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The latest Autumn and Winter beauty trends

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There are many beauty trends that have dominated the catwalks this year, but it’s hard to tell what trends are going to work for you and how to transition them from season to season. Although certain trends can look terrifying, there are ways to pull inspiration from them while still looking subtle and sophisticated.

Block eye colour beauty trendsReturn of the Club Kid

Despite the crisp Autumn months dawning upon us, we are happy to report that bright and bold eye looks are not going anywhere. Although this trend might take you back to the era of the club kid, the classic 80’s leg warmers and spandex will not be making their way back into our wardrobes. From lime green to vivid purples, the graphic eye trend can only be tackled by the bravest of us. Are you brave enough to rock this technicolour trend?

Lash it Up

When you think of an ultra-feminine makeup look, a long, full set of lashes are almost always in the mix. For this season, if you’re going to wear mascara, it’s a matter of all or nothing. Whether you decide to go for a bold makeup look, or opt for natural, feminine beauty, an extra layer of mascara is guaranteed to bring your look to the next level. As long as you wear it with confidence, anyone can pull off this trend.

Statement lipstick beauty trends

Statement Lips

A bold statement lip is always in style, and that isn’t changing as we transition into Autumn. As a true makeup visionary, Rihanna is an avid fan of a vibrant lip, giving us the red lip fantasy we all needed, but didn’t deserve. For those of you looking to pack a punch with your lip colour this autumn, draw some inspiration from Fenty Beauty’s leading lady and paint on that classic red pout. From bright oranges to deep berry shades, statement lip colours are a must-have for your Autumn makeup bag.

Slicked back hair beauty trends

Slicked Back Sophistication

It is no surprise that slicked back hair and slicked side partings have been all the rage this year. Who isn’t a fan of a stylish, wearable and hassle-free hairstyle? Pulled back hair with loose waves has become the epitome of sophisticated, effortless beauty. Plus, if you get caught in the rain, no one will be able to tell the difference. To achieve this look, apply a hair mousse rather than a gel to avoid the dreaded greasy locks look and achieve a smooth, sleek finish.

Which of these Autumn/Winter beauty trends will you be trying out this season?

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Summer makeup looks perfect the sunkissed look

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First in our blog series of summer looks our team have come up with some simple summer makeup hints and tips so you can recreate the latest looks.

The key to summer makeup starts with that elusive lit-from-within dewy skin glow. We all want it, and we’ve all at some point or another tried to get it by slathering on glitter filled makeup products that promise a J low glow – but end up looking more like a disco ball!. Dewy skin looks natural and youthful – to master this look you will need a good quality foundation and an excellent skincare regime. Ensure you exfoliate, use a hydrating moisturiser and drink plenty of water.

summer makeupBegin by using a glowing primer to ensure the skin glows from underneath your foundation. Sparingly apply a lightweight foundation or bb cream using a tapping motion and a damp beauty blender – blend, blend and blend some more.

For areas that require more coverage apply a liquid concealer dabbing gently with a finger for perfect coverage. Set any shiny areas with a translucent pressed powder. Add some liquid bronzer to areas that naturally catch the sun to warm up the skin and give a super sun-kissed glow. Finish with some rosy peachy pink cream blush to the apple of the cheeks and dab the same colour onto the lips for a natural lip stain. A touch of highlighter on areas which catch the light such as the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and just above the brows and cupids bow will offer that sun-kissed shimmer – however, remember for this look less is more!

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Apply an eyeshadow primer to your lids before applying any eye makeup – without a primer your shadow will crease. For an easy eye look, apply a wash of shimmery eyeshadow all over the lids, use a neutral, bronze tone, finishing the look with your favourite mascara.

Set the look with a finishing spray to hold the summer glow in place for those balmy evenings. Allowing your inner beauty to shine through…

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Our top five tips for minimal make up

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In recent years, we have noticed the heavy-handed approach to make up application has been a consistent trend. We have been packing layer upon layer of makeup onto our faces, to the point where we wouldn’t have looked out of place on a night out with Ru Paul Charles…

After years of celebrminimal makeupity inspired trends of contouring, highlighting, strobing, baking and applying make up with all manner of random objects… cue summer 2017 and the welcome appearance of the minimal makeup trend.
We can almost hear our pores breathing a sigh of relief.
It’s time to strip it all back ladies and embrace a fresh-faced feel for summer.

Whether you are going au naturel to be on trend, detox your skin, or simply out of sheer laziness(let’s face it girls, we all have those days) we have our top 5 tips to create a fresh minimal face this season.

Tip 1 – Skin: Your skin is your canvas. To give you the absolute best result possible, ensure you have a fantastic, clean, fresh and hydrated base to start with by exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising regularly. Drink plenty of water and always ALWAYS remember to take off your makeup before heading to bed.

Tip 2 – Base: Embrace the ‘less is more’ approach. Ditch the foundation and consider a BB or CC cream. If going bare-faced is just too far out of your comfort zone try a mineral makeup powder. Concealer is your best friend for any problem areas, but keep it light and avoid caking it on….and don’t forget to blend!

Tip 3 – Eyes: We are going for natural, so put down the eyeliner and step away from the falsies! Keep the eye-shadow light and natural, and finish up with a slick of mascara – no spider lashes ladies… Brows should be tamed but not too overdone, try a clear or tinted brow gel to wrangle stray hairs and keep them looking groomed yet natural.

Tip 4 – Lips: A tinted lip balm should be a staple addition to any self-respecting woman’s handbag, and Is a perfect way to add a natural flush of colour whilst keeping your pout plumped and hydrated.

Tip 5 – Cheeks: Aim for a natural ‘flush’. A peach cream-blush will give you an understated pop of colour yet keep your skin dewy. A touch of highlighter to add to your radiance, and a dusting of bronzer on the high points of your face will give you a sun-kissed glow, and you’re good to go!

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For more information on how to bring natural beauty to your upcoming event, contact our fabulous team at info@vanityvan.co.uk

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Summer Festival Looks – Glitter

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Summer Festival Trends Glitter Hair BraidsSecond in our series of this seasons festival looks. Quite possibly one of our favourite subjects EVER we just LOVE LOVE LOVE festival glitter ! And this season we are talking EVERYWHERE!

Festival glitter has gone into overdrive this season and as well as the festival activations at Glastonbury and V festival this summer we are also getting booked left right and centre for corporate events who want these bold looks to adorn their guests. Last year saw glitter partings and dazzling glitter eyes being HUGE, but this year’s take on the trend offers up a heavier-handed approach, and who are we to argue…

 

This seasons festival glitter trend – more is most def more:

Now, while we accept that a head-to-toe coating in festival glitter is a bold look for even the most outgoing of ladies (or gents) there are many ways to adopt the statement glistening look on a more wearable scale. We are in love with the many ideas to jazz up hair dos, to emblazon bottoms, upper legs, faces, necks, and even chests…although some are left to the brave – glitter boobs are an incredible statement but certainly take a bit of front (see what I did there…). Or is this taking it a bit too far – dare we mention glitter arm pits! …we might give that one a miss….

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DIY festival glitter looks:

Our resident DIY fairy is on hand to offer up some application advice:
For glitter hair, face or body looks all you need is fine and chunky glitter; Vaseline or hair gel and a flat foundation brush or similar. Apply with reckless abandon a layer of fine glitter, add gel or Vaseline and a layer of chunky glitter and if in doubt…add more. Set with hair spray and boom you are ready to hit the fields.festival glitter

To bring the glitter bomb to your next event or campaign contact us on bookings@vanityvan.co.uk and we can send in our hit team of glitter makeup artists to sprinkle their fairy dust!

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Summer festival looks – Flower power

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With Coachella under our braided belts, we know what this means; festival season is well and truly underway.
Here at VV HQ we like to make sure you’re clued up on the latest trends ahead of schedule, we thought why not give you a quick run-down on some of our favourite festival looks for a summer of music-festival fun. The first in a three part series we look at the latest floral trends.

Flowers for festivals? Yes, yes, we know this is hardly ground-breaking news, but the floral trend which gained momentum in the seventies and shows no signs of dying out anytime soon, has taken on a new and exciting reincarnation for 2017. Whilst we won’t judge you for reaching for your trusty flower crown for your seventh Glasto in a row, check out these nature-inspired trends we are LOVING right now, if you fancy something new.

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Following closely on the heels of the painted nail art we have been seeing the last few summers, the floral manicure is taking centre stage this season with dried flowers applied to the nail in place of the painted designs. A quick search online will offer up a variety of suppliers of dried flowers (or if you are feeling crafty, by all means whip up your own!) … apply with a dot of nail glue and seal with a layer of top-coat polish. Natural nail art perfection.

Subtle Flower Power:
Less is more where floral focus is concerned for this season as we noted at Coachella, where festival looks seemed to have matured slightly and a subtle, more toned-down look was adopted. In place of the mildly passé flower crown, we noted delicate floral hair pins, and real fresh, or dried flowers, tucked into gorgeous braided up-do’s and flowing boho waves alike.

Floral Liner:

Previous-years bold flower-power face art was pared right down with subtle floral accents appearing in place of liner or shadow (a steady hand is a must!). Using a fine liner brush and face paints or a flash palette, get creative with florals along your upper lash line being as dramatic or as subtle as you are comfortable with.

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If you want to bring any of these floral wonders to your next event or campaign get in touch with our team at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk.

Hen Party Packages

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Wedding season is almost upon us and with all the potentially overwhelming planning that is going into your impending nuptials, let us take the pressure off where your pre–wedding celebrations are concerned, with one of our luxurious Hen Party packages.

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Vanity Van can come to your home or hotel, where our expert team of multi-skilled therapists can treat you and your hens to a range of relaxing spa and pamper treatments such as massage, facials, reflexology, and reiki. Or if you are painting the town red that evening we can beautify your hen party group with stunning makeovers, stylish hair dos and on point manicures. Our talented team can even style your group to suit whatever theme you may be having using face and body art, glitter and clever hair and make up techniques. Vanity Vans services are fully adaptable to ensure we tailor-make an experience to suit whatever you have in mind and to suit any budget.

Understandaphotographer for hen party packagesbly, the last thing you are going to remember to do in all the excitement, is to get out that trusty camera for some candid shots and selfies, but we also realise how important these memories are… therefore, we can also offer a photographer alongside our services, should you wish, who will be on hand to capture your experience and provide you with a fun and memorable keepsake.

To add that extra glam factor, contact our team with any questions you may have regarding booking Vanity Van’s services for your upcoming Hen Party celebrations and let us create a bespoke experience to suit your specifications. Get in touch via email at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or head over to our website here to see how our award-winning team have benefited a wide range of clients.

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Summer Beauty Package

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Here at VV HQ we like to be ahead of the game when it comes to all the latest products and trends on the market. This month we are launching our first ever summer beauty package. Book our team to deliver this extravaganza at your next event to help your guests to stand out from the crowd with the summer seasons latest essential looks.


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80s eye makeup coloured mascara beauty trends summer

I’m sure we weren’t alone when a shudder went down our spine at the news that the beauty trends of the 80s were making a resurgence.


Fortunately, however, the more-is-more era has become slightly more wearable for its 2017 comeback. Corkscrew perms and liberally-applied blush aside, this season we will be focusing on colourful eye makeup looks with brash brights pulled up toward the temple, and co-ordinating coloured mascara applied to the lashes.

Latest glitter trends and metallic lips

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Of course, summer just wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of glitter, but this year it really is having its ‘shining’ moments

From subtle eye makeup looks to full body glitter paints, we have scoured the emerging and existing trends for our firm favourites this season and have plumped for… THE WORKS. Yes, we cheated as we just couldn’t narrow it down, so expect to see glittery under-eye makeup, metallic lips, glistening faux freckles and dazzling glitter hair lines from us this season.

 

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Braid bars

Think braided up-dos and skinny plaits, this seasons hair is all about braids, which is fantastic news for party-goers as it’s a brilliant way to keep hair simultaneously under control and on trend in our unpredictable climate. Whatever your occasion, event or requirement, our talented team has the braided ‘do’ for you.

Our expert professional hair and makeup teams are multi skilled so it only takes one of our team to create these stunning looks for your guests. Email us at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk with some info around your event or campaign to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loving the new henna craze this summer?

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The history of Henna

Traditionally Henna is well known in India and the Middle East for occasions such as holidays, birthdays and weddings. Now the trend has spread worldwide. Today henna is being used a lot more for fashion and creative purposes. If you can’t bear to go through the pain of getting permanently inked, henna is a great temporary alternative.White Henna hand designs

Instagram is full of bloggers, beauty entrepreneur’s and celebrities such as Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Vanessa Hudgens and Cody Simpson showing off their new temporary tattoo designs.

With festival season on our doorstep, many festival goers are turning to henna to complete their look and help them to stand out from the crowd. The Vanity Van Team can bring these techniques to your next event or campaign and help your guests to stand out from the crowd too!white Henna hand designs

Henna is a paste made out of crushed leaves from guess what? A plant called henna! The henna plant is found and grown in South Asian and North African countries. Once the paste is applied to skin and left for a few hours, it then leaves a stain to the skin which can last from 7 to 14 days. White henna is applied in the same way and for Golden henna once you have applied the paste, brush a layer of mehron powder over the pattern and brush off the excess to create that metallic look.

The current henna trend

We have recently been drawn to the beautiful white and gold henna trend, a beauty bloggers favourite, which looks great with a tan and summer outfits.

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White henna look gives a delicate finish, as if lace has been applied to the skin. This trend started in the Middle East where brides opted for white, instead of the traditional brown. To attend your summer events in style, team your white henna look with a white outfit and a pale coloured pastel nail varnish.

Golden henna

Also known as a metallic henna. This look is very elegant and feminine. This trend has come from Dubai, from a renowned Japanese jewellery designer Nobuhiko Akatsuka. Golden henna will give you a fabulous shine at the special events you have planned.

 

Henna painting techniques and their significance

When people get their very first henna, they tend to start off with a more universal design until they find one more tailored to them. Designs such as butterflies, flowers, mandalas, YingYang and stars are among the more common designs.

While henna has become an art, there are hidden meanings behind certain designs and where on the body it is. Dependent on where you get the henna, it can hold a significance. For instance, having a design on your hand signifies an offering from you to the world, while, on the back of your hand signifies protection.

 

How to book

We can provide make up artists to deliver these fantastic treatments into any event or campaign anywhere in the UK drop us a line at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk to discuss the details.

Vanity Van launches new services at Confex 2016

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PRESS RELEASE: Vanity Van – Confex, exciting new Vanity Van Services and launch of sister company, EXP PR

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The Vanity Van team is excited to announce we will be attending Confex 2016 at Olympia on 2/3 March, 9.30am – 5.30pm, at stands K81 and J90. Showcasing new services and skills and offering complimentary treatments to exhibition goers.

Incorporating beauty treatments into your event always draws the crowds. Vanity Van is the UK’s leading supplier of mobile beauty services for events specialising particularly in corporate occasions, retail activations and music events.

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Vanity Van’s services include: haircuts and hair styling; make up; face and body art; nails; threading; facials; massage; male grooming and more. Options for men, women and children are all available, as are the latest products and trends. Plus we have exclusive indoor and outdoor salons available for hire.

 

Hair styling mobile beauty salonVanity Van has worked with many high profile brands and celebrities. Our award winning team has delivered entertainment packages to corporate events and private guests alike, as well as delivering large scale experiential salon tours for retailers and entertaining crowds at some of the country’s biggest festivals. This year Vanity Van is delighted to introduce some exciting new services for clients:

mobile event staff teammakeover event makeup beautyVanity Pro: If you are holding a fashion show or shoot, creating editorial or have a TV, film or theatre project in mind, then your styling, makeup and beauty will need to be carried out at the highest professional level. The Vanity Van Pro Team are available to hire for any high profile project, and will ensure you achieve polished and professional looks and styling.


male grooming workshopGrooming Workshops
: Experts from Vanity Van will create a bespoke workshop for your customer facing teams to give detailed lessons in whatever area of beauty, styling and appearance most suits your brand. Packed full of “how-tos” and insider tips, this service is also suitable for parties, staff incentive days and hen nights.

Fashion styling and image consultancy

Fashion styling and image consulting: Having worked for many years in all areas of beauty, fashion and styling, Vanity Van now offers a full image consultancy service for events. Our expert consultants will advise on all aspects of image, working to improve style, looks and confidence for both men and women.

Beauty PR’s: Vanity Van’s experienced and professional
pr and event staff at mobile salon beauty PR experts are now available for client’s to hire to act as brand ambassadors and encourage interactions and sales. Perfect for beauty related activations, product launches or PR campaigns.

The Vanity Van team will be showcasing their skills and services at Confex featuring:

Airstream mobile salonBeauty Boost: Our sleek and modern mobile airstream beauty salon will be making an appearance at the exhibition, featuring manicures, facials and threading.

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Male Grooming: Our relaxing and portable barber’s chairs will be in action: experience haircuts, moustache and beard trims, dry shaves, eyebrow shaping and our ever popular “man”icure. This is a great way to explore male grooming for your event, ensuring all your guests are included in the treats you have planned.

Holistic Zone: Our relaxation area, where we offer massage, reflexology and reiki.

Vanity Van Face painting at Radio OneFestival Fever: A hugely popular service with festival goers and great fun at many corporate events too. We will be demonstrating our wide range of face and body art, our new glitter box!, tattoos, henna and bindis.

makeup event staff mobile beauty salonThe Stylist Zone: Find out about our Grooming Workshops and experience some of our personal styling techniques. We will be focusing on hair styling and makeup, and our stylists will be offering guests personalised hints and tips on how to improve their look and style.

To fully enjoy our services, please pre-book a slot. Health and beauty are popular at events and considered a high value experience by guests, so we do draw crowds and can get extremely busy.

Pre- book a slot to experience our skills and services for yourselves, and to avoid disappointment. Contact bookings@vanityvan.co.uk. 

Introducing EXP PR

confex exp prThe team at Vanity Van have spent many years working alongside event management companies, agencies, and a wide range of clients. Over the years we have built up expertise in running successful activation’s for brands and have worked with lots of trusted suppliers. 

The management team at Vanity Van are now excited to launch sister company EXP PR, a conglomerate of high quality suppliers working together to deliver innovative energetic experiences that connect brands to people. Everything from experiential activation’s to product launches to staff or client incentives. EXP PR experts help clients to express their personalities, explain their products and engage with their audiences.makeup photobooth event team face art


EXP PR has event managers and planners, social media experts, brand ambassadors and PR and media teams all in-house. Our staff and the companies we work with are very passionate about what they do. EXP PR plans projects meticulously, manages budgets carefully and only works with long standing and trusted suppliers who are carefully selected for their quality and expertise. We do not charge a mark-up on their fees, and our pricing is transparent from the start.

H&M tour activation salon The team particularly specialise in delivering experiences in music events and for the retail industry. Whatever experience or project you have in mind, EXP PR can help you develop a bespoke and unique experience that connects you to your audience.

Previous clients include – BBC, ITV, Google, Yahoo, H&M, Cadburys, Virgin, Sky, Echo Falls, TK Maxx, Car phone warehouse, Butlins, Batiste, AOL, Barclays, Red Letter Days, Spec Savers, Mcvitities, Londis & Jack Wills and many more….