Monday, 8 July 2013

Product review - The Body Shop Nutriganics Moisturisers

I am always on the search for products that make my skin look and feel great but one product that I always seem to stuggle with is Moisturiser!

Well that is no longer a problem! I recently popped in to The Body Shop to get some eye make-up remover and saw the Nutriganics range.  This range has been created to be used with the first signs of aging. Its an organic range which promises to reduces fine lines and wrinkles!

I didn't pick up these products for the anti ageing qualities but purely for the fact that it felt like it was going to leave my skin feeling really hydrated when I tried it on the back of my hand!
 I bought the trial size tubes of the Day and Night Smoothing Creams which come in 15ml and cost £5/6.00, you can buy full size 50ml tubes costing £13/15.00.
 The Smoothing Day Cream
Soothing Night Cream

I have been using these moisturisers now for a little while and can honestly say I am so happy with them, I have finished the trial sizes and re-purchased the full size tubes. My skin feels so soft and is completely hydrated. There are other items in the Nutriganics range that are on my list of must tries so watch this space!

Have you tried the Nutriganics range? What did you think?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Friday, 5 July 2013

Base coats & Top coats......Necessity?

This is an age old question, do I have to use a base coat and top coat?

The idea of using a base coat is that it will put a protective layer between the nail and the varnish, it should stop the varnish staining the nail plate and it will also give the varnish something to grip to.
Base coats can also be used to treat the nails, if you have dry, peeling, brittle nails there will be a treatment base coat for you.

Using a top coat will always give you a great shine to the finish of your varnish, it will also help to seal the varnish to the nail and make your manicure last longer.

No top coat can promise a guaranteed two week manicure as it comes down to how heavy handed you are with your nails! My mum for instance can keep nail varnish on for up to two weeks, me on the other hand (excuse the pun) can manage about three days!

I use OPI products and have done for the past eight years, professionally and personally I love their products and although I do try others I always end up going back to the good old Nail Envy base coat and the OPI quick dry top coat.

So to answer the question....Well no you don't have to but it will make a huge difference if you do!

What are your favourite Base coats and Top coats?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

bespo'ke male grooming company

bespo'ke male grooming are a Bristol based Men's salon. I used to work with them at their original salon but recently they have opened a second salon and asked me to be involved when they were doing a photo shoot to create some new images for promotion and advertising!

I thought I would share some of the final images with you all!

You can find out more information about bespo'ke male grooming here
Womens Hair by Jack Britten
Mens Hair by Daniel Rymer
Make Up by Me

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Powder Room at Glastonbury

Tomorrow I will be heading to Glastonbury to work with an awesome team of people as part of The Powder Room!

Offering festival goers the chance to camp in style with luxury toilets and showers, a bar and cafe and a pampering area. That is where I will be working helping people to stay gorgeous with Hair styling, Festival make up and nail artistry!

No longer does going to a festival mean you have to slum it!

Check out the Powder Room here to find out more about what we will be offering!

Are you going to Glasto? Come by and say hi!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The InStyler

I recently got to try out The InStyler through Bid TV, an amazing hair multi-tool. It is a straightener, curler and hot brush all in one!

The InStyler was originally designed by two celebrity hair stylists who wanted to find a styling tool that could replace all their others, saving them having to carry them all around job to job (I know that feeling!), they couldn't find one so they designed one themselves!

If I am completely honest I was a little skeptical when I first heard of the InStyler, only because I assumed that if this was a three in one the quality surely couldn't be as good as each individual styling tool . Well I need to eat my words as I couldn't have been more wrong!

The first time I tried the InStyler I was blown away, my hair is notoriously wild and hardly ever does what I want it to but I managed to straighten my hair in about five minutes! This is unheard of, it would normally take a good 25 minutes at least!

The InStyler is made up of a brush on one side and a rotating cylinder on the other, when pressed together the cylinder smooths down the hair with the heat setting your chosen style in place while the brush keeps the hair in place and tangle free.

There are three heat settings ranging from 140 - 196 degrees. The best bit is that because you don't have to use the InStyler on the hair for as long as other styling tools you use less heat making it healthier for the hair!

This is the perfect styling tool for taking in your gym bag or popping in your suitcase for your holidays, all your styling requirements in one!

I have filmed a couple of tutorial videos for you to show you how to achieve different looks using the InStyler.

How to straighten your hair with the InStyler....

How to create wavy hair with the InStyler....

The price of the InStyler ranges on different websites but it will always be cheaper than if you bought all the different styling tools individually.
For more information take a look at their website here

Have you tried the InStyler? Or are you thinking of getting one?

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Batiste - Smoothing Conditioning Mist

Most of us are fans of Batiste dry shampoo which means you will more than likely be a fan of one of the new products they have to offer....Smoothing Conditioning Mist!

Dry shampoo offers us the chance to squeeze an extra day out of our hair when its in need of a wash, so instead of our locks getting up and walking them selves to the shower we can spray a bit of dry shampoo and have an extra ten minutes in bed!

Well we may have oily roots but what happens when you have hair that is drier towards the ends? That is were the dry conditioner steps in! A simple spray of this will give the hair and extra conditioning boost with out a drop of water involved. 

This light weight invisible spray helps to put moisture back in to dry and frizzy hair and smooths fly away strands! 

Available from and priced at £3.99 this is new hair must have!

Perfect for anyone going to Glastonbury this weekend!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Monday, 24 June 2013


So I haven't posted an I Love Me Challenge for ages! Life has been super busy and quite simply has got in the way!
But that brings me nicely to the I Love Me challenge #10......Embrace change, just go with the flow when life gets in the way!

Watch my video to find out more....

Stay gorgeous and remember how amazing you are!

Grace xoxo