Make-up fans will love the MakeupPlus App.

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Want to be part of London Fashion Week 2017 ‘FROW’ ( Front Row) this year then download the free @MakeupPlusApp  to gain free access into @lightsofsoho during @londonfashionweek  17th – 21st February.  I’ve had a look at this App and i’m really impressed with how it works. You’ll certainly have alot of fun.

You’ll also enjoy the visit to Lights of Soho venue with your friends, here’s all the exciting things you’ll be able to do and see while visiting..

Watch live streaming of London Fashion Week official ‘on schedule’ shows as they happen.. You’ll get the FROW experience at the The Ultimate Beauty Destination as we will also have exclusive live screenings of the fashion shows, that you want to go to but couldn’t get tickets to.

Experience the glossy world of beauty with live workshops, makeovers inspired by the catwalk, celebrity discussions, an interactive photo space, a live streamed selfie wall and beauty tutorials from some of the world’s biggest beauty bloggers.

Could be a fun half term visit for mothers, daughters, friends over the London fashion Weekend, to enjoy and experience this beauty destination together.

In partnership with Fashion and Beauty Monitor, ‘Lights of Soho’ , ‘The Ultimate Beauty Destination’.

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Glamorous BARDOU express hair & beauty a big hit with Grazia Magazine.

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For London Fashion Week BARDOU POP up salon was certainly a big hit with top fashion and beauty bloggers at the Library private members club in St Martins Lane WC1. I had the chance to try the hair products for myself.  I’m really loving the Dry Shampoo which removes and freshens oily hair while adding extra body making your last hair wash last a little bit longer ( big fan of dry shampoo). The shampoo and conditioner helps to revitalize, soften and smooth the hair by making it soft and silky. The finishing mist helps to keep everything naturally in place. Grazia magazine voted Bardou hair products the best in the UK.

Look online for products, hair & beauty services and to see generally what everyone else is saying.  This brand certainly has a big following for many good reasons. Bardou. 

Debenhams Beauty Hall Summer Hot List July 2015.

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Just a quick round up of some of make-up items you’ll find over the counter in the beauty hall’s of Debenhams. These are some of my favourites in the line up Make-up Forever Aqua Liner £16, Too Faced Melted Lipstick £19 and Benefits They’re Real Push -up Liner £18.50.   Debenhams Beauty.

Clarins “Garden Escape” spring/summer make-up collection 2015.

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Clarins Garden Escape Makeup Collection Press Release 2015
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In true style Clarins floral inspired make-up collection focuses on offering a sheer, natural subtle finish. A Limited Edition spring/summer 6-colour eye palette £32   either use straight from the palette or slightly dampen to add a stronger effect. Blusher Prodige 08 Sweet Rose £26 is soft, fresh with a majority matt and part iridescent blush to sculpt and highlight all in one go.

The Crayon Khol Eye Pencil 09 Intense Green £17 can be added inside the lower lash and the immediate eye area softened by a brush on the opposite end of the pencil.

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New Joli Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipstick £19 is moisturising, soft, shiny, vibrant and bright.

lipstick joli rougeNew colours added 22 Coral Dahlia & 23 Rose Petal.

Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector £18 Introduces six New Shades, 01 Rose, 02 Coral, 03 MyPink, 04 Orange, 05 Red, 06 Rosewood.

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New Limited Edition Instant Lip Light Comfort Oil £18 rich in hazelnut oil, mirabelle & organic jojoba oils that adds a sheer wash of colour softens the lip, and as the name suggests a subtle flavour of 01 Honey and 02 Raspberry (only online).  The Garden Escape make-up collection available on counter & online.
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The latest summer make-up news from No7 and the NEW Protect & Perfect Advanced & Intense Serums.

No7 Protect & Perfect Serum No7 Brilliantly BareNo7 Instant Radiance BronzerLash Impact 1No7 Lip Crayon in Tropical BeachNo7 BB Lips - Gay GeraniumNo7 Gel Nails - Orange SpiceNo7 summer nails Going into Boots can be very overwhelming when looking for make-up. So here’s a short cut to a few items recently launched from N07 that are completely worth your while for the summer months ahead.

The NEW Protect & Perfect Advanced £24.95 and Intense Serums £24.95 just went on sale to great acclaim.  Layering a serum under your moisturizer is very fashionable nowadays and works very well under your make-up. It makes a big difference to the application and finish of your make-up. Having used this product for the last five weeks i can actually say it’s made a difference to the over all look and texture of the skin around the eyes, face and neck.  It feels silky smooth, softer and well hydrated with a slight glow. I would highly recommend using this product under a day and night moisturizer for at least six weeks to reap the benefits.

For the summer months ahead look out for these make-up items when visiting your local Boots. Brilliantly Bare Beauty Enhancer £12.50 is perfect if you prefer not to use foundations or tinted moisturizers (it can be used for a flawless finish under your make-up base) and during the summer months it will offer the perfect solution as it’s silky smooth and evens out all skin tones. The NEW No7 Instant Radiance Bronzer £9.95 is easily applied with the fingertips over the cheek bones and great as a summer highlighter/bronzer. For the lashes No7’s NEW Lash Impact Mascara £13.50 is available in black and black/brown. For the lips look out for the NEW No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Tropical Beach £9.00 and the NEW No7 BB Lips in Geranium £9.00, in fact this can be used as a cream blusher try some on your finger tips and add a little to the cheeks it really brightens up the complexion. To finish and for colourful nails try the NEW No7 Gel-Look Shine Nail in Summer Holiday, Mint Treat, NEW Orange Spice and the special edition Lemon Drop £7.

The No7 Summer Collection is available exclusively in Boots and on
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Interview with Angela from Catalonia Weddings Boutique UK

Karen Beadle, Celebrity Make-up Artist

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Karen Beadle is not just an amazing and versatile professional but also and more importantly she is a great person. With years of professional experience beautifying the stars, she has a real talent for personalizing looks. As the prestigious “The Secret Quintessentially Weddings Guide” quotes: “Bridal make-up, after all, is a demanding art: it needs to stay put through tears and flashbulbs – yet look totally like “you”. Luckily, Karen’s way with brushes that sculpt, enhance and highlight combined with a masterful understanding of skin types ensures that this is a given; and that fabled “bridal glow” doesn’t go amiss either.”

From red carpets to special occasions, Karen Beadle’s expertise is recommended through well established London-based bridal boutiques, such as Browns Bride, venues and hotels, hairdressers like Joseph Koniak, and wedding companies and concierge services such as Quintessentially. Additionally, Karen has written articles as a beauty editor/writer focused mainly on trends in skin care and make-up. She currently devises and runs make-up courses at Morley College in London.

So, after this brief introduction, if you do not have your make-up artist yet and you would like to have a flawless look during your wedding do not miss the following exclusive Catalonia Weddings Boutique interview! I am sure it will be very useful for you! Thank you Karen! 🙂

1) What do you think is the most important role of the bridal make-up artist?

There are many important roles requested of a make-up artist for a bride to be. As a bride you will be overwhelmingly the centre of attention on your wedding day. This means you will be under close scrutiny from your husband to be, friends and family and in the lens of the camera. So the make-up needs to suit you perfectly, be long lasting throughout the day and night. The application of make-up is just as bespoke to the individual as a hair style or style of dress.

2) On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is the make-up in wedding preparations?

Apart from providing a great service to the bride, it’s very important to be a great communicator, be patient and keep calm during the preparations before the ceremony. So it’s a ten for me and my clients.

3) Do you usually work with organic brands/products also on bridal make-up? Or they are not consistent and durable enough to last the whole wedding?

I work with many natural and organic skin care brands but not exclusively. My background in beauty allows me to advise brides on their skin care routines and any problems they may want to address before the big day. My run through helps the bride understand their skin type and gives me a chance to try the various make-up brands I have in my kit. I always work with the latest products and I am very aware of the majority of seasonal make-up trends. Your make-up needs to look good close up and translate well into the camera lens.

4) What are your top tips for having a flawless look?

My top three tips for a flawless finish are:
1. Choosing the right facial, skin care leading up to your big day.
2. Knowing your skin type so that the skin is prepped perfectly before any make-up application.
3. Choosing the perfect foundation for your skin type and tone.

5) You’ve been working as a make-up artist in fashion photography, beauty, films, weddings & music. From the make-up perspective, what do you highlight from each industry? What makes bridal make-up different from the others?

It’s knowing how make-up application works with different types of lighting, cameras, whether it’s film or stills. It’s conveying something to the viewer, whether it’s an actor’s character, a trend in fashion and beauty through the style, colour and texture of the make-up. People expect creativity in make-up for fashion and beauty shoots. Working with brides is very different and needs more personal sensitivity towards the client. They will be very nervous and feel stressed on the day after many months of planning, the bride needs to love how she looks, friends, family and husband to be will be scrutinizing at close proximity, and the make–up needs to last through the day and into the evening. The filmographer and photographer will pick up the detail in every way. Too much, too little make-up and the wrong type of make-up, nothing will appear in the wedding photos. So yes a great make-up artist is very important to get it right!

6) You’ve worked for many celebrities. How does it feel to have worked with so many different types of clients?

I feel the variety of clients and mediums for make-up keeps me on my toes creatively. Whether you work hands on, write about the industry or teach the art of make-up. It’s great to learn and understand all the different sides of the business. For me it’s the art of make-up and learning to create something different and unique for each and every situation.

Over the years Karen has worked with many brides. Below you will find a nice testimonial from the beautiful bride Erika Nilsson regarding Karen’s services and how she and her family felt about it (see pictures below):

“I am so happy having used Karen Beadle as the make-up artist for my wedding. She made me, my sister and mother look our absolute best! She achieved the perfect balance of looking made up but still natural. Karen gives a lot of advise but still listens to all your views, she wants you to get what you want. She has a lot of knowledge in her field and takes all the time needed to get to the result you want. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone that is in need of a make-up artist for a wedding or any other occasion.”

For more information on Karen Beadle go to:
www.karenbeadle.com
www.karenbeadle.com/blog
Twitter @karenbeadle
karen@karenbeadle.com

And many thanks to:
Wedding Dress – Browns Bride – Brownsbride@brownsfashion.com
Photographer – Especially Amy – Sally@especiallyamy.co.uk

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Celebrating John Frieda’s 25 years of hairdressing at Claridges

John Frieda Celebrates 25 Years - Party It was a who’s who guide to the hair and beauty industry while we celebrated John Frieda’s 25 years of hairdressing in the Ballroom of Claridges. We had the opportunity to visit the Style Bar where Mel a Top Stylist from the Mayfair Salon completely transformed my hair and many other guests! John Frieda famously created Joanna Lumley’s hair for the character of “Purdey” in the New Avengers.

article-0-00867AB900000258-479_468x540-4  Guests included Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, Tallulah Harlech,Rick Edwards, Edie Campbell, Lucy Watson, Saffron Aldridge and George Lamb.  We were treated to DJ sets by Lily Cole, Jack Guinness and Bip Ling.

John Frieda Celebrates 25 Years - PartyStars of the brand’s in House Expert team being  Nicola Clarke the Creative Colour Director and Harry Josh International Creative Consultant who were also part of the Celebrations.

John Frieda is legendary in the innovative salon quality hair care at home products such as Frizz-Ease, Sheer blonde, Brilliant Brunette, Luxurious Volume and Precision Foam Colour. www.johnfrieda.co.uk

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