Monthly Favourites 2015; August!

So it’s that time again; I cannot believe that Summer is practically over, I love love love summer but i’m quite looking forward to winter this year so these were my summer favourites in August.


So I have amac please me couple beauty favourites this month and the first one is two MAC lipsticks in the shades please me matte and craving amplified. Please me is a dusty pink matte shade which is just a beautiful colour and honestly the staying power is amazig with this lipstick and unlike majority of matte lipsticks I have used before, it doesn’t dry out my lips and still gives my lips the moisture that a normal lipstick would. And Craving, I think this is going to be an amazing shade for this winter; it is a very autumnal shade with a great shine to it and looks great with a brown eye or outfit.


Another beauty favourite is my tarte pallette, in particular the purpley shade. I actually have the pallette suitable for green eye shades. I not only love the shades in this pallette as they blend so well together but they also look great individually. The packaging is honestly one of the best packages for a pallette I have ever seen, that metallic glitter box is just so beautiful and glamourous. I have been applying the purple shade in this palletee frequently for a smokey eye look, into my crease and under my lash line. I have posted some pics of these looks including the lipsticks also mentioned below.


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In regards to skincare, I have been using nivea skin firming moisturizer all over my body this month and wow is all I can say. This is possibly the best all over body moisturizer I have used in a long time. It honestly has improved my skin and the moisture lasts, when I use this of an evening, I can still feel the moisture on my skin the next morning, which is great because my skin really dries out over night. As well as it smelling amazing; which is always a great bonus.


Clothing and Fashion 

This month I have been loving my new trainers I recieved for my birthday from my lovely boyfriend which I am honestly in love with and am always getting asked about when going out and about wearing them. They are my Nike plain white swarkoski crystal tick trainers. I got these from a independant shop in Bluewater and they came with a 6 month guarentee but all the crystals are hand placed on. These trainers are so comfortable, as well as glamming up an outfit whilst still having the comfort of trainers. I feel like a modern day cinderella in these!

Books and Reading Material 

I have read a lot of books this summer; in between holiday reading and on my journeys to and from work on the train as a change from my phone. But my favoruite has got to be The one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher.youre_the_one_that_i_want It was just an incredible and cap
tivating storyline and for anyone who loves a romance story as much as I do, it was great. As well as feeling like you really got to know the characters following them through their lives which I thought just made the whole read and connection to the story that much better. Definatly worth the read
and cannot wait to read some more of Giovanna’s stuff.


Okay so this month I have found a lot of new songs that I have been loving which you can check out on my public spotify playlist I have created for you guys with all the music I have been loving and think you will love to; it is constantly being updated and is great for a car journey, background music for a gathering with friends or just for chilling. So go check that out under the name Graceful Couture on spottily; go check it out! But moving on to my faves for this month;

JESS FRICKIN GLYNNE! Her new album is incredible; if you haven’t given it a listen go check it out; some proper great jams on there, every song is single-worthy if you ask me but some of my particular favourites are Take Me Home, Saddest Vanilla and Give Me Something.

Another one of my music favourites is Pia Mia, particularly Do it Again feat my babes Tyga and Chris Brown and F*** U featuring G-Eazy; both great songs if you like a bit of rap and singing. Pia-Mia-Final-1200-800-1026x684

Random Favourites; 

I have recently started a new job and a new college which if you follow me on my twitter or instagram you will know by now but if you don’t I will being doing a post on my new college certainly soon. However the point is that right opposite my college and my work is a Pret A Manger which I have always loved by recently have become obsessed with their Nicquiose Salad (which I am forever saying and spelling wrong) it has tuna, boiled egg, tomatoes, cucumber, capers, a sauce and of course lettuce. It’s just so yummy and so good for you, and has certainly become a new favourite. image1

Listed Products; (hover for links)

Please Me Matte Lipstick – MAC – £15.50

Craving Amplified – MAC – £15.50

Tarte Green Eyes Pallette – Tarte Cosmetics – Discontinued

Firming All over body lotion – Nivea – £2-5 (price varies in different stores)

Nike Swaroski Embellished Trainers – VIP fashion boutique Bluewater – £134.99

You’re the One that I want by Giovanna Fletcher – Amazon or any book store

I laugh when I cry album by Jess Glynne

Do it again and F*** U by Pia Mia

Pret A Manger Nicquoise Salad

2015 First months Favourites

So the first month and a bit of 2015 have gone by and i thought it was about time i did a favourites piece. So here we go;


So i have a lot of categories in my beauty section usually separated into eyes, lips, foundation etc. But today to save millions of categories, I’ve decided to piece them all together. So my favourites in beauty at the moment has got to be my urban decay naked pallette I recieved for christmas.

My personal favourite colour is the Venus which I tend to use in the corners of my eyes, W.O.S for my base and naked 2 for my crease. They are really long wearing and come as a perfect compliment of colours.

Another favorurite of mine was actually also bought for me for christmas and came as a recommendation from one of my good friends Liv, The benefit brow zings shaping kit.066

I use the light colour which is dark enough even for eyebrows darker than mine, which are naturally a light blonde. The kit comes with a wax for shaping, powder for setting, an angle and blending brush, tweezers and a mirror. This has done wonders for my brows, it is so quick and easy to use and easy to carry around for touching up brows when you’re out if you need to, without having to take everything separately.


At the moment I have been religious about my skin, as you always should be, but even more so than usual. One of the products I have especially been loving is the Vitamin E moisture mask from Body Shop, which leaves my skin feeling super soft and glowing.IMG_0427

I have also been loving the Zoella moisutrizing body cream, my little sister (a massive zoella fan) got this for christmas and tbh I am always reluctant to use such products because usually they don’t agree with my skin but this is so soft and really has made my skin so soft, especially before fake tanning.


So the other night I went to my boyfriends sisters St_Moriz_Tanning_Mousse___Dark_200ml_1366634567engagement party, so i wanted a nice…even…non-orange tan. After going to my spray tan appointment to find the salon home, I had to result in self tan. Using what I found in my mum’s cupboard I wondered what kind of tan I was in for. I was pleasantly surprised. St. Moriz, self tan, although it doesn’t come out too dark, it didnt come out patchy, too orange, streaky, it didn’t react with my skin and didn’t go patchy when washing off, instead has faded and washed off evenly. I can actually say I fully recommend this tan and was happy with it.

TV show; 

So over the christmas break and ever since I have been watching, quite religiously and obsessively I have to admit, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS! And omgosh i have actually become obsessed, now being on season 5 and waiting weekly for the new episodes on netflix, I am literally going crazy waiting, despite my many other things to do! If you haven’t seen it, basically it is a murder mystery series, when four teenage best friends’ friend goes missing, they try to solve the mystery of her murder all whilst recieving threats and texts from someone ‘A’ who they have no idea of. As the story develops a lot more happens and I literally cannot wait to find out what happens at the end! So majorly recommend this to anyone who loves mysteries, general drama and a bit of romance.


I literally have kind of fallen in love with the new Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney song ‘FourFiveSeconds’ 

So that is all for this month’s favourites, hope you like my recommendations and let me know when you try them darlings.

Stay Sassy dolls, until next time xox

October Faves

So another month is over and it is now officially the winter. There are many reasons i enjoy winter and many reasons i don’t. The loves being the hot chocolates, stylish coats and christmas movies by the fire. Reasons I don’t happen to be the freezing cold, wet weather as well as the chapped lips and dry skin:(

Well some of my favoruites this October might carry through throughout the rest of this winter.


My favourite skin product over this month has got to be the Bodyshop Vitamin E overnight serum in oil. At just £13 with 30% off for rewards card holders this product is definately worth it. Because it lasts 8 hours, while you sleep it is constantly moisturizing your skin with not only the moisture it needs to stay smooth for the next day but with the vitamins it needs to stay healthy. My skin felt so more radiant every morning and it wasn’t too greasy either as most oils usually are. I advise this product especially for those who suffer with sore or dry skin throughout the winter months.

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I have been love love loving my Barry M dazzles pots recently. They come in an incredible range of colours and are just so easy to put on and also blend with other colours whilst giving that shimmery effect you don’t get with all eyeshadows, perfect for a night out. At just £4.95 these pots are perfect to add a bit of shimmer and can pretty much be found in any Barry M selling cosmetic shop, even Topshop Oxford Circus. My personal favourite is the dazzel silver because i can then blend in some colour and it goes with everything i’m wearing. The onlt thing i would say you have to be careful of is that the shimmer doesnt go everywhere, as it can get messy!

Barry M Dazzle Dust Tan Swatch         IMG_3095


Absolutely loving them dark purple shades recently and i have found the perfect colour for me which is Dark Night Waterl-oops! by Rimmel. Because this is a moisture lipstick, it is really soft and softens your lips instead of drying them out like most lipsticks can do! It is also fabulous as it really fits in with the trends right now and the colours of winter. It was around £6 and can be found at pretty much any Rimmel selling boots or superdrug. 

Technology/Social Networking 

I’ve been loving youtube recently to check out some make up tutorials. I find them fascinating and one of my particular favourites is MadeYewLook who is absolutely incredible at make up and body paint. Another amazing one is Bonnie SFX who creates some really amazing looks for fancy dress and also occasions. I’ve also been checking out some more normal occasion make up looks on youtube and one who shows you some great looks and products is the american make up artist Crisspy (i WANT HER HAIR!). I will some of their videos below for y’all to check out.


i’ve been loving the script, i’m just gonna come right out and say it! I love the script and i love their new song so i dont care what you think (well i do cause you’re my beautiful readers, in fact i’m going to be doing a music review soon and need some good new artists to listen to so hit me up)

So dolls, those were my october favoruites and I’m hoping to find some more new products and things this November so let me know if you have anything i should try out or you want me to review and i will try them for next month’s favourites! If you’ve tried or want to try any of the products listed let me know what you thought/think.

Stay Sassy Dolls xox

Summer Saviors

Ok so now I have a little time on my hands, I can finally post my edition of this summers favorites, including skincare, beauty, hair, fashion, music and more!

My favorite skin care product by far this summer has got to be the jo Malone vitamin e gel. This gel is to die for, it smells great and it heals so well! After getting a little too sun kissed on holiday I just dabbed a bit of this on a couple times a day and the redness has instantly gone within a couple days! Really was a summer must!


The next product I need to talk about is the benefit real eyes mascara I actually bought this at a charity event price so I got it a little cheaper however I really do recommend it! The mascara is one of the best I’ve used in a while. I know most mascara say they do one thing but do another, at least that’s what I’ve found anyway. But this mascara really does what it says. It makes your lashes look longer and fuller and almost not like your own eyelashes! It literally glides over the lashes without any clumps and leaves the perfect amount to make your eyes look bigger yet not over the top. I love this mascara.

Now this month I’m going to talk about hair accessories. This summer I really have experimented with hair accessories and styles a lot more than I normally would have and I have to say because I went to a couple festivals I am loving flower headbands and bandanas! The flower headband I wore to vfest was actually bought for me by my best friend melody hodge(Instagram; melodyhodgexx) from topshop and although it is, as my mother said, the size of Chelsea flower show! It actually looked a lot better than I thought it would. The colour was perfect and it stayed on my head all day, which is something you want when you’re jumping around at a festival! (Excuse the curly hair, it rained pretty bad walking in)



I have to say I have been doing a lot of shopping on a new app I have found and fallen in love with!
It’s called shopcade and is basically where you can pick out items and put them into lists of things you like or want for others to see! You can also buy them directly from the site, plus they give you discount codes!
I’ll give you an example I bought a £20 boohoo blazer for just £8!!! £8!!! that’s insane!
I’m thinking of doing a full piece on shopcade so let me know if you’ve heard of it or the amazing deals you’ve had on shopcade to get featured!

After seeing her at VFEST I’ve kinda had a weak spot for lily Allen this month! Her new album is actually so meaningful! Even though she takes the mick out herself and kinda doesn’t take herself seriously, that’s the whole beauty of her performances! But her Lyrics so have really good meanings about serious subjects but in a funky catchy tune!

So that’s it for my favorites of this month/summer! Let me know some of your faves in the comments and let me know what you think I should try/ check out!

Product listings of this post;
Jo Malone Vitamin E Gel ; £64.00 per 30ml
Benefit real eyes mascara: £9 at boots
Topshop blue flower garland headband ; £16
Shopcade ; free on the AppStore or
Lily Allen new album sheezus ; £8.99 on iTunes

Thanks dolls and stay sassy xoxox