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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey review

Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey has been on my wish list for quite some time. So when it arrived in the Lookfantastic Beauty Egg Collection, I was that excited I screamed a little bit. We all know how much highlighters have stepped to the forefront of the makeup world lately, and everybody who wants to get that dramatic ‘Instaglam’ look is on the prowl for that perfectly popping highlight to rival a sunbeam.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey review | Rachael Divers

The most magnificent golden shimmer, I was holding out massive hopes for this little baby and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. The stunning golden swirled highlighter is just an absolute dream to apply, and has the most beautiful pop of warm bronzy gold.

The highlighter is super buttery in texture to apply, and doesn’t take more than one application to reach glow status.  It’s an absolutely beautiful addition to my highlighter collection and one of the most shimmering highlighters I’ve had the pleasure of owning.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey review | Rachael Divers

I’m so happy with Laura’s Gilded Honey illuminator and I think it’s going to be an absolutely beautiful product for the summer on sunkissed skin.

The Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey retails at £21 for 4.5 grams.

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April 2017 Beauty Empties

It wasn’t so long ago that I uttered the words “I don’t really get many empties all that often“. But alas, a mere month later here I am again after having amassed a lovely little collection of, you guessed it, empties!

April 2017 Beauty Empties | Rachael Divers

This month, my empties consist of haircare, skincare, makeup and a little something slightly medicinal too. Some of these products came to be in my possession from my lovely beauty boxes, some were sent to me for testing purposes, and some were a direct result of me being overzealous with my bank card. But lets not talk about the latter.

Over the past year, my YouTube channel subscriber count has slowly been on the up, and that’s thanks to people like you, my lovely readers, enjoying my videos enough to want to subscribe. And for that, I’m truly thankful. If you are new here, I’d love if you’d take the time to watch my video below and hit the thumbs up and subscribe button if you’d like to see more from me in the future. I can promise plenty of unboxings, beauty, lifestyle and even the odd visit from two special furry four-pawed visitors too.

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Tesco Girlz Only Party Night Dry Shampoo
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer Cream
Matrix Biolage Smooth Proof Shampoo
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
La Theorie des Volcans Noir Eternae Youth Potion Face Scrub
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
Dr Organic Vitamin E Pure Oil Complex
Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash
Boots Allergy Relief Eye Drops
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Fairydrops Waterproof Mascara 
Carmex Lip Balm
Peaches and Cream pigment in Nude

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My Accutane Journey: Week 2 | Dizzy spells, redness and dry lips

Week two on Accutane brought about a few stronger side effects. It’s easy to forget just how powerful this drug is when you think it’s just two small pills that you’re taking daily. I want to give a really honest account of the side effects that I feel along the way, but I think it’s important to point out that so far, nothing has been unbearable at all. In fact, I’d go as far to say that the side effects so far have just been mildly inconvenient and extremely easy to manage. With that in mind, let’s get into the weekly breakdown…

Day 8
I woke up on day 8 of Accutane with horrible knee pain and of course, dry lips too. The joint point was that horrible that it actually made me feel a little sickly right at the back of my throat. You know, that kind of sickly feeling you get when you stub your toe? It was that kind of sickly. I’m glad to say that it wasn’t constant so getting on with my day wasn’t a problem at all. I’ve also noticed that I keep having weird dizzy spells still and getting quite breathless with heart flutters. They last around ten minutes or so and make me feel quite panicky. I’ve had them before – way before Accutane, so who know what the real cause is.

Day 9
Day 9 was much easier with the joint pain. I started taking a couple of Ibuprofen and Codeine together (Nurofen Plus) which helped massively. I started to get a really bad headache today, but honestly, I get headaches as it is so I can’t pin that to the Accutane.

My Accutane Journey: Week 2 | Dizzy spells, redness and dry lips | Rachael Divers

Day 10
Had the mother of bad headaches today, Sickly, sensitive to light and completely dizzy! I took to wearing my Migracap which offers a massive relief and taking my Nurofen Plus. Again, I can’t pin this to  Accutane because I get bad heads quite often as it is.

Day 11 
On day 11, the only side effect I really still felt was dry lips which I’m sure will be present throughout. I find that I can’t be without my lip balm for less than a minute (I’m not even joking!) without my lips feeling dried out and uncomfortable. They’re not actually dried out in the usual sense as in cracking or rough, but they feel like there’s a layer over them constantly that’s going to peel away. Imagine you’ve put one of those peel off face masks on your lips and that’s exactly how it feels but without being able to see or actually peel it. It’s very bizarre but I can definitely deal with it. And on the plus side, I can still wear my lipsticks as long as I pair them with some balm or a gloss.

Day 12
Nothing new on day 12, simply dry lips which I can certainly deal with.

Sometimes my skin can feel painful and inflamed, especially after cleansing | My Accutane Journey: Week 2 | Dizzy spells, redness and dry lips | Rachael Divers

Day 13
I’ve noticed for a few days now that my face looks a little red but I simply put it down to not feeling so well and having a hot flush. After noticing it even more throughout today and doing a little reading, I’ve noticed it’s actually a side effect of Accutane! I’m not sure why it happens, but it’s very bizarre as it’s just around my face and nowhere else at all (you’ll be able to see the red tinge to my face in the photograph). Very strange but nothing a little makeup can’t fix. Additionally, my skin around my chin and mouth has started to peel a little today but nothing major at all.

Day 14
Nothing new to report today, just the standard dry lips and flushed skin. Although Accutane is an extremely serious and powerful drug, I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to adjust to the side effects so far. I know I’m in for a very long journey yet, but I think listening to your body and taking things slowly is key – along with moisturising lots and really taking care of your skin along the way.

I’m documenting my Accutane journey monthly over on my YouTube channel which you can find by clicking here. Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss any videos if you’d like to keep up with my journey.

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