Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Chanel Eyebrow Kit Review - Beauty Blog

In preparation for my wedding in July, I decided to buy a full new set of make-up for use on the day. One of the key products I needed was an eyebrow pencil as, having tried many different brands and options, I still hadn't found a product I was completely happy with.

After several recommendations I decided to purchase Chanel's eyebrow kit, Le Sourcil De Chanel. This was a deviation from my standard eyebrow pencil, as the kit comes with three powders that can be blended to achieve the perfect colour and thickness depending on individual preferences.

The Chanel eyebrow kit includes a set of (very good) tweezers, a brush to tidy the brows and a brush to properly apply the product.

I was slightly concerned that the product may not be ideal for day-to-day use due to the application process, however I've since found it takes no longer than a standard pencil. Additionally, it allows the opportunity to change the look of your brows depending on the look you're trying to achieve.

One of the other key benefits of the Chanel eyebrow kit is that it literally lasts all day due to the highly concentrated mineral pigments within the powder - that is definitely a bonus.

The Le Sourcil De Chanel kit cost me £43 however based on the amount of product required per application I can imagine it will be a long time before I need to replace this!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Chanel Boots - Winter Fashion - Fashion Blog Newcastle

I'm always complaining that I don't have any comfortable, high-heeled shoes, so when I came across these Chanel Boots in Paris my husband said he'd treat me to them for my birthday.

My birthday is today so I haven't yet been allowed to wear them yet, but based on the softness of the leather I think they could easily become my favourite pair of boots. I think they'll look great with some skinny jeans and a chunky knit jumper or some tights and nice dress.

I had a bit of a shopping spree when I was in Paris so will share some other pictures of the items I bought soon as they are pretty much all for the autumn and winter seasons, which will undoubtedly soon be upon us!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Cheryl Cole X Factor Dress Manchester 2014 Auditions - Jay Ahr

I was in Paris recently and made a trip into a store called Jay Ahr. I'd never heard of the designer before but they had some amazing dresses in stock, one of which I recognised as a design Cheryl Cole (or Fernandez-Virsini following her recent marriage) had worn at the X Factor 2014 Manchester auditions.

For those looking for an unusual dress I'd definitely consider giving Jay Ahr a look, although be prepared to spend some money as most were priced at around €900.

A few of my favourite designs are featured below and you can view the full collection at I must admit I was very tempted as I have quite a few events coming up, but on this occasion I (just) managed to refrain!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A Tribute To My Grandpa

It's not normally my style to write sentimental or heart-felt posts on my blog but today I'm making an exception so I apologise in advance. I promise I'll keep this short!

My family received some very sad news last week. My grandpa had passed away suddenly and rather unexpectedly. At the age of 85 he'd lived a long and happy life, however it still came as a huge shock to all of our family and friends.

In July this year I got married and travelled for three weeks and unfortunately I did not get a chance to see him before he passed away. The one thing I can be thankful for is that he came and shared the most important day of my life with my husband, family, friends and I, and for that I couldn't be more thankful.

His funeral is tomorrow and I wanted to share one of my favourite pictures from our wedding day. This was outtake number five as he managed to look everywhere but the camera when they were being taken. Even in his last photographs he managed to make everyone laugh.

RIP William Keith Stephenson. X x

William Keith Stephenson

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Apologies for the lack of posts!

I just wanted to upload a quick post to apologise for the recent lack of posts. I have been locked out of my account for several months - the reason is still unknown - however after many hours of trying I've finally managed to access this again today.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to read my posts! Lots of new content will follow soon!

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Friday, 28 March 2014

What's on in Newcastle - March 28th-30th 2014

I thought it may be helpful to provide a guide to what's on in Newcastle on a week-by-week basis. This post looks at what is taking place during the weekend of March 28th-30th 2014.

I have a relatively quiet one planned this weekend, with a dinner party at a friend's house (who also happens to be a chef) on Saturday and a corporate visit to watch the Newcastle Falcons play on Sunday. I'd imagine that I'll also make a trip somewhere local to watch Newcastle United take on Southampton away on Saturday, as well as fitting in a few schooling sessions with my lovely horse Piper - definitely what weekends are all about!

I hope you find this helpful and please feel free to add any events that I've missed.

Friday 28th March
Calor Latino Salsa Night at La Vina.

Saturday 29th March
Theatre Royal Newcastle - Dance Consortium presents Compagnie Kafig's Boxe Boxe, a breath-taking show which fuses the noble art of Boxing with dance.

Metro Radio Arena - World Championship Boxing - Clash of the Clans.

The Tyneside Cinema Sponsored Film Marathon

Sunday 30th March  (Also Mother's Day)
Newcastle Falcons take on Worcester at home this Sunday at 2pm.

Obviously all events are subject to change. 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Burgham Horse Trials March 2014

This weekend sees the first Burgham Horse Trials of 2014 take place and having attended the event on many occasions - and watched my horse compete (pictured) - I would certainly recommend a visit for those looking for an alternative day out.
Burgham Horse Trials 2014

Whether you're a horse rider or not, there's plenty going on, with riders undertaking dressage, showjumping and cross country throughout the day.

There are also catering facilities and trade stands located at the venue and visitors are also able to bring their own lunch or picnics.

Burgham Horse Trails is located just off the A1 between Morpeth and Alnwick. The event runs on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March and entry, which is payable on arrival, costs £10 per car.

The address of the venue is Burgham Park, Morpeth, NE65 9QP.

Unfortunately I'm unable to attend this one but I'd love to hear from anyone who does make a trip to the event!