Sunday, 29 May 2016

Life Lately: Finishing University and Not Having a Plan

After an amazing 3 years I've finally finished university! And as it turns out, the 3rd year of university is pretty difficult! Between exams, revision and the dreaded dissertation, something just had to give. And that something had to be blogging, which is why I haven't posted in over a month. So I thought I'd a quick chatty catch up post about finishing university and what I'm going to do next!
God knows why this was such a shock to me, but writing a dissertation is seriously time consuming. You've probably all heard dissertation horror stories, and I won't lie it is a bit of a stressy, scary nightmare, but equally, its such a proud moment when you finally hand it. And also when you realise you likely will never have to think or write about it ever again! Don't get me wrong, I loved the topic I chose, but 8000 words later and I will quite happily never discuss narcissism and empathy ever again. My final exams were probably equally stressful and time consuming, but thank god for chocolate, coffee and course friends for getting me through. Although some of my exams definitely could have gone better, its such an amazing, freeing feeling to realise that these are likely the last exams I'll ever sit!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

5 Cheap and Easy Photography Backgrounds

Although photography is so much fun, taking beautiful blog pictures can sometimes seem like an impossible challenge! For me, the background of a picture is sometimes just as important as what's in the picture and being on a student budget (AKA not actually having lovely marble sides or distressed wooden floors in my house) I usually resort to using some clever samples. These are my top 5 backgrounds with links to where they came from!
Whitewash Oak Flooring Sample - £2 (X). This is by far my favourite background! It's simple enough to not make a picture too busy, but equally is interesting enough to make a picture slightly more eye-catching. It works so well for photographing beauty products and is also crazy affordable.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

A Mini Lush Spring Haul

I know, there's probably been a hundred of these posts already, but I am apparently incapable of not rushing out and buying all of Lush's special seasonal products! I'm sorry, but look how adorable the carrots are. I somewhat impressively managed to only buy 3 products, but they all look incredible so read on to find out what I though of them!


Monday, 28 March 2016

OOTD: Bloggers' London Fashion Week

I recently went to my first ever blogging event (read more about that here!) and had the best day! As I was surrounded by lots of other lovely bloggers who also love taking outfit pictures I decided to do my first ever outfit of the day post. 
As any of you who regularly read my blog will know, I am a massive lover of fashion and shopping. So I'm so excited to start sharing some outfits with you guys! 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Going To My First Blogging Event

The idea of going to a blogging event has always kinds of terrified me! Meeting lots of people I don't know in a situation I'm not familiar with just seemed so scary. But when an invitation to Bloggers Fashion Week popped up in my inbox I decided to be brave, take a risk and go along. And I am SO glad that I did! Despite being pretty nervous I had such a lovely day and would definitely go along to another event. 
I'm sure for some of you the idea of attending a fun blogging event in London would just be really exciting, but as someone with a little bit of social anxiety it was slightly daunting. I arranged on twitter to meet two other bloggers before the event so I didn't have to go completely by myself, which really made the day much more fun and less stressful. I met the lovely Jordan and Laura, who were both so friendly and have beautiful blogs at Just Jawwie and Laura Ayres which you should definitely check out!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Born Sassy: Coconut Lane Haul

I was recently contacted the lovely Charlotte at Coconut Lane and asked if I'd interested in becoming a brand ambassador for them. A quick peak at their website and instagram, and I was instantly in love! Rose gold, funny quotes and plenty of marble, basically all of my favourite things! 
So I, of course, couldn't resist having a little payday haul. As you can tell, attempts to prevent my blog from becoming Confessions of a Shopoholic take 2 are not going well!!
Marble Bangle. What's better than rose gold or marble? Them both together! This adjustable bracelet is so gorgeous and sweet, and  instagram looks killer with a pretty watch.

Friday, 18 March 2016

12 Reasons to Be Happy Spring Is Here

The sun has decided to make a rare appearance, my lovely student house if no longer freezing and beautiful flowers are appearing everyone, meaning only one thing, Spring is finally here! Don't get me wrong, I love autumn and winter but there's something so uplifting and positive about Spring. Here are 12 reasons to love this time of year!
1. Natural light is back. No more struggling to get decent picture in the what, 3 hours of okay winter light each day?!
2. Pastel colours are back. For some nail inspiration check out this post!
3. Something about the warmer weather seems to make eating healthily easier to do. Well, excluding Easter!
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