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The Beauty Cloud’s Guide to Festival Hair

Fesitval Season can be a tricky one for us ladies when it comes to keeping those tresses tamed, so I’ve come up with an easy 4-Day guide to easy-to-manage hairstyles to ensure you stay looking gorgeous the whole time.

DAY ONE

Festival Hair says one thing to me Bohemian Glamour!!

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Curls and waves created by spritzing on AVEDA ‘BE CURLY’ ENHANCING SPRAY, then curling by patting GHD‘s over pin-curls formed by wrapping hair around 3-4 fingers giving unique curls and waves of all sizes and shapes. By using the ‘Be Curly’ and GHD’s this will give curls that will last and drop into soft waves in 3-4 days.

DAY TWO

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Curls have dropped and dressed through naturally giving tousled informal curls and waves. If you have any frizzing, 2-3 spritz of Be Curly Spray again will tame it down.

Lift the front of your brow with a plait creating a practical but kooky twist to the look.

DAY THREE

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By now the curls have relaxed into irregular waves. Scoop the hair back off your face with two effortless plaits joining into one creating some boho chic.

If our festival babes are feeling a tad un-fresh a mist of TIERRY MULGER ANGEL PERFUMING HAIR MIST will have you feeling as fresh as a daisy!

 DAY FOUR

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Continuing on with some bang on-trend plaits simply just pull hair all to one side, letting shorter layers drop softly then plait loosely into a two-strand plait creating a fishtail, giving a Boho finale to our festival style!!

Hair by: Gillian Douglas-Rea / Make-up by: Nuala Campbell

Article by Gillian Douglas-Rea
 
Gillian has been writing for The Beauty Cloud since way back at 25th April 2012! You can follow more of Gillian’s work on Facebook. Any questions, email gillian@thebeautycloud.co.uk

Put the sparkle into any Woman’s eye with these great Stocking Fillers!

Sometimes our men get it so right…. but let’s face it, most of the time they get it wrong. So here are a few stocking fillers which are sure to put the sparkle back into your woman’s eye this Christmas. To buy any of the following products, simply click on the pictures to be whisked directly over to the product on the House of Fraser website, it really couldn’t be any easier.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set.
Only £40.00

This features an incredible lineup of eight full-size pencils in a rainbow of intoxicating shades. With eight amazing shades, you can create whatever look you`re in the mood for-from nakedly neutral to boldly bright to smoldering and sultry. In fact, the color range is so insane that they just had to dub this set Ocho Loco-which is Spanish for crazy eight. With their amazing staying power and unmatched colour payout, Urban Decay`s 24/7 Eye Pencils are one of the things they`re known for. Creamy and waterproof, this highly saturated formula glides on and stays put no matter what you put it through. This totally giftable set comes in a clear outer box to showcase the insane color range inside-just slap a bow on it and you`re done!

Application hint: Some people think that pencils are just for lining your eyes, but you can create beautiful highly pigmented smokey looks with these pencils. Roughly pencil in the area you want the colour in, stopping a little short of where you want the product to reach too. Then using a firm eye-shadow brush, blend the pencil out in circular motions to create an even show stopping look.

Estee Lauder Art Of Gloss Gift Set
Was £36 Now £32.40

Be a Modern Artist. Master the art of gloss with these 6 fun shades, Praline Paradise, Cherry Fever, Plum Divine, Frivolous Pink, Sugar Rush and Wild Sugarcane. This gift collection includes a modern, colour-block case with Pure Colour Gloss – the perfect stocking filler.

This collection is right on trend and perfect for the Christmas season. No matter what colour you are strutting your stuff in this holiday season, you will surely find a colour in this set to match and finish off your look. This set is perfect for day or night with a mix of natural and dramatic colours.

M·A·C Guilty Passions
Only £25.50!

With so many Christmas parties coming up, create a show stopping look with any of these beautiful Warm Crushed Metallic  Pigments. This is great value to get 4 very versatile colours from MAC. This set will help you create a range of different looks from Simplistic Sophistication to Mysteriously Smokey. The Guilty Passions Crushed Metallic Pigment kits feature four stackable jars of Pigment in rich molten metallic colour. Includes tempting shades in Ever Elegant, Silk Stocking, Dreamy Little Thing and Darling Coquette.

Application hint: Loose pigments can get messy so make sure to use plenty of eye primer and using a medium Eye-Shadow brush, firmly press the pigment onto your eyelid to make sure it stay’s put.

Benefit She`s So Jetset!
Was £29.50 Now £26.55

I have shared this product with you before, but now it is on special offer, helping you fill those stockings while saving some pennies. Upgrade your look in an instant.  This posh and polished makeup kit brings out the jetsetter in you. Follow the in flight makeup manual for an effortless glamorous look on eyes, lips and cheeks. Lift off to lovely! Kit includes: 4 shade eye shadow palette, the Porefessional, They`re real, first-class face powder with brush, lip gloss in life on the A list and double ended sponge applicator.

Dior Diorshow New Look Set.
Only £23!

I am so excited to feature this amazing set by Dior. The brand itself always portrays the highest level of luxury in their products and most of their palettes and sets start around £50. So grab yourself this great bargain for only £23! Inspired by catwalks and backstage make-up tips, the prodigious New Look Mascara with volume enhancer action thickens, separates and extends the lashes for an infinitely multiple lash effect. The set also contains a mini 5-Colour Couture Eyeshadow palette to reveal and enhance the intensity of your eyes.

Bobbi Brown Spring Picks.
£60.00

If your woman has been extra good to you this year – Show her how much you appreciate her by splashing  the cash on this fantastic kit by Bobbi Brown.  Inspired by Bobbi`s love of Rose Gold, this limited edition set is the epitome of pretty. Luminosity and definition come together for an eye look that`s equally classic and fresh.

This set features the much-loved cream shadow and gel liner formulas; a super lengthening mascara; and the skincare you need to pamper the delicate eye area. It includes: Caviar Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner 3g, Rose Gold Long-Wear Cream Shadow 3.5g, Black Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara 6ml, Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover 30ml, EXTRA Repair Eye Cream 7ml, Mini Dual Ended Ultra Fine Eyeliner/Cream Shadow Brush.

 Now you have no reason not to impress her this year! Pop down to your nearest House of Fraser or go online to www.houseoffraser.co.uk to pick up any of these perfect pressies!

Enjoy!

Much Love  Nuala C.

Money, Money, Money, Where shall I put my Money??

I ‘m in love with this stylish and on-trend Geometric Purse. It has a clip top fastening and a zip front detail, this purse also has an inside coin purse, along with some card compartments so that you have plenty of room to keep your bits and bobs. There is also a matching bag in store if you would like your purse to match up with your hand bag. This Geometric printed purse will go with almost anything but if you want to look your best this A/W then wear a block coloured dress along with this beauty!

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RED PRINT CLIP TOP PURSE
£17.00

 

If you love to rock the vintage look, then you’ll love this stylish light brown croc effect push-lock fold over purse. It has a zip close pocket for your spare change with multiple card and cash slots inside. Wear this purse with a cute floral printed dress or with a smart floaty shirt dress. Be sure that you look sophisticated this A/W with this purse, and at a discounted price you can’t miss out!

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Push Lock Purse
Was £16.00
Now £8.00

Colour Block yourself through winter with this funky three toned panelled Fiorelli Purse with a metal clasp detail. It has a wrist strap so you can wear it two ways. This trendy Colour Block purse is quite versatile so you can dress up or down with this piece and you’ll still look fabulous.

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Fiorelli Lorenzo Colour Block Purse
£34.99

If you just want to splash the cash on something expensive and designer then why don’t you purchase this stunning embossed Biba purse. The purse is black with the Biba logo embossed on the front with a gold edged detail also on the flap. This Biba purse is plain and simple, does its job and leaves you feeling empowered. Wear this with a Printed dress and you’ll have all eyes on you.

House of Frazer
Biba Metal corner embossed logo flap over purse
Now £ 69.00
Was £ 79.00

Add a bit of edge to your handbag this A/W with this Premium leather studded purse and you’ll definitely be ready for anything that comes your way. The purse is made from black premium leather and has a chunky gold zip on the front along with a cluster of gold studs and another gold zip opening at the top. This Purse looks expensive and will definitely add to any wardrobe change whether it’s a rock tee with skinny’s or with a skater dress, be sure you stand out!

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Premium Studded Leather Purse
Price: £30.00

GRÁINNE MAHER MILLINERY DEBUTS AT HOUSE OF FRASER

Butterfly Hat by Gráinne Maher

Visionary milliner, jewellery maker and Northern Ireland Fashion Designer of the Year Gráinne Maher, continues to spread her creative wings with the launch of her debut millinery collection at House of Fraser Belfast this September.

 

The Gráinne Maher Millinery collection at House of Fraser will feature a statement collection of couture hats and heavenly headpieces expertly complemented by matching clutch bags.  With prices for hat and bag sets starting from just £125, these must-have accessories make wedding and race day shopping an exciting experience in itself. Nothing short of show-stopping, Gráinne’s new collection features elements of sinamay, lace, Swarovski crystal and pearl so for those searching for an opulent finish to any look, the hunt is over.

 

Pegasus Perspex Headpiece by Gráinne Maher

House of Fraser first snapped up Gráinne’s laser-cut jewellery label Pluck & Devour earlier this year following the donning of Gráinne’s ‘Bark at the Moon’ pendant by US superstar Selena Gomez before an audience of millions as host at Belfast MTV EMA’s.  For A/W 12 Pluck & Devour has several new avant-garde designs launching in-store including the new ‘culture vulture’ range which gives nod to literary gems such as Shakespeare and Wilde.  Be sure to also look out for Gráinne’s P&D LUXE label boasting ultra-modern 3D curved perspex one-offs for ladies who want nothing short of a style statement.

 

Pluck & Devour LUXE necklace by Gráinne Maher

Gráinne, who was recently named in The Irish Times’ Top 20 People Changing the Face of Northern Ireland, comments: “The last year has been a whirlwind of creativity and opportunity for me and I am super excited to be collaborating with House of Fraser for the launch of Gráinne Maher Millinery in-store.  I have had great fun putting the A/W 12 collection together, working on new embellishment twists and alternative materials for a truly bespoke feel.”

 

 

Blue perspex headpiece and necklace by Gráinne Maher

 

Gráinne Maher’s jewellery pieces are also available online at www.pluckanddevour.com and a range of boutiques around the country.

 

For more information, please visit www.grainnemahermillinery.com or www.pluckanddevour.com, emailg@pluckanddevour.com or g@grainnemahermillinery.com or alternatively call 00 44 7813 775164