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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