Saturday, 24 March 2018

Gym Haul

Hey guys, check out my new clothes i have bought for when i join the gym on payday. 


Sunday, 18 March 2018

February 2018 favorites


Hey guys,

I really enjoy watching the favorites videos from other  vloggers so I thought I would start doing my own for you guys.

I have a few different categories if you would like me to add another category please let me know. 

Thanks guys xx





Sunday, 11 March 2018

My new skincare routine



  Hey guys, I have been thinking more about my skin care since my birthday as im now 31. I have dabbled with skin care but never really stuck to anything but now I feel that I need to commit!

So i have tried L'oreal before and liked the feel on my skin and the smell was nice so I thought I would give the range another go. 

The box recommends use for 30 days or 4 weeks before you see real results. Therefore I am promising to use the cleanser, toner, eye creams and moisturisers every single day for 30 days!!

I am then hoping to see some results, I have wrinkles on my forehead and starting under my eyes which I hope will reduce in this time.

When I picked up the other products I saw a clay mask that I have not tried that is also L'oreal so it will be a nice addition to my routine. 

Check out my video below and check back in for the results.

Take Care xx



Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Ebay Bridesmaids Dresses

Hey guys, I hope you are well! I hope this time I am back for good after trying 5 internet providers I think we have found one that can actually provide a service. 

So as you are all aware Paul had a heart attack and we decided to bring the wedding back home to Kent and try and bring it in for less money but just as amazing. We really want our wedding party to be comfortable and happy with what they wear, so i did loads of research on bridesmaids dresses. I knew i wanted something that would suit all my bridesmaids, be classic and elegant, good quality and fit in with our theme. A tall order I know! I went into department stores and high street stores, scoured online websites and still couldn't find what I wanted. So I turned to forums and facebook groups. I found a group called Wedding dresses, bridesmaids and more and found lots of brides had found their dream dresses on ebay. 

So I took the plunge and ordered a dress from moon.goddess201208  and i must say i am soooooo pleased everything is amazing.
 The seams and stitches are perfect, the materials are great quality and
Its fully lined all the way to the floor so no embarrassing 'flashes' in the evening!

Take a look at my video and comment below with your thoughts. 

Take care xx




Thursday, 25 January 2018

Meeting at the Wedding Venue


Hey everyone,
Today we had our first meeting with our wedding coordinator Jen. She is amazing, she gets my vision and agrees lighting makes such a big difference to the event.

We spoke about what we have included in our package and what the optional extras were. We discussed timings and actually booked our time with the registrar office!

It is really important you have an order of the day to work to. This way everyone knows what they are doing and there is no panicking or lack of momentum to the day.

Remember to schedule in some YOU time as this is YOUR special day and you need to have memories of the day together.

Enjoy your surroundings and your guests company don't be in a constant rush, take it easy and take your time.

I went in with a list of questions to ask, would you like me to do a post /guide for you? 

Take Care xx

Monday, 22 January 2018

Weigh in 3: 22/01/18


Hey everyone, I hope you all had great weeks! So this week I lost -2lbs, I feel disappointed. Why? This week I was 100% on plan, I measured and counted. I did several 1 hour walks and 1 mega walk ( details below). I feel like I should have lost more and that I deserved a bigger number. I am going to stay positive and hit it again this week and see what the scales say on Monday.


So I have to tell you about this week's amazing discovery, that is Halo Top Ice Cream, it tastes and has the same texture as Hagen Dasz or Ben and Jerry's but you can have it in your syns! Paul and I shared a tub so it's half the syns. There are loads of amazing flavours and it feels really naughty.



How did you do this week? Take care xx

Weigh In 2: 15/01/18


 Hey guys this week was my 2nd weigh in and I was so pleased as I lost -5lbs. I got my half stone award and won slimmer of the week.


 I find the stickers and certificates very motivational. They help me want to keep going and when I have a bad week remember what I have achieved so far.


My focus this week will be to be more active and to add as much activity into my day as I can. I will walk the dogs with Paul on my days of, do house work and try to be focused.

How d

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Weigh In 1: 8/1/18

Hey guys, I hope your all having a great start to 2018 and have made some fab new years resolutions.

One of mine was I want to reach my target this year so I rejoined Slimming World. I say rejoined because we hadn't been going to group and having more treats than when on plan but we were still loosely following the plan.

So we went to Monday night weigh in As we normally do and I lost 3.5lbs this week which I am pleased about. 

I love Slimming World because it's an education on healthy eating, I'm not deprived of anything or hungry.

I love that I have a goal and every week I can check in and it's a fresh start.

Are you on a weight loss journey? Have you had success with Slimming World?? Let me know in the comments below

Take Care xx

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Skin Care 101


Hey guys, today I wanted to talk to you about something that I really try and focus on at this time of year.... my skin. 

Now we wrap up warm in our jumpers and coats and keep our feet toasty in cozy socks and boots but we forget about our face. Unless you are willing to wear a balaclava our faces are exposed to the elements. We need to keep it clean, help it recover and protect it from future damage.

Below are some hints and tips for everyone no matter your age or skin type. The diagram tells you what products you should use and in what order.





Do you have a skin care routine already? Are you going to start on? Commitments/ Pledges and comments below 

Take Care xxx

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Disney Honeymoon Research



Hey guys, I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and that you are enjoying the lul between Christmas and New Year! I was at work today, even though I love my job it get like it was too soon to be back!

So as mentioned before with Paul's heart attack we have had to put the honeymoon off until 2019 and focus on the wedding for 2018. So I called Disney and they cannot make any amendment until April/May when the 2019 deals/prices are released. I must admit I was a little disappointed but I understood. I was then advised that we would lose £50 of our deposit and have to pay an additional £50 to change the reservation, I did think under the circumstances that was a bit mean but hey life is unfair sometimes. 

So I have heard on the grapevine that Disney may not do Free Dining for 2019 because of all the new things and so many of the resort's finishing construction. This could be a game changer for us. We chose to stay on-site and sacrifice space and a private pool for the free dining and easy cash free eating in the parks. When I hear more on this I will let you know.

So I have been looking into the resort's (let's presume free dining is on for 2019) we know we want to stay at a moderate or delux. I am loving Coronado Springs still as it will be finished with anazing lake side dining, restaurant on top of the tower, refurbished rooms and new two storey grand lobby. The theming and the pool are great it's like a Mexican  relaxation holiday within a Disney holiday!

My fiancee really likes Animal Kingdom Lodge we both love animals and many of our dates were to zoo's and wildlife parks. The luxury, amazingrestaurants, pools and closeness to Animal Kingdom Park are all great pluses but is it worth the extra money?? 

I will keep researching and when the prices get released crunch some numbers!!

Where have you stayed or would you like to stay? 

Take care xx


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

New Year New Goals


Hi Guys!
So I know it's been a while since my last post it seems Every time something else comes up. Paul is recovering from his heart attack just frustrated that he is not allowed to work yet. 

I want to really focus on my blog and vlog this year while planning my wedding, my weight loss journey and our honeymoon planning.

I think it's important to have goals, things to focus on and aim for.  So what are yours? I hear you say!

1. To Have the most amazing but budget friendly wedding! 
2. To loose weight and reach my perfect size so I can feel confident and enjoy fashion again.
3. To share loads of tips, tricks and ideas with you.
4. To make memories and take more pictures. 

What are yours, let me know in the comments below:- 

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas look2: Quick Change





Hey guys,

So today I wanted to share with you a super quick make up look. Lets imagine you have just got home from work and a friend reminds you it's your Christmas get together tonight and she will pick you up in half an hour. You need a nice party look that doesn't take hours to apply.

So you quickly grab some moisturiser and apply it to your face to give a soft dewy looking base. Next take Moodstruck Addiction Palette 5. Using a large eye shadow brush e.g. real techniques delux crease brush apply suspicious from your crease to your lashline and blend blend blend! Then take victorious and run it along your lashline and into the outer corner of the crease and blend. To finish off use EPIC mascara. There you go, in no time you look party perfect and ready to go.

Take Care xx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Christmas Look 1



Hey guys,

I hope your all doing well, Paul is having loads of tests but is feeling ok in himself.

What I thought would be quite fun is to do some Christmas make up looks for you. Let's call it The 12 Days of Christmas Looks!
Everyday I will do you a different idea for this festive season.

Today I went rather traditional with Green. I created my base using the Fab 4. I have then used Tender from Addiction Palette 4 from the brow bone to the lashline. This is a light shimmery base to catch the eye and highlight the brow bone. I have then taken Splurge Cream Eyesgadow in the sgade Assertive to go from my lash line and blend into the crease. I do usher the look using our amazing EPIC mascara.

Love it! It has the feeling of evergreen and Christmas trees.

I hope you likes it.

Take Care xx

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Life Update

Hey guys,

So it's been a while since I write anything and here is why.

My fiancee had a heart attack while driving his lorry and was in hospital. Then he has not been allowed some. Lots of medication and tests etc. He still has more to go through but all the time u wasn't at work was taken up with all that. Now we are more on top of things and so I wanted to start writing again.

We have had to bring the wedding back to Kent and scale it back as he had been stressing about the wedding and honeymoon which contributed to the heart attack  The honeymoon has been put back to 2019. I'll tell you more about those later.

What's happening in your Life??

xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Becoming a Makeup Artist



Hey guys,

I know I have been AWOL but internet has been down and thanks to a blocked full exchange we  are having issues finding a supplier.

Anyway! I have some really exciting news for you....... I have been studying to be a Makeup Artist! As you know I love make up and I decided why not learn more about it and see where it takes me?

I have found it so useful and enjoyable at the same time. I am learning tips and tricks of the trade that I will share with you.

I want yo bring you on this journey with me and see where it takes us.

I really want yo know what sort of posts you want to see and get this to be much more interactive. Let me know in the comments below.

Take care

xx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Save the dates

Hi Guys,

I was so excited that today finally came! We posted out our save the date cards!!!

Now, I have learnt a few things here.

1. Writing these out is going to take to. each so plan to do a few let's say 10 a day. You will then make sure they are sent on  time.

2. Personalise shop bought ones to match your theme and taste. This makes them unique but not too expensive.

3. When posting group save the dates together in an envelope.  So I have quite a few cousins so what I did is send them to my Aunty house and when they visit her they can pick them up.This will save you £s on postage.

4. Buy extras because you will make mistakes and you will get rejections. These places will want to be given to someone else so you will need the extra cards.

I will post you pictures of our save the dates soon, I just had to share this with you. 

I would love it if we could get some more interaction going. Please comment and ask questions.

Take care

Grace

Monday, 14 August 2017

Rejoining Slimming World

Hello guys,

So my fiancee and I decided to join Slimming World fresh this week by rejoining as new members. We have not been for a few months and alot has happened in life so we felt like we wanted to draw a line and start again.

I would like to share more with you and be more honest and open.

What I will do is take a photo of my book so you can see my loss/gain/maintain each week and I will discuss how I'm feeling.

Please join in the comments and let me know how you have done and what's on your mind.

Take Care

Grace

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Perfume buying guide

Hi guys!!

Summer time really makes me appreciate  my sense of smell. Fresh cut grass, flowers in bloom and the sweets smells of doughnuts, ice-cream and candy floss at the beach.

I love to have different perfumes for different moods and seasons. I am loving the fragrances by  Marc Jacobs. They are so light, fun and last for ages.

So how do you find a new fragrance that's right for you..... first of all think of things you like the smell of. This will give you a hint to which fragrance family you should steer towards do you like floral or sweet perhaps your more a wood or spice kind of person?

Once you have the fragrance family then take a visit to your nearest shop that has testers. Use the  perfume strip to find 4-6 ones you like. Now spray these one on your wrist one half way up your under forearm and one in the crease of your elbow and the same on the other arm.

DO NOT RUB IN! leave the perfume to dry on your skin. Now perfume reacts to your temperature and body chemistry so smells different on everyone who wears it. So you need to leave time for them to settle.  So take a look around the store and after about 15-20 minutes smell the test patches and see which one smells best on you. There you have it your new fragrance!

I like to link fragrances to memories so if I'm going on a holiday, to an event or next year my wedding and honeymoon. I will be picking out fragrances then in the future when I smell that fragrance my memories will come flooding back.

What's your favorite perfume? Let me know in comments below x

Take care xx

Friday, 14 July 2017

Slimming World

Hey guys,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the great weather we have.

Paul and I are not able to go to slimming world at the moment but we are planning to get back on plan soon. We are sharing a car but work an hour apart and both of us work an hour away from our home.

We will be stocking up on our speed food and yogurts and going back to taking food to work.

I have really noticed my energy levels have gone down and I am craving sugar again for the fake energy rush.

How are your diets going??

Take care xx