's make up artist, James Vincen, who has worked with Lady Gaga, and MMMMitchell.
'I love my job and the confidence makeup can give a lady,' said Rosie.
Having established her own successful brand 'Rosie Kirk Makeup Artist', she was thrilled to be named as one of the finalists in the Beauty Influencer Of The Year 2019 category.
'Thank you to each and everyone who nominated and voted for me,' said Rosie, who is now based in Carlingford.
'This year has been my most successful year since I started this exciting makeup journey in 2014. I am passionate about beauty and makeup and I'm delighted this has been recognised.'
A well known social media influencer, she added: 'I love sharing my latest product recommendations with my loyal followers.'
'I like to enhance the beauty which ladies already have and not cover it up.'
She paid tribute to her loyal customer base who have helped her build a successful brand over the last five years.
'I am indebted to the loyalty and commitment of repeat business from my clients.'
The best of Ireland's make-up professionals will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Sunday next, May 12th for the awards, put on to acknowledge the champions of the country's make-up industry.
The prestigious award winners will be voted for by the Irish public.