Sunday, 29 September 2013

Little grey fairy tales And little white lies

New Look jumper |  Penneys skirt | Penneys blouse | School brogues | Forever 21 necklace
Lyrics : Attracting Flies by AlunaGeorge 
Stolen from Aveen's blog ! 

A sloppy jumper combined with an A-line skirt, Blouse and owl necklace have sneaked their way into every autumn outfit I wear this year so when I saw all the jumpers in New Look yesterday they almost killed me they were so beautiful. It was 'love at first sight' when it came to this cranberry jumper - The photo does not do it justice ! It is honestly the fuzziest and most gorgeous jumper ever and when I tried it on at first I knew it would look brilliant with the polka dot skirt which seems to make a reoccurring appearance every time I go to the Chinese restaurant with friends. 

And as you can gather from the photo's, We were at the Chinese restaurant for Aveen's seventeeth birthday yesterday evening - Click here to read Aveen's blog, It was a brilliant evening and the food and cake were so delicious.We almost went home blind because the flash on Aveen's camera was blinding but the funniest part was when the happy birthday tune unexpectedly starts playing over the speakers and everyone in the restaurant sings to her as the chocolate fudge cake was brought out to her, So happy birthday again to Aveen, I hope you had a great birthday !

 I hope you's all have a brilliant luck and best of luck to everyone who's shortlisted in the Blog Awards Ireland as the finalists are going to be announced over the next few days - Eek ! 

Fingers, Toes & Eyes crossed,

Grace x

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

I’m not excited, but should I be ?

Penneys hairband | Penneys jumper worn back to front | Old blouse worn underneath | Topshop skirt | Dunnes doc boots
Lyrics : Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend

Although it's midweek, Today I thought I'd do a short ahem sorry long 'life update' post seeing as I've some spare time on my hands. The latter half of September has flew by so quick, I cannot believe it will be October this time next week considering the first half of September seemed to drag on but I guess people are right when they say that Third Year flies by which is beginning to petrify me ! I've had so many in-class tests I haven't had time to revise First and Second Year, etc. . Alot of my teachers don't use workbooks (even though the school had them on our booklists.) so I'm going to use workbooks to revise because I find that I study better reading aloud and then testing myself. 

One - My school shoes they're so pretty I want to wear them the whole time
Two - I've been obsessed with owl necklaces lately not influenced by Bethany Mota obvv. Sarcasm.
Three - I've been wearing this H&M ring all the time it goes with every single outfit and gives an edge
Four - The shade Marinho from Maybelline's Colour Show nail polishes is perfect for autumn and winter
Five - I've been mixing these lipsticks 17 Long Lasting in Showcase & No7 Sheer in Sassy for a dark berry lip
Six - And finally I've been loving material shorts for autumn !

Since the weekend I've sensed a change in myself  - I feel like I've become happier all of a sudden. I was talking to my mam yesterday about spirituality and stuff like that and all of a sudden I just thought wow, This time in a century unless I'm very lucky I won't be here on this planet, I don't know where I'll be but hopefully I'll be a ghost scaring the living daylight out of people. I know this sounds really weird but it was like a wake up call to me and I realised I need to start being more positive and living more. The amount of comments I get on here telling me that I sound like such a positive person never fails to suprise me because most of the time I'm the complete opposite - I've always been very negative and sad day in day out since I can remember  and it seems to get worse as you get older and for me it is finally beginning to disappear ! I hate to say this cringe cringe cringe but 'YOLO'. That's the attitude I've been adopting it's been coming a while and it's finally arrived but I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I understand that if you're in a depressed state it's difficult to come out of it but if you even have a miniture opportunity in your day to witness or experience something positive you should take it and hold on to it and when you are down remember that tomorrow will always be better than yesterday !

Away with sounding soppy as for blogging, I cannot contain my excitement for October any longer so I hope you are all prepared for loads and loads of Halloween themed posts - I promise I won't bombard you with tons of Halloween talk !  There's Halloween stuff and even Christmas advent calendars in every pound shop and supermarket around town, I'm looking forward to buying some fake blood and face paint for my tutorials, All there's left to do is think of what to do a tutorial on. I have a collab coming up at some point during month with some of my Irish 'bloggy pals' and I'm also hoping to participate in #Blogoween. The Blog Awards Ireland Finalists is being announced next week so best of luck everyone and eyes toes and fingers crossed. 

October is becoming a very exciting month that I'm looking forward to so I better go to bed and get some sleep so that I don't fall asleep in French first thing tomorrow morning ! 

Grace x

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Late at night, In the dark, I close my eyes And suddenly everything is gone

Penneys dress | Mam's cardigan | H&M ring | My aunt and nanny brought me back the necklace from Amsterdam 
Lyrics : Lifted by Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande 

I wore this outfit last Friday it was really rainy and cold but luckily the trees hid me from the rain. The accessories are my favourite part of this outfit because the owl necklace which my aunt and nanny brought me back from Amsterdam is the cutest thing ever ! I also love the ring that is a bit tie-dye-ish, It changes colours as you twist it around. It actually almost fits most of my fingers too which is a blessing since most of my rings are always too small or too large for my fingers. I've also been wearing dark nail polishes lately like the purple one on my nails in the photo or navy and greens. If you'd like to see an Autumn/Fall Favourites post please tell me in the comments !

I'm going to start my Halloween posts in two weeks time and I think I'm doing a collab but I want to do a few spooky ones so I've been watching last year's Halloween tutorials on YouTube for inspiration and trying out crazy eyeliner. I've been  heavily inspired by the theatrical makeup on Vivienne Westwood's models in her SS14 show at London Fashion Week but I'm not quite sure if I could pull off the whole look ! I'm so excited for Halloween and I hope you's all are too. 

Grace x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Fresh Autumn Makeup Tutorial

Today I'm showing you's a fresh autumn look but first of all I have to tell you's brilliant news - Dainty Sprinkles has made the Best Youth Blog shortlist in the Blog Awards Ireland ! I'm over the moon I'm just so delighted and I want to say thank you to everyone who's got me this far and have congratulated me and while I'm still rambling I can't forget to congratulate Gaby, Jane, Alannah and everyone else who's made the shortlist too - I really hope we all make the finalists together because that would be the best thing ever but I'm so happy to have gotten this far anyway !

I don't think typing words on this is going to show how excited I am right now but honestly I'm so over the moon so lets begin the tutorial !

Here's the list of makeup you'll need, 
You can use any brand but I'll leave in brackets what I used,

BB cream/Foundation/optional (Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter BB cream.)
Concealer (Maybelline Fit Me in shade 15.)
Powder (Maybelline Fit Me in shade 125.)
Eyebrow pencil/optional (Catrice Eye Brow Stylist in 020 Date with Ash-ton.)
Eye primer/concealer (NYC Individual Eyes palette in Central Park.) 
Beige, Gold and Brown eyeshadows (NYC Individual Eyes palette in Central Park.) 
Eyeliner/optional (Essence Cherry Blossom Girl 2in1 Eyeliner.)
Dark/Teal/Moss green eyepencil/eyeliner (Essence Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in 12 I Have A Green.)
Mascara/optional (Essence Multi Action Mascara.)
Red lipstick/optional (17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Showcase.)

Below is the video of the tutorial it's only two and half minutes long, You can watch it on your Laptop, Phone or anything really so be sure to watch it to see how to achieve this look !

So that is the autumn look, I really hope you's like it and please tell me down below what other tutorials you'd like me to film. I'm filming a lookbook of autumn outfits which will be on my YouTube but not my blog as most of the outfits have already been on my blog this past month but I'll be filming again for my blog next weekend so please tell me what you'd like to see. A school hairstyles video has been requested so if you like the idea of that tell me in the comments.

Thank you's so much for everything again and I'll talk to you's soon,

Grace x


Saturday, 7 September 2013

In between the lines Is the only place you'll find What you're missing But you didn't know was there

My mam's jacket | New Look tank top | Dunnes shorts | Dunnes doc boots | H&M ring 
Two Door Cinema Club - Next Year

Today it seemed freezing cold compared to the lovely mild weather we've been having these past few months. This of course called for wool tights, A jacket and boots ! It was so chilly I ended up throwing on  a cardigan underneath the jacket too which used to be my mam's, I've grown into it over the past few months so it only looks slightly long now. I really love the colours in this look - The wine reds and browns. I don't know if I'd brand this look as "edgy" but it's definitely a less girly outfit than I'd usually wear. 

This evening I went to see This Is Us with my friends and it was brilliant !!! I am am converted to the "Directioner" fandom I guess I'm a "carrot" now. I've had so much homework this week never mind revision that this is the first day I've been on a laptop since the weekend. I returned to the blogging world to find a good few lovely comments and new followers - Thank you so much for all your comments on my last post.

I probably won't be on my laptop again until next Saturday so I'll talk to you's then !

Grace x