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As a teenager you are faced with a lot of extremely important decisions regarding your future and you may feel a little overwhelmed, not knowing if you are doing what is best for youI have teamed up with the “number one” sixth form in London, to offer you the following information to help you decide whether university is the most suitableoption for you.

There are, of course, numerous different reasons for choosing to go to university; from learning more about a subject you’re passionate about to becoming more independent. It might even be for the social side of the experience, which has itsown set of benefits. You will develop new skills, both academic and personal, and make lifelong friends. If you understand more about why you’re considering university as an option in the first place, you should be able to determine if it is truly the right path for you. Is it because your friends are all going or is it because you want to fulfil your life-long goal to become a doctor?

Bear in mind that there are huge differences between secondary school and university; you will no longer have teachers giving you reminders to hand your essays on time and you’re far less likely to be given leeway for missed deadlines. You will need to have the motivation to get yourself to lectures and be accountable for your own learning in order to succeed. What’s more, you will need to learn how to cope with everyday situations, especially if you’re planning to move away from home. Do you think you’re ready to take on new responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, paying bills and keeping up with your assignments?

If you’re worried about finances, you can apply for student loans. Do not use this as a reason to rule out university. Do your research and find out more about student finance before you make your choice. Be sure to find out all about the ins and outs of student debt and consider whether or not you will be better off in the future after getting adegree. Both public and private schools will be able to offer you plenty of advice regarding university, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of the information that’s on offer.

Are you unsure about going to university? I graduated university nearly a decade ago and time has flown by and things have changed but I am so glad I decided to stay on in education after sixth form and I am glad I took on a degree in computer science as it was something I was passionate at the time and even though my full time job is not related to what I studied, it definitely helped me in the sales office and also has helped in day to day life with my hobby of blogging. I was never sure what I wanted as a career so I went for something I enjoyed and that I thought would be practical. I also stayed at home with my parents so it wasn’t so daunting moving out. It is always worth looking into local universities so you can save on accommodation if you can.

Sarah x

A brand that is on the uprise is Organii. All Organii products are free from SLS, Parabens, Phthaltes, Silicone, Mineral Oils and have not been tested on animals and are vegan.

The products I have tried are:

Natural care hand cream

£2.95

It smells lovely as the scent is sea buckthorn and orange oil, is non greasy and soaks in quickly and makes your hands super soft. I find if I apply this in the morning I don’t need to re apply any creams to my hands during the day as it keeps them soft and hydrated all day. It is ideal to use at the moment when we are all trying our best to wash our hands more!

It is quite a big tube as well which is great value, but not too big if you wanted to carry it about in your bag.

Argan shower gel

£5.95

This shower gel smells so so good and is so refreshing. I prefer to use shower gels, even in the bath rather than a bar of soap. This one leaves you feeling invigorated and clean and you don’t need to use much. Argan is so good for your skin too!

I really like the simply packaging for all of the products. I love how they use multicolours on the plain white background and the shapes they use are associated with the products.

Citrus liquid soap

£4.95

This soap smells so good and I have been using a lot of it at the moment but there is still plenty left in the pump as you don’t need to use much to give your hands a good clean. Combined with the hand cream above my hands are clean and soft!

Really impressed with all the products I have tried from them.

Sarah x

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If you read my posts regularly you would have seen me mention Femmeluxe a few times. I have recently picked out some really great co ord sets as well as dresses and jeans, I wanted to pick up another jumper to wear as well as a nice dress. They always have so many great things to pick from.

I went for 12 or large as I prefer clothes a bit baggier. What I like the most is that when you look at the products on their site it tells you what size the model is wearing so you can see if it comes up tight or baggy.

Black Mesh Ruffle Long Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress – Esmerelda

Size 12

£11.99

I don’t often wear long sleeve dresses but puffed sleeves are so fashionable right now! The dress fits me well and is ideal length. In the winter it would look good with tights or the summer it will look great with bare legs!

Teal Oversized Split Side Knitted Jumper – Lore

Size L (10/12)

£11.99

I love oversized jumpers and dresses this time of year. They are perfect to wear with leggings/tights. This is so comfy and I really like the shade of green.

It’s really soft and comfortable, not usually my colour choice as quite bright but as I have said before, I am trying to step away from all black clothes and green is really in fashion at the moment.

The delivery was super quick too which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up! The prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. I am always skeptical about ordering clothes online as you can’t feel them to know the quality but these are so good and for the quality I would have expected them to be more expensive!

Sarah x

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WooWoo is a British health, self care and pleasure brand made by women for women.  Launched just 20 months ago their range of natural, paraben free products have quietly been gathering cult status and a loyal fan club of beauty fans across the UK.

I am a big fan of their intimate washes and wipes and wanted to share my favourites with you!

Cranberry cleanse

This vegan and paraban free wash is safe to use in your most untainted areas without aggravation and without upsetting your ph balance. This is perfect to use whilst travelling on when away from home and you want to ensure you stay clean. It can help prevent UTIs if you are prone to them and I also think it’s great to use when on a summer holiday as his is the time you are most likely to get thrush whilst sat in a warm wet bikini all day!

Soothing intimate wipes

These effectively do the same job as the wash but are a lot easier to use on the go! These are great to pop in your bag and use as needed. I think something like this is great to use when you are on your period and want to freshen up down there. You can also get the wipes in the cranberry scent.

In shower intimate hair removal

Their hair removal cream is specifically designed to be gentle to use in your intimate area and is so easy to quick to use in the bath or shower. It leaves your skin smooth and soft as well as being hair free and doesn’t irritate at all!

WooWoo also have a soothing balm as well as a range of lubes and an arousal boosting oil.

Do you prefer an intimate wash or wipes?

Sarah x

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Hydrosil is a brand focused on helping people with dry skin or skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. I have been trying out their dry skin gel from Skinshop to see if it helps my dry skin patches due to the cold weather.

“One in four people suffer eczema, which is often treated with steroids that have well known side effects with long-term use. Hydrosil is a range of products for adults and children who require a more natural solution for the long-term management of their eczema.” – http://www.skinshop.co.uk/hydrosil

The gel contains aloe vera as well as cardiospermum vine extract which is great at naturally soothing dry itchy skin.

I always struggle with a small dry patch on my leg this time of year, so using this the last couple of weeks has really helped to soothe is and stop it itching and feeling dry and sore. I have just been using a small amount before bed and it soaks in quickly and helps to soften your skin.

Hydrosil is suitable for use on adults and children and is free from parabens, petroleum, perfume, MI and SLS as well as 100% vegan.

Sarah x

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