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August 2018 Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing

Welcome to the August 2018 Lookfantastic Beauty Box unboxing my little beauties!

This month’s box is a beautifully striking blue and gold combination and is home to some beautiful, premium products.

I was particularly happy to see one certain product from Molton Brown inside the box this month. This particular product has been a firm favourite of mine since my auntie kindly bought me it as part of a gift set a few christmases ago. It’s an absolutely gorgeous bath time edition to the box and one that I couldn’t wait to get in to!

I hope that you enjoy my unboxing video below – let me know what you think of the August box in the comments!

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Lookfantastic Beauty Box
Nails Inc INCredible Glazin Over Lipgloss
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion
Mio Boob Tube + Multi Action Bust Firmer
Blink Brow Bar Mini Brow Build in Indian Chocolate
Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gel in Pink Pepperpod 
Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash*

* Unfortunately I lost the footage of the Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash which I’m gutted about! I only realised in the editing process. The face wash is a beautifully natural face wash that is so gentle and soothing on the skin, It helps to remove all traces of makeup and leaves skin feeling soft, soothed and oh-so smooth! It’s a beautiful product and a wonderful one to try if you love natural skincare.

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Pride Edit Glossybox Unboxing | August 2018

Happy Sunday everybody! Another month means it’s time for another beautiful Glossybox delivery – yay! This month is an extra special box as it’s the Pride edit!

Pride is all about celebrating everybody – it’s about love, happiness, bright colours and everything happy! With that in mind, it’s no wonder that this box was full of colourful, shimmery goodness.

I have to say, I think this is probably one of my most favourite Glossybox edits of the year – it’s just my kind of style and includes products that I’ll be able to use for the longterm.

Seen as this box was inspired by Pride, I thought I’d go all out with a little bit of crazy, sparkly makeup to match the mood. If you like the glitter I’m wearing and would like some for yourself, it’s actually from a gorgeous little company called Dust and Dance. You can save 10% on any glitter by clicking here and using my discount code, RACHAEL10. Part of the proceeds from all glitters sold are donated to YoungMinds – the mental health charity, so you can sparkle and support a great cause at the same time!

I hope you enjoy my unboxng video below – if you do, please don’t forget to hit the thumbs up and subscribe to my channel before you leave.

Remember, spread love, squash hate and don’t forget to SMILE!

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Pride Edit Glossybox
My favourite glitter from Dust and Dance (remember to enter the code RACHAEL10 to save 10%)

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Benefit Hello Happy Foundation review: Faddy or Fabulous?

When I first saw the packaging of the new Benefit Hello Happy Foundation, I must admit, I was a little surprised! It isn’t the same sort of cutesy packaging that the rest of the products in the brand have, but there’s no denying that it’s super cute in a fresh, new way!

Benefit Hello Happy Foundation review: Faddy or Fabulous? | Rachael Divers

My friend put it a good way when she said it reminded her of the Charlotte Tilbury packaging – I totally see where she’s coming from the super-shiny metallic lid that the foundation bottle boasts. This is a piece that will look undoubtedly interesting and pretty in your makeup collection!

The front of the bottle (or the back, depending on how you want to call it) features a little smiley face with hearts for eyes. Super kawaii, right?!

Benefit Hello Happy Foundation review: Faddy or Fabulous? | Rachael Divers

I first got to test this foundation out this weekend when I headed over to my local Benefit counter. I didn’t realise beforehand, but Benefit have actually brought two sizes out in this new little beauty. A 30ml offering that retails at £25.50, and tiny cutesy 6ml version which retails for £8.50. I think this a smart move for Benefit’s sales team. Not everybody wants to commit to a full sized foundation without trying it out first, so the mini travel size is perfect for those with commitment issues or those that want a smaller version to take on their travels.

The foundation comes in 12 shades ranging from very light to pretty dark. I love that the fairest shade is actually a great match for my skin tone. I always struggle to find foundations that match me thanks to my extremely fair skin. (Just to put it into perspective, MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 is too dark for me!) I picked the teeny tiny 6ml version up for my Mum in the colour 02 which is a great match for her fair skin tone. She has a little more warmth in her skin than I do, but is still quite fair on the spectrum so 02 was a perfect choice for her.

Benefit Hello Happy Foundation review: Faddy or Fabulous? | Rachael Divers

Of course, I couldn’t resist trying out the foundation for myself for my blog after my mum asked if I’d like to review it. The foundation is marketed as a lightweight, light-medium coverage foundation. It has soft-focus optical blurring spheres which basically means it helps to blur out imperfections whilst still looking very natural.

I would say that the foundation errs more on the light coverage than the medium – I could still see my fairest of freckles through it even after adding a second layer. It feels very lightweight on the skin and extremely comfortable to wear too. As for blurring the skin, I feel like there’s other options out there which have a stronger blurring effect, but overall, this did work quite well and I think the claim is a fair one to make.

Benefit Hello Happy Foundation review: Faddy or Fabulous? | Rachael Divers

I used the foundation on top of my regular moisturiser and without any setting powders and found it to last quite well throughout the day. If you’re a person that prefers their skin to look super natural but with an evened-out effect, I think you’ll enjoy this foundation. I do feel that the foundation is quite pricey for what it is – especially the travel version (it really is teeny tiny!) but you are essentially paying for the brand name behind it. Overall, it’s a cute and quirky little addition to the Benefit family and I can see it going down a treat with tweens and the more mature audience alike.

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Benefit Hello Happy Foundation

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