Welcome to the home of Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry. I am a globally recognised professional Makeup Artist, Makeup Tutor and Beauty Writer based in Barnsley. I am also new to YouTube! I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. I like to make people look and feel beautiful - or terrifying and gory depending on the time of year! Please note: this is a PR friendly blog and I welcome PR enquiries.
With all the media hype about creepy clowns appearing in our towns and cities, I got inspired to create a new creepy clown Halloween makeup look! Having previously made a creepy clown last year using prosthetic pieces, I decided to turn my hand to pure body paints this year and see what I could come up with.
Here’s my clown creation! I wanted my look to extend further down than just the face, so I painted on the neck piece and added shadow detail to make it look a little more realistic. The only paints I used for this look were the Snazaroo Classic Colours paints and a few Urban Decay eyeshadows for the shading details.
Creepy Clown Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers
There’s just something about clowns that I find extremely unnerving, and teaming the look with a huge curly wig, Halloween balloon and creepy grin was just enough to put the icing on the cake!
It’s almost time for All Hallows’ Eve and my diary is filled to the brim with gory and gorgeous makeovers! Luckily, it’s not too late to secure your spooky Halloween makeup in Barnsley as I have a few spaces left over for those of you who need a last minute slot.
Appointments book fast once advertised, so please do enquire as soon as you possibly can to avoid missing out on the goriest Halloween makeup in Barnsley!
The Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag | Rachael Divers
It’s time for another tag video and what’s more fitting for a beauty blog than the Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty tag?! I really loved the sounds of this tag when I came across it and as I’ve mentioned before, tag videos are a great, quick way to learn a little more about the person behind the blog or video.
With Halloween nearing, the Seven Deadly Sins seemed like such an appropriate tag to feature, so I hope you enjoy watching my tag video below!
If you’d like to take part in the tag too, here are all the questions you’ll need. Don’t forget to tag me in your videos and posts so that I can see your answers too!
The seven deadly Sins of Beauty Tag
1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?
3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
4. SLOTH: What beauty products do you neglect, due to laziness?
5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
7. ENVY: What item would you most like to receive as a gift?
Welcome to my October 2016 Glossybox Unboxing! I was so excited to receive the October Glossybox and see that it had been guest edited by one of my favourite YouTubers, Estée Lalonde, otherwise known as Essie Button! I’ve followed Estée’s YouTube channel for a good while now and love listening to what she has to say about beauty products, along with seeing her gorgeous dog, Reggie, in her vlogs.
Alfie’s guarding the beauty goodies | October 2016 Glossybox Unboxing | Rachael Divers
This month’s Glossybox was another lovely addition to the Glossybox collection with a few cutesy products that were both lovely to look at and to use. I decided to go ahead and do a little tried and tested once again as they seem to be going down well, and I love to delve right into my products straight away sometimes too!
My beautiful pooch Alfie joined me for filming today, he’s been feeling a little under the weather so he enjoyed plenty of cuddles and lots of TLC during our little beauty chat!
My hero product of the box this month is the gorgeous Nuxe Multi Purpose Dry Oil that I’ve tried before after receiving it in a Lookfantastic Beauty Box earlier in the year. It’s a truly beautiful product, a JLo glow in a bottle, but I won’t say too much about it on this post as I’ve previously written a review which you can find here.
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I recently had a surprise delivery to my door that turned out to be the Charlotte Tilbury World Of Legendary Parties Christmas Advent calendar. I was so thrilled that I actually screamed out loud upon opening the mystery package! I’ll be talking more about this in a later post so I’ll keep that under wraps for now.
Anyway, included in my delivery box was a sample size of Charlotte’s new scent – The Scent Of A Dream. I was so excited to try it out – as you’ll know if you’re aware of Charlotte Tilbury and her makeup brand, the whole collection absolutely oozes class and sophistication just like Charlotte, so I had such high hopes for what her first scent would be like.
Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream perfume review | Image courtesy of CharlotteTilbury.com
The scent is described as a “first-of-its-kind ‘floral chypre’ perfume harmony that features a blend of confidence boosting Joy top notes, intoxicating Fleurotic heart notes and pheromone base notes. The mind-altering ‘fleurotic frequenct’ creates and emotional pathway to the body’s energy centres igniting and attracting love, light, power, positivity and sex to the wearer.” (CharlotteTilbury.com) Now this is something I really love about Charlotte and her brand – she not only describes her products perfectly imaginatively, but she actually sells a lifestyle rather than just a scent, implying that this is the kind of person you’ll be and the type of lovely things you’ll attract if you buy into the products. I think her marketing is extremely clever and it’s something that draws me into the brand even further. Speaking of marketing, take a look at the beautiful advert campaign with none other than Kate Moss in Charlotte’s video below.
So, back to the actual perfume. Upon spritzing the scent, I first got a note of Rose followed by a slightly warming, floral fragrance that lingered ever so softly in the air. It’s always quite hard to describe a fragrance, so imagine this if you will – the scent makes me think of Selfridges in its original era, of famous Hollywood starlets, of a sweet-smelling vintage rose garden in the height of summer. It embodies sophistication, wealth and just a hint of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Joy top notes
Positivity: Fresh and invigorating, this confidence-boosting aura develops over 15 minutes and includes: Lemon, Peach, Black Pepper, Saffron, Mandarin, Bergamot.
Fleurotic heart notes
Love & Light: Intoxicating floral extracts trigger desire and resonate over 5 hours, they include: Tuberose, Jasmine, Frankincense, Hedione, Violet, Muguet, Orange Flower, Rose Oil, Tea Rose, Green Ivy and Magnolia.
Psychoactive base notes
Power & Sex: The ‘pheromone’ notes are activated by body heat, lasting up to 9 hours and include Fire Tree, ISO E Super, Patchouli and Ambroxan.
It’s quite a mature scent – definitely not a teenage affair, but a little more demure and refined. It’s the perfect scent for a decadent date and the party season. The scent feels quite heavy yet fresh in one – it truly is a harmony of intoxicating notes that are so addictive that you just can’t help inhaling deeply to savour the aroma. My only bugbear is that I can’t seem to smell this perfume on myself after around an hour or so, but I’m assured that it’s still lingering in the air by everybody I’ve asked so far. It’s an absolutely beautiful perfume and a fabulous debut for the Charlotte Tilbury collection.