Saturday, 17 September 2016

Lifestyle | Choosing My A-Levels

As you may know, I'm 16, which means in the UK I'm required to stay in some form of education until I'm 18, which means I have to take A-Levels. Usually, this will mean choosing whether to go to College or Sixth Form and deciding whether to study A-Levels or a B-Tech. I've finally decided to go to College and study A-Levels, but I didn't originally want to do this.

Originally, I had no idea what the difference was between a College and a Sixth Form and I just thought that a Sixth Form just meant that it was combined with a secondary school and a College was a separate building. Traditionally, Sixth Form is generally more academic and the atmosphere is more similar to school as it is attached to one, whereas a College is more vocational and the atmosphere is different to school as it is only teaching 16-18-year-olds.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Lifestyle | Exam Results Day

On the 25th August, I picked up my GCSE results and it was probably one of the most nerve-wracking things I've ever had to do. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll probably know that I suffer from anxiety, and a mix of anxiety and exam results is not a great one. The whole week leading up to my exam results, I was worried sick. I knew there was nothing I could do to change them, as many people felt the need to remind me, but that was not a comfort to me. I felt that because there was nothing I could do, I would be stuck with them forever, no matter if they were good or bad. The date loomed in my mind, and I would constantly think about how I would react in every possible situation. So, to make myself feel better, I came up with a plan.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Lifstyle | A Little Update

I'm so sorry I haven't been able to blog recently, as the past couple of weeks have been extremely hectic, with going on holiday, getting my GCSE results, enrolling in college and a lack of sleep. I'm finding it really difficult to stick to a schedule of uploading. Sometimes I'll be able to write a few posts in a day, schedule them and get them up on time, but sometimes I just lose the words, and I can't write anything. It just sucks, because I thought that this summer I'd be able post lots, upload every week and establish some sort of schedule. 

I've also been thinking about what I'm going to do once I start my A-Levels soon. I know they're going to be a lots of work, but at the same time I really really don't want my blog to suffer.  So that is why I've decided to scrap the idea of a schedule for now.

I'm also really considering whether to start a Youtube channel. I've been thinking about this for a good 7 months now and contemplating the pros and cons, and I honestly do not know whether I'd be able to keep up both a blog and a channel, so I've decided to just stick with a blog for now.

Sorry this post is so short, and hopefully I'll be able to start posting again soon. I have a few things in the pipeline, but stay tuned to my Twitter to know about my upcoming posts!

I hope you're having a wonderful day wherever you are in the world!

Lots of love,
Marshmallow Skye

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Lifestyle | Getting A Job

So I'm 16, and I've had a whole summer to spend without any kind of major responsibility now I've left school. What's the best thing to do? Get a job! Recently, I've been using online job searching websites to try and find a job in my local area, as there are quite a few little independent shops that would literally be brilliant for a Saturday job. Over the past month, I've applied for about 20 jobs, and I've only successfully gotten to an interview once. So I thought I'd share my experiences to help anyone else out there who is going to be looking for a job soon, or who is thinking of getting a Saturday job.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Beauty | Seventeen Lip Lustre Review

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry for not updating recently! I've been so busy recently with all sorts of things, which I'll hopefully be blogging about soon, but my blog has been at the bottom of my priorities, unfortunately. Hopefully, I'll be able to get back into writing a couple of posts a week again soon!

This week's post will be a review of Seventeen's Lip Lustre lip glosses, as I recently became part of the Seventeen Blogger Network! If you're a blogger and would like to join us, click the widget down below! These lip glosses were sent to me by Seventeen, and I was so excited to receive them and review them. I received the Lip Lustre lip glosses in 2 colours which were "Kiss the Stars" and "Polished", the first being a gorgeous glittery, copper colour, and the second being a clear colour.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Diary of A Day | Planet Hana Collaboration

As you may have been able to tell from the title, today's post is a collaboration with Planet Hana, who's gorgeous blog you can check out here. Go read her post here and leave her a comment once you'd read this post!

So, on with the post!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Lifestyle | Explaining My Exams

So as you may be aware, I finished my GCSE exams about 2 weeks ago now, and I haven't actually explained what exams I took over the past month and a half, or how I felt during them, and I thought it would make a good blog post. I won't be mentioning how I think I got on in each exam because I am an incredibly superstitious person, and I really don't want to jinx my results! 

My exam timetable consisted of 20 (yes 20) exams, over the course of a little under 2 months, starting from the 16th May - 24th June (not including my Art exams which I took in April). It was pretty much 2 exams per subject, apart from the science exams I took which were Additional and Further Additional Science, which required 3 exams each. Yep, a whole 6 exams of science - thank God I did my Core Science exams last year!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Life with Wanderlust Girl | Wanderlust Girl Collaboration

Today's post is a collaboration with Kyia Belle, aka Wanderlust Girl, who's wonderful blog you can check out here. We've been talking for a couple of days using Twitter DM and she is so lovely! I'm so happy I'm able to collaborate with so many amazing fellow bloggers and share their content with you guys! My post will be over on her blog, which you can check out here! Make sure you follow her and leave her a comment! 

So, on with the post!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Lifestyle | My Problem With Netflix

Hello World!

Like any normal person, I use Netflix, and it's pretty much a daily thing. I get into bed, put a film on, or watch a new episode of a show I've been watching (well, maybe another 5 episodes, let's be honest here!). And because of this, my mum was getting a bit concerned about my lack of revision, and my Netflix usage.

Originally, my cousin let me use his account for about a year and a half, but his parents were also getting concerned so they stopped the account. So, I asked my mum if we could get our own account for the time being so I could finally stop being a Netflix parasite, but my mum said no because of my upcoming exams. She did agree to getting our own account after my exams though.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Lifestyle | Hello World - Take 2!

Hello World!

Ahh, it feels so good to write that again! Hello everyone, I'm back! And I thought that because it's been so long I should probably update you on what's been going on recently!

The answer is, not much apart from studying and stressing. I've taken 20 (yes you read that right, 20) exams over the past month and a half, and it just feels so strange to be able to relax for a bit! And by relaxing, I mean relaxing!

So now I have 13 weeks of summer to fill, and that means more time to spend writing! I'm so happy to be finally getting back into the swing of things, to share my thought and ideas with you guys and to hopefully grow my audience! Even though I haven't been writing, I never forgot about my little corner of the Internet, and I'd check the stats every once in a while! I was so surprised to see that people were still reading my little ramblings, but it actually means so much to me!
Hopefully, I will be able to get back into writing quickly, as I've missed it so much, but I'm sure I will! I have so much I have already planned to write about, including a new project coming up in the next couple of weeks!

So, tell me in the comments what've you got planned for your summer!

Lots of love,
Marshmallow Skye

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