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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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.


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


Ready, Steady, Glitter!

This manicure takes inspiration from the Ashish SS16 London Fashion Week show with a little festive magic thrown in.  Yes, the festive season is nearly upon us!

Glittery seasonal manicure

The latest Ashish collection was one giant glitter party, from the clothes and shoes to the hair and make-up – everything had a dose of sparkle and fun.  I love this mood as I’m probably one of the only people thoroughly looking forward to Christmas already; when it is sequin and sparkle central.

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Image courtesy of ASOS

While I love the playfulness of the multi-coloured brights in the Ashish glitter manicure, the shades aren’t quite right for this time of year so instead, give a nod to next season and choose autumn-inspired hues.  Berry and wine shades, such as claret and plum.  This Gelaze gel, with its wine-red and subtle sparkle tones is perfect.

I think of it as grown-up glitter as the glitter particles capture the light rather than jump out at you.  Ideal for all those pending Christmas parties, this mani will not only compliment your LBD but it will last the pace just like you.

Bethanie x

multicoloured sparkly manicure

Image courtesy of Tatler

Rainbow Pride and Jade Green Glamour

It’s Brighton Pride this weekend and I’m celebrating and supporting it with a rainbow gel mani!  Why not?

Brighton Pride rainbow manicure

Multi-Colour manicures are hot for summer 2015 and if you’re indecisive – don’t settle for one shade, choose them all. You could go all out and visit Powder Beauty Boutique not just for the manicure but for professional makeup too.  I love this rainbow eye look, perfect for the festival season and paying homage to Pride.

Rainbow eye make up for Brighton Pride

Professional make up for Brighton Pride

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The orange tone gel polish on my middle finger is a key shade for autumn winter 2015-16 so you’ll be seeing plenty of this.  Look out for this bright hue in the form of faux fur gilts, wide legged trousers and turtle necks a la the 1970s vibe.  The jade green on my ring finger is another autumnal big hitter.  This bold colour will be gracing faux fur coats, opaque tights, footwear and accessories – from tippets and hats to handbags and flats.  The below Gucci collection shot epitomises this new elegant, confident and glamorous hue.  I’m really drawn to it right now and it is in fact the shade of the accent wall in Powder’s new Vogue Room at the new premises (36a Duke Street, Brighton).  Have you been yet?..

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Rainbow manicure for Brighton pride holding green glass

White on Nude: Neutrals for Spring/ Summer 2015

For the spring / summer 2015 catwalks, nail designs and colours came in all shades of the spectrum and from the simple and elegant to the outright bedazzled. Whereas I do love a spot of zany nail art (if you’re an avid reader of this blog you’ll know that by now), one of my personal favourite looks for the season is nude nails. Understated, chic and a goes-with-everything colour, nude oozes sophistication and versatility.

You can either keep nails oval and long with a simple nude tone or complete the look with a diamond embellishment at the base of the nail, this looks great on short nails. But with white also being on trend, I chose to blend the two with this gel moon manicure. By teaming white with of-the-minute nude, it won’t look so harsh and adds an element of interest and originality.

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You can either flaunt your nails and wear a contrasting colour to enhance them, such as navy blue or fuchsia pink or else complement the tones and wear head to toe neutrals like these gorgeous outfits – perfect inspiration for summer…

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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’

Marsala Tones for Spring / Summer 2015

Every spring we’re inundated with pretty pastels as baby blue, powder pink and delicate nudes take centre stage in our wardrobes and makeup palettes.  But what if you want more ‘oomph’?  If you prefer deeper shades and don’t want to stop wearing them for spring / summer, then this seasons Bordeaux shades like the 2015 pantone: marsala are for you.

Celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Emma Stone and Blake Lively have all been spotted wearing marsala tones, boldly contrasting with the red carpet yet smouldering in this deeply vibrant shade.

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My latest manicure uses a marsala tone with metallic stripes on my ring fingers for an up-to-date look and more wearable take on the catwalk trends of the year.  A berry-meets-plum-meets-burgundy hue that changes with the light, it looks striking against pale skin tones while enhancing darker or tanned skin.  Because of the deeper, more elegant tone to it – you can wear marsala day or night.  I’m totally addicted.

marsala-toned manicure

marsala metallic manicure

I love this simple TOPSHOP maxi dress teamed with a leather fringed bag and gladiator sandals.  Who says springtime fashion and beauty has to be light and fluffy?  Dare to be different.

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SHE-NAIL Nail Artist At Powder

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Powder Beauty Boutique is excited to host SHE-NAIL, a talented Nail Artist who originated from WAH Nails London. Poppie of SHE-NAIL creates nail design dreams come true, simple and understated or bold and eye catching, whatever you wish she will grant!

Have something in mind you have been dying for? A theme, event, artwork, tattoo designs, cities , favourite pinterest, you name it she will paint it! We love her funky bananas design here at Powder Beauty Boutique after our fruity delight from the OPI Hawaii collection! Why not come get a design over your favourite Gel Polish or Nail Extensions?

SHE-NAIL will be here for ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday 9th May 2015! Book now! Prices start from just £15 for a basic design!

Call: 01273 72055

Email: info@powderbeauty.co.uk

Visit: http://www.powderbeauty.co.uk

Check out some of SHE-NAIL designs below and get some more inspiration at her website http://www.she-nail.co.uk

 shades of blue strips nail art   leopardfade nail art

bananas on pink nail art

Pretty daisy nail art