June Wishes | EG

Once again, I am still trying to figure out the theme I would like for my blog! I really want to create a look and content that people will enjoy, yet at the moment I feel like I’m just making posts so I can say I’ve written one. This week I’ve gathered a few pieces that I have been looking at for a while, I hope you enjoy this post. 

If you have any ideas for posts you would like to see then please leave a comment below.

               
    Yet again, Missguided has my heart. The clothes that they are bringing in are so gorgeous and get prettier every time! This month I’ve been in love with this embroidered playsuit! It’s so gorgeous, yet I have no where to wear it. I think it would be really pretty paired with some lace up flats and tights.
Next is this two tone bomber jacket. I don’t know if you can tell, but I have a thing for jackets this week. A jacket can make or break an outfit, and this one is so gorgeous and neautral; it would pair with so many colours. Missguideds quality of clothing is very high and the pieces I have from there last ages!

The next thing is also a jacket. Oops. However, this jacket is all of my dreams wrapped into one item of clothing. It is the perfect Spring lightweight jacket, even though it’s apparently summer in Britain right now. The detail of the belt and the zips is in silver which is so pretty, and for £40 this is a steal.

Another item that has been on my favourites for a while is this Morphe palette. For £18.25 you get 35 rich pigmented muted pink shades. Some are matte and some are shimmery. This is the perfect palette and has all of the colours you would need! I feel like pinks really bring out green eyes,which is what I have so this palette would be great.

The last wish is this denim jacket. After seeing youtuber and model Sophia Mitchell wearing an oversized denim jacket and velvet choker, I’ve wanted one. I think it is such a cool look and has a really chilled vibe to it. I also have a thing for th trend of lace up chokers, infact anything lace up pretty much has my heart.

Have you guys got any wishes this week? Or have you bought anything that you love? Comment below!

Have a lovely day,

Grace X 

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What I Bought This Weekend | EG

Once again, here we are. A Sunday evening! How quick are these weeks going? This weekend I’ve been lucky enough to go shopping a couple of times and buy some things that have been on my Wishlist for months.

  
First up is this top. It’s so pretty! I bought it from new look for only £5 in the sale. I had been looking at this top for a while, and I was so glad when I saw this in the sale! I picked this up in a size 12 even though, usually I’m in a size 8/10 as it does come up pretty small. It has short sleeves and is cropped with sort of frilly edging. Also, I repurchased the Garnier Micellar Water for the third time, as my others have ran out.

  
The next thing I got is mom jeans! I have been wanting these for so long, but being so tall, they were never in my size. Luckily, I finally managed to get them in my size, on the last chance to buy rack! After seeing these on so many blogs I decided to buy them and I really recommend them! They’re so comfy and the fact that they’re high waisted means that they’ll look really pretty with crop tops in spring and summer.

  
The next thing I got is this top, which I’m actually wearing right now. At first, I tried it on in the white, with red and navy stripes. I loved it but wasn’t sure whether to buy it, until I found it in the grey! Grey is my favourite colour to wear and this top is so cute and relaxed. I wore it today with my lace halterneck and Jamie jeans with superstars and it looked really relaxed, but still cute.

  
The last thing is the iPhone 6! I honestly can’t believe I actually own it. My contract was due an upgrade and I was finally able to get the 6! I decided to get it in silver ( mostly so it will match my outfits). I also have this marble case from h and m which was around £5.99.

Have you guys bought anything new this week?

Are there any posts you’d love me to do?

Have a lovely day!

Grace X 

Wish List | EG

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all have a lovely day! Today I have my wish list for you, which I’m excited to show you because there are some really lovely things in there.

                
Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette

First of all, I saw this gorgeous eyeshadow palette from tarte. I’m not sure where I first saw this palette, but when I did I fell in love with it. The colours are really versatile and there are so many you could match together. The price of this palette depends on where you buy it from. On QVC it is around £32.

Topshop Moto Cord Jacket

This jacket is gorgeous! It’s a champagne kind of colour, which is good because it’s neautral and would go with so many outfits. This is actually in the sale for £10!! Yes that is true! Sadly, this is out of stock so I’m scouring the Internet to find one!

Topshop Mom Jeans

When I went to Outfit recently I tried these jeans on and they were so comfortable and flattering. They are meant to be cropped, so I would get them in a longer length. Usually I would be leg 34, but I would get leg 36 so they would be longer. These jeans would be great for summer because they are not super tight, and would look great with a cropped top or a halterneck.

Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Chihuahua

This lipstick is so pretty! I’ve seen these floating around Instagram so many times and I love this shade. It is a pinky brown colour and would look great with a neutral eyeshadow. For £16, I do think you’re getting a good product and I think it is a reasonable price for a too faced product, especially one with such great reviews.

Have you guys got any wishes?

Have a lovely day! ( and Easter! )

Grace X 

My Three Favourite Palettes | EG

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely day! Recently, I’ve realised that I’ve been doi a lot of posts about makeup, and now I have another one! This week, I’m going to show you my three favourite drugstore eyeshadow palettes. All of these are great for everyday use, or even for going out.

My first favourite is the Ted Baker Rose Gold Trio. This came in a gift set at Christmas so the only place I can find it is on eBay. There are many people selling these, mostly because they were exclusive to this set.

  
This trio is absolutely gorgeous! It includes three shades, which don’t have names, but I would say they are all kind of a sunset colour. They aren’t matte, but they don’t have that super glittery look, making them very subtle. These are the most pigmented eye shadows I own. They blend really nice, especially with other matte shades.

My favourite thing about this trio is the packaging. I mean look at it! Rose gold, a bloggers dream. It also has a big mirror on the lid, which is really useful for on the go. The packaging is metal, which is really sturdy and great to put in your bag.

              
My next favourite is the W7 In The Nude palette. During December last year, I went to the clothes show, and all of the w7’s products were 3 for £10. I was luckily enough to pick up this palette, In The Buff and The Cheeky Trio. I love the packaging of this as it is durable and very neautral.

My favourite shades are the matte ones, especially since having green eyes, pink makes them really stand out. I find that the shadows aren’t very pigmented, but are quite build able. Also, this palette is a dupe for the Naked 3 palette!

               
This is my favourite eyeshadow palette. This is the Barry M Natural Glow Palette 2. It has 6 shadows and a primer. The primer, I have to admit, is terrible. It’s flakey and doesn’t blend at all. But the rest of the palette, oh my gosh! The colours are so pretty and blend able. I use the shimmery colour as a highlight on my cheekbones and have had so many compliments. I love to use the third shade and blend it with the grey. Then I use the lightest colour to define my brows. This palette is very versatile, and extremely affordable.

I really enjoy using Barry Ms products because they are cruelty free. Many brands aren’t, and I’m really trying to use cruelty free brands as I don’t see any need for animal testing.

This palette is very compact and also has a mirror on the lid. This would also be great for travelling and topping up either your highlight, eyeshadow or defining your brows.

Have you guys got a favourite palette?

Have a lovely day!

Grace x

Haul | EG

Over the past few weeks,I have spent alot of money. I did earn it all myself, so is there really any problem? Personally, I love shopping and looking at the newest things in, whether it be makeup, home or clothes. 
Here’s a few of the things I’ve purchased over the last few weeks.

  
First, I’ve got to start off with my favourite purchase. I’ve been looking at Real Techniques brushes ever since I’ve got in to makeup. Most people dream of having five, and luckily I was able to get my hands on the deluxe gift set. I purchased this from tk maxx, which I actually think is my new favourite shop. These cost me just £20.99!  One of these brushes usually sells for around £15-25, so I knew I had to get these when I saw them. My favourite brush is the tapered foundation brush. I also really enjoy using the angled highlighter brush.

  
Another beauty item that I bought is the Barry M Flawless Colour Correctiong Primer. This is my dream primer. It claims to correct redness, smooth and mattify skin and minimise pores. I can tell you that it does all of this! I used it today and my skin had no redness and my makeup stayed matte all day. This cost me £4.99 ( I think ) and was buy one get one half price, so I also picked up a nail varnish.

  
The next thing I purchased was from Primark. Since its started to become sunnier I decided I would buy some more Spring tops. I picked this up for around £6 and it is a knitted tank top. It has a high square neck with thin straps and is kind of ribbed. The pattern is really pretty and the burgundy colour look great with a denim skirt or shorts.

  
The next thing I am extremely excited about. I think most people have heard of Brandy Melville. They sell the kind of clothes you would see on tumblr or on a polyvore board. These knitted tops from Primark are dupes for the Brandy ones and were only £6 each? I got a white and a dark grey, but they also had a striped one. These are really cute and would look great with some shorts. They are thick knitted, which means they will still keep you warm even though they are sleeveless.

Have you guys bought anything you love recently?

Have a lovely day!

Grace X

February Favourites | EG

It seems like every month seems to be going quicker. I’ve really enjoyed February – what with it being pancake day. I’ve recently got more into make up and bought a few pieces that I’ve enjoyed using a lot.

  
The first thing I bought that I’ve been using daily is this Stila stay all day primer and anti-shine balm. This claims to prime, set and mattify makeup. This retails at around £21 but I got it for just £4.99 at tk maxx! I do recommend pushing the sponge into the primer instead of swiping it over it, and then patting it onto your face instead of rubbing it in. I then put my makeup on and use the sponge and set my makeup. My makeup really does stay matte all day when I use this & I would recommend it.

  
This Avon BB cream is moisturising, but still has medium coverage. Since I have freckles, I don’t want to completely cover them up. This cream covers up any redness or blemishes. I have tried using foundation, but it creates a streaky effect on my skin so I’ve found that BB cream is a lot better.

So many bloggers, and friends have raved about the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer for a while and I was yet to try it out until earlier this month. I’m the shade fair 1, which is perfect for my skin tone. This concealer has such a good coverage and really brightens up under my eyes and around my face. I always put it in a triangle to prevent a really bright circle under my eyes too.

  
Adidas superstars. Worn by countless bloggers and fashion youtubers everywhere. Honestly, these are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever bought. Luckily I’m a size 6 so I was able to get them in the kids section ( ha ha ). Also, when you sign up to Adidas you get 15% off so I ended up paying £38 for them. They go with everything and and so so comfy, I would recommend them to anyone.

  
The last thing is my Jamie jeans from Topshop. After buying many pairs of Primarks rule of the Joni jeans and struggling into New Looks high waisted jeans, I caved and bought some topshop jeans. Since I’m so tall, finding jeans that fit my leg was a hard job. Topshop have a huge range of jeans that don’t loose shape, stretch or sag. These are my best purchase and are such a staple piece in my wardrobe.

What are your guys favourites this month?

Have a lovely day!

Grace X

High Street vs High End : Highlighters | EG

Today I have a post about something that has suddenly taken over the makeup world: highlighters. Whether it’s contouring, strobing or perfecting your brows, highlighters seem to be the finishing touch. For Christmas I received a small high beam by benefit. I also purchased Asdas highlight and define  for around £2-3- a fraction of the cost of any of Benefits products. 
  
More well known to beauty bloggers, is benefits high beam. Used by countless youtubers and endless bloggers, everyone seems to love it. My favourite thing about it is the colour. The glitter in it is very fine and is not obvious.

  
This is Asdas highlight and define, a much bigger product for a lot less money. This blends really well and gives a lovely shimmer.

So how do they compare?

  
On the top right is Asda and the bottom left if benefit. You can see that they have very similar consistency and very fine shimmer to them. However, Asdas is a little darker whereas Benefits is more of a baby pink.

  
Highlight and define has a small lip gloss like wand. This makes application extremely easy and build able. High Beam has a kind of nail varnish brush to apply the product with, which can be difficult, but the brush is soft which is really nice.

  
As you can see, high beam is a lot less creamy than highlight and define. Both apply quite nice, but with Asdas product, more comes out. This could be a problem but as it is quite blend able it’s not major. When I had finished taking those photo, the benefit highlighter had dried on my hand and was hard to blend, whereas the Asda highlighter was still creamy and blend able.

  

Both highlighters blended nicely, I think which one you prefer depends on how much you like to wear. Personally I prefer a brighter highlighter as it shows up better on my pale skin. However, I also sometimes use a powder highlighter. The benefit blends to just a shimmer whereas the Asda highlight still has some coloured pigment in it.

  
Overall, I think that Asdas highlighter is the best as it is purse friendly, extremely similar to high beam and blends nicely on the skin. The main thing for me was to find a highlighter that looks great for a low price, and I think I’ve found it!

Have you guys got a favourite highlighter?

Have a lovely day!

Grace X