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Since the academic year has recently started I thought I'd do a quick post to share some tips that I used or wish I knew at the time! I often found myself feeling pretty prepared and motivated at the start of the year but hopefully, some of these will help that to continue all year round, or more at least!

Attitude and Behaviour

Put in the effort now - when you get further into the year you'll thank yourself for putting in the time to learn everything properly, especially when it comes to revision as you'll already have materials to look back at.
> Mistakes are good - it can be disheartening when you make mistakes or don't get the feedback you hoped for but learning from them is a really productive and useful way to help improve.
> Strengths and Weaknesses - everyone has things they are better at and things they may struggle with, finding that out now and setting time aside to focus on the things you find harder will help reduce stress. You could also study w…


Firstly, how are we already in August?! This year seems to have gone so fast and all the months have sort of blurred into one, however I always enjoy reading monthly favourites so here are some of mine for August!

Stationery: Okay, I admit it. I'm a sucker for stationery. I genuinely owe a huge chunk of my revision to Stabilo Boss highlighters. All those endless mind maps were completed using these and somehow it actually helped me to remember a lot of the information. I also enjoy trying to feel and appear organised  (even when I'm not) so these highlighters are something I often grab for. I couldn't not put it in my favourites really...though they may be quietly booted off this list when I receive my results later this month! Pick up a pack of 8 from Amazon using the link at the bottom of this page!
Movie: Troian Bellasario aka (Spencer Hastings) has a new movie out and after loving her in PLL I was intrigued. She is a great actress and this movie conveys a poignant and educational message. There are a number of movies that tackle the eating disorder taboo, however this one is focused on the voice which is brought to life by Tom Felton. For someone who hasn't experienced an eating disorder this helped me to gain a much better understanding and therefore I definitely think it is something people should watch and be willing to learn.    
Make up: I couldn't really think of any new make up that I had been loving through June, I tend to stick with the same things (need to branch out, I'm aware) but something I have been loving are eyelash curlers. Usually I wear eyeliner & mascara but during the rare sunny weather recently, I haven't wanted to apply a lot as I know it's just going to melt off my face anyway. However my eyelash curlers have helped me to achieve a more natural look without looking like I'm half asleep and I love it. Mine were from Superdrug for like £3 or £4. These are my eyelashes after curling and using one layer of mascara, I love how natural they look!
Clothing: It seems like I have just been lounging around in shorts and the lightest tops during the humid weather, however a relatively new addition to my wardrobe are white jeans. I have always been wary of buying some since I can just picture it ending disastrously with some sort of food spilling on them. But I decided I couldn't just wear dark jeans now it is getting warmer so eventually took the plunge. I actually picked mine up in Primark for a mere £6 - bargain am I right!!!

YouTube channel - Over the past few months I have really been enjoying Ebony Day's channel. I have gone back and watched a load of her old content, as well as keeping up to date with her new videos and vlog channel. Both her and David come across has down to earth and genuine people so their videos are always something I enjoy, plus it is even more exciting now that they have a baby on the way! So if you are looking to watch some new content, head on over to her main channel or their vlog channel.
Food: So my food pick of the month has to be a good old stir fry, honestly they were my life saver during my A Level revision and I still enjoy it now! They're so quick and easy, not terribly unhealthy and taste so good! My personal favourite is a pepper mix with a Blue Dragon sweet chilli and garlic sauce. These little pouches add so much flavour and are affordable too, something I know everyone loves to hear! I'm pretty sure you can find them in most supermarkets for around 65p. Although I couldn't leave out the giant Yorkie buttons which I have recently enjoyed several packets of. I don't know what it is about them because normally I'm not a huge fan of Nestlé or the normal Yorkie bar. However once I eat one of these giant buttons I find myself unknowingly finishing the packet rather quickly!


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