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