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Natural Bridal to Glamorous Bridal Makeup for Zoe

Just this week I had the absolute pleasure of making over such a beautiful bride-to-be at the studio. Zoe had been booked in with me for her bridal trial and on the day makeup for such a long time, and we’d had many a conversation over text and email that I felt that I already knew her before I’d even met her. I just knew we’d get along so well when we finally got to meet and I was so right.

Not only is she absolutely beautiful, but she’s also such a lovely person too! We chatted away throughout her trial and decided to start with a natural, traditional bridal look before glamming the makeup up a little. As Zoe is used to wearing more makeup and playing up her gorgeous eyes, of course we chose the glam look in the end!

Zoe has the most stunning eyes so I made sure to use beautifully rich warm shades to really make the colours in her eyes pop.

I absolutely love Zoe’s glam bridal makeup look and I’m so excited to make this gorgeous lady along with her lovely bridesmaids over for her special day very soon.

Thank you so much for a wonderful trial session Zoe, you were an absolute pleasure to make over and I’m honoured that you’ve chosen me to apply your makeup for your big day.

Thinking of booking professional makeup artistry for your special day? Click here to find out more about my Bridal Makeup Design. 

© Rachael Divers 2017

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Everything 5 Pounds Review and Haul

Just recently Everything 5 Pounds contacted me and asked me if I’d like to pick some items of their clothing complimentary. I’d read a lot about the company in the past and had come across many reviews – some great, some not so great. A few of my friends had also asked me in the past if I’d ordered anything from there before and about the quality of the clothing. I thought this would be a great time to try the website out for myself and order a few new items to enjoy.

Everything 5 Pounds is an online store where everything is priced at £5 (or less during sale times!) and includes clothing for men, women and children along with shoes, homeware and even toys. Clothing styles are geared around high street trends and stock is fast moving so if you see something you like, it’s best to snap it up straight away.

Skirt, Jacket & Scarf from Everything5Pounds.com

I browsed the site over a couple weeks before I picked my final pieces as I struggled to find certain items in the clothing sizes that I needed, but I soon found that new stock was added. As summer is on its way out, I wanted to pick pieces with a more Autumn/Wintery vibe that would see me through the colder seasons so I picked a black Wrap Hem Body Con Dress, a Camel coloured Tie Up Long Line Jacket, a Pleated Suedette Skirt, and a brown Fair Isle Print Scarf featuring the cutest reindeer pattern.

My clothes arrived very quickly with Royal Mail in the same kind of packaging that orders from boohoo and the like would arrive in. I was pleasantly surprised with a couple of items but disappointed with some.

The clothes were easy to style up with a few pieces of my favourite winter jewellery

Black Wrap Hem Body Con Dress
The dress was probably my least favourite item in terms of material – 95% Polyester and 5% Elastane that feels a little scratchy on the skin. The dress was extremely tight on me but looked quite nice on. I’m going to keep hold of it because I think it’ll fit quite nicely if I were to drop a few pounds which I fully intend to do over the next few weeks. The label had been cut out of the dress which I found a little odd.

Tie Up Long Line Jacket in Camel
The Tie Up Long Line Jacket looks lovely when on and also feels quite nice. It looks beautiful from a distance, but the sewing finish on the collar is shocking up close which really lets the jacket down. My jacket arrived with pen marks all across the back but I’m sure this will come off in the wash. Overall, I think it’s a lovely piece and will be a staple lightweight long jacket to layer on in the colder weather.

The stitching detail wasn’t great on the collar of the jacket

Pleated Suedette Skirt
This is one of my favourite items from my Everything 5 Pounds haul! It has a zip at the back and fits very well as a high-waisted skirt which is how I prefer to wear mine. The fabric is very light and does look like a suede finish.

I just LOVE the print and feel of this gorgeous Fair Isle Scarf

Fair Isle Print Scarf in brown
My favourite item from my haul without doubt! I love the cute little reindeer and will get tons of use out of this lovely scarf in the winter months. It feels lovely, soft and silky and would make a gorgeous christmas gift too.

Wintery weather calls for layering and a hot coffee!

Overall I’m pleased with my pieces, but I feel that attention to detail lets some of them down. The main disappointment was the stitching detail on the collar of the jacket as I feel that it really ruins the look of an otherwise lovely piece and I believe that quality should remain regardless of the price. Would I recommend the website? Yes! As long as you make your selections carefully I think you could pick up some great pieces for your holidays or even nights out.

If you’d like to try anything out from Everything5Pounds.com, I have a voucher code that the lovely team sent me along to share with you. Simply enter 5RACHAEL at the checkout to get 5% off and make sure to use it soon as it’s for a limited time only!

Jacket, Skirt and Scarf: Everything5Pounds.com
Leggings: Topshop
Cami, Earrings and Boots: Marks and Spencer
Rings: Etsy

© Rachael Divers 2017.

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August 2017 Glossybox Unboxing and First Impressions

It’s time for the August Glossybox, yippeee! This month we’ve been treated to a gorgeous blue box with the words ‘Girls just wanna have sun’ emblazoned across the front. It’s super cute and perfect for these summery months.

August 2017 Glossybox Unboxing and First Impressions | Rachael Divers

As always, I filmed an unboxing of the August Glossybox. I also tried and tested a fair few products along the way to give you my thoughts on this months offerings.

I constantly get asked if I work for Glossybox and if that’s the reason why I post about it each month and the answer is no! I don’t work for Glossybox but I am affiliated with them which means I earn a very small commission when people decide to subscribe via my links. I pay for my box each month simply because I enjoy it and look forward to it arriving each month. I love posting about my box because I enjoy sharing the contents and my thoughts and love talking to my subscribers about their opinions on the box too. It was never meant to be a regular thing but soon enough, people started to tell me how much they enjoyed my unboxings each month so with that in mind, I made it a ‘thing.’

My hero product of the box this month is the Batiste 2 in 1 Dry Shampoo and Conditioner in Vanilla and Passionflower. The scent alone sells it to me – it’s exactly like the American Cream range at Lush which I completely adore. Along with the captivating scent, it feels great on my hair as a refresher and also left my locks feeling pretty soft too. A winner all round!

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