Saturday, 31 December 2011


Here is a little new year message for all you lovlies along with a huge thank you!

I hope 2012 brings you all you have ever dreamt of and more


Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Friday, 30 December 2011

New Years Eve Makeup look!

With New Years Eve literally a day away I thought today would be the perfect day to bring you a Makeup look that is perfect for the new year festivities!
Get your glitter ready girls.....

The photos dont actually show just how glittery this look is but it really is!! I have used the Glitterball palette from MUA for the eye shadow colours and a collection 2000 glitter (I don't think this is available anymore but you can use any glitter product you have available). The False lashes I have used are from Eyelure (number 162) and the lip colour is Kiss You from Benefit, perfect for that Midnight Kiss!

Here is my video tutorial that shows you exactly how to get this look....

I hope you have an amazingly sparkly New Year!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Years Eve Nails!

There is no better time to pack on the glitter than New Years Eve, so I have come up with a super glittery nail design for you to wear this weekend!
There is no nail art involved in this design so anyone can give this a try!

You could use any colour combination you like for this look and if you dont have any nail gems you could just cover the ring finger in glitter instead!

Here is my Tutorial video to show you how to get this look...

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

My Christmas day!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, mine was really nice and I feel completely spoilt!

The thing I love the most about Christmas is that I get to spend lots of time with my family, and of course the presents!

Here are a couple of my favourite gifts! I loved everything I got but these are at the top! Not only did I get spoilt with pressies I was also given money to put in my IMATS fund (ready to stock up on goodies!). I finally got a hooded scarf which I love (you may remember I wrote a post about them, well now I have one!), I have a beautiful Osprey Wallet which is gorgeous and my sister had a personalised label made for a bottle of wine, I love things like that, its very special!

All in all my Christmas day was filled with family, food and presents (all of my favourite things!), here are couple of my best pics of the day!
So that the dogs didn't feel left out they had little outfits to wear, not that they stayed on very long! We also had Christmas outfits, in the form of Christmas pyjamas! I gave them to my mum and sister as Christmas eve presents, they are so comfy and a bargain from George at asda for £8! And my grown your own snow friend is the cutest thing! Im sure you remember the grow your own magic trees you used to get? well this is the same but a now friend, you pop them in the magic water and they grow a snow coat, I actually bought this as a secret santa present but liked it so much I kept it and bought something else! 

I hope you loved everything you got and that you had a lovely day!

Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a very
Happy Christmas!
I hope you are all having a fabulous day!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Nails - Reindeer's!!

This is my favourite Christmas nail design this year!  It is a Reindeer Nail design and even if I do say so myself I think it's sooooo cute!

I am literally in love with these nails!

To see how I did these nails take a look at my tutorial video....

I hope you like this design and that it brings you some festive cheer!

Have a fabulous Christmas

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Nails - Christmas Puddings!

I remember seeing a design like this a couple of years ago and definitely wanted to give it a try myself this year!

Christmas Puddings are definitely something that people think of when you mention Christmas so having them on your nails is the perfect way to to fill your day with Christmas cheer!

To get this look check out my tutorial video...

Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Nails - Candy Cane Nails!

This week is full of Christmas Nail designs! Starting off with Candy Cane Nails.
I love Candy Canes, the red and green instantly make me think of Christmas so I thought I would come up with a nail design inspired by them!

for an added bit of Christmas cheer I have created a holly inspired ring finger using little gems!

To see how I got this look take a peek at my tutorial video...

I hope you like this design!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 19 December 2011

Make Up Monday - Dramatic Smokey Eye

This weeks Make Up Monday is a dramatic Smokey Eye. One of my friends wanted to practice their smokey eye at college last week and I loved the look he did so much I thought I would recreate it for you guys!

Using a basic Smokey Eye technique as your base and then adding lashes and liner gives this look a dramatic finish, Perfect for your Christmas parties!
If you want to recreate this look take a peek at my tutorial video....

Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Nails - Father Christmas's Coat

This weeks Christmas Nail Design is based on Father Christmas's Coat!

I used Kangarooby fromOPI from my base colour, black nail art paint for the belt, White nail art paint for the fur trim and Barry M's gold Foil effect varnish for the buckle.

Here is my video tutorial showing how I got this look....

I hope you like this design! Merry Christmas....Ho Ho Ho!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Obsessed with Gingerbread!

My names Grace and I'm addicted to gingerbread! I have definitely become slightly obsessed with gingerbread men over the past couple of years (only at Christmas time I must add!), I saw them on an American programme and someone had huge ones all over their tree and I fell in love with them from that moment on!

So I thought I would share my obsession with you and make a little shrine to Gingerbread men on my blog!
 This is a giant Gingerbread man, he was one of my advent presents, I saw him last year in a shop and never got round to buying him but my lovely mummy surprised me with him!! 
 I spent last Friday evening (i know, I know, what a glamorous life I lead!) building this Gingerbread house, it was a kit was already baked and you just put it together and decorate!
 Fresh out the oven!
60 gingerbread men later all decorated with smarties for buttons and iced smiles and eyes! They taste yummy too!

I love everything about Christmas and Gingerbread men make it even better! What's your favourite thing at Christmas?

Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Friday, 9 December 2011

Like Me!

Hey Lovelies,

Just a quick post to let you all know about my Facebook page. I would love it if you could click that little 

Stay Gorgeous 

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Deck the halls....

....With Christmas decorations!!!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! More than I can even describe, as far as I'm concerned Christmas officially starts on the first Thursday of November when Starbucks bring out the Red Cups, and from then on its festivities galore!

Well I popped in to pound land the other day and found these wobbly festive figures!

 Cute....Oh yes they are!! For £1.00 each they are great quality and they are so adorable I couldn't resist them! I have placed them on my shelf with some fairy lights to make my room feel nice and festive, so you should spot them in my videos!
I hope you are all having fun decorating and being festive!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Nails - Snowflakes!

This week I have done a really quick and easy nail design on my mums nails as mine have all snapped off!

I have used The show must go on from OPI and then stamped snowflakes on using a white nail art paint and Konad plate M59.

This a really easy way to bring Christmas into your everyday look! Hope you like them!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bloggers Christmas Party!

You don't really need an excuse to dress up in your party gear at this time of year, but if you do I have the perfect one for you!

My Street Chic are showing how much they love us bloggers by hosting a Bloggers Christmas Party!! 
This fabulous party will bring you Fashion, Style, music and the chance to meet other like minded bloggers from all over the country!
It gets better ladies, there will be a live catwalk show featuring the latest party outfits from, a goodie bag full of treats and a fabulous drink on arrival, and once that is all over you will be able to dance the night away in style in to the late hours as you then have access to the club for the night!

When: Friday 16th December, 7pm - 10pm 
Where: Java, 9 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NF

Tickets cost just £5.00 and you can get them by clicking here

I'm going and hope to see some of you lovelies there too!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sixties Photo Shoot!

Hey Guys,

Just a quick post to share a link with you! A few weeks back I worked My Street Chic on a sixties inspired photo shoot which has now been published on their website so I thought I would share it with you all!

I have told you all about My Street Chic before in a previous post which you can see here!

Hope you like it!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Friday, 2 December 2011

My new glittery love!

This is one of my newest purchases and I absolutely love it!! It is the perfect accessory for Christmas parties, it simply doesn't get any more glittery than this.....

This handful of glittery goodness is a clutch bag from Primark and cost just £6.00! The one I chose is a multi coloured glitter but it's also available in black and gold too!

This clutch is the perfect way to brighten up your LBD!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Winter Favourites

I'm not a huge fan of making monthly favourites videos and posts as I don't always buy many new products on a monthly basis, although I do like seeing everyone else's. So I thought I would do seasonal posts about my favourite products, so here are my Winter favourites!

There is lots of info on the products on my video but my winter favourites include

Boots Vitamin E 2 in 1 cleanser
Lush UltraBland cleanser
Soap and Glory For Daily youth
Soap and Glory Daily Smooth body butter
Lush Lemony Flutter cuticle butter
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals
Sleek Cranberry Lipstick

What are your winter faves? Let me know if there are any must haves you think I'm missing out on!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

French Polish - Vamp style!

This weeks nail design is a good match for this weeks Make Up Monday.

Its also an easy cheats way to fresh looking nails! If like me your nail polish wears away at the tips but you don't have time to take it all off and start again, this is the perfect way to revive them!

I already had on a dark red base which had seen better days so I have added a gold tip and then a smaller black tip over the top. This look fits in with the vamp look that is hot right now and also gets a few more days out of your polished talons! You can of course do this design from scratch and swap the colours around too!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Berry Collection from Sleek

I first saw a sneek preview of the Berry Collection from Sleek cosmetics on the gorgeous Em's blog and so on thursday last week I made sure there was time in my day to pop to superdrug to get my hands on it!

This collection consists of a Blusher, Khol pencil and Lipstick all for an amazing £9.99! The colours are perfectly on trends and great for all those Christmas parties!

The blusher, Fenberry, is a deep rouge which is great for a winter make up look, this is a product where a little goes a long way so be careful how much you apply to your brush! It has a mirror built in the lid so is a great handbag item!

The Mossberry Khol pencil, is a jumbo pencil, its a really nice creamy product, its goes on the skin really smoothly and builds up nicely! With it being a redish brown colour it will warm up your make up look.

The Cranberry lipstick, is amazing! I love this colour, it's a real deep blood red and is niuce and matte on the lips, I wore mine with a clear gloss added over the top for a bit of added glamour!

These are great products to have so I would suggest you rush down to superdrug and pick one up before it's too late!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo