Lifestyle

All of my lifestyle blog posts… so basically everything!

Easy Ways To Personalise Your Student/Rented Home!

Living in student accommodation or rented homes can often be a challenge to decorate. You can’t nail up any pictures or screw in any shelves, you can’t choose your appliances, or even your furniture in most cases. Here are some of my tips to decorate your student room or rented home easily, without risking your deposit. Furniture & Furnishings As a student, I’ve only ever lived in furnished properties, because I certainly can’t afford to buy a bed, or transport…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Cute Pin Giveaway!

You may know that I collect patches for my denim jacket, but recently I’ve been getting more into pins as well. They’re adorable, and easy to add to my leather jacket, because my denim one has literally no room left on it. I definitely need to write an updated denim jacket patches blog post, and show you all my pin collection too, so stay tuned for that. Recently I ordered a load of cute summer-themed pins online, and of course,…

Dream Home Wishlist

We’re moving house! For our Master’s year, my friends and I had originally intended to stay in our current maisonette, until the agency decided to put the rent up. I had a look around Rightmove and quickly realised that for less money, we could get a bigger place with a living room and a balcony, in East London not far from where we live now, so we jumped at the chance! These past few days have been really stressful trying…