Schools Out! - So what's Next?



Hey Guys! 

So here in the UK its that time of year again when school is over for the summer or for some people  forever. This got me thinking that this time last year I was finishing my last year of Sixth form and celebrating the end of my A levels. As someone who had no idea what I wanted to do with my life in terms of careers and jobs this was actually quite a scary time for me (Once the whole I never have to sit another exam or do another maths lesson happiness wore off). I had absolutely no idea if I should go to University or get a job or what I should do. I can honestly say that this is such a stressful time if you haven't decided what you want the next step to be. So I thought I'd do a little post on my experience of leaving education. 

My first thought was obviously university. Now the reason i say that this is an obvious one is that there is an immediate expectation that you are going to go to uni and its almost like there's no other options. For the whole two years I was in sixth form university was drilled in to our heads from UCAS Days to different university's coming in and doing presentations on why they are the one for you. Its literally everywhere from the day you start your A-levels. So naturally I applied to my five university's of choice for a business course as at this point I had no idea what I wanted to do so I just picked something that I was currently doing at A-level and thought would be useful. Then along came the end of the school year and I got in to my Uni of choice and everything was swell. Until one day the realisation that I was about to dedicate 4 years of my life and get into thousands of pounds of debt for a course I wasn't even sure if I wanted to do let alone if I would use it later in life hit me. This hit me hard so I ended up deferring my place to the following year and had to start thinking of alternatives. 

To cut a long story short I ended up continuing with my waitressing job I had got when I started sixth form, However I decided that collecting glasses and cleaning tables just wasn't for me anymore and I then moved on to working in retail in a clothing store which the job itself I loved however I soon got tired of working my weekends away and I ended up getting a apprenticeship in business which involved working in an office and that's still what I'm doing now. I can't lie to you office jobs aren't the most thrilling however I like it a lot more than my previous jobs and I've learnt lots of new things. My apprenticeship ends this year and if I'm completely honest with you i still have no idea what ill be doing in the future I would love to say I'll be blogging full time but I'm not even sure how to make that happen or if its even possible for me but I do know that I can work my butt of to give me every chance at it I can get. Although in the meantime I'm just going to go with the flow until I find something that makes me happy as well as funds my addiction for buying unnecessary things.

I wanted to write this post on the odd chance that theres someone reading in the same situation I was last year who's stressed to high hell about what to do with their life. Just to say that its ok to not know what you want to do yet and just try and focus on what makes you happy, if you have seen a uni course that was literally made for you and you cant wait to start then go for it but please dont just feel like univerity is the only option as theres so many oppertunities out there these days and more than anything dont feel like you have to go just because everyone else is as everyone is so different and some things just simply work better for others. Plus we only live once right so we might as well spend our days happy rather than stressing about whats to come. 

To end this post, here's a snap of me and a few friends from our sixth form leaving party.





Top 5 Tanning Products



Hey Guys! Summer is officially here, well in terms of the seasons I cant promise that the lovely English weather will agree. However it has surprisingly been very sunny at the moment as were having some form of mini heatwave here in the UK and its got me feeling those summer vibes. Although I have naturally very fair skin which unfortunately for me it means I can sit in the sun all i want however the only difference I'm going to see is redness and then not long after ill be back to my pale self again. This is where these beauty's come in I mean I really owe it to the person who created self tan as they are a life saver and due to these little guys I can finally get the bronzed glow Ive been dreaming of.


First up is this gradual tanner by Garnier, I love this one because you have full control on how dark or light you want your tan. As it is a gradual tanner you simply apply this as a moisturiser and the more you apply the darker your tan will be. It also has a apricot scent which is nice as it doesn't smell like your typical self tan. The only negatives I have of this one is that there is no guide colour so application isn't the easiest however as it is gradual tan it isn't too bad as it doesn't go to dark and is very buildable. Also as the formulation is more like a moisturiser it can take a while to sink in to your skin which isn't great if your pushed for time but it not just a bad thing as this also means its hella hydrating for your skin!



Next Up is Dove's summer glow nourishing lotion, This one like the last is also a moisturiser with gradual tanner in it. I personally prefer this gradual tan to the garnier one as it soaks in to the skin just that little bit quicker I also prefer the colour of the tan in this one. This product is an amazing moisturiser and can easily be built up to create a lovely olive-toned tan. The scent isn't too bad it kind of just smells like your average moisturiser, so no weird biscuit smell with this one. Its great if you want to have control of you colour and have some time to work on your tan.




The next tan in my top five is the Bondi Sands Everyday Liquid Gold Gradual Tanning Dry Oil. The main reason I bought this guywas for my holiday as your girls been blessed with the fairest skin possible, so I'm getting a spray tan before I go (Ya know the whole If you cant make it fake it thing) and wanted something to top up my tan whilst I'm out away. I think this will be perfect for this as because its a dry oil it doesn't leave you sticky for ages after application and Its also a lot less dense than a moisturiser. The product has an amazing coconut scent and the colour of the tan is gorgeous. This one can be built up to create a lovely tan on its own or is amazing if you already have tan on and just want to give your tan a little top up. I have heard many good things about Bondi sands as a brand as will be trying the tanning mousse sometime soon.




So runner up is the St Moriz Tanning Mouse. I literally can't believe how good this tan is considering what you pay for it, its mind blowing. I have to say it isn't the best tan in the world but it is soooo reasonably priced and it is still a really good product. The colour is great and with it being a mousse it dries super quickly. Unfortunately you do get that 'fake tan smell' with this one and the tan doesn't seem to last very long on the skin as I find it fades alot when you shower. However if your looking for a cheap tan and are just wanting it for like a night or maybe a weekend I would definitely  recommend this tan.




Finally my top tan is the Freshly Baked London Tanning mousse in the Vanilla Cream scent. GIRL You need this in your life trust me! I can not say a bad thing about this product It smells AMAZING, The colour is perfect, It dries super speedy and It lasts on the skin for quite a while. Freshly Baked London have a whole range of scented tanning mousse from mango to amaretto to baby powder it is so great and I simply want them all. The brand is also cruelty free and they use lots of good ingredients which do wonders for the skin. It also has a guide colour which makes it so easy to apply. I just love love love this brand and there products and would 100% recommend this tan to anyone. You need to try this one out trust me its the perfect tan to get you through the summer months.


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Tenerife




Hey Guys, I've recently just touched down back in the UK after my little trip to the gorgeous island that is Tenerife. I had an absolute blast getting away for a week with my buds. We got up to lots of stuff from visiting Siam Park which is Europe's craziest water park, to visiting the Hard Rock Cafe and drinking some amazing cocktails, to being blown away seeing whales and dolphins out doing there thing in the wild whilst chilling on a beautiful boat to killing the game whilst playing mini golf. I genuinely had the most amazing time and would totally recommend visiting Tenerife if you ever get the opportunity its filled with stunning views, lovely people, sunny shorelines and plenty of things to keep you entertained during your time on the island. 
 So on that note I'll leave you with some snaps from my trip.  


   


 

 


 



 


 
 

 Hope you enjoyed the post, I know I can't wait to look back at this post in the future as I made some amazing memories on this trip and I love that I can capture them here on LifewithBee. Also sorry for the placement of the photos again I'm still trying to get used to the formatting.
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Summer Bucket List 2017



 So It was the first day of summer this week and it got me thinking about how I don't appreciate summer and the opportunities it brings maybe as much as I should. As an Autumn lover who struggles with hayfever I can sometimes find myself wishing the summer months away counting down the days until the leaves start to fall and my eyes stop burning. However this year I have really been hit by the realisation of how fast time flies after getting my first job and working my life away. So I have decided that this year onwards I really want to make the most of my time regardless of the season and just generally have a great time because life's too short to not do the things you love. So in order to make the most of my summer this year Ive put together a little list of things I hope to do during the sunny summer months, well maybe not the sunny part as I am In the UK after all but I guess we can hope the sun will make an appearance.

Travel a Little (Or Hopefully A Lot)
So first up on my summer bucket list is of course Travelling! I mean who doesn't want get out and explore the world a little. I would love to visit lots of new places this summer and make some amazing memories. I'm actually jetting off to Tenerife on Monday (Eeeeeek!) to kick start my travels of 2017 and I literally cant wait, Also I will be putting together a little post about my trip when I'm back so keep your eyes open for than my lovelies.

Go To A Festival
Next of my summer plans is to hit up a festival. I've actually made this possible for myself this year and have booked my Tickets! (Finally!). I'm going to Leeds Festival at the end of August, unfortunately I'm not camping this year as I have a few things going on that weekend, However I will be attending both Friday and Saturday and it should be amazing. I'm so excited to get my glitter on and see all of the amazing acts.

Plenty of Picnics & BBQ's
The one thing that I do love about summer is BBQ's and Picnics. Mainly because they consist of some of my favourite things such as friends, family, food and Pimms Pitchers. So on that note I will hopefully be attending quite a few of these during the summer months.

Blog a Ton
Ive dabbled here and there in blogging over the past few years but I have really got in to it this year and I want to make really make the most of it. Therefore expect plenty of posts throughout the summer and hopefully just from now on in general. I'm so ready for cute summer posts and to blog my heart out this year.


So that's some of the things on my summer bucket list I hope you enjoyed the read.