Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A Much Needed Weekend At Home

I absolutely love uni don't get me wrong, but there's nothing better than a weekend at home. Last weekend I went home and it was so lovely and refreshing. If you're no longer living at home you'll realise how much home comforts mean to you when you can't have them.

1. Seeing family and friends
Seeing family and friends is a main one but it's the best part in my opinion. I don't go home regularly so seeing family and friends is even more special.

2. Pets
I love my cat and it's been so nice to see him again, even if he's not bothered about me being home.

3. Home cooked meals
Okay, I'm just going to admit it - I can barely cook. My meals at uni rotate between pasta, pizza, spaghetti hoops and toast. This just makes me appreciate my Dads cooking even more and the best bit is I don't have to even think about dinner as I know it'll be done for me!

4. A warm house
Being a student means I try and save as much money as possible and at uni this means we don't turn the heating on and I doubt we will, unless it snows. Walking into a warm house at home is the best feeling as heating is now considered a luxury for me!

5. My own bed
Nothing will ever beat my own bed, it's one of my favourite places. My bed at home is so much more comfy than my bed at uni, probably because it's only been me that's slept in it rather than however many students have slept in my uni one before me, not a nice thought.

What are your favourite things about home?

Sunday, 26 October 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 42


This week I've been super busy, but I've also been home for the weekend. Family, home cooked meals, my own bed and my pets what could be better?! I've also decided I'm asking for a teddy bear for Christmas, yep I'm 19 and asking for a teddy! (The teddy bear in the photo above is my friends).

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Staying Motivated At Uni | Uni Guide

(I've already used this photo but shh I like it and it illustrates my point well!)

I'll be one of the first to admit, staying motivated at university/college/school can be difficult sometimes. I'm now in my second year of my degree which means I have to work a lot harder this year and I have a few tips that might be helpful for you!

1) Stay Organised
This one can be difficult but it's a lot better to be organised from the start. I am currently doing 3 separate topics so I've got 3 different ring binders so I can keep the topics separate which makes it easier to revise.

2) Go to your lessons!
I know this one seems obvious, but trust me it makes a big difference going to the lesson rather than just writing up the notes from a powerpoint. The lecturers do use power points, but they also add verbal information in whilst they're teaching and they're important too. 9am starts aren't the best but grab yourself a coffee or hot drink on the way and that makes them a little easier.

3) Do the core reading as you go
This is something I didn't do last year and it made my life more difficult near the end as I had a huge reading list to get through which was overwhelming. It's a lot easier to keep up with the reading list as you go, trust me! If you know you're up to date with the reading you'll feel more motivated to go to all the lessons.

4) Ask for help if you need it
If you're stuck with something ask your teachers for help! They are there to help you and they want you to achieve the best grade possible. If you don't feel comfortable asking for help in front of the whole class, ask them after the lesson. 

5) Take breaks and reward yourself
Don't drive yourself mad by working 24/7 so take frequent breaks. I personally find working for 40 minutes and then having a 10-15 minute break helps me the most and it means I stay motivated to keep going.

I hope these tips helped some of you, if you have any more suggestions leave them in the comments below!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Makeup Revolution 'Heaven's Above' | NOTD 005

I've heard so much about Makeup Revolution but until last week I'd never tried any products until I bought this nail polish last week. It's a beautiful shade for Autumn and it was only £1 and as a student I'm even more drawn to bargains! This is similar to Barry M's Raspberry but more pink toned. Nail polish always chips quickly on me no matter what top coat I use and this lasted about 4 days before chipping which is good by my standards!

What's your favourite Makeup Revolution product you think I should try?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 41


This week has involved a lot of extra uni work, researching, reading and reviewing lectures. I obviously knew second year was going to include more work but I didn't expect it to be this much, this early! It really feels like Autumn now so layering up is a necessity!

How has your week been?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Recent Beauty Purchases | Haul

I thought I'd share a few products I've purchased recently as I'm loving them. I stumbled past the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs whilst in Tesco and it was only £4 instead of £9.99 at Boots so I knew I had to pick it up! It's a cross between fake tan and foundation for your legs and it's brilliant. I have a few scars and marks on my legs I wanted to cover up and this did the job perfectly, I'll be sure to have a full review up in the future. 

I also picked up my first Tanya Burr lipgloss in Vampire Kiss and it's gorgeous, I should have picked one up sooner. It's perfect on it's own or over the top of a lipstick. I'm definitely going to pick up a few others when I next can!

What have you bought recently?

Sunday, 12 October 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 40


This past week marked the end of my Freshers fortnight which ended with the Freshers Ball. I know this isn't the best photo but a mix of fair rides, alcohol and a club is a good way to end freshers in my opinion, there was also a van doing Chinese take aways so what else could I really want?

This week I've been given all the deadlines for my exams, assignments and presentations and I've realised how much work I actually have to do before Christmas. It's going to be hectic, but hopefully worth it in the end! 

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!