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A Lasting DIY Manicure

Hi beauties

Hope you all well? Cannot believe it’s been 4 months since my last post!

A lot has changed in my life since, however the good always outweighs the bad. Finally started my mobile beauty business…YAY. Not easy but what business is? I find that it is very important to use the best products for maximum results and for building client relationship, so this post is about tips on a good manicure; I hope you find the tips helpful.

The DIY manicure… It is important you invest in a really good Base Coat and Top Coat Nail Polish.

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The best one on the market is the Essie Base Coat Nail Polish, Beauty therapists use it and I personally think it’s the best and only costs £5.95.

We find using a base coat extends the life of a manicure, because it acts as an adhesive. Giving the polish an even surface and prevents dark colours staining your nails.

The Top Coat Nail Polish by Seche Vite is absolutely amazing, fast drying and only costs £5.95.

Top Coats seals your polish after the second coat and to keep them looking fresh, apply top coat every 2 days to keep nails sealed.

Wear gloves when cleaning to prevent chipping, not using gloves when using detergents and cleaning products lacking in vitamins.

Keep nails hydrated with cuticle oil; however avoid applying cuticle oil and cream before the manicure to prevent any oil being left on the nail bed. Also applying the cuticle after, whilst you are waiting for your nails to dry the oil acts as a treatment leaving you cuticle hydrated.

 

Hope this post has been helpful and hope you have lasting manicures. Please feel free to comment and ask questions. Stay beautiful inside and out! X

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Nails Inc London

Hi Dolls,

Hope you all having a wonderful weekend. I’m loving my Nails Inc London polish, ten pick and mix 10ml nail polishes, I bought over Black Friday sales last year. The normal price was £110 and I got it for £20! Such a great bargain. Plus I received a £10 voucher towards a treatment at any Nails Inc London… still need to use it before my voucher expires…the excitement is real! This is just a short post on me using my nail polishes!

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Remember to always use a base coat before applying nail polish, because it keeps the colour from staining your nails. Also using a top coat will keep your nail polish on for longer. I’m sure you guys know that already…just checking.

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Always keep your tools clean, put in a jar of Barbacide, using spatulas to remove products (Kaeso professional manicure range) from containers, to keep from cross- contamination… no double dipping!

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Both of my lovely clients received a 45 minute luxury manicure, which includes hand massage, hand scrub, cuticle softening, file, polish and Paraffin wax for a deep conditioning treatment. Leaving your hands softer than a baby’s bottom.

Please feel free to comment, share or follow. Have a great weekend Dolls. Stay beautiful inside & out. X

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Spring me pretty 2016

Hi Dolls,

Happy New year beauties, wish you all a fabulous year!! Well with Fashion week coming up, which I’m so excited about!!! I have been doing some research on the expected beauty trends for spring/summer 2016. So i will be keeping this short and sweet!

So far what I’ve seen on the catwalk is doll look lashes from the 60s was seen on the Marni and Louis Vuitton show, graphic liners and still trending hard is the red lipstick… doubt this will ever go out of style!! At the Celine show, berry and purple lip stick at Mui Mui. Bright eyeshadows the blues, turquoise and yellows were spotted in the Missoni, Chanel and Alexis Mabille.  Defined brows, highlighted skin and subtle lips is still going strong was seen in Balmain, Roberto Cavalli and Bottega Veneta.

  1. Graphic liner
  2. Red lips
  3. Berry and Purples lip stick
  4. Bright eyeshadows
  5. Defined brows
  6. Glowing skin
  7. plump subtle lips
  8. Exaggerated lashes
  9. Edgy  Girl (kohl eyeliner inside the water line of your eyes)
  10. Faux Freckles

 

My favourite trend has to be the ‘faux freckles’, they looked beautiful at the Emanuel Ungaro, I have an obsession with freckles love them, I actually did faux freckles look for one of my assignments before i even knew that it was a trend to look out for!

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I used  Motives Cosmetics brown kohl pencil to create the freckles and set it using Motives luminous powder. Defined her brows using Sleek brow gel and Motives Brow compact.

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Hope you Dolls are excited about Fashion Week as much as I am! Will be posting more on the trends on how to pull off the looks! So watch this space and please do comment and I hope you guys enjoy this post.

Stay beautiful inside and out! X.

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The Festive Season

Hi Guys and Dolls,😃

I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2016 be a great new beginning filled  with positivity, prosperity, happiness and good health. 

As we are about to enter the New Year, here’s my top tips for New Year’s Eve celebrations; 

1. Keep the glitter to a minimum, either your nails or eyeshadow! Don’t over do it!

2. Go for dark lip colour, berry colours and purples. Make sure you choose the right hues for your complexion.

3. Focus on one part of the face, either your eyes, lips or brows. This will give your look a sophicated touch.

Enter the New Year with style and clear state of mind. Don’t drink too much. Eat, pace your drinks, drink water in between rounds – best way to avoid hangovers! And drink a glass of water before bed, trust me it works. I’ve learned over the years how you spend New Year’s Eve determines what kind of year the next year is going to be. Happy New year and stay beautiful inside and out. 😘 🎉🎊 Christelle 

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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. 🙂