I received an invite card for Beauty UK with my Scratch Magazine subscription, I have never been to Birmingham, thought why not. I love daytrip, it also gives me an excuse to have dinner at Lasan as well! You can read my rest of the Birmingham daytrip on my personal blog.
|Beauty UK, Hall 6, Birmingham NEC|
|NSI is one of the vendor and they're also Sparitual's UK Rep|
|Sparitual display at the show|
|Sparitual Mind Body Spirit Matte Collection|
|One of the more popular vendors, Kooky foil wrapped nails design|
|Lots of falsies too!|
|Is this for real?!?|
|Lots of Zoya too!|
I managed to find the ladies from Scratch and was lovely finally to meet Helena! I was telling her how crazy this show is, she said "wait til the Olympia show in September". Oh dear! I better start saving!
|General shot at the show|
|My Tiny World – Ought to be one of my favourite vendors at this show|
|Slices tasters kits, in case you're bad at slicing and wants variety|
This show was nuts, it was endless. I had to skip through lots in the end as the purchases were getting heavy and I was getting tired. How naive was I to think I'll only stay at the show for 2 hours and spend the rest of the time checking out Birmingham? I ended up staying for a good 5 hours at the show and only managed a quick walk around the city centre on route to Lasan. At least I know now what to expect for Olympia in September!
Have you been to one of these trade show? What was your experience like? Worth going? Can't be bothered?
Let's start my comeback post with a manicure inspired by this season's Prada collection! All varnishes used were from Barry M. The pink in person is much, much brighter than how the photo turned out. I especially did this manicure before I headed off to Beauty UK trade show in Birmingham last weekend. I will post more about the trade show in the next few posts.
Here's another look:
What do you think of this designer manicure? What's your favourite Spring/Summer manicure?
I apologise that I haven't been posting for a while – a long while – this was due to a whirlwind crazy few months in my life and a really bad neck/shoulder injury, I couldn't move nor type for a long time. I am on the road to recovery and I hope to be back posting next week. I also hope to get inspiration from up coming shows I'll be attending at London Fashion Week!!
Stay stylish & stay tuned,
Woohoo! First of all, I would like to thank my readers and followers to make my first 50! To thank you all, I'll be hosting a giveaway! The official giveaway will be announced next week (give me the weekend to source what goodies I'll have for you! Lots of you commented that they can't find crackle polish, so at least ONE item of the giveaway will be the Barry M Instant Nail Effect! Will try to hunt one down for it, it's starting to sell out everywhere!) Okay, onto the manicure...
Angela is back for another guest manicure appearance. She will be a bridesmaid wearing a bright orange dress. The fascinator she's made for the occassion was Chocolate brown with greige accents. I instantly thought of using Butter London Fash Pack, and I thought the micro gold shimmer will be great for this occassion.
I decided to Fauxnad BM20 and BM21 a few random fingers with Sally Hansen Pat on The Back. But thought it was still missing something, then I clicked, "WE NEED MORE BLING!!!!" I quickly place a drop of my newly purchased Gold Glitter Nail Art Striper on a plastic card, then use a flat brush and graced on gradation on a few random fingers. Here's a closer look at her left hand:
This is her right:
Fairly simple. Butter London Fash Pack as base colour for all fingers. Left hand, stamp BM21 Botanical Swirl on thumb and similar pattern from BM20 ring finger. Right hand, stamp BM21 on index and BM20 on pinky. With a flat brush create Gold Glitter gradation to left middle and pinky, and right thumb and ring finger. Topcoat. Done.
What do you think of this manicure? Have you been a bridesmaid? What outrageous colours do you have to endure? Any crazy bridesmaid stories?