Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Hot To Trot Tuesday

This weeks HTT Tuesday is dedicated to someone very special to me! My gorgeous baby sister!
We celebrated her Birthday this weekend and as she looked absolutely AMAZING I couldn't think of a better person to feature in this weeks HTT Tuesday!
Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister....I love you millions!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

P.S She will probably kill me for posting this!! ;)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Date night! #1

So I went on my first date, for this post I am going to call him beardy!
When he first messaged me obviously the first thing you do once you've read the message is look at his photos, my initial thought was hes not my type but he came across really nicely in his message.
I read further down his profile, I saw he was tall, which is a bit of a must for me as im 5'9", he lived in the same area as me, he had a car and a decent job and his bit of blurb about himself came across nicely! So why not, lets see what happens!
So we messaged for a bit, he was very friendly and I had a good feeling about him!
Now this is where, according to "the rules"  it could have gone slightly wrong (but I haven't read far enough yet!), we had been messaging for about four or five days and there was no sign of a date being set up, so after getting the opinion of two of my friends on him I messaged saying "so am I ever going to meet you in real life or are we just going to be behind the screen friends?" He messaged back almost straight away saying when are you free! According to the rules you are supposed to play hard to get, but I dont think you always have time to do that!
Once the date was arranged, I suggested a place to go which was fairly close to me, I got there first and I knew it woukd be quiet, nothing worse than walking in somewhere looking for someone! We were meeting at 7pm, he called at seven to say he was stuck in a bit of traffic so was running late, this would normally irritate me but I wasnt too bothered. When he arrived I was actually quite pleased, tall, nice build and decent on the eye......cha ching!
But once we got settled and chatted for a bit, it became clear to me that he wasn't for me, although he was really lovely his personality didn't quite match up to the way he was in his messages.
I put this down to him being a bit shy and hiding behind a computer screen can give you a bit of confidence?!
One other thing was he was very expessive with his facial expressions, which after a while I found myself mimicing! Oops
When I realised it was nearly ten and that I was starving I made my excuses and we called it a night,  we left it with a simple it was lovely to meet you and a kiss on the cheek....neither of us have made contact since!
On to the next......
Happy dating!
Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

Hey guys,

So this Weight Loss Wednesday is all about fresh starts!
Over the past couple of months life has been a little stressful and I really needed to take some of the pressure off myself, so the only feesable way to do that was by taking a step back on the diet front.

I knew I had put some weight on after a medical issue towards the end of last year and once that had settled back down my weight was yo-yoing....ANNOYING!

So rather than get more stressed about it I thought I would take a break, celebrate my birthday guilt free and then go back this wednesday and Start a fresh! Strangely I am actually reallly looking forward to it so summer body I'm comming for ya!!

So I have been very organised, stocked the cupboards with weight watcher friendly foods and have an exercise plan in mind! Hopefully next week I will be writing about a good weight loss!

Have a great week!

Grace xoxo


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Prduct launch evening!

Hey lovelies,

I was lucky enough to be invited to go along to a little product launch evening with Benefit Cosmetics in Bristol. I absolutely love Benefit and my kit and personal make up collection is full of it so was really excited to go!
The event was set up in store with a brightly coloured tea party theme....sparkling drinks in pink glasses, party rings and haribo! Sweet and make up, what more could a girl want?
The evening was to give us a sneak peek at the new World Famous Naturals Palettes they have launched, they come in three different colour choices and are a perfect every day palette to have in your collection, I got one and you can read more about the products here!
The evneing was filled with a demo, quiz with gorgeous lip glosses as prizes and other gorgeous bloggers.
Thanks to Lucy and Sophie from Benefit Cosmetics Bristol for a great evening! 

This is yet another great product from Benefit, which I would highly recommend! For more pictures take a look at my Facebook page.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals Palettes

As you know I went along to a sneak peek evening with Benefit cosmetics to see their brand new World Famous Neutrals Palettes.

These amazing palettes consist of two creaseless cream eye shadows and four longwear powder shadows and all for a great price of £23.50!

The World Famous Neutral palettes come in three colour ways, Browns (Most Glamorous Nudes ever), Pink (Easiest Nudes Ever) and Purples (Sexiest Nudes Ever). You can use them on a day to day basis to achieve a natural look or use them to to add extra glamour to an evening look!

I chose the Easiest Nudes Ever Palette which I absolutely love! It has a matte Pink shadow (pinky swear) which is great as a base colour as well as a shimmery cream (call my buff). You can then build up the glamour with the two brown shades(thanks a latte - Lighter shimmery brown & quick, look busy - darker matte brown).

For those of you who say "I'm no good at eye make up".....Fear not! This palette is perfect as it comes with a built in Tips & Tricks booklet! No excuses now ladies!
I would suggest you check these out and treat yourself! A must have for all girls who love a bit of glamour!

Stay Gorgeous
Grace xoxo

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Harvey Nichols Spring Summer Designer Fashion Event!

I have been lucky enough to be invited to one of Bristol's Fashion events of the season!
Harvey Nichols are hosting there Spring Summer Designer Fashion event and I wanted to let you all know that you could go to!

Renowned as one of the most stylish events on Bristol’s fashion calendar, the S/S13 event will be staged on Tuesday March 12 with a drinks reception from 7.30pm. More than 400 guests are expected.

Bristol’s impressive Museum & Art Gallery has been picked as the perfect backdrop for Harvey Nichols S/S13 catwalk show. This season, the luxury Quakers Friars store has opted to showcase its extensive designer collections at the historic Queens Road museum.

The runway will feature the finest selection of designer collections in the South West including Stella McCartney Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Joseph, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin alongside never seen before pieces from Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge.

“Bristol’s Museum & Art Gallery has gained an enviable reputation for its striking collections, and so it seems fitting that it is where we will showcase some of fashion’s most striking collections,” said Louise Masson, acting General Manager at Harvey Nichols Bristol.
Tickets for the event cost £15 and are available to order in store or online at
It gets better.....guests can also opt to upgrade to one of the special VIP packages available:

The Ultimate Pamper Package: Indulge a mini makeover & Champagne manicure by Nails Inc. Followed by Afternoon Tea in the Second Floor Restaurant for £45 per person (including show ticket).
Fashion & Fine Dining Package: Enjoy a three-course meal from the Second Floor set menu after the show for £35 per person (including show ticket).
 For more information on VIP packages, please contact Harvey Nichols on 0117 916 8888.

This event is going to be amazing, I hope to see you there!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Product Review - The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover

I have just re purchased The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover, so as I love it so much I thought I should share it with you!
This is a cream product that is really gentle on the skin. It removes all types of eye make up even very srubborn water proof mascara. Simply apply the cream to some cotton wool and wipe over the eye area. The nice thing is that you don't need to rub around the eyes, it simply wipes off very gently!
This product comes in a 100ml tube and costs £7.00 which I think is really resonable. Its fragrance and colour free and is suitable for all skin types.
This definitely gets a thumbs up from me!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Hot To Trot Tuesday - Adele

This weeks Hot To Trotee is Adele, In my opinion she doesn't really need an introduction but my reason for choosing her is because she is so real!
Despite being ridiculously famous and worth millions she is still down to earth and hasn't lost sight of who she really is!
Adele channels a stunning sixties inspired look with her hair and make up which really suits her, and embraces her curves and has a pitch perfect voice! Quite simply I think she is amazing!

Who would you award a HTT Tuesday to?

Grace xoxo

Monday, 4 March 2013

Single Girl in the City

As a single girl it is a minefield out there when it comes to dating.....the possibilities are endless, or they used to be! There comes a point when you become the only single friend, this puts a completely different spin on things! Your friends all either want to desperately set you up with just about any single man they can find or you become a threat of some sort and are gradually left out in the cold! Ok ok, maybe I'm making it sound slightly more dramatic than it actually is but you get my drift....

So what is a girl supposed to do to find the single men? Online dating!

This in itself is a scary process as there are so many things to think about! You are literally putting yourself out there for all to see, what if someone you know comes across your profile? What if only weirdos contact you? What if no one contacts you? (Believe me that wont happen, but sometimes you may wish it had!), the questions are endless but if you dont try you won't know!

So I decided I would set up a profile on a well known site and see what happens!
You upload some pics, the best ones you can find obviously, write a bit about yourself and click go.....whats the worst that can happen?
This seems like it should be so simple but it never is is it?!
First off are all you multiple choice questions, eye colour, hair colour, height, are you a smoker, do you want children but then comes weight/body type??? Well this is every girls worst nightmare right? It gives you the option of slim, average, athletic, a few extra pounds or bbw (big beautiful woman).....well I would have liked the option of curvy as im not slim but also not bbw so I went for a few extra pounds, but then you worry will that put some people off, but if it does they were obviously too superficial but will it make you look like you are wanting people to say you are not over weight? Jeez I'm only on the first page and its stressful already!

Once you've managed all the little questions its time to think of a catchy title, something that will draw people to you but nothing too cringy or attention seeking!
And then its down to the good stuff, write about yourself! WTF! I hate that bit, you suddenly find yourself trying to figure out what your best attrbutes are, you try to write something that makes you sound fun and adventurous but not too adventurous as we all know that actually you prefer lounging around on the sofa catching up on hollyoaks on a sunday not really hiking in the woods!
You want to sound fun fearless and independent but not so much so that a poor guy doesnt stand a chance.
Actually what I want to write is a list of things I DON'T want in a man, a need not apply list if you like, but I don't think thats the done thing!
So thats it, youve filled it all out, you've put up your best pics and now you just sit back and wait for the one to send you a message.........
I will fill you in next time as to what my inbox bought!

Have you tried internet dating?

Grace xoxo

Beauty S.O.S - Surviving a cold

I wanted to start a new series of blogs and videos called Beauty S.O.S, it will be quick tips and advice for Hair, Beauty and Make up related issues.

The first Beauty S.O.S is how to survive a cold! This may sound a bit odd but I always suffer from dry, sore skin and end up looking horrible when I have a cold so I thought I would share my tips for getting through a cold and still look beautiful at the end!

Take a look at my Beauty S.O.S video to see how to survive a cold....
Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Hey Beauties,

This weeks challenge is about something called a Stress Bucket!

First of all, What is your Stress Bucket? Well it's an imaginary bucket that we collect all our stress in, it also has a tap on it. Our stress buckets as with any container can only hold a certain amount before it over flows, when comparing this to the way we deal with stress, we can only take so much before we explode or break down.
So how do we use our Stress Bucket? Well the idea is that we use the tap on the bucket to let go of some of the stress we are holding on to so that we are able to deal with things better. With stress we are able to deal with big things as normally there isn't much we can do about them so we have to let them run there course, but when we have a build up of small stresses we will often find that harder, and it will very often be something very small and trivial that actually causes a melt down! So by releasing some of your stress when you can feel it building up. How you choose to do this is completely up to you, it may be that you just go to a quiet place to go over stuff in your head, talk to someone, meditate, write it down, what ever you feel helps you to let go a bit. 
Once you have made space it means you will be able take more things on and be able to deal with them a little bit easier!

This is a good tool to use when you feel under lots of stress, it will simply give you a way to take a step back and let go.

Here is this weeks I Love Me Challenge video.....

Be Happy

Grace xoxo