Wednesday, 25 February 2015

University dilemmas

I have long debated over whether University is the right choice for me. At college it all became too much as the decision to go or not was practically chosen for us. The entire focus of our two years were personal statements, references, UCAS applications and endless revision timetables.
 However, unlike my friends I could not envision my future in terms of my career. With University being at its most expensive as well, we are essentially choosing a £27,000 course and so I wanted to ensure it was a fundamental investment in my future.
This is where I feel something is going wrong. I have always been an A grade student, Cambridge and other top universities were mentioned to me as my potential from secondary school.
But instead of being inspired by University I was daunted by the prospect of being financially dependent on my parents and having to juggle lots of paid employment in addition to studying a full time course.
The current system I think is flawed in many ways. For starters, the amount of financial help you receive from the government is dependent on your parents income. This means I would have been far better off and comfortable going to university if my parents earned far less.
Although they may earn what the government considers too much to qualify for certain help I will by no means be getting large handouts from them. My accommodation will be basic and I will have to take any job going.

I do understand it allows young people from harder financial situations to further their education, but shouldn't we as a nation be inspiring our entire army of fresh faced college leavers to become degree holding professionals?  Wouldn't that be better for our economical status? Instead tuition fees have risen and I believe this sends the wrong message about the importance of education.

I have a bit more researching to do before making any big decisions but in the meantime I am working hard to save for a future i cant quite yet picture.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

H&M Fashion Picks

H&M Fashion Picks

With my work I see the very best of H&M everyday, and they have some great pieces come in throughout the season. Here are some of my favorites this month.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Fuss Free Solution to Straight Hair

The Parlux 3000

Last week I purchased The Parlux 3000 hairdryer after going to the hairdressers; my hair resembling what can only be described as a lions mane and walking out again feeling like i had just filmed a TV advertisement for Herbal Essence.
My stylist used the Parlux 3000 and without using a brush tamed my thick hair to sexy sleek.
Although being a bit on the pricey side ( i paid £69 from Amazon) its great for people like me who really don't enjoy spending hours on their hair with different styling tools. Paired with Lee Stafford Argon Oil, It gives me quick, straightened natural looking hair without frizz. 
I would for sure recommend this, especially if you are looking for a fuss free solution to straight hair.


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Matalan Homeware Haul.

Matalan Homeware Haul

I have never been to Matalan before and I popped in there only to find some hangers. I left with about 5 bags full and nearly £50 lighter.

Matalan's Homeware section is amazing!!! So cheap and really good quality items to add something a little extra to a room in need of some TLC.

My first ' Omg, i need this' moment was my new bed throw. It is the softest, cosiest thing for winter to snuggle into with a hot chocolate watching endless Youtube videos. At only £20 aswell it doesn't exactly break the bank either.
My next purchase was three cushions, i didn't need them but i was drawn in by their sexy maroon colour and fancy swirly patterns.

The last thing i picked up was two lovely smelling , large decorative candles, in the flavor SugarRed Berries and Lily Bloom.

It was an expensive hanger errand but very much worth it!