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…


Well, January seemed to last a lifetime, didn't it! I think it is because the Christmas period is always pretty fast paced and exciting so when we reach January the days just seem to drag. However, we have finally reached February so I thought I'd share some of my favourites from the last month.

Movie/Music - This wouldn't be a favourites post if I didn't mention The Greatest Showman now would it, and I have to say I have definitely enjoyed being a part of the hype! I finally went to see the movie a few weekends ago and it met my expectations for sure so I can't wait for it to be released properly so I can watch it again and again! Obviously, a huge part of any musical is the soundtrack and The Greatest Showman songs have been on repeat ever since. They are so catchy and you can't help but sing them, how amazing would it be to have a part in those performances! If you'd like to know more about my thoughts then you can check out the review I posted too!

Beauty - For Christmas, I received the Millie Mackintosh 'Deeply in Lustre' bronze and glow gift set, I'd never tried any of her products but I have really enjoyed trying it out. The palette is perfect for a natural beauty look and comes with a combination of gorgeous but subtle highlighter and blush shades. It also contains a warm toned bronzer and a brush that is so easy to use and blend with! This would be perfect for travelling as its so portable and you have multiple products in one place, I'd also recommend it to someone who is just experimenting or new to make up as it creates such a subtle but healthy bronzed look.

Food - I haven't really been loving any new foods this month, but I have been obsessed with Pink Lady apples. Don't ask me why but I always have one in the evening when I'm a bit peckish, I often find that apples are a hit or miss and it's always so disappointing when you have a bad one. However recently I've been opting for a trusty Pink Lady and haven't had a poor one yet, fingers crossed it stays that way!

TV - My boyfriend and I have recently started watching The Good Doctor and it is definitely a series I would recommend! Freddie Highmore is always a great actor but his performance as Dr Sean Murphy - a surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome, is spectacular. I'm not usually one to enjoy medical dramas, however, the emotion and depth of the plot, as well as a fantastic cast has made it a series I hope will continue for multiple seasons.

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Creativity - One of my goals this year is to start experimenting with different creative outlets and over the past month I have really enjoyed trying out calligraphy. I've always loved art and typography has been something I've enjoyed experimenting with so I was keen to learn calligraphy. I'm still in the early stages but it is a great pastime, it's also really interesting to try out different styles on my graphic tablet, as well as doing it by hand. The brush pens and watercolour paints I got for Christmas have been perfect for this! You can see one of my quick practices, inspired by the 'Autumn in November' font, on my tablet in the image above!

I feel like, because this month felt twice as long, I've probably forgotten some favourites! Let me know down below what you've been enjoying.


  1. I only heard good things about The Greatest Showman so far, I can't wait to check it out myself !

    1. Oh you need to! But be prepared to have the songs stuck in your head!

  2. I haven't watched The Greatest Showman but I've heard such good things about it - hopefully will go see it soon! That calligraphy you did in your photo is gorgeous! I'd love to get into it - I have a few pens that I got before Christmas that would be perfect for it.


    1. You should watch it for sure! Aw thank you, I’m only starting out so that’s nice to hear, and yes go for it!

  3. It really made me chuckle that your food favourite was Pink Ladies .That's the kind of thing I'd pick. I'm all about cherries this month...X


    1. I know it’s not the most exciting, ahaha!! Ooh I haven’t had cherries for a while but you’ve made me want them now! x

  4. I guess I'm the only one who hasn't seen the Greatest Showman till now! :(
    Loved the calligraphy, hoping to see more!


    1. I’d love to know what you think of it! And thank you, I definitely want to document my calligraphy!


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