So today I thought I would share my personal tips on how to cope with those overwhelming or stressful days. We all have them, those days when we want to do anything but face the world. When we would much rather shut the door and be by ourselves than have to deal with, other people’s, as well as our own problems. However, we don’t always have that choice, whether it’s our job or we just have errands to run. As a retail worker, you can be shown the best and worst of people. Some people clearly just want an argument, whereas some as so easy and lovely!
Whatever the day has consisted of, when we come home we sometimes just want to take a little time to ourselves. For me this particularly comes with my anxiety, I need time by myself to recharge and just chill out. Therefore, I have rounded up some top tips as well as some favourite products that help me relax and recharge after a stressful day!
The Scent of Home
First of all, I love a good comforting scent. Whether that’s a scented candle, diffuser, incense or plug in air freshener, I just really like having a nice smelling room to come back to. It creates a calming atmosphere and if you use the same one a lot, you come to associate that scent with safety and home. If you do struggle with stress or anxiety try choosing relaxing, mentally restorative scents such as lemon, lavender or jasmine.
I am currently loving this reed diffuser by Dí Palomo, which is White Grape with Aloe. The combination of these two scents creates a lovely, soothing, fresh smell that really brightens a room. It’s a light scent which means it’s not overpowering or invasive, but still makes an impact on a room. They also do other products with both the same and different scents! So certainly check them out!
So today I thought I would talk about why I started blogging. Many bloggers have written about why they started a blog and a lot of the reasons are relatively similar! However, it’s always nice to learn why someone has decided to take that step into the blogasphere and put their opinions out there, so here is mine!
Back to When it all Began…
I started blogging seriously in March this year, so my blogging journey is still very new. However, I have already learnt so much and can’t wait to start sharing this new knowledge with all the people with want to start a blog but haven’t yet. My blog currently is purely a hobby but of course I would love it to be more. I’m still growing my social media presence and I’m not making any money from it, but I love it! Which leads me to my first reason I started blogging…
Today I want to bring you something really exciting and something that I’ve been absolutely LOVING recently. It all started with a trip to get my nails done which went disastrously wrong. It ended in two hours in a salon, my cuticle bleeding and my fingers sore. From then on I decided to invest in my own kit and start doing my own nails!
Where to Start? SENSATIONAIL!
There are many different companies out their of course that offer home gel nail kits. I wanted something of good quality and that I could get a salon looking finish for not an extravagant amount of money. Of course I hit google and did a little research into which companies had good reviews and a were a decent price. I did a little looking around and finally decided on SensatioNail! initially attracting me to SensatioNail was the multiple good reviews and the price, £50 for one of their starter kits. This includes everything you need to get started including the lamp, base/top coat, gel primer and gel cleanser and more.
So as I write this it is the 1st of July so I thought I would post what I’ve been loving in the month of June!
I’m going to list five things and explain why I’ve been loving them this month.
So the month of June for me was officially the first month of my summer holidays! I finished my exams on the 18th of May and from then on I’ve been moving out of my uni house, starting a new job and I’ve been on holiday! I’ve got a mix of beauty, clothes and other items for you today, so lets get started!
Conceal and Contour…
My first two products are both makeup and both from Benefit. One is a contour product I’ve been using for a little while but only in tester form. The other is a new version of a concealer. The contour product is called Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer and is described as a ‘soft-matte liquid bronzer for face’.
Did someone say summer?! Or was it HOLIDAY!!…
So I have been on holiday! Me, my mum and my dad have just got back from our well-known friend, the south of France. This time we stayed in a beautiful villa in the stunning coastal town of Sainte Maxime. We only visited last year but instantly fell in love and knew we wanted to come back, so that’s what we did! The little commune of Sainte Maxime is right on the coast of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It has a sweet little ‘old town’ which has many bars and restaurants as well as some great boutiques! It was beautifully warm the entire week, which was really nice as we had a pool at the villa which was certainly well used!
So once again I find myself explaining why it’s been so long since my last blog post, and once again it is basically because I’ve been crazy busy! You’d think that now I’ve finished uni and have the summer to myself that I’d have all the time in the world, however, this is unfortunately not true! Over the last couple of weeks, I have started a new job, been away visiting family and been moving out of my uni house!
So last week I started a new job which involves all the lovely new job stuff. I also had to go up to Bristol for a course which was actually really quite fun! The week I started I had two shifts, then the course and then the following day we were going up to Lancashire to visit my gran, so it was a very busy week! However, I am really enjoying my new job. It is only temporary at the moment for over summer, but this is great as I will be back at uni in September! It’s very different from my last job but definitely in a good way! I have two more shifts this week and hopefully, they will be good!
Today I’m bringing you something a little different, my review of Grammarly!
What is Grammarly and why do I Need it?
Grammarly is a fantastic grammar, plagiarism and proof-reading service. As a student, this is a LIFESAVER. Writing numerous essays for uni, I have discovered I get the same feedback across most of my modules. Most of my modules tell me if I improved on my Grammar, wordiness, and clarity I could move my marks up significantly. Easier said than done right?
However, that’s when I came across Grammarly. To be completely honest I was as skeptical as the next person at first, but once you try it, you slowly realise how great it is.
At it’s simplest, you can import chunks of text, whole essay’s if you want, into Grammarly and it will highlight your grammar mistakes, as well as odd word pairings and wordiness! However, there is MUCH more than this…
Grammarly will also check your work for plagiarism, and you can have someone proof-read your work!
So for this weeks Learn Something New Monday I’m going to be talking about how to have a productive study session!
Exams are right around the corner for me so I’m knee deep in books and revision and sometimes it feels like I’m not getting anywhere! However I do believe there are somethings you can do to make that study session feel productive and give you more time to relax.
So today I’m bringing you a review of a company who I literally adore! I received a product from this company as gift last Christmas and since then I have been obsessed with their products!
This company is Bobbl. Bobbl is a hat company who have a range of beanie’s, woolly hats, baseball caps and berets that all feature a small popper on the top so you can interchange the wide range of fun and colourful bobbles they stock for their hats!
First of all, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Due to today being a homage to all those mothers out there I thought I nice post idea would be to discuss some of the mothers in literature I have come across! I bet you’ll be seeing your own mother in a much better light after this!
First up we have the incorrigible Brenda Last of A Handful of Dust. Brenda begins an affair with the social parasite John Beaver simply out of boredom and hardly batters an eyelid when her only child, John Andrew is killed through being kicked by a horse. In fact she is more distraught at first as she thinks it is her lover who has died. Not exactly mother of the year, huh?