Friday, 25 November 2016

Collaboration: Wonderland Blog

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't blogged in what feels like sooo long, I've had my first essay deadline this week so have been non-stop working on that, so I guess I've had to put blogging to one side which I've hated. A few week ago I was speakng to one of my friends who I spoke to when I first started blogging (and she's all the way in Germany) and she suggested a collaboration, so of course I agreed due to it being one of my most favourite things to do. Sarah works so hard on her bog and has literally the BEST photography so make sure you check out her blog (the link is here) after you've read my post. Some of her blog posts are in German as she obviously lives in Germany, but it can be translated into English. We speak all the time and she's so good at speaking English too, which is something that I find so cool to be able to do. Now, lets get on with the post.

First of all, I want to say thank you Sarah, if your reading this. The products you sent me are so thoughtful and the way everything was wrapped and the massive letter you wrote me was so lovely and I'm so thankful to have became friends with you! I've loved doing this colab so much and I hope you did too xxx

We both decided to send some products to each other that we mostly couldn't get our hands on in each country (so I would send things that were not available in Germany and vice versa), which Sarah came up with and its SUCH a good idea. Within a week I'd received my products and everything was so preciously wrapped and it was just beautiful. 

As soon as the box came, I was super excited. 


As you can clearly see, everything was wrapped up so beautifully and I was so shocked when I opened it. The package contained 5 products: A concealer, mascara, lipstick, blusher and a body wash.




- Catrice Cosmetics: Liquid Camouflage high coverage concealer - I had never actually heard of this concealer until Sarah very kindly sent it to me. I got the shade 02 light beige and I can honestly say this is up there with the Collection Lasting perfection (which I sent to Sarah as it's not available over there). The shade is perfect, its such high coverage and doesn't crease at all, which I love. I've used this so much and I'm honestly just so impressed with it.

- Trend it up: powder blush - This shade is perfect for me. I'm such a fan of pink blush as I have such a fair skin tone, so as soon as I opened it I loved it! Its a nice big product and very pigmented so a little goes a long way, so I can see me using this so much. It's in good, sturdy packaging and I got the shade 050. It also has such a pretty and textured pattern in the actual pan, which makes me so scared to use it and ruin it, but as it's so good I can't see why it would ever just sit in my drawer looking pretty!

 - Essence: Lash Princess mascara - I think that Essence is available here in the UK, but non-the-less I haven't actually tried anything from this brand. The packaging is so pretty and girly and the wand is so unique, it's like a curly flight of stairs. It adds so much volume to my lashes and makes them black, which is so good as my lashes are very light. I've used this almost every day and been loving it!

- P2: Full colour lipstick - As soon as I saw the colour of this, I knew I would fall in love. I have never heard of this brand before but I am so glad that Sarah introduced it to me. The packaging is sleek and simple, which the lipstick being a unique shape with P2 imprinted on it, it literally feels like Tom Ford. It has a creamy texture, its a lovely dark pink with reddish undertones and it the most perfect fall colour.

- Bibi loves you: from Bilou - Sarah explained to me in her letter that this product is a special one. It's the product that has been made by one of the most successful German YouTubers. It can be used as a shaving cream or body wash (I'll most likely use it as a shaving cream as I can't used perfumed or scented body washes), and it smells amazing, just like donuts. I admit it does make me hungry whenever I smell it but it's a lovely product and I just find shaving foam so interesting and satisfying (I don't know if it's just me?!) so I was really excited to see this.

I am super excited about all of the products and will continue to keep using them as often as I do, as they are perfect for the autumn and winter months. Once again a massive thank you to Sarah for suggesting the collaboration and putting so much thoughts into your products! I hope you all enjoyed reading my post, and make sure you read Sarah's over at http://wonderlandblogsarah.blogspot.co.uk/, you won't regret it.

Have you heard or tried any of these brands before? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading as always,

Georgia Xxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Byron Bay Skincare: Exfoliant and Mask

I've never really been into skincare as much as I am makeup, which is definitely something that I am trying to improve on. I tend to get most skin care in my Glossy Box's each month, which I why I haven't purchased anything in a while. To be honest, I take off my makeup with a wipe and climb into bed, which I know all the beauty guru's spend a good half an hour doing all sorts to their faces. To be perfectly honest, I just can't be bothered. The only thing I love doing is a nice face mask when I'm in the bath!

I came across the company Byron Bay when they followed me on Twitter, they were actually my 500th follower, which I was super excited about. Whenever I see a brand follow me on their Twitter page, I instantly have a nose at their products, it just goes without saying. Their products are all vegan and cruelty free, which is always a bonus when it comes to skin care. After taking a peek at their website, I went and ordered their mask, as I knew I would use it the most. I paid with 10% off as they kindly gave me a code so I paid around £18 + postage, which yes it might be on the expensive side, but I always see it as if it works, then it's worth it! You can buy the mask here for £19.80.



I also loved the fact that they put some samples in there as well! I got a body creme and gel cleanser, which I can't wait to try out too. The postage didn't take very long at all, which I always like as I hate waiting for parcels. As soon as it arrived I was shocked. To be honest I did expect the tub to be bigger than it was for the price, but after using it it didn't bother me as much. You only need the slightest little bit as it goes a long way. I applied a thin layer to my face and did my own thing. The mask contains jojoba seed oil and also lychee shell, which I'm not 100% sure on what they are but they seem to be doing some good! I left it on my face for 10 minutes before washing it off gently with a warm flannel.

Firstly, can I just say this product smells incredible. I wasn't too keen on it at first but when I realised it's full of goodness it made me feel so much better and it's not one of those masks that you can smell really strongly while it's on your face. Another thing I love is that it doesn't tighten up your face, I mean yeah you like to know it's doing something but sometimes I don't like it when its too much...so therefore this was perfect. It's just so light and soft on the face and doesn't actually feel like your wearing a mask. After washing it off with a warm flannel my face felt so clean and smooth, like it never has before. Then I've had a breather from makeup the following day and I expected my skin to be really dehydrated, but its not the case at all. It's stayed hydrated, clean and refreshed. What are you waiting for? Go and have a look at https://www.byronbayskincare.co.uk/, because I know I will be adding some more of their products onto my Christmas list! They also do bundles which are really handy, which you can have a peek at here.

Have you ever tried Byron Bay Skin Care before? What's your favourite mask at the moment? I think you know my decision after using this!

Thank you so much for reading and see you in my next post,

Georgia Xxx



Friday, 11 November 2016

Glossy Box: November

Hello everyone, hope your looking forward to the weekend! Today I have another post for you, my Glossy Box for the month of November (please tell me if you like seeing these posts, as I love writing them and they seem to get the most views so let me know!). I was actually very impressed with this months box, as always. If your not familiar with how Glossy Box works, you pay a small subscription price for around £13 a month (£10 + postage) for a box of beauty goodies to be delivered to your door each month. Worried you won't get your moneys worth? You literally get over triple! One product in this box is worth £80 alone, which is obviously crazy! It's not like you end up with some tiny little samples either that cost £2 each, most products are either full sized or very good sample sizes. So now, enough of me waffling, and on with the box!


111 Skin: Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask - Again another sheet mask, which seems to be a firm favourite. I thought the one in Septembers box was expensive for £7.99! This one is literally just insane at the price of £20 (way too much to spend on one mask!) To be honest I'm waaay to scared to even open it and put it on my face. For that type of money I'd expect to be turned into a celeb! Its just crazy. Containing all this lovely stuff like silk amino acids, arbutin and centella asiatica to help brighten, condition, and to stimulate collagen production. Leaving it on for at least 20 minutes it seems the perfect mask, but waaay to expensive. If your mad and want to try this out, you can purchase it here from Space NK.

This Works: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray - I think this is such a good concept. Its only a small bottle, but will be so good to try out. Spray a little on your pillow before bed to help you sleep. I honestly can't wait to try this out as sometimes I just can't seem to get off to sleep, so this might be a cure! It's small sample bottle but I hope it goes a long way. It smells so lovely of lavender and I can't wait to try it. The full size product retails at £16, where you can find at http://www.thisworks.com/deep-sleep-pillow-spray.html

De Bruyere Beaute: Jumbo Eye Pencil - I got this in the shade Bubble 07, which is the most perfect khaki grey shade. I am in love with the khaki colour, so this was a bonus. It seems perfect for a subtle eye look, when your in a rush in the morning. Its a lovely shimmer which is definitely buildable. Its so creamy and just glides on which is perfect and i will definitely be using this a lot in the coming months! It retails for €15, which is around £13, which is a little on the expensive side, so I just hope it's worth it! 

Kiss: Looks so natural lashes - As you probably know by now, I love lashes! I don't tend to wear them on a daily basis as I just don't feel like I make much more of an effort going out, so it's something I keep for special occasions. These lashes seem perfect, just a nice natural look for a night out, which I'm glad to be adding to my collection. They don't look too stiff either, which is always a bonus. They retail for £4.95 and can be purchased here from my favourite new false lash website.

Ruby Professional: Large Tapered Blending Brush - Last but not least we have the Ruby Blending brush, which I really like the look of. It looks similar to my morphe brushes and is super duper soft, which looks like it'll help to blend a lot more than usual, so we're all winners! The brush isnt too big for the crease but is also the perfect size for the face, so can be used for so many things, which is again a bonus. It retails for €8, which is around £6.90, which is definitely a reasonable price for a brush. Interested? Take a look at the set here.

Overall, again I am so impressed with this months box. They never fail to make me smile when they are delivered as the packaging is always pristine. Did you receive anything different this month? Do you receive a box from a different company? 

See you soon,

Georgia Xxx


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

ProWhite+ Teeth Whitening Combo

Hey everyone, I hope your all having a lovely productive week! A few weeks ago I discovered a brand I have never heard of before, called ProWhite+. They followed me on Twitter so of course I followed them back and had a nose at their website and products. Teeth whitening was something I had been looking at for a while but hadn't really found anything worth purchasing, until I came across this. I have seen the likes of Charlotte Crosby offering teeth whitening products, but you know when you just know they have paid unreal amounts of money to have them whitened professionally!? I'm just not into celeb kind of stuff. I know it puts the product out there and raises sales but I'm just honestly not as interested. 

I ordered the same day I came across their twitter page, where I paid £27 (I was offered a discount code for mentioning them on my twitter page) for both the whitening pen and also the LED light to enhance whitening. Shipping took around a week, which I didn't mind waiting for. It's one of those times where you always go home and be like "have I had any parcels today" with a little bit of hope that it's been delivered. I used it the same night it arrived and it was honestly the most easiest thing to do. 
Usually, I'm the type who hates spending time on stuff - I hardly can ever be bothered to straighten my hair, do a proper skincare routine and stuff like that, so obviously I was a little skeptical at first. It comes with a pen and the LED light, which is just the small and cutest little thing so it's not as if it will take up all your space. The instructions say to add the whitening pen first after taking off the cap and twisting the bottom and it's simply just like painting your teeth. I aim to do both top and bottom, mainly at the front as that is what I'm most unhappy with. You then let the liquid dry for only around 3 seconds which I love as I would literally hate having to sit around waiting for ages before I could do anything. It then states to turn on the LED light and place it in your mouth for 5-15 minutes, which again seems like a long time but isn't the end of the world, right? Its the best thing as when your sat there watching TV you can just relax without having to hold anything and it doesn't feel like a ball ache to do. After 15 minutes (thats how long I would do it for) give it a quick wash and stick it back in the packet. I will admit the light can be a bit temperamental and play up but I'm not sure if its the batteries going means as I've used it so much! It can be used twice a day, so I tend to use it at some point during the day and before I go to bed.



As for whitening, I am super impressed. I have never been one for having insanely white and neat teeth (I had braces but I didn't use my retainers for long enough so they have moved!) so I wasn't expecting them to be pearly white in a day, it's just a nice slow process. I was surprised at how quickly I saw a difference, even though I have been slacking on it a bit lately (then again I've been slacking on everything) so I am really excited to continue using it and seeing even better results. I will continue to use it until I'm happy with the whiteness, which I hope won't take long. It also doesn't make your teeth sensitive, which is something else I was worried about, I have sensitive teeth anyway but this didn't add any extras so I was super happy about that.

Another amazing thing is that you can buy the two products together and save money or you can buy them separate. As you probably know, the liquid in the pen won't last forever so you can just repurchase it without breaking the bank either! Its just so handy to travel with and does the job so quickly! Make sure you head over to prowhiteplus.com to check out their products. They offer quick and polite customer service too, which I love.  

Have you tried teeth whitening before? What products have you used? Let me know in the comments.

Thankyou so much for reading,

Georgia Xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

#Versatilebloggeraward

Hey everyone, in today's post I have something very exciting to share with you. My good friend over at Planet Whispers nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award a few weeks ago, and today I have decided to dedicate this blog post to the rules as I have just released my nominations. I am so greatful that Sophie nominated me so thank you so much if your reading this!

Here are the rules:

Include the picture below in your post
-Shoutout to the blogger/bloggers who have nominated you and link their blog
-Include 7 facts about you in the post
-Nominate 10-15 bloggers for the award

I'm not very organised when it comes to these types of posts, so I'll just follow them in order so everyone knows what there doing haha!

Here is the picture to be included in the post:

So again to follow the rule, I would like to shoutout Sophie over on planetwhispers.blogspot.co.uk/ for nominating me! 

Now for the hard bit, 7 facts about me!

- I currently a student studying Criminology and Psychology
- I would LOVE to work on a makeup counter, whether its selling products or as an MUA
- I was a gymnast for 10 years and also coached gymnastics for 3/4 years before coming to university
- I have a pet tortoise
- I HATE snakes
- I am not the most organised of people
- I am 5"4

I know, I'm not the most exciting of people, but its so hard to think about! 

Finally, here are the people that I have nominated myself and their links:


So, there we have it. I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and for the people I have nominated, get writing!

See you soon, 

Georgia Xxx


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

October Favourites

Hello everyone, I'm really sorry I haven't blogged in such a long time, but I'm back and ready to show you my October favourites. This month has been very minimal makeup for an extra 15 minutes in bed and most of the products are ones I've had or a while, so have got battered in my makeup bag! (I also wanted to include my colour tattoo's by Maybelline, but I've left them at home as I used them all weekend! You can read my post of me raving about them here)




Estee Lauder: Double Wear Foundation - I have raved about this foundation to so many people! If someone comes and asks me what foundation to invest in I'd 100% say this one! Its so versatile as you can mix it with moisturiser for a more sheer coverage, or for a lovely flawless full coverage look. I am in the shade 1c1 Cool Bone and it's amazing when applying with my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. Its not heavy or cakey and I find it to be a good match for me. Its also available in so many different shades to suit all skin tones and can be purchased here for £31.

Sleek Matte Me: Liquid Lipstick - Again, I have raved about this liquid lipstick as it's just the perfect nude. For all seasons it just fits, drys within a few seconds and doesn't feel sticky or even come off! Thats one thing I hate about lipstick but I find myself reaching for this one all the time (in the shade Birthday Suit). It's available for £4.99 from Superdrug (here is the link) and I also think they've changed the packaging which is really exciting. 

Eyelash Curlers: Body Care - I picked these up a few weeks ago in Body Care for literally like £1.25 and they have been a godsend. I know there so cheap but they are so good. My lashes are just short and straight and I never usually bother but I have seen such a difference in my lashes they have become an essential part of my routine. 

No.7: Lovely Lashes Mascara - My boyfriends Mum gave me this mascara as it was a brown shade, but this is now one of my favourite mascaras. I always find when I put on a thickening mascara my lashes just end up going frumpy and looking like a potato. This is such a good mascara which makes my lashes look so natural. I need to get some more to be honest! It retails for £12.95, which I guess is a little more expensive but worth every penny and it can be purchased here.

Makeup Obsession: Eyeshadow - As you have probably already seen I have RAVED so bad about the new makeup obsession brand at Boots, which you can have a nose at here. The one shade I have been obsessed with is the Copper eye shadow shade. It's PERFECT for fall and just creates a perfect dimension to the crease, and again I find myself reaching for it all the time. It's so pigmented and for £2 who can really complain!? Check out Makeup Obsession at Boots now!

Anastasia Beverley Hills: Dipbrow Pomade - This is an old favourite of course, The dipbrow pomade in dark brown. It creates a defined brow without making them look caked, as you only need the slightest bit of product. I'm not going to go on about it but its definitely something you should have in your makeup collection. (I think makeup revolution have just launched a similar thing). The ABH pomeade retails for £15 and is available in many different shades here.

Collection: Lasting Perfection Concealer - Again another oldie, but something I love. I have got through so many of these its untrue and I have all the shades. Perfect for any season, they offer high coverage for a fraction of the high end price. Mine is battered as I'm nearly finished but need to go and pick up another one. As soon as you have this in your collection you will doubt buying any other one! At the moment I am using the shade 1 fair under my eyes, on the chin and around the nose. It's priced at just £4.19, lasts ages and can be purchased here (they are perfect for on Holiday too, when you don't want to wear foundation). They also do a foundation to match this which I can't WAIT to try.

Collection: Sheer Loose Powder - As well as the Rimmel Stay Matte, this is always in my bag. It's perfect for baking and the concealer stays exactly where I put it, no creasing or fading, and as there both from the same brand they work so well together. I got the shade translucent as I still wanted a bit of coverage, but not too much. Again it's just so inexpensive at £2.99 for so much product, which you can see here.

What were your faves this month? Have you tried any favourites I have included this month? Let me know! I'm so happy to finally be blogging again!

See you soon and thanks for reading!

Georgia Xxx