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More of my Christmas break…

Hello. 🙂

So, I’m still on my Christmas break and I still haven’t begun studying.

Wow, that was a rubbish opening line. Okay, this blog post is going to be a little bit more serious than my other blog posts that I’ve written so far. Today I’m really not feeling in a very positive mood. I’ve still got a bunch of studying to get done over a short amount of time and I feel like I’ve just been wasting too much time during my break so far. I’ve loved starting my blog so it isn’t that – I’ve just spent far too much time watching random Youtube videos…

I do get anxiety quite badly so studying is actually quite a task for me, but it’s something I’m just going to have to get over because studying is the only way that I can progress in my mission to become an Astronomer.

Me and my boyfriend went to the cinema to watch the movie ‘Interstellar’ yesterday. It really was motivational for me to watch an exciting, interesting movie about space! Space is so incredible… It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even think that I could be happy unless I am studying something space related.

But yeah, to get to the point where I eventually want to be in life, my first tiny step is to go ahead and make sure I’ve learned what I’ve covered so far in my degree, so that’t exactly what I’m gunna go and do. I’ll write a post soon with updates on how my studying is going (y).

-Storm

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What I got for Christmas.

Hello! 🙂

I still have loads of new things that I’ve received over the past couple of months, but today’s blog post is all about Christmas presents! I am so grateful for all I have received and this is not me boasting in any way. I am very aware that many people do not receive any presents nor have the ability to give any. I’m just innocently excited and want to show what I’ve got!

So! First up, I got a beautiful purple cover for my iPad mini. It is from the brand ‘belkin’ and comes with a built in stand. I’m so happy about this gift from my lovely boyfriend because I’ve been wanting a stand and a cover for my iPad for a while,  so that I can use my iPad in bed more easily and so that I wont be too scared to take it into classes with me! I feel as though the iPad mini is too fragile for me to be willing to carry it around with me without some protective casing on it.

Here is a photo of my iPad mini cover:

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Other features of this iPad mini cover includes a cut-out hole for the camera and an elasticated binder to keep the case on the iPad securely when it isn’t in use.

The next item I got is a ‘Power Bank’. It is an external, portable battery for smartphones/iPads that holds a full charge. To use it, you use the cable provided to charge it up and once charged, you use your phone/iPad cable to connect the Power Bank to your device. This should definitely come in handy!

Here is a photo of it:

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Next up is a ‘Mini Buddy Portable Speaker’ by ‘Kitsound’. It is a cute pink winking owl design with colourful hearts on it’s front. The cable for it is quite small so it is meant to stay close to your device. It also has a keyring attached to it, so you could carry it on your keys. It works pretty well!

Here is a photo of it:

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(I added an enhancement to this photo to more accurately show the item’s colour.) Isn’t it adorable?!

Okay, so next up is a recipe book which was a gift from one of my friends. It is a vegan recipe book, because I am a vegan! I was actually brought up vegetarian, and went on to being a vegan when I was around 13 years old. It is called ‘easy vegan, simple recipes for healthy eating’. The recipes in this book look so clean, fresh, healthy and delicious! I will definitely get some good usage out of this book when I’m back to Uni.

Here is a photo of the recipe book:

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(I have again enhanced this photo and cropped it to better show the item in the photo. I will continue to do this for all photos).

The next item is ‘Beyonce Heat eau de parfum vaporisateur natural spray’. It is the 100ml version of the spray. I love perfumes/sprays/any scents that smell good that I can use on myself! I love to smell clean and I think that most scents are perfect at doing just that. This perfume comes in an ombre red and clear bottle in an upside-down prism shape. It has quite a strong scent that is very fruity and sweet. I’m not very good at explaining scents so this will sound peculiar, but it sort of smells…fizzy… It literally smells like a delicious, fizzy, warm, berry flavoured drink haha! I think it smells lovely and was a gift from my man. 🙂

Here is a photo of the perfume:

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Next is my new coat. I had seen this coat in a popular high street store and fell in love with how adorable it looked. The only reason whyI hadn’t bought it was because I had spent quite a bit at the time on gifts for others, and because I felt as though I wasn’t allowed to almost? Because I had only just gotten a beautiful new coat a few weeks before!  It is made from a thick, fluffy material and has a pastel pink and pastel grey tartan design. It is in the style of a duffle coat in the sense that it is done up using poppers and toggles. This coat has been made extremely well! Mine is in a size 10.

Here is a photo of the beautiful coat (also from my lovely boyfriend!):

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The next item is a cute little notebook. It is a little A6 notebook with lined paper (with rounded corners), a ribbon bookmark and an elastic binder. The cover of the notebook is made of a black, thick, sort of spongey plastic. It’s in the colour black. This is a really lovely little notebook!

Here is a photo of it:

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I also got a couple of pens that I will quickly show.

Here is a photo of the pens:

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That’s just about everything! Bye bye!

– Storm 🙂

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Shopping stuff!!!

Hello!

This blog post is going to be all about shopping. 😉

I’ve bought a whole bunch of stuff today and over the past month or so that I would like to show you. First off, I’ve done quite a bit of Christmas shopping both online and in stores, but I won’t be posting about those things here at the slight chance that any if the people who they’re for see this before Christmas.

Here’s some of the other stuff I’ve bought!:

– Some new earphones that have the highest average user rating out of all the earphones on amazon.co.uk! I chose them in the colour pink because I love the colour magenta and thought that the colour of these looked quite similar.

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They only cost me £10 and work so well! They are called ‘Panasonic RP-HJE120E-P Ergo Fit Ear Canal Headphones – Pink’. 🙂

Next up is my moisturiser. It’s the ‘Olay essentials complete care day fluid’ with SPF 15 for normal/oily skin. I love this moisturiser so much! It leaves your face feeling super soft without leaving it feeling oily at all.

Here is a photo of it:

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(Sorry about the poor lighting in these photos, I did the best I could!)

Next up are my new nail polishes. They are both little pots from the MUA range. I know people say that they are a cheap brand and that you get what you pay for, but I honestly love these nail polishes. Their consistency is easy to apply, they have a very sleek finish, the colour stays on the nails for a very long time, they come in a variety of colours and they are only £1! The colours I got are ‘Plum Noir’, a gorgeous dark purple berry colour and ‘Fever Red’, a dark blood red which I bought to wear during the festive season, as I’ve just used up my previous red nail polish.

Here are pictures of them both:

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Next are my new bracelets. I spotted them in a market stool and couldn’t resist! It was three bracelets for £5 or £2 each . One is a silver metal chain with colourful plastic beads and silver metal butterflies attached, and the other one I got is made from three pieces of pink string, each with purple plastic beads and silver metal feathers attached. I got the first bracelet because I love butterflies (and all other animals), and I got the second bracelet because I love how it has three layers sort of made from the three strings.

Here are pictures of both of them:

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Next up is concealer. It’s the ‘Hide and conceal’ by MUA in the colour ‘Fair’. Again, this only cost me £1. It feels quite heavy on, has a medium sort of coverage and is a very pale skin colour with pink undertones. I used this product around my eyes the other day as I get terrible brown patches around my eyes, and the product made the skin around my eyes look washed out and slightly grey. I bought this concealer because my current concealer is quickly running out , which is very irritating considering it wasn’t extremely cheap and considering I bought it very recently.

Here is a picture of the MUA concealer:image

Next is my L’oreal concealer. It is called ‘infallible concealer, anti-dark circles + anti-imperfections, 16hrs’ by ‘L’oreal Paris’ in the colour ’05 Miel Honey’. To start off, this colour is too dark for my skin tone which is my own fault. This was the first time I have ever bought this concealer and I bought it online, so although the colour seemed to match my skin tone most in the photos online, it really doesn’t. The colour difference doesn’t notice once I’ve finished putting on all my makeup though. This shade is a tanned peach skin colour with orangey undertones. This concealer melts into the skin and blends in super easily and leaves a very natural look to the skin. It has very minimal coverage – I need to use three layers of the stuff before it has the desired effect. It is also a very thin stick of concealer and for these reasons it does get used up very quickly – which sucks because it wasn’t cheap.

Here is a picture of this concealer:

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Next up are some adorable new shoes I bought online! They are gorgeous wedge heeled ‘Mary Jane’ style shoes from the brand ‘Fusion’. They come with a detachable bow on the strap. They are made from velvet material and I got them in the colour black in a size 5. I got these because I think Mary Jane style shoes are adorable, but I find heels too uncomfortable to wear them often, although I am fine with wedges! 🙂 The wedge heel on these are very tall. I spent a while trying to find shoes of this style that come with the detachable bows because they are so cute! I love these shoes because they aren’t super dressy, so I think they would look nice to wear with many different outfits for many different occasions. They cost me £18 on Ebay.com.

Here is a photo of them:

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I will just show a couple more things and then I will continue in a different blog post at a later time – I don’t want this post to be too long!

Next up is a long-sleeved thin sweatshirt. I decided to buy this because I had wanted some new jumpers for a long time because I think they look cute with collared tops underneath them. I also decided to buy it because of it’s design! The design is very colourful (pink, yellow, white, blue, black and purple)  and is of space. It was a “one  size fits all” sweatshirt, and although it does fit, it is definitely smaller than I’d have liked it to been. I bought it on ebay.com for £10.

Here is a photo of the sweatshirt:

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The final item I will show in this blog post is my bunny jumper. It is a very pale pinky peachy coloured fluffy jumper, with three-quarter length sleeves and a black bunny design on the front. I am usually around a UK size 10 but I bought this jumper in a size 14 so that it would be more slouchy and comfy, and so that the sleeves appear full length. I love this jumper to death as I love animals! 🙂 It cost me £14 I believe and was in Primark.

Here is a picture of the jumper:

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Okay so that’s the end of this blog post! I hope you found it interesting! 🙂 As I wrote earlier, I will be making another blog post showing more of my new items at a later time. 🙂

– Storm

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My Christmas break. :)

So, I have a while off from Uni for Christmas – 33 more days in fact! I actually began my break 4 days ago, and I’ve spent those days resting as I’ve caught a bug. 😦

I plan to spend my break mostly studying all the material we have covered in our course so far, so that I can be confident on it all before the next teaching term begins. I’ve also got quite a bit of Christmas shopping that I need to get done very soon! I think I’ll have to make tomorrow be my shopping day. I’m in urgent need of buying some Christmas presents, buying some study supplies and of getting some fresh air! Besides, there’s nothing like a good shopping spree to help myself recover from feeling unwell. 😉

I’ve actually been super cheeky and over the past six weeks or so I’ve treated myself to quite a few new items. I will make a separate post detailing those items at a later time.

– Storm

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My quest to a career in Astrobiology!

So some time ago I decided it was about time to sit down and make a decision on what it is that I want to do as a career. Me being somewhat of a perfectionist meant that I couldn’t bring myself to find a job/find employment in a field without having done this first. After a lot of thinking and searching, I came to a decision – Astrobiology.

This field is ideal for me. You see, unlike a lot of people, I never found an intense interest/hobby/passion when I was younger and instead found most subjects somewhat interesting. Astrobiology is a subject that involves all my academic interests – geology, ecology, biology, astronomy… For a career in Astrobiology, experts in the fields involved are preferred to individuals who are experts in Astrobiology itself, so I’ve chosen Astronomy to be my focus.

It’s taken me two years since I made that decision to get to where I am today. It hasn’t been easy – it meant having to toughen up and mature quite suddenly and I know that it’s only going to get more difficult, but… Making a life choice and following that choice independently is so freeing. 🙂

I’m currently on a foundation year of a degree in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

I guess this post was a little introduction to my educational pursuits. 🙂

– Storm

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My first blog post!

Hello!

My name is Storm, welcome to my blog. 🙂

This blog will be like a little window into my universe.

Some of the things I will post about are:

– astronomy and astrobiology

– dance, music and art

– beauty and fashion

– health

– life in general!

I’ve made this blog to be used as a place to express myself and as a place for people with common interests with me to hopefully find some interesting reads.

– Storm