Our Ten Year Anniversary Party

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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!

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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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EYEBROW EMBROIDERY Now At Powder!

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Eyebrows At Powder

Eyebrow Embroidery (or Eyebrow Microblading) is a technique for applying semi-permanent make-up to the eyebrows with fine hair strokes giving a very natural look which lasts around 3yrs. Its perfect for anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their eyebrows and is great for anyone with sparse and patchy brows or no brows at all.

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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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Inky Goth-Glam Blue – THE Colour to be seen in

Midnight / inky / deep / goth-glam-punk blue – call it what you want but one thing is for sure, it ‘s a colour that is at the top of the fashion and beauty pile when it comes to shades to be seen in.

Gracing the front cover of the latest Glamour magazine (December 2015), on the talons of Tanya Burr and as seen everywhere from on celebrities to the High Street, this deep shade of blue is hot.

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It would be rude not to opt for the same blue on my own talons for my latest Powder mani then wouldn’t it?

The team used ‘Up All Night’ Gelaze finish and I can’t get enough. It goes with everything and makes me feel glamorous even if I have been Up All Night (but sadly not drinking cocktails, but instead due to my toddler)!

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Fashion Blogger, Chiara Ferragni looks fabulous in this bejeweled embellishment tunic dress and slouchy boots while Karlie Kloss takes the shade casual with a classic denim, jumper, coat and matching accessories combination.

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I also have my eye on these Sam Edelman Dea Deep Blue Heeled Court Shoes, £145 that will go perfectly with anything from your skinny jeans to your Christmas party dress. A smart investment really 🙂

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Speaking of parties, razzle dazzle them in these inky blue dresses and enjoy.

Bethanie x

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Warehouse Tinselsequin midnight blue dress, £55

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Debenhams Debut maxi sparkling blue dress, £135

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.

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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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