Friday, 30 December 2016

2016: Reflection

If someone could let me know how on earth we're at the end of 2016, I'd really appreciate it! 
Georgia through window with reflections
We've got the final few days of December and then 2016 will be put on the shelf for us to revisit the memories if we choose too... which on a worldwide scale, I shouldn't imagine it's a year we'll want to think about too often. I don't need to mention why it has been a challenging year for many of us, but I'd quite like to focus on the positives that have come from this year too - it's never all bad and I'm really trying hard to start looking at the good side of things a bit more.

As we move in to 2017, unfortunately the world itself won't take notice... it's just a difference in a date and these things can and will still happen. It is how we deal with them, how we think about them and find ways to stop them that will make the difference. It upsets me to think that from now on people will just wish the year away when bad things happen, so I personally think we need more positive mindsets and to be a little more proactive about these things instead.

Anyway, There's a list of some wonderful things that have happened this year here and most importantly I want people to think about their own happy moments from this year. 

I'm here to talk about the good things! The best parts of my 2016 - the achievements, the little things, the happy moments, let's go!

Georgia at Graduation

Graduating with a 1st from University 
This July, I wrapped up my degree at BIMM and this November I graduated with a 1st in Professional Musicianship. I am not ashamed to say how proud I am of myself that I achieved this grade, a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears (believe me, there were tears) really did pay off. I owe a lot to this little blog actually. I achieved a 1st in my dissertation,which was based on making relatable content for my blog that tied in my love for music and for blogging - It was a double weighted module, so I think that's the grade that tipped off my mark into a 1st. 

I'm proud of my entire time at university and marking the end of the three years this year felt really special. Although I was heartbroken leaving Brighton, it's the thing that motivates me the most to get my act together and move back there as soon as I can. I love that little crazy city by the sea. 

Georgia Filming

Georgia Furness Films
In March, I had my first nudge into Wedding Videography.  I say 'nudge' it was more of a full on push off the highest diving board, into the deep end...! I was asked by my friends Mariam and Martin to film their wedding video for them, they loved my vlogs and said they just wanted me to film exactly how I always do and there was no pressure. I definitely put the pressure on myself because buggering up their wedding video was something I did not want to do - I had a vision, I wanted to make it happen. I did make it happen! Showing them the video was amazing, there were tears, hugging and prosecco, then some more tears, hugging and prosecco and it was clear they loved it. Since then I've gone on to film two more weddings this year, one of them being Polly & Joe's wedding. They both have down syndrome and are the two of the sweetest, most kind hearted people you'll ever meet and it was an honour to capture there day for them and in the words of Polly's mum 'for them to re-live their wedding day forever more'. Their wedding was featured on Rock and Roll Bride and has made their Top 20 of 2016

Editing Flatlay

Hitting 1000 Subscribers // 57 videos this year
Although my channel is still only tiny, it has grown the most this year. I hit one thousand subscribers in September and I've had nearly 80,000 total views, which blows my mind. It's small when you compare it to so many others, but it's a hell of a lot more than I ever thought I'd have. I also uploaded 57 videos this year, which I'm also pretty proud of, seeing as I also had a degree to finish for half of the year too! The introduction of weekly vlogs was something I loved and definitely want to continue. I'm constantly aiming to make my videos better, more fun, higher quality and always trying to push the boundaries in my editing, so heres to all of those in 2017. A huge thank you to my other half, Henry for putting up with things like filming lookbooks, shooting outfits in the cold, waiting to eat his meals so I can vlog/instagram it and for generally being quite wonderful. 
Friends
Friends
I love this crazy bunch of people more than anything. I have always loved and appreciated my friends, but this year I have come to appreciate the times spent with my them so much more. Since half of us have moved from Brighton, we have to make more of an effort to see each other as we're not living just up the road from each other anymore. It's just made me look forward to the times spent with them so much more - whether we're going on a big night out of drinks and dancing or lounging about eating all the food and drinking all the tea. It's fun, whatever we do. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that anyone of us is always there for one another no matter what. Some of my happiest and funniest memories this year have been with them and I'm so excited for many more memories to be made next year. Friendships like these are so important and I've really come to realise that in 2016. 
(We even have a Whatsapp group together now, so we're like totally official...) 

Of course, the support, love and time spent with my family this year has been amazing too. I just want to mention out little cat Mickey who we sadly lost in June. Not a day goes by where I don't think of this little one, his soft fluffy tum and sweet little face, and although I want to keep this all happy, he bought us nearly 16 years of joy, so I think he deserves a mention. 

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2016, you've been intense and I'm so excited to see what 2017 throws at me and feeling ready to start exploring what this world has got to give me. 

My New Years Resolutions will be up on Monday. I've really thought long and hard about them this year. 


What are your happiest moments of 2016?
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Thursday, 29 December 2016

VLOGMAS 2016

As December comes to and end and we're about to wave goodbye to 2016, I thought I'd round up all my Vlogmas videos in one place for you. 

I have absolutely loved this month. I love Christmas and I wanted to thoroughly make the most of it seeing as next year I'll be working and won't have as much time to get festive! I will love looking back over these vlogs, especially Vlogmas Day 10 - the BEST day with my best friends. We hug and laugh at lot, it's mega cute.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year! 
xxxxx

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Nail Shades

It's rare a day goes by without me wearing nail varnish, I feel it complete pulls a look together and everything looks a lot more polished (pun intended). 

These are some of my favourite nail colours to wear throughout December, each one screams 'Christmas' to me and I just rotate between them all, sometimes layering the glitters on top of a solid colour.
Nail Varnish Flat Lay

This is a black nail varnish with bright specks of red glitter throughout, it looks gorgeous on and it creates a lot of depth with the layers of chunky glitter.

I wear this shade all year round, it's a beautiful grey/lavender shade. Its subtle but looks very chic. 

This is my Winter favourite, it is the most gorgeous berry/wine shade I have ever seen - I've not yet found a nail varnish to live up to this colour, they're either too red or too purple, this is perfect.

This gold and white glitter is perfect as a topcoat over a coloured nail varnish, if you want it to pop layer it over a dark shade, or if you want it to be slightly more subtle, go for a shade like Barry M's Almond.

This is a beautifully intense silver glitter, it sparkles like nobodies business! Again, it's perfect at as a top coat or a couple of layers on its own to make it more intense. Although they have discontinued the American Apparel one, there are so many similar silver glitters about. Christmas Nail Varnish

I use the Nails Inc. NailKale Superfood Top Coat and the incredible Seche Vite as a top coat, it leaves it super glossy and it lasts for days. 

What shades do you go for around Christmas?
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Friday, 16 December 2016

Royal Blue Velvet - Perfect Christmas Dress

Every year, I hunt for the perfect Christmas dress and every year it usually comes in the form of a super soft velvet number. This year ASOS gave me the goods in the form of this gorgeous Royal Blue Velvet Skater Dress. It's the dreaaaam and an absolute steal too.
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I wanted to shoot this outfit in one of my favourite places in London, especially at Christmas time, Covent Garden. If you haven't there to see their incredible christmas decorations, you need to visit soon, pick up a flaky pastry and a hot chocolate from Aubaine or some delicious macaroons from Ladurée and enjoy the boutique shops, festive stalls and christmassy vibes. 

Huge baubles, giant mistletoe and Ginormous disco balls galore, it's so beautiful and impossibly not to feel festive!
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I feel amazing in this dress, it's flattering and perfect for Christmas. I usually pair it with a skinny belt to cinch it in at my waist, black tights and a pair of heeled boots - a festive red lip goes perfectly too! It's super affordable at only £25, so it's a huge bargain too. 

It's still available on ASOS, you can get your hands on it here. (I'm also SO tempted by this gorgeous Oxblood one too)
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It's getting so close to Christmas, what do you like to wear on Christmas Day? 
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas Q&A

As it's my favourite time of year, I thought I'd film a little Christmas Tag! 
Find out what my favourite christmas movies & songs are, what christmas traditions I have and what noise I'd use to explain how excited I am for Christmas... (note: it's high pitched and loud)


You can also head on over to my channel to catch up on Vlogmas too! 
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Monday, 12 December 2016

Comfy Christmas Shopping

Lots of us spend a lot of December days being weighed down by bags full of gifts for loved ones and after traipsing around all day you can feel a lil' bit knackered!

For that reason, it's so important to me that I'm super comfy - wearing clothes that are comfortable and shoes that won't rub and can withstand a good bit of walking up and down the high street. (Obviously the most comfortable way to do Christmas shopping is in your PJ's, on the sofa with a laptop... but you've got to face the crowds at least once!) 

This little outfit I've put together if the perfect mix of comfortable and chic, perfect if you've got a long day ahead of you out and about in town, but you still want to look nice.

 I've simply put on a cosy roll neck jumper, with my favourite high waisted jeans and paired it with a longline camel coat and a pair of Over-The-Knee black boots. I love wearing OTK boots, but usually with a heel to add a bit of height and elongate my legs, but they're not practical for shopping. So these are a great alternative, I loved wearing these all day - they were super comfortable and really pulled the outfit together. 


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Black OTK Boots - Primark (£15)
Black Bag - Primark 
Hair curled using Babyliss 'Tight Curls Wand'



This is also a hair & jewellery combo I'm obsessed with. I've been using a Tight Curls wand on my hair and I love the outcome, I feel like I've stepped out of the 80's/reverted back to the hair I was rocking at the age of 5. It's a bit different, but I like that. I think it goes so well with a pair of hoop earrings too, which I certainly didn't think I'd be wearing ever again. I picked up a pack of two from ASOS for £3 and I've worn them pretty much everyday.


What are your go-to's when you want be comfortable, but chic?


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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDES 2016

It's most wonderful time of the year! 
The best bit about this time of year is the fun times spent with friends and family, so you don't want any added stress when it comes to picking out presents for the ones you love. 
I've put together a few small gift guides to help you along with your christmas shopping. I've filmed a Christmas Gift ideas video which you could use for ideas for your own wish list or for friends and family. I've also included a Mens Gift Guide below... because I think they're the hardest to buy for! 

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Present Ideas (Featured in Video)

I've featured some gifts I think would be perfect to give to someone you love or to ask for yourself, with a varied prince range, so do check the video out to see if it helps you out! 
If you are looking for more ideas for a female you can check out my WantFeed, full of items this 22 year old gal loves so you might find something in there too! 

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A couple of choices for the men in your life too. I find buying for men absolutely impossible and I've got THREE brothers... so there's no escaping it! So I've put together a couple of present ideas for men below too, to go alongside my gift guide for girls. There's all sorts of price ranges from smaller novelty gifts, to bigger presents, so hopefully it may spark a few ideas if you're at a loss! 
Mens Gift Guide (Listed Below)
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Leather Strap Watch - P&Co. - £126
Storm Trooper Mug - John Lewis - £8.99
Scratch Off Map - John Lewis - £20
Crosley Record Player - Urban Outfitters - £160
iPhone Lens Set - ASOS - £9
The Tattoo Dictionary - Urban Outfitters - £15
The Hangover Book - John Lewis - £5.25
'Cry Babies' T-shirt - P&Co. - £29
Burgundy Beanie - Urban Outfitters - £12
Cable Knit Jumper - ASOS - £32
Grey Coat - New Look - £79.99

Feel free to share anymore ideas in the comments - I'd love some more myself.
I hope these help the stress of christmas shopping. 
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