Longlox Launch Gateshead

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I was invited along to the Longlox launch in Gateshead. Longlox is a new salon located opposite the Marriot hotel near the Metro Centre. No expense was spared for this launch. There were cupcakes, sparkle, makeovers, photo booths, goodie bags, media attention and celebrity appearances from Scotty T and Chantelle from good old Geordie Shore. There was a swarm of women. I kid you not, the queue was massive, full of glam women wanting a glimpse of this gorgeous new hair extension specialist salon. I was lucky enough to get in before the crowds to grab a few snaps of this impressive haven for beauty. I was greeted by two stunning girls who handed me a very generous goodie bag and I was left to have a mooch about with my sidekick Harley (my son). The first thing I noticed was all the immaculately turned out staff! I had proper hair envy, they all looked gorgeous. Then I spotted the cake, WOW, just wished I remembered to grab a cupcake as Harley said they were amazing. Harley also got a bag of sweets which was cute and kept him happy. It was very child friendly and they have a great kiddie area to entertain the little ones while you get pampered. I managed to get my eye make up done at the HD stand which was handy as I was going out that evening. We had some fun in the photo booth with Scotty and my friend Fran, I watched some demos and had a braid put in my hair. Longlox is a one stop shop for all you beauty needs but they specialise in hair extensions and offer every system going with a budget to suit. This was a well organised, great launch and I wish SammyJo every success. Please visit their website to find out more here.

 

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips

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This Clinique makeup remover is the best I’ve tried. It removes every last trace of eye make up. It is also great as it removes lip make up too. It suits all skin types and was winner of the SHE Magazine Beauty Awards 2011 for Best Eye Makeup Remover. Can also be used with contacts. Honestly ladies this is a staple product in any makeup bag. Shake it up, apply to cotton wool, sweep over the eyes and watch the panda look be a thing of the past! …. thank me later xx

Pop into House of Fraser to purchase and get some free samples or buy online here  

 

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CLINIQUE GIFT LAUNCH – HOUSE OF FRASER INTU METRO CENTRE

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What a great evening I had last night at the Clinique gift launch in House of Fraser Intu Metro Centre. There was gift bags, nibbles, sparkle and make – up demos. As you can see I stuck to water and I loved the branded bottles although I didn’t lay off the cakes and had far too many. Clinique is very well know for skin care but has really become a rival in the cosmetics now too. As you all know I am a huge fan of their beyond perfecting foundation and concealer  and their chubby highlighting stick . The girls are lovely and full of knowledge about the brand. Now is a great time to buy from Clinique as they are currently on ”gift” which means if you buy two or more products, one being skincare or foundation you get this pictured gift completely FREE. Included in the gift is a mixture of skincare and cosmetics, including a handbag size of my favorite foundation which will be matched to suit. What you waiting for girls, stock up on your favorite products or give Clinique a try!. I can recommend the girls in House of Fraser to help you find the perfect products to suit. Gift runs from 5/5/16 to 21/5/16.

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CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK SCULPTING HEFTY HIGHLIGHT

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*Another glory Clinique product of mine. This cream chubby highlighter stick is perfect to enhance your favorite features. Its oil free so great for my oily skin. As you can see from the pictures I have applied it to my cheeks giving a gorgeous subtle sheen. Less is more with highlighters, be sure not to go OTT! This product is also great for highlighting your brow bone by sweeping your finger across the stick and applying that way. The delivery of the product is perfect, no need to sharpen, just twist and go!

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CLINIQUE BEYOND PERFECTING FOUNDATION + CONCEALER

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*If you thought Clinique was just skincare think again. Clinique do some amazing cosmetics and this foundation is my new best friend. After using ”Estee Lauder double wear” for years, I wanted to try something different. Usually I would only wear a heavy coverage foundation on an evening but this feels so light on the skin which is surprising as the foundation covers amazingly well. It also suits my oily complexion and does not melt off or go shiny. A little goes a long way and is used as a concealer too. My only complaint would be the bottle, I hope the wand is bendy enough to scoop out any last foundation when i’m running out, however only time will tell. This foundation is available online here or Tried and Tested FB members pop into House of Fraser Intu Metro Centre get matched up and try a sample before you buy.

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CLINIQUE BEYOND PERFECTING POWDER FOUNDATION + CONCEALER

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*Another Clinique customer favorite. We have seen the cream foundation in this range which was impressive on my oily skin so it was time to try the powder. My powder is the neutral shade and its great on its own or on top of a light cream foundation if you would like a heavier look by night. This contains no oil so is perfect for my oil slick skin. Personally I prefer the cream foundation in this range, however I know there are lots of ladies prefer a powder and this is nice. Its lightweight, lasts and does not clog pores. Great for oily skin like mine and great to carry being in a compact to blot with on a night out. This product is available online here or if you are local to Newcastle be sure to pop into House of Fraser Intu Metro Centre, to have a try, mention Tried and Tested FB and get well looked after. Give a comment if you have tried this product.

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BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER BRICK – ROSE

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*This product is available on the £10 off when you spend £50 at House of Fraser beauty event. This ends tomorrow 10/4/16 so if you want it and have a few things you need, its worth getting the tenner off! This is the Rose shimmer brick, the most popular colour. I believe this will suit most skin tones. It is light, does not clog pores and a little product goes a long way. Looks great on top of a matte bronzer (not a shimmer bronzer) to highlight the cheeks. Top tip – use as a eye shadow highlighter too! From experience the product can be a little crumbly but one thing to always remember with a shimmer is ”less is more”, no one likes the tin man look ! If you love this product too be sure to comment. Available online here or if local to Newcastle visit House of Fraser Intu Metro Centre, mention your a member of Tried and Tested FB give it a try and get well looked after.

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HD BROWS – THE BEAUTY ROOM (STANLEY, CO DURHAM)

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*If you are a member of the group you will know I managed to get you all a cracking EXCLUSIVE deal on HD Brows, LASH LIFT and ST TROPEZ SPRAY TAN at the Beauty Room Stanley which is a NEW HD salon ..all £15 each if you book in before end of April, are a member and quote Tried and Tested!!! So last night I had my brows done and here are the results. I am a huge HD fan and a good brow can make all the difference, trust me ladies! So what are HD Brows I hear you ask?. HD Brows is a seven step eyebrow shaping treatment that focuses on shape and design. It involves a combination of techniques, including tinting, waxing and threading, using specialist HD Brow products. So what are you waiting for? At that ”try me” price you would be crazy to miss out!!!

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GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION

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*This has got me converted!!! No good if you like a heavy look but if like me you love the luminous, soft, dewy skin look then you will LOVE it..amazing colour match too as I have ridiculous yellow tones to my skin so matching can sometimes be tricky. Foundation lasts ages and a good one is worth the money. This is one of the products featured in the House of Fraser Intu Metro Centre Beauty Event which ends 10/04/2016 so you best get it while you can on the deal which is, Spend £50 and receive £10 off when purchasing a product from the selected products 👍👍👍

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GUERLAIN LIPPY

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*Love my new Guerlain Lippy shade 003!!!. There is something about a red lipstick that just makes everything OK! You can wake up, look like shit, feel like shit and have not one scrap on Makeup on but put on a red lippy and your ready to take on the world. My red lippy days are days when I am ready to literally do just this. Maybe I have that important meeting at work or maybe I just need a pick me up. This Guerlain shade is beautiful and is soft and sheer.It also tastes amazing so i have a tendency to lick it off. The girls in House of Fraser Intu Metro Centre helped me pick out this shade along with the matching nail polish. Thanks girls it was a good choice xx Lisa xx

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