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Rimmel Super Gel beach ready collection & swatches

Rimmel have recently launched a new collection of nail varnishes. These are the super gel beach ready collection. When you think of summer you think of bright shades and Rimmel don't disappoint when it comes to these shades. There are 5 shades in the collection. All of these shades are gorgeous and the fact they are gel is even better, as they last a lot longer on your nails without chipping.
For those of you who don't have the time etc to get your nails professionally done or don't have a UV lamp, these nail varnishes are a good alternative. I know myself I prefer to do my own nails as its less time consuming and easier to change the colours (without having to wait for an appointment etc)
Price £5.99
How to apply the nail varnish Apply 1-2 coats (depending on how opaque you like the nail varnish to be) of the colour you wish. Leave to dry for about 5-10 minutes Finish off with the gel top coat

026 Sun Fun Daze 035 Coral Queen 045 Flamenco Beach 053 Dive Right In 082 Purple Splas…

Let There Be Crumbs: Sunderland Roker hotel

Last week I was invited to the press evening of the newly launched Let there be crumbs tearoom which opens officially 29th May. It is partnering with Sunderland's Roker Hotel. The new menu includes cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts and ice creams.
Andrew Blas (the patisserie who created the cakes) About Andrew Blas Multi award winning patisserie Originally from Roker but now based at Houghton-le-spring Executive pastry chef at London's Hotel Café Royal Captain of the UK Pastry World Cup team 2017 Trained under Benoit Blin Judge on TV's Bake Off: Crème de la Crème Chef patissier at Raymond Blanc's two Michelin starred Le Manior aux Quat'Saisons at Oxfordshire for more than 20 years Now at Hotel Café Royal Hotel Olympia silver medal winner First person to co-brand chocolate with the luxury brand Valhrona Presented pastry master classes at the BBC's Good Food Cakes and Bake Show Worked closely with Salon du Chocolat in London
The Cakes

Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Collection JMBXNCL

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of Urban Decay collaboration with Jean Michel Basquait. The lovely Laura from Ellefluence organised this event. I attended an Urban Decay event last year, so I had high hopes for this event.
The event took place in Newcastle Debenhams and Michael (Urban Decay makeup artist) told us some interesting facts about Jean Michel Basquait. He was born in Brooklyn American artist He favoured art work from the 70's His main style was informal graffiti He passed away when he was 27 years old in 1988 The makeup packaging can be used as artwork to hang up on your wall, once you use the product up.
Urban Decay Newcastle Debenhams team

The looks created 3 looks were created at the event. 3 of the Urban Decay makeup artists each created a look using each of the palettes.
Look number 1 Gold Griot eyeshadow palette £35 Neisha created the first look on Gemma. She created a brown smokey eye using the palette. She used a darker brown all over the lid Lighter brown in the …