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Pastel in Autumn

So, I was planning a super awesome blogging comeback, bought a snazzy new theme from Pipdig, got all motivated… Then I didn’t blog for nearly a month. TYPICAL EMILY. Hi, I’m still alive. I started an intercollegiate MA at King’s College and UCL, it’s been manic. This is literally my first actual day off in a month, because I’m at work whenever I’m not at uni, but today’s class got cancelled, yay! I’ve got 5-7 hours worth of Greek homework to do by Friday, but for once I’m going to spend some time blogging… Priorities. I am by no means…

Exploring London With My New FitBit

Recently I’ve been lucky enough to have been trying out a brand new FitBit Charge 2, with John Lewis’ new #ExploreTheCity map activity tracker! London is filled with so many amazing museums, galleries, parks and monuments to explore; I’ve been living here for four years now and there’s still so many places on my bucket list. What is #ExploreTheCity? John Lewis have created an awesome tracker that pinpoints all the nearby London attractions to you, and connects with your fitness tracker (FitBit, TomTom & other wearable tech), so you can monitor your progress at the same time! You can filter…

Presenting… Emily Underworld 2.0

[su_pullquote]Bonjour![/su_pullquote] In case you haven’t noticed already, I’ve finally upgraded into epic-blogger-mode and bought myself a wonderful new Pipdig wordpress theme. I couldn’t help myself. I’ve not really been in the blogging / writing mood recently, because I’ve spent all of my summer working, stressing about our shitty lettings agency, worrying about money, and trying to figure out how I’m going to survive my Master’s year… September is the best time for a fresh start, so cheers to a cute new blog design, getting ready to start my Classics / Archaeology MA (at King’s College & UCL), and to my…

How I’m Improving my Hair

Recently I’ve been trying to improve the condition of my hair, and it seems to be working somewhat, so I’ve decided to share some of my tips on the blog. I’m not a beauty writer by any means, but this might be useful to at least one person! I have horrendously unruly curls, which means that washing my hair is a nightmare, it takes hours to dry but I can’t use a hairdryer (yes, even with a diffuser) and moisture is its’ best friend. Not only do I have curls, but they’re damaged from bleaching, which makes it extra difficult…

Deciem: The Abnormal Beauty Company

Everyone and their Mum have heard about Deciem’s ‘The Ordinary’ skincare range by now, and I must be the last blogger to write about them. I bought myself several of their products a few months ago, but I wanted to try them all out properly before writing a review. These products are insanely cheap, but that does not reflect their quality by any means. You’ll need to do a bit of reading before choosing what you want, creating the perfect routine for your skin type. They have lots of information on their website to help you! I like how simple…

Pizza Union Aldgate: Proper Italian Pizza in 3 Minutes!

Pizza Union is the first UK Italian pizza bar, boasting proper stonebaked Roman-style pizza in only 3 minutes. I’ve been to Italy a few times, and I like to claim that my Italian heritage is why I love their food so much, but really, pizza and gelato is just amazing, so I couldn’t resist checking it out. My boyfriend and I were invited down to the newest branch of Pizza Union near Aldgate East station a few weeks ago to review it, and I could tell instantly that it was my kind of place. Maybe I’ve been living in East…

Styling Embroidered Denim

Embroidered denim has made a huge comeback on the fashion scene, and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. These patterns and fun shapes are on everything now, from jeans and shorts to summer dresses. But how do you wear this throwback 90’s getup? There’s a couple of ways to style your embroidered denim that will make your outfit truly pop this season, so here’s just a few easy ways to stay on trend with your snazzy embroidery… Embroidered jeans This is probably the most straightforward way to wear embroidered denim, and the most…

10 Things To Do If You’re a Student With No Money

We’ve all been there. Students are dealing with rising tuition fees, rising rent and living costs, and we all struggle with money. I’ll be starting my Master’s degree in September, and I’ve been a student in London for the past three years, so believe me, I know. I’ve previously shared tips on how to save money as a student, hacks for life on a budget, cheap alternatives for holiday accommodation, and budget-friendly tips for fashion. This time I’m writing about what to do if you’re a student with no money, I hope you find it useful. Ask Mum & Dad (or…

Why Eat Cake When You Can Vape?  

This is a somewhat unconventional blog post for me, but today I’m talking about vaping. I’m not a smoker, but I am a student who likes to go out a lot, and I live in London, where so many people smoke. A lot of my friends do, and when we go out drinking or to concerts, I spend a fair amount of time outside awkwardly watching them smoke; I get offered cigarettes all the time, and on the odd drunk occasion I’ve shared friend’s cigarettes (even though they make me feel dizzy and one time I threw up over a…

The Ultimate Eye Exam at Leightons

I was invited down to Leighton’s Opticians in Putney recently for an “ultimate eye exam”. That sounded pretty epic, and I was well overdue an eye test, so I eagerly read up about what the ultimate eye exam would entail, and booked in as soon as I could. A Brief History of My Vision I’ve been short-sighted with astigmatism for as long as I remember, although I only started wearing glasses at the age of 12, then quickly switched to contact lenses. When I was given my first pair of glasses I literally couldn’t believe how clear everything was! I…

How To Capture Tuscan Style

This is a bit of a different topic for me, but today I’m talking about fashion. More specifically, the beautiful Italian fashion from Tuscany. I’m Italian on my Mother’s side, currently learning the language and studying the good old Romans at University. In fact, I’m graduating at the end of July and starting a Master’s degree, so you could say I’m a bit obsessed with Italy. Rome is amazing of course, but Italy has so much more to offer than just the capital. One particular place in Italy I’d love to visit, (other than Florence, Venice, and Milan), is Tuscany.…

London Attractions That Don’t Make The Postcards

If you’re taking a trip to London, chances are you have your sights set on a few attractions you’ve seen on postcards or in similar images of the city. Like a lot of major cities, London has a way of showing off its top sights and activities. For instance, you might want to walk by Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, or take a tour of Westminster Abbey. You might want to ride to the top of the London Eye, or walk across London Bridge. Or you could just be eyeing a trip to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre or the…

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