Friday, 9 February 2018

MISS NI 2018..

Happy Friday ladies and gents! Will this snow ever end? Personally I am SO over it, I can't go anywhere with it in my car so roll on the spring and summer!

Speaking off, as some of you know this time of the year sees the beginning of the search for the new Miss Northern Ireland and last Thursday we kicked things off with the official launch night at the Europa Hotel Belfast.



Former Miss Northern Ireland, Zoe Salmon presented the evening with class and glamour as always, wearing a sliver show stopper! In the crowd were the lovely former Miss NI's, press, bloggers, sponsors and of course some of the hopefuls wanting to walk away with the crown at the grand final at the end of May. Zoe talked us through the heat dates and venues, what Miss Northern Ireland entails and much more, talking in front of a crowd of people is so much harder than people first think and Zoe does it so effortlessly!

Alison with some former Miss Northern Irelands



Blogger Louise Vance, Miss NI and Myself

Some of the hopefuls for this years crown!

For those asking my jumpsuit is from Lost Ink 
sold out on HOF and ASOS but I've found it here for you guys..



Here are all the dates and venues if you think you have what it takes;


Thursday 1st March- Tipsy Bird, Belfast 

Sunday 4th March- Spice, Templepatrick

Saturday 10th March- Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane

Friday 16th March- Walsh's Hotel, Maghera

Tuesday 20th March- Horatio Todds, East Belfast 

Friday 6th April- Coach, Bainbridge

Wednesday 11th April- Gillies Galgorm, Ballymena

Friday 13th April- Granny Annie's, Enniskillen (lucky 13th?!)

Friday 20th April- Anchor Bar, Portstewart (2nd year in a row?!)

Sunday 22nd April- Glenavon Hotel, Cooktown

Thursday 26th April- Granny Annie's, Derry

Friday 27th April- Cafe Ceol, Bangor

Friday 4th May- McAleers, Dungannon



ACA Models MD, Former Miss Northern Ireland and Miss World license holder, Alison Clarke talked us through all the sponsors for this years contest, some old and some new. Here are a list of them all, I mean come on?! amazing!!

Bronze Salons, Donnelly Group, The Europa Hotel, Ulster Tatler, Rosie's Closet, Make Up Pro Store, Sunday World, Think FIT! and finally, Insanity Tan- you all know HANDS down my favourite tan to ever grace this earth!! I honestly love and swear by it so much and have converted so many of you lot too! My fav combo is the 'Ultra Dark' Bronzing Mousse with the Instant Wash Off in 'Shimmer' over the top just before I head out for that dreamy glow.
Gerry and Joe are such lovely men and are so passionate about both their product and Miss NI, it's a perfect pair!



So know we know all the sponsors, who wants to know the prize list?! One lucky girl will be getting all this, WHY can't I be younger!!

All expenses paid trip to the Miss World Final
1 years beauty treatments from Bronze Tanning and beauty
Comprehensive use of a stylish Fiat 500 for one year from Donnelly group
A wardrobe of designer dresses from the ladies at Rosie's closet
Personal Training package with Think Fit
1 years spray tanning from Insanity Tan
Ulster Tatler front cover (ready for my close up!)
1 years hairdressing treatments from Michele International
Sunglasses from Jonathan Keys
Modelling contract with ACA
A modelling portfolio by the fantastic Brendan Gallagher photography 
Flowers from Leckey and Golden 
and finally a make up hamper to the value of £500 by make up studio, available from Make Up Pro Store and a lesson with the talented Paddy McGurgan himself. 

I mean WOW what a frecking prize bundle right? Insane amount of stuff there from all the amazing sponsors! Did I happen to mention I'm jealous? ekkkk!!

Anna Henry, our current Miss Northern Ireland has done an amazing job and was well worthy of the coveted gold crown! She has represented Northern Ireland to the highest level and well and truly put us on the map when she headed to the Miss World competition.
Like Anna said on the launch night she will be sad to give the title up and so would anyone after a crazy year, but who will she be handing the role over to?

Anna's Dress is from Blush 

Enter at www.missnorthernireland.co.uk today, you must be aged between 17-24.
Good luck to anyone who enters, it is an amazing opportunity and one you won't regret!

Thanks for reading as always, there is a valentines post coming soon. 
Emma Jane x

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