FAQ's

What is my favourite foundation - at the moment I am completely obsessed with Bare Minerals Original foundation, it is so dewy and looks amazing on. I love Chanel Aqua lumiere and Inglot YSM.

What is a good affordable skincare that suits all skin types - Kinvara every time. It is amazing for all skin types.

How to start a blog and become successful - Set up a blog, start writing and be consistent. The successful part isn't as easy as that. You need to be yourself, be passionate and never give up. Do it for the right reasons, don't do it for money or freebies. Do it because you love it. It might not happen for everyone but it will happen for those who deserve it. It took me almost 4 years to get to where I am.

How long did it take me to lose weight? - I joined slimming world in January this year and started to lose weight that week :) Slimming world is the best thing i've ever done.

Best concealer for blemishes and under eye - I love the Collection concealer when it comes to affordable concealers. It is full coverage and great for blemishes too. I love the Bare Minerals Stroke of Light for under the eyes. It is and eye brightener and so light weight. When choosing a concealer for under the eyes go one shade or two shades lighter then your foundation.

What fake tan do I wear? - Nine times out of ten it is Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan but I also love the Moroccan Tan and the No7 tan.

What extensions do I wear and where do I get my hair done? - I get my hair done in Kolours and Kuts Salon in Walkinstown and I have Platinum extensions. They are pre bonds and I love them.

What is the Lipstick you have been wearing lately - Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Charming

Will I been doing master classes around the country?? - Fingers crossed :)


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Its D day!!!

Hey dolls,

For about 2 months now I have been stuck in the biggest rut. I was falling into old habit and eating crap again. Since my holidays I haven't been able to shake it. Last night I took to snapchat and really opened up about it. I had to fight back the tears while I shared how bad I was feeling and the response I got from you all was phenomenal. I got so many messages from people telling me it really hit home with then, thats exactly how they where feeling and it was nice to know they weren't alone.

Throughout my whole journey I've been completely honest with you all. I never hide what I am eating and I definitely never disguise when I have a gain. Last night really was an eye opener. The amount of people that feel this way too. It's so easy to start eating badly again and once you fall down it's so hard to get back on track again. So many people said they were feeling the same and that they had been going good for so long but where slowing gaining weight again. It is so refreshing to know that it happens to people and that I'm not alone too.

I also had a few fitness bloggers message me and tell me that it had happened to them too but they came back from it. That was so reassuring. I know for the past few blog post I've said i'll be back on track but I really mean it this time. I hit the gym hard this morning with Damy. Follow him here and I did a big healthy food shop. I have already made some of my speedy mushroom soup and I've a lovely healthy dinner planned.

A follower of mine sent me this last night and it's so true I wanted to share it with you all.




What Edel said is 100% right! I may have fallen off but I am still holding on to the wheel! I haven't let go completely and given up! This is just one of those bumps in the road on a long journey! This may be what is happened to you but know you haven't given up completely yet. If you are reading this then you still want to change and you still will. Let this be the last of the bad decisions and together we can all do this. There is no better feeling then feeling healthy and confident and I can't wait to get that feeling back.


I hope this helped some of you. We can all do it if we put our minds to it.

Stay healthy & happy

Love Grace xox
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Feeling Grateful

Hey my loves,

If you follow me on social media you will know what I have been up to this week. I am feeling so grateful I just wanted to share a little post with you all.

So basically I was given the most incredible opportunity this week and was flown with Leanne Woodfull to London with Benefit to represent the Irish bloggers. I would consider myself and my blog to be a "baby blog" and when opportunities like this come around I have to pinch myself.

We headed over to London and stayed the night in the Hoxton Holborn (Fab Hipster Hotel) just off Covent Garden. The event was held in the Green Room and it was an event like no other. We had lunch in the sky. We were literally strapped in and lifted to a whopping 140ft in the sky. As the weather was so bad we didn't get to spend the entire duration up there but it was an experience like no other. It was the launch of their new eye primer "Air Patrol".


I had such an amazing time and got to meet my fave blogger Lydia from lydiaelisemillen.com and hopefully I will get back over to London soon to have a proper catch up and chat with her.



When I started my Instagram and Blog I never imaged I would get to where I am today or get such amazing opportunities. I feel like this is only the beginning and amazing things are on the way. I try be as grateful and level headed as I can and at least once a week I like to reflect, take notes and be as grateful for the week that has just passed. I believe that once you start being grateful for the things you already have then what you want will come in time.




If you have nothing to do why not take a second and write a list of all the things you have to be grateful for today. I am grateful for all the amazing support I get from you all. I love you all so much.

Stay happy and grateful.

Love Grace xox
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Stuck In A Rut

Hey girls,

I really am exactly what the title says and stuck in a rut :( I don't know what is going on but I just can't seem to get back on the band wagon. I tried so hard this week but I did have a few cheat meals and a bottle of wine. I really am so annoyed and so disappointed at myself. I gained again this week, I know it was only half a pound but I really wanted a loss this week.




I don't know what I'm going to do and I really want to get back on it. I'm still eating healthy but only about 70% of the time and I'm still training. I feel like a few months back I was doing a lot more by myself like going for walks and runs. I'm going to get back into it and I really want to do it this time. I'm so fed up and have lost so much motivation. I need to kick the crap and just get my head back in the game.

Sometimes when you give it your all for so long and are doing so well you just get fed up and fall back into old habits. I have definitely done that and it's so annoying. It happens all too often. I want this to be a lifestyle choice and not just a diet, I want to be fit and healthy for the rest of my life. Sorry if this post isn't as motivated as normal but sometimes we just don't do as well as we would have hoped.




If you are always feeling low and like you are stuck in a rut know that you are not alone. I am with you and we will be out of it today. Good luck to all you dolls.

Stay Happy & Healhty

Love Grace xox
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Friday Fashion Picks

Hey dolls,

I have done a bitta retail shopping lately and I'm loving that the autumn trends are hitting the rails. I wanted to share some of my top picks from some of my fave online stores.

This skirt is my ultimate fave pick and I have to have it. I'm heading to the UK next week with Benefit and I have to get this skirt for the event I am attending. It is so perfect.

Shop it here




Loving this skirt for more casual days. 

Shop it here




I am obsessed with suede fringe jackets lately and this one from Miss Guided is amazing. I love it so much. I picked up a sleeveless jacket this week from NewLook.

Shop this here




Also obsessed with this casual dress and red hat. It is perfect for the summer days.

Shop it here




These swing dresses are my favourite, they are so comfy and so on trend. They are so easy to just throw on and go but yet look so well put together. I love this one from BooHoo.

Shop it here




Here is a similar one from Motel rocks and I love these dresses paired with chunky ankle boots or over the knee boots too.

Shop it here




I picked up these boots a few weeks back from River Island and I am obsessed. I just love chunky ankle boots and as we come into the colder months they are a staple for me.

Shop them here



Hats are my ultimate fave accessory and especially in this gorgeous tan shade.

Shop it here



I also picked up some TopShop jeans in the Joni range. They are my first TopShop jeans and I love them so much. They are nice and high waisted and suck me in in all the right places.

Shop them here




I hope you enjoyed some of my Friday Fashion pics.

Happy shopping

Love Grace xox

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Speedy Slimming World Mushroom Soup

Hey loves,

I just made the most incredible mushroom soup. I had been craving it all day. I wanted to share it with you because it us something different that I have never made before. It was so delicious I had to tell you all about it. It's so simple to make, so tasty and its free.



Ingredients:


  • 2 packages of cup mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Small onion
  • Vegetable stock
  • Fromage frais
  • parsley, salt & garlic pepper

Method:

I chopped up the mushrooms nice and small with the onion & garlic. I let them cook for 5 mins until they became soft. I then added half a pint of veg stock and seasoned. I let it simmer for 20 mins. Once it was cooked I blended and served with a dollop of fromage frais.








It was so nice. Send me your pictures of your soup or any recipes you think I will like.

Happy cooking

Love Grace xox

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Getting Back On The Band Wagon

Hey my loves,

Some of you may have noticed I haven't been on my best behaviour when it comes to Slimming World. I had to take 2 weeks off because of work and when I say I took the 2 weeks off I really mean it. Mc Donalds, chippers, chinese, burgers, washed down with lots of alcohol. I have West Coast Cooler to blame for that hahaha.... Anyway, I really didn't want to go back to my group today but I knew I had to. I could see myself spiralling back into old habits and totally neglecting my healthy diet. I was feeling lazy, unmotivated and bored.

I decided today was a new day and I wasn't going to be disappointed at what the scales said. I was going to start fresh today and act like it was day 1 in Slimming World. I had a 4 lb gain today, which isn't bad considering the amount of crap i've been eating. If you follow my snapchat story you will believe me. So with this 4lb gain that brings my weight back to 11.13lb. I am 5:7 and have always weighed heavy even when I was very slim. I have 13lb to get to target and that is so achievable. I am giving myself a mini goal to get to target in 6 weeks. That is 2lb a week and is nothing compared to some of the losses I've had whilst on this journey.

I am still fitting my size 10 jeans but I just don't feel that 100% confidence I felt a few weeks back. I really want this and I never want to go back to the way I was last year. I suppose this fresh start might help some of you that are struggling or who are only realising that you want to start. Today is the day. You don't need to join slimming world if you don't want to. Making small changes to your diet and really pushing yourself to do it will help you achieve the goals you set for yourself.

If you are like me and have lacked motivation that last few weeks then why not join me today and start again. Scrap the last few weeks, don't make yourself feel guilty (because that won't change anything) and lets do this together. I have a group on FaceBook ( The 7am Club ) that anyone can join and I am going to become move active on it and really try help and encourage you all. Its easy when you start something with friends.

So the plan is to go back to basic in terms of clean eating. Cut out all crap and alcohol and be as active as I can. I am going to try train 4 days a week with Damy and Paul from BodyTec. I really want a killer body as I am sure many of you do too. I want please to be like Damn Gurl hahahah.

Anyway I hope this helps motivate you and maybe even give you the kick up the arse you need. It is so possible, If I can do it you can do it.

Stay Happy & Healthy

Love Grace xox
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