Life immediately after a undergraduate course!

Hey guys,

So it’s been a long time since I have properly posted anything that wasn’t a makeup review on this blog. Therefore, I thought I would put a sort of life update and talk about my experience after an undergraduate course in the UK.

I’ll be honest, these last three years have been crazy. There has been a lot of ups and downs for me personally but all of the stress and the anxiety felt worth it when I stood there holding my dissertation in my hands all completed and bound.

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It was an absolutely surreal moment, considering my nephew poured water all over my laptop just two weeks before this moment and I thought I wasn’t going to make my 4 deadlines in time, I did it! I am very proud of all the hard work that I put in and I am so glad I got a 2:1 overall.

However, after walking home I did end up feeling that hole in my stomach like “what do I do now?”. For three full years, I had been a psychology student just trying to get through all my assignments and now I have to decide what I actually want to do with that degree. I’ll be honest, it is daunting and I hope this is not just me that thinks so but being 21 years old and having to decide what career path to take is a big thing! To this day I am still wondering what am I going to be when I grow up and at this point… part of me wishes I did a degree that led me straight into a job.

So after a few weeks of just catching up on all the Netflix episodes and Youtube videos I had missed out on I went on my holiday to Cornwall. Such a beautiful little week away to take me away from the stresses of being newly unemployed (from my part time job in my uni town) and from being constantly asked by family and friends “so what are you going to do now you’ve finished uni?”. It was nice to get away from the pressure and have a lot of quiet time which I didn’t get for the three years at uni!

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I’d say, the one thing that has been very helpful in this stressful year of “finding my career” has been getting to do it all with my best friend/boyfriend who has supported me even when I have been mega-stressed. He has actually been my rock and has done so well himself this year and I can’t wait to see what next year brings for us!

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Finally, I just wanted to say I absolutely do not regret going to uni. So anyone that is either completing their course or thinking about starting one, my advice would to be do what makes you happy and a subject that gives you endless opportunities. Even though I am in this awkward in-between now; Psychology has meant that I have many transferable skills to offer and I have learned a subject I do actually find interesting.

 

Hope you have enjoyed this little look into my life at the moment! I hope that one day I will look back at this post and laugh at how indecisive I was!

Thanks for Reading and follow for more posts soon!

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Product Review: Sephora Green Tea Sleeping Mask

Hey Guys,

So being in England means that Sephora products are really hard to get a hold of. However, I’m very lucky to have a brother living in Dubai who can get loads of cool things when he comes back over. For my birthday he bought this and four other masks I really can’t wait to try so let me know if a review of them would be good too!

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So this was a tiny little thing but honestly has so much product in it. The instructions say to put a very thin layer all over the face before you go to bed and then leave it over night to soak in. I was worried it would be a very creamy product but was pleasantly surprised when I saw it was a gel! Such a thin consistency and felt just like I was moisturizing my face before bed. Therefore, application was super easy and it wasn’t hard to sleep with it on at all. It also meant that there’s enough product for at least three applications in this little pot which is really good for the size of it. The picture below shows the amount of product left after use and the consistency of it.

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The only flaw I found with this product is that it isn’t resealable which is pretty bad as when I went around to my boyfriends and had to bring it back, I had to hold it in my hands to stop it from spilling everywhere!

Overall, I felt like this product does work, it minimized my pores when I woke up this morning and my face felt very refreshed. Would recommend to anyone who could get there hands on it!

Thanks for Reading!

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LUSH REVIEW: My Skin Care Routine!

Hey guys!

So I’ve been saving this review for a while now, I wanted to make sure that it works for my skin before I share my experience with you guys. The products I’m reviewing today are only two of my skin care products, I usually use a cleanser as well but as I’m going away tomorrow I thought I’d show you my routine that is quick and easy!

Ultrabland 

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So ultrabland is a lush product which I actually swear by! It is a facial cleanser and you use it by applying it all over your face and then using a damp cloth or cotton wool to take it off. It is absolutely amazing for taking off makeup. It can even take off mascara and it only takes a few seconds! Not only that but it is so natural with the main ingredient being almond oil, it really treats the skin. Lush also recommend that if you have break outs, use nothing but this product for a month to clear the skin and it has definitely helped with mine.

Imperials 

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So after using ultrabland I always use Imperials, a lush facial moisturiser. This one is filled with tiger lily and orange flower extracts and smells absolutely incredible. It is for all skin types and can be used as a day or night cream and I’d say it is the most versatile of the lush facial moisturisers. I do this routine when I wake up and when I go to bed and have noticed the difference in how radiant my skin is looking already! I also suffer with really bad dark circles but this has actually helped a lot as well.  I would recommend this product highly, it isn’t too expensive either, think it was about 12 pound and I’ve had my pot for over a month now and still have a lot left.

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you want me to review my other parts of my skin care or anything else!

Thanks for reading x

Blog update: chilled out Sundays

Hey guys!

Had a mind block about what to write about today but I really want to keep on top of this so I thought I’d do an update.

So today I had a nice chilled out day with my family, my sister lives an hour away and I live an hour away in the other direction from my mom, so it’s not often we see each other. I also got to give my nieces a lush bath with the super fun magic wand. It was so cute because they each took it in turns to make a wish before they got in. I’m now sitting here writing this while my boyfriend is playing computer games :).

I’ve been pretty anxious this week, I think it’s the amount of assignments I’ve had and trains I’ve caught so hopefully it’ll get better. I’ve also started vlogging again and that’ll be up on my youtube channel next sunday, so that will be fun!

Sorry this is a short one but thanks for reading still!

Here’s some pictures of us being chill

LUSH REVIEW: Cupcake face mask!

Hey Guys!

So since I haven’t been posting as much as I would’ve liked to I wanted to kick off with a review on my absolute favourite lush product. I know this isn’t a seasonal one but it’s just so good and I had to share!

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So Cupcake is a fresh face mask from LUSH, the natural cosmetic store. The mask is made with all natural ingredients and is just the best. It’s especially made for oily skin and “teenage” skin (which I have been having quite a bit recently), so if you break out a lot this mask is perfect for you! It’s main ingredients are cocoa butter, linseed and cocoa powder which moisturises the face and gives it the lovely chocolatey smell that is just amazing, so good you will want to eat it (but please don’t).

To use the product it’s best to wash your face first so that it is clear of makeup and so that the mask has a clear base to stick on to. Then, put quite a thick layer of the face mask all over your face, if you do have oily skin try to focus on your t-zone as much as possible. Then you have to wait until the mask has completely hardened… taking selfies to send to your housemates is optional but I did it anyways!

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This should take 5 to 10 minutes so just enjoy the smell and destress yourself for a bit. After this you can just wash it off with warm water and feel the difference, you’ll feel how smooth your skin is pretty much immediately!

So I hope you found this interesting and let me know if you have any ideas or requests!

Thanks

Sophia xx