Sunday, 25 September 2016

3 Tips for Starting A-Levels

I know you're supposed to practice what you preach but from the lessons I have learnt, this will definitely help! However, I'm that sort of person at the start of the year, has all of the folders, brand new equipment and says 'I'm not going to be like last year, I'm going to be really organised'. The reality hits me on the first day and before you know it, I have 3 assignments due in for tomorrow and I am already in a mess and behind. I have thought about some tips that my help to stay on track and make it easier.

1. Planner/Diary
Having a planner/diary helps you to visualise what needs to be done really easy rather than having to guess what you have to do and then mixing up all of the dates. I use my diary quite often so that I can see what needs to be done first and what I have to do. Another thing I have felt useful is having a weekly planner on a wall so that I can see what needs to be done that week or what I have coming up to try and work around the activity. (Remember to stay organised!)

2. Enjoy the Subject
If you were unsure with the subject you were choosing because you hadnt done it before or because you needed to do another subject to bump up your studying, make sure you are happy with it. If you aren't enjoying the subject or it isn't what you expected, tell someone soon as they can arrange for something to be done to ensure you are more engaged or maybe even take you out of the subject. If you don't enjoy what you are doing then it's highly likely that you won't put the effort it and then you won't get the results you are hoping for.

3. Take time for Yourself
You may thing you need to always be working in order to keep up. Well, you also need to take a step back every now and again. Working all of the time can lead to a lack in concentration as you have lost the motivation. They can be really stressful and people can often over work themselves and become stressed out (I am one of these). Don't be scared to take a night off or enjoy the weekend because you may actually feel better for it and possibly be more productive.

I hope these tips were helpful/useful.

Have you started A-levels? What advice would you give?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 18 September 2016

NYX Lip Lingerie - Bedtime Flirt Review

I have only recently bought products from NYX as one of their counters appeared in my local Boots store. I have 3 of the Soft Matte Lip Creams and love them. The scent is lovely and they glide on my lips like butter. They do take a while to dry but they are just a great all round product.

Boots had an offer that if you bought any lip product, you would receive an extra 150 points. I chose this liquid lipstick as I already love the other products from NYX and had heard a few other people talking about so thought that I would give it a try for myself. The only shade from the limited testers they had was Bedtime Flirt - 08. This is a very me shade so had to try it.

I have worn it a couple of times love the shade! The lipstick glides on to the lips, similar to the Soft Matte Lip Creams. However, the applicator is massive and can be slightly tricky to apply the lipstick with. It also takes a while to dry yet when it does dry, it lasts longer than any other normal lipstick which is always a bonus!

I will definitely be trying more from this range as so far, I am really impressed.

Have you tried any NYX products? Have you tried any liquid lipsticks?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Cities I'd Love To Visit

I love travelling to new places and have always been told growing up to get out there and see the world. Cities are the easiest places to get to but that doesn't mean you can't get on local transport to a small village and see local culture.

I was suppose to be going to Venice this summer whilst I was in Italy but I decided I wanted to go to Sorrento instead. This was due to the journey time being much shorter and thought that it would be better to see Venice over a weekend rather than a day. I love Italian food anyway and a trip on a gondola would be a must!

I have been lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris twice now but havent managed to explore Paris itself. As cliché as it sounds, I'd love to see the Eiffel Tower in person and possibly go up and experience the views from the tower. I'd also love just to explore some of the city's other famous landmarks as well as tour the city at night.

This city seems such a beautiful place in pictures due to the architecture of the buildings as well as the history behind them. I would love to see Park Güell and experience the view of the city. I could maybe even squeeze in a football match/tour.

New York
I always mention New York to my family and it has been ongoing for a number of years. I'd love to visit the Empire State building as well as Times Square. I'm sure a little bit of shopping wouldn't be too bad either but a fair amount of damage to my account may happen!

Where would your top place to visit be?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Blogs to Follow

I thought I would name a few blogs that I enjoy reading to give a taste of the sort of topics I am interested in.

Anna (a.k.a ViviannaDoesMakeup) has recently had a blog revamp as well as a new blog name which I do rate. I have been a reader of her blog for well over a year now. I love how relaxed she is and after watching a few of her videos, you feel as if you can actually hear Anna reading her post to you.

First of all, she is simply stunning! Her style is something I really admire as they can be such simple things but she makes it look really elegant and chic. Her blog is simply amazing! The different tabs allow you to easily navigate around and the interactiveness is incredible... not to mention the photography! Highly recommend her blog.

Me and Holly started out blogs roughly the same time so feel as if we have gone on the little adventure together. More often than not, there is a blog post up at the same time as mine each week and I must be one of the first to have a quick read and see what has been happening. It could either be something beauty related or something that has happened that week as well as something she might be planning on doing. I really enjoy having a look and not knowing what the topic will be for that week. Thumbs up Hol :)

I have been reading Milly's blog for quite some time related to new launches that are happening and always seem tempted. However, the posts I loved the best were her Bump Updates. I admire people who are willing to share really personal things with a large audience as you really are opening up and putting yourself out there. It's been lovely to see little Florence grow and she is adorable!

I hope this gave you a little idea in to what I enjoy reading/following.

Which blogs do you enjoy reading?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x