Sunday, 30 April 2017

My 2017 so far!

Wow! Hi everyone! It's been a while haha. So since the last time I updated a lot has changed! So lets start with the big news.

Bit of background!
Last year I was at polytechnic and half way through the year I was realizing I wasn't enjoying it and the fact that I wasn't understanding it was a very clear sign that computer science wasn't for me so after a lot of thinking, trust me, a lot of thinking, I decided, half way into my computer science degree to change degrees, change institutions and find what I really enjoyed.

Time for the Big News!
This year, I am at the University down south of my country studying a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Marketing Management Minoring in Psychology! Quite a change right?!

How I got In!
So at the end of last year, I applied to the University not thinking I was going to get accepted because I didn't have University Entrance, chose the papers i really wanted to do, did a lot of research to make sure I actually find the papers interesting and in early December I got the dreaded email of acceptance or the other one. I opened it, feeling very nervous and read "Charlotte, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into the University of (hidden for protection)." and I just cried happy tears. I had my hopes up, did everything I needed to do to get into the course and it paid off!

Now I am over half way through the semester, getting above C's in my grades and still feeling very motivated to study and do the work which is amazing!

Given my experience, University is very different from a Polytechnic so if you want information on that I am going to be writing a blog post on that in the coming week!

Also, I will be writing my tips and tricks for living life at University.

Stay tuned!

Do more of what makes you happy!
Love Charlotte xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

My Cheap Skincare Routine!

Every morning I find it difficult to get motivated and my face always feels so gross when I wake up every morning. So I use these products and it really helps me wake up and get ready for the day!

This product is by Simple which are an amazing brand for sensitive skin and I highly recommend it! This moisturizer makes my face feel so hydrated and really wakes me up after a good nights sleep. It works really well with my skin sensitivity and feels very light after application. It is a good price range for those people or can't afford much too. It lasts the whole day and doesn't leave my face all shiny. just an all round amazing moisturizer! 
After using the simple moisturizer, I use this. Now its slightly different in a way it makes my face feel really smooth and relaxed. It is a very light and thin moisturizer. It adds just a little bit more to that morning routine! Very cheap and affordable too. 

After applicating the Olay moisturizer, I use this primer. I don't normally wear makeup so this makes my face glow and makes my face look like I am actually awake. It has a bit glimmer to it and isn't too thick which is really nice! Cheap and affordable :)
 So that's my skincare routine! I hope you enjoyed and will venture out to buy these products as I highly recommend each and every one of them!

What's your skincare routine? I hope you have a lovely day or night wherever you are!

Love, Charlotte x

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

My Life so Far in 2016

Hello everyone!

So 2016 has so far, been an interesting year. I have had some difficult times, some things I have realized and tasks I have accomplished. So lets go through what 2016 has been like for me up to this point and I hope this gives you inspiration to do better or work harder :)

Earlier this year I moved into a flat of 5 other girls and a guy I have never met. That has been quite a challenge for me as I was previously living with a family member and never really found a social group but now I have been socializing so much  and it actually feels good! We've had parties as every 19 year old would and it's been fun getting into the social circle a bit more. The girls (and guy) are lovely to get along with. I have also had to buy and make my own food this year which I have ABSOLUTELY LOVED! Like actually being serious. It's so nice to buy your own food because it's your food and you know what you like to eat and what you feel like that week.

Enough about flatting and onto studying. So I am studying Information Technology which includes coding, making databases, learning about networking and HTML (webpages). I find this really fun and enjoy it but I am the only girl in all my classes and it gets quite difficult as all the guys are scared to talk to me so I don't really talk to anyone during or after classes. I am finding things a bit difficult as I get into my "I can't do this" "This is way to difficult" state and when that happens, I can't do ANYTHING. So I need to be a bit more confident in myself but otherwise it is a great course and I thoroughly enjoy it!

I have also realized this year that maybe i'm not really interested in computers and should be doing something with more writing as I honestly have a huge passion for writing. I get so much relief from it and could write for hours on end. So that is a bit of struggle right now but I will keep you guys updated on that front :)

In the mean time, that's my life right now . Three months into 2016 and already so much has happened. I can't wait to what is yet to come.

Thanks for reading!


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Thursday, 7 January 2016

My Hobbies!

Hey guys!

Thanks for reading my blog! I really appreciate it! :) I thought I would share with you today the things I do in my spare time while I am not studying.

I love to read books! If I find I good book, I will not put it down! Recently I read the 'Trylle' trilogy by Amanda Hocking. This is a great book if you love fantasy with a bit of realism. 

I am also reading 'Girl Online on Tour' by Zoella Sugg. I read the first one and loved it so I am now reading the second one! Great book with people struggling with anxiety and finding who they are.

Aside from books, I love to write which is why I am starting this blog. I wrote a fanfic on wattpad a few years ago. My user is 'isithiorheystyles' if you want to check that out :)

I also love to game which is something you may not expect. But I have a 3DS and PlayStation 3 where I play lots of different games!

I also love to watch youtubers! Which will be coming in another post ;)

Well thats a few things I love to do in my spare time! Feel free to comment what you do as a hobbie!

More posts coming soon ;)

Thanks for reading and feel free to share my blog elsewhere! :)

Comment, follow share and I will love you forever <3

Love Charlotte xx

Friday, 1 January 2016

Christmas 2015!

 Christmas has always been a great time of year for me because everyone is in a great mood! It's such a great time of year for families to reconnect and have fun!

This Christmas I flew up to my family and joined them for a great day.

Christmas eve was all the food preparation and the excitement then Christmas day came and my whole family was so happy! We all had some yummy breakfast then opened all our presents. Everyone loved the gifts I got them which was relief. I always worry about buying gifts! After the present opening we had fun, we cooked lunch  and then a couple of people came round to have lunch with us! It's summer here so we sat outside in the sun, opening crackers, laughing and eating a delicious roast with stuffed apricot chicken! Yummy!

I hope all your Christmas' were fun and that you all had delicious food! What presents did you all get? Feel free to comment below :)

Here are some photos from the day! Enjoy!

My dog Poppy under the tree!

My selection of presents! Pretty happy with what I got!

Love Charlotte xx

New Year!

Last year was quite a big year for me! I accomplished a few things I never expected I would.

So the year before last I finished High School. I was never good at high school and that was shown when so I failed my last year. After that, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to study but I knew I had an interest in computers so I applied for a computing certificate. I aced everything getting A's and loved it. I applied for a Bachelor in Information Technology and I'm still loving it! Only downside is I am the only girl in my classes so I'm a bit of an outsider but the guys seem nice and the lecturers are lovely. Later in the year came and I got quite sick and was worried I would have to pull out of my papers but I pulled through and passed everything :)

Another huge achievement was moving out of home and in with my aunty which let me be more independent and in control of my life. That was a great eye opener and has made me a lot more confident in myself and things I can do that I wouldn't have been able to in 2014!

Now that this year has arrived, I decided to take another big step and move out of my aunties and into a flat of girls I don't know at all! I will have to fend for myself, buy my own food, cook my own food and make my own way to lectures! 

This year my new years resolutions will be:

1. Workout! I hear people say all the time that you feel so much better after so I want to see if thats true!
2. Get more than 70% in everything!
3. Don't put to much pressure on myself which I guess is related to number 2.
4. Organise myself more!
5. Be more confident in my cooking.
6. Start a blog and continue it! I have always had a passion for writing and I would love to share that with people :) 

I think that is some decent resolutions for this year! Lets see what this year brings and I hope it's all a great one for you all!

What are your resolutions? 

Thank you for reading! 

Love you all xx

Friday, 4 December 2015

First Post!

Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte as you may have gathered. I live in New Zealand and am 19 studying a Bachelor of Information Technology!

As much as I love computers and coding etc, I also love to write and take photos. I have always had a passion to write and share that with other people so I guess I am going to take that step and do it now!

On this blog will be lots of various topics from beauty to reviews to life and thoughts so I hope you enjoy :)