#UONIGHTOWLS – CHEEKY PARLOURDecember 16, 2014
Being caught out with an impromptu party invitation is an R. Kelly sized predicament. On the one hand, your mind is telling you YES – go party, Monday is the new Friday, right? But your body (your booodddy) is telling you NO – look at the state of those nails. And why does your hair resemble your grandma’s £4 perm?
But help is here fellow night owls, for we popped down to London’s finest joint for on-the-go beauty – the Cheeky Parlour.
Here we caught up with Cheeky Product Developer, Cathy Rose, to find out her top tips on how to get ready in a flash, using products from their new beauty collection.
“Beauty products are becoming so innovative nowadays – you have to be really clued up on which formulations work best for the body.The Cheeky collection is not only great for on-the-go beauty, but uses natural ingredients to ensure you feel good too.
My perfect night would start with cocktails. My favourite is an Eastern Standard – it’s made with really healthy ingredients, and loaded with alcohol. The pre-party is normally at my place – I live central to all my friends – so we all get ready together, share makeup, and listen to really filthy hip-hop. Here’s a few tricks we use when caught off guard” – Cathy
Lips and Cheeks…
Cheeky Lip and Cheek Tint in Pink
“The Lip and Cheek tint is perfect for taking you from day to night in an instant. I use it to add a little pop of colour to my face, making me look a little more alive.
It’s also really small – perfect to stash in your clutch bag so you can spruce up your face in any situation, including the morning after.”
Hair in a hurry…
Pump It Hair Plumping Powder
“Dry shampoo is a must have for when your asked on a impromptu night out. The Cheeky version, Pimp My Plume, comes as a powder so you don’t have to choke on the fumes you get from cans. It’s perfect for cleaning your hair, and adds volume and shine too.
When it hits ten to six on a Friday in the Cheeky office, all the girls let down their hair, shake on some dry shampoo, and then throw on some plumping power too. It creates what can only be described as the beauty version of the Mexican wave – rows of girls simultaneously jushing their hair. ”
“To make your party ensemble look a little more polished (excuse the pun) – a quick win is to add a pop of colour to your nails so they match your outfit. If you have no tools at hand, use hairpin as a dotting tool and craft an arty accent nail.”
Cheeky Body Mist
“Whether you need a quick freshen up before heading out, or you’re feeling pretty lousy the morning after, the Body Mist spray is the perfect solution. It’s made from citrus fruits that’ll give you a really zingy fragrance, and also contains goji berry extract that act as an anti-oxidant. You’ll smell fresh and your skin will feel great too.”