Monday, 30 January 2017


Hey guys,
I am in the process of moving and creating an official site so for now there will be no further posts on this blog.
You will see more from me very soon

Thursday, 10 November 2016

~ 90's R&B ~ Janet Jackson Inspired

Anastasia Beverly hills brow pomade
Urban Decay primer potion- Original
Mac Texture Eye shadow
Makeup Geek Eye shadows- Cocoa bear, Bitten, Flame Thrower and Grandstand.
Mac Deep Damson Eye shadow
Collection 2000 black liner
Red cherry lashes #43 & Ardell demi wispies
Mac Zoom lash Mascara
Mac Chestnut Lip liner
Mac Honeylove Lipstick
Kiko 3D Lipgloss- 216
Mac Skin base visage primer
Giorgio Armani Fluid sheer
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual skin enhancer
Sasha Buttercup Powder 
Mac MSF dark & Sun power
Becca Topaz Highlight
Mac Format & Ambering rose blush

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Hygiene- Are you cleaning up?

It is so important that we are taking care of our skin and this means protecting the makeup products we put on it too.
 Are you cleaning your products regularly?
you could be applying a build up of bacteria to your skin daily if you are not cleaning the right way.
If not please take note on how and why you should be disinfecting your makeup products and the safe way to do so... 

(Mac Brush Cleanser, Boots Surgical spirit B.P)
Whether you are sharing makeup, using clean brushes or keeping an eye on the expiry date it is so important to clean and disinfect your products especially if you are a MUA. This will prevent the build up of bacteria on products causing skin problems such as breakouts or worse acne. I use the Boots surgical spirit, it retails for around £4.50 in the UK depending on the size of the bottle. All you need to do is find a empty spray bottle, any size I get mine from the pound shop and fill it up with the spirit and begin to spray a few pumps over my makeup products. This is a really good way to disinfect and does not affect to product or its texture. Your makeup will be exactly the same so do not be afraid to use this.
 You can use this on lipsticks, eye shadows, Pencils, Powder highlights or face powders and cream liners or anything in pots. The only products you cannot disinfect this way is Mascara, lip glosses and foundation  in bottles, ways to combat this would be to use a disposable mascara wand if you are sharing and making sure your foundation has a pump to avoid spreading bacteria, if it doesn't use a spatula. If you are using cream products you can purchase a spatula that will prevent double dipping and is much cleaner.
To clean your makeup brushes aside from washing them you can invest in a brush cleaner such as the one listed below, there are also cheaper options depending on what works for you, this will make it easier to spot clean.
To wash your brushes which I recommend doing weekly, you can use baby shampoo such as Johnsons baby shampoo mixed with olive oil or coconut oil to condition for soft bristles.


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Instagram Makeup breakdown

Hey guys,
Just thought I would share this simple look with you, I posted this pic on Instagram a day or two ago and really liked my makeup so all details of products will be listed below as usual.  

Urban decay primer potion
Amrezy palette- Caramel + Morocco
Mac Swiss Chocolate shadow
Mac Bronze + Amber lights shadow 
Maybelline Master precise liquid eyeliner
Maybelline colossal volume express mascara
Ardell Demi wispie lashes
Organic Coconut oil
 Kiko Perfect base primer
 Giorgio Armani fluid sheer in 4
 MAC Studio sculpt foundation in NC50
 MAC Select cover up concealer in NC50
 MAC Pro longwear concealer in NC45
 Kevyn Aucoin Sensual skin enhancer in SX11
 Laura Mercier translucent powder
 MAC MSF in Deep dark
Sleek contour kit in Dark
MAC MSF in Sun power
Nars Taj Mahal Blush
Becca Shimmering skin perfector in Topaz
MAC Plum lipliner + Honeylove lipstick and Spite lipgloss
(My hair, I braided up myself using 3-4 packs of expressions)
 Instagram @Grace_Babs

Friday, 12 February 2016

Re-ups...What's New??

Mac Cosmetics
 Mineralise Skinfinish Natural powder and Select Cover Up concealer.
Mineralise Skinfinish Natural- Dark Deep
This powder is literally the only powder I use to set my entire face everyday, it is the lightest powder I have tried so I love it for that and also the beautiful finish it leaves on my skin . I should probably try something new from other brands but if it ain't broke, don't fix it...
 Select Cover up- NC50
I have not used this product in a while, after I ran out of it last year I just forgot to pick up a new one, I'm not sure how I managed to go so long without it because I love this stuff for extra coverage, again I love this because it is a light weight concealer which I prefer to avoid the extra cake.

P.S I need to get my nails sorted, please excuse my sausage fingers :) lol

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Colour Me Purple~~

"One of my favourite colours to play with is definitely a solid Purple"
Mac Soft ochre Paint pot
Mac Arena Eyeshadow (brow bone highlight)
Mac Texture Eyeshadow (transition)
Mac Swiss chocolate Eyeshadow (crease)
Mac Rule Eyeshadow (above crease)
Mac Sketch & Nocturnelle Eyeshadow (Lid base colour)
Mac Nylon Eyeshadow (tear duct)
Mac Mixing medium (all over lid)
Mac Mineralise Eyeshadow in Young Punk (all over lid)
Ardell Demi Wispie Lashes
Mac Cork & Plum Lipliner
Mac Snob Lipstick
Mac Spite Lipgloss
Maxfactor Lipgloss in Prestine Nude(10)

Monday, 2 November 2015

MOTD~ Sweet Pink

Hey Guys,
I know it has been a minute since I showed my blog any love so I thought I would come back with a face of the day for you, hope u like. All products used are listed below...

MAC Prep+ Prime Primer
 MAC Strobe cream
 MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC50 & NW55
 MAC Prep+ Prime Highlight pen in Peach Lustre
 LA Girl pro concealer in Fawn/Cool tan
 Laura Mercier Translucent powder
 Ben Nye Banana Powder
  Black Opal stick foundation in Suede Mocha (Contour)
 MAC Mineralise skin finish powder in Dark deep
 Sleek face contour kit in Medium
Becca shimmering skin perfector in Topaz
MAC Mineralise skin finish in Gold deposit
MAC Blush in Ambering rose
Urban decay primer potion
Amrezy Palette- Caramel
MAC shadow in Expensive Pink, Red Brick, Embark
Naked 2 palette- Snakebite
Red Cherry lashes in no.43
Carmex lip balm
Mac Lipliner in Currant
Mac Lipstick in pink noveau
Rimmel moisture renew Lipstick in 700 Nude delight
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