Powder Boutique Christmas Market!

Last Sunday the 24th November saw Powder Beauty Boutique as its never been before! A collection of wonderful local designers & makers filled the rooms across 3 floors selling their lovely creations at our Christmas Market.

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Visitors were treated to cranberry and cava fizz, homemade cakes, marshmallows and more as they explored all our boutique had to offer. We had great comments about how beautiful the rooms are, and what a lovely idea the market was.

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Visitors were also treated to discounted nails on the day, and the nails were certainly popular, with all the spaces on the day booked up!

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Members of the press were also present, and we made some lovely goody bags for them too! Look out for features in Latest 7, Vintage Brighton, We Love Brighton, Wigwam toys and more soon!

Singer Curtis of South Coast Swing Events
Singer Curtis of South Coast Swing Events

Here are some photos from the day, including our stall holders who are well worth checking out! They all sell their creations at other fairs locally and their makes are perfect unique christmas gifts. Click on any of the images below to find out more. Many thanks to Vintage Brighton who some of the image credits go to.

Jessie Jumbles vintage covered buttons & accessories.
Jessie Jumbles vintage covered buttons & accessories.
Johnny Loves June Vintage
Johnny Loves June Vintage
Cat-a-Cake Creations
Cat-a-Cake Creations
Kirstin Stride Designs
Kirstin Stride Designs
Luluapin
Luluapin
Claudia Made This
Claudia Made This
Little Mouses & Oh Carol
Little Mouses & Oh Carol
Cake by Cake Gusto
Cake by Cake Gusto
South Coast Swing Events and her lovely nails by Powder
South Coast Swing Events and her lovely nails by Powder

Thank you to all those who visited and took part- we hope you enjoyed your day!

Missed out this time? Be sure to like us on facebook to keep up with our latest events, and remember our Powder Party Package offer is still on- but for a limited time, so book in quick!

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Powder Christmas Boutique Market

We are proud to announce Powder’s Christmas Boutique Market!
Come and explore our boutique of hidden treasures!
Sunday 24th November 12-6pm

Vintage stalls, jewellery, cakes and treats by cake gusto, goody bags & more!
Plus ‘Curtis Skinner’ vintage swing vocalist and South Coast Swing events.

Manicures £10. Gel Manicures £20. Please book in advance for manicures.
Call 01273 720055 to book.

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Stall holders include:
Jessie JumblesKirstin stride designsLittle MousesJohnny Loves June VintageOh CarolLulalupinCat A Cake CreationsSouth Coast Swing Events, Cake Gusto – Artisan Cake & BiscuitsClaudia Made This, and more!

Take a browse of their lovely items below…

Little Mouses
Little Mouses
Johnny Loves June
Johnny Loves June
Lulalupin
Lulalupin
Claudia Made This
Claudia Made This
Jessie Jumbles
Jessie Jumbles
Kirstin Stride
Kirstin Stride
South Coast Swing Events
South Coast Swing Events
Cat-a-Cake Creations
Cat-a-Cake Creations
Cake Gusto
Cake Gusto

Also Powder have a special winter pamper package offer on at the moment too! Make sure you don’t miss out and book in for your well deserved pampering to brighten up those cold and rainy days!

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We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Event run in assocation with Cat a Cake Creations.www.catacakecreations.com

Award Winning Blinc Mascara Now in at Powder!

VOTED BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA By Marie Claire. View all press features here.

Blinc is the original mascara invented to form tiny water resistant tubes around your lashes. Once applied they cannot run, smudge, or clump or even flake even if you rub your eyes.

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Blinc is better than waterproof mascaras. All it takes is the combination of lots of warm water and gentle pressure, from your fingertips, a washcloth or water pressure (i.e. shower) and the tubes will slide off your lashes effortlessly. Upon removal you will actually see the tiny beauty tubes in your hand!

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So if you have never tried the famed, iconic and cult Blinc products then come and give them a go. Powder currently have a special in store offer price of £17 each or 2 products for £30! Tester sizes are £2.50 each!

Also indroducing the all new Blinc Ultra Thin Liquid eyeliner pen. Long lasting and waterproof.

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The most precise brush available in the cosmetics Industry. Another popular Blinc product is the eyebrow mousse.

Once applied, blinc Eyebrow Mousse fills in sparse areas to create the perfect brow line that cannot fade, run, or smudge, even if you sweat or wear it in harsh weather conditions. Get ready for beautiful, face-framing brow colour that lasts all day long, unlike traditional eyebrow products that disappear half way through your busy day.

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Blinc’s Fountain of Youthful Colour™ Eyebrow Mousse is the original eyebrow mousse invented to give enhancing, water-resistant and moisturizing colour to your brows with anti-aging benefits for the underlying skin.

Powder are now also offering semi permanent mascara that lasts for 4 weeks. Great if you wear lash extensions on the top lashes this can be applied to the bottom lashes.

We charge £35 for top & bottom lashes and £15 for just bottom lashes. The treatment takes around 20 mins. Please call 01273 720055 for bookings and more info.

Powder Giveaway! WIN a Vinylux Manicure!

Powder have an exciting giveaway to announce! You could WIN a Vinylux Manicure!

Not heard of a ‘Vinylux’ Manicure!? It is the latest innovation in nail polish and stays on for 7 days – ‘Polish That Defies Time’!

How do we enter we hear you cry!
Simply follow us on Twitter and retweet our tweet about the giveaway, or post your own tweet to @PowderBrighton using the hashtag #powderWIN

Click here to find us on Twitter >

Good luck and get tweeting! Competition closes Midnight Sunday August 17th. 

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Find out about all Powder’s manicures and treatments on our website here >

Normal price of vinylux manicure is £25.

Terms and Conditions: This prize cannot be used with any other offer.

If less then 24hrs is given for cancellation of appiontment then the prize will be forfeited.

Valid until October 31st 2013.Must be over 16.

No entries after the closing date will be accepted.

You must have followed @PowderBrighton on Twitter and used the hashtag #powderWIN to be in with a chance of winning.The winner will be selected randomly and notified via Twitter, should they not respond within 7 days the prize will be offered to an alternative winner.

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Hen Parties at Powder!

Get together in beautiful surroundings at our unique vintage inspired boutique. Kick of your celebrations with some of our nail & beauty treatments plus we provide complimentry wine,tea & cakes for groups of 5 or more to help your party start with a swing!

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Make up by Rachel & Laura Beautiful make up for these ladies before their night out in Brighton town.
Make up by Rachel & Laura
Beautiful make up for these ladies before their night out in Brighton town.
Vintage styling and Manicures
Vintage styling and Manicures
More fab manicured hands for this Birthday Bash
More fab manicured hands for this Birthday Bash
Hen party at a Hen House in Brighton. Powder provided mini treatments for the party.
Hen party at a Hen House in Brighton.
Powder provided mini treatments for the party.
Hen House in Brighton, Powder provided mini treatments for the party.
Hen House in Brighton, Powder provided mini treatments for the party.

Also available at Powder- get your customised laser cut hen do necklace. Designed by Cat-a-Cake Creations locally in Brighton and available in almost any colour acrylic or cherrywood. They come with a silver plated chain and beautifully gifted. Discounts for orders of 15 or more. Quote ‘necklace’ when booking to find out more and order.

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Want to know more or make a booking? Call Powder on 01273 720055, or visit the bridal page of our website here >

“Imagine What Life Would Be Like If We Had Tiny Panda Faces As Fingerprints.”

Harajuku Fashion Influences

This week Powder takes a look at the ever growing Harajuka fashion trend. Harajuku has become world famous as Japan’s center of street fashion. Harajuka, just a small square mile area is full of boutiques, fashion malls and chains. Every day of the year, tens of thousands of people come here to shop and see what the latest trends are.

Powder takes a look at how the Harajuka fashion is forming trends across the world…

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V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips. Photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer- nymag.com

We love the photo above from an article on nymag.com, which was  created for V Magazine. The article describes,

“makeup artist Peter Philips kicked aside traditional makeup options and instead painted faces… in a vast array of whimsical Emoji, the Japanese doodads that replace written words with cartoonish images pictographs, to be more precise.”

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Photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer. V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips, source: nymag.com

The article goes onto say:

“The models are bedecked in colorful eyeballs and oversize lips, but also accessorized with jewels from Mawi, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Delfina Deletrez, and more….Imagine what life would be like if we had tiny panda faces as fingerprints.”

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Harper's Bazaar Shoot
Harper’s Bazaar Shoot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga, hair and makeup by Qiqi Franky.
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Harper’s Bazaar Shoot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga, hair and makeup by Qiqi Franky.

The photos above show the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia ‘Harajuku-ers’ photo shoot is inspired by the Japanese street style that is seen in the Harajuku district in Tokyo. An article on Trendhunter.com describes it as:

“Shot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia Harajuku-ers editorial is as colorful and funky as the fashion itself. From carnival settings to arcade backdrops, this photo shoot takes advantage of the most vibrant scenes available. Playfully styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga had their candy-colored hair and makeup done by Qiqi Franky, which help embellish the looks even more.”

Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Fragrance
Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Fragrance

Pop star Gwen Stefani and the Harajuku Girls made the Harajuka fashion internationally popular back in the mid-2000s and ever since people have been enamored with this culture’s vibrant and eccentric outfit choices.

The below images show some great fashion & nail inspiration we found and pinned over on our Pinterest board.

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Harajuka make up and nails for POP magazine
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Harajuku Nail Art…when it comes to outrageously awesome nail art, the Japanese dare to be different!
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Harajuku Fashion Walk Street Snaps
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A selection of Harajuku Fashion, nails and make up we found on Pinterest.

How weird, wonderful and cute are the images above!? We came across them on Pinterest, and all original sources can be found via our Pinterest Board here.

Like the look of any the above? Whether it be make up, nail art or hair styling- Powder can create it for you. Why not book an appointment today and dare to stand out from the crowd! Visit our website to view prices, or call 01273 720055.

Sources, as listed on the images above, plus:
http://www.japanesestreets.com/harajuku-fashion/
http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/harajuku-style#1

Powder Loves Nail Art!

We’ve been busy at Powder Beauty creating lots of lovely, unique nail art for our customers. All the photos you see in this post are created by the team at Powder, many by freehand nail art.

Got an idea of a nail art design you’d like? Get in touch and we’d love to create it for you!

We can create a range of designs from a simple shape and paint to full on MINX nail transfers. Call 01273 720055 to  arrange an appointment with us.

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NailArt by Kate at the Powder Nail Bar at The Brighton Tattoo Convention 
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Tye Dye Minx at the Brighton Tattoo Convention

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Pick 'n' mix nail art by Natasha at Powder
Pick ‘n’ mix nail art by Jess at Powder

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Freehand panda nail art by Lucy at Powder
Freehand panda nail art by Lucy at Powder

Lil bit of Nail History!

1950s Nails where long and tapered always matching your nail polish to your lipstick and in the 1940s matching your nail polish to your clothing a done thing .Image

1960s Nails were all about white, nude or frosted pastel shades.

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In 1970 Fake nails become more popular and the french manicure was invented by Jeff Pink.

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Going into the 1980s A Kaleidoscope of nail varnishes were available.

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1990s The Lost Generation. Nails were more toned down. Black nails were huge and in 1994 Chanel launched one of its best selling nail polishes ‘VAMP’

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Now nails created by http://www.powderbeauty.co.uk

Glamour Grunge nails using OPI ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’

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Long Glitter Oval Talons.

Gel Polish and jewellery by http://www.hannahmakesthings.com available at Powder.

Photo by Rachel at Powder.

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2000s Nails, Loads of stuff going on!  Textures, Sheens and embellishments. Nails have become part of the whole outfit. Innovation in nail technology has really come on with the launch of Minx in 2007 and Gel polish in 2008, and lots more DIY nail jobs.

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Katy Perry.

Powder Gallo Wine Evening

Here are the photos from Powder’s Gallo Wine evening a couple of weeks ago.  Lots of customers came along for a evening of pampering- including nails, facials, spray tans and more all at discounted prices. Visitors were also treated to a glass of Gallo Wine while their treatment took place.

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Lucy from Powder


Rachel from Powder


Visitors enjoyed their discounted treatments in the salons vintage surroundings. Special goody bags were also available for the evening, and many visitors browsed the salons vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories for sale- many of which handmade by local designers.


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The event was also featured in The Argus, Brighton’s biggest newspaper.


Lauren with her newly painted OPI nails
Lauren with her newly painted OPI nails


Lauren of Belle Du Brighton blog visited the event and enjoyed an OPI manicure. She did this great blog post about about the event which you can read here.

Powder looks forward to its next event which is My Vintage Portrait- find out more here.

View a full list of Powder’s treatments, special offers and more on our website >

All photography by Lisa Wormsley: www.indigoburns.com

Beautiful Ink Cosmetic Tattooing

The Powder team wanted to let you know about our next event which we are looking forward to.

Lisa from Beautiful Ink  will be coming to do a guest spot on May 11th and will be offering eyebrow tattooing for a special price of £350.

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And eyebrow designs for £50- where a custom design(s) will be drawn on to give you a good idea of how it will look.

About Beautiful Ink: Semi permanent makeup & cosmetic tattooing. Based in Brighton & Hove, Sussex. Mobile to the local area. Creating eyebrows, defining eyes and colouring lips.

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Book in now and don’t miss out on this opportunity. Call Powder on 01273 720055.

See Beautiful Ink’s site for more information >

Also visit our site for a list of all treatments, offers & more >