Sunday, 14 June 2015

10 Things To Do When You're Bored in The Summer

Hey everyone,

Today I thought I'd do a bit of a chatty/lifestyle blog post as I feel like writing as I haven't been on my blog for so long! So I know that summer holidays are coming up soon, so I thought i'd put this blog post together to share some ideas of what you can do when you're bored :D


Hope you enjoy :)

1. Start a project on your blog. If you haven't already....create a blog and start sharing what you do each day and enjoy interacting with others. Or..if you already have a blog, start a new series or project on it and set yourself the challenge of writing about something each day. It could be anything from what you eat to what makeup you wore...have fun with it :D

2. Practice your nail art. Why not get your nail polishes out and get creative! Look up inspiration and start coming up with new ideas on your nails, play around with colours you wouldn't use before and even look up and treat yourself to some new nail tools.





3. Decorate your room/reorganise it. Occupy yourself by changing up the layout of your bedroom or any room for that matter or even redecorate it. You could go and paint your room a different colour, swap out your bedding and cushions or just DIY some new things for your room. Look online for inspiration and pop into you local charity shops...imagine how to use objects for different reasons..e.g. use a cake stand for a jewellery holder :)





4. Experiment with photography. Why not use your camera or your camera on your phone to take pictures. Have fun with taking pictures of objects around your house or town and maybe even edit them? Even print them off and add them to an album or share online..on your blog.

5. Set yourself a challenge with only £10. Give yourself a budget of £10 and try and buy all the things for one project...could be ingredients for a cake...or paint for decorating or ornaments to decorate a section of your room.


6. Start organising with a planner. Introduce yourself to the world of decorating planners and buy your own. Collect and make your own washi tape, post-it notes and bookmarks to plan your life and make your usual planner look cute and personalised to your own style. 



7. Look for some ideas on Pinterest. I love to use Pinterest when i'm bored to search for new ideas and inspiration for any type of project. It could be anything from making a card to building a shed in your garden!




8. Try to create art. I personally love to paint, draw and sketch when i'm bored...so why not try it out, you don't have to be good at it, enjoy the process and even get your friends around to have a laugh and look at what each other have created!


9. Bake and decorate a cake. Use ingredients around your home and look up some recipes to bake a cake...then decorate it :) Take your time with it or have your friends and family time you to create a chosen design.




10. Get a new look. Change up the way you look...get a new haircut, try out a new makeup look and even try and buy a different style of clothes. Surprise your friends and family with your new look :D



Hope you enjoyed this post :) Let me know if you liked this style of blog post?


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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Favourite Winter / Berry Lip Colours ♥

Hey everyone,

I'm back again to do a post of some of my favourite lip products that I've been wearing a lot lately. They consist of lots of deep berry colours that are really trending at the moment and have been trending for a while now.

I hope you enjoy this post and let me know what your favourite lip product to wear this winter is x

Number 1.

NYX - Sparkling Orchid


This first colour is a very unique colour that I think you'll either love it or hate it. It is a very pretty sparkly purple colour. The shade is fairly sheer so can be built up according to preference.

Number 2.

Estee Lauder - Hot Lava


This second colour is absolutely gorgeous and again has a shimmer in it. I love to build this colour up to give a deep red look for the winter.

Number 3.

Topshop - Get Me Bodied


This final colour is so beautiful and I got it for Christmas...It has been one of the colours on my wishlist for a while and I absolutely love rocking it!

Here are what they look like swatched:


Let me know what your favourite lip colour/lip product is to wear in the winter and also let me know if you like the quality of my pictures now as I got a new camera for Christmas and loved using it! 



Sunday, 7 December 2014

Top 5 Moisturisers for Winter ❄⛄❄

Hey everyone,

In today's post I thought that I'd show you some of my favourite moisturisers to use during the winter as our skin can get very dry and may be in need of some TLC ♥




I recommend buying sets or asking for sets that contain miniature size moisturisers/lotions as they're really good for travelling and popping into your handbag :D (maybe you can add some of these onto your Christmas wishlist or buy them as a gift for yourself as a little treat)

Hope you enjoy...lets get into it...♥

Number 1.

This first moisturiser I have been using to prevent my skin becoming very dry and I've been loving it...it's Clinique's 'dramatically different moisturising lotion' 




I apply this moisturiser all over my face after taking excess makeup off and is very lightweight and not at all greasy or hard to sink in. 

I would also say this moisturiser is good if you don't like scented lotions as it's scent is very subtle and hardly noticeable.



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Number 2.

This next moisturiser I have also been using all over my face after and before applying makeup.... Benefit's 'Total Moisture facial cream'


The difference between this moisturiser and the one mentioned above is that this is more of a deeper moisturiser that I tend to you if the day is dryer or colder. Whereas the Clinique one above is lighter and I tend to use it everyday.

I own 2 of Benefit's moisturisers and they both have a scent to them but after a while it does fade away which is good although I do love the smell and wouldn't mind if it lasted longer.

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Number 3. 

I have been borrowing this lotion from my mum and have been loving it! It's Neom's 'Refresh Organic Hand Lotion'. 


If you don't like hand lotions with scents then I wouldn't opt for this lotion as it has an obvious organic smell of 'Sicilian lemon and Fresh Basil', but I love this smell as its very natural and refreshing. It is a medium consistency but sinks into the skin very well and is good to have sat at your dressing table or desk to apply throughout the day :)

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Number 4.

Another one of my favourite moisturisers is Soap and Glory's 'The Righteous Butter'. Soap and Glory has such a unique smell that is very fresh.



This lotion is one of the thicker lotions that I tend to use for both my body and hands but this small travel size pot stays in my bag when I'm out and about so I can reapply. 

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Number 5. 

Finally....number 5, this last 'moisturiser' is a moisturiser in a different sense as it removes the dry skin when your scrub it onto your skin and wash it off. From a brand I wouldn't tend to buy beauty products from...Marks & Spencer..their 'Pomegranate Hand & Body Polish'.


This 'polish' came in a set of four shower gels and other bits as a present a few birthdays ago and I just recently I rediscovered it in the bottom of my wardrobe and I love it again.

It leaves a very soft feel to your skin and has a very subtle scent which isn't at all overwhelming!

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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post ...check out my links below if you'd like to keep up with what I'm doing and comment telling me what your favourite moisturisers are in the winter and whether you like the sound of any of these above :D


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

NOTD #6 --- Halloween inspired

Hey everyone,

Halloween has been and gone but I thought I'd share with you what I painted and decorated my nails with .... Since halloween counts as an excuse to wear dark vampy colours including lots of black, red and purple, I thought that I'd paint my nails with a deep red and add some black accents.

(of course before anything I always paint my nails with a coat of Nail Envy to prevent staining)

Then.. I painted my nails with the actual colour I would like to use which was this 'Rimmel London Lycra nail polish in 391 Celebrity bash:


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Then I added some black beads to each cuticle:


(they're all flatback and very easy to apply using tweasers)

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And to seal it all in I used another layer of OPI Nail Envy and sped up the drying process using my OPI drip drying drops:


And then this is what my nails looked like:


(excuse the bit of nail varnish on my skin, this was taken straight after painting them)

I hope you enjoyed this blog post...as always I really enjoyed writing it and making it...stay tuned for the next post and check out my links below: 



Monday, 25 August 2014

Makeup Social App

Hey everyone,

So I was contacted recently by the makers of the app 'Makeup Social' to do a review on their new iphone app. I had a look at it and tried it out and I'm going to share with you my 100% honest opinion about the app and if its easy to use, runs smoothly and what features I like and don't like about it :D

Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone, I have an Android, so I will be reviewing the app based on using it on my iPad, however they will be launching the Android version very soon! 

So the app is free from the itunes app store and it downloaded very quickly--- so that's a good start already!

This is what the icon looks like and what it looks like when you start the app:


Then you can sign in if you have an account already from using their website or register which is what I did, to register you have to answer some simple questions about your eyes, skin, hair etc. and enter your birth date and gender.




After you have done this, you can use the app and it should look like this: 


At the bottom you can see 5 different tabs, at the moment its on Feed where you can see what the people you are following are posting or what the latest posts are from everyone on the app.


The next tab along is the Discover tab where you can look at the most popular posts including trending products people are talking about, trending photos and trending posts that people have written: 



The next tab Add is where you can post pictures, written posts and reviews:


You can also connect Makeup Social to your facebook and twitter so that when you post it also posts to your facebook and twitter account.


Then the next tab over to the right is where you can write and view people's reviews on any product you like:



Then the last tab to the far right is where you can view your profile and notifications and also edit your profile:


So at first it will just have the questions you have answered and the username you have chosen so you can then customise it by changing your profile picture, adding some infomation about you and a link to your blog or instagram e.g. then click save :D


After this is all setup which takes no time at all literally like 5 minutes you can start posting on the app and reading and looking at what other people are posting!


Above you can see I was commenting on peoples posts, adding reviews and liking pictures by double tapping.

Problems

Overall the app is very quick and easy to use and is such a great idea for the beauty community. However, I did have a couple problems:

  • When posting one of my reviews it posted twice and I didn't know how to delete it..eventually I swiped left and figured you could delete it that way.
  • Also, when closing and opening the app again I had to click login again whereas I would prefer if it logged in automatically.

Suggestion

I also had one suggestion, this may already be included on the app and I have just not seen it yet but it is something I would like to address:

  • There could be a walkthrough at the start of opening the app so that new users can figure out how to do stuff like delete posts etc. (and an option to skip this for those who want to )

Overall I really enjoy using this app and its great for interacting with the beauty community and loads quickly and doesn't take up much room on your device!

I hope you enjoyed this post, it's something very different to what I normally do but was enjoyable to share my opinion with everyone.

See you in my next post :D (exciting)


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*Disclaimer* I am not being paid to say things about this product and I will be sharing my 100% honest opinion. 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

OOTD ¦ Casual Denim Sunday

Hey everyone,

So I thought I'd share with you what I am wearing today...I've already posted it on instagram and lookbook: instagram.com/fgeorgiaa







 Today I'm wearing something casual to lounge about in and be comfy... I'm wearing this simple blue t-shirt by George Hogg:


 


Then I wore my ripped boyfriend jeans from Primark:






And these black patent mid heel shoes from New Look that I've previously featured on my blog in this haul post: http://teacupsnmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/fashion-and-beauty-haul.html



I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thank you for reading x

P.S. The lipgloss I am wearing is Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in 'Pizzazz'.

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

DIY ¦ Mason Jar Lights ♡

Hey everyone,

So I'm back with something different today...something that i've never done before on my blog...a DIY!!! I'm so excited to be posting this...many of you may have seen this idea around before. Its a very quick and affordable DIY to add something different to any room you want. 





What you will need:



♡ Any jar lying around -  can be an old jam jar or a jar to hold sweets or you can   buy one from a shop

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♡ Fairy lights - I already had these from when I got them from Ikea last year, they don't have to be battery operated. If you have got some left over Christmas lights you could also use them.

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Steps:

1) Firstly, you need to take the jar that you would like to use and take the lid of and clean it out if it is dirty. My jar had chocolates in it so I gave it a quick rinse in the sink. (If there is a label on your jar don't forget to peel that off)




2) Then, making sure the jar is completely dry and the lid off because you won't need that any more, take any lights you would like to use and arrange them in the jar so that they fill up the whole of the jar and are spread out.




3) All that's left to do is find somewhere to put your jar of lights and place it down.




I placed mine down in one of the holes in my cube unit in my bedroom and arranged the holes similar to these pictures which I found on pinterest:


I hope you enjoyed this very quick and simple DIY...I know its not very hard but I thought it was a good idea to share with you that won't break the bank :D

Check out my pinterest where I have lots more DIY ideas and home decor inspiration:



P.S. Let me know what you think about this idea...do you like it and what quick DIY's have you done to spruce up an area in your room?

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