Rachel Oates

Youtuber, Photographer, Podcast Host


Kyra’s favourite part of any day is going to the park. She adores playing and running around and chasing her ball, so my favourite time to take photos of her is when she’s playing – you can always just see the pure joy and excitement on her face!

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra the Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Look how gorgeous this girl is when she’s happy! Ok, she’s always gorgeous but especially when she’s happy and having fun.

She’s especially cute when she jumps up in the air to try and catch her ball – she would do ANYTHING for her ball. She loves it!

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Sometimes Kyra will chase the ball for so long that she gets tired but she won’t know when to stop, so we have to get her to calm down and tell her to catch her breathe for a couple of minutes. And then she gives us this face, like ‘pleaseeeeee throw the ball again!’

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

And then she’s back to running again!

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Kyra The Staffy - Rachel Oates

Isn’t she just an absolute princess?!

If you want to see more of Kyra you can follow her Instagram account @KyraTheStaffy.

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Wonder Woman-Inspired Makeup

Part 3 of my DC-inspired, wearable makeup looks was my most challenging yet: Wonder Woman! Wonder Woman is easily one of my favourite DC heroes but the makeup look I wanted to create involved trying out a few new techniques which I’ve never done before!

How To

The first big difficult thing I needed to do was to use stickers as little stencils to create some cut-out effects in the blue gradient eyeshadow.

I have no idea if any face-specific stickers exist, so I raided the stationary section at WH Smith. They worked surprisingly well, however, an obstacle was how I had to ‘dab’ the eyeshadow on with a really soft brush, rather than brushing it on. This made blending the 2 shades of blue together more difficult, but if I’d brushed instead of ‘dabbed’ then the stickers moved or fell off. I just had to go really slowly and build up the colour really gradually.

Wonder Woman Makeup - Rachel Oates

Another difficult part was the cut-crease. I’ve never (intentionally) done one of these before. I used the NYX white eyeshadow base to cover the lid and then applied a red powder shadow over the top. The main issue is that the NYX base, when applied thick enough to cover the blue, was very sticky and it look a long time to dry, even with the shadow. If I tried this look again I’d probably use the Revolution full-coverage concealer instead.

Another thing I’d change about this look is to add more gold – Wonder Woman needs ALL THE SPARKLE!


Here’s a full list of all the products I used and affiliate codes for Amazon but no pressure to use them:


Rimmel Lasting Finish 25h Full Coverage Foundation in Soft Beige

Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer Light

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Transparent

Revolution Pro Pore Primer

NYX Blush in Pink the Town

Flame False Nails from Primark


NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder – Brunette


Revolution Pro Regeneration Eyeshadow Palette Trends Mischief Mattes

I ♥ Revolution Mermaid’s Heart Palette

L’Oreal Paris Double Extension Mascara in Extra Black

Obsession Be Very Afraid Palette

Barry M Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow in Bling Bling

Fright Club Glitter Eye Cream from Primark

Eyeshadow Covers from Primark

Star Stickers from WH Smith

NXY White Eyeshadow Base


Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment in Spiritual

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About Me


Rachel Oates - Youtuber

Youtuber. Photographer.

Co-Host of The Here and How Podcast.

Lover of Books, Dogs, Fashion, Painting, Science & Stuffed Animals. Social Media Addict. Always up for a giggle.

Based in London, UK.

Dog-Mummy to Kyra.


All (and only) social media accounts, etc. officially run by me are as follows: 

Facebook (page) – I keep my Facebook profile private for just family and close friends. 


Instagram (me)

Instagram (Kyra) 






Contact Email: enquiries@racheloatesphotography.co.uk