Something I found interesting today

Just found this through Hello Giggles (I couldn’t directly link the page on WordPress for some reason). The body shape and the way we think about our bodies has changed quite a lot in recent years and it is still changing. This video from Buzzfeed just makes you think how people’s opinion of beauty and the perfect body shape has changed along the years. I just found this video interesting and thought I should share it with you! :)

Not feeling well…

Thanks to my little sister, I have been ill for the past few days. My nose is runny and blocked both at the same time. I start freezing randomly even though the heater is on full heat and I am wearing lots of layers and then randomly feel really hot again.

Normally when I am at home, my mum makes me rasam (a thin, very spicy southern indian/ sri lankan soup), which works wonders. Seeing that I am at uni, I had to find alternatives. So I did a bit of research and made a list of food/drink that will help you when you are not feeling well.

Foods to eat when sick - Health - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

 Do you know anything that can make you feel better?

Comment below x

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

Seeing that Valentine’s Day is round the corner, I thought I’ll show you a few cards you can make yourself!

Making your own cards will show your loved ones that you took time and effort just to make them happy! I prefer handmade cards to the ones you can buy in stores anyway. You can personalise it and it can be the way you want it!

The things you will need:

  • A4 white card
  • Red card
  • Pencil
  • Watercolour pencils/paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Jute ribbon

P.S. Click on the pictures for instructions!

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Tip 2

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If you are a student, then you’d probably want to know how to manage your money. I had my first job when I was 16, but never used the money earned, because I didn’t really have the need to. But as soon as I started going to university and got extra money through student finance (loan), I went out of control.

When I was in my first year, I had money which I saved up for like 3 years, the money from student finance and more money from my part time job. I paid my rent in full and basically had lots of money left just to spend on me. So I went shopping at least once a week, ate out a lot and to be honest I was spending money like crazy.

However, in my second year, I started to realise I am spending way too much money and I really needed to stop. My rent was way to high. I had to pay £550 per month for my studio. I was only fine for the first month of my second year. I struggled a lot. Second year was pretty much the complete opposite from my first year at uni.

So now I’m in third year, you would assume that I would have finally learned a lesson. Heck no. Well, to be honest, I am doing better now than last year. My rent is about £200 per month less than last year. I have been fine with paying all my bills, and I am not starving myself. 

I’m fine right? I mean where’s the problem? Well, at the beginning of the year, I had to buy a new laptop because my other one died. I mean I could have bought something cheaper, but no… I had to buy the macbook. In my defence, I had a shitty laptop for about 6 years and I deserve a nice laptop.

So long story short. I need to budget the money I have left now and I thought…Hey, I could help you guys a bit as well !


Before you spend your money, work out whether it will still be sufficient for you to look after yourself.

Keep track of your money every time you want to spend your money, make a note. Work out whether you’ll still be fine after spending it.

I have set up a text service with my bank. Every time I spend money, I will receive a text message letting me know how much I have spent and how much I still have left in my account.

Pay your rent/bills as soon as you can, so you won’t have to worry about it all the time.

The one thing people spend a lot of money on and don’t realise is on food and stuff like toiletries.

Before you go grocery shopping, the best thing to do, is to do, is to make a list of the things you want and work out how much you will spend. My budget for food and drink is £20 per week. At the beginning of the week, I take £20 out of the ATM machine. I will tell myself that I only have £20 left and try to use it as carefully as I can.

I have noticed, that a lot of people think Poundland/Dollarshop/anything equivalent, is cheaper than other stores. In most cases it is, but what I have noticed is, some things are in fact cheaper at your normal stores. There are cheaper alternatives, you just have to do your research before you head out to get items. An easy way to find the cheaper alternative is to use the mySupermarket app.

And that’s it!

If you have any tips for me, comment below :)

Recipe Time!

It’s Thursday… The bad news… You still have Friday and you probably can’t be bothered with school/uni/work. For most of you this was your first week back and you probably feel like the work is sucking all your energy out.

The good news… I have a recipe that will help you.

Here’s my first recipe to give you some energy in the morning:

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So, if you have read the post I posted on New Year’s Eve, you’ll know that one of my new year’s resolutions was to eat clean! Here are just a few tips to get you started. If eating healthier was also one of your new year’s resolutions, write to me and let me know how your journey to a healthier lifestyle is going. Have you got any tips? Share it with me!

january post

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First of all, I hope you all had a great start to the New Year!

So what can you expect from now on?

Every month is going to have a different theme. January is all about Health and being more organised. I will post healthy recipes, tips to get you started with a healthier lifestyle, tips on how to be more organised, a DIY Project and of course the new addition to the blog Say hi to…

My next post will be next Saturday. So watch out!

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