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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

BAG the perfect present

Get those gift lists at the ready girls as we have gorgeous gifts ideas galore.

Introducing our Bags of plenty, the perfect gift for all your gals this Christmas. 
Hand-picked and put together by Miss Powderpuff herself Katie Thomson,
you will be in ore of the....

The FAB four 
Give the gift of gorgeousness this Christmas with the fab four and more, designed to suit any budget and make every glamourettes day! 

1. Luscious Lashes Kit £20 

Contains: lashes, curlers and tweezers from The Vintage Cosmetic Company
& our famous shimmer Powderpuff

2. Make-up Lesson in a Bag £35
Contains: Style Me Vintage make-up book (written by Miss Powderpuff herself)
with a beauty mirror & face colour brush from Paul & Joe
plus our famous shimmer Powderpuff

3. Face of an Angel £50

Contains: Paul & Joe cleansing milk, skin toner, moisture lotion and body lotion
plus our famous shimmer Powderpuff

4. Dressing Table Kit £50

Contains: Paul & Joe brush holder, beauty mirror, powder brush, make-up
remover and our famous shimmer Powderpuff

plus more available instore ... 

Join us at Columbia Road for Christmas Wednesday when we stay open until 9pm for festive fun and pre-party pampering. Discover more here 

See you soon
The Powderpuff Girls xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Competition: WIN tickets to Dreamboats and Petticoats

Christmas has come early at The Powder Room and oh boy do we have a dreamy gift for you. 
Enjoy ...

WIN 2 x tickets to see Dreamboats and Petticoats 

Pull on your petticoats and perfectly preened up-do’s, because we have a gift that will have 
you rocking around the Christmas tree!

For your chance to WIN simply answer this question:
Q.Which London theatre is this show currently Rockin' and a Boppin' ?

Email your answers to:  Dolls@thepowderpuffgirls
with the subject line: Dreaming of Dreamboats 

Terms & Conditions: 
 Competition closes 13.12.12. Prizes are subject to availability. Prize is valid Monday – Thursday until 
19 January 2013. Excludes w/c 24 Dec. Producers reserve the right to restrict 
prize-winner tickets to specific performances during busy periods. Prizes are 
strictly non-transferable. No cash alternative will be offered. 

Exclusive offer to see Dreamboats and Petticoats 
Best seats just £19.99*. Valid Mon–Thurs until 18 Jan 2013.
Or Call 0844 482 5120 and quote 'Rock 'n' Roll offer
*Normally up to £55, booking fees may apply. Subject to availability.

Good Luck Glamourettes 
The Powderpuff Girls xx 

Turn heads this Party Season....

Be the envy of them all this party season with a Powderpuff make-over. 
Grab a group of your fav gals and we will come along to your office so you don't need to panic and fight for mirror space. If you want to simply make an entrance come along to The Powder Room 
and we will get you pampered to perfect and looking party perfect. 

Call now on 0844 879 4928 or email us on 

It's your duty to be beautiful! 
The Powderpuff Girls xxx 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Gift Inspiration from the gals...

There are only 32 days left of being a good girl for Santa (phew!) 
Whilst that's a relief it doesn't help with that list of gifts you have to start shopping for. But don't panic us pretty pixies are here with our selection of perfect presents for all the glamourettes in your life this Christmas... 

Powderpuff Girl Katrin reveals her perfect present: A gift that shimmers all year long 

This Paul & Joe Palatte is the perfect present because the colour selection allows just one palette in the handbag, it can cover blush tones with the beautiful pink shades, but it also gives a couple of brown tones - a deep and a lighter one which means you have a day colour that it subtle but you can build into the dark one for that 'after work' drink or date without having to load your purse with 5 different boxes.

Paul & Joe Colour Palette - 03 £30 

The lighter golden tone can be a shimmer on top to create a luminescent glow and the white acts as a great highlighter on top of your blush and also on the brow bone, and even a tiny amount on the bow of the lips will give a great pout illusion for those wanting to plump up. 

Not only does it have the colours, but your brushes wont get ruined by other items in your handbag because it comes with two small brushes that fit beautifully into the compact.

If that isn't enough to please you, the packaging of the palette is so feminine and beautiful you might not want to take it off display on your dresser! Keeping in trend with Paul & Joe it keeps a subtle design on a gorgeous off white base and even a mirror to double check yourself before making a grand entrance.
This palette comes in three different shades, so you're certain to be able to find one to suit any skin tone for a gift this Christmas.

Happy Shopping 
The Powderpuff Girls xx 

More gift ideas coming soon

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Meet the Powderpuff Girls: Interview with Bianca Pereira

Each month we will interview one of the gals and reveal all of their beauty secrets, tips, loves and inspirations. We do hope you enjoy this peek behind the scenes here at The Powder Room.
Meet Bianca...

Q: What's your favourite thing about being a Powderpuff Girl? 
My favourite thing about being a Powderpuff Girl is being able to be creative doing the things I love most which is hair and make-up, in such adorable beauty parlour. 

The Powder Room in full swing with wedding Belles a plenty! 

Q: What is your favourite product?
Mary-lou manizer for sure! This is the most gorgeous highlighter, it adds a subtle glow and shimmer and you can even use it all over for a night out. I love to use it to highlight the brow bone. 

Mary-Lou Manizer £16.50 available at The Powder Room 

Q: What is your favourite era for Hair, Make-up and fashion? 
My favourite era for hair and make-up would be 40s and 50s but fashion wise I love bits for all eras. 

The perfect 1940's inspired look. Subtle yet perfectly sculpting the face!

1940's inspired make-up / 
1950's inspired hair 


Q: Where did you go to Make-up school?
I studied hair and make-up at the Academy of Freelance Make-up (AOFM) in Soho

Beauty school brushes 

Q: Where is your favourite place to shop? 
                                         I love topshop, cant deny it! 

                                        Topshop Campaign Image (2012)

Q: Who is your style Icon? 

I would have to say that my style icon is Daphne Guinness, I                          absolutely love her! she is amazing! I want her closet!

Daphne Guinness

Q: What is your top tip on being close-up beautiful everyday? 
 A must for make-up would be filling in eyebrows nicely with a small angled brush, and highlighting the brow bone. 

Oh angle brush my sparse eyebrows thank you.
Small angled bush = perfect eyebrows 

Bianca is best know for creating the most amazing waves. She does a mean Veronica: glorious, sexy, glossy waves, which is a firm favourite with our glamourettes.

Meet the Veronica from our gorgeous look book 
Speedy Hair do just £25 at The Powder Room 

Bianca recently worked her magic on Xfactor's Ella Henderson here at 
The Powder Room. 

Bianca sets Ella's hair 
Ella's completed look 

If you have a question for the girls email it
and we will include it in the next interview

The Powderpuff Girls xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Xfactor's Ella Henderdon pops in for a pamper

Yesterday we were excited to open our parlour doors to the gorgeous gal with the gorgeous voice, Xfactor's Ella Henderson.

Powderpuff Girl Bianca sets Ella's long flowing locks

The talented 16 year old takes to the stage every week and wows the crowds with that stunning voice and we can confirm that this gal is just as impressive in the flesh. 

The gals to get to work on Ella and Holly's Hair.

She popped on by with her beautiful big sister Holly for a pre-show pamper, they treated themselves to both Hair and Make-up before heading off to see Dreamboats and Petticoats.  
Swoon we do love that show! 

She's got the musical factor! On Thursday Ella Henderson joined the cast of Dreamboats and Petticoats at Wyndham Theatre in London
Ella on stage at Dreamboats & Petticoats 

Backstage access: Ella, who attended the show with her sister Holly (L), made sure to take pictures with the star of the show Sam Attwater (R)
Ella & big sister Holly go back stage to show the cast their do's. 

See more pictures of Ella enjoying her night here 
Hair & Make- up by yours truly 

Cheer on our gal Ella and tune into this Saturday's the Xfactor 
and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for us gals on the 
Xtrafactor on Sunday night at 9pm 

Watch it here (15:23 mins in) : 

See you soon 
The Powderpuff Girls xxx 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Trick or Treat

Gosh the witching hour is almost upon us, you had better get gorgeous or gruesome gals! 
 In need of some inspiration? Have no fear we have all the Tricks and Treats you need...

Hair TRICK: Get the gruesome look 

 The Bride of Frankenstein 

Get this haunting yet beautiful look at home with our easy hair tips.

You will need: L'Oreal Setting Spray £9.95 and Bumble and
Bumble white hair powder spray just £12 in our SALE
(available at The Powder Room)

1. Section the hair and back comb it to death! Don't worry it's easy to brush out just start from the bottom and work your way up. 
2. Use a comb and the setting spray to guide the hair into the S-bend and secure with slides to set the hair in place. 
3. From there you can use the White hair powder spray,  if you select the piece of pre-styled hair and put tissues around it so that the area is stenciled and then spray the powder onto the design to create the colour contrast.

Just add lashings of lashes and the stitches to face using a good waterproof eyeliner, you don't want those cocktails to be messing up your look!

                                              Make-up TRICK: Get the gorgeous look 


We know this is the easy option BUT it is a look that works with any glam outfit and 
means you can still be sultry and sexy minus the gore. 

You will need: Paul & Joe eyebrow powder palette £14.50 
(available at The Powder Room

1. Focus on the eyebrows to give a feline image, dip the brush into the powder and sweep across the natural brow to fill in the shape. From there decide how big/thick/long you would like the brows and continue going slightly outside of your natural brow but keeping to a similar shape. 
2. Once this is achieved, use the angled brush in a sweeping upwards motion diagonally to create the 'extra hair' in the  image giving a more animalistic look. 
3. To make it more dramatic - go one to two tones darker than your natural hair colour to really make them stand out - you can always use the lighter shade from the palette to mix in and this will give a more 3-dimensional finish.

Don't forget the feline flicks these are essential and totally on trend at the moment. 
We love the backcomb hair hiding the hair band! Keep your ears secure for all that apple bobbing. 

NAIL the look: 

Now no Vampira is complete with out glossy talons! 
Finish your look with: Mavala Black polish & Black Oyster £4.50 each 
(available at The Powder Room

1. Apply 2 coats of the black to get the bold gothic look on top of your base coat. 
2. Vamp it up even further simply get a make up sponge and paint the Black Oyster colour onto the sponge, from there - gently pat the the colour onto the end of the nail to get a glistening finish - almost an ombre finish. 

TREAT: Special Offer 
Let us work our magic on you and turn you into a bewitching beauty with our twin treats. 
Hair & Make up at The Powder Room just £30 until 1st November 
book in now on 0844 819 4928 
 or have us come to you with Powderpuff's to your door 

Go for Gory but Gorgeous or..... 

Bewitchingly Beautiful 

Calling all you Halloween Hunnies we have a fabulous competition for you....

POST YOUR PHOTO HERE all entries will receive a shimmer Powderpuff! 

For more inspiration visit our Halloween Hunnies Board on PINTEREST 

Puff love to all you devilish divas 
Happy Halloween xxx 

Pre-party pampering...

The Powderpuff Girls will be adding a touch of glamour to London streets this party season, offering you the chance to experience professional hair and makeup services at your home or office. 

Prices start at £35 per person
Just call us on 0844 879 4928 or email dolls@thepowderpuff for more information on our small group services.

So get a small group of girls together and be the belles of the ball! 

A minimum of 4 people required per booking. Price covers London zones 1 & 2 only and 
one treatment per   person. £70 per person for two treatments. Please call for further details. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Bond Beauties

Bond girls are always the perfect cocktail of all our favourite things. They are glamorous, strong, sophisticated, beautiful, intelligent and have the most adorable names. They are the kind of gals that you want to dislike but you just can't, you envy them and their sassy ways. Oh Bond girls with your perfectly coiffed hair, gorgeous make-up, decadent wardrobes and curves to die for, we are forever your fans. Ally, enemy, lover or eye candy we don't care we just adore you.  

Enjoy our TOP 5 Bond Beauties from NOW and THEN 

1. Honour Blackman as Pussy Galore in  Goldfinger 1964 

Golden locks and lashings of lashes.

2. Claudine Auger  as Dominique "Domino Derval" in  Thunderball 1965

Brunette beehives and flicks to die for we love her 60's look.

3. Ursula Andress as "Honey Ryder" in  Dr No 1962

Even without the bikini this gal is breathtakingly beautiful. 

4. Eva Green as "Vesper Lynd" Casino Royale 2006 

One ravishing raven haired beauty. 

5. Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solice 2008 

Cute as a button and pretty, oh so pretty.
Bond is back! Yes that's right gals, the man with the bulges in all the right places is back on our screens in October. So nudge your man or your fav gals and schedule in a good old fashion Saturday night at the movies. 

Always wanted to be Bond Girl? Get the look at The Powder Room. 
Simply book in for Twin Treats (hair & make-up) this October for just £30  
only with your pink passport. 
Don't have one? Simply email your postal address to us here and we will post you one. 

See you soon 
The Powderpuff Girls xx 

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Beautiful Barnets: Hair trends we LOVE

Autumn is here and Winter is fast approaching and although it is very tempting to hibernate, DON'T.
This seasons catwalk inspired hair do's are big bold and beautiful and will certainly inspire you to shrug off that inevitable hat hair and simply wear your hair as your hat!  

These magnificent up dos are just perfect for the office and with the party season approaching, now's the time to try out some hot new looks. So prepare to be inspired glamourette, this will leave you feeling less tempted to pull on a hat and hide your hair away...

24 hour chic: A really simple hairstyle that gives a perfectly polished the look in minutes. This is the perfect look to take you from boardroom to bar. 
Get the look: Take the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck keeping the ends trapped in the hair band. Leave a section free to wrap around the band and hide the ends of the hair. 
Tip: If you have thin hair backcombe the ponytail a little before tucking in the ends.  

Product Image - Styling Wax 50ml

Hero Products: For fine hair use a little Bumble & Bumble Styling Wax to smooth over the hair and get a really sleek look NOW just £12.00 in our SALE 

                                       Or for a really glassy look go for Sumo Wax 
                                               NOW just £14.00 in our SALE  
                                    heat it with your hair dryer for an easy application. 

More bang for your buck: We love this retro inspired look. This high fashion look is bang on trend (excuse the pun) .  
Get the look:The back is the same as the above look but with a bold fringe added in. This look is great if you do not have a fringe but would like to try one on for the day. Bangs are really easy to create with a little backcombing and some hairspray. 
Tip: If you are really struggling with those rolls you could cut up a hair bun and roll your hair around it to get the same look.  

Hero product: Use some Bumble and Bumble Big Bb shine 
NOW just £21.60 in our SALE 

Glamour after dark: A classy siren look that we all would love to wake up with every day. 
Big bouncy waves that are bound to turn heads. 

Get the look: For these loose waves set the hair with large barrel curlers and loosen with a small amount of ... 

Hero Product: Bumble and Bumble Serum on your finger tips 
NOW just £14.00 in our SALE 

Downtown Downton: Channel your inner Lady Mary with this Edwardian inspired look. It's big and bold and will do a great job of making sure you look perfectly pretty all day long. 

Get the look: To create this beehive you will need a lot of hairspray, the Loreal Infinium Lumiere is perfect, as it is not too sticky and brushes out nicely without damaging the hair. Backcombe the whole head of hair in sections, working backwards and hair spraying each section, leaving a little out at the front for smoothing over afterwards. 
Tip: if you have really long hair, try putting it into a high ponytail and backcombing to get a similar look.

Hero Product: Loreal Infinium Lumiere, we use lashings of this for all our do's. 

Want to get the look without the fuss just book on in for a 
SPEEDY HAIR DO at The Powder Room just £25 

All Bumble & Bumble products now with 20% off at The Powder Room 

Remember girls, your hair should always be your finishing touch! 
The Powderpuff Girls xx