The Importance of Getting Your Hair Cut

I've never liked getting my haircut, ever. I can remember when I was a lot younger, having to get my fringe trimmed was like getting my whole head chopped off. I've recently had a load chopped off and I feel so much better for it. My hair looks so much healthier and suits me a hell of a lot more! If you're a bit like me and dread getting your locks chopped then read on to learn the importance of getting your hair cut!

It's a complete myth that 'getting your haircut makes it grow quicker' but it does help it to grow healthier but unfortunately it won't make it grow faster! I've also learnt that split ends rise up your hair if you don't get it trimmed. So as well as restraining the growth of your hair, they also make it brittle and weak. Not to mention making your hair look dull, dry and dead, split ends are also impossible to get rid of using hair treatments so head straight to the salon!

Top 5 Drugstore Favourites

Becoming a student means a restricted budget, and unfortunately that means no more high end makeup for the time being. However I am now able to explore the high street brands a bit more.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation
I've been using this foundation since March and I can't recommend it enough if you're after a new one. It provides a medium coverage which looks flawless and blends so beautiful into the skin, and the range of shades is very impressive for a drugstore foundation. 

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palettte
Now this is a recent purchase to be fair but I love it even so. The compact features a contour shade, highlighting shade and brush underneath which I haven't actually used yet. The contour shade is subtle yet adds a lovely colour to the face and the highlighter is simply stunning. Definitely worth a buy!

L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim
I know the original Super Liner is a favourite of many beauty bloggers but I have to say this one does it for me. The colour is jet black and so pigmented with a precise felt tip nib which makes application a breeze.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
When I first tried this mascara back in February I wasn't best impressed but after using it for several months I bloody love it. The curved plastic applicator (similar to Roller Lash) helps to coat the whole of the lashes with a clump free formula that not only lengthens but volumizes. It's a winner in my eyes!

Soap and Glory Brow Archery
I put off buying this for ages and looking back I have no idea why! The only brow product I will ever need from now on and for under a tenner I really don't see any issues with it. I tend to use the pencil end just because I can make the colour slightly darker but for more HD brows I'll also use the pen end and then brush through with a spoolie. 

Getting Organised for Uni

I'm not 100% sure if I've made it a well known fact that at the end of September I begin my course at a college in Oxford. This means no more lie ins, no more 'I'll do it tomorrow' and unfortunately no more binging on Netflix. It's time to get organised, especially as I'm actually completing an Executive PA course! Below are a few ideas of how you can get organised for uni, college or sixth form.

Get a diary

A diary for me is the most effective way of getting things done. I make sure I write everything I have to do for the week in there and it shows me how much time I roughly have to complete tasks and coursework which therefore allows me to schedule my week. Dentist appointments, trips to the post office and days dedicated to essays are all pencilled in!


Okay so this point only really applies if you're at uni or not living at home. To be organised with your work is one thing but to be organised with your money and expenditure is another. I don't go to Oxford til the end of the month but I've already created a spreadsheet for my budget for the year so I can keep track of how much money I have to live on! Without keeping track of expenses then you're screwed, even if you're getting firsts at uni. 

Get prepared

If you've got an early morning then prepare yourself the night before. Ensure your clothes are all ready, clean and ironed and you've got everything packed. You'd be surprised how much time this saves - especially for us girls who never have a clue what to wear!

To do lists

Everyday for the past 8-9 months I've been writing a to do list for the day and you wouldn't believe the benefits. It adds structure and goals for each day which will gradually evolve you into a more time-effective and productive person. Also try to prioritize your list, finishing your coursework is probably more important that getting booze for a night out right? 

Let me know in the comments if you've got any organisation tips for uni, it would be great if we could all share!


Simple Makeup for Uni/College/Sixth Form


Wow is it September already? Autumn has crept up on us all and I'm freaking out that in a few months it'll be Christmas. Say whaaaaat?! So it's time to head back to education and I thought it would be fitting of me to post a simple makeup look for sixth form, college or whatever it may be. I always go for a light to medium coverage base with a small amount of bronzer and then go a bit bolder on my eyes with heavy-ish eyeliner and lashings of mascara. This is pretty much all I will ever wear on my face when I go to college at the end of the month!

What makeup do you tend to go for at uni/college?

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