Today’s Nails are Easter themed
I have acrylics on and a fab gel colour I got on for the Saying Goodbye ball.
I have simply painted cross equals love on three nails on each hand.
So this should really be a what I wore post, rather than a what I’m wearing post but on the 22nd March I had the privilege of volunteering at The Mariposa Ball in aid of the Saying Goodbye charity.
For those of you unaware of Saying Goodbye they are a charity within the Mariposa Trust set up by Husband and wife team Zoe and Andy. They provide valuable support to parents who have suffered the loss of babies during pregnancy or early infancy. The charity is not even two yet but has done amazing things. It’s list of ambassadors is impressive and ever growing and it’s none denominational services take place all over.
This was the inaugural ball for the charity with guests such as string quartet Bond, X Factor stars Next of Kin and a fabulous charity auction!
Anyway on with the supposedly brief post of my outfit!!!
The dress is from Coast it’s a Roxie dress although I did purchase it in Debenhams at the time they had 25% off! It’s original price was £195
The statement necklace was special to me after looking at friends selections and hunting round for a cape necklace I remembered this and it belonged to my late sister so I felt honoured to wear it to a special evening.
My clutch and shoes you can’t see in these images but they were Karen Millen snow leopard gladiators and matching purse!
The bling bracelet was one from the Jimmy Choo H&M colab ages ago and obviously my A21 wristband!
I had an amazing evening at the ball and am looking forward to next years events, there are two in the UK one in Manchester and one in London. The venues and the cause are amazing !
In case your interested here are a few snaps of the evening…
NE1’S NEWCASTLE FASHION WEEK PROGRAMME FOR 2014
9 -17 May 2014, any self respecting Fashionista will already have the dates marked firmly in their diary, NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, is an event not to be missed.
This is the 4th year that NE1 Ltd has hosted the A-list event and each year it gets bigger and better with more catwalks,retail offers, exclusive VIP events and a healthy smattering of celebrities thrown in for good measure.
In previous years TV presenter, Caryn Franklin of Clothes Show fame, together with designers Wayne Hemingway and Scott Henshall have all been involved in hosting events during the week, with the after show parties attracting the likes of Dizzee Rascal; Black Eyed Peas and international music superstar, Will I. Am, together with fashion designer, model and musician, Diana Vickers all helping to put Newcastle firmly on the fashion map.
Search for NE1’s Newcastle’s Most Stylish
10 April – 3 May
See yesterday’s post here
Designed by Dr. Martens Newcastle and Prefab 77 – NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week T-shirts
Wear the Week
On Sale in Fenwick 28 April
Dr. Martens Newcastle has designed this year’s NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week T-shirt, giving a street style edge to this commemorative must-have fashion item. As in previous years, all profits from the sale of the T-s will go to Cash For Kids with Fenwick the exclusive retailer. T-shirts will go on sale on 28 April.
THE WEEK ITSELF
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Eeeyyykkk well here we are again fashionistas Newcastle Fashion week is on the way!!!
NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week is kicking off a week of fashion fuelled fun at venues across the city from 9 – 17 May. Even before the event gets underway the activities are already starting with NE1’s 4th annual search for the city’s Most Stylish which runs from 10 April – 3 May.
On Thursday 10th April, a team of NE1’s style scouts will be out and about on Northumberland Street on a quest to find the city’s most stylish. If the weather is inclement, the team will take their search indoors into intu Eldon Square. Thursdays will see the team take to the streets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and on Saturday from 12 – 2pm.
By April we will be seeing the launch of Nails Inc Floral Polish!!! That’s right… Two coats of these polishes and your nails have a colourful and pretty floral design on.
The bottles are the usual price of £12 each and there are a few to choose from. They are available now to pre order online!
See the whole collection here!!!
The fab people at NE1 have announced the dates for this years Newcastle Fashion Week. The fourth run of NFW will take place between 9th and 17th May.
A new addition to the packed fashion programme this year is a model search for the ‘Face Of…’ to front this year’s event!!!
Newcastle Fashion Week showcases the fashion industry in Newcastle and the north east from the best of retail through to the award winning fashion and design departments at the city’s Northumbria University and Newcastle College.
This year, organisers NE1 Ltd have decided to include a new element into the programme and launch a model search for the person who will be the ‘face’ of the event. The winner will star in the advertising campaign which will be used to promote the week-long event which this year will be held from 9th- 17th May.
Applications are invited from over 18s, male and female would-be models for their chance to star in the NE1 Newcastle Fashion Week 2014 photo campaign. The winner will not only have their face emblazoned across banners, posters and the event programme but will also take part in fashion catwalk shows throughout Fashion Week, as well as receiving a modelling contract with North East model agency, Boho Models, the official model agency of NE1’s NFW 2014.
Anyone interested in applying should log on to www.bohomodels.co.uk to complete the application form. A recent head and shoulder profile picture together with a full length body shot will be required with all images being un-retouched. Applicants should be over 5’ 7” for women and 5’9” for men.
A shortlist of finalists will be selected to attend a casting day on Friday 21 February with the overall winner chosen by a judging panel including Sandra Tang, Marketing and Events Manager at NE1 Ltd and Alisia Murphy, Casting Director at Boho Models. The winner will need to be available for the campaign studio photo-shoot which will take place in Newcastle on Monday 24 February 2014 when a team of hair and make-up artists together with stylists will transform the winner into the Face of…NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week 2014.
Commenting on the search, Sandra Tang, Marketing and Events Manager at NE1 Ltd who deliver the event said: “We’re very excited to be planning NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week 2014 and can’t wait to find the person who will become the Face of the event. This is the 4th year NE1 has organised NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week and the event grows in popularity and stature each year. 2014 promises to be a packed programme of catwalk shows and designer events and it will be a major milestone being able to launch the first ever Face of NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week.”
Here we are a fortnight on and I am hoping by Friday / Saturday I will actually be able to officially move in!!!
This week has involved getting the sofa’s and dining table from my mums house (much to her relief!!) it has involved spending lots on things like a TV, washing machine, bed and wardrobe amongst other things and today has involved a 6.30 start and 9pm finish!
Here are some of the latest pics to show you how things are progressing!!!
The details are below:
I got these to match the IKEA dining table and chairs I already had it could mean getting 6 round the table rather than 4 and because I’m planning on entertaining extra chairs will always be good!
IKEA chair cushion
So my main colour on the feature wall is purple and the other walls grey. Grey will feature in every room in the house for a cohesive feel and a theme throughout. Because the lounge and kitchen are open plan and all one room I had to decide on what accent colour to have in the kitchen, whether to go with purple or find something that matched but was different! I went for pink! Anyone who knows me will tell you it wasn’t just any pink and there are many I turned my nose up at but the kettle and toaster were perfect for the main colours and so I decided these cushions were ideal to make my dining chairs more comfortable! I have to say I like the look but they are a bargain price too!!! It would have been really hard to match the purple without it clashing, I could handle that problem with cushions and curtains but didn’t want to go there with kitchen utensils, even though now, everywhere I go there are pure and pink is quite hard to find!!!
Wilkinson Coffee Table (Wayfair)
Apart from my amazing high gloss white flooring this is one of my favourite purchases! I love the design of it really modern with sharp lines and as they picture had gloss flooring I knew it would fit in amazingly well!!! I haven’t decided what’s for the centre of it yet but there are some heart shaped slate coasters on there already lol
B&Q High Gloss Flooring
My absolute, total favourite thing in my opinion it’s completely making the overall look! I looked all over for this type of flooring and could not be more happier! I had it fitted by a local company PK Solutions – Paulie did an amazing job and I was entirely overwhelmed when I saw it with all the beading and from on!!! Well worth the outlay and it has generated several comments from many a building developer, customer care person and delivery guy!!! If you are in the north east and need flooring I can certainly recommend Paulie’s work!
I will show more pics and before and after shots when everything is finished below are a few fun shots because I am totally excited and you only buy your first house once but also because it’s fun to show the madness and the mess!!!
I know you’re often hard pushed to find a sales person in IKEA but so glad mum and I did it wAs hilarious us trying to lift all of these boxes and then push the trolleys!!!
Well I am still on cloud nine after completing and getting my house keys. The transformation from a shell into a house is nearly complete and then comes the best bit… Making the house a home!!!
This week we’ve painted two coats of paint on the feature wall in my bedroom, two coats of paint in the lounge and kitchen, my hard working mum and I have sealed concrete floors and added a plastic sill to a shelf in the bathroom and had two others cut. I have packed and sorted a few more black bags and have bought yet more cushions (this time for my bedroom), curtain rods and voile and a light shade as well as popping into Wilkinsons for some basics and spending £66!!!
Yesterday and today have been the best days as PK Solutions came round to fit my lounge / kitchen laminate flooring!!!
Here are some pics from the week – just a quick glimpse to whet your appetite before the pictures of the finished article are posted in next few weeks!!!
Check out Wilkinsons as well I have spent a bomb there on loads and loads of household DIY things but also on table matts and duvet covers! I go to two or three stores to check stock (at this point I need to admit the last time it was my mum who did the running round for my curtain poles for the voil, ha, but she was also the one who compared prices at B&Q and places and wouldn’t suggest anywhere other than Wilkinsons!) Wilkinsons
Well I’m lying in bed Monday evening – can’t get to sleep despite tiredness and I’m feeling rather achey. Friday was the day!
Yes it eventually arrived Miller Homes handed over my keys, a lovely box of documentation, took some metre readings and in a short space of time I was heading into my very own, very first, brand spanking new apartment.
Here are the pics from my first few visits. These last few days have been spent painting, measuring, more painting and buying things! I have floor fitters and carpet fitters booked and my mums house is filled with things like sofa’s and coffee tables until I can move them over!
No pics of all of this weekend yet as I will do them room by room a little later on!!!
Oooh getting close to Christmas I love all of these little offers we have thrust in our direction. Today Nails Inc are coming up with two limited edition colour sets for only £20 each!
Check them out below!
Phillimore Gardens – pastel pink polish
Beaufort Street – pastel pink with black and grey sprinkles polish
Hyde Park Corner – dusky lilac polish
London – rich nude polish
Stratford – rose gold Mirror Metallic polish
Richmond Terrace – deep plum polish
Curzon Gate – sheer gold iridescent polish
Oakley Gardens – iridescent pastel grey polish
Ganton Street – rich coffee polish
Orchard Street – metallic red
Edinburgh Gate – multicoloured glitter full coverage polish
Battersea – emerald green glitter full coverage polish
Check out the details about the purchase though as these can’t be used with any other offer and aren’t available on next day postage!