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July 2017 Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing

July Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing | Rachael Divers

Welcome to my July Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing post and video! It doesn’t seem two minutes ago since the gorgeous June beauty box was arriving at my desk, but here we are in no time at all with another stunning box full of goodies!

I absolutely adore the design of the box this month, I think the packaging and vibe of the whole box really does get across that ‘Pretty in Paradise’ feel and I was really looking forward to seeing what beauty treats were awaiting me this month.

From makeup to skincare and supplements, the box did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations and even introduced me to a new bronzer that I think will become my new best friend over the summer and winter months too!

Enjoy my July 2017 Lookfantastic Beauty box Unboxing that you can watch by clicking here! Don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe before you leave!

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Lookfantastic Beauty Box
Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream
Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste
Mimitika Facial SPF 50
Jelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Illuminator Crayon
Hot Makeup Bronzing Powder
Cowshed Chamomile Refreshing Toner
Imedeen Advanced Beauty Shot

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Daytime to evening makeup lesson with Jo

One of my absolute favourite things to do as a makeup artist is to teach makeup to other people. First and foremost, it allows me to show somebody how to apply makeup to make themselves look and feel absolutely beautiful, and secondly, it allows me to talk about makeup for a good few hours! Something I could happily do all day long.

Just this week I had the pleasure of teaching the gorgeous Jo how to apply an extremely simple daytime makeup look for work, then got to teach her how to completely kick her look up into high glam for the evening.

Daytime to evening makeup lesson with Jo | Rachael Divers

As an extremely busy hairdresser and mum too, Jo wanted something ultra quick and ultra natural for the daytime. Something she could apply in minutes on those busy mornings and not have to spend much time perfecting. We went for a super natural base of concealer to brighten and conceal any darker areas followed by a gorgeous bronzer and highlighter for a healthy glow. Jo’s eyebrows are tattooed, so we finely powdered the tail of the brows and defined them further with a clear brow gel. Great for definition without adding heaviness with colour! We added a slick of mascara and a tinted gloss and that was our daytime look complete.

Daytime to evening makeup lesson with Jo | Rachael Divers

For the evenings, Jo really likes a heavier eye makeup look and wanted to explore contouring too. She showed me a picture of the stunning Amrezy (Instagram superstar and general gorgeous goddess) so we worked from that – a beautiful golden eye with lack liner, lashings of mascara and a more defined and sculpted face.

I absolutely loved teaching these two beautiful looks to Jo and think she looked super glamorous too!

If you’d like to book in with me for a makeup lesson, be sure to click through to my Makeup Lessons page where you can view the different sessions that I offer along with my price guide. All makeup lessons come with a personalised PDF of everything we cover in your lesson along with images of your two makeup looks.

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My Accutane Journey | Month 2: More disappointing blood test results and slow progress

Month two on Accutane was, dare I say it…plain sailing. I didn’t experience any side effects except for dry lips which I can absolutely cope with by using my favourite Blistex relief cream.

As you might know if you read my blog or watch my YouTube vlogs, my month one blood tests came back a little disappointing and showed that my GGT (liver function) results had risen since being on the drug. This meant that I had to stay at 40mg per day instead of upping a dose. My results for month 2 were even higher which meant that I still couldn’t go up another dose this time. I asked the nurse what the results meant and she told me that GGT is usually high in people that drink a lot of alcohol – something I hardly drink at all now. I’m all for that coffee hit! Because of this, she said it may be the drug causing the elevated results and not to worry as the levels will drop again once I stop taking the medication.

Although I came away from the hospital a little disappointed at having to stay on a lower dosage, I’d much rather be safe and not put a massive strain on my body.

My Accutane Journey | Month 2: More disappointing blood test results and slow progress

I’ve found that my skin is still breaking out from time to time, and some days it looks terrible all over again and I worry that the medication won’t work. But some days, it looks so much better and I feel confident enough to pop out in just a tinted moisturiser which is a big improvement for me from where I was. I even appeared on my YouTube channel makeup free which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing just a few weeks ago!

The most amazing thing about Accutane at the moment is the complete lack of oil on my skin which means that my makeup stays put all day long. After years of battling with my skin and having to re-touch every hour, it’s an absolute dream. Just last week I was working on set where we were filming for a TV show and it was one of the hottest days of the year. I was terrified my makeup would look an oily mess by the time I got to the bathroom to check my makeup in the mirror, but it hadn’t budged one bit!

My Accutane Journey | Month 2: More disappointing blood test results and slow progress

Yesterday I was away filming again and once I got home, my makeup was still perfectly intact. Amazing to say I’d applied it 17 hours beforehand, done 12 hours of filming and had zero retouches throughout the day.

All in all, I don’t have too much of an update for month 2 on Accutane. I think it’s going to be a very steady journey, but as long as my body stays on track, I’m happy to take the slow train.

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