Tuesday, March 28, 2017

♥ Spring Daffodils ♥

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Hi! It's been a while, even more so than before, and I wasn't even sure I was ever going to blog again, but here we are. It's been a funny 6 months or so, a lot has changed, I've moved, cut all my hair off, dyed it various normal shades, got engaged, got my nose pierced and I'm wearing jeans as a regular thing. My granddad also died, which honestly was the cause for a lot of the changes in my appearance, I didn't know quite what to do with myself & I just wanted to be different, to feel different. Cue a lot of anxiety and sadness over the way I look, which seems stupid, but I didn't feel like me anymore. I'm still not sure I do, but I thought I'd try taking outfit photos again to see if that helps.
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A change that was for the better has been getting engaged! About a month and a half ago Carl proposed, after nearly 4 years together, which is really exciting. It wasn't exactly a surprise, we picked out the ring together before Christmas, (which is a really lovely morganite stone in a halo rose gold band) but it's lovely to be at that stage in our relationship. I'm probably not going to make any posts about weddings etc, because we aren't exactly sure yet if we even will have an actual wedding, elopement seems more us, neither of us are big people people, haha. Standing in front of lots of people wth all their attention on me sounds terrifying, honestly. The only part I like the sound of is wearing a pretty dress, the cake & seeing my fiancé wearing a smart suit!
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♥ Georgina

Friday, August 26, 2016

♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit Review ♥

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Today I am reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Moonchild. This is a highlighter palette, with 6 individual shades, which weigh 0.15oz each. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago, and have been using it ever since. I fell for the packaging, which is a holographic blue colour, and reflects a rainbow in direct sunshine, and the name, which is a reference to 80s classic, The Neverending Story.
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This palette was $40, which is around £30, & I think shipping was around £10 to the UK. It is only available on the ABH website currently, but there have been rumours of it possibly appearing on sites like Beauty Bay which could make it more affordable for UK folks - esp when you factor in customs charges!
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The 6 shades are called (L-R) Blue Ice, Star, Purple Horseshoe, Pink Heart, Lucky Clover, & Blue Moon. 4 of the shades are duochromes, which is rare for highlighters, and is one of the main selling points of this palette, for me at least!
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Blue Ice is a frosty white shade with blue reflect. Star is a silver shade with mint, platinum and silver reflects. Purple Horseshoe is a lavender colour with blue reflect & glitter. Pink Heart is a pearly white with pink reflect. Lucky Clover is a goldy colour with greenish reflect. Blue Moon is blue with silver shimmer.
I was very drawn to Purple Horseshoe before I bought it, and thought I'd like Lucky Clover the least, but that has turned out to be one of my favourite shades, along with Pink Heart. I haven't used Star or Blue Moon too much, they are probably my least favourite in the bunch, because I love the more unusual colours of the other shades.
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I'd never been one for highlighters before, but now I wear one every time I wear makeup - I feel super pretty using this palette, like a sparkly rainbow unicorn or something. If you don't own many highlighters, or you just like fun, unusual shades, then this palette might be great for you. Because the shades are sheer, this palette is meant to look great on all skin shades, although I can only comment on my own - I am super pale, so having cool tone colours suits me quite well. If you like warmer shades, the Sweets Glow Kit also looks super lovely.
What do you think, would you wear pastel duchrome highlighters, or are they a bit out there for you?

Monday, July 25, 2016

♥ Gingham & Carebears ♥

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I know, I haven't been around in a while, but instead of apologising again, I'm just going to talk about the fact that I'm wearing trousers! I never wear trousers, but I found these pink gingham ones from Collectif at the beginning of the year on sale for only £15, so I couldn't say no. I never thought I'd feel comfortable, but I actually feel very cute in them, they fit my aesthetic perfectly. I wore them with a floaty top I got from Next last year and used my new Care Bear bag which is freaking adorable.
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

♥ Blue & Pink

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I wore this outfit when Carl & I went to get ice cream the other day. It's still not really the weather for it here in the UK, despite it being March, I was bloody freezing! The dress is a recent addition to my wardrobe, I was very kindly sent it by Unique Vintage, & it is this Bernie Dexter one. I've always wanted to try out a Bernie Dexter dress, as I've always admired the prints, so it's nice to finally own one! I got it in the 4x & it fits perfectly.
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Unique Vintage have quite a wide selection of cute plus size clothes, stocking brands like Hell Bunny, as well as their own designs. They have an individual size chart for each items they stock, which makes it easy to see what would fit you, although it means sizing is not consistent across the site, but this is more down to all the brands they stock having varying sizes/measurements.
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This post is also the first ones with my new glasses! I had worn my other ones for over 4 years, almost the entirety of this blog, so it was about time for a change, I think. I got given the opportunity to get a free eye test and glasses from Specsavers, and these are the pair I chose. A different shape for me, but I loved the colours, they are a very pretty purple and turquoise, with pink arms, so they remind me of mermaid glasses.
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This was my first time trying a new opticians, I've only ever been to my local one, which doesn't have any of the fancy equipment that Specsavers had, it was rather interesting to have all these weird tests done that I've never had before, haha!
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Wearing my personalised brooch I got in the biscuit box from Luckydipclub, how cute is it?
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♥ Georgina

Friday, February 26, 2016

♥ Impish Lee Lingerie Review ♥

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Earlier this year I was sent some custom made loungewear & lingerie from independent New York based designer Impish Lee, run by sisters Kali & Noelle. I was invited to create my own designs on their customizer, picking out which base design I wanted, then choosing which fabrics I wanted and finishing details. This type of customisation is new to me, especially for lingerie. I chose pieces made with white velvet, pink mesh & pink lace.
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 I opted for their tap short, high waisted panty, and flutter top, since I was sized out of their bras, unfortunately. I would have loved to try one, but I wear a 40J, and the biggest size on the site is a UK 40GG. Shame! Impish Lee go up to a size 24 US, although based on measurements on their site, this is actually equivalent to somewhere between a size 22-24 UK. Since my hips run a bit wider than this, the shorts don't fit me *well*, obviously everything has lots of stretch, but it's still a bit small for me. The top & the panties fit me nicely though.
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The top retails for $78, the shorts are $68 and the panties are also $78, which in the UK ranges from £49 - £56. This is a luxury product though, and handmade in New York, not at a factory in China as so many clothes are made nowadays. I do like to support independent designers, because as one myself I understand the struggles of people thinking your product is overpriced when in fact costs have been carefully worked out and you are only paying yourself a fair wage.  
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One thing I would really like to see though, aside from the size range being extended, is a small detail, custom labels inside the garments! This is a weird request, I know, since labels are often annoying to most, but I like to see some sort of branding, especially in independently designed things, as sometimes I forget where exactly I got something, and if I want to recommend something it's hard when I have no idea where it's from! 
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Have a play around on their customizer, since it's really fun, and if you decide to place an order, use the code Cupcakes10 to get 10% off!
♥ Georgina ♥
P.S. I was really nervous to include the wearing shots, since I've never done that before on my blog, so please be nice :P
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