Lilac Dreams and Romantic Hearts for Valentines Day

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This months mani uses Valentines Day as its inspiration with cute white hearts painted on my thumbs and ring finger to give a subtle nod to the love theme but without being too sickly-sweet.  This way, once the hype has passed, my nails will still look on trend thanks to the dusky lilac pastel shade on the base.

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I don’t normally choose lilac but I’m totally in love with it, s’cuse the pun.  It has attracted plenty of compliments and I find it goes with everything I wear.  In fact, I’m really fond of this seasons pastels.  They get a more grown up, edgy appeal with denser, duskier hues this time around.  This counts for your wardrobe and your make up.  I love the dusky lilac and rose nail polishes available, plus the pastel clothing of the now uses quilting and bonded fabric to add a more structured cut with utilitarian strong lines.  Love!

Since it’s Valentines Day though, team your talons with this cute lilac Boux Avenue DEMI DIAMANTE SHINY CAMI SET, £30.   Single or attached, it’s a real treat for you or your partner.

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So get thee to Powder and have some fun with your look.  Happy Valentines Day.

Bethanie xx

Wishing You A Wonderful New Year

 Us Powder Ladies would like wish you all a healthy and wonderful 2015!

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We have some great discounts for you to kick start the New Year with…a super 50% discount on Eve Taylor facials now £22 saving £22!  This is a great way to try the Award Winning Eve Taylor products which are perfect for sensitive skin, Which are paraben free with no artifical colours or fragrances. Respected by professional skincare therapists and Aestheticians worldwide for more than 40 years. Check out the link below ‘Why Eve Taylor?’

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We have a range of Eve Taylor products in store so you can carry on your skincare at home, with prices starting at £6.00.

Our Other January discounts are 50% discount on full body massage and full manicures these offers are on until 31st Jan so give us a call 01273 720055 and treat yourself. January discounts are not valid on Fridays & Saturdays also no other discounts can be given at the same time and payment by voucher is excluded.

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I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

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Since it’s Christmas, I simply had to indulge in festive nail art.  There’s no other time of year when you can get away with so much glitter and novelty!
But instead of the usual Rudolph and Santa Clause, I steered away from those and the expected green and red colour-ways by opting for an on-trend pink gel mani with white and gold accent nails.

The middle finger sports a polka dot Christmas tree topped with a sparkling gem while the ring finer is painted with chunky gold glitter.  If you opt for regular nail polish over gels, you can simply wipe clear your festive designs to reveal a simple, long-lasting gel mani beneath, once Christmas is over.

To recreate this look at home, paint nails in your chosen colour then use a bobby pin or nail art tool to dot on the Christmas tree into a v-shape.  If you want to make it super slick, use washi tape to leave a v in which to paint inside then remove once dry.

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Pink is a surprising shade that has been leading the fashion charts this season and it is set to stat for spring summer 2015.  If you’re out and about in the sales, look out for sugary pinks, corals and fuchsia to take you into next season for less.
I love this TOPSHOP Lace Collar Top, £16 which looks great with skinny jeans and bejeweled pumps and I’ve already got my hands on this Matalan Pink Faux Fur Coat, £30 which has already gone into the sale, whoop!

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Pop into Powder and have for a comforting cuppa and a spot of festive nail art while you’re out shopping.  It’s the only way to get through all the mayhem!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Bethanie x

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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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