Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday

This weeks Weight Loss Wednesday I wanted to share some low point snacks! I know that in a perfect world we would all snack on fruit and carrot sticks but sometimes we just want cake and carrots won't do it, unless of course its a big chunk of carrot cake!! So here are some of my not so saintly low pointed snacks!

Kellogg's Rice Krispie squares chewy marshmallow 28g bar, 3 points.
This definitely hits the spot if you need a sugar fix with your afternoon cuppa!

Quaker Jumbo Snack a Jacks, Caramel, 1 point
you could have this on its own or mash up a banana and spread it on top!

Skips, prawn cocktail flavour, 2 points
If you fancy something savory these are a good choice.

Cashew Nuts, 10 nuts 2 points
I like mix some grapes and cashews and have them in my bag, its a good way of getting some extra protein into your diet too!

Weight loss result for this week is 1.5 lbs! Which brings my total to 69lbs!

How have you got on this week? Do you have any go to snacks you want to share?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

MUA BB cream heads up!

Last year saw many people falling for the BB creams that many brands brought to the market, I was one of those people! It was a perfect alternative to a full foundation for the summer months!

Well now MUA are bringing out their own version! The All In One Beauty Balm, This is a bit of a heads up! It will be released on March 14th from or superdrug, Don't forget to pop that date in your diary!

The MUA BB cream provides full coverage foundation containing a multi-functional formula that conceals, brightens and evens out skin tone for a perfect complexion!

Priced at £4 and available in three different shades (light, medium and dark) this is sure to be a handbag essential in no time!

I can't wait to give this product a try!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 27 February 2012

Make Up Monday - Choosing the right lips stick!

This Make Up Monday I am giving some tips on choosing the correct lip colour for your skin tone. This post/ video has been requested a couple of times. I know I always used to have trouble choosing the right colour lipstick, after spending ages testing them out on the back of my hand I would then put it on only to find the colour was completely different!

So here a few tips for helping you to get the perfect colour first time!

I hope this helps.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Bristol Fashion Week 2012

Hey Lovlies,

It's that time of year again and Bristol Fashion Week is nearly here! This year is going to be even better than before as they are hosting a special showing for Bloggers! It will be held on Friday 23rd March at 4:30 at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway.

This will be an opportunity for you to preview some of the hottest Spring/ Summer trends which will include designer and high street so there is something to suit everyone! Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton will be hosting the catwalk show, they guarantee to entertain as well as give their fashion knowledge and celebrity gossip!

As if that wasn't already sounding good enough, there will also be a 50's style champagne tea party courtesy of Marks & Spencer, a chance to win a designer handbag with John Lewis and pop into the Pamper zone and indulge in some feel good treatments!

So for all you bloggers out there who would like to go along to Bristol Fashion Week you may well be in luck as the first 200 tickets are being given away for free all you have to do is apply by sending an email to, make sure to include a link to your blog (if you are a fashion student include a scanned image of your student I.D), by 10th March 2012.

For everyone else Bristol Fashion Week is running from 21st - 25th March with 18 catwalk shows to choose from. Standard tickets are priced at £8.95 and are available from or from the information desk inside the mall.

If you want to join any twitter conversations, please use #BFW!

I hope to see you there!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lady Gaga Inspired Nails!

Hey Sugars,

I saw this picture of lady gaga in a magazine a while ago and immediately thought I had to recreate it! I have been waiting for my nails to get back to normal so now that they are here we go!
 This is the picture I saw in a magazine of some limited edition nails that were created by Naomi Yasuda, who is Lady Gaga's nail artist!
 Here is my version!

Here is my video tutorial....

I hope you like it! Are there any other celebrity nails you are inspired by?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday

This is a weekly post that I used to do on my personal blog but as life seems to get in the way too often I haven't updated it for ages (very naughty I know!), so I thought I would restart Weight Loss Wednesday here on oooooh pretty! Apologies for this post being really long, they wont normally!

I have been on a weight loss "journey" for what seems like a million years but have finally found a eating plan that suits me and actually works! I was talking to some of my blogger Girlies and they said I should do a before and after (well a so far, as I still have a bit to go!), so here it is!

I have struggled with my weight forever, I was bullied at school for being fat which at the time I really felt that I was too, but having seen some pics from senior school I actually wasn't! I'm not using the excuse of being "big boned" but I do have a bigger frame and I am tall so maybe that was it? Well since then I have tried every diet there is, as they say if you want to know about diets ask a fat girl.....It's true, most of us will have tried them! Detox, Atkins, slimming world, wheat free, the cabbage soup diet and that was not pretty, especially for the people around me (if you know what I mean!!)

Here is me at my heaviest....
In this pic I am a size 22/24, I absolutely hated the way I looked. I remember being so miserable, I am known for being a confident, happy person but to be honest, inside I was really unhappy! I can't even describe how how ashamed I am by this picture!
I remember being so mad at myself when I was on holiday in Australia and Hong Kong, I was so unhappy with the way I looked and rather than enjoying my time there I spent the whole time feeling self conscious!

Well, I am now on my way to being happy with body and weight. I joined Weight Watchers back in November 2010, over the next month I lost a stone but I then had a massive car accident which put a stop to everything (although I do remember emailing my weight watchers leader from my hospital bed!), luckily I managed to keep the weight off and actually lose more (i tried to follow the plan loosely at home!) over the next ten months whilst I was house bound on crutches! Once I was more mobile I rejoined weight watchers and now have lost a total of 4 stone 9.5 lbs! I would like to lose another 2 stone 5.5lbs.
Here is a pic of me now....

I have found Weight Watchers super easy, with the pro points plan you can pretty much fit anything into your diet, the good thing is it makes you really think about your food choices which encourages healthy eating!

So Weight Loss Wednesday's will be a place for me to share my weight loss along with any tips and recipes with you all! Also if any of you would like to take part in WLW you would be more than welcome, if you just wanted to share your weight loss story, weekly weigh in results or recipes, please let me know! You never know, it may help keep you on track!

My weight loss result this week is 2lbs! That takes my total to 67.5lbs.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

MUA Love Hearts Collection

Hey Sugars,

I know there have been loads of posts on the Love Hearts collection from MUA, that's why I waited to do mine! I was invited to attend the launch event for the Love Hearts collection but as it was in London I wasn't able to attend, but the gorgeous people over at MUA sent me some goodies so that I didn't miss out, one word describes the package that arrived..... SPOILED!! It was jam packed with great products, some were from the love hearts collection and some from the normal range, all of which I could't wait to try out!

All the goodies!
Tinted lip balms, I love both these colours. They are really glossy and perfect for those day where you don't want to wear lipstick but want a bit of colour! £2.00 each.
Love Hearts collection Nail varnishes, £2.00 each. There is a range of 6 colours to choose from!
These varnishes give great coverage, this is just one coat!
MUA have bought out glitter nail quake varnishes, £2.99 each. There are 6 shades to choose from. 
They give a very subtle effect!
Plumping Lip Glazes, £2.00 each, there are 8 shades to choose from. They are really shiny and although I don't actually need any plumping for my lips they definitely give a tingly feel as they give your lips that voluptuous look! 
The 3 in 1 contour pen, £1.50 each, there are 8 colours to collect. These liners are great and I will definitely be getting more colours! They are so versatile and are easy to blend out and smudge!

All of these products are available for you to purchase from the MUA website!

What do you think of the collection? Have you tried it yet?

Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 20 February 2012

Make Up Monday - Bright Eyes

This weeks Make Up Monday is continuing one of the current fashion trends! Colour is every where in the shops (at last!) so I thought I would create a look that is full of bright colours!

All the products I have used for this look are from MUA, the poptastic and stary night palette and the 3 in 1 contouring eye liner. All MUA products are available from superdrug or

Here is my video tutorial....

So dig out your brightly coloured make up and put it to use! I hope you like this look.

Happy Make Up Monday.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines day you lovely lot!

Well Valentines day is a funny day, some people are all loved up, others are not impressed by the loved up people and then there are people like me who loves valentines day whether I'm single or not! I am currently single (any super hot tall loaded men can apply here!!! hehe) so I am going out with two of my girlies for a catch up this evening!

As it is the day that is symbolised by hearts and love I thought I would do a post with some of my favourite lovely dovey pics!

 My one and only Valentines card.... from my dad!! 
 These are the yummiest chocolate (£1 from tesco)
 My new favourite ring £2.50 from Primark!
 These are my lips! My lovely friend Lucy was doing a photography project and asked if she could use my lips! The project was based on the seven deadly sins and I was LUST!! haha
This is my new purchase from Dorothy Perkins it was £12, is a looped scarf and can be used inside out as it has two colour ways!

I hope you all have a lovely Valentines day whether you are out with your hottie tonight or having a night to your self, as one of my friends said "we don't need a man to love ourselves!"

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo  

Monday, 13 February 2012

Make Up Monday - Green With Envy

Hey Sugars,

This weeks Make Up Monday I am continuing the Valentines theme but with a bit of a twist! This week I am doing a Green with Envy tutorial, this is for all the single girls out there, but not because we are green with envy over the couples but because some of those girls in the couples might be envious of us girls living the single life!

Here's my tutorial......
(OMG!! Look at my wrinkly forehead!! You can tell I'm getting old!)

This is quite a dramatic look but I look a bit of drama when you dress up to go out!

I hope you like this look! Have a great valentines day what ever you do!

Happy Make Up Monday

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Last weekend I went along to IMATS in london, it was a good day with plenty of shopping and was great to see lots of inspirational make up! I got to see the actor Warwick Davis being turned into Professor Flitwick from Harry Potter! It was amazing and they make it look so easy..... If only I found it that easy at college!

Here is my Haul!

There are also plenty of photos on my facebook page for you to see too!

Did you go along? What goodies did you buy?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 6 February 2012

Make Up Monday - Valentines Tutorial

Hey lovelies,

I know my posts and videos have been a little bit MIA recently but I have been a tad inundated with college work and have also been suffering with my back! But I am back this week with a valentines make up tutorial for you all!

Unfortunately I don't have photos like normal as my battery has run out of charge! So I will pop the video below for you all to take a peek at!

Happy Make Up Monday!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo