What’s in my college bag?

Hi everyone! I commute everyday to my college. It takes me an hour to get here and another one to go back. Needless to say I need a lot of things to get through the day but also I can’t be carrying a suitcase around. When I started college I saw those gorgeous girls walking gracefully around with beautiful handbags. My first thought was: I want to look like that. Unfortunately I soon realized that a handbag was not going to work for me and my poor arm. So I bought this really nice backpack! 
I particularly love the color because it fits to every season perfectly! Unfortunately the particular color is not longer available but you can see the color selection Here.

Here’s what’s in my bag!

  • My notebook. Since I don’t take a crazy amount of notes I chose to get one notebook for all three of my classes to avoid the extra weight. I particularly like sewn notebooks instead of spirals since I am left handed.
  • My textbook. For most classes we thankfully have e-books so I don’t carry much weight but for this particular class it wasn’t available.
  • My agenda. I truly need it to keep all those horrific deadlines organized.

  • My pencil case

  • My “girl” bag.
  • A hairbrush

  • My wallet

  • My sunglasses.
  • And last but not least my contact lens solution. It sounds insane but I never leave the house without my contacts solution. If you wear lenses you probably know that they have a mind of their own and that they smell fear. So the solution is the only way to fix an accident without damaging your eyes.

What is the most important thing in your college/university/school bag? Let me know in the comments below!

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Five models that are not afraid to be different!   

For a lot of years fashion had a pretty specific type that was considered “pretty”. Unfortunately that type was far from reality. Discrimination and false idea of beauty is still a huge problem for the fashion industry but we have taken huge steps to the right direction. So here are my five  favorite models!

  1. Iskra Lawrence   A stunning blonde that is not afraid to be goofy and kick the haters in the butt! Plus totally Instagram goals!
  2. Winnie Harlow   A gorgeous 21 year old that showed us beauty is everywhere. Even in a chronic skin condition!
  3. Rebekah Marine  A beautiful badass that needs to star in a sci-fi film ASAP! Can someone make it happen?
  4. Madeline Stuart   The cutest nineteen year old that puts the rest of us nineteen year olds to shame! ( Can sitting on my laptop be considered changing the world? No? Ok…)
  5. Philomena Kwao   Another stunning woman showing us that all sizes and colors are beautiful in their own unique way!

Who is the model that you look up to? Let me know in the comments below!

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Melted Matte by Too Faced-Review 

First of all I have to say that this is my first time trying out a too faced product. ( I know where was I living?) Anyway I am a lipstick hoarder and since I am the worst with eye makeup I settled for a matte lipstick in the color sell out which is a pinkish, brownish nude.


I was impressed. Firstly I really enjoyed the color on me. But because color is personal I would suggest trying out before buying. Too Faced products are known for their sweet smells. This lipstick was not any different. It had a nice smell that was not overpowering. Again though many people do not like face products with strong smells so if that’s the case for you I would stay clear from Too Faced. The opacity was great with one coat. Although matte the lipstick was not at all drying but as with all matte lipsticks you have to start with a good base because any dryness you have on your lips will show. The applicator was also really good quality and it was easy to get a precise line.


Last, it stayed on for at least five hours and even when it started to come off it left a really nice tint. Also it contains “Volulip” that provides a really nice plumpness without stinging.


All in all it is a really great lipstick if you like or are okay with fragranced makeup and want a tad fuller lips.

3 Ways to Use a Planner


Hello, beautiful readers!

I use a planner faithfully while in college or working. It tracks my due dates, appointments and other important reminders. Here are four of my favourite tips to help you use a planner too!

1. Use one planner, if possible 

It can be difficult to maintain both a personal planner and school-based planner. Find a planner you can use for both personal and business/school. This will keep your due-dates and other tasks organized. 

2. Check your planner often 

It is important to check your planner daily. Doing so will ensure you know the tasks/reminders you must complete each day. Keep your planner in a spot that is highly visible. I keep mine in my purse, for example. 

3. Set aside time each week to organize your planner 

Set aside time to review your planner each week. Ensure this time period is uninterrupted to maintai concentratio while you review. 

Do you use a planner?

The Importance of Practicing Self-Care in College


Hello, beautiful readers!

College can be both exciting and sstressful. Practicing self-care is one way to reduce stress and maintain a high quality of life. It is easy to neglect taking care of yourself when your schedule is jam-packed with activity. Self-care is one method to help you relax, unwind and de-stress.

1. Self-care prevents overload ‘burnout’

We’ve all been there – you push yourself to the point where you can no longer function effectively. I am guilty of this. With assignments, course reading, and other responsibilities I often find myself burning out and crashing. Practicing self-care helps you maintain a balance to avoid reaching that point.

2. Self-care reduces the negative effects of stress 

Stress is effective, to a degree. If you remain under high stress for a long period of time, it breaks down both your mind and body. By taking care of yourself, you keep the stress at a manageable level where it does not consume you.

3. Self-care enhances your overall wellbeing 

Self-care addresses many aspects of your health and wellbeing, including: Physical/psychological health, fostering meaningful relationships, managing stress. Self-care is not just crucial for your body and mind.

To conclude this post, I’m sharing some simple methods of self-care that I use daily, and you can too:

  • Exercise
  • Indulge in your favourite movie or television show
  • Spend time with loved ones
  • Unplug from your electronics

 

How do you practice self-care? 

Sundays: relaxation & preparation

Ahhh Sundays. A day where you can either be lazy and happy or a day where you feel stressed, because the weekend’s almost over… The last few weeks I have actually grown fond of Sundays, because I have decided to change things up a little bit. There is really no need to have these mixed feelings about this last day of the week. Sundays should be seen as a day where you can relax and get prepared for the new week to come.

Everyone has different plans on this day, some of us prefer to stay at home and spend the rest of the day being couch potatoes and others like to go on little outings and adventures. Sundays also makes for a great time to prepare yourself for the week to come and by prepare I mean like organizing, writing your week’s schedule and even pampering yourself counts as preparing!

My Sundays differ from time to time, but I always make sure to see it as an opportunity to prepare. You don’t have to spend hours and hours planning and organizing, I mean who wants to do that on a Sunday? You only have to put at least one hour aside to just go sit down and write in your planner or diary about important things you have to be aware of or complete for the following week.

 

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Making sure of any appointments you might have, events you have to go to, someone’s birthday, places you have to be, tasks or assignments that are due, checking emails… Having an overview of your week will ensure that you are prepared for the week and will prevent you from having a week full of mishaps or unexpected situations. It’s probably best to do this in the morning, because then it’s done and dusted and out of the way and you can enjoy the rest of your Sunday without stressing too much (hopefully).

Now for the next preparation and this does not require any planners and concentration. Sundays are a golden opportunity to pamper yourself from head to toe. I have created a list for myself which I named “Pamper me Sundays” and I have written down different treatments and pampering stuff that I like to do like putting on a nourishing face mask, doing a foot soak and giving extra care to my feet, a yummy hair mask, a nice full body scrub or whatever I feel like pampering myself with.

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You can enjoy a nice hot bath with a bath bomb or some bubbles (even the alcoholic one too haha). You can even go book yourself in at the spa, whatever you fancy. The point is, Sundays should be the day where you take extra care of yourself. Giving extra TLC to your body or just even your mind and soul! Plus, it’s a great way to finish off your week, especially if it was a rough one. If you don’t take at least one day and put it aside for just taking care of yourself, you might get a little cray-cray.

Pampering yourself on this day will make you feel confident which in return will make you feel prepared for the new week AND it’s relaxing! It’s a win-win!

Try to make it a weekly goal for yourself or a small tradition to prepare yourself for the week and yes I know, we all get lazy sometimes, but just do it and get it out of the way. Trust me, you will feel so much better and you’ll feel like you can take the week by storm!

Till next time guys! 🙂

How do you like to pamper yourself? Tell me in the comments!

– Blissful Boho

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(images are gotten off of Pinterest, as usual)

3 Tips to Manage Your Life as a Student 


Hello, beautiful readers!

As a student, we juggle a lot. We manage classes, homework, socializing, employment and more. I often ask myself: How can I better manage my life? I use the methods below to help manage my life. 

1. Use a Planner

I began using a planner faithfully this year. I’d be lost without it. I use this paper planner daily. It is a staple for many students like me. 

A planner is a valuable tool to schedule everything important in your life. Information I include in my planner:

  • Due dates for assignments/tests
  • Birthdays of family and friends
  • Medical appointments 
  • Bill payment reminders

2. Make time for the people and things you love

I incorporate this into my self-care routine. You’ll be happier (and healthier!) when you devote time and energy into tasks you enjoy. Find 1-2 things you love doing + 1-2 people to make a top priority. This helps you focus your time and energy.

3. Outline, outline, outline

The biggest organization tool I use is the Monthly View in my planner. When each semester begins, I go through my class syllabus and record due dates. I outline my semester to give myself a broad view of tasks to accomplish each month. 

How do you manage your life as a student? 

A College Student’s Guide To Good Grades

Hello amazing readers!

My name is Katie, and I’m a lifestyle blogger at klementinekatie.com. I will be occasionally posting on this awesome blog to share with you some of the best life tips I have! With the school year approaching I will be talking about the best ways to get good grades. College is such a busy time in your life with so many changes to adjust to, so sometimes keeping up with your grades can be a challenge. I hope these tips give you some good ideas and help you succeed!

Set goals for yourself

This is the first thing I do at the beginning of every term. I set school and personal goals for myself that I want to achieve throughout the term. Once you know what you want to accomplish hang the list somewhere that you can see it everyday so that you are always reminded of what you need to focus your time and energy on.

Write due dates at beginning of term

Take time to read through your syllabus for each class, find important due dates, and write them all down. By having all big dates written in your planner at the beginning of the term you will be able to see when assignments and tests are coming up and you will be able to plan ahead for them.

Use a planner

Utilizing a planner is one of the most important things you can do in order to stay on top of your school work and personal life.

Write to do lists

To do lists help keep you on track and help make sure you are getting everything done that you need to. I make one everyday, and since I started doing this I notice I am way more productive throughout the day!

Make a friend in the class and get their number or email

This is very helpful if you don’t know anyone in the class you are in. Strike up conversation with the people around you and get their contact information because you never know when you may get sick or something else pops up and you’ll miss a day of notes. It’s so helpful to have someone to reach out to that can help catch you up.

Collect your professor’s email, office hours, and office location

This information can always be found on your professors syllabus, but I have found it to be super helpful to have a list of all your classes along with the professors name, email, office hours, and office location so that if you have a question or need to get help with something fast all the information you need is in one place.

Visit office hours

Creating a relationship with your professors is very important if you want to get good grades. Professors love to know who you are and see that you are putting effort in to the class. Creating a relationship with professors also opens the door for you to have someone that would write you a letter of recommendation!

Read the syllabus

In college, this is the number one most important thing you can do at the beginning of a term. Many teachers won’t even respond to an email if you ask them a question that can be found on the syllabus. All professors have slightly different grading, policies, and requests and you can usually find all the information you will need in order to be successful in the class. I like to save each syllabus on my computer desktop so they are easily accessible when I am doing homework online.

Get your homework done early

If I struggle with one tip the most, this is it. This is one of the hardest tips to follow but it is one of the most beneficial. Getting your homework done early will save you tons of stress, late nights, and missing out on fun events. When you get your homework done early you will have so much more time to do fun things without having to stress about assignments.

Read over notes after class

If you read over your notes after you take them it will help the material stick in your head since you are rehearsing it. If you can’t read over them right after class try to spend at least one hour a day re-reading your notes from your classes.

Write your notes instead of typing

This was a hard tip for me to convert to since I am a perfectionist and love how neat and organized my notes looked when they were typed, but it is psychologically proven that you will remember things better if you write them down. You use a different part of your brain when you are listening and writing versus when you are listening and typing, and typing doesn’t process as well into your long term memory.

Always do your readings

Read, read, read. Many professors love to throw questions on their tests that come from the assigned readings and without doing the readings you will have no idea what it is talking about. I’ve learned this one the hard way. It’s easiest if you stay caught up with your readings because once you fall behind it’s almost impossible to catch back up.

Study

This one is obvious. You have to study the class material to be able to test well on it. Cramming does’t work because your brain physically can’t remember that much information at one time. It is best if you start studying for a test days before and do it little by little.

By following these tips you should be on your way to all A’s!
Please share in the comments any tips you have that help you get good grades!

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English or Communications major?

I need your help! I have to decide between majoring in English with a linguistics pathway or Communications and in all honesty I don’t know what I am doing or what I want to do in the future. Any comments, thoughts and experiences would be greatly appreciated and helpful to my journey.

If you can offer me any advice please do so in the comments below.