Monday, September 23, 2013

Oh you glamorous bunch!

Hey you glamorous bunch!

I've been so bad at blogging this month and really need to get back into the routine of blogging more regularly now that I'm back at Uni. I've been pretty busy for the last two weeks, firstly packing for Uni, sorting out Student Finance and trying to see as many people as possible before everyone heads back to Uni/College/Work. 

Last week it was my first week back at Uni (3rd year) so it was Freshers week. I can just feel it in my bones that this year is gunna go so fast and I know it is gonna be probably one of the most stressful experiences of my life; which will probably result in me crying a lot! Yet I am still gonna make sure I make the most of the freedom and student lifestyle as much as I can! It's so weird to think that I'm never gunna get this again, whether it be Freshers week, living in hall, or whatever, being in 3rd year officially sucks. 

Anyways, here's a heads up on some posts to look out for in the next few days...

-What's in my Make Up bag
-The 3 'must haves' this Autumn

I'm also starting to write for my Uni online magazine which is gonna be another great chance for me to spread a little bit of Glamour and Grace. 

Peace and Love
G. x

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Perfect Brows

For the past 4 years my eyebrows have been a big part of my life. I've always had quite big, bushy, dark eyebrows (thanks mum) and over the years have tried a number of different strategies to try and tame them. 

When I was about 16 I first got my eyebrows waxed and although it did the job they weren't nicely shaped. Then about 3 years ago I was introduced to a small salon near me that did eyebrow threading for £4! So I thought why not give it a go... and I haven't looked back since. 

Threading is by far the best method, they make your eyebrows look defined, sleek and perfectly shaped! Plus I love that fresh feeling I get once I have just had them done. 

However it is only in the past 18 months that I have also started to filled in my eyebrows with make up; again this just makes them more defined and really makes this feature stand out on your face. My usual routine to fill in my eyebrows is to gently stroke on a few strokes of my brown eyebrow pencil- I always use brown as black can sometimes come across being a little too harsh (MUA- £1! dirt cheap!) on them and then smudging it in with the smudger on the end of my eye liner (no.7 about £7) this routine literally takes me 2 minutes to do so it's pretty handy when I'm in a bit of a rush. 

A few of my friends use the Benefit brow kits 'brows a-go-go' £27.50 or  'brows zing' £23.50' both products look really good, however I myself just couldn't part with that sort of money even though I do love my brows. 

I have managed to find a dupe of these with MUA called Pro Brow Kit! Which only cost me £3.50. Inside the kit there are 4 options to choose from, a mini pair or tweezers, an angled brush, and the whole kit also doubles up as a little compact mirror. There are two brown shades, I'm guessing one for darker eyebrows like mine and one for lighter eyebrow. First you apply your preferred shade with the angled brush by sweeping as much as you wish through your brows. Secondly there is a highlighting shade which can be used to define under your brow and erase any stray particles from the eyebrow shadow you have just used. Finally there is some holding gel, you only need a tiny bit of this and again you kind of sweep this on your brows. This gel is meant to set your brows and also give them a more natural and gloss finish. 

Overall I think that this a great dupe and is definitely worth the £3.50 that it cost me. Although when I am in a rush I will still use my original routine when I am going out and have more designated make up time I will use my Pro Brow Kit by MUA. 

But like my mum always says to me 'eyebrows should be sisters and not twins' meaning they will never be exactly the same. 

Peace and Love
G. x

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Glamour and Grace

One of my best friends brothers made this for me! 
LOVE IT! -thanks Carl Sherry!

Peace and Love 
G. x

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Maybelline; Baby Lips

So what's all this hype?

In the beauty blogger world Maybelline; Baby Lips has been the talk of the town. 

Maybelline- Baby Lips is a moisturising lip balm with SPF 20 which supposedly keeps your lips moisturised for 8 hours. Over the past week or two I have read a load of reviews from other bloggers about this Maybelline product that has come over from America.

I recently read one particular review of the product by the lovely Nuala from  and that's what gave me the final urge to go out and get one of these Baby Lips, lip balms. So into Boots I went, I already had an idea that I only wanted to get one as Nuala had pointed out that although they are good, there is no need to get all 6 variants that Maybelline have to offer.

These are.... 
-Pink Punch,
-Peach Kiss, 
-Grape Vine,
-Cherry Me, 

Peppermint and Quenched are clear lip balms whereas all of the rest have a slight coloured tint to them.

In my local Boots all of the colours available so it was up to me to take my pick on which one and being £2.99 they are pretty cheap and definitely worth a try. I chose 'Cherry Me' which has a Cherry coloured tint to it- how ironic! I always love to have some colour on my lips and I'm really into my cherries and raspberry colours at the moment so it was the perfect option. As soon as I put it on my lips I could feel the moisture, although if you apply too many layers your lips can feel a little greasy. 

Baby Lips is the perfect solution for when you are at work or if you are in a situation where you can't re apply lippy for a while. This is perfect for me when I am at work as I never get time to re apply my lippy and I always end with a horrible line around my lips by the time it is lunch, but with Baby Lips and its ability to keep my lips moistured for hours on end this won't happen!  

Peace and Love
G. x