Tuesday, 26 April 2011
I’ve selected what I think could be the highlights of the week, but obviously there’ll be loads more going on.
Running all throughout the week.
En Vogue: Fashion from the Stack- The City Library will be housing a large number of fashion magazines including vintage copies of Vogue from 1945 onwards. City Library, free.
Where beauty begins- Beauty workshops showcasing various products. John Lewis, free.
Saturday 14th May
The Official Newcastle Fashion Week launch party. Tup Tup Palace.
Sunday 15th May
Make and Mend Market. Star and Shadow Cinema, £1 entry 12-5pm
Venus in Furs vintage and craft fair. Settle Down Cafe 11am-4pm.
Official Fashion TV Party. Tup Tup Palace, £10 entry 8pm-3am
Monday 16th May
An hour with Wayne Hemingway. Northumbria University, free (tickets need to be booked in advance) 11am.
Tuesday 17th May
Eldon Square Pamper Day- Free beauty treatments available.
Fashion Front Row: Newcastle’s Design Talent.- Showcasing Newcastle’s up and coming talent. As You Like It, free. 7.30-9pm.
Wednesday 18th May
Independent Shop Crawl- A tour round the city’s finest independent shops, featuring special discounts. Starts 9.15am, free (tickets to be booked in advance).
Thursday 19th May
Northumbria University Catwalk Show. The Baltic, £10.
Daisy Green’s Great Big Swap- Swishing fun. As You Like It. 5pm onwards.
Eldon Square VIP Shopping Night- Free, 6-9pm.
Girls Night In Out- Beauty treatments, boutiques, cupcakes, jewellery etc. Tiger Tiger, £5. 7-10pm.
Friday 20th May
Newcastle Vintage Guide- Learn how to discover great vintage pieces. City Library, free. 2-3pm
Saturday 21st May
Charity Shop Challenge- 5 contestants get the chance to compete to find the best look for under £15, racing to shop and unearth a brand new outfit which will be revealed at the Monument with the winner picked by the crowd. Monument, free. 1pm.
More information about the events throughout the week can be found here.
In addition to Newcastle Fashion Week there’s also Newcastle’s Affordable Vintage Fair at Northumbria University on the 7th of May , the lovely ladies over at Scarlett Hearts having their official launch party in June (Check out their shop out for some super cute jewellery) and of course the upcoming Newcastle Blogger meet up. Get those diaries out!
Monday, 25 April 2011
Look at me taking outfit photos on location like a real fashion blogger, shame I haven’t figured out how not to look awkward yet! My hair is also looking a bit wild thanks to the wind.
I’m very excited to announce we’re currently trying to organise a Blogger meet up in Newcastle with Carla, the provisional date is Saturday the 11th of June. We had such a lovely time meeting everyone when we went to Sheffield and would really like to see you all there. Are any of you up for this?
EDIT: The meet up date is now more likely to be the Saturday the 25th of June, so we don't clash with the Manchester meet up, confirmation coming soon!
I decided to get a few items in and here's what I choose:
Eyeko shimmer cream with extra glow, Eyeko Bronzing cream, Big Eyes mascara, Resort Nails polish, Raspberry Fat Balm and Graffiti Liner in Black (Not pictured).
No, I didn't order two of the same nail varnishes. I played my orders quite sneakily and split them into two so I would get two free polishes (Resort nails) as I knew I'd love the colour and would want to buy a back up anyway! :)
After hearing good things about the Eyeko Mascara - I was pretty dissapointed. The formula seems too wet and leaves your lashes a bit sparse and stiff. I'm going to see if it gets a little better once it dries out.
I'm totally loving the shimmer cream though! I went for the one with extra glow which is more pink toned than the original one. I've also tried this as an eyeshadow cream and it looks lovely! - Especially under the brow bone as a highlight too. I'm yet to try out the bronzing cream properly but it looks lovely and thick! Can't wait to have a go at using this on my cheeks once I've caught the sun a little.
I don't know how I managed to do this - But I left out my Graffiti Liner in black from the picture. I absolutely LOVE this stuff and I have been using it every day since I got it. I tried to use my Illamasqua Liner the other day and it was like I had forgotten how to apply it! The Eyeko one is soo easy to apply. I do find it not to be as dark as other brands but I just apply some more over the top and it looks great.
Here's the results:
I also got the Fat Balm in Raspberry which turned out to be a little more on the brownish side - But thats ok! It looks lovely!
I'd definitely buy Eyeko Products again, What are your faves?
Monday, 18 April 2011
This is a very simple glitter gradient technique where I built the glitter up over three coats- firstly on the tips, then mid way down the nail, then a final coat all over the nail.
Saffron 'Colour 05'
I know jade green was everywhere last summer, but I still really love it. This is one of my favourite shades.
Marks and Spencer 'Jade Green'
I've been looking for a pastel yellow since last summer. It's hard to find one that has a buildable colour. I hate both the Barry M and Topshop versions, but I love this Models Own shade (It is really hard to get off your skin though, hence the messy fingers!.
Models Own Lemon Meringue with Sally Hansen Baby Pink nail pen dots.
I found this photo lurking on my computer of some nails I did ages ago after reading Gem's Tuesday Tip showing that liquid eye liner could be used as a nail art pen. I haven't rocked the leopard print in a while, I might bring it back after I'm done with these bad boys....
Bryden pinned both me and our friend Julia down yesterday when we were hungover and did our nails. I opted for nails inspired by the Eek nails from the Giles catwalk show. They are too cute, even if people have looked at me like I'm mental when i've been paying for things in shops today!
Models Own 'Baby Blues' Nails Inc 'In Style Candy', Models Own 'Lemon Meringue', Barry M 'Mint Green', Topshop 'Art School'. Eyes- Konad 'White and Models Own/Wah Nails Black nail art pen.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Another product that she’s been using lately, after she bought some of their stuff on holiday in Spain, was from the brand Rituals. I’d never heard of them, but since I’ve seen they have a stand in Fenwick’s in Newcastle and I’m definitely considering buying some of their products. I started in the shower with the Sakura Scrub, which is an organic sugar body scrub with rice milk and cherry blossom. This scrub is perfect, I hate scrubs that only have a few scrub particles floating around in them and don’t end up doing much. My skin felt so soft after using this and it smelt lovely. Once I got out of the shower I used the Magic Touch body cream with organic cherry and rice milk, this was a really thick cream that melted into my skin leaving it silky soft and smelling amazing. The Imagine ultra caring hand cream is also a new favourite of mine. My Mam better hide her stash!
We’ve been having some lovely weather in the UK lately, but this time of year always leaves me with two predicaments. Firstly- What to do with my milk bottle pale legs? And secondly- How not to look like a shiny faced mess 24/7? So ladies, I need your help. Can anyone suggest a good fake tan (I’m very pale; so I’m going for a natural look, not to look like I’m off Snog, Marry, Avoid) and an anti shine primer to stop me looking a right state this summer!
P.S. My Mam says can everyone please draw their attention to her ‘statement’ orange towels in the background of the photos ha ha.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Saturday night was spent getting drunk and eating tons of Indian food and cake for my Dad’s birthday. We got up early on Sunday morning (feeling slightly rough from the night before) for a day trip up the coastal route. We do this quite often in the summer. We just tend to drive and see where we went up. I always try to make sure there’s a stop off at Barter Books though, which is one of England’s largest second-hand book stores. If you like books you will LOVE this place. I could spend hours in here; staring at all the antique books in cases or sat on the floor in front of the film and photography sections leafing through pages.
So, here’s my weekend in photographs...
I introduced my Mam to sushi (she was bang into it).
I bought some locally produced beauty products, the lip balm is amazing.
We all ate far too much cake.
I drank beer with my Dad and we had a sing a long.
Book lovers paradise.
The books I bought.
We stopped for a pint next to the beach at Newton by the sea.
Chips and a walk along the prom at Seahouses.
We finished the weekend off with a film and some popcorn.
Both Bryden and I would like to say a big thanks to all of our new followers on both here and twitter. It really means a lot to us and we’re thinking of doing a little giveaway soon to show our appreciation. So keep an eye out!
Monday, 4 April 2011
This is what happened on our lovely trip away:
The train ride. NATURALLY WE HAD TO GET SOME SNACKS (Just a few......)
Kate Middleton rings
Attempting to eat a Fenwicks lasagne with some chopsticks.
Taxi to the hotel with our ridiculous amounts of baggage.
Getting ourselves aquainted with the hotels facilities
The sink of doom
Our romantic meal for two
The next morning we woke up nice and early to take advantage of the all you can eat breakfast.
Bryden was PRETTTYYYY EXCITED about the all you could drink Costa Coffee.
We met the ladies at the train station after breakfast and headed to the pub for some cocktails and bonding.
Dionne and Lizzy
Lauren kindly held a improntu giveaway! We were both very lucky to win one of her lipstick prizes!
After a spot of shopping with the girls AKA BOOTS THE CHEMIST TAKEOVER. We went back to our hotel to put some more slap on and get ready to party.
Naturally... Claire put her whore clogs on.
After speaking to Claire (Jazzpad) in the pub about boy repulsion techniques, We decided to practise what she had taught us.
We all met at Emily's house for some drinks and practised some gymnastics.
Then we stomped into town for some more drinks and dancing!
Kavita and Emily.
Haidee and Lauren.
The night was over when we realised that Brydens phone (THE HUB OF COMMUNICATION) had died. We got a taxi home and stopped off at Mcdonalds for a quick cheeseburger take out.
Claires hip hop trendz pjs.
We had a lovely time and met some fantastic lasses. Hoping to see them all soon. There was talk of a Newcastle based meet up in the summer.
The girls can be found here:
Bryden and Claire xx