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.

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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
  • Very.co.uk Rose gold metallic clutch bag, £18

 

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.  

Bethanie x

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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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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!

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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

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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.

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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