Friday, 20 July 2012

My Final Piece.....The Flmonktin!!

As most of you will know I have just completed my Theatrical and Media Make Up course. This is part of the reason I have been a bit MIA recently as with all courses I had my final pieces to get together amongst other stuff!

Well I thought I would share my final piece with you! This was also my entry for UK Skills which is the biggest industry competition in the UK. My design made to as a reserve!
The theme was Golden Oldies.....Couldn't really be more vague! I decided to go with an old film and chose The Wizard of Oz and chose to make a mash up of The Flying Monkey, The Tin Man and a bit of glitter for Dorothy! Mixing these together (and someone else's random thinking) brought the name "The Flmonktin"!

And here it is.....
 It is slightly random and definitely not an every day make up!! But being that It had to involve imagination, prosthetics and a bald cap, I'm pretty sure it ticked all the boxes and I'm really happy with the final result!
Its hard to believe that my gorgeous friend Camilla is under all that paint!
So much effort went in to this piece and it took a few weeks of preparation as I had to face cast, make the prosthetics and the costume before we could even start applying stuff to the body!

What do you think?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Vivo Lacquer Shine Lip Gloss

Vivo Cosmetics very kindly sent me some of their new Lacquer Shine Lipgloss to try out recently and it didn't disappoint!

They have launched eight shades for the summer all priced at a bargainous £1.99 each. They have aimed to produce a non sticky formula that has a vinyl like finish to give a plumped up look to the lips. The applicator brush is really soft and spreads the gloss on nice and evenly.

 These are Spiritual and Fire
 The colours are very dense and glossy
 Fire is a vivid orange, perfect for the summer!

 Spiritual looks quite dark in the tube but actually on the lips its a pinky nude shade 
The gloss feels really nice on the lips and actually lives up to the non sticky claim, I love that the colour is full and not wishy washy a many glosses are. With eight shades for you to choose from there will be a shade to suit everyone.

Vivo is available at Tesco stores or directly from their website at

What do you think? Will you trying these out?

Stay gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

EOS Lip Balm

You may have seen the EOS Lip Balms in you tube videos and blog posts from the beauty girls from across the pond.

EOS stands for Evolution Of Smooth, they have many products including the Sphere Lip Balm.

It is a clear sphere shaped lip conditioner which is Phthalate, Petrolatum and Paraben free. It contains Shea butter and Vitamin E which gives long lasting moisture to the lips! They come in six flavours, Summer fruit, Lemon Drop, Strawberry sorbet, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Medicated Tangerine and Sweet mint.

Over here in the UK I don't know of any where other than online that you can get this product, and even then you normally have to pay more in postage than you do for the actual lip balm!

Well I got one on eBay and then another one for my birthday, I have them in Lemon drop and Sweet mint and I love them! I really like the way the are packaged, and they make my lips feel super soft and that feeling last for ages! I would definitely recommend them to everyone!

The sphere shaped balm glides on to the lips perfectly leaving them feeling super smooth! 

I definitely think these are my new hand bag essential! One warning...You do get odd looks when you get it out of your bag, one person said to me they thought it was an egg!!??

Have you ever tried these lip balms? What did you think? 

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Going For Gold!

Hey Loves,

I have been very lucky and have been sent the brand new Limited edition palette from MUA....It has been launched to help celebrate this years Olympics!

As always it delivers ten highly pigmented colours, they are all metallics so perfect for glam evening looks. There a a few different golds in the palette which will be great for those balmy summer evenings (if we ever get any!!)

 You may also notice that they are now displayed in square pans! (please excuse the slightly blurred pic below!)

 The colours are gorgeously shimmery and even with the glitter there are colours that are great for an every day look,
Then you can glam it up for the evening with these amazingly rich tones!

This is a fab palette to have in your make up bag especially being priced at just £4.00!! It will be available from MUA's website and superdrug on July 4th!

What do you think of the colours? Will you be buying the Going for Gold palette?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo