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Birchbox 3 Months On

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Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

The Confessions Of A Final Year Student

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It's finally the end, well almost not quite but apart from the looming exams I'm getting towards the end and it feels so good. Everyone always says that the stretch between exams and your dissertation is hell on Earth, I didn't think this would be the case at all but I can vouch for everyone and say that it's the most intense time of my whole degree. I started the final year feeling great and confident and I was slowly met with the rude awakening of pressure, I feel like the pressure stems into three main areas. 

1. Career: If I had a pound for every time I panicked about what I was going to do afterwards I would actually be rich, I am a known worrier and it was difficult for me to not feel like my life was falling apart when I initially started applying for jobs. Getting the rejection email always got to me and I found myself feeling so low that I struggled to feel like I was ever going to get anywhere. I'd heard a lot of people say that I'll find one when the …

Nasty Gal Realness

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Nasty Gal, an online shop I know all too well. Great quality pieces that suit my ever-changing style, although it's fast fashion I find that a lot of the pieces I pick up from there really last the test of time. I am taking more consideration into what I'm buying and whether it is something I could see lasting in my wardrobe for a long time. For me I feel like t-shirts and dresses are the main things I buy from fast fashion sites, they last for the longest and everybody needs some good t-shirts to switch between. With the consistent discount codes I thought I would showcase some of my favourite bits from NastyGal, budget friendly fashion that can last the length of time. 

I thought today I would feature some real good slogan tees, they're one of my most frequently bought items off NastyGal and you can never go wrong with one. Some of my favourite tees of all time are a good old band tee. They get softed after each wear and they're the kind of thing ever…

What's With All The Full Coverage

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Full coverage this, full coverage that it's everywhere at the moment! We seem to crave every beauty product to provide 100% coverage. Brands are buying into this want and ensuring everything gives off this 'flawless' coverage, products such as the controversial Tarte Shape Tape and the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define foundation and concealer are raved in the beauty community for their amazing 'skin blurring' coverage. And although i'll hold up and say the Conceal and Define range by Makeup Revolution is a god send, is not all just getting a bit silly now. 

It's almost as if it's not good enough to have natural skin anymore, trends in the Beauty community really do stick around for a long time. From wavy brows to holographic highlighters to soap brows the lot, it all stays with us and brands buy into it and keep the trend alive. I never thought I would say that coverage would be a trend, but at the moment it seems like everyone is desperate for a bit…

Are We Really Getting All Eco-Friendly?

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Climate change is real before you start to roll your eyes and go off this post. From the work of Extinction Rebellion and other protest groups, the message for change is getting louder. To the point where roads are being blocked and we have no choice but to accept what we're doing to the planet, however, haven't we always been aware of it?. In primary school 'reuse, reduce, recycle' was practically tattooed into our heads.

But some people might not realise how quickly this will affect us, but let's remember that we aren't meant to be having heatwaves at the moment. Oh yeah, it might be great to have a nice pink gin and lemonade outside with the girls and get your snapchat and insta loaded with photos but we also get the downside where we have woodland fires in the UK. Let me remind you all the UK is meant to piss it down not have fires and blazing heat you aren't in Benidorm.

But what are companies doing to make a change? You've probably seen that Mcdonal…

My Best Tips For Writing A Dissertation

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I've waited for ages to be able to write this post, I wanted to do this post from the second I started my final year. However, as you can probably guess it's not easy to talk about writing a dissertation when you haven't so instead I thought I would instead wait until it was done and handed in, and actually reflect on my experience of writing a dissertation. I made a lot of notes throughout it so that I would be able to remember every aspect of it. I have mixed feelings really, it was so gain some experience in conducting my own research, with the focus being on a topic I know a lot about I was quite excited to write it. 

I'll admit now, the whole experience was a whirlwind of emotions for me. One minute I was on cloud nine and I loved it all then the next I was up until 3 am rewriting a big section, whether that's the natural self-doubt in me or the pressure to get the dissertation to a good standard. I noticed myself falling in and out of love with it throughout, …

Style Chat: Let's Talk

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I did a blog post on this a while back but I think style is a really big thing when it comes to fashion. I mean I guess that's obvious, brands and fashion designers work off styles and trends and as individuals whether you admit it or not everyone has their own style. I've never wanted to truly define my style, and at first, I think it was to stand out as this rebellious person who doesn't stick to a label and all that jazz. But now that I look back at that post and I think that you know what I think am still right in what I said, but since writing that post I've learnt a bit more about style. I do have a style but it's not a pigeon holed niche, it's more of a spectrum. 

I think with style it can be about components, as opposed to being one word to summarise it. If I did have to summarise it in one word it'd be eclectic, I take inspiration from so much. Whether that's my mood, music, season, colours you name it. I think the main inspiration for me is my …