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So University Is Finally Over

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I've waited for so long to write this post, three years ago I was halfway through my A-Levels and I was ready to start preparing for University. It feels weird now to say that it's all over, and I can relax for a month before starting my new job. When I finished my exam I expected to have this uplifting ecstatic feeling, and I did but I was also left with this weird feeling that it's all over and that's it. It's weird when you've spent so long writing your dissertation and preparing for exams for it to just all be done, everyone finishes at different times and it's just generally weird.

But it makes me more than excited to start my new job and not to get all soppy but start a new chapter, I have a lot of good and bad memories from University. I made friends for life and also experienced parts of life I never thought I would, I always used to cringe when people said that University helped them change as a person. But I do genuinely believe it does something, …

Summer Makeup But Not Sweaty Makeup

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We're getting the sun back and I can't wait to have a bit of chill-out and enjoy some sun. The weather always brings out my inspiration for clothes and makeup, but with the warm weather comes a lot of sweating that your makeup can't always handle. Each year I try new ways to make sure my makeup stays on, and I think I've managed to crack the code. I love really going for a bit of bronzer and focusing on the eyes but that doesn't mean my base can't still look good. I thought I'd share some of my tips and products I've been using to tackle that summer heat. 

First up is prepping your face, for me I normally try to wash and moisturise my face first thing in the morning when it gets hot. Let that moisturiser properly soak in and apply your spf just as usual, I've been using the Mimitika face spf each morning from May's Birchbox and it's worked pretty well, then the trick I've found is using translucent powder and 'setting' my face bef…

Here's Why Everyone Should Get The Choice

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Choice, it's a simple thing when you break it down. It's your decision, impacts you or could impact others but most importantly it's yours. However, despite this there's a sudden decision to strip that choice away from people. If you've not been aware of the recent news, parts of America and Ireland are relentless to make Abortions illegal. The element of choice is being stripped from people, instead of leaving them with an ultimatum, risk their health and choose an unsafe procedure or be forced to continue a pregnancy and potentially raise a child they weren't prepared for. At first I didn't want to share my story, it felt hard to talk about it and as with some things in life there are just aspects of life we don't want to discuss. Whether that's just to friends or to an online audience where everyone feels the need to voice their opinions.
And although these opinions can turn negative and become a dangerous place to voice your opinion. They can als…

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…