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Posted on: Apr 25, 2015,  Categories: Food, Lifestyle & Events

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As part of My Metro Day Out (post here), I was delighted to head to the Naked Deli, on Chillingham Road in Heaton, as part of my adventure. I’d heard so much about the venue, but it’s still considered a hidden gem. However, I don’t think it’ll be much of a secret for long…

mymetrodayout Metro Nexus Sandra Tang Chicest naked deli chillingham heatonThe eaterie prides itself on healthy food, clean eating with Paleo and Organic food. Seriously, it felt like you could devour anything on its menu and it’d be good for you – and tasty, soooo tasty.

mymetrodayout Metro Nexus Sandra Tang Chicest naked deli chillingham heatonThere was plenty of choice, from breakfast pots and porridges to smoothies. Everything looked scrumptious on the deli counter and overall they had a great menu to choose from.

mymetrodayout Metro Nexus Sandra Tang Chicest naked deli chillingham heaton

mymetrodayout Metro Nexus Sandra Tang Chicest naked deli chillingham heaton

mymetrodayout Metro Nexus Sandra Tang Chicest naked deli chillingham heaton

There was also a brilliant array of smoothies and hot drinks, to have in or take-away.

mymetrodayout Metro Nexus Sandra Tang Chicest naked deli chillingham heaton

The venue was light, modern and had a fantastic friendly atmosphere, with lovely staff on hand to help with any dietary queries. We opted for the Full Naked Breakfast and the Avocado on Toast.

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The breakfast comprised of organic bacon, poached eggs, outdoor reared grass-fed Lorne Sausages, Sweet Potato Hash Browns, Superfood Toast, Clean Beans and tomato and mushrooms. Sweet potato hash browns – how have I never had these before? A complete delight. Wolfing it down never felt so good. Finally, a treat for the hangover, that’s also a treat for your body.

The Avocado on Toast was a blended avocado mix on spouted grain toast topped with organic poached egg and chilli flakes. My only criticism was that I wanted more!

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Alongside our brunch, we tried their Super Smoothies. The Acai felt oh so good for you but lacked a bit of flavour but my Spirulina smoothie was delicious and sweet.

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Overall, I’d definitely be heading back and highly recommend this if you wanted to try somewhere new. This has to be on your hit list if you struggle with your diet and even if you don’t. Loved it.

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Posted on: Apr 22, 2015,  Categories: Fashion & Beauty, Lifestyle & Events

bareminerals complexion rescue launch newcastle fen wick sandra tang blog chicestI’m lucky to be invited to quite a few great events in Newcastle but I haven’t replied to many as fast as I did the bareMinerals invite. YES I would like to attend their launch of their new Complexion Rescue at Fenwick!

By the way, keep reading to find out how you can get a FREE deluxe version…!

bareminerals complexion rescue launch newcastle fen wick sandra tang blog chicestThe North East bloggers launch event took place in Tivoli’s in Fenwick and it was a perfect location, with lots of space for their demonstration area, their concession downstairs and great views of the city.

bareminerals complexion rescue launch newcastle fen wick sandra tang blog chicestI headed there with a few other North East bloggers to find out all about this new product, that everyone from beauty editors to beauty vloggers have been raving about.

bareminerals complexion rescue launch newcastle fen wick sandra tang blog chicestWe dined on party rings and marshmallows, and enjoyed a glass of fizz whilst we explored the latest collections from the make-up company.

The lovely ladies from the BareMinerals team then took us through the new but already infamous Complexion Rescue product, demonstrating it live on their model.

The Complexion Rescue for those who haven’t heard of it, is a Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It’s being noted as the best of a BB, CC and tinted moisturiser. It is said to provide super hydration, with a staggering 215% increase in skins hydration after just one week of use!

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We took home the most incredible goodie bag full of treats as well as a sample of the product, tailored to our skin tone. I got a mini Marvellous Moxie lipstick in Break Away. Mini lipsticks – so handy for tiny clutches. The shade is lush too! I’m yet to try the Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen mascara but I’ve heard so many good things about it so was delighted it was in the goodie bag. There was also a beautiful ‘Cheerful’ blush – a mineral based blush, you won’t feel bad about dotting all over your cheeks. Excitingly, we were also treated to a bareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment. You can pop this over your night cream and it’s a wonder product that claims to change everything! It apparently helps reduce the appearance of spots and helps replenish your skin whilst you sleep.

bareminerals complexion rescue launch newcastle fen wick sandra tang blog chicestI tried out the Complexion Rescue the very next day and I have to say I was impressed. It’s lovely, cooling and easy to apply. It’s quite sheer, but one coat was all I needed. However, some may feel better with a touch of foundation over it. It’s perfect for the summer and its handy size means it’s ideal for popping into your beach bag. On more natural and hotter days, I would just apply this, a bit of eyeliner and jobs a good ‘un. Another plus, is that it has a non chemical SPF of 30, meaning no blocked pores or flash photography flash back. Told you you’d want this on your hols!

Here’s my before and after shot, WITHOUT FILTER, AAAAND without any make up on the left ‘before’ shot, just for you peeps. I have no make up below or after this to make it easy to tell the difference. PS You have been warned.

bareminerals complexion rescue review before and afterHowever, you can see how just one application has evened out my skin tone, covered up the redness and smooved over problem areas.

The shade I had was Natural No.5. There’s a fair few shades to choose from, however, as they’re quite light, you can get away probably with a few variations.

Overall I would say it’s a great new product on the scene if you’re looking for something easy, quick and that gives you a natural healthy look. I loved the cooling factor of it as it made me look forward to applying it each day.

If you’d like to try it yourself, if you pop to their concession stand in Fenwick Newcastle and mention my blog – The Chicest, BareMinerals will treat you to a free deluxe sample of the new Complextion Rescue, in your shade to try! Honestly, it’s FREE and well worth trying out, especially before summer, as you may wish to bag this up well in advance of your hols!

Thanks for reading and ciao for now! x