Lets Talk About Self Love

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Feeling a sense of self-gratification and self-worth comes from loving yourself. Self-love, although I haven’t yet mastered myself is something we all need to work on. We have been given one life, and one self that it is important that we treasure it and learn to love ourselves.

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I have been wanting to do this ‘Tag’ post for a while now, not only do I think that the questions are pretty fun but I also think this is a good way for my readers to get to know me. To get to know the face behind my words.

1. What is one thing that gets you down?

One thing that gets me down is not doing anything. I am someone who needs to be doing something at all times otherwise I get seriously bored. When I don’t have something to do, I get really upset and I overthink everything which ends up being extremely unhealthy. This is why blogging is such a good hobby for me because I can always just write another blog post or take another picture.

2. What is one thing that makes you happy?

There are so many things of this earth that make me happy, but the one thing that brings the biggest smile to my face are my dogs. The love I have for those fluffy creatures is beyond anything.

3. What are 3 guilty pleasures of yours?

The first one being rather obvious to anyone who knows me but I indulge in chocolate WAY too much, (she says sat eating a share bag of minstrels).

The second being online shopping, I am a sucker. I almost always have a tab open on my computer where I am browsing through the latest trends and fashions. My basket is always filled with an extortionate amount of stuff that I cannot afford. I just pine over the beautiful clothes and shoes hoping that I’ll one day win the lottery and buy it all.

My final guilty pleasure is watching ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ the American reality TV show where brides pick out their wedding dresses. I love it, and I secretly dream of buying my own dress from Kleinfeld.

4. Name one thing you would like to improve about yourself

I would like to improve my intelligence and my work ethic. Although I have a massive love for books and school, there comes times when I just sit and procrastinate or not do anything. I want to become the best person I can be, and I think this will come to me through intelligence. Knowledge is power.

5. When was the last time you belly laughed?

The last time I belly laughed was earlier today when I went for dinner with my Grandma and my younger brother. My brother told a rather rude joke (too rude for my blog) and my Gran’s face was a picture. I couldn’t contain myself.

6. What is your biggest fear/insecurity?

My biggest insecurity is not being liked or feeling as though I don’t belong. I take criticism very harshly and even if I know a person is joking it can hit me harder than they would think. This is a massive insecurity of mine.

7. Name a song that always cheers you up?

The song that always cheers me up is actually Defying Gravity from the West End Production of Wicked. There is something about the song that is so dramatic and it never fails to have me singing along pretending to be on stage.

8. What are 3 things you like about yourself?

I like that I am a very trustworthy person, and I would value myself on being a good friend. I like that I am an open person, and I think this is a good trait to have especially when meeting new people. Finally I like my sense of style and my fashion sense.

9. What is one achievement that has made you proud of yourself this year?

I am very proud of how hard I have worked in my Gap Year, and how much I have been able to save for University. I am also proud that I was able to find, and get into my first choice University. I have worked very hard this year and I am proud I get to commend my achievement in this blog post.

10. What is your happiest memory?

My happiest memory was being in France on a family holiday with my Grandparents, mum and brother. This was the first holiday we took since my parents had separated and I could see she was much happier being on her own, despite her inner sadness.

Love Georgina xx

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My Current Fragrance | Marc Jacobs

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Despite the obligatory high-end fragrance trend, this is my first time owning an up market perfume, and it wasn’t even purchased myself. This perfume had always been a smell that I adored and whenever I went into a perfume shop I would spray myself with it and walk off (something my mum and I do every time we go shopping still) so that I smell like I can afford it when really I cannot.

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I had always known that the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream perfume has one of my more preferred scents. I am a lover of floral fragrances hence why I love having fresh flowers in my room. My lovely boyfriend is certainly aware of this and even follows me into the perfume shop to spray myself before starting our shopping spree so he bought me my beloved perfume.

The perfume although the clue is in the name has a floral/Daisy scent. I know that my mum isn’t too keen on this fragrance, so it isn’t for everyone however its perfect for me. However, I do find that this perfume doesn’t have a very strong scent and so I find that the smell doesn’t last as long as it would’ve liked, in fact it doesn’t last long at all. This is the only downfall to this product, however it is a big one, so I don’t know if this will be a repurchase of mine because of this reason. I do love it and I will continue to wear it for as long as the bottle lasts.

What fragrance are you currently wearing?

Love Georgina xxx

 

5 Things I Love About Paris

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After visiting this city for the first time last month I have developed a love for certain elements of it that we just don’t have back home. Paris is known as being the most romantic city in the world, and even though I swayed the table by going with my boyfriend I seem to agree. My time in this gorgeous city left me wanting more and I will be visiting again in the future. So here are a few things that I loved about Paris.

Architecture – Paris is famous for it’s architecture and beautiful buildings with rows of Juliet balconies and gorgeous big windows. Being the complete nerd that I am, this was the first thing I was excited about when I first stepped into this vibrant city.

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Landmarks – Paris is full of such beautiful landmarks to visit, and even with my week long trip and culture filled visit we didn’t manage to get round everything that I wanted to see. This glorious city is full of culture and is perfect for those interested in history.

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Food – Say no more. We all know that France is known for its fresh pastries and just great food in general, so I was in my element. The continental breakfast every morning was defiantly my favourite, I love a fresh de pain de chocolat.

Language – This may seem like an obvious one but to me the French language is so beautiful and rolls off the tongue. If I could learn another secondary language than it would be French.

Gardens – This could be included in landmarks but the gardens in Paris especially the Jardin de Luxemburg are so beautifully maintained, and its something you just don’t that in Britain.

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What are your favourite things about Paris?

Love Georgina xxx

 

 

 

30 Things That Make Me Happy

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There are many things in this world that make me unbelievably happy, some things you wouldn’t think, and some things that are obvious. These juxtaposing categories of happiness don’t sway from their underlying message of happiness. However many materialistic items, there will always be a balance of the little things.

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I first came across this post when I was scrolling through Bloglovin‘ late one night, and it was always going to be something worth a read. Happiness is something that I strive towards and is, and always will be my most wanted life goal. Reading through this post got me thinking as to all the things that make me happy in life and how lucky I am to have those things or people in my life. This post is a celebration of all things joyous.

  • My family and friends
  • Countryside walks
  • Blogging
  • Photography
  • My boyfriend
  • The smell when it rains
  • My dogs
  • Putting a smile on another’s face
  • New stationary
  • Christmas
  • Chocolate
  • My birthday
  • Ticking everything off my to-do list
  • Gift giving
  • Good morning texts
  • Cuddles
  • Cosy evenings
  • Recognition to my blog, whether that be as little as a like, or as big as a comment
  • Dreaming of my future
  • Getting into bed after a long day
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S the TV show
  • Bubble baths
  • Fashion
  • Reading
  • A night out with my best friends
  • Fresh flowers
  • Lie-ins
  • Unexpected visits or phone calls
  • Fresh bed sheets on freshly shaved legs
  • A tidy house

Although these are only a few things that bring a smile to my face, bare in mind that more little things make me happy than big. If you take anything from this post please be that no matter how big or small, you too can make a difference to someone else’s life and bring a smile to their face. A small victory is still a victory.

Love Georgina xxx

Autumn Golden Eye

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I would firstly like to point out that is this my first ever makeup post involving my face, I know its pretty weird and I would usually avoid this at all costs but after constant persuasion from my blogging BFF Caris, I came around to the idea.

So without further ado, I present my face…

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This look was inspired by a recent shoot of mine and I used Autumnal colours in my eyes to match the browning leaves. When doing my makeup in Autumn I tend to go for a high coverage foundation, this is because when the months start to get colder my face starts to develop more spots and red blemishes and so the higher coverage is more necessary. I use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24hour matte foundation and the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer to achieve my base. This foundation is matte and so I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who suffers with dry skin as this may cause some irritation, however for anyone else this foundation is a god sent.

For my eyes I used a Ted Baker Trio Palette, and took the lighter shade all over my eye, and dark brown in my crease, I then went over lightly with the golden copper shade to incorporate the season. For my contour I used the Sleek Contour Palette, and for blush I used a MAC blusher in the shade Just a Wisp.

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I did my eyebrows with a Rimmel Brow This Way eyebrow pencil in the shade light, and used the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara over my eyes. Then to finish used the MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy.

I hope you enjoyed this look and get creating yourself.

Love Georgina xxx

 

 

Homesickness at University

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There comes a time in all our lives when we have to fly the nest, leaving everything and everyone we love behind. A time when all our loved ones worry about us and if we are able to survive by ourselves in the outside world. At this point in my life, it has happened. I’m currently sat in my University room with a glass of water and a few biscuits in the middle of the day, thinking and worrying about what life is going to throw at me next, constantly playing a loop in my head about everything that has happened and if it was the right thing to have done. I am a very home-ly person, and my whole life centres around my little village in the middle of Oxfordshire, but here I am in a strange city, living with strangers in my strange little house I now have to call home.

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I moved here 4 days ago, so I haven’t quite settled into my little routine yet, nor have I made any friends. I’m just floating along in my lifeboat waiting for someone to pick me up. It still doesn’t feel real to me yet, but at the same time it feels too real. I have had so many up and down moments that I still don’t know where my heart is at. On one hand I want to go home, not do my degree and live in the shelter of my mums house for the rest of my days, but then on the other there is something in me that’s telling me to stay. Its telling me that this is going to be the best 3 years of my life, I’m going to make lifelong friends and my degree is going to change how I view my career. I’ve had moments of low, I’ll shamefully admit that I’ve cried in my bedroom every day since arriving, but I’ll also admit to having a few great times, but at the moment the bad does outweigh the good.

Homesickness is real, and although I have been told that it affects everyone at different times, I wish I would’ve got it later. Everything I do from the point of moving here and onwards was thinking about home, talking to people has been harder because of it and the whole situation has heightened my realisation of how much I love home. I’m not good company. Being this way has made me miss out on so many opportunities to seize the university experience but instead my anxiety towards the situation has stopped me from doing anything. Don’t get me wrong I have been out but not as much as I would’ve like to have done, in the whole week I’ve been here I’m spent half of them having the time for my life with my housemates and the other sobbing in my bed feeling sorry for myself. I think its safe to say which one I would prefer to be doing, but it isn’t something I can help.

Although this post may seem like such a downer, and it doesn’t reflect the same positivity that I try to show off on my blog, but its a personal one, one for me to look back on and see how much my life has changed in a few months. When I read this again I want to think what a massive baby I was, and how if I would’ve quitted now, like I do want to, then I wouldn’t have forgiven myself for ruining my whole experience that can change my life. I don’t however want to read this again still agreeing with myself and wishing I stopped when I could.

There are so many things running through my head at this moment and although I know what my heart is longing for I have to be head smart and choose the decision that is going to have the most positive impact on my life. I’m staying. Please let me know how you feel about this situation; maybe you have been through this before or maybe you are going through it now like I. Leave some discussion down below.

Love Georgina xxx

50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked

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Its been a good while since I have posted a tag post and its something that I should really start doing more often. I haven’t actually been tagged by anyone but I saw it on the blogosphere and thought I would give it a go.

1. What is your favourite candle scent?

I wouldn’t say I have an ideal candle scent, I usually prefer a range, however, I do reach for floral scents more than anything.

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2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

I have always wished that I had Emma Watson as my sister, ever since I first discovered the Harry Potter series. She is not only a childhood love of mine but shes an inspiring and driven woman that I could learn from. (Also her parents live 10 minutes away from me).

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

This question has me stumped, I left it until last and I’ve thought and I’ve thought and nothing. So I don’t think there is any male celebrity that I wish was my brother.

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

I would love to be in my mid-to-late twenties when I get married. I would say I have very traditional views on marriage and I only want to do this once, so I want to be 100% sure.

5. Do you know a hoarder?

No I don’t.

6. Can you do the splits?

Yes I can! I never use to be able to when I was little but when I was 12 I decided that this is such a cool skill to have so I worked everyday to stretch my leg muscles and now I still can.

7. How old were you when you learnt to ride a bike?

I was very late to the whole ‘riding a bike’ game, in fact I was about 9 or 10 when I learnt to ride a bike. Mostly because every time my dad tried to teach me he use to shout at me for not being able to do it first time, so mum said I was never interested in it because of that.

8. How many oceans have you swam in?

Just the one I believe.

9. How many countries have you visited?

I am not that adventurous yet however I do want to visit every continent before I’m 30. I have mostly been to European countries, and once to Zambia in Africa when I was 5.

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10. Is anyone in your family in the army?

No.

11. What would you name your daughter is you had one?

I would name her Grace. This name is so gorgeous and has been on my baby name list for years.

12. What would you name your son if you had one?

I find naming boys easier than girls, so I would either call my son Jacob and Jake for short, or Dylan.

13. What is the worst grade you got in a test?

Probably a U, but never in a real exam.

14. What was your favourite TV show as a kid?

I use to be obsessed with Postman Pat when I was younger, and use to call it ‘Pat Pat’.

15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were 8?

I dressed up as a witch, I wore a long haired green wig, and purple striped tights, I looked incredible.

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

This is so bad, but I actually haven’t. I love reading and I don’t know why these books have been skipped over.

17. Would you rather have any American accent or a British accent?

I would rather have a British accent.

18. Did your mother go to University?

No she didn’t, but she does work at the very prestigious University of Oxford in Ornithology so I guess a degree isn’t that important.

19. Are your grandparents still married?

Yes they are.

20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?

No, but I really want to learn a type of self-defence, maybe kick-boxing because I’m better with my feet than hands.

21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

Who doesn’t?

22. What the first amusement park you’ve been to?

Does Disneyland count? If not then Thorpe Park

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23. What language, besides your native language would you like to be fluent in?

I would love to be able to speak French, I think the language is beautiful.

24. Do you spell the colour grey or gray?

GREY! I am English.

25. Is your father bald?

Not completely but yes he is.

26. Do you know triplets?

No.

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?

This is such a hard one, I love them both! But I would probably say The Notebook.

28. Have you ever had Indian food?

I have, although spice is not my thing.

29. What is the name of your favourite restaurant?

I don’t know my favourite restaurant but the restaurant that always sticks in my mind when I hear that question is The Print Room in Bournemouth, it has actually closed down now, but it was a restaurant in an old newspaper print room and it had all the old machines and architecture around the restaurant and it was the most beautiful place to eat.

30. Have you ever been to Nando’s?

Of course.

31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, Macro, Bookers etc.)?

I really don’t know what these are?

32. What would your parents have names you if you were the opposite gender?

I would have either been called Ben or Cameron.

33. If you have a nickname, what is it?

I get called so many nicknames; G, GG, Georgie, George. I guess Georgina is very easy to shorten.

34. Who’s you favourite person in the world?

Either my mum or my boyfriend.

35. Would you rather live in the countryside or in the city?

I would hands down rather be in the countryside. I don’t mind visiting a city for a day but I’m a country girl at heart. There is nothing better than going on a long walk over the fields.

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36. Can you whistle?

Barely.

37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

Not since I was 6.

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?

No I don’t, this is something I need to work on.

39. Do you take any pills or medication daily?

I do, only the contraceptive pill.

40. What medical conditions do you have?

None.

41. How many times have you been to the hospital?

Without counting when I was born, twice. Once when one of my dad work machines fell on my leg, and another when I broke my arm.

42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

42 Walaby Way, Sydney. Does that answer your question?

43. Where do you buy your jeans?

I am very loyal, and all my jeans are from Topshop, I just find they fit better than anywhere else.

44. What is the last compliment you got?

The last compliment I got was actually on a pair of shoes I recently purchased, they’re a light beige and have golden studded hearts all over them. I love them dearly, so expect to see a blog post on them soon.

45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

I usually remember parts of my dreams, and let me tell you, I dream some weird sh*t. I once dreamt that my friend and I swapped boyfriends and we were sat on a big rocking boat in the air which only had one side to it, and it was swinging over lava while we were watching a rock concert. I don’t even like rock music.

46. What flavour tea do you enjoy?

I am not an avid tea drinker (wow I must be the only Brit to utter those words), I actually don’t drink caffeine at all.

47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?

Too many to count, but probably around 30.

48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?

I am not a religious person myself, and nor are my family despite being Christened. I wouldn’t raise my children to worship any religion, but if they want to when they’re older, it doesn’t bother me.

49. How old were you when you found out Santa wasn’t real?

I think I was around 9, I was in Primary school and my friend told me that Santa wasn’t real because one year she saw her mum laying out all her Christmas presents. I was distraught.

50. Why do you have a blog?

There are so many reasons in which I decided to start a blog, most of which are written on a separate blog post, but long story short, I started the blog for myself to read and write what I love.

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I hope you have found more about me that you didn’t already know. Let me know what you think about this tag, and let me know if you have already or are going to give it a go.

Love Georgina xx