Friday, 30 December 2016

My Winter Reading List

My Winter Reading List

This is the time of year when we have a couple of weeks off and don't know what to do with ourselves. I have to constantly remind myself to do little things like reading otherwise I'd spend my whole time off watching Netflix! I have always been a bookworm, and hoard books like they're going extinct! Even though my Kindle is my travel companion, I miss having a physical book in my hand. When I feel like relaxing, I'm making myself reach for my books more, otherwise I just end up reading them when I go to bed (normally at a ridiculous time) and never really dedicate any proper time to them. I've decided to collate a selection of books to get into this winter- I'm currently reading Gone Girl, but I'm determined to get through as many of these as possible.
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Monday, 26 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! 

Hope you all had a lovely day and took some time to relax! I spent it with my family and Chris's family, and the day was filled with laughter, tonnes of food and games galore! It's been one of those Christmas's where it's been very chilled out, which is nice when you've got a lot going on in your life. But with New Year around the corner, and lot's of exciting things going on next year, I've got plenty to look forward to!
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Friday, 23 December 2016

Winter Dressing with Apricot

Winter Dressing with Apricot

Winter is officially here! Not necessarily in its traditional form- we’ve not seen a glimpse of snow in the Shire! More in the wintery, cold, rainy, windy sense. Not nice. Weather like this really makes dressing a pain, and it normally ends up with me snuggled in jeans, and thick jumpers. That’s all very well when you’re just running errands, but what happens when you actually want to go out somewhere nice? This is my constant struggle. But I normally get over this by standing in front of my wardrobe and having a long hard think. I want to be warm and stylish, and there are two essentials from Apricot that I've been reaching for this winter.
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Vlogmas | BUNAC Bloggers Event and I'm Going Travelling!!

Vlogmas | BUNAC Bloggers Event and I'm Going Travelling!!

Here's a little day vlog of when I went to the #BUNACSummerInTheStates event, and I also tell you about my travel plans for next year.
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Monday, 19 December 2016

Last Minute Beauty Stocking Fillers + Giveaway!

Last Minute Beauty Stocking Fillers + Giveaway!

Who can believe that Christmas is less than a week away?! Even though I am feeling Christmassy, I’m certainly not ready for it. Let’s just say that I still need to buy the majority of my presents…oops! I’ve just finished work for the holidays, so this prime time to get present hunting! Luckily, I’ve had some help from some of my favourite brands who have sent me some fab present ideas! If you’re looking for some last minute stocking fillers for your friends and family, take a look at my picks below…
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Anything Goes Soup

The Anything Goes Soup

It's the time of year when we take pleasure in hot soup warming our bodies. It's a welcome treat to come home to after a cold day and is like a snuggly comfort blanket. Even though I love a good Heinz tomato soup, homemade soup is another treat altogether! You know exactly what's going into it, and it is so easy to make. There are honestly no rules, and you can even make it from leftovers!
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Friday, 9 December 2016

Current Everyday Makeup Products

Current Everyday Makeup Products

This is a bit of a mish mash video of what makeup products I've been reaching for when I've been doing my everyday makeup routine! Hope you enjoy! So excited to be back doing sit down videos :) 
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Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Weekly Vlog: Press Days & Vuelio Blog Awards

The Weekly Vlog: Press Days & Vuelio Blog Awards

Hey guys! This week, I've been to some awesome SS17 press days including River Island, New Look and M&Co, as well as the Vuelio blog awards, chatting to the dog and more! Hope you've all had a good week.
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar + Giveaway!

Hotel Chocolat Advent Calender + Giveaway!

Hey! It's been so long since I've sat down to write a proper blog post. And boy, does it feel good to be back. After my little break away, I have so many exciting posts (and some more giveaways) on the way for you, and I even have a proper shooting day now so I can do photos and videos in bulk...look at me being all professional! 
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Weekly Vlog: BBC Good Food Show and Film Screenings

The Weekly Vlog: BBC Good Food Show and Film Screenings

This week, I went to the BBC Good Food Show thanks to The Blogger Programme, received some deliveries and went to the London Film Academy annual showcase film screening to watch a film I was in for the first time!
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Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Weekly Vlog: A Vlogging Fail

The Weekly Vlog: A Vlogging Fail

Here's my absolute fail of a vlogging week...but it does include some food and Christmas unboxings! Make sure to subscribe to see what we get up to next week :)
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Monday, 7 November 2016

Weekly Vlog #1 | Filming and Deliveries

Weekly Vlog #1 | Filming and Deliveries

My first weekly vlog! I'm getting to grips with having a camera in my hand every day, so bare with!
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Monday, 31 October 2016

An Exciting Day and Exciting News

An Exciting Day and Exciting News

Here's a little vlog from a couple of weeks back, and I've finally decided to give weekly vlogging a go! Watch out for the first one next week :) I'll still be doing main videos, but thought I'd challenge myself to two videos a week...
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

What To Do In Cyprus

What To Do In Cyprus

Getting away from it all.

It's been a little while since I've posted! So hello guys. I've actually been filming on a really exciting project which I, unfortunately, can't tell you anything about. But let's just say that I've been getting up at silly times of the morning (3:30am was definitely the worst), working all day, getting home about 8:30/9pm and having to go straight to bed to repeat it all the again. So you can see why I've not been very vocal on the internet. 
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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Trying Coffee Scrubs

Trying Coffee Scrubs

Here's to me covering my face in coffee

The whole coffee scrub craze has been around for a while already if you hadn't noticed. Yes, us beauty obsessed lot will try anything all for the sake of better skin, including putting something that normally gives us a kick up the butt in the morning on our skin. There is some logic in it- caffeine eye creams have had a firm standing in the beauty industry for many years, so why not go the full hog and put it everywhere?!
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Last Taste of Summer with Hotel Chocolat

Last Taste of Summer with Hotel Chocolat

It's time to slip back into those jeans and tights!

I had a bit of a late start to autumn. As you may know, I hopped on a plane to Cyprus for a couple of weeks recently, and while I was away everyone on social media was getting excited about pumpkin spiced lattes and big scarves while I was sitting on the beach in my bikini! But now I'm back I'm slowly weening myself into the autumn mood. 
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Sunday, 18 September 2016

How To Pack Like A Pro

How To Pack Like A Pro

I think I've nearly mastered the art of packing.

Let me tell you- this wasn't easy and took a very long while to come around. But I'm pretty confident now, and after going to Cyprus at the beginning of the month, I felt ready for the planning and packing. I'm definitely not perfect at packing, but I've been on a few short and long trips in my time (be it acting work or holidays) that I've found a system that I'm happy with. 
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Airport Travel Hacks

Airport Travel Hacks

I tell you 10 tips I've learnt from travelling by air, and how to make airport life a little less stressful. 
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

My Current Summer Uniform

My Current Summer Uniform

What I've been wearing on repeat.

I go through fazes of wearing certain styles and outfit combos non-stop like I'm sure many of you do too. It's like a safety blanket when you need a pick-me-up, and when you're running late, it's got your back. I've always been about comfort, so I'm normally drawn to comfy pieces that show off my best features. When I find items of clothing and styles that I like, I end up buying them in bulk! 
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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Some Things I've Learnt in 21 Years

Some Things I've Learnt in 21 Years

I can't believe I've been alive for that long either.

When I was younger, I always used to hate it when our family holidays went so quickly. It felt like we had only just arrived, but before I knew it we were packing up and heading home. That's when I learnt that time flies when you're having fun. And it has. The last 21 years seem like they've flown by.
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

What I Got For My Birthday

What I Got For My Birthday

Hey guys! Hope you're all well and having a lovely week! I'm back with a video about what I got for my birthday! Just a quick heads up, when  I filmed this it was the first time I'd spoken out loud to someone all day, so please excuse the craziness and me not making much sense ;)
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Dressing For A City Festival

Dressing For A City Festival

I got taken to a festival.

I had to let that sink in for a very long while when I got the invitation. A company wanted to take little old me to a festival. This was something I didn’t think would happen, and if it did, when I was a much bigger blogger than I am now. But no, the invitation was there and there was nothing that was going to stop me going, not even a swollen foot (more on that later).
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Sunday, 3 July 2016

My Opinion On MintyCoco & Teeth Whitening

My Opinion On MintyCoco & Teeth Whitening

Time to get real about teeth.

I try to be as positive as possible on this little blog. Bad press is never normally welcome after all. So sometimes when a product doesn’t work out for me, I have to do one of two things; decide not to blog about it, or share my experience about it in case it works for someone else. Also, any criticisms I do have may be helpful to the brand to improve their product. So here we go with my first ‘opinion’ post. 
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Thursday, 30 June 2016

5 Essentials For A Beach Holiday

5 Essentials for a Beach Holiday

It’s holiday time!

Seeing as the UK doesn’t understand that summer equals the sun, I’ve been dreaming of beach holidays lately. I’m actually jetting off in August- not sure where to yet, but the one thing we know is that it has to be near a beach! Whenever I know I’m going off on holiday soon, I like to stock up on some summery bits and pieces to get me in the mood. So whether you’re heading to Bali or Brighton this summer, here are my top 5 essentials for a beach holiday. 
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Summer Boohoo Haul

Summer Boohoo Haul

The results of a little shopping spree at Boohoo! Including a cute dress, dungarees, bomber and some flippy dippy shorts (yes I just called them that)! 
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Monday, 13 June 2016

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo

I’ve been thinking it’s time for a bit of change.

This month, I’ll be celebrating my 3rd blogging birthday. I still can’t quite believe that I’ve been writing nonsense on this little part of the internet for that long, but here we are. 2016. I never thought I would be where I am today, and even though I may not have gained major online success (never my intention really anyway), I definitely feel I’ve achieved a lot. 

But the blogging world has changed in a big way over the past three years. When I started, it was all about posting regularly, ideally daily, and getting your content seen that way. Now, it's more about the quality of your work, not the quantity, and networking the hell out of the industry! This change seems to have happened almost overnight, slowly creeping up on us and taking hold in one go, taking many by surprise. I've seen many bloggers and influencer's numbers drop and some swell well into the hundreds of thousands and, sometimes, millions!

So it's time to adapt. Change is good after all. I really love blogging and making my Youtube videos, and want to continue doing it alongside my acting, so I came up with a game plan that I'll be enforcing over the next few weeks, months and years to change up my blogging mojo. 

-BYE BYE SCHEDULE- 

To be honest I have had a love/hate relationship with my schedule. I've managed to keep to my Youtube schedule quite successfully, but my blog schedule... not so much. But I've noticed not many people pay attention to schedules anymore; it's more about posting amazing top-notch content whenever you want. People will find your content and be more attracted to it if you've put a lot of hard work into it, instead of sifting through a lot of half-hearted posts that you've churned out. So the schedule is going. I'll still be keeping to it myself, but I'll be a little more relaxed if I don't put out a post on a certain day. There are more important things in life to get stressed out over after all. 

-UPPING MY PROMOTION-

I've really noticed a change in social media promotion. Before, it was annoying and quite unheard of to see someone promoting themselves a few times a day. Now, it is essential. With how instant and quick the social world is, you have to reach out a good amount of times to catch potential readers eye. And this isn't just with new posts- now you have to keep your old content working hard for you to keep those readers. Expect a whole load more tweets coming at ya, and I've rediscovered my love to Instagram and Snapchat too (my username is georgie-mb).

-GET COLLABORATING- 

I have met many lovely people in my three years of blogging, and yet how many times have I collaborated with any of them? Not much. It makes perfect sense, creating fab content with people I love in such a supportive community, but I guess I've never had the guts to ask. Rather silly really. This is something that I've already been putting into practise recently and will definitely doing a lot more. If any of you do want to collab with me on anything, do drop me a comment or tweet and let me know! Be it outfit photos, challenges, post swaps or youtube collabs, let's do this!

-EMBRACING MY NICHE-

Back in 2013 when I started blogging, people could just put up a standard OOTD post and get a ton of hits. Nowadays, you need more than a new bag that you love to keep people engaged. Readers now want to read posts that will actually benefit them. Cue the rise of the 'how to' and 'top tips' that took the blogging world by storm and had us all hooked! They say you should blog about the things you enjoy reading, and that's what I need to do. But I can't just copy the content that's already out there. I need something different to stand out from the crowd. I never thought my acting would cross over into my blogging as much as it has, but when I saw that my most watched Youtube videos were videos on acting, I was quite shocked. I never knew there were so many people that were interested in my dilemma of whether to go to drama school or not. But this was something I couldn't ignore, and so I've upped the amount of acting content I'm doing, as well as keeping the fashion and beauty ones that I enjoy so much. 

-BUILDING A COMMUNITY-

Lastly, through listening to blogging podcasts and reading interviews with established bloggers, I've discovered the power of a community around your blog. The type of people that enjoy your content, and talk about it with you and others. Look at the likes of the Gleam influencers- they have a supportive and loyal following like no other! And even if you don't want celeb blogger status, you can still take note from what they've built up. I already have a crossover of people who know me in the acting industry- be it people I've worked with or those who have watched and enjoyed my work. But I want to grow and expand that community, getting people discussing things together as well as talking to me. I love and appreciate every comment, tweet and message from people about my blogging or acting work, so I'll be planning lots of content like discussion topics and even Q&A's that will get people talking, and bring back the discussion topic videos that I have done in the past.

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo

How I'm Changing My Blogging Mojo
Photos c/o Josh

*Hat - Minimum*
Choker - Boohoo
Top - H&M
Jeans - H&M

So there you have it: how I'm changing my blogging mojo. I've been thinking about this for a while, and after seeing that others were adapting to these new blogging trends, I had to follow suit. If you're a blogger, have you noticed any of the things I've mentioned? Maybe you've changed your blogging habits, or seen a swell or fall in your numbers and what people want? Also if you have any suggestions of posts or videos that you want to see, let me know! I love hearing your requests!

Gx


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Saturday, 11 June 2016

You Beauty Box Unboxing with Latest in Beauty

You Beauty Box Unboxing with Latest in Beauty

I was lucky enough to attend the Blogosphere Magazine Cover Reveal party this week, and this was one of the things in the goody bag! I've always loved Latest in Beauty, so it was great fun rummaging through this little box of dreams! You can buy the You Beauty Box here and can check out more of Latest in Beauty's boxes hereAnd if you're looking for a Father's Day gift, they also do a GQ box which would be a great gift idea!



Gx


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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

What TV Shows I've Watched Recently

What TV Shows I've Watched Recently

HEY GUYS!! Hope you enjoy this little roundup of the shows I've watched recently. Thinking of making these a regular thing, let me know if that sounds cool! 

TV Shows:
The Good Wife- Netflix
Silent Witness



Thanks for watching!

Gx

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company
Sometimes there’s a brand that you’ll always hold dear to you. 

Be it fashion, makeup or lifestyle, you know that that brand will be special and if you could, you would probably take shares in it. One of those brands for me, is The Cambridge Satchel Company. I remember buying my first satchel and I still use it regularly to this day. I also remember that the £113 price tag didn’t faze me (very unusual) but I guess this was my first purchase where I considered the price per wear. And boy has that satchel come a long way! CSC has some exciting products coming our way, including new backpacks, mini satchels, saddle bags and a very cool collab with a very cool designer. 

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company
What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

Summer Colours
Inspired by British seaside towns, the primary reds, blues and yellows are the brightest collection to date! Each colour and style are named after seaside towns including St. Ives, Brighton and Pembroke. 


What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

Saddle Bags
The saddle bag is a new addition to the CSC collection, inspired by traditional equestrian design. Great for going out at the weekend or taking on your travels, it comes with a leather tab closure and adjustable shoulder strap. 


What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

Cloud Bags
Nicknamed 'the bag of dreams' by CSC, this bag is perfect to take you from day to night with room for all your essentials. The detachable leather strap means you can take it from shoulder bag to clutch in seconds, with the scalloped details proving popular among bag enthusiasts like myself. 


What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

Push Locks
If you're hunting for the perfect easy shoulder bag, look no further than the push lock range. From Christmasy reds to pastel pinks, there is a huge selection of colours to choose from. These are clean in their design, also with a detachable shoulder strap. 


What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

Magnetic Closure
These bags feature all the elements of a traditional satchel with the update of a magnetic closure. These especially look great on the tiny satchels- how cute are they?! 


What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

What's New At The Cambridge Satchel Company

CSC x Vivienne Westwood
The collab with the iconic British designer is back with two new styles! The squiggle print is available in to of CSC’s best-loved colours; Oxblood and Red, and are available in both the Tiny Satchel and the Small Portrait Backpack. The print is screen-printed directly onto the leather by the British printer who has produced Westwood’s iconic Pirate Boots for over 30 years!


Do you own any CSC bags? Which ones are your favourite from the new collections?

Gx



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