New Year’s resolutions

Hey guys , happy 2021 !!! Finally 2020 is over , let’s hope 2021 is a better year. What are your New Years resolutions? Here are a few of mine:

1. Read more : during 2020 I read a lot of books especially during spring and summer but I stopped during autumn so I want to get back in the habit of reading before bed instead of being on my phone.

2. Spend less time on my phone: I feel like especially since lockdown I’ve been on my phone way too much. It’s glued to my hand and I go on it before bed and end up going on it for way too long . I think I need a detox from my phone this year 😂

3. Go to bed earlier : I don’t think any of us realise how important sleep is . I end up going on my phone too late at night and getting up early so I don’t get much sleep. For 2021 I want to get proper sleep .

4. Go outside / exercise more : I found during this winter it was so dark,by the time I came home from school it was too dark for a walk with my dog . I find getting outside clears my head so I will try to do it more this year.

HAPPY 2021

Grace rose xoxo

Christmas advent calendars 2020 – the rundown

Hey guys,

Yes this is another Christmas blog post and yes it hasn’t even been Halloween yet 😂 idc I start celebrating Christmas in September lol. Here are this years new and popular advent calendars. Ladies take your pick xx

1. Mac advent calendar

This is the one I want to get, as the products look really good !! But I wish it didn’t spoil everything that’s in it. It’s selling really fast and there is only limited amounts on look fantastic .

2. Glossy box advent calendar

This one comes with a huda beauty lipstick!! It is 80 pounds for subscribers and 99 pounds for non subscribers . It is sold out atm but it might be restocked I’m not too sure.

3. Look fantastic advent calendar

This one is with 460 pounds, not really sure how but 🤷🏼‍♀️. it is 85 pounds .it comes with a product from Anastasia Beverly Hills , Rituals and Milton Brown!!

4. Nuxe Advent Calendar

Costs €69- it is one of the most popular ones this year and I can see why it comes with a great range of products and some full sized ones too.

5. Lush advent calendar

This looks so cool 😍 and comes with such great products even a perfume ! It’s quite pricy tho, £185 pounds 😬

6. Benefit advent calendar

7. The white company advent calendar

This looks so cool!!

8. Can’t beat chocolate advent calendars

9. Pretty little thing beauty advent calendar

This one is £40 pounds and comes with loads of great products.

10. Make up revolution advent calendar

This one is only €20!!!

Christmas wishlist 2020

Hey guys ,

It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post but I decided to try and make some more often. So with Christmas only around the corner ( I know it’s two months away but it’s early for me lol) I decided to start making a wishlist to give you some ideas for what to get for Christmas 😉

Disclaimer : I do not expect to get this all for Christmas / not asking for all these.

This was just a wishlist for you to get ideas from .

1. Record player

Record players can range in prices from €50-150 depending on brand and size. I saw this one on urban outfitters but there are plenty of other places and colours that can be got . Record players just looks so pretty in your room!

2. Apple Watch

Like the record player, there is a big price range for Apple watches. The latest series six one is about €420 but the series 3 is about €200. Apple watches are handy for texting/ taking calls and also for tracking steps like a Fitbit . This is probably going to be the number one thing on my Christmas/ birthday list this year.

3. Hollister Christmas pyjamas

I saw these and I thought it was so cute the way it came with a matching scrunchie . It would be nice to get them before Christmas so you have them to wear Christmas Eve . There is four different designs and if you make a hollister account before buying you get €10 off.

4. Ralph Lauren hoodie/ sweater

5. CANDLES!

Candles just make your house feel so Christmassy especially if they are winter scents. My favourite candles would be bath and body works , neom and Yankee candle are nice too.

Unfortunately bath and body works doesn’t shop to EU but you can get them on eBay and Amazon. You just have to be careful who you are buying them off in case they over charge you

6. Lush bath bombs

Is it really Christmas without bath bombs😂?

7. Skincare sets

The ordinary and mario badescu have lots of skincare sets !

8.Make up!!

9. Bath and body works hand sanitisers

I have a feeling everyone will be getting face masks and hand sanitisers in their stockings this year 😂

10.

Lego

Random but it’s nice to have something fun to to do on Christmas day

11.Instax mini

I already have one of these but if someone can’t think of what to get this Christmas you can’t go wrong with one of these 👌🏻

12. Hats and scarves

13. Make up organisers and vanity mirrors

If you are living in Ireland, check out the glam doll website!

Some other ideas…

  • Sports clothes – gym shark, lululemon
  • Ugg slippers ( so soft!)
  • Jewellery – berskha and urban outfitters has a lot, Pandora has more expensive jewellery.
  • Tie dye kits
  • Clothes from victoria secrets pink
  • Ring light
  • Designer bag / belt
  • Jo Malone Christmas sets
  • Nike air forces
  • Baking supplies: gadgets
  • Hair curler/ straightener ( beauty works )
  • Airpods
  • IKEA makeup storage drawees
  • Chanel handcream
  • Benefit gift set
  • E gift cards

Don’t forget to follow my insta 🙂

Grace Rose

Xoxo

Kinder bueno cookies

These delicious cookies were from @jane’spatterserie blog. They are so delicious and easy to make

  • 125 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 100 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 75 g White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large/Medium Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 300 g Plain Flour
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 300 g Kinder Chocolate (chopped)
  • 3 Kinder Bueno (each bar halved to make 12)
  • Add the butter and sugars to a bowl and beat till creamy.
  • Add in the egg, and beat again. If using vanilla, add it in now.
  • Add in the plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt and beat until a cookie dough is formed!
  • Add in the kinder chocolate and beat until it is distributed well!
  • Weigh the cookies out into twelve cookie dough balls – they are about 80g each!
  • Once they are rolled into balls, put the cookie dough in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Whilst the cookie dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 180C Fan, or 200C regular! If your oven runs hot, go for 160C-170c.
  • Take the cookies out of the freezer/fridge and put onto two lined baking trays.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once baked, carefully push the kinder bueno into the top of the cookies and leave the cookies to cool on the tray for at least 30 minutes, as they will continue to bake whilst cooling.

Cookie dough pots

Ingredients:

  • 110g unsalted butter(softened)
  • 85g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75g white chocolate chips
  • 75g milk chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease six ramekins.
  • In bowl cream butter and sugar then mix egg and vanilla in. Fold in flour , bicarbonate of soda and salt until well combined . Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Divide the mixture into ramekins and bake for ten minutes until top is golden
  • Serve immediately with icecream

How to make kit Kat cake

Hey guys 👋🏼 never really post on this but I made a cake a few days ago and it tasted delicious 😋 so I thought I’d share the recipe .

To make the cake:

  1. 330 g unsalted butter softened
  2. 330 g golden caster sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 330g self-raising flour
  5. 1 tsp of baking powder
  6. 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  7. Splash of milk
  • For the butter cream icing :
    1. 250 g unsalted butter softened
      500 g of icing sugar
      Tsp of vanilla extract
      3 table spoons of milk

    To decorate :

    16-18 kit Kat bars

    One tube of smarties

    Packet of m&ms

    Packet of buttons

    Packet of Maltesers

    _______

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit/ GM4 . Grease two cake tins.

    Cream the butter and sugar then add in the eggs. Now mix in the rest of the ingredients . Divide between cake tins and back for 20 minutes .

    For the icing mix butter and icing sugar let mix on high speed for 2-3 min then add vanilla and milk. Sandwich cake together then spread icing around sides and top. decorating with kit kats around the side and the other sweets on top.

    Easter egg cake 🍰

    Hey guys 👋🏼, been a while since I made a blog post so here is a recipe for a cake I made today

    Here is the cake, you guys could probably do a better job than me as I went as my sister insisted on doing the chocolate sauce 😂

    Cake

    – 450g Unsalted Butter, softened

    – 450g Caster Sugar

    – 6 Large Free-Range Eggs

    – 450g Self-Raising Flour

    – 1tsp Baking Powder

    – 1tsp Vanilla Bean Extract

    Buttercream icing

    – 300g unsalted butter

    – 675g icing sugar

    – 2-4 tablespoons of milk/water

    – 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Decoration

    – Easter egg

    -mini eggs

    -chocolate sauce ( I used Hershey’s chocolate sauce)

    Cake:

    Preheat oven to 160C or 140C fan then grease to cake tins

    Mix the butter and sugar then add all the other cake ingredients in.

    Divide between two cake tins and cook for 45-50 min.

    If cake springs back it’s ready .

    Decoration :

    Mix butter and icing sugar then add in other ingredients spread on top of one layer of cake and put the other cake on top then smooth te icing around the cake and decorate as shown .

    Grace xx

    My favourite books💗

    Hey guys sorry I haven’t posted in ages . ( the books arent in any particular order)comment below your favourite books

    My top 3 books/ series :

    1. The harry potter series

    These books are AMAZING and the movies too👌🏻

    2. The hunger games series

    These and the harry potter books are definetely my two all time favourites😍

    3. The start of me and you


    This book is so good!!! I can’t wait for the sequel! If you’ve read girl online or any of the zoella book club books then you’ll love this!

    Some other books I like:

    Geek girl

    Geek girl is a funny book. About a girl who becomes a model

    Finding Audrey



    The real rebecca, Rebecca’s rules, rebecca rocks and Rebecca is always right


    These books are a funny diary series


    And of course the girl online series! Exciting ,funny , romance etc

    Bye for now ,

    Grace

    Xoxo

     

    Bordeaux, France 🇫🇷 

    Hey guys,

    Sorry I haven’t posted a blog post in a while. In this post i’m going to share some pictures of when i went to Bordeaux last week 💗. I loved Bordeaux!The scenery was beautiful .There were so many nice shops👍🏻 – mac , lush , superdry..etc


    If you go to Bordeaux you should definetely visit a vineyard ! You can take so many beautiful pictures there! 


    This is a picture from the sand dune in Bordeaux – the largest one in Europe! 


    Flower icecream😛


    📍The water mirror📍this floor filled up with water and then fog .. it was so cool!


    Some other things my family and I did:

    •Water park

    • bus tour

    • went to chocolate shops

    And more!

    Also if you guys feel that I dont interact on your blog that much just dm me on instagram to like and comment and i will

    Grace,

    Xoxo

    Things to do in Marbella, Spain+ some pictures of Marbella

    Hey guys 👋🏼! I just got home from Spain yesterday. I had a great time! My family and I stayed there for two weeks. I went shopping at La Canada shopping centre so I will probably do a haul video soon. It was so hot in Spain (30 degrees) . I went to Ronda and it was 36 degrees😳.

    Qotp: Are you going/ have you been on holidays this summer?

    1.  Go to the beach- there are so many gorgeous beaches there.
    2. Visit old town
    3. Go to a water park- there are a lod to choose from such as aqualand torremolinos and mijas water park
    4. Restaurants – a really nice one is villa tibero it has a beautiful garden
    5. Shopping – la canada shopping centre has lots of great shops such as sephora and hollister
    6. Go to the port
    7.  Visit the rock of gibralter – you can get a cable car to it . There are lots of monkeys🙈.
    8. Visit the zoo 🦁🐼🐧