Ready: Stylish and Smart Carry-on Luggage

Thursday, 23 February 2017

I'm collaborating with Ready Luggage to share with you this amazing piece of smart luggage. If you travel frequently you will understand how amazing it is when you find something that makes your trips easier. You can't go wrong with Ready Luggage, there's a lifetime guarantee so you can purchase knowing you're covered if your ever unhappy with your luggage. I'm planning on travelling in the summer and hopefully studying abroad next year and I think this suitcase would be the perfect piece of luggage.

It's beautifully designed, very stylish, it comes in a variety of classic colours.

It's incredibly strong, it's water, impact and scratch resistant.

It's got an integrated scale so you can weigh you suitcase anytime to ensure you don't exceed flight weight restrictions.

It also has a phone charger to charge your devices on the go, no more dead batteries on the go. The Ready app also has a distance alert to remind you if you're accidentally leaving it behind.

It's got plenty of interior compartments to keep your stuff organised so you can whatever you need quickly. To learn more about the design and purchase one click here.

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Semester Survival Kit

Thursday, 9 February 2017

I thought I'd share the apps and sites I use to help me stay on top of college assignments and projects.

Deadline - Android
This is app is a lifesaver for me because it stops me forgetting about even smaller tasks and assignments. Whenever I'm given a deadline, I just put in into this app and it stacks my deadlines in order of what's due first and tells me how many days I have to complete each assignment. It's so helpful, it's been a wakeup call for me more than a few times when I check it to see 'you have two days left on an assignment..

Quizlet - Android | IOS
I find flash cards to be so helpful when trying to learn off different key terms for any subject, this app lets me create my own sets of flashcards. There's also an entire site full of flashcards made by other people on a variety of topics that can also be very helpful.

Forest - Android | IOS
Stop yourself from constantly checking your social media accounts when you're trying to focus on studying, I really like forest, which rewards you for the time you spend not using apps by growing a cute little tree. Any attempt to leave the app before the time limit you've set means you're asked if you want to let your cute tree die, I find it pretty motivating!

Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) - Android | IOS
Supposedly the world's most annoying alarm clock, this app won't turn off until you have answer a maths problem or taken a picture of something specific like your bathroom sink for example. Very annoying but very helpful for getting you out of bed in the morning.

Trello - Android | IOS
This app is great for group projects because you can all add to 'boards' and 'cards' you can all see what needs to be done, is being done and move tasks from list to list. It has a very easy user friendly layout too.

Evernote - Android | IOS
I don't really use this app for note taking, which is kinda what it's mainly for, but it has a very handy feature that make taking photos of documents similar to scanning them, very handy when I'm given a brief or something on paper and I need a digital copy of it.

Most bloggers already use Pinterest, but I'm mentioning because I think it's great if you're working on a creative project or on a group project, it helps you and people you're working with to collect your ideas and inspiration in one place so you all see it in one place.

Written Kitten
If you're struggling to make the word count, this fun online typing space awards you with a picture of a kitten, puppy or bunny for every 100 words you type!

College Info Geek
I only recently discovered this site, but it's a mine of information about how to make the most of your college education with lots of college related hacks, tips and inspiration.

What apps do you used to stay organised?

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Since I started posting more outfit and style posts I have to be honest and say I'm more experimental with my looks, with a kind of 'it's for the blog' approach to some of my outfits. This is definitely one of those times, I'm not sure I would ever wear such a bright red blazer otherwise, it's such a loud piece. It is thrifted though and I think it's a very fun statement piece. I've dressed it down a bit with sneakers and slouchy bottoms and I absolutely love my minimal backpack from Pieces.

Blazer: Joseph London | Top: YesStyle | Trousers: Forever 21 | Bag: Pieces | Shoes: Pretty Little Thing

I'm back at college for another semester today, I had planned to get my some YouTube content made but I was separated from the camera I normally use so I wasn't able to make that happen, I am hoping to get back into it though keep your eyes peeled.. or maybe your ears.. I'm gonna be working with audio this semester so I'm excited about that too. January is almost gone! Can you believe it? I hope you're managing to stay on track with your goals, try and stay positive! Also, good luck if you're starting a new semester!

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10 Cute KBeauty Picks

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

So I've previously mentioned that I discovered Kdrama (Korean TV shows) last year and it quickly snowballed into a serious addiction. I can thank/blame my friend who recommended a Korean show to me. I've been watching the dramas for nearly a whole year now and I think I can actually understand some basic Korean words.

Anyway, Kdrama addiction is a serious disease, symptoms include: initial culture shock, total immersion due to complete obsession, and then a sudden interest in other aspects of Korean pop culture/products starts to emerge, for example, Korean beauty products. Now that I've explained how I developed an interest in KBeauty, I'm sharing some super cutely packaged Korean beauty products I've discovered. I think that products packaged in a fun or kooky way like this are quite common in Asia but here in Europe they're still pretty new to us.

1. Tonymoly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist
I purchased this myself and I really love it, it gives your skin a little moisuture boost throughout the day which wakes you up a little bit when you're tired.

2. Etude House Dear Darling Water Tint
I loved this too, it gives your lips a pretty stain which looks completely natural, a great product for a 'no makeup' make up look.

Lip balm packaged in a funky cherry shaped pot.

4. Tonymoly Cats Wink Compact
A cute pink cat shaped powder compact to keep you shine free.

5. Etude House Tear Drop Liner - Pearl #1
Make yourself look bright eyed and bushy tailed with this sparkly eyeliner, it opens up your eyes and looks really pretty on.

6. Tonymoly I'm Real Skin Care Facial Masks
I haven't tried these sheet masks yet but I loved all the other Korean sheet masks I've tried so I really want to try these ones.

7. Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Peach
How cute is this bunny lip gloss?!

This adorable panda eye stick is supposed to soothe, refresh and hydrate tired eyes.

9. Tonymoly Egg Pore Steam Balm
An egg shaped pore steam balm which is supposed to work wonders to make your pores shrink and disappear.

10. Cute Black Liquid Eyeliner Pen
These little eyeliners are waterproof as well as cute.

Would you try any of these? What do you think of the packaging?

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My Most Read Blogs 2016

Monday, 16 January 2017

I thought I would share with you the different blogs that I read the most during 2016. I like a lot of different blogs for different reasons and these are in no particular order. Most of them fit into more than one category so they're only roughly categorised. 

Minimal lifestyle goals.

A down to earth fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog by a Northern girl.

A lovely dreamy lifestyle blog, super chilled and pretty.

A Belgian Clean, authentic alternative lifestyle blog lots of vegan recipes and natural living.

Carefully curated fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle posts from across the blogosphere. Also ton of motivational content like blogging and career advice.

Inspiration ideas to help you 'design' your best life and be your best self.

A polished and minimal style blog by an Irish girl in New York.

Latest trends and luxury fashion as well as lots of other amazing luxury travel and lifestyle content.

Casual but polished minimal style with an edge.

Fashion for the everyday girl.

An Irish style blog for the accessible everyday outfit inspo.


A treasure trove of blogging advice.

A well of creative inspiration.

Lots of amazing design tutorials and inspiration.

A ton of beautiful colour collections to inspire you.

What were some of your favourite blogs in 2016?
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Travel Essentials

Saturday, 14 January 2017

I spend a lot of time commuting everyday, I feel like I'm always on a bus or a train, but one of my goals is to travel more internationally so I thought it'd be nice to put together a list of some very basic travel essentials.

1. Eye Mask, Muji 
I think we can all agree that snoozing is a part of long trips and this stripy eye mask from Muji should make getting some shut eye much easier.

2. Suitcase, Ready Travel
When I first saw this suitcase I thought is was just really beautifully designed, but after reading a bit about the design I realised it's actually a smart suitcase! This is perfect for anyone who would like their luggage to make travelling easier for them. It doesn't just look pretty, its' got an integrated scale, (never have to pay extra at the check in again!) a built in charger with removable battery, and a distance alert which lets you know if you're leaving it behind somewhere! Perfect! It's available now, if you're quick, you can get it for early bird pricing here!

3. Tisserand Aromatherapy Travel Ease, Evergreen
This little refreshing oil remedy will help wake you up when you're worn out during a long trip.

4. Jumper EZbook Air 8350 Laptop, Gearbest
If pretty portability is your main concern in your netbook, this laptop could be a dupe for a MacBook air if you don't look twice, and it weighs less than a kilogram.

5. Humlan Wash & Wear Headphones, Urbanears
I purchased these earphones in another colour back in September and I think it's one of my favourite purchases of 2016, I love them to bits! They're stylish, portable, have amazing sound quality, and they're machine washable!

6.  Shea Butter Sheet Mask, Innisfree
I've previously shared my discovery of sheetmasks, I absolutely love these ones from Innisfree, so hydrating slap it on while you're snoozing on the go for super hydrated skin.

7. New Balance 996, Schuh 
Comfy shoes are an absolute must when I'm travelling and I love my New Balance.

8. Harlow Water Bottle, bkr
This being glass might make it seem less practical for travelling but I really think water tastes better from a glass bottle, plus this is a really cute bottle.

What some are your travel essentials?

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Elementary Watson + Byee 2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Here's my final post of 2016 guys, it's new Year's Eve. I'm ignoring exam prep to procrastinate by writing this, I have exams in the first and second week of January. Anyway as far as I'm concerned 2017 doesn't really start until February because January doesn't really count as a month does it? :p

As far as blogging goes 2016 was exciting for me, this is the year I started blogging more regularly and seriously. I plucked up the courage and started making YouTube videos. It may sound sad to some of you, but I think the best thing that happened was that I discovered kdrama XD.

2016 Reflections:

  1. Started blogging regulary.
  2. Hit 1k on Bloglovin'.
  3. Discovered Kdrama.
  4. Plucked up the courage to make YouTube videos.
  5. Learnt a lot more about photography.
  6. Wrote & directed my first on-location production.

2017 Bring It On:

  1. I love Victoria form InTheFrow's post about more general achievable goals: The 5 Achievable New Year's Resolutions.
  2. Be more positive & grateful.
  3. Survive the coming semester.
  4. Spend more time being creative.
  5. Blog more. My goal for this blog is just to blog more and create better content.
  6. Read more.
  7. Eat healthier.. eh I always have this though..
  8. Stress less / make plans, but also take things as they come.

What are some of your blogging or creative goals for 2017?
Oh and Happy new year! I hope 2017 is filled with wonderful things for you!

Coat: Fashion Techno Tex | Scarf: H&M | Bag: thrifted | Jeans: Monki | Boots: thrifted | Rings: Asos

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