Wednesday, 29 January 2014

FOTD: Woodwinked bronze

Foundation - MAC Studio fix fluid NC20
Concealer - Bourjois healthy mix 52
Blush - Mac dainty mineralize
Bronzer - Bourjois chocolate bronzer

 NARS chealsea girls lip lacquer

Lid - MAC Woodwinked
Crease - MAC Kid
Crease - MUA Heaven and earth palette (golden brown shade)
Liner - Maybelline studio gel eyeliner
Lashes - Avon supershock

Mac dirty blonde gelcreme
Maybelline Brow Drama in blonde

Woodwinked is one of my holy-grail MAC eye-shadows and a fail safe option for both daytime and night time looks. This warm golden shade is one of the veluxe pearl finishes and provides opaque coverage, high pigmentation and buttery soft application. I would definitely recommend Woodwinked to anyone who does not already have this shade in their collection as it is a truly beautiful eye-shadow.
I am not usually a fan of shimmer in the crease however in combination with the golden lid colour, a warm brown shimmer creates a soft bronze smokey eye whilst still providing definition.
I have also been loving NARS Chelsea girls lip lacquer ever since receiving it as a Christmas gift from Charlotte Radcliffe of Exploring Wardrobes. I have been using this product religiously as it creates the perfect nude pink colour and has amazing longevity.

 Hope you are all doing well, Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Libester Awards

I am really grateful to Catlin Crawford for nominating me for the Liebster award as my blog is still so tiny! The 11 bloggers I would like to nominate for this award are:
Laura Lee
Joven Estilo
Charlotte Radcliffe
Lilyana Turner
Kate Ward
Vanessa Medel
Rachel Martin
Olivia Nash
Hannah Mgee
Gratsi Katega
Carla Webster

What's your favourite beauty item at the moment?
My current favorite beauty item would have to be the Revlon Matte Balm in the shade showy. Its such a gorgeous neon pink, similar to MAC Candy yum yum and despite being wary of a matte finish, this isn't too drying and applies really creamy!

If you had to give up blogging or Tweeting, which would it be?
This is a difficult one as I love reading other people's tweets but don't tweet that often myself so I would probably give up tweeting. Plus I enjoy writing blog posts more.

Dream holiday?
There are so many places I want to go in the world but I'd love to tour America as there is so much to see: Shopping in New york, surfing in California and riding roller coasters at Disneyworld!

When and why did you start blogging?
I started to write blog posts around three years ago but always ended up deleting my blog because I wasn't happy with it. I started blogging on Vogue Beach a year ago because I love fashion and because I have an obscene amount of makeup that I should put to good use!

Eyeshadow or lipstick?
Definitely eyeshadow, I cannot function without a smokey eye!

Who is your celebrity crush?
Hmm I have quite a few, I would say Chris Hemsworth because his six-pack is the only reason I sat
through Thor, (even though my friend thinks he looks like a llama.)

Favourite quote?
I am actually finding Ru Paul's drag race very inspirational right now my favourite quotes being 'If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love anybody else?' and 'Don't fuck it up.'
Name one thing you're most looking forward to this year.
I am super excited for summer this year because I have made a huge bucket list with my best friend and can't wait to break up from school I plan to explore the city and spend long, lazy days watching films.

Do you have any pets?
I have a blue-mitted ragdoll cat called Misty and a Persian/Norwegian forest cross called Alfie and they are my pride and joy.

What's your favourite album right now?
My taste in music changes constantly but right now my favourite album would have to be Drake 'Nothing was the same' and I am going to see him in March at the MEN. So excited!

Do you have any advice or tips for your readers?
My advice would be to not get weighed down by day to day negativity and focus on positive goals and aspirations :)

11 questions for my nominated bloggers:
  1. Celebrity makeup inspiration?
  2. Dream job?
  3. Favourite pair of shoes?
  4. Favourite film?
  5. All time favourite 'shower karaoke' song?
  6. What would you become famous for?
  7. Favorite high end makeup item?
  8. Who is your blogging inspiration?
  9. Favourite subject in school?
  10. Hidden talent?
I would love to read your answers so comment with a link to your blogpost! xoxo

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Joint blog!

Hi everyone, I'm really excited to announce that I'm starting a joint fashion and beauty blog with my best friend and pretty much sister, Charlotte! We will be regularly uploading outfit and makeup posts so be sure to check out:
Follow us on Bloglovin :)

Grace xxx

Monday, 20 January 2014

OOTD: Tattoo Lou's

Coat - River Island
Tee shirt - Burton's menswear London
Leather look leggings - Topshop
Necklace - Miss Selfridge
Boots - Monki
Nails - Essie Master Plan

I am so unbelievably obsessed with this tee shirt from Burtons! It fits really well despite being menswear and I love the design especially as I have an interest in tattoos and piercings. Currently I have standard lobe piercings, a cartelidge stud, an industrial bar and dermal wrist studs. (I used to have my nose pierced but it made foundation application difficult and was generally annoying.)
It's still absolutely freezing here in Manchester but at least that gives me an excuse to keep wearing this faux-fur lined coat from River Island! I decided to go with an all black outfit today which is not unusual for me and I accessorized with this huge statement necklace I got from Miss Selfridge.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Face OTD: Feel my pulse and Naked 2

MAC studio fix fluid NC20
Bourjois healthy mix concealer 52
MAC Golden bronzer
NARS Deep throat blush
NARS Albatross

Inner corner - Verve
Lid - YDK
Crease - Busted, Tease
Lashline - Busted
Mascara - L'oreal Voluminous
Brows - MAC Dirty blonde gelcreme and Maybelline Brow Drama gel in Blonde

MAC Feel my pulse lipstick

After getting stuck in the smokey eye rut I decided to opt for a bright lip today and used Feel my pulse lipstick from MAC's Temperature rising collection. I am absolutely in love with this true violet colour and the formula is one of the more hydrating cremesheens as I find some, especially Creme cup to be very drying on the lips. 

For my eyes I used the Naked two palette which I finally got round to purchasing. Whilst there is much  blogger and Youtuber hype about this product, I am going to be controversial and argue that I have experienced better quality shadows from lower range drugstore brands. Whilst this is a nice palette with a very wearable colour selection, I wasn't blown away by the pigmentation of the shades and I had a lot of fall out from 'chopper' in particular. For the price tag I find this product to be a little over-rated.

Despite my initial dissapointment, I will say that the palette makes it very easy to create a range of everyday eye looks and once built up, the colours are very pretty with YDK, Busted and Verve being my most used shades.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Summer 2014, crystals, shark teeth and henna

Summer 2014, crystals, shark teeth and henna

Motel pattern bodycon dress
$52 -

Crop shirt
$54 -

Monki crop shirt
$41 -

Loose fit tank top

Boutique rib t shirt
$41 -

T shirt

Ribbed tank
$18 -

Flight jacket
$16 -

Topshop clothing

Tallow cut off shorts
$72 -

Green kimono
$28 -

Missguided white golf skirt
$41 -

Givenchy purse

Leather rucksack

Tag Heuer clasp bracelet

Tag Heuer watch

River Island jewelry
$41 -

Bracelet charm