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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…


There are so many different types of things you can try out on your hair, regardless of the length but today I've decided to go back to basics!

I love the beach waves look, it's so effortless and looks great on both long and short hair. I have naturally wavy hair but in order to tame it I will let it dry naturally almost completely and then I will use a little water and scrunch up the ends, almost to make them bounce. Not too much so that your hair is dripping again and I only go about half way up as I prefer the upper section of my hair to remain straight. Sometimes I'll actually use my straighteners on the top to give a more polished look as well If you have naturally straight hair and find that waves or curves drop out before the day is over then I would definitely recommend using salt spray. I love the Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matt Salt Spray which is only £3 on Amazon!

One of the best quick hairstyles is of course a quick up do. Now I know that all of us have our own ways to achieve that perfect 'messy bun' look but here is how I do mine! Firstly I like to tie it up in a ponytail (a bun is much looser) in order to add more volume and then I will lightly twist the pony tail to form the bun shape. In order for it to look messy and put together I then pull out little sections and neaten it up using bobby pins. This is so useful when you want to get your hair out of your face, especially if you're doing work or it is the perfect hairstyle when you've had a long day and just want to thrown on your sweatpants and watch Netflix!

A simple ponytail can be so effective, whether you're going for a casual or smarter look and that is why I had to put it on this list. Yes, it might seem sort of boring but I like to straighten it slightly and then pull out sections at the front to give a really sophisticated finished look. Pulling out small sections can help to frame your face and soften the look so that the harshness of a pulled back high ponytail is more subtle and it doesn't take long at all!

Lastly is a bit of a more time consuming hairstyle and maybe one that takes some practise! Hey, I haven't even mastered it fully yet but I do sort of like that it doesn't look too neat! Braids come in various different forms but the French braid is one of the most well known, it looks fancy but really it is actually fairly easy to do. I could try and explain step by step but here is a great tutorial, courtesy of All Things Hair. This style is great if you want to spend a little more time than usual but still want your hair out of your face, what I like is that you can make it as neat and tidy as you like depending on the occasion. Again you could also pull out little sections at the front if you want, or why not try doing a side braid instead!

I love experimenting with hairstyles so now I've done the simple, 'everyday' looks, maybe I'll do some more challenging tutorials in the future!

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