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University Bound? Here's How to Get Ready


Now is the season when many new students will be getting ready to start university for the first time. A huge milestone in your life, there is a lot to get prepared before you make the big move. Though there is a lot to think about, in this post, we will talk about five of the top things that can help make your transition much smoother. Taking these steps can help to ease your nerves and make you feel more confident about the journey you have in front of you.

Chat with Classmates on Social Media
One of the most daunting aspects of starting at university is making new friends. After all, it is likely that you have gone through your whole life with the same set of friends and you may not have made any new ones for a long time. Social media has helped to make things so much easier, as you can start chatting with your classmates before everything gets started. This way, you already have some connections ready and waiting for you before you arrive which will help to put your mind at ease.

Organise the Bigger Details First


When it comes to organising yourself for university, you should make sure that the bigger details are sorted first before moving onto the smaller ones. So, your accommodation and finances are probably the biggest issues that you will want to prioritise. After that, you can start thinking about your equipment, furniture, reading material etc. Make a checklist and start going through all the items one by one.

Learn to Cook
If you haven’t yet learned how to cook, now is a good time to learn how to prepare one or two dishes to get you started. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy (you are a student after all) but learning the basics in the kitchen will give you a head start. And if there are any other aspects of housework that you have never picked up before such as how to use a washing machine, now is the time to pick up these skills as well.

Go Out Shopping
There are all kinds of things that you may need as a new student. First of all, there will be the things that you need for your course like books, stationery, electronics and other equipment. Then, there are the items for your room like furniture and decoration - check out these gift ideas for students going to university. And you may also want to invest in some new clothing to launch your university career with a new sense of style!

Though there is plenty of other stuff to think about, these four will give you a good starting point of how to get yourself organised. Ultimately, starting university is something that you want to throw yourself into headfirst, but these few ideas will help you make this big move a little easier.

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Deep South Road Trip Inspiration

America is a land that is designed to be explored by car and some of the world’s greatest road trips are situated within this incredible country. In this article, we will focus on some of the places you could take in if you decide to head on a trip around the ‘Deep South’. Situated in the southeast of the country, some of the most iconic cities and sights in the USA are located right here. So, let’s take it state by state and talk about some of the places that are not to be missed out on.

Georgia
The capital city of Atlanta is also a cultural capital that features the famous High Museum of Art and is also renowned as being the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. Another city that many people like to take in when they are passing through Georgia is Savannah which sits by the seaside and is the oldest city in the entire state. The 19th century Cathedral of John the Baptist is the famous landmark here.

Louisiana

No trip to the Deep South would be complete without visiting the iconic city of New Orleans. French, African and American cultures all intertwine and live music is very much at the heart of this place. Bourbon Street is the place where the party really gets going so you won’t want to miss a trip here. Beyond New Orleans, you can take a trip over to Lake Charles and enjoy one of the many annual festivals that take place here. A stay in the Comfort Suites Lake Charles is an excellent option. And there are also plenty of other places around the southwest of the state to see.

Mississippi
Another iconic US state, a great way to enjoy Mississippi is on the the Natchez Trace Parkway which takes you 444 miles through a large portion of the state. The Delta region is renowned as being the birthplace of blues music and the best place to pay homage to this musical style is at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.

Alabama
Montgomery may not be one of the most well-known state capitals, but it is still a place that is worth visiting if you are interested in the history of the Civil Rights movement. Birmingham is another city which many people pay a visit to when they are passing through Alabama, and you could also stop off in the coastal town of Mobile which is just a stone’s throw away from Dauphin Island.

Tennessee

Music is the central theme in Tennessee as well, mainly through the famous destinations of Memphis and Nashville. The former is renowned as being the birthplace of the musical legend, Elvis Presley, while the latter is a country music haven where you can discover more about iconic figures like Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash.

As you can see, the Deep South is a place where you could easily roadtrip around for months on end, so pick your destinations carefully before visiting.

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Jeffree Star Makeup || Review

Back in Christmas 2016, I finally got my hands on some Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks. Then began my love for Jeffree Star cosmetics (I wrote a little about why I still buy Jeffree Star cosmetics in a previous review), since then, I have got my hands on the Manny MUA Collab collection and a few bits from the 2017 Summer Chrome collection and I plan to grab a few more products in the future.

Firstly and unfortunately this product is limited edition so grab it while you can as it won't be available for long. The packaging is super cute, it is like a reverse of the original packaging, with pink chrome and pink writing. The actual compact is very mirror like in the same pink chrome shade, and large with 15g of product. Even though the compact is plastic, it doesn't feel cheap at all and includes a great sized mirror. Now to the actual highlighting powder, it is a duochrome white with a pink hue and it really packs a punch. But there is a slight downside, it does feel very creamy to swatch and it blends out well. However, it seems to have terrible fall out, worse than the Eclipse Skin Frost. Being such an impact highlighter the fall out is very noticeable. To get over this problem I have found applying it with a damp brush or on top of a liquid highlighter. I would avoid using fluffy brushes as it causes more fall out. Overall though, a great highlighter than will leave you glowing brighter than the gods.





Again just like the Skin Frost, the packaging is the same, with the cap of the tube being that pink chrome. Calabasas is a beautiful matte reddish nude shade, which work as a perfect everyday shade. I love the doe foot application and it applies like a dream, though you do have to wait a little for the lipstick to completely dry. the only downside to this liquid lipstick to the originals is the smell. It doesn't seem to smell as nice, it starts off smelling foul, though I'm sure it eventually turns to a floral scent (unless I just smell really nice haha). Like all the liquid lipsticks, it does last a very long time and doesn't seem to budge from the lips unless you introduce oils or grease. 




Currently I only own two of the main collection Rose Matter (dusty rose nude) and Doll Parts (mauve nude). These smell incredible, I believe the scent is root beer, but either way it smells unbelievable. The original packaging is pink with pink chrome print, and the tubes have the pink cap with the pink chrome detailing. The shade range of the original collection is incredible, from the normal pink, nudes and reds to the bold black, whites and greens. There will definitely be a shade from you, so be daring and crazy, bring a little color in your life.




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Zoeva Rose Golden Palette || Review

This post has been a long time coming I tell you that. My fault really, I haven't used the Zoeva Rose Golden palette that often and being so absent from blogging, it has just got put back and back and back. I actually got this palette as a gift for Christmas 2016 (yeah really late I know), but only recently have I been grabbing it more and more and it slowly becoming a staple product for me.


Unlike most palettes I review on my blog this one is in fact a contour and highlight palette. First off the packaging is Ah-mazing, with its rose gold sleeve and rose gold self, it is definitely one to display. Inside you get a matte contour/bronzer shade (Heavy Crown) and 2 shimmer highlight shades (Glowing Still and Palace Door).


I say contour/bronzer as for pale skin tones, it is much more a contour shade than a bronzer and for darker skin tones you could get away with using it as a bronzer. However, I do think it is more towards lighter skin tones than dark, as the contour shade is on the ashy side to the warm side. Though, for me I have found it perfect for contouring and then going lightly around the face as a bronzer.


The two highlight shades are to die for. First both are shimmery and glowy, so you'll be seen by the gods. Secondly, they are designed for different skin tones, but can both be worn either way. The first is a pale white shade with golden shimmer. Apply lightly for a natural glow, or go all out without looking heavy. The second shade is slightly more darker, still with the golden glow it has more of a rose tone to it. It reminds me a little of ABH Illuminator in Riviera, that almost taupe hue to it. Again go as light or heavy as you want, though for pale skin tones I would recommend going light as you won't have an obvious highlight line.


Overall, this palette is amazing and the powders blend out really well and are creamy on the skin. There is no fall out and can really add that subtle glow for any day look. The only down side to the palette is lack of mirror. It would have been nice to have a mirror inside the palette to see what you're doing, but it still is a decent palette. The price is fairly reasonable at £13. So if you're after that more luxurious contour highlighting kit, look no further than to this little beaut.

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