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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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Test Drive your Cosmetics

Hey Dolls,

It’s been a while! wish there was more time in the day, writing up business plan, work, the twins and figuring out what new direction the blog is going! Anyway this post is not about that! However I will get back to that in more detail…Promise. Will try keep this post short and sweet.

Clients, girlfriends and family members always ask me, Christelle what’s a good eye cream or foundation etc etc. I obviously recommend what i know and I’ve tried, but that does not necessarily mean that it is right for their needs. I’ve always keep in mind if I’m going to spend money on good skin care, foundation or concealer….the list keeps going! Always ask for samples see if it works for you, see how you like it! There is nothing worst than spending £50 on a eye cream, for it to be siting in the back of your bathroom shelf because it is not working for you!!! We have all been there trust me, I know! It can be a little embarrassing to ask for samples….but don’t be, you have every right to do so.

I Asked for Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation samples, used it…Loved it! Bought IT!

Now kind of addicted to her products, I’m currently sampling her skincare range ‘The Magic Skin Trilogy‘.  The Magic Night Cream and The Magic Eye Rescue, haven’t tried The Magic Cream yet, however it is  an award-wining product! The samples I’m using so far so good!

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The Magic Night Cream, has 8 de-ageing ingredients; Time-Released Retinol Molecules, Winter Daphne Stem Cells Extract, Frangipani, Vitamin E, Bionymph Peptide, Second Skin Red Algae Marigel, Castor Seed Oil is the healing properties in this cream and the last ingredient is Olus Oil.  It is always better to start using anti-ageing creams now to prevent the natural ageing process and avoid botox! I use a little, its an elixir so you do not need use a lot the texture is rich but velvety. My skin feels amazing in the morning, plump and smooth. I’m a firm believer of night creams and this one is 10/10.

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The Magic Eye Rescue, contains 6 of the same ingredients instead of the Castor Seed Oil and Olus Oil; It contains Botanical Eye Contour Complex and Saccharide Isomerate. The Magic Eye Cream reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, meant to smooth fine lines and instantly tightens and refreshes the skin. Well as you know the skin around your eyes is the thinest, so I apply very little around my eyes, you should always gently tap around the eyes not rub it! Because I used so little from my sample it lasted me a week and the appearance of my dark circles have reduced…I hardly use concealer around my eyes now! I will be making a trip to the nearest Charlotte Tilbury haul on pay day!!

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Do not be shy nor embarrassed to ask for samples, reviews are helpful but it is not the as trying it for your self! I mean when you buy a car…you test it first no? Hope you have found this post useful and pleasant…please feel free to comment or share with friends. Stay beautiful inside 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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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.

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

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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Summer Problems 1; Uneven Skin Tone

Hi Beauties, 🙂

 

Summer equals sun exposure, which can cause fair-skinned faces to freckle and darker complexions like my self are more likely to get uneven pigmentation. The solution is not to sunbathe, because a slight tan represents injury to your Dermis. The Dermis is the inner portion of the skin, made up of two layers and it is situated underneath the Epidermis. Which is made up of five layers, I will not go into too much detail about what each layer is or what it does because that needs a post of its own! However the obvious solution is a sunscreen formula with SPF 30 or higher and should be re- applied every couple of hours. For those whom the damage has already been done, investing in alpha-hydroxy acid peels. You beauties should consider the fact that freckles and uneven pigment will reduce discolouration, but the peels will increase your skin’s photosensitivity, according to dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, therefore making sun PROTECTION even more essential. I’m still on the mission to find great products that does not break the bank.

 

Take care out there Dolls, caring and protecting your skin keeps you youthful and beautiful! 😉 X.

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MIA

Hi Guys and Dolls, 🙂

I’m sorry that I have been MIA lately, still trying to find a balance and making time for my blog, beauty training and launching my Unfranchiased business. The beauty school (LCBT) has 15 units to cover that have taken most of time studying/practice; I really love it! So far I’ve covered day, night and occasion make up, body art, French plait, fish plait and facial techniques, which I’m pretty confident in, plus practice, makes perfect! There still so much more to learn and I cannot wait, also I do not want to bore you with all the terms so will show you the stuff that I’ve covered so far. I will make sure to carry on posting as often as I used to and hope you beauties are still enjoying my blog!

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Khloe Kardashian inspired this occasion make up I did for Ana she was going to a wedding! Keeping the Smokey eye very minimal, using browns and 3 different shades of gold, with eyeliner top and bottom, double lashes and bright red lipstick, cheek contour and blush to finish off the look. Hair Styled using Halo Extensions, her hair is in a bob! So I went for half up hairstyle with loose curls.

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Body Art Hand Animals, zebras and a swan guess which ones mine…The Toucan. Body Art Robot Leg, that was my first attempt!

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My professional facial set up! Also my first attempt doing a fish plait, first I practice on the doll and then plaited on Katie.

There will be a lot more posts in greater detail on how to and I’m so thankful for my lovely followers that have joined me on this wonderful journey, also I hope to gain many more new followers. Please do feel free to comment or ask questions, always happy to hear from all you Guys and Dolls ;-). X