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Nail Trends 2017

NAIL TRENDS

If your resolution for 2017 is to try something new, we got just the thing for you! Inspired by the catwalks the hottest nail trends for you to try is here. Come on you know you want to, try it and let your hands do the talking.

Black is back!

Black

Simple and chic, black is back, dark nails was spotted all over the catwalk, as seen on Aalto S/S catwalk. This look can easily be recreated, by applying a dark pigmented polish all over the nails such as SensatioNail’s Midnight Rendezvous or alternatively you can try another dark shade such as SensatioNail’s Black Plum with a tint of purple. Perfect for day and night with its edgy gothic twist.

Stay Neutral

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Spotted on the Oscar De La Renta catwalk and many celebrities. This look is in strong contrast to the black. The plain Jane barely-there nail look can be recreated by applying a clear varnish all over the nail, or alternatively a sheer nude shade which will add a hint of colour onto the nail. Do try the SensatioNail’s Barely there or So Rosy gel colours, great for Spring/Summer or when you're looking for a pretty, yet barely there look.

Pop till you drop

Color Pop

Vivid and punchy colours are here to stay!! Bright and bold tones with a twist of colour contrast are right on trend, as spotted on the Jeremy Scott catwalk. This trend is summer perfection. Start practising now and get it down to a T, with the SensatioNail’s Pink Purple People Eater and Island Hopper. To funk it up apply a second shade in a circular shape in the middle of the nail with SensatioNail’s Kiwi Squeeze or even Tropical punch.

Go Graphic

Graphic Nails

This look has been seen almost everywhere and is set to be the biggest trend of 2017. Go crazy graphic and create any nail art your heart desires, from negative spacing, dots, prints and even cartoons, there is no end to what you can create. Our favourite design was spotted at the Christian Siriano show. Consisting of block colours and stripes, these funky fingers are super easy to create. Start by painting half your nail in a blue and the other half white, using gel colours like SensatioNail’s, Mint and White Lily. Once that is dry, use nail strips to create the black graphic lines. Party or festival, this is the perfect nail look.

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CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

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SensatioNail: Polish To Gel

This week I was gifted with SensatioNail Polish to Gel and was excited to try it out, it retails at £49.99.

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Nails Inc Paint Can - The Future For Nails?

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Autumn Winter beauty Must haves

AUTUMN WINTER MUST HAVES

Summer was all about glowing skin but with the changing season, the trend is all about natural looking skin with a matte finish. You can achieve this “no make- up look” with a skin nourishing foundation moisturising the skin while still looking fresh faced and natural.

Maybelline’s Fit ME dewy smooth, matches’ skins natural tone while it hydrates skin for a smooth skin texture and a luminous and seamless finish.

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Up your natural “no make-up look” with bold lips. Master the bold lip by making sure that your lips are hydrated and flake free. Be sure to balance out the rest of your makeup by concealing redness, keeping skin fresh, and using a subtle colour on your cheeks and an eye-opening mascara.

Top of my list is;

• Clinique Pop lip colour + primer in Berry Pop , Cola pop and Passion Pop
• Maybelline’s Colour sensational creamy mattes in Divine Wine, Burgundy blush, and Siren in scarlet

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A natural look with beautiful rich lipstick shades, defined and lightly glowing cheekbones with wide eyed and sensational lashes for autumn.

Combine your look with a sultry warm and woody scent and finished it off with the new Essie collection and you are ready to rock n roll!!

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Monday, 10 August 2015 12:40

Rimmel Colourfest by Rita Ora

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 19:52

Beauty News

Beauty News

Just a snippet of what is making headlines in the world of beauty.

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The British beauty brand Lily Lolo celebrates 10 years of beauty. The brands first product was a Mineral Foundation, and ten years later is still the brand’s bestseller and is now available in 18 shades to suit every complexion.

To mark its 10th year, Lily Lolo is launching three on-trend lipstick shades available in Natural Lipstick, Scarlet Red, Temptation and Nude Allure which will be available on August 27.

NEW three on trend lipstick shades in Scarlet

The brand will also be launching a Set & Stay Makeup Mist to leave make-up looking faultless without smudging or settling into fine lines which will be available from September 16.

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Buy or find out more about Lilly Lolo @ www.lilylolo.co.uk

Miley Cyrus returns as Viva Glam campaign spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, launching two new products in September. The GLAM Miley Cyrus II consists of a Bright Orange Lipstick at £15.50 and a coordinating Lip-glass at £14.50 with sparkling pearl shimmer. Proceeds of Viva GLAM Miley Cyrus will be going towards helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Support and Shop @ www.maccosmetics.co.uk

Lancôme launches a new trio of eye products. The new range consist of a cream eyeshadow stick; Ombre Hypnôse Stylo, a white eyeliner; the Liner Plume and a waterproof eyebrow gel-cream; the Sourcils Gels.

Ombre Hypnôse Stylo Liner Plume and a waterproof

The Ombre Hypnôse Stylo, selling price £22 and available in eight shades which includes, or Inoubliable, a soft gold and Violet Eternel, a bright amethyst shade.

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The Liner Plume priced at £22 and available in white and features a thin flexible tip for precision application.

The Sourcils Gel priced at £22 and available in six shades from Blond, a mix of khaki and ash through to Noir, an intense charcoal shade.

IsaDora launches their Rock & Romance collection. The autumn collection for 2015 offers a complete make-up look inspired by bohemian rocker and romantic baroque colours like dark green, black and fuchsia.

The collection: Eye Shadow Quartet at £11.10 in 03 Urban Green, 04 Moon Rock and 44 Muddy Nudes.

Smoky Eye Liner Waterproof selling at £8.60) in 13 Dark Green, 11 Dark Grey and 12 Dark Brown

Perfect Moisture Lipstick at £11.10 in 177 Dark Romance, 176 Bohemian Rose and 176 Cool Cashmere

Wonder Nail selling at £6.80 in 517 Urban Green, 519 Dark Romance and 518 Bohemian Rose.

The Perfect Brow Kit selling at £11.10 also featuring a duo compact powder.

Have a look @ www.isadora.com

GHOST Fragrances to launch new fragrance GHOST Girl complete with a new look and feel, an urban-inspired graffitied bottle with Charlotte Free as the face of the new campaign.

The new feminist floral fragrance opens with notes of pear, pomegranate and raspberry with bergamot; a heart of tuberose, almond flower and orange flower; and base notes of amber and sandalwood.

Ghost Girl will be available nationwide from August 20 priced at £25 (30ml), £34 (50ml) and £46.50 (100ml).

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Have a look @ www.ghostfragrances.com

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 19:21

Walking On Air Pedicure

Monday I was invited down to Nice Nails Baby in Clapham Junction to try out their Walking On Air Pedicure. I have to admit I had slightly fallen off with my pedicure game to the point that during our recent heatwave I couldn’t rock my sandals because my toes were far from on point.

Generally I do love a good pedicure as it give me a chance to relax and get pampered but be with work and trying to buy a flat time has not been on my side so when I got the invitation I was delighted to pop down to trendy Clapham to get my feet right.

Nice Nails Baby i.e. located almost directly across from the station inside the Electric Beach Tanning Salon.

I loved the classy yet eclectic décor which was a far cry from the bland and almost clinical décor of most nail shops. Everywhere you looked there was pictures of nail designs to give customers inspiration which had e looking down at my hands wondering if I had time for a quick manicure also but I was pushed for time so I made a mental not to come back another time.

I was greeted by Michelle Duberry who is also Managing Director and founder of Nice Nails Baby and lead to the pedicure room.

After deciding on a colour was sitting pretty soaking my tootise in a warm foot spa then a foot mask was applied and my feet were wrapped in cling film while Michelle and I shot the breeze about everything from fashion to blogging to natural hair journeys and she even recommended a hairdresser to me Result!!

Once the mask was washed off of me feet a foot file was used to buff my feet free of any rough or dry skin. Next my cuticles were pushed back and my nails were cut and shaped.

Before the nail colour was applied a foot scrub was used, followed by lotion and a relaxing foot rub.

Throughout the treatment I felt very comfortable and no discomfort was experienced. The treatment was done to a high standard, the and as I was feeling comfortable the time seemed to fly by.

As my appointment was on a Monday morning I expected it to be quiet however there were a number of people popping in to enquire about appointments. I would love to come back when it was quite busy because I imagine the atmosphere would be laid back and fun. Even though Clapham is bit out my way I explained to Michelle that when it comes to good customer service I am normally happy to go out of my way or pay extra because you want to feel happy with the service especially when it comes to being pampered.

Pedicures start from £22 which I think is totally reasonable and Nice Nails Baby also offers a wide range of other beauty treatments including manicures, eye lash extensions, eyelash tinting, and brow tinting and waxing. They also offer package deals for a number of treatments which is great if you are getting ready for a special event or holiday. There is also a Nail party service where they can come to your house and pamper you and your friends which I thought was an excellent idea for a girly evening.

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For more information visit the Nice Nails Baby website www.nicenailsbaby.co

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Fashion for the face -H&M's new beauty range

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High street fashion giant H&M announces the arrival of their new range of beauty products.

Fashion is at the heart of the range with an ever-evolving make-up selection that focuses on seasonal looks, ideas and colours.

The products will be available this autumn in over 900 stores worldwide and online at hm.com.

The launch comes at a time when make-up is more important than ever for personal style, whether the look is natural, classic or fashion-forward.

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"We are very excited to have 'fashion for the face' on offer at H&M. It's an opportunity to be inventive, creative and to have fun with colours", says Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty.

There will be over 700 beautifully packaged make-up products in the range, which will replace the existing beauty products at H&M, will also include two subsidiary collections: a premium beauty line and a conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.

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With dedicated beauty areas in stores to help customers experiment with trends and develop a look that's all their own.

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