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January, 19

2018

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Cream

Hey there Lovelies! My name is Aly, the girl behind Branded by Grace (a lifestyle and fashion blog). Last year I decided to step up my makeup game. When it comes to my morning makeup routine, I’ve always been pretty simple and laid back, usually defaulting to a more natural look. But as a blogger, I wanted to improve my makeup knowledge and put a few new “know-hows” under my be...


January, 08

2018

Top 5 Favorite Matte Lipsticks

Alright ladies (and potentially gentlemen!), now that the holidays are over, it’s time to spend those gift cards!! If you’re like me, and you got Ulta or Sephora gift cards for Christmas. I love gift cards, but when I get them I always like to spend them wisely. Sometimes this makes it difficult to spend the gift card because I don’t want to waste them!! I found myself looking...


December, 19

2017

The French Beauty Approach: Appreciation and Application

What comes to mind when you think of “French beauty”? Perhaps the classic red lips? A carefree smile? A radiance that seems to glow from within? For me, it is all of these things and more. I have been inspired by the French beauty method for quite some time now, and it’s deeper than a simply appealing aesthetic. Rather, the foundations of French beauty are what have captured a...


October, 31

2017

Top 6 Mascaras Of 2017

The Perversion mascara by Urban Decay is a volumizing and curling mascara, combined with a rich, creamy formula and a big, bushy brush. The wand is slim but still has the fiber bristles to coat each and every lash. Available in Blackest Black. L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara This is a primer and mascara in one! The super-volumizing p...


June, 21

2017

Real Techniques Giveaway

A few weeks ago Real Techniques South Africa reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway for them. Being a huge fan of their brand and makeup brushes, I jumped on the opportunity. If you haven't tried Real Techniques brushes yet, you are missing out! They produce professional top quality, affordable brushes that are absolutely gorgeous. Their brus...