10 Tips for College Exam Week

“This is The Beginning of Anything You Want”

Its coming up to that time of year when your college assignments are almost finished and its time to start studying for exam week. But don’t panic I have 10 tips to help you coming up to your exam weeks to help you get through it.

  1. PLAN

I plan everything I like to have all my task written down. I am a very visual person so I like to make a big chart of the the things I need to learn for each exam and then I break them down into smaller sections that I can tackle each day to the exam.

2.  HAVE YOUR NOTES IN ORDER

This is something you should have been doing from the start but if you haven’t don’t worry there is still time. Organise your notes, write out the powerpoint only including important information. I file my notes by section so that when I come to study I can just take that section out and I can ignore the rest.

3. FIND YOUR STUDY HAPPY PLACE

This might be in the library, just FYI I hate the library. I am so unproductive in there.  For me I like to study in a  corner in my room that is for study only. I like to be able to spread my stuff out and get as many cups of tea as I want!

4. TAKE BREAKS

On that note you need to take breaks, I vary how I take breaks sometimes its after I finish a task or its after 50 minutes.

5.  TAKE NOTES FROM YOUR LECTURERS

If you listen carefully they drop hints all through the semester and let you know what there looking for in an answer.

6.  GET SAMPLE PAPER

Don’t let the first time you see an exam paper be in the exam! Print a few out and just bullet point what you would include in your answer. It really helps you to focus and to help you seek the gaps.

7.  REMEMBER THE END GOAL

We are all doing this for one reason, for it to end and we can move on to our careers. You have to be focused and realise its not forever.

8.  RELAX

Practice some mindfulness whether it is some yoga or my favourite some colouring or reading a book. Take some time out to relax.

9.  SWITCH OFF AT 9PM

I have always had a cut off point of 9pm even the night before exams. There is nothing worse than being tired. Get to bed earlier relax. The night before an exam, I read over some last minute bullet points and subconsciously you will be thinking about them in your sleep. Little bit creepy but its only for a night!  With switching off at 9pm you need to be up early. I aim to get up around 6:30/7 everyday you will be amazed with how much you get down when your up that earlier.

10.  BE POSITIVE

You are going to get the grades if you put in the effort. So don’t stress and it will be over before you know it.

What are you tips for exams? Leave them in the comment section.

L x

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette Make Up Tutorial

Laurenaalice Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

 

 

Heres a look I created using the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette which is now available in Debenhams! Which is now on sale! I honestly couldn’t wait to get my hands on this palette. The shades are amazing! Youtube videos are probably my favourite blog post to do so I hope you enjoy and let me know what you would like to see next.

LA x

Some Tapas at The Olive Tree

Monkish Tempura
Patas Bravas

 

Last weekend, I went on a girlie date to an amazing tapas restaurant in Waterford. The Olive Tree opened last year and I have only been there once before.

The Olive Tree is a tapas restaurant so the idea is that you select 2 to 3 dishes per person and you can share them. I love this style of dining as you get to try loads of different things.

We went for the prawns in garlic oil, bruschetta which we could have done with more of we were so hungry! Monkfish tempura which is amazing. My favourite thing on the whole menu and patas bravas which is potatoes in a tomotoe sauce.

The food was all really nice. I would highly recommend you give this place a go and to end it with some yummy churros which we devoured so fast I never got a picture!

The Olive Tree’s Website 

A warm toned Smokey Eye


  

I just can’t stay away from neutral eyes. This time I used the Too Face Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette which finally landed in Ireland and I don’t think I have ever been more excited about getting this palette.

On my eyes I used Peanut Butter and Truffle in the outer third of my eye. I actually lined my eyes with Catrice Black Kohl pencil which is something I never normally do and Im not sure if I will do it again. I just can’t deal with the smudging! and for mascara no surprise that it is Benefits roller lash.

What to see more neutral smokey eyes, take a look at theses; one, two and and a surprise post from here.

Lady danger

MAC Lady Danger is the perfect matte red lipstick in the world. It suits everyone!

Make Up Deets:

Base:

L’Oreal True Match Foundation in shade w3

Urband Decay Naked Concealer in Warm Neutral

MAC blot Powder

MAC Harmony to Contour

Eyes:

Urban Decay Naked Palette Buck and Naked

Benefit Roller Lash

Soap and Glory Brow Archery

Lips:

MAC Redd Lipliner

MAC Lady Danger