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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Exam Help



Hi all,
So today I thought I would give you some tips about surviving exams and how to get through them with some studying tips. At the moment I am in the middle of my exams I have a week and a half of exams It has been very stressful. As I have been going through exams I have thought of some tips that might help you when the time comes.

1. Start making flash cards or have a revision book early, one of my friends has a book that she had for ages and would have a glossary and anything important she thought might be in the exam seperate to her other book and says this really helped. Another thing is making the flash cards at the last minute wastes a lot of time for me up to a few hours when i could have been revising this stuff yeah writing stuff down may have helped a little but i don't thing so and you can always write everything out again later.

If you don't want to be hauling the index cards around all year you can always do it electronically then you can revise with your laptop or your phone. I have tried out many apps and my favourite is Quizlet I have the app on the phone and I often put the information in class on my laptop, if you make an account the flash cards will just sync for you. You can do so much on it I really love it.

2. Make the time to study!
I know this sounds obvious but make the time even if its a week before the exams I know I had two a day and the night before I didn't know which to study more if you are prepare early enough you will know everything you need and it will be a lot less stressful I also had an extremely busy weekend before my exams so didn't have much time to study then and this made the first week of exams very stressful.

3. Ask your teacher questions, is this going to be in the exam? Get them to write everything that is in the exam on the board (all the topics) when we got the teacher to do this it made studying a lot easier some teachers wouldn't do this but when they did it made those exams less stressful on the day. 
Listen to what they say in class often they will be giving little hints on whats in the exam. Also putting you in the right direction for you study. Also take note of things especially if they have been repeated. 

4. Study alone
Studying alone in a place with no one around can mean that you can focus and get into things better. It means you will be more productive and you do not have anyone to distract you and start a conversation with.

I hope these four tips help you I know its not that many but I saw this in my drafts and decided to post it as it was rather than never at all!

Isabelle xxx

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

This or That Tag :)

Hi everyone
 Today I decided I would post a tag, that is actually fairly old. Today I am doing it because it looked fun. I have also been thinking about how I have been posting so much recently I might do a tag post once a week because I think they are fun and it will be a good way to get to know me! So here are the questions... 
Also if you have any questions you want to know about me feel free to comment them below, I love all your comments. 

makeup:

Blush or Bronzer?

Bronzer I like the way it makes my face look!lip gloss or lipstick
Lipstick, I don't like wearing lip glass because of the texture and stickiness

 Eye liner or Mascara?
Mascara, I am not very good at putting on eye liner I need more practise also I feel that mascara makes the whole look better.

Foundation or Concealer?
Concealer 

Neutral or Colour Eye Shadow?
neutral I feel more confident like that, my favourites are light neutrals.

pressed or loose eye shadows?
pressed is all I use 

Brushes or Sponges?
Brushes so much easier


nails:

OPI or china glaze
OPI
Long or short
I often have long nails so long
Acrylic or natural
natural 100% I cant imagine putting on Acrylics they scare me for sure. 
Brights or darks
brights 
Flower or no flower 

no flower


body:

perfume or body splash
body splash
lotion or body butter 
body butterbody
 wash or soap
body wash oh I have some favs of those!
lush or other bath company 
Lush, I never don't have anything from lush and I love my bath bombs


fashion:

jeans or sweat pants
jeanslong sleeve of short
short I think I only even have one long sleeve shirt I guess thats what happens in 

Australia dresses or skirts
dresses especially in summer thats what I mainly wearstripes or plaid 
plaid
flip flops or sandals 
flip flops

scarves or hats
hats!

studs or dangly earrings 
studs I don't really like dangly earrings at all

necklaces or bracelets 
necklaces 

heels or flats 
flats

cowboy boots or riding boots
riding bootssss

jacket or hoodie 
hoodies they are so cozy and comfy

 forever 21 or charlotte russe 
Forever 21 only ever shopped at Forever 21. Does anyone know if they have Charlotte Russe in Australia?



hair:

Curly or Straight
curly like my natural hair

Bun or Ponytail
bun

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips
bobby pins 

hair spray or gel 
neither

long or short 
long

light or dark 
either I think both are very pretty

 side sweep bangs or full bangs
side

up or down 
down


random:

Rain or shine
shine Summer or winter
Summer! I love summerFall or spring
Autumn ;) 
Chocolate or vanilla
vanilla  
East coast or west coast

South Coast 

This post seems so long, but I hop you enjoyed it!
Isabelle xxx

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A guide to Happiness


Sometimes its a challenge to be happy, so here are some tips to help brighten your mood :) and make it a bit easier to be happy...

1 Number one when you wake up get out of bed don't stay on your phone for an hour just get out of bed not only will this make you feel more awake and it will make you get on with your day and when I do this I tend to be happier that day. 

2 Smile! So even if you aren't happy smile it make you feel happier and if you smile at someone they will naturally smile back and it will make you feel better. Like the good old saying fake it till you make it. 

3 Exercise even if its starting your day by walking your dog or doing stretches it will make you happier it will wake you up more and make you energetic, also make you healthier try to have at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. This will also release endorphins and other good things through your body that will naturally make you happy.

4 Get enough sleep, go to bed earlier just get enough sleep you body needs it and it will make your body feel better giving you more reason to be happy. Its a lot more challenging to maintain a good mood when you are tired. This is one of the biggest reasons I find myself in a bad mood. 

5 Eat well, this obviously isn't always up to you in what you eat but filling your body with garbage will only make you feel bad (like garbage). But eating healthy food will make you feel better with processed food a general rule is the less ingredients the better it is for you, also the less food miles the food has the better it is (food miles are how far the food has to travel to get to you). The worse the food is for you the harder it is for your body to process it. This will cause you to be more likely to be tired which links with number 4. ALso make sure you are eating enough hunger can also affect your mood!

6 Socialise, talk to your friends don't just hide at home go out and do stuff with them, call them on the phone I know talking to my friends makes me feel a lot better. Get out go and have some fun with your girls/boys.

Choose to be happy, happiness is a choice if you wake up and choose to be happy it will make a difference and you will always have bad days but remember each day is a new day and you can have a better day tomorrow. 
I know it can be a challenge sometimes so good luck.

Love you all,
 Isabelle Elli