What's in my bag!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hey everyone! My name is Georgina and I am based in London. I mostly post about eating and going out in London with a little bit of fashion thrown in when I fancy! Lovely Jemma has given me a guest posting spot & I thought I'd do a 'What’s In My Handbag' post.

Bag 

Andrew (the boyf) bought me my black Longchamp bag as a surprise a few years ago, he got me the wrong size one so I made him go back and change it (ungrateful girlfriend I know) but I'm so glad I did because I literally use it for everything! Work, shopping, dinner, drinks - everything. It is just the perfect size, it's lightweight and it's black so it goes with every outfit.


Purse

I hate big purses - I used to use a little pouch style one but that was just impractical so I have tried to get the best of both worlds with this little one from River Island. They come in loads of styles, silver jumper out at me in the shop and I love that it still has all the normal purse features, just half the size.



Contact Lenses & Glasses Case

I cannot see a thing so I need one or the other of these at all times. I am loving my new Ray Bans at the moment which I ordered from Glasses Direct but I am so indecisive - most days, I leave the house in my glasses and come home in my contacts - especially if I have an event after work!



Nurofen

After 16 months of being unemployment, I now work in an office & have a much bigger need for Nurofen than ever before. I try not to take it unless I really need to but I like the security of having it there if I need it! Especially when those tension headaches kick in during the afternoon or any muscular pain that I might get - I am still not used to sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day. 



Wires & Electronics

This is super boring but I'm sure all bloggers have a pretty similar stash! I have a portable charger from Primark and a USB wire to plug into my computer at work because it’s usually down to 56% by the time I get there (What a load of rubbish.) I also keep the plug adaptor part of it in my bag, you know, emergencies and all. As well as that, I have my old iPod and a tangled set of headphones with me at all times.



Make Up Bits 

I am not a huge make up wearer although I don’t leave the house without one of my many Barry M blink eyeliners, my handbag one gets used a lot for touch-ups - especially if I have just put lenses in and am a streaming mess! I also try to keep whatever polish I am wearing in my bag to fix any chippage. I am currently wearing this amazing purple from Barry M




Perfume Samples

With all those wires, I hardly have space or the strength to carry around a full bottle of perfume, although I am sure to always have a sample. Currently I have Lady Million on me and I really love! I also keep a tiny travel can of deodorant with me since most days, I am running from event to event after work.



As well as a tiny mirror that gets the occasional use, I have a lip balm, hand cream and spot stick that hardly ever see the light of day haha

What Do You Keep In Your Handbag?

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A fathers Day Gift Idea

Thursday, 28 May 2015

With Father's day not far away I started seeking out the perfect gift. I usually have to start well in advance because it often takes ages to find something suitable. This year though i'm on the ball and have already bagged the ideal gift idea thanks to personalised gift solutions. (I may have also got my Mum to get me my own for a my trip this summer!)





Who doesn't love a bottle of alcohol? Even more so a personalised bottle. There's so many different kinds available from Rose to Baileys, all fully customisable. The site is really easy to use as well. Simply select your product, fill in the short form with your personalisation details and click 'add to basket'. It's not just alcohol either, they're hundreds of different customisable products. My personal favorite, and one i've bookmarked for Christmas are the personalised cut crystal glass'.  What from the site would you go for?


Take a look at personalised gift solutions to find your perfect Father's day gift. There's currently a promotion to receive a free gold box with every bottle of alcohol brought.

This post contains items sent for review purposes.

FOTD Challenge- Bonjour Cosmetics

Monday, 25 May 2015



A while ago I started a series called the FOTD challenge where I created a makeup look using products from one brand only. I have no idea why I ever stopped doing these as they're so much fun to make and where always very popular. So, it may have taken a while, but i'm back with a new addition. This time I opted to try something a little different and collaborate with the Korean company Bonjour cosmetics. I LOVE Korean products, there's so many quirky things, I can't get enough. 


So I started with my horrible makeup-less face and applied the TonyMoly Caviar nutrition mask for 5 minutes wich left my skin feeling so moisturized and perfect for makeup application. 


I'm not a huge foundation fan, there's something about completely covering your face with a paint-like substance that just doesn't appeal to me. This Korean olay CC cream though is so light I can barely tell i'm wearing anything, plus it really helps even out my skintone and match my face with my tanned body (I realise it was a completely different colour before oops)


Eyeliner is probably my favorite step in makeup application. It makes my eyes stand out sooo much more. This dejavu fiberwig lasting liner is one of my new favorites. It's so good for precision application and lasts so well on. 

I'm not that big on eyeshadow at the minute so the Flormar Nude Dudes palette is perfect for me. I created a really subtle look by applying the lightest colour all over my lid and working some dark brown into the crease. 


How cute is this mascara? From the packaging alone I knew I loved this Beauty People Bubble gum mascara but bonus, it applies amazingly too! It's a small wand which I like as it makes for a much simple application. This really helps separate and lengthen my lashes which gives the marmite like spider effect which I personally love. 


Onto the lips. I started with the Karen Lovshe revive lip serum. This contains shea butter, royal jelly, sunflower oil and lot's of other good for you products. It's perfect for popping on before a lip product to prime dry lips. 


I was happy enough with the glossy finish of the serum that I didn't really need another product but I was excited to try out both my new things. My second lip product is TonyMoly lip master, which reminds me a little of the YSL lip and cheek tints. I only applied a very sheer cover as I wasn't 100% orange would suit me. This stuff smells amazing. Possibly my best scented lip product to date. I'll definitely have to look into getting some different shades of this (although I do think the orange is great for tanned skin).


I finished the look by applying a pair of secret stargirl lashes. They felt quite plastic so I wasn't sure about them pre application but they blend so well with natrual lashes I was definitely prepared to let that slide. These are a great budget lash and I love that you get 2 pairs in a pack


Here's the finished look! I really love the natural, summery glow look that the combination of these products created. A lot of the things I used will definitely be making there way into my everyday use collection. Shop everything I used plus a whole load of other amazing beauty products here.

Saving money with Zeek (+Free £10 Gift Card)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I should probably start off by stating that this is not a sponsored post, I just really like using this app at the minute and wanted to share it! Zeek is described as the gift vouchers market place. It's an app where you can buy and sell unwanted gift cards. Buying from there is great because you can pick up say a £15 worth of voucher for £10. The even better part is that they currently have a promotion running. If you download the app on Play or App store, sign up with your phone number and use the code 2jiltg as a promotion code then you automatically get £10 of free credit. You do have to pay a £1 fee (I think for shipping) but it's well worth it for the £15 odd value of gift card that you can pick from one of a huge amount of brands. There's so many to choose from like TkMaxx, Topshop, Starbucks, River Island, Newlook, Schuh, ect. The best part is, after you buy your first item (free with the credit) then you get your own code that you can share with your friends and earn an extra £10 when they use it! Sounds almost to good to be true right? Well it definitely works. A couple of the things I've treated myself to are below and I have lot's more on it's way. Happy shopping!


Simple makeup for blue eyes.

Monday, 18 May 2015


A couple of weeks ago I was sent some bright blue contact lenses from Spooky Eyes to try out. Instead of writing a boring review I decided to try something different and work a makeup look around them. Makeup tutorials definitely aren't my forte but here's to trying.


I started with my ugly bare eye before covering it all in a white eye shadow crayon which, I realise looks awful to start with but it gets good, I promise.


I lined my bottom lash line with a blue eye liner, smudging it down a little with a blending brush. I also worked a little of the same blue into the crease, making the white look less horrific already.


 I worked a dark purple shade into the crease and buffed it out using a large Too Faced blending brush.


After applying mascara and gel eyeliner to my lids I popped in my blue contacts for the finished effect- Literally the quickest and easiest eye look ever!. Get your own bright blue contacts, or hundreds of others here.

*Disclaimer- This really seemed like a more in depth post while I was making it but clearly not. I think I need more practice! (Monkey with eyes over face emoji)

Create Urban Side Ponytail- Toni & Guy

Sunday, 17 May 2015


I've been trying SO hard recently to keep up to date with the hair trends. I find it really difficult to work out styles for myself, so 'how to' videos like this, help me out so much. This video shows you how to get the perfect Urban side ponytail using products from my favorite Hair care brand, Toni & Guy. It's such a simple tutorial but looks SO good! Definitely one for festivals this summer.

My Tips For A Healthy And Beautiful Self This Summer

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Summer is the best time of year for most people, I know I love how the sunshine and heat makes us all feel happy and good about ourselves. That being said, like in the depths of winter, the height of summer is associated with certain beauty and health issues. 

For example, when it’s hot outside, my skin tends to get dry and my hair straw-like. For some of my friends, it’s the opposite. The heat makes their skin and hair oily and greasy. And in terms of health, well, the big issue is protecting your skin from UV rays. There’s a bit of preparation that needs to be done in order to look and feel good throughout summer, and here are my tips on how to do just that. 

1. Start shopping for products now! Everyone needs the summer essentials like sunscreen and aftersun, but most people leave it until the last minute to get them! If you start shopping early, you’ll get to choose from all the options before they sell out and take advantage of all the fantastic deals. 

2. When you are thinking about protecting your skin this summer, don’t just rely on sunscreen. You’ll also need plenty of protective (and gorgeous) clothing and accessories. For example, kaftans, maxis, summer shirts, straw hats and sunnies

3. Remember you can always fake it! You can use self-tanning spray, lotion or gel to get that summer glow you are after without damaging your skin. 


Don’t forget about your hair! A lot of us focus on looking after our skin in summer, but your hair needs care too. Buy shampoo and conditioner with built-in UV protection. Apply a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week to keep your locks looking beautiful and healthy throughout the warmest months.

Be sparing with makeup. Reduce your makeup as much as you are comfortable with. In summer, your skin needs to be able to breath. Using lots of products on your face can prevent this and lead to oil buildup that results in pimples and blackheads. Less is more girls! 

If you are going on holiday, don’t forget to bring a basic first aid kit (e.g. including aspirin) and to stock up on any specific medication you need before you go. This can get expensive. So, do check out affordable pharmacists online where you can register and receive discount diabetic supplies, for example. The last thing you want to do is to arrive at your destination to find you've not brought important medication. 

Don’t forget about your feet! Our tootsies often get forgotten about over winter because they are always hiding in winter boots or thick socks. In summer, it’s time to get them out and about so make sure you've dealt with cracked heels or old nail polish. 

Lastly, water is your best friend in summer. Drink plenty of it to keep you hydrated, healthy and to keep your skin and hair looking soft and beautiful. With a little planning, you can prepare to have a healthy and beautiful self all summer. I hope you have found these tips helpful. 
What are your tips for a healthy and beautiful summer?
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