Things I’d like to have known before I started university

cutmypicIt completely blows my mind to think that this time last year, I was about to start my first year at university. To anyone who is about to start and doesn’t quite believe people who say your first year will fly by – trust me, it will!

As I approach my second year, I have all the excitement I had before I started my first year, but without the nerves and trepidation. I felt so many mixed emotions before I started university, and I’d love it if I had a time machine so I could go back and tell myself a few things. Instead, I thought I’d get it out in a blog post – who knows, it may come in handy for anyone reading this who hasn’t yet started university. Continue reading

Five hobbies that I’ve gotten into recently

cutmypicIn the past year or so, I’ve been quite keen on trying new hobbies and interests that I’ve never given consideration to. It’s been a really good experience for me, as now I have some really fun, relaxing ways to spend my free time – previously, I’d have just been aimlessly browsing the internet or watching TV (not that I don’t still do those things!).

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What to take to university – and what NOT to take!

cutmypicSo, you just got your results and you’re off to university. Now you’ve done the celebrating, it’s time to think about what you’d like to take. This can seem incredibly daunting – after all, this is probably the first time you’ve ever moved out! However, most people (including me) go in with an attitude as if they’re off to live on a desert island for three years and massively overpack. In this list, I’d like to tell you about some items you definitely should take to uni, and some items that you may be considering taking, but likely don’t need! Continue reading

Self care: 5 things you should do today

cutmypicAs a psychology student and someone who has struggled with anxiety, I am very interested in mental health and how we can look after ourselves. I don’t think self care needs to be a massive, time-consuming commitment – I think it can be achieved by simply taking a few minutes out of each day to focus purely on your own well-being. Here, I will share 5 small lifestyle changes that help me feel happier, healthier and more positive.  Continue reading

The day before you get your A-level results

cutmypicThis time two years ago, I was a bit of a wreck. I was anxiously awaiting my A-level results, so I could see whether I’d gotten into my first choice university. I distinctly remember the wait for my results being really grueling, but I adopted some coping mechanisms to try and make it as pain-free as possible. So without further ado, here are my tips for trying to relax the day before you get your results…

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All Good Things and Imogen Rose: A Lush Gorilla Perfumes review

cutmypicFor my birthday, I received a £30 Lush voucher from my family, which I was delighted by as Lush is definitely one of my favourite stores. While I am captivated by the bright, beautiful colours and enchanting smells of the bath bombs and shampoo bars, I knew that I wanted perfume this time. I’ve had Vanillary for years, and I adore the sweet, comforting scent of it so I definitely knew that I liked their perfumes. However, while I’m used to ordering Lush products online, I was certain that I needed to smell the perfumes for myself, so a couple of weeks ago I went to their Manchester Arndale store!

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