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Sunday, 21 October 2018

What they didn't bloody tell me about Uni

What they didn't bloody tell me about Uni
Sunday, 21 October 2018
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So I well here I am. I can now tell old people who ask me about what I am doing with my life, that I am a student Nurse because yes, ladies and gentlemen I am at university. Of course being here for over a month now I think it's a little too late for a room tour (also I don't really want to bloomin' do one, but I heard bloggers aren't allowed say stuff like that so you didn't hear that from me).

There are many things I wished I was told about Uni, but of course, everyone only  assures you will do fine and make lots of friends, whilst handing you a prospectus that fits into two categories: 1)they tried too hard to fit every ethnicity on the front cover and now it looks awkward and uncomfortable 2) If you join the Uni based on the second type of prospectus your flatmates will think everything you do is exotic and wild. What we can all agree on is that no one ever properly reads the prospectus because we hardly care about what the Dean has to say on page 4 or where we can  park our car when your parents visit and quite frankly whoever you force on the cover of the prospectus will always  look like they are dead inside no matter how wide  their smile is.

So I am going, to be honest as I can without getting kicked off my course or being hated by my entire flat although sometimes I feel like I have ticked the latter box

Okay, so Freshers...*sigh*  so I don't like going out that much. I am not sure if it's because my anxiety flares up or I am doing it wrong. Either way, I would not be jumping for joy if someone offered me tickets to hang out with sweaty so and sos in a dark room (did I mention I actually scared of the dark?), whilst  downing shots (I can drink alcohol, not a huge fan, when are they going to start selling juice boxes at the club?). However, that is what exactly freshers are and I was more than content to save myself £8.00 per ticket and sleep. I went out on the first night as I moved in and one other night and that was it. You'll be surprised to hear that I enjoyed it. The first night my American and German flatmates convinced me to come. If they ever find this you guys are awesome! The Americans I have found make everything seem 10x more exciting so before you know it you're in a dark room dancing the night away.

Me actually being excited to go out. How rare!
My tips? For the love of cheese, don't buy the wristbands that allow you to go to everything, because the chances are you might not want to go all events and no you are obliged to go everything even if it's crap. It's better to pay £14 for the two events you wanted to go to rather than pay £50 and not go to any at all. Unless you're hardcore and like partying.  You do you am I right?

Also don't go at all if you don't want to. Everyone says you make friends at freshers,  but not when everyone is drunk off their heads and they don't even remember their own name in the morning let alone yours. So no you are unlikely to meet your bestest friend for life in a sweaty pit.

Flatmates. Most of my Flatmates are grand, shoutout to people in my flat who do their washing up and clean up after themselves. The reality is that there is a possibility that you will get terrible flatmates and there is a possibility you will get great ones. Accommodation is a lottery. Just be happy that your accommodation looks like the pictures because I have heard some horror stories from the other side. I share a Flat with 12 whole human beings, I pray every time I enter the threshold of the kitchen that no one is there, not because they are terrible people, it's because  I am socially awkward and act like aliens dropped me down to earth to try and infiltrate the human race. In conclusion please help...
So yeah most of them are nice. Although I swear to god there is always a random person who does not live in our flat, who wanders around my kitchen and making themselves at home. I wondered quite rudely, I'll admit, do they not live anywhere? Then I had a moment remorse and mentally said sorry, but it's so frustrating because when I go downstairs when they would stare at you as if you were doing them a disservice when it's my freaking flat! One of my flatmates, unfortunately apparently does not know the meaning of washing up and has left something resembling the leaning tower in the sink, so maybe in a days time, I will have nowhere to wash my dishes. I can't seem to fathom why the person is so messy. One thing I regret not doing is organising a cleaning rota and bin changing rota because it seems only a few people are pulling their weight when it comes to keeping shared spaces clean.

Nice little corner of my room that I wanted to add  :)

Okay here's another thing. Laundry is bloody expensive! It is £3.60 for an average wash at my uni and well on top of that there are drying to cost because I wasn't smart enough to buy a drying rack. It sounds cheap until you realise you have to separate darks and whites and do this every week or so.

 If you can bundle up your laundry and roll up home and present your family with a charming present that is your laundry...  then do that! Just let them know you love em before unveiling your avalanche of dirty socks. Uni is a strange place because no one gives a monkey's ass and everyone is just trying to survive. I guess since I am here at uni I may as well do like a mini uni series every now and again.

Making friends?  Honestly, everyone is on the same boat as you, I am unfortunate and actually, have a resting bitch face so I am so sorry to everyone who has met me, but I don't bite I am more likely to cry and flee. The best way to make friends? I don't know? If you think someone is cool go up and say hey I guess..?  University is a big place there is bound to be someone that has the same interests as you. I was fortunate enough to have met Sophie who had been absolutely lovely and actually listened to me whilst I must have bored her half to death. You, Sophie, are also the best! No seriously though go up to people in your class and say Hi or something. Try complimenting them, everyone likes to be told if their outfit is cute.

The only other thing I can say is that you're spending £9250 a year to be at the big U so  you know do your best and work hard, do the course you wanna do because I love the idea of  making sure the general public is okay and well, but damn sometimes my course makes me want to YEET and that's from someone who deffo couldn't imagine being anything else other than a Nurse. So pick the course
YOU want to do and not the course your parents have picked out because they won't sit your exams. (You can tell your parents I said this)

Oh, wait. Something else, the boys. This is deffo something people are always concerned about when it comes to Uni and of course, you can't raise your hand and asked the speaker if there are any peng tings on campus because of very obvious reasons.  First of all the hot boys that you see on open days....hahah you will never see them again they were there for decoration and cut, where they went? That is a mystery. Also if you're a first year and a 3rd year tries to tell you he/she loves you in the first week of freshers throw them in the bin and move on. Trust me on this :)

Well until next time kids (unless you're an adult then good day to you sis)

Actually, before you close this tab why not check out my friend Sophie? Just click her name. That's it... that's it....yep the coloured name...yeah you got it!

Emmy xx

Sunday, 14 October 2018

I Need Some Space

I Need Some Space
Sunday, 14 October 2018
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Okay! Okay! I know. Before you boo and hiss and tell me that it is the autumn as I present this look. I would like to remind you that it is a still a little warm and can be worn out so please don't yell at me and I wanted to share this look before it was officially time to put away the t-shirts (that pains me a lot to say).

Well let's get into this, of course, this was the missing link to my Online Haul.

So here it is my I Need Some Space look.

I just love this t-shirt so much. I can't explain why I love it so much, its quite a youthful t-shirt, something a child would wear. Of course
Star edition
, it has to be to white, but the little squares are so bright and bold and it makes me happy to just catch a glimpse of it! It's really baggy and oversized which is perfect because I have been trying to find the perfect one for years!! Okay, I am exaggerating but it took me a good while to find it nonetheless.

This t-shirt is found at StoreDogDog which is where I get everything from. The top is called TO SPACE, WE GO

Moon edition
It looks just fab with jeans or overalls. I took pictures in both and I called the photo set in overalls the moon edition and the jeans, Star edition because... you'll see when you see the pictures. I don't know if you agree with me but this my favourite photoshoot. (If you can call it that).

The Moon edition   

The glasses pictured in the Moon edition photos are Clout goggles that I picked up at Primark for £2 on a beach trip. I had no second thoughts when buying them and I certainly didn't think I would have liked them so much, in fact, there were just the most convenient ones I could buy. They were just there.

The overalls were from the Mantaray Clothing Line from Debenhams and cost around £40.00, my mum brought them for me because I had really wanted overalls that autumn and I couldn't find any that I actually liked. They are very multi-seasonal and can be worn any time of the year!


  The Star Edition

The trousers and shoes first made their debut in my blog post "My Recent Purchases", where I outlined my terrible spending habits if you want to read it you are welcome to click the link. The Jeans and shoes are from Zara and I wear both the shoes and trousers all the damn time! I am sure all my flatmates are sick to death from seeing them. It's funny because sunlight reflects off the shoes and I end up blinding some innocent passerby, they are rather obnoxious shoes! The earrings are of course from Lovisa and also feature in my posts "My Recent Purchases" As you can tell I may as well just advertise their site for them, but it is from the online shop: StoreDogDog. It is quite simply called "NASA HAT". I never really wore hats before this, but it's so cute and it's handy for hiding a bad hair day.
This all for now, as you can tell I just wanted to show you guys the cool pictures that I took, I hope you guys think they're the bees-hair-knees as 

well! Bye for Now!

Emmy xx

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Skin Care? All clear.

Skin Care? All clear.
Sunday, 7 October 2018
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For me, my skin is an important factor when it came confidence. Since I was an early bloomer  I was, unfortunately, the first person to be hit square in the forehead quite literally, with acne.  In Year Six in my forehead was a state it was actually tragic. Of course in the spirit of thriving adolescence, I was made fun of.

As I grew up I felt like I was the only person in the whole world who had skin like a 13-year-old despite being 18.
Everyone told me my skin would clear once I was 16 and although it cleared up a little I still had acne and I hated every second of it. I wanted my makeup to go on smoothly or even better not feel too bad when I didn't wear makeup. Even though I was mastering the art of not giving a fudge, it still bugged me a  bit

I have been using the brand MaryKay for a while, well, since I turned 16 because brands such as Clearasil and Neutrogena only caused my skin to flare up even more and it made me lose the very little hope I had. So my mum put me unto MaryKay because it had miraculously cleared her own acne, she liked the brand so much she became a part-time sales rep. So that's how I started using the brand myself. I had been using the botanical set so not to irritate my sensitive skin and although it was good it did not clear my acne.

So before I went to Uni my mum handed me the "Acne Set", I feel like that I should have been given the Acne Set initially since the tin literally says: It clears acne. I remember looking at my mum dubiously before she reminded me of the times I had used products whose main goal was to clear acne. Long story short: It didn't go too well.

Let me tell you guys! If you happen to suffer from acne this could be it. This could be your saviour. It took 3 days! 3 days to literally destroy the big debris! The product saw my skin and thought: "Over my dead body" and went to work.  So it is my honour to help somebody out today and talk through my routine.

In total there are five products

So the first thing I use is the Clear Proof Clarifying Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin
It is £15.00 I think that's the reality for me when it came to going into my skincare journey some of the products can be a little expensive.

Like I said before though it works super well!

I use it every night and every day, apply hot water to face and really get in there by rubbing it into your skin in a circular motion, it foams up quite quickly and I can assure you, that you don't need a lot of it, only a pea size. It has 2% Salicylic Acid which is an exfoliant that removes dead skin from the pores.

The second thing I use in the night and the evening is the Clear Spot Solution For Acne  Prone Skin
This cost £13.50  but the price can sometimes dip to £12.00
It has 2% Salicylic acid like the latter product, it also has other products including Canadian Willowherb, sea heather and burdock root, which have been linked to reducing redness that is often associated with blemishes. Use like lotion after you wash your face, only uses it in areas where it is particularly spotty, rub in well straight after cleansing.

The next product is the  Clear Proof Pore-Purifying Serum  

It has the same ingredients as the last product, I usually apply this in the night and the day and I use it third, it is quite a strong formula and is designed to reduce the size of pores and help control shine.  This product will make or break the routine as this will works actively during the night and say. This item is £18.50, Use this all over your face but sparsely, one pump should do just fine. Like before rub in well in circular motion.

The last item is the Clear Proof  Oil-Free Moisturiser for Acne Prone Skin 

Apply this last of all in the morning and the evening, it is non-comedogenic which means that it does not plug pores, which is more than perfect for someone who has acne like me, the routine can be very drying but this moisturiser works so well even my extremely dry skin doesn't need more than a tiny drop. I usually focus around my mouth and nose area because those areas can get a bit flaky for me. This costs £17.00

It is noted that it is cheaper to buy it all as part of the set rather than individually, I know it seems expensive at first but it lasts longer than most of my older skin care products. As every item requires you to use only a pea size amount, so don't go overboard less is more with this skin kit.

Note when I wash off makeup I don't use the Cleanser to wash off makeup, but I use a shower gel from Lidl. Yes, Lidl.  It's cheap and it is neutral PH so it's perfect and does not irritate your skin at all.

This is the Microdermabrasion Refine wash, it causes tiny little tears in your skin that encourages the skin to repair itself, causing dark marks from previous acne to fade. Mary Kay suggests to use it 3 times a week but I use it only once a week as it can be very harsh on acne prone skin if you use it more than once, even then I mix it with wash as well because I said it may be too powerful for Acne-Prone skin. 

I can't quite find the price as it comes together in a set with another item, which costs £51.00

Next is the Clear Proof Deep Cleansing Charcoal Mask I couldn't get a picture of it on its own because it is finished, but it is in the big picture of all of them. MaryKay claims it is a triple action mask that deeply cleanses skin and reduces shine and makes your skin look wonderful. I use it twice a week, on a Thursday and a Sunday and I wear it for 20 minutes. You can actively see it destroy huge spots and in the morning, you can tell that that the size has been reduced drastically. This isn't a must but my skin just feels so much better than usual and it's the closest thing to a quick fix, it just I can't put it into words how great it is!

If you what to find out more about each product feel free to click the names of each item and it will take you to their website, everything that I told you I found out on their website, of course, I gave you my opinion as well. They're a great company and greatly underrated.

This isn't an Ad or sponsorship I have brought all the products myself and gave you my honest opinion. I would wholeheartedly recommend the brand to any friends so if you want, give it a try!

Until next time

Emmy xx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Online Clothing haul

Online Clothing haul
Monday, 1 October 2018
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Hey guys! First and foremost I have to apologise to everyone as I had actually said I would post every Sunday. Two Sundays went by I hadn't posted a thing! Nada! Well, it was because I didn't have a laptop, I should've just held my breath but I jumped the canon forgetting that I was starting Uni and had yet to purchase a laptop (oops). Hopefully, my posts will be more frequent and regular (fingers crossed). Perhaps I should hold my tongue once again and not say another word.

Without further ado, I present you this post!

Okay so more recently I have had a mental wish list which I had been working towards so this is another haul type post as a result of fulfilling it, kinda...

So the first item I was so excited about! I hadn't really expressed that I wanted this item to many people, but I had wanted it for a while and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I waited impatiently till I got paid and then waited impatiently for the next day delivery. When I got them I was over the freaking moon and I have never been quite the same since...I mean just look at them!

Here they are the Fila Disruptor II 

I treat these trainers like they are my children and I absolutely love them, they are comfy and worth the hype! Even my mum loves them and she isn't a fan of trainers! Although saying that back in her day she wasn't a stranger to Fila. I do like what the brand has to offer and maybe will try and now venture out of my comfort zone because I myself did not own any trainers before these ones. I had only worn Vans in the past.

They were £80.00 which is actually cheap for trainers these days and they are a wonderful addition to the wardrobe as it seems to suit everything(?). I brought mine from JD, but I have been informed that you can actually get them from Office also.

Next, I had brought a series of (white) t-shirts  from my favourite shopping site Store DogDog

So T-shirt #1 is listed as I am Cool Tops 
It is a very self-explanatory t-shirt that I thought would be a fun thing to wear around when I started Uni and would perhaps be a talking point when I was making writing that out was embarrassing. I thought it would be funny! Okay!?

T-shirt #2 Will lend itself to my ongoing obsession with Sailor Moon and it's called Kill you in Behalf of the Moon

I think it goes without saying that I will not actually approach and kill anyone, as far as I know, that is illegal and also morally wrong. Don't murder kids! Jail ain't pretty! So yeah it's a rad top and can you guess the colour? I am sure you're rolling your eyes and huffing white because it has become very clear on my blog that I wear a lot of white.  The picture is showing the back, but it is quite plain on the front.

Most people on campus have probably seen me wandering around with this top on. It's an oversized t-shirt, I forgot to add that so the sleeves come up to my elbow.

So t-shirt #3 is errrr...Yet another tribute to Sailor Moon (I have four Sailor Moon t-shirt for anyone asking).
It is listed on the site as Fallen Anime Top

I am not sure if I was too tall, but it looked baggier in the pictures, but I still love it, it has some room in it which is all I really care about.

So there we have it! All my favourite buys. If you haven't already, check out the site, although this isn't an Ad I do recommend you go. Shipping is free worldwide as well and you get free socks when you order over $40. You can use the code DOGDOG at checkout or my code CLUMSY

I just love the site so much so just look when you have the time.

There was another T-shirt I brought but I am doing a look on that so stay tuned for the future.

Until next time
Emmy xx

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