It feels so nice to be typing up a blog post right now as September has been a hectic month and it has really affected my blogging this month! I’ve been super busy with work and of course university starting back so the time for my blog has been limited but on top of that I’ve also felt so uninspired right now! I am definitely feeling like I am in a bit of a creative funk at the minute with ideas and when I have such limited time to plan and prepare posts it makes it worse as the last thing I want to do is publish poor quality rushed content! So, to help ease my way back into blogging and get motivated again, I’ve decided to change up my blogging schedule. I usually post three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday but in order to fit around my other commitments I’ve decided to cut my schedule to twice a week! Starting next week, my blog will have fresh content on a Tuesday and Friday at 10am GMT. It’s annoying to have to reduce the number of posts but hopefully it will make my life a lot easier!
Anyway, blogging rambling over. As I mentioned I started back at university this month. How exciting! Summer definitely felt like it went past in a flash and I feel so overwhelmed by the fact that I need to get back into living the student life. Fun. On a plus note, it is now three months til Christmas, if that is not exciting then I really don’t know what is! Whilst I am not particularly thrilled about the amount of workload that is about to hit me soon, I am excited to get productive and soon before I know it will be time for hot chocolate, winter coats and snow. Ahh, heaven!
Before things get all winter-y though, Autumn has arrived first! In the spirit, I did a bit of clothes hauling to fill up some of the gaps in my wardrobe. I picked up the majority of things from my Autumn Style wishlist and I just need a couple more things before I am pretty happy! Hopefully next month I can also pick up my dream Acne Boots that I’ve been saving up for! Considering I’ve cleared out a lot from my wardrobe recently, I do think I deserve a little treat, right!?
In terms of beauty, I was also super hyped by the arrival of Kat Von D makeup in the UK. Finally! There will be a little reveal soon on the blog so keep your eyes pealed! I did also hear of a little rumour about Sephora coming to the UK but I don’t want to get my hopes up too much but that really would be the icing on the cake!
Catch up with September posts: Beauty Wishlist, Sephora Haul, Caring for Hands and Feet, Becca Ombre Rouge Palette Review and Building a Minimal Wardrobe.
How did you spend your month?
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A new season has finally begun. It’s ever so strange to think that Autumn is here. I am still trying to recall when Summer actually took place this year. Anyway enough of my seasonal ramblings it’s time to look back at my month of September. This month started as a slow burner and picked up halfway through with my hectic schedule coming back to haunt me. This month marked my return to uni to start my second year which is crazy and I have to say I am feeling so unprepared for the mountain of work that will be coming my way. This will be the first time I am at uni and have a job at the same time so this year will definitely be jam packed to say the least and I do apologize in advance if my blog does suffer as my spare time is pretty limited just now.
Whilst the thoughts of going back to uni was pretty depressing, I did get excited about the shopping that was about to commence. Let’s just say I think I will need to enforce myself on a spending ban for at least the next month. I picked up some pretty good deals on some things I had been lusting over for so long and I now have my hands on a couple of new palettes in my collection (that I will obviously share with you all soon!). Yup that is the UD Naked Smoky palette, I wasn’t going to let my Naked collection miss out on this one, was I!? I also picked up an exciting new purchase for my wardrobe in the terms of a new leather jacket. A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple and I wasn’t happy with my old one so I rightly so invested in a new one from Zara which I am obsessed with. Bring on the Autumn wardrobe! Can I come off that ‘Spending ban’ now…
I also finally discovered Cotton Candy grapes. Oh yes, you heard that right! I had been looking for these interestingly flavoured grapes for the past year and after a little trip to the supermarket my eyes clapped onto these with the feeling of success. They are as good as they sound and I am definitely needing to stock up now! You can obviously tell how exciting my life is that I have to mention the excitement of buying grapes. Yes. So in summary this month pretty much consisted of eating (grapes), shopping, working, going to uni and also recovering from a couple of sick days in between. Now let the excitement of Autumn and berry lips begin…
Catch up on September posts: A Charlotte Tilbury Haul, Nails Inc x Victoria Beckham, My Blogger Enabled Purchases, Clinique Melon Pop and My fave nude lip combo.
Are you looking forward to Autumn?
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Today marks a difficult day for me, first day back at uni after Christmas break. Okay well I won’t be feeling too bad knowing that many of you will have been back studying or working earlier this month but nevertheless the painful thought of another 12 weeks of lectures, essays and studying is enough to feel uneasy. Something I can take pride in is being organised, I am one of those annoying individuals that has to plan everything carefully and write everything down but when it comes to uni, school, work or even blogging a little organisation comes in handy!
1. Plan ahead – Being off on Christmas break for a while has been handy as its time to get organised for the next semester or preparing my blog schedule. Take a note of every major task that is due in the next few months i.e. essays, blog posts and take a note of the deadline so you can see what needs to be prioritised and when you can begin to work on it. Its a good idea to buy a notebook, I use mine to write down my list of assignments for the semester as well as my monthly blogging schedule.
2. Keep a diary – As deadlines loom you want to ensure you are able to commit to completing tasks on time so keep a diary and take note of all deadlines and note down when these tasks will be completed. This means no clashing with social events or any other deadlines that crop up at work/school/uni. This allows you to manage your time effectively and know what times you can work and when you can also have time to yourself.
3. Prioritise – Leading on from the first point ensure that tasks that are required more quickly are completed before others. There is no point writing a blog post for February when you haven’t even completed the posts for the week ahead. By putting the right tasks first means there is no rushing to finish them.
4. Keep it clean – It can be even more stressful if you are working around a messy and untidy environment so ensure your desk or work area is kept neat and organised. This can help motivate you to work harder and not get in such a panic. It is also a good idea to keep motivational images around your workspace, remind yourself of the benefits of your work and what they can help you achieve.
How do you keep organised?