Friday, 30 October 2015

Winter Wishlist: The Top 'Must Have' Rose Gold Accessories

Exploding onto the fashion and jewellery scene, Summer 2015 saw the rise in demand for Rose Gold everything! Even now as we transition from Autumn into Winter, the highstreets are filled to the brim with beautiful rose tinted shades.

I won't lie, at first I really hated the fiery metal. The shade seemed gaudy and less sophisticated than the luxurious silver and gold metallics I was used to - I saw it as a bit of a fad that would soon pass, a metal suited to summer festivals and the warmth of tropical sunshine. However despite my best efforts to avoid the hue at all costs, it seems that it's crept under my skin and gone straight to the little section of my brain that's screaming 'BUY ME!' whenever I go out shopping - it's official I've been bitten by the Rose Gold bug.

The hue just seems so inviting and appealing to me now - warmer than silver, but pinker than yellow gold, it's the perfect in between shade for those who can't quite make up their mind! Plus the colour is incredibly versatile, it'll compliment your palette no matter your skin tone or the colours you decide to wear (which is a complete godsend for me since I've given up tanning and I'm now Paley McPalerson!)

Sadly for my purse strings though, this new obsession of mine will come with a certain price tag. I've already spent my last two evenings compiling a whole wishlist of accessories I feel I just can't go on without. I'm heading to London this weekend to see the Christmas lights turn on and I just know I won't be able to resist the temptations on Oxford Street, and I'll return with my arms laden down with shopping bags.

With this thought in mind here's the crème de la crème of the Rose Gold gems I've been lusting over that have earnt themselves a spot on my 'Winter Wishlist':





4. Daisy London Jewellery Rose Gold Base Chakra Halo Coin - £39

Until next time..

Georgina 


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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Upcycling Inspiration: Repurposing my Vintage Glass Decanter into a Luxury Bubble Bath Bottle


Aloha!

When one of my friends gifted me a vintage glass decanter as a birthday present, I was a little stumped as to what I was going to do with it. Too large to large to sit anywhere comfortably in my bedroom and too mismatched to sit with my parent's own set of decanters, I had to think outside the box as to what I was going to do with it.

I'm a bit of a self-confessed hoarder, if you've ever seen the episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, where Kourtney ends up trying to reclaim the items she put into the jumble sale, then you'll have a pretty good idea of the kind of emotional attachment I find in even the smallest of items - but I mean, you can't just throw out a perfectly good glass decanter!


My moment of up-cycling inspiration came when I was relaxing in the bath - the place where all great thinkers find their 'Eureka moment'. Looking at the latest bottle of 'high-end' bubble bath sitting on the shelf, in a cheap, plastic bottle, it got me thinking. If a decanter is designed to have spirits and alcohol poured into it, why can't I put my bubble bath in there instead? So 5 minutes of meticulous pouring and shaky hands later, and I had my very own decorative bubble bath bottle - the perfect addition to my bathroom, giving it a sophisticated-glamour and slightly vintage feel too!


It wasn't the only idea I'd had planned for the little gem though, I initially toyed with the idea of placing fairy or Christmas lights inside and using it as a lantern to give my bedroom a little relaxed, mood lighting, but as I mentioned I sadly don't have the space for it.

I hope this has inspired you all to look at the simplest of items in a new way, and try finding an alternative purpose for them - you never know what you'll conjure up!

Leave me a little comment if you've recently upcycled something yourself - I always love hearing about crafty tips and tricks to try out for myself.

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Monday, 19 October 2015

The Perfect Present for Chocolate Lovers | Charbonnel et Walker Handbag & Heels

Hello!

Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Handbag & Heels in Pink and Gold Packaging from John Lewis

Following National Chocolate Week and the recent celebrations of my 21st birthday, what better time to celebrate some tasty, edible treats!

Amidst some truly lovely gifts that I received (which I'm sure will be featured on here at some point for all those curious people out there) it wouldn't be a birthday without a few boxes of chocolates - staying true to form, my family and friends picked up some tasty treats for me to enjoy!

Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Handbag & Heels in Pink and Gold Packaging from John Lewis

By far my personal favourite though were the Charbonnel et Walker chocolates I received from my work colleagues. Upon unwrapping the gift, I cast my eyes over a hot pink and gold leaf handbag which hosted a pair of miniature chocolate high heels - I must admit there was a moment where I thought I'd never lust over another pair of Louboutins again! The dinky high heels were crafted from Belgian chocolate (yum!) and each split in half, into four equal slices of chocolate. 

Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Handbag & Heels in Pink and Gold Packaging from John Lewis

Completely delicious, beautifully packaged and the perfect present, these chocolate shoes are available to purchase from John Lewis - if the person you're buying for isn't so keen on shades of pink though, the milk chocolate heels are also available in white and gold packaging for a more neutral look. The packaging isn't the only decision making factor you'll face though, you can also opt for dark chocolate depending on the preference of your tastebuds - either way I'm sure you'll be able to make a tasty choice! Or if you're a self-confessed chocoholic like me, you might just want to take all three home for yourself! Let me know which one you'd pick by leaving a comment below. 

Thank you for reading my post - I hope it didn't leave you feeling too peckish!

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Born Pretty Store Makeup Review - The Perfect Cat's Eye Waterproof Eyeliner


Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner
 Hello!

I was approached a couple of weeks ago by the company Born Pretty Store and asked to write a couple of reviews of their products - I'm always interested in writing blogs such as this not only because I get to try out brands and products that I may not have normally come across, but also because it's a lot of fun! I do just quickly want to mention though, that although I received a few complimentary products in exchange for an honest review, all the thoughts are my own. 

I chose three items from Born Pretty Store to review and this is the first product I can honestly say I've tried and tested, so I'm really excited to share this gorgeous eyeliner with you all! I chose the 'Extremely Thin Eyeliner Pen Black Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner Pen' to put through its paces.

Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner
Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner

I'm not going to lie, my decision to pick this product was entirely swayed by the pretty pink packaging and I didn't even realise the pen was waterproof until I received it - I'm a sucker for anything in a pink box clearly! I think I've been using the same eyeliner pen from the Collection range in boots for the last 5 years, so I thought I'd throw caution to the wind and try another pen for myself. 

Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner
Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner

My first impressions were that this pen was super fine and super sleek, I even kept mentioning to my sister how pointed and fine the tip of the nib was! Because it was so fine, it made doing my eyeliner a breeze - I'm personally used to much thicker felt tip style pens and have really struggled in the past to make my lines even on both eyes, so this was a revelation for me. 

Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner
Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner

I've taken a few selfies below of my favourite cat's eye makeup look I've managed to create using this particular eyeliner - I've kept the images black and white to detract away from the other makeup I'm wearing! 

Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner
Born Pretty Store Waterproof Eyeliner
I have used it every single day for the last week and haven't made any mistakes or had a 'bad makeup day' so I really believe this eyeliner. If you want to try out this eyeliner for yourself or any of the other beauty products from Born Pretty Store's incredible range, they've made a special code just for you guys! 

If you enter GEOH10 at the checkout, you'll receive 10% off the total of your order - considering how affordable everything on their site is already, this is an extra bonus because everyone loves a little saving! 

I hope you've enjoyed reading my post and have felt inspired to check out Born Pretty Store for yourself - let me know what you think!

Until next time..

Georgina 



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