Showing posts from January, 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

You may have seen the title of this post and thought, "why is she posting about that?" or "isn't this supposed to be a fashion blog?" or many will have just scrolled past because it's not a nice little outfit post to look at. As I've mentioned before, it's important to remember the past in order to learn from your mistakes and that can be on a personal level or a larger level like the Holocaust. It surprises me how many people don't know what the Holocaust is all about so if you don't know or are a bit unsure go and read this . Today, the 27th January, is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and is also the day of the liberation Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi Death Camp. Today is a day where we should all just take a few moments out of our day to stop and think of the millions died as a result of Nazi persecution. The HMD trust wishes for today to be a day for us to also stop and think about those who have died in subsequent genocides suc

Playlist #1

Just a quick post to share with you some of the songs I've been listening to a lot recently. These posts are quite handy as they're quick to make and shows you what I'm listening to whilst I'm doing non-post worthy stuff. I will give a youtube link to all of the songs too.  Done Forever - Summer Camp Oblivion - Grimes A Dream of You and Me - Future Island s Burning - The War on Drugs Loose Change - Royal Blood Settle Down - The 1975 My Song 5 - Haim Sprawl II (Mountains beyond mountains) - Arcade Fire (one of the best songs in existence just saying) Heroes - David Bowie Partition - BeyoncĂ© Eton Rifles - The Jam Luna - Bombay Bicycle Club Stepson - Foals Gotta Find You - Camp Rock (don't judge me ok) The Deepest Blues are Black - Foo Fighters You should listen to them all and be dazzled by my wonderful music taste. (Especially camp rock) Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Update #1

Bought myself a record player // Snow ugh // Finally watched TGBH // First selfie of 2015// Best Purchases of 2015 so far My first update of 2015 and I must assure you it's not that exciting. All of have done this year so far is coursework and been to Ikea (I have a home decor addiction ok?). Oh and watched Grey's Anatomy but that's obvious, right? I have figured out that working in HMV makes me want to buy all of the CDs. Ever. I am loving The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Royal Blood and Grimes and currently have them on repeat. I must admit I'm not appreciating these weather warnings for snow, especially since I moved to Bristol to get away from the stuff and I just want to stay in bed for the rest of my life. Like seriously. As of now I am starting on a 5 month revision mission so I may be a bit inconsistent with the whole blogging lark and I will probably only blog as an act of procrastination. I will probably do a lot more posts like this one,


Jumper - Primark Skirt - Primark  Boots - ASOS ( similar ) Watch - Casio @ Argos First outfit post of 2015 and it's a good'en! I managed to pick this skirt up in the Primark sale before Christmas for a whole £3 and it's glorious apart from serious squeak-age which can be ever so slightly embarrassing. Also how fab are these boots? I got these in the ASOS sale after Christmas and I am seriously in love. My rule with shoes is that if they're chunky and ugly then  I will probably love them. In other news, I have just made myself a 30 hour a week revision timetable so if I get chance to blog then I will if not - tough. It's only a hobby and my uni work comes first. I will try and do update posts instead. Don't forget to follow me on twitter (@amyleehaynes) for pointless tweets whilst I try and procrastinate.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Revision Tips

You might have read the title of this post and thought, "revision? exams are over 4 months away!" but don't kid yourselves guys, you need to start revising now. If you have January exams and you've only just started revision then feel free to panic. I'm going to share some tips with you that have worked for me. I'm not saying this is the only way to do it but it's the way that is easiest for me and I know that this method works.  Make a revision timetable. It sounds lame but it's the only way to ensure you make time and fit your studies in. It's not enough to just go over your notes once. It's probably not enough to go over it twice. Go over your notes at least three times, if not more. Repetition is the best way to get information to stay in your mind.  Re-write all of your notes. Fix any gaps, stuff you've missed and check stuff that doesn't make sense.  When you do this, it may be a good idea to read up on the subj

Motivational 2015

As I mentioned in my 'Hello 2015' post, around Christmas time we all get a bit lazy. In the essence of the whole 'start the year as you mean to go on' lark, I thought I'd share some links to posts that share ideas on how to stay motivated in the new year and start the year right.  2015 Reading Challenge Plan your blog  (free printable) 52 week photo inspiration Take a photo everyday (even if it's of something weird) 52 week money saving challenge  Start revising for your summer exams now. Trust me, it helps.  Love yourself challenge 31 Blog Post Ideas for January Declutter 30 Days of Motivated Mornings Rethinking your blogging organization Focus on your skills not your following There are tonnes of other challenges and motivational tips, especially on Pinterest. Don't forget to check out the thousands of printable calenders that are available in order to organise all of the stuff you're going to do.  Don't forget to lik