A COVID-Proof Halloween

With social distancing and limited household gatherings in public- parties can’t happen this year. Halloween 2020 won’t be going ahead for a lot of people, after all a global pandemic is enough horror for some of us. However, by being a little creative and with cooperation from neighbours, we may be able to arrange a safe Halloween for everyone. Here are some ideas that I’ll be using to make this year’s Hallows Eve something worth celebrating...

Tips for Studying at Home

Whether you're in a local lockdown, self isolating or even trying to get used to new covid guidelines, our lives are still being affected by Coronavirus. Universities are back in business, with some choosing to go completely online for this year or having one on-campus class a week. My uni, Robert Gordon University, has opted for the latter. After 2 years of attending in-person lectures and classes, adapting to online sessions is going to be difficult. Last semester, Ryan and I worked through coursework deadlines at home with some difficulty. We usually study on-campus even when classes stop so we had to learn how to study at home in the presence of each other. This is what I learned from studying in lockdown...

How to make your Home Cosy for Autumn

I love autumn. I love the crunch of the fallen orange leaves under the soles of my boots and the days of knitted jumpers and mugs of hot chocolate. Now is the perfect time to get your home cosy and warm for the upcoming sweater weather. "But how?" You might be asking. Well, you came to the right place. Feel free to make yourself a cup of tea and curl up on the couch while I walk you through my favourite ways to decorate and prepare your home for autumn...

My Nail-biting Transformation

For as long as I can remember I've always bitten my nails. It was something my mum and brothers always did so I developed the nasty habit too. Mainly stemming from nerves, anxiety and even boredom, I would subconsciously bite them until they started bleeding. I always felt self-conscious about the way my hands looked, I used to curl them up so you couldn't see my fingers in school photos. I pulled the sleeves of my jumpers over my hands so you couldn't see my raggedy, short nails. I never wore rings and I couldn't wear nail polish...

My Best Thrifty Finds

As some of you may already know, I love a good rummage in a secondhand shop. I love the unique nature of charity shops, every thrift shop is different each time you visit. I find it much more interesting than regular shopping as you can find retro and limited edition pieces. Now you may be wondering about some of the hidden treasures I've found while thrifting, so I've compiled some of my best secondhand finds for you...

What’s in my Backpack? University Edition

With the first semester of university rapidly approaching, I've been preparing all my uni essentials. As a fashion lover, I used to throw a notepad and pen into my handbag and leave it there. But now I take my university life more seriously. Now, I have a Kangol backpack for university, whenever I take anything out of it, I put it back in the bag once I'm done so I don't forget it. With the aftermath of the Coronavirus lockdown to keep in mind, universities are trying to keep in-person lectures and classes to a minimum but a lot of courses are still getting a couple of on-campus classes every week. So even though many people might not need a backpack for university and college this year, I thought I'd share what I take to uni along with some studying and note-taking tips...

Exploring Bullet Journaling

When I was in school, I was at my most disorganised and messy. Almost every homework was given in late, almost every deadline was missed and almost every exam was prepared for by cramming information into my brain at the last minute. A few of my teachers chuckled at the idea of me studying journalism- which is a very deadline-heavy career. Yet here I am, halfway through my university course and running a weekly blog. I've managed to change my entire work ethic and studying strategy by starting a bullet journal...

Be Adventurous: Boho Chic

Bohemian fashion is one of the many styles I haven't explored or experienced before. I love scrolling through boho outfit inspiration on Pinterest but I have never attempted the style for myself. Knowing very little about it and it's history, I decided to research it and explore it for the first time...

The Ordeal of Moving

After two years of living in student accomodations, I decided it was time to move into a proper flat of my own. My boyfriend, Ryan and I had been planning the move for weeks and, of course, those plans were ruined by Aberdeen’s second lockdown. My parents were set to drive over 100 miles to help with the move, that never happened. Fortunately though, Ryan had asked his parents to help out along with a few friends of his...

How to Become a Spectacular Secondhand Shopper

With the treatment of staff and working conditions in Boohoo's factory in Leicester being revealed recently, many people are looking for more ethical clothing companies. Shopping secondhand is also a good way to avoid fast fashion and shop ethically. You can do this in charity/thrift shops or online using websites like Depop and eBay. "Thifting" AKA secondhand shopping isn't something that people are born good at, it takes patience and practice like all things do. So here's a few tips to get you started...

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