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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Heading to University; Don't Stress!

Heading to University has to be one of the most daunting experiences I have ever had to do. Saying goodbye to all my life long friends and heading to a city where I had only visited a handful of times, live with people I didn't know and study a course which I hoped would allow me to work towards the career that I want was a scary prospect and so this year, now that I have started over 4 times because of my placements I thought I would share my top tips for starting University.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Beauty's Dark Secret; Animal Testing By Big Brands

An issue I have always had close to my heart is animal cruelty. That maybe quite clear to many people as I did a degree in Zoology and my passion for animals is second to none. Recently though, I have had a lot more time to consider what I wear from clothes to makeup and the more I learn the more shocked I am by the beauty world.

In today's world there should be no reason for testing on animals, in 2013 the EU banned cosmetic products that had been tested on animals which was a huge relief to many people. We know enough about how products work and the chemicals that have been put into a lipstick or eye shadow that the animal isn't required yet animal is still testing taking place!


Monday, 22 August 2016

Exploring Santorini; A walk from Fira to Oia

Setting of early we caught the bus from our hotel into the main town, Fira. The walk would take us around 2 hours with beautiful scenery along the way but as I had read on so many websites it's the thing to do, I felt the need to see what all the fuss was about.

Friday, 19 August 2016

How To Travel With Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Mykonos Sunset

Since returning from my holiday I've had so many people ask me if my boyfriend and I argued or fell out whilst we were away. It's funny because it's the last think I really think about when going away or at least once I'm actually on holiday.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Santorini- Do's and Don'ts

Everyone always has such magical things to say about the island of Santorini and I certainly felt like I was going with very high expectations because of this as well. In my mind everything needed to be perfect but there were numerous reasons it didn't quite live up to the dream I had in my head. I thought I would create a list of do's and don'ts so that you don't have to experience the island being a little disappointing.

View from Fira, Santorini

I'm not saying I would never go back to the island, but I learnt that it isn't really the place for a student to go, and it isn't the place to go if you want to use public transport, anyway here are my do's and don'ts.


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Santorini; The Boat Trip

Oia, Santorini

Santorini, the Island of romance and sunsets had been on my wishlist for a long time. The idea of being immersed in beauty and the wonder of nature gives me a sheer thrill. Although we were only on the island for 3 days due to the awkward ferry times arriving and our midday flight back to the UK we certainly packed plenty in.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

What To Do On Naxos, Greece

Naxos island is something of a paradise in Greece. The island is huge yet isn't a tourist trap. This is mainly due to the huge farming areas on the island. This in turn, means the food you eat is normally from the island and the prices have yet to rocket meaning students can actually afford to visit WAHOO!

The island is so much bigger than either Mykonos or Santorini  which is suprising as so many people have never heard of it. We didn't really have any idea where to begin exploring but after a few days we were sad to be leaving! Here are my top picks of the things we got up to...


Sunday, 7 August 2016

OOTD: Zara Dress/Skortsuit

Zara Playsuit Dress - new fashion Skortsuit

Hello hello, I'm not normally one to share a lot of outfit posts in quick succession but I needed somewhere to share my love with the new Zara collection and so naturally it was on my blog...

Friday, 5 August 2016

Mykonos; The Best Remote Beaches to Visit

Beaches in Mykonos

Now, although I may have only visited Mykonos once and so my advice may seem a little bit eager, I can only write this post because on the third day in Mykonos we rented a quad bike and travelled around the island to find secluded beaches and lovely spots. By this I mean we may have crossed the island 4 times and seen pretty much every single beach in remote locations, so here are my favourite spots that we saw or passed on our day exploring the island!


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Favourite Summer Piece; The Kimono

Zara Rust Kimono OOTD

I love Kimonos, they are such easy pieces to wear whether that be with a pair of jeans, a tight (black) dress or a pair of shorts and always seem to add to the outfit making it look a little more funky or classy.