Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Glittering Evening of Romance for Our Couple

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Glittering Evening of Romance for Our Couple

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Byline: By Chantal Williams

Chronicle readers Stephanie Buchanan and fiancA David Simpson were treated to a day of pampering and luxury in readiness for Valentine's.

We took the couple to Aspers Casino, at The Gate in Newcastle, for an early romantic date with a twist. The couple, from Washington, wore their own clothes but Stephannie got to enjoy a makeover for the date and both got to model sparkling diamond jewellery, courtesy of Northern Goldsmiths, in Eldon Square, Newcastle.

Stephanie is the charity manager for Just for Kids, a charity which helps raise thousands for neglected and abused children in the North East, courtesy of Metro and Magic Radio.

David owns his own property business, which means he's away from home a lot. And so when the couple do get together it's extra special.

First stop in the pampering process started for Stephanie at Roots Salon, in Saville Row, Newcastle.

Stephanie has long, straight hair and didn't want it cutting but wanted a glamorous new look. Stylist Lisa curled the hair with heated straighteners and pinned up loose strands. The result was ultra feminine and importantly, for Valentine's, also romantic.

We then moved on to Perfect 10, where Tracy gave Stephanie a perfect French manicure using airbrush techniques suitable for natural and acrylic nails.

Fenwick, in Northumberland Street, Newcastle, was the next stop. Here Lancme make up artist Lesley gave Stephanie a long lasting, sophisticated look. Lesley first applied Lancme Sensation Totale (pounds 31.50) to give radiance followed by Impactiv moisturizer (pounds 32).

The Teint Idole Ultra foundation (pounds 24) was applied with a brush and lasts for approximately 14 hours.

The concealer (pounds 20.50) applied under the eyes contains chamomile so is perfect for those tired eyes.

Stephanie's green eyes were beautifully enhanced with lilac hues from the new Enchantress Spring/Summer 2006 eye shadow collection and the lips were finished with a gloss. …

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