Our Ten Year Anniversary Party


Powder Beauty Boutique recently celebrated 10 years in business with a spangly ‘do – 10 years!  That’s not an easy milestone to reach and so they celebrated by hosting an event in the salon featuring inspiring guest speakers, super cool brands and discounted beauty treatments.

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Geo, zig zag colour clashing mani all set for AW16/17!

I’m baaaaack!  I’ve been on maternity leave with my gorgeous second child and now at six months old, she has given me some time to get my nails done…finally.
This latest design uses a gorgeous rose pink with a colourful feature nail on each hand.  The feature shades channel autumn winter 2016/17, especially the Italian shows. Yep, for this season, you can expect eccentricity and mad combinations with pattern clashes, colourful and patched furs plus graphic zig-zagging.

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‘Miracle In A Bottle’

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.

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High Shine Metallics for Spring


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.


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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.

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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.


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Talking About ‘CHROMAGEL’

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Chroma Gel is loved by us here at Powder Beauty because it is quick and easy! A family business has spent years  creating this formula with passion and care to receive perfect results! Chroma Gel has all the wonderful benefits of a gel polish such as the instant drying under the UV lamp, no smudges when digging around your handbag and stays beautifully shiny like other gel polishes but with the easiness of normal polish.

1 Step by Chroma Gel is just what it says on the bottle, no need for base coat or top coat it achieves delicious looking nails in minutes, usual 3-step gel nails in just one! Pushed for time? Wanting a manicure during your work lunch break? Chroma Gel is for you! We have beautiful colours here at powder, classics such as ‘Hollywood Galm’ and ‘Black Cherry’ or more original colours such as ‘Disco Stick’ shown below.

Offering a wide range of colours with the mix of our advanced nail technicians, fabulous looking nails is easy!

Book today call us on 01273 720055


‘Hollywood Glam’


‘Disco Stick’

That 70s Manicure

This months manicure is inspired by the current 70s trends and in particular, Geo Pop inspiration.  Think graphic shapes colliding with precision and contrasting shades of mustard, blues and greens…

70s geo prints inspiration for nail art

When I designed this nail art, the salon team at Powder were quite dubious as to my colour choices but then pleasantly surprised when they saw how well the grey-blue and mint green complemented one another.

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The trick to pulling off the geo 70s vibe with confidence is to throw abandon to fashion rules.  Think brown and blue don’t go together?  This season they’re a match made in heaven.  Consider orange and yellow to be ‘out there’?  Well in this trend story, they’re a must-wear combination.  Mix it up and team your tonal aqua blue dress with red lipstick, a basket weave tote and stacked heels and of course your designer mani by Powder.

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Another print combining colour and shapes is Aztec, a Far Eastern -inspired mish mash and there is plenty of it in the shops right now.  This Warehouse Aztec Print Midi Dress, £32 will see you into spring summer and is perfect to combine the 70s vibe with.  Wear yours with a floppy hat and suede fringed bag.

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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.


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…


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!

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.












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.



We hope to see you at The Fair



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!


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


Here’s a peek at some nails from last years convention.

So get your Tix quick and hope to see you there!

LOVE from all at Powder Beauty Boutique.