Monday, 20 May 2013
1. I seem to spend my entire life on trains.
2. Geordie pride.
3. Midnight BBQ.
4. Drunken Trebz & a Mixa!
5. We baked a cake, it was stressful!
6. Trying to be healthy...
7. It lasted half a day.
8. The best pizza in Newcastle.
9. Yep that's an entire box of alcohol.
10. New bed sheets = best thing ever.
11. Sunday stroll.
12. Moroccan chicken from the Quayside Market.
1. Dad's homemade cider
2. Homemade pizza
3. Mams kitchen. I love this table and chairs!
4. Wild broom
5. Salad days
6. Hangover juice
7. Papa John's buffalo chicken pizza
8. Egg white scramble
9. Buffet desserts
10. Homemade hummus
11. Nights out
12. Sinful colours varnishes
Hope you're all well,
Claire and Bryden x
We popped down to the event on Sunday and found a range of stalls from vintage to independent companies to high street stores such as Primark, Warehouse and Miss Selfridge. There was even food on offer, such as the delicious looking cakes by The French Oven.
While we were there we caught one of the catwalk shows which featured the best offerings from the high streets stores of Newcastle for this Summer.
If you want to check out any of the other events Newcastle Fashion Week has to offer you can check out the website- here.
Have you been to any of this years events?
Bryden & Claire
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
I love Newcastle. I do moan about it from time to time, but when it comes down to it, I bloody love this little city. What better way to show my love than with this canny t shirt celebrating Newcastle Fashion Week designed by Electrik Sheep? What's even better is that ALL of the profits go to the charity Cash for Kids; as us Geordies would say- BELTA!
If you fancy wearing your Geordie pride on your chest, get yourself down to Fenwick as quickly as possible (they're limited edition) and grab yourself one for ten quid. Gaan on pet!
Sunday, 28 April 2013
2. Domino's hot dog stuffed crust.
3. Danni and I at our friend's Kaite and Joe's engagement party.
4. Japanese Ramune Soda.
5. My bed at my Mams house (Miss it!).
6. St Michael Skirt I picked up from the Charity shop which I need to take up.
7. Summer basket.
8. Steven got an Xbox so I bought myself a game!
9. Steven at Ernest.
10. Sushi Delivery!
11. Jayne and I being bunnies.
12. Hot sauces.
13. Star wars figures from Ernest.
14. My face.
15. Creme Egg Mcflurry! MMM
1. Steak night
2. Horse shampoo!
3. Sunday dinner
4. Just a few cocktails...
5. BBQ feast
6. I had a bit of a clear out
7. I really need to stop with the nail varnishes
8. ASOS treats
9. Dress dilemmas
10. Summertime satchel
11. Nights out
12. Ultimate hangover cure
13. Oreo ice cream
14. One of my students drew me
15. Chipotle chicken wraps
Friday, 26 April 2013
|These little lights spell out the words 'Importance of Being' behind some clouded perspex. I've had to put a jazzy little filter on this as it wasn't showing up very well - Hope you don't mind!|
I can't stress enough how much I love Ernest! I love the food, the cafe decor, the people who go there, the people who work there and how its just a short bus journey away for me.
|So much to choose from.|
|My sausage sandwich|
|Steven's rare beef sandwich|
All of the food was bloody lovely! My only complaint would be that the tzatziki wasn't minty enough for me but that isn't a big deal.
|Star Wars figures from their display cabinet|
People of Newcastle - Get yourselves to Ernest. You won't regret it!
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Tail & Mane Shampoo and Conditioner
Yep, your eyes do not deceive you- that is shampoo for horses. I've seen this on a couple of blogs and when I saw it in Liberty, my curiosity got the better of me. As well as being used to clean mucky equines, it's totally safe for humans to use too. The shampoo makes my hair feel squeaky clean, but make sure you always follow with the conditioner as it can be a bit drying. There are claims that it helps promote growth; although my hair has been looking more mane like lately, this might be down to the fact I need a bloody good hair cut.
Neal & Wolf Elevate Volumising Lotion
This was one of my favourite treats I received in my goody bag from the FABB blogger meet up in Leeds. I have a LOT of hair, but it tends to lie pretty flat. This is a really nice product for getting volume into your hair without making it feel like it's full of product.
Calcot Manor Moisture Souffle
This was another goody bag find from the FABB event. It's lovely and thick, with a fresh scent. I love using this after I get out of the bath, before bed.
Like everyone else in the UK, I've been patiently waiting for this horrible cold weather to get lost. The first glimmers of Spring are finally here and I can't wait to use this pastel satchel from ASOS on sunny days out.
It was my dad's birthday at the end of the month; so we went to his favourite pub, The Sun Inn in Morpeth, for a meal. I opted for my usual of surf and turf, a massive sirloin steak covered with prawns and mussels in a garlic jus. My mouth is watering just thinking about this meal.
I've been after a toile de jouy duvet cover for years, but I've never found a quality one for a decent price. My mam bought me this beauty from Marks & Spencer, it's absolutely perfect. There was also a 20% discount so it ended up only costing £28! Cheers, ma!
I've been ridiculously busy this month with my new job, hence the reason this post is more than a tad late. My life has revolved around early mornings, commuting and lesson planning. I did however manage to fit in a well deserved weekend, relaxing at my parents house in Northumberland. It was so nice to spend time reading books in bed and walking on the beach. My reading material of choice was The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides.
Next month I'm looking forward to...
Settling into my job and enjoying the fact I don't have to work nights or weekends anymore!
1. Bumble and Bumble Prep. 2. Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum.
3. Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser. 4. La Sultane de Saba Body Lotion.
Bumble and Bumble Prep
I picked this up last month in boots and I've been really enjoying refreshing my fringe with it. If I leave my hair for too long before I blow dry I seem to end up with bits of fringe sticking out all over the place so I use this to wet it back down and blow dry it into shape. It's also good for refreshing my fringe after work if I'm due to go for a night out and I don't want to wash my whole hair. The lady at the counter in boots told me it will help distribute products evenly and you can use it to refresh your style if you don't wash every day. I wash my hair every day so this isn't something I've looked into and I'm not convinced if its helping products distribute more evenly - Surely that's up to how I actually apply them? Who knows...
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum.
I had a sample of this in a beauty box quite a while ago and it's taken me a while to get round to buying it but I love it! I have oily skin and this is great under my oil controlling moisturisers. I have oily yet dehydrated skin and this has helped loads. My skin has been looking a lot more healthier.
Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser.
I used to swear by La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat and have repurchased it many times (I still love it!) but I wanted to try something new and to see if a cheaper product could do the same job. It was a toss up against a new garnier one and the simple one on the grounds that it contained two oil fighting ingredients - zinc and cornstarch. This stuff is great and I dare say its on par with the more expensive brands I've tried in the past. I've been using this during the week for work and using the more expensive La Roche-Posay one for nights out.
La Sultane de Saba Body Lotion.
I got this in a beauty box last month and I've finished it already. I'm planning to buy a full size once I've finished my Soap and Glory body butter. This is a lightweight lotion with Argan oil. It doesn't leave any sticky or greasy feeling either so I dare say you could use this on your hands too. It's great for mornings when you want to apply a lotion and dress almost immediately afterwards. It made my skin feel like satin and the feeling lasted.
I've been looking for a good pair of vintage loafers for a while now. I normally don't like buying vintage on Ebay as I can normally find some good buys in my local charity shop. But, when I saw these I had to buy them! I love Bally - My Auntie Jean gave me a gorgeous pair of brown leather Bally boots a good few years ago and I was smitten with the brand ever since. I won these loafers on Ebay for £15 which is quite reasonable.
I went to Ernest (Newcastle Ouseburn) again! I opted for the Cumberland Sausage sarnie which was loaded with caramelised onions and cheese. The other half opted for a roast beef and horseradish sandwich - something I wouldn't usually go for but I had a taste and it was lovely! We also pigged out on some extra sides of olives and feta and sweet potato chips and tzatziki. I love tzatziki and I have to admit as lovely as it was it wasn't quite minty enough for me. I like it strong!
I've been loving going to Kingdom buffet (Newcastle city centre) at the moment and I've been piling my plate high with sushi and not much else. The dessert selection is also pretty exciting. My favourite has to be the green grape jelly and the egg tarts.
Being on Deal or No Deal... Not really! Imagine my surprise when my friend texted me to tell me to turn the TV on to take a look at my doppelgänger. I can't get over how much she looks like me!
Next month I'm looking forward to...
- Pay day - It's going to be a long month...