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    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 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! Booking now for Christmas and New Year's Eve!

WIN a FREE Family Photo Shoot worth £210 and 15% off this Black Friday with Divers Photography

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WIN a FREE Family Photo Shoot worth £210 and 15% off this Black Friday with Divers Photography

Hello again to my beautiful readers! I’m popping up with another bonus post to bring you Black Friday gifts, but this time, from the amazing Divers Photography!

To find out how you can win a completely free family photo shoot worth £210 AND 15% discount, please follow this link to the Divers Photography website.

Don’t forget that I’m also running my own Black Friday competition where you can win a full makeover with me at the studio (you can find this here). Two chances to win two amazing different prizes!

Good luck my loves! xoxo

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Black Friday Makeover Competition

Black Friday is almost upon us and I wanted to give my gorgeous readers a head start on a special offer I have just for the occasion!

Five lucky ladies can win a full special occasion makeover by me for the discounted total of £25 – that’s a £10 saving on a glamorous new look!

So, what do you have to do to enter my Black Friday Makeover competition? Here are the rules…

    • You must ‘like’ Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry on Facebook
    • You must send a message via Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry on Facebook from 10am on Black Friday
    • The message must quote “Divers Friday” to be in with a chance of winning
    • You must be a new client
    • The first five messages I receive will be the winners
    • Your £25 must be paid before 8pm on Black Friday via direct bank transfer to secure your appointment otherwise your prize will be reallocated to another contestant

The makeover will be in studio only and includes:

      • Skin consultation
      • Mini facial massage
      • Full special occasion makeover
      • False lashes

To take advantage of this special offer and be in with a chance of winning one of my magical makeovers, please do send me a message from 10am on Black Friday! Good luck to you all!

Terms and conditions: 1). Prizes cannot be swapped for any monetary value and are non-transferable. You may book in your makeover up until 23rd December 2015.  2). All clients are required to sign a contract and allergy form. Without a signed form, the makeover will not go ahead. 3). If a client cancels or misses an appointment, they will not be refunded. 4). Clients who are more than ten minutes late may be unable to go ahead with their appointment and will not be refunded. 5). A travel fee will apply to all mobile makeovers which will is 45p per mile from S72 8PY. 6). Mobile makeovers are only available to bookings for two or more clients. 7). Where parking valet or toll fees may be incurred on mobile appointments, the amount will be factored into the final invoice and due for payment on or before the day of the event. 8). The location of the service will be in studio. In the case of a mobile makeover, a “set up” table/work area needs to be made available for the makeup artist at the location along with ample lighting in order for the services to be performed properly. 9). Makeovers before 8am will be subject to an early fee of £25 for every hour before 8am. Makeovers on Sundays, special holidays or bank holdays will also carry an additional fee of £25 per person. 10). The makeup will be completed to the client’s satisfaction, but is not to exceed the allotted makeover appointment. Acceptance of completed makeup application by the client is acknowledgment by the client that the makeover has been completed to their satisfaction. 11). All brushes and makeup products are kept sanitary and are sanitised between every makeup application. Makeup products used are hypoallergenic. Any skin condition or allergy should be reported by the client to the makeup artist prior to application of the makeup. By signing the aforementioned contract, clients agree to release the makeup artist (Rachael Divers of Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry) from liability for any skin complications or allergic reactions. 12). Cancellations must be made 14 days prior to your reserved date, otherwise you will be responsible for the full amount of services agreed upon in this contract. 13). You will not be able to change your chosen look after paying your booking fee due to time limitations. 14). Spectators are not permitted into the studio – only visitors with pre-booked appointments will be welcome to the premises. 15). Terms and conditions may be subject to change. 

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Photography Christmas Gift ideas

Hello lovely guys and gals! Today’s post is a bit of a bonus especially to bring you two amazing Christmas offers from my family’s business. For those of you who are new around here and don’t know, I work as part of Divers Photography which is my family owned business – run by my dad, John Divers – that has been around for 23 years now.

We wanted to work hard to bring our lovely clients two special offers that would incorporate my makeup services and Divers Photography services too for that extra special person in your life. So, without further ado, here are our two amazing photography Christmas gift ideas!

Annie and Ryan Xmas


Offer 1: A Family Portrait Shoot
Either at our beautiful studio or on location, a family portrait shoot is a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Gather the family together this Christmas for a gift experience they’ll never forget.

Normal price: £125.
Christmas special price: £50 with a credit of £50 towards items purchased.


Offer 2: Professional Makeover and Photo Shoot
Feel like a celebrity with the A list treatment! Enjoy a makeover by our professional makeup artist using the latest MAC products, followed by a photo shoot at Divers Photography studio. A gorgeous treat for somebody extra special!

Normal price: £150
Christmas special price: £75 with a credit of £50 towards items purchased.


If you wish to book or purchase a gift voucher, please contact Sue on 0122 671 8329 or use the ‘contact’ link above. Your voucher will be posted out in plenty of time for Christmas so your special someone has a lovely surprise to open on the big day!

Our diary soon books up on the run up to Christmas so please do book early to avoid disappointment. Please make sure to quote “CHRISTMAS GIFT 2015” when you contact us to take advantage of this amazing offer. Dates are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Your Christmas gift includes:

  • A beautifully presented gift voucher
  • 1 hour makeup (on Makeover shoot only)
  • 1 hour studio photo shoot (or on location for family shoots)
  • £50.00 credit towards any framed images or albums
  • Personal preview of all of your best images
  • Social media ready digital files of any images purchased for you to share with your friends and family

To view the offer in full, please do visit the Divers Photography website here where you can also view a gorgeous gallery full of our beautiful past clients who have all experienced the above shoots.

  • Terms and conditions apply (please call Sue for the full details)
  • Offer ends 24th December 2015 
  • You may book a gift voucher shoot anytime from now until 31st March 2016
  • No cash value

We offer gift vouchers for family portraits, fashion shoots, teenager shoots, boudoir shoots, engagement shoots, makeover portraits, pet photography and baby photography. Contact Sue now to purchase your gift voucher or to ask for more information.

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My new haircare secret weapon: DHC After Bath Hair Treatment review

DHC secret weapon

Lustrous locks are definitely up there on what makes me happy, especially through the colder winter months which can leave my hair feeling a little lacklustre and dried out. I can’t decide what’s worse, lank nonplussed hair or that fine rain frizz bomb that makes me look like Monica from ‘The one in Barbados’ with her ‘It’s the HUMIDITY!’ hair. With hair horror lurking just around the corner, I decided to try out an interesting sample I acquired in my monthly magazine from cult Japanese skincare and beauty brand, DHC. So, without further ado, let’s get into my DHC After Bath Hair Treatment review!

The After Bath Hair Treatment Emulsion is a creamy, nourishing leave-in conditioner that helps to protect hair from split ends, dryness and fading colour. It’s formulated with virgin olive oil and extracts of barley and sandalwood and smells absolutely divine. You can apply it to either damp or dry hair then style as you usually would.

I decided to apply the cream to my damp, towel dried hair before blowdrying. The consistency is creamy but light – not so thin that it’ll run off your hands and go everywhere, but not so thick that it feels gloopy either. The gorgeous aromatic scent of lavender and rosemary lingered while I massaged the cream into my hair starting at the ends and working my way upwards. The cream soaked in nicely and didn’t feel thick or obtrusive at all. Blow drying was a dream – I actually think this product helped my hair to dry smoother and a little quicker than usual which was a nice surprise – if you’ve seen my natural hair, you’ll know what a mane it is and how long it takes to dry!

My hair ended up soft and smooth and much easier to style and didn’t feel weighed down by product at all. I wish that the scent had lingered around after drying but unfortunately it didn’t. You can see the end results in my picture below!

DHC After Bath Hair Treatment

Have you tried any products from DHC before? Let me know your thoughts!

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Top 15 Christmas Beauty gifts for £10 or under

Earlier this week, I brought you my Beauty Lovers Christmas Gift Guide which was aimed more towards the luxury beauty market. This time, I wanted to show you my top 15 christmas beauty gifts for £10 and under. You may be surprised at the big name brands that are included…Happy Christmas shopping!

1. Lush Honey Trap lip balm, Lush, £6.75

Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm

I used to use this gorgeously minty-honey scened lip balm back in my uni days and used to get questioned on what the lovely smell was quite often. Soothing, moisturising and rich – perfect for the cold winter months when lips can be dried out with the cold weather and central heating – keep your lips kissable for those smooches under the mistletoe…

2. Caudalie Divine Oil, Selfridges £8

Caudalie Divine Oil

Caudalie’s Divine Oil is a unique blend of beautiful oils – grape, argan, hibiscus and sesame which are all combined with the patented anti-oxident polyphenols to provide a ‘miracle’ oil to nourish your skin, hair and nails. It’s also amazing for luxurious baths and massages. This cute 15ml bottle is the perfect introduction to Caudalie for the beauty lover in your life.

3. Molton Brown Festive Frankincense and Allspice Bauble, Molton Brown, £10

Molton Brown Frankincense and Allspice bauble

My mum introduced me to Molton Brown a long time ago and I’ve loved their hand washes and hand creams ever since. As a special Christmas treat, you can now buy a gorgeous limited edition festive bauble filled with Molton Brown’s signature fragrant wash. With a top note of all allspice, heart note of frankincense and base note of vetiver, this gorgeous scent will have you feeling festive in no time. I love that you can actually hang these on your tree as a bauble too – luxury baubles at their best!

4. Nails Inc Exclusive Nail Polish Gift set, John Lewis, £10

Nails Inc exclusive nail polish gift set

A gorgeous gift set exclusive to John Lewis, the Nails Inc set includes two of Nails Inc’s most favourite classic shades of Kensington High Street (deep wine red) and Basil Street (beige nude) and a mini professional nail file. Perfect for the introvert or extrovert this Christmas and New Year!

5. Soap and Glory Kissmas Cracker, Boots, £6

Soap and Glory Kissmas Cracker

Part of the Sexy Mother Pucker plumping range, this gorgeous mini Rose and Shine lipgloss is a perfect stocking filler and a great handbag size for christmas party nights out!

6. Ted Baker Sparkle and Shine Golden, Boots, £8 

Ted Baker Sparkle and Shine Golden

This gorgeous duo is beautifully packaged and looks just that little bit special. Featuring a nail polish and a lip and cheek tint in golden tones for a pretty shimmer.

7. Sleek I Divine Eye Shadow Palettes, Sleek, £7.99

Sleek Au Natural

If you’re looking for budget eye shadows that really deliver on pigmentation, are easy to blend and come in an amazing range of colours, then I don’t think you can go wrong with Sleek I Divine palettes. Each palette contains 12 eye shadows and can range from matte to shimmer and natural to glam. There are fifteen different palettes currently stocked on the Sleek website that has something for everyone. I highly recommend them for people who are just getting into makeup or those that want to try out a few more daring colours into their current routine.

8. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Boots, £8.99

Bourjoir Rouge Edition Velvet

Liquid lipsticks are big news this year and the Bourjois offering has been highly rated by beauty lovers. Long-lasting, matte colour with 24 hour hold and a gorgeously lightweight velvety texture means that the lipstick stays comfortable, won’t smudge and won’t dry out lips. There are an abundance of colours available, but for Christmas, I’d definitely go for a gorgeous red!

9. Crabtree and Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Hand Therapy, Crabtree and Evelyn, £5

Crabtree and Evelyn hand cream

I never used to be bothered about hand creams at all. I always associated them with ‘older’ people and really had no interest in them what so ever until my mum kept passing me her hand cream every time she used it and I reluctantly applied a little. After a while, I started to notice how much better my hands felt and looked and since then, I’ve also been hooked! My usual is one from Neutrogena but for special occasions, I love to use L’occitane or Crabtree and Evelyn creams. This gorgeous mini cream from Crabtree and Evelyn is rich in antioxidants and has a shea butter formula to soothe and moisturise along with myrrh extract to help condition the cuticles and nails. One of the massive benefits to this cream is that it’s formulated without parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil and propylene glycol.

10. Eylure Brow Control and Shape Gel, Marks and Spencer, £4.37

Eylure Brow Contol and Shape Gel

Tame flyaway brows with Eylure’s Brow Control and Shape gel. The gel is clear and is infused with a number of essential oils and vitamins to promote healthy hair growth. It can be used on it’s own or to finish off your current brow routine. Neat brows in one swipe!

11. Maskeraide Pre Party Prep Facial Sheet Mask, Harvey Nichols, £5

Maskeraide Pre Party Prep Sheet Mask

Christmas is well known as the party season, so make sure your skin is looking absolutely amazing this festive season with the Maskeraide Pre Party Prep Facial Sheet Mask. With a silky, lightweight blend of natural argan oil, orange peel oil, super fruit extracts, rice extract and honey, your skin will be party ready in no time! Maskeraide also offer many different facial sheets so check out their range to find your best suited mask!

12. The Konjac Sponge Company Bamboo Charcoal Facial Puff Sponge, Harvey Nichols, £9

Konjac Sponge

This is a gorgeous cleansing sponge that fits perfectly into the palm of your hand. Use it with water and cleanse your face for the ultimate natural facial cleanse, or team it together with your usual skincare routine.

What Harvey Nichols says: “The Konjac Sponge Company grows its moisture-rich Konjac on the fertile volcanic hills of Jeju Island in South Korea. A UNESCO world heritage protected site, it is renowned as an area of pristine outstanding beauty, reputed to have some of the purest water in the world. Carrying both the Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society symbols as signs of The Konjac Sponge Company’s unfailing commitment to natural and cruelty-free skincare, their pure products are free from microbes and pollutants, and are 100% biodegradable and safe for the environment.

Packed with mineral rich activated carbon, the Bamboo Charcoal sponge deep cleans skin pores to eliminate blackheads and dirt, while absorbing excess oils and toxins – making this a perfect match for oily skin types. Bamboo is a natural antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal, meaning it kills stubborn acne-causing bacteria and is an effecive natural treatment for acne sufferers.” 

13. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (travel size), Harvey Nichols, £8

UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Known as a cult makeup product, the Urban Decay Primer Potion is recommended globally for it’s effectiveness at keeping eyeshadow in place all day. Use as an eye base before you apply your eyeshadow for smooth, long-lasting application that will really help each colour to pop and cling to your lids.

14. EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet, Harvey Nichols, £7.50

EOS Lip Balm

From the Rosebud Perfume Company, the EOS organic lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural and paraben and patrolatum free. Another cult beauty product and so easy to apply thanks to it’s cute domed design. A gorgeous stocking filler that comes in many different scents!

15. This Works Dream Team, Harvey Nichols, £10

This Works Dream Team

The last gift idea on my list is the gorgeous This Works Dream Team. The two aromatheraputic solutions for a deeper nights sleep will help any christmas party animal drift off into peaceful slumber. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Deep Sleep Stress Less have been formulated with soothing lavender and camomile that can be applied to wrists, tissues or pillows for that calming aura.

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