8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian

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ERIC IN WONDERLAND

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You may be forgiven for thinking that you've stumbled upon an OAP meeting if you rock up to the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle Under Lyme between now and the 15th December. The audience which is mostly made up of stretchy skirts and twinsets seem to have uncovered a gem of a show in the form of Uncle Eric. You know how old people stumble around complaining of aches and pains in their legs and relying on a walking stick - its all nonsense.  They're all hiding in the New Vic Theatre with their glasses of Sherry, dancing up a storm and belly laughing at the innuendo laced jokes (please note: OLD PEOPLE HAVE FILTHY MINDS.)

For those not familiar with the whole "Uncle Eric" premise, David Graham (the brains and beauty behind the show) anually creates a 2 hour 60's musical complete with live band (which is made up entirely of the cast of the show - bar the attractive drummer) and a laugh a minute script which could have been lifted from any of the Carry on Films.

With the latest "...in Wonderland" offering, there is a usual suspects book club ran by Eric's wife Madge, which turns into a "trip" (geddit?) down the rabbit hole and into Alice's Wonderland after Eric smokes a particularly suspect looking cigarette of Hippy Dave's.

Remember the post a few months back when I was like "attractive men in Stoke on Trent" shocker? You won't be disappointed with the eye candy in this show (I know its not all about that, its about "the music" but it can't hurt, right?)

I can guarantee that any red blooded woman will be entirely hypnotised by the snake hips of AJ Dean who plays Eddie (a wannabe rockstar) and also the Mad Hatter, reminiscent of Russell Brand (only with better hair and a crotch thrust that could jump start the libido of any OAP).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, for those who are more partial to a shy and nervous geek complete with grandad cardigan and Clark Kent glasses (and a nice tight pair of flares - score) Dan Graham plays Jack, a book club member with low self esteem and no luck with the ladies.

(the friend who I went with developed a crush on Uncle Eric due to her penchant for older men and I almost had to physically restrain her from removing her bra and throwing it on the stage. Just putting that out there.)

The play is punctuated throughout with a veritable smorgasboard of hits from the 60's, and laying my (Queen of Hearts) cards on the table - with my penchant for musicians with guitars/drums/keyboard/triangle/tambourine - these moments are the highlights of my entire evening. Performing an array of hits from the 60's - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Mellow Yellow, Wheels on Fire - by the time the show was closed by old faithful High Ho Silver Lining, my "too-high" dancing shoes were well and truly ready to be hung up/burned.

(Special mention to Lulu Belis, a pint sized wonder who has an incredible set of lungs on her.)

If you can sit through this show without cracking a smile or singing along to one of the many infectious songs - I'll give you my first born child and/or a case of Heineken.

You can buy tickets for the show via the New Vic Theatre website

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian
ERIC IN WONDERLAND

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You may be forgiven for thinking that you've stumbled upon an OAP meeting if you rock up to the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle Under Lyme between now and the 15th December. The audience which is mostly made up of stretchy skirts and twinsets seem to have uncovered a gem of a show in the form of Uncle Eric. You know how old people stumble around complaining of aches and pains in their legs and relying on a walking stick - its all nonsense.  They're all hiding in the New Vic Theatre with their glasses of Sherry, dancing up a storm and belly laughing at the innuendo laced jokes (please note: OLD PEOPLE HAVE FILTHY MINDS.)

For those not familiar with the whole "Uncle Eric" premise, David Graham (the brains and beauty behind the show) anually creates a 2 hour 60's musical complete with live band (which is made up entirely of the cast of the show - bar the attractive drummer) and a laugh a minute script which could have been lifted from any of the Carry on Films.

With the latest "...in Wonderland" offering, there is a usual suspects book club ran by Eric's wife Madge, which turns into a "trip" (geddit?) down the rabbit hole and into Alice's Wonderland after Eric smokes a particularly suspect looking cigarette of Hippy Dave's.

Remember the post a few months back when I was like "attractive men in Stoke on Trent" shocker? You won't be disappointed with the eye candy in this show (I know its not all about that, its about "the music" but it can't hurt, right?)

I can guarantee that any red blooded woman will be entirely hypnotised by the snake hips of AJ Dean who plays Eddie (a wannabe rockstar) and also the Mad Hatter, reminiscent of Russell Brand (only with better hair and a crotch thrust that could jump start the libido of any OAP).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, for those who are more partial to a shy and nervous geek complete with grandad cardigan and Clark Kent glasses (and a nice tight pair of flares - score) Dan Graham plays Jack, a book club member with low self esteem and no luck with the ladies.

(the friend who I went with developed a crush on Uncle Eric due to her penchant for older men and I almost had to physically restrain her from removing her bra and throwing it on the stage. Just putting that out there.)

The play is punctuated throughout with a veritable smorgasboard of hits from the 60's, and laying my (Queen of Hearts) cards on the table - with my penchant for musicians with guitars/drums/keyboard/triangle/tambourine - these moments are the highlights of my entire evening. Performing an array of hits from the 60's - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Mellow Yellow, Wheels on Fire - by the time the show was closed by old faithful High Ho Silver Lining, my "too-high" dancing shoes were well and truly ready to be hung up/burned.

(Special mention to Lulu Belis, a pint sized wonder who has an incredible set of lungs on her.)

If you can sit through this show without cracking a smile or singing along to one of the many infectious songs - I'll give you my first born child and/or a case of Heineken.

You can buy tickets for the show via the New Vic Theatre website

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian
Eric In Wonderland

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You may be forgiven for thinking that you've stumbled upon an OAP meeting if you rock up to the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle Under Lyme between now and the 15th December. The audience which is mostly made up of stretchy skirts and twinsets seem to have uncovered a gem of a show in the form of Uncle Eric. You know how old people stumble around complaining of aches and pains in their legs and relying on a walking stick - its all nonsense.  They're all hiding in the New Vic Theatre with their glasses of Sherry, dancing up a storm and belly laughing at the innuendo laced jokes (please note: OLD PEOPLE HAVE FILTHY MINDS.)

For those not familiar with the whole "Uncle Eric" premise, David Graham (the brains behind the show) creates a 2 hour long 60's musical complete with live band (which is made up entirely of the cast of the show - bar the attractive drummer) and a laugh a minute script which could have been lifted from any of the Carry on Films....

With the latest "...in Wonderland" offering there is a usual suspects book club ran by Eric's wife Madge, which turns into a "trip" (geddit?) down the rabbit hole and into Alice's Wonderland after Eric smokes a particularly suspect looking cigarette of Hippy Dave's.

Remember the post a few months back when I was like "attractive men in Stoke on Trent" shocker? You won't be disappointed with the eye candy in this show (I know its not all about that, its about "the music" but it can't hurt, right?)

I can guarantee that any red blooded woman will be entirely hypnotised by the snake hips of AJ Dean who plays Eddie (a wannabe rockstar) and also the Mad Hatter, reminiscent of Russell Brand (only with better hair and a crotch thrust that could jump start the libido of any OAP).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, for those who are more partial to a shy and nervous geek complete with grandad cardigan and Clark Kent glasses (and a nice tight pair of flares - score) Dan Graham plays Jack, a book club member with low self esteem and zero luck with the ladies.

(the friend who I went with developed a crush on "Uncle Eric" due to her penchant for older men and I almost had to physically restrain her from removing her bra and throwing it on the stage. Just putting that out there  as a warning!)

The play is punctuated throughout with a veritable smorgasbord of hits from the 60's, and laying my (Queen of Hearts) cards on the table - with my penchant for musicians with guitars/drums/keyboard/triangle/tambourine/any kind of musical instrument - these were the moments that dreams were made of.  A very talented bunch of musicians captured the sound of the 60's to a T (with a special mention to Lulu Belis who has an incredible set of lungs on her - by that I mean singing ability, not boobs.  HONEST).  Performing an array of hits from the decade, includingnLucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Mellow Yellow, This Wheels on Fire - by the time the show was closed by old faithful High Ho Silver Lining, my "too-high" dancing shoes were well and truly ready to be hung up/burned.

If you can sit through this show without cracking a smile or singing along to one of the many infectious songs - I'll give you my first born child and/or a case of Heineken.

Eric in Wonderland runs at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-Under-Lyme until the 15th December and You can buy tickets for the show by clicking this click which will take you to the theatre website :)

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has transformed herself from a closet organizer and stylist to a multimillion-dollar brand. If Google’s most recent list of the most searched people is any indication, she’s one of the most famous people in the world.

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:

Product

Kardashian sister hasn't left much to the imagination.
Kardashian sister hasn’t left much to the imagination.

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

Brush

After Kim's near decade in the spotlight..
After Kim’s near decade in the spotlight..

This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Liquid
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.