When it comes to beauty there’s always something new to learn; new brands, new products, new tips and tricks, it’s one of the reasons I’m an avid beauty lover and follower. So, when a new opportunity arose to visit the Beauty Retreat in John Lewis Newcastle, you can bet I wasn’t going to turn it down. The evening exceed my…

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One thing I have always feared is getting wrinkles. Now, I know that one day I will eventually have them and there’s nothing I can do about that, but I can do my best to try and prevent them. Lately I’ve been playing close attention to the crow’s feet, or laughter lines – whatever you want to call them – around…

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“Come on Sunderland, let’s dance…” as soon as leading lady, Tracy Turnblad, as played by Rebecca Mendoza, uttered those words the entire audience jumped on its feet. Clapping, toe-tapping, shaking it from side-to-side and singing along to the closing single ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat,’ by the time Hairspray had finished it was clear the Sunderland crowd were ready to…

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Lipstick lovers will understand my excitement about the L’Oreal X Balmain collaboration. It’s a collection that offers it all; lipsticks infused with the iconic Color Riche formula wrapped in luxurious packaging and finished with a designer touch. It’s been awhile since a lipstick (or any kind of beauty) launch has had me waiting in anticipation, but there was just something…

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Son Of A Preacher Man… the song that had everyone clapping and roaring with applause as it made its debut at the Sunderland Empire last night. This heart-warming new musical follows three tales of love and the groovy little place where they all began, and, of course, how the son of a preacher man fits into it all. I’ve never…

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