Beauty Spotter… it’s app-solutely fabulous!

BeautySpotter App

If, like me, you have a bit of an Instagram and Pinterest addiction (lunch breaks disappear as you swoon over gorgeous hair, makeup and nail trends you vow to try), brace yourself for Beauty Spotter. The UK’s first mobile app for hair and beauty salon discovery launched in App Store just last week- I’ve been totally hooked ever since.

To celebrate, BeautySpotter held a fab five day pop up event at BOXPARK, Shoreditch, with complimentary makeovers.

Me with the gorgeous Gemma Bellman (CEO of BS) and Ross McLaughlan (celeb hairstylist at Jones & Payne)

 Getting made-over with the gorgeous Gemma Bellman (CEO of BS) and Ross McLaughlan (celeb hairstylist at Jones & Payne) at BoxPark

But, don’t worry if you missed it this time, as Beauty Spotter will soon be spreading nationwide with pop up salons cropping up in cities up and down the UK.

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I was lucky enough to head over and meet Gemma Bellman, Founder and CEO of Beauty Spotter.
Gembels (Bellman’s BS profile name) came up with the fantastic concept when preparing for her own wedding day. “None of my friends were married yet, so I couldn’t really ask around”, explains Gemma. “Wadding through Google Images and individual websites looking for wedding makeup and hairstyles, seemed to be my only option. Starting with nothing is really hard.”

2. BeautySpotter. _ Ellie @WAH Nails

What makes the Beauty Spotter app unique is that you can window-shop your favourite ‘look’ and then actually ‘book’, as the app connects you directly with the salon and stylist who posted it. Beauty Spotter lets us search by style, occasion, trend, area, brand and name so the perfect ‘look’ is in reach. Genius!

My Beauty Spotter Style:

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Hair – Sleek waves, created by the lovely Ross McLaughlan, stylist at Jones and Payne, (who styled locks at the Brit Awards this year) using Unite Max Control Spray and Unite Session Whip Mouse.
Ross’s top tips – Use a playing card to stop those manky heat infused hair clip indents. And, spray hairsray into your hands instead of directly to hair for subtle hold. (He had to keep telling me to ‘stop touching it’, as the curls might drop… oops). Thanks, Ross!photo

Nails – Courtesy of Glossin Nails’ Jessica Thompson, using OPI Light My Sapphire polish (which Jessica also used on Jourdan Dunn’s nails a few nights earlier for the ElleUK Style Awards!)

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Rimmel Glam Bus

If you happened to be trudging around in the rain during LFW you may have spotted the @ispyrimmel glam bus.

Rimmel London bus

It wasn’t exactly hard to spot, so when me and a friend saw the Union Jack clad double decker, parked casually outside Fashion Scout (Freemasons building), during day one of LFW we just had to sneak aboard.

Here’s what we found inside…

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London transport containing beauty stations… and space? At 17.15 were must have been the last few to ride the bus that day.

Passengers included Rimmel London makeup artists, ready and willing to touch up our (by now very faded) makeup…

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And, (my favourite part!) a Rimmel London nail station…

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We even managed to swipe a goody bag containing a few of Rimmel’s new beauty products, that I can’t wait to trial (and report back to you on)…

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If only all public transport were this glam.
I’d sell my car.

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Thannnnk youuuu for our make-overs, Rimmel bus!