They say if you really want something, you’ll work hard enough and make it happen. In theory, I love this. Why can you not make your dreams a reality? Working on personal goals can be difficult particularly when you’re juggling with work or university/ college plus trying to maintain a family & social life and get eight hours sleep per…

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I love the concept of subscription services, food, make-up, skincare, it doesn’t matter. I appreciate it’s not really great value for money but I enjoy receiving mail and I enjoy surprises. A sweet subscription box directly appeals to me because I probably wouldn’t go out and buy sweets, but when I take the notion they’re nice to have. There’s something just…

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Until January, I had never traveled with only hand luggage. Now I’ve done it, I would recommend it to everyone. If you can, it saves you time, money and you just need to know how to pack. If you’re still skeptical, here are my tips on how to travel with hand luggage. Take What You Need If you’re going away…

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I’ve never really been a believer in “everything happens for a reason”. While the thought is a nice one, when a lot of bad things happen it can be hard to believe it’s for some greater good. However, this month I had that “it’s funny how some things work out” moment and I wanted to share the story. 8th August…

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Around this time last year, I reviewed the Lee Stafford Loco Coco Hair Curler. I love the curler, it’s gentle on my hair and keeps my curls in for days. Another product I’ve been wanting to buy is a straightening hot brush, I think they seem to handy for everyday use. Being a fan of the brand, I bought this…

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One of my goals this year is to save money and use up my beauty products before I buy more. I find Beauty Product Empties posts so interesting, it’s nice to see which products people use to the end so here is my empties for February. Primark Make Up Fixing Spray Sometimes Primark Beauty have some weird yet wonderful products.…

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One of my goals for this year was to read more books. Reading is something that frequently falls down my list but I love it. It’s only February but I think I’ve been doing pretty well. Here are my thoughts on what I’ve been reading so far in 2018. One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus I was optimistic,…

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One of the quieter budget make-up brands out there. Essence is a brand I’ve only seen in Wilko. The range is budget friendly and while it somewhat reminds me of Miss Sporty, I had heard good things about this brand so I decided to try a few things out. Camouflage 2in1 Make Up and Concealer Foundation is one of my…

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One of my goals for this year was to stop indulgently splurging and save more money. Suddenly I have bills to pay, things to save for. Whilst I’m making more money than I ever have before (still not a lot), money suddenly isn’t disposable. I’ve learned how to save money and re-evaluate what I actually need, want and kick spending…

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A post that is a bit different to the good old monthly favourites, Loving & Leaving- beauty and lifestyle products  I have been loving but also products I haven’t been enjoying this month. Make-Up The first thing I have been loving is the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Illuminating Powder in the shade Peonies Please. When I bought this, I wasn’t quite…

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Earlier this month, I spent a Weekend in Berlin as my first City Break of 2018. I had never visited Germany before and honestly, didn’t really now what we were going to do.  I was a tad nervous as I hadn’t visited a non-English speaking country in a while and we hadn’t planned what we wanted to see beforehand. Thursday…

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The Ordinary seemed to appear from nowhere but with its minimalistic packaging and low price tag grabbed the attention of beauty enthusiasts everywhere. I tried The Ordinary moisturiser last year in a beauty subscription box and I absolutely loved it but by that point Cult Beauty etc didn’t stock it. It’s one of the most sought after brands and it…

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Simple Skincare is my holy grail skincare brand, it has never let me down. I use it for my entire skincare routine and over the years  I have watched as the range has grown from a facial wash, toner and moisturiser to a utopia of facial, skincare and haircare products. The ethos remains the same, gentle products suitable for sensitive skin…

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I did this last year and while I can’t quite believe it’s 12 months have passed, it was a really good way to keep me motivated and in touch with my bigger life goals. So here is my list, what I want to have achieved by this time next year…   In terms of Blogging, I’d like to hit 10,000 page…

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Ah boys, the bane of my life in more ways than one but buying them gifts is a task. They are so difficult to buy for and because the things they buy tend to be more expensive, you run out of ideas so quickly! so I hope I can give you a few ideas! Drinking Roulette – £12.99 If you know someone into…

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I generally think girls are easy to buy for, the problem is choosing what to buy because there are so many gifts available. I hope this gives you some idea’s if you’re looking to treat the women in your life, or to treat yourself! Copper and Marble Jewellery Stand – £8 This is so cute for hanging up your necklaces…

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Ah beauty gifts, possibly the most exciting of all. Whether you’re stocking up on your favourites or being introduced to a new brand, these may be my favourites to receive. Under £20  Tarte Cosmetics Previous Picks Colour Collection £10 Tarte have so many cute little gifts this year and they are so reasonably priced! For £10 you get a mini…

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One of my favourite things to shop for is stocking fillers, there are so many great little gifts out there. Some are fun, some are really helpful, overall I just love the concept! For Her Budget Planner – £2.50 I’ve seen so many of these budget planners, selling for an absolute fortune so this is an absolute steal! Perfect for…

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Secret Santa is becoming increasingly popular among friends/family which if you’re low on funds or have a huge family then it’s a great idea. I have a small family so I associate Secret Santa with work colleagues so that is the kind of gifts that I’ve included. It can be really daunting, particularly if you don’t know the person that…

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Over the past few years, gifting for our furry-friends has become a bit of a phenomenon. Now, most websites you visit have a pets section in their Christmas gifting ranges. I’m absolutely all for it, why shouldn’t we thank them for the happiness they bring us all year round by sorting them a stocking?  If you don’t have a furry friend…

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As far as Skincare goes, I’m not very adventurous. I used to be but as I have sensitive skin, I was sick of spending money on different products for them to irritate my skin and I can’t use them. Simple skincare was the first skin care brand I was introduced to and I swear they had like three products. Simple…

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Hello World Live, a new event that was supposed to change the way Creators could interact with their fans, has come under more criticism than any Creator event that I can remember. While i’m writing this, it’s Monday night, I was there on Saturday. At 22 years old, i’m still not over the disappointment of it all and I need…

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As far as advent calendars go, I will always be a fan. Infact, this year i’ve decided to make the adult decision to have an advent calendar in November as well- countdown to the countdown. Beauty and advent calendars are a winner for me also and I love watching unboxing posts or people rating the best ones but I do…

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I don’t tend to spend a lot of time in the beauty section at Primark but this palette caught my eye and I just couldn’t resist it. This is the Girls With Attitude (GWA)’The Ultimate Goddess Palette’ and will set you back £6. Containing 18 colours- some would say small trays, I personally have never finished an eye palette and doubt…

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For most people, work is a particularly big part of their lives. Monday to Friday, the majority of people spend more time at their job than with their own family, so it’s pretty important. However as millennials tend to get cabin-fever when in the one job for too long, mixed with redundancy, the shift into the digital world and the…

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Sleep is one of the most important and best things we can do for ourselves. Yet with our stress levels rocketing, our days getting longer and our intimacy with our mobile phones at night-time, it’s no wonder so many of us aren’t getting a good nights sleep. I am relatively good with making sure I get my eight hours, otherwise…

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For the past few months, i’d put myself on a bit of a beauty product spending ban to try and save for holidays. It worked pretty well and i got through a lot of my products so i’m going to do it more often. Anyway, post-ban, i found myself in Superdrug and picked up a few things! MultiTech Small Point…

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L’Oreal Paris Fine Flowers range is supposed to achieve comfortable, fresh skin everyday even for those with dry/sensitive skin. I saw this, on offer, in Boots and i just had to try it. So I picked up the Cleansing Cream (x) (£5.33) and the Toning Water (x) (£3.99).   The Cleansing Cream  Designed to melt away the most resilient make-up…

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As far as high street shopping in the UK goes, Primark is the one. Don’t get me wrong, I buy from other stores and some things are worth investing in but the biggest mistake you can make is underestimating Primark. Not everyone is as much of an enthusiast as myself, I know for some people shopping in Primark is a nightmare.…

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I know to some people, LUSH is the happiest place since Disney World. The staff are happy, helpful and it’s smells delicious what’s not to like? Well… maybe it’s me but I don’t have the same opinion. I find the whole experience exhausting, uncomfortable and all-round unpleasant. I am going to tell you, why I hate shopping in LUSH. Firstly, I…

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I was given the opportunity to review the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Hair Curler which is different from any other curler I’ve ever used, due to the coconut oil infused barrel. “Coconut oil is a natural nutrient that provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and repairing damaged hair. With a 40% longer barrel, my CoCo LoCo Long Tong will…

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I love snacking. Snacks of any kind make me happy but where I eat a pretty healthy diet for my main meals it’s snacks that can be my downfall.I’m always looking for new, healthy snacks and I’ve tried subscription boxes like Graze or Sourced Box but I always find there are lots of products that I don’t actually like. With…

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This wasn’t a planed post, I was browsing Boots the other week and noticed a new range of face masks. At only £2 each, I had to pick one up. I picked the Charcoal & Willow Bark mask which is a cleansing and purifying mask. These masks are sheet masks, which I have been loving lately! I find them much…

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When it came to the Boxing Day sales, i wasn’t really looking for any clothes. I, of course, had a look at the clothes but nothing really inspired me and sometimes i find raking through rails of clothing exhausting! The one thing you can never have too much of, is beauty products so that’s what i focused on when i…

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Stressed about your dissertation? Read my honest advice about how to cope- from one undergrad to another!

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This is a personal tradition that goes all the way back to when i was 5. Sitting in my classroom at Primary School, our teacher gathered us round to talk about the Shoebox Appeal.  Every Autumn, you take a shoebox and fill it with gifts for underprivileged children & adults around the world who don’t get Christmas presents. Most charities…

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So many new Zoella releases right now which is so blooming exciting! Christmas range, new additions to the original collection (always will be my favourite), and of course Zoella Lifestyle! Being a bit of a Zoella enthusiast, new launches are like Christmas for me, so i’ve been so excited to see the products coming in to store.

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