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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Meet My Beautiful Sienna Harper

Hey dolls,

Well, I'm sure you all know that we had a beautiful baby girl three weeks ago. I wanted to share some pictures of her with you all. It was the most unbelievable moment when I first met her. It was love at first sight. I didn't have an easy labour but it was so worth it. She is so perfect and the last three weeks have been pure bliss. She is doing so well and is so good. 

My friend Leanne is an amazing photographer and she came over when Sienna was just 5 days old and took the most incredible pictures of her. 

Check out her website for more info and to book her. 

its been a hectic few weeks but I will be back posting here more regularly very soon. I hope you love the pictures just as much as I do.

Love Grace xox


Saturday, 17 September 2016

My Baby Shower

Hey dolls,

Two weeks ago my family and friends threw me the most amazing baby shower. It was such a lovely day and I wanted to share it with you all. It was held in The Stone Leaf on Leeson Street Lower,  which was also the location for the Mothercare photo shoot I did with the Sunday World.  

Mags & Dominique did most of the organising, all I knew was where I had to be and what time to be there for. It was so special and such a fun way to get all my friends and family together to celebrate our impending arrival. 

The Venue & Food
Mags & Dominique booked a private area in The Stone Leaf for the shower. The food was to die for and they catered for everyone. They had an afternoon tea table set up with a massive array of sandwiches, cakes and scones. They also had gluten free and vegan options. The food was delicious, especially the desserts! They went down a treat with everyone.

The Decorations
Mags ordered the personalised balloons from Project Party. You can see their full range here.
She bought the baby balloons, bunting and centre pieces from Woodies and ordered the Instagram frame from Click here to see more.

 I loved these cute little keepsake books and pictures. 

Click here buy the finger print picture.

Click here to buy the keepsake book 

Click here to buy the "Mum To Be" sash

They bought the memento book & props for the Instagram frame from Mr Price.

The Games
They had some games like guess baby faces. Everyone brought a baby picture of themselves and we all had to guess who was which baby. They had a guess the nursery rhyme quiz and everyone who won, won a beauty product. The last game was guess the size of my bump! Nearly everyone guessed too big haha. Mags organised a lovely hamper from Meagher's Pharmacy for the winner.

We received so many amazing gifts, baby faces is so lucky already. I want to thank all the staff working in The Stone Leaf, they were amazing. The food was so good and they really looked after us, I would highly recommend this venue for anyone planning a party. 

A massive thanks to Mags, Dominique, my family & friends for making me feel so special. It was such a lovely day and one I will cherish forever.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Not long now till Baby Faces is here.

Love Grace xox


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

My 5 Makeup Finds in August

Hey dolls,

I wanted to share my 5 hero products of the month with you all, these are all products I've never used before that were either sent to me this month or I bought myself.  Be sure to let me know your top 5 products for August.

I am wearing all 5 in this picture

Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation

So many of you have been asking me over the past few weeks what foundation I've been wearing, I didn't want to tell you all until I tested it out properly but I can finally share it. I've been wearing it most days and I love it so much. I wear shade Rose Beige, its lightweight but very build-able and lasts all day on my skin. I'm in love with the packaging and it has a dropper so you don't waste any product. It's been forever since I found a drugstore foundation that I really loved.

This one ticks all the boxes for me, It's available in 4 shades and is only €7.90! 
You cant really go wrong. Available in Penny's & Pharmacies.

Loréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Fatale

I started using this mascara about a week and a half ago, I know thats not long but when I find a good mascara I know instantly if I'll love it or hate it. This one is a game changer. It's so build-able but it doesn't make my lashes look clumpy or like spiders legs. It lifts and holds my lashes and makes my eyes look so awake. I love the wand of this mascara too. Although I'm a makeup artist I still, without fail, get mascara under my lower lashes. With this mascara I have noticed a dramatic change haha. I barely get it all over my eye balls. It doesn't smudge on me or leave any unnecessary panda eyes if I wear it for hours. It gets a 9/10 from me. The only down side is it's not super easy to remove with miscellar water. I need to use an oil based cleanser to get every inch of it off.

It's only €13.99 & available in Boots.

Freedom Makeup Pro Highlight in "Ambient"

I've two highlighters that equally deserve a mention, one is very affordable and the other is quiet expensive. I'll start with the Pro Highlight in "Ambient" from Freedom. First of all the product itself looks divine, It's so soft and blend-able. Its quiet subtle on the cheeks but gives a gorgeous glow and the best part.... It's only €4.20 Click the link below to check it out.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed "Champagne Pop"

The second highlighter is from Becca. I've raved about it on my snapchat and I'm just so in love with it. Jaclyn Hill is my Fave YouTuber so when I found her highlighter "Champagne Pop" in Space NK on Grafton Street I had to have it. This one is a little bit pricer but It's so worth it. It's so highly pigmented, so creamy and gives the most amazing glow to the skin. If you're in town soon pop into Space NK and swatch it, it will blow your mind, you can trust me on that one.

 It's €38 from Space NK 

The Balm Pickup Liners

Last but by no means least are the Pickup Liners from The Balm. I'm a massive fan of The Balm and love everything they bring out. These babies didn't disappoint. They're so soft and extremely pigmented and have such a wide variety of shades. There is literally a shade to match every lipstick I own! And that's a lot!!!

The three shades I've tried and loved, from top to bottom are "Acute One", "Chemistry" & "Pineapple"

They're €17.50 each, click the link below to check out all the shades 

I hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know in the comments what your top 5 products of the month are :)

Love Grace xox

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