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NEVER TOO OLD FOR GLITTER

Glitter Lips

Who says you’re too old for glitter makeup? It’s almost NYE which means its time to revisit the glitter lip trend that celebs have been rocking on the red carpet recently. We’re talking golds, glitters, shimmers, sparkles and all the good stuff that your 10 year old heart would of desired. For a subtle look, try Lancôme’s Sensational Effects Lipstick in Check Me Out or M.A.C’s Frost Lipstick in Warm Ice.

A RED HOT TWIST

Smokey with a Twist

There’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned Smokey-eye, like they always say, if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. On this occasion however, we’re giving this classic look a little modern day USPAAH tweak. Try adding hints of reds, or if you’re feeling a little less brave, burgundy. Bella Hadid sashayed down the catwalk with this look at the Alberta Feretti show in September and we loved it too much not to share it with you guys. This Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette works wonders, containing both subtle and bright hues.

THAT HIGHLIGHT BLING

Classic

So we’ve shown you a few of our ‘out there’ editorial style looks, but here’s something a little more classic. Subtle shimmering highlight to rival the Kardashians, and eye shadow in soft pink hues. While a great concealer can hide a multitude of late-night Festive sins, highlighter uses reflective properties to distract the eye away from those sins and have you looking party ready in no time. We’re all about the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by Becca – you wont regret it.

BOLD NEVER GETS OLD

Bold Lips

Often we’re told to team bold red or dark lips with barely-there face makeup, but its December and more is ALWAYS more. We’re talking cat-eyes and all of the glitz for your festive eye makeup. One of our top lippy’s at the moment is this deep burgundy matte Illamasqua lipstick in Shard. Lined with our all time favourite LA Girl lipliner in dark plum, you can’t go wrong.

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2017 has proved to be an exciting time for the beauty industry –to embracing eco friendly products, to long awaited UK launches, and finally welcoming beauty brands to suit people of all colour (hell-yeah to Fenty Beauty!). Along with the highs, came negative press surrounding various publications and campaigns altering images of women’s natural beauty; it’s been a diverse year to say the least. Keep scrolling for the most influential and controversial beauty moments of 2017.

KKW BEAUTY CONTROVERSY

KKW Beauty

June 2017 saw Kim Kardashian release her beauty line ‘KKW Beauty’, describing it as the ‘highlight’ of her career. Internet users compared the campaign images to blackface – something the selfie Queen strongly denied. “I would never in a million years be disrespectful and do that,” she said of the images on an episode of Keeping Up. Luckily for Kimmy, the controversy didn’t do much damage – her products sold out in less than three hours the day it launched, bringing in an estimated $14.4 million.

WELCOME GLOSSIER

Glossier

Finally, after years of waiting from die-hard British beauty fans, the New York based beauty brand launched in the UK in October. After a successful pop up store in July, Glossier announced international shipping to the UK, and Emily Weiss (Founder & CEO) became a modern day Mother Teresa. With their ethos being ‘skin first, makeup second’ – the products are truly fitting with the healthy and natural trend that 2017 has brought us, and we’re oh so excited to see what’s in store for 2018.

BYE BYE MICRO-BEADS

Microbeads

The government announced in July that it was banning micro-beads from all products, with effect from early 2018. Think toothpaste, body wash and face scrubs – Michael Gove broadcast the ban in his first speech as Environment Secretary. With a direct correlation being found between micro-beads to what’s found in the ocean’s, the ban is a major step forward for the beauty industry, and the world.

FENTY BEAUTY BOSSES IT

Fenty

After three years of rumours, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty finally launched at the Harvey Nichols. Using some of the most diverse faces in the media from Slick Woods to Leomie Anderson, the tagline screams boldly “The New Generation of Beauty”.  Dissimilar to SO many beauty brands out there, Rihanna and her team brought 40 different foundation shades to the Fenty table – offering products suitable for albino skin to the darkest of tones. When Ri Ri does something she does it WELL, and don’t Fenty’s competitors know it…

STA Main

Walk out the door, it’s sunny and your makeup sweats off, ten minutes later, the wind hits you hard in the face, almost as hard as a slapping scene that would take place in Eastenders. The joys of transitional, British weather everyone. Keep scrolling for a few makeup and skincare tips and tricks on how to sidestep that dreaded dry winter complexion and stay glowing all year round.

PREPARATION IS KEY

Glamglow

Starting with hydrated, moisturised skin is vital. Just like keeping a car oiled, think of your skin as the engine to your Ferrari! Invest in powerful skin masks such as Glamglow’s Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment (£39); containing the magic ingredient Glycerin it works to hydrate, moisturise, restore AND replenish the look of skin.

SCRUBA DUB DUB

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Chapped lips are an inevitable part of colder weather, so treat them with care and exfoliate/ moisturise them with cheeky Australian brand, Frank Body’s Lip Scrub (£8.95) and Lip Balm (£6.95) for all year round kissable lips.  As for the face, go for gentle cleansing products such as much loved French beauty brand, Nuxe’s Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals (£14). Formulated with rosewater to purify, refresh and replenish skin, it’s ideal for sensitive complexions.

PRIME TIME

BECCA Primer

Primer and face creams should be used to create an even canvas for all of the lovely makeup that we continue to buy (why shouldn’t we own 10 shades of blushers, peaches and pinks are totally different, right?). For oily skin, try Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer (£30), a cult classic in many a beauty junkie’s makeup bag, working to blur the skins texture to create an airbrushed finish. Our favourite though, is Becca’s First Light Priming Filter (£32), which uses translucent, violet light to brighten & even out imperfections, and pear flower and Sodium Hyaluronate to capture moisture. We’re telling you, this stuff is like a wake up call for the skin.

LIGHT WEIGHT COVERAGE

YSL Foundation

When your skin changes as the terror of winter looms, makeup artist Suzy Gerstein suggests experimenting with different products, to see how your skin absorbs them throughout the day. Try working in a few drops of Nourish Organic’s Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum Apricot + Rosehip (£16.53) to calm redness and lock in any natural moisture, before applying a light layer of foundation. For combination skin, Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation (£33.50) which evolved from the brand’s amazing Touche Éclat Complexion Highlighter (£25.50) that provides even coverage and true luminosity.

SPOIL YOURSELF

Facial

If your complexion’s just not looking as revitalised as you’d like, we recommend treating yourself to a facial once a month, or every two months to really rejuvenate your skin (it would be rude not to, no?). Sit back, relax and let our Sparista’s work their magic on your skin, working to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish, leaving you with a well-hydrated complexion. Facials starting at £68 for 60 minutes, or £88 for 90 minutes.

AWS

With the Autumn Winter 2017 Bridal Week featuring an array of the usual suspects, exposed backs, high lace necklines, and dramatic trains, the bridal trends for this season aren’t holding back. Think all of the above, with a little more oomph. Welcome folky embroideries, floral embellishments, and the most opulent of hues. Here, the reigning bridal trends of AW17.

UP IN THE HAIR

Bridal Hair

With major references to the AW17 Bridal shows, an array of soft and wispy chignons could be seen taking centre stage, capturing a romantic and timeless feel. To achieve this look, we’ll let you in on our Sparistas best hair care secret, Oribe’s Dry Texturising Spray (£20). Perfect for adding easy texture to an understated and artistic style. If you’re not a fan of your hair up, then this seasons hair must-have is the gold leaf hair vine (£80), teamed with loose waves, or even soft braids, it adds that touch of ethereal and avant-garden style chic.

SAY YES TO THE DRESS

Bridal Dress

Evolving from simple off the shoulder style gowns of the summer, to cold-shouldered floral details, designers have taken flowers to a whole new level this season. We’re talking about the most exquisite, so-delicate-you’ll-want-to-cry 3D embellishments, and volumes of tulle and ruffles. We’re completely in love with this beautiful gown from the incredible Bridal design house, Mira Zwillinger. The barely there nude bodice beneath the sheer white tulle ensures that this modern and ethereal take on a classic style silhouette screams more is more.

BOLD MAKEUP

Bridal Makeup

As a daring contrast to a white or ivory gown, keep your skin fresh and dewy, and then add a bold statement with a vampy style lip. Donned by the squad of brides at the Naeem Khan show, be brave and bold with Nars’ Audacious Lipstick in colour ‘Charlotte’ (£25). For a softer look, try a nude lip with a slightly contoured dewy finish on the skin – we’re looking at you, Armani luminous silk foundation (£40). These makeup looks aren’t just limited to the Bridal party -Autumnal beauty and wardrobe trends are too good to miss out on!

PUT A RING ON IT

TH Ring

Now, if you’re a future Bride, bridesmaid, relative of the wedding party, or simply reading this blog and feeling serious wedding envy (admit it), we’ve got a little treat for you. We’ve teamed up with our favourite wedding ring designers at Taylor & Hart, offering you guys 150 GBP off  bespoke engagement rings, using the code USPAAH150 at checkout (https://taylorandhart.com/bespoke-engagement-rings). Providing a personal service from the second you schedule your consultation, through to your wedding and beyond, you wont want to miss out.

FLORAL DELIGHT

Bridal Flowers

With the transitioning of seasons, come the vibrant hues of deep reds, rich gold’s, and palettes of creams, yellows and peaches. Whether you’re a fan of wildflowers, or prefer big bold bouqets, anything goes. Take a look here at Wedding Flowers Expert, Karen Barnes’ inspo guide to the prettiest of palettes. Flowers never looked so instagrammable.


For hair and makeup appointments for yourself, and your bridal party don’t hesitate to contact us on concierge@uspaah.com or call 020 7101 3534.

NMT

We’re all over this ‘no makeup’ makeup trend that’s been hitting the runway this season, there’s just no denying that fresh-faced beauty is having its moment again. Perfect for the humid summer season, and on days when you’ve snoozed the alarm all too many times – this could just be the Florence Nightingale of all trends.  So we’ve pulled together our favourite makeup and skincare tricks that will give you that gorgeous glow-from-within look. Need to be ready in 10 minutes? Good job we only need 5.

BARE FACED

Bare Faced

Prep your skin with Charlotte’s Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury (£70). Moisturising your skin is one step you should never miss out – yes, really! Containing hyaluronic acid, it works to lift your complexion and intensely moisturise your skin. Yep, it really is magic.

LASHED OUT

Lash out

There’s something a little cooler about an ‘au naturel lash’. And by au naturel, we mean makeup that doesn’t look like makeup of course. Curly lashes are the best for opening up your eyes, and our favourite curlers are these must have’s by Shu Uemura (£21.50). Then, try Estee Lauder’s mascara primer (£20), which doubles lash volume and sets lashes, meaning less, if not no mascara is needed (depending on how brave you’re feeling ladies!).

CHEEKY

Cheeky

For a natural looking flush, brush on a little bit of the Gina blusher by Nars (£23)  – the micronised powder ensures for a soft blendable application, this could even be a ten second job, I kid you not.

POUT AND OUT

Pout and Out

Before you rush out the door (or whilst you’re on the tube, lets be honest), give your lips some much-needed nourishment with Dr Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm (£12). Famous for it’s fast acting and long lasting effects, Dr Lipp formula is free of additives and fragrances, it’s designed to hydrate, nourish, and plump out all types of skin. Loved in the industry by celebrity make-up artists, this pocket size product will leave people wondering what your secret trick is.

For natural looking day makeup, or purified skin from the inside and out, download the USPAAH app today and get booking your appointments.

Wimbledon Prep

Wimbledon is one of our favourite events of the year, for many reasons. It’s one of the perfect fashion events that set’s the tone for the rest of our summer social calendar, and with the possibility of bumping into old friends, celebrity A-listers (Bradley Cooper we’re looking at you), or even appearing on TV for a whole millisecond, Wimbledon preparation is certainly needed! It’s time to indulge in underdog victories, manicured lawns, and non-stop coverage. Below we’ve listed our biggest style and wellness tips to give you a little boost.

MANI MANIA

Mani Mania

Our favourite “trend” for summer events like Wimbledon is simply, nude, natural looking nails. Apostrophes needed around the word “trend” because nude, natural nails are always in. Always. For fair skin, you should probably lean towards creamy, mauve-based ballet pinks like Essie in Brooch The Subject or Allure. For darker and olive skin types, something with a touch of peach or beige will be the most flattering , so try our obsession Samoan Sand by OPI.

MIDDLETON MAKEUP

Middleton Makeup

We’re often crushing on K-Mid, who isn’t? When it comes to her hair, makeup, and styling she’s always on point, so lets all take inspo from this royal babe. Wimbledon calls for the beautifully barefaced look, and because it actually takes some makeup (and maybe even a few false lashes!), you might want to get your face painted by one of our talented Sparistas. I mean, it would be silly not to right? We imagine K-mids skin might have a lit-from-within glow naturally, but a few dabs of a highlighter, like Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator, will also give us mortals the same result.

PRETTY LIKE PIPPA

Pretty Like Pippa

Its not just about Kate Middleton though, we’re pretty sure the whole of the UK has fallen in love with Pippa Middleton too, right? Not one to falter in the style stakes, Kate’s little sister gives us both hair and tan envy all in one! If you’re partial to a sun-kissed look like this bronzed babe, a USPAAH spray tan is the answer! If not, we’ve mentioned before that we love St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion, perfect if you’d prefer to build a tan over-time. Hair wise, Pippa is never seen without a blow dry – when would shiny, bouncy hair ever not be a thing? If you’re strapped for time, try a low, no fuss, ponytail. Create the illusion of width by adding texture; pull layers out near the front, and holding an iron vertically, curl them outward. Regardless of face shape or hair type, it’s actually surprisingly easy to master the look, just like our lovely Pippa!

MORE MASSAGE

More Massage

If the sporting season has got you all fired up, and you’re about to kick-start your fitness regime all over again, we recommend you invest in a massage… or three. We’re all about wellbeing and health, mind, body, and spirit. Getting active can often cause a little strain on your body (especially after BBQ’s and copious amount of Aperol spritz!), so a deep tissue/ sports massage is the perfect reason to start working out again!


Got questions? Simply contact concierge@uspaah.com or call 020 7101 3534

Festival Ready

Festival season is well and truly underway – dust off the wellies and the bum bags ladies and gents! With Glastonbury and V-Fest just around the corner, it’s time to embrace this season’s biggest hair and beauty trends. Think bold; think irreverent, and keep scrolling for our favourite festi-approved trends to try out this summer.

All that glitters

All that glitters

It’s hard not to over do the sparkles at a festival, but for a modern, edgier look, keep it simple and highlight your cheeks by strobing your cheek bones with a thin layer of Vaseline and patting on a glitter of your choice. For something more dramatic, go for glitter lips that were seen on the Fendi and DKNY catwalks during fashion week in February. You could be covered in glitter for days after but who doesn’t need a little twinkle on a Monday morning?

Shine bright

Colour

Yes that’s right, we’re talking bold, bright and beautiful hues. When else would neon be acceptable? For heavily saturated brights, try Urban Decay’s newly released Electric Pressed Pigment Palette. This is the only time we’ll tell you to close the naked palette, and unleash your inner colour junkie!

Twist & turn

Braids

Braids are always a go to for festivals, and not just because you’ve ran out of dry shampoo! With the likes of Zoe Kravitz and Cara Delevigne rocking braided styles this year, we advise you get yourself to any on-site braid bars and have them give you an all-in up-do that will last the whole weekend. For a cheaper alternative, take a look at youtube tutorials and have a whirl at playing hairdresser.

Go gold

Hair rings

To keep your festive chic look going strong with 4-day old hair, spruce it up with some golden hair threads or hair rings, which can be wrapped and clipped in to your hair. Loved by the fashion set of late, this bargain accessory can be picked up for just pennies at your local haberdashery, or from stores like ASOS.

Floral delight

Floral

It’s all about the intricate floral face tattoos (temporary, of course) around the forehead and temple. We’re talking boho, hippie chic, step away from the metallic arrows and triangles, and trial these Topshop wildflower tattoos.


Got questions? Simply contact concierge@uspaah.com or call 020 7101 3534

Guests

Everyone knows that it’s the Brides special day, but here at USPAAH, we know how important it is for you wedding guests to feel beautiful too. So, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you! Whether you’re the mother of the bride, part of the bridal party, or even the grooms, sisters, friends, boyfriend’s aunty – we’ve got you covered! Keep scrolling for a range of wedding packages and deals that you won’t be able to resist.

Hair and Makeup at £92 (Saving £10)

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Manicure and Pedicure from £68 (Saving £10)

Nails package

Spray Tan at £45

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Bridal Makeup Package at £309 (Trial and the Wedding Day) and additional Bridal Party per person at £59

Bridal package

If you would like to book in for some of your favourite treatments in the final week before yours or your friends special day, then Contact USPAAH on 020 7101 3534 or email concierge@uspaah.com

As the invitations mount up and the lights go down, make way for a dash of glitz and a pop of glamour. Need a bit of help with your festive make up? Our professionals have picked out the best products out there to help you shine all day and all night.

Party Makeup – The Festive Edit

The power of party makeup can be considerable, as winter skin can look all over sun starved and dull from dehydration. So we’ve gathered the best new products on the block, designed to help you fake that glow, embrace your inner showgirl (if only for the night) and get your party game face on.

prep

Preparation is key so be sure to exfoliate with time saving multi-taskers such as Exfolikate by Kate Sommerville. A healthy mix of AHA’s, salicylic acid, vitamins A, C and E reveal a glowing, fresh-from-the-facialist complexion.

Potions to perk up tired, dull skin. We just adore Oskia’s Get Up & Glow; this energising serum is akin to sunshine in a bottle a sheer, a pearlescent almost duo-crome gel it works by boosting the skin’s oxygen uptake it’s stacked with skin plumping peptides and – yes it does actually glow!

prime

Prime: Long gone are the days when primers simply ensured that makeup lasted… new generation primers such as Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow creates a light diffusing ethereal glow giving skin an instant “spotlight Effect”.

Base: Switch up your foundation for a more winter appropriate option, such as Aqua Glow by Stila. This ultra lightweight, water-based serum foundation helps to instantly smooth, hydrate and perfect the look of skin. It utilises multi-reflective colour pigments to optically bounce light off the skin.

cheeks

Highlight or Illuminate: Less is more – Our Pro’s picks: Becca’s Champagne Pop highlighter. Delicately blend over cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, over the cupids bow and across the upper brow bone for a subtle glow. Illuminate with Mac Strobe CreamPro Tip: Mix this into your day cream, foundation or pat over your finished makeup.

Cheeks: While in the summer your artfully applied cream blush can go from dewy glow to sweaty sheen in a matter of hours the cooler winter climate ensures a sweep of cream blush can be an effective short cut to a swish of lustre. Top Picks L’Eclat Cremeux by Kevyn Aucoin or get on trend with blush oils by the likes of LA beauty brand Milk.

eyes

Eyes: Take this season’s cue from makeup legend Pat McGrath whose work has graced countless fashion catwalks. Pat’s latest collection Metalmorphasis is the ultimate in metallic sheen a collection of sublime molten metal shades, brighten eyelids, line lids, gild lips, and metalize shoulders with sensuous shine. P.S Our Makeup artist’s are ready and waiting if you would rather leave it to the pros?

Lips: Plump for deep gothic reds as seen in the patent glosses by Dior in the A/W shows or mat ruby stains keeping liner invisible. For nudes glisten up with a swipe of a golden gloss like Sephora’s ultra shine gel in Sand.

lips

Want full body dazzle? Apply Natasha Denona’s new body highlight powder “Glow” using a large fluffy brush to the décolleté, collar bones and limbs to make skin appear absolutely flawless. It’s all about bouncing off that light!

Finishing touches – get your party shoes on, a twist and a shake and your ready to go!


 

This season, we are offering a special Christmas Party Package. Get your hair and makeup done for £92. Pay an extra £5 to get eyelashes done and add on a manicure while you’re at it for a total of £131 (saving £15).

Take a look at our Special Christmas Offers and Book your dazzling Christmas Makeover via the app, website or email concierge@uspaah.com now.

Christmas Party Package

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Pay an extra £5 to get eyelashes done and add on a manicure while you’re at it for a total of £131 (saving £15).

Give the blissful gift of Spa this Christmas

Browse through our exciting packages only available this Christmas and purchase them by emailing concierge@uspaah.com or calling 02071013534.

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massage

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*Must be used by March 31st 2017

**Must be used within 6 months of purchase

Purchase any of our packages by emailing concierge@uspaah.com or calling 02071013534.