April Reflections and Favourites

“April Showers Bring May Flowers” – April has flown by and we are now heading into the 5th month of the year which is crazy. The nights are getting much lighter, the flowers are blooming and there are definite signs of Spring/Summer weather.

I always think that April is a nice, friendly month which eases you in gently to Spring weather with occasions like Easter, stirrings of nature and the start of the countdown to Summer.  I have enjoyed many things this month but here are a few I would love to share with you :

Online Shopping – Okay so this one is kind of bitter sweet.

  • I love getting new things to wear but I really do not like the way my bank account looks after it, so I will need to probably try and stop this in May – It has been a lot of fun while it has lasted though!
  •  I have recently been really liking ASOS, Forever 21 and Topshop this month. I’m not usually a big online shopper as I like to try things on and my mum does have a bit of a meltdown when I have a pile of returns, so I generally try to keep it to a minimum. But lucky in some aspects I have actually liked every item I have ordered this month! I also managed to pick up a few discounted items so that made me feel a little less guilty!!

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Healthy Nails, Healthy Mind

There is nothing worse than looking down at nails which you are not happy with!

Whether this is that you feel they are too short, you have chipped nail polish or they are just not the way you want them to be,  it can in-fact have a negative effect on your mood.

I find something very therapeutic about moisturising and buffing my nails and the end results also makes me feel much more confident about myself. This could be when I am in lectures writing, typing on a laptop or out in public and think that my nails look fresh and nice.

I have found a few products that I really love to use and feel that really work! I have been exploring nail products and options for a while.

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University Life; My tips and tricks

So that is me officially finished my first year of University.. Very scary! It has definitely been an interesting year and has been quite hard at times but also a very eye-opening and fun experience!

I wanted to share with you the advice and tips I would give to people maybe returning to University, starting University or perhaps someone just thinking about it!

I really wish I had, had access to a handbook of all the ‘do’s’ and ‘do not’s’ when I was starting first year but part of the process is figuring it out by yourself what to do and realising that there is no right or wrong way to do it, its however you approach it – this sounds daunting but you don’t even realise that until you are reflecting back!

 

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Just go with the flow and consider these below tips and I promise you will be fine :

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The Girls Essentials

So here we are again. Another year, a new style, a fresh start. Whatever we may view it as we welcome another Spring/Summer season into our lives, which I believe is as a good excuse as any to have a spring clear out, organise our lives and most importantly gather your essential items for reviving oneself.
Whether gathering your essential items means to you: re-using old favourites, saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the new ; or a bit of both – we ALL do it!
As humans we can’t help but be tempted and inspired by the inviting smells of spring daffodils, lighter evenings and warmer weather so we indulge ourselves (and quite rightly so!). I am no different and recently have purchased a few Spring/Summer girly essentials!

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L U S H

No seriously, I mean literally Lush!

synonyms:

luxuriant, rich, abundant, superabundant, profuse, exuberant, riotous, prolific, teeming, flourishing, thriving, vigorous

Walking down Princes Street I was drawn to the smell of baby powder, flowers, fruit and the sight of chalkboard signs with bold white swishy writing printed all over them. This of course led me to the bath and beauty shop Lush.
As you go through the doors you are welcomed by friendly and eccentric people who too all have a passion for beautifully scented products… It’s almost like a club. You are also greeted when entering the shop by that iconic Lush smell… the one everybody knows.
There are so many beautiful products which you can take your time smelling, touching and testing, piling them into your brown paper bag or basket which of course makes the shopping experience 100 X better!!

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Chilling Out And Keeping It Simple

We all have a day here and there where we feel stressed, upset, a bit down or perhaps just not very interested/motivated. Feeling like this is a completely natural and okay as at the end of the day we are only human and not every day can be rosy.
Making yourself feel better and treating yourself nicely is one of the many ways which can help  overcome any of the emotions which we deem as being ‘negative’ or ‘bad’. My one piece of advice is not to try and “improve” your mood or day but to instead welcome this uneasy feeling when it comes and just go with it!
Take things you enjoy doing and help yourself through!
Here are a few ways in which you can change your outlook on life & make you feel a bit more at ease:
Pinterest 
Pinterest is a great way to take your mind off things whether it is negative connotations in life or things that might just be bothering you. It allows you to escape into a place where all of your interests can be looked at on a mood board. Seeing images of things you like will have a positive influence on you and also just by searching and using the repetitive form of Pinning you are giving your mind a new form of focus and almost going into a meditative mind set.

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