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A Mix of Drugstore Bases

To take a break from my blogging flow, I thought I'd type up a good old lil makeup post. Now that I'm officially a uni student and have the dark cloud of potential debt glooming over me I have made a promise to myself to restrict my day to day makeup shopping to Boots and Superdrug only. And honestly, it's been going great! Not just because I'm pretty good at just not spending money full stop, but also because there are some absolute gems to find on the highstreet.

Staying Organized At Uni (& Dealing With Those Scary Things Called Finances)

 Plan Ahead Using An Academic Diary

I think the number one way to stay organised (and above all, make your mind think you're being organised, because let's be honest, that's the closest most of us will get!) is to use an academic diary. I had it on my list of things to buy once I got to university, however I didn't realise how important it actually was going to be until I got it. I just bought a plain A5 one, and chose the  Plain Black Week To View one. This gives a really nice overview of the entire week and allows you to look and plan ahead. I fill in all my homework and ongoing assignments and make sure to have it with me wherever I go -- makes me feel rather fab using the phrase "let me check my calendar" when arranging meetings and sorts.

Feeling Inadequate: Uni Insecurities

Starting university is a daunting experience for pretty much everybody, regardless of what college you go to or how far away from home it is. It is a completely new experience, and you're thrown into a world of independence and sudden adulthood. Especially nowadays, when prices of universities in the UK (don't even get me started on the US) are rising every year and us students are faced with yet another element of pressure. What can be even more daunting, and what I'm experiencing, is not feeling good enough for your uni.

Little Uni Room Details

When it comes to my room back at home, I absolutely love decorating it and making it as cozy, homely, and me feeling as possible. My walls are pretty much covered at home and there are trinkets, souvenirs and other memory objects scattered around the place. So, when arriving at my uni room -- bare walls, empty shelves, etc. I knew I had to do something to at least make it feel like a temporary home. Because, at the end of the day, this is the place I'll be living for the majority of the year.

Taking on University!

Helllooo!! It's been a little while since I've done a lil update, and trust me, lots has happened! Firstly, and most importantly (and what you can probably guess from the title) is that I started university this October! Exciting times indeed. I'll be studying at Durham University for the next 3 or 4 years and I'm taking this blog on the journey with me. 
Durham University

Heels For A Tenner?

I'll admit it, I'm absolutely awful at walking in heels. It is a talent I have yet to possess, which also means you'll rarely find me eyeing up expensive high end heels. However, when I was having my yearly shop at Primark on my trip over the UK last year, I spotted these cute, simple ones that I couldn't help try on. I'd hardly even call these proper heels as the heel is so small, but they're as easy to walk in as any of my trainers, and plus the fluffy detail is super cute and on trend at the minute. Plus, these were only a tenner, so it's not like they're a huge investment piece anyway.

How to Tackle Anxiety in a Big City

Mental Health is something I've been wanting to address on my blog for quite a while now, but I didn't quite know whether putting my two cents in would be worth it. I'm not an expert on mental health, nor am I someone who suffers hugely from any disorder. More and more people seem to be coming forward about their conditions (Influencers revealing their anxiety disorders almost felt like a trend for a hot minute, lets not lie.) However this also opened up the conversation of mental health and the importance to nurture and take care of it just as much as your physical body, which is something I fully support.

The Playlist #5

End of Summer

  • Sunflower - Rex Orange County
  • February 3rd - Jorja Smith
  • Buttercup - Hippo Campus
  • Man Down - Shakka ft. Aluna George
  • Higher - Lily Allen
  • Jamz - SALES
  • Sober - Mahalia
  • These Girls - Sticky Fingers
  • Wife Me - RAYE
  • ocean eyes - Billie Eilish
  • Broken Clocks - SZA

Three Days in Paris

I've actually been to Paris many times in my life, however each of these times was with the purpose of visiting family friends. So, when I'd booked a little get away with my friends I was excited to see Paris through the eyes of a tourist. We only had three full days in the city, but let me tell you, you can do A LOT in three days.

Paris, France

5 Years of Blogging

5 Things I've Learned in the 5 Years I've Been Blogging

So back in 2013, a 13 year old Zazie sat down and created a blog called A Little Treat. Five years later, and here we are. Its been quite the journey, and I thought I'd share with you a little bit of blog wisdom I've gathered over the years.

Reflecting On The End Of Summer

I know technically summer lasts until the end of September, but going back to school is really the final step towards the end of the warmth of the past couple of months. This summer has been truly amazing for me. I've travelled to lots of lovely places (see some of them here), visited friends and family, and also enjoyed just chilling at home in New York, which is something I like to do more than often, as I really don't want to take this wonderful city for granted.