Friday, 19 August 2016

Uni | What's in my everyday bag?

what's in my uni bag?

Bag: H&M, fairly large, long strap and short. Divides into three sections which are handy to store different items in. 

Sketchbook
If you aren't aware, I study Textiles Design at university which means that by law, I have to have at least one sketchbook in my bag at all times. Your sketchbook is your own personal bible when it comes to a creative subject so ensure that you have this at all times.

Notebook
Depending on my timetable at uni, I will usually have a notebook in my bag to jot down any notes from a lecture. Occasionally I'll need it on a workshop day too but I usually use my sketchbook to make notes if needs be. 

Diary/Planner
Having a mid year planner has been so helpful for me ever since I started school. These run from July-July the following year and come in day to day views or week by week. I use this to write down any 'homework' from the day as well as deadlines and reminders

Pencil Case
My pencil case changes day by day depending on my timetable. Most of the time I carry my art essentials in there which range from HB pencils to various fine liners. On my workshop days I carry an art caddy which includes a large number of art materials.

Purse
An obvious essential in any bag. It usually makes a regular appearance at the Costa at uni when I need a latte to wake myself up during lectures! 

Lunch
For the first time in a long time I began to make packed lunches for uni rather than rely on the canteen food. At uni you realise how cost effective this is, so I only have canteen food on the occasional day (usually when I've had a late night before). Here I've made up a pesto pasta. 

Snacks
Another essential if you want to get through the day. Depending on your course, lecturers are quite chilled about you having a small snack in class. Anything to keep you focussed :)  

Headphones 
My course involves a lot of sit down practical work where I'm either drawing, knitting or typing away at an essay. It's often nice to listen to your music simultaneously. 

Phone
Probably rare these days to not find one of these within close proximity of a bag, however this is a key tool for any art student. As an art student it's a major requirement to document all the progress you're making within a project. VISUALS, a word I hear countless amounts of times at uni. Whatever you do with your pictures is up to you but it's also key to keep on top of your social media accounts as a designer. 


I hope you enjoyed another post of my uni series, see the previous post HERE.

Do let me know if there is anything specific that you would like to see :) 

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Summer with Sass & Belle

Slap on the wrist for completely slacking with my blog event posts - there's been so many photos piling up on my camera lately that I was too scared to sort through them haha. I've finally whittled hundreds of photos down to a select few!

 Some time ago I was invited along to the Summer Bloggers Hangout in London with my friend Katie. We entered the Strand Gallery and were immediately stunned by many different brands and their products. We were lured in by Sass & Belles stunning summer display of joy. Sass & Belle are a company that I love, they always seem to get it right. Their Summer collection is so fun and bright, and features the perfect array of summer colours.

Sass & Belle summer products, Bloggers Hangout

Cacti have been ridiculously on trend this year! No matter what shop I visit I can always guarantee a cacti will be featuring somewhere. 

I have been eyeing up the tropical glass tumblers for so long now (they are so popular amongst the blogger/youtuber community atm) and I was so pleased when one of the lovely ladies from Sass & Belle gifted me one! I was lucky enough to get the watermelon glass which I find so adorable. You can find the Tropical glasses for £7.50 on the Sass & Belle website

Sass & Belle summer products, Bloggers Hangout

As well as the glass tumbler, I was also kindly gifted; a foldable shopping bag, parrot nail file, mini notebook and a pen. Have you ever seen a more amazing foldable bag in your life?! How cute is that whale!! 

Sass & Belle summer products, Bloggers Hangout

Thank you to the girls over at Sass & Belle for these gifts!

I think you can all definitely agree that Sass & Belle have smashed it with these products. 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below :)