Reasons I'm excited for Autumn

Getting to change up my makeup and rock a plum lip!
Halloween
Candles and Fairy Lights
Cozy Evening Wrapped up in Blankets
Oversized Jumpers
HoneyComb Hot Chocolate
The Starbucks Autumn Menu 
Getting to Bake My Cinnamon Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe here)
The Changing Colour's of the Trees
Rainy Walks with the Dog 
Dr Frights Fright Night
My Birthday!!! 
Pumpkin Carving 
Fireworks 

Be sure to let me know what you are looking forward to this Autumn in the comment section below!

Lots of love,
Grace x 

Rome In Pictures | Travel Diaries



Hope you have enjoyed these snaps from my time in Rome.

Lots of Love,
Grace x

12 things to do this summer

Watch your Favourite Film at an Outdoor Cinema
Have a Water Balloon Fight in the Garden
Read a New Book I Recommend 'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon as the Perfect Summer Read
Go for a Walk on the Beach 
Throw a BBQ 
Go for a Picnic in the Park 
Dance at a Festival
Try a Fun New Hair Colour!
Make Lemonade whilst Listening to Lemonade
Start a Youtube Chanel, It Might Inspire You to Get Creative!
Go Strawberry Picking
Have Your Very Own Campout

Be sure to let me know what your getting up to this summer in the comment section below!

Lots of love,
Grace x

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette | Review

I had been thinking about getting this palette for the longest time and finally I bit the bullet and ordered it and boy am I glad I did! This palette retails at £41, I ordered mine from Beauty Bay. You get 14 eyeshadows that let you create stylish day to night looks. It features 11 Matte shadows and 3 Metallics.
Shades from Left to Right -Tempear, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, Realgar.
Pros 
  • ALL the eyeshadows are EXTREMELY pigmented - A little goes a long way!
  • You can create so many versatile looks from Bold to more Natural.
  • It comes with a decent double ended brush that can come in handy, unlike many other palettes.
  • The eyeshadows are very easy to blend - they don't blend away to nothing (if you know what I mean). 
  • Its unlike any-other palette on the market in terms of quality and range of shades. 

Cons
  • It's Expensive, probably not the most affordable palette if you are on a budget.
  • If you aren't into bold bright looks this might not be the palette for you. A more warmed toned neutral palette such as the Morphe 25b might be better suited and less expensive.
  • The packaging although its super cute, it does get dirty very easily.   
  • Some of the eyeshadows do have quite a bit of fall out, which can prove to be messy. 
Personally I love this palette, it's the perfect palette to create fun bold looks. Though it is slightly more expensive than others on the market, I know that I am going to get a lot of use out of it!
Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Platte in the comment section below! 

Lots of love,
Grace x

Making the most of your mornings

Since I have started working full time I have had to learn how to be a morning person, this is something that at first I struggled with but now I love to wake up early (even on the weekends) and make the most of my day! I thought that I would share with you a few of my tips and tricks to help you make the most of your morning's.

Every evening I would recommend doing simple jobs that will save you time in the morning this could be as simple as planning your outfit the night before or pre preparing your breakfast.
A crucial part of my morning is making my bed, this puts me in the best mindset for the rest of the day. I also think there is no better feeling than getting into a freshly made bed each evening I honestly thinks it helps me to have a better more relaxing nights sleep. Pretty much every morning without fail I will write myself a to do list, with all the jobs I want/need to get done that day, this helps me to get organised and prepared for the day ahead.

Nothing beats a warm cup of lemon water to get your day going, the addition of the lemon into your water wakes your body up and helps to boost your immune system. Making time to eat breakfast is an important part of my morning and for years I have to admit it was always a stage I would skip, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Lately my favourite breakfast has been Alpro Vanilla Yoghurt with the M&S Berry Musli and a teaspoon of Chia Seeds.

Drink water!! If I don't drink enough water then I tend to find I wake up feeling groggy and with the worst headache so for me it is super important that I make sure I am drinking enough water throughout the day and before I go to bed so that I feel energised when I wake up.

Be sure to let me know your tips and tricks for making the most of your mornings in the comments section!

Lots of love,
Grace x


The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide For Men with Uncommon Goods


If you know me then you know my love for anything and everything Pinterest worthy. Today I thought I would share with you one of my new favourite websites to buy unique gifts and homeware. Not only is this company unique and quirky but they also have strong morals to give back with their Better To Give Program, which allows customers to select a non-profit organisation to receive a $1 donation at the checkout.  Be sure to check out Uncommon Goods website for all your gift giving needs. If you’re looking for thoughtful Bridesmaid gifts than you can find them here or Personalised Wedding gifts for the couple to be, Uncommon Goods has an unreal selection of products to choose from.

If you are ever stumped for gift ideas Uncommon Goods have got it covered! Now I don't know about you but I always find buying gifts for men to be almost impossible. Whether I am shopping for my Dad, Brother or Boyfriend, I find myself banging my head against the wall trying to come up with a brilliant gift idea. Since discovering Uncommon Goods I now feel spoilt for choice with hundreds of unique items to choose from. You can check out more unique gift ideas for men here.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit  For the hot sauce enthusiast, what could be a better gift then all the tools needed for them to make their very own hot sauce. The kit comes with six bottles and custom labels so who knows maybe this Christmas they will be gifting you your very own custom bottle of hot sauce...just a thought.

New York Times Custom Birthday Book This has to be one of my favourite gift ideas, the custom book includes a collection of New York Times front pages since the year you were born. Giving you a snap shot of history on your special day!

Personalised Family Member Signpost  The perfect gift for the family man you know and love. This personalised sign post allows you to keep the family feeling close by uniquely displaying your distance from each other. The perfect reminder that Grandma is only 2 Miles away!

Kabob Grilling Sticks The ideal gift this summer season if your man loves to fire up the BBQ every weekend! Personally I think think this is the perfect summer birthday present.  

Owl Eyeglasses Holder  If you know a man who is always misplacing his glasses this adorable Owl glasses holder is the ultimate gift to eliminate the blurry-eyed search from his morning routine.

The Mug with a Hoop  This has to be the perfect gift for a younger brother or cousin. Now I am sure when growing up you were all taught to never play with your food but in the words of the Mugs 8 year old creator "The world would be a better place if we COULD play with our food!" now you can't very well argue with that can you!?

Fire Escape Shelf How awesome is this quirky fire escape shelf?! It makes the ideal present to a new home owner. Unlike New York Fire Escapes there are no restrictions to what you can display on this shelf.
Grow & Craft Mint Mojito Kit  I know that my Dad would absolutely love this gift! The opportunity to create your own Mojito, using fresh ingredients for the ultimate cocktail.

Ticket Stub Diary For the sentimental man in your life, this ticket stub diary is the ideal way to preserve memories from concerts, Football games, Broadway shows and much more. Personally this is a gift I would be over the moon myself to receive!

Big Personality Desk Signs "Wether you're the CEO of a company or your household. Reminding co-workers and kiddos who's the boss with these sassy signs".

Be sure to let me know what your favourite item from their website is in the comment section below?

Lots of love,

Grace
Disclaimer - Thank you to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.




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