Rose Quartz and White – The Dual Mani


My latest Powder mani uses this years pantone, Rose Quartz with classic white, presenting a dual mani where the two shades start from either side and join in the middle.

The trend from a two-tone, dual accent nail or featured on every digit is big news for spring 2016 especially in romantic pastel tones, and yet the two hues worn in this way, redefine the classic French manicure and offer up an edgy yet playful way to wear pastels.


Carry the edgy pastel look into your outfit by teaming pastels with denim, stripes or neutrals  – such as grey, white and nude.  Combine with nude or pastel orange stack heels and a patterned or metallic giant clutch bag.

Get the Look:

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  • Orange Stack Heel, £34 TK Maxx
  • BHS stacked heels, from a selection
  • Oliver Bonas Buddy Bunny Tee, £19.50
  • Rose gold metallic clutch bag, £18


Inky Goth-Glam Blue – THE Colour to be seen in

Midnight / inky / deep / goth-glam-punk blue – call it what you want but one thing is for sure, it ‘s a colour that is at the top of the fashion and beauty pile when it comes to shades to be seen in.

Gracing the front cover of the latest Glamour magazine (December 2015), on the talons of Tanya Burr and as seen everywhere from on celebrities to the High Street, this deep shade of blue is hot.

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It would be rude not to opt for the same blue on my own talons for my latest Powder mani then wouldn’t it?

The team used ‘Up All Night’ Gelaze finish and I can’t get enough. It goes with everything and makes me feel glamorous even if I have been Up All Night (but sadly not drinking cocktails, but instead due to my toddler)!

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Image credit: Getty Images

Fashion Blogger, Chiara Ferragni looks fabulous in this bejeweled embellishment tunic dress and slouchy boots while Karlie Kloss takes the shade casual with a classic denim, jumper, coat and matching accessories combination.

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Image credit: Splash News

I also have my eye on these Sam Edelman Dea Deep Blue Heeled Court Shoes, £145 that will go perfectly with anything from your skinny jeans to your Christmas party dress. A smart investment really 🙂

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Speaking of parties, razzle dazzle them in these inky blue dresses and enjoy.

Bethanie x

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Warehouse Tinselsequin midnight blue dress, £55


Debenhams Debut maxi sparkling blue dress, £135

Edgy Pastels

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I couldn’t decide which spring 2015 pastel shade to wear so I chose all of them!

Pastels come around every springtime but this time they’re different; edgier, duskier and pretty without being sickly sweet.  You’re regular baby pink is now dusky rose and baby blue is more a muted aqua.  Good news too if you’re investing in pastels now, whether it’s for your nails or wardrobe, since they’re set to continue into autumn / winter with the likes of TOPSHOP, Dior, Matthew Williamson and Holly Fulton all showing edgy pastels at London Fashion Week back in February.

To bring them up to date, wear your pastels with dusky hues of blue like navy and various denim rinses or introduce pastels into your outfit via accessories.  I love these gorgeous pastel paint print pumps, mint tote bag and fringed parcel bag all by Aldo at Churchill Square Shopping Centre.  Fringing is huge fashion news giving a nod to the current 70s vibe and since I spotted these bags, I keep thinking about them (so that means I’m going to have to buy them).  Sure, I don’t need them but as I keep I telling my husband- buying handbags is not about need, it’s about want.

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ALDO Fringed Bags
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ALDO Handbag
ALDO PumpsMy latest manicure champions some key hues of edgy pastels:

My latest manicure champions a number of key hues for SS15:

  • You’re Such a Budapest (lilac)
  • Gargantuan Green (the brighter green)
  • Samoan Sand (the light peach)
  • Disco Stick Grey (the blue/ grey/green on the little finger)
  • Tauple-less Beach (the tauple/mink)

All OPI gels.

Why stick to one when you an have them all?

OPI Nail Polish Giveaway!

It’s the 1st of March and Spring is nearly upon us! Time to start planning your Spring/Summer wardrobe and beauty buys!

To help you get started Powder are having a giveaway! You could win a OPI Bright and Brighter Nail Polish Duo with Cosmetic bag. The popular OPI classics ‘Strawberry Margarita’ and ‘Hot & Spicy’ make this the perfect pair.  All you need for summertime nails.


So how do you enter we hear you cry!? Well simply pop over to our Twitter, and re-tweet our competition tweet, make sure you use the hastag #powderOPI and follow us too!

The competition closes on Saturday 22nd March, and the winner will be announced on twitter on Sunday 23rd March. Good luck! Click here to find us on Twitter >

Also don’t forget its the last few weeks of our WOW offer- 25% off all gel manicures, full manicures and minx manicures! Offer ends 31st March, so don’t delay and book in now! Call 01273 720055. Visit our website for full price details. 



Prize on collection in salon or prize can be posted within the UK only, 2nd class signed for.
Winner will be announced via Twitter by Monday 24th March. If the winner doesn’t respond within 5 days the prize will be offered to another entrant. Winners selected at random.
Entrants must follow @powderbrighton and RT the competition tweet in order to enter!

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.


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.


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!



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
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!



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.

Find out full details about Powder Beauty on our website.837_578416988838990_137152845_n