I Won The #TheBloggersHub Giveaway!

Hey, everyone! I hope you’re doing super well! This week I wanted to tell you a little bit about blogging, giveaways and show you the giveaway prizes I won!

There are so many amazing blogging communities on Twitter, that support bloggers, connect them to brands as well as to other bloggers. It is a lovely help system for bloggers who are just starting out as getting noticed can be very hard in this huge expanding world of blogging. My favourites are: The Bloggers Hub, Bloggers Who Brunch and Blogging Gals. I mainly use the support system of #TheBloggersHub. I recently hosted a Twitter Chat on their page where I talked to lots and lots of amazing bloggers around the world and it was truly an amazing experience. Twitter chats usually happen a few days a week for one hour so make sure you get involved if you’re a beginner blogger as it really helps!

So now that you know a little bit more about the help system of new bloggers, I’d also like to talk about GIVEAWAYS! These accounts often collaborate with brands to get them out to bloggers. I recently won a giveaway hosted by The Bloggers Hub who collaborated with Leighton Denny Nails. I was given so many amazing nail polishes and other products and I think this is a great way to find out about new products as well as get some freebies! As a student, who doesn’t love free stuff, right? So let me tell you a little bit about what I got.

Skincare / Hair care: 

1. Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil

The most fancy hair product I’ve ever owned. I mean it comes with a pipette! I’ve used this a couple of times after washing my hair and it makes it super silky and smooth. So far so good! Not entirely sure if it is worth the price as the Garnier Ultimate Blends does the same job for me with much less money.

2. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm 

This is a weird one for me as I haven’t used any product like this before. I tested it on dry hair and it did make the ends of my hair less frizzy, which is pretty cool! Still need to try this one out a bit more though to see if it is worth the price.

3. Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely Hand Cream

Now this one is definitely worth the price. The best hand cream I have ever used and I will continue to use this forever haha! The scent is SO amazing, it smells so luxurious and I just do not have the words to explain it. The reason why I like it so much is that it absorbs into my skin SO fast so it doesn’t leave me with sticky hands after using it. The best part is that it completely fixed my skin where I had burnt myself with a straightener! It is so good!

4. REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream 

I use this every day now before applying my make-up and so far it’s very lovely! Doesn’t leave my skin greasy and it hasn’t broken me out! So far I’m loving it!

5. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

I had never used a cleansing balm before so this is kind of a strange concept for me. I’ve tried it out a couple of times now and it’s really lovely. Definitely leaves my skin fresh and clean and it’s super easy to use as well. I probably wouldn’t replace it with my Simple skincare products as they are much cheaper but it is very nice to try it out! If you’re more of a designer brand kinda person, this might be the one for you!

6. Skyn Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

I’ve used this every day since I got it and I love it! I use this before going to bed and it absorbs to my skin instantly. It kind of feels like applying water on my skin as it’s not your usual eye cream. I always wake up refreshed and without those horrible bags under the eyes haha!

Nails by Leighton Denny: 

  1. Red: Viva La Diva
  2. Orange Metallic: Let Your Hair Down
  3. Dark Purple: Raspberry Affair
  4. Pink: Peach Lemonade
  5. Clear: Crystal Finish 

– Helina x

I Won The #TheBloggersHub Giveaway!

FREE Student Essentials!

Hello, all my lovely blog readers! I hope you are well and not feeling too frozen in this icy cold weather. Now Christmas and New Year’s Eve have passed, most of our money has probably gone. That is why this week I thought I’d tell you a little bit about some FREE websites in order to…

  • Save you some money!
  • Enhance your uni work!

So here we go!

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1. RefMe 

I cannot even tell you how much I use this. This makes referencing SO easy and I feel like everybody needs to know about it! It is completely free to use and it is so simple. You can either fill in the appropriate slots to create the reference or, most of the time, it finds the reference for you by either typing in the author or the title of the book. How amazing is that! It also lets you create folders for different subjects so it is always super organised and easy to look through everyone. This is a total student saviour and the referencing is 100% correct. As a final year student, I have never had a problem with it! AND it’s free to sign up! Perfect for students!

2. Prezi Presentation

This is amazing for all students but especially marketing students in order to stand out from usual PowerPoint presentations. Prezi is a presentation software online. These presentation slides are pre-made and animated yet still look very professional. They can be modified in all sorts of ways but I think it is an awesome program online and it makes presentations a thousand times more fun. It’s difficult to describe but go ahead and check it out yourself!

3. Unidays

Discounts. Yes, that is pretty much all I’ve got to say. It’s a website/app for you to get amazing student discounts, and guess what, it is completely free! All you have to do is sign up with your student email and you’re good to go. 40% off at ASK Italian, 10% off at Superdrug, 20% off at PureGym and so many more! Go have a look because it’s definitely worth signing up to!

4. Save The Student

This website has it all, from Student Finance information to getting a job and making money. It’s an amazing place to find freebies and incredible student discounts so I am constantly on the site looking for some student freebies! You’d be surprised how much there is! The website also provides help with finances, bills, jobs, housing and saving money. Everything in one place. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me!

I hope this blog post saved you some money as well as gave you some ideas for creative uni work! I hope you’re having the best 2017 and doing amazing at your exams. Until next week!

– Helina x

FREE Student Essentials!