Sunday, 24 May 2015

Books | One Flew East, One Flew West...

Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest has been an American classic I've wanted to read for a very long time, however, I've just never felt a huge urge to get down to it. After researching a lot about Ken Kesey and his escapades with LSD for an essay, the book suddenly became a lot more appealing to me and I thought I'd make the most of my uni library while I can and use it for some leisure reading.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Student Life | Thoughts and Feelings at the End of My Degree

My last essays have been handed in, my last exam is completed and handed in and I am now fast approaching the end of my life as a student. The past month or two has been full of lasts - the last time I'll study in the library, the last time I'll vote in a student election - and it's ended up being quite the time for reflection. It's been a long three years and, needless to say, now that it's all over and done I've been considering whether it was all worth it.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Jewellery | Once Upon a Time with Pandora

Pandora bracelets aren't exactly rare and I'm sure around 80% of beauty bloggers have one of their own. I'm actually fortunate that I have two, one I received for my 18th birthday in the original silver design and the double wrap cord that I was given for my 21st. The first bracelet is a little haphazard to say the least. Though I love all the charms on it they're not exactly coordinated so with this second go I wanted to make it a little more matchy matchy. I've been going with a bit of a fairy tale/once upon a time theme and I think it's coming along quite nicely! With a recent addition truly tying it all together, I wanted to do a little run through of all the charms on there and what might be coming next.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Haul | LUSH Oxford Street

This was originally going to be a post dedicated to my latest trip to London but unfortunately a combination of incredibly wet weather and getting up at 5am did not leave me in the chirpiest moods that day so a distinct lack of photos (apart from Kensington houses which I can never resist snapping) sort of put a stop to a London-y blog post. No matter, there definitely was something worthy of reporting on in the form of a brand new blogger Mecca... namely LUSH's new Oxford branch.

A short walk from Oxford Circus station LUSH is three floors of beautiful products, both well known and exclusive. I'm kicking myself for not taking more any photos as it was a sight to behold! The basement is home to the LUSH spa and a new invention - candles! We didn't venture down as I was on a bit of a bath bomb mission so stayed on the ground floor (skincare, haircare & soap) and upstairs (bath bombs, bubble bars, gifts and a whole area to play with FUN!).

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Worth the Hype? #Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso

Even though #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso has been one of the most talked about books among bloggers I didn't really think I'd like it that much. I basically bought it just to see what all the fuss was about rather than because I thought I'd get really stuck into it and when I opened it to see the large print I was a bit disappointed. It had a very self-published vibe going on but, ever diligent, I got stuck in anyway... it didn't take long for my opinions to do a u-turn

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

11 'Doodle' Fonts - Chalkboards and Notebooks

After last month's collection of handwritten fonts went down so well it seemed a good idea to put together another collection of free fonts I like. These ones follow more of a doodle/drawn theme rather than artistic handwriting; obviously there's still a bit of overlap though! It's hard to choose favourites but I think I love Simon Script and Sketchetica the best. They all make me want to do loads of notebook and chalkboard graphics now as I think they look fab against this off-black background!

What do you think of this collection?

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Student Life | The Last Hand In

This is a bizarre post to be writing, but I'm absolutely over the moon to be able to say my final essays and dissertation are done, dusted and handed in. Though I do still have a small French exam to go before I'm completely finished, the brunt of my degree is now completely over and I am unlikely to ever write an academic piece of work again. Of course I had to go out in a typical me way by managing to include a picture of the lovely James Corden on the front cover of my dissertation but hey, you've got to find fun wherever you can!

Though I will miss the relief and satisfaction that handing a long laboured essay in brings, I'm really looking forward to having a bit of a rest and focusing just on some easy French stuff for this last exam. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a third year who still actively enjoys their degree in the last weeks but, seeing as my hand in dates seem to be later than most, I can proudly say that, fellow third year student bloggers, we did it. We're free and no longer obligated to attend lectures and slave over essays in the library... 1, 2, 3... relaxxxxx.

Who else is celebrating finishing uni with me?

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