Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fashion: Feast of Festive Fashion; the Big Day Is Nearly upon Us. Here SUHAINE STEVENS Gives a Reader a Pre-Christmas Makeover

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fashion: Feast of Festive Fashion; the Big Day Is Nearly upon Us. Here SUHAINE STEVENS Gives a Reader a Pre-Christmas Makeover

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Byline: SUHAINE STEVENS

THIS week we met up with Jenny Dixon, 23, from Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham. Jenny is a busy mum of gorgeous little four-year-old Marc, and is studying accountancy at East Durham and Houghall Community College.

Jenny was nominated by her brother Rob, who said his younger sister deserved a special day just for her, as over the Christmas season she will be busy looking after the family and won't have a moment for herself. We decided that a day of pampering was required and started off in Clarins Skin Spa, John Lewis, Eldon Square.

Skin spa beauty therapist Faye Maughan decided that Jenny should have a Clarins Radiance Ritual Facial - this gives an immediate radiance and vitality boost to skin using a potent cocktail of vitamin rich plant ingredients. The treatment also included a luxurious neck and shoulder massage. Jenny came away feeling relaxed and pampered.

Our next stop was Urban Image Hairdressing on North Street, Newcastle, where stylist Christy Robertson decided all Jenny's long blonde hair needed was a salon sleek finish. After a wash and blow dry, Christy used GHD straighteners and a touch of shine spray to create a modern look.

For elegant evening make-up we headed to the Bobbi Brown counter in John Lewis, Eldon Square. Make-up artist Carole Brown decided that the Pink Quartz look, one of Bobbi Brown's latest inspirations, would suit Jenny's fair complexion. Carole used pale pink eyeshadow, followed by a dramatic black gel eyeliner and some rich black mascara, to enhance Jenny's blue eyes, creating a sophisticated, timeless look.

All that was left to do was find a few outfits to complement Jenny's glamorous look. We headed upstairs to the ladies wear department in John Lewis, where Chris, the store's fashion advisor had selected a couple of outfits for Jenny to try. …

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