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Let’s celebrate this summer with Travel Makeup Brush Giveaway

As summer is in full swing and so many of you are going on holiday, we though it would be nice to give away one of our Luxury Travel Makeup Brushes Set.

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…or buy now. Just click the “add to basket” below and follow the checkout steps.

This is joint giveaway with lovely Emily-Victoria Canham so please make sure you follow her channel and social media. (Starts 2:35)

Good luck!

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How to Use Make-up Brushes to Create an Edgy Look

Creating an edgy and vampy look doesn’t have to be complicated. There comes a time where we would all like to be more experimental with our makeup, but where do we start?

With a small tweak or a choosing more muted colours, can help you be on your way to an edgier look.

Make-up brushes can be a great way to help you create a vampy finish. Using brushes that are fine and precise, allowing a much more perfected look.


A great way to begin your edgy look is with your eyes. Choosing colours such a purples, greys or blacks can help create a much more punk like look.

A smoky eye is a great look, using different shades and colours to contrast against your eyes. There are some great palettes available; offering the three shades you will need to achieve the look.

When creating the vampy, edgy look, eye make-up brushes are essential. In order to blend the different shades together, you will need a combination of
blending brushes and a few finer brushes to help define your eyeliner and reach into the corners of your eyes.

Our blending eye shadow brush is perfect for mixing together different eye shadows, to remove harsh edges and add edginess to your eyes.

Applying your black eyeliner and highlighter can be tricky; trying to use your fingers is pretty much impossible to achieve these applications. The areas can be hard to reach, but with the right makeup tools, it can be quick and easy, making it smudge proof and a precise application.

With our angled detailer brush, those hard to reach places are now made quick and easy. The angled detailer helps applying those bolder colours more precise, preventing any smudging or mistakes.

For a step by step guide to creating a smokey eye look click here:


The right cheek colour and application technique can help can help to contour your face into an entirely different look and shape. With the Kardashians heavily supporting the contoured look, we all have desired for those high cheekbones.

To create a more edgy and vamp look, you will need to choose a more muted colours for your cheeks. The application is essential, as with a smoky eye, you need to be careful on the blusher!

Our Blush and Bronze brush can give your application a more defined and edgy look. The angled detailer brush helps your application quick and simple, with as much or as little as you like. Perfect for both cream and powdered blush, you can create any vampy look.

Try contouring the face as the perfect look to pair with smokey eyes


The perfect finishing touch to an edgy look is the lips. An vampy look needs a bold colour, which can be hard applying with the stick or fingers. You need to follow your lip line, and those with thinner lips may want to create a fuller look.

A lip brush can be perfect to help apply lipstick is the most precise way. With its fine and thin end, application can be soft and easy, even for beginners with a bold colour lipstick.

Our Flat Definer brush is a great way of reach those sharp edges and helping the lip to look fuller. With a bold colour, once smudged it can be hard to remove. With our flat definer brush, it is easy to apply both on the outline of the lips, as well as the fuller part.

Opt for reds, berry shades and deep plums, or a nude teamed with a very dark eye.

Follow this guide to applying the perfect berry lip:

And there we have it, a bold and vamp look, all made better by simply using brushes. Experiment further with colours and tones with our full collection of brushes helping to make it easier!

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How to create HD brows at home

Cara Brows hd eyebrows at home

Big, bold eyebrows are in. We all want the defined arch that is thicker and bolder than our own. But how do we achieve this?

There are so many options made available to us to create that fuller-looking brow. There are pencils, powders, pomades and gels on the market, as well as the option of semi-permanent makeup.

These desired brows can be achieved with a step-by-step guide we’ve created for you. With a few techniques and tools, you’re able to create those HD brows at home. Now we can all look like Cara Delevingne!


Begin by investing in a good powder palette, pencil or pomade that is best suited to you and your eyebrow colour. HD Brows do a great palette, which suits every hair colour. Today, Remy’s using the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade which suits her sparse brows.


Mark three points onto your eyebrows. This should be where your eyebrows start, arch and finish. This will make the application easier, and the arch more defined and precise.


Outline your shape by following the three marks you have just done. To help create sharp and defined line try using an angled brush. Our brow brush is perfect for using both on the wax and powder to help create a defined shape.

Use short and soft brush strokes to fill in the sparse areas of your brows. This technique mimics the brows hairs making them look naturally fuller without being drawn on. If you want a more natural looking brow, you can use a brow powder create a softer and subtle colour.


If you find the brush strokes to be harsh, blend it out with a spoolie. This will also blend away the harsh edges of the outline so that it looks natural. If you’re satisfied with the way it looks, take any brow gel to set the brow hairs in place. Remy is using the Benefit Gimme Brow to also add more volume to her brows.


Repeat the steps again on your other brow. Remember your eyebrows are sisters and not twins. You will not be able to create the exact same shape on both brows and this is perfectly normal.


This step is optional. Apply a highlighter underneath each of your eyebrows. This will give the eyebrows a more lifted shape and will brighten your eyes as well.

So now you have created gorgeous full looking brows, which was probably easier than you thought it would be! Make sure you keep to a shape and style your face will suit.

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Nanshy at the Clothes Show 2015 in NEC

Nanshy at The Clothes Show 2015

If you’re looking for 2016 click below:

Nanshy at the Clothes Show 2016 in NEC

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Nanshy at The Clothes Show 2015

There has always been a strong link between fashion and beauty, and as trends in clothing change, so to do the beauty products and makeup colours designed to complement your style. In recognition of the strong relationship between these two, world class event The Clothes Show has expanded its reach to include a greater range of suppliers and products for your pleasure.

Clothes Show 2015 Dates:

Due to take place on the 4th to 8th December 2015, Nanshy is super excited to announce that we’ll be right in the middle of the action, on our stand at HA12 next to Rimmel and NYX. We can’t wait to get to The Clothes Show and meet our fabulous fans, so do come along and say ‘hello’, whichever day you’re planning to come.

What is The Clothes Show?

If you love fashion, you’ll almost certainly have heard of The Clothes Show. Held annually at the NEC in Birmingham, this is the UK’s leading event for everything about clothes, fashion and style. Presented by celebrities and featuring live performances form some of the UK’s most exciting musical talent, it’s one event that has a firm spot in the diary of every fashionista in the country.

Launched in 1989 on the back of the popular TV show of the same name, the event attracts over 150,000 visitors every single year. Established model agencies often use the show as a hunting ground for new talent, and famous faces such as Cat Deeley and Holly Willoughby have been plucked from the crowd in the past.

This year, The Clothes Show has secured sponsorship from tech giant Alcatel OneTouch, and is promising to be bigger and better than ever. Leading the line-up for 2015 are four gorgeous British models, Erika Pattison, Sarah-Ann Macklin, Hannah Dodd and Rhiannon Laslett, collectively known as the ‘Brit Pack’, and who were all scouted at the show over the last decade by Select Model Management.

What happened to the ‘live’?

In line with the significant improvements, investments and changes to the old ‘Clothes Show Live’ format, the event has rebranded itself as ‘The Clothes Show’ for the event in December 2015. The overhaul is not just in the name either, and avid fashion fans can expect an altogether better event this year.

The layout has been improved to give a better flow throughout the event, and there are new and innovative features built in which will enhance your catwalk, shopping and seminar experience. In light of the strong links between fashion and beauty, you can now find more of your favourite brands here at the event for 2015.

Over 500 high street, boutique and designer brands will be housed in newly curated sections, helping you find your favourites and discover new products more easily.

What’s going on at the event?

It’s not just clothes that keep people coming back to the Clothes Show year after year. There’s so much to see and do, if you love fashion and style, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s show. Here’re just a few of the things you can find going on:

  • Plenty of celebrity juice

The Clothes Show has always been peppered with juicy celebrity appearances, and this year is no different. You’ll find a delectable selection of style gurus every day, from Antonia O’Brien and Caryn Franklin to Binky, Joey Essex, Hilary Alexander and more. Musical delights include Charli XCX, Urban Voices Collective, Ella Eyre and many others.

Click to Tweet: Meet Joey Essex, Charli XCX, Ella Eyre, Binky and more celebrities at The ClothesShow

  • Model agencies and opportunities to get scouted

Don’t underestimate the potential to get scouted at The Clothes Show. Many others have already been spotted this way, and have built healthy careers on the back of being in the right place at the right time. Select Model Management are this year’s only official model scout agency, and you can visit their stand at the show for advice on getting into modelling as a career.

Click to Tweet: [email protected] will be scouting during The #ClothesShow via @NanshyOfficial

  • Brilliant brands, stunning shops

Whoever you love, you can be sure they’ll be here at The Clothes Show 2015. From boutique brands like Mink Pink, Wolf & Whistle and CiCi to designer bargains from the likes of Pauls Boutique, Fusey, Ego and more, you can truly shop ‘til you drop at this year’s event. Look out for on the day deals, competitions and more

the clothes show 2015 guide

In addition to the veritable plethora of clothing brands at the show, this year you’ll be amazed by the range of hair and beauty brands which are featured. As well as your favourite brush maker Nanshy, you’ll also find Models Own, Elemis, Rimmel, NYX, Barry M and much more in their own curated area for your shopping pleasure. See the full list of exhibitors here.

  • Seriously good seminars

If fashion is more than just a passion for you, don’t miss the enlightening seminars taking place over the course of the show this year. The Fashion Career Seminars will be led by Caryn Franklin MBE, where students can learn about the career journeys of a range of fashion pros. From journalists to photographers, designers to models, this is the place to get the inside track on your fashion future.

  • The dazzling catwalk show

This year’s image catwalk will bring you the latest trends, high street collections and catwalk shows from graduates and up and coming designers. Presented by Antonia O’Brien, Jamie Laing and Joey Essex, all tickets come with a ringside seat (check the seating plan here) for the incredible catwalk show, so don’t miss out on this highlight of the event.

As you can see, the event promises to be a feature packed feast of fashion fabulousness, and one not to miss if you’re serious about looking great. Get the full lowdown on everything happening over the five days of the event right here.

The Clothes Show 2015 Giveaway – 2 tickets for Sunday 6th of December and 12 Makeup Brushes

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Insider tips from Nanshy

We want you to get the best out of your day at The Clothes Show, so here are some insider tips to help you get the very best from this year’s event.

  • Buy your ticket soon to avoid missing out. Use code “TX342” for 3 for 2 ticket offer. The latest code also available at the HotUkDeals website.
  • If you’re a Tesco customer, you can get a ticket to The Clothes Show with just £10 worth of Clubcard vouchers.
  • If you can afford it, get a Platinum ticket… the goody bag alone is worth the price difference!
  • If you can’t attend, tune into The Clothes Show TV Channel on YouTube to see the highlights for yourself
  • Check out the competitions being run by the NEC beauty show exhibitors here, to be in with a chance of winning amazing beauty products
  • If you’re not sure about going, check out the review by Lydia Rose Smyth here to see just what others thought about the event
  • Get organised before you go; know where the parking is and plan your day at The Clothes Show so that you can make the most of your time
  • Wear something comfortable on your feet. High heels won’t do you any favours when you’re going to be walking all day long, so opt for trendy flats or pumps to give your feet a break
  • Take lots of water, and keep hydrated to keep your skin looking amazing
  • Don’t be shy about applying for a press pass… if you’re a blogger, influencer or work in the beauty industry, you might just be able to get one

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We’re literally chomping at the bit to get our teeth into The Clothes Show 2015, and hope we’ll see you there as well. We’ll have our brand ambassador and makeup guru, Barrie Griffith, on the stand on Saturday and Sunday, and he’ll be joined by the gorgeous beauty expert Nikki Taylor to answer all your burning questions.

Find us on our stand at HA12 throughout the event, with exclusive offers on our world class super-soft brushes for our fans on the day. See you at The Clothes Show!

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What beauty trends can we expect in Spring 2016?

Every design house has its own take on where fashion and beauty looks are headed.

But there is one standout prediction and that is the use of striking red lipstick which was seen at all the major shows and is favoured by DKNY, Celine, Nina Ricci, Oscar De La Renta, Topshop Unique, Giles, Acne, Victoria Beckham and Dolce & Gabbana.

Spring Beauty Trends
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Candy Apple and Snow White Apple Red are the recommended colours by Harpers Bazaar. Mind you, at New York fashion week both Oscar de La Renta and Victoria Beckham sent out their models with half and half – half with striking red lips and half with nude tones. So you can take your pick according to your mood as there is a choice on the horizon.

Red needs to be applied with complete precision, there is nothing forgiving about this colour. As with all the looks of the season, they can all be achieved to a professional level with Nanshy lip brushes.
Other looks that are prominent runners for Spring 2016 are:

  • Emanuel Ungaro has shown us that faux freckles is a look to think about.
  • Louis Vuitton favours an exaggerated lash look.
  • Chloe favours applying black liner around the eye with a natural hair texture.
  • Balmain favours makeup that is pared-back but featuring strong brows and contouring.
  • The Dolce&Gabbana look leans towards luminous skin, soft feline eyes and plump lips – that are in striking red!
  • Prada has really gone out by delivering Gold lips for the Spring 2016 season. One to watch.
  • Moschino played with feline flicks of liquid liner and soft brown lips.
  • Isabel Marant gave us a bare-faced with radiant complexion that is pro cleansed before applying oils for a balmy glow.

Finally, the eye colour used by almost everyone was blue – a colour to keep in mind for 2016.

Happy New Year!