Monday, August 29, 2016

An Introduction to Twinkl!

In my time as a student teacher we have been introduced to and experimented with numerous websites offering resources for educators to use in the modern classroom.  The site that stands out a mile and has been a genuine life-saver for me throughout my teaching practices to date has without doubt been As I undertake my final year school placement Twinkl have kindly gifted me a platinum subscription to sample, use and review the resources in the months ahead. Today, I would like to introduce you to the website, inform you of what it has to offer and there will be a follow-up review once my placement is complete. Stay tuned!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Perfect Autumn/ Winter Foundation!

Hello beauties!

As you know the Autumn/ Winter season is just upon us and this usually requires a slight shift in our beauty and skincare routines. Anyone following my Instagram (@gracewithloveblog) and Snapchat (@graciec93_x) will know that I am a long time devotee to the Estée Lauder Double Wear and Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundations. However, our skin is one area that truly deserves the best so it is extremely exciting to put my favourite Japanese brand Shiseido's latest offering to the test! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

College Survival Guide

This Monday the fate of over 81,000 prospective students will be determined as the first round of CAO offers are released. According to the Irish Times over 46,000 applicants are Leaving Certificate students who received their results last Wednesday. Isn't is fascinating to reflect on how the rest of this figure comprises mature, repeat, change of mind applicants and students from abroad? This proves that education is an exciting opportunity  available to all regardless of age or life circumstance. With three years of college experience to my name Grace With Love Blog is sharing my top tips for anyone hoping to make the most of their college experience this year! 


Saturday, August 13, 2016

5 Amazing Websites for Self-Education*

Today Grace With Love Blog brings you a collection of websites that will broaden your mind and provide your brain with a workout when you have a few moments to spare. As a student teacher, technology has become part and parcel of the modern classroom. During my course in Education we have had the opportunity to discover and test new and exciting programmes such as Scratch and Lego Education. The advancement and rapid growth in technology in recent decades is beyond exciting and is a concept we can all use to keep our minds sharp on a daily basis. With this in mind, Grace With Love Blog has researched five amazing websites for you to try out!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fashion Meets Irish History & Heritage

Irish history, culture and heritage have always been hugely interesting areas to me. History was one of my most adored Leaving Certificate subjects as I just found it completely fascinating to learn about our ancestry and the courageous Irish heroes who bravely fought for our freedom. The 1916 Commemerative events taking place around Ireland this year have undoubtedly proven a riveting success and a wonderful opportunity for us all to reflect on the past while looking forward to our future.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Review: Have a Superl!fe by Talya Lewin

As many of you may know from reading The Story Behind Grace With Love Blog well-being is a subject held close to my heart nowadays.. I have always had an interest in rummaging through shelves to uncover new books with exciting tips and information to improve my health. Books are a staple present in our household as what better gift can you give someone than the gift of knowledge and the power to improve their lives? This week Have a Superl!fe by Talya Lewin caught my eye. Superfoods have undoubtedly proved themselves as a trendy concept in the health food industry in recent years and it was truly intriguing to delve deeper into the subject to learn more. The book cover is very alluring as it states "eat healthy, lose weight and feel great". Will the offering live up to this giant claim? Let's find out!


Saturday, August 6, 2016

WIN! Of Earth Giveaway | CLOSED

Statement necklaces are one of my most worshipped and adored fashion accessories. You may have noticed this love in recent blog posts including my Deep Statement "Adele" piece and Black and Pearl Trinkets Jewellery Necklace. Recently, scrolling through Instagram one gloomy Sunday morning (as you do) @ofearthjewelry came to my attention. Their handmade and vintage collection is so full of colour and spirit. Grace With Love Blog is delighted to announce that there is a sublime piece for one of my lovely readers to win!

Win this gorgeous necklace via Facebook '@gracewithloveblog


Saturday Style: Vintage Inspiration

Vintage fashion is the epitome of class and elegance in my view. My mother has always had a wonderful eye for exquisite vintage pieces and thankfully I have inherited her grá for this timeless trend. We worked collectively to style this look featuring a beautiful linen dress, statement neck-piece and complimentary heels. Read on for outfit details and some vintage inspiration. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream Review

Those of you following my Snapchat (graciec93_x) will have heard me repeatedly raving about the Matte Me Lip Creams from Sleek over the past few months so it is high time to feature these beauties on my blog reviews! Read on for swatches, pros, cons, overall impressions and a glimpse of my favourite shades. 


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Food: Healthy Nutella Alternative


If you have a chocolate and Nutella addiction that would put Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda to shame (like myself ;)) I have fantastic news for you! I have just discovered an amazing product that proves a healthier alternative to Nutella with TWICE the protein, HALF the sugar and ZERO palm oil, refined sugars or sweeteners! 
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