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Being my own Boss

Hi Dolls,

I’m officially a beautician so excited, i’m feeling accomplished (be a mother of twins is my biggest accomplishment.) and ready for the next chapter! Which is building my brand and services, it is not going to be easy, they may be hurdles along the way, but its the journey that will test me, the destination is the blessing.

Now i have more time to put in my blog, work on building  my clientele, launch my website and also putting more time in my online cosmetics shop. I have invested in Motives Cosmetics, great products Chanel quality half the price. I’m not just saying that because its my business, the products speaks for it self. I have attached a link so you dolls can have a look and make your own opinions, however I will do a post of  my top 5 Motives Cosmetics soon, posts on nail care, skin care & how to recreate make up looks you love.

Dauphine Diaries blog is going through great changes and i hope you dolls will join me on this journey, comment, email me what kind of things you would like me to post any beauty or make up related things you want to know more about please  please do let me know!!! Can not wait to hear from you all and thank you so much to my readers for the support and i shall speak to you soon.

Stay beautiful inside & out! X

Christelle.

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I’m no longer in Training…I am!

Hi Beauties, 🙂

Will try  to keep this short! As some of you may know that i have been on the journey of becoming a makeup artist. I started the course in April 2015 and it is almost coming to an end, i’ve picked up a lot of skills, technical and theoretical! But you can not be taught how to be  creative, that is something that comes through when you have found your niche and that passion in something you love! My point is finding the kind of makeup artist you want to be! Yes professionalism is number 1, but being unique and yourself will reflect on your work! I’m the creative type, i feel like it  allows you to explore and challenge yourself, always try something different! During my training I’ve been constantly trying out things, that are not  in my comfort zone. However i have learned from that and i’m ready to take the next step, I’m no longer  a training makeup artist! I’m Christelle the makeup artist, i realised that yesterday when I organised a  photo shoot in Last Shot Studios London, for my portfolio, which consisted a variety in my work; beauty looks such as bridal and trending looks i suppose! Well you guys can be the judge of that when i release the pictures during my website launch! I like to think i’m quite good editorial/high fashion looks. Anyway I had a great crew, models, photographer and a fantastic studio. However i’m constantly learning, now i know what i need to do differently for my next shoot. I’m my biggest critic! will show you my favourite look i would like to recreate for my next shoot!

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This look was inspired by Sam Francis painting at The Tate Modern!

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The colours and the spaces of this painting just drew me in! and i choose to do it on Katie because of her fair complexion so would like to have this professionally photographed and add white lashes top and bottom to finish off the look.
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I hope you beauties have enjoyed this post! Please feel free to get in touch or comment! And will speak again soon, stay beautiful inside and out! XoX

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Not Sexy….chapped lips

Hi Beauties 😃

Winter is coming so protecting yourself from the cold is a standard procedure! I’ve noticed that my lips get dryer than usual during the winter, causing them to ‘chap’ and  my lipstick or gloss makes it worse!!! And sometimes using lip blam before applying your favourite matte lipstick causes it to  shine! Or it feels greasy with your normal lipstick! This season I’ve decided to ditch my lipstick and opt for lip liner and gloss! I use vitamin E or C lip treatment before applying lip liner and then finish it off with my non sticky lip gloss from Motives cosmetics! Yes NOT Sticky lip gloss…I stand by it as many customers who know the brand would back me up on this! The vitamin E or C  keeps them moisturised without the greasy feeling, in fact Motives Cosmetics  has a range of lip treatments to suit ones need!  So keeping your lips luscious this season is an essential!

  

  


Motives Retro Red Lip Liner £12.50

Motives Vitamin C lip treatment £14.00

Motives Vitamins E lip treatment £14.00

Motives Pucker Up lip plumper- diamond £13.50

I hope you dolls keep your lips luscious this season! Stay beautiful inside out. 😘 

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Future looking Bright!

Hey Beauties 😃

It’s been a while since I’ve shared with you all what’s new with Dauphine Diaries. Juggling is a struggle, had writers block for a while and got lost in the whirlwind of life! Found my niche and excited to share this new chapter in my life, this platform allows me to express what is happening and how I juggle raising my two little angels the (twins), work, Beauty training and now the Specialist Makeup course. Now this course is what I’ve always wanted to do comibine my passions Film, Theatre and TV with Makeup artistry my future is looking brighter than ever! Want to keep this short and sweet so won’t bore you with its details however this blog will be all about the juggle and hopefully will be of help and maybe inspire! I’m so thankful to all my followers, that have joined me on this journey and hope you guys enjoy my posts! Watch this space because there’s more to come! 

Wish you all a great week and speak soon! 😘 Stay beautiful inside out! 

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New Season 2015 Make Up Trends

Hi Beauties :-),

Well summer is nearly over the fresh-faced beauty and loose waves, had a good run! It is time for the new season, the make up trends for autumn and winter has a grown up take. The lip gloss is back and the make up move towards more luxurious, expensive looks. It’s no secret that autumn is my favourite season, the sweaters, long coats and the colour of the leaves changing. Therefore I thought id post a few of my favourite trends for the new season.

  1. The sophisticated look focuses on perfected skin, slightly rosy cheeks and subtle shading combined to create a rich groomed appearance.
  2. Lashes create that clean blunt look, layering mascara to create doll like eyes. My favourite so far.
  3. The return of the lip gloss, high shine pouts were spotted on models in Fendi, Rag & Bone and Rodrate shows in New York Fashion Week.
  4. Blake eyeliner is always in style; however knowing how and where to wear it is key this season, using kohl liner onto the waterline.
  5. The red lip statement is no more, opting instead for rich berry hues, pale pinks and warm blush tones. Making the lips part of the overall look and not as a statement piece.

These are my top 5 Autumn/Winter 2015 Trends, I hope you all enjoy these looks as much is I do this season! Please do comment or like if you do like my post. Stay beautiful always 😉 X.

1234 Step Skincare

1234 Step Skincare

Hi Dolls, 🙂

Your skin care regime should be as strict as you can, 123 steps; double cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day. Also exfoliate and a mask is a must 1-2 times a week. The 4th step I just made up! Is night cream….Yes guys everyone should use night cream. Reasons why because at night your skin is in rest mode and repairs itself, in line with biorhythms and sleep patterns. Therefore a night cream is to support and make it more efficient at maintaining a healthy complexion.

Night creams contain ingredients that aid the regeneration process such as ceramides, which trigger collagen production and vitamins A, C, E or B5.

The current night cream I’m using at the moment is good, Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin night cream; £5. 25 at Boots, Also this is fantastic for sensitive skin and those who like natural skin care, no perfume or alcohol in any of their Skin range. At first I thought this was a way for the industry to get us spending more, however I’ve been using a night cream for about 2 months now and I can see and feel the benefits. I have recommended many of my clients, friends and family, just make sure you get one for your skin type.

 

Stay beautiful inside out! 😉 X

Top Tip Tuesday

Top Tip Tuesday

Hi Dolls, these are tips that I use on my self and on clients, I hope you find them helpful 😄

  1. Exfoiliate lips once a week, using an old tooth brush with whatever cleanser you would normally use.
  2. Heated eyelash curlers are great for adding lift to the base of the eyelashes once mascara has been applied.
  3. If your going to use dark eyeshadows or do a somkey eyes, try to do eyes first so if any droplets occur it’s easier to wipe away and doesn’t mess up your foundation.
  4. Lip liner is my best friend, I find it sharpens the appearance of the lips and using it as base keeps your lipstick on for longer.
  5. Applying individual lashes after mascara helps sit better into the natural lashes. 

Hope you guys find these tips as useful as I do, please do comment! Stay beautiful Dolls. 😘

Eye treatments (Brows & Lashes Tint )

Eye treatments (Brows & Lashes Tint )

Hi Beauties 😘

It’s been a while lost my blogging Mojo, I would like to think I’m back! So our facial unit is almost done and I can say that I’m very confident in giving treatments! I received a Merit grade for my first pre-observation, it is going really well so far. So today I’m going to keep it short n’ sweet and talk about the benefits of having your brows and lashes tinted; Tinting your brows not only gives colour and definition to catch on even on the finest hair. Also it’s perfect for when your on holiday there’s no need to draw them on all the time, for those hot summer nights just use a clear brow mascara to keep them neat and defined, that also goes for your lashes plus you can pull off the almost no make-up look! Me having my brow’s and lashes tinted has cut 5mins to my make up routine.

There’s 3 colours, Brown, Black and Blue.

The Blue is actually very black but put applying that on your brows will turn blue, so keep that just for the lashes.

Brown is perfect for blondes and if you want a darker brown leave it on for longer.

Always use Vaseline before tinting application.

You can get  tinting kits from Superdrugs, Boots and Sally’s, prices vary from £7 to £20 depending on the brand.

This is the permanent professional Kit
This is the permanent professional Kit
This was using the Brown and was a demo from Brad my lecturer
This was using the Brown and was a demo from Brad my lecturer
Me using the Black
Me using the Black

I’m in love with tinting and I hope you Doll’s find this post helpful, please feel free to comment. Stay beautiful in and out X. 🙂

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DauphineDiaries GiveAway

Hi Dolls, 😉

Its been a while since my last post.  Today I’m also giving you my blog followers an opportunity to enter my give away on Instagram!!! Celebrating a 100+ followers on Dauphine Diaries Instagram page, I’m giving away 2 lipsticks, one mineral lipstick from Lala Anthony, 2 lipstick is a rich formula by Loren Ridinger and eye base cream from Motives Cosmetics, which is worth £36 and this is from my pocket. This is just away to show you dolls my gratitude for following me since I’ve started to blog.

How to enter;

You must be following me on Instagram @dauphinediaries.

Repost the GiveAway picture and tag friends, Hashtag #DauphineDiariesGiveaway.

Your friends have to do the same but they need to @ you on their repost so i know how many followers are your friends.

I hope you all enter as it’s a international giveaway and Good Luck!!! Will post a picture of the winner on Instagram and will Direct message, so I can get info!

Love You all and thanks again for following my blog! 🙂 X.

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Summer Problem 2; Bikini Line Up Keep

Hi Dolls, 🙂

 

Holiday/Summer season is here; the bikini area is exposed whether you opt for a one-piece or two piece. So that necessary up keep, can sometimes have the irritating side effects such as INGROWN hairs and the general painful wax! I have gathered some tips that usually work for me. Shaving with a sharp blade, every other day and using a calming gel like aloe-vera or the Aveeno’s oatmeal-based gel. Also what helps wriggle out those irritating ingrown hairs, is using a salicylic acid scrub, can be found in some face wash, make sure when using it around that area it’s for sensitive skin, or topical antibiotic like Evoclin foam. For those whom prefer waxing without the sting, try the BareEase & Cream Prep Kit; I have not tried that one out yet! Plan to. I hope you Beauties are enjoying my Summer series, stay tuned and please feel free to comment or ask questions. Stay FABULOUS, 😉 X.

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