Treat Yourself To OPI

Looking to sort out those winter hands?  Come and treat yourself to a OPI Manicure for £15.00

Treatment includes nail file, cuticle tidy, oil buff, hand & arm massage and finished with a OPI colour of your choice.

Usual price £22! Saving £7.00!

OPI are renowned for their high quality lacquers….and all OPI polishes are free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde…Thats why we Love OPI!

This offer is for a limited time only so come on give yourself some YOU time.

Call Us 01273 720055 or Email info@powderbeauty.co.uk

Cannot be used with any other offer and excludes Gift Vouchers

British Brand, delilah Now Available At Powder

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…

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The Influence

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.

First Impressions

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.

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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T&C’s:

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.

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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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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.

“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.

Harajuka make up and nails for POP magazine
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