Beautycon 2015

So as many of you know I am now part of another blog as well as writing my own, called ‘couture stories’ I am their social media manager, so on behalf of them I visited beautycon london at london Olympia yesterday! So I thought I would write and tell you a bit about it. 

So I went to beautycon with my beautiful cousin Olivia, we got there after a massive trek! I’m talking like 5 different train changes! And it was so beautiful, the colours were all the beautycon colours, lilac’s and pale blues and pastel pinks! Then when we went in there was massive balloons that were actually so amazing!  

  

    

Then when we walked further in there was so many stalls with all different beauty related things, including many giving away freebies! There was a beautiful Liz Earle counter with all like little bridges and huts and they gave us these adorable cookies and lemonades!  

  

Then because we followed them on Instagram and posted a picture of a Liz Earle sign and tagged them we got these bags, containing a amazing 50ml bottle of their cleanse and polish which is so amazing, I really recommend it, the texture feels so good on your skin and just leaves it feeling amazing, as well as smelling great! 

 

  

 

We then went over to the style uk stand which were giving away these beautiful tattoos, you know them metallic ones that kylie Jenner and beyonce have worn to festivals and cochella and things, well we got some of them and then the same kind of process had to post a picture and we got a massive free pack!    

 

Then we visited some of the panels that were going on during the day including a beauty Q&A with lily pebbles, Vivianna make up, Freddy my love, beauty crush, Lucy and Lydia and many more! We were lucky enough to snag a few piccys with them after as well!  

                 

  

  

   We also got to meet one of my personal favourites, Helen Anderson, who is a youtuber and in a band called box of light in case you didn’t know! Go check her out, she was so lovely chatting to us and everything, they all were!  As well as them signing my business cards! 

 

    

But overall I think my favorite bit of the whole event was the BENEFIT COUNTER! It was beautiful, with 10% off, mini samples and lemonade!  

      

So overall yesterday was incredible! The only disappointment was not being able to meet Tyler Oakley, he just has too many fans! But yeah we loved every minute and will Definately be back next time! It has also inspired me to start doing YouTube videos of my own, let me know if you think this would be a good idea? 

 

  

    

Stay sassy! And go check out the posts on the couture stories Twitter and Instagram as well as mine for more! 

Xox 

  

It gets better

Hey dolls,
So this is a bit of a random post but I just wanted to tell you actually how happy I am..(for a change)

The past few years have been kinda shitty for me, not in detail but just not great. I kind of lost my way and I felt like it’d never be ok again.

But recently I’ve become really..well I’ve become someone I’m proud of. With a lot of help and some truely amazing people, who I can’t even imagine not being in my life now! Some friends, another more than friend and family! They’ve all made me realise that I am strong and that I can be what I want to be.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that things DO get better, it may be tough and it may take time and things may get really shitty and you just want to crawl up into bed and never come out! But I really do believe that what goes around comes around and if you try hard enough and believe in yourself and all you do, you CAN be happy.

Stay sassy ( and happy) xox

Grace’s Music… (well i wouldn’t quite call it a career yet but you can help.?)

So some of you might know that despite running gracelalaland.com, i obviously also go to school, shop, spend time with my friends and family but one thing i really love is singing.

I have been singing ever since i was a little girl in the back of my mumma’s car, surprising her that i knew all the words to the hits faster than most 2/3 year olds can say let alone sing. I’ve been to singing class after singing class but i’d say over the past i haven’t focused on my singing as much as i have wanted, simply because I’ve been focusing on other things, not that i haven’t missed it because i have.

So, point of the story is, that today I’ve decided to open up and invite you to the world of my voice (if thats what you want to call it) and i want you to help me, guide me and get me heard if you can.

I have a youtube and sound cloud where i post videos and clips of me singing, i’ll admit i haven’t done a video (i haven’t had the right song) or the confidence to be honest but maybe after posting this i will!

I want your opinions, your requests, your comments, your subscriptions and more!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/3gracieD

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/downsgrace

Hope you enjoy! Let me know dolls and stay sassy xox

Your Image represents who you are….or does it?

okay so i’ve been asked to do a personal blog post a couple times now so today i was thinking and i decided that this would be a good topic to talk about as it is close to my heart especially recently.

So society says image is everything, facially, fashion wise, body image…everything.
They say that someone looks at you and instantly judges what kind of person you are by your appearance. If you’re ‘ugly’ no one will like you. If you’re ‘pretty’ everyone will like you.
In my opinion ‘image’ is a funny thing. It’s judged when you’re out in public. I’m a 16 year old and if i’m wearing a hoodie (just cause its cold, its not my usual fashion:/) i’ll instantly get looked at like “teenage thug”
Same with my dream (a singer) you always watch x factor and they say “oh you haven’t got the right image” or “change your image and you have a chance” “you need your own image” and “well you’ve got an image”
Is the word ‘image’ starting to sound weird to you…? me too.

I’ve always experimented with my look, i suppose it’s always been an insecurity of mine. Ever since i was little I’ve always been tormented for my unique hair colour, from playground words of ‘ginger’ ‘ginger’ ‘no soul ginger’ and more. I’ve also always had a bit of a thing for my weight and its always yo-yo-ed. Because of this and because of my insecurities I’ve always chopped and changed my ‘image.’ That being my clothes, my hair, my make up and more.

When I had just started secondary school, i was fresh, clean cut hair, no make up, hollister t shirts and jeans, that kinda girl. Then the teens came and i changed to wearing a little more make up, a little more strappy tops, skirts. Then when i was having some troubles at school and genuinely having rather a crappy time (i didn’t think this was the case at the time) my image kind of changed. I began wearing a lot more make up. And when i say a lot i mean a lot. Heavy eyes, dark lips. I wouldn’t go so extreme to say i went goth, but i say i went ‘alternative’ haha. I wore my creepers everywhere, my wet look leggings and my leather jacket. They were my statement pieces. Not to mention my leather jacket had the metal stud look going on.

After that time passed i’ve evolved into my in-between stage (thats what i like to call it) i change my look according to my mood now. I’ll dress a little sparklier and wear a little more make up if i’m feeling glamourous or put on a blazer and loathers if I’m feeling smart. Any of you that read gracelalaland frequently will know i’m a lover of lipsticks and you’ll notice that my lipstick colour changes on my mood too.

Basically what i’m trying to say is that, you are you for a reason. And your look is YOUR look for a reason. Don’t let peoples assumptions make you change.

I know that when i got out in my smart clothes people look at me as if to say ‘posh gal’ or if i tend to wear a little more eye make up i’m a ‘goth’ or if i wear my extensions and a little more make up than usual i’m ‘fake.’ This used to bother me, like a lot. But now i know that it doesn’t matter because i am who i am. If i like my outfit that day and i like how i look then thats all that matters. Of course we all have our down days and sometimes it does reflect in our looks but that doesn’t mean that we should be judged for our ‘IMAGE’

Excuse the ugly pics but just to give you a visual of me throughout the few years of ma looks!

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stuDYING seems to be worth it!

So I just got my gcse results and I’m proud to say I’m pleased.

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I’ve posted a picture of my results and got my leavers hoodie. GINGE 2014!
I can now say that I will be taking English literature/language, media, psychology and geography at a levels. I chose these because I think their more creative for me rather than sciences. Hopefully I’ll go and do English at uni and then intern into magazines. If anyone has any connection, get at me eh?

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