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I’m back! Where have I been?

It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down and put pen to paper – or, as it were, finger to key. It’s been a strange old time. It seemed that with the passing of my 30th year in this world, the universe decided to throw me another curveball. One of which wouldn’t be quite so easy to whack back into the far distance – something I’d gotten rather good at!

You may have noticed the radio silence across my social media channels spanning from the end of February, and for that, I am sorry. It’s always hard to maintain a steady flow of uploads when a portion of your work is within social media and your health comes collapsing down around you.

I was in two minds whether to write this post, but I feel that I owe an explanation to you wonderful people who have supported me for many years.

Since the end of February, I have been going through somewhat of a health scare. You know, the kind that keeps you up on a night worrying about your impending doom, but the type that has you so exhausted that you’re constantly battling the world of slumber and the world of being a wide awake fully-functioning adult.

I won’t go into too much detail, but the last few months have certainly gone down as some of the hardest that I’ve faced in my entire life. In a blur of hospital appointments, tests upon tests and scare upon scare, I can finally say that I’ve now arrived at a better place. No longer do I have the worst possibility hanging over my head like a ticking timebomb. Instead, I have a diagnosis and another road still left to travel. And although this diagnosis is not one that I would say I was happy with, I can’t deny it has left me relieved with every fibre of my being and thanking God for another chance.

As it would be a little strange to suddenly break my social media silence with a beauty review after all these months, I wanted to film this video as a little introduction to my return. The pre-show, if you will!

Now, as we move into July, things are starting to get back on track ever so cautiously and ever so gently – like those slow but sure lapping waves on a calm, tranquil sea. The crashing waves of that turbulent tide steadily beginning to ease into the distance. I have makeovers to look forward to, work to return to and beauty packages to be unboxed. But most of all? I have a life to live.

Thank you to those who noticed the silence and took the time to check in on me – you’ll never quite know how much you helped.

Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry

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