Sunday, 9 July 2017

Birthday Meal GRWM 2017!

So after a poll on Twitter, which nowadays determines life changing decision (*sarcasm*) I have came to the conclusions that you all want to see a Birthday GRWM and a What I Got For My Birthday and that is exactly what I am going to do. For all of you newbies, my birthday is July 10th and so when you are reading this, it will be tomorrow for you but as I am writing this it is two days away for me. 
This post is actually coming in advanced for you guys, just because I am not really one to do anything for my birthday, but my family insisted on a meal and so it feel on the 8th of July. That sort of explains why I have a Birthday GRWM going up before my birthday but I really wanted to share with you a more glam look as what I will be wearing on my actual birthday will be near to nothing so I thought that you would appreciate this one more.
Anyway, this will include my hair, outfit and makeup so I will try and be a little chatty but not a bit load of ramble which is basically impossible so lets see just how good my attempt is.
I am just going to start off with hair because it was super quick and easy. This was freshly washed hair with just my regular shampoo and conditioner (let me know if you want a hair care routine) and then after majority of it had air dried, I just dried the rest with a hairdryer. I then just straightened it quite lazily, not making it too specific, with my GHD heat protecting spray and my GHD straighteners. To finish it off, I added a little of my Wella Oil Reflections Hair Oil just to give it a little shine and that's it.
I want to start off by apologizing for the amount of different eye shadows I used for this look but I didn't want to lie about anything but obviously you don't have to have these exact products and I probably didn't need this many shades anyway but whatever, lets just start.

Whenever I do glam makeup, I always start with my brows and eye shadow just because it is a lot easier to clean up if any mistakes are made. To fill in my eyebrows I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Taupe as this is super easy to use and makes my eyebrows just look amazing and because this look was a little heavy, I needed my brows to really shape the face. To make sure that they would last I just used the Collection Colour Lash Mascara in Clear just to set all of the hairs in place.
As well as priming my eyes, I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer to carve out my eyebrows also, just to make everything super slick and then I set that with the NYX Single Eye Shadow in Whipped Cream just to create a clean, blank canvas for eye shadow. Here is where is gets a little all over the place. Starting off in the crease, I used the Freedom Single Eye Shadow in Sweet Life and then I started to gradually add the Freedom Single Eye Shadow in Bad Behaviour and the MUA 15 Shade Eye Shadow Palette in Fire Vixen using the shade 5 focusing them both a little further down in the crease. I also put that shade 5 colour on my lower lash line and just smoked it out to make it look effortless. Once all of that was blended, I added Makeup Geek Single Eye Shadow in Cocoa Bear to the outer corner and a little in the outer third of the crease just to add some more depth to my eye, again I blended that just to make all of the lines a little less harsh. Onto the lid shade, I use the Freedom Single Eye Shadow in Gold Digger with a damp flat shader brush for maximum pigment and this went all over the lid. To further deepen the outer corner I added two shades from the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette in the shades Charmed I'm Sure and Detectable. Finally for the inner corner highlight and brow bone highlight I used Makeup Geek Single Eye Shadow in Shimma Shimma because it is so beautiful and intense.
To finish off the eyes, I used a little of the Seventeen Kohl Eyeliner in Black just on my upper and lower lash line, mainly focusing it on the outer part. For mascara, my upper lash mascara was the Mac In Extreme 3D Dimension Mascara and for my lower lashes I used the Maybelline Go Extreme Colossal Waterproof Mascara and this just made my eyes super open and because both formulas are so black, it really tied in with the glam vibe without having to add lashes.
For face, I primed it with the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm just to make everything going on top stick more to the face but on my T-Zone, I used the Benefit Porefessional just to smooth out some texture and also reduce some of the oil I get along my nose and forehead. For foundation, I chose the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation because it has such a beautiful dewy finish recently which I have been loving. I applied this with a duo fibre brush and then went over it with a damp sponge just to make sure that everything was either blended or absorbed by the sponge. To highlight and hide those dark circles, I used the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer in very fair just to really highlight my face and because this concealer is super dewy, it was actually really moisturizing on the skin, which I loved. To set my under eyes, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Powders in Vanilla and Banana because I trust these and I know that they won't cake or crease my creams underneath. I then, very lightly, dusted some of the L'Oreal Infallible Pressed Powder all over the face just to set everything.
For bronzer, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Powders in Havana and to contour I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Powders in Fawn because it is a little cooler and does a better job at creating shadows. Onto blush, I used a current favorite, the Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Candy Glow which just added the most beautiful pop of colour with a little glow. Speaking of glow, I wanted my highligher to be popping so I used the TheBalm MaryLooManizer Highlighter mixed in with the Freedom Pro Highlighter in Bad Habit. This created the most metallic and insane glow so I had to tone it down a little, but it looked so bright and beautiful, definitely a new favourite combo.
Finally for lips, going in with a favourite lip liner, the Misslyn Lip Liner in Rosewood is just perfect for any colour going on top, so I used that and then for the rest of my lips, I used the MUA Velvet Matte Lipstick in 10. There will hopefully be lots of reviews going up in the next few weeks on products you have not seen me mention before, including this lipstick, so you can look forward to those for the time being.
Sunglasses - Prada (vintage)
Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren
Jeans - New Look
Watch - Michael Kors

Bracelet & Necklace - Tiffany's

This was paired with some nude heel but they were from America and I couldn't find anything similar to it so I didn't show photos of them in case you were disappointed.
I hope you enjoyed this post even though it was a little all over the place. Anyway let me know if you think I should so more GRWM blog posts!
Grace xx


  1. I love reading GRWN posts and you look so gorgeous!! I love your eyeshadow and the your lipstick is such a gorgeous shade, I've been eyeing up them MUA Luxe Lipsticks!!
    Kate Xx

    1. They are beautiful, hopefully I will have a review going up on them soon!xx

  2. I love your makeup so much! You've used so many gorgeous products xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  3. I hope you had a lovely birthday! The eye look is so pretty!

  4. I love this makeup look, you're beautiful. I love the eyeshadow!x