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Royal Wedding Meghan Markle beauty secrets

Royal Wedding fever Meghan Markle beauty secrets

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Even with the pressure of her role as a royal to be and planning a royal wedding Meghan Markle manages to keep her skin radiant and glowing and her natural make up look on flick. We have delved into Meghan’s beauty routine to try and understand her secrets and can reveal some of her favourite makeup and beauty products…

1. Kate Somerville Quench hydrating face serum – whether she’s hanging out with Prince Harry or spending Christmas dinner with Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle always has a glow about her.

2. Laura Mercia illuminating primer. – Meghan doesn’t wear foundation unless she’s filming so uses this cult product after moisturiser to give her skin a dewy glow. Lydia Sellers her former hair and make up artists said even when she has to be made up she has been known to ask ‘Can we just make sure my freckles are peeking through? I don’t want a ton of foundation,'” so she used the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a Beautyblender to create her dewy look.

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3. Diorshow Iconic Mascara – Meghan eyes are arguably one of her best features, and in order to accentuate them she swears by using an eyelash curler first to open up the eyes then lashings of Dior mascara adding volume and definition.

4. Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution lipstick – in very Victoria, is Meghans go to. Its a beautiful natural taupe nude shade to compliment her glowing skin. These days for that extra royal touch she also loves to add a little shine to her lips. We cannot wait to see what look she goes for at the Royal Wedding.

5. Nars Orgasm blusher – Megan even has her naughty side – she once told Beautybanter that she can’t live without Nars’ Orgasm, the “perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face.” We love this about her!

6. Tea tea oil – Meghan revealed she can’t travel without it! It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a sudden breakout, no matter what it is ‘it’s my little cure all Meghan said.

7. Kerestase relax treatment – Hair wise the press went wild when she wore a low messy bun that looked like she had done it herself for her engagement photos – we love her relaxed style. Her hair and make up artist used Oribes volumizing spray to prep the hair and give it a boost and a Kerestase relax treatment to keep things smooth.

So for this weekends Royal Wedding celebrations in honour of this natural beauty bring out your inner princess Megan and rock a natural dewy look with stunning voluminous lashes, a rosy flush and nude shiny lips.

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Vanity Van mobile salon

Vanity Van at International Confex and Office Show 28th Feb-1st March 2018 London Olympia

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Vanity Van international confex mobile salon

The Vanity Van team is excited to announce we will be creating a beauty and wellness experiences at the International Confex and Office show this week at Olympia on 28th February and 1st March 2018, 9.30am – 5.30pm. We will be showcasing our skills and offering complimentary treatments to exhibition-goers.

We will have our stunning airstream salon stationed at the front of the show on stand F16C to the left when you come through the main entrance where we will be offering express manicures, braiding and makeovers.

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We will also be offering manicures on the Prestige Events magazine stand B46C and we will have our new office yoga and beginners meditation classes going on in the Office show upstairs next to the skills theatre on stand I60.

Vanity Van’s services include: haircuts and hair styling; make up; face and body art; manicures; pedicures; nail art; threading; facials; massage; male grooming, reflexology, reiki, energy treatments 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.

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We are also in the process of building our sister company which will be focused on all kinds of wellness classes such as yoga, meditation, fitness and dance and an exclusive range of personal, spiritual and creative development workshops.

 

 

Vanity 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.

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.

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

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Previous clients include – BBC, ITV, Google, Yahoo, H&M, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Just Eat, Vodafone, Virgin, O2, The Times, First Direct, 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….

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Christmas beauty glamour with Vanity Van pre party pampering

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Wow your team or clients with a Christmas beauty pre party pamper session

Christmas is coming with only 11 Fridays until the big day the race is on to organise festive team celebrations across over the UK.  One of our most popular treats for team rewards and client incentives is a pre party pamper package. Book our team to swoop into yours or your clients offices on the day of celebrations and beautify the team so they can celebrate and hit the dance floor in style.

We offer a wonderful festive range of express and luxury christmas beauty pampering treatments. Our ethos is to work with each client individually on the day to ensure we create their desired look. Our experts will professionally advise what would work best based on your team or clients outfits, colouring, hair and skin types.

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Hair treatments include blow dries and all manner of dry styling such as curling, up dos and braiding. Makeovers to dazzle from express retouches focusing on eyes and lips to full face transformations. Why not add all Xmas trimmings such as glitter make up, eyelashes and eye catching sparkling manicures?. And of course do not forget the boys our male grooming treatments are always well recieved to ensure the men in your team look sharp and well presented with hair cuts, moustache and beard trims and dry shaves.

All the trimmings…

You can book our full indoor salon to completely transform a meeting room or office area into a salon for the day. Or we can simply hire out some mirrors or advise what you can provide in house for smaller projects.

We have state of the art online booking systems which allow even large teams to book their slots in seconds. Or we can provide you complimentary appointment schedules to manually organise this within your own teams. For larger teams we also provide salon managers to organise the appointments on the day, look after your team and ensure everything runs smoothly.

Glitter make upWe deliver to any location in the UK and factor in a small travel charge for locations outside of Greater London. We have also done many large scale tours for brands wanting to reach multiple clients serving sites simultaneously. Our minimum booking is for 2 hrs x 1 therapist but we can equally deliver a team of 30 + therapists – no job is too big or too small. Our teams are professional, qualified and insured so you can ensure the best possible care for your team and clients.

To book…

Packages start at for 10 staff x 30 mins treatment each over a 3 hr period at £350 + VAT. To get a bespoke quote simply tell us how many people there are in the team, how many treatments per person and whether you would like express (15 mins) or luxury (30 mins), what hours you would like us to attend and the location. We will then design a bespoke package to suit your needs.

You can either pay for this in full as a treat to your team or subsidise the treatments OR your team can even pay for this themselves as we have the means to organise all this for you through our booking systems.

We look forward to bringing the Christmas beauty glitz into your lives !

 

Wellness Lounge – Come visit the team at Square Meal Old Billingsgate

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We have been busy bees at VV HQ talking all things wellness. We are cultivating some exciting new services behind the scenes and will be bringing you a range of exiciting new treatments and classes very soon.

We are super excited to announce that our team will be featuring at the Square Meal exhibition at Old Billingsgate this week Wednesday 20th September and Thursday 21st September 2017. Our beauty and wellness experts will be delivering a Wellness Lounge experience for guests in the Vaults with treatments and classes running throughout the day.

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Attendees can try out some of our new services, take a break from the hustle and bustle and indulge is some relaxation and pampering. There will be complimentary slots for hairstyling, makeovers, manicures, massage, facials and we will be running sessions for Yoga for the Office and Mindfulness Breakouts.Wellness yoga

Wellness massagesWe are very excited to speak to new and old clients about our impending rebrand and find out more about their needs. More news on everything wellness coming soon!. As always our wellness experts are multi skilled to allow variety and flexibility for your guests.

If you are attending the Square Meal event, then please drop us a line at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk so we can reserve you a slot.

 

massage benefits

Why choose massage for your next event?

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We’ve all have those days when all we need is a relaxing massage to take the stresses and strains of the day away. Whatever the reason whether its due to injury, joint or muscular pain, or even just the day-to-day rigours of daily life taking their toll, massage is widely recognised as an effective alternative therapy that many of us turn to. However what do we really know of this technique in which we put so much trust?

What is massage?
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the benefit of the client. Techniques and benefits can vary widely and our therapists often use a combination of techniques always tailoring the experience to suit the problem areas and likes and dislikes of the client.
Good massage techniques administered by a trained and qualified practitioner can be extremely beneficial for a multitude of mental and physical ailments.

Benefits to the mind…
massage benefitsMassage has been proven to be a fantastic treatment for stress and anxiety. The application of massage techniques releases endorphins and reduces stress inducing hormones, resulting in a state of mental relaxation and calm. Insomnia sufferers particularly may benefit due to the reduction in stress and increased mental clarity.

Benefits to the body…
A professional and experienced massage therapist will be able to address a number of physical issues with the application of pressure and massage techniques. Elongation and manipulation of the muscles, breaking down adhesions, address alignment and increasing blood flow to the tissues will assist in releasing muscle tension and pain, joint stiffness, and by default, posture.

And there’s more…
Even digestive and immune system issues can be assisted by the use of massage techniques. The increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage, along with the lowering of stress inducing hormones, assist the body’s natural digestive and immune systems to function more efficiently.

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For more information on further benefits, or to book our fantastic massage therapists for your upcoming event, do not hesitate to contact us at info@vanityvan.co.uk

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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 – Hair

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The final in our festival trend series. We’ve seen delicate floral makeup, dried flower manicures, glitter pretty much everywhere! Check out our previous posts here, and here.

So, to wrap things up, we are taking a look at three of the summer festival hair trends we are excited about for this coming season. Crimping (we promise its more wearable this time around!), Space Buns (because who doesn’t love channelling their inner Princess Leia!) and finally, Braids.

Festival Trends Hair Crimping

 

First up, crimping:

Before you head up into your loft to hunt for those beloved Babyliss crimpers which were assigned to retirement in the early 90s, this time around for the latest summer festival hair look we are holding back on the ‘very recently electrocuted’ look, and instead opting for a few select 1 inch sections crimped and then pulled back with the rest of the hair, into a loose low ponytail.

 

 

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Space Buns:

Speaking of the nineties…
This time around, pair your space buns with braiding for a 2017 take on the trend. Centre part and French braid from the front or back of the head (or both if you so wish) and twist the remaining hair into loose buns atop your head. Finally, coat the braids in a healthy dose of chunky glitter and you’re all set. Check out this funky summer festival hair look we created at last years V festival.

 

 

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Skinny, chunky, french, waterfall or fishtail…we aren’t fussy. Braids are set to be the hairstyle of the summer so start practising asap! This gorgeous little waterfall number we put together at V festival last year. Hair ornaments, flowers or glitter are amazing to jazz up traditional braids. Tips to create the best plaits – unwashed hair is the one – the dirtier the better especially for tight braids. Use a conditioning mist such as Batiste to tame fly aways and add TONNES of hair spray post style to hold it in.

To bring the all the braids to the yard for your next event or campaign and get the experts to perfect your looks contact us on bookings@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!

Summer Fun Day Inspirations

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In the mid throes of planning your summer fun day event and at a loss to know what to do to add that extra sparkle? Our teams are experts at injecting relaxation, glamour and beauty to the proceedings.

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Crowds love our treatments as they are high quality, high value experiences. We are inundated on site and always guaranteed to be fully booked within minutes. Guests have been known to sprint across the fields at a summer fun day to secure their 15 mins of relaxation pleasure at the hands of our masseuses and beauticians!

We specialise in express treatments to ensure as many guests get to luxuriate in a pampering experience as possible. Our booking systems and professional salon managers mean your guests can say goodbye to long queues and waiting times.

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To make your themed event and your guests stand out from the crowd we can tailor the treatments we offer to suit the concept or era. We can even makeover your event staff with a creative look to suit the theme to add that extra WOW factor.

 

If you are taking over a field for your corporate fun day we have a series of awesome slick airstream salons and marquee options to ensure our team can work whatever the weather. Alternatively we can simply rock up with equipment to set up in a structure or venue you provide. Check out how we have helped our fabulous clients in the past bring a touch of glamour to their summer fun day on our case studies page which is packed with further ideas.

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To finVanity Van airstream salon at a summer fun day facial relaxingd out what our expert team recommend for your event call us on 07825 875210 or email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk with some basic details about your event.