Saturday, 18 April 2015

BLOGGER REACTIONS

Being a blogger for a good three years now, I've come across problems and achievements which always elicit the same reaction. Today, I thought I'd share those with you:

1) When it came to finally setting up your blog:


2) Receiving your first comment:


3) When you got your first follower:


4) When someone leaves a comment that has nothing to do with your post but they'd 'love for you to follow back.'


5) Losing that follower because you didn't follow back/ When someone unfollows you:



6) When people comment and like a post that you spent ages working on:


7) Those comments which are just weird and spammy and you just dont know what to do:



So those are a few reactions that I find myself emitting on a daily bases. Yes, I hate you spam comments.

Please make sure to tell me that I am not the only one who feels like this! :)
Have I missed out anything? Make sure to tell me.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Things Every Girl has Lying Around her Bedroom

I dread... dread tidying up my room. I dread it so much that my sister does it for me. Don't be like that... we share a room. I'm kidding I actually DO clean my room. When recently tidying up my room I thought why don't i write a post about all the crap girls have in their rooms!? So without further ado:
1) Water Bottles. How do we have so many? how do we accumulate so much, yet still feel we're drinking too little water? Seriously, I don't understand this. You'd expect us to take our water bottles downstairs to the bin but they just collate and stay there for a good week or two.

2)Hair clips. We all have the odd hair clip, or twenty, lying around on our bedroom floors, near our mirrors and under our bed. Even though it's a joy finding them you wonder how they got there, since you haven't worn clips in your hair for ages.

3) Receipts and clothing tags. All over shelves in the wardrobe we probably all have a bunch of tags and reciepts of the things we bought recently (or a couple of months a go) that we can't be bothered to throw away because who knows, we may want to return them.

4)Hair. This one is a bit disgusting, but if you have long thick hair, you have your long thick hair everywhere. I'm talking about: on your pillows, on your floor, you windowsill and even in your sock draw (i really don't know how.)

5) Things of 'Sentimental' Value. Yes, I know you have still have that wristband you brought in year nine to get into the fair and maybe even the movie ticket for a film you can't remember from 2014. However, these still somehow remain in our rooms a token of that day or maybe because we are too lazy to bin them.

So, those are the things that I find as a common occurrence in both my bedroom and my friends' bedrooms, so probably in yours, too!

Have I missed anything out? Tell me if i did :)



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Friday, 10 April 2015

Book Talk #8: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Hey guys! I have not done a Book Talk since January and I just read a really lovely book, that I wanted to share with you. Solitaire is Alice Oseman's debut novel and what a brilliant novel it was.

The novel follows Tori, a miserable (you could say depressed,) sixth former living in England. Tori goes to grammar sixth form for all girls and some boys, she is in AS.  In the first chapter Tori meets a boy called Michael in a computer room which they both found via PostIt notes. On the screen read a message: 'solitaire.co.uk.' She thinks nothing of it and goes on as normal. She then meets a boy called Lucas who she used to know in primary school- they were best friends,
Mysterious and frankly weird things start to happen to their school: Higgs. The rest of the novel discovers who/what is behind Solitaire and takes many twists and turns, with Solitaire pranks increasing in severity! Eventually, they decide to try and stop Solitaire.

The whole idea of the blog Solitaire was quite peculiar and sometimes far fetched for me, for example they hacked a whole school computer system and managed to lock the doors (i don't know how.)

This book was so amazing in the sense that the author included relevant British teenage culture, probably because Oseman was a teenager (or near enough) when she wrote this. For example, we had Boy London, Tumblr, music festivals, chinos, the list is endless.

With the characters I found that I could not relate with Tori as much as I did the other characters. Tori the female protagonist was very cynical and pessimistic and an overall introvert. She thought everything was stupid and pretty much hated everyone including Disney! The other character's were really well written and very complex. My favourite character was Charlie. Charlie is a gay, fifteen year old, who I believe has an eating disorder mixed with OCD  and who has a boyfriend, who is equally just as amazing.

'Solitaire' therefore deals with a whole load of teenage and all around issues, such as homophobia, drinking, bullying and eating disorders. Oseman was great at writing about these issues: it was done very well and never too extreme or cheesy.

Overall, Alice Oseman's debut novel Solitaire is a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I never thought I would as I am very critical when it comes to British YA novels set in current day England but Oseman got the culture spot on.  I thoroughly recommend this novel!

If you have read Solitaire or anything similar, tell me what you think!
Do you have any other book recommendations?

WHERE TO BUY: WHSmiths, Amazon, Waterstones



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Friday, 3 April 2015

It's my Blog's 3rd Birthday!

Oh my Gee. How can this be? Georgia Nicolaou is already three!? ;)

I am so outstanded that my little place on the internet is already three years old. I've even exceeded my own expectations that I have been blogging for three years.It's so weird because I feel like I have grown up writing this blog and so much has changed within those three years.
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I'd like to give the obligatory thank yous to everyone who has supported this blog and commented on any of my posts and also anyone who has gotten in touch with me via twitter, pinterest and instagram!

I'd also like to talk about how much GeorgiaNicolaou has changed in the past three years. Predominantly I was a very fashion and beauty orientated fifteen year old, i then continued this theme for a couple of years, adding in a few lifestyle posts a long the way. Then, just after my blog's second birthday I became a bit disinterested in blogging and i found out why. I am not interested in beauty as much as I used to be. Don't get me wrong I still am interested in beauty but not that interested to write an in depth review about one eyeshadow that you have seen a bajillion times.
I realized after scouring other blogs that I am much more interested in lifestyle and fashion. I love to share with you guys tips and trick, nostalgia moments, outfits and just general chit chat. That's what this blog is going to be about here on out. I've started already to come up with more new and exciting content for GeorgiaNicolaou, which you will have seen if you read my previous posts. I will still include a few beauty posts, maybe a 'what's on my face' or if i'm really loving a product i'll review it.

Again, i just want to say: thank you for sticking by me and I hope you enjoy my current and future posts as I enter my third year of blogging.

Oh and maybe keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway! ;)




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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Why You Should Be Nice To People.

A wise person once said: 'no beauty shines brighter than a nice heart,' and you know what? It's true. Over the past couple months, I've come to realise that being nice to people gets you way further in life than not being nice. I've therefore compiled a list of why YOU should be nice to everyone(not saying you aren't):

                                                       
1) Mean people suck. They do. No one wants to be best friends with someone who is mean.

2) Everyone is human: you may not be in the mood, trust me some days and every morning I'm not but people have feelings, just like you. Being nice to someone can brighten their day.

3) It's a reflection on yourself. Being nice is a test of your character as showing you're the bigger person and that you're able to look past certain things will show yourself in a positive light

4) For your peace of mind and happiness: when we are nice to other people and do things for them you gain a certain satisfaction, as you alone were instrumental in putting a smile on someone else's face. Therefore you gain a level of happiness.

5) Everyone has a story: behind that person, who you think is really annoying, is a story. The person who you ignore or role your eyes up can be going through a really hard time and a compliment from you or even a smile of acknowledgement can make them feel better about themselves. This in turn will give you the key of understanding others and maturity.

6)It was how you were raised: I had to put this in here. Our parents/ carers/ grandparents bought us up by teaching us to respect, not just them, but everybody. We were taught to say 'please' and 'thank you' and we were taught to be nice.

So being nice does not just benefit others around you but it benefits yourself. Being nice to people can enhance your character more positively and will make not just you proud and happy but everyone else around you proud and happy.

Now it's your turn: why do you think we should be nice to everyone?




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