What’s In My Bag? | EG

When I first started my blog in April last year, What’s In My Bag was one of the first posts I composed. I loved reading these posts, and watching similar videos on YouTube. As its been over a year since I’ve done this post, I thought I’d give you an updated version!


The bag I have is this one from River Island. This is a shoulder bag in a mink colour. It has a mostly faux suede body with a faux leather contrast and the River Island gold bar. It also has pretty tassels hanging off it and a reversible strap, which has a snakeskin pattern on one side and is baby pink on the other. The bag closes with a magnetic presstud and has a zip pocket and normal pocket on the inside. This bag cost £32, which is quite expensive, but when you think of how versatile, and how pretty it is, I can justify it.


The first things that I have in my bag are my purses. Yes that’s plural. I keep my notes and cards in my holographic purse, which is from New Look. I then keep all of my silver change in this coin purse which is also from New Look. I love the holographic purse as its so quirky, yet matches my bag perfectly. The coin purse is also so cute to carry around!


The next things that I have in my bag are my phone, my lipstick and my sunglasses. I use the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipcream  in the colour 07 ‘nude-ist’ which is a pretty red toned pink. When I bought this, I thought it would be more brown toned, but it dried quite red toned. It is a very similar colour to my nyx sleek matte lip cream in ‘Cannes’. 

I carry my phone around all of the time, obviously as I never know when I will need to google something, take a photo or contact someone. I have the silver iPhone 6 in 16gb. I got my case from h and m, mostly because it matches all of my clothes.

Even though Britain is infamous for the amount of rain we get, I like to be hopeful and carry my sunglasses with me. You never know when the sun may come out, and I guess carrying these large cat eyes from New Look is helpful ( if a bit optimistic ).

That all I carry in my bag with me! I definately used to carry a lot more. At one time, I actually used to carry an eyeshadow palette with me.

Do you guys have anything you always carry round? Are there any posts you’d like me to do?

Comment below!

Have a lovely day,

Grace X 

March Beauty Favourites | EG

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening everyone! First of all, I’d like to apolgise for not posting for two weeks. I’ve been away on holiday and took a complete break from everything. Now I’m back and ready to blog again!

I will post again during midweek to make up for lost posts! This week I have my March beauty favourites for you guys, and March was a good month for me!

  
The first thing I’ve been loving is the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. I’ve only bought this recently but it has completely replaced my rimmel one. This mascara gives serious volume and lift, especially for me, someone who has to curl their lashes before and after mascara and they still drop! This has a curved wand which means it grabs everyone lash and gives it a lovely coat of mascara. It is build able and not excessive spider leg looking, which I’m sure we all want to avoid!

The second thing is the Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Birthday Suit. I’ve been in so many boots stores desperately looking for a sleek counter, and when I found this, it was the last one! I picked this up on the basis of a beauty rumour I heard that it is a dupe for Dolce K by Kylie Jenner. I heard this from Mostly Meg on YouTube, and her channel is amazing, you should definately check her out! I bought this for around £4.99 and it lasts all day even through eating! I actually wore this when I went on a 12 mile bike ride and it lasted from 11:30am to around 5pm ( even with eating and cycling! )

Every blogger knows about Micellar Cleansing Water. This is so good for taking makeup off and literally gets every last bit off my skin. I bought a travel one for my holiday and it was the perfect size to pop in my bag. I actually own the biggest one too which I have nearly finished as I use it every day. It leaves my skin feeling clean and I like that it has no scent of colour because it makes it feel easier to use.

I showed this primer in my latest haul post and it is now my favourite! I would really recommend this as my makeup stays on all day, with no sign of redness! I recently went to my second Vamps concert ( it was the best night of my life ever )  and I was standing, where it obviously gets really hot. I asked my friend if I looked red and she said I was fine! If that isn’t enough to convince you, I don’t know what is. I personally have quite red, uneven skin and this primer really helps that.

The last thing, which is basically featured in every post is the Barry M Natural Glow Palette 2. This is honestly my favourite eyeshadow palette as it has a variety of colours including matte and shimmer shades. I actually use the shimmer shade as a highlighter and I’ve been complimented on it many times. It works really well as it is buildable and blend able. 

What have been your guys favourite things this month? Are there any products you’d recommend?

Also do you have any posts you would like me to do?

Have a lovely day!

Grace X 

face scrubs : clean & clear vs soap & glory | EG♡

I have searched for products that suit my skin for a while. There are many rumours that scrubs are bad for your skin, but I cant help but use them. They leave my skin feeling clean and soft and looking fresher. Recently I have tried out the soap & glory “scrub of your life” after always using the clean & clear “exfoliating daily wash”. Here’s my verdict.

  
Clean & Clear exfoliating daily wash

This has been my number one face product for a long time and really does make a difference. It leaves my skin feeling soft and looking clear. The packaging is nice and easy to use and the product itself smells clean and feels nice.

Pros:

– exfoliates well

– no strange smell

– easy to use

– comes in a range, so can be used with other products

Cons

– leaves skin feeling dry, definitely need a moisturiser afterwards

– can leave skin shiny

– doesn’t last all day

Soap & Glory scrub of your life

Recently, it was my birthday, which resulted in my house being flooded with bath and beauty products! I have never really used soap and glory before even though I knew it was a good brand. I have definitely been converted! This scrub is brilliant. The beads are a bit bigger and disperse in to little ones which cleans my face thoroughly. The packaging is adorable ( as always ) and it smells great. My skin is left clean, soft and free of blemishes and blackheads.

Pros:

– cleans skin extremely thoroughly 

– smells great

– packaging is adorable

– no moisturiser needed, as it moisturises too

– comes in different sizes 

Cons:

– can leave skin blushed, but it fades straight away ( and my skin does that when I touch it anyway )

That’s all I can think of!!

What about you guys? Do you have a favourite brand?

Have a lovely day!

Grace x

Mini Haul | EG♡

Recently I went shopping and bought some new things for Autumn! I love the colours and prints that come out this time of year and thought I’d treat myself to a couple of things.

  
Garner micellar cleansing water – £3.50

Pattern skirt – newlook £19.99

Shoes – topshop £32

So many bloggers have raved about this water and after seeing my friend use it I realised how amazing it actually is! I persuaded my mum to get it because I knew she’d love it. She’s yet to try it out but I know she’ll love it. It removes make up that you don’t even think you have on, it’s amazing how much more it removes!

I saw one of the employees at new look wearing this skirt and fell in love with it! I looked around so many new looks but none of them had it in my size. Yesterday when I was shopping this one was on the last chance to buy rack in my size, I couldn’t believe it! Of course I went to the till and bought it straight away.

I need some new shoes for winter as my t-bars are now 2 years old. I saw these in topshop a while ago and I think they’re adorable! They’re kind of like doc martens but they’re suede. Since they’re black, they’ll match everything. Also they’re real leather and for £32 that’s not bad at all!

Have you guys got any new purchases?

Have a lovely day!

Grace x

Autumn Wishlist | EG♡

As I sit writing with a cup of tea, wearing my favourite sweatshirt I feel like I can finally say it! It is finally Autumn! Autumn is my most favourite season of the year. What’s not to love? The leaves, hot drinks, cosy nights, comfort food, colours, the clothes and the colours of the clothes! I fell like I’m already ready for Autumn. I’ve bought my boots and I’m bringing out the fleecy tights. There’s always something on my wish list though. You can really tell from this months that it’s Autumn themed.

  
pinafore – topshop £39

camel boxy jumper – £7.99 ( I couldn’t believe it either!! ) 

crochet waist playsuit – £20 missguided

strapped velvet dress – £18 missguided

I’ve been eyeing this pinafore up for a long time now! It’s so gorgeous. It’s cord and burgundy which are two staple styles in Autumn. I love the little gold buttons and the pocket on the front. It’s quite expensive but I may have to buy it…

This jumper is absolutely gorgeous! I aleatory have the light grey and the burgundy ( obviously ) and they’re the softest I’ve ever bought! For £7.99 you can’t go wrong and they go with everything!

Ok, this playsuit really isn’t for Autumn; it’s still on my wish list though. It’s so pretty! It’s a halterneck and has such a pretty centre. It’s in the sale so hopefully it goes down to an even lower price and I’ll buy it. I recently bought a bralet from missguided and the delivery was great. The quality is brilliant and it’s so soft.

This dress is gorgeous. I can imagine it with some boots, tights and a leather jacket. I love velvet and burgundy and mixed together they look so pretty! The bralet would actually look really pretty underneath. It reminds me of Christmas too, which is never bad.

Have you got anything on your wish list?

Have a lovely day!

Grace x

blogging for a month! | EG♡

Hi guys! Today I realised I’ve been blogging for just over a month without even noticing! Although, April has flew by so I guess it’s ok. I’ve really enjoyed blogging. My favourite things have probably been talking to you guys! I love reading and responding to your comments and it’s the best thing knowing that people enjoy my blog.

  
I only started doing this because I’d love to study fashion journalism- and I thought blogging was a small step in the right direction! I’ve got into ‘the swing of things’ now and I understand what bloggings all about and how to work this thing really.

Basically, this is a just a post to say thankyou very very much! for following, commenting and liking my blog and posts because I really do appreciate it and it’s lovely to know you guys enjoy reading it!

I hope you all have a super day!

Grace x