Thursday, March 31, 2016

Looking for a happier lifestyle?


Here are our little tips to a happier lifestyle:

1. Treat yourself.
It's true that many people say money can't buy happiness, but that doesn't mean you can't treat yourself. Fancy that chocolate bar or Ben & Jerry's ice cream - go on! Don't let any ounce of guilt get in the way, a little treat can do wonders for a pick me up!

2. Do more of what you love.
Love sports? Get out onto the field and play! Love writing? Start a blog to nurture your interests! Doing more of what you love can take a little step to living a fulfilled and happier life, big things like your job and home life should follow suit with this too, but I appreciate bills won't stop coming in. If there is something that you love, doing it as a hobby may lead somewhere you never expected and one day it could be the very thing that pays your bills.

3. Make time.
Number 2 leads nicely on to number 3. Doing more of what you love comes with a consideration of finding the time. The only thing I can say here is it's important to find and make the time. Even 5 or 10 minutes to listen to your favourite few songs peacefully. Making time to do more of what you love can leave you feeling content and evolve into a happier lifestyle.

4. Don't regret.
Considering what has gone in the past may shape your choices and path for the future, but regretting things will occupy your thoughts and affect your present happiness. What's done is done and dwelling on past occurrences will not help your present happiness. Leave what's done in the past and be happier in the present.

5. Don't compare yourself.
Sometimes, with the age of reality TV and social media, it's easy to draw comparisons to others of your age or demographic. This won't change your circumstance at all, and dwelling on such things won't make you any happier. Don't compare yourself to others, your circumstance, life and personality are completely unique to you

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The websites that any career girl should know...



The Muse
The Mothership of all careers sites - not sure what you want to do? Need to try a new path? Know exactly what you want to do, but need a bit of guidance to get there? Muse Daily has it covered -complete with inspirational articles & CV resources.


Cosmo Careers
All with a 'girl-power' aspect & industry interviews, Cosmo Careers gives a certain 'tongue-in-cheek' realistic view of careers & advice.



Idealist
The Idealist is a hub to find & promote not-for-profit companies & employers. Their vision is to close the gap between intention & action. The offer CV tips & resources including voluntary placements & internship vacancies too.


LinkedIn
Build your own career profile, apply for jobs & gain reccomendations. Linkedin is now the online CV & profile go-to for head hunters, recruiters & employers. If you aren't on Linkedin - you aren't a career girl!



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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

First Day Etiquette


First day in a new job. Yes it's daunting. Like your first day at school, apart from you can't mope around and 'hang out' in the common room. You're being paid from day one - so it's a little intense!

Is it a small team or large, well to be honest, either can throw up its fair share of awkwardness. In a large office, there's all the names to remember and the office hierarchy that is always going to take time to figure out. In a small office, it's all about trying to fit into the atmosphere quickly because there isn't anywhere to hide!

Either way, first days tend to fly by, and to get through making the right impression, we've summed up a few guidelines to help you along:


INTRODUCE YOURSELF.
You might not remember a single name from your first day, but your new co-workers will remember your first impression. Introduce yourself professionally and make time for people.

SMILE.
You might not know the acronyms for anything that was just said in your induction meeting, but smile and nod like you are completely up to speed and google it all later!

READ. Alot.
You are never going to know everything about everything on your first day. Ready everything you can to bring yourself up to speed as time goes on.

BE PATIENT.
Like the above, you aren't going to know everything on your first day, others will be patient with you - just be patient with yourself. Smaller offices and companies may have less protocol, so you may pick up things more quickly, in larger offices, in many years time you could still be learning new things about the company.

OVER DRESS, NEVER UNDERDRESS.
Golden rule. If you aren't sure what the appropriate dress code is ask ahead, and take note at interviews what others are wearing around you. Always over dress on your first day, then adjust from there.

Most importantly, remember that everyone has had a first day - it will become less overwhelming. 

Give it and yourself a chance to settle in.


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Monday, March 28, 2016

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

BEAUTY SOS: Cuticle Care



Cuticle care is a pivotal factor in well-groomed, chic nails. A conditioned and pushed back cuticle elongates the nail and even without a varnish looks super chic. In the Winter months the weather can lead to dry, split cuticles, so now is the time to get ready for summer and take care from tip-to-toe!

I have two favourite cuticle treatments, the first from Deborah Lippmann, is a cuticle oil that nourishes and softens cuticles enriched with Jojoba, Vitamin E and Coconut Oil. I then use the orange stick-style tool on my nail and cuticle treatment from The Body Shop to gently push the cuticles back. Another product I love is the Almond oil that comes with the orange stick-style tool from The Body Shop. Used sparingly, painted on each cuticle and upwards toward the nail it works wonders. Don't forget to massage in well or it can be a bit greasy!

The next time you start your nail regime, don't forget to care for your cuticles!


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