Monday, 11 June 2018

Frustrating Finance

So, the worst part about trying to get to university; STUDENT FINANCE. 

I remember hearing all my friends talk about trying to fill out the student finance forms and in my head I was just like ‘I’m sure it can’t be that difficult, it’s just one form’. But let me tell you, this is a whole new level of annoying. You have to fill in a request for student finance and then you have to get your parents to fill in there support information. And once you’ve sat there for a good hour and a half trying to find all of the correct information, you have to then send them evidence of the stuff they had asked for. This will take all of like 3 months and then you find out that they can’t offer you the full loan because of some rules that they haven’t previously made clear. Maybe it’s just a current frustration because the system doesn’t seem to be working for me right now but ughhh if I could pay for university outright then I would and that’s just to avoid speaking to student finance. 

Saturday, 5 May 2018

This is Changing...

I literally have not been on here for a good year and a half to 2 years. I'm sorry.
I still love make up- but I found it so hard to find things that I wanted to blog about. I don't really change up my make up routine anymore because I just don't have the time to change anything. I even stopped wearing make up to work because I became ok with myself and my face! That sounds very dramatic. 
Maybe I should introduce myself again.
My name is Grace, I'm 22 years old (cue Taylor Swift) and I am just about to change up my whole life (again very dramatic). In September I will be going to University, which I never thought I would ever do because I'm such a home bird and love where I live. 
I'm just about to start a 3 year course studying Speech and Language therapy. I'm so excited to start something new, but every now and again I get a wave of anxiety and I just want to curl up and pretend this isn't happening. This is mostly because the thought of having to start a new life in a whole new city surrounded by people I don't know, who I could hate or could hate me, is terrifying to me. So far I have a plan to come home every month because there are so many people here I'm going to miss that I know I'm going to get home sick immediately. 
I thought that one thing that might just help me get through this is to use this space as a journal. So I hope you don't mind. You never know I might still post about make up if I have the time. 

Thank you for listening to my ramblings. 

Grace xx

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Origins GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer

This is like the greatest smelling moisturiser I've ever smelt. I think I love the orange and citrus scents and thats probably why I love this one so much.
Not only does this smell amazing but it has cured my dry skin. I was always one of those people that loves doing make up but was SUPER lazy when it comes to skin care. This is probably partially the reason why my skin was so dry, because I am a confessed user of makeup wipes (I know, they're bad for you). I probably use makeup wipes more than my Emma Hardie cleanser just because it takes a lot of effort. This moisturiser sinks into the skin really quickly, is really hydrating and you can feel it from the moment it touches the skin.
The smell is just a bonus if you ask me.
This moisturiser is on the more expensive side at £24 per 50ml, but it totally worth it.
Click here to get it CLICK

Let me know what your favourite moisturiser is below

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Ghost perfume

This is currently my favourite day scent. I used to use Giorgio Armani, Si, which I love more than Ghost but it's more of an occasional and special scent for me. Ghost on the other hand is a lighter scent that I like to use to spritz myself up after a day at work. It's not a floral scent and I think it's a little musky but not overwhelming.
Also, look how cool the bottle is.

Monday, 2 May 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

When I found these lipsticks on feelunique, I thought I'd hit the jackpot. I'd been looking for nude colours with a matte texture for a long time.
Although the texture and longevity of these lipsticks are AMAZING, I don't really like the taste or smell. I don't know what you would compare it to but it's not nice. However, this does not stop me from using it. The smell and taste goes once it dries.
Even though this lipstick is matte, it isn't drying on the lips. Don't get me wrong, it's not moisturising either, but it doesn't destroy your lips.
My favourite colour is (insert brown colour here). But I've also tried the bright colours which, in my option is just as good as the nude colours.
One of the most appealing things about this is that it's really cheap at just £5.50 per lipstick on feelunique.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Left to Right: Copenhagen, Prague, Monte Carlo, London)

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Left to Right: Copenhagen, Prague, Monte Carlo, London)

Monday, 25 April 2016


This is something that isn't really beauty related it's just something i really enjoy shopping for.
Everyone i know calls me weird because the most exciting thing i find about christmas is finding, deciding and buying the wrapping paper theme. For the past couple of years i've planned to a T the wrapping paper i've used over christmas. I've had a tartan theme, and last year i had brown paper with white christmas patterns on decorated with ribbon and string to decorate.
A few of my friends have had birthdays recently and so i've been on a wrapping paper haul, if you will. I put a picture below of some of my favourited that i've picked out.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Birthday Makeup

Today is my birthday and I am 20 years old!
But something that I feel I have spent a lot of time thinking about is the type of make up I wanted to wear. I'm not normally one to put a bunch of planning into my make up. I usually have a group of eyeshadows which I like to wear, and i just throw on whatever i'm feeling like wearing on that day.
I thought I would just add a couple of pictures in here and write what I've got on.

Nars sheer glow mant blanc
Nars creamy concealer chantilly
Rimmel stay matte powder transparent
Mac charcoal eyeshadow on my brows
Nars basic 2 pallette 1st shade as a base, 3rd shade through the crease layered with 4th and 6th shades and then the 4th shade underneath the eyes
L'oreal paris super liner in black
Lancome hypnose mascara
Charlotte tilbury sculpt and perfect contour (no highlight)
Rosy flush tanya burr blush
Mac lipliner spice
Charlotte tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in bitch perfect

I started with benefits porefessional to help with the longevity of this look

*I actually wrote this on my birthday a week ago 12th April*