Monday, 29 January 2018

Bleach London 'Glitterati' Eyeshadow - Phase 1 Single Shadow

Bleach London 'Glitterati' Eyeshadow - Phase 1 Single Shadow

As someone who loves to get crafty, usually I restrict the glitter to my paper creations. But when I stumbled across the Bleach London makeup collection in my local superdrug, my inner unicorn self was set free and straight over to the 'Glitterati' collection.

Essentially a fine body glitter (that's right ladies, this collection isn't limited to just your eyelids!) the brand claims that the versatile cosmetic body glitters doesn't need any glue - a big statement to make when we're in an age where people are covering everything from their faces to their boobs in glitter and jewels!


Bleach London 'Glitterati' Eyeshadow - Phase 1 Single Shadow

I think you can get whole palettes from this collection, but I was just after a single shadow - as I said before I'm not that experienced with facial glitter and didn't want to go mad first time. So I settled on the shade which appears to be called 'Phase 1' - a stunning combo of iridescent white, pink and blue glitters that looks positively ethereal!

Bleach London 'Glitterati' Eyeshadow - Phase 1 Single Shadow Swatch

When I stood in the store and swatched the shadow on the back of my hand, I was amazed at not only how pigmented and sparkly it was, but also how it really did stick to my skin. I'm not lying either, I was desperately trying to dust this stuff off before I got to the queue, I ended up with a glitter explosion all up my sleeve.. when they say it doesn't need glue they mean it.

It's incredible to me really, when I think of how far products have come. I remember desperately wanting to apply one of Barry M's dazzle dusts to my eyeshadow for prom back in the day, but having no luck at all. To be fair I had no idea on correct application, and I was pretty damn inexperienced with makeup, so it was probably for the best!

Bleach London 'Glitterati' Eyeshadow - Phase 1 Single Shadow

Bleach London 'Glitterati' Eyeshadow - Phase 1 Single Shadow

But if you're searching for a glitter eyeshadow that's going to stick around (can't promise no fallout, but maybe you're more experienced at applying glitter than me!) then give Bleach London a go. Maybe I'm behind the times but I totally didn't even realise these guys have a make up range. I'm a one-length, strictly brunette haircut kind of gal, and nowhere near edgy enough to experiment with their other products, so this gave me all the 'cool' vibes with none of the commitment of bleaching my hair until it melts off my head.

Have you tried their makeup before? Maybe you can recommend me another glitter eyeshadow brand to try next on my journey of sparkle discovery! 

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Latte Levy - 10 Stylish Travel Mugs You'll Want To Buy Now!

The Latte Levy - 10 Stylish Travel Mugs You'll Want To Buy Now

If you're a regular coffee drinker, and can't function before you've had a sip of your morning mocha or capuccino, then chances are you've heard about the latte levy that's going to be implemented in all of our favourite coffee shops.

With microbeads being banned, and now a call for disposable cups to be fully biodegrabable, it's a fantastic movement for the sake of the planet, but it is going to cost us all a little extra for a takeaway cup. If like me, you consider your morning coffee a luxury treat, this won't necessarily come as welcome news - we all want to save the planet, but no one wants to be paying the extra!

But before you give up the coffee for good, it's not all bad news! To combat the new levy, and incentivise us all to be more eco-friendly, many big coffee chains like Pret are actually giving a discount to people who bring a cup in of their own!

Gone are the days of ugly thermos flasks (sorry if they're your cup of tea, but they definitely aren't mine - pun intended), there's actually a whole assortment of stylish travel mugs on the market, with even designer brands cashing in on the call for eco-friendly. So I've shortlisted a few designs that have caught my eye online to share with you all. From quirky prints, to classic marble or rose gold accents, it's not hard to find a pretty travel mug to call your own!

Though the initial outset might be a little pricier than the cost of your regular coffee, you'll essentially recoup your money in no time at all. I've even seen places like Primark, with an incredible range of fun and vibrant designs at particularly affordable prices - perfect if you're watching the pennies this January!

The Latte Levy - 10 Stylish Travel Mugs You'll Want To Buy Now



The Latte Levy - 10 Stylish Travel Mugs You'll Want To Buy Now


The Latte Levy - 10 Stylish Travel Mugs You'll Want To Buy Now



It might seem a little inconvenient to be carrying a bulky carry cup around, but we'll all adjust! Just a couple of years ago there was outrage at having to pay 5p for a carrier bag, and now it's unthinkable to even leave the house without a cute tote bag 'just in case.' I've even seen reports on collapsable cups having been designed too, so who knows what the future holds! All we can hope is that even the smallest of our efforts helps the planet, and that we're able to support the movement in style!

Are you a regular coffee drinker? Share your thoughts with me on the latte levy in the comments below!

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Thursday, 4 January 2018

January's TreatBox - Motivation for 2018

January TreatBox Subscription Box 2018

It's January. It's cold and rainy. I'm regretting the amount of cheese and chocolate I consumed over Christmas, and there's nothing to look forward to in the social / holiday calendar for the next month.

At least that was exactly how I felt until I arrived home to discover my January TreatBox in the post today - the perfect pick-me-up I needed to turn my day around!

Jam packed with goodies, this month's box was decidedly motivational, with everything you need to get yourself in gear for the new year. A lover of organisation and stationery, everything about this box was entirely up my street.

This is what I found inside January's TreatBox:

- Slogan Drawstring Bag
- Page A Day Diary 
- Luxury Ballpoint Pen
- Motivational Message Card
- 2018 Goals List
- Memo Pad Sticky Notes
- 'Keys' Keyring
- Golden Glitter Stickers

I love the way that the boxes always tie in beautifully with each other, and this month's is no exception! The stationery is perfect for making plans and keeping them - a simple sticky note here, a doodle there, it's perfect if like me, you're always making notes and losing them. The page a day diary keeps it all in one place, scheduled to the very hour. Plus I'm loving the geometric pen that was inside too, the apricot shade is so refreshing and has me yearning for spring pastels already!

January TreatBox Subscription Box 2018

No TreatBox is complete without typography print outs either, and January's are fantastic! The little 'you got this' message tucks away safely inside the diary, for days when you need a little reminder as to how fabulous you are. Whilst the 'to-do' list for 2018 is a great way to physically write down your goals (hopefully reach them all!) then reflect on your achievements come NYE. 

January TreatBox Subscription Box 2018

Finally the bag and keyring are quirky little accessories that round off the box beautifully. I'm so pleased I managed to end up with the pastel pink keyring and the shoe-themed bag (literally perfect for me too considering I bought two pairs of shoes in the January sales..), but both are handy everyday essentials that I just can't wait to put to use. 

So what are your thoughts on this month's box? As always they continue to be my personal highlight at the start of the month, I just love getting a surprise in the post!

Until next time..

Georgina 


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