Thursday, 25 August 2016

READS #1 | Memories by Lang Leav

I wish I was one of those people that could read a different book each week, but unfortunately I have the attention span of a fish and dedicating myself to a book is about as difficult as figuring out what filter I want to use for an Instagram picture! A few weeks ago I watched Orion Carloto's 'Books I've been reading' video, one book she mentioned was Memories by Lang Leav. Memories features a collection of poems from Lang's two previous books Love & Misadventures and Lullabies (and includes 35 unpublished ones). I was rather skeptical to get this book as it's not a regular one with a story and I've never taken an interest in poetry, but I took the plunge and have never looked back!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Student Help Guide | Tips for moving into halls

Moving into halls can be an exciting time, moving out of your family home and living independently, making new friends, living in a new area and lots of other things! And as fun as it is, it can also be stressful if you don't prepare beforehand, so here are some tips for anyone moving into halls!

- It is super important to do your research on the different halls of residence your university offers. While it is easier to just go for the cheapest option, you have to remember that you will be living there for a while so it's good to think about the pros and cons of each place. For example, would you want to share a bathroom or would you rather an en-suite? Do you want a single or a double bed? How far is the halls of residence from campus? Would you have to pay to get a bus every time you have to go to uni? Would you mind walking twenty minutes to and from campus everyday?

Make a list for of things you need to buy
- Without a list, moving into halls will be a difficult time! You wouldn't think it but there are a lot of essentials you need to remember to bring with you. Firstly, check on your universities website for what is already available so you don't end up buying what is already there. It's easier to figure out what you need when you break it down into each room. The bedroom is easy to sort out as most halls have a wardrobe and bin so all you really need to buy is new bedding if it's a different size to your own, but most things you will have already from your previous home. For the bathroom you will need to buy cleaning products and possibly baskets to put all your bathroom essentials in. Lastly, the kitchen. Not only do you need plates and cutlery but also pots and pans. I cannot stress enough how important it is to read reviews on the kitchenware you buy as some things are cheap but the quality bad. I've had pots break within one use and pans catch on fire, funny thinking back on but my bank account wasn't laughing!

Friday, 3 June 2016

June Wishlist

Happy June! Could someone please tell me where the last 6 months have gone? this year is absolutely flying by! I have finally finished university for summer and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to do a post on all the things I wish I could afford this summer!

june wishlist

*1:  When we are blessed with a nice hot summer in the UK, boots are not the one to wear! I love wearing flat sandals because they pretty much go with everything and are so light on the feet! I think these ones from Brantano are so adorable with the floral pattern, absolutely perfect for summer with a nice dress!

2: I used to own a super cute bomber coat, but I lost it and in the past year (or two) bomber jackets have been getting so popular and I can't resist wanting one in every colour! I came across this bomb-ass-bomber on Monki! I absolutely love how they've styled it on the Monki site too, so basic but brilliant!

3: Finally, I absolutely love the Unisex Zara collection, my favourite piece is this t-shirt (which looks more like a jumper to me?) other than black I really love wearing grey, it goes with everything and looks pretty darn good with any lipstick! I think this would be perfect for those summer nights were it's not hot or cold, just the perfect temperature!