Mani Monday-Halloween Week

Halloween is a mere 4 days away-do you have your costume ready? Better yet, do you have your MANI ready? These Bezzie Mates dressed their tips up to the nines with the spookiest designs of the season.

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Matte blood splatter? Well done @paintedbyjess

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Spooky party nail courtesy of @elle726

 

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Dia de los Muertos ft. Cotton Buds via @pshiiit_polish

 

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Creepy Carnival by @thedotcouture

Fab job mates! Are you a nail art wunderkind? Tag us on instagram and your look could end up on our blog!

 

Cheers! xx

Behind the Curtain-Steampunk Ball

Holiday has been unveiled! By now, you have seen our incredible Steampunk Ball collection (anyone else absolutely DYING over the Gears & Gadgets Ultimate Lacquer Trunk?!), and hopefully you’ve already purchased a few sets to share with your nearest and dearest this Holiday season. The real fun is how we got from A-Z. With a little help from our Product Development team, we’ve got some inside scoop on what it takes to create a beautiful Holiday gift collection for our Bezzie Mates.

Because we believe in all things Great Britain, Fashion, and Rock & Roll, doing a steampunk collection was never far from our minds. Steampunk is the intersection of industry and technology, with Victorian Era style. Think Game of Thrones or Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. As soon as we saw elements of steampunk on the runway and in pop culture, we knew Holiday would be the perfect moment to do a translation of this movement. You will see, our collection is full of metallic, rich textures, and opulent colours. The stage is set for a new realm in fashion, so come join our Steampunk Ball!

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“In today’s world of imagination and technology, Steampunk has never been more relevant…the steampunk anthology is a play of Victorian fashion with edgy, industrial-like accents. Think frilly dresses with metal corsets or laced-up boots and brass goggles.”

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“Each set pays homage to the different elements that makeup steampunk. Gears & Cheers celebrates the mechanical metallics of steampunk, while Clockwork Couture plays on steampunk’s unique and unabashedly provocative fashion.”

Check out the entire collection here!

Cheers! xx

Mackage In-Store Event

During the month of September we’re partnering with the incredible outerwear designer, Mackage.

They will be showcasing and selling a selection of our best lacquers alongside their to-die-for leather bags and jackets, just in time for fall. The Mackage team invited us to spend a day in their store to help spread the word and celebrate our partnership which was a perfect break during the frenzy of Fashion Week. No party is complete without a gorgeous DJ (check) or miniature desserts (double check)-  both of which were a smashing hit.

Katie Jane Hughes and her first assistant were doing free manicures for people; they qued up patiently to get their digits painted and passed the time eating delicious little jar cakes.

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If you didn’t get a chance to pop into the Soho store last Saturday, don’t worry. Our selection of lacquers is available at Mackage through the entire month of September.

So go on: if you’re in Manhattan and fancy a shopping trip to Soho, do stop in and check us out.

It took a lot of self control not to walk away with one of their bags …

Cheers! x

Behind the Curtain-Yoana Baraschi

We are off and running, mates, with three shows down and more to come! Our first stop on the Fashion Week information highway is Yoana Baraschi, whose collection featured warm colours and mixed media prints inspired by bold African sunsets.

To channel the feminine, warrior vibe, Katie started by prepping the models’ skin with Backstage Basics Hydrating Balm. She then applied CHEEKY Tinted Highlighter in Twit to the high points of the face, followed by contouring on the hollows of cheeks and temples using CHEEKY Cream Bronzer in Bit Faker.

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Katie created a bespoke red lip by applying Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird on the bottom lip, and then popping Moisture Matte Lipstick in Come to Bed Red in the center and working toward the sides. She then brought the Hydrating Balm back out to apply on the models’ lids before drawing a graphic line with WINK Eye Pencil in Alabaster Gaze along the contour of the eye. Katie topped off the look with WINK Mascara in Union Jack Black on the lashes, concentrating on the roots.

The finished product:

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“Yoana and I wanted to create a modern take on African warrior beauty. I chose white liner to resemble war paint but still look pretty and feminine. The red lip adds power for a bold, unique look.” -Katie Jane Hughes

How would you recreate this look for everyday? Tell us in the comments!
Make sure to keep checking back here to keep up with Katie during Fashion Week, and shop the looks over at our Fashion Week Sample Sale.

Cheers! x