Fabulous Friday: September 3, 2010. What’s made your week?

Nikki Parkinson Life 7 Comments

Welcome to Fabulous Fridays – my weekly blog and video blog (vlog!) about the things that have made my week.   It’s all about the positive – and yes, you’ll find a little style tip as well. Let me know what you think?  And most importantly, what’s made your week.    

1.  U2 tickets – and happy Father’s Day to all the dad out there.  The dad in this house (and Styling You’s resident ManLand blogger) has already got lucky.  Some deft internet work on Monday night saw me pick up two tix to U2’s Brisbane concert.  If he’s VERY lucky he may receive socks on Sunday as well.   

2.  Celebrating people –  My gorgeous girlfriend Min Swan from White House Celebrations has a passion for celebrating others.  No-one I know comes up with the special touches that she thinks of and this is just one of them – at her On The Red Carpet networking event on Tuesday night, we could leave a message on the White House Facebook page.   

Me on Facebook at White House Celebrations' On the Red Carpet event

3.   My uber-performing son (and don’t worry, I’m SO not a stage mother).  My eldest son is smart.  So smart that if I didn’t know for sure that I gave birth to him 15 years ago, I’d question his parentage.  Only kidding.  Of course, he gets it from me.  Last weekend his Tournament of the Minds (TOM) team won through to the State finals and then on Tuesday he found out his Future Problem Solving team won through to the National finals in Melbourne.  Yes, I’m a proud mum but also gearing up to sell LOTS of fundraising chocolates.   

4.   New shoes – seriously, is there any better way to celebrate a new season than with shoes?  Shoes always fit (well maybe not after a long-haul flight) and quite frankly you can never have too many.  These nude, clog-style heels by Natasha won my heart at High Heels Mooloolaba.    

Natasha heels $299 at www.highheelsshop.com.au

5.   Beauty find – new MAC Pro Longwear collection.  I ask a lot of my makeup.  Mostly, can you just please try and look as good at 5pm as when I applied you at 7am?  So imagine my excitement at this new range from MAC Cosmetics?  There are three products – a lip colour, Lipcreme, SPF Foundation and Concealer and two brushes.  Check out the result on the video above – I’m impressed.   You can build the coverage from medium through to flawless and apparently it will last 15 hours – talk about a marathon effort.  The lipcreme also has staying power but without feeling like your lips are in need of a drink.   www.maccosmetics.com.au   

MAC Cosmetics' ProLongwear collection

6.  What is style?  This was a question posed by Heather M. Claus on her site 365 Days of Style.  Heather’s based in North Carolina, in the US, but we connected via Twitter and I got to add my two cents worth to the style question.  You can check it out here.   So tell me, what does style mean to you?   

Don’t forget to leave a comment below …  I also want to know what’s made YOUR week?   

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  1. Preparing for the Women’s Lifestyle Expo (next Saturday) has kept me busy today collating information about the ladies of the Red Hats Society. What fun it has been designing and printing brochures. Then a double joy! As I read through the Workshops on offerat the Expo I was caught by “Switch on your Personal Style”. We Red Hatters have our “inner glow” switched on ready for every new opportunity that is presented to us. Looking forward to your presentation.

  2. Modelling some fantastic outfits (and gorgeous hats) from Distinctions Boutique in Tewantin at the U3A fashion parade and High Tea yesterday (Thursday). That was wonderful enough but then for Maggie, the proprietor telling me I did a great job and showed fer garments, beautifully.
    At 66 I might take up a new career – well I guess it isn’t much different to acting

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      Eileen – that’s so wonderful to hear. What a fun opportunity and yes, I guess it’s a little like acting! I’m doing something similar next week for Soul Diva in Buderim. Will need some of my high school acting skills, I think!!

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