I was really excited for this months Glossy Box. Last months box was amazing and I was so pleased with everything I got. I was really happy with all of those products so I had high expectations for the next one. 
Unfortunately This months box turned out to be a huge anti climax. I received five fairly small inexpensive products that weren't anything special. I'm not the only one who didn't love this box, after a quick look on Twitter I saw so many users who were also disappointed.
So now I've had a little rant, here is what I received...

Lollipops Make Up Eye Pencil - This is probably the best item in the box. Most people use eyeliner and I know I will get a lot of use out of this but its nothing special. I subscribe to Glossy Box to try new products and brands and although I've never used this brand before I'm not really excited to try it.

Burts Bee Lip Shine - Okay I lied, this is the best product I received. I've heard nothing but good reviews from this brand so I have really high hopes for it. I don't really use lip gloss; I'm pretty loyal to my lipsticks, but I'm excited to try this out. It smells nice and the packaging is cute, so I'm quite happy with it.

H20 Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment - I always love trying out new moisturizer because I have such dry skin. I have really bad eczema and I'm forever on the hunt for some good creams. I find it especially hard to find a good, non-greasy face cream but as this claims to be oil free I'm looking forward to trying it out. My only problem with this product is the size. I know we aren't guaranteed full size products but I just think its a bit mean to chuck in such a small sample.

Monu Skincare Soothing Hawaii  Facial Oil - I'm not sure if I even want to try this if I'm honest. My pores can get oily and clogged up quite quickly and I feel like the last thing I should do is put more oil on it. If I do try it out I will definitely do a review for anyone else who's concerned about putting greasy creams on their face.

2True Pro Sparkles Glitter Nail Polish - On the Glossy Box card this says its a nail varnish, but to me it just looks like a pot of glitter so I'm not really sure how to apply it. It looks like a nice little product that will come in handy closer to Christmas. I've tried 2True products before and they aren't amazing but for the price I cant complain. They are one of the cheapest brands in Superdrug so I'm not expecting much. That being said, I do love painting my nails and I'm excited to try something I haven't used before!

So that was my November Glossy Box. I think I sounded really negative throughout this post, but that's just because I was disappointed this box didn't keep up the usual good standards. 
I'm really looking forward to the December box and hopefully it will be all Christmassy and cute!
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Glossy Box | November

The penguins at London Zoo | Drinks at the Hard Rock | The goat pen | Cutest cupcakes | Me and Sean at my cousins 18th | This months Glossy Box

Sunday was our last day in London and we had such a good time. We went to the zoo and did a bit of shopping on Oxford street before finishing the evening with a few drinks in The Hard Rock Cafe. I still need to edit my London photos but I promise I will write a more detailed post about it soon! 
The rest of the week has been such a drag. I've worked pretty much everyday since so I'm knackered. 
I have a few days off this week so hopefully I can finish my Christmas shopping and go to the German market in town at some point!
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Weekly Roundup | Week 50

As you all know I do a monthly roundup of all my favourite beauty products. I thought It would be a good idea to show you guys some of my all time favourites starting with lipstick. I wear lipstick everyday without fail. I don't feel like my make up is complete without a little bit of lippy so here are my absolute faves...

Chanel Rouge Allure #104 Passion - Sean treated my to this little beauty for my birthday. Its probably the most expensive lipstick I've ever owned but its exactly what I wanted. At around £25 its quite pricey but worth it. The colour is just so gorgeous and literally last hours. I wouldn't wear this one every day but for special occasions its perfect.
Essence lipstick #07 Natural Beauty - Now this lipstick is completely different to the Chanel. Its dirt cheap and a much light colour but I love it. I costs just £2.60 and is seriously worth every penny. I wear this lipstick pretty much everyday and it lasts quite a long time. You guys need to invest in some Essence products, I cant recommend them enough!
Avon ColourTrend  - This has been a favourite for years. Its one of those lipsticks that's literally been in my collection for so long the shade has rubbed off so I don't know what it is. This is another everyday favourite for when I fancy a change. I've had it so long I cant remember what I paid for it but I know it was another cheap one.
No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Delicate Pink - Okay so I know this isn't a Lipstick but I still wanted to put it in here because I love it so much. My Nan actually gave me this. She received a box of No1 freebies a while back and decided I would make more use of them than her, and you better believe I have. This was the first lip crayon I'd ever owned and the reason I bought others. It doesn't last a long as using lipstick would but I love it either way.
No7 lipstick in Sugar Plum - Another No7 product and another lippy that has lost the label with the shade on it. I cant tell you the number but I know the shade is sugar plum so you should be able to track it down. This has been my favourite colour for longer than I can remember. I think I first started wearing this shade at about 15 or 16. Its a gorgeous colour and it doesn't dry your lips out. I think its around £9 so average for a lipstick but I really love it. Its only recently been replaced by the Essence lipstick as my go to lippy and I'm sure it will find its way back eventually.

Well that was my all time favourite lipsticks. I don't have a huge make up collection and I don't really spend that much on it either but I think I picked a good selection. I hope you all enjoyed reading this and I'd love to know what you think of this kind of post. Would you like to see more all time favourites?
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Beauty | My Favourite Lipsticks

So I treated myself to a few beauty purchases the other day and I thought I'd put them in a post to show you guys. I didn't really get that much as I'm waiting to see what Santa brings but I think its enough to justify a haul post.

1.Real Techniques Shading Brush - Okay so everyone goes on about how amazing these brushes are, I've never seen a bad review for them. Well I needed a new eye shadow brush so I thought I would give it a go. It was slightly more expensive than the usual brushes I buy but Real Techniques are meant to be the best brushes going so I didn't mind.
2. Essence Stay Natural Concealer - You know I love a good bargain, so when I saw this for £2 I had to pick it up. I've used Essence products for a few months now and I don't really have anything bad to say about them so I'm hoping this concealer keeps up the standard.
3. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Eyeliner - I always use Rimmel eyeliner. Honestly I think its the best eyeliner around at the moment and its only £3. I actually picked up the wrong one in the shop, I usually get the basic Kohl eyeliner and I picked up this 'Scandal Eyes' one. Its was the same price as my usual and I cant really tell any difference between the two, but I'll give it a go and see what I think.
4. Boots Facial Exfoliating Sponge - This was a bit of an iimpulsebuy. It was only £1.50 and I really wanted to try it out. It reminds me of a mini version of the pads we put on the floor machine at work but I'm hoping it does a better job. I've used it a few times and it is a little bit rough on my face but I guess it will have to do until I can get my hands on one of those fancy facial cleansing brushes.
5. Boots Moisturising Cream - Another impulse buy and again it was £1.50. I really wanted to try out a new moisturizer and this one smells like cucumber so that pretty much sold it to me. I started using it last week and I quite like it. Its not greasy, its smells yummy and it doesnt hurt when I put it on my eczema like some creams.

So that was a littl roundup of my lastest beauty buys. I love doing little haul posts but I always think it would be much easier if I put the into a video. What do you guys think, should I start doing haul videos? Let me know!
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Haul | Mini Beauty Haul

Amazing silver shoes from Asos | Lady Gaga at the NIA | And her ass | The poppys at the Tower of London | London Bridge underground | Date night dinner | Me and Sean at Tower Bridge | Westminster at night | Tower Bridge 

So this week was pretty boring until Thursday. On Wednesday me and my sister managed to get hold of two tickets to see Gaga Thursday evening. She was amazing and we had such a great night. The next day was my dads Birthday. We went for a lovely curry and had a few drinks before heading back so me and Sean could pack for London. 
This weekend me and Sean celebrated being together for two years and decided to take a little trip to our favorite city. We caught the coach to London early saturday morning to do a bit of sightseeing and shopping. I'll post all the photos from this weekend in a few days and write a bit about what we did! 
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Weekly Roundup | Week 49

This month Glossy Box sent me this gorgeous Ciate nail varnish and I couldn't have been happier. I'd wanted some Ciate nail polish for so long and now I had one. I love the design of these nail varnish's, and a lot of bloggers use them so I was really excited to try this out.
I decided to paint my nails with it before I went on holiday to Cornwall last week, in the hope that it would last and I wouldn't have to take it with me.

So i'll start with the pros, the first of which has to be the amazing colour they sent! I'm in love with this gorgeous green shade and I think I'm going to get so much use out of it! Its not a colour I would have chosen myself but I'm so glad this was the shade I got as I don't have anything similar.
One of my favorite things about this product is that it doesn't chip very easily. Nail varnish doesn't last forever and I don't expect it too, but this one stays on for ages and doesn't really chip off either.
Another pro that I think it so important with nail varnish is how easy it is to apply. I've used so many nail varnish's in the past that are just too gloopy and don't apply nicely to my nails but this one is perfect. This nail polish has a slightly watery consistency which makes it really easy to apply and leaves a smooth finish. The only downside with the consistency is that because its quite thin you do have to apply more coats to get an even cover on your nails.
The only other bad point about this nail varnish is the price. At £9 a pop I think its quite expensive when other good brands are priced between £3 - £5. I do think you pay for the name and the packaging but the quality is also really good.

Overall I love this nail varnish and I think the good outweighs the bad by miles. As for the price, sure its more than I would usually pay but the quality of the nail varnish is better than most and I can see myself investing in a few staple colours. All in all I really like this polish and I would give it a 7/10.

Have you tried any Ciate nail varnishes? Which is your favorite?

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Product Review | Ciate Nail Polish

This is just a super quick update you let you know Putmeinapartydress.com has changed! I'm so excited you introduce you all to GraceBee.co.uk. This will still be my personal blog filed with all my ramblings but the name has changed. I've been wanting a name change for so long and now I've finally found one that fits really well! So I Hope you all enjoy the change and keep reading! 

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So me and Sean are heading down to London this weekend to celebrate 2 amazing years together! I've been thinking really hard about what to wear to dinner and for drinks, and I think something like this will be perfect. 

I've actually already got the shoes and dress. I bought the shoes a few days ago and they were a total impulse buy! I was on the hunt for some heeled Chelsea boots and when I saw these beauties I had to have them. They were nothing like what I had planed to buy but they were in the sale so I treated myself. The dress on the other hand I did actually need. I mean its coming up to Christmas and I'm sure I'll be invited to loads of parties (yeah right) so I need a new dress. This cute little skater dress is from AX Paris and it was a complete bargain! It was originally £28 but it was in the sale for a tenner, amazing right? But being the bargain hunter I am, I found a 20% off code that brought it down to £8! Times are hard don't judge haha! 
Now for my bag I'm thinking of using a large black clutch like this one from Asos. I need something big enough to fit all my junk in but I don't want anything too bulky so I think something like this would be perfect!
As for the accessories I think a thin black or silver belt would go really well. With a dress that has such a loud print like this one I think you need a belt to break it up a bit and finish the look. 
Jewellery can make or break an outfit and I think going for something simple would be the best idea here. I've decided that a cute retro watch would finish the outfit off nicely. I've chosen this one from Asos but you can pick similar ones up on eBay for around £3.

So that's the sort of outfit I'm going to wear Saturday night, I hope you enjoyed reading through it. I'm so excited to spend the whole weekend in in London. Do you guys have any pubs or restaurants you would recommend? We're kind of stuck for where to eat and I'd love to hear about your favorite places!

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Outfit Idea | 13.11.14

Here's a few pictures from our holiday in Cornwall over half term. We stayed in a gorgeous little cottage that was actually converted from a barn. The cottage was huge and had everything we needed for out little trip. We stayed just outside Redruth but traveled to loads of little seaside towns all over Cornwall. It was such a lovely holiday and I cant wait for my next!

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Cornwall 2014

I dip dyed my hair pink | Probably the best tshirt ever | New make up brush | The print on my new kimono | Sean treated me to a facial cleansing brush | I tried out the Ciate nail varnish from my Glossy Box 

Weekly Roundup | Week 48

I love doing holiday haul posts, I manage to buy so so much rubbish when I'm away. I just cant help but go into every single cute seafront shop and buy stuff I don't need. So anyway here is what I picked up while I was away in Cornwall. 

That gorgeous locket at the top was a present from my mom. She bought me and my sister matching necklaces with our names on and I love it. I've always wanted a cute locket and now I have one, I'm not sure if I will be able to get anything small enough to put inside it though. 
The little frog and the Cornish pasty keyring were gifts for Sean, I also bought him a jug of Cornish cider but I completely forgot to put that in. I know he likes holiday tat as much as me so I had to get him something.
The Cath Kidston hand creams are from a little shop in Tintagel and the hair grips are from the Cath Kidston shop in St Ives. I have to wear my hair up for work and there's always bits of hair flying around everywhere so it will be nice to keep it under control with these super cute sparkly hair grips!
How amazing is my new phone case! I've seen these floating around online for around £15 but this little beauty is from Poundland! I've been after one of these for so long but I couldn't fork out that much for a phone case, so when I saw this in Poundland I knew it had to be mine. Obviously the quality isn't that great but for a pound I was happy.
The little chunk of amethyst is from Boscastle and it was only £1.85 which I thought was quite cheap. I love stones and crystals so I had to pick this up. I also got a little sun face stone pendant. I haven't got a clue what stone it is but it was only 50p so I didn't really care, its just a shame you cant really see the face on it that well.
I also bought the most gorgeous little earrings from a craft fair in St Ives. You cant see them very well in the picture but they are like glittery pink blobs? I spotted some similar to this in a little shop over the summer and they were pretty much the same but they were £19 so when I saw these beauties for £6 I snapped them up. I know I will get so much wear out of them!

So that was my Cornwall holiday haul. I hope you enjoyed looking at all the tat I spend my hard earned wages on! I'm sure I'll be doing loads more of these in the near future!
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Haul | Holiday Buys

Its time for my monthly favorites again! This month i've only picked 3 as I havent really bought much or tried anything new. I've been using these 3 products a hell of a lot over the last month so heres what I picked...

1. Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner - Okay so I've used this conditioner before, but lately my hair has been wild and dry and just a but of a mess so I brought in the professionals. I used this conditioner years ago and compleatly forgot about it until I saw it on special a few weeks back. I've been using it ever since and it really does make such a difference. My hair feels softer, less damaged and it smells gorgeous with the help of Aussie. I also use the shampoo but its the conditioner that really does the work.
2. Essence Eye Shadow #35 - I did a review of this little eye shadow a few weeks ago and I am in love with it! If you've read the review you will know how much I like this eye shadow but I'll do a little recap just in case. The colour is amazing, it stays on for hours and did I mention it was only £1.60!
3. Ciate Nail Polish # 60 - I received this pretty little paint pot in my October Glossy Box. It has been my staple nail colour for most of October and I don't really see myself taking it off anytime soon. Its such a vivid colour and don't get me started on how much I love the packaging. I've written a review for this nail polish that I will be putting up in the next few days so keep a look out!

Well that was my October beauty favorites. I hope you enjoying reading through what I've been loving this month!
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Monthly Beauty Favorites | October

Me and Dad at my cousins birthday | Mt gorgeous Cath Kidston hair grips | Out last selfie at the cottage | My Halloween squash | Boscastle | A hot chocolate at Tintagel | Rose Lemonade and cake at the cutest bar in Falmouth | Blue with his friends | Me, Sean and his mom at my cousins party

So I'm a little bit late with this roundup but here's what I did last week...
I spent the first half of this week in a little cottage in Cornwall. I mentioned it last week and I have a whole post about it coming up in the next few days. We had a lovely few days away and honestly I cant wait for my next holiday.
This week my cousin turned 30 and we had an amazing time at his 80s themed party, although I left it too late to buy a costume, oops. 
Overall I've had a nice relaxing week off work and I still have a few more days off!
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Weekly Roundup | Week 47

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