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 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Midi Skirt trend | Under £20

Midi skirts are ideal for this time of year because you can show a bit of skin without looking like that person who strips off as soon as there's a hint of sun! These are my favourites from the high street, and they are all £20 and under. You're welcome savy shoppers, I do the hard work so you can reap the bargs... I don't mind ;)
I'd wear the pleated lace midi with a shirt tucked in for the office, and the Lilac scuba midi with a breton crop top for weekends. I also love the Christopher Kane inspired look of slogan jumpers tucked in to midi skirts which you could style with any of these!
What would you wear your midi with?

Georgia x

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Review | Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

There are a lot of different versions of this type of cleanser emerging now, and I plan to try a few different ones to determine which is best for my skin. However I thought I'd lose my Micellar virginity to this Garnier one, as it's good value for money and I didn't want to spend loads to find out that I didn't even like using this type of cleanser (See I can be savvy sometimes!) 
I bought this from boots for £4.99 a while back but it's now on offer for £3.99! (snap up that barg here!) I love the packaging, it's such a huge bottle! It claims the 400ml will last 200 uses which is amazing value, I've used it morning and night for the past couple of months and I'm just over half way through so I'l probably get over 200 uses out of it! 
To use, you just apply a small amount to a cotton pad and wipe over your face, it's not scented but it does have a sort of clean smell and it feels really nice and fresh. The consistency is very similar to water but with a hint of bubbly-ness. (Who knows what I mean?) It removes stubborn eye make up without drying out the skin and is really gentle on sensitive skin.
I really like this so far but I may have a little look at what other brands have to offer too! Any recommendations are welcome! Here's a handy little article from Red if you're thinking of trying out Micellar Water too! Read Here :) 

Which is you're favourite brand for Micellar Water?

Georgia x

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Review | Benefit Fake Up

Ohh I love pictures of products when they're new. I assure you this is not what this Benefit Fake Up looks like now after months of love! I bought this in with all the boots points I'd built up over Christmas (so it doesn't really feel like money!) It's a bit on the pricey side at £18.50 and I'm in two minds whether I'd repurchase it. On one hand it is a really nice concealer, and it's going to last ages because it's in a twist up tube. And on the other hand £18.50 is pretty expensive when you can also get equally good concealers like my forever favourite Collection Lasting Perfection for like £4. 
It's a bit of a different concept; concealer with a moisturising ring designed to moisturise your eyes as well as providing coverage. It's so creamy and lovely and glides on really smoothly, I usually draw a V under each eye and then pat it in with my ring finger. It doesn't provide a great deal of coverage but the moisturiser also really helps to boost the appearance of tired eyes. It's not cakey or drying and it doesn't crease, it just brightens and refreshes eyes giving a glowy natural look.
I also really love the packaging, as with all Benefit products it's pretty and elegant and feels expensive! 
I only really use this on my under eyes with a light dusting of powder to make it last, however when I've tried to use it on blemishes I have found that quite an extreme amount of powder is required to make it stay put! So overall; lovely on eyes for a natural look, quite expensive but lasts a long time, and only really for use under the eyes.
Have used this or are you thinking of giving it a try?
How much would you normally spend on concealer?
I got the shade Light 01. Buy here.

Georgia x

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Fashion Wishlist

I've been saving a lot of shopping pages in my favourites recently and thought I'd share them with you! I like reading these kind of posts because it gives me ideas of even more things to add to my wishlist! Here are a few bits from some of my favourite shops that I've been lusting after recently, hope you enjoy...

What do you think? 

Georgia x

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