The Exam Survival Guide by Laura Lynn

Hi guys! It’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted. Yet again my apologies. But I have my reasons being studying and exams. Today I’ll be talking about my main tips to survive the exam period. It’s been a highly requested blogpost so here we go!

  • Put your phone aside! I know this is a very hard one but it’s the most important one of them all. Even tho you may not want to admit it, I bet that your phone is your biggest distraction during exams. I am 100 percent more productive when my phone is in the other room so that’s my number one biggest tip! You can only use it to watch my Live StudyBreak on Instagram at 16:00 every day. But that’s it guys!
  • Make a checklist. This is my number one strategy during exams. I make a very comprehensive checklist with all of the things I still need to do for a certain course. There’s nothing more fun than crossing of something of your to do-list during exams. It gives you more motivation and it gives you the feeling that you’re getting shit done and that you want to keep getting shit done. My checklist is very big, f.e. I make a checklist of how many pages I still need to read. 1-20, 20-40, … Each time I read 20 pages I can check of one of my to do’s! It’s great and it motivates me a lot! It also helps me to get an overview of what I still need to do. It helps me from panicking about what I still need to do and it helps me organize the chaos in my head. It also helps for procrastination! It’s a lot easier to finish a small task then to start with a big task that doesn’t seem to have an ending.
  • PLAN PLAN AND PLAN. Make a plan for yourself. If you need to finish those 50 pages that day, you will finish them because you need to finish something else tomorrow. It really motivates you if you have a plan because you’ll really want to stick to it! But don’t be to hard on yourself if you didn’t finish what you had to do that day because you’re still human and some days you’ll just have an off day.
  • Drink a lot of water. It not only helps you concentrate more because your brain needs water, it also helps your body be healthy. This way you can feel good about your healthy lifestyle and stay focused and energized during studying.
  • Coffee helps every time! But not too much guys!
  • Eat healthy! It helps you be more energized and more concentrated and it takes care of your body!
  • Get enough sleep. It’s very important to SLEEP during the exam period. It helps you stay focused during the entire month full of exams and it helps your brain remember everything better (scientifically proven fact guys, look it up!).
  • One of the things I like to do is work out. It keeps my stresslevels low and it helps me feel more energized and that helps me to study better and longer without being distracted. You don’t need to do a big workout of two hours because you know, AIN’T NOBODY GO TAIM FO THAAT. But just a half an hourย workoutย can help a lot!
  • Treat yoself once in a while. Give yourself a treat if you studied well that day. Watch an episode of your favorite series or eat some ice cream. You deserve to enjoy life during exams and you deserve to be rewarded for all of your hard work. This refuels me at the end of the day and helps me to study even better the next day.
  • Keep a calendar. Cross of every study day you have and it will keep you motivated. This horrible period WILL END. Just kick ass for a month and you won’t have to study for another 3 months or so! Every day you cross of a day on your calendar, you are one step closer to freedom.
  • Tell yourself that you can do it. Hang up some inspirational quotes above your desk and tell yourself that you really want to succeed. If you just work hard this month and give it your everything, you won’t have to study during summer! Wouldn’t that be great!!! Keep in mind that it’s just a few weeks of working your ass of and after that you can lay your fine ass in a beach chair all day. After rain there is sunshine people. Keep a positive mindset and work hard to get a big reward afterwards.
  • Take a break from time to time to recharge your brain. It will only help you remember more if you take a break once in a while. Take a quick shower or go for a walk. Don’t check your phone as a break. Let your brain just rest for a little while.
  • If an exam didn’t go the way you planned and you don’t think you’ll pass, don’t get to worked up about it. It’s important to stay focused and to try and nail all the other exams coming your way. Don’t get kicked down by one setback but try to learn from your mistakes and kill the rest of your exams. Everyone makes mistakes, don’t be to hard in yourself and move on to the next one.
  • Try to have fun studying. Recite your textbook to your cat or make a color book out of it (the textbook, not the cat lol). Studying can be fun. Be positive and the exam period will be over in no time
  • WATCH @LAURALYNNSWORLD LIVE STUDY BREAKS EVERY DAY AT 16:00. This is the best tip I can give you lol.

Okay so these were my best tips. i hope you got something out of them and GOOD LUCK during this study period!

XOXO

Laura Lynn

Girly Pink Jacket

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Hi guys! Another outfit blogpost? Yeah, you saw that right!

This is one of my favorite new jackets. I bought it in an Urban Outfitters store in the fashionable Antwerp. After asking my mom for some sponsoring, I decided to buy it. I mean… It is so me, I just had to have it! It is pink, it is jeans and it fits my style perfectly. ย Pink is by far my favorite color. I know that’s very girly but I don’t care. I like to embrace my inner girly-ness :D.
I styled this jacket with a dark grey body (forever 21) , some ripped jeans and my beautiful pink striped adidas superstars. I really like wearing ripped jeans at the moment although my dad thinks it looks horrific (haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). And I will never betray my favorite pair of sneakers : ADIDAS SUPERSTARS โค

I’m leaving for Marbella this Sunday with my boyfriend and I’m planning on making a lot of vlogs, food diary posts, photo diary posts and outfit posts. I look forward to being back in that vlog/blog game! I really like creating stuff for you guys and I hope you like to read and watch my content as much as I like to make it.

Have a great day peeps, love you! โค

(photos by : @thomasgesqueire on Instagram)

Candy Red Sweater

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Hi guys! Welcome to a new outfit blogpost!

I bought this sweater about a week ago and I loved it from the moment I saw it. I am a big fan of boyfriend sweaters and sweaters in which I look small and cute. The Sleeves of this particular sweater are very big, which gives my outfit a very cosy vibe. At first I didn’t think the colour would be my thing, but after I tried it on my doubts disappeared into thin air.
I combined this Sweater (by H&M) with a very nice mom jeans by Veronique De Yong. I really like wearing mom jeans atm. They look very nice and they are way more comfortable than skinny jeans. I also really like the combination of a mom jeans with a nice pair of sneakers (in this case : Nike Airs).

I hope you guys liked my new outfit post! You can follow my blog in the sidebar and you can also follow me on Instagram : @lauralynnsworld.

My photos are taken by my talented boyfriend @thomasgesqueire.

Thanks and Talk to you Later โค

Laura.

L’OREAL SERIE EXPERT

 

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Hello and Welcome to another blog post!
Today I want to talk to you about one of my favorite new hair products : the new series expert line by L’orรฉal. It’s a line which helps repair damaged hair and it really works. In particular I am going to talk about the INFORCER. There also are other kinds of shampoo that work on other parts of the hair, but I liked this one the most!

First off I’d like to say that I got these products from L’orรฉal to try them out. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t give my honest opinion about them. Everything I write in this blog post about the new hair-line is my REAL opinion and it is not sponsored in any way.

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So I’d like to begin by saying that this hair-line smells amazing. Do you know the feeling you get when you get back from the hairdresser and your hair smells heavenly? Well, that’s the exact feeling I get when I am using this product. The shampoo has a soft structure and it smells INCREDIBLE. Also the hair mask has a very nice structure and I love to use it! There is also a leave in conditioner which I adore using. When I wake up my hair feels freshly washed! Every time I use one of the new products my hair smells and feels amazing. It feels very soft and I have less breakage (I seriously mean this when I am telling you this!). I am someone who has very fragile hair. It breaks very fast and it’s very hard to handle. But with this product my hair is thicker and looks way healthier. As usual L’orรฉal didn’t disappoint!

I also used it in Vietnam. Normally when I go traveling my hair has to endure a lot and because of that my hair looks like a mess sometimes. I had way less troubles with my hair this holiday because of this product line!

I would very much like to recommend this hair line to you guys, I am seriously in love!

 

GET OFF MY BACK SWEATER

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Hi Guys! Welcome to my first Outfit Blogpost (*loud cheering in the background*).
I am completely in love with this outfit atm and I wanted to share this with you guys.
A few days ago I went shopping with my mom and I bought myself this new sweater from H&M. I normally don’t like their clothes very much because they look cheap but I was surprised by the quality and originality. I just had to take it.
I combined it with my new ripped mom jeans which I bought in a ZEB store (Jacqueline De Yong) and topped it off with the prettiest shoes I have in my closet at this very moment. They’re Tamaris shoes and I have been stalking them online for the past month. This week I finally got them from my mom (aka the best mom in the world). They’re very comfortable (duh, it’s Tamaris) and not only are they very sporty, they are also very classy because of the bow. And a big bonus : they’re Pink (my favorite color).

I hope you liked my first outfit blogpost. Tell me in the comments if you like these kind of posts!

Follow my blog in the sidebar and check out my Instagram (@lauralynnsworld) for more outfits to come. Talk to you later! โค

PS : all of my photos are taken by my amazing boyfriend Thomas Gesqueire. Go follow him on Instagram @thomasgesqueire

A day in the week of Laura #1

Hi guys! I got the idea to start a new series called : A day in the life of Laura. I will write you guys about my day in a blogpost so that you guys get to see what I like to do and that you guys can see that I’m just an ordinary human being like all of you.

10:30 AM : I wake up with my boyfriend lying next to me wondering what time it is. We would normally wake up at 9 AM to go do some sports at the fitness centre. But I have this feeling that it isn’t 9 AM. I wouldn’t know what time it is because I don’t wake up from an alarm clock in the morning. Don’t ask me why but I just think my body refuses to get out of bed. I wake up my boyfriend and ask him if he knows the time because my phone is charging in the other room. My boyfriend takes a glance at his phone and like I thought it isn’t 9 AM, it’s 10:30. That’s my boyfriend’s fault. He turned of the alarm clock when we had to wake up and fell asleep again. YAY, no sports today! Okay, maybe not so yay, because I really need to go do some sports because I want to have a rocking bikini body by summer. I am already eating really healthy, making healthy juices and working out at least 1 time a week. But the working out part needs to be more. I am going to do a Blogilates youtube video after writing this post so that my body does get some exercise today.

11 AM : Still laying in bed with my boyfriend. We are both checking our phones and we decide to get out of bed. My boyfriend takes a shower first (this is always the case) and meanwhile I post my Instagram post for the day.

11:20 AM : Boyfriend goes out to get some bread to eat for lunch and get ready.

11:40 AM : Boyfriend is back and we already start to eat because my boyfriend has to do something for school before he needs to go to class.

12:20 PM : I try to make a selfie but the lighting is off because of this horrific weather and I give up after a few minutes. I get bored and I start petting Frosty.

13 PM : Cuddling with le boyfriend

13:30 PM : Boyfriend takes off to class and I am alone. First I don’t really know what to do and I just start an Instagram session and like some of my bloggerfriends’ photos.

14:30 PM : The Instagram session got a little out of hand. It is really addictive at times (lol). But I decide to put on another sweater that looks better with my new pink raincoat. I put my hair in a ponytail and I put on some make-up. All ready to go!

15 PM : Locking the door of my apartment. It’s time to go on the hunt for some food. I decided to make some salmon/mango salsa wraps. But I needed ingredients so here I am walking through the streets of Ghent on a hunt for salmon and mango.

15:15 PM : I enter Albert Heijn and I start picking everything I need to make some dinner tonight. Where the fuck is the sour cream. I really can’t find it anywhere

15:25 PM : After 10 minutes of searching I find this little jar of sour cream. I take two of them. I also get this : Mango, Red onions, Avocado, Salmon, Lemon ( 5 minutes later : the person behind the cash register forgets to scan the lemon and I forget I even took one in the first place and after walking out of the store I realize that I don’t have my lemon. Reaction : I text my boyfriend if he can go buy a lemon after class). I also bought Peanut butter because that is kind of my new addiction at the moment also because I discovered that it isn’t making you fatter, it even helps you get more muscles when you work out after you ate some!

15:40 PM : walking home with the LA LA LAND soundtrack in my ears. I am trying to control myself because I am kind of dance-walking through the streets and I kind of look ridiculous. Not that I care but yeah, maybe I should stop.

16 PM : Back home and I decide to make myself some apple/ginger juice. I drank this in Father Carpenter in Berlin and now I am addicted to it.

16:30 PM : Juice is all done and I start writing THIS particular blogpost. (#mindfuck)

So that is what I already did today. This is what I am probably going to do for the rest of my day :

  • Exercise : video by Blogilates : probably the muffintops workout because I really need to get rid of mine.
  • Petting Frost.
  • Making dinner.
  • Looking at an episode of Jane the Virgin, Shadowhunter or The Vampire Diaries. (still deciding)
  • Making myself some fittea detox.
  • Watching ‘mijn pop-up restaurant’ = LITTLE DUTCH PART
    • wie is jouw favoriet?? Ik vind Madam P. super leuk en hun eten ziet er echt geweldig uit! Daar zou ik echt wel eens willen gaan eten. Meat en Griet gaan waarschijnlijk winnen volgens mij. Hun eten ziet er echt fantastisch uit en hun concept is super. Ook hun logo vind ik echt super origineel. En de gedrevenheid van Leena is zeer inspirerend. Ook Filly’s vind ik een super leuk concept en hun eten ziet er ook echt fantastisch uit. Hun Antwerps accent ergert me soms een klein beetje maar dat is echt het enige. Ik ben niet zo’n fan van Tjops omdat daar precies altijd zo een depressief sfeertje hangt. Ze spreken vrij eentonig en het ziet er niet echt naar uit dat ze plezier maken. Ik vind dat de jongens niet zo veel charisma hebben en dat is echt wel spijtig want hun concept is wel zeer goed gevonden. Ook vind ik dat het BBQ vlees niet mooi genoeg gepresenteerd is. Je zou echt iets veel leukers kunnen doen hiermee. Vooral ook het nagerecht vind ik niet zo goed doordacht. Een banaan met chocolade op de BBQ met een zelfgemaakt bolletje ijs in de plaats van wat ze nu hebben zou voor mij een groot verschil maken. Gewoon iets meer enthousiasme en originaliteit zou al stukken beter zijn! ๐Ÿ™‚ Table O ben ik ook niet echt een super harde fan van. Het eten zal waarschijnlijk wel lekker zijn maar ik vind hun interieur niet echt gezellig en ik zou er zelf niet willen gaan eten. Vraag me niet waarom want ik weet het niet zo goed, maar hun pop-up spreekt me niet echt aan. Het vijfde element vind ik ook wel nog een leuk concept omdat ik persoonlijk heel erg graag verloren/vergeten groenten eet. Ik denk als ze dit nog ietsje meer uitwerken en het nog beter maken dat dit concept zeker een kans maakt. Emily lijkt me alleszins wel al een zeer goede gastvrouw, ookal is ze some een beetje TOO MUCH. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • SLEEEEEP : my favorite part of the day.

 

SO! this was my day in a nutshell. I hope you guys enjoyed my post. Tell me what you think about me doing a series of these kind of blogposts and go hit the follow button on my homepage (in the right bar) for more. You can also always leave a like.

Thanks for reading,

XOXO

Laura(Licious)