Wednesday, 3 June 2015

My Last Day at School

It's been almost a month since I officially 'left school' for study leave and honestly it's the strangest thing! The last day was actually surprisingly good with the classic slideshow of embarrassing photos shown by our head of year and the obligatory shirt signing. So I thought I'd share a few of my photos from the day with you!

(Classic unflattering group photo) 

(With Corey aka Ginge) 

(My Maths crew, Matt and Toby)

(With Jon, practically my science tutor)

(Leaver hoodie shot with the girlies)

(With Tara, from my Primary School) 

(Bestfriend Beth and I with our German Teacher Smaley)

(Will, Bradders and I)

(Most of our Year picture, taken by our tutor)

I'm currently about half way through my exams and am definitely looking forward to a two month summer and getting my blog back on track, thank you for those who are still reading, it means heaps to me! Wishing you all good luck in any exams you may be doing at the moment.

Georgie xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

feeling all nostalgic...

As this is my last year at Secondary School we have just weeks left at school when we are back from Easter Break before study leave, and it's safe to say everyone is feeling a little apprehensive about the future. As our school doesn't have a sixth form it means everyone kind of splits up, going to various colleges and sixth forms in the area around us, meaning that it's pretty rare that more than a handful of people end up going to the same place, even rarer still that you end up in any of the same classes. So on the most part it's nearing the time to say goodbye to the majority of the people I've grown up with over the past 5 years and as part of school tradition people each make a leavers book, full of pictures, memories and notes from the people we're parting with. So I thought I'd sit here and revel in nostalgia, sharing with you some pictures of my very best memories from school.

Taken in Year 8 in the 'cage' in our Lower School Uniform, (me on the left) with my friend Hannah, for some reason we thought we were hilarious swapping coats and bags and got someone to take a photo of it!

Taken at my house for my 12th Birthday with Sophie, who is still now one of my very best friends and the person who gave me the confidence to start dancing again. Strange to think how much we've both changed yet we're still so close.

Taken in the Summer of Year 9 at Char's garden party, these today are still my girls, although we all look so different now! This was one of the best memories I have of us all together, from the overly frisky dog that pestered everyone all night to roasting marshmallows round the fire, this was such a lovely evening.

From We Will Rock You Production last year, spent months rehearsing with this bunch and became so close with them (especially sharing a tiny dressing room too). Really strange that none of them will be at my college in September especially with Ci moving away after winning a scholarship for a pretty prestigious music school. Still I couldn't be prouder of this lot, even though we're all going our seperate ways.

This was taken in Ypres, Belgium in Year 9 after being snowed in at our hostel. This was one of the first times I had properly stayed away from home and these two were my always by my side. I remember being sat on a bunk bed with these two and a pack of crunchies and having such a laugh, knocking the snow off the window ledges onto the people below.

From the last week of Year 10, when we had all just found out that we'd been accepted as prefects and were so excited to be grown up Year 11's with prefect ties! The weather this day was so beautiful, one of the rare real summer days we get in England. But staying classy as ever this was taken by the recycling bins, good one girls.

Taken at Frankie's and Benny's at Gatwick before flying to Germany last year (the trip I'll probably talk about forever). We were all so excited to be flying with school and although we were friends before the trip it brought us all so much closer together, these three are still some of my closest friends now, even though we aren't in the same friendship group.

So there's a little snapshot into my last 5 years at my Secondary School, it's weird reminiscing and realising that out of all the different people in these photos only two of them are going to my college. It definitely makes me question my decision to go to a college 20 miles away but at the same time I'm so excited to begin a new chapter in my life dealing only with the subjects I love. How was your experience starting college or sixth form? Or are you looking forward to it if you aren't there already? 

Georgie xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

NOTD: Collection Work the Colour// Peacock Green

As it's Easter Holidays at the moment (woo!) it means I can finally paint my nails again and I found this gorgeous colour lurking at the back of my drawer. I was luck enough to receive this last summer as part of a beauty box swap and I am in love with it! It's a pretty blue tone-green with an iridescent shimmer, funnily enough it's like the exact colour of peacock feathers! I applied 3 coats of this and made sure it was completely dry before doing anything as it is one of those polishes that stays tacky for ages which means it's prone to smudging. Other than that it lasts pretty long with minimal chipping and at only £1.99 I'll be sure to purchase others in the range too!

I know I've been absent for a while and this is only a short post but I'm in the process of working on a load of things again so watch this space and thankyou for being patient with me!

What's your favourite nail colour at the moment?

Georgie xx

Monday, 29 December 2014

Mini Make-up Haul!

A couple days before Christmas I popped into town and decided to treat myself to some new make-up bits and pieces as a little reward to myself for working so much! I finally picked up some bits and pieces I've been lusting after for ages, so here they are.

Soap and Glory Archery- Brow Tint and Pencil - I've only used this a few times but I love it already, especially the tent end which is a sort of felt tip pen. The pencil end too is nice, it's much softer than other eyebrow pencils I've previously used meaning it isn't too harsh and looks really natural.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation- Previously I've sworn by the Healthy Mix Serum, repurchasing it countless times but as I was coming to the end of that I thought it apt to try the normal foundation. I actually think I prefer this to the serum version, it offers slightly higher coverage and just seems to feel nicer on my skin.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer- This is just a repurchase for about the billionth time! Okay slight exaggeration but I've been buying and using this concealer for quite a while now. More recently I've been using the Soap and Glory Kickass Concealer but have switched back to this one as it just can't be beaten for quality to price!

Topshop Lipstick in 'Wicked'- I've been wanting to try a Topshop Lipstick for ages after hearing such rave reviews I finally took the plunge and bought this! It's such a gorgeous dark red colour with sort of purple undertones (swatch to come) and is a really nice berry colour for autumn.

Topshop Cream Blush in 'Head over Heels'- I've only used a few cream blushes before and never really got on with them until this one. It's a pretty coral colour (not pictured sorry) and way less fluorescent then it appears on the Topshop website, more of a spring/summery colour but a complete bargain as I got it in a set with the lipstick for £6!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- Translucent- Pretty much every blogger and their dog has this face powder as it's pretty much a make-up staple, after pinching my Mum's one in Silky Beige colour, I finally got myself one in Transparent.

Georgie xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

#BigBlogmasproject2014 Girly Gift Guide

Here's a few of my favourite picks for girly present ideas for Christmas for Blogmas Day 2. I'm yet to do my Christmas shopping (disorganised as ever!) and so this was really good inspiration in preparation for a day's shopping on Saturday, hope you enjoy!

1. Lush Best Wishes Gift Box £12.75 - Includes the Christmassy favourites Cinders, Hot Toddy and my personal favourite the So White bath bomb mm!

2. Rihanna 3 Piece Perfume Set £20.00 - I literally love all three of these scents, they're all gorgeous and floral, perfect pressies.

3. Cath Kidston Fora Hand and Body Gift Set £14.00- Everybody loves Cath Kidston and this set is so pretty and cute!

4.Christmas Classic Small Jars £19.99- You can't beat the smell of candles and these lovely little Yankee candles come in a set of three festive smells!

5. John Freida Queen of Curls Set £7.00- This set has miniatures of the John Freida Classics for curls and comes in lovely packaging- the perfect pressie!

6. OPI Gwen Mini Christmas Holiday Set £13.05- OPI is pretty much foolproof and this pretty set has very autumnal and holiday type colours, such a nice set!

7. Lush Festive Friends Gift Box £14.50- Includes The Christmas Hedgehog, ButterBear, The Christmas Penguin and Dashing Santa, such a good range of festive Bth Bombs and Bubble Bars!

8.Makeup Revolution Bronze, Contour & Highlight Collection £10.00- I adore this set! This looks so so nice and I can think of a fair few of my friends who would love this!

9. EVA NYC Travel Straightener and Pouch £22.00- Perfect for that hair obsessed girly girl! Gorgeous neon mini straightener with a beautiful metallic pouch, such a nice gift!

That was my picks for gifts for women/girls , hope you liked them and are feeling a little more inspired if you are behind with the Christmas shopping like me! I've been reading some lovely Blogmas Posts so feel free to leave your link below!

Georgie xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

#BigBlogmasproject2014 - Winters' Past

Today being the first day of Blogmas, I thought I'd share a few pictures of Winters' Past with you, pictures from the last 3 years showing some of my favourite wintery memories! Hope you enjoy!

Boxing day, 2011 shopping in Kildare village with my friend Erin after spending Christmas in Ireland.

Late December 2012, looking over the River Wear in Durham with my first proper camera.

That time in Year 9 where it snowed so much we all got sent home from school and everyone met down the park for a huge Girls vs Boys snowball fight.

November Last year, Cardiff Winter Wonderland, weekend away, ice skating with Dulcie.

Christmas Dinner 2012 with my brothers, complete mug but love this photo.

Durham 2012 again, down by the old boathouse on a beautiful frosty morning.

Look out for more Blogmas posts throughout December and keep in touch on twitter using #BigBlogmasproject2014 and by following me if you wish @geo_lawson , be sure to look at some of the other participants' lovely posts!

Georgie xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Throwback Thursday// The 1975 Concert

This time last month my friend Hannah and I were at Alexandra Palace, London to see The 1975. It was most definitely one of the best concerts I've been to, and as quite an intimate venue full of genuine fans the atmosphere was amazing. First were the two support acts, Y.O.U who we only managed to see very little of due to a very long toilet queue and the obligatory purchase of a tour T-shirt and then Circa Waves who really got the crowd going. Later The 1975 came on accompanied by the shrill cheering of thousands in adoration of such an incredibly talented band.

The simplicity of the staging meant the full focus was on the music which was genuinely amazing. Matty's voice live is undeniable, certain songs such as fallingforyou and Sex really showcased that and with his almost egotistical stage presence he definitely had everyone captivated. Personally I'd say Settle Down and Chocolate were the real stand out moments in terms of crowd participation, everyone singing and jumping was just incredible. As typical of a band they went off and came back on in an encore type of way, which provoked a surge forward meaning we ended up really close to the stage for the last few songs. Hence the much closer picture of Matt healy below (which I'm pretty proud of to be honest!).

Though I'd say the most poignant part of the night was the one that nobody really captured and that was when they performed 'Me'. Matt asked that everyone put down their phones and just take in the atmosphere as he said that most people at the concert would of only really seen The 1975 through a screen before. He then told everyone in a sort of comical fashion to" Shut the F**k Up" as this one was about him. It was such an amazing moment and in the instrumental part he got everyone to put their lights, phones, lighters in the air to light the place up. Looking behind you to take in a sea of people. swaying lazily, so enchanted by the music was truly breathtaking. Overall it was an extraordinary concert and such a good night, honestly you have not heard The 1975 properly until you have seen them live. I would certainly go see them again when they return to the UK as it was so so worth it.

So a month on, here I am writing this post, reminiscing, reflecting on this concert while lazily listening to The 1975 on repeat from the comfort of my home in my favourite pyjamas. Have you been to any concerts? Did you enjoy them?

Georgie xx