Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cardiff Castle

A few months ago, we visited Cardiff to celebrate our 4th anniversary and one of the places we visited was the Cardiff Castle by the Butes.

I'd say, that the castle, although it has now been handed over by the Butes to the people of Cardiff, they've maintained the charm of it. I suppose, castles like these in any countries should be kept preserved as part of our heritage. The castle is amazingly huge that after climbing spiral stairs upon spiral stairs... I came to the point where I turned to my partner and said... One more of that and I'm going to scream! I do question my fitness sometimes.

Anyway, this is not intended to be a 'moaning post' so please browse through the photos below and I hope you enjoy it!

Are you ready? Now... Glitz & Glamour takes you to Cardiff Castle!!! Have fun!!!

Not your average nursery

Fact: This room designed to accommodate ladies whilst they waited for their lords and masters is worth £15M. I entertain my girlfriends in my very own boudoir. It didn't cost me that much hahahahaha!

I'll have Katherine Jenkins here singing beautifully whilst I dine with my guests... yeah, the beauty bloggers hahahahaha!

You'd think they'll have much bigger bed than this one. Hmmm...!

Just pop in a whirlpool bath and off you go!

I personally won't want a mirror on the ceiling... Easy tiger!

Ancient loo?

La Prairie Anti-Ageing Foundation

Hello again my dearies....

Well, well, well... it's been ages since the last time I have posted any beauty products and it's because of my hectic work and social schedules. I have not been 'big' on beauty shopping this year I must admit which probably have been the reason why I've not been able to update my blog. My monthly shopping has been more on my usual stuff such us Clinique moisturizers and beauty powders and pencils and since I've already been posting them numbers of times, I though I won't bother sharing them again.

Anyway, enough of lame excuses hahahahaha!

Have you already tried La Prairie products? What do you think of them? I once found myself in the counter and got tempted of buying one of their skin care regime but I've been strong enough to resist it! (Pats my shoulder). I'd say that La Prairie products looks very luxurious specially the packaging. However, the price is pretty steep for me specially that I'm saving for a much bigger project.

Anyway, I've seen their foundation on magazines being recommended by beauty columnists that I headed to the counter near me and grab a few samples to try. As I really liked the samples that were given to me that I went back to grab my first ever La Prairie foundie. Being a shopper like me who's eyes are always on freebies, I've also managed to leave the counter with a few samples *wink wink... nudge nudge...

Originally, I was planning to buy the one with caviar but I opted for the much cheaper option. (£117 for caviar and £60 for the one I've got). I think the one I've got suits my skin better (another lame excuse hahahaha!).

Gracie's verdict:
This foundie is great! Best result is achieved when applied using sponge. I've tried applying this using my fingers and foundation brush. I only need a pea size to cover my entire face and neck so although it is quite expensive, it does last well. It doesn't cake and finished with my ever reliable Clinique double powder, I enjoy a flawless look all day.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

My 4th Anniversary Present

Hello again guys!!! I hope you all are doing well!!!

As mentioned a while ago on my previous post, bf and myself have celebrated our 4th anniversary last July. I just thought I'd share with you the present he gave me. I'm telling you, I didn't expect to get this much for the occasion but I did... bless...! He does something that surprises me when I least expect it every now and then :)

Anyway, just a little story of what happened and how I luckily got this. We were walking around town centre on his birthday (the week before our anniversary), when we visited our favourite art gallery. As we were browsing through the paintings on display we came across this and both our pairs of eyes were nailed on this particular piece. We have been looking at 'the right' painting for my bodoir that I intend to redecorate after 2014 (I've got much bigger project that I have to wait that long). I'd love to turn it a nice make up studio :) and my bf has already given me a permission to do just that. Anyway, back to painting. The gallery manager has been kind enough to get this piece (pictures below) from the basement and we looked at it for a few minutes. I remember saying... 'ooohhhh... that's beautiful!' and my bf who was sitting right behind me said... 'we're having it!'. Just like that! Well, I had a feeling that we were going to get it but not that particular moment specially that it was his day. I was absolutely happy on our way home thinking that I had my very own Fabian Perez piece. Alright, not to get too excited about it... it's not an original piece because the original one has already been sold for £18,500. So what we got is a limited print and it is hand embellished. One of these days, we do plan of getting a Fabian Perez original piece :)

Celina Con Abanico II

Isn't she gorgeous?

At the moment, this beauty is in our living room but will be moving to my very own bodoir soon as it's redecorated.
Till next time guys...

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I Miss Blogging...!

Hello again my dear friends!!! Gosh! I feel so sad that I've not been able to update my blog for over couple of months. My poor blogsite must be feeling absolutely neglected. Never mind... I'll try to publish new post more often from now on. I've also been missing browsing through other beauty bloggers pages no wonder I feel left behind when it comes to new make up and pampering trends not to mention the events that our sisters here have been attending. They are just fabulous and make me feel jealous (in a good way of course). Anyway, I think it's about time to inject a bit of glam into my less exciting life at the moment. I'm telling you, there's nothing exciting about being a workaholic but then again I love the pleasure of having choices it gives me hahahaha!

Anyway, I've got a few things to share so watch this space. :)

I miss and love you all guys...!

Till next time...

Your Gracie xxx