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Congratulations are in order for Grace Mongey, known by her online moniker Faces by Grace.

The beauty blogger and super-mum who boasts 150,000 Instagram followers, announced on the platform that she is due to become a mama for the second time.

In a festive series of snaps, Grace sits with her daughter Sienna, who opens a gift of a slogan t-shirt, reading 'I'm Going to be a Big Sister.' 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'Christmas came early for Sienna this year,' Grace captioned the cute pics. 

In the hashtag, Grace revealed that her new baby is due in May of 2019. 

In an adorable post to two-year-old Sienna, Grace previously penned: 

'I couldn’t image our lives without you, you bring us such happiness and laughter! You really are one in a million and my best friend!'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'I’m so excited to watch you grow and develop into the most loving little lady! I love you to the moon and back.' 

Grace and fiancee Chris Gernon have been focusing on making their new home their own, and with a new addition on the way, we're sure we will get an insight into the decoration of the nursery via Grace's new home interiors page.

A huge congratulations to the couple, and of course, Sienna! 

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Bloggers and influencers invite us into their lives and homes virtually, via the lens of their cameras and the LED screens of our smart phones and laptops. 

However, it's not often that we get to experience the thought process behind the decorating and design aspects of our fave beauty and fashion creator's habitats.

Beauty and makeup guru-turned-super mum Faces by Grace, aka Grace Mongey, has decided to create a dedicated online space to document her journey decorating her dream home. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her new Instagram page delves into the area of interior decorating, as she and fiance Chris Gernon focus on turning their new build into a beautiful home. 

The couple bought their home in January of this year, after a pregnant Grace and her partner moved back home to her mum's house to save money to get on the property ladder. 

After almost a year and a half, the couple were able to save enough money for their deposit – money that would have otherwise gone on extortionate rent thanks to the current housing crisis. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Grace has opted for a minimal, clean aesthetic – very Instagrammable –  but is determined to make it her own. 

'The whole house is painted grey and is very minimalistic and clean, so the plan now is to add pops of colour in every room. I don’t want to have the same colour on the walls for 10 years,' she told The Irish Times.

'The interiors thing is so new for me, but everywhere I look I’m inspired.'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Grace has been true to her word, with her new FBGHome Insta showcasing a grey, muted base palette that's been lifted with quirky accessories. 

From her electric blue ottoman that perfectly compliments the blue cushions on her crushed velvet couch, to the smattering of fresh flowers and luxury candles dotted throughout the home, we're loving the insight into Grace's homewear taste. 

She has also been sharing her home decorating tips with followers in the comments section, from detailing her use of velcro wall hangings to her penchant for SMEG accessories. 

She has also been sharing before and after snaps of the home during the building process – so it's pretty fascinating. 

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With her genuine approach to blogging, Grace Mongey has gained a following of more than 100k on Instagram. 

Since the birth of her baby daughter Sienna, the beauty, lifestyle and travel blogger has chosen to get real about motherhood and isn't afraid to share some of the struggles she's encountered along the way. 

As she is just back from her summer break in Marbella, we have asked the makeup artist about her food habits.  

 

Never been happier #Family #MyGirl #SiennaHarper 

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What is your typical weekday breakfast?  

I love to mix it up at breakfast time. My favourites would have to be a slim bagel, smoked salmon and a poached egg, or some fruit with Greek style yoghurt and maybe some muesli too.

A coffee is always a must on the side! 

What do you usually have for dinner?

I generally would mix up the type of dinners I make but all would consist of meat, vegetables and a small portion of carbs.

Carbs like sweet potatoes, quinoa or butternut squash are always a hit. 

Is it different at the weekend?

Yes it can be for sure, it's a lot easier I find to fall off the bandwagon at the weekends and get a takeaway or indulge a little bit more.

I try to be as healthy as possible but we're all allowed a treat! We will cook something nice like Mexican food, fajitas are always a winner! 

I love to nibble on things like crackers and cheese, meats and hummus. 

 

The most incredible lunch. Buckwheat Pancakes #Yum #London #Lunch

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Do you snack during the day?

Of course, I always try to include as much protein as possible. My trainer recommends that so I'd have a protein shake with a banana, almond butter and milk. It's so nice, it's like a peanut butter milkshake!

Otherwise I'd have Greek style yoghurt with berries or some nuts.

What would be your ideal food day?

Cheese! Anything with cheese and more cheese! With bacon or bread. All the good stuff! 

What is your favourite dessert? 

Ohhh definitely a warm chocolate brownie and ice cream!

What is your favourite meal of the day? 

I would have to say breakfast. There are so many different things you can have for breakfast. Having a big breakfast or going out for brunch, I love both. 

Your favourite restaurant in Dublin/Ireland/the world? 

That's a really tough question! I don't know if I have a favourite because I love to try new places all of the time.

A great brunch spot though would be Noah&Co. in Liffey Valley. The food is delish.

The best brunch place in Dublin?

We love HQ on Grand Canal, that's gorgeous!! 

Any “food pet peeves”?

Mine would have to be when people automatically say they don't like something when they haven't tried it!

I'm one to try before I decide whether or not I like it. 

What food would you not eat for the whole world?

I hate ginger! It makes me feel ill even thinking about it…

What can we always find in your fridge?

Cheese, milk, yoghurt, oh and eggs!

You have friends over for dinner, what do you cook for them?

I love to cook and I have a few favourites. 

I would go for spaghetti bolognese, I love spaghetti.A stir fry either, my Mam says they are the best! I do a really nice chicken satay as well. Any of those I'd say! 

Do you find it hard to eat a healthy diet on a daily basis?

If I stay in 'the zone' I am totally fine, keeping up with workouts and eating healthy each week but it's when I fall off the bandwagon like I would have on my holidays, I find it really hard to get back on track!

I'm an 80/20 kind of girl though, so I do my best to eat healthy and work out as much as possible but I love some treats or cheat meals too. 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese! Any type, cheese boards with all the trimmings, olives, meats and grapes.

Cheese on top of cheese on top of cheese!!

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Huge congratulations are in order as Grace Mongey aka blogger Faces By Grace has announced her engagement to long-term boyfriend Chris Gernon.

Her fiancé popped the question at her dad’s favourite spot along the pier.

Grace’s sister captured the monumental moment on camera, and the photos are just too cute.

The blogger looks completely shell-shocked in the moving snaps, “He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Actually can’t believe it, still shaking!”

She gushed: “I’m the happiest girl right now and I love you so so much Chris. Thanks for making my dreams come through and for being so thoughtful.”

Grace’s dad passed away from cancer nine years ago so the spot Chris chose is extremely meaningful.

Their daughter Sienna was even there to witness the magical moment.

“I am yours forever and I can’t wait to be your wife! I still can’t quite believe it, you’ve made me happier than I’ve ever been! In such a happy buzz and can’t stop looking at my hand! Is this real?” she shared.

 

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Grace showed off her dazzling engagement on Instagram and it is absolutely gorgeous. “There she is in all her glory! The most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen and exactly what I would have picked!”

“I’m so overwhelmed and love it so much!” she added.

We are delighted for Grace. What an incredible time for her!

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