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Beauty in Wonderland: The lookfantastic Advent Calendar

Lookfantastic have seriously pulled it out of the bag this year with their Beauty in Wonderland” Advent Calendar. It was love at first sight as soon as I saw this gorgeous calendar and I just knew it was going to be a real sell out.

Beauty in Wonderland: The lookfantastic Advent Calendar | Rachael Divers

25 beauty products have been carefully housed inside the beautifully decorated case: 9 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples, 19 of which are completely exclusive to lookfantastic.

The beautiful verse on the back of the box says;

Take hold of the key which opens the lock, count down the days to the sound of the clock. Your wonderland awaits you in front of your eyes, full of haircare and makeup and skincare surprises. This marvellous journey through drawers filled with dreams, will see beauty and magic burst through the seams. Patience is needed, adventure’s at hand, as you look in the mirror to your Beauty Wonderland.”

Beauty in Wonderland: The lookfantastic Advent Calendar | Rachael Divers

The thing I love the most about this gorgeous calendar is that it’ll last you much longer than the Christmas countdown. Most advent calendars are disposed of the day after the last door is opened, but this little beauty is an absolute statement piece that can be used as a vanity unit too. Complete with a set of drawers and a looking glass within the top section, it makes an absolutely gorgeous dressing table addition.

Worth over £300, the advent calendar is now available and selling at £79 with free delivery. The calendar is expected to sell out extremely quickly so please do make your order immediately if you’d like one to make sure you don’t miss out this year. The perfect decadent countdown to Christmas for any beauty lover.

© Rachael Divers 2017.

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Valak the Demon Nun Halloween makeup look

I absolutely love scary movies, so when The Conjuring 2 came out I was straight off to the cinema like a shot. I was so creeped out when I first got to see Valak in the film that I knew I had to re-create her for a Halloween makeup look. My poor mum was roped in to be made over into Valak and we set to work in the studio armed with cream paints, eyeshadows and of course, a pair of creepy contact lenses!

I purchased the Nun outfit from an eBay store and the cross used to belong to one of our family members – it made the perfect accessory to the look!

I’m really pleased with how the look turned out and I actually felt freaked out by my own mum whilst we were photographing the look afterwards! I think she played the part so well and I love the final shot that we got!

Valak the Demon Nun Halloween makeup look | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry | Barnsley

 

 

Valak the Demon Nun Halloween makeup look | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry | Barnsley

Valak the Demon Nun Halloween makeup look | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry | Barnsley

Valak the Demon Nun Halloween makeup look | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry | Barnsley

Valak the Demon Nun Halloween makeup look | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry | Barnsley

If you’d like to make a booking for Halloween 2017, please do contact me as soon as possible to reserve your appointment. I’m currently fully booked for Saturday 28th October, but I do have limited availability for other dates. Please visit my Halloween and SFX page here for more information. 

© Rachael Divers 2017.

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Kaomojibalms Lip Balm review

I recently received a PR email to tell me all about Kaomojibalms – a fresh new brand that’s from the USA and currently available in Topshop. The company asked if I’d like to try their lip balms and share my thoughts with my readers. I read a little more into the Kaomojibalms and was impressed to see that the company aim to use natural products free from patroleum jelly that will not only heal chapped lips, but moisturise and soothe lips in the longterm too.

Kaomojibalms Lip Balm review | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry

The balms are free from parabens and phthalates and contain vitamin E that’s well known for it’s nourishing properties. Kaomojibalms also do not use animal products within their balms and do not test on animals. After doing a little research, I emailed back with acceptance of the offer and eagerly awaited the arrival of the balms.

Kaomojibalms Lip Balm review | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry

The balms currently come in four different flavours; Cherry Pom, Coconut Cream, Frosted Mint and French Vanilla, and come in a variety of different emoji printed cases. I was so happy to receive the Frosted Mint and French Vanilla balms.

I wasn’t sure whether the balms would be quite faddy, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the Frosted Mint balm and felt the lovely, rich formula. The Frosted Mint balm smells absolutely gorgeous – exactly like an After Eight mint! I love the cooling, tingling effect it has on the lips that feels so refreshing and soothing. As you’ll probably know, I’m currently taking Accutane so dry lips are somewhat of a problem lately. The Kaomojibalms lip balm kept my lips feeling soothed, hydrated and comfortable throughout the day.

Kaomojibalms Lip Balm review | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry

The French Vanilla balm has a softer scent and doesn’t have the tingling effect, but still feels so nourishing and soothing on the lips.

The balms come in a little plastic square box with the emoji printed on the front. The balm itself sits in the middle of the square in a little round bump making application really easy and quick. I noticed that you can also pull out the balm on the platform that it sits on so that you can swap your balms over to different cases if you prefer a different emoji.

Kaomojibalms Lip Balm review | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry

My favourite balm out of the two that I received is definitely the Frosted Mint as it’s so cooling and soothing, and it has a smooth texture whereas the French Vanilla has more of a crystallised texture (unless that’s just mine).

I think the Kaomojibalms will really appeal to a younger audience and that they’ll make quirky little stocking fillers for Christmas too!

© Rachael Divers 2017.

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