Sunday, 26 February 2017

3 Tips to Help with Coursework Deadlines/Stress

For the past few weeks, all I have been hearing about is deadlines. College have been onto all classes with deadlines and trying to get work completed before the big exam season starts. I usually stress so much over deadlines and then because I'm stressing, it takes me 3X longer to get the work done because I'm worrying about it not being completed. I then end up getting distracted because I'm worrying. (You can see my dilemma!) Over the past few weeks I have been trying a few different things to try and help.

1. Make a List
I have started writing all of the tasks down on a piece of paper. One tip I would suggest is going through all of the work that needs doing and write it simply on paper so you can clearly see everything in one place. 

2. Separate the Tasks
This leads me on to my next point.Try separating it by a unit for coursework or if you have more work, write it in course order. For example, it could be Unit 1 and Task 1, 2, 3 and 4 or Business Tasks 1-5 and IT Tasks 1-7.

3. Be Realistic
I always think I can do more than is actually realistic. Fun fact: Only a few of my task are completed on my long list. I have started to prioritise the tasks that need to be completed first. I only set myself a few tasks to do and then if I complete any more, it's a bonus. If I don't complete all of the work, I try not to worry and work harder the following day. The more you beat yourself up about not doing it, the worse it is. Be proud that you have actually achieved and accomplished something rather than not doing all of what you planned.

I hope these tips help you to stay a little less stressed.

Have you got any tips when completing work/tasks?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I started using the Beauty Blender around 2 years ago and couldn't believe the difference it made with my makeup. The application was much less streaky compared with using a brush and the overall look of my foundation was much better. 

I was treated to the Zoeva Rose Gold brushes for my birthday last year and my Beauty Blender took a back seat. I was starting to hate the way my makeup looked as it just seemed to look really thick and cakey yet I wasn't doing anything different than I normally was. 

I was in Boots and noticed that the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge was on offer and thought that I should try it and see what the difference was between the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge.

I really like the beauty blender as the tapered end fits well and the bottom of the sponge helps to blend more product such as foundation. However, at £16 it can be expensive to keep replacing!

The Real Techniques sponge has the tapered end to blend things like concealer, a flat side to help push the foundation into your skin and give a really flawless finish as well as the curved side to blend even more product. This sponge is under £6 and you can get a really good deal when they are on offer and also come in different pack sizes.

I think I would say I'm more of a Real Techniques person rather than Beauty Blender!

He you tried any of these makeup sponges?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sleek Hypnotic Highlights Kit

As part of one of my presents, I was bought the Sleek Hypnotic Highlights Kit. I had mentioned this to Holly when we had been out shopping together and she obviously took note!

I love highlights as I think that they really finish your makeup off and helps your makeup go from alright to glowy and healthy. There are 4 shades in the palette which are Ecliptic, Hemisphere, Subsolar and Equinox. My favourite is Equinox which is the orange/golden shade in the palette and it really gives a glow. I makes me look radient and healthy for the whole day and keep finding myself picking this palette every morning.

This kit also comes with a matte liquid lipstick. This is in the shade 'Birthday Suit'. I have only tried this on to see the colour and was impressed with the application but will have to test the longevity of it.

I love this kit and would highly recommend this as it is really affordable and you get 5 amazing products inside.

Have you tried any products from Sleek?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x