Ding dong, it’s Wedding Season and we have already done the bridal make-up for some beautiful brides here at Powder Beauty in Brighton.
We are now selling the first UK Dr Paw Paw balm for lips, skin, hair & nails. Pick up yours in the salon!
Happy 2017 Everyone!
We have some super January offers for you so you can kick start the New Year feeling pampered and relaxed!
Eve Taylor Facial Special Offer – 40% OFF!
Eyebrow Embroidery (or Eyebrow Microblading) is a technique for applying semi-permanent make-up to the eyebrows with fine hair strokes giving a very natural look which lasts around 3yrs. Its perfect for anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their eyebrows and is great for anyone with sparse and patchy brows or no brows at all.
Solar Oil by CND has been around along time and is a real cult beauty product amongst us beauty therapists and nail technicians. Described as ‘Miracle In A Bottle’ this amazing oil is not only essential in the maintenance and longevity of your manicure and pedicure but has incredible benefits to using it on your cuticles too. With a pure blend of Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, This oil applied 2-3 times daily will help even the worst peeling, dry or brittle nails to become healthy and beautiful! Works amazing well with Gel Polish too.
Calling All Mummas…We hope you can make it to this fabulous event on Sunday 3rd April at the beautiful
‘Nightingale Rooms’ There will be gin, pampering and style advice. Come and see us at our ‘Powder Pop Up
Nail and Lash Bar’ where you can get some party lashes applied and a manicure for a small charge proceeds go to The Brighton Women’s Centre.
For more info and tickets click on the link – HERE
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:
- Orange Stack Heel, £34 TK Maxx
- BHS stacked heels, from a selection
- Oliver Bonas Buddy Bunny Tee, £19.50
- Very.co.uk Rose gold metallic clutch bag, £18
The festive season is already a long, distant memory but that doesn’t mean the shine and sparkle has to end too. In fact, metallics and high shine fashion and beauty are in vogue for spring 2016.
From panels on your trainers and glittery sliders to irridescent tote bags, metallic jackets and high shine brogues – fashion has a sparkle.
Above: White City Plimsoles, £99 from CoCo Rose London, £99. Tamaris Brogues, £44.99 from www.tamaris.eu and Topshop Barrel Metallic Luggage, £55.
It doesn’t stop there either since beauty is profiling the use of glitter along the hairline for a playful going-out look, glittery shadows across your lids and liner and a touch of two-tone shimmer in your lipstick.
Of course, nails go all futuristic too and my latest gel manicure captures the look perfectly. With a subtle sparkle, this mink-meets-metallic hue is ideal for everyday wear and offers grown up glamour.
Are you going to dare to wear?
Powder Beauty Boutique has some very exciting news that you’ll love too – they are now selling Cosmetic brand, delilah. The brainchild of Rupert Kingston, Hannah Nicholson and Juliet White, a wealth of experience ranging make-up artistry and product development to beauty buying, imagery, graphics and design has gone into making Delilah what it is: an already much-loved, high-performance boutique British brand.
With the likes of Vogue, Glamour and Grazia all praising this brand, I had to check it out for myself…
The Delilah team were inspired by quintessentially English influences, from Britannia Metal, a traditional semi precious, pewter coloured metal that inspired the design of the packaging, to the crown gold accents that run through the whole line. Even the Delilah symbol, a pale pink Delilah rose, is a true icon of British beauty.
Powder has a collection of essentials including eye powders and creams, cream blushes, mascara, brow pencils, lipstick and glosses, foundation and concealers. The range is elegant and premium but inviting, with a good variety of shades for skin and variety enough for colours, taking you from nudes and classics to fashion-lead hues.
What I Tried
I’m all about the eyes right now and disguising the dark circles due to sleepless nights from festive mayhem, pregnancy and a toddler!
I’m a big believer in defining your brows since doing this frames your entire eye area, opening up your eyes and improving your overall look. I used the Brow Line Retractable Eye Brow Pencil with Brush, £20 in Ash, which is great for blondes.
Brow Line is a retractable eyebrow pencil with a narrow nib and a built-in brush at the other end. This makes applying colour and in-filling sparse brows very easy. It glides on and you can use the brush to feather in the crayon strokes for the most natural look. I found the colour stayed put all day.
My next eye-improved was the Fade Away Future Resist Concealer, £26 in ivory. Available in four shades, this fluid concealer incorporates light-diffusing agents that soften the appearance of fine lines and dark circles plus roseroot and sugar beet to help to reduce puffiness and darkness.
You apply it like a pen, which helps you to blend into the darkest areas such as the shadows next to you nose and to gently trace the shape of the dark circle beneath your eye.