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Saturday, 25 August 2018

The A to Z of me - Laustworld

Laura is standing inside of a cave. She is wearing a red shirt

I have seen the A to Z idea floating around several blogs. I'm not sure who started it, I thought it would be fun to get close and personal. Get to know a little bit more about me. 
Let's jam!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Urban Decay Born to Run eyeshadow palette: Review and swatches

Urban decay born to run palette surrounded by pink flowers in the background

As you get older and as your planners become overcrowded with errands, versatility becomes your best friend. When I'm getting ready, I'd rather have one palette of eye shadows that does it all than hundreds of mediocre ones. I don't have time to search for certain colours in my draws.
Urban Decay has recently released the Born to Run palette, I could be too late to the party but I have finally managed to snatch one of these palettes in the store. In this post, I will be discussing whether this palette is worth the hype. 

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Being unproductive does not make you worthless: 10 ways to find balance in life


Notebook that says make it happen. The image also has some red tulips

As I was strolling across the infamous Paperchase haven of stationery, I come to a realisation that we obsess about being productive. This made me think about my habits as a student - I used to constantly engross myself with making long lists and punish myself if those lists were left incomplete.

Even my weeks were made into planned lists because it gave me a sense of control. I knew what to do and what to expect. On the other hand, the curse of productivity addiction screwed my mental health. This troublesome voice in my head kept calling me worthless when I was unproductive.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The How-to Guide: Getting a job



Man wearing a suit and holding a card that says how to guide: getting a job

The competition in the job market is real, getting a job even with a perfect education is a struggle. In 2016/2017 there have been 757000 people with undergraduate degrees under their belt and 237000 with postgraduate qualifications. When it comes to employment, you should have a clear strategy, effortless applications lacking in research are not enough.

In this ‘how to guide', I am here to guide you through common life challenges. In this post, I will share some of my knowledge to ease your journey towards becoming employed.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

July Favourites and Thoughts



Image with flowers that says july favourites and thoughts


July was the beginning of something special – the birth of this blog. So far, I have been trying my best to be active in the blogging community, support other creators and also be inspired by their work. I have particularly enjoyed these lovely bloggers this month – Ruthinrevolt, HelloBexa and Hayley Ivy. Thank you, ladies, and well done for your hard work.  

In terms of thoughts more generally, I have been thinking that my mind should be always improving. Days spent not doing something useful is kind of a waste. However, perhaps this need to be productive has stressed me out a little. It’s all about finding the right balance and being kind to myself. I kept trying to figure out who I am as well. I am living representation of self-identity crisis. My boyfriend always tells me that the answer to the question ‘who am I?’ is – ‘I am’. My August will be the month of being and discovering.