Autumnal To Do List

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Its officially Autumn! To me, October marks the start of everything cosy, warm and rustic. This is the month when the leaves start to turn golden, and crunchy, the time when I cannot go out the house without a jumper or coat on, and my socks gain a few inches. There are many things that I love about Autumn and many thing I want to do before this season comes to a close just like my good friend summer.

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Here is my Autumnal to do list:

  • Go on an early morning walk
  • Find the perfect cosy jumper
  • Jump on the crunchy fresh leaves
  • Get a head start on my Christmas shopping
  • Make the ultimate hot chocolate with marshmallows, cream and a flake.
  • Have a Autumn fragranced bubble bath
  • Live in chunky boots and fluffy socks
  • Get Christmas pyjamas
  • Take arty Instagram pictures
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Have the best golden eye makeup
  • Have a girls-night-in with old Halloween films
  • Wrap myself in blankets

What are you doing this Autumn?

Love Georgina xxx

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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

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