There has been a new break through in the world of nail technology. Although the method of silk nails was brought to the UK in the 1980’s, they have only recently took off with more and more beauticians training in the method. For many years the silk method was shadowed by the old fashioned acrylics.
In the world of nails it has recently been found out how bad acrylics nails really are. With the many nail shapes and lengths that you can have done, after a few days they will start to grow out and look very noticeably out of shape. Not only can it work out to cost a lot of money with returning every two weeks to get them infilled or a new set put on, it can also be very time consuming. No one fully knows the underlying damages that acrylics cause to your nails especially when they have been used for a long period of time. When using an electric file it is critical that you down file too far down into the nail plate as this can be very painful for the client and can leave your client with split nails, once having the acrylics applied it can be very hard to spot infections which will cause them to get worse over time. Many high street salons still use a product called Methyl Methacrylate which has been banned due to the toxicity levels. Methyl Methacrylate is mainly used in dentistry as a hardening agent, due to the strength many beautician’s thought that this would make the acrylics stay on for longer. The more dangerous side of using this product is when catching your nails on something could result in pulling the nail plate away from the nail bed, in the long run this could potentially cause the nail plate to be unable to grow back. If acrylics are fitted and removed properly using the correct products there is usually not that much damage, other than having really long nails.
The method of silk nails are much better as they don’t damage your nails half as much as acrylics do. Although silk wraps cost between £5 to £10 more than acrylics it is definitely worth paying the extra bit than have to worry about the damage you will be left with. They take about 30 minutes longer as it is a more complicated and time consuming process, cutting the silk wrap the the correct size is the time consuming part as it is a thin fabric and one cut can make you have to start again as opposed to acrylics where you are filing the tips. Many people think silk wraps look a lot nicer than acrylics as it is a more natural look and they are not obvious, they also help your nails grow,
If you are experiencing some bad acrylic damage here are some ways to help solve your problems: Trim your nails down and push your cuticles back as this will stimulate nail growth, it is important to keep your nails clean to prevent infection, moisturise your hands and nails, if your nails are not too sore then try to file all the rough edges out and buff the nail plate as the oil in your nail will serve as a protective layer. Lastly apply a light oil, such as solar oil, to your nails daily and do not paint them with polish for a while as your nails need to breathe.
Next week I will be trying silk wraps out, I hope my blog has helped all you acrylics wearers out there like myself!
It’s the time of year that the glamorous Cheltenham racecourse turns into a fashion show. From the 13th March to the 17th March you will be experiencing some spectacular horse racing at the Cheltenham Festival. Many race goers will be dressing up in their most glamorous outfits however there will be one day that people will be dressing in their finest clothes and that’s for the extravagant ladies day. The 15th March is when the fabulous event was held so lets take a look at some of the outfits that were displayed at the racecourse.
This group of ladies most definitely got the memo for big hats, high heels and bright colours, now this is what the ladies day festivals are all about. Some ladies like to go plain and some like the finer things in life, with the small details in the dress you will stand out from the crowd and surly draw the eyes of the many race goers.
These ladies have gone for the simple yet beautifully plain looking dresses. With the bold solid colours you are able to match any accessory with them. They are demonstrating this wonderfully with the heels, hats and jewellery. These ladies have a smart mind wearing thin jackets to keep the chilled air off them in spring time, even in the height of summer it’s always a good idea to take a thin jacket with you incase the typical British weather takes a turn for the worse.
This group of ladies are flaunting their outfits while showing that you can look good in whatever you wear and all it takes is a little bit of confidence. With the sun shining the rainbow of dresses marks the start of all the summer racing events while setting the bar high. The different array of outfits from skin tight to loose and flowing, everyone has one thing in common, their love of good fashion and horse racing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog and ladies, so get your finest outfits out from the back of the wardrobe and attend Royal Ascot, Goodwood Festival and as well as many other racing events to put in your diaries!
Lets go back to a very special event that happened on Wednesday 1st March where the new Range Rover Velar was unveiled at the London Design Museum. This incredible event welcomed many celebrities such as Damian Lewis, Zara Tindall, Jimmy Carr and many more.
Zara Tindall is used to being in the paparazzi’s eye as the Queen’s granddaughter, as we well know, the royals love to dress to impress to these events! Here is the beautiful Zara wearing an all black outfit and doesn’t she look amazing. The silk top adds a bit of shine to the outfit, allowing her skin to glow in the perfect lighting. Those luscious closed-toe pointed heals with a thick band gives the perfect amount of height and glamour. From the feather sleeves to the pointed shoes, she really can work the all black look.
This English actor Damian Lewis appeared in many shows such as Homeland, Wolf Hall, Billions and here he is now hosting the release of the new Range Rover Velar. Mr Lewis is going for the smart casual look with the skinny fit jeans, blazer and scarf. This look is quite a popular outfit amongst the male gender as it is an easy look to achieve without looking too over dressed for an occasion. Very safe choice Mr Lewis!
Here are the hilarious comedians that are Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr. Rob has gone for the very smart two piece blue suit with a red tie. You can’t go wrong with this neat impressive look.
While the wonderful Jimmy Carr has gone for a dark three piece suit with a light grey blazer. His shirt and tie are loosely done showing that he has a more relaxed approach to wearing a suit. Mr Carr usually goes for a neat look like in his show 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown where he wears a plush 2 or 3 piece suit. This is Mr Carr’s dress down event.
I hope this blog has helped prepare many of you for these incredible events. Happy blogging!
The Oscars are the most iconic film award ceremony held in Hollywood so all the celebrities from the film industry are looking stand out at this prestigious event.
Here is the beautiful Emma Stone in a custom made Givenchy dress. This incredible dress allows Emma to show off her figure while showing the right amount of skin. The golden glow off the dress is in the height of fashion at the minute and is the perfect outfit for accepting those golden awards.
Check out those ruffles and velvet bow tie on the very dreamy Ryan Gosling. Ryan appears to be going suave for the oscars this year as the phenomenal La La Land takes home 6 awards. With an outfit like this, it was almost as if he knew that La La Land was going to be receiving many awards!
Halle Berry’s beautiful dress caught the eyes of many viewers on the 26th February. The champagne frills at the bottom of the dress gives an amazing effect of confetti with a beautiful train at the back. The black wrap at the top of the dress breaks up the solid champagne colour and gives a bit of body to the dress. The sparkles on the dress really are the right theme for this glamorous event.
Emma Roberts wore a beautiful two tone frilled dress. The black and the cream are a great match but the definitive line between the two sections it up nicely. The layers at the bottom of the dress makes it flow and gives ultimate body. The upper section of the dress allows y0u to show off the amount of cleavage that you possess, it also allows you to have the amount of cleavage that you desire.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my insight of outfits at the Oscars 20717.
The award season is here so now is the time to glam up your wardrobe for any red carpet events you may be attending. At the Grammy’s being an eye catcher at this incredible music award ceremony is one of the most important things for any celeb. If this doesn’t give you a sense of status then I don’t know what will. Here’s an insight at what some celebrities wore at the Grammy’s 2017.
Beyoncé attended the event in a luxurious red sequins dress but did she rock it with the baby bump? The bump just made her look more fabulous than she already is and drew lots of attention walking down the red carpet. As you know, us girls love showing a bit of boob when wearing a dress but whay maybe too much boob for one person might not be enough for another.
Celine Dion wore a magnificent green glitter dress with a side cut showing a bit of leg. If you’ve got great legs like Celine Dion then you need to get them out every now and then so why not choose the Grammy’s to get them out. Lets draw some attention to the giant green bow on the front of her dress, this not only gives a bit of class to the dress but it also appears to be holding everything together.
Jennifer Lopez rocked a very classy yet very daring pink dress. With the frills around the neck that can only be described as looking rather uncomfortable, it gives a great effect and draws your eyes to the facial region. The tight ripples around the waist showing off J.Lo’s natural curves makes her legs look even more amazing than they already are.
Lady Gaga is most known for her rather unusual outfits but the Grammy’s 2017 brings her style to a whole new level. With all the black leather and platform shoe’s she really brings the punk rocker chick look back into fashion. The amount of boob and bum on show will surely grab all the male attention making her one of the most eye-catching people at this years Grammy’s.
I believe that Cee Lo Green has taken Lady Gaga’s title of most unusual outfit at this years Grammy’s with basing his outfit on a character that he is creating. The characters outfit almost looks like your typical Buddha statue. He even pulled off acting as the character on the red carpet.
The festival season is fast approaching and through all the partying, you want an outfit that will keep you cool and fashionable. Shorts are a great way to keep yourself cool but when the traditional British summer arrives and the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst, you’ll have to throw on those wellies and then that look isn’t so fashionable anymore! However in some cases this look is allowed and seeing as this is the typical festival look, it is a great idea in this scenario. Festivals are known for being bright and colourful so dig out your brightest tops and go bright or go home! Bright bodypaint is another festival essential that is not to be missed so go crazy and splash that glitter paint.
Now do we have any girls with long hair? Then you may want to think of pinning it up, as you will get very hot and you will want to stay as cool as possible, plus no girl wants their hair to get all sweaty.
Here are a few ideas for some easy hair ups:
This style is a simple plait, you can do this to pretty much all types of hair and you don’t need much time or too many hair products. Overall this is great for festivals as it is an easy messy look.
You may also want to try a nice and simple bun, this allows you to get all your hair up and off of your skin so you can start dancing to that funky house number with your pals! Different styles of buns will take different amounts of time and may need different hair products, this means that you will either have to put it up into a messy bun or take the time and create a neat bun.
Hopefully I have given you some handy fashion tips so you can dance that summer festival away!
Choosing the right nail colour is a tricky business because you want to compliment your skin tone and style. Fairer skin tones look better with dark colours and darker skin tones look better with lighter colours. Now if you’re lucky enough to have an olive skin tone, you can get away with just about any colour of polish.
Some people may match their make up to their nail colour. You could match both your eye shadow or lipstick with a similar shade to your nail polish but it is important not to look too tacky with the exact same shade. Personally I wouldn’t match my make up to my nails but each individual knows what looks good on them.
Many stylists say that your nail colour should never match your outfit, while many other stylists say that your nails should match your outfit. When I go somewhere important I always make sure that my nails match my outfit. You can match them to a shade similar to a specific item that you’re wearing like your shoes or purse, I personally match my nails to my dresses that I wear. Trust your instincts when choosing your outfit and nail colour. Be considerate about the occasion that you’re attending. If you’re going to an important business meeting you don’t want to be having bright nails, I don’t think your colleague’s will appreciate your nails as much as you do. However if you’re going for a night out be daring and paint the town red.
Seasons play a big part when choosing the colour of your nails as don’t want your nails too bright or too bland for the season. During the summer months the weather is a lot hotter, the days are longer and the festival season is in full swing so always choose a bright colour to match. When Autumn approaches you want to start dulling down your nails and go for some oranges and browns to go with the colour of the leaves that as falling off the trees. During the harsh Winter months where the days are darker, you want to go for some dark and dull colours like dark reds and neutral colours. During the festive season your could also do Christmas themed nails. On the run up to Summer through Spring you want to start brightening back up your nails but not too bright as you always build up to the main event which so happens to be Summer.
I hope this advice helps for many of you and I look forward to seeing some peoples matching trends.