V FEST 16′ Plus Big Blog Announcement!

 

V Festival 2016 was pretty crazy…My first time camping at a festival so I was pretty nervous! It wasn’t smooth sailing I’ll be honest! But it was one hell of a weekend! My main reasoning for buying the ticket was Justin Bieber (queue boo’s) Sia and Rihanna performing. Firstly I will just personally shut down the rumour Biebs was miming, I don’t want to be controversial or anything…Yes he did have a backing track (like most artists I saw that day did) and yes he did talk a fair bit, but I feel like he was really trying to connect with the audience and that makes a nice change from some artists who just perform then walk of the stage. I’ve seen him in concert quite a few times and he usually has a backing track as he dances quite a bit, so any awkward silence’s are avoided, also he did sing over the backing track and performed two acoustic accapella songs! It was just a shame that a few people had to ruin it for the people that were there to actually watch his performance.

Aside from my Bieber rant (SORRY) see what I did there? 😉 I had the most amazing time and myself and my friends were lucky enough to have the most awesome camping neighbours who we spent most of our weekend with. We managed to see alot of acts over the weekend;

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, Stormzy, Foxes, Bastille, All Saints, Bebe Rexha, Little Mix, David Guetta, among a few…I always think festivals are really worth the money as to pay to see all of the acts you end up seeing individually would be incomprehensible. And I met my favourite beauty instagammer, the amazing Sophie Richardson! @sophiehannahrichardson (Queue fan girling.) I’ve just compiled a a few photos from the weekend below, followed by my blog’s big announcement! 😀 

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As can be seen above, I was but a shadow of my formal self by the end of the weekend! (My mum took this picture when collecting me on Monday…)

SO, my blog’s big announcement…As of Thursday 1st September I am very excited to announce I will start VLOGGING. I am in the process of creating my Youtube channel in connection with my blog Custom Made Character and I will be posting once a week on lifestyle, beauty and fashion topics. I would really appreciate support from as many of you as possible in my new venture and don’t worry I will still be posting on my blog at least twice a week! I will be posting more information on my Facebook page over the next few days so please follow me on there to find out more! 🙂

Peace & Love as always xo

Custom Made Character 

Destination Cannes 2016

The past three days have seen in the start of one of the most important events in the entertainment calender; the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Now there will be a lot of blog posts about what celebs were wearing what; I will of course be commenting on that in this post as well as a beauty segment! And for you film lovers as a film fanatic myself I will be be separately posting on the hottest new films premièring over the festival period, so keep an eye out! Now as the festival goes on for a whopping 12 days I will be posting as it unfolds. But for now here’s the looks that have kicked off Cannes…

STYLE

In an array of stunningly dressed celebs I have to applaud the stunning Blake Lively; with her baby bump quaintly showing she was a vision in a sparkly Atelier Versace number.

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Following suit of Blake Lively, Bella Hadid looked polished and pristine as ever in her floor length beaded Roberto Cavalli gown.

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Lily Donaldson vamps it up with a stunning Brandon Maxwell plunging neckline, choker and burgundy lip.

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And pink seems to be the shade of the day! Queen of Cannes Film Festival Araya A. Hargate wows with her Ralph and Russo princess gown.

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BEAUTY

Tousled waves alongside minimal make up and chic updo’s paired with a statement lip seem to be the port of call when it comes to Cannes day 1. Here are my favourite four looks…

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Bella Hadid

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Lily Donaldson

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Doutzen Kroes

 

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Eva Longoria

What were your favourite looks of day 1? Comment below! 🙂

CustomMadeCharacter xo

Spring Skin Saviours: Products and Tips

As we go through the Winter to Spring transition many faces have suffered. Whatever your skin type; dry, combination, normal, oily; Your skin has most probably taken a hit from the shift in weather conditions right? Mine definitely has, for a couple of months now my skin has been at its worst ever. Breakouts, dry patches and dullness. So I took action and with some research and recommendations to hand I went out and panic bought as many skincare products I could, in hopes they would salvage my skin.

I can happily say my skin is now starting to get back on track and is almost back to its normal PH balance! So, I bring to you my Spring Skin Saviours! These products have worked wonders on my skin within a matter of days. Bear in mind everyone’s skin is different so not all these products featured may necessarily work for your skin but they are definitely worth a trial, especially if your skin is feeling as defeated as mine was!

My skin type:

  • Normal to dry
  • Sensitive

The product: Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream

How to apply: With clean hands, use your fingertips to massage into skin.

Review: Recommended by my sister, I ran out to get this cream as she said it was great for tight dry skin. After applying just twice a day for two days my skin dramatically changed from dry and taught to soft, supple and my complexion much brighter. And the great thing about this cream is that it can also be used for your body too, so you don’t have to spend money on multiple creams!

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The product: Garnier Micellar Water (pictured above)

How to apply: Squirt on to a cotton pad and gently swipe over face in circular motions.

Review: The past year has been all about micellar water, everyones gone crazy about it and for a good reason to. Gone are the days of the long tired cleansing and toning routines to remove your make-up, with this magic water your make-up is removed and your skin cleansed all in one step. I love the Garnier branded water in particular as its great for my sensitive skin and super cheap. Naughtily I was using make-up wipes for a while to cleanse my face as i ran out of cleanser, so my skin become taught and spotty. But after ditching the wipes and using this water for a few days my skin has really cleared up.

The product: Boots Tea Tree and witch Hazel Charcoal Face Mask

How to apply: Splash face with warm water and apply the mask with clean hands to your face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes removing with warm water.

Review: I’ve been searching for a good face mask for a while that can combat my skins unexpected behaviour. Of late my skin has become combination, with spots, oiliness and dry patches. Which is very odd as my skin is usually a very calm normal to dry type. My friend recommended this face mask having used it herself and as my skin always reacts well to witch hazel I thought I’d give it a go! With active charcoal, I could actually feel the mask deeply cleansing through the pores in my skin. And it completely restored my oily skin back to its normal state, leaving my skin feeling fresh and soft.

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What have been your skin saviours this Spring? Let me know in the comments section, I’m always looking for new product recommendations! 🙂

Georgia-Rose

CustomMadeCharacter

 

 

February Wishlist!

As the new month starts and January flashes before our eyes, I felt it was fitting for me to share my February wishlist with you! Spring is around the corner and I can’t tell you how excited I am. Spring is such a beautiful time and it means I’m that one step closer Summer. So here’s a quick round up of what I’m wishing for this frightfully cold Feb!

Fashion

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Vila Oversized Shirt – ASOS – £35
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Caroline Peep toe shoe – Boohoo – £28

This Winter I’m lusting over over sized pieces and laced shoes, so these two minimalist pieces are a must have for my Winter to Spring wardrobe!

 

Beauty

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – Boots – £9.99
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The Green Balm- Feelunique.com – £12.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the past month or so I’ve been suffering with terrible dry skin due to the dreaded British winter. I never usually suffer too badly but I definitely need to take some extra skincare measures this month, so The Green Balm will 100% end up in my makeup bag this month! And the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is well overdue for it’s trial run with me as I’ve heard its amazing!

 

 

Mind

And finally the past few months have been sooo busy for me, with jetting off to America to work, being in my final year of university and starting work on a massive tv show, that I’ve neglected to take proper care of my mind and body and quite frankly I think this book could really help me get it together! (One can hope…)

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Get Your Sh*t Together hardback – ASOS – £6.99

As always peace and love

Custom Made Character

Magnet Look Launch Event!

Hi lovelies!

I’ve been super duper busy over the past week hence the lack of posting! And as much as I wish I could share my trip to Dorset, I’ll have to put that on hold for a future post, as its all a little bit secretive at the moment! All I will tell you is I was assisting an incredibly talented creative team for 3 days for a couple of magazine submissions!

Anyway, moving on to today’s post…A brief overview of my day at Magnet Look’s Launch event in London! This event was the first industry event I have ever been personally invited to! So very excited I set off to Liverpool street to the Andaz Hotel where the days event was being held. The day was to launch the new platform Magnet Look which is a platform for bloggers and industry creatives to upload and watch videos, images, your own blog posts and even buy the products you see featured all on one site. It’s a really great platform, I think it’s definitely going to be popular with bloggers especially as it’s such a great place to get inspired so if you’re interested here’s the link to sign up! https://www.magnetlook.com/

The days schedule was filled with networking, talks from people who work in the industry, and lots and lots of cute little cakes…It was great to meet some other bloggers as that’s something I haven’t been able to do until this point. Here’s some snaps I took throughout the day!

Before the Magnet Look event
Before the event
On arrival…
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Networking with bloggers 🙂 http://www.hellorasida.com

Also make sure to check out Magnet Looks and Rasida’s blog posts from the event which I’m featured in! 🙂

https://www.magnetlook.com/events

http://hellorasida.com/2015/08/london-street-style/

New post coming tomorrow on my recent end of season bargains!

Love Georgia! 😀 xoxo