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Monday Blues

Hi Dolls,

Hope you all had a great weekend? Mine was busy with the twins, work and being a Stepford wife. The juggle is real!

In relation to the post I previously wrote on Spring 2016 trends; lets get on the topic of one of the hottest trends – the bright blue eye shadows, cobalt, navy, cerulean, teal…the list goes on! There is so much more theory when it comes to colours, so I will try to keep this post short, sweet and as  informative as possible.

The key thing about this trend is finding the right blue for your skin tone and eye colour. Blue is a cool colour so this will compliment different undertones quite well. The colours we see depend on the colour of the light source, also considering different ingredients used in eye shadows have filters that can reflect a different colour in the light. Have you ever noticed when you get your foundation done at a make up counter in a department store it always looks different in day light?!! Well, natural daylight will give off a bluish tone and artificial lighting will give off a yellowish tone and fluorescent light gives off a green tone. This is why I always do my makeup in daylight it reflects my true skin tone/undertone. Also remember that when you buy a colour with the same name from different manufactures, the colour will never be the same.

Putting a brighter colour in the inner corner of the eye opens the eye out, making it seem larger. Where as darker colours close a space in. So lets avoid the darker blues around the inner corners of the eye. I’ve made up a list of the good Blues out there!

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  1. Motives Pressed Eye Shadow – Dreamy £11.95
  2. Nars Dual- Intensity Eye Shadow in Cressida £21, available on the 15th of January 2016
  3. H&M Eye Shadow Peacock £4.99
  4. Dior 5 Colour Eye shadow Palette – Carre Blue £42
  5. Cle De Peau Powder Eye Colour Solo £33, available on February 2016

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Cerlean Blue

I hope you found this post informative and helpful, I always enjoy trying out trends and adapting it to my features because you should never just follow trends but rather make them suite you.

P.S. Stay beautiful inside and out! X.

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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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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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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

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My Favourite Make Up looks….

Hi Beauties, 🙂

We tend to have make up looks, that  we wear a lot, I’ve put  together some of my faves,  and I have a new obsession with Motives Cosmetics! Motives by La La Anthony and Motives by Loren Ridinger, I’m sure you’ve seen the brand all over Social Media. Motives provides you with amazing trending colours, pay-off colours sworn and collaboration with Celebrity Make Up Artist, Scott Barnes. I have ordered my professional kit to start using on my friends and clients, recreating some looks from MakeUpArtist using  these awesome products. You can get your Motives Cosmetics from yours truly…Me :-)! So I have put together some pictorials from some of my fave make up artist, I hope you like the looks and the cosmetics. Please do let me know if you do and what are your favourite looks? DauphineDiaries Newsletter Sign Up Form

The classic look from @theamazingworldofj follow her on Instagram. This Is my number one look for sure! All products used are Motives Cosmetics.

 

This is the perfect look for a night out, if you want that ‘naked’ look again this is from @theamazingworldofJ.

All Motives Cosemetics products; Motives eye base, Pressed eyeshadow in Cappuccino, Khol eyeliner Onyx, Lustrafy Mascara Blackout, lip crayon in Neutral and Lipshine in Debutante pink.

Finally the full on night out look, smokey eyes! Products used for this look are Motives Cosmetics; pressed eye shadow Vintage Glam and Onyx, Mineral gel eyeliner Little Black Dress and Mineral Lipstick In Neutral Nice by Motives for La La.

 

What are your favourite looks? If you ladies want more information about Motives Cosmetics, message me and follow this link DauphineDiariesInc and I will be more than happy to guide you. Can’t wait to see your looks 😉 X.