Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Autumn Tag | 2016

Hello! I'm a little late to the party, but autumn is finally here! I don't think I've done a tag before but I thought it would be fun to do one on my favorite season!

1. What signifies the start of Autumn for you?

Leaves falling. Even though I class autumn starting as soon as September does, autumn doesn't officially start for me until there are leaves on the ground!

2. What is your favorite Autumn scent?

This one is kind of tricky. I would say pumpkin, but pumpkin doesn't really have a smell. The only scent I can really think of is a sort of apple/cinnamon smell. There are a lot of candles with this sort of scent around this time of year.

3. What is your favorite Autumn color?

Red is my favorite color all year round, so I'm gonna choose orange for autumn. It reminds me of Halloween, pumpkins, and the prettiest leaves that fall tend to be orange.

4. What is your favorite Fall drink?

Pumpkin. Spiced. Lattes. I know it's the most basic and stereotypical white girl drink, but it tastes good. Sorry I'm not sorry.

5. What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to this Fall?

The Walking Dead I'm both dreading and looking forward to. If you've caught up with season six then you'll know why. I was looking forward to Luke Cage, but I've already binged watched that, so I'm not sure it counts.

6. What is your favorite Fall fashion trend?

At first I thought that velvet clothes were really gross, mainly because I just don't like the feeling of materials like velvet and suede. The feeling of them under my nails makes my skin crawl. But I saw this beautiful velvet wrap dress on New Look. I loved the cut and the color, but if I brought it I have no idea where I would be able to wear it. But it's so pretty!

New Look Dark Purple Velvet Wrap Front Dress
Also because Halloween is coming up I love Halloween themed clothes. This year I've seen so many Halloween jumpers, dresses, pajamas, all sorts. If I could I would just buy everything. I would post some pictures of the stuff I saw on ASOS and Boohoo but I would be here all day.

7. What is your favorite frugal Autumn activity?

I love going for walks in autumn, and when I was little I used to go hunting for conkers. I used to take home huge bagfuls. I went looking for conkers again this year for the first time in forever, but only because I read somewhere that spiders don't like the smell of conkers, so I collected loads to put around the house because for some reason spiders seem to love squatting in my house.

8. What is your favorite makeup look come autumnal weather?

I really love that dark red/purple vampy sort of lipstick. I brought my own for the first time to experiment with. Had an episode with it earlier though, when it went everywhere and refused to come off... Other than that I just stick with what I wear all year round. There's Halloween costume makeup, but that doesn't really count, does it?

I'm not gonna tag anyone, whoever wants to do it - here are the questions if you want to copy and paste them:1. What signifies the start of Autumn for you?
2. What is your favorite Fall scent?
3. What is your favorite Autumn color?
4. What is your favorite Fall drink?
5. What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to this Fall?
6. What is your favorite Fall fashion trend?
7. What is your favorite frugal Autumn activity?
8. What is your favorite makeup look come autumnal weather?

If you decide to do it, let me know so I can read it!

Thanks for reading! Bye!

Friday, 30 September 2016

My Graduation

Around this time three years ago, I was moving into halls, starting my first year at the University of Lincoln. On the way, I had thrown up and the car had broke down, so my first day of moving out and starting my life at university had not begun well.

On Wednesday 7th September 2016, I officially graduated with a 2:1 in English! After spending my first and second year struggling to get above a 2:2, I managed to achieve my goal and get the grade that I wanted!

My three years at university went by so quickly! I stumbled through first year, considered dropping out in second year, and then managed to make it successfully through my final year, achieving grades that I didn't think I would be able to.

After having my writing skills shot down in second year, I ended up getting a really high mark for my dissertation that I had put so much work into! I'm normally terrified of trying my hardest at things, in case it goes badly, but I'm glad I did for my dissertation.

My graduation took place in the Lincoln Cathedral. Lincoln's main tourist attraction for a reason. It's huge and the inside is so elaborate and beautiful. I didn't get to look around much because I was staring at everyone going up, trying to work out what I was supposed to do when I got up there myself.

I was stressing so much, and to be honest, I don't know why. I didn't need to. I didn't have to do a speech or anything like that. Everyone was in the same boat so I don't know why I was so anxious.

My boyfriend, who I met on fresher's week in my first year, was supportive my whole three years. He's what stopped me from giving up and dropping out. He also got me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a cuddly toy that represents me during my whole three years at university.

I will also miss seeing my Heathers/Mental Brigade all the time and not being able to spend all night procrastinating working in the library.

I'm really proud that I managed to get the 2:1 that seemed so unattainable during second year! I'm also really proud that I managed to survive the whole three years.

Thanks for reading! This post is really late, so I'm sorry about that! Right after finishing university I felt really lost and I had no idea what to do with myself, but now things are finally coming together!


Saturday, 2 July 2016

Life lately | Graduating & Moving

Hello! I'll start off by saying sorry that I haven't been blogging these past few months! It's been so hectic and I haven't had much time!

So, what's been going on?

I finished university!

I am so happy to be finished! I can read what I want and I won't have to stress about exams or coursework ever again! Sure there are some things that I'm going to miss, but I am really glad that it's over.

I also got my results back a few days ago and I will be graduating my English degree with a 2:1! I'm really proud since in first year I was like 0.70% off a 2:1 and then second year it was even lower so I was sure I'd end up with a 2:2 overall. But I tried really hard this year and I got the grade that I wanted which rarely happens! My dissertation also turned out to be the highest mark I've ever gotten which I'm so surprised about because throughout writing it I was doubting it so much!

I went Amsterdam!

To celebrate finishing university I went to Amsterdam with a friend and my boyfriend came along too. I finally got to tick off going to the Anne Frank House and Body World! I'll do a post on Amsterdam soon!

I also moved house!

My boyfriend and I have moved in together! It took us forever to find a house that we both genuinely liked, but we finally found one in the end. The only bad thing about it is the amount of DOGS around. I would love a dog of my own so much but we're still settling so I'm refraining from getting one, but so many people walk past my house with their dogs and its torture. There's even a french bulldog in the house behind ours. 

Right now I'm still trying to settle and get the house in order because there's still boxes everywhere. I'll try to blog more often! We have no internet at the moment, and I'm currently sat in the University library typing this up. 

Thanks for reading! More soon!