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Olympia Beauty 2013

Last Monday, I attended London’s Olympia Beauty show for the first time. After a two-hour journey, my Mum and I arrived at Kensington Olympia’s Grand Hall to the impressive sight of hundreds of exhibitors. To avoid the rumoured four-hour queues, we rushed straight over to the Sweet Squared stand where three demonstrations were being carried … Continue reading

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Beauty Trade Shows

As the beauty industry continues to develop and grow, companies have to find the perfect way to advertise themselves and their products and deliver them to the masses. The genius idea of a trade show was created and we therapists follow shows such as Olympia Beauty to seek the latest in news, training and products. … Continue reading

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Autumn/Winter Nail Trends 2013

 As the dark nights close in and the hours of daylight become shorter this means only one thing, Autumn is on it’s way. New seasonal trends emerge on the catwalks of New York and Paris to inspire this years fall collections. Trends change almost over night from bright coral’s to a darker palette of rouge … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Male Manicure

 If this photo isn’t a good advertisement to show why males should have manicures then I don’t know what is. These are my Dads horrible nails. He bites them down to the knuckle to the point where they are sore and bleeding. However he refuses to visit a salon because he’s too embarrassed. Men have … Continue reading

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Scratch Magazine’s Guest Blogger

Hello everyone! As a few of you will know I began my new job at Pastille Nail Boutique in Leeds back in August and since then I’ve found myself rushed off my feet. I have also returned back to college to complete my Level 3 in beauty therapy. With all this happening in my life … Continue reading

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The nail themed TV show

An American production company named Oxygen have just announced they will be airing a new TV show themed around the obvious…nails. The show will be called ‘Nailed it!’ and sounds to be a similar format to America’s Next Top Model. If the new show is as successful as America’s Next Top Model then the show … Continue reading

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Nail Trend : Cuticle Tattoos

Tattoo’s have been around for century’s as we all know but one of the more modern tattoo trends are cuticle tattoos. Hard to believe? Yes some artists are now offering dark black tattoo designs around the cuticle area. For some reason I cannot wrap my head around this. Surely cuticle tattoos are just a quick … Continue reading

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Pastille Party

As you can tell I have disappeared for a few weeks, but I am happy to announce I am back! I’ve been away on holiday with my family on a cruise round the Mediterranean for two weeks. Not only do I have loads to tell you all about but I will also be creating some … Continue reading

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The Beauty Bimbo Stereotype

One thing I have come across numerous times in my career so far is that being a Beauty Therapist comes along with a major stereotype, stupid bimbo. Not only is this far from wrong but its ridiculous! I see painting a nail or producing nail art a talent which you can’t be taught but only … Continue reading

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CND Shellac – Forbidden Collection

So as autumn approaches it’s about time for a new Shellac collection to be released. I was not impressed with the last collection, Summer Splash, as all the colours were so similar to previously released collections. For example Lobster Roll was similar to Tropix and Grape gum was somewhere in between Rock Royalty and Purple … Continue reading

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