Friday, 7 April 2017

Superdrug Unboxing

The other day I made an order online on Superdrug and the things I've bought I've never purchased before but I was really looking forward to trying them out. Now when my ordered arrived I thought I'd make an unboxing post and tell you my first impressions of all the things I bought.

Now I was really excited when my doorbell rang and it was the postman holding my box. I just couldn't wait to open it.

The first thing that I picked out was a free sample of Sanex body lotion which was nice to have so I could try it out.

The next thing I pulled out of the box was all the things I ordered wrapped up in bubble-wrap.

I unwrapped the bubble-wrap to reveal all three products I ordered which I am so happy about.

The first thing I bought was a new concealer which is the Miss Sporty Perfect Stay Liquid Concealer in the shade 001 Light. I like using the Miss Sporty Perfect Stay Foundation so I thought I'd try out the concealer to see if it's just as good as the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

Next is the things which I am really excited about because I've always wanted these palettes. The first palette is the Makeup Revolution London Flawless Ultra Eye shadows. I am really excited  to try out this palette. It has 32 eye shadow colors which I really like. They are a mixture of matte and shimmery colors like nudes, copper, golden and smokey which are really pretty. They would perfect to use for everyday and night makeup. I also love the way the packaging looks. It looks really high quality and professional. The mirror in the palette is also really useful for travelling because you can just take this palette and have access to a variety of colors as well as a good size mirror to apply your eyeshadow. I cannot wait to try this palette out.

The final palette I bought is one that I'm even more excited about. Mostly because of the packaging but it just looks amazing. It is the I Heart Chocolate palette. Now obviously the packaging looks amazing because it's designed like a bar of chocolate so it's really nice to look at. Also when you open it and smell it, it does actually smell like chocolate which is even more amazing. There are sixteen colors in the palette which are also shimmery and matte. I really like that it's mostly a nude colors so it's handy for everyday but the shimmery colors could be great for a special occasion or a night out. It also comes with a mirror and a double ended eyeshadow sponge brush so it is perfect for travelling with. Even if you don't like the double ended sponge brush it comes with then there's space to put your eyeshadow brush in which is super handy. I can't wait to try out this palette for everyday use as well as night life use. It's so pretty.

That is all I ordered from Superdrug. I am really happy with all three products and I cannot wait to try them all out. I hope you enjoyed my Superdrug unboxing post and I'll be back again soon with another post soon.

See you then

Megan x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Why Do I Still Blog?

I made a post back in November asking why do I blog and I pretty much answered the question. I'll leave link to the post below so you can check it out.

However, I've started thinking about the question of why do I still blog. I mean I'm not one of those famous bloggers, I don't earn money from this blog and I don't get much attention from it. I mean those could be reasons why I could stop blogging but honestly those reasons don't really matter to me.

I just blog because I want to blog. I want to talk about things and I prefer this to actually making a bad quality video on YouTube. Mostly because this is more easier than filming, editing and uploading a video. This is just words typed out onto a laptop. It's very simple. Also I like the fact that I can wear what I like while I type this and not be judged for it. I'm currently in my pajamas with my hair tied up in a messy ponytail, wearing zero makeup and it feels great because I don't have to worry what I look like while I'm writing my posts.

Blogging is so much easier and I have full control of the posts on this blog because I'm the one who writes them. This blog is literally all me. This is my little space of the internet where I can write about whatever I want and it gets read by ten or more people. Just knowing someone has took the time to look at my blog, even if it was just for a second means a lot to me. It gives me another reason to make a post because someone out there might be enjoying what I'm writing about.

I just write about anything really and it's mostly the things I love. Whether that is a book review or a beauty haul or a day in the life post or some advice about university. I love writing about it because I love the things I'm writing about. I'm not trying to be like every blog out there. I just post about something I feel like posting about. I do get inspired sometimes by YouTube video or blog post idea but I just get the idea then I add my own version of it to the mix because I can and want to.

Anyway, I suppose what I'm trying to say is the reason I still blog is because I enjoy it. I like to write about something which I like or am passionate about. I like that I have my own part of the internet which belongs to me (kind of, if it wasn't for Blogger then I wouldn't really have this), but I still write and create all the posts which are published on this blog which makes me so happy. Knowing I've written 244 posts (including this one) for nearly three years now just makes me so proud that I've been able to accomplish that. I've made a blog once before then I just shut it down because I just gave up trying to make posts on it but not for this blog. I didn't give up on it. I know I have gone weeks without making posts but I always came back to it because the moment I started typing a post I remembered how much I love blogging.

So that's all I have to say about it. Thank you if you actually read everything I said but I just got carried away because sometimes when you start typing out a blog post, you just don't want to stop.

Anyway, I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

P.S. Here is the post I made back in November about Why Do I Blog? Check it out!

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Future

The future is kind of a scary place because you never know what is going to happen.

Recently as I am in second year of uni and I've pretty much finished it, I get asked a lot about what you're going to do after university because I'll be starting third year in September.

Honestly, I wish I knew what I was going to do but honestly I don't really know. A part of me wants to get a great job and start working straight away plus get a great flat to live in but I doubt that will happen straight away.

I feel like there's a small chance that might happen but the likelihood is you may need to put it on hold for a year. I do have a small plan which is once I've finished university to take a sort of gap year just to sort myself out to figure out what I am going to do for the rest of my life.

If you are like me and are a student who doesn't know what to do after university. You are not alone. I do recommend though taking a year out as like a gap year. I went straight to university once I finished school so I've never really had a break from education. A gap year is sort of what I need even though it'll consist of me working, living with my mum and planning what I'm going to do the next year.

Just give yourself that gap year where you can boost your hobbies, skills which will surely impress your future employer. Even if you don't know what to do, maybe consider doing a masters for a year if you're really struggling. There's loads of options for you to take, you just need to find them. Now is the time to figure yourself out because you are young and you're allowed to make mistakes. Remember the first job you go into after university is probably not the one you'll do for the rest of your life so don't worry about it. Just stick it out for a year to see if you like it or not, if not do something else.

Another tip I can give you is to create a work portfolio of yourself which shows off all your skills and has evidence of the projects you've worked on. If you create this then you'll be prepared for when the employer wants to see a portfolio of yourself and you have done one. Also create a CV which you can easily hand to your future employers.

Just remember to not give up at the first hurdle. You have your whole life ahead of you so make it the best you can be.

Anyway, I hope this was helpful to any of you confused about the future.

I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Second Year

I have basically finished with my second year at university. I've completed all my assignments, done my exam and I have no more lectures. It's crazy how quickly that has gone by.

The reason why I've finished my second year of uni so early is because after Easter we have to do five weeks of work placement or in my case experiential learning which basically work placement but set in my university. It's just five weeks of doing work from nine to five everyday (except for weekends I think). It's like gaining experience for life after university which is relevant to the degree you're studying.

Even though that is happening after Easter, I have no assignments or deadlines or exams to do. I do have to wait for the results of my assignments to see if I've passed or fail but I am pretty much finished.

It's crazy how quickly university goes. One minute you're a carefree first year having the time of your life in uni. Next is when you're in second year when the realization that your next year is third year then you'll soon be graduating and leaving uni. It just flies by. I still can't believe I've basically finished my second year of uni.

Just make every moment of university count because it does not last. Just make loads of memories and do the best you can in all your assignments because soon you'll have to be a mature adult who earns money, pays bills and work in a job for the rest of your life. Enjoy being young and carefree in your twenties because nothing lasts forever.

I'm currently at home for the whole of April for my Easter break so I should have more time to blog and make more posts so you should be seeing more of me this April.

I'll be back again soon with another post

See you then!

Megan x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Assignment Advice

It feels like my life is like a never ending cycle of doing assignments for university. It's particular more noticeable as the deadlines get closer and the time to complete assignments are running out.
I have completed all of my assignments now. I just need to read over and submit one more then that will be my second year over and done with. That's because I have this experiential learning in my university after Easter for five weeks which is like doing a work placement but it's set in university and basically it's just like doing a 9 to 5 job.

Now as I have only one more assignment to submit and I've spent most of my time freaking out about all the assignments I've had to do, I thought I would share some advice with you guys on what I have learned.

Let your housemates know you have assignments
Honestly, my housemates have been so supportive as they also have assignments to do with similar deadlines to me so letting them know all my deadlines and assignments is really great. They will support you and tell you to go do your assignment. It's such a benefit to be with housemates that are sort of in the same boat as you who have assignments to do too. They're kind of a motivation for you to work on your assignment.

Don't stress yourself out about them
Stressing about your assignments just gives you way more stress than there actually is and it's not good. The time you are spending freaking out about the upcoming deadlines could be time spent actually doing your assignment. It's not an optional thing assignments sadly unless you want to fail but they have to be done so you may as well just do them. Come up with a plan of what you need to do, set yourself little goals you want to achieve during the day for your assignments. Just do an hour of working on your assignment and see how you feel. If you are like me then you normally want to work longer after that hour is done so then you end up working for two or three hours which is amazing because you have progressed more on your assignment and you are one step closer to completing it.

Pull all dayers, not all nighters
Some people feel the need to pull all nighters for their assignments and I give you props if you do actually manage to do it while not feeling like a mentally exhausted pigeon. I've tried doing assignments all night but I just get so tired. My mind and body are literally telling me to sleep but I'm forcing myself awake to do the assignments. I realize that I can't focus on what I'm writing or reading and my brain just wants me to give up. I find it a struggle then when I do finally go to bed, I don't wake up until later on the next day. I've then wasted a days worth of doing my assignment because I've been sleeping. It's not good. However, some people like to do it. I however prefer the all dayers. I know that sounds weird but it basically summarizes it up. I wake up early at 7am or until 7:30am. I get up, get dressed, eat breakfast and have coffee then I take my bag with all the stuff I need and go to the university library which opens at 8:30am. When I get there I feel a sense of happiness because I have such much time to do my assignment. I could do it for twelve hours if I wanted to (I don't by the way, I usually end up going back home later in the afternoon). Just the knowledge I have so much time to work on my assignment for the day makes me feel so productive. I have actually written a thousand word assignment in four hours because I got up and went to the library early in the morning. I'm not even tired because I've had a good nights sleep the night before and I've sort of trained my body to get up early. I sometimes wake up by myself without an alarm at 7am even though I didn't even need to get up then. If you get into a routine of doing this then you will get so much done and you'll get the seven to eight hours sleep you need.

Reward yourself
Give yourself a reward for doing your assignment. If you have said I'm going to do a thousand words of my assignment today then reward yourself with something. It's like a motivation knowing you are getting something at the end of doing those thousand words. Also take regular breaks as a reward. Don't work out flat out for eight hours with no breaks. You'll feel so stressed out. Just give your brain a rest and take like a fifteen minute break.

Try not to leave your assignments to the day/night before
Even though your working under pressure because you literally have no choice because the deadline is the next day, try not to do this. At least if you're going to do your assignments last minute try to give it a week or a few days before the deadline just so you have just the right amount of days to do it. The day before means you have to do it flat out because you have no choice and you might miss out on the things that could have been worth adding to your assignment to make it better. If you are doing your assignment last minute, try to give yourself enough time to do it before the deadline so you're not stressing out and if you don't get it all done in one then you'll have the next to finish it off.

Anyway, I hope these tips were helpful to any of you doing your assignments. You're nearly over with them so just keep going and you'll be fine. Get to that point where you've done them and you can relax because trust me, not having any worries about assignments is the best feeling ever.

I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then

Megan x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

University Study Tips!

Hey guys!

Long time no post!

I feel like I say that a lot on this blog but sometimes it happens. However, I'm still here and I have been busy with just life and uni work as this is my last month of second year and the pressure to get things done is one. As I've been studying and doing assignments that I'd share with you my study tips which I have learnt over this period of time which might be helpful to some of you guys.

Treat your uni work as a nine to five job

This has probably been one of the best tips I've ever been given by someone. If you spend around six to eight hours a day doing your work then you'll get it done in no time. You can do this five days a week and have weekends off to do whatever you like. Just get yourself in a routine where you wake up early in the morning get ready for the day, eat breakfast then crack on with some work. If you do this everyday you'll feel more productive and your body clock will get used to the idea to wake up early. I also find that when I wake up earlier I want to sleep earlier so in a way this tip is so helpful to your body and mind. Just remember to take breaks ever two hours so you're not stressed out.

Make to do lists 

Do make to do lists on what you need to get done. I live by to do lists. Put whatever assignment is the most challenging at the top of the list so that it's over and done with then the rest will be easier for you. If you have a plan and follow it then you will get through the assignments.

Don't leave it until the last minute

Honestly this is the worst thing you could possibly do. You might work better under pressure but honestly that is not good. You could do so much better in an assignment if you start it a month before it's due. Even just planning and doing a bit of research on your assignment plus getting an idea of it will be so helpful to you. Also if you start it a month before it's due and you don't understand it or don't know if your ideas are good enough then you can ask your lecturers because they will help you and lead you in the right direction. This way you are guaranteed to pass your assignment. Trust me when I say do not leave your assignments until the last minute.

Go to the library

I'm not even kidding about this. Just go to the library to do your work because it's quiet and your surrounded by other people who are working as well. Plus you have access to all the books you'll need for your assignments. Honestly, I find working in the library so much better than working on my desk in my bedroom because I just feel more motivated to do work and there are less distractions in the library than when you're working at home.

Reward yourself

I find that rewarding myself with a treat after doing a bit of work on my assignment really does motivate me to do it. Sometimes I'll say if I work on this assignment for two hours then I can go hang out with my friends or watch a movie on Netflix or play on my Playstation for the rest of the day. Just give reward yourself after you've done a good amount of work that day because honestly it's a good motivation knowing you have something to look forward to after you've done your work.

Think of all that free time after you've completed all your assignments

Just think about once you've done all your assignments how much free time you'll have. All that stress-free free time. Not having to worry about the due dates of your assignments because you've already submitted them all. Honestly it's a really nice thought and hopefully that will motivate you to just get your assignments done.

I hope these study tips were helpful to some of you who have assignments or exams. They'll soon be over and done with.

I'll be back again with another post soon.

See you then.

Megan x

Thursday, 23 February 2017

12 Bookworm Problems

I am a massive bookworm. I love reading books and escaping the real world and enter a fictional one. Reading makes me so happy because I can just get lost into the pages of a book and forget about all the problems of really life.

However, like with many things there are a few problems many bookworms like myself have to face.

1. So many books to read
There are so many books out there of all different genres and the sad truth is we probably won't be able to read them all. No matter how big your book collection is there is always another book out there which could be apart of your favourite genre and you don't own it. There are so many books I want to read. I have a huge reading list of books which I own that I want to read but there's also books which are on my Amazon wish list that I want to read to. It's complicated but you'll always find another book to read.

2. Not enough time to read
I wish I could spend all day just reading books but sometimes life has to come first. Whether you need to go to work, school, university or even clean the house and do your chores it means that sometimes you don't have time to read. It is sad that life has to come first but there's always a chance to squeeze in a chapter or two if you feel like it or have the time to.

3. The dreaded reading slump
All bookworms will have heard and lived through the reading slump. It is where you have just finished a good book and you want to read again but you're just not into it because you're still pining over the last book you read or you just are not in the right mindset to pick up a book and read. It is hard when you are in the reading slump because you do want to read but you just can't get into a book. Then you start thinking random thoughts like "Will I ever read again?" "Is this it for me?" "I have so many books to read". I promise you though if you love reading and have loved reading for a while then you will eventually get back to reading. If you are really in the reading slump just pick up a book you've read before and re read it because that might make you want to read more. For me that would be picking up any of the first three Harry Potter books because they're smaller than the others and not too overwhelming. Plus any excuse to read Harry Potter is just perfect.

4, Not Enough Room For Your Books
You may come across the struggle of not having enough room for your books on your bookshelf. This can be really sad but it happens because you have a big collection of books. However, this can be turned around by reorganising your bookshelf so that all your books fit onto it. I don't know if this is just me or if other book lovers feel this way but I love reorganising my books because it is so satisfying when you finish and you just look at your newly organised books.

5. Glancing at the next page and seeing a spoiler
It is the worse because now you know what it going to happen next and it just sucks because it's not a surprise anymore. This tends to happen to me on the last two pages of a chapter. I'll be reading then my eyes will just glance to the last sentence of the chapter and then I see the spoiler. It's not one of those spoilers that you don't expect to happen in the book so you're in complete shock and sadness by the fact you just spoiled the chapter for yourself.

6. Finishing a book series and not knowing what to do with your life
The problem with a book series especially a long one like Harry Potter is the finishing of the last chapter of the book. You've been so engrossed with the characters for so long that you don't think you can read another story for a while. This is one of the causes of the book slump because you're still pining for the previous story and characters.

7. Spending all your money on books
Going on Amazon is like torture because as I'm always buying books from there then it always recommends me more books which I want to read. My wish list on Amazon has about 30 books on it. It's just so difficult not buying a book from there and don't even get me started on when I walk into Waterstones. I don't think I could ever leave Waterstones without buying a book.

8. The big TBR pile
Every bookworm has a big tbr pile of books we own but have not read yet and you try to get through them but suddenly you see a recommendation of a book which you find interesting so you end up getting it. I have this problem where I've bought books and as I've bought a few it means my TBR pile is getting bigger and bigger every time.

9. When someone wants to borrow your book and you're not so keen to part with your books
It's nice that someone wants to borrow one of your books but you can't help but worry about when they'll give it back to you or the possibility they might damage it. Sometimes you're just not keen to part with your books because they are like your babies.

10. Always carrying a book with you
You never know if you'll be going somewhere and there might be a time when you can read. I have this problem sometimes where I weigh my bag down with a book but it's worth it if there is a time where I have time to read and I actually have a book with me. Though sometimes it's those times where you left your book at home and you think about how you can use this time to read a book but you don't have the book.

11. When you lose your place in the book
It is the worse thing to happen because it is a struggle to find the page and the chapter you were on without spoiling the book.

12. When nobody understands why you have so many books
It's hard because you just love your collection of books and nobody gets that. They just think you should give some away but you know that is not going to happen because your books are like your babies. Plus you're proud of how many books you own and especially if all of them if not most of them you bought with your own money.

13. When the next book in the series is not out yet
It's literally a struggle waiting for next book to see what happens in the series.

That's all I have to share about bookworm problems. I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know any other bookworm problems you've encountered as a bookworm.

I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

My Favourite Book

As you know I am a massive bookworm and I made a post a while back about My Top Ten Favourite Books. Now since making that list I have read even more books and one particular has now become my favourite book.

That book is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

This is the first book in a trilogy which is followed by Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After. I finished this book series not long ago and they were really good stories but nothing for me compared to the first in the series.

I loved the character of Anna because she just seemed so relatable and the other characters were really interesting like St Clair. I thought his character was really interesting and fun loving. The romance in the story was just so perfect and felt so right. It was more fun loving, cute and happy than the others. There were a few surprises a long the way that I wasn't expecting so it just felt so good to read.

I read it within two days because I could not put it down. I just had to know what happens next. I liked that it felt so relatable and the whole story was just on point.

I don't know why I never read this book until recently because it's just so perfect. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a happy, feel good book because this is definitely one of them.

That's all I have to say about this book. Let me know if you have a favourite book or if you've ever read this book and your thoughts on the series. I'll be back again with another post soon.

See you then

Megan x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Home Is Where The Heart Is

You know that phrase home is where the heart is well that is so true for me.

As you may have guessed I am about to go home for reading week and I'm so excited. I love going home because it's a break away from university which at times can be really stressful at times. It's just nice to get away sometimes. I've been back at university for nearly two months so it's about time I go home even if it's for just a week. It's still a break away from the stresses of university. Even though university work is still playing in the back of my mind, it's not as overwhelming when I'm at home.

I think what I love about going home is being surrounded by family. Spending time with my mum is literally the best for me. I just love my mum. I also get to see other members of my family as well as my best friend from school too. It's just so perfect and happy in my opinion. Even though I love life at university and being independent, nothing can really beat the comforts of home.

I'm also really looking forward to having baths because in my university house we only have a shower so it's just so nice to be able to have a bath at home. Baths for me are just so relaxing.

That's all I have to say today, I'll be back soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

I hope you've all had a great day whether you're spending it with your loved one or your friends or family or even if you are spending it alone. I hope your day has been a great one.

I am spending it alone as I am single and all my friends have gone home for a week. I don't mind though because I have finally learned to love myself. Even when I'm alone I can make myself happy. I've actually had a really good day. I've tried to stay off social media because I find social media can be quite stressful and emotional sometimes so I just decided to stay off it day. To be honest I do feel quite content in doing that just forgetting the rest of the world and just focusing on me.

Now for the afternoon as I had two lectures in the morning I decided to get comfortable in some comfy clothes then I decided to glam myself up a bit. I decided to curl my hair and put on my makeup. Even though I wasn't going out anywhere, I just felt like glamming myself for me.

Yesterday I prepared for today by going out and buying some treats for my evening. Here is what I bought. For drinks I bought red grape shloer which is a sort of premium fizzy soft drink that tastes like red grape (obviously). I also bought some diet coke because I had a bottle of malibu at home so for the evening I thought I'd have malibu and coke. Then for some food I bought sweet popcorn as I planned to have a movie night so popcorn seemed like the perfect choice. I then bought some red grapes as it's a healthy snack and maltesers because I wanted some chocolate.

As you may have guessed I decided to have a movie day because I thought why not,. I deserve a break from university work and to just have a day to myself. So far I watched the live action Peter Pan because I haven't seen it in ages and I forgot how much I loved that movie, I also lit a few candles in the living room because candles just makes the whole room feel cosy.

When I was watching Peter Pan, a leaflet came through my door from Dominos which made me decide to get a Dominos. I got a personal 7" meteor pizza with some chicken strippers and potato wedges. That arrived within half an hour and it was amazing.

Now I'm just curled up in the armchair with my mermaid blanket watching Bridget Jones Baby eating popcorn but while eating popcorn I thought I'd make this post. I just wanted to say that even if you are single and alone like me on valentines then don't wollow in self pity just make a day of it to treat yourself and make yourself happy. That's exactly what I've done.

So have a great rest of the evening or day wherever it is you are and I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

P.S. Bridget Jone's Baby is finished and now I'm watching Love Rosie :) Such a good movie

Friday, 10 February 2017

How I Wind Down and De Stress

Create distractions for myself so my mind is focused on something else.

Tidying my room/house

I don't know about you but tidying my house or even my bedroom is just a big distraction for me. My mind is just so focused on tidying that anything else on my mind just fades away for a bit. I also love the end result when your bedroom or even the house is just tidy because it looks and smells so nice. I also love trying new ways to organise my things and I always end up watching YouTube videos for organisation tips because I find them to be really helpful sometimes. There's just something satisfying about an organised space or room.

Making my room cosy

This is one of the ways which is kind of an essential for my winding down time and that is to make my bedroom cosy by turning on my fairy lights and lighting a few candles. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and honestly my bedroom is like my happy place because it's all mine and I'm surrounded by all the things I love. It also feels nice to sit on my bed and look around my room because I just feel so relaxed and calm in my bedroom.

Turning my phone off and getting off social media

This might me difficult but honestly it really does help. Nowadays everyone is always on their phone and checking up on their social media. It is so time wasting because you could literally spend an hour scrolling through all your social media and then an hour has passed. It also can cause stress because you might see something which could make you stressed for example a picture of your friends doing something that day which you weren't a part of. That can lead you to overthinking and getting stressed out over nothing because there's nothing you can really do about it. It might just be the timing or the place which is the reason but either way it's nothing you should get stressed about. To avoid these emotions just get off social media and turn your phone off for the evening because really you don't need it.

Pamper session

Sometimes it's nice to just have a little pamper session to take care of your body and skin. I start by having a shower or if I was at home I would go and have a bath. Next I would do a face mask if I can be bothered or moisturise my face. Either way just doing the little things to take care of your skin is de-stressing and honestly there is nothing more relaxing than taking off your make up from the day and letting your face breathe.

Playing video games

This might seem a bit random but lately I have found playing a video game is so relaxing. My mind is just focused on what's going on in the video game that I don't have time to think about anything else. It also makes me smile when I progress within the game. Even though many say playing video games is bad, it's not really depending on how much time you play on them but they can be a great distraction. Don't ask why but sometimes I have my laptop next to me with YouTube on and a listen to the walkthrough of the game with commentary. Even if it's a game like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on PS1 which I have played multiple times and know all the secrets to it, I still like to listen to the walkthrough and just have the commentary in the background because it is entertaining to listen to them and also it kind of makes the game more enjoyable.

Watching a movie

Sometimes it's just nice to be in your cosy room and watching a movie because it allows you to focus on the movie and enjoy it. Especially if it is a movie you love because you know you'll enjoy it so you focus on it more rather than anything else.

Reading a book

This may come as no surprise to some of you but I love to just lay in bed just before I go to sleep and read a book. My mind is just lost in the world of the book and it just makes me so happy. When I'm reading, I think of nothing else and that is the best way for me to de stress is to just read a book.

That's all of the ways in which I wind down and de stress. I hope they were helpful to some of you and let me know if you have any ways which you like to wind down and de stress.

I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Library Study Session Essentials

As many of students will tell that you will have a more productive study session in the library rather than in your bedroom (even if you are working on your bedroom desk, you will not be as productive).

In my opinion working on assignments or studying for exams is a huge benefit to me and makes me even more productive than if I was in my bedroom. I think it's because I'm surrounded by other people who are working to and in the library (my library does this and I'm sure others do) but there's different floors dedicated to the noise level. There's a floor for group study session which is quite loud, there's a slightly quiet floor and then there's the top floor which is the very quiet floor which is where I go to do my work. I don't like to be distracted when I'm working because I like all my focus to be on the work so for me working in a quiet area where there aren't many people talking is a really help for me.

Now I thought I'd share my library study session essentials for those of you who are planning on having a study session to work on your assignments or to study for your upcoming exams I have a list of all the essentials you will need so here we go.

1. A computer/laptop
Now in my library there are loads of computers which I like to use because for all of my assignments I need to work on the computer. Sometimes though the library can get busy and a lot of students will be using the computers and you might not be able to use one so I suggest bringing your laptop to work on your assignments just try to stop yourself from going on social media or you'll get distracted.

2. Paper and pens
I like to bring the good old fashion paper and pens to my study sessions in the library because sometimes I want to make notes for myself and I find scribbling notes down on paper is easier because it's there beside you as you work and it's just handy to have.

3. Memory stick
Bring your memory stick to the library because there is nothing worse than your computer shutting down unexpectedly and you have lost all the work you've done. Take a memory stick and back up your work to it so that if your computer unexpectedly does shut down then you will have your work backed up. Also remember to save regularly on both your computer and memory stick because it can suck if you haven't saved and you lose all your work.

4. Drink and snacks
Before I go to the library, I end up going to the student union to buy a sandwich and a drink so that I have something to eat in the library because you never know how long you're going to be in the library and you might get hungry.

5. Post it notes
Post it notes are really useful as you can use them to mark down pages which are useful to your work. Also if you need to scribble down a quick note or you remember something or even if you need to give yourself a reminder then you can just scribble it down onto a post it note and place it somewhere where you can see them.

6. Books
Now you'll probably need reference some stuff in your assignments so I suggest going around your library and getting the relevant books because most of the time you need to back up everything you say so you may as well find the relevant references to help you and you will definitely get a better mark for it.

7. A study playlist
I don't know about you but I don't like to work in silence so I'll either look up a study playlist on Spotify or I will listen to the Titanic soundtrack because there's no lyrics on it just music and so it allows me to concentrate on my work more as there's no lyrics just music.

That's pretty much it for your library study session essentials. I hope they were helpful to any of you planning a library study session whether that is to work on your assignments or study for the upcoming exams. Whatever it is I wish you good look.

I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Lately I've been procrastinating a lot and it really sucks. I've been procrastinating my life and things I want to do.

It's like when I'm just sitting and watching a random YouTube video. I just think in the back of my mind 'I have this free time now, maybe I could do something productive like my assignments or maybe I should finally read the book I've been forgetting about for a while or maybe I should go shopping. Then I think of the words 'I'll do it later or I'll do it in an hour' and when the time comes, I'm still watching videos and I do eventually realise that I am wasting time and by the time I've realised this it's almost time to go to bed.

This is a problem which I do have and I wish it would go away because I want to be so productive this year and make it the best year I possibly can for myself. Which is why I need to push myself a bit more and instead of saying 'I'll do it later' I will just go and do what I need to do right then and there.

I've even been procrastinating this blog a little. I was good at the start of the month but towards the end I've sort of not wrote anything. I do find it hard sometimes to write a post because sometimes I know what I want a post to be about but I don't have the right words to produce them then I just forget about the post and it's left in my drafts for a while.

I really do love blogging and as you know my goal is to create 200 blog posts in 2017 and I have done well by creating 6 posts so far in January (including this one) but don't worry I do have more plans for posts in February.

I thought I'd share with you some tips on how to create procrastination.

1. Bargain with yourself
Sometimes it can help to bargain with yourself and give yourself a reason to do something productive. Say to yourself if I do two hours of work now, I can spend the rest of day watching Netflix or something that you like to do. Just give yourself little rewards for doing the things you need to do.

2. Make To Do Lists
I love making to do lists and crossing off all the things on the list. It also gives me an idea of what to get done during the day. I also put the most difficult task to begin with so it's over and done with and everything else will seem easier. Also you don't have to put like ten billion things on the list (if you do then that's impossible) Just put as little as three things you need to do. Don't put so much pressure on yourself to get a lot of things done because then you'll get stressed and probably not want to do any of the things.

3. Change Your Environment
Honestly, if you need to do some work or an assignment and you're sitting at home then you'll probably procrastinate more and get distracted easily. I suggest, taking everything you need and going to the library because in the library you are less likely to get distracted and you will be surrounded by other people who are also working so hopefully that will motivate you to do work. I plan on making a library study session essentials post soon which should be able to help you if you are planning on going to have study session in the library to study for exams or work on assignments.

4. Do It For An Hour
Instead of just saying 'I'll do it later' why not just do the task for an hour and see how you feel. Sometimes when I start working on an assignment and an hour is up, I still want to continue working for another hour. At least if you've done it for an hour then you've been a little bit productive for the day. Plus if it's working on assignment for an hour then you're basically one step closer to completing.

5. Ask for help
Sometimes you procrastinate because you have no idea what to do or how to do it. This is normally the case for assignments because you don't how to do it and you procrastinate it because you are worried about asking the lecturer for help. However, if you do not know what your assignment is about then you are allowed to go and ask them. They will not judge you. In fact I'm sure they'll be grateful you've asked them because to them that means you really care about your work. Plus they will help you to understand and give you advice on how to do it and they will also give you recommended books to look at which you should be able to borrow from your library.

Anyway, those are all my tips to hopefully help you beat procrastination. I'll be back with another post soon. Stay tuned for a Library Study Session Essentials post for those of you who need to work on assignments or study for exams. I also have a previous post on being productive which you can read by clicking this link:

See you soon.

Megan x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Superdrug and Amazon Haul

Today I bought a few new products from Superdrug and Amazon so I thought I'd share with you guys what I bought.

In Superdrug I bought mostly beauty items. The first thing I picked up was the Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in the shade 107. I really wanted a dark red lipstick and I bought a Kate Moss lipstick the other day and I've heard a lot of people like the shade 107 so I decided to get it because it's really affordable.

The next thing I bought was the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in the shade Very Black because I like using black mascara and I also wanted to try a new mascara. I saw this online and I was surprised it was really affordable because normally I think Maybelline products are expensive so when this was £4.99 I just had to get it.

I also bought an eyeliner from Maybelline because I needed a new eyeliner because my other one was getting old and I just thought I'd treat myself to a new eyeliner. I got the Maybelline Crayon Khol 100 which is in the shade Ultra Black because again I like using black eyeliner for when I go on nights out so I thought this was perfect for me and it was a good price too.

Next I bought B. Makeup Brush Cleanser because my makeup brushes need a clean so I thought I'd buy some stuff to clean them with and I heard this product is really good.

The final thing I bought in Superdrug is a bit random but it is My Little Star Cotton Wool Pads. I was watching an old Zoella Boots haul and one of the things she got was large baby cotton wool pads which she buys instead of the smaller cotton wool pads. I thought that was really handy because I use micellar water to take my make up off and so I thought this extra large cotton pads would be perfect for that. It was also the same price for the smaller cotton pads so it was a good deal.

Now the last thing I bought is from Amazon but I'm so excited about this because it is the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler which I was inspired to get because of Zoella as she uses the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler and her curls look so amazing so I thought I'd treat myself when my student loan came in and got myself one.

So that is everything I bought. I hope you enjoyed this haul. I used to never like hauls but recently I like them because I like to see what other people have bought and see whether I'll fancy buying it too.

Anyway, I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x

Monday, 9 January 2017

University Second Term

It is that time of the year again where the second term of university begins. This is my final term of lectures for second year as after Easter I am off to do experiential learning where I go and learn skills required for the media industry working environment.

I feel a bit excited and nervous at the same time because this term it is all about handing in the assignments and getting all the work done before Easter. It's only two and half months then that will be my second year of lectures over with.

That is quite crazy. Nobody was joking when they said university will fly by because it feels like it has. I swear it was only yesterday that I was a nervous fresher going to my first week of lectures. Now I'm half way through my second year. In Autumn 2017 I'll be in my final year of university. I can't believe it.

This term I'll definitely be working harder than ever. I want to be able to get a good marks so that I don't have to worry about resits or anything like that so I'll be out of the house most days and in the library to do work because that's the way to be productive sometimes.

I know this was a short little post about going back to university for second term but there's not really a lot to say about it. This term I'll be sharing some of my tips and tricks for university so stay tuned for those posts in the near future and I'll be back again with another post soon.

See you then.

Megan x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Beauty Haul

Today I went shopping in town today and I went to Boots, Superdrug and Savers which if you are not familiar with these places then they are just drugstore places which sell make up, healthcare and beauty things. I bought quite a few things which I thought I would share with you today.

I actually made a list last night of all the things I wanted to get because I had a few vouchers and Christmas money to spend so I thought why not buy some new make up products as well as other beauty things.

The first place I went to was Boots and I went to the No 7 Counter because a few weeks ago I had Boots No 7 Makeover as Boots offers a free makeover with No 7 products which me and my friends tried before we went on a night out and it was actually really good. They tested my skin tone to match their foundation and the colour I turned out to be was Cool Vanilla so that was nice to know.

When I was in Boots I decided to pick up a foundation from the No 7 range and I picked the Beautifully Matte Foundation which is in the shade Cool Vanilla. I've heard some good things about this foundation so I thought I'd try it out plus it matches my skin tone so that's a plus.

The next thing I bought was a concealer which was in the same shade as the foundation because Boots was doing a 3 for 2 deal on No 7 products so I decided to buy three No 7 Products. The concealer I bought was the No 7 Match Made Concealer.

The final No 7 I bought was a lipstick. The lipstick I chose was the No 7 Match Made Moisture Drench Lipstick in the shade Tawny Rose which is like a dark nude plum shade as I prefer a natural shade lipstick rather than a bold shade.

After going to Boots I decided to go to Superdrug as I wanted some more beauty products and they were more affordable in Superdrug than in Boots.

The first thing I bought was the Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Setting Spray because I wanted a fixing spray so that after I put on Make Up I can put this on and my make up will stay on for the whole day/night. Plus I've heard positive reviews about this so that's why it made me buy it.

The next thing I bought was from Make Up Revolution and it is the Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit because I wanted to try doing my eyebrows so I thought I'd get an eyebrow shaping kit. I got this in the shade Light Medium because I have light shaded eyebrows.

The third thing I bought was Zoella Le Fizz as when I'm at home I like to have a bath because I don't have a bath at university and I feel this bath fizzer adds a bit extra to the bath. Plus I do enjoy using Zoella's bath fizzers.

The final thing I bought in Superdrug was a blending sponge because I've heard a lot of people use these blending sponges and they work really well when applying foundation so I thought I'd get one for myself.

The final place I went to was Savers and the first thing I got was the Simple Foaming Cleanser because I wanted to get a cleanser for my face as I wanted to try a new cleanser and this was very affordable.

I also got some Strepsils Honey & Lemon Lozenges because I've been getting a sore throat recently and I've found these very helpful.

The final thing I got was some Allergy and Hayfever relief because I've been getting allergy's recently so I bought two packs of these so they will last me a while.

Anyway, that's all I bought today. I hope you enjoyed this beauty haul and I'll be back again soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x