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Monday, December 20, 2010

Xmas Fashion Souk at the Waterfront

A wee quick post about my adventures at the Fashion Souk last week - thanks to the snow, my restock order only just arrived in time, & so I was up until silly o'clock the night before making samples - as you can see from the video my eyes were falling out of my head!
My sister and I had a fab day at the Souk, not least because we were 3 stalls down from the lovely John of the Sugar Room, & we invested heavily in some of his divine cupcakes!
I also finally got the chance to meet the lovely Amanda of BoopyDoodle - she's a FaceBook friend of mine who makes fun and quirky jewellery - I have one of her Love Heart bracelets & it always commented on when I wear it!
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Rock Face Minerals stall & also Aly, her team of helpers & the other stall holders for making it a great day.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fashion Souk 12 December

Last post of the evening! The RFM girls are very excited to be let out for the day once again, this time we'll be at the Fashion Souk in the Waterfront, Belfast on Sunday 12 December 12-5pm. The Fashion Souk has grown from strength to strength since it started back in February - it's held on the 2nd Sunday of each month & normally it's in the Ulster Hall, but for December it moves up the road to the Waterfront. Check out the Fashion Souk Facebook page for more details & if you're there, please do come & say hello!

Ulster Tatler People of the Year Awards 2010

I really am having a catch up - just realised this was way back in September (which seems like a distant memory - it was warm then & there was no snow!) Anyway, I was chuffed to bits to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Ulster Tatler Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010, & the ceremony was a glittering occasion in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Lots of "people watching", though the awards did drag on a bit & of course I was up for the last one! I didn't win (but hey, neither did Christine Blakeley!) but it was a great experience, and James Galway on the penny whistle was a very special treat - click on the video below!

NI Natural Health Fair

Blimey! It's December already! Lots of blogging to catch up on! A couple of weeks ago Rock Face Minerals was at the NI Complementary Therapies and Natural Health Fair in Belfast. It was the first time I'd taken RFM "out on the road" & as you can see I brought my Mum & sister along to help out. Which was just as well as I was rushed off my feet all day, talking to people about the products and handing out samples to try! It was a really great event with lots of interesting people all under one roof & I did miss the small of incense & sound of relaxing music when I went home - to find that the rest of the family had spent the day in their jammies!
One of the other brands exhibiting at the fair was Natures Inspiration, a range of gorgeous natural skincare product, handmade here in Northern Ireland. I bought a jar of the Ylang Ylang moisturiser and my sister bought some of the lavender & we are both loving the products.This pic is of me & Shauna Gallagher, the very talented young lady behind the brand- please do have a look at her website.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rock Face Minerals feature in Nov issue of No.1 magazine

I  have been neglecting my blog terribly in recent weeks - I've been busy with press releases and journalists' requests, & there's so much to do & not enough time to do it! So I thought I'd do a quick post this evening, as I'm thrilled to bits that Rock Face Minerals has got a mention in No.1 magazine.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Beauty Blog Reviews

Where has the last month gone! Wherever it went, it took the summer with it & we have survived the back to school stampede & are well & truly into Autumn. Which is great - I can cover up my legs again, & put the fake tan away till next year.
 Thanks to the wonders of Twitter I've had a number of very lovely beauty bloggers review some Rock Face Minerals products on their blogs.
Starting with May of MayLovesMakeup who reviewed Brown Eyed Girl & Mourne Heather eyeshadow, along with Clear Lipbalm and then rustled up a beautiful peacock eyeshadow effect using Lammas Fair and Mourne Heather.
Next is Gemma of TheBeautifulNews who reviewed Brown Eyed Girl & Ballyholme Bay eyeshadow along with Pixie Kisses blush.  
Jane aka Modesty Brown also reviewed Pixie Kisses as well as Sherry Darlin and Toffee Apple blush.
Rachelle of BehindtheShoes reviewed the Rock Face Minerals clear lipbalm.
& last but very definitely not least the lovely Kellie aka BigFashionista reviewed the hot new shade for AW10 Monaghan Mauve.

If you are a beauty blogger and you would like to review some Rock Face Minerals products on your blog, get in touch on the Contact Us page of the Rock Face Minerals website.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

And the Winners are....

choosing the 3 winners!
Congratulations to the 3 winners of the Rock Face Minerals August Blog competition! Karen Monaghan, Suzi Hares & Amanda from Boopy Doodle who each win a Rock Face Minerals eyeshadow of their choice.
The answer to the question "which star sign runs from 23rd July to 22 Aug?" was of course Leo, & I was chuffed to bits with the number of RFM fans, old & new, that took the time to enter.
Thank you too for all the lovely birthday wishes; I had a fab birthday, camping in gorgeous Fermanagh, & I'll get some pics up on my blog soon.
Watch out for the next Rock Face Minerals competition in September, to coincide with the launch of the new & improved website, which is nearly complete.
In the meantime, it's the last week of the school holidays over here, so it's officially "School Uniform Name Tag Sewing Week" - Groan!