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Bank Holiday Weekend Makeovers are almost fully booked!

The Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us once again (yippee!) and it’s time to make the most of the gorgeous weather!

Bank Holidays are always busy for me and I absolutely love getting my gorgeous clients glammed up and ready for their special occasions. This coming weekend is no exception and both Saturday and Sunday are set to be gorgeously busy!

Makeovers take around an hour per person and include a mini consultation, a relaxing skin preparation and a gorgeous makeover including lashes that you can pick from my selection on the day.

I have a few appointments still available for both Saturday and Sunday, so if you’re thinking of treating yourself to a beautiful makeover, send me a private message with your time preference.

© Rachael Divers 2018.

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Before and After: Makeup Transformation for beautiful sisters, Abigail and Emily

I always love working on photo shoots. They’re fun, fast-paced and always so exciting. I get to work with the people that I love the most whilst meeting new people with amazing stories to tell.

Being a makeup artist is not only about applying makeup. It’s about applying confidence. That little tickle of concealer or that bold red lip can work miracles in making somebody feel completely amazing. That’s what I love about makeup. It’s an art. It’s an expression. Most of all, it’s really good fun.

The gorgeous Abigail before and after | Before and After: Makeup Transformation for beautiful sisters, Abigail and Emily | Rachael Divers

I recently got to work on a gorgeous Luxury Makeover Portrait Shoot at Divers Photography. These two gorgeous sisters came along for their portrait session full of excitement and fun, and it was so lovely to make them over and have a good old chat about makeup.

The beautiful Emily before and after | Before and After: Makeup Transformation for beautiful sisters, Abigail and Emily | Rachael Divers

They were excellent at posing for their images after being expertly directed by award-winning photographer, John Divers, and looked absolutely breathtaking.

I am never failed to be impressed by the beautiful images that Divers Photography create. They know how to photograph women in such an elegant, beautiful way that really brings their gorgeous features and personality to the forefront.

Before and After: Makeup Transformation for beautiful sisters, Abigail and Emily | Rachael Divers

I’m so excited to share these beautiful transformation images with you all today. I hope that you love them as much as I do.

Would you like a Luxury Makeover Portrait Shoot at Divers Photography? Click here to find out more.

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Professional Teeth Whitening at Home for Sensitive Teeth + GIVEAWAY!

Just recently Smile Brilliant contacted me to ask if I’d like to review their T6 Teeth Whitening System. After doing a little reading and research on the company and checking over the brilliant testimonials, I said yes!

The system they sent me was the T6 Sensitive System which included:
A kit to make my own dental impressions which are then sent to the lab to have custom-fitted dental trays made
3 Whitening Gel Syringes
3 Desensitizing Gel Syringes

Professional Teeth Whitening at Home for Sensitive Teeth + GIVEAWAY! | Rachael Divers

After reading the instructions on the set and making my own dental impressions (which was really cool to do!) I sent them back the lab in the USA where my dental trays were expertly made and sent back to me in the mail within 10 days!

I decided to make a video of my Smile Brilliant experience which you can find below. I’ll talk you through the kits, the process and of course, the results!

Smile Brilliant have kindly offered one of my viewers $139 in credit to spend on their Teeth Whitening Kit! If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, please go ahead and watch my video to find out how. Terms and conditions apply so make sure to read the description box before entering.

Not feeling so lucky? Use my discount code to get $20 off a tray set: Simply click here and add the code Rachaeldivers15 at the checkout!

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Smile Brilliant T6 Sensitive System

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Wiki - May 19, 2018 - 9:09 pm

Hello ,

I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

I wanted to subscribe to your newsletter, but I couldn’t find it. Do you have it?

Keep up the good work on your blog.

Regards
Wiki

Rachael Divers - May 24, 2018 - 4:01 pm

Hey Wiki!

Awww they are gorgeous! I love their eyes – too beautiful!
My two have an instagram account too, they’re called @LouLouAndAlfoo 🙂

I don’t currently have a newsletter but may set one up in the future 🙂

Thanks for the lovely comment!

Rachael xoxo

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Is this the BEST drugstore foundation?! Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation review

Just last week I was in my local Boots looking for a new foundation to try out. I’ve recently been loving my L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh foundation but wanted to try something a little different for a change. I’ve tried my fair share of drugstore foundations in the past which you can find below. I’ll link the foundations I’ve written reviews about so you can take a look;

L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Stay Fresh Foundation – amazing and comparable to MAC Studio Fix Fluid!
L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation – great but a little drying for me now I’ve been through my Accutane treatment.
L’Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation – somehow makes my face look silvery and grey.
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation – completely terrible – my face looked wet through within an hour!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation – not a fan of the texture and finish. It was very shiny on my skin!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation – not so great on its own, but a dream when mixed with my beloved MAC Studio Fix!
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation – not my favourite and not a great shade match for my skin tone.
Vichy Dermablend Foundation – excellent coverage but a little cakey at times if your skin is a little dry. Great for spot concealing.

Is this the BEST drugstore foundation?! Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation review| Rachael Divers

As you can see, I’ve definitely explored a few options! After looking through my previous foundation purchases, I realised that I hadn’t used a foundation from Maybelline in such a long time. Sure, I’d tried Dream Matte Mousse back in my school days (in a completely unflattering shade too), but I’ve not ventured back to Maybelline in a fair few years. Enter SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation! As I was perusing the shelves it grabbed my attention with those two little words…Full. Coverage. For anybody who knows me personally, full coverage is my kind of coverage. I love a full coverage foundation that can give me flawless skin when I fancy wearing full on glam, and a foundation that has amazing staying power for those busy days.

The Maybelline Full Coverage Foundation promises 24-hour wear with a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day. It’s oil free, won’t clog pores and is also dermatologist tested.

The first thing I like about this foundation is the shade range (although not comprehensive, it does have a nice range of fair to darker tones). I find it so hard to find foundations that are light enough for my skin tone but was pleased to see that the True Ivory shade (number 03) is actually pretty fair rather than a murky shade of beige. The second thing I like is the consistency – this really is a fabulously pigmented foundation and smoothes over any imperfections with absolute ease. I loved how the foundation felt satiny-smooth as I applied it to my skin with my dampened Beauty Blender and it was easy to get a flawless finish in double time.

I used two pumps of the foundation before going in with a further half pump to add extra coverage (I know, I know. I’m THAT extra at times) where I wanted it. I finished it off with a little of my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which worked perfectly with the foundation and melted into it effortlessly. I always set my foundation with a tiny coating of translucent powder so that my bronzers, blushers and highlighters blend evenly and seamlessly so this was my last step.

After 11 hours wear | Is this the BEST drugstore foundation?! Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation review | Rachael Divers

Now was the real test…how would the foundation hold up through a busy photo shoot, and a Yorkshire Mafia business event on one of the hottest days of the year in Leeds? Exceedingly well! So well in fact, that I can’t quite believe that such an affordable drugstore makeup looks so great and lasts so well.

I am seriously impressed with this foundation and can’t wait to continue using it. It’s an absolute steal for under £10! If you’re a full coverage kind of girl or guy, you will love this foundation.

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Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Stay Fresh Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
Vichy Dermablend Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Ben Nye Neutral Set

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© Rachael Divers 2018.

Jill makinson - May 16, 2018 - 1:20 pm

Hi Rachael can I ask how u applied this foundation pls? Brush, sponge, fingers etc….

Rachael Divers - May 16, 2018 - 1:38 pm

Hi Jill! I always use a dampened Beauty Blender 🙂 The one I use is the Original Beauty Blender which you can get from Beauty Bay. Real Techniques make a Miracle Complexion Sponge which is also amazing that you can get from Boots or Superdrug. I always wet it first then squeeze it out so it’s just damp by the time I use it – it works really well with this foundation 🙂 xoxo

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