Wednesday, 27 February 2013

What's In My Make-Up Bag...

I'd seen a few blogposts similar to this and thought it was a fun thing to do!

This is my standard make-up bag which houses my everyday beauty favourites. I also have another bag purely for photo-shoots which I occasionally dip into for nights out.
1. Natural Collection floral make-up bag.

2. MAC powder blusher in an coral/pink shade.

3. Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner - this is THE best eyeliner for drawing a feline flick on your top lids. 

4. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Ivory - I have super pale skin, but this one is pretty close in colour and gives a good coverage of red/blemished skin. When I'm on a tight budget, this is my go to high street product, but for Christmas/birthday's I ask for MAC liquid foundation as it lasts longer and is closer to my skin tone. 

5. L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer - this is brilliant as a base! It makes my foundation last through a working day. 

6. Clinique Mascara in brightening black - I was given this as a sample and it's lasted for ages! 

7. Rimmel London, Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in No. 4 - This is a plum colour lipstick that I actually only used for shoots but somehow ended up in here! It bleeds around the edges of lips so make sure you wear a lip liner. 

8. Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown - I have naturally dark hair (it used to be black until I was about five!) so I need a really dark eyebrow pencil to match my brows. This one works brilliantly and is only £2.99, so I've never thought about updating. I would like to try one of those powder brow liners at some point to see if they create a more natural look. 

Do you have any must have beauty products?

Monday, 25 February 2013

1940's Photo-Shoot

Here are some photos from a recent shoot, in a 1940s theme. My friend (and the model) Katie Smith edited these ones and they look like gorgeous faded photos from the era! Beautiful!
I'll put up the originals soon!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

This Is 40 Film Review

This Is 40 has had a huge round of publicity. Hailed as the "sort of sequel" to Knocked Up, I was expecting big things from director Judd Apatow.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed. It was long. Too long, the plot could have been cut down dramatically. When compared to I Give It A Year that I watched the week before, the laughs just weren't as many.
Both Paul Rudd (Pete) & Leslie Mann (Debbie) are hilarious actors, but I don't think the script was quite up to scratch. The premise of mid-life crisis is the perfect comedy plot line, but it just wasn't what I expected. The couple are bitten by the recession as Pete's record company spirals in to debt, and Debbie's (strange) clothes shop is being fiddled out of cash by the drug-crazed geek shop assistant (really strange). This is the backdrop to the couple's many rows as they come to terms with whether they really want to be together now they have reached 40.
All in all, I'd say wait for the DVD. It's a slightly forced sequel with no mention of the characters in Knocked Up; they don't even turn up to Pete's 40th Birthday Party which I think is odd. It would have been a much more convincing sequel with their cameos. And probably funnier.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Style Crush - Juno Temple

With a name that sounds like an old Hollywood starlet, how could she be anything other than an actress? Who am I talking about? My new style crush, Juno Temple.
Since seeing her in Wild Child with crushed blonde curls, she was on my fashion radar. I think her hair is what really caught my eye. My hair does absolutely nothing, it is untameable! It refuses to be straight or curly and with any style I put it in, it will come undone no matter how much hairspray. So when I see a girl with hair like that, I am a bit mesmerised! 

Love how the circle of her skirt is replicated in the circle of her bun. Clever. Nice shoes also. 
Looking elegant at the BAFTAs where she won the Rising Star Award.

Topshop have done it again!

I LOVE this Topshop vest I found today. Unfortunately, I couldn't justify paying £28 so close to rent day. But at least I can blog about it!
The rose detailing is so gorgeous and delicate. The material feels lovely too. A soft cotton on the back and a sheer organza for the front where the roses have been stitched on. 
Here's a pick from the changing room. I might have to go back and get will be good to wear for my internship, right?

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Oreo Cake Recipe

Oreo Cake Recipe


Sponge Cake 
175g self raising flour
175g caster sugar
175g butter
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
2 tablespoons of milk
3 drops of Vanilla extract
3/4 of a packet of Oreo biscuits (I used the ones with chocolate cream but all versions are fine)

Oreo Buttercream Icing
50g butter
175g icing sugar
1/4 of a packet of Oreos (crushed)

1. Preheat the oven to 180c and grease two cake tins.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, butter and eggs together. Blend until forming a smooth mixture.
3. Add the drops of vanilla extract and baking powder.
4. If the mixture is not to the right texture add in the milk to smooth it (It should look like the picture below).
5. Next, split the mixture into two. Take half of the mixture and add a small portion to one of the cake tins, so that it evenly covers the bottom.
6. Press into the mixture Oreo cookies in a circle around the base of the tin. 
7. Then, cover the top of the Oreos with the rest of that half. 
8. Put the other half into the other cake tin.
9. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the sponge is golden on top. 
10. Melt the butter for the buttercream icing and stir in the icing sugar (If it doesn't become the consistency that you want, try adding a little hot water).
11. Crush the Oreo cookies into small pieces (I hit them with a spoon, but you can put them in blender if you have one). 
12. Mix the crushed Oreos into the buttercream and smear the icing on the top of both sponges.
13. Finally, place one cake on top of the other. Decorate with an Oreo on the top. 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Sneak Peak...60's Photoshoot

On Saturday, it was time for another photo-shoot. I needed to get some photo/video/audio content for a website I'm making for university with some behind the scenes info about fashion photo-shoots. So, I was taking the photos and my lovely friend Karen took some video of me directing the models and doing their hair & make up.

Before the shoots I always take photos of each outfit with accessories so I remember how I want each model styled. For this shoot I had two gorgeous models, Lottie and Hester. I wanted some shots to be in black and white and some in pop art colours - hence the bright outfit choices.
Just a few I've edited so far!

Thanks to my lovely models Lottie and Hester, and my camera lady Karen! 

These images are Copyright of Georgia Watson Photography 2013. They are not to be used without permission of the owner. 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

What I Wore to Dinner...

I don't normally do outfit posts, as I don't really like taking photos of myself, but I thought I'd make an exception for this dress.

I wore this H&M dress to dinner with my boyfriend to celebrate Valentines. He works in a hotel so had to work on the day, but last night we went to our favourite restaurant - Pedro's in Norwich. It does THE best Mexican food, huge portions and optional sombrero wearing.

Body Con Dress - H&M, £12.99
When I bought it the girl at the till told me she'd worn it for a night out that week and advised a strapless bra. The straps are cut high, similar to a halter neck which give the dress a structured feel to match the black line details tracing down the body.  
I wore it with a simple black cardigan (also from H&M, years ago!) and a silver fox ring from Aubin & Wills. 
What did you wear to celebrate Valentines Day? 

Friday, 15 February 2013

I Give It A Year

This film is hilarious! 

I was expecting another typical rom-com, something stereotypically and fluffy for the Valentines Season. However, I was happily wrong. This film is the perfect anti-valentines day movie. Me and my friend went to see it on the day before Valentines day (there were still a sickening amount of happy couples about!) and were in stitches the whole way through. 

The plot follows newly weds Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall), who from the beginning are most certainly not made for each other. With brilliant laughs from Stephen Merchant we watch as the couple struggle through their first year of marriage. With Nat falling for her charismatic American client and Josh's ex back on the scene, will the couple keep it together or decide that perhaps they aren't the loves of each others lives. 
With great comedic performances from all the cast, and some fantastic outfits on Rose Byrne, this is the perfect film to watch if you're fed up of mushy facebook statuses.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentine Nail Art

I thought I'd paint my nails specially for the Valentines week. I chose a deep red colour that I think came free from an Elle magazine years ago. 
It's a really vibrant red, perfect for the theme! I then put a top coat of Barry M Nail Paint in a sparkly red shade. Barry M make the best glitter nail colours!
I was going to draw hearts, but my free hand painting is not the best, so I stuck to these cute flower stickers and a few crystals! They came from Boots years ago and are brilliant stickers. The smaller ones stay on longer than the larger ones for some reason. 
Have you painted your nails for any special occasions recently?
Hope you all have a Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!  

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Fashion Photography - Mirror Mirror

Some recent photography work for uni exploring the theme of baroque and mirror images.

Thanks to my lovely model Lottie x

Monday, 11 February 2013

Valentines Gift Ideas

Only three days to go, folks!

Still struggling to find the perfect gift for your other half?

I've put together a few gift ideas for the lady and gent who have everything!

Happy V-Day Everyone!