I remember feeling like a rabbit in the headlights when I started university. There was so much advice flying around about what was important, what I should be doing, how I should be managing my time and annoyingly, most of it was conflicting. Here are a few things I wish I’d known before the start of the first term. I’m now two months into my Master’s degree – I’ve learnt a lot since first year! Buy second hand books It’s…

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Going to the cinema is one of my favourite pastimes. Ollie and I have Odeon Limitless cards, meaning we can see as many films as we want, for £19.99 a month. That seems like a lot, considering Netflix is about £5.99, but in London, one cinema ticket alone will cost you £18, so it’s totally worth it to pay a little more to see every single movie, as many times as you want. Oh, and if you’re outside London, it’ll…

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In case you didn’t already know, my birthday is on Halloween! This year I’m having an epic party at the weekend of course, complete with Halloween fancy dress and themed cocktails. I’ll be turning 22 (eww I wanna stay 21 forever), and as the 31st falls on a Tuesday this year, I’ve left it to my boyfriend to organise a ‘civilised meal’ for the evening, after I’ve had a few pints with my work friends… Today’s guest post is perfectly…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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