Sunday, 17 August 2014

What to wear to work

When you reach your early twenties, I feel like it's normal to have a bit of a fashion crisis... if you went to uni you will have, like me, spent 80% of the time in pyjamas, 10% of the time in fancy dress and the other 10% in something you just threw on to run to a lecture. So after three years of this, you're thrown into a job where you are expected to look professional and sophisticated...
This isn't a year 10 work experience placement, your black school trousers and your mum's blouse won't cut it this time!
So I've made a list of tips to share so you can manage your workwear style without taking as many wrong turns as me... enjoy!

Please note...I had a dilemma, I couldn't take the pictures at the end of the day because I look all tired and flat, so I had to quickly snap them at the beginning of the day, hence the bad mirror selfies... I hope that the outfit inspiration makes up for the bad photos ;) 
I don't have to dress mega-smart at my office, so if you need to be suited and booted I'm sorry, I guess grab those black trousers and hope for the best... 


TIPS
  • It can be hard to think of five work outfits, the trick is to mix and match. As long as you have some smart staple pieces, you can wear them with anything to smarten up the overall look. 
  • I think monochrome is always a winner if you need to look smart, a simple black dress or a white shirt will work wonders.
  • Footwear is important to finish of the look. I'm not saying you have to totter around in massive heels all day, ankle boots and brogues work too... but heels always look good. ( I realise I have flat sandals on in one outfit but it was like 30 degrees that day, I wanted to be comfortable...)
  • Don't wear mini skirts... its awkward. I speak from experience.
  • Try different hair styles. My hair is wavy and untamed naturally so I usually pin it back to make it look like an actual hair style... If I want it tied back I often do this style, its really easy to do and looks pretty.
And then forget all about it for casual Friday! ;)
That's all my tips! The links are attached to the picture :)

Thanks for reading,

Georgia x



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

July Favourites

This month I have been really trying to slim down my makeup bag because it's not good for my back to keep carting it around... only joking its not that big. I have been loving my Bareminerals foundation since my April favourites and the way it's improved the look of my skin has inspired my to use much lighter products with more natural ingredients. 
This concealer is specifically for under eyes, it's like a lovely creamer moisturiser with a hint of colour to cover any darkness. Two in one eye cream and concealer significantly speeds up my getting ready time. What's not to love! See my review for more deets.
This became one of my favourite favourites very quickly! It's longlasting, its really moisturising without being sticky and its a lovely colour. See my review here :)
I got this bronzer free with my subscription to look magazine a while back, and its perfect. Its matte, it's not too dark so really nice for fair skin, and it blends really well. I've been wearing this every day this month with a little bit of peachy blush :)
This Bare Minerals Foundation has changed my life.. no exaggeration. When I first tested it, I wasn't sure how such a light powder would ever be able to give me enough coverage. It is light coverage but because it's so light an lets your skin breath unlike liquid foundations, my skin has drastically improved! It's clearer and more even toned so I sometimes even dare to go bare faced... Can't rave about this enough.

That's all folks!
What have you been loving through July?

Thanks for reading,

Georgia x

Friday, 1 August 2014

Korres | Wild Rose Lip Butter

On my route home from work there is a massive Waitrose and it regularly lures me in with it's really nice food. It also has a sizeable beauty section with lots of luxurious brands, so as you can imagine, between the food and the beauty products, most of my money is spent there nowadays...
I recently picked up this little treasure, Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter. 
I've been trying to minimise my makeup product usage to shorten the time it takes me to get ready in the morning (because I'm always running late...) and this helps a lot because it's two in one. It's a really lovely smooth balm which makes my lips feel soooo soft, and it's also tinted in a lovely deep red colour. It has great staying power and I LOVE it.
 

Has anyone tried any of the other flavours?

Link your reviews below :)

Thanks for reading,

Georgia


Saturday, 19 July 2014

I do like to be beside the seaside...

Last weekend me and Craig took a trip down to Bournemouth to celebrate that its been 7 years since we met! Don't worry this isn't going to be a gushy romantic post, that's not really our style (I got called a pignose turtle all weekend after our educational trip to the aquarium)...but I took some nice pictures of food, the sea and a giant turtle wearing shoes, so here you are...
 
 
 


Georgia x

Friday, 6 June 2014

Zara Printed Jacket | OOTD


I added this kimono to my wishlist here a few months ago and have seen it EVERYWHERE since. Its like it was calling out to me "buy me Georgia I'd look so nice with ripped jeans or cut off shorts or on the beach on holiday..." Who am I to refuse something that speaks so much sense? 
I find sizes in Zara very odd, I'm different everytime I go in there, I got this in a small and it fits really nicely. I think as I'm only 5"3 if I'd got a bigger size it would have dragged along the floor! 
I want to work out a way to wear this for work, maybe with a leather skirt? What do you think? Any ideas very welcome!

Backpack | Primark
Necklace | Vivienne Westwood


Georgia x

Monday, 2 June 2014

May Favourites

I thought I'd be adventurous and take outdoor photos to celebrate the beginning of Summer! Of course England being England, it's not consistently hot yet, more random sunny days followed by weird hail storms, so I was lucky to get these without being rained on...
I've got quite a few things on my love list for May, read on for mini reviews and links, and of course more daisies!

I bought the little version of this a while ago because I read somewhere that Rose and Lavender are good for calming sensitive skin, and it worked so well that I went back and bought the big bottle! It's really nice and gentle, I use it morning and night after I've taken my make up off and it really reduces redness and soothes sensitive skin. I loves it! (Name that reference!)

I stocked up on a few of these when they were on offer for 3 for £10 at Sainsburys, and I forgot how much I LOVE them. This version which is a deep conditioning treatment for dull hair makes my hair sooooo soft! I've got blond-y/brown hair so it doesn't make it mega shiny but it's definitely more sleek and less frizzy naturally when I use this! 

I remember buying this when it first came out a few years back and it's imprinted itself in my smell memory! It reminds me of summer so I always make sure I save it for sunny days to preserve that nice memory. It's so fresh and floral, if you like that kind of scent, go and have a sniff in boots and I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do.


This will be a forever favourite but this month, the shadows I've been loving in particular are Liar and Factory. I love using a wash of Liar with Factory underneath my eye and then  using my brown stila smudge stick. This takes me 2 minutes to do so it's great for everyday work makeup when I'm rushing around trying not to be late!

After using dry shampoo on my hair it tends to get quite dry and damaged, but when I spritz this on the ends it really helps to rehydrate it and make it look more healthy! Its smells lovely and lasts ages because you only need a tiny amount. When I was looking for the link to put above I also found out it can be used on skin as well as hair! 
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
Now that it's a bit warmer, tights aren't really appropriate any more so I've been forced to bare my pasty white legs! This has been my best buddy, it's so easy to apply and I only use the tiniest bit so it lasts ages! 

I have been using this all through May and have definitely seen a difference in my nails, I apply two coats and also apply my Burt's bees cuticle cream and my nails look better than they've ever looked! They do still get flaky occasionally after I've painted them with a colour but after reapplying this, they are strong again. I loves it.



I love breaking out the bright lipstick for Summer, and this is one of my all time favourites. It's such a pretty bright pink, with a lovely glossy sheen. The packaging is so luxurious and I just love it.


I do sometimes wear orange lip shades in Autumn but I think they look best in Summer! This is a really bright orange which can be applied heavily for a bold look or lightly for a subtle look. I've been wearing it with a bit of bronzer and black liner for a really summery fresh faced look.
So that's all for May! What have you been loving this month?

Georgia x 


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