LIFESTYLE // The Bullet Journal

Friday, 30 October 2015

Like I mentioned last week in my university organization post, I have been using a bullet journal as my go-to planner this academic year. I have tried traditional planners in the post and always forget to use them. Even when I do, I either have to write the bare minimum in them or pay extortionate amounts of diaries with a whole day per page (which doesn't particularly make it easy to see the week as a whole - it's a nightmare!). Anyway, after my summer Pinterest obsession, I decided to work with the bullet journal. All you need is a notebook - any notebook - and a pen. It's a much simpler way to plan and, for me, I have found it works wonders.

BEAUTY // Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation (40 Light Ivory)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Hey there!
There is nothing I dread more than trying to find a new foundation. My skin is the most horrific combination of dry, sensitive and very pale. As a result, finding a suitable foundation is not easy. I spent about 2 weeks in Boots mingling with the various brands in hopes that I could find a new base for my face. In the end, and on an impulse I may add, I ended up picking up the Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation. In short, it's a little pricey but I like it more than I expected.

STUDY // University organization (and the dreaded dissertation!)

Friday, 23 October 2015

Hands up if you've got a research project or dissertation due in. Hands up if you're freaking out because it's nowhere near finished and the deadline is lurking ever so closer. Hands up if you know you'll have to do one and are freaking out for this time next year. Okay, you get it. Every university student has to do one at some point - a really, really long piece of work that will take a ridiculously long time and you'll be so fed up with by the end that life won't be worth living anymore. However, don't fret! With the start of my research project (ooh keen!) I have come across with some seriously handy tips that may make your life that little bit easier. Feel free to read on if you want my tips/want to procrastinate some more. Honestly, either is fine.

LIFESTYLE // Autumn things that make me happy

Monday, 19 October 2015

Hello there!
After a weekend filled with CV writing and job searching (blergh, and double blergh) I decided that my Monday needed to be filled with as much positivity as I could find. Therefore, I wrote a list, as a brilliant procrastination tool, of the things that make me happy during Autumn. Whether it be cold, crisp days, mellow music or the return of hoodies without strange looks - there is just so much to love about the months coming up to Christmas.

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BEAUTY // Clinique Christmas Gifts

Friday, 16 October 2015

Hello there!
Is it just me, or doesn't it feel like all is right with the world when Christmas gift sets come out in store? Sure, it's only October and I feel bombarded with holiday festivities (too early my friends!) but I cannot help but have a little look at the gift sets on offer. The one thing I have noticed this year is just how many amazing value sets keep popping up. When I had a browse around my local Boots I didn't want to leave and ended up buying myself a Christmas Clinique set because - well why not!

LIFESTYLE // University desk tour

Monday, 12 October 2015

Hey there!
There's nothing better than a pretty desk to get you motivated to do some work - am I right? I have really tried to make the most of my desk this year. However, this is more easily said than done considering that blu-tack is not allowed in my house - #rentalpains. This meant the next best thing had to be buying the largest cork board I could find thanks to Rymans. A few hours later (imagine a movie-style montage) and my desk was complete!

BEAUTY // It's all so Lush

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Hey there!
I love Lush. I wish I could exist in a constant state of relaxing in a Lush bubble filled with beautiful scents and colours. Since trying my first face mask (see what I thought here) I have wanted to try more and more products. I had a little look on the website and my basket just kept increasing until I almost wanted to cry from all of the prettiness and cost. It has been far too long since Student Finance has come through and so this collection will soon be a distant memory but a girl can dream eh?

FASHION // A little Autumn Haul

Monday, 5 October 2015

Hello there!
What is it about student finance coming in that makes you go absolutely bonkers and buy everything within a 3 feet distance? My spending has been out of control recently due to me thinking 'oh no - I have no going out shoes' or 'what am I going to wear tonight?' etc. etc. etc. Well, that must mean that I have a few new things to show off, and so here they are!

STUDY // New Semester Goals

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Hey there!
My last year at university has officially started. How?! Whilst I have been freaking out a little bit recently, I have decided that some things are going to change this year. I know, I'm probably not the first or last person to say this but I really do mean it. There's so much I want to do and I always make excuses but you don't know how much you can get done until you do it. It's tough having 4 months off but, hopefully, once I sit in my first lecture I'll be bright eyed and bushy tailed for the entire year!