5 Things I’m Not Very Good At (and can work on)

Hello blog friends. I’ve recently been thinking about things that I’m not very good at.. well, the things I can feasibly work on improving. I recently started a 6 week course of CBT for low self-esteem, and while I’ve only had one session so far, I’m keen to work on my mental health. So without further ado… 5 Things I’m Not Very Good At 1. Sticking to a Schedule I am incredibly forgetful. I’m the kind of person who buys vitamins, then forgets to take them daily. The same goes with exercise, skincare routines, blogging… basically any kind of schedule.…

Beauty Treatments I’d Like To Try

Micropigmentation / Microblading I’m lazy AF, so the idea of having perfect filled-in eyebrows when I wake up is the dream. I’m not completely sure whether to go for micropigmentation or microblading, but after I saw that Bethan Leadley (musicalbethan on YouTube) got hers done, I want them! I’m currently trying out Wunderbrow, but it’s very messy and difficult to use. Damn these patchy eyebrows. Laser Hair Removal I’ve written about how I got to try out laser hair removal with the New York Laser Clinic, and it was awesome. I’d love to get more treatments on other areas, mainly…

What To Look For When Buying Your First Home

When this guest post first landed in my email inbox, I dismissed it as “not relevant” to me. At this point in life, a struggling MA student in London, it feels like I’ll be renting forever. However, I’m sure that isn’t the case for a lot of you, and this has some pretty good advice. Lots of my blogger freinds have been buying their first homes recently, so it’s quite topical! Some of this advice is also applicable for renting; I wish I checked the windows in this flat before we moved in, because some of them don’t close properly,…

Cheap Celebration Ideas for Students!

From exam results and birthdays to friendship anniversaries and new relationships, student life is full of opportunities to celebrate. No matter what the occasion, finding a way to make it special need not break the bank. Have a picnic If the celebration coincides with a spell of good weather, why not head out to a local park or forest instead of the making the usual trip down to the local. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to show off your culinary skills, you’ll find plenty of recipes for snacks and treats you can enjoy in the great outdoors, but ultimately,…

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting University

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 so tempting at the start of term to buy everything shiny and new, but over the length of your course…

Films I’ve Seen Recently

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 cost you £17.99 a month. So, what have I seen recently? IT After binge-watching the original IT films on the…

How to Plan the Ultimate Birthday Dinner in London

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 timed, because it’s all about planning the ultimate birthday dinner in London. I’m assuming Oliver has already made arrangements for…