Thursday, 11 September 2014

Going Co-ord crazy



We're all going a little coordination crazy atm, whether it's a midi skirt teamed with a matching crop top, or shorts with a matching tee, the co-ord is still going strong! As the trend is here to stay this autumn, here's a collect of my favourite types of co-ords and patterns to boot. I'm loving cut out details at the moment so these white ones are my favourites. Especially the ones with white pearl embellishments over the top of the material (heart eyes!). 





You can view my favourite Co-ords here from Ark Clothing to see these ones in action.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Khloe Kardashian hair inspired tutorial - half up do







i'm terribly sorry for the awful quality of my gifs! I am in dyer need of a hd camera but as i cannot afford one i will stick with my laptop. my iphone may be better quality so i might try that in future. Anyhoo onto the tutorial, i've been doing this hairstyle inspired by Khloe Kardashian ever since i saw her rocking it on her instagram, so i thought i'd do a wee tut on how to do it just incase others were wondering. 

Starting from left to right:
1). Start by sectioning your hair off - either in two to three sections depending on how thick your hair is. Then take a barrel curler and curl each section one by one.

2). continue to curl each section, holding in place for 20-30 seconds then releasing, don't worry if they're not neat or too tight, you will brush them out soon!

3). Once you've curled all your hair, with your fingers push back from the front until you get a 80s mullet type look. Once done use your tumbs to section off where you'd like the up-do to be, smoothing with hands as you go.

4).  use a hair tie to tie your hair in place, making it as tight or as loose as you want. Pull bits out of the front for a messier, less sleek look.

5)+6). Lastly spray your hair with hairspray then take a paddle brush and brush out the curls so they look sleek and smooth






Monday, 18 August 2014

Going Maxi with Missguided



i'm clearly obsessed by maxi dresses recently so i jumped at the chance to own another one.  i love this maxi dress by missguided as you can dress it up or down which makes it so easy to work with. adding a clutch and heels with the fab plunging neckline makes you ready to go out asap! to dress it down i'd pair the dress with flat sandals and a large tote bag.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

French Connection Summer Maxi Dress




Maxi dress: French connection* / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

I'm obsessed by maxi dresses recently, i get like this when ever the weather heats up! So when i saw this red/orange maxi on the french connection site i knew i needed it in my summer wardrobe. The best thing about maxi dresses is they hide all my lumps and bumps so no one needs to see my love handles or saddle bags while they're walking down the street haha. I've been looking for a dress like this for about a year and i finally own one! WAHOOOOO! Jumpsuits and maxi dresses will see me through this summer, what do you prefer wearing when the weather gets hawtttt?


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My April Favourites | 2014





1). This April's Birchbox* - i'm a huge fan of Birchbox and this months has definitely been my favourite so far. In this months box we received Liz Earl face scrub which is by far the best thing i've used on my face ever. With these monthly boxes it is a bit hit and miss, but every box i've received so far has been amazing.

2). Clinique face wash and Moisturiser - I got this as a present from my auntie and uncle and i've been in love with it ever since. I normally don't use much on my face as i'm allergic to most harsh things, but these two are for sensitive skin and keep my face feeling fresh and smooth all day long. I would definitely recommend!

3). Public Desire heels - My amazing boyfriend bought me these shoes a few weeks ago and i'm so in love!! They're super duper easy to walk in because of the platform. They're so gorgeous i want to stare at them all the time.

4). Red Fox bottle O butter - The cheapest body moisturiser and the best! I bought this as i read lots of people saying it's better than ones that were £100+ and when you can get it for as cheap as £1.95 i had to try and i'm so  glad i did.

5). Clarins bronze serum - You add this serum to your moisturiser and it gives you a fab bronze to your face. I love this for when i fake tan my body and my face is always paler than my body, so it's amazing when i add it.

6). Clinique brush cleanser - i use this to clean all my makeup brushes, it's by far the best one i've used. Just a few squirts and then you add water and you're good to go!

7). Cocoa dark tan - BY FAR THE BEST TAN I'VE EVER USED!

8). Minimale Animale - Everything from MA are literally the best bikinis ever! If only i had a hot body i'd wear their bikinis 24/7.

9). Loreal true match foundation - this foundation is by far the best one i've used. Better than MAC and Chanel and dior, i cannot get enough of it.

10). Flossy plimsolls* - I'm SO in love with these little cuties, i've been wearing them to death even though i wanted to save them for the summer - woops. They're sooo comfy and so good for spring/summer. I Need all of there shoes.

11). American Apparel stripe body - I cannot wait to wear this with shorts in the summer, the backlessness of it and the sideboobage is RIGHT up my street.

12). Bobbi Brown Pink lipstick - It's been perfect for spring and it's my favourite colour, it's less matte and has a gloss to it.

Follow me on instagram for more daily fashion and beauty - @grcelisabeth


Monday, 21 April 2014

My Updated Eyebrow Tutorial




I've recently been trying out a few different things for my eyebrows and it's made a huge difference. What i used: MAC eyebrow pencil in "lingering" I recently received an amazing Brow bar by whitening lightning which is a huge favourite with the beauty youtubers. I'm officially obsessed, they make my eyebrows fab! And lastly For the Highlighting i use benefit Eye bright.

1. I use my MAC eyebrow pencil and lightly draw a line just under my eyebrow and a bit further along to extend my eyebrow.

2. I then use light strokes to mimic hair lines and fill the lighter bits of my eyebrow so everything is blended perfectly.

3. I then do what i did on the bottom line with the pencil, on the top. Very lightly so i'm ready to fill in the lines i've made.

4. For the middle i use the darker colour in my brow bar and for the fading at the end i use the lighter blonde colour.

5. Using the slanted brush provided i push the MAC line i made up with the blonde colour, blending them until i've created a gradient at the end of the eyebrow.

6. Using the darker colour i use hair strokes blending in the faded line with my natural eyebrow.

7. Highlighting my eyebrow i use Benefits eyebright on the arch of my eyebrow and all across.

8. Finally i blend it in with my fingers, and i'm done!

If you want this brow bar you can use my code grace25 to get 25% off their whole website 
http://www.whiteninglightning.com/. (lipgloss worn is from their website in "summer sun")

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February Birchbox Review






I recently got contacted by the lovely people at Birchbox* to try out their feb box. I jumped at the chance as i've always wanted to try one of these beauty subscription boxes but never had enough money. They charge £10 per box per month and send you the box near the beginning of that said month. The box arrived about a week ago and i was so excited, to be honest i was more excited about the packaging LOOK AT IT its so beautiful, i'm a sucker for amazing packaging. It comes in a turquoise  box which once you open there's another box and inside that is the cutest little bag i've ever seen, i think that's even worth the £10 a month haha. I know with these boxes there are always good months and bad months, but the box they sent me for feb was definitely a good month, so i was very please about that. Some of the things in the box i was less excited about such as the shower gel as i can't use it and the chocolate. The rest though i was blown away with, the gorgeous bright pink nail varnish i fell madly in love with and i want it on my nails forever until i die. My two favs from the box has to be this morrocan type oil for your hair and the eyeko liquid eyeliner. Both items are amazing and i'd definitely recommend those two. You even make your money back on just one of the items which is awesome i think. Anyway next months they're including something from Lulu guiness..maybe i'll have to join just for that!

Exclusive code from me to you, when you subscribe to Birchbox use my code: BBXGB to get a FREE 
Cynthia Rowley makeup bag! xox

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Going Co-ord crazy



We're all going a little coordination crazy atm, whether it's a midi skirt teamed with a matching crop top, or shorts with a matching tee, the co-ord is still going strong! As the trend is here to stay this autumn, here's a collect of my favourite types of co-ords and patterns to boot. I'm loving cut out details at the moment so these white ones are my favourites. Especially the ones with white pearl embellishments over the top of the material (heart eyes!). 





You can view my favourite Co-ords here from Ark Clothing to see these ones in action.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Khloe Kardashian hair inspired tutorial - half up do







i'm terribly sorry for the awful quality of my gifs! I am in dyer need of a hd camera but as i cannot afford one i will stick with my laptop. my iphone may be better quality so i might try that in future. Anyhoo onto the tutorial, i've been doing this hairstyle inspired by Khloe Kardashian ever since i saw her rocking it on her instagram, so i thought i'd do a wee tut on how to do it just incase others were wondering. 

Starting from left to right:
1). Start by sectioning your hair off - either in two to three sections depending on how thick your hair is. Then take a barrel curler and curl each section one by one.

2). continue to curl each section, holding in place for 20-30 seconds then releasing, don't worry if they're not neat or too tight, you will brush them out soon!

3). Once you've curled all your hair, with your fingers push back from the front until you get a 80s mullet type look. Once done use your tumbs to section off where you'd like the up-do to be, smoothing with hands as you go.

4).  use a hair tie to tie your hair in place, making it as tight or as loose as you want. Pull bits out of the front for a messier, less sleek look.

5)+6). Lastly spray your hair with hairspray then take a paddle brush and brush out the curls so they look sleek and smooth






Monday, 18 August 2014

Going Maxi with Missguided



i'm clearly obsessed by maxi dresses recently so i jumped at the chance to own another one.  i love this maxi dress by missguided as you can dress it up or down which makes it so easy to work with. adding a clutch and heels with the fab plunging neckline makes you ready to go out asap! to dress it down i'd pair the dress with flat sandals and a large tote bag.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

French Connection Summer Maxi Dress




Maxi dress: French connection* / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

I'm obsessed by maxi dresses recently, i get like this when ever the weather heats up! So when i saw this red/orange maxi on the french connection site i knew i needed it in my summer wardrobe. The best thing about maxi dresses is they hide all my lumps and bumps so no one needs to see my love handles or saddle bags while they're walking down the street haha. I've been looking for a dress like this for about a year and i finally own one! WAHOOOOO! Jumpsuits and maxi dresses will see me through this summer, what do you prefer wearing when the weather gets hawtttt?


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My April Favourites | 2014





1). This April's Birchbox* - i'm a huge fan of Birchbox and this months has definitely been my favourite so far. In this months box we received Liz Earl face scrub which is by far the best thing i've used on my face ever. With these monthly boxes it is a bit hit and miss, but every box i've received so far has been amazing.

2). Clinique face wash and Moisturiser - I got this as a present from my auntie and uncle and i've been in love with it ever since. I normally don't use much on my face as i'm allergic to most harsh things, but these two are for sensitive skin and keep my face feeling fresh and smooth all day long. I would definitely recommend!

3). Public Desire heels - My amazing boyfriend bought me these shoes a few weeks ago and i'm so in love!! They're super duper easy to walk in because of the platform. They're so gorgeous i want to stare at them all the time.

4). Red Fox bottle O butter - The cheapest body moisturiser and the best! I bought this as i read lots of people saying it's better than ones that were £100+ and when you can get it for as cheap as £1.95 i had to try and i'm so  glad i did.

5). Clarins bronze serum - You add this serum to your moisturiser and it gives you a fab bronze to your face. I love this for when i fake tan my body and my face is always paler than my body, so it's amazing when i add it.

6). Clinique brush cleanser - i use this to clean all my makeup brushes, it's by far the best one i've used. Just a few squirts and then you add water and you're good to go!

7). Cocoa dark tan - BY FAR THE BEST TAN I'VE EVER USED!

8). Minimale Animale - Everything from MA are literally the best bikinis ever! If only i had a hot body i'd wear their bikinis 24/7.

9). Loreal true match foundation - this foundation is by far the best one i've used. Better than MAC and Chanel and dior, i cannot get enough of it.

10). Flossy plimsolls* - I'm SO in love with these little cuties, i've been wearing them to death even though i wanted to save them for the summer - woops. They're sooo comfy and so good for spring/summer. I Need all of there shoes.

11). American Apparel stripe body - I cannot wait to wear this with shorts in the summer, the backlessness of it and the sideboobage is RIGHT up my street.

12). Bobbi Brown Pink lipstick - It's been perfect for spring and it's my favourite colour, it's less matte and has a gloss to it.

Follow me on instagram for more daily fashion and beauty - @grcelisabeth


Monday, 21 April 2014

My Updated Eyebrow Tutorial




I've recently been trying out a few different things for my eyebrows and it's made a huge difference. What i used: MAC eyebrow pencil in "lingering" I recently received an amazing Brow bar by whitening lightning which is a huge favourite with the beauty youtubers. I'm officially obsessed, they make my eyebrows fab! And lastly For the Highlighting i use benefit Eye bright.

1. I use my MAC eyebrow pencil and lightly draw a line just under my eyebrow and a bit further along to extend my eyebrow.

2. I then use light strokes to mimic hair lines and fill the lighter bits of my eyebrow so everything is blended perfectly.

3. I then do what i did on the bottom line with the pencil, on the top. Very lightly so i'm ready to fill in the lines i've made.

4. For the middle i use the darker colour in my brow bar and for the fading at the end i use the lighter blonde colour.

5. Using the slanted brush provided i push the MAC line i made up with the blonde colour, blending them until i've created a gradient at the end of the eyebrow.

6. Using the darker colour i use hair strokes blending in the faded line with my natural eyebrow.

7. Highlighting my eyebrow i use Benefits eyebright on the arch of my eyebrow and all across.

8. Finally i blend it in with my fingers, and i'm done!

If you want this brow bar you can use my code grace25 to get 25% off their whole website 
http://www.whiteninglightning.com/. (lipgloss worn is from their website in "summer sun")

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February Birchbox Review






I recently got contacted by the lovely people at Birchbox* to try out their feb box. I jumped at the chance as i've always wanted to try one of these beauty subscription boxes but never had enough money. They charge £10 per box per month and send you the box near the beginning of that said month. The box arrived about a week ago and i was so excited, to be honest i was more excited about the packaging LOOK AT IT its so beautiful, i'm a sucker for amazing packaging. It comes in a turquoise  box which once you open there's another box and inside that is the cutest little bag i've ever seen, i think that's even worth the £10 a month haha. I know with these boxes there are always good months and bad months, but the box they sent me for feb was definitely a good month, so i was very please about that. Some of the things in the box i was less excited about such as the shower gel as i can't use it and the chocolate. The rest though i was blown away with, the gorgeous bright pink nail varnish i fell madly in love with and i want it on my nails forever until i die. My two favs from the box has to be this morrocan type oil for your hair and the eyeko liquid eyeliner. Both items are amazing and i'd definitely recommend those two. You even make your money back on just one of the items which is awesome i think. Anyway next months they're including something from Lulu guiness..maybe i'll have to join just for that!

Exclusive code from me to you, when you subscribe to Birchbox use my code: BBXGB to get a FREE 
Cynthia Rowley makeup bag! xox