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September 2018 Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing | The Birthday Box

Welcome to another Lookfantastic Beauty Box unboxing!

I was extra excited to film this unboxing for two reasons, one: It’s lookfantastic’s birthday box – Happy 4th Birthday lookfantasic! And two: I have a new camera!

I am always really excited for lookfantastic’s birthday boxes as they always contain such gorgeous products. The first thing I adore about this month’s box is the gorgeous design. The beautiful pastel hues and the iridescent shredded paper inside just make the box feel extra special. It reminds me of being little and of my birthday parties which has a lovely nostalgic feel for me.

The products inside the box this month are absolute gold. In fact, I’ve already added a new favourite onto my list thanks to this gorgeous edit! I also have an apology to make! I actually completely missed out a product that I didn’t even see inside the box until I’d uploaded my video. In fact, I didn’t even realise it was in the box until I went to take out the paper to save for gift wrapping. It was the Lord & Berry Strobing Pencil. I’ll give you my thoughts on that right now. The pencil is great for adding highlight into the inner corner of the eyes and also under the brow, but I find it way too thin to have much use for me. I have other pencil products that I much prefer from the likes of Benefit, but also find that I much prefer powder products to strobe or highlight with the majority of the time.

What’s more, the box also contains a huge 20% discount code for the lookfantastic advent calendar (usual price £79, discounted price £63.20) which is a massive saving. If you want to get your hands on it, make sure to order it soon as it sold out within no time last year.

I hope that you enjoy my unboxing video below. Let me know what you think to my new filming! Like I say in my video, I’m in the process of changing my beauty room around a little and giving it more character so my set up will eventually change.

Have a wonderful day whatever you’re up to and I will catch you all again for a new blog.

Shop my video*
lookfantastic Beauty Box
lookfantastic Advent Calendar 
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask
Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth
Mane N Tail Original Hoof Maker Hand & Nail Cream
Lord & Berry Strobing Pencil 
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil

*I am an affiliate of lookfantastic which means that I receive a small commission if you decide to purchase using my links. I receive my beauty box free of charge but I am not obliged to provide a review or any promotion of the box. This does not affect my opinion on the box and products included.

© Rachael Divers 2018.

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette review

As soon as I heard that Charlotte Tilbury would be launching the beautiful Pillow Talk Luxury Palette, I knew that I just had to have it! As a Pro Member, I was fortunate enough to have 48 hours early access to buy it so of course, I added it to my basket immediately.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette review | Rachael Divers

The Luxury Palette in Pillow talk is a beautifully girly every day palette which holds four pretty shades – a champagne pink, a matte dusky rose, a soft matte brown and a rose gold sparkle that is just divine!

The palette gives a gorgeous romantic, wide-eyed look – perfect for creating that pretty ballerina-inspired pinky flush.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette review | Rachael Divers

The packaging is absolutely beautiful – the palette comes inside Charlotte’s signature purple and gold casing which houses the beautiful gold edged quad inside. I love that the palette includes a mirror – it’s ideal to travel with.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette review | Rachael Divers

The shades are all very natural (with the exception of the rose gold sparkle!) and work beautifully for daytime and evening looks. The powder shadows are soft, easy to blend and just melt into one another easily and flawlessly.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette review | Rachael Divers

I love the rose gold sparkle shade which really packs a punch when applied over the top of a primer.

I love the rose gold sparkle shade which really packs a punch when applied over the top of a primer.

This really is a beautiful palette that I’m so proud to add to my collection. The colours perfectly complement Charlotte’s Pillow Talk lipstick which I’m wearing in the images above. I can see this being on many a Christmas wish list this year!

The palette retails at £39 and is available from CharlotteTilbury.com now.

© Rachael Divers 2018.

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Book your Halloween 2018 makeover now in 3 simple steps

As soon as the clock struck midnight and we entered the month of September, something a little weird happened. Suddenly, my inbox became awash with enquiries for Halloween 2018 makeup bookings!

I love it when September hits and everybody starts to think of their Halloween costume. The shops are full of spooky accessories, there’s a crisper feel to the air and some of the leaves are already beginning to take on a golden hue. My favourite season is almost upon us!

As you may know, this year I’ve brought the wonderful Millie in to work alongside me at the studio over the Halloween weekend. She will be taking appointments to help me to offer more appointment slots this year. Millie is a wonderful SFX makeup artist and I’ve no doubt that my clients will love what she creates. We had the pleasure of working together last year at the Yorkshire Scare Grounds so I can vouch for her work first hand!

Appointments are limited so please do book early if you’d like to secure your spot. A booking fee is required to secure all appointments – without this, your time slot will not be saved.

How to book in 3 simple steps 
1. Choose your look from my Look Book here*
2. Contact me via my contact form or Facebook page with your preferred date, time and chosen look.
3. Pay your booking fee using the details that you will be sent upon enquiring.

For more information please see my Halloween & SFX page here. 

Please note: I focus primarily on gory SFX work – I do not offer body painting services, skeletons or skulls.

© Rachael Divers 2018.

*Can’t see what you’re looking for? I can often tailor my character bases to match your ideas. Feel free to send me your ideas along for a quote.

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Why I love Charlotte Tilbury

If there’s one brand that I love and that keeps me coming back time after time it’s Charlotte Tilbury. Not only do I think that Charlotte is an incredibly emotive and outstandingly talented makeup artist, but her eye for the most beautifully flattering tones that just empower women and make them feel completely gorgeous is just stunning.

I fell in love with Charlotte many years ago when I started my career in makeup artistry. I loved her flame-red hair, the way she spoke and the way she made her clients and models feel – amazing! You could just see how much the people around her loved being a part of her world. From her stunning makeovers to her witty interviews, she soon had a firm place in my heart and in my book of inspiration.

Soon after I felt the love for Charlotte, she launched her very own makeup line. Straight away, I was hooked!

Why I love Charlotte Tilbury | Rachael Divers

I’ve experienced many makeup brands over the years – some high end, some bargain, but there is just something about this brand that draws me in again and again. From the exquisite counters in store that feel like coming home, to the gorgeously packaged products, it feels like there’s a lot of love and craftsmanship that’s been put into these oh-so charming formulas.

Feeling unwell with a terrible bad chest and cold, I took to online shopping to cheer myself up. The store I hotfooted (or hot-clicked it, more like) to? Charlotte Tilbury, of course! I’d heard the hype about Charlotte’s new Genius Magic Powder and thought it would be just the right thing to add to my collection. I wear loose powder pretty much every single day, so I knew I’d get lots of wear out of it. Hearing the words ‘feels like silk on my skin’ and ‘blurring and perfecting’, it took all of 30 seconds to pick my shade (Fair) and add it to my basket.

Idling across the website not wanting to leave just yet, it suddenly dawned on me that I could do with a new lipstick too. Because my huge MAC collection is feeling a little lonely. Ahem. Anyway, my CT Penelope Pink is almost completely used up, and if you’ve experienced a Tilbury treat, then you’ll know there’s nothing nicer than pulling out one of her glistening golden lipstick tubes for on-the-go retouching. It feels like a luxurious experience that requires time and attention to drink it all in.

My favourite look from Charlotte and the products needed to create it – the Dolce Vita! How stunning is this? The kit is on my wish list! | Why I love Charlotte Tilbury | Rachael Divers

After a quick deliberation, I opted for the infamous Pillow Talk in the Matte Revolution finish – a dreamy nude pink perfect for daytime or evening alike. I also added two sample lipsticks to my bag, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range Bitch Perfect (a beautiful muted coral) and in the Matte Revolution Range, I opted for Very Victoria (a taupe, nude matte).

My purchases arrived today in true Tilbury style – encased in their very own box filled with luxurious deep purple tissue paper with the CT signature sealing them inside safe and sound. I love that a manila envelope holds the details of the order – such a classy way to present a shipping receipt.

I’ve had the pleasure of owning a few pieces from Charlotte, the majority of them came from her Book of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar that I got in 2017. There are certainly some products that I much favour over others, but I love the experience of learning about these products as I go and discovering new Holy Grails to treasure along the way.

My beautiful new goodies | Why I love Charlotte Tilbury | Rachael Divers

I have yet to try my new purchases as I’m waiting until I am feeling better so I can fully enjoy the experience. Until then, my new additions will have pride of place on my dressing table right beside the beautiful pink roses and white carnations that my mum bought me to make me smile.

Next on the horizon? The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, of course!

© Rachael Divers 2018.

James cuthbert - August 26, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Hi how much do u charge to do zombie make up

Rachael Divers - August 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm

Hi James!

Prices vary depending on the look and the products used/time needed to apply. Please find my Halloween and SFX page here with the full info: http://www.rachaeldivers.com/halloween/sfx

If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find my PDF brochure which details each look and cost.

Rachael xo

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