Update #17 | I Finally Did It! (my dissertation experience)

Yes, you read that right - the day has come where I stop mentioning my dissertation and how stressed I am in every single blog post... I've handed in my dissertation! Honestly though, I genuinely cannot believe I'm finally done with it, to the point where when I was done formatting the whole thing and I sent it off to be printed I just kind of sat there like... what now..? I also managed to hit 6k on twitter on the day I handed it in, so it was a pretty good day for me! I can't even describe how good it feels though, it's a huge weight off my shoulders and now I only have two more essays to write and I'm done with university completely, which is actually a pretty scary thought - I try and move that thought to the back of my mind as often as possible, haha! It's so weird to think that my eight (was it really eight though?! that's gone by so fast!) months of hard work and procrastination has now been printed into my own little 40 page book - how weird is that?! Writing 10,000 words felt like such an impossible task eight months ago and now it's finally done - I'm actually pretty proud of myself, woo! But yeah, I thought I would just do a quick little update post to mark this day and share this little experience with you lot. I also just wanted to say that if any of you out there are still writing away and finishing off your dissertations or if you're a second year student who is just starting out on their dissertation proposal - YOU CAN DO THIS! If I can do it, you can - trust me! I was actually going to make a full on blog post where I share some of my dissertation advice (I did kind of share some in this post if you want to have a read), but I feel like a few little pieces of advice would fit nicely into this post - so, here are few key pieces of advice/what I would do differently if I could go back and do it all again... which I never want to do by the way, haha!) 

A Disney Lover's Dream! | Mad Beauty Review*

Welcome all Disney lovers, I have a treat for you lot today! Oh yes, I was contacted by Mad Beauty to review a few of their products from their super cute Disney range - I was obviously incredibly excited to share my thoughts, since I am huge lover of Disney and I also really love Mad Beauty! They have so much to offer from cosmetics to stationery to adorable hand sanitiser all in fun, novelty prints.. so if you're looking for a cute retro notebook or lip glosses featuring a variety of Disney quotes look no further! I think Mad Beauty is the perfect place to go if you're looking for gifts, I know that my younger sister would love everything from their Disney collection and I've already spotted 20+ stocking filler ideas (for anyone who does their Christmas shopping super early, haha!) so I know where I'll be going to buy presents this December! Everything is also pretty cheap with the majority of products being under £10 so no need to break the bank! But yes, I hope you enjoy my little review of the products I was lucky enough to receive - let me know in the comments if you've ever tried anything from Mad Beauty before, I would love to know!

7 Things I Would Save In A Fire

I love doing these little tag posts every now and again and I was feeling inspired by one of Gabby's recent videos where she shared some of the things she would save if there was ever a fire in her home! Luckily, I've never had to deal with a house fire in my life *touches wood* but it really got me thinking about some of the bits I would try my best to save if I got the chance to, because there's definitely a few bits that are super sentimental to me in this house! To be honest, I am pretty lucky though, since the majority of my sentimental bits and bobs are at my Mum's house... (including my box full of every sentimental thing I own!)... is that cheating!? Also, I know in reality you probably wouldn't have time to grab 10 things from your house (let's be honest) but you kind of have to use your imagination a bit... Although I won't be tagging anyone specifically I think it would be really great for some other bloggers to get involved in this tag too - so be sure to leave links to your own '10 Things I Would Save In A Fire' posts in the comments below! 

35 Simple Ways To Self Care

I'm a huge lover of self care and I genuinely think it should be an important part of everyone's life. I understand that sometimes we do forget how important it is to look after ourselves though and we all go through those times where we're too busy to properly give ourselves a well needed break! I've been a bit like this recently, with trying to finish my dissertation off my self care has been getting slightly lapse and I haven't been treating myself too kindly or giving myself time off for my sanity to rejuvenate! I definitely find though that when my self care gets a bit lapse my mental health tends to suffer too and I tend to get more anxious or have more bad mental health days - I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets like this, so I thought I would write a quick blog post with a list of my favourite ways to self care, all in one place to inspire you (and me!) to spend more time caring about number 1! Some of these are super simple too so you'll never be to busy spend a bit of time loving yourself - trust me, you'll thank me later!

Time To Relax & Unwind | My Pamper Routine

I've done a few of these evening pamper routines in the past, so I guess this is sort of an updated version - but if you want to go back and have a read of my past ones to see how I used to relax and unwind you can click here and here! I've definitely been sure to pamper myself recently, I've had so much going on in the past month I honestly think pamper routines are what keep me sane, haha! Honestly though, 'me time' is so bloody important and I couldn't recommend even just giving yourself an evening to rejuvenate and shake off all the stresses of daily life... even just for half an hour - we all need a break every now and again! We all know I'm a bit of a bubble bath addict so I do end up having a fair few baths in my time, but when I need a full-on pamper I take time to treat myself and use all my favourite products to leave me feeling relaxed and smelling fabulous! So I hope you enjoy this little post and agree with my pamper routine essential recommendations - let me know in the comments some of your favourite pamper products, I need new recommendations too! 

Review | Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette

Apologies for another short break, I am actually currently in the midst of finishing my dissertation completely (woo!) so I promise normal blogging will resume as soon as possible... (I'll also probably stop talking about it in every post, haha!) But yes, get excited because I'm back with a makeup review, and I don't do these very often anymore but this palette is way too gorgeous not to share! I believe this Makeup Revolution palette has actually been out for WAY longer than I expected (and I'm actually pretty annoyed that I didn't discover it sooner!) but I thought I would share it anyway - as I said, it's a gorgeous palette and perfect for Spring/Summer with all it's beautiful bright colours! I did actually write a post a long while ago on another  gorgeous Makeup Revolution palette (the Fortune Favours The Brave one) so if you want to go and have a read of another makeup review or if you love Makeup Revolution and you haven't heard of that palette (because you should - it's a great palette, haha!) then go and have a read of that one if you like! But anyway, I hope you enjoy this little review, let me know in the comments if you've tried this palette before and which shade is your favourite! 

How To | Up Your Blogging Game In 5 Minutes!

Being in my third year of university and doing my dissertation (which I've almost finished by the way... I can smell the freedom!) I've grown to appreciate how difficult it can be to maintain a blog. Since my uni workload has gone a bit hectic you may have noticed that I've struggled a fair amount trying to write and publish new posts every other day since, let alone maintain a blog and do all the little tasks that come with being a blogger and running your own blog. Luckily there are a few blog tasks out there that you can literally do when you've got a few minutes spare - little tasks that you can spend a few moments doing when you don't have too much time spare to sit down a fully sort out your blog, but these little tasks are definitely essential when it comes to up keeping your blog! Recently, I've been trying to do at least one of these tasks a day just to maintain my blog and keep it running smoothly, alongside all my uni work and also working part time - so I thought I would share my little list of blogging tasks you can get done in 5 minutes, since I know how busy us bloggers can be! Let me know if you find any of these helpful and also feel free to share your own ideas in the comments below - I've probably missed some! 

skinChemists Advanced Pro-5 Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream* | (+offer code!)

Guys! I'm finally back, sorry for my little break - but if you've been reading some of my recent posts you'll know I've been a bit busy when it comes to uni work, good news though, I've pretty much finished my dissertation now so hopefully I'll have way more time for blogging now! I'm back with an exciting post too, as I've had to pleasure to work with skinChemists for a second time and I have another amazing product from them to show you (and an absolutely amazing offer code, no less!). If you haven't read my previous post where I talked about my experience with one of skinChemists star products from their rose quartz range  (which has definitely become one of my favourite products in my skin care routine by the way!) you should definitely go and give that one a read - especially if you want a bit of a run-down of who skinChemists are. why they're so good and why you should make the most of this offer code! But yes, I am super excited to share this gorgeous night cream with you, I've been using it for around a week now and I have to say, I'm really impressed by the results! 

My Current Lush Collection (+ bits from the Easter range)

If you don't know that I have a Lush obsession by now then you're either new to my blog or maybe you're just not that observant, haha! But yes, I have a huge Lush obsession and I probably have at least 6 bath products in my little Lush basket at any given time - I just love to have a collection, as I mentioned in my Things That Make Me Feel Better post, I love to have a Lush stockpile and it genuinely does cheer me up on a bad day.. not to mention, I pretty much live in my bath so a stock of Lush bath products is essential! Anywho, I thought I would do a little current Lush collection post seeing as I have a few bits that I would like to share - I realised that I don't have enough of the Easter collection to do a full on Easter range haul... but I do still have a few bits from that collection to show you, along with a few classic favourites of mine and one left over from the Valentines collection! (I'm as surprised as you are that I haven't used it yet, haha!) But yes, let me know if you've tried any of the bits I've mentioned in the comments below and also let me know what you favourite product from the Easter collection is, I would love to know! Also, be sure to let me know if you like this type of post because maybe I could start sharing my current Lush collection more often, maybe every two months or so?!