Friday, 27 September 2013

Autumn OOTD!

Hello lovely people!

To kick this Friday off I have a quick autumn outfit of the day for you. Hope you enjoy :)

 My outfit:
Dress- Primark
Socks- Primark
Boots - New Look
Jacket- Ebay (not sure what brand it is from)
Scarf - The Wee Starfish (this is an Irish brand based in Northern Ireland that use sales to put money towards different charities in Northern Ireland, Africa and India. I would really recommend you check them out, they have a website which I will link here and a facebook page.) They stuff is lovely and I have this scarf with elephants on it.
Bag- New Look

Lipstick: Revlon, Just bitten kissable stick in shade 001 (Honey Douce)

I hope you have enjoyed this. Please like, comment and follow and I look forward to hearing from you guys. Have a lovely Friday :)
Love G x

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Soap and Glory Sexy mother pucker gloss stick

Hello lovely people!

To kick off this Wednesday I thought I would share another lip purchase I made. I actually brought these quite a while ago but haven't got round to posting about them until now. I was in boots and came across these little gems which are the sexy mother pucker gloss sticks. I hadn't really heard many people talk about these so I thought I would give them a try. The fact that they were on special as well made the temptation even harder to resist. So the two colours I picked up were nudist and plum jam.

The first thing to say about these is they smell amazing, as do all Soap and Glory products but these smell extra amazing. They also taste really good, which in a lip product is not such a good thing on me cos it doesn't last 10 seconds! Secondly the finish they give is so smooth and glossy, it is like a lip gloss but with lipstick staying power. Nudist is a perfect nude colour and a great one to carry in your handbag if you need a little something extra on your lips. Plum Jam is a great Autumnal colour, it is not a really heavy colour so is easy to carry off on a day to day basis but then at the same time is great for an evening look if you want a bit of colour but aren't quite brave enough to try a bold lipstick.


Plum Jam
I will definitely have to check out the rest of the colours in this collection.

Have you tried these? What do you think?

Let me know I love reading your comments :)

Love Grace x

Friday, 20 September 2013

Ode to Lychee

Hello lovely people!

Again I have to apologise for my lack of posts this week. Basically, it has been mental as I am moving back to University tomorrow so have been busy packing up my room. I have also taken my Literacy Skills Test this week, for people who don't know I basically have to do a literacy and maths skills test in order to gain my qualified teaching status. So by passing this, it means I am half way there. Phewww...

Anyway, onto what this post is really meant to be about and that is nail varnish! Now I know I am probably really late jumping onto this band wagon but I have recently discovered the gel range from BarryM. I picked up the colour 'Lychee' and I am now officially obsessed. The application is really easy and the finish is lovely, it gives a lovely shine without even applying a top coat. It is the perfect natural colour and it lasts for nearly a week without chipping, which is actually really good for me. They are also only £3.99 (bargain!!!) and they can be picked up from any Boots or Superdrug.

This was only a short post but I just had to share my love of this nail varnish. I am definitely going to try some more from this range!

Have you tried this range? What did you think of them?

I hope to make my posts more regular once I move back to Uni so keep your eye on the blog! If you like it please like, comment, follow. I really love hearing from you lovely people and really enjoy reading your comments.

Grace x

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream review

Hello lovely people, so I am back from a lovely week away and back to normal. I thought I would kick off the week with a review I have been asked to do and that is the Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream.
I picked this up at the beginning of summer and to be honest it has been a life saver and I have worn it everyday of the summer. The thing with BB cream is that it is a lot lighter then foundation and for summer that is perfect. It is also for oily skin and although I don't class my skin as oily during the summer I think I need that little bit extra coverage. This BB cream also contains 2% salicylic acid which basically means it is prevents spots. This BB cream claims to do these 8 things:

The application with this product is good, it is really light on your skin so looks really natural, there is the option to build it up though if your skin isn't looking that great and I think it is really easy to do so with this product. I think this products works well with being applied with your hands or a brush, however I prefer to use a real techniques face brush to blend it all in. The good thing about this is that it really blends well into your skin so doesn't leave you with lines if you are adding more product to certain areas of your face.

The only problem I would say is the colour selection, it only comes in light or medium so there is not much to choose from if you are in between that, however I do think if you blended them both together or just blended one with a darker or lighter foundation then that could work well too.

I think this is a really good product if you are just beginning to get into makeup and want something light for your skin. However it is also really good for the no makeup, makeup days now that it is getting into winter. I definitely will be repurchasing this product.

Have you tried this BB cream?

I hope you have enjoyed this, let me know if there is anything else you would like me to review.

Love Grace x

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Hello lovely people! Just to let you all know that I am on holiday at the moment! I was hoping to post some stuff up on here during the week but that is not going to be possible. There will however be lots of posts going up next week when I get back!

I hope you all have a lovely week!

Love Grace x

Friday, 6 September 2013

Surviving your first night at uni!

Hello lovely people!

So here is a slightly different blog. I was looking back through all the pictures I took when I moved into my uni halls ready for first year. I had no idea what I needed to take and no idea what I would need for my first night/week of uni. It seems hard to believe that my sisters are now off to uni and I am beginning my third and final year of uni. Now I know how stressful moving day and how emotional your first night away from home can be so I thought I would just share a few tips I learnt on how to get through my first night at uni.

So some essentials you are going to need:
- Wet wipes/ baby wipes: They are handy for absolutely everything and a must have essential.
- Dry shampoo: Lets face it moving in is going to be sweaty and quite often after meeting all your housemates
and settling in you just don't have time to wash your hair before you go out at night. So dry shampoo is the answer.
- Body Spray: To make you smell extra fresh and fruity when you go out on your first night.
- Fake Tan/ Gradual Tanner: I am not a massive fake tanner but I will pack on the gradual tanner before I go out at night because lets face it no one wants to see ghost white legs.
- Dressing Gown: To stop the awkward covering up when you meet your housemates in the kitchen the morning after.
-Slippers/flipflops: Because lets face it after a night of pre drinking the kitchen is the last place you want to step barefoot.
-Mirror: In my experience the mirrors are always placed in the worst lighting areas possible, so bringing your own mirror is the way forward.
- Bottle opener: However I have become pro at opening bottles with a flat head screwdriver!

Now I have talked a lot about going out and in my opinion going out on the first night is the best thing you can do even if you don't like clubbing. Lets face it everyone is going to be in the same position as you, they are all going to be new. The first night out for me was a real bonding session with the people in my flat and it was the best time ever.

Now everyone is going to have a difference experience, but when it comes to the first night or the first week, we are all in the same boat. I went through a couple of days where I was really homesick but then I stuck at it and I love uni.

I hope this helps some of you who are going to uni and I wish all of you that are the best of luck!

Let me know what you think! If you have been to uni, what are your tips?
Love Grace x

Thursday, 5 September 2013

What's in my washbag? Time for a holiday

Hello lovely people, so for my second installment of my Time for a holiday series I am going to be sharing the thing I am taking with me in terms of toiletries. This includes skincare, haircare and bathroom stuff. I am not planning to use any heat items on my hair while we are away so that is why I am not taking any heat defense spray. The only thing I forgot to add to my list of things in deodorant and toothpaste/toothbrush but I will obviously be taking those. So lets get started....

- Herbal Essences volumising shampoo and conditioner for fine/normal hair
- Dove intensive repair leave in conditioner

Body Stuff
- Soap and Glory clean on me shower gel
- Soap and Glory scrub of your life body buffer
- Dove Summer Glow self tanner in fair to medium skin
- Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction hand and body cream

- No7 beautiful skin cleansing water for oily skin (it is in the little superdrug bottle)
- Nivea face cleansing wipes for normal to combination skin
- Neutrogena visibly clear oil free moisturiser

In the Cath Kidston bag are just a few other essentials like medical stuff, hair ties, bobby pins and a compact mirror. So as you can see I have tried to keep my washbag as simple as possible because I don't have that much space and as it is such a casual holiday, I don't need to be carting round loads of stuff.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this, just to let you know there will be some blogs being posted while I am away so keep a look out for them on here and on Bloglovin.

Love Grace x

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

What's in my makeup bag? Time for a holiday!

Hello lovely people so I am going away for a week on Saturday and so I thought over the next few days I would share with you what Beauty items I am taking with me. We are going on a Barge holiday (if that is what it is called) so it is going to be very casual, but we may go out in the evening to a pub if we are passing one. So today's blog is going to be, as the title suggests, what I am taking with me in terms of makeup. As it is a really casual holiday I haven't really packed a lot for that however I have packed a few things I can put on if we go somewhere in the evening. So here goes....

- Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream in shade medium
- Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 highlighter and  concealer in shade 030 (Classic Beige)
- Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in shade medium
- Natural Collection concealer in shade fair
- Rimmel Stay Matte powder in shade transparent
- Sleek Blush in shade 926 (Rose Gold)
- Bourjois Bronzer in shade 52

-Maybelline Brow pencil in shade dark blonde
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr in shade pink gold
- Maybelline Falsies mascara (waterproof)
- L'Oreal Super Liner blackbuster

- Maybelline Baby lips in Hydrate and Peach Kiss
-Revlon super lustrous lipstick in shade 353 (cappuccino)
-Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in nudist

I am also taking a couple of face brushes with me as well.

I hope you have enjoyed this, tomorrows blog will be about what skincare and haircare items I

will be taking with me.

Love Grace x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Weekend Style!

Hello lovely people, so here is just a quick outfit of the day from the weekend. It is still pretty warm here in England so I can still get away with some summer dresses even though it is officially September now! (SHOCK).

         Dress: New Look (I got this a good couple of 
years ago so it is probably not in stock anymore but it is a really lovely summer dress.
Cardigan: Primark
Belt: Primark
Sunglasses: Primark

Maybelline BB cream
Rimmel stay Matte powder
Maybelline Falsies mascara 
Maybelline eye pencil
Lips: Sexy mother pucker- plum jam
 (this is new and I will be doing a review on range I brought)

So that is it, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. 

I am going on holiday in about a week so there will be some posts on packing and what beauty products I am going to be taking with me.

Love Grace x