10.8.11

My article is in The Times today!

Gotta be quick as I am literally meant to be packing the car to move house NOW but my article I wrote during my work experience at The Times has been published today! I interviewed the lady behind WAH Nails, Sharmadean Reid!  Can you imagine how exciting/shitscary this was for me?!

I'm so proud because I had expected work experience at such a huge newspaper to be making teas and fact-checking, but to be allowed to pitch my own ideas, organise my own interview, take my own photos and write up the article was so unexpected and amazing. And terrifying, of course. And now to see it printed... Speechless! 




(I foolishly offered to paint Sharmadean's 'wrong' hand for her! My hand was literally vibrating! Didn't look TOO bad at the end of it though...)

I also negotiated an offer for readers of Young Times, so if you take the article into the Dalston salon by Monday, you'll get 25% off manicures! Woop! 

Thanks Sharmadean and the WAH team for being so friendly and to Daisy and the team at The Times for the amazing experience! 

<3

65 comments:

  1. Congrats! Very jealous you got work experience there!

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  2. Amazing :) well done gorgeous! Going to look out for this today :) xx

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  3. wow, congratulatons! Looks great x

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  4. You are tottaly EPIC honey, i forsee BIG things for you in your future career, i really do xxxx

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  5. Eeee I am so happy for you! :)
    Absolutely wonderful.

    Florrie x

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  6. so exciting! congrats :)

    MJLSTYLE

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  7. This is freaking awesome! I love the fact you're in my favourite newspaper :D

    Also 25% is a sweet deal! thank you! x

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  8. That´s amazing:) congrats hun x

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  9. What an opportunity! And looks like a fab article too :) glad your work experience was so good.

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  10. That's AMAZING! Great to see your hard work paid off! Congrats lovely xxx

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  11. WELL DONE GEM!

    That's absolutely amazing, it looks fantastic. You must be so proud!

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  12. THANK YOU ALL, I HEART YOU XXXXX

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  13. My gosh lady! How frickin amazing, just sounds utterly fab & you just must be so so proud! I feel proud of you, and I don't even know you, lol
    Huge congrats mrs
    xx

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  14. Wow, what an amazing and invaluable experience! You lucky girl :) you obviously worked very hard so well done you! xxx

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  15. Aw well done Gem :) Hope moving and everything is going ok for you too! x

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  16. Well done you really deserve it! Absolutely loving your blog!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  17. Congratulations that's amazing!!! xx

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  18. Congrats and good luck with the move!

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  19. That is excellent news! Congrats on gettimg work experience there too and my hands would have been shaking also!

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  20. I'm so happy for you! You deserve it! It looks great!
    elle xx

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  21. YAYYYY this is amazing Gem a super well done to you :) x

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  22. Amazing!!!! Bet your so proud :D

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  23. Eeep so exciting Gem, well done (:

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  24. 'Looking cuticle' made me giggle, I love a good pun XD Congrats and it sounds like you had a great experience :D xxx

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  25. Check you out! Wow - so proud :)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow Gem, that's amazing! That's pretty much my dream. I'm so proud of you :D

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  27. Congratulations!! That's amazing, well done :) xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  28. Fab article Gem! You should be very proud!

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  29. That's absolutely brilliant! Congratulations! :) x

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  30. Congratulations Gem! You deserve it :) xx

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  31. You must be so bloody proud!!! Well done! Work experience turned into a fantastic treat!

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  32. So happy for you Gem! Congratulations,

    Rosie x

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  33. congratulations! this is amazing & the perfect article for you to write.

    xoxo.

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  34. that's so cool, and perfect for you xx

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  35. Massive congratulations Gem, it really is amazing! Onto bigger and better for you I think;)

    Caz x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  36. Congrats, well deserved x x x

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  37. That's excellent! Well done Gem x x

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  38. Congratulations! Thats so a great experience to have!

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com
    xx

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  39. Nice one Gem, hope you're really proud of this. If I'd seen it earlier, I would have picked up a copy.

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  40. Wow, jealous over here! Congrats:)xx

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  41. really happy for you and congratulations!!
    i saw u in topshop around april (my birthday) i was literally starstruck, but was to shy to say hi lol

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  42. Congratulations! What an amazing achievement!

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  43. Aww well done! SO Jealous xx

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  44. Wow, well done to you. It is great to see that this work experience has been so productive. I sometimes worry that some internships/ placements can end up being a waste of time.

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  45. So happy for you! I'll be qualified as a journalist in May and I am so terrified to start jobhunting and doing work experience! Congratulations xx

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  46. Hey, just thought that i should let you know that i have mentioned your blog in my recent blog post:

    http://thelivescene.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/feature-barmy-over-blogs/

    :)

    http://thelivescene.wordpress.com

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  47. Congrats Gem, you = awesomesauce x

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  48. oh my words gemma, that's amazing! congrats....will have to give it a wee read. it looks soooo good. god i don't think i'd be able to do something like this, my wee heart would be in my throat the entire time x

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  49. Congratulations on this, Gem. What an incredible achievement! x

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  50. Yay, I'm so happy for you. It's so satisfying having an article published, isn't it? x

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  51. i've only recently come accross WAH nails and I LOVE THEM!!! there isn't a day that goes by that i don't have arty farty nails now! :) ALSO- thanks for youR leopard print nail art tutorial earlier!! was a biiig help :D x

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  52. OMG!!! Where have I BEEN?!?!
    Totes clear I've been hiding under a rock or something cos this blog catchup is proving quite eventful
    Styleshop for Motel? Interview with owner/creator of WAH Nails? Boo! WELL DONE!
    You are doing big things and I am proud of you....xx

    BLEURGH
    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  53. :) Massive congratulations, this is awesome.

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