Saturday, 24 November 2012

*~* Weekend Wonders #'2

Hey everyone !

This is my second Weekend Wonders and I was unsure what people would think of it, but I got some really good feedback that encouraged me to continue doing them.

Today I'm doing wardrobe essentials, Study tips and winter looks.
And then I thought my Christmas exams would be on the week we got our holidays, but no, They're the first week of December which drove me to also talk about studying !

Also, I'm still looking for a December guest blogger !
Don't forget to check out About & Contact on the sidebar if you're interested.
And I'm definitely doing a rabbit photoshoot in a few weeks, Probably after my exams or when the Christmas decorations are up and it will be festive themed !
I don't know whether to put this in a Weekend Wonders or in a seperate post soo tell me what you think I should do in the comment box thanks !
And that's all the news // announcements I had to tell you.
And first up !

STUDY TIPS

Soo this will be my last week of studying before my Christmas Exams and I thought I'd share how I study, etc. with you all.

If you're wondering when my exams are, My Christmas Exams start on the 3rd December.
I get stressed very easily - I'm mainly always stressed and when it comes around to exams I'm like "Noooo !" cos I just panic. And my exams were on the week we got our Christmas holidays last year in my old school, but now in the school I moved to we have Christmas exams on the first week of December.
That can be a good thing and a bad thing I suppose.
I only spent one week studying for my Christmas exams last year and although it worked and I got really good results back that I was happy with, I've decided to study for two weeks this Christmas, because even though my friends say they're only gonna spend a week or soo studying, I know I'll probably get really stressed and all soo I'm preparing earlier !
Here's how I keep sane I suppose while studying - You could call them tips, but I don't want to sound patronizing and all !

  • Remember not to get too stressed ! If you're happy with the work you've put in, You'll know you did your best.
  • It's important to take 5-10 minute breaks every twenty or thirty minutes. I usually spend about 20 or 30 minutes on each subject depending on how much I'm going to cover. I know alot of "experts" mightn't agree with what I'm now going to say, but if I say to myself "ok if I get this done I can go on the laptop for five minutes or get something to eat" it encourages & drives me to get the studying done !!! Make sure you have a goal !
  • Set a study timetable ! I always plan out my studying the Sunday before I start. I'll post a photo of it before my exams, because it's really cool and I've customised it !
  • If you're unsure what sections of a subject you should concentrate on and what not to spend much time on, Ask your teachers in advance what may be coming up on your exam.
  • Make sure that the nights before your exams that you only have to briefly look over your notes. All your main studying should be finished by then soo you won't need to worry too much the night before !

They're my staying sane studying tips !
My exams don't start until the 3rd December soo I'm *trying* not to worry !!!


CASUAL WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

This week, I'm rambling about casual wardrobe essentials.
Yes, Those days that you've no idea what to wear and you're like "Omigodd I've like nothing to wear" even though you probably do have something to wear and that's when you're casual wardrobe essentials come in !
It's like a LBD - Everyone needs one in their wardrobe !
And also must I dare to mention the word Christmas this early, but if you've been good all year maybe you can convince Santa to bring you one of these, Right ?
Note that I have reluctantly included a pair of skinny jeans, I can't wear skinny jeans because they make me feel weird and all, but they are probably an essential in most people's wardrobes amen't I right ?
Also none of the following photo's are my own and belong to newlook.com.

SKINNY JEANS
Acid wash €17.99 New Look

CASUAL DAY DRESS
Black skater €7.99 New Look

KNITTED JUMPER
Burgandy texture knit €19.99 New Look

A LINER SKIRT 
Skater €11.99 New Look

DENIM SHORTS
Turn ups €11.99 New Look

PRINTED LEGGINGS 
Cosmic €11.99 New Look


I JUST HAD TO INCLUDE THIS ...
A CHRISTMAS JUMPER !
Penguin jumper €19.99 New Look.

WINTER IS MY CANDY MAKE-UP


This is a half light half heavy winter look !
I hadn't done my eyebrows yet when I took these photo's, but my eyes and pale pink and a touch of purple using Next's Gorgeous Girl Lips, Eyes and Face palette which creates the light half of the look.
I'm using a darker pink Essence lipstick on my lips for the heavier half of the look.
My lips are very pink-red anyway so the lipstick won't overly stand out, but if you want your lipstick to look very pigmented on your lips be sure to apply a lip balm (Vaseline, Carmex, etc.) when you apply your moisturiser to allow time for it to sink in or whatever you call it.

Grace x

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