Midweek Mani Inspirations…

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Do you like neutral nail colours that have an element of individuality about them…? If you love looking for the perfect modern nude nail, you’ll love Essie’s Wild Nudes collection.  Inspired by the outdoors during the Fall season, the 9 shades in this super collection pack plenty of rich creamy colours that are edgy and bang on trend for AW17.

Go back to nature… in style.  When adventure calls, disrobe, disarm and totally charm everyone with these new nudes; from light gray, to khaki, to dusty purples and camel shades, this collection captures the element of autumn in a way no other nail polish collection has before!          

Without A Stitch is a clean light gray inspired by all things slate and clay coloured 

 Accentuate your full, round moon in this pale shadowy blue with a black undertone. Mooning is the perfect muted pale shade to compliment the colours of a Fall sky.      
   

Strip down to nothing but this mossy green with a subtle white overcast, show the world your true colours in Exposed.

Truth or Bare – why choose? Dare to wear this trusty light cinnamon brown with a hint of red and you can have the best of both worlds!

Skin is in! This sumptuous sienna is all the fashion you need! Clothing Optional.

To win is no sin – this dark, dusty purple with a gray undertone loves to get your Winning Streak on.

Skinnydip! Take the plunge in this light peach with a hint of black.  Nude is so very naughty but oh so very nice.

Bare With Me – let’s get naked! You’ve got nothing to lose but your inhibitions in this apricot cast with a hint of gray.

The collection’s namesake, Wild Nude, is an untamed, sexy fierce light tan with a wash of white that’s anything but plain and bland! Walk on the wild side in this wild nude!

Bold yet natural, watercolour landscape hued but never wishy-washy, you’ll zen out looking at Autumn’s new nudes that will beautifully compliment all of your stylishly cosy ensembles.  And we just found another reason to love Autumn.

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Make-up Monday…

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The party season is less than 3 months away… eek! In this age of smartphones and megapixel cameras, if party season means one thing it means photo season.  


Primark have just the drop of beauty and make-up essentials, mostly which are under a fiver! To ensure you and your girls are photo ready for those festive group selfies and party snaps.  


The appropriately named Insta Girl range has been heavily influenced by the beauty trends seen on social media.  Expect a candy-shop array of shimmering neutral eye and face palettes and a wide range of suave nude lip pencils and liquid lipsticks that deliver that Kylie Jenner inspired velvet finish.  

If that isn’t enough, wait till you see their range of make-up brushes that have been designed to help you achieve a face that is selfie ready…


You will flock like a unicorn to your nearest Primark for these beauties!  The angled foundation brush (far right) is a must for seamless application in seconds!


If you’re pushed for time or manicure ideas, there’s even several glamorous sets of Insta Girl stick on nails in some beautifully sophisticated designs.  These are high-end nail salon look, but the prices aren’t high-end; at £1.50 a set, you’ll have fun upping your mani game!


Holo Happy: Metallic nails are a huge trend for AW17 and Primark have nailed it!

Christmas is fast approaching, and Primarni may just have the ideal stocking fillers and secret Santa surprises.  

Recommended products… you have to try these!


Flash Photo Powder, £2.50

A flawless matte finish in seconds coupled with light reflecting blue pigments for skin that’s photo ready.  Don’t worry about it’s duck egg blue appearance, it goes on translucent.  


Intense Liquid Lipsticks, £2 & Kissproof Lip Liner Pencil, £1.50

The perfect velvet matte lip pencil that can be worn alone or as a base for your favourite lipstick.  This is smudge proof and long lasting.  

 

Nude, greige, pale mauve, fuchsia, wine red… whatever your preferred pout this season, you’ll be able to find your new favourite liquid lipstick.  It glides on like a dream and dries to the softest of velvet matte finishes.  The price point is pretty cheerful too!

Insta Girl Nail Lacquers, £2-£3…

Deep wine, mauve, nude and slate grey… meet your new fall/winter nail shades.  Insta Girl’s Nail Lacquers come in a variety of trend hues and are purse friendly compared to the likes of Essie, Sally Hansen and other luxe nail brands.  Fans of holographic nails will love the range of Insta Girl Chrome colours for just £3 a bottle.   

Iridescent and Chrome manicures are also achievable in a matter of moments with a range of instant stick on “chroming” nails for just £2 a set!

You’re bound to find a new make-up must have in this exquisite range exclusive to Primark.  This party season, you will break the internet with your mermaid glow!


For more information on the Insta Girl product range, visit the Primark website…

https://m.primark.com/en/features/beauty/2017/september/instagirl-aw17

Follow Primark on Instagram @primark 

Metallic Nails Under A Fiver!

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Metallic manicures that glide on like liquid foil on the nails are a must this season.

With Barry M’s new Liquid Chrome collection, that full metal mani can be yours for under £5! With 4 glimmering shades, Liquid Chrome Nail Paints, £3.99, will instantly glamourise any AW17 look and beyond.

Bright Lights is the ultimate big shot gold shade.

Rain On Me is a mirror shine silver.

Razzle Dazzle is the ultimate Rose Gold, the trend hue that’s going nowhere fast!

Glow Crazy is a metallized blue purple that is like gift wrap for nails.

Liquid Chrome Nail Paints are available at Superdrug and some Boots stores. For more info & to buy, click here:

https://www.superdrug.com/Barry-M-Liquid-Chrome-Nail-Paint/c/barry-m-liquid-chrome-nail-paint

The 90’s Are Over… As If!

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Vampy wine reds and sultry indigos in Essie’s fall 2017 collection are giving off major Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction vibes, while powdery pink and metallic lavender behold memories of Cher in Clueless. All of the hues in the “As If” collection draw inspiration from the sleek, cool aesthetic of the 90’s, the decade that bought us Seattle’s finest grunge greats, and the era that connected us… not just to AOL, but to some rather influential styles that continue to inspire the trends of today.

 

 

It’ll be impossible to just pick one Essie Fall favourite from this lot of sweet nail treats! Introducing all the awesomeness that is Essie’s Fall 2017 collection …

 

 

Girly Grunge has to be the heavy metal star of the collection. It’s the palest lilac with plenty of silver shine.

 

 

Saved By The Belle is a light baby pink with a subtle blue undertone.

 

 

 

As If! – the namesake shade. It’s a powdery periwinkle blue that’s snook in some underlying red undertones.

 

 

Mix-taupe – warm ivory shade with a dash of pink.

 

 

Knee-high Life is the chicest deep wine with purple undertones.

 

 

Dressed To The Nineties is a dark indigo purple that has the most beautiful blue-green shimmer. This would be like painting the Northern Lights onto your talons!

 

 

Essie’s Fall Collection shades are now available at Boots stores in the UK and on Essie’s website…

http://www.essie.com/latest-collections/fall-2017.aspx

Mani Monday…

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If you’re looking for a good quality, long lasting gel nail polish range that doesn’t cost the earth, look no further than Barry M!

Their Gelly Hi Shine nail paint range delivers a diamond shine finish in one coat, for just £3.99 a bottle.

Very highly pigmented and chip resistant, they’ll outshine other polish formulas when it comes to longevity and shine.

Gelly Hi Shine nail paints are available at Boots, Superdrug and at http://www.barrym.com in an endless variety of colour popping shades. This is one gel nail range that’ll have you spoilt for choice.

What’s more, Barry M’s products are vegan friendly and cruelty free, so you can polish your talons and your halo, safe in the knowledge no bunnies were hurt in the making of such bright, glossy goodness!

What’s New in Beauty Wednesday 

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US brand Maui Moisture is the latest feel-good, sulphate free, paraben free haircare line to use 100% aloe juice as the first ingredient in their products. Maui are Eco-friendly and suitable for vegans, too. With a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and oil mist sprays that cater to every hair need, the products also boast a delicious tropical smell you won’t be able to resist.  The good news is, you don’t have to go all the way to Maui to get your hands on some much needed hydration for your locks, Maui Moisture has just landed in larger Boots stores.  The Heal and Hydrate shampoo and conditioner, which comes in beautiful popping pink bottles, is the perfect pick me up for your mane if you blow dry and straighten regularly.  

NYX have rolled out the Cosmic Metals Eyeshadow Palette, which consists of six versatile, metallic neutrals in shades of gold, copper, and dark plum.  Each of these shadows loads eyelids with crisp, metallic colour with an incredible colour payoff.  Metallic eyes and lips are a big beauty trend right now, and it’s easy to see the shades in this palette have been inspired by the much loved Cosmic Metals lip creams. 



Another make-up look that has really had a boom recently has been highlighting and strobing.  There are some amazing illuminators on the market that will help you achieve the glow of the unicorns!  NYX, always up to date with the latest beauty trends, have jumped on the bandwagon with their Duo Chromatic Illuminator powders.  Available in five light-catching shades, these highlighters are formulated with duochromatic pearls that will create a luminous glow that looks different from every angle.  


Swept across the highest points of the face, like cheekbones, bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow, NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminators will guarantee you an ethereal, lit from within glow in no time.


Still on the quest for the perfect unicorn inspired make-up brushes?  Look no further than I Heart Make-up.  They’ve just bought out a limited edition 5 brush set, complete with Insta-worthy multicolour hairs and pearly horn shaped handles that pack plenty of pearl duochrome.  These are currently £20 in Boots, and on the TAM Beauty website for £14.99 (www.tambeauty.com).


With Summer well in full swing, it’s time to switch winter darks and spring pastel nail shades for some of the boldest, most vivid nail colours around.  The summer brights from Swiss brand Mavala will ensure your manis and pedis are on point with some juicy hues for July.  Inspired by popular holiday resorts, Cyclades Blue, Smily Orange, Blue Curaçao and Aruba will compliment your vacation wardrobe, and your destination, in the most amazing way. 

Summer Nail Spoiler Alert!

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Indulge in all the deliciousness of French patisseries this SS17, without all the calories… oui oui!

You won’t be able to resist six sweet Essie shades that will keep your mouth watering all summer long. 


Inspired by all the glittering confections of the finest Parisian cafes, the S’il Vous Play collection will take you on a whimsical journey through the chic streets of the city of style, decadence and love with soft pastels and a shimmering metallic that is absolutely delectable.



Anything with a Parisian theme or style has always drawn me in, and I know I’m not the only one attracted to the kitsch wanderlust of the city of lights.  Seeing this Essie collection is making me crave macarons, maintenant…



This soft iridescent sugar white will have you licking your lips all the way to the confiserie!


An irresistible lilac cream inspired by the tastiest macarons dans la Rue!


An unforgettable lavender pink foil that will remind you of the most frosty cake icing and the sweet namesake of this collection.  I’ll take the petit gateau avec Glacage Rose s’il vous plait!



Tres fondant of this sparkling apricot marmalade shade!

Romantic rose candy cream that will evoke all the passion of the city of love.


The prettiest pastel Parisian blue that says casual summer all over it!