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TV Makeup Artistry at the Snooker English Open in Barnsley

Last week was a crazy busy week for me as I took on my first ever TV makeup artistry work. Live TV makeup artistry work!

Grabbing a quick selfie with Andy Goldstein and Jimmy White | TV Makeup Artistry at the English Snooker Open in Barnsley | Rachael Divers

Grabbing a quick selfie with Andy Goldstein and Jimmy White | TV Makeup Artistry at the Snooker English Open in Barnsleyy | Rachael Divers

I was thrilled to be asked to provide the makeup artistry for the lovely presenters of the English Open with Eurosport – a massive event in the sporting world where 128 of the world’s leading snooker players battle it out for a world ranking title.

Andy Goldstein, Joe Johnson, Jimmy White and Neal Foulds on set ready to go live Grabbing a quick selfie with Andy Goldstein and Jimmy White | TV Makeup Artistry at the Snooker English Open in Barnsley | Andy Goldstein

I had the pleasure of making over the wonderful Andy Goldstein, Jimmy White, Joe Johnson (who owns the Corner Pocket in Barnsley if you’re local), Mark Selby and Neal Foulds. And let me tell you, every single of them were absolutely lovely and so funny when they were all together too.

Grabbing a quick selfie with Andy Goldstein and Jimmy White | TV Makeup Artistry at the Snooker English Open in Barnsley | Rachael Divers

I had a fabulous time on set with the amazing crew and presenters and even got to meet the legend that is Ronnie ‘the rocket’ O’Sullivan (who was also the winner). Such a fabulous time in fact that I cried when I left and didn’t want the job to come to a close.

Thank you for such a brilliant week to the amazing team – you truly are all absolutely incredible.

© Rachael Divers 2017.

 

 

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Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste review

I was first introduced to Christophe Robin by Lookfantastic after a gorgeous luxury sample arrived in one of their beauty boxes. It was the most beautiful shampoo that not only felt gorgeous to use, but also felt like at n aromatherapy experience too with the alluring fragrance. Not so long ago, I received another product from Christophe Robin inside one of my Lookfantastic boxes – this time, it was the Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts. 

I’d never used a paste on my hair before so I was really intrigued to see how this would work out. I wasn’t convinced that I’d get even three applications on my hair after seeing the paste either – I was sure it would take some real work to lather it up and have my hair feeling clean once again. Oh, how wrong I was!

Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste review | Rachael Divers

First of all, the paste comes inside a little plastic tub and once opened, the first thing you’ll notice is the wonderful scent of the rose extracts. This smells exactly like the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Balm which I’m a huge fan of. The paste is a rich browny-red in tone and has lots of small crystallised pieces inside.

The information on the tub states “This 85% of natural original formula brings immediate volume and thickness to fine hair without weighing it down. Apply on wet hair, massage into scalp, emulsify then rinse. Apply…on lengths if needed. Hair is left with incredible volume and body at the roots, while feeling full and light.”

Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste review | Rachael Divers

I followed the instructions and I was absolutely amazed to find that the tiniest little scoop of paste emulsified gloriously on my scalp. As I have quite long, thick hair, I was really expecting to have to use a lot more product to get a clean, fresh feel, but this wasn’t the case at all. As with my last Christophe Robin shampoo, this really feels like an aromatheraputic experience too. I know that people are quite divided when it comes to the scent of rose – some love it, and some can’t stand it. I used to be of the latter, but in recent years my tastes have certainly changed and now I absolutely adore the scent. It reminds me of Valentine’s Day and of luxury and decadence so as I’m sure you can imagine, the scent is heavenly to me!

The paste left my hair and scalp feeling fresh, light and indeed, pretty volumised too.

Before emulsifying and after emulsifying | Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste review | Rachael Divers

I save this paste for special occasion hair washing as it’s just so decadent and lovely that I can’t bear to waste it just for the everyday use. If you’re looking for a truly beautiful hair shampoo with beautiful ingredients that are effective and smell divine, then this is definitely for you. It also currently comes in a beautiful gift set that would make the perfect Christmas present too. 

© Rachael Divers 2017.

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