The Sunday post # 16

20 Apr 2014

It's Easter Sunday, yet not one piece of chocolate has passed my lips. I blame that completely on Royal Mail, who failed to deliver my guilt-filled middle of the night Thornton's order on time. Easter for us has been quiet. We had a friend come over for dinner (I cooked a delicious leg of lamb) and we spent most of the afternoon eating and watching old re-runs of The Simpsons. Quiet, simple and yet lovely. How did you spend your Easter?

The past week has been busy, but next week is looking more hectic than I have the energy for. I have just over a week until my final ever University exam, so my days have been filled with Affective Science and Neuropsychology revision. Revision is one thing I've never looked forward to, through any of my education. I am one of those people who does pretty well throughout the academic year, but put an exam paper in front of me and I go completely blank. I'm glad this will be my final exam, but it will be 1.5 hours of nerves and second-guessing myself. It feels really weird knowing that the end of my degree is so close, especially as I have been back in education for six years now, after going back to College to do my A Levels at 20. It's been a long journey, and it's only now I'm nearing the end that I realise what's beyond University is far scarier than being at University. If you've been to University, I'd love to know what you loved most about your experience and what you studied?

Real life aside, a lot of things have changed in my beauty routine over the past week. I've been trying a couple of new drugstore body care products that I recently picked up whilst shopping. One in particular I'm quite the fan of, so you can expect a full review very soon! I've also changed up my skincare routine again with a whole host of new products added in, and already my skin is feeling super soft and happy. A few gorgeous Spring and Summer makeup collections have made there way into my collection this week, so I'm excited to share those with you, as well as a few innovative and unique hair care products. Product testing is one of my favourite parts of blogging. Whether it's volume boosting hair care, skin-loving skincare products, smoothing and softening body care or the latest product promising to give you a radiant, healthy look, I love it. 

With the weekend almost over, it's time for me to do some more revision and get ready for a super hectic 10 days. What do you have planned for the week ahead? 

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  1. I really struggled with the end of uni life. When I started full-time work I felt like a failure that I was no longer in education and no longer studying and that I was 'just' working. I guess when you're in education from the age of 4-21, you don't know anything different! However, try and view what's beyond university as the exciting next chapter of your life. There are all sorts of exciting and interesting avenues for you to go down, and I look forward to hearing what will come next :) x

  2. I'd be lying if I said I haven't touched any chocolate. Its just too good to pass up!
    Looking forward to all the new beauty bits you will be posting about!!

    A Brunette In The City

  3. Happy Easter Sophia!

    Good lucks in the exams - I have 2 coming up, and handing in my dissertation ahhh!

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

  4. I loved university, it's also where I met my husband 18 yrs ago! I did information and library studies but ended up in Waterstone's for 8 years. I'm a book person :)