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.
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:
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Are you going to dare to wear?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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’!
Good luck and get tweeting! Competition closes Midnight Sunday August 17th.
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.
Find out full details about Powder Beauty on our website.
Get together in beautiful surroundings at our unique vintage inspired boutique. Kick of your celebrations with some of our nail & beauty treatments plus we provide complimentry wine,tea & cakes for groups of 5 or more to help your party start with a swing!
Also available at Powder- get your customised laser cut hen do necklace. Designed by Cat-a-Cake Creations locally in Brighton and available in almost any colour acrylic or cherrywood. They come with a silver plated chain and beautifully gifted. Discounts for orders of 15 or more. Quote ‘necklace’ when booking to find out more and order.
Want to know more or make a booking? Call Powder on 01273 720055, or visit the bridal page of our website here >
Harajuku Fashion Influences
This week Powder takes a look at the ever growing Harajuka fashion trend. Harajuku has become world famous as Japan’s center of street fashion. Harajuka, just a small square mile area is full of boutiques, fashion malls and chains. Every day of the year, tens of thousands of people come here to shop and see what the latest trends are.
Powder takes a look at how the Harajuka fashion is forming trends across the world…
We love the photo above from an article on nymag.com, which was created for V Magazine. The article describes,
“makeup artist Peter Philips kicked aside traditional makeup options and instead painted faces… in a vast array of whimsical Emoji, the Japanese doodads that replace written words with cartoonish images pictographs, to be more precise.”
The article goes onto say:
“The models are bedecked in colorful eyeballs and oversize lips, but also accessorized with jewels from Mawi, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Delfina Deletrez, and more….Imagine what life would be like if we had tiny panda faces as fingerprints.”
The photos above show the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia ‘Harajuku-ers’ photo shoot is inspired by the Japanese street style that is seen in the Harajuku district in Tokyo. An article on Trendhunter.com describes it as:
“Shot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia Harajuku-ers editorial is as colorful and funky as the fashion itself. From carnival settings to arcade backdrops, this photo shoot takes advantage of the most vibrant scenes available. Playfully styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga had their candy-colored hair and makeup done by Qiqi Franky, which help embellish the looks even more.”
Pop star Gwen Stefani and the Harajuku Girls made the Harajuka fashion internationally popular back in the mid-2000s and ever since people have been enamored with this culture’s vibrant and eccentric outfit choices.
The below images show some great fashion & nail inspiration we found and pinned over on our Pinterest board.
How weird, wonderful and cute are the images above!? We came across them on Pinterest, and all original sources can be found via our Pinterest Board here.
Like the look of any the above? Whether it be make up, nail art or hair styling- Powder can create it for you. Why not book an appointment today and dare to stand out from the crowd! Visit our website to view prices, or call 01273 720055.
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