Sunday, 31 August 2014

Back to School: Being Organised #3

As I said in my previous post, this post is about how to be organised for school and a lot of my tips will be about getting homework, or coursework, done when you get it so it is over and done with.

1. In pretty much every subject, take important notes as the teacher talks about something and look at them often, even if you're the only one it will help you to revise better in the future. When I say often it could be perhaps once every few weeks or so just to help keep the knowledge in your head and then for exams or a test you may not need to revise it because you already know it.

2. Although it is hard, do homework when you get it. A few ways to help you get homework done are:

  • If you get homework in the morning, you could do some of it, or read through what it is you need to do at lunchtime. When you get home you will either just need to finish it off or know how to do it.
  • When making your journey home, plan what you will do when you get home or if you get a bus or a car, you could also do homework there.
  • Doing homework you get that day on the same afternoon after school means that later in the evening you can rest or do whatever you want without thinking about having to do more work. If you have homework or coursework that will take weeks or so, doing some each day as soon as you're assigned it  will slowly release the work load.
3. Before the end of the day on the last day of the weekend, make sure everything is ready for school the following day so you can allow yourself to not have it in the back of your mind and you can think freely for the rest of the day. 

4. If the homework you are given requires not a lot of time then get it over and done with so you can think about the more important or longer work you may have to do or so you can relax. With the work that is longer such as coursework then either make a mental schedule or actually draw a schedule out on when you are going the do that work and for how long. You could also do this for normal homework if you want to.

Hope this is helpful
- Zin x

Saturday, 30 August 2014

August 2014 Favourites

1. Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions by Skin79  (BB Cream)

My first favourite is Super Plus BB Cream. I have actually been using this for almost a year now but just recently I have properly noticed amazing it really it. Not only is it triple functioned with SPF25, wrinkle improvement and whitening (evening the skin tone), it's coverage is really incredible to me and it also helps my spots to heal as well as covering them. I am going to do a proper review in a few days so keep an eye out!

2. Lip Scrubs and Lip Balm

These two favourites are actually home made from a local shop near where I live but Lush is a shop that does really good lips scrubs and obviously there are many shops with good lip balms too. I especially like these two because they have a really nice smell and taste as well as working really well as lips can become dry in summer heat.

3.How It Works

It feels a bit strange putting this along with the other favourites but I recently bought this issue because I have been feeling kind of empty without learning things because it's the summer holidays but this booklet, which focuses on a different subject each month, is really informative and is really easy to look at because it has small paragraphs and easy facts along with illustrations.

4. Neutrogena Norwegian Formila Concentrated Hand Cream 

I recently went through a phase of having really painful dry skin on my hands and within 2 days my hands were pretty much normal again. Sometimes when they get dry again I put only a very small dab on my hand and it's completely fine again. A warning however is not to put too much on because even a small amount gives a bit of a greasy feeling so too much is really very greasy.

- Zin x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Back to School: Becoming Organised #2

In my second post about returning to school or college I'm going to give some tips on how to become organised ready for school so the last day of your holidays isn't filled with getting ready for school for the next day and so your day can be enjoyed.

1. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment such as a bag and stationary. Even with next week being the last week I still haven't prepared all of my stuff but it is important anyway to go through everything about this time so you can forget about it and don't have to worry. If you want to be even more organised then you could even get your bag as ready as you can for your first day.

2. An incredibly important thing is uniform or clothes by making sure all your uniform is actually ready to be worn, sometimes you can misplace something and the night before your first day back isn't the time you want to look for it. This could be the same for clothes if you know what clothes you want to wear on your first day.

3. If you have old school books that you no longer need or won't need to use, you could get rid of them (recycling is a good option so you're not contributing to land fills). The space made can be ready for new books that you will get.

4. Following on (kind of) from the last one, get a box or something similar to keep all your books together. If you have a desk that has enough room you could also use that.

The next post I make to do with Back to School will be to do with becoming organised once you are at school and tips on how to efficiently do work and will be uploaded in the next week so keep an eye out.

- Zin x

Friday, 22 August 2014

Pick of the Month: Olivia Burton Wonderland Dusty Pink and Gold Watch

Olivia Burton London - Wonderland Dusty Pink and Gold Watch - £65.00

I have become a bit obsessed with watches these days especially Olivia Burton's and other watches that have a vintage style which has a down side as many are quite expensive so I haven't actually been able to get one yet.

I especially love this one because it is quite simple and plain with the vintage style and a delicate look. It would also be a great item to add to an outfit that is quite similar to it's style or even just to show off once in a while.

Out of Olivia Burton's range, this is one of the more cheaper watches and others can go up to over £100 but comparing this to many other brands, it isn't too bad especially this one which is £65.00.

- Zin x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Secret - I'm In Love MV Inspired Oufits

Secret finally have comeback with a sexy comeback!! They have 2 concepts however within it, innocent and pure concept with almost completely white outfits and a dark and sexy concept wearing black outfits. I have done a few outfit ideas inspired by the 2 concepts.

White (click HERE to go to my Polyvore to see where you can buy the items from)

These outfits are quite plain to make the focus of the outfit on the white. The gold (or silver if you wanted) compliments the white well and adds more purity to the white outfits. Sunhwa wears an ear cuff at one point to add more creativity to the originally plain look.

The main point is to metaphorically show that you are innocent and pure through the fact that white is usually used to show it. Because the outfits are plain it puts all the attention onto that.

Black (Click HERE to go to my Polyvore to see where you can buy the items from)

These outfits have lace to make them more dark, sexy and also a mysterious and mischievous feel to the outfit. To make it even more dark and a bit gothic, Hyosung wears a choker necklace in one outfit so I have included one in this set.

The main point of this concept is obviously to be sexy and dark but that is helped not only by the colour but the clothing is tight-fitting and sometimes more revealing, but as you can see in the picture of Jieun above, it doesn't have to be revealing at all to create the concept.


Some outfits that I have used in the photo sets are designer brands and/or are very expensive but these are basically just examples and inspiration from them outfits so if you were to try these outfits it may be best to look for something cheaper.

- Zin x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Back to School: Changing Your Current Schedule #1

School is starting again soon if the school year starts in September in your country and I thought I would do a few blog posts to give tips of how to change your current holiday schedule so it won't be so hard when you start school again.

1. Most importantly, if your sleeping pattern is all over the place or you sleep when you would normally be in school then now is the best time to try to start to change it to a sleep pattern that will fit your school schedule.

A good tip for whenever you want to try and change your sleep pattern is to slowly change it and not go to bed hours earlier than you would normally do. If the difference in times are not that big then change it by 5-10 minutes, if the times are further apart then change it by 20-30 minutes. You may not be used to it straight away but after a while you could find yourself becoming tired or wanting to go to bed earlier than you thought.

2. As well as getting to sleep earlier, waking up earlier will also help your body get ready to waking up early for school. Again it can only be by 5-10 minutes or more if you think you could do that. However, I have found that I tend to lay in bed for hours after I wake up and if you do this as well then we can use the same technique of getting up earlier or going through our getting ready routine some days to help prepare us for the change

3. As I just said, doing our getting ready routine will help us to being up and doing stuff earlier in the morning but also actually going out to do things can help us to wake up our bodies more and prepare ourselves even more, even if it is just a simple walk.

4. Although this may seem like a waste of time for the end of the holidays, doing more 'brain teasers' to help your brain get used to having to challenge itself and doing work. Obviously you don't have to spend much time doing this as it could be a maths question or even simply a word search, anything at all.

5. Another tip which won't apply to everyone is to regulate your meals to when you would eat when you're at school. I've been used to having a meal whenever I want and eating whenever I want but we can't do that at school so if you also do this then, like before, slowly start changing it.

I hope these tips come in handy and keep an eye out for my next posts on going back to school
- Zin x