LFW might be showing Spring but we’re getting excited for Winter…

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Is it wrong of me to look forward to colder weather just so that I can wear gorgeous winter coats and cosy jumpers?  While the spring summer 2015 trends at London Fashion Week recently showed what  we’ll be wearing next season, I’m getting pretty excited about the new clothing creeping in for winter.

A luxurious winter coat is a key autumn/ winter staple that you shouldn’t be afraid to invest in.  Get it right and it can last you years but since there are so many styles to choose from, I’m taking inspiration from my latest nail art creation by Powder Beauty Boutique.

Championing two fashionable shades with a gunmetal grey base topped with a graduation of mink glitter, this look adds a touch of festivity and glamour while still being elegant enough for every day.

I normally opt for gels because I’m always using my hands as a busy mum and writer, meaning normal nail polish doesn’t even last a day however, I used CND VINYLUX® for the first time. This is a breakthrough nail polish where exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear.  That’s rich colour with no chips or peeling and more durable nails overall for a whole week.

I was skeptical at first but I needn’t have been since they still look fabulous a week later.  I have the tiniest of chips on one nail but that’s after a week and much use / clumsiness!

To match my talons to my coattails, naturally, I have my eye on this super luxe New Look Grey faux fur collarless coat £64.99 and this Wallis Gold/Brown Faux Fur Coat.  Both are versatile enough to take me from day to night.

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Military trench coats nip you in at the waist and give an overall structured and tailored look making them ideal for the office and this JD Williams Military Coat, £90 highlights my mani perfectly.

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For an everyday coat, I’m coveting this stunning House of Fraser Grey Textured Coat, £150.  Well, if you can’t decide on just one…

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So when you’re out shopping for your new coat(s), pop into Powder Beauty Boutique and get a new mani to match.

Bethanie x

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Rose Pink and Grey are big news for Fall

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I love to experiment with makeup and nail art gives you free reign to do so. My latest creation by Powder Beauty Boutique is this pastel moon mani.  We might not always know it with the weather but summer is still here and pastels are huge on the style front.  The good news is delicate colours such as this combination of lilac-grey and rose pink will be carrying forward into autumn-winter too – from both a beauty and fashion perspective.

This Metallic Tunic, £45 at Oliver Bonas is a versatile top buy for autumn-winter.  Wear alone in the late summer to show off the last of your tan then team with either opaque tights, wide legged trousers or rider boots for this seasons 60s vibe as the months grow cooler.

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Throw on this gorgeous Cashmere Blend Coat Pink, £120 at M&S and you’ll be sporting two of the hottest colours to match your mani.

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Bethanie x

The Pretty for Punk Gel Mani for AW 14/15

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Hi everyone, I’m Bethanie  – Mum, writer and wine lover.  I’ve been writing about fashion and beauty for 11 years now and have in that time, grown a passion for products and trends alongside boundless knowledge.

I recently visited Powder Beauty Boutique for a trend-lead gel manicure and simply had to share it with you for a little beauty inspiration.

Hailing key autumn-winter 2014/15 fashion looks, I opted for pastel pink and gunmetal grey nail art in a geometric pattern.  I think the colours stand out so well next to each other and my talons are attracting much attention – always a good thing in my book.

In contrast to Fall’s bold primary colours, burnt oranges and strong reds, pastels will become a tran-seasonal trend from the summer months with Ralph Lauren, and Christopher Kane having lead the way on the catwalks.  Pastel pink in particular will give a feminine and glamorous look but, as an overriding style for next season, pretty pinks will be punked up a little for a ‘polished but edgy’ finish.

Grey, as shown by Michael Kors, will be one of the key shades to wear and looks fabulous combined with pastels.  Look out for gunmetal grey as shown here for the perfect balance of glamorous and gritty.

So if you want to stay ahead of the fash pack and sport next seasons styles, head down to Powder Beauty Boutique.

Bethanie x

 

Powder Pamper Package is Back!

summer_offer_2012_pamper_packageHi All                                                                                                          http://www.powderbeauty.co.uk

We are very pleased to announce that the Oh So popular Powder Pamper Package is back. So come and treat yourself, you deserve it!
Mini Facial, Back Massage, Manicure and Eyebrow Shape for £45 saving a super £38!
Call 01273 72055 to book.

Also check out our Instagram page for our latest pics http://instagram.com/powderbeautyboutique

We also have in a fabulous Mint Green ‘Gargantuan Green Grape’ by OPI avliable in polish and Gel Polish. This was the most popular colour at the Vogue Festival. Where we treated fashionable hands to OPI Manicures for OPI http://www.opiuk.com.

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We are also pleased  and excited to be having a Powder stand at Belles Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair on 11th May  http://www.bellesevents.co.uk/quirky-boutique-wedding-fair/ We shall be offering Manicures and Lashes at reduced rates plus showcasing our Make Up services. Come along for a treat and say hi, its gonna be a great.

 

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We hope to see you at The Fair

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LOVE all at Powder Beauty Boutique x

WOW! Now That’s a Good Offer!

Hi All,

Hope Christmas treated you well and you’ve settled into 2014 nicely, as a thank you to all our super customers we are offering 25% discount on Nails! So if you would like to get those nails nicely groomed then check out this offer!

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Offer on until 31st March. Yay!
Perfect if you want to try out a Gel Manicure (long lasting colour for 2 weeks)
or Vinylux weekly polish. Vinylux dries naturally to a flawless finish and strengthens
its resistance to chips over time. Vinylux Colours & Topcoat are also available to buy
in store at £9.50.

Popular colours at Powder

Decadence
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Rouge Red
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Us Powder Ladies will also be offering our services at The Powder Nail & Lash Bar at
The Brighton Tattoo Convention http://www.brightontattoo.com

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Here’s a peek at some nails from last years convention.
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So get your Tix quick and hope to see you there!

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LOVE from all at Powder Beauty Boutique.

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.