Sunday, 18 January 2015

How to stay organized this year

Hi everyone,
Today I am gong to be telling you my top tips for staying organized this year.
Since I have a blog and I go to school, it can be quit hard too manage it all at once. I think school, family and friends come first before any social media. If you have a blog or even a you tube or instagram it is even harder to keep up-to-date with everything.
My first tip is to make lists or notes in a journal for that specific topic. I have a journal for just my blog posts and I find it a lot easier since I can just take the notebook and write all my ideas in one place. 
When I start a new school year I get given a school planner. If your school doesn't provide a planner, there are many stationary shops that will sell them. I think that daily or weekly planners are great so you are able to write down all your homework you are given.
When I am at home doing homework or writing a new blog post I will be at my desk or on my bed. I have this organizer thing (not sure what its called) from staples and it is really good. I like to keep everything I need like pens,paper clips etc. so I know where they are.
In my study area I also have a huge peg. This is from New Look and it was on sale for £2, I just couldn't leave it. I like to put all my important papers and letters there so they are right in front of me and I wont forget them.
I love sticky notes, they are a great way to remember something or purely for decoration. I like to list homework or certain things I would need to remember.
I also love writing in colour, I find this easier and it will stand out more. 
I hope you enjoyed some off these tips and I hope that they helped some of you out.
Grace xx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Collection Concealer | Hot or Not Wednesday

Hi everyone,
Today I am doing another Hot or Not but this is going to be on a concealer that gets hyped about so much. It is the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer.

I have only had this for about 1 month, but I have used it everyday. I wear this to school with just some powder on top to set it. I don't wear foundation because I feel asif it is too heavy for my skin. This concealer is great, gives good coverage, lasts along time and it is just great.

Mine is in the shade medium cool and it is only £4.19 and collection does offers all the time.

I love this concealer I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether your in school, work or just want extra coverage. 
Grace xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

25 facts about me

Hi everyone,
Today I felt a bit uninspired but I really wanted to post something for you, so today I am going to tell you 25 facts about me. Lets Begin !
1. My birthday is the 10th of July (which I love since it is in the summer).
2. I have one older sibling.
3. I have 2 dogs, they are mother and daughter and they are called Lexi and Poppy.
4. I have been dancing since I was 3.
5. The dance styles I do now are, street, contemporary, tap and musical theatre.
6. When I was about 9/10 I started writing songs and I still remember them all (They were awful).
7. My lucky number is 10 because it was the date I was born on and the month my brother was born in (October).
8. I live in England, but I have been on holiday to Florida, Orlando 8 times!
9. I really enjoy fashion designing even though I can not work a sewing machine.
10. I love spicy buffalo wings.
11. I have a fear of spiders, escalators, elevators, heights, death and the deep ocean (I am fine unless you can't see the bottom of the water).
12. I love roller coasters.
13. I have a massive love for Olly Murs.
14. I get travel sick very easily.
15. I have never been to London (but I am going in February, I can't wait).
16.I love Micheal Jackson.
17. When I was 4 I cut all of my hair off.
18. Growing up, I use to play a lot of football and golf.
19. I really want to start a YouTube channel this year (It might happen very soon).
20. I got a pet rabbit for my 3rd birthday, her name is Dora and she will be 10 this year! (Yes, she is still alive).
21. My family has a big obsession for Nandos but it's not my favorite restaurant.
22. I am a very fussy eater.
23. I bruise like a peach.
24. I am the worst at making decisions
25. When it is cold I get really grumpy, but as soon as I get warm I am on top of the world.
I hope you got to know a little bit more about me.
Grace xx

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Review: Barry M nail polishes

Hi everyone,
Today I am going  to review the Barry M nail polishes. There are many different collections so I will go into detail with each collection.

The first collection I am going to talk about is probably the most popular. The gelly hi-shine nail paint.

It claims to be a hi shine gel effect nail paint that provides an extra glossy finish.
I only have 4 off them but I love all of them. They are very pigment, I use two coats but you could only do one if you prefer. They are very shiny and they last along time on the nails. 
I really do love these and they are probably one of my favorite nail polishes I have tried.

The second Barry M nail polish collection I am going to talk about is the nail effect collection. I have only had these for a little while but, I have used them. I think that they are very pigmented and after they have dried they feel textured. I really love these, they come in many different colours and they are very long lasting.

I am now going to talk about the silk collection. I only have one off these but I have used it quit a lot. The one nail polish I have from this collection is this beautiful pastel pink/purple.I only ever used one coat and it was a solid colour, then all you ever have to do is add a topcoat. What makes them really cool,is like the textured effects it feels like silk (duh Grace, that's what the collection is). I really love this collection and I really need all of the colours.

The final nail polishes I am going to talk about are the top coats. I have 2 but they are very different.

The first topcoat I am going to talk about aren't the standard clear topcoats, they are detailed ones. I only have one, and it has little pieces of yellow,blue and green specs in it. This looks great over any nail polish. I hope that they do more cause they are really pretty.

The second topcoat I am going to talk about is just the standard one. It is a basecoat, topcoat and nail hardener all in one. Too be honest this is probably my favorite Barry M nail polish, it works the best and I love it so much. It works great and it makes my nail polish last so much longer.

I hope you enjoyed my first review, let me know what products you want me to review in the comments.
Grace xx

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Tanya Burr lip glosses | Hot or not Wednesday

Hi everyone,
So today I am going to start a new series and it is going to be a hot or not short review on a product that I think has been popular or that gets ignored. I hope you enjoy this new series and I will try to post a new hot or not every Wednesday.

The first hot or not I am going to do is a lip gloss. These came out this time last year and many people love them and I am going to share my thoughts on one shade in particular but if you want I will post a full review on different shades. They are the Tanya Burr lip glosses and the one I am talking about is Just Peachy.

Hot or Not?
Just peachy is this beautiful peachy/pink colour, it is perfect for everyday. I have used this everyday since I got it. I bought this from superdrug and it was on sale for £4.99 but they normally cost £6.99. I was surprised about how pigmented this was. It smells great, long lasting and I can't wait to buy more. This product is definitly worth the hype.

I hope you enjoyed this Hot or Not and leave a comment of what you want me to try out next.
Grace xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Top 5 Winter Nail Polishes

Hi Everyone.
So today I have decided to share my top 5 favorite nail polishes for the winter.

 (left to right)

Revlon, Fast dry nail enamel - 400,Ignite
( Very Metallic and beautiful )

Maybelline, Colour Show nail polish - 150,Mauve kiss
( Makes your nails look so healthy )

Revlon, Fast dry nail enamel - 810, Hazy
( Very Basic, but so different )

Barry M, Gelly hi-shine nail paint - 350, Plum
( Gorgeous colour for winter )

Topshop, Nail polish - All I need is aniseed
( Perfect Berry Colour )

I love all off these nail polishes. They are all so different but they all look very autumnal.  

I Hope you liked this blog post and let me know what your favorite nail polishes for the winter are.
Grace xx

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Another beauty haul

HI everyone,
Over the past couple of weeks I have purchased a couple of beauty products, so today I am going to share what I bought.

The first few things I got where actually late Christmas presents off my mum. I am not bragging I just thought I would include them.

 The first 2 things she got me where Barry M nail polishes from the textured effect collection. I have never tried this collection out before so I was definitely intrigued.

Mine were in the colours, Countess and lady.I have tried out both and I thought that they were just top coats, but I tried it on it'w own and it looks so pretty. Countess is probably my favorite because when it's on your nails it looks holographic and I love that effect. The whole point of the textured polishes is that after it has dried, you touch your nail and it feels like you have put glitter on your nails and it's so cool.

The final product I got off my mum was the Zoella Fizz bar. All you do is, break off as many cubes as you want and but them in your bath. I haven't used this yet but I am so excited to, but I have smelt it and it's smells so nice.

I went to superdrug and bought 2 things. From the collection stand, I have finally decided to purchase my first tube of the collection lasting perfection concealer. I have used this a few times and I absolutely love it. It gives great coverage and just evens out my skin and it stays on for the whole day. It only costs £4.19, It is so affordable and so worth the money.

The second beauty product I purchased from superdrug was the Tanya Burr lip gloss in Just Peachy. When I went to go choose the shade, they where on offer for only £4.99 and they are usually £6.99 which was great. This is the first lip gloss I have bought from this collection, and I think I need to go back and get all the shades.I love this lip gloss so much, and I have not stopped wearing it since I bought it. It is very pigmented, long lasting and smells great. I cannot wait to buy more of these. Let me know if you would like me to review the collection.

The next thing I got, came free with a magazine I purchased, but I thought you would like to see it. It is the Essence liquid eyeliner in sparkling purple. This is such a pretty colour but as soon as I swatched it, I was a bit disappointed. It was very sheer and not very pigmented. When I tried it out on my eye you could barley tell it was there. What I did like, is that it was a very easy application. In store it would usually cost £2.49 but I wouldn't repurchase this again in this shade, but I might purchase it in a solid black colour.

Swatches ( Top to bottom )
Collection concealer
Tanya Burr lip gloss
essence eyeliner

The final product I got was a hair product. I am not the person to try out all sorts of different hair products, but I decided to buy a heat defense spray since I don't want to damage my hair too much. My mum kindly bought this for me,, and I am very grateful and it didn't cost as much as I thought it would. It only cost £4.95. 

I hope you liked my small haul.

Grace xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

2014 favorites

HI everyone, 
So today, since it is new years eve I thought I would share my favorite products of 2014. I am going to start off with beauty an I will post clothing and others later this week.
My favorite Eye products:
Sleek eye shadow palette in Au Natural - Great range of colours, very pigmented, Great for traveling.
Maybelline Colour tattoos - Perfect eye shadow base, range of colours, long lasting.
Maybelline, the colossal Go extreme volume, waterproof mascara - Adds length and volume, separation, great for everyday.
My favorite lip products:
Baby lips, lip balm - very moisturizing, sheer colour,great for everyday.
Nivea lip butter - Great overnight, intensively moisturizing.
Lush mint julips, lip scrub - removes dead skin cells, smells great.
Soap and glory, sexy mother pucker in punch bowl - Glossy, pigmented, long lasting.
Rimmel colour rush balm, Rita Ora collection in 700 not an illusion - pigmented, long lasting, great range of colours.

Favorite Face product:
Natural collection creamy concealer - Light to medium coverage, bendable, long lasting.
Favorite Nail polishes:
(Left to right - Grapefruit, Papaya, Prickly pear, Plum)
Barry M Gelly hi-shine nail paint - Pigmented, glossy, long lasting.
Favorite skincare products:
Simple, eye makeup remover - Doesn't upset my skin, removes waterproof mascara
Clean and clear, dual action moisturiser - Daily moisturiser, lasts all day
Clean and clear, exfoliating daily wash - removes dead skin cells, great for daily use.

Favorite Body product:
The Body shop, shower gel, Strawberry - Lathers up well, smells great, lasts along time.
Favorite Hair product:
Babyliss straighteners - does a great job
Girl online, Zoe Sugg - Best book I have read all year.

I hope you enjoyed this and Happy New Year.