Sunday, 31 January 2016

A Long Term 'To Do' List

I love a good list. I thought I'd put together a few of the things I'd love to experience or try my hand at. Not goals or new years resolutions just things I'd love to achieve or have a good go at! 

Flatlay of 'January' Calendar, Candle & Diary

1. Learn a new skill.
This year, I'd absolutely love to master the art of calligraphy and finally learn how to play the piano. 

2. Print my favourite photos. 
I used to always print my photos, but last year it just slipped my mind. I want to get my favourites of 2015 printed and then carry on throughout 2016 too. 

3. Go on holiday with friends.
Jetting off into the sunshine or relaxing in the English countryside, either way I'm happy. 

4.  Explore Brighton more. 
I have 6 more months of living in Brighton whilst I'm still a student and there are still so many places I want to try and things I want to do.

5. Explore a new city.
I don't see enough of the beautiful cities in the UK so I want to explore a little more! There are even areas of London that I want to discover more of.

6. Declutter. Everything. 
As I'll be moving back into my mums house in July, it'll be the perfect time to have a huge clear out. I'm kind of a hoarder, especially if it has any sentimental value (so basically, every birthday card, ever.) so it'll be good to get rid of a lot of junk, than I most definitely don't need anymore. (bye bye school homework diary from Year 7...)

7. Have a Digital Detox. 
Clear out the inbox, junk and drafts. Tidy up your bookmarks. Unfollow those random Twitter accounts that spam your timeline. Unfriend those people that make you feel a little bit shit! 

8. Start a class. 
Be it Yoga, Art, Spin, Dance... anything! Meet new people, have fun and pick up a new skill.

9. Read more books! 
I absolutely love reading a book when I get the chance, but I never pick up a book if I haven't started one on a holiday! I've got a couple ready to go, I just need to put the time aside. 

10. Save up & Treat yourself!
Last year I treated myself to my beautiful little Olympus Pen E-PL7 and I felt so good that I'd worked hard for that money and spent it on something so special and worthwhile. 

What would you love to do? Jot those ideas down in a pretty little notebook and get doing them!

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

January Favourites 2016


A few beauty, skincare & lifestyle bits I've been loving throughout January! 

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel for a new video every Wednesday! 


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Products Mentioned: 
// BEAUTY & SKINCARE //
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara
Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick
Nails Inc Nail Kale Superfood Basecoat
NUDE Pro Genius Treatment Oil
Kiehls Creme de Corps Moisturiser
// LIFESTYLE //
Joules 2016 'Seize The Dahlia' Diary
List Book - Paperchase
// MUSIC //
Causes 
// TV //
Pretty Little Liars
Silent Witness


xxxx

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Strawberry & Vanilla Green Tea


I just wanted to give a mention to a tea that I've been enjoying every evening recently; Taylors of Harrogate's Green Tea with Strawberry & Vanilla. I'm not one for the taste of green tea, I wish I was due to all the wonderful health benefits it has, but I always opt for something a little more exciting. I spotted this tea on offer in Waitrose and as it had Strawberries and vanilla in, I knew it could possibly be slightly more up my street and it most certainly is. I won't lie to you, like most herbal teas it smells amazing and unfortunately doesn't taste the way it smells, but that by no means it tastes bad at all - it has a subtle sweetness to it & I add just half a teaspoon of sugar to bring out the flavours a little more. It's been my perfect drink for winding down just before bed, with the fairy lights on and a candle flickering away in the background. 

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

A Little Life Update


I'm back by the seaside again! Back with my beautiful view of the sea and back to the daily trudge of going to uni and having to prioritise essays over blogging. I'm sorry I've neglected my little corner of the internet for a week or two. I've been uploading videos consistently, with now two a week popping up on my channel. I'm aware that in my last year of university, upping my upload schedule to two videos a week was probably not the best idea, but I want to have all the memories of my last year for us all to look back on, so I'll keep up with it as much as I can. 
Red Berry Candle Burning

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much I have on my plate right now, to be honest, but my blog is one thing I don't want to let slip. I know the thing I should do is become more organised and more importantly STOP PROCRASTINATING. I have my blog, my youtube channel, an acoustic wedding duo, a few wedding photography & videography jobs, a wrist operation in a months time, the third year of my degree and then general life and having fun too. Oh, and the small task of looking for internships and jobs so I can start real adult life in June. Eeeek. 

I don't want to let my blog and channel fall behind though, this is my outlet for everything and I'm so happy when my content is creative and up to date. My time off is spent taking photographs and writing about an exciting weekend, new pair of boots or a snazzy new outfit and I enjoy that. I have lots of ideas, some more achievable than others, some I'll need to rope the Mr in for and some that are actually related to my dissertation (more on that at another time!)

What I am trying to say is, I'm still here and I'm most certainly not going anywhere but if I disappear for a week or two it's because I'm drowning in notepaper, with an achey post-op wrist, no singing voice and probably shedding some tears! 

G xxxx
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Primark, Miss Selfridge & Boots Haul!


I felt I needed a few new items to the wardrobe so I got a little spendy in Primark & Miss Selfridge and popped into Boots to pick up my bathroom cupboard essentials! 

Hope you like it! xxxx

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Walking In The Winter Sunshine


When you spend the majority of your time living in the city, bouts of time in the country side are a very welcomed thing. It can get very hectic and fast paced in the city, I love a bit of time out on the beach every now and then whilst I'm there, one of the things I love most about Brighton. Before I headed back I wanted to fit in a nice countryside walk, to stretch my legs, fill my lungs with fresh air and snap some photos. I've mentioned before how much I miss trees whilst I'm away from home and it's still so true, especially from Winter to Spring and Summer to Autumn, when you see the biggest and most beautiful changes. I wanted to share some of my photos, wearing my new super snuggly coat from Primark (fur lining is a DREAM) & taking in my last little bit of country air on a dog walk in Ashdown Forrest.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What I Got For Christmas!


I picked out a few of my presents to show you guys in my What I Got For Christmas Video! 

Don't forget to LIKE if you enjoyed the video and hit the big ol' subscribe button to make me a happy gal! 

What was your favourite christmas present? 

xxx 

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Hello 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
If I'm honest, I don't mind the cliche 'new year, new me' posts that happen around this time of year. If people want to use the new year as a reason to better themselves then I am all for it! I love viewing a new year as a time for a clean slate. A blank canvas, ready to be filled with crazy adventures, lots of fun, many laughs and hard work. 

In 2016 I want to...

Focus on my blog and YouTube channel even more. Towards the end of 2015 I improved my photography and posted a lot more consistently and started to see an increase in my views and subscribers. I absolutely love every minute of time spent on my blog and YouTube channel, it is such a rewarding hobby to have. So much so that I want to experience that happiness even more in 2016. The feeling of publishing a post you are really, truly proud of is wonderful, so here's to creating more quality, professional, exciting content in 2016! I also want to dedicate myself more by attending more events, networking more, commenting more and making some blogger pals too!
Push myself for the next 6 months to really get the best degree possible. If I'm honest I'm not enjoying my university course as much as a I used to, I feel like I'm a bit bored of being a student and I'm excited (and terrified...) at the thought of delving in to the big wide world. But, there's six months to go and I have not worked this hard for nothing! I know I'll miss it once it's over so I'm going to work my butt of to make sure I get a degree I'm proud of!

Make some healthy changes. Now, I know you'll have heard this a million times and probably even declared it yourself, but I feel like it really is time to start making some changes, for my health and wellbeing, not just because I want to look like Michelle Keegan (Although that would be great...). I don't want to lose self-confidence because I've not even thought about a workout for a few weeks. I don't want to get daily headaches because I've had no where near enough water. I don't want to get ill and sluggish because I've only eaten rubbish for the past few days. I'm not going to be started any fad diets or suddenly going to become a complete gym bunny, but I'm looking forward to making a few changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle. 

Make the most of Brighton. My university course coming an end also brings to an end my living in Brighton. I can't tell you how sad this makes me feel as Brighton has captured a huge piece of my heart and will forever be one of my favourite places. Luckily, home isn't too far away, so visits will not be few and far between and I think I'll make it my home again one day. However, until then I want to make the most of this beautiful little city by the seaside! 

And lastly... to live a little more! To love more, to go on more adventures, to try new things, to travel more, to smile more, laugh more, LIVE MORE. 

I'm excited to starting painting my blank canvas, are you? 

Here's to a super sweet '16! 
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Saturday, 2 January 2016

2015 :: A Year In Review

#2015bestnine // Some of my favourite moments, with some of my favourite people.

Throughout 2015, my blog has grown far more than it has in previous years. Mainly, I upped my photography game and I feel so proud when I look at the photos I take now in comparison to my old ones. My following has also started to grow, on my YouTube Channel too and I'm learning what goes down well with my readers and viewers. I thought I'd round up a couple of my favourite posts from the year. 

Beauty Chat Live - In February I got the chance to meet and mingle with two of my favourite blogging ladies, Lily Pebbles & Vivianna Does Make Up. It was the first event like that I'd attended and Lily & Anna were so easy to talk to and hilarious of course. They also totally didn't help my big Space NK Splurge... oops! 

The Perfect Summer Cake - It tasted great and looked pretty spectacular (if I do say so myself!)

How To :: Iced Coffee at Home - One of my first blog posts taken on my Olympus Pen E-PL7 and I just felt so proud of the photos. I also still love the recipe. 

Lavender Fields - This one's a very special one. This dress was handmade for me by my wonderful Granny. The photos really do the talking on this one.

Summer BBQ - One of my favourite days of the year. Making memories surrounded by friends in the scorching hot sunshine!

Makin' Mojitos - I loved the photography on this post. Didn't mind sipping the cocktails after either! 

Greece Part 1 & Part 2 - A very special holiday with Henry & his family. Many a cocktail polished off and pool splashed into, I documented it with a few of my favourite photos.

Cafe Chilli - It was a huge honour when I was asked to review Thai Restaurant, Cafe Chilli in Hove. The food was absolutely insane, can't recommend it enough.

Suede & Stripes - In 2015, I made an effort to post more fashion posts. This was one of my favourites, it's was a spur of the moment shoot and I loved the outcome and setting. Huge thanks to my man for always being behind the camera for me. Here's to a lot more outfit shots in 2016! 

Violence in Schools :: Learn Without Fear - Working with Plan UK on this post was a huge achievement for me. Addressing such a serious matter and being able to spread some awareness is something I'm very proud to have done and I'm looking forward to doing more of. 

Tips For a Student Christmas - My student posts seem to go down quite well and I enjoyed writing this short but sweet one. 

Making Mince Pies - Another one that had me beaming from ear to ear when scrolling through the images on iPhoto. I tried using my Olympus Pen E-PL7 remote control on my phone to create more movement in my photos and I was so pleased with the outcome. 


2015 in Numbers. 

31 : youtube videos uploaded to my channel.
240 : the number of Instagram posts uploaded to @georgia_furness.
2 : days spent in complete silence, damn you vocal rest. 
23 : the number of weddings and events I've sung at this year. 
108 : blog posts published here on Love On The Wall. 
2 : years marked with my lovely Henry.

Just a little round-up for you guys. Check back for my 2016 post in a few days! 
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