I hope you all had a lovely weekend last weekend and managed to grab yourself some bargains in the Black Friday sales! This week’s been a bit of a crazy one with the amount of uni work i’ve had get done before i head off to London this weekend with my girls for my 21st birthday trip! My to do list has been a mile long and i’ve only just ticked everything off, so i thought i’d do a little blog post with an update of my week and the bargains i got during last weekends black Friday sales.
First on my to do list this week was to finish off the first of my 4 essays. I’ve been trying to write this for the last few weeks and i just haven’t been able to concentrate on it due to trying to finish the draft of my literature review that was also due in.
However, i’ve finally got it done and 1500 words later i can relax a tiny bit. It feels like a lifetime since i last wrote an essay this short for uni but it was nice for it to be shorter and to not be stressing over a 3000 word essay for a change. University so far has been a struggle. Third year has definitely been kicking my ass but i’m getting there.
Through all the stress i’ve realised that it is so important to still take time to look after yourself, even if its for an hour, just to take that time out, sit down with a cuppa and relax can make all the difference and just makes you feel so much better and relieves the stress.
I did this last Friday by going for a facial with a friend and honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I had a dermaplaning facial and my skin has never felt so good. The lady who did our facials was so nice and gave us so much information about the best ways to look after your skin and i can honestly say my skin has been so much better since. Just going and getting it done and lying down for 30 minutes was the biggest stress reliever and it definitely showed me that just taking a little “you” time each day can be the biggest help to you mental well being.
In another bid to relax myself but also treat myself after the busiest few months i managed to grab myself a bargain in the black Friday sales! I have wanted a polaroid camera for so many years now since a friend of mine in high school had one. So with all the money i had saved up and the discounts rolling in this past weekend i thought why the heck not? Treat yo self came to mind and thats just what i did! I bagged myself the Instax Wide 300 polaroid camera! There are so many polaroid camera’s out there and it was hard picking between them and deciding which would be the best one for me. When choosing i decided on the Instax Wide 300 because unlike the Mini versions these polaroids come out landscape and they are easier to take landscape shots, as well as group photos. Considering i wanted polaroids of family, friends and the things around me choosing the camera that would fit more in the photos seemed like the best fit for me!
The camera itself cost £100 which was quite reasonably priced so for me it was a bargain. The films for the camera are quite expensive. However on amazon, you can buy a pack of 20 films for £16.99 or you can buy 5 packs of 20 films for £74 which brings each pack to around £14.80 making it cheaper which really isn’t too bad, especially if you save up for it in advance.
However, after forking out just short of £200 just before a weekend trip to London its safe to say my bank account is suffering. It will continue to suffer this weekend but oh well, thats what savings are for. There to spend on the luxury fun stuff, especially when turning 21!!
Im honestly so excited about my birthday trip to London now. A while ago i couldn’t think of anything worse than doing something for my birthday because i was just in a bad head space and in this weird funk that i just could not get out of. However, I’m prepped, ready, excited and I’m beyond thankful that my friends have taken time off work and come on this special trip with me.
I’ve even got them a little thank you gift for going out of their way to help make my 21st birthday special. I’ve got them a cute little candle from ASDA that is scented and even says “Thank you” on it which was a bargain at £5. I also got them a little Christmas tree ornament that is a red telephone box which is very fitting considering were going to London for the weekend!
I honestly love giving gifts and seeing people happy so i am so pleased with these two little things that didnt cost much but that i know will mean the world to my friends! I just want them to know how much i appreciate them!
Finally with my one of my essays written, thank you gifts wrapped and all my essentials bought for London and packed and ready to go, i am beyond excited and i just hope later this afternoon hurrys up so i can get this fun weekend started!
I can’t wait to share my girls weekend in London with you and I will see you soon!
With Love, Hannah xo