what i am taking to uni 

As my return to uni approaches I am now being faced with the dull task of packing most of what I own and carting it across the country. To make it a little more appealing I thought I would write a post going through a couple of the non-essentials I take to uni with me.

Quick disclaimer: I’ve included a random mix of things in the post to show the variety of things I bring & why. I’m not saying you need these, they’re just some of the items that over the years I have learned help me out the most.

beauty products

Being in lectures/the library all day can make you feel pretty gross so I always make sure I have a selection of my fav products so that I can pamper myself every once in a while. Having a hot bath/shower does wonders for the soul & taking a little extra time to apply a face mask or massage your skin really can make a difference.


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body shop peach body scrub (not available online) / lush cup o’ coffee face & body mask / rituals shanti chakra body oil

duvet + cute bedding

Most first year halls lull you into a false sense of security that wherever you are studying isn’t that cold. Then you move into your own flat & you pay bills & you realise that you can’t afford to have the heating on 24/7 & wherever you live is FREEZING. This year I refuse to wake up with icicles for toes so I have invested in a snuggly blanket (TK Maxx have great deals) & a 12 tog duvet to keep me cosy. Having cute bedding isn’t essential but it can help make a house a home.

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duvet cover set from IKEA 

My eeyore cushion is own of my prized possessions. Not only is it adorable but lying in bed & stroking it’s ears has been scientifically proven to calm you down when you’re stressing. Okay so it hasn’t been scientifically proven but it works for me and that’s good enough.

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from the disney store – not available but here is something similar


I’ve been playing guitar for years but I recently picked up a ukulele & began to teach myself. I use music as a way to help unwind and quieten my mind when there’s too much going on up there. So this little fella plus my trusty guitar are coming with me.

i got this one from amazon for £2o

wall art 

Student houses have a reputation for being a bit drab so I like to brighten up my walls to make it feel more homely. Throughout the summer I have been picking up interesting postcards on my travels & cutting things out of magazines. I’m going to pair these with photos I’ve taken (go to truprints as they are offering 100 prints for £1 at the moment & 75 prints free if you’re a new customer! ps not spon just like good deals 4 u) & make my walls look pretty!

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eye mask

Living in a city means you get a lot of unnatural light at night from things such as street lamps. This eye mask has been my saving grace & it means I look fab even when I sleep (lol).

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eye mask from urban outfitters (not available anymore)

What are your uni non-essentials? Is there anything I have missed?

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