Coconut Lane – Brand Review!

Hey Guys,

So carrying on from my last post on how I was buying things to do up my room I decided to buy some things on this new site that I had just found.

I first of all love their website it’s so aesthetically pleasing, it honestly is such a nice website to just browse on. Especially if you like stationary and accessories as much as I do. You can have a look at the site here. I also have been lucky enough to be given my personal code which will save you 20% off your purchase! The code is sophiacrisp20 use it with your order as many times as you want! I think the prices are already reasonable but this is just a little bonus!

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These little A5 notebooks are so cute to add little quotes to my room. They have all sorts of designs such as marble, fun flamingo ones and quotes like these ones. All just for £4.50 and that is without the discount! They are plain inside so they’re perfect for accounts, plans and doodles. I am definitely excited to use mine.

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Next I got some wall art that shows my love for pugs perfectly. Hence my cute bedding also, I have a lot of pug themed stuff in my room and plan on putting this in a frame on my wall because I really love typography like this. This costs £6 so with the 20% code it’ll only be £4.80 and the print is really good quality.

These are the first few things I bought but they also do sweatshirts, sunglasses, coasters and all sorts of other great stuff. I feel like this brand will definitely grow quickly.

Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if there are any other brands I should check out!

Thanks for reading x

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Mini IKEA Haul

Hey guys,

I have recently moved back into my family home since finishing university and have been doing my room and making it more homely.

One of the main issues that I have with moving back is I have way too much stuff from having too places to live. I needed more storage in my room so I have had a look for drawers and things like this for my mountains of make-up that I own. So a trip to IKEA was definitely necessary.

While I was there I picked up two floating shelves (£8 each), I really like these because the brackets are not showing and they look really-modern. I also got two fake plants, these were cheap at only £3 each. I also got the two plant pots that were green to match my room for only 80p each. I am not usually a fan of fake plants but I think these don’t look too fake and are less effort than looking after a plant!

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For my make-up, I found the new Skadis line that IKEA are doing a really good idea for my make-up storage. They’re basically a peg board which you can get metal trays, little baskets and cloth baskets for which can hold a lot of make up on a wall.

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The cloth basket was out of stock so I have to go back for this but I did manage to get two peg boards for £7 each and little baskets which cost £2. The metal tray is £4 which is really good and I will get another one of these. It helps me because it allows me to have more room on my desk and good way of storage.

Even though this shop did cost £50 it is way less than what I would pay for a good set of drawers which would definitely take up more room. I will definitely be going back to finish my room!

Hope you found this post interesting, thanks for reading!

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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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Third year life update! 

Hey guys, 

So you might have realised that I have been out of the loop for pretty much two or three months now. That is because I have only got two weeks left to finish my degree! 

Crazy that three years of my life amount to getting these two weeks worth of work done and dusted. But I have a few things to share with you guys. 

One, I turned 21 and even though it will be way past my birthday after may 4th I’m definitely doing a what I got for my birthday post! It was in the middle of a stressful time so I just had a lovely day with my family and the day before I went for my nails done and a massage with my sisters! 

Two, I passed my driving test! Guys, it took me way longer than I thought but I kept at it and had the most supportive family and boyfriend who picked me back up every time and never let me quit. When I did end up passing all of it was worth it because I have my little car now to take me anywhere! 

Three, third year takes such a toll on every aspect of your life. I can honestly say that I hardly see anyone from uni at the moment because we’re all completely panicked and having a hundred meltdowns. But I absolutely know that it’ll all be worth it in the end! 

If any of you want any tips or advice about how to get through third year please let me know! 

My twitter is @sofablogs

Thanks for Reading!