Thursday, 31 January 2019

How to Stop Worrying

Person is sitting on the bed

Worrying is one of the most common issues that people suffer from, it causes nuisance and distress. Anxiety and worrying go hand in hand. Sometimes, worrying can turn into a loop that is difficult to escape. This means that practicing methods that help to stop worrying is crucial. These methods I’m about to share with you come from years of studying Psychology and a group CBT that I have attended for 10 weeks. While everyone is different, these methods are aimed at everyone who suffers from worrying/anxiety.


Sunday, 20 January 2019

Pixi Glow Tonic Review: Transform Your Skin

Pixi glow tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic has taken the world by storm. Everyone is raving about it. I waited for a while until I bought a bottle of this (after all it's £18). 

I have used the tonic regularly on my face for about 3 weeks, and I'm ready to give you a honest review! 

Is Pixi Glow Tonic as good as everyone makes it seem? Does it transform your skin? And most importantly - does it make your skin glow like a radiant beam of sunshine?

Sunday, 13 January 2019

How to plan your grocery shop and save money in 10 easy steps

Woman holding a basket filled with food groceries

Let's face it, weekly grocery shops can seem like a daunting chore (especially when you are on a tight budget).

Learning how to plan your weekly shop will save you money and help to avoid food wastage. UK wastes £13bn worth of food, every year.

In order to change this, you need to think about your buying habits - why are you buying, what are you buying and how much you are buying. Planning your grocery shops is a great way to do this!

In this blog post, I will discuss the ins and outs of weekly grocery shop planning, in 10 easy steps!

Remember, New Year is all about self-improvement and following useful habits.
If going to a supermarket is stressful for you - make weekly shop planning your habit!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

How to Trust Yourself and Others


Laura is looking away from the camera. She is wearing a colourful striped top and pleather trousers

Trust relates to placing a level of confidence in someone and this can be feeling inward trust or trusting other people.

According to Erik Erikson, trust is the first stage of psycho-social development occurring in a baby. In early life, trust is the antidote to anxiety – trusting parents and caregivers in terms of their ability to provide support, ensures a healthy future in a child.

In this post, I will dwell deeper into the nature of trust, the benefits of having a healthy level of trust and the consequences of mistrust. I will also share some of my experiences and struggles relating to trust and the lessons I have learned.
Saturday, 29 December 2018

2018 in a nutshell and my goals for 2019


Flatlay including some of Laura's 2018 memories in the form of photos and cards

As we are approaching the last days of December and after a few eye blinks will be in the year of 2019, I wanted to do this quick post to outline my 2018 and make some few goals for the next upcoming year. I think that goals are important because they help to set your mind on things by giving a clear vision. Forget silly New Years’ resolutions – I have never been about ‘eating clean’ or ‘not eating any chocolate’. As a person I am perfectionistic and ambitious, I want to set myself SMART goals that benefit me and the world around me.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

10 Tips on getting a first class in your Psychology Degree


person behind a stack of books

Getting a first class in your Psychology degree education is difficult but it’s not impossible. 

Psychology as a degree is quite subjective, there are rarely right or wrong answers in exams. You may ask – how do I get a first in my degree then?

During three years of studying Psychology, I have learned from my mistakes and good experiences.

Now I have a bank of knowledge on what improves grades and what approaches lower them. Read on for tips on getting a first class in your psychology degree!
Saturday, 8 December 2018

My Skin Care Routine For Clear and Glowing Skin (5 Easy Steps)


Skincare products and gold tinsel

Looking after your skin is important – no matter how old you are. Over time, through trials and experiments, I have come up with an optimal skincare routine for clearer skin. Of course, there are always new products coming out and lifestyle changes that can be made. Anyways, this is my current skincare routine for clear and glowing skin.
Saturday, 24 November 2018

The Art of Making Friendships



Laura is sitting on a sofa wearing a pink blazer and a jumpsuit with coloured stripes

My partner once told me that friends do not have to match you perfectly. Hearing this made me reflect on the art of making friendships, how over the years I have learned that adjusting your expectations is one step away from loneliness.

As a teenager, I was ridden with judgment. To the point where I avoided being friends with people if they did not match my ideal. I was worried about my own self-image, therefore I kept away from people I classed as “rebels”.

I kept away from the people who drank alcohol because, at the time, I believed that drinking was bad. I kept away from those who could not hold an intelligent conversation, not thinking that everyone is worthy of a conversation.

People are good at different things – the teenage me was too judgemental to figure that out. Where did this judgment lead?
Saturday, 10 November 2018

How Much is My Face Worth? Quick Everyday Makeup Look

Makeup products on top a fluffy blanket

Hello, greetings, how are you doing today?  

I thought I will do something fun and see how much my 'everyday face' costs. Let's face it (AHH LOVE ACCIDENTAL PUNS), I don't wear makeup that often. Most of the time, I don't have time for it - I'm either rushing to work or to university.  Creating makeup looks is so much fun, it lets you to express yourself, enhance your features. On the day that I was putting this look that I'm about to show you, I had a driving lesson, went into town to do some errands and had a lovely red velvet cake with my friend. But enough rambling, let's do this! 

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Thoughts on Blogging: The Dark Side of Consistency


Pink notebook that says write placed on top of blue glitter background

It’s likely that if you are a blogger, interested in blogging or social media in general, you have come across the phrase ‘consistency is key’. Consistency is the building block that leads to more views, success, and recognition. Consistent creators build trust of their audiences, this trust may manifest in returning readers or high levels of affiliate sales. While success can determine whether creators are doing well in their work, I wonder whether strict consistency is worth it. In this post, I will be discussing my thoughts on blogging and consistency.
Friday, 12 October 2018

September Favourites and Thoughts


Laura's september favourites on top of a moth shaped plate


Hello, I know what you are thinking – Laura it’s almost the end of October, where have you been? Why haven’t you done September favourites earlier? Well, I will explain.

I moved into my new spacious flat on 7th of September, then shortly after my Master's course started. Days melted away as I was either working in a residential care home or at university. I have also started my driving lessons at last (it’s terrifying). I feel proud yet so tired.

Anyways, I still wanted to share a couple of things (and people) that I have loved this month.


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