Monthly Archives: September 2014

Chloe’s Autumn Beauty Wishlist

C: After our Autumn fashion wishlists, Annie posted about her beauty wishlist for the coming Season (which you can view here). She got in there first and wrote about the amazing Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks that I want SO bad, but don’t worry I have plenty more beauties to lust after and tell you about!

photo(27)1. First Aid Beauty, Ultra Repair Cream (£9.00 from Feel Unique) – As much as I love Autumn for cosying up in knitwear, scarves and beautiful coats, I am not so keen on the accompanying dry, flaky skin. As I also have eczema I was recommended this cream for its ultra moisturising properties and I definitely think I am going to invest before it starts getting too chilly!

2. Essie Nail Polish in Bobbing for Baubles (£9.99 from Boots) – I love the darker nail polish shades of Autumn, they always seem so sophisticated after the pastels and brights of Summer. Essie is one of my favourite nail polish companies, and I love this colour! I also enjoy the Christmas reference… I may already be super excited (/I have definitely started my Christmas list).

3. Mac Lipstick in Rebel (£15.50 from Mac) – I feel like this addition to my wishlist needs no introduction or explanation as to why I want it. It’s a Mac lipstick, its Rebel, its the perfect wintery colour that suits everyone. I think we all need one.

4. Body Shop Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel – (£7 from The Body Shop) – this is for men apparently… but we aren’t sexist here and I still want it. I keep getting super puffy eyes due to lack of sleep and I have been searching for something that can help with that but not irritate my super sensitive eyes. This seems perfect and I definitely NEED it.

What are you guys lusting after to get you ready for Autumn? Let us know! #twolittleowls

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OOTD: Is there such a thing as too much glitter?

A & C: Last night, we went to Annie’s sister-in-law to be’s Hen Party. We were really excited when we got the invite because it was fancy dress – something which we absolutely love. And even better than that, the theme was Charleston!! We both had things in our wardrobes which would make perfect outfits (we can’t decide if this was a good thing or not!). We knew we would just have to show you what we wore in an OOTD!

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Chloe wore a black slip dress from New Look and an amazing sequin jacket (otherwise known as her Elton John jacket). She teamed it with standard Charleston pearls and a feather head dress. For make up, she went for black and grey smokey eyes and bright red lipstick, and let’s not forget the body glitter on her cheekbones – it was fancy dress after all!

Annie wore a velvet peplum top with a black tube skirt and a gold beaded cape. She wore pearls and a peacock feather head dress (she’s really sad she didn’t get a photo of it to show you!). She wore massive winged eyeliner, gold eyeshadow and red lipstick.

We had such a fun night, although we are both feeling a little worse for wear today (just Annie, Chloe is a winner). Fancy dress is one of our favourite ever things – if nothing else, it’s an excuse to wear too much glitter on our faces.

What do you think to our 1920’s OOTD? #twolittleowls

An Introduction to Foodie Friday – Gourmet Burger Kitchen!

A & C: As most of you probably know, we are great lovers of food. Any kind of food makes us happy – cheese, cakes, donuts, sunday roasts, beetroot, garlic naans, pecan plaits, pickled onions, steak and onion rings, chinese, pizza, pasta – we love all the foods, and to reason the excessive calorie intake, we have decided to start a weekly installment; Foodie Friday! Every Friday, we will share some of our favourite meals, recipes and food with you – whether that’s meals we have had out in amazing restaurants or something we have cooked ourselves at home. So here is our first Foodie Friday – and the only way to introduce our new project is with a burger!

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When we visited London a few weeks ago we stumbled across a Gourmet Burger Kitchen, or GBK. We hadn’t ever been to one of these before – we live in the middle of nowhere and the closest one to us is nearly a two hour drive away, but we had heard amazing things and we do love a good burger, so we had nothing to lose. We visited the GBK on Westbourne Grove in London – it was just round the corner from our hotel (perfect for us because we were in a food coma by the time we headed back to the hotel). The restaurant had a really cool retro feel, with swish lighting features and an open kitchen so you could watch the chefs hard at work. The menu choice is also huge, it took us both ages to decide what to have – The Cambeburger, The Taxi Driver, The Kiwi or The Don – and if this wasn’t enough choice, you can even ‘make your own’ from a choice of toppings, bun and burger. Plus they ask you how want your burger cooking, which is such a good option to have – we both decided on medium!

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A: I decided to go for the Blue Cheese – a 4oz or 6oz prime beef burger topped with house mayo, relish, salad and a slice of gorgonzola or blue cheese sauce in a toasted sesame seed bun. I went for a 4oz burger (cos I’m a whimp) with a gorgonzola slice and it was £6.45. Looking at the picture, I could eat it all over again. The burger itself was really juicy and having it cooked medium was perfect – it was just pink in the middle and really tasty. The gorgonzola cheese made a really good topping too!

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C: I went for the 6 oz (because I’m better at eating than Annie) Cheese & Bacon Burger which included smoked cheddar, BBQ sauce, crispy bacon, house mayo, dill pickle and salad. For £9.20 I think this is one of the best burgers I have ever eaten, and I like to think of myself as quite the burger connoisseur! It was cooked to perfection and was just what I needed after a busy day walking around London.

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We both decided to share sides, and chose the sweet potato fries with baconnaise and homemade onion rings with garlic mayo. We LOVE sweet potato chips – they are one of our fave ever things, and to be totally honest you need to visit a GBK even if it’s just for the sweet potato fries. They are super crispy and yummy – the onion rings are just as good too! We also loved the way everything was presented – the enamel mugs and containers go really well with the retro feel.

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We were going to be super sophisticated and have cocktails too but we were far too full/had been laughing to much at this sign that someone has obviously changed. Kudos to whoever did it (we are very easily amused), the staff were also very concerned that we would be insulted – they obvs don’t know us very well – and asked us if we would rather move. Very kind and considerate of them. GBK also have a downloadable app, which makes it really easy to find your nearest one (always a winner), and it’s full of challenges and games. We got a free dip for just making our first visit to a GBK! We’ve included a link to their website here, but we will warn you – the photos of their burgers will make you really hungry, if you’re not already after reading this! We will definitely be visiting a GBK again soon, and we can’t wait.

Have you ever been to a GBK? Any other burger recommendations for us? #twolittleowls

Annie’s Autumn Beauty Wishlist

A: We posted our Autumn Fashion Wishlist’s recently (click here to see mine, and here to see Chloe’s), so we thought it was time to show you our Beauty lusts.

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Matte Revolution Lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury

“Go from Desk to Disco with my sumptuous Matte Revolution duos. Each duo is colour-curated to take you from chic and fresh in the AM, through to divine at dinner, and even more mesmerizing at midnight. Buildable, and blendable – refresh, layer, ombre… and embrace the Matte revolution…

Bond Girl is a uniquely chic, natural berry that’s perfect for the day. Prepare to wow with Glastonberry its partner lipstick – as this divinely, sheer blackcurrant transforms any wearer into a stylish, sex kitten with a rock n’ roll twist.”

A Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick is at the top of nearly every girl’s wishlist at the moment. The rose gold packaging, the matte tones and the berry shades – what more could a blogger want. My favourites from her new matte revolution range are the Glastonberry (lol) and Bond Girl – and she offers them in a ‘Desk to Disco’ set for £42.00, or £23.00 for one. Why add one to my wishlist when I can add two? Click here to see her other amazing shades.

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You Look Lovely Today Canvas Pouch by Alphabet Bags

“This ‘You Look Lovely Today’ canvas pouch is an extremely complimentary and very useful zip clutch from Alphabet Bags. The lovely design has been screen printed in black ink onto lovely thick canvas with a black cotton lining. The pouches have been lovingly stitched and printed in the UK, complete with a heavy-duty gold-colour zip.”

I’m in the market for a new make-up bag, and I’ve had my eye on this one for ages now. I love the simple design, the size and the gold zip (very important to me that things are gold and not silver, bit weird I know). The phrase on the front is enough to make you smile on a dull morning whilst you’re attempting to make yourself look remotely presentable/human. This is £18 and is available through notonthehighsteet.com.

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Real Techniques Sam’s Picks

“A collection of Sam’s favourite brushes. Whether adding to or just starting, Sam’s Picks is an essential for every collection.
– Multi-Task Brush: for effortless application of powder, blush and bronzer
– Buffing Brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
– Essential Crease Brush: soft, tapered design for effortless contouring
– Setting Brush: complete any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter
– Pointed Foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
– Fine Liner Brush: ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner”

I’m also desperate for some new brushes and I’ve heard so many good things about this collection, plus Chloe loves her Real Techniques brushes. This set is £29.99 from Feel Unique.

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Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturising Brightening Cream

“Wild Rose oil is a natural source of vitamin C, which demonstrates significant repairing activity to fine lines and skin colour disorders, while adding brightness and radiance to the skin.
Wild rose fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level that demonstrates significant repairing action on fine lines and pigmentation disorders. Furthermore, wild Rose oil, rich in linoleic and linolenic acid, offers significant moisturising, healing and softening properties. At the same time, it forms a protective film on the skin that helps the cell regeneration and improves the texture of the epidermis.”

I’m still looking for my holy grail moisturiser – I just haven’t been wowed by anything yet. I don’t get particularly dry skin but I do have the problem of some serious spot invasions at the moment, which feels like it’s been going on for months. This caught my eye because of it’s healing properties – something which will help tame my irritated skin. This is £20 and from Feel Unique (again!).

What’s on your Autumn Wishlist? Do you have any moisturiser recommendations? #twolittleowls

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Review: Bee Good’s Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm

A & C: we both received one of these super cute lip balms from Bee Good whilst at the #bloggersfestival (to look at our posts about the day click here and here) and we were looking forward to trying them.

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Described very aptly by Bee Good as:

“A rich, deeply replenishing lip balm to repair, intensively condition and soothe dry chapped lips.Active ingredients include protective British beeswax, natural source vitamin E, British borage oil; a rich source of skin strengthening essential fatty acids and British echium oil to replenish dry skin”

C: I cannot describe this much better than above as I really enjoyed using a product that contained such lovely ingredients. It helped soften my lips and although vanilla/honey scented it wasn’t over powering so it was perfect for every day use. The perfect way to protect your lips and prepare them for perfect lipstick application!

A: This is so lovely to use, the scent is beautiful, and like Chloe says not too over-powering but just the right amount of vanilla and honey. I’ve been trying to get into the habit of starting my make-up routine with a lip balm to make the lipstick application a little smoother, and this will definitely help me keep the habit because it’s such a good product and a treat to use.

Bee Good was founded by husband and wife team Simon and Caroline – Simon is the chief beekeeper and Caroline was keen to harvest the honey for a skincare range, and so Bee Good was born. They are proud of their British heritage – and of the British Bees, and so they should be because they help them make really lovely products.

Have any of you guys tried any of Bee Good’s products? All products are made from natural ingredients, they never test on animals and they support our British Bees! They also have an amazing skincare range available here, which we plan on ordering from very soon! #twolittleowls

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Big News (it’s a hoooot!)

A & C: Hi guys! Just a little update to let you know that we have made a twolittleowls Facebook page! Would love it if you could click on this little link here and give us a sneaky like, meaning you can keep up to date on our posts more easily.

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The I <3 Food Tag

A & C: We spotted this on Raindrops & Teacups blog and although she didn’t tag us to do it, we really wanted to have a go because… well we basically love food. You should also go and check out her blog because it really is lovely 🙂

What’s your favourite food?

A: Cheese. 100%. I love all the cheeses.

C: Cheese, bread and pecan plaits (I have gone through a weird obsession where I have to have one every day… starting to get over it now but it was a tough couple of weeks).

Any weird foods you like?

A: I could sit and eat a whole jar of pickled beetroot pretty easily. Not a weird food but the amount of it that I eat is weird, but it’s healthy so it’s allowed.

C: Pickled onions, everyone thinks they are gross but I love them.

Favourite vegetable?

A: Sweet potato. Love that stuff.

C: Sweet potato and sweetcorn. Basically all the sweet stuff apparently.

Favourite fast food?

A: This is totally gross but when I’m hungover I love a dirty burger from Burger King.

C: (totally lolled at the use of “dirty burger”). I also love a good Burger King or a McDonalds chicken burger. Basically… all the (dirty) burgers.

Favourite Sauce?

A: Depends on the food that I’m dipping but I love ketchup/salad cream/mango chutney (or chuckney as my bf thinks it’s called).

C:All the sauces! My boyfriend calls me “saucy mc-saucerson” not because I’m super-sexy-saucey but because I have to put sauce on EVERYTHING I eat. Same as Annie though, I love ketchup, salad cream, mayo, BBQ and mango chutters!

Chinese or Indian?

A: Indian.

C:Indian every time. I am partial to a Chinese every now and again though.

Food pet hates?

A: Peanut butter in general. Especially when people eat it with their mouth open. WHAT.

C:People eating loudly = VOM. I have to walk away. I also hate celery, aubergine (aka dead peoples skin) and eating meat off the bone.

Pizza Hut or Domino’s?

A: Domino’s.

C:Domino’s every time! I love their garlic and herb dip!

Name three foods you could never live without

A: Cheese (see above), beetroot (see above…) and cereal.

C:Bread, cheese and Marmite.

A food you hate?

A: Cucumber. And Bananas. They’re the worst.

C: I answered this earlier, dayum. I do eat bananas though… because I know they are good for me so I force them down. I only eat half though (before vommage) and then get made fun of at work!

Favourite restaurant chain?

A: Nandos! Although Chloe and I went to a GBK for the first time a few weeks ago and it was like we had died and gone to heaven.

C: Gourmet Burger Kitchen is now my favourite too (we shall be posting photos soon of all the amazing things we had to eat there!)

Three most important things at a restaurant

A: Food, value for money, cleanliness and service.

C: Cleanliness, nice people/atmosphere and the food has got to taste good!

We had loads of fun doing this, and we tag anyone who has read this! #twolittleowls

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Annie’s London Lush Haul

A: As you know, Chloe and I had a little trip to London a couple of weeks ago to attend the #bloggersfestival – and we seeked out Lush on Regent Street because it’s one of our favourite shops.

Firstly, the staff were so lovely – we know this is a standard Lush procedure but they really were. They are always super helpful and recommend all sorts of lovely products to you. Here’s what I went for:

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The Comforter – Bubble Bar 

“Sometimes you just need to shut yourself off from the outside world under a blanket of fruity foam that will put you back in the right frame of mind to face the world. This bar is supersized, so you’ll only need to crumble half a bar under your tap to make enough bubbles for a long, comforting soak. Cassis absolute gives a distinctive blackcurrant fragrance, while bergamot adds an uplifting note.”

I went for the classic Comforter Bubble Bar – I had been walking around London all weekend and I was super excited to get home, have a cup of tea and a nice bath, and what better way to finish off a weekend than with a Lush bath. As you can see, I didn’t even have time to take a photo before I used it (soz, I was way too excited). I hadn’t actually tried this before and Chloe suggested I give it a go, I’m so happy she did because it really is lovely. It smells beautiful and makes your bath super pink, whilst making your skin feel super soft and luxurious. The ‘ribena berry’ scent stays with you for ages and the bubble factor is pretty impressive too – which is always a bonus in my book. These are £4.50 but you can get at least two uses, maybe more, out of one.

Ultrabland – Cleanser

“Based on an ancient Greek formula for cold cream, Ultrabland is beautifully simple and very effective. Made with almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey, this cleanser removes all traces of dirt and makeup, without stripping away your skin’s natural defences. Smooth over the face, any dirt will cling to the cream and you can remove it with a warm damp cloth or cotton wool. “

A cult classic, but something I haven’t ever tried before. I’ve been using the Benefit They’re Real eyeliner which can be a little tricky to remove so Chloe recommended this cause she said it removes her They’re Real Mascara really well (I know, she should go work for Lush). I have only used it a few times so far, and I have found it to be a little greasy but I am going to persevere. It does leave my skin looking and feeling visibly clear and clean but the morning after, I have woken up an oily/greasy t-zone – which is not something that I normally wake up with. This is £6.95 for the small pot.

Mint Julips Lip Scrub

“A gentle lip scrub with more than a hint of mint humbug about it. Turn chapped lips into mint-choc chip lips: warming peppermint and sweet vanilla combine with real sugar crystals give your lips (and tastebuds) a service, leaving them primed for smooth lipstick application. As soon as you gently rub Mint Julips on your lips, you’ll feel its invigorating peppermint oil tingling away while the sugar crystals buff away any flaky skin.”

Chloe and I both bought one of these, but she went for a different flavour (is that the right word? it smells good enough to eat so we will go with that). With the weather turning a little cooler, chapped lips are on the horizon – but this should deter them. It smells like After Eights too, which is always a reminder of Christmas and chocolate treats (can you tell I’m excited for winter?). I can’t wait to use this, so I will be letting you know what I think in a review as soon as I can. It’s priced at £5.50 and although it’s a small pot, but I think it will last a while.

What are you holy grail Lush products? #twolittleowls

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The ‘Super Fun Time Excellence Good Nice Blogger Fancy Person’ Award

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A & C: We got nominated for an award recently by Rachael from “rachwat” so we thought we had better reply with our answers to her questions! (we love these posts as we are very nosey).

1. What’s your most recent purchase?

C: We recently went to London and visited Lush. I got Eau Roma Water, MMMelting Marshmallow Moment and the bubblegum lip scrub.

A: Again, from our Lush Trip the Mint Julips Lip Scrub, the Comforter Bubblebar and Ultrabland. Post to come soon!

2. If you could get one product for free, what would you choose and why?

C: A Burberry handbag, because I love them so much and I will never be able to afford one (unless I win the lottery)

A: A mac book. I want/need one so bad 😦
3. What’s you’re favourite nail varnish?

C: I am far too fickle to have a favourite nail varnish for longer than about a week. Currently I am loving my Soigne nail polish in Persimmon. The perfect Summer to Autumn shade.

A: I Love a black nail varnish and my Leighton Denny sees me right through the year.
4. What’s your hair saviour?

C: my tangle teezer! I have no idea how I used to cope without it, my hair is so thick and unruly!

A: gotta be the same as Chloe on this one – my tangle teezer is the best hair product purchase I’ve made!
5. What is your favourite piece of clothing?

C: my new “janket” – we made that word up. Its basically a blanket/jacket in a monochrome/tartan pattern and its amazing. I won’t ruin it too much as it will definitely be featured in an OOTD soon!

A: my Mum recently knitted me a crazy cardigan and it’s so warm and snuggly and lovely. Not the most fashionable thing I own but it’s one of those things that you can put on and don’t even care what you look like cause it’s just TOO comfy.
6. What’s your favourite candle scent?

C: currently it is my toasted marshmallow Yankee Candle, but I love all Yankee Candles!

A: I love my chocolate orange scents that I use in my Bomb Cosmetics oil burner. Not gonna lie, I’ve been very tempted to eat them.

7. What are you most excited for this Autumn?

C: Autumn clothes, having the fire going, buying loads more boots that I do not need and wearing woolly socks in bed!

A: candles, autumn food, Halloween (YES), cosy cardies, woolly tights, crisp cool mornings, having the woodburner on at home, boots, using my new umbrella, wearing my parker. I basically love this time of year and could go on forever.

8. What’s your go to fragrance?

C: Amor Amor by Cacharel. I have always loved it

A: Jimmy Choo Flash
9.What drink do you order at a coffee shop?

C: I don’t really shop in coffee shops? I like to save my pennies for make up/clothes! I drink black coffee though, because I’m hardcore like that.

A: Those really yummy (calorific) strawberry and cream coolers from Costa are my fav.

10. Do you think you’ll still be blogging in five years?

A & C: we really hope so!

We tag everyone who reads this post – let us know what your answers are, we love reading about you! #twolittleowls

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Chloe’s Top Going-to-University tips!

C: Although it has been a while (I’m not that old I promise) since my first year at Uni, I know a lot of people will be starting their first year soon and its super scary. I thought I would share with you some of the tips/facts I have learnt along the way and hopefully they might help some of you!

1. everyone else is new too – don’t forget that everybody else is in exactly the same position as you on moving in day. Very few people will have picked a University because their friends are going etc so everyone is just as nervous and in the same boat. It’s an easy one to forget.

2. cake and wine are your best friends – on my first day I made my mother hubbard make me her famous malteser cake to take with me and my dad bought me a couple of bottles of wine (and vodka) when we went food shopping. So as soon as everybody had finished unpacking (/chucked all boxes in their room but their mums had made their beds up) I cracked out the cake. Everyone likes cake and its a nice way to introduce yourself and start getting to know each other (ie if they don’t like cake pick new friends).

3. freshers week is for having fun, not for being a douche – freshers week is amazing, as you haven’t started lectures yet and you have a whole week of fun so you can get to know the people you live with. Don’t be the person who gets so drunk the first night out that everyone else has to look after you. First impressions count for a lot, and you want to be having fun and getting to know everyone, not throwing up in a dirty student union toilet.

4. its okay if you don’t like drinking/going out – everybody is different and some people just don’t like clubbing. If you are one of these people (I was in my second and third year) then don’t feel pressured into doing anything you don’t want to do. You can pre-drink with everyone/go to the bars and have a couple and then head home and be the non-hungover one in the morning who saves everyones lives with bacon sandwhiches.

5. stock up on food – I am guessing your parentals will be dropping you and your many possessions off at uni so get them to take you food shopping before they go home (probably crying because their baby is all grown up like my mum did). Don’t just buy a weeks worth of food, think about stocking up on cans/frozen essentials as when you come to do your shopping the next week you will have less heavy stuff to carry home!

6. drunk people will eat all your food – fact. Hide food you don’t want eating/keep it in your locked room. I have no other advice on this, other than the fact you should expect it!

7. be sociable – when you first arrive leave your bedroom door propped open so people can pop in and say hello (don’t leave it open if you are not there… I will get to that next). We also left our apartment door propped open so people in the flats near us could come over and introduce themselves.

8. don’t leave your bedroom unlocked/unattended – you will go back to find all of your possessions have been wrapped in clingfilm, there are strange drawings all over your walls or your floor is covered in little cups of water so you can’t go anywhere. Obviously though, if someone else has left their room open… you should do all of the above to them.

9. Go to uni – you have moved away and gone through all the stress of meeting new people so you can actually leave with a degree in a few years time. Lectures and seminars (although sometimes boring) are important and you should go. Lecturers might seem mean but they are pushing you to learn and improve. If you need help ask for it.

10. your mum WILL ring you all the time – and I mean ALL the time. Be nice and ring her/your dad whilst walking to meet your friends or walking into uni. It doesn’t take up any of your time but they will know you are safe and happy parents = easier life.

11. clean sometimes – a boring but essential part of moving out. Keep on top of it and it will be much easier. Wash your plates etc up and you wont have the problem of other people using them/breaking them. If you share a bathroom with someone make sure you do your fair share of the cleaning. This can be difficult (as I experienced) as someone I lived with liked things to be super clean alllll the time and so always cleaned it before I got a chance and then moaned about it. Don’t be the gross one – this includes you boyz.

12. have dinner parties – I use this term loosely… as student food often doesn’t live up to the term used. However, if you have a weekly dinner party and everyone takes their turn to cook for everyone, that saves you having to cook all the time. It is also a nice way to socialise with your flatmates and a good excuse to drink wine.

13. don’t spend all your money in Freshers week – I know… your student loan comes in and suddenly you think you are absolutely rich! You buy a new outfit for every night out, new make up and spend loads of money on going out and getting taxis. then suddenly… its mid November, one month until you finish for Christmas and you have zero money and eat nothing but cereal for weeks. It happens to us all, and I have to say the Frostie diet is very effective but not ideal. Budget a little bit and you will be fine.

14. Join social clubs –  everyone told me this… and obviously I ignored them as I thought it was lame at the time but I was wrong and I regret it. Social groups are amazing for meeting new people with similar interests to you and are great for putting on your CV.

15. sport social clubs – = massive drinking sessions /initiations /lots of nights out. If you like that sort of thing then wahoooooo! If that’s not your cup of tea but you are a super hockey player then still join but be warned. Don’t give in to peer pressure if it’s not something you want to do.

16. going home feels epic – I didn’t go home until the Christmas holidays and I was in absolute awe at how clean everything was, how amazing my old bed felt and how tasty my mothers cooking was. Eat as much as you can and fatten up after the Frostie diet (you will end up doing it again soon anyway).

17. be yourself – I know everyone says you can re-create yourself at uni etc etc but ultimately you need to just be yourself and enjoy it. There will be so many new friends to make and people who like you for who you are. Have fun.

18. fancy dress is essential – many student nights (especially at student unions) will be fancy dress so if you have some stuff take it with you! If you don’t then you can get stuff once you know the theme. If you don’t want to spend much money then I found Primark and a little imagination to be very effective!

19. don’t forget your friends from college/sixth form/back home – you will be super busy getting settled in, partying and starting lectures but you still need to make time to catch up with old friends. I found facebook group threads were great for this, and one of my friends used to write me letters (sometimes I got sweets in them!) which was so personal and due to posting etc didn’t take up much time as we only used to write once a week!

20. have fun –  enjoy it!

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