MY GUIDE TO HAVING A GREAT ROAD TRIP AND GETTING YOUR CAR THROUGH IT.

Monday, 29 May 2017

I love road trips, which considering I don't drive yet usually just means me taking over the AUX cable and stuffing my face with chicken nuggets whilst my friends do all the driving. I'm actually road tripping with one of my best friends this weekend who I haven't seen in month, and will be on the way to a festival so I'm very much looking forward to it! As obvious as some of these points may sound, these are just a few things I think make up a great road trip, and also avoiding breakdowns and other disasters by making sure your car is running correctly and what to do if your car needs any services. 

road trip

STARTING THE DAY RIGHT WITH THE NUTRIBUDDY BREAKFAST KIT.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Hi chickens! I've been looking forward to telling you guys about Nutribuddy's new breakfast kit for a while now because I've been so happy with it! Last year I did a review on their sculpting whey and weight loss products which you can have a look at here and found it worked great (I'm still using it). So when I was offered the opportunity to review the 'Nutribuddy Breakfast Kit' I jumped right on board. In fact I'm currently sat here drinking my chocolate brownie breakfast shake now, I know it's meant for mornings when you're on the run but it's quickly become one of my favourites and so drink it at home anyway. If you'd like to find more about the breakfast kit keep reading for a full review!

nutribuddy breakfast kit

4 WAYS TO MAKE LEMONADE OUT OF UNIVERSITY LEMONS*

Anyone who says school makes up the best years of your life never went to university. There’s not much in it, but the extra independence and the chance to take control of your own existence is like stepping into a whole new world. It’s like finding Narnia, but finding it after Aslan beat the White Witch. However, anything that is amazing tends to fly by way too quickly, which is why it is so important you make the most of your time at University in every sense of the word.

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PRODUCT REVIEW | JAN MARINI HYLA3D

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Hi guys, today I want to tell you guys all about Jan Marini's new HYLA3D product that was sent to me for review. I've reviewed one of Jan Marini's products before and it did not disappoint so I was quite excited to see the results of this. In a nutshell, this product aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosts collagen, increase skin hydration and just make you feel and look a lot more youthful. As I've mentioned before I believe starting young is always the best way to prevent signs of ageing which is why I think having a good skincare regime is important. Keep reading to find out more about the HYLA3D and my thoughts on the product. 

jan marini hyla3d

STUDYING ABROAD IN THE UK, IS IT FOR YOU?*


Studying abroad has its obvious benefits. You’ll be able to get out the country and come to Britain. It’ll be a great adventure and after you’ve finished at university, who knows, you could end up staying here. Why wouldn’t anybody want to do it? If you’re thinking like this, you may need to slow down. While it is a great opportunity to explore the world, it does still have its downsides. You will be completely uprooting your life, leaving all of your family and friends behind, and starting again. There is always the chance that you could run into problems, which is why proper planning is vital. If you are toying with the idea of moving to Britain to study, there are a few things you should think carefully about first.

UNIVERSITY DEGREE DONE AND DUSTED, NOW WHAT NEXT?

Friday, 19 May 2017

I am currently sat in bed listening to Lana Del Rey with a glass of Lidl white wine, and it still hasn't sunk in yet that my 4 years at university are over. In that time I've spent a semester living in Florida, a year working in London and a lot of time in bed watching movies, hence this list of movies recommendations for you. I'm going to save the reflecting for a bit later on, once I've left Bournemouth and it's actually hit me that I won't be seeing my friends daily anymore, or drinking caramel frappucino's in the library (there's no Starbucks in Gibraltar) or spending 3 hours in the downstairs room in Cameo. In Easter I kind of went through a quarter life crisis because I didn't know what I was going to do next with my life, I just have a fear of being bored and I never really like staying in the same place for a long time. So I decided to write this post thinking with a positive outlook and what I actually want to achieve in the months coming after finishing university. 

bournemouth university

HOW TO ENSURE A WARM RECEPTION ON YOUR CANADIAN ROAD TRIP*

North America is much bigger than just the USA, Canada might be one of the best countries in the world for a road trip. The views range from the quiet beauty of the Quebec country roads to the jaw-dropping mountains of British Columbia. The stops range from the diverse metropolis that is Toronto to the gorgeous, quaint Goderich. But there’s plenty that can go wrong on any road trip. Once you’re sure you’ve got the car organized and plenty of warm clothes packed, what do you need to be concerned with?

canadian roadtrip

MY SPRING SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH ANATOMICALS.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

If you regularly pop into Topshop, then I'm sure you've all heard of this brand, with their colourful and quirky packaging they're hard to miss. I was kindly sent a few products by Anatomicals to try and I have no complaints, which is why these products have officially made it into my spring skincare routine. I always find it so much easier to keep a regime up when all the products are from the same brand, as they're all staring me in the face when I'm in the bathroom, and with this colourful lot I haven't failed yet! Keep reading to find out my thoughts on the products.  

anatomicals skincare

KEEP MOVING, INDULGING YOUR WANDERLUST ON HOLIDAY*

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Not everyone thinks of their summer holiday as something that involves lying by a swimming pool for two weeks, with their paperback and bottle of sunscreen on hand. If you like to be a little more active through your summer holiday, read on and take in some of these tips and ideas!

caravan

MY HAND LUGGAGE & TRAVEL ESSENTIALS, A COLLABORATION WITH MARC B.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

I can't remember the last time I was able to travel with just a handbag for hand luggage, I've been moving around so much lately that I usually need all the space I can get which means more 'wheely' suitcases for me! When I get the luxury of being able to just use a bag for travelling (or the airline lets me get away with both) it makes flying more enjoyable in that I can have everything I need under the seat in front of me, and usually once I get to my destination I can just head straight back out with my bag. Marc B kindly sent me their cherrybrook mushroom handbag for all my travelling essentials - here's everything that comes along with me when travelling! 

marc b bag

ADVICE FOR ADULTS RETURNING TO SCHOOL*

Thursday, 11 May 2017

No matter what your age, there are many reasons why you might want to return to school. Maybe you are looking to change your career, or return to work after having a family, for example. Perhaps you want to advance on your chosen career ladder, or you might have time on your hands and decide it's time to study as a hobby, learning about something you are passionate about or obtain new skills.

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10 FAVOURITES, GET TO KNOW ME.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Today is a big day, because I finally handed in my dissertation! It was sad to see it go, but now it means I have a lot more time to concentrate on my blog (and my two other assignments). Any normal person would be spending the evening watching Netflix or Youtube videos but it seems my fingers can't get enough of writing now. Here's a post I saw recommended by another blogger and thought I might as well create my own so you guys can get to know me a little bit more.  If you're a blogger yourself then it would be great to see your lists too! Here are a few of my favourite things.

10 favourites

MY FIRST HOSTEL STAY EXPERIENCE, AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER STAYING IN ONE TOO.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

When you're travelling and tell your friends and family you're staying in a hostel you either get one of two reactions - "oh nice they're so cheap and you'll make loads of friends!" or "how scary, have you not seen the movie hostel?". I think there's a lot of misconceptions about hostels but for people who travel a lot they know most of the time they're perfectly safe, affordable and great if you like socialising and finding new drinking/travel buddies. Last month I spent a week in Amsterdam and Berlin and stayed in hostels in both places, which was a big contrast to the 5 star hotels I was staying in India the week before! But I survived it, and I'm here to tell you all about my first experience staying in a hostel.

pink panther hostel krakow

9 GOALS FOR MAY.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

May has never been an exciting month, but we do get a nice bank holiday! For most of us it usually means exams, deadlines and stress. So I thought of doing this post in order to give myself the motivational kick in the butt to get on with my work, and a few more things I aspire to get done with my time. I hope May is good to all of you!


CLEVER WAYS TO MAKE A DORM ROOM FEEL LIKE HOME*

Monday, 1 May 2017

College can be great for loads of reasons: the people, the partying and, of course, the learning. But there’s one thing about college that really sucks - the dorm rooms. They’re cheap, nasty and pretty generic, and the last thing you want if you’re the type of person who gets homesick. Not to worry, there’s all sorts of things you can do to make your dorm room feel a little more homely. Check this out.

dorm room
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