It’s that time again, time for another Study With Me! I thought I’d update you again with what I’ve been doing college-wise, especially as I took yet ANOTHER unexpected break from blogging! I’m currently in the process of making another Study With Me video, but it isn’t complete yet! Anyway, let’s get on with the post:


In Psychology, I’ve just started the final unit of the year in class. It’s called Psychopathology and it covers Definitions of Abnormality as well as characteristics, explanations and treatment for Phobias, Depression and OCD. I find it very interesting! As soon as that is finished I can start revising for my Transfer Exam, the exam I have to pass in order to get into the second year! Previously though, I have been covering the Approaches in Psychology, and biopsychology.

These (above) are some of the notes I have written within the ‘Psychopathology’ topic. I haven’t quite finished it yet but I definitely will have by the time I do another one of these posts!

Here are some revision resources I’ve created ready for the exam already:

Except the top one, all of these are written in my Whitelines notebook. Whitelines is great because it’s a grey background with white lines and so it’s non distracting! There’s also an app that goes with it! I think I’m going to do a separate post with a review for it!

As for my grades, my last known grade is an A (woop!), however, I totally flopped a test last Friday (16th March) and so I thought I’d failed! It wasn’t that bad, I got a C! I think that’s it for Psychology for now!


I didn’t share much photography last time, but now I have taken a lot more photographs so that I can share what I have done with you! It’s nearing deadline day now (27th April) and so I’ve had to ‘take the project in my own direction’. The project being the Environment project that I have been working on all year! I’ve decided to focus on ‘Perspective’ in the rural environment.

For my first shoot, I bought a bunch of flowers and photographed them using a macro lens, for the second shoot I went to a local national trust place and photographed some of the trees (in the snow!). Next I am going to focus on water droplets using the macro lens, and after that I’m going to look at reflections! I’ve decided for my final shoot I am going to do a similar shoot that I did with the flowers, but I’m going to heavily improve on it! After that it’s time to hand in! Scary!

Before looking at perspective, I did shot based on Pattern, Macro and a photographer called John Clang:

That’s it for Photography! I’ll update you all again in a later post!


I’m technically not doing a Biology qualification at the moment, however I am going to be starting AS level Biology in September and I want to get a head start! I haven’t done much so far, but I’ve picked myself up a textbook and a new notebook and soon I’m going to start doing some notes! I’m actually quite excited! Obviously, there’ll be a much longer Biology update in my next Study With Me post!


In my last Study With Me post, I announced that I was in the process of starting up an Etsy store, named Jess Studies. Well, now I’m happy to announce that I’m Open For Business! There’s only one listing on there currently which is a to – do list pack (See the linked post for details) but I am looking at also selling some motivational prints I have created and more student resources! If you’re interested please check out my store HERE 

You can also follow my study instagram if you enjoy posts like this! It’s @jess_studies_

Wow, I guess that is it for this post! I apologise for not posting when I’m meant to…. I really need to work on writing more posts in advance! I’m quite active on my blog’s instagram stories (@jessblogs) if you’re interested, though!

Thank you for reading, I appreciate it! Bye for now!

Makeup Revolution is taking the world of drugstore beauty by storm and I think I understand why! From dupes of high end brands to their low prices, there’s a lot to draw you in! I, too, was drawn in by this increasing popular drugstore beauty brand, and so I picked up a few items for myself! I’m going to review them, and see if it was all worth the hype…

Conceal and Define Concealer in C2

The first item I managed to pick up was their £4 concealer! Yes, you heard me, only £4 not £40! Let’s talk about the packaging first. Makeup Revolution are SLAYING this game! (did I really just say that?) I know you’re not meant to judge a book by it’s cover but Makeup Revolution really is as good as it looks! (Okay, now I sound like Felix cat food!) The concealer comes in a tube with a pinky rose gold label and lid. It’s such a nice colour! You can also see what colour the concealer is through the tube which makes purchasing so easy as it’s much quicker to find your shade! It has excellent coverage and blends really easily, I think anyway I’m definitely not a beauty guru! The best part is that all of makeup revolution is cruelty free! I’d definitely recommend this, apparently you can also get it in a lighter and darker shade to use as a liquid contour and highlighter! Cool! It’s meant to be a pretty good dupe for Tarte’s Shape Tape which I’m sure will please lots of you! I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing this again when I run out!

Liquid Highlighter in Liquid Champagne

The next item I managed to get my hands on is the Liquid Highlighter in Liquid Champagne. Again, the packaging is on point! It’s similar to the concealer in that in has the pinkish gold colour and it’s so SHINY! It was only £6 as well and you get 18ml! I’ve never had a highlighter before so I was really excited to try this! Just like the packaging it is incredibly shiny and a really nice colour actually! I remember I was swatching different ones in the shop and I walked out with it all over my hands, and then I saw one of my teachers and it was a bit weird! Again, I’d recommend this. It’s easy to apply and looks great!

Redemption Palette Essential Mattes 2

I decided to go for quite a lowkey palette because I’ve only really started getting into makeup! The packaging is simple, yet effective. It kinda reminds me of urban decay’s Naked palettes! It contains 12 colours, some quite dark, others quite light! When I use this, sometimes I kind of mix two colours together which is good because it means I actually get way more than 12 colours for only £4! Overall the pigmentation is pretty good, though the lighter colours aren’t as good but look it’s under £5! I think that this is really good for some basic looks and if I wanted a bolder eye, I’d definitely go and pick up another one of their palettes!

Renaissance Lipstick in Blended

I don’t have many lipsticks so when I saw this one I had to pick it up! The packaging is an excellent gold colour and looks really pretty! The colour is so nice too! It’s a light pinky colour, so not too bold! It’s great for a subtle, lowkey makeup look! Again it’s only £4 which is a bargain I think! I’m not really sure what else to say about this except that I would recommend it!

Fast Base Stick Foundation in C3

I was quite intrigued by this product as firstly, I’ve only ever owned liquid foundations and secondly, I’ve seen great things about it online! So, I had to try it out, and I thought that for only £5 you can’t go too far wrong! I have to say I was quite impressed. It’s so easy to apply and blend and it has great coverage! I think that I’d definitely purchase something like this again, especially for its quality, ease of application and price!

That’s my Makeup Revolution collection so far, and as you can probably tell I will definitely be going back for more! I hope you enjoyed my post and inspired you to try out this great brand (This isn’t a sponsored post, promise!). Makeup Revolution is available at Superdrug  or at TAM Beauty.

Thanks for reading! <3

I haven’t done a mental health post in a while, although I keep meaning to, so I decided to squidge one into my schedule now! I’ve decided to do ‘5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health’ because I felt that it is quite important these days, and also if you can take care of your own mental health it’s not putting a strain on our struggling National Health Service! The waiting lists are so loooooooooooong, (Trust me!) you may as well do what you can now even if you do need to see a specialist!

5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

TIP ONE: Don’t Do Too Much

If you feel like you need to take a step back, do it. It will do you much more good to just take a break rather than just stressing yourself out. There’s no shame in it! You shouldn’t be pressured into something you don’t want to do, that’ll do you no good! Your health should always come first!

TIP TWO: Try And Distract Yourself

If you feel down, in particular, try and do something else (if possible) to distract yourself from the feeling. Do something that you enjoy! Watch something funny or uplifting or practice a hobby! It works I tried it!

TIP THREE: Eat Well And Sleep Well If You Can

These are important to your mental wellbeing, particularly sleep! It almost ‘heals’ you! According to my Fitbit app REM sleep is ‘important for your memory and mood’, light sleep ‘promotes physical and mental restoration’ and deep sleep ‘helps with physical recovery and aspects of memory and learning’. That all sounds quite important! As for eating, it gives you energy to function!

TIP FOUR: Mindfulness/Meditation May Work?

Mindfulness, a form of meditation, helps a lot of people with their mental health. It relaxes the mind and makes you focus on only one thing and ‘forget’ about everything else! I was (involuntarily!) signed up to a mindfulness course at college and it seems to help everyone relax and de-stress. They also seem to enjoy laying on the floor!!

TIP FIVE: Talk About It!

Mental health shouldn’t be a taboo subject! If you’re not quite feeling yourself, talk to someone about it! Your mum, teacher, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, flat mate… Anyone! It helps! Getting it ‘out in the open’ as it were really helps take the pressure off of you! You never know, whoever you speak to might have some useful tips! If, for some reason, you don’t want to talk to anyone you know or there’s no one around lots of charities (for example, Beat for eating disorders) have a support network usually including a number you can call or text or they have 1-2-1 online sessions.  is meant to be a really good online confidential counselling service for young people and of course there is the Samaritans (116 123)! There’s so many different ways to get support these days!

I hope that my post is useful to you! I know some of the points are a bit brief but they’re quite self explanatory I think! See you (hopefully) on Friday for a exciting review post!

It’s the beginning of March which means it’s time for my FEBRUARY FAVOURITES! I love doing these posts because it gives me a chance to ‘review’ several products at once, which don’t warrant a whole post! This month’s favourites is going to be relatively short as I only have five things, never mind!

February Favourites:

My first item I loved in February is the Happy Jackson Vanilla Bean and Honey Bath Soak! It smells really nice and leaves your skin feeling soooooo soft! I’d highly recommend it! I bought mine from Boots, but I’m sure there are other retailers too. Happy Jackson is such a ‘feel good’ brand as well, I can’t help but smile when I see some of their products!

The next item to feature in my February Favourites is the EOS Vanilla Bean Sphere Lip balm. Yes, I did buy this at the same time as buying the vanilla bubble bath, I really quite like the smell (and taste) of vanilla! I have reviewed EOS before and I stand by what I said! It is nourishing and does the job! The taste is so simple yet so nice as well! I’d highly recommend this too! I also bought it from Boots, however there are other retailers!

The third item to feature in my February Favourites is the Bath & Body Works Pocket Bac Hand Gel. I mentioned these briefly in My Trip To The USA post, but I would like to elaborate! I bought five of these and all of them matched or exceeded my expectations! They all smell really nice and not alcohol-y at all! They make my hands feel so fresh too! I bought them in Bath and Body Works which we don’t get in the UK, but I heard that you might have a good shot on eBay!

The next item to feature in my February Favourites is actually a food item. Me liking a food item is quite a rare occurrence and so I felt I should mention it. They are the Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers, and I mentioned these in the USA post as well! We don’t get these in the UK, but we should! They’re so simple and tasty, which is exactly what I need as I struggle to find food I actually enjoy! Accept this as my official petition to get these in the UK!

The final item I loved in February is something I’ve had for a while now. It’s my Fitbit Alta HR! The reason I wanted to feature it is because I’ve started using it so much more recently, I’ve even had to up my step goal from 8000 to 10000 as I was constantly exceeding it! I’m going to full review of it soon but I just wanted to recommend it now! I got mine from Boots as I bought it on a day they were offering triple points on electronics!


That’s it for my February Favourites, I hope you enjoyed it! I just wanted to say, it is Eating Disorders Awareness Week this week! I’ve been supporting it by posting photos of my quirky socks on social media using the hashtag #SockItToEatingDisorders. I’m also raising money for Beat, the eating disorder charity, for an event I’m doing on Sunday 18th March. You can find out more about why I’m supporting #EDAW2018 and how to donate money to Beat on my Mental Health post!

Anyway, thank you for reading!

It’s been a while since I have written a book review, or any kind of book related post really but today is your lucky day because I’m going to be reviewing Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon! Go me!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon:

Let’s start with the design/cover of the book. I really like it, it’s relatively simplistic and appealing. The blurb is also quite simplistic but it’s ambiguous which (I guess) makes you want to pick up the book! Everything Everything is a book about a girl, named Maddy, who is allergic to the ‘world’ and hasn’t been outside in seventeen years (basically since she was very very young). But then this boy moves next door and they start talking over social media but Maddy wants to meet him in real life and she falls in love with them. Without (hopefully) giving too much away, Maddy essentially wants to risk her entire life for this boy, Olly.

My Review:

So, what did I think of the story? I really liked it actually, it was very gripping and sad at times but *spoiler alert, kinda* I think it has one of those ‘feel good’ YA romance novel endings, which was nice! *OK, spoiler alert end* I read this book in about 2 1/2 days so it must have really been something to keep me THAT gripped. It was really enjoyble! I love how it’s not all just words, there’s little diagrams and notes written by Maddy and various others in the book and I felt that this made it much more visual and enjoyable to read. I also watched the film of Everything Everything and so soon I’m going to do a post where I compare the film and the book (ooooooooooo exciting!)

My Rating: 5 Stars

Would I recommend? Yes

Age Range of Book: Young Adult/Teen (13-21 ish, obviously slightly younger and older if they enjoy YA fiction)

Link: Everything, Everything (Amazon)

I hope you enjoyed my (quite short!) review of Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon! Look out for my Book VS Film post soon!

Thanks for reading!

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