Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Powder Room at Glastonbury

Tomorrow I will be heading to Glastonbury to work with an awesome team of people as part of The Powder Room!

Offering festival goers the chance to camp in style with luxury toilets and showers, a bar and cafe and a pampering area. That is where I will be working helping people to stay gorgeous with Hair styling, Festival make up and nail artistry!

No longer does going to a festival mean you have to slum it!

Check out the Powder Room here to find out more about what we will be offering!

Are you going to Glasto? Come by and say hi!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The InStyler

I recently got to try out The InStyler through Bid TV, an amazing hair multi-tool. It is a straightener, curler and hot brush all in one!

The InStyler was originally designed by two celebrity hair stylists who wanted to find a styling tool that could replace all their others, saving them having to carry them all around job to job (I know that feeling!), they couldn't find one so they designed one themselves!

If I am completely honest I was a little skeptical when I first heard of the InStyler, only because I assumed that if this was a three in one the quality surely couldn't be as good as each individual styling tool . Well I need to eat my words as I couldn't have been more wrong!

The first time I tried the InStyler I was blown away, my hair is notoriously wild and hardly ever does what I want it to but I managed to straighten my hair in about five minutes! This is unheard of, it would normally take a good 25 minutes at least!

The InStyler is made up of a brush on one side and a rotating cylinder on the other, when pressed together the cylinder smooths down the hair with the heat setting your chosen style in place while the brush keeps the hair in place and tangle free.

There are three heat settings ranging from 140 - 196 degrees. The best bit is that because you don't have to use the InStyler on the hair for as long as other styling tools you use less heat making it healthier for the hair!

This is the perfect styling tool for taking in your gym bag or popping in your suitcase for your holidays, all your styling requirements in one!

I have filmed a couple of tutorial videos for you to show you how to achieve different looks using the InStyler.

How to straighten your hair with the InStyler....

How to create wavy hair with the InStyler....

The price of the InStyler ranges on different websites but it will always be cheaper than if you bought all the different styling tools individually.
For more information take a look at their website here

Have you tried the InStyler? Or are you thinking of getting one?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Batiste - Smoothing Conditioning Mist

Most of us are fans of Batiste dry shampoo which means you will more than likely be a fan of one of the new products they have to offer....Smoothing Conditioning Mist!

Dry shampoo offers us the chance to squeeze an extra day out of our hair when its in need of a wash, so instead of our locks getting up and walking them selves to the shower we can spray a bit of dry shampoo and have an extra ten minutes in bed!

Well we may have oily roots but what happens when you have hair that is drier towards the ends? That is were the dry conditioner steps in! A simple spray of this will give the hair and extra conditioning boost with out a drop of water involved. 

This light weight invisible spray helps to put moisture back in to dry and frizzy hair and smooths fly away strands! 

Available from and priced at £3.99 this is new hair must have!

Perfect for anyone going to Glastonbury this weekend!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 24 June 2013


So I haven't posted an I Love Me Challenge for ages! Life has been super busy and quite simply has got in the way!
But that brings me nicely to the I Love Me challenge #10......Embrace change, just go with the flow when life gets in the way!

Watch my video to find out more....

Stay gorgeous and remember how amazing you are!

Grace xoxo

Bling-ing Gorgeous!

last week I did a collaboration shoot with the very gorgeous Valentina who is a model and circus performer!

We wanted to do something with lots of sparkle and after searching the internet for inspiration we came up with the perfect idea!

I couldn't wait to show you the pics so here are a few behind the scenes pics whilst I wait for the final edited ones!

We had a great photographer Paul Claridge ready and waiting to take some amazing shots.....I can't wait to see the final images!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Friday, 21 June 2013

Collaboration Shoot

A little while back a few of my fellow creatives and I got together and did a photoshoot, we had a specific image in mind that we wanted to create and that is exactly what we did. In fact we nailed it and the results were amazing!

I loved working with with this awesome team and wanted to share our images with you all!

The dream team that worked on this shoot are
Photographer - Jessica Augarde
Model - Donatella Peglar
Hair Stylist - Jodie Austen of Peachy Stylist
And the make up was by me!

I hope you like the images!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Royal Moroccan Hair Serum

Have you ever been flicking through a magazine and had hair envy when looking at the celebrities? Ever wondered how they get their glossy locks looking quite so luscious? Most of you have probably answered yes, well fear not as there is a product that may well hold the answer!

I recently got the chance to try out some products from Royal Moroccan including the serum treatment.
Royal Moroccan is an Argan Oil based product that is a treatment and styling tool all in one. Aiming to give an instant long lasting shine.
This light weight serum will help combat that candy floss like fizz without weighing the hair down.

For anyone who has hair that is thick and coarse like mine you will know what a pain it can be styling your hair, I can honestly say that since I have been using the serum my hair has become more manageable, its like a miracle!! It has even reduced the amount of time it takes to blow dry my hair too!

You can use the Royal Moroccan oil in damp towel dried hair, apply a small amount throughout the hair and then dry and style as normal or use as an intensive treatment by applying all over dry hair and leaving in over night, rinse out and then shampoo and condition as normal.

This is definitely a product that is worth a try!

You can get Royal Moroccan Treatment serum here

Have you tried Royal Moroccan? What did you think?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 17 June 2013

The Upcoming Online Magazine

Hey Sugars,

So among many other things I seem to be doing at the moment I have been given the opportunity to do some Beauty Writing for online magazine The Upcoming!

Each week I have to provide two articles which get published....exciting!

Take a look at the Upcoming magazine here, not only is there a great beauty section but loads of other bits and pieces on there too!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bespoke Bride

Recently I was asked to be part of a photo shoot for Bespoke Bride to create some pictures for their fabulous blog! Bespoke Bride is a wedding blog but not just any wedding blog.....Emily and Jess set up their blog to help couple create weddings that are unique to them and simplify their special day

Once the date was set we got the girls all dolled up headed to the sea side! Luckily the sun was beaming although the wind was still blowing!

The scene was perfect we had the sun, the sand and even a vw camper van courtesy of Love Bus Wedding.

Photographer Craig Dearsley took some amazing shots and captured the scene perfectly!

It was a lovely shoot which I am very pleased to have been part of!

If you or someone you know are planning a wedding be sure to pop over to Bespoke Bride for some inspiration and handy hints!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 3 June 2013

Puckoo Couture

Some of you fashionista's out there will have heard of Puckoo Couture but for those of you who haven't I'm sure you will love them!

Puckoo Couture is the fashion baby of Bristol born designer Dionne Thomas, she has talent running through her veins and set up Puckoo Couture in 2010.
Her range of fashion forward clothing is something that anyone can wear and make it their own.
The range consists of Leggins and body suits through to hoodies, whether you are a little more daring or like to play it a bit safer there is something for everyone.

I was lucky enough to work with this amazing brand on a fashion show as a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist where they were showcasing the "Animals on Acid range"

The look was a heavy sixties inspired with sleek hair, the models looked amazing and absolutely rocked it on the catwalk!

Puckoo has been worn by many famous faces including Kelis, Jessie J and most recently Leigh-Anne from Little mix!
You can get your hands on Puckoo Couture here and is also available on ASOS and Etsy.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Bid TV

Hey Lovelies,

I hope you are all well!
I know I haven't blogged for what seems like forever but I do have a good excuse!

I have been pretty busy with work and have been back and forth between Bristol and London which takes up almost as much time as the actual work!

As a freelancer I seem to always have a few jobs on the go at any one time! I'm sure that some of you may have seen on Facebook or twitter that there is one that I am very excited about is that I am a Beauty Expert for Bid TV and Bid Plus shopping channels!
Bid TV Freeview 23 Sky 654 Virgin 745

This means I work on LIVE tv as a guest host representing different Skin care, Hair Care, Nail care and Make Up ranges. I will help to give an expert opinion and a bit more of a professional view on the products and also share some insider tips and tricks for the viewers and buyers!

On my first show I was so nervous I actually thought I might be sick but once we got going I was fine, luckily since then I have got to grips with it all and feel quite confident! Plus I get to try some amazing products.....any beauty junkies dream!

So watch out for me....coming to a TV Screen near you!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo