calories don’t count on the weekend

Barolo Restaurant and Slug & Lettuce

This weekend my boyfriend Solly came to visit me in Bournemouth and see my new house. He arrived pretty late on the Saturday because I woke up early afternoon as I worked late the night before. As soon as he got here we just chilled, drank tea and watch rubbish TV.

In the evening we went to a lovely Italian restaurant on Winton high street, which is only a 5 minute walk from my house. We weren’t able to get a table there until 9:30PM so we went to the Conto Lounge from a drink first. I bought a expresso martini which was gross!! They only added the coffee and vodka, not any syrup or sugar! I was very disappointed, but then I got my pina colada and was happy again. The Italian restaurant was called Barolo and it was so nice. It was extremely lively and packed with people all evening. I had calamari to begin with and then a chorizo, mushroom, tomato pasta as a main, it was lush!! For desert we shared a vanilla cheesecake, my favourite.

Family in Bournemouth | The Stable Restaurant 

An evening in Leisture Square | M&M World & Jamie Olivers Diner

Lago Martianez | Puerto De La Cruz

By the time our meal had finished it was around 11:30PM so we just headed home.

On the Sunday we woke up and had a chilled morning. I hadn’t been in to Bournemouth town in the day time since I have been back for second year, so it was nice to spend the afternoon shopping with Solly and sat having an ice cream by the beach. For lunch we went to Slug & Lettuce which I LOVE. I think the place is so funky and serves great food. I had an avocado, halloumi and tomato sandwich with sweet potato fries.

After spending the afternoon in town, we headed back to mine and watch ‘The Other Guys’ before Sol headed home at 7:00PM.

Happy weekend everybody!! Have the best week.

keeping my skin clear through freshers

My house mates ❤

As everybody knows, freshers is filled with non stop drinking and eating crap, but I was determined to not let that effect my skin as it has been extremely clear over the Summer. As the temperature has dropped, my legs and arms have become very dry, so I have been moisturising near enough everyday after my shower. This is also to try my best to keep my tan!

Say goodbye to dry skin & hair this time of year

I HATE BLACKHEADS – 2 PRODUCTS THAT REDUCED MY BLACKHEADS FAST

EXFOLIATE

Neutrogena – Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating

At the moment I am using my favourite blackhead eliminator to exfoliate my skin. When I am drinking a lot of alcohol my skin breaks out in spots due to the amount of sugar and lack of water.

TONER

L’oreal Paris – Age perfect Micellar Water

This toner does not just keep your skin hydrated by removes your make up easily after a night out. It cleanses your skin, keeping it feeling smooth and hydrated. I prefer to use this than ordinary make up remover.

SUNSHINE

I know the weather in England has not been great over the past couple of weeks, but when the sun is out always try to make the most of it. Although it is cold, sunshine is so good for your skin. It will keep it clear and bronzed due to it triggering the synthesis of vitamin D in your body and causes the cells to travel to the outer layers. This means that the skin is able to protect and repair your skin.

LOTS OF WATER

When I am at University I find it such a challenge to fill my body with water, I don’t know why? Maybe its because I don’t like the tap water or spending money on it but my new trick it to put a filled up bottle of water into the fridge over night so it is ready for me to take to Uni in the morning. Water is so important, especially for your skin and body throughout freshers.

GREEN TEA

GREEN TEA is my new trick, it gives your skin a special glow and keeps you from getting ill throughout freshers. I try to have a big mug of green tea before I go to bed to settle my body. It is the healthiest drink on the planet as it is filled with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on your body. It is not just good for your skin but good for fat loss, the function of the brain and will improve health benefits.

I hope you have all had a fun freshers and are ready to get stuck into University, Freshers flu is a killer and if I am honest I don’t know why they call it freshers flu, once you have it you will have it for the whole year. Happy Tuesday!!

5 things I would tell myself as a fresher

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PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE

University is the start of a whole new adventure and if I could change the way I went into freshers week is to of put myself out there. By that I mean get involved in everything. Freshers fairs, flat parties or even just sitting with your flat mates, you always want to make a good first impression and not miss out on anything. Starting University is very difficult, you are suddenly on your own in this tiny bedroom with nobody you know. It is a lot. But putting yourself out there will help with the loneliness and open so many more doors for the rest of the year.

THE PEOPLE YOU FIRST MEET WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE THE PEOPLE YOU HANG OUT WITH ALL YEAR

This is something that I really struggled with. I basically moved into my halls a day late so everybody had already had a night out together, leaving me feeling extremely left out. But i seriously tried my hardest to get involved with everybody but the people I hung out with through freshers (apart from Katie) just were not my kind of people. They were lush and sweet don’t get me wrong but extremely cliquey and coming in a day late it seemed as if they did not have the time of day for me. I got really upset that I was not going to make anymore friends but I was lucky enough to through out the year of met the best girls and boys I know. DO not think you won’t meet anyone else, because you will. You have all year to make best friends.

DON’T ARGUE WITH YOUR FLAT MATES

Unfortunately through out my first year at University my flat mates began to argue with each other due to nobody having my respect for people things. I learnt through the year to just not get involved, when somebody has something wrong wit somebody else, lend an ear but maybe not an opinion. You are living with these people for the whole year so to make it easier get on with everybody even if you don’t agree with what they do. You begin to realise that everybody is completely different so respect each other.

PUT LESS PRESSURE ON YOURSELF

Freshers is bigged up massively whether you are a student or not, this is what University is known for. A whole week of clubbing, socialising and drinking, but this could be new to some people. All I am saying is don’t put pressure on yourself to live up the the freshers expectations. The build up to freshers is huge but it is not the make or break of University life. If you miss a couple of nights out it is not the end of the world, you will be going out socialising for the whole year, so there is no rush to meet lots of people.

MAKE UNIVERSITY YOUR HOME

Because I have a boyfriend and lots of very close friends at home I spent a lot of my weekends travelling back to hang out with them, but although I don’t regret it I wish I made my halls more like my home. Although I was comfortable in my room, I wasn’t that comfortable in my flat. My top tip is to spend as much time there as possible because before you know it you will be back home again for the Summer, and let me tell you know… I am bored!! I can’t wait to go back.

Good luck to all you first years, I am jealous of you all! First year is the best!!

chapter 10

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BOOMTOWN 2018

My disposables are finally back from Boomtown, bits from London and New Forest camping with Solly. I am so excited to share these photos because I am so happy with how they came out. Disposable cameras are so much fun because you take a photo and completely forget you have even taken it before you get them printed out. Boomtown was so much fun this year, my friends and I had such a good time.

I am going to put all my disposable pictures up in my University room and surround them in loads of plants. Uni is coming round so quickly and I want to make my new house my home, so I am going to put a lot of effort into making it look really nice. Exciting!!

BU Summer Ball – Just a couple of eggs

SUBU Summer Ball – Bournemouth University

At the end of the year, Bournemouth University puts on a a Summer Ball which is more like a festival, where all the students dress up as anything they want and spend the whole day partying. This year the line up was not as good, last year they had Chase & Status and My Nu Leng! But this year they had MK, Friction and a couple other DJs. The whole event was put on amazingly, although it was quite small it was like a festival. They had lots of different dance tents including a Bestival, Foreverland and Apple Bum stage.

As you can see, myself and 4 other girls dressed up as eggs. It sounded like a good idea and we got a lot of compliments but it was absolutely boiling. By the time it got to me taking off my egg and wearing my Topshop glittery dress, I was so sweaty it didn’t look good, haha!

The whole day was absolutely amazing, the best send of to first year with all my friends – I couldn’t ask for a better group of people at University!

Roll on the rest of the Summer!!