Saturday, 20 October 2018

my october playlist

It took me a long time to feel comfortable walking to my lectures or going into town wearing my headphones and actually listening to music but now I do it all the time, as well as playing my playlists pretty loud in my room (sorry to the person in the flat above me).  This month my playlist is a little bit messy, mainly because You Me At Six released their new album, Olly Murs released a new song so I fell in love with him all over again and I my flatmate introduced me to new music which I now know all the words too. One of them actually mentions 'DMU' but let's not talk about that comment...


Tiger Feet - New Hope Club
Personal - HRVY
If You're Over Me - Years & Years
Let You Go - Machine Gun Kelly
Bad - Lennon Stella
I Wish You Were Here - HRVY
Human - dodie & Tom Walker
Crazy - New Hope Club
Moves - Olly Murs & Snoop Dogg
Polaroid - Jonas Blue, Liam Payne & Lennon Stella
Trust My Lonely - Alessia Cara
Valentine - 5 Seconds of Summer
Funky Friday - Dave & Fredo
Natural Disaster - NSG
If You See Her - LANY
Somebody - Sigala, HRVY & Nina Nesbitt
Fast Forward - You Me At Six
Straight to My Head - You Me At Six
Back Again - You Me At Six
Miracle in the Mourning - You Me At Six
3AM - You Me At Six
I O U - You Me At Six
Pray For Me - You Me At Six
Predictable - You Me At Six
Danger - You Me At Six
Losing You - You Me At Six
Without Me - You Me At Six
Woman Like Me - Little Mix & Nicki Minaj
Better - Khalid

what new artists have you guys been listening to recently? 
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

my recent purchases | student lock-in & online shopping

I have been MIA for a few weeks but that is because I moved into University on the 22nd September, which in all honestly seems like forever ago but in reality, it has only been just over 3 weeks. I (think) I am finally getting into the swing of things after 2 weeks of lectures and 1 week of the 'introduction'/freshers week.

Now that I am having to buy everything myself I have decided to create an expense sheet on 'google sheets' and honestly it is helping me quite a lot especially as wasn't planning to do this originally. In this post, I thought I'd share the 'treats' that I have bought for my self over the past couple of weeks whilst I have been at University using the wonderful thing that is student discount via unidays or studentbeans.

The first item I picked up was from Jack Wills because there was 30% off and I have a weakness for their joggers, they are the comfiest things ever! I would never pay full price for them as they are a little expensive but I saved around £15 off them which was amazing. These are actually my 4th pair, one I have left at home, one has a massive hole in so I cannot wear anymore, one pair are actually my brothers but they are too small for him, and finally my new pair. I picked up the Bakershill Soft Skinny Joggers in Black.

Next was an item I have had my eye on for a long time, and their website, Urban Decay, had 20% off and free shipping!!!!! So, of course, I had to purchase it. It is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

The sticker in the photo below was kindly sent to me by my favourite band Kovic. They sent their logo sticker to everyone who has recently made a purchase of their website, I bought their new album Running Underwater which I showed in august playlist post

Onto the 'student lock-in' event that Highcross shopping centre Leicester hosted on Tuesday 9th October. The first place we headed to after the queue to get in was Urban Outfitters as it is the first shop on the left when you walk in. If you have read my blog for a while then you will know that I am obsessed with the Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. In recent months they have brought out 2 new sprays, and I finally caved and bought them. I got the facial spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea, and the facial spray with aloe, chamomile and lavender.

Next, I purchased something very random that I had never considered buying but knew I wanted to try one. That is a Two-Faced Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick in the shade Child Star - soft nude' 

The final thing I picked up at the 'student lock-in' was from MenKind... I am a massive pop vinyl fan and already have 3, well 4 now actually. I got the Solo Story: Han Solo pop vinyl, so the younger version of Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich. As soon as I got back to the flat he came out of the box and straight onto my favourite shelf in my university room. 

I hope you enjoyed this lil haul of the 'treats' I have bought myself since moving to University. I am sorry for going MIA but I have honestly been having such a wonderful time I forgot about my blog for a bit and wasn't sure what to write. Hopefully, there will be a new life update post at the end of October to update you on how I am doing at university. 

what is something you have always wanted to buy but never have because it was 'too' expensive?

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

what i am taking with me to university | a basic guide for you

If you have been reading my blog for a while, or even just the past year or so, then you will know that I am off to University this month. Saturday to be exact. So I have been shopping around for everything I will need to take with me, as I am going to be living in University accommodation also known as halls.

I thought I'd give you a basic list of what I have bought to take to University, but to a too in-depth one that lists every item of clothing, skincare or make-up I am taking with me.

this post contains amazon affiliate links below 

  • Pillows 
  • Duvet
  • Bedding (duvet covers) x2
  • Mattress protector 
  • Single air bed (for guests)
  • Doorstop
  • Airer (clothes horse)
  • Tote shopping bags

  • Fairy lights - primark do cheap battery powered ones! I got some of mine for 50p. 
  • Clear command hooks - small & medium
  • Blue tack - amazon
  • Extension cable
  • Portable charger
  • Phone charger
  • Laptop 
  • Laptop Charger
  • Favourite TV boxsets- Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory & Miranda
  • Favourite Films- Girls Trip, Pitch Perfect (1-3), Trolls, Clueless, Pirates of the Caribbean (1-5)
  • New Books- Surprise Me, To All The Boys I've Loved Before (1-3)
  • Playing cards - amazon
  • Photos - I got mine from free prints (app) and I got 30 images for £1.50
  • Washi tape - wilko
  • Sellotape 
  • Make-up storage
  • Light up Mirror

  • Printer - amazon
  • Printer paper
  • Post-it-notes
  • Labels/stickers - wilko
  • Pencil case - pens, pencils, highlighters, rubber, ruler, sharpener, fine-liners, stapler & hole-puncher.
  • Desk lamp & light bulb - wilko
  • Notebooks - 2x A4, 1x A5
  • Rucksack - vans

  • Hand towel
  • 2 x Large towel
  • Bath mat
  • Head towels

  • Period supplies
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Razors
  • Sewing Kit
  • First aid kit - plasters, blister plasters, paracetamol, ibuprofen, strepsils and cold & flu sachets
  • Laundry bag
  • Small bin - amazon
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush holder - wilko
  • Toilet roll
  • Bleach
  • Hand soap
  • Defuser - most students accommodation don't allow plug-in air fresheners so this will be perfect to put in the bathroom or even in the room to keep it fresh.  
  • Clothes
  • Anti-bacterial wipes


  • Greaseproof paper 
  • Foil
  • Oven Gloves - wilko
  • Scissors
  • Sandwich boxes - different sizes
  • Bags for food/freezing
  • Tea towels
  • Washing up bowl
  • Washing up liquid
  • Bin bags
  • Kitchen cleaner spray

  • Fry light - sainsbury's 
  • Salt & Pepper
  • PG tips
  • Wholemeal pasta
  • Noodles
  • Red or green pesto
  • Honey
  • Nutella
  • Oats
  • Pot Noodles (obviously, what uni student doesn't take some?!)
  • Snacks - chocolate, nature valley bars, brunch bars, biscuits & crisps. 

I hope this is helpful for those going to University this year or even next year. I move in on Saturday and I am feeling very mixed emotions about it all. Good Luck if you are also going off to University.

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