Celebs Who Slayed the AMAs

The star-studded American Music Awards was held in LA's Microsoft Theatre nearly a week ago, here are some of our fave looks that we still can't stop talking about.

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Chris Polk/ Getty Images

1. Selena Gomez

New hair and Sel doesn’t care - sorry Abel.

 
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Neilson Barnard/ Getty Image

 

Gomez is glowing amidst her split rumours from The Weeknd, her atomic blonde homage complimented her edgy Coach leather mini-dress, making it everyone's favourite look this year.

It’s been reported that her sun-kissed locks had apparently taken 9 hours using 8 bowls of bleach, we salute you Sel, that is dedication.

2. Hailee Steinfeld

Steinfeld was not afraid to pull this daring look off.

 
Hailee Steinfeld
 

Steinfeld directed all of the attention to her bold smokey eye and contoured cheeks by sweeping her teased hair back.

Steinfeld teamed a Mugler pant-suit with a statement shoulder pad and killer bralet, and we've got to say she slayed all over the AMAs.

3. Bebe Rhexa

Rexha was fierce in a sheer LBD.

 
Bebe Rhexa

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Ice Blonde Rexha re-created Kim K's VMA 2016 Vintage Galliano look, dressed in a figure hugging crystal-adorned piece by August Getty.

Rexha wore waved hair in a middle parting which directed all of the attention to her hooped earrings, a fashion statement which has prevailed through-out 2017.

4. Kelly Rowland

Is it really the AMA's if someone doesn't go for a daring thigh-high split?

 
Kelly Rowland
 

Rowland wowed in a beautifully embellished velvet dress by Galia Lahav, paired with a black strappy heel by Jimmy Choo.

Although teased hair was a celeb favourite of the night, Rowland opted for the straighteners and we've got to say that she is giving us some serious hair envy.

5. Demi Lovato

 

Lovato wore the gown of your dreams.

 
Demi Lovato AMAs
 

All eyes were on Lovato when she rocked up in a floor length jaw-dropping Ester Abner sheer gown.

Her long chocolate locks framed her bronze toned make-up as it seems that the au-natural look was a celeb go-to this year.

6. Ciara

Ciara's Croc boots were made for strutting.

 
Ciara AMAs

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Ciara let her tousled hair down and turned heads in an Alexandre Vautheir split mini-dress.

Only Ciara could pull this fierce look off and it seems she did it with ease in a pair of sultry knee-high boots.

7. Sabrina Carpenter

We need Carpenter's look for every social event - ever.

 
Sabrina Carpenter
 

It appears 18 year old Carpenter didn't get the LBD memo yet she still rocked the red carpet wearing soft nude make-up with golden locks to match.

Carpenter co-ordinating a floor-length plaid dress by Missoni with some killer thigh-high boots by Casadei, can we have these boots in every colour please?

Written by Chloe Millward

Here's What You Didn't Know About Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Have you ever had a small issue that could be easily changed, but the thought of surgery is too expensive and way too much of a big deal for a small bump? Sit down girl and let me spill the tea on my experience with the two different methods of the non-surgical nose job.

Non surgical rhinoplasty results

Non-surgical rhinoplasty before and after picture via/ @PreenYourself

After years of hating my side profile because of a small bump that I have from fracturing my nose, I decided to go down the non-surgical route. What exactly is non-surgical rhinoplasty you ask? It’s a medical procedure where dermal fillers are used to re-shape a person’s nose offering a cheaper non-invasive alternative to surgery, and a cheaper alternative is always a plus.

Needle Method

My first experience with non-surgical rhinoplasty wasn’t the best, I’d looked into injectable nose fillers but hadn’t done any research into different methods of treatment. The aesthetic practitioner, who wasn’t the most reassuring, cleansed the area and injected fillers at three points of my nose; an injection at the top, at the bridge where the fracture is, and the final injection at the tip of my nose, which let me say wasn’t the most comfortable area to have an injection. After the filler was manoeuvred into desired shape, the bridge of my nose swelled and came out in a horrible bruise, I was then given an ice pack to minimise this and sent on my way, without any instructions of aftercare, fab.

Side Effects

The results were amazing but due to excessive bruising and swelling, I had to wait well over a week to be able to see them properly. I had to either avoid leaving the house or cake my nose in concealer, which didn’t even hide the deep purple bruise, why wasn’t colour correction concealer a thing back then???? The product didn’t feel like it lasted very long, I’d say I had my bumpy nose back after a few months.

 
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3 days after - still swollen and bruised

 

Cannula Method

In search for something similar to non-surgical rhinoplasty but without it looking like I’ve been punched in the face for a week, I came across the cannula (blunt needle) method. Hailed to be more effective by minimising trauma and swelling with only one entry point, I was sold.

Prior to my treatment I had a full consultation with Preen’s aesthetic practitioner Beckie, I was then injected with Lidocaine at three points of my nose, this numbed the area completely which meant I couldn’t feel anything after this point. One needle entry was made at the tip of my nose and a blunt cannula needle was inserted, the filler was pushed out and contoured the same time as the cannula was being pulled out. I felt completely relaxed and reassured through-out, I couldn’t feel anything just a little bit of pressure and pulling at times, the procedure this time round felt a lot more professional and straight-forward than my first experience.

Side Effects

I left Preen expecting a big bruise to develop but nope, just the tiniest bit of swelling, I was able to go back to work and I even went out the same night. It felt a little bit tender but I was able to see the effects straight away and they were amaze, I absolutely loved my straighter nose. The only thing I was instructed to do differently was to not to touch my nose, which didn’t really bother me.

I was so Impressed with my overall cannula experience and I now don’t cringe at my side profile anymore. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of having non-surgical rhinoplasty. Overall I feel like the cannula method helped me so much in terms of levelling out the bump, without lingering bruising. With this method I was advised that there still can be bruising and swelling but through my experience, the trauma to my nose was nowhere near as bad as when I had the procedure the first time round.

 
cannula method rhinoplasty

Same day - no bruising, very minimal swelling

 

This treatment lasts around 12 months and is definitely a route to go down if you don’t want the costly experience of surgery. The moral of the story is, everyone is different so do your research into what method is better for you, never make a hasty decision on your appearance. Make sure you visit an aesthetic practitioner who has had heaps of experience, holds a thorough consultation beforehand and can show you a full portfolio of work to look at.

Written by Chloe Millward

Brand Collab: Soap and Glory

The gorgeous smells, the pretty packaging; I mean, if someone doesn't buy you some gorge products from Soap & Glory at Christmas, is it even Christmas?

Soap and Glory Preen Collab

There's nothing better than working other like-minded brands who share your love of strong women, beautiful products and a gorgeous set of nails so when the babes at Soap & Glory got in touch we were signed up and ready to create quicker than you can say 'The Righteous Body Butter'?

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Firstly, Soap & Glory did a brill Q&A 'Behind the shower curtain' with us for their blog which you can read here. They also sent us the most gorgeous goodie bags filled with some of their amazing make up products. Our favs were the Hocus Focus Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Illuminator; honestly so many uses for this one product, primer, highlighter, wear it on its own for light, glowing skin or mix it with your foundation for coverage with a glow and their Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush which is the perfect sized pencil for perfectly preened brows.

Their offering has really grown and with that they have knocked out some really great products, they also have some of the best gift sets in the game and with christmas round the corner, (yes, really!) you'd be mad not to check them out! boots.com/soap-and-glory

Next, Soap & Glory HQ set free two of their babes to come visit us in sunny Stockport (honestly, it was) where we created two gorgeous sets of nails. One festival-themed; bright, blingy and shiny. The other wedding-themed so more subtle colours with marble details and two full crystal nails. (Full set acrylics with gel polish £37, nail art, chrome, crystals etc extra)

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wedding nail art

Not wanting to leave too soon, the beautiful Millie was also treated to a full set of Russian Volume Lashes from Master Lash Guru, Kitty. 3D and 4D lashes placed on the natural lashes make for full, light, fluffy lashes. (full sets from £80, infills from £20 required every 2-3 weeks)

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We absolutely loved giving the Soap & Glory girls the Preen experience. You can read the write up on their visit here.