Student Series- 10 Things I Forget To Take To Uni

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Congrats if you got into University, this year, last your or ten years ago! I am going to do a few student posts, I have tonnes of advice and tips to share so I am gonna bore you with student topics. Todays post will focus on things your will forget, not think of or will never know you need until you read them here. You could even use this if you are moving to a new place soon!

When I stepped into my uni halls I was excited, I’d been planning and packing for over a month and was 100% sure I had everything I needed. That was until I attended freshers week and got my Nike’s absolutely wrecked. I forgot to bring essentials; I brought a loo roll from home if needed while we were packing before we did a shop. I mean, yeah, I am an organised freak. But I still forgot things.

So here they are, things you will forget to take to uni, in an attempt to help you out a bit

1. A fab mug
If you go to uni with a single, rubbish, £1 mug. It will stain, chip and smash if you do as little as bump it. Trust me. If you are british, you probably love tea. If you are normal, you probably love coffee. If not, hot chocolate also will make you my friend (I really love hot drinks), but any hot drink must be poured into a good, solid mug. I like Emma Bridgewater and Disney ones

2. Extension lead
Your university room may not have many plugs for your phone, laptop, camera, lamp, fan and whatever else you need to plug in. An extension lead is a must.

3. Spare set of bedding
Yup, I forgot some. So I bought a spare set and before I went to uni, I admit I hardly changed my bed so I didn’t appreciate how amazing a clean bed it. I think I wash my bedding every two weeks; it makes my mood completely change!

4. Smart outfit
If you fall short of money, you will need a smart outfit/ suit for interviews. Or you could go for a student job within uni, like being a president. I wish I'd taken a smart outfit- fancy dress is fab but you never know when you could need a smart outfit.

5. Suitcase
I forgot a suitcase. I needed it every other weekend to visit Chris or home, bring a suitcase- they come in handy.

6. Mattress topper
You don’t know who or what slept on the bed before you, so bring a mattress protector and a foam topper- highly recommend.

7. Drawer dividers
These are my fave things. I saw them in Ikea and bought one for cutlery and more for makeup, jewellery and other bits that usually get thrown into drawers. You can stack them up and be organised yay.

8. Old shoes
In case you’re going to every single freshers event, you will probably need old shoes. Just ones you don’t care about will do.

9. Weighing scales
Yes, this is a boring one but until I bought mine to weigh some of my food, I didn’t realise how handy they are. Everyone ended up using them, so I would recommend getting some.

10. Desk light
My uni room didn’t come with a desk light, so low and behold, it was an excuse to buy a copper desk lamp- winning.

What would you add to this list? I’d love to know!
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Student Series- 10 Things I Forget To Take To Uni

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Student Series- 10 Things I Forget To Take To Uni, university, help, tips, blogger, checklist, hanrosewilliams, hannah rose, swansea, bristol, cardiff, student, moving,

Congrats if you got into University, this year, last your or ten years ago! I am going to do a few student posts, I have tonnes of advice and tips to share so I am gonna bore you with student things. Todays post will focus on thing your will forget, not think of or will never no you need until you read them on here. You could even use this if you are moving to a new place anytime soon!

When I stepped into my uni halls I was excited, I’d been planning and packing for over a month and was 100% sure I had everything I needed. That was until I attended freshers week and got my Nike’s absolutely wrecked. I forgot to bring essentials; I brought a loo roll from home if needed while we were packing before we did a shop. I mean, yeah, I am an organised freak. But I still forgot things.

So here they are, things you will forget to take to uni, in an attempt to help you out a bit

1. A fab mug
If you go to uni with a single, rubbish, £1 mug. It will stain, chip and smash if you do as little as bump it. Trust me. If you are british, you probably love tea. If you are normal, you probably love coffee. If not, hot chocolate also will make you my friend (I really love hot drinks), but any hot drink must be poured into a good, solid mug. I like Emma Bridgewater and Disney ones

2. Extension lead
Your university room may not have many plugs for your phone, laptop, camera, lamp, fan and whatever else you need to plug in. An extension lead is a must.

3. Spare set of bedding
Yup, I forgot some. So I bought a spare set and before I went to uni, I admit I hardly changed my bed so I didn’t appreciate how amazing a clean bed it. I think I wash my bedding every two weeks; it makes my mood completely change!

4. Smart outfit
If you fall short of money, you will need a smart outfit/ suit for interviews. Or you could go for a student job within uni, like being a president. I wish I took a smart outfit- fancy dress is fab but you never know when you could need a smart outfit.

5. Suitcase
I forgot a suitcase. I needed it every other weekend to visit Chris or home, so yeah, bring a suitcase.

6. Mattress topper
You don’t know who or what slept on the bed before you, so bring a mattress protector and a foam topper- highly recommend.

7. Drawer dividers
These are my fave things. I saw them in Ikea and got the cutlery one for cutlery and more for makeup, jewellery and more. You can stack them up and be organised yay.

8. Old shoes
In case you’re going to every single freshers event, you will probably need old shoes. Just ones you don’t care about will do.

9. Weighing scales
Yes, this is a boring one but until I bought mine to weigh some of my food, I didn’t realise how handy they are. Everyone ended up using them, so I would recommend getting some.

10. Desk light
My uni room didn’t come with a desk light, so low and behold, it was an excuse to buy a copper desk lamp- winning.

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8 Tips For Being A More Productive Blogger

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Hola bloggers (or others who just fancy reading how us bloggers are to be productive)! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are smashing your Monday goals. Today, I wanted to post about blogging, because I have never done a blogging tips/ tricks/ advice post before. Which is silly, because I consider my blog to be good and I’m pleased with my progress, so I feel I am now in a place to bombard you with my blogging advice!

I personally love reading blogging tips and if I ever see something that’ll help me be more productive, then I will hella click on it. Being productive does take time and practice, trial and error. So after a few years blogging, I have tried quite a few things and have found what works for me. Without further ado, here are my tips shared with you for being a more productive blogger.

1. Set goals
To me, productivity is down to goals. If I don’t have goals set, then what is your motivation to be productive? Set weekly goals in regards to blogging and tick them off as you get them done. This is productive and easy for you to see what you’ve got left to do.

2. Schedule, schedule, schedule
Now I’m not talking about tweets, I’m talking about scheduling time to blog. Think of it like your school timetable, create a spreadsheet and mark where you have free time and make a few hours of the week dedicated blogging time.

3. Get your ass out of bed
If you get up at 8am or later, this applies to you (unless you work nightshifts or have trouble sleeping, I’ll let you off). If you struggle to find another hour a day to blog, this applies to you further. GET UP AND WORK FOR IT. That’s an extra hour of blog writing/ editing you can do if you set your alarm for 7am, make a coffee, get back into bed and work.

4. Shut out the rest of the world
Turn your phone on silent, switch the TV off and turn the music down (and that YouTube tab that’s open on a highstreet haul, turn that off too). If you pick up your phone, I bet the next time you look at the clock you will have lost an hour of blogging time, yes? Think of it like a job if you like, you need to concentrate in order to produce your best work possible.

5. Have a break
Have a Kitkat. Well, if it helps, do. But taking regular breaks while blogging is as important as shutting yourself out from the rest of the world. Pop into your daily plan little breaks here and there in order to satisfy that craving to scroll through Instagram. Also make a coffee, coffee is good.

6. Don’t leave it all till the last minute
This is where mistakes happen. To avoid this, make little notes throughout the week. On the Notes app, jot down blog post ideas when you get them and make bullet points of what you’d like to include. So when you are stuck you can refer back to this for a little of your own inspo.

7. Keep your workspace tidy
You know what they say, ‘Tidy home, tidy mind’, I’m not exactly sure who said that but if sure works. When my bedroom is tidy, that’s one less thing to distract me. I feel fresh and almost cleansed and ready to smash some blogging out.

8. Remember why you are doing this
Going back to the goals, why are you blogging? Why do you want to be more productive? You need to make sure blogging is for you and you are doing it because you love it. Don’t pressure yourself, the more pressure I put on myself, the less productive I am. Blog readers will always be there.

I hope my tips will bring peace to even one persons mind, it is difficult juggling blogging with other things, but if you want to succeed, being productive is key.

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

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Double Wear is what I believe people call the 'bloggers foundation'. Well I've not heard anyone call it that, but they should. I must be the last blogger around to try this (am I not?) so when I was walking around Debenhams in Dublin, I found myself browsing at the Estee Lauder counter and spotted the foundation and immediately wanted to try it out.

Not only did this foundation appeal to me because of it's reputation, but what it states it does- stays in place, lightweight, has SPF10 and won't clog pores- yes please. Also, the shade range appealed to me and the fact they match your shade to your neck, thank the lord some people have cracked it. Orange line, be gone.

So I bought it and tried it out a few weeks ago. After applying my primer (girls, primers are like your underwear, you just need them for some outfits- haha, some) I reached for my trusty Real Techniques buffing brush and tipped some Double Wear onto my hand and dotted it around my face with the brush then started to blend. The blending was so easy, you could say it was idiot proof. The tipping of the product out of the bottle, not so idiot proof. However, it does need to be blended in quickly, it dries pretty quickly. After I had applied one layer I noticed my freckles were covered and any pimples I had. As I was wearing it to a party, I decided to do two layers and my gosh, this finish is amazing.
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(I know I'm awful at taking selfies, and the lighting is different but I'm trying to improve, okay?)

The coverage is medium, matte and flawless. It lasts all day, that is true and I only needed to add some powder throughout the day because there is no foundation that'll keep my oily skin at bay, let me tell you. I have worn this a few times now and it has become my new bestie. But Boujrois will always have a place in my heart because, hello, student beauty blogger here. This was a real treat for me to buy myself, plus Debenhams had 10% off, winning.

If you are in search of a high-end foundation to save for special occasions, this is the one. No regrets spending what would've been 5 hours of work in Next on a foundation, absolutely none.
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How To Be The Best Bridesmaid Ever

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Okay, I know I haven't blogged in a week and that's not like me, but I have a valid excuse. I went to Ibiza with one post planned and scheduled, all ready to go. Posted that while I was out there and decided to stay there for three more days. Blogger police, come get me. But I don't think you would turn down three more days in Ibiza with your fam, would ya?

Blogging game shall be upped from this week. My travels and internships are over and I am absolutely shattered. I am free until I start my third year of Uni so I have lots of time to actually go ahead with the plans I have had for my little blog for so long.

Anyway, enough of me rambling and let's get into the post. In June, I went to Malta to be a bridesmaid for an old friend who I see as my older sister, because I don't have one and it's always nice to pretend. A little over a year ago, when she asked me, I was thrilled, but also nervous. I haven't been a bridesmaid since I was 9, so it was exciting. I learn't a lot about being a bridesmaid and believe I can now call myself a professional bridesmaid! It's not just standing around looking angelic, there is a lot more to it.

Here are my tips on being the best bridesmaid you can be.

1. Stay calm

If everyone around you is stressing about getting into the car without dragging the dress on the floor or getting it stuck in the door, be the one who stays calm. Always offer a hand with anything to ease everyone around you.

2. Be available

There is probably nothing worse than a bride trying to get the party together for a meeting and you haven't looked at your phone for six hours. It's like a full time job gal. Be on call 24/7.

3. Be honest

If you don't agree with the bride or think a half-up half-down hairstyle will suit you better, tell her. She'd rather you be happy and feel amazing then you feeling crappy about the way you look. Any decent bride will support your views.

4. Don't wear the highest heels

Pretty self-explanitory. You will be on your feet all day working the room and posing for photos, wear something you feel comfortable in. If you do decide to wear heels because you are the shortest bridesmaid, break them in before and bring some flats for later!

5. Suck it up and smile

You won't agree with everything and you may not like the shoes you have to wear, but it isn't your day. It's good to be honest but if the bride prefers the other hairstyle, then go with it. Don't make a bridesmaidzilla out of you, please.

There we have it. Bookmark or screenshot if you are on your way to becoming a bridesmaid. Also, if you are looking for a bridesmaid, this application is pretty strong, right?
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