The Must Have Perfumes

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‘You Are Never Fully Dressed Without Perfume’- C. Joybell.C.

Are you ever really complete if you don’t add that last-minute spray as a finishing touch? If I ever forget to add my perfume I don’t feel right all day. It’s just that extra something that makes people judging you judge you that bit better. A girl can never have enough perfume. At the moment I have three favourites that I’m about to tell you all about!

Paco Rabanne ‘Olympea’ eau de parfum

This is one of the perfumes that I have stuck with for a good few years now (I probably always will). This was the one I used to use for special occasions such as date nights. That soon changed when I found a new love for Alien (more about that later). No denying that I still absolutely love ‘Olympea’ but it has become more of my everyday perfume now, this is the fragrance I spray as I am leaving the house in a rush for uni or shopping. While the smell is quite strong I think it gives quite a floral sweet smell and definitely gives the summer vibe.

Alien- Thierry Muggler 

Jasmine? Yes you heard it right. Of course Alien is a go to perfume for me – it has my name in it! Usually the smell Jasmine is quite a sweet smell but I wouldn’t suggest Alien is a sweet smell it’s more of a rich strong smell. I would say it is the opposite to the fruitiness smell of ‘Olympea’. The colours of the bottle describe the smell. Dark purple reminds me of maturity and elegance and this is the scent that the perfume creates. Alien is best worn on evenings and special occasions.

La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum Intense

It describes it in the name intense that is what it is. Don’t let the initial first smell fool you into not giving it a try though. I would have never gone into a store and picked this myself, it was actually a gift from my boyfriend. At first, I thought the smell was far too strong and classy compared to what I usually wore yet now I am obsessed with it. The strong scent definitely gains you compliments from both female and male. I always feel so classy when I use this fragrance. It is definitely one saved for the special occasions not only because of the price but because it gives off a long-lasting scent that makes you smell like an elegant lady. 

What are you favourite fragrances? have you got any every day ones that you can recommend?

xx

Keeping calm when the deadlines approach…

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Are you one of those people who hit panic mode as soon as deadlines start approaching?

Deadlines are one of them things you know you will eventually have to do, but it’s just a case of deciding when. I have always been quite good at sticking to my deadlines though, that doesn’t stop me stressing every time they pile up. I would be a hypocrite if I sat here now telling you to not get stressed. Only now, in my third and final year of university I am learning to have a bit more control over how stressed I get. Taking the pressure off yourself is the key – believe me it works! Here are a few tips of mine…

1.Set yourself realistic limits

How much time can you dedicate? Do you have things coming up that might distract you? Be true to yourself.

Now, in my last semester I am not in as much as previous years due to the focus being on the final project. I begin my week with a 9am-12pm lecture and I have a break between 12pm and 2pm before my next lecture begins, this allows me time to do two hours of work and catch up on emails etc.

After a busy day,  I don’t tend to do anything else on a monday I leave the gym and uni work and start fresh on a Tuesday. I tend to start with the gym and then spend the day at the library and meeting up with my personal tutor.

I schedule my working days to be two hours on a Monday, all day Tuesday and all day Wednesday. On a Thursday and Friday I work until late afternoon so I aim to do some work in the evenings, admittedly this doesn’t often happen unless of course I’m in a productive mood.

As long as I do what I can at the beginning of the week I am happy with that and then if I do extra on a Thursday and Friday then that is a bonus I suppose!

2.Focus on one task 

This was my biggest mistake I am guilty of having different lecture notes for different subjects scattered around me and I would sit there with my head in my hands. Not only did I confuse myself with it all but I think it showed in my work because my full concentration didn’t rely on one main thing.

It is only recently I have started to improve this, I now focus on one assignment at a time and do everything for that assignment before even looking at another. For example I have a deadline on the 28th of this month so everything I have been doing has been geared towards that. Once that is submitted I will move on to the next deadline and focus purely on that.

I believe it is all about timings and not putting all your eggs in one basket.

3.Start early

This doesn’t mean start before you have not been to a single class. Of course, it is always best to start early so you have more time to get it right, but only start when you feel like you know exactly what you are required to do (you will save yourself time).

I find the earlier you start the more time you have for the research and the planning, the better the plan the better the piece. Giving yourself extra time will allow you do your very best and you’ll feel much happier for it.

4.Meet with your tutor

You might feel like an absolute pest constantly emailing asking for tutorials but what does it mater? If you are going to feel calmer and better for it then go ahead and do it.

I never used to meet with tutors because I didn’t want to bother them and be that pest. This semester I have met every week with my tutor even if it is ten minutes every little helps. You don’t necessarily have to meet them regarding work it can be for advice when you are feeling stressed or even to check you are on the right path (my tutor once recommended I went and got ‘sloshed).

The more you see your tutor the more you can improve and the calmer you will feel.

5. YOU deserve a break

You are not superman or superwoman, deadlines are hard work and you need to reward yourself once in a while.

When you have submitted an assignment or even when you have done a chunk of work towards it…

Go out.

Get your nails done.

Treat yourself to unhealthy food.

Have that glass of wine.

Do what you feel would be a reward and then get back to the work the next day and you will feel refreshed and ready to tackle the next part.

 

Drake Review

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It is no wonder that Drake was recently capped as the worlds best-selling artist. Last night’s performance at the M.E.N only proved that he really is the best.

The Canadian rapper was surrounded by fireworks and cheers from the crowd whom he showed great appreciation and love to. He entered all angles of the stage ensuring he was thanking his crowd at every chance.

‘Manchester is my second home’ seemed to be a phrase that excited the crowd. Drake performed a variety of the songs throughout the night including his greatest hits (Started From The Bottom, HYFR and Too good to me). The tracks he chose to perform were varied but a wise selection.

20,000 people filled the arena and I didn’t see one person that was shy of dancing along to the star performance.

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A shocked cheer arose from the audience as Drake mentioned Rihanna saying ‘This song would be nothing without her’.

Above all he is not shy of admitting he would not be where he is today without the help of his fans and that is something that created a connection from the start of the night.

The flames and spaceship set an incredible atmosphere for the crowd as Drake performed around it, but it is only fair to say spaceship and fireworks or not, the crowd were interested in one thing only and that was the rapper himself.

Of course you are going to expect Drake to be good, yet on reflection, he was so much more than good. One of the biggest artists connected with his fans as if he was there to thank them. He created a dreamlike atmosphere and did not fail to impress.