Survival guide: Revision/ School

Hey everyone


So today I thought about doing another survival guide blog post. All about school. So I have done my GCSEs and I thought I would give you a few tips about revision but also just school in general. This is quite a long post so you might want to sit down get a drink and a snack, and enjoy.

So firstly revision, the dreaded word for most 15-18 year old’s (or if you go to uni then older). I wasn’t the best at revision and I’m not going to pretend I was because I would be lying, however I did learn a few tricks to motivate me through exams. The most important thing to do when revising is to keep organised. I wrote a whole blog post about keeping organised so if you want to have a read of that then click here.

Resousrces you may need

  • Paper and coloured pens are a must have. Making revision as bright as possible is what helped me
  • Post it notes
  • Cue cards
  • Snacks

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Some of my revision resourcse

Anyway with revision I made a timetable that I tried to stick to (it didn’t always work) but it gave me some goals to try and achieve, and like I said in my other post it’s so satisfying to tick things off once you have finished. With the timetable I made sure I took breaks and also prioritised in order of importance and what was coming first. For example I was never good at maths, I’m still not now haha, but I made sure I did loads of maths revision so that I went in feeling as confident as I could.

Past papers is also another big help when revising. I used the website Fast past papers to get past papers and then completed them in the time period with no resources in front of me. This is such a great way to know what you know and what you need to work on, also it helps you get a feel for questions because there is only a certain amount of questions they can ask.

So lastly for revision tips is watch people on YouTube. For my English I watched Mr Bruff because he went through all the poems and texts and helped answer the questions for the exam. Another person who is great for revision is Eve Bennett with her revision channel. Eve like myself went through her exams and is able to give personal experiences and more tips on how to revise. She also talks about specific subjects and how she was able to revise so that might be useful if your unsure how to revise languages for example.

So moving on to school (I’m sorry if this post if long, maybe take a break and get another drink) the best advice I can give is ask for help when you need it. Your not stupid if you don’t understand because I guarantee there will be someone else who doesn’t get it either. Take all the advice you need because that’s what teachers are there for. Also for the exams the teachers will want you to be as confidant as you can.

So the last point I will make for this really long post on school, is enjoy friendships and lunch. This may sound really weird but the lunch period is where you can relax for about an hour and then you will be able to have a little chat and your brain can switch off, but then be ready to learn again after lunch.

So that is the end of this post. Thank you if you stayed to the end I know this was very long. However I hope you enjoyed, I would love to know your tips either for revision or school down below because there are so many interesting ones out there. Anyway thank you again, if there is anything you would like to hear from me leave a comment.

See you soon

Bye x

Survival guide: Cold Weather

Hey everyone

Today I thought I would start a new series all about how to survive certain situations. I hope you enjoy and let me know if there are any topics you would like to see me cover. Today fitting in with the weather England has been having over the past week, I thought I would talk about how to survive the cold.

Skin care

In the winter or just the colder months my skin goes bone dry, I suffer from dry skin usually but dealing with the cold makes it worse. To prevent it getting bone dry I try my best to moisturise two times a day ( I will be doing a full skin care routine soon). Using the Pure Beauty , Dirty Works facial oil every week gives my skin that extra moisture. I did a full review of this product so if you want to see that it is on my blog here.

My lips also get super dry in the cold weather so I use the Maybelline Baby lips DR. Rescue every day. At first it is a little tingly but I have found that it does help give more care to my lips than the normal ones in the Baby Lips collection.

Much like my face my hands go dry again ( sorry if you can see a pattern in how dry my skin gets ) but I love using the Soap and Glory Hand Food. The smell is really refreshing and I find it sinks in quite quickly so I am able to get on with the rest of my day.

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All the products I use to keep my skin moisturised 

Clothes

For everyone the cold weather is when you can wrap up all cosy in big jumpers and scarfs. I love wearing jumpers as they are easy to put with anything. The scarf that I love wearing is one from Primark which I got for Christmas. It’s checked red, black and white with a reversible side of black and white zig zag lines and it’s super warm and cosy. I also have to wear gloves out otherwise I can’t feel my hands. The gloves I wear are just regular ones from H&M , there not the warmest but at least they give a little bit of protection.

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Scarf from Primark and Gloves from H&M

Random

In the cold I love to have a hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream ( not great for being healthy)  but coming in from a cold day and drinking something hot makes me feel warmer really quickly.

Having a blanket is essential to help with this cold weather. When you can just snuggle up and watch the TV with a hot chocolate to me that sounds like a great way to relax in the evening.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I thought it was would be quite unusual but maybe interesting to people. Let me know down below with your thoughts on this series and what you would like me to cover next.Thank you for reading and I will see you soon.

Bye x