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#BEDN: 50 iPhone Apps To Earn Cash: Review

You may remember my Big Money Challenge post from a few weeks ago (& if not you should check it out immediately!) where I embarked on a number of Internet ideas to try and make some pennies. As an update, Prolific Academic is incredibly successful and I’ve already racked up over £20 with it being super interesting and enjoyable to do – Yay!

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My Favourite Lush Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars

I LOVE Lush. As someone who spends an almost obscene amount of time in the bath, I am a self confessed Lushie, and could happily talk anyone’s ear off about the many wonderful things about Lush products. So, I figured it was time for a blog!

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How my optimism has failed me…

Generally, in my everyday life, I’d like to think of myself as pretty low-maintenance. When it comes to buying gifts, for example, family and friends often remark how easy it is to buy for me. I don’t want diamonds or designer clothes, a battered old book, novelty socks or craft supplies would make me much happier!
So when it came to planning for the wedding, I figured my vision of a beautiful, outside, rustic themed ceremony was pretty low-maintenance too.

How bloody wrong I was!

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EuroTalk: My first ever giveaway!

The very kind people at EuroTalk are letting me host a Rafflecopter giveaway to give three lucky winners an exclusive code to download a premium package for a language of their choice, worth £11.99!

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Tips from a Car Boot Queen! (Well… Sort of!)

I have always loved a good car boot sale! As a child it was a treasure trove of Polly Pockets and endless books. As a student it was a way of selling our stuff to pay for festival tickets. This weekend we decided to do one in order to help pay for our Disneyland Paris trip and to relieve the poor Mother-in-Law-to-be of all the stuff that’s been stored in her loft since we moved out. We managed to make over £100, selling things that would otherwise have gone to the tip, it was beautiful weather and we were there with Steven’s sister and her family so it was a lot of fun.
On the high of our successful sales, I decided I would pass on some of my top tips to you – so that you too, can be a car boot Queen!

Job Huntin’ as a 20-Somethin’: What am I doing with my life?! 

“What am I doing with my life?!”. Safe to say that is a sentence I have been saying a lot more recently, as the job hunt continues. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve not applied for a huge number of jobs, only ones that seem ‘perfect’, and I’ve not really received any rejections as such. So it’s not as if the job hunt is going horrifically, I am just slowly losing confidence. Perhaps not in myself, (I am wonderful), but perhaps in others’ ability to recognise this(!)

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Codiekinz’ Top Tips for CV Writing Success!

Major nerd alert: I LOVE rewriting people’s CVs. I think it’s the same principle as tidying someone else’s room. Doing yours seems impossible, but something new and unseen is weirdly fulfilling. So last weekend I offered my CV rewriting services as a freebie (or ‘pay what you like’) to get some buzz around them, but to also enable some of my student friends to be able to get their CV looked at without forking over cash. It’s been great and I got a whole load to look over, so I figured I would write a little post about my top tips!

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Why I’m glad my Kickstarter failed. Sort of.

With 11 hours to go on my Kickstarter campaign and £2399 left to reach my goal, I am feeling weirdly positive. Don’t get me wrong, I am not completely deluded, I know that I am not going to get it funded in the next few hours. What I am happy about, however, is the opportunity this has given me.

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Living with Debt

When you tell people you have a Wonga loan, their first reaction is to call you stupid, or tell you to be better with money. This is a crappy reaction. Until you know the full story of a person, you have no right to judge (& often still not even then!)