In this video I’m showing you what my morning routine looks like when I’m at university. I think it’s really important to have a nice morning routine that you enjoy doing, because it can put you in a good mood for the entire day, so I thought I would show you mine today. Let me know what yours looks like in the comments!
I always put on the radio while I’m getting ready, because some good songs and jokes always wake me up and make me happy. I always find myself laughing during the radio 1 breakfast show 🙂 My favourite part of getting ready is probably doing my makeup, because I love how confident it makes me feel. You can’t even imagine how much I care about matching my makeup and hair with my outfit, I am so busy thinking about this every morning that I basically forget to worry about university.
So after I do my morning routine I am ready to face the challenges of the day, or most of the time just ready to sit in the library then go to work… and live the fabulous life of a student you know.
First video from my new room! Since I moved back to the UK at the end of September I have been constantly buying decorations and trying to organise everything in the best way possible. I was very excited to make this video so I hope you will like it. Let me know what you think!
Some information about my accommodation:I live halls at the University of Southampton, and I have a non-ensuite room. I have 5 flatmates and we share 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. I think my room is amazing because it’s modern and the colour of the furniture definitely goes with my aesthetic so it was really easy to make it feel my own. Regarding that I am an international student I obviously possess way too many unnecessary things, like decorations etc, but I have already given up on trying to restrain myself from shopping so it doesn’t really matter anymore haha. It was also a challenge that I’m not allowed to make any drastic changes such as changing the curtains or getting new furniture. So I had to use little bits of decoration like colourful pencil holders and fairy lights, and I think I did a really good job. I absolutely love this room and I’m a bit sad that I only have it for 10 months haha.
I feel like I haven’t really talked about university in my videos before, so now this was my opportunity! I really enjoyed making this video, so let me know what you think! Also if you want then answer some of the questions in the comments below and don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions!
The time has come for the second post in my Pieces of Inspiration series. I have to say though, that most of these thoughts weren’t inspired by happiness. Some of them were written in my worst moments, when I was upset and hurt. And some of them are reflecting how my motivation and confidence managed to come through to the surface. It is definitely very personal, but probably some of you will relate. So I hope you enjoy this post!
“Sometimes you need to break in order to build yourself up again. And sometimes you need to be left alone to find the people who belong in your life.”
“Care about yourself enough to walk away from anything that doesn’t build you, nurture you, or make you happy. You have the right to do what’s best for you. Don’t stay if you’re hurting. You don’t owe an explanation. You only owe yourself to do everything you can to be happy.”
“Leaving is a form of art. And I’ve left enough times to master it. How to say goodbye without hurting, how to get on a plane without feeling guilt and how to walk away without looking back. Because when you’re in the air, above the clouds, there is no way back. You need to leave in the appropriate way to be able to let go. Because if you don’t… you will never be free.”
“A best friend is not necessarily someone you spend all your time with. It can be someone you rarely see. Because they are always with you in your heart. You can feel their love from a thousand miles away. The thought that there is someone who accepts you and loves you no matter what, is more than enough.”
“Sometimes you will be hurt by the people whose love you need the most.”
“Forgive yourself for making mistakes. They only prove that you are human. And they make you learn, they make you grow as a person.”
“Not everyone will believe that the path you have chosen to follow is the right one. Some people will try to get in your way and stop you. They will never really believe in you. So you have to believe in yourself.”
In this week’s video I’m showing you how I do my makeup everyday during autumn. This is one of my favourite makeup looks as it is very easy to do, it is long lasting and I looove the colours.
Here’s a list of the products I used:
Rimmel Fix & Protect Makeup Primer
As I said in the video this is such a good primer, it really makes a difference in how long your makeup lasts. Amazing!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in light porcelain
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in porcelain
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in transparent
Powder Brush from Alicia de Silva (Müller)
I wanted to feature my new powder brush in this video / blog post, because it was a bargain! I really needed a big brush, and when I saw this for about £6 / 6,5€ I had to buy it. I wasn’t disappointed at all, I think it is perfect. You can find it in Müller stores in Europe.
Wow. So many recent puchases in this picture! (Also, I am so happy with how this photo turned out, isn’t it aesthetically pleasing?!)
Catrice Eyebrow Set
As I have recently started getting more into makeup, I have to admit that this is my first eyebrow product in a powder form. I know… it was just about time for me to get something like this, and I chose this one because the colours looked nice, it had a brush as well, and it was not expensive. And I absolutely love it! It’s nice to have the choice of two colours, because sometimes I feel like doing my eyebrows quickly with the lighter one, and sometimes I feel like creating really dark and bold eyebrows, and this is good for both.
Catrice Eyebrow Filler Gel
Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base
Believe it or not, this is also my first eyeshadow primer. I used to think that it was enough to put some foundation or CC cream on my eyelids as a base, but I was completely wrong! Since I started using this, my eyeshadow literally doesn’t go anywhere during the day and the application is also easier.
Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
This palette was also a bargain, from a Rossmann store. It was on sale, and I needed a new eyeshadow palette with natural colours. These eyeshadows are very nice and pigmented, I was really satisfied!
Rimmel Eyeshadow Palette
I’ve had this palette for quite a while now, it just has some really nice colours that I like to use not only for autumn, but all year round as well.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in intense black (forgot to put this in the photo – sorry!)
Rimmel Kate Face Palette
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in au natural
This lipstick is really good quality and it was soooo cheap! It feels soft and moisturising on the lips, it doesn’t make them dry. Very long lasting as well, it doesn’t come off at all when you eat or drink. Perfect for every day!
Hope you enjoy the video, please let me know in the comments what kind of makeup you like to do for autumn or what colours you prefer! And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more videos from me.
This week’s video is an Autumn Clothing Haul. I went shopping sooo many times recently, especially because I arrived back at university in my beloved country, England. However, I bought these clothes mostly in France and Hungary, but you can find pretty much the same items anywhere in Europe. The shop where I buy my clothes is usually H&M so you’re gonna see a lot of clothes from there, but I also like to buy some special items from different shops like Bershka or Stradivarius.
Here’s a list of all the clothes included in my video and the prices in GBP and Euros. I also put a link to all of them on british websites in case you would like to do some online shopping. Hope you enjoy!
Dear Diary is going to be the most personal series on my blog. Writing a diary has always been very important to me, so I wanted to share a version of it with you. I really want my blog to be 100% real so I feel like it’s important that I share the things that I care about and show you what my life really is. So this series is going to be really casual, I’m going to pretend that I’m just writing my diary, and I hope that you will all like it.
I was planning my first post in this series to be a really nice and cheesy one about my adventures in the summer, how much fun I had and how amazing it is to go back to uni. But the truth is I don’t really feel that way anymore.
Yes, I did have an amazing summer – I went to visit one of my best friends in Croatia, who lives literally 2 minutes away from the beach, then I was lucky enough to introduce her to my home country. In September I had the opportunity to go to France for two weeks, and then I spent two more weeks at home in Hungary with my family and my friends. I consider myself really lucky and am grateful for everything that happened even though the summer was not only about sunshine and having fun. Whenever you are supposed to have the best time of your life something can always go wrong, anxiety can come into the picture or the people you love can disappoint you. This is just how life works and we all need to accept that.
I choose to remember only the positive parts of my journey and so I let go of the parts of the summer that I didn’t really enjoy. I made mistakes and I learned from them, I grew as a person, and now it’s time to move on. I am back in my home away from home – in England, and I wanted to tell you how I feel about it.
During the travel and moving process I was feeling quite nervous for two reasons. Firstly, as an international student it is so difficult and stressful for me to move to university – who knows when my suitcases or boxes will disappear, or when my plane will be late and I miss my bus or I lose my wallet or my passport or ANYTHING. The second reason is that this time I didn’t actually want to leave Hungary. I had such a nice time at home, just chilling and watching TV shows with my little family. People have told me that it gets more and more difficult to leave home every year, but I never understood why. Now I realised that as time goes by, your visits at home will always get shorter because of work, and you will never spend as much time with your family as you used to, and you will never live at home again.
Last year it was completely different. It was sooo exciting not knowing the place where I would live for the next couple of years, and I didn’t fully process the thought that I would be completely alone in a foreign country. There was no point thinking about it – I knew that I just had to do it. When I arrived in England it was magical to explore a new town and get to know new people completely on my own. Don’t get me wrong, I was stressed out a lot, but it all happened so quickly that I didn’t have time to worry. Well, this year the magic has disappeared and all that was left for me was stress.
Fortunately everything went well on my way to England, I moved into my new room and it all seemed perfect. But it takes time for stress to go away, especially if you are at the beginning of an even more stressful period of time – like the second year of university, in my case.
I want to concentrate on the positive side of things and appreciate what I have. So even if it has been a very stressful couple of days for me, I am still very happy to be back in England. I will never forget that coming here was a dream of mine that I managed to accomplish. To this day, whenever I start thinking about how lucky I am to be here I get butterflies in my stomach and start smiling by myself like an idiot. I am also very motivated to study what I am interested in, and basically just to make the most out of my time here. My ambition is what allowed me to come here and I know that it will also help me succeed in everything that I want to achieve in my life.
So I am looking forward to starting university and work next week; I am feeling so motivated and grateful to be in this position. Let’s work hard, let’s be positive, let’s do this!
So this was my first Dear Diary post, pure honesty and the real me. Not everything is perfect, but you always have to find some positivity and concentrate on that. I hope you have enjoyed a bit of insight into my life, and I hope you will like my Dear Diary posts in the future as well.