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The 4 keys to manifesting + how I used them to manifest free training with a global brand

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I’m delighted to announce that I’m now a certified OPI GelColor nail tech!

What’s even better is that I manifested the course absolutely FREE! Yep, free training with the world’s leading nail brand! Here’s how it all came about…..

After qualifying as a beauty therapist I decided that I wanted to begin by specialising in nails. I’ve always loved experimenting with colour and sparkles on my own nails. Loving the way you can complement your mood or add a little something extra to your outfit, just by painting your nails. So it seemed like a no-brainer.

However, as any nail tech knows there are so many different gel nail brands out there. So for a new nail tech like me, making a decision isn’t easy.

After taking advice from nail techs and trying out the big brands for myself, I came up with a list and enlisted my spiritual team to assist me in making a decision. How?

I asked for a sign.

A sign to decide which brand is best for me to train with and use on the natural nails of you lovely lot!

All signs pointed to one brand + one training provider.


FOLLOWING THE SIGNS

Initially, I hadn’t intended to work with my spiritual team to manifest a free place on the course. All I wanted was to make the optimal choice when selecting a brand to work with and training provider to learn with. Yet, the Universe and God clearly had other ideas.

The next available course was being provided by Capital Hair + Beauty in Brighton on the coming Monday. It meant that I would have to take a day off work and make the trip up to Brighton by bus and train. However, I decided it was worth the trip and booked my place.

Although it wasn’t all plain sailing.


WHEN THINGS DON’T GO ACCORDING TO PLAN

On the day of the course I got up early made the trip up to Brighton. When I arrived I made my way to the coffee shop and went to check my phone to see which bus I needed to get to the venue. That’s when I noticed the missed call and voice message from the training provider.

The course had been cancelled.

Initially, I was calm and even joked with the receptionist that OPI should offer us a lamp or a free course as compensation! However, as the morning went on my ego kicked in:

‘You took a day off work for nothing.’
‘You trusted the signs, for what?’
‘Maybe beauty isn’t for you.’

However, one thing I’ve learnt is that when the ego pipes up:

Let it have its say. Then silence it with gratitude + prayer.

That night I took my own advice and surrendered. Prayed and affirmative prayer. Being sure to ask for what I wanted: To receive a full refund. To be fairly compensated. To be offered a place on the right course. Following my prayer, I contacted Capital about new dates for the course. Yet, I also felt guided to contact OPI about training with them directly and mention the cancellation that had occurred that day.

The very next day I received an email offering me a free place to train with OPI at one of their training venues. I also received a full refund from Capital and an OPI ProSpa kit (which is AHMAZING!)


THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR MANIFESTING

The lesson: The optimal conditions for manifesting my desires into reality involved surrender, prayer, intuition and action. And those conditions could help you too. Here’s how…..

  1. Surrender clears the decks. It involves letting go of control + anything else that creates resistance.
  2. Prayer re-establishes that connection to Source and it’s also where intentions are set.
  3. Intuition guides and protects. Sometimes it doesn’t make logical sense yet it leads you in the direction of your intention and prayers.
  4. Take inspired action towards making your prayers and intentions a reality. This creates the energy for synchronicity, divinely timed next steps and your intentions to unfold. The Universe and God will meet you each step of the way.

Now, along the way, there may be hiccups and minor setbacks, as my manifestation has shown. However, it’s worth remembering that everything will unfold in divine timing, so there is no need to hold on so tightly. In fact, I am sure that if I had been obsessing about getting a free place on the course things would have turned out a lot differently.


CELEBRATE WITH ME

I’m celebrating passing my gel nails and beauty therapy course by offering a FREE OPI ProSpa pampering manicure, in the comfort of your own home. This offer is available in July + August. Treat yourself by clicking here or email me on hello@chanelmarie.co.uk


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Summer Offers: Let me upgrade you!

Summer is here! Let me upgrade you!

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Day 5: The crystal everyone needs to know about

Personally, I feel like I’ve saved the best crystal for last!

Today’s crystal is one that I think that everybody should have in their crystal collection because of its versatility and the amazing impact it can have on your vibration. Let me introduce you to Selenite.


WHY YOU NEED SELENITE IN YOUR LIFE

OMG! There are so many reasons why you need this crystal in your life and this is everything to do with its amazing healing benefits.

You can use it to cleanse your energy field of any dense and heavy energy that you’re carrying within. Whipping your chakra system back into shape by clearing and balancing each chakra. This also brings you back into alignment: Feeling positive, good about life and even better about yourself. Who doesn’t wanna experience that?

It amplifies the energy of crystals, objects and intentions because it is such a high vibrational stone. Therefore it’s a good idea to use this Selenite alongside other crystals to amplify the energy of your intention.

Selenite doesn’t need to be recharged and can actually be used to charge and cleanse other crystals. That being said I will, when guided to, cleanse mine with Sage or Angelic Reiki. It’s also commonplace for me to use one of my big chunks of Selenite as a cleansing and charging bed. This means I lay my crystal bracelets and watch on top of the Selenite so that it can be cleared of unwanted energy. Then it’s recharged and ready to be used the next day. Magic.

Liquid Light, another name for Selenite, attracts the energy of light. Which is why it’s so good for cleansing, purifying, protecting and raising your vibration.


HOW TO USE SELENITE

There are so many different ways to use and reap the energetic benefits of this beautiful crystal. Here is my absolute fave:

Aura Cleansing. Move your Selenite wand slowly and intentionally down your body. I like to start at my crown chakra (top of my head), down the front of the body and all the way down to and under my feet. You also want to make sure that you run the wand over your arms, as well as down the back of your body too. Saying a prayer of intention or visualising the dense energy being absorbed by the Selenite where it’s transmuted into light. I like to pay attention to areas where I’m experiencing pain, as this tends to be where there is a block in the energy.

Failing that you can also sleep with it under your pillow at night to promote relaxation and a good night sleep. You can also place it on your body during meditation, including laying it on a pain point or chakra point to promote healing and balance.


WANT MORE?

5 days of crystals have now come to an end. I hope that you’ve enjoyed getting to know your crystals as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing with you.

If you would like to delve deeper I’ll be offering Angelic Reiki healing with crystals from July 2018. This can be received remotely and in-person at my new treatment room in London.  For further details or to book please contact me at hello@chanelmarie.co.uk

Can’t wait to work with you.

With love,

Chanel Marie


CATCH UP ON 5-DAYS OF CRYSTALS

Day 1: Rose Quartz

Day 2: Lapis Lazuli

Day 3: Confidence Boosting Crystals

Day 4: Crystals + your feminine spirit

Day 5: The crystal everyone needs to know about

 

 

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Day 4: Crystals + your feminine spirit

One thing I’ve increasingly noticed is the tendency for women to push aside their femininity in order to stay on top of their game at work or simply survive in the workplace. Something that I’ve been guilty of myself. However, as I and many others have learnt, living your life in that way isn’t sustainable. It soon takes its toll on your physically and drains your spirit.

It’s partly due to this that so many women find this burning desire within to quit their jobs or simply find themselves attracted to spirituality, as well as mindful practices.

However, it’s not just the practices and rituals, it’s that opportunity to reconnect with yourself as a woman. Awakening your femininity and embracing all that it means to be the woman that you were created to be.

This full embodiment of the real you is something that many of us strive for, yet do so by focusing on6 all that is outside of ourselves first. Not recognising that it all comes from within first and radiates outwards. Being shown as grace, inner confidence and that illusive glow. Isn’t that what you want to experience and embody?


RECLAIMING YOUR FEMININE SPIRIT

Although all of the crystals we have encountered have touched on aspects of our inner beauty that many of us want to nurture, eg: Self love and confidence. Today’s crystals will focus on reclaiming and fully awakening your femininity.

Moonstone

As it’s name suggests this crystal is aligned with the energy of the moon. So don’t be surprised if you are drawn to Moonstone during your menstrual cycle or at the time of the Full and New Moon. Its also a crystal that connects you to your own femininity, inner goddess and sacred beauty. With many swearing by the benefits of meditating with Moonstone during the time of the Full/New Moon, enhancing your intuition and connection within. What’s more feminine than that?

Garnet

This crystal is perfect for those who are ready to bring their sexy back and unleash their wild spirit. Garnet is a crystal associated with passion and physical love. It also dissolves any blockages in the lower chakras which is where we can often hold onto those feelings and memories that prevent us from fully connecting with ourselves, as well as others.

Labradorite

A stunning stone to look at, Labradorite is considered a ‘magic stone’. A stone that has the ability to re-awaken the magic that lies within you and opens you up to using it in order to manifest, as well as being good luck into your life.


WORKING WITH THE PHASES OF THE MOON

Crystal rituals can be completed at any time, although the Full Moon is particularly potent time to connect with your divine feminine.

This is because the moon is at its fullest and it’s a powerful time to honour all of what your feeling, whilst releasing what is no longer in alignment with the woman you are becoming.

Equally, if you feel drawn, you may want to also work with your divine feminine crystals during a new moon, especially if you wanting to embody new aspects of your personality. Reason being that the new moon is a time of calling in the new and fresh starts.

Incidentally, there is a New Moon next week on June 13th so that’s the perfect time to connect with your feminine crystals.


WANT MORE?

I’ll be sharing more about the forthcoming new moon in my newsletter next week. If you want to subscribe to my newsletter sign uo here and remember that my privacy policy can be found at the bottom of my website.

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Day 3: Confidence Boosting Crystals

There are times in all of our lives when we can do with a little extra boost in confidence.

It might be because you’re attending an interview for a job you really want. Maybe you’re starting a new project or business and you really want it to go well. Perhaps you’re going on a date with a gorgeous guy who caught your eye. There are many scenarios in life that require us to really embody confidence from the inside out and radiate positivity.


YOUR CHAKRAS

It’s our sacral and solar plexus chakras that really govern the areas of confidence, self worth and personal power. When this chakras are in good working order you tend to feel confident, empowered and are believing in yourself. You’ll be more inclined to follow your passions, put your best self forward and show up in the world with confidence. The opposite is true when these chakras are not thriving and are out of balance.

There’s a multitude of reasons why energy flow in and out of these chakras may be stagnant, eg: past failures or bullying. Depending on how deeply affected you were by the situation different methods of healing will be required. However, crystals can be the perfect complimentary or stand-alone tools to give you and chakras the boost that’s needed.


4 CONFIDENCE BOOSTING CRYSTALS

Rose Quartz

This was our day 1 crystal so, you are already away that it vibrates unconditional love, supporting you to recognise your own self worth, as well as boosting your self esteem. Due to its gentle, soothing and healing energy it’s ideal for those lack of self confidence has been as a result of heart ache or hurt feelings.

Carnelian

Red and orange Carnelian. Carnelian resonates with the sacral and solar plexus chakras, as well as the roots. Crystals of courage, energy and passion, they are ideal for interviews or when working on creative projects. This is especially the case if you need to demonstrate your passion and creative side.

Orange Calcite

Resonating with the energy of the sun this crystal is great for bringing fresh and uplifting energy to a project and situation. It’ also great when you need energetic support to bring that kind of energy to the table, helping you to be embody the vibe of a confident, innovative creator.


CONNECT WITH YOUR CRYSTAL

Begin your day with your chosen crystal and carry it with you as a divine reminder or talisman for how confident + worthy you truly are.


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Day 2: Lapis Lazuli

Intuition. It’s one of our greatest assets. Yet it’s one that many women have suppressed and denied due to betrayal, belittling and the pain that trusting it has caused them in the past. Much of which has come from people around them who simply do not get it or simply fear all things mystical.

Instead we have been conditioned to trust logic, reason and outside opinion more than our own inner guidance system. Which for many has led to disconnection and dis-ease within and without.

Thankfully, today more and more women (and men) are awakening to the beauty that lies within. Using tools, spiritual practices and rituals to support them in fine tuning their intuition.

Crystals are one such tool that you can incorporate into your daily and spiritual practice in order to strengthen that connection within. Enabling you to feel the subtleties in energy and that pull that comes from within.


LAPIS LAZULI

There are a fair few crystals that you can use to enhance your intuitive abilities. Amethyst is one such crystal and would probably be the most obvious choice. After all, it’s known for it’s relaxing benefits. Helping to alleviate the systems of stress, anxiety and ‘monkey mind’. Each being conditions that can exacerbate those feelings of dis-ease and disconnection, which create the feeling of distance or separation from your intuition and soul.

However, the crystal in focus here is: Lapis Lazuli. A stone that has been reverred throughout time:

  • Queen Cleopatra wore it as eye make-up.
  • Buddhists who recommend it for promoting inner peace + freedom of negative thought.
  • Mystics + crystal enthusiasts who believe that it facilitates the connection between the mystical + material world.
  • Reverred throughout time as a stone of wisdom, truth and enhancing your intuition.

Making it a must-have for any Sacred Beauties who are ready to re-awaken, re-connect with and fine-tune her intuition.


SIMPLE + EFFECTIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKING WITH LAPIS LAZULI

Carry it with you in a pouch with other crystals that promote the energy conducive for connecting to your intuition. Particularly when you are walking into environments where you want to see the truth and be able to connect to the truth within yourself, bringing this forward in an authentic way.

Meditate with it in your hand in order to promote peace within and connect to your own inner guidance within. It will also help to open the third eye. However, I don’t recommend forcing this to happen.


1-2-1 SACRED BEAUTY SESSIONS 

I would love to offer you transformative tools, practices and guidance to connect to YOUR intuition and beauty from the inside out. Email me here to find out more to find out more about the new programme that opens its doors this summer.

With love,

 

 

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Day 1: Rose Quartz

Loving yourself and feeling confident in your own skin are key aspects of sacred beauty. It promotes healthy self-esteem and a sense of self-worth that comes from within. Meaning that you don’t feel the need to look for validation from others or feel the need to change in order to fit in, be accepted or feel loved.

Yet, in today’s modern world this isn’t always easy. Pressure from social media, magazines and celeb culture can often leave women feeling like they have to conform to be beautiful. And let’s not forget the pain and anguish that comes from heart break, bullying and other soul destroying situations, which can leave you feeling un-pretty, unworthy and less than in so many ways.

Whilst there are many methods that can be used to heal and move beyond these feelings there are little gems from the Earth which, if used alongside these methods, can give your healing a little energetic boost.

These gems are crystals, with Rose Quartz being the perfect crystal for all things sacred beauty and love related.


LOVE + ROSE QUARTZ:

A LITTLE BACKGROUND

Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Rose Quartz is one of those crystals which can be hugely underestimated. It’s often thought of that crystal that helps us to attract the lover of our dreams. Yet it is so much more than this. In fact, before it even draws the love another close it will show you all the ways that you need to love yourself first!

This candy pink gemstone is a nurturing stone. A stone of compassion and unconditional love. Making it a beautiful companion during times of heartache or pain, including period pain. As it’s soothing, healing and energy of unconditional love works to dissolve those barriers of pain, sadness and fear.


HOW TO MAKE ROSE QUARTZ PART OF YOUR DAILY LIFE

There are many different ways to make this crystal part of your everyday life. For example it’s believed that the Goddess Aphrodite used to place Rose Quartz in her bath so that the loving energy of the crystal could be absorbed into her body and energy field. This way of working with crystals has been adopted by many modern sacred beauties, like you and I. It’s certainly a beautiful way to relax at the end of a stressful day. I can vouch for that.

One way that I make Rose Quartz part of my day is by keeping a small selection of tumble stones in a glass bowl on my dressing table. This helps to hold the vibration of unconditional love, self-love and beauty as I apply my make-up. It’s also a personal reminder for me too.

As Rose Quartz resonates with the heart chakra it makes sense to place it over your heart chakra during meditation. This can have the effect of opening the heart of receive love whilst also promoting relaxation. You might like to try this heart-centred meditation.

Alternatively, you may simply wish to wear your Rose Quartz in your bra, so it’s close to your heart space or adorn your wrist with a beautiful Rose Quartz bracelet. How you choose to connect with and work with your crystal is entirely up to you.


ARE YOU READY TO MAKE ROSE QUARTZ PART OF YOUR LIFE?

Loving yourself, recognising your own beauty and being confident in your own skin are essential ingredients for Sacred Beauty. So, if you could with a little support in this area Rose Quartz can be a great tool to work with. Using it alongside affirmations, meditation, Angelic Reiki or other forms of self-development as it helps to amplify the energy of your intention.

If you are thinking of or already do work with Rose Quartz I’d love to hear from you. Comment below and I’ll respond to your comment.

Look forward to hearing your experiences.

With love,

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Crystals Week

This week will be Crystals week on the website. Where I’ll be sharing tips, info and inspo related to crystals based upon my knowledge as a crystal healer and reader, as well as experience as a modern woman using them in my everyday life.

If you’re new to crystals then you’ll want to check out Crystals 101 where I spill the beans on getting started with crystals. Then you’l wanna check out my Modern Woman’s Guide to Raising your Vibe with Crystals.

Check here for the gem of the day. The first post is coming shortly. Xxx

With love,

 

 

 

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JUNE VIBES

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“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

– Oprah Winfrey


Think like a Queen feels to be the vibration of June.  Along with focused intention and having your eye on the bigger picture.

It’s the beginning of a new month. The previous months have been hard going for many. Lots of energy clearing, releasing and healing integration going on. This month brings in new energy. Somewhat lighter. Somewhat more expansive than what we’ve been used to so far this year.

With this energy brings new opportunities to venture to the places that you have never been before. This will require courage, focus + the willingness to step out of your comfort zone. In fact, the phrase that I am hearing is:

Feel the Fear + Do it Anyway

Also, the name of an awesome book that I read on my hols many years ago. If you have not read it then I suggest that you check it out. I am sure that you won’t regret it and you can thank me later.

Let’s get back to June……..

This month it will be a good idea to connect to the bigger picture. Posing the questions:

Are you now able to see the bigger picture more clearly? Are pieces of the puzzle falling into place?

Where the answer is No – What are you going to do about it? What do you need to change? Where the answer is Yes – Celebrate and take note of what is supporting you to stay in alignment.

Yet, whether the answer is hell yeah or absolutely fucking not, the guidance remains the same: Develop your ability to go within, connect with your soul and trust. Trust the guidance that it brings forth. Those hunches. Those signs. Those aha moments. Those times of synchronicity.


JUNE ACTIONS 

Tune into your heart space. Hear what your mind has to say. Then give yourself permission to tune out of your head and into your heart. Ask for guidance on a particular question or burning issue. How does it resonate with your heart?

Be grateful for where you are and what you are learning. Take baby steps in order to remain consistent.

With love

Chanel Marie

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My Fabulous Find: Kiko Mini Nail Lacquers

The first of ‘My Fabulous Find’ serves up a treat for your nails by Kiko Milano, in the form of £1 mini polishes. Yep, £1. I kid you not.

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE nail polish. Change my nails every week and creating my own signature style, as well as using colour to reflect my mood. I just love the versatility of nail polish and the fact that it’s an inexpensive way to flirt with colour, as well as seasonal trends.

So, when I saw these £1 polishes on recent Kiko shopping haul, there was no way that I was going to turn a blind eye. And lucky for you I didn’t because these polishes really are a ‘Fabulous Find’, especially with the holiday and festival season coming up.


THE RANGE

According to the Kiko website the mini nail lacquers come in 40 different shades. Ranging from pastel tones to classic red shades, deep blues and nudes, as well as a range of finishes, including: glitter, pearly, metallic and creme. Something for every occasion or so you’d think.

Until I’d visited my local Kiko store I’d never seen the travel-sized nail polishes and even then there was only a small selection of shades to choose from. However, your saving grace is that you can purchase online and still take advantage of the Kiko points scheme. #winwin


MY THOUGHTS

The colours that I chose from the range were:
Candy Pink
Mint Milk
Deep Magenta

I found that the application of the pastel shades required more coats than the Deep Magenta, in order to achieve the colour you see in the bottle. You’re looking at around 3-4 thin coats in order to achieve an even finish, as I did find that there were a few bald spots which needed even-ing out.

However, Deep Magenta was my absolute fave of all the shades and I found that 2 thin coats was all that you really needed.

Despite their diddy size I didn’t experience any issues holding the brush or applying the polish. In fact, I personally find the brushes on these travel sized polishes to be the perfect size for painting my nails.

For £1 you really can’t go wrong with Kiko’s mini nail lacquers. They can be easily popped into your clutch for those quick touch-ups when you’re out or dropped into your bum-bag on route to a summer festival. And whilst on holiday you can pack a different shade for each outfit and still have ample room for more beauty necessities. What’s not fabulous about that? 

Will you be getting yours? I, for one, want all of the shades!