MY SUMMER EVERYDAY MAKE-UP ROUTINE.

I have something amazing to share with you and I think you are all going to love it. I have been getting messages recently from a few of you asking for a make-up routine, more specifically the make-up routine that I am using on a daily basis.

I have decided to create a video, primarily to complement the process so you can see a step-by-step guide of what I am doing. I have also included the Q&A polls from my Instagram and Twitter, so if you asked a question then it will be answered in the video. In addition, I have added in some FUN FACTS, along with a little chat. All of the products I have used can be found in the video itself, plus I will tag them below and they will also be tagged in the description box of the video too.

What products have I used? 

  1. Moisturiser
  2. Foundation
  3. Contour set
  4. Eye-brow kit
  5. Setting Spray
  6. Face Mist
  7. Mascara

This is a very easy, simple, and fresh make-up look which I wear a majority of the time. I am not the best at make-up, so this works wonders for me. I prefer having my make-up quite subtle, and this feels amazing on the skin as it isn’t too heavy. This is definitely a look that I will be wearing for many times to come or a look that I will use as a basis for all looks.

Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments:

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How To Relax After A Long Day?

As you may or may not know, I am a full-time university student who works part-time, as well as trying to build a freelance photography business which can be exhausting on busy days. This is a lot, I KNOW! I do like to keep myself very busy. I love studying, I love working, I love photography, I love exploring and I love to work on new projects.

For a few weeks now, I have been feeling exhausted, literally, every day is starting to feel draining to the point where I have no energy to go to the gym or to do anything that interests me. When I am at the point of being exhausted, my mood drops followed by my motivation. I have been trying to change this and work with the fact that I am exhausted, but at the same time, I still want to do things and more importantly relax – to rest up for the next busy day. Here are my best tips for having a relaxed evening as well as chilling out to prepare you for another busy day.

Go For A Walk

I have noticed that a slow stroll is a perfect way to think about things as well as staying relaxed. If I am worked up, stressed or mad, I usually take myself and my headphones and go for a walk. I think that fresh air is always good for everyone, especially if you work indoors and go home straight away as you will find that probably because of this is why you have no motivation. I would normally go for a walk to town, perhaps to a shop to buy something and treat myself like chocolate or ice cream or I would take a new route to my keep my mind active.

Take A Warm Shower/Bathย 

Yep, this is up there with my things to do. This does sound pretty obvious, but I think that sometimes I forget how much I enjoy a nice hot bath. Usually, I would shower in the morning and evening, however, I think that a nice hot bath, with a bath bomb, is a perfect way to relax. You could even put some music on and light some candles. Doing something like this once in a while is really beneficial because it is a way to treat yourself, as well as do something that you aren’t used to as you will enjoy the moment and hopefully feel relaxed.

Write/Start Something New

One of the best things that I find relaxing is writing, especially blog posts that interest me greatly as it puts me in a good mood. This makes me feel like I have done something productive and beneficial. I find that doing something that interests me in the evening is a great way to unwind, even if it doesn’t turn out great. If you aren’t a blogger then I 100% recommend you to start something new. Whether if that is: starting a blog, writing a story/script, keeping a journal, playing games, drawing or even reading. These are all great for the mind and will make you feel productive which will keep you motivated. Sometimes good things will happen and sometimes they won’t, but you can always go back to them and practise. Personally, I love to edit photographs, play games and write/plan blog posts. By doing all these things, I am keeping my mind active, staying motivated and keeping myself busy.

Watch A DVD Or YouTube Videos

The very last thing I normally do to help with unwinding and to keep me relaxed is by watching a film/TV programme on Netflix or by watching YouTubers. Whichever you prefer is great! I love watching Saffron Barker, Brad Mondo and Mark Ferris which is great because I have plenty of choice and plenty of videos to watch. I would normally put one of these on, especially when I am eating dinner or having a little break from writing and planning blog posts.

These are just some of the things that I love to do and always help me to stay relaxed. Let me know if you already do these things and if they help you. Also, if you are going to give these a try then please let me know how you feel afterwards. Perhaps, I am just a busy bee LOL. I love being productive and doing things at all times because I love to make the most of out my days. I hope you enjoyed reading this little post. If you have any ideas that you would like me to do in the next coming months, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog.

 

 

University: Essential Stationery & Accessories.

Are you a university student looking for tips on how to survive your lectures and revision sessions? Then, you have arrived at the right place. I have just finished my first week back at university (second-year) and I thought that it would be a great idea to share with you the most important things you need for university. This is an honest post of everything that I use to help me focus, study and to excel in all my modules. Of course, it does depend on your degree and what is required of you. I am currently studying Education Studies and Drama. So, without further ado… let’s move on!

Essentials

  • Pens – You are probably thinking, well, of course you need pens, but you would be surprised at the number of times I forgot to bring one to my lectures last year. I would suggest buying 3 different colour pens or a pen that allows you to write with a different colour, such as; black, blue and red. These are very useful especially for jotting down different topics or information needed for different things. I often write quotes in blue, lecture notes in black and references in red. This makes it very easy to identify which information is what and is perfect for essay writing. If you are like me and have a whole pencil case full of pens, colouring pencils and wacky stationery then you are well and truly sorted.
  • Highlighters – 100% ARE A MUST! You WILL be given readings to do and most of the time, you are required to print them out and make notes. Highlighters make is easy to select text and also to categorise the text into sections if it is slightly random. Most of my essays last year were based off a piece of text and using highlighters really helped me to understand them by breaking them down.
  • Notebook or Laptop/Tablet – You WILL always need something to take notes on. It just depends on what you prefer. Some people like to take their laptops to be able to download the lecture notes, so that they can add their additional notes next to it. However, some people like to write the KEY information down in their notebooks and then look back at the lecture notes afterwards. This really depends on how you learn best and what works well for you. I suggest that you try a couple of methods to see what you find beneficial. Personally, I prefer writing down useful information as well as saving the lecturers power-point on my tablet. It is a good way to follow what is being said in the lecture and perfect for those learners who understand by noting it down multiple times. I do this for every module I take and so far I am doing reasonably well.

Useful Tools For Revision

  • Sticky Notes – These are AMAZING!!!! I often use these to save pages in books, as well as adding little notes of text on them, especially if it is a random thought or a piece of additional information. You can get these really cheap and are great for revision. I sometimes use these to map out an essay. I would write on each one the different topics followed by a few keywords, quotes or information I don’t want to miss out.
  • Revision/Cue Cards – These are useful, but not really essential. I only used these twice last year. These are perfect if you are revising for an exam as you can write a heading with a Q&A and ask someone to help you revise. As well as this, you could use them for presentations. I used a couple for a power point presentation that I had to do. I didn’t want to write all the text on the slide as that isn’t fun or great to look at from an audience’s perspective. I used them as a prompt. I wrote a few words on the card to ensure that I mentioned everything that I had to include. If you get nervous or are very forgetful, these are honestly YOUR BEST FRIEND! It makes it easier for you to remember what you want to talk about as well as ensuring you are looking at your audience giving them eye contact. You don’t want to just read off your presentations.
  • Wipe Board – Literally the best thing ever. I use this to write on my weekly schedule as well as use it to brainstorm ideas for when I am writing an essay.

These are just some of my essentials for university and I love them all so much. You can get each of these very cheap and most places offers a student discount. I do highly recommend taking plenty of food and water with you to your lectures. All of my lectures are 3 hours long which is why I advise you to do this. You are allowed to drink and eat throughout as long as you are quiet. You will, of course, have a break at some point during your lecture and I normally use this time to eat as much as I can LOL. I hope you enjoyed this little post. If you liked it please give it a like and comment your thoughts below. If you would like to see more posts like this then please let me know!

My Top 5 Study Tips & Advice

These past few weeks have been very for me, in terms of studying and keeping up with the workload of university and submitting my essays. In today’s post, I have decided to bullet point all the things that I do to ensure I get my work done and also so that I am in the right mindset for writing essays. Of course, these will not work for everyone, but I find that all of these little things help me to focus and WRITE WRITE WRITE!!!

A Tidy Room

This is very easy to do and surprisingly it will make such a huge difference towards your studying. I prefer to work in a clean and tidy space as I find that I tend to work better and also I can use the space to spread out all my work. I think that a tidy room and having a bed made is such a big difference. You wouldn’t really think about this, but for me, it helps so much and I don’t even know why.

Organise Your Workspace

By this, I mean your study desk or table or whatever you use to set up your workspace. For me, it has to be clean so that the things that are close by is a bottle of water and all of my relevant notes to help me study. Being in a clean environment is something that helps me to study a lot It takes my mind off things and I genuinely do find myself working better. I always think of it as clean space, clear mind!

Take Breaks

Taking regular breaks is essential. If you are like me and spend literally all day on Saturday and Sunday catching up with work then breaks are a must. I normally have a break every couple of hours which for me is just right. I tend to lose focus or not be able to think of what to do. When I get to this point I take a break, whether if that is going for a walk, watching a YouTube video or even just to make some food. I think it is a really good way to set your mind free to encourage more thinking in your break. This is when I tend to come up with more ideas.

Listen To An Instrumental Playlist

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!! Before I used to do this, I would just put on my Spotify playlist and listen to chart music. It got to a point where I had so many essays due and I was finding it difficult to just write which is why I decided to put on an instrumental. Personally, I struggle with writing essays in a completely quiet place. I have to have a little bit of background noise, but it has to be nothing that could distract me. I found an 8 hour instrumental on YouTube which I use every time I have work to do. It honestly is great for the mind and I think it helps me a lot. I recommend giving this a try as it might work for you.

Snacks/ Water/Set Goals

The last thing I would suggest doing to help you with essay writing is having plenty of food/snacks as well as a bottle of water close by at all times. I think that drinking lots of water is always good for you and will keep you awake and hydrated. I sometimes treat myself to a special snack which could be chocolate raisins or anything that I am craving. I would set myself a target of which I have to complete before I can have my treat. I find that when I set myself realistic goals and really push myself, I will get the work done and more importantly at a good standard.

These are just a few of the few things that I always do before and when writing my essays for university. These help me every time which is why I will use them whenever I have lots of writing to do. I suppose some of these can be used when blog writing as well. It is about finding ways that help you personally. We are all different and will always have different tips that help us individually. I hope you can find some use out of mine. If you decided to try these or you already use them, please let me know.