Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bee Good Facial Exfoliator

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I always get so excited when I get packages from Bee Good! I know I review them a lot, but that's because I really think their stuff is amazing and I love supporting such a great cause! Again, I'm not going to repeat my usual brand and packaging part of my review posts, as they are pretty much the same, but if you want to learn more about the brand you can look here, and about the packaging here. So let's get onto the actual product!

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I usually use a tea tree facial exfoliator as tea tree works really well with my skin, so I was looking forward to trying something different. This is a creamy exfoliator (a consistency that I'm used to) that contains wild flower honey, antioxidant vitamin E, wheatgerm oil and camelina. 

The exfoliating beads are small so they don't grate your skin off, but still effective enough to remove any dead skin cells lurking on your face. I used this in the evening after a 6am start, and I found if I left it on my skin until it started tingling, it really woke up my tired skin. It comes out of the tube quite thick, but it sinks in as you start to apply it and becomes more workable. The smell is quite musky but so lovely; it reminds me of old incense shops! It takes about two goes to wash it off completely, but afterwards it leaves your skin feeling smooth and tingling, so this would be great for early morning starts, or like how I used it, at the end of a tiring day as a luxurious pick-me-up!

Overall this is another great product from Bee Good, seriously can they do no wrong?!

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*Bee Good Honey & Camelina Facial Exfoliator*

Gx


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Big Blogger Conference

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Photo c/o F/22 Photography

I have never been to one of LDN Meetup’s events before, so when I heard they were holding a blogger conference at the Hotel Russell in London, I knew I had to be there! I always really enjoy blogger-run events, as they know exactly what bloggers want as they are ones themselves (I’m currently sitting in bed sulking because I can’t be 5th View Bloggers event run by my good pals Albertine and Jess as I’m under the weather). Events like this are always great meeting new bloggers and brands face to face so you can start a personal relationship with them, so if you’re just starting out in blogging and want to grow your blog, start networking!

Lauren, Abi and Jenny did a fab job on the day as you will see from below, so let’s take a look at what they had planned for us:

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When we arrived at the Hotel Russell we were taken straight down to our conference rooms, having our OOTD’s taken on the way by Comb. We were given three different talks by three brilliant speakers (all veteran bloggers), and even though they had to rush a bit as time was short, I learnt a lot and made loads of notes! 

We were also left some goodies on our tables by Ohh Deer and Jelly Belly which definitely helped us get through the talks!

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Our first speaker was Sarah Moody and her talk was on how to get more from your blog. She really knew her stuff, talking about monetisation, product reviews, and getting your name out there. I learnt a few new tips and things to try to spice up the blog which I’ll crack into ASAP!

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Photo c/o F/22 Photography

Our second speaker was Elizabeth Sellers who is a UK Pinterest Ambassador. I found this talk really interesting, as even though I do have a Pinterest account, I’ve never been sure how to use it or promote this blog on it. But she was able to educate us in all of that so now I have a feeling I’ll be quite addicted to Pinterest.

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Our last speaker was Jasmin Charlotte and she was talking all things SEO. SEO is always a tricky subject to understand (guilty) but Jasmin, who is a tech consultant, seems to know anything and everything about it! She really broke it all down for us, and even though she had to rush as we ran out of time, she sent us a pack with all the information we needed. 

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We were given about 45 minutes to grab some sweet treats and some lunch before we headed over to the rooms where the brands were waiting for us. Now, originally when I saw we had been given 4 hours to network I thought I’d be done in about 2 hours. Oh how I was wrong! It took me about an hour to complete the smaller room of the two, mainly because I was either talking to brands, catching up with blogger I knew or completing the twitter challenges to win prizes. 

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My faves Bee Good were there showing their products! Really want to try their hand creams (which are the only two products I haven't tried from them!) 

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Georgie Minter-Brown actress blogger big blogger conference hotel russell london brands type the hype online pr company

Type the Hype are a new online PR company from the awesome people at Optimus PR. They focus on bringing bloggers and brands together in a simple no fuss manner.

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It was great to see House of Fraser there showcasing their AW15 collection! I love the sequined Biba jacket and everyone was taking pictures of box bag and furry clutch...and I don't blame them! 

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I chatted for ages with Gemma from Jewellery Box! Jewellery Box was a brand that I looked up before the event, and their stuff is just so cute! I fell in love with the dinosaur necklaces, and their packaging is so lovely!

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I'd also heard of Shoeaholics before the event, and when you put me in front of a whole load of gorgeous shoes, I'm dead to the world ;)

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Thank you to the girls at LDN Meetups for creating such an awesome event, and also for the crazy goody bags! I felt very spoilt, as I'm sure everyone else did! 

Gx


Sunday, 30 August 2015

My Life Through Instagram


When I'm not blogging, I'm not sitting at home doing nothing. I'm always out and about doing things, be it at events, seeing friends or filming. I enjoy living my life to the full, and even though I'm not on here all the time to tell you guys about it, I document my days on Instagram and Snapchat (georgie-mb) (if you aren't following me, where have you been?!). So I thought for a chilled Sunday post I would share what I've been up to over the past month or so via Instagram! 




Chris and I bought his dog a new duck squeaky toy and he went insane for it! He sort of talks to it as he bites it, and I've never seen him get so possessive over a toy - ever! He was so paranoid throughout the whole evening that someone was going to take it that he would flinch every time someone moved! 


I was lucky enough to be invited to Look Fantastic's 17th birthday party in Mayfair, and had such a fab time! I vlogged about it here, but it was great to catch up with some of my fave bloggers, meet some new faces, check out the birthday boxes that Look Fantastic are releasing and head back to the 90's with some great music! I went with Albertine from Dippy Writes (on the right), and was finally able to meet Sam from Beautifie (on the left) in person after talking to her for ages on Twitter. 


Me and my friends Katie and Emma went up to London for a day to visit some exhibitions we really wanted to see! We went to the Audrey Hepburn portrait exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and to the Carsten Höller: Decision exhibition at the Southbank Centre (both which I recommend). This was one of the interactive parts of it where you could push a bar to make these floating mushrooms rotate like a mobile. 


I attended the Big Blogger Conference run by LDN Meetups on a day when it was 29 degrees! And as fate would have it, we were inside for the whole day :P it was probably a good thing, as when I was outside the heat was almost stifling, so to be in air-conditioned rooms for the whole day was a positive in disguise...but I had so much fun listening to the talks and meeting the brands. If you want to see what I got up to there, Tuesday's post will be my write-up on it.


For 3 or 4 days this month I was up in Norfolk filming for a US TV show (yes, apparently Norfolk is the perfect alternative to flying us out to the states (but set design did a fab job)) which was probably one of the most challenging roles I've ever done! The days were intense, so to let off steam we spent time on the gorgeous beach front at Mundesley, bowling in the ancient yet very cute bowling alley at the holiday park where we were staying and admiring the stunning Norfolk sunsets. 

Hope you enjoyed this little roundup of what I've been up to this past month! It's a great way to update you guys of what I've been doing, so if you like it too I'll continue doing it! 

Gx

Saturday, 29 August 2015

NEW VIDEO! Look Fantastic Birthday Party

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Sorry about the sound quality guys, I need to get a new vlogging camera is this one is seriously rubbish! Looks like I'll be using my DSLR in the meantime...

Thank you to Look Fantastic for inviting me to their 17th birthday party! It was so much fun; it was quite loud in the club so tried to film as much of the event as possible, but it was mainly us bloggers gossiping and catching up, as well as getting some awesome goody bags and eating too many doughnuts! 

Gx



Friday, 21 August 2015

NEW VIDEO: Benefit Hoola Bronzer Review & Makeup Look


I recently invested in Benefit's Hoola bronzer and wanted to share what I thought with you all! So here's a mini review and makeup look! Hope you enjoy :) thumbs if you liked it!

Also thank you all so much for 500 subs! It means a lot that you all follow me through my life on here :)

Have you tried Hoola?

Gx

OOTD: Take Me To A 70's Festival

I'm a firm believer that festival fashion doesn't have to be confined to the field. During summer, that chilled fun boho look fits in perfectly with summer fashion. Also you can't live your life wearing boring clothes ;)

While picking up a few bits before heading off to T In The Park this year, I discovered this sleeveless cardigan in New Look, and as soon as I put it on, it had to be mine! Even though the 70's trend is overly popular this season, I can't help but sometimes add a hint of 70's into an outfit, being a vintage lover and all. This cardigan is just so cool; I love the pattern and its a great light layer for this time of year. I love how it moves as you walk too, almost like a cape ('no capes' - 10 points to Gryffindor if you know what film that's from)! The material is more delicate than you think- I've unfortunately already got a hole in it, but doesn't show that much due to the loosely knitted material. 

I also wanted to debut my new Adidas Stan Smiths and Pretty Little Thing bag in this post. I've been lusting after Stan Smiths for soooo long, and everytime I pluck up the courage to buy some, I can never find them in store or online in my size! Typical. So when I found them in JD Sports (not my usual hunting ground, but great for grabbing a bargain) in the kids section in my size, I couldn't let the opportunity slip by. I warn you though, if you get these make sure you break them in first. Don't travel in them all the way up to Norfolk and then realise that your heel is bleeding. 

I was also after a plain black tote bag to use as an everyday handbag for a long time, and after humming and harring over some in H&M, I found the perfect one on PrettyLittleThing.com! The foldover flap mean double security while out and about, and it has so many compartments I always find myself hoarding things in there!

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Sunglasses - Punky Fish (similar)
Cardigan - New Look
*Necklace - Accessorize* (similar)
*Top - Morgan* (similar)
Shorts - Primark
*Bag - Pretty Little Thing*
Trainers - Adidas

What's your festival fashion style?

Gx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Summer Playlist

So I'm back after an exciting week filming up in Norfolk! It's been so much fun, and I can't wait to share what I've been working on with you! I've had to do a lot of travelling this week, and whenever I travel I'm always reliant on my music to keep me going. Spotify is one of my most used apps, along with Shazam for finding out the names of really cool songs I hear out and about. If you're ever in a shop, just turn Shazam to auto as there as some real hidden gems on shop playlists! I also went to T in the Park this year, which has really upped my love for certain artists (many of whom you will spot in this post). I did a playlist post like this aaggeess ago, but I've been wanting to bring it back for so long...and here we are! So take a look below for what I've been listening to most this summer:



Everything Everything - Distant Past
I have been listening to EE for a while now, and after seeing them live twice now, I just can't get enough of them! I love their old stuff, but the new album Get to Heaven is not to be overlooked. Distant Past was one of the first singles to be released from the album, and I just can't get it out of my head! And once you give it a listen, neither will you ;) 



Alt-J - Left Hand Free
I literally freaked out when I saw them live for the first time at T. They are incredible, and each song is so unique. This is a particular favourite, with it's heavy indie/alternative vibes. 


Ed Sheeran - This
This is an oldie but a goodie. I don't think I'll ever stop loving Ed's music; I think he's such a great songwriter and his songs are almost like poetry! 


Crystal Fighters - Plage
I'd never really listened to these guys consciously until my boyfriend made me listen to them, and I discovered I actually knew a lot of their songs! I think I heard this one on an advert (another source of good music) so was pretty excited to discover this! It's just so happy and summery!


Circa Waves - T-Shirt Weather
This was really good live at T. They're a great band to look out for, especially with the success of this song and Fossils. Again, this is another great summer song for road trips especially. 


Hozier - Work Song
If you've been put off by Hozier because of Take Me To Church being overplayed, give him another chance. His music is amazing, and has such heart and soul to it. This is a little gem from his debut album, and it never fails to get me singing along. Sure, it is a little morbid, but his voice is stunning in this. And if you can, see him live as he really shines when onstage!


Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
Jamie T has reaalllyy grown on me, and seeing him at T really helped that. He is just so fun and fresh and incredibly talented. His fast lyrics keeps things exciting and the crowd went crazy when he played this! You've got to love an angsty song that you can shout and scream along to, and this is one of them! 


Foals - Mountain At My Gates
I just don't know where to begin. I'm seriously in love with Foals, and their new stuff has just made me love them even more! What Went Down is sooo crazy and really established a new sound for them, and this song has a great mix of their old and new sound. You just want to dance like crazy in the second half (and yes I do that already). 


Dutch Uncles - Upsilon
I saw these guys when they supported Everything Everything a few years ago, and when I saw they had a new album out, I had to check it out. And I love it! Their happy techno vibes remind me a bit of Bloc Party but they feel like a breath of fresh air in this genre. Try and see these guys live if you can- their funky dad dancing is on point ;)


The Wombats - Flowerball
This is one of the bonus tracks off their new album which I'm really loving! All of the songs do not disappoint, especially this one. It just sticks in my head! 

I made a playlist of these on Spotify if you want to listen to these tracks in all their glory which you can find here!

What are you listening to at the moment? 

Gx