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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCRATCH – Teenage Tech Talk

The postman has been very generous again and after a weeks wait SCRATCH Magazine has finally arrived! I’ve had the good news to share with you for way over a month now but wanted to see the article myself first. After the link of my blog was posted on Scratch Magazine’s Facebook page, writer Helen … Continue reading

The Future’s Bright

Sorry bloggers I know I’ve been hiding the past couple of weeks mainly due to how busy I have been preparing for my holiday on a cruise round the Mediterranean this month. But I have mainly been hiding to save some good news for you! I have a new job! I am now leaving The … Continue reading

Student Awards

On Wednesday I visited the college library to attend the students awards 2012 – 2013. The awards is usually more of a party where the college hires out a venue in Leeds City Centre and everyone gets nicely dressed up with their best heels. However after last years event ended up being more hectic than … Continue reading