Thursday, 29 May 2014

Shoe Wishlist!

Hello my lovelies, so for us in England it's half term and as part of my usual procrastination routine I've been trawling through the internet online shopping, or rather looking at lovely things that I can't afford to buy. So I thought I might as well try to make something vaguely productive out of this habit, so here is my shoe wishlist:



Top Left: Forever 21 Floral Flats I literally think these are so so gorgeous and they certainly appeal to my love for anything floral! I absolutely love the print and the style of these shoes, and they look so pretty and dainty, they'd be really cute with a dress for summer.They kind of remind me of slippers? I don't know, they just look comfy! I've never previously found any shoes that I like from Forever 21 although I adore the clothes, but these are so pretty and for £15 are reasonable too, well done Forever 21!

Bottom Left: Superga 2750's - Navy I already own a pair of light blue Superga's and honestly they are my favourites! They're the comfiest things and I personally much prefer them to vans even if they aren't considered that 'cool'. I really love this navy pair as I think they would go with literally everything and are a little less bright than my ones (which I always wear nevertheless). Also seen worn by the likes of Ashley Olsen, Alexa Chung, Katie Holmes and Sienna Miller they're definitely good enough for me- they're around the £45 mark.

Bottom Right: Missguided Black Platform Sandals I absolutely loooooveeeee these, like It's ridiculous how much I want them! I like that they're sandals but don't show your feet too much- sounds weird but I hate feet! Also they're platformed unlike the ones in Topshop, which is always a bonus when you're like me, I'm definitely not the tallest of people. I'm seriously considering getting these for summer, I just need the English weather to cheer up a bit as encouragement, also at £24.99 they're a steal too!

Middle Right: Nike Roshe Run Liberty So everyone's seen the classic Roshe Run and as half my school own a pair so they kind of lost their appeal but these ones are just lush! Another collaboration between Liberty London and Nike and these are so so so nice, I absolutely adore the liberty fabrics anyway and these shoes are just perfect, especially as I love Nikes. At £75 I think they are pretty reasonable considering your average Nikes are around that price anyway- although as with nearly every Liberty collections they are limited and are sold out already on the nike website!

Top Right: Jack Wills Glenthorne Brogue These are so beautiful, real classic, leather brogues, I realise they are a bit marmite, but I personally love them and have been lusting after them for such a long long time. I can't seem to find a match for them anywhere else, not that are this gorgeous or of the same quality. These would go with so so many things, jeans for an afternoon out or a dress for summer in the city, literally they are so versatile. Unfortunately they are a little on the pricey side at *cough* £198 *cough* so I think I can say they'll most likely be remaining on my wish list :-( as at that price that would be the entire sum of my paper round money for like over two months *sighhhhhh* they really are gorgeous though.

So that was my shoe wishlist, hope you like it and I'd just like to say thankyou for all the more views recently, I really appreciate it,

Love
Georgie xx

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Feature Youtuber: Ciara May

Hello my lovelies! So for this post I'm going to talk about somebody else rather than about myself for once! The youtuber I'm featuring is Ciara May who happens to be my friend from my History class at school! I've known Ciara for years but only really found out about her Youtube channel a few months ago and have been subscribed ever since! Her channel ranges from the classic Youtube tags to look books, make-up tutorials, hauls etc.

Here's her latest video:


So as I said I know Ciara pretty well and she's so genuine, literally the complete same on and off camera! Definitely go check her videos out and make sure to subscribe to her too (Link Here) and I'll put all her links at the bottom of this post if you haven't yet clicked on one of the many ones I've already put! Ciara also has a collab channel called Alannah May Sian, with two other girls from my year Chloe and Chloe, which again you should go check out and subscribe to (notice I inserted yet ANOTHER link)! Also I'm actually going to feature on Ciara's channel, I'm not sure when yet but we will be filming this week I think for it, so I will obviously link it when it happens!

Okay so that's the second post for today done! Two posts in one day! I know, pretty impressive for me. So if you haven't got the message by now (which you must be an idiot to have not got, soz not soz) I'm trying to tell you what an amazing channel you're missing out on and how cool Ciara is (not to mention she has incredibly long hair which is pretty cool too and she's my Made in Chelsea watching chum). So go watch her videos and subscribe please!

Here are her Links:
Ciara's Main Channel - Ciara May
Her collab Channel- Alannah May Sian
Ciara's Instagram- @thatlonghairedgirl-

Thanks for reading,
Love
Georgie xx

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Repurchase- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

Hello my lovelies! Just a quick review on a product that I've been using for over a year and a half now and have recently repurchased for about the third or fourth time! So everyone seems to rave about both the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Bourgeois Healthy Mix Serum, having tried both I personally prefer the serum. I first bought this I think around summer time about 2 years ago when I wanted a nice light foundation that gave good coverage but didn't leave me with a cake face. This certainly does the job leaving me with kind of glowy skin which isn't shiny even though I have combination skin, it gives my skin a 'healthy' look (pardon the pun).


(my rather old battered bottle on the left and my nice shiny new bottle on the right,yay)

I personally always have bought it in shade '53 Light Beige', this is my perfect summer colour, the exact colour I tan to every year but in the winter it is a tad too dark. Rather than buying it in a lighter shade I add a bit of my L'oreal True match which is way too light and not exactly my 'true match', seriously the woman on the counter in boots matched me to a colour which I can only describe as 'casper the ghost' against my skin. So really the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is a winner all year round and in summer if I'm getting a little too shiny I set it with Rimmel's Stay Matte or Bourjois Rice powder (rice powder? It sounds something like that I'm sure) and it's perfect! Overall I find this an ever reliable foundation which is a nice light creamy texture yet good coverage with a nice natural finish, hence why I have repurchased it so many times! I've even got my mum into wearing it! Oh and by the way it's £3 off in boots at the minute, for £7.99 instead of £10.99, you're welcome ;-)

Love
Georgie xx

ps double post today!!! 
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Revision Songs- my current top ten!

Hi guys so I've been a bit absent of late due to the wonderful exams which are GCSE's! I've been completely bogged down with revision for them as well as for the setting exams for maths next year,it's all a bit crazy at the moment! So I apologise for the lack of posts but I do have a lot lined up and as it's half term I have no excuse really. So I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my favourite songs at the moment with you, as these are what have got me through many tedious hours of English Literature, Chemistry and RE revision!


Youth- Daughter (Link Here) I absolutely love Daughter as I love Elena Tonra's voice, this is one of the more well known songs by them but they still aren't really popular which I kind of like. This song is quite chilled out and good to listen to while relaxing and doing revision, it's also quite summery as well, ahhh!

What You Know- Twoo Door Cinema Club (Link Here) This song is a bit of an oldie now but it's still a good 'un. It's upbeat and instantly makes me more cheery and is pretty easily listening too, again it's probably one of the more well known songs my Two Door Cinema Club.

Tonight- John Legend (Link Here) This song is probably one of my favourite songs everrr! It makes me want to just get up and dance,even though I'm a terrible dancer, it just cheers me up so much and is so good to listen to as a break from doing work. Literally try not to dance or at least bob your head, you won't be able to, it's infectious!

All of the Stars- Ed Sheeran (Link Here) Awhhh, that was my first reaction to this song from the soundtrack of the ever nearing, The Fault in Our Stars movie! I love it, it's so chilled out and beautiful, I love Ed Sheeran's voice anyway and this song is just beyond cute, I'm so excited for the movie, if it's half as good as the sound track then it will be amazing!

Get Home- Bastille (Link Here) This song holds so many memories for me, I spent the coach journey to the airport on the way back from Germany listening to this with my best friend sharing headphones through the seat, and with Germany being such an amazing trip where I made so many good friends, this song just always reminds me of it!

Hey Ya// acoustic cover//- Matt Weddle (Link Here) I discovered this song as it's the background song on my friend's YouTube channel (which I'll be doing a post on later in the week) and have fallen in love with this version! Which is saying something as I really don't like the original! I find it pretty relaxing too :-)

Why'd You Only Call me When You're High- Arctic Monkeys (Link Here) Probably one of the more mainstream Arctic Monkeys songs that I like, but nevertheless it's still good, also very jealous of one of my bestfriend's who went and saw Arctic Monkey's in Finnsbury Park Friday on her birthday, seriosuly unfair ;-)

California Sun- Palma Violets (Link Here) I found this song on the Teen vogue summer song list like last year I think? And it makes me think of the sun and be all happy, even if I am stuck indoors doing revision! It's by a band no one seems to of heard of too? So I thought I might as well share it with you guys!

Mine //cover//- Shannon Saunders (Link Here) I posted about this song ages ago but it's still one of my favourites and I love how Shannon has put her own spin on it in this cover. Again I've posted about one of Shannon's originals previously too and I love her voice, definitely check her music out!

In the Morning- The Coral (Link Here) This song is again quite an oldie but always makes me laugh, I recently rediscovered it when watching Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging as a revision break ( I was revising I swear!) and now I'm addicted to listening to it all over again!


Okay so that was my music picks that I've been listening to while doing my revision, hope all of you who are doing exams are getting on alright too and Good Luck if you've got more after half term like I do! I'm sure you'll all be amazing! Watch out for many more posts this week and I hope to hear from you all soon!

Love 
Georgie xx

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

KIKO mini make-up haul!

Hey guys! So last week while painting my mum's nails my sister said about how much she loved my KIKO pale lilac nail varnish and she told me she'd pick up some more for me for me when she visited London (as that's the only store they have in England). In the end we both wanted so many things that it made sense to make an online order. So this is some of what we got...


 

So between us these are the nail varnishes we got, plus another one which is a mint colour (see swatch below). We got 11 nail varnishes in total, I was really impressed with most of them but as ever with ordering online,some of the colours haven't turned out the same as they looked on the website. the only one I was really disappointed with was the colour '344 misty green' as it looks like a really pretty pastel on the website yet turned out quite a murky dark colour. 

 

So these are the swatches, again they look a little darker than in real life but it's the best I could do so sorry! These are in the same order as in the picture but backwards with the mint colour on then end. The colours with a heart over them are metallic/sparkly but as you can see they are really strong colours still rather than just a gilttery top coat, some of them have a chunkier sparkle others are more metallic.


I also purchased this, which is KIKO glow touch lip and cheek and mine is in shade '101 Venus Pink' and I ended up buying this after watching Gabby's make up haul, which actually kind of inspired me to make these KIKO purchases actually! Gabby's channel is velvetgh0st and is one of my favourite yotuber's ever! if you don't watch her videos, here's the link to her channel ( Click here for link!).I've actually been really impressed by this product plus the packaging is really pretty!


As you can see it's a really pretty pink colour and comes in a cute little tin, although I have been finding the tin a bit difficult to open!I've only had this a few days but on my first impressions I really like it, it goes on really nicely on my lips and cheeks and is nicely pigmented and easy to blend. Overall I'm really happy with my order from KIKO although it is a bit annoying that you have to spend at least £25, I was okay because I've bought the nail varnishes in Germany so know that I like them but for someone who hasn't tried it before it seems a bit silly. Plus I ordered with my sister (who bought a bunch of eyeliners) but I probably wouldn't have bothered ordering if it was on my own! 

Okay so thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this little haul post, I've got my GCSE's pretty much for the next solid month or so, but I promise to try keep posting! I'll link velvetgh0st's channel below again in case you missed it, along with my usual links! 

Love 
Georgie xx


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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

DofE practice expedition

Hey guys so I've got like 5 GCSE's coming up in the next month and a half so I apologise for neglecting my blog a bit but i'm completely bogged down by school work at the moment! So last weekend I went with about 30 others from my year on our Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition! This involved a day's walking, navigating an unknown route, setting up camp, staying overnight and navigating our way back to the school. It was such a great weekend, I honestly haven't laughed so much in ages and it was great to get to know some people in my year that I don't speak to much.

(my walking group, minus Katie and Kayleigh who'd made the mile trek to the portaloos)

(our lovely camp)

(roasting marshmallows on the campfire)

Unfortunately we weren't the first team to make it to the forest we were camping in, the boys team got there 10 minutes before us! But we we had all managed to get our tents up, meals cooked and a campfire going before the other team of girls turned up, 2 and a half hours later! It's safe to say they got a bit lost! I also managed to slip and fall on my arse straight into mud in front of mine and the boys groups, yep I was as smooth as normal. It was good though because we all just laughed it off and about 7 other people did the same thing later on anyway! I actually really got into the outdoors thing, I learnt off the others how to get a fire going and one of the boys showed me how to use a penknife to whittle a stick ready for marshmallow toasting, it's safe to say I'm definitely no Bear Grylls though!


(nice shoes get you nowhere in the forest)



( me-on the right- and my walking buddy Patricia)

It was such a good experience all though my rucksack did bruise my shoulders, ouchhh. It was so good just for everyone to get on and chat to eachother, we all stayed up til 12 round the campfire, toasting marshmallows and singing (very badly may I add). There was no divide between the girls either, which there often is at school as we all looked the same, makeup-less and muddy with jumpers, hoodies, leggings and mighty attractive walking boots on! Overall it was just a really positive experience and I'm so excited for our assessed expedition in June! I'd definitely recommend doing it to anyone, as all the sections have been really good fun and actually rewarding to do! Thanks for reading this post guys! Find me on the links below!

Love
Georgie xx

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