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Winter and my productivity

If you know me, you know I’ve always said that I loved Winter and Autumn. While that’s still true, I have a bone to pick with Winter. The cold I can deal with, the wind and rain, even the snow that makes life difficult, I can deal with all of that. But getting dark at 4pm? Really?

I was always adamant that I loved every part of these two cold seasons, but not anymore. The dark means that my parents are even more hesitant that usual to let me out. So ok, I’m stuck at home, now what? Nothing, because it takes a tremendous amount of effort to get any form of work done seeing as the lack of light outside makes me want to get into bed and stay there until it’s Spring…

Which isn’t useful when you have a blog to run and sixth form to get through… Plus, seeing as it’s basically pitch black by 5pm when 8pm rolls around I’m so ready to go to bed but I then realise I can’t after I look at the time and then at all the things I need to get done. 

Winter can be beautiful, incredibly so. As can the dark, “without the darkness, we’d never see the stars” etc. However, by living in a city I rarely see the stars anyway so there goes that.

In general, the dark doesn’t have a great affect on my mood and mindset. If I sit in the dark for too long, I just start feeling down and incredibly unmotivated for life. Sometimes I don’t get why it’s happening to me until I turn the light on and then it’s like ah right…

So the Summer wins on this one, and only this one,  brighter evenings are nice and I’d quite like them back now thanks.

Do you guys feel like this, or am I just being overly dramatic?

Until next time 🙂

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How to survive winter

Now I would like to clarify that it’s not actually winter yet, Winter solstice is on the 21st December (sounds so magical doesn’t it!)

However, what with there being snow on the first day of December and very cold temperatures all round, it basically feels like winter now. With the crisp mornings and snowfall comes the disaster: cracked lips, waterfall for a nose, flaky skin, frozen toes etc etc. I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about!
So how to combat it? I haven’t quite mastered the art of getting through winter gracefully but I’m willing to have a good go at it this year! Here are my top five tips, some may seem just a tad obvious but here we go:
  1. Lip balm, carry it everywhere! You too, men. Cracked, bleeding lips target everyone so go grab a tin of Vaseline and shove it in your bottomless pockets! BONUS, it can double up as a hand cream! Just rub some onto those dry patches on your hands; been there, done that. Would recommend!
  2. Now this is for the makeup wearers among us, I’ve decided that I don’t like matte lip things anymore. More so in the winter, just the thought of having to deal with matte lips is making my shoulders tense up, eugh. I’ve started getting into lipglosses, there are some out there that aren’t super gloopy! They’re a better alternative in my opinion because they kinda help out in the dry lips department instead of making it worse, as matte lipsticks would! I’ve only got one lipgloss at the moment, so I’ve taken to layering it over existing lipsticks I have to mix it up a little!
  3. Packets of tissues, have multiple. Your friends may not be as prepared and that stuff runs out fast so try to have at least two packs on you at any one time. Maybe one in your coat pocket and then another in your bag?
  4.  Ok this one may not work for some people depending on the type of shoes you wear, but I’m planning on wearing those fluffy “bed socks” with a pair of heeled boots that I have that are a size too big. Also, why are they called bed socks? Who wears socks to bed? My feet would get so sweaty :/ Do you wear socks to bed? Let me know! But anyway, even if you can’t wear fluffy socks, you could wear some ankle socks over your tights or wear multiple pairs of socks! Anything to keep those toes intact.
  5. Speaking of tights, don’t you hate it when you take one step out of the door and your tights have already fallen down well below your crotch and you have to do that awkward pulling-tights-up and-trying-not-to-flash-anyone thing? The only semi solution I’ve come up with thus far is tucking my top into my tights and then putting my skirt on. It isn’t foolproof but it has helped my tights stay up for way longer that they usually would’ve. This trick can usually last me the whole school day!
That’s all I’ve got today guys, until next time!
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A wintery haul

So shocker, I decided to head out to town with my family today as I had a few things I needed to pick up and I didn’t have any other opportunities to go. So I bought more than three things for once seeing as I didn’t have to pay for all of it! There was a low key theme of winter in this haul and I swear it wasn’t intentional!

So first up we have a hot water bottle! It’s smaller than the average one though, why? Because it fits on my stomach better. Why is that necessary? Well my room is fairly warm, however when I get period cramps, a hot water bottle works miracles but the one I have is difficult to carry around and use while I’m trying to get work done. Hence why I have this small one! Pretty long winded explanation for a hot water bottle but there we go! [£2.99]

Something a little less wintery, lip gloss! I was never a fan of lipgloss when I was younger because they were always so… gloopy? But I’ve begun to realise matte lips aren’t my jam and I’ve heard good things about Rimmel’s oh my gloss! so I thought I’d give it a whirl! The shade is Go gloss, or go home. I may write a review on it soon! [£5.48]

Next up we have some teeny tiny baubles; they’d sure fit perfectly with a, say, teeny tiny tree right? If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories you would already know that I recently got bought a little 60cm tree for my room. We only had big baubles for our big tree downstairs so we went to Wilkos and I grabbed these for only £2.50! The real kicker is that they already have the strings tied on so I don’t have to mess about with that.

The next little group of things are all clothes so I’ll just chuck them together! The main reason I went to town was to get some gloves because mine have mysteriously disappeared and after looking for them for weeks and almost freezing my hands off on the way to school, I decided it was probably just time for me to buy some new ones. I managed to get two pairs for a £1 at Primark, they’re both grey though (different shades, of course) obviously because grey is a beautiful colour. (My 8 year old self would be so confused)

I also picked up a large men’s tshirt in a pretty green colour just to wear at home and add to my growing collection of oversized men’s tshirts! (Current tally: 5) Seriously guys, they’re usually only £2 and they’re so comfy and it doesn’t matter how many times they get washed!

The last two things were necessary but not that interesting, I bought myself some new tights because I’m now wearing skirts to school and just whenever I go out and some of my old tights are looking pretty grim. And I also bought myself some more pants because, well, who doesn’t need pants? [Both £3.50 each]

That’s all for now, until next time 🙂

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