Friday 21 September 2018

A Bath Bomb But For The Shower?! Say What?! | Karma Shower Bomb Review

Hey everyone!

How are you? 

Welcome to a brand new post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the new Karma Shower Bomb from Lush. Side note: who's at Lush Showcase this weekend? Let me know down below!

Lush released their Lush Moods range via their Lush Labs section on their website. These were slowly released into the UK stores. The Lush Moods range consists of multiple products, including, a body conditioner, some bath bombs and Shower Bombs.

A light orange dense pyramid shower bomb on a white background.

Ingredients & Scent 

The ingredients that are in this product include,

Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Citric Acid, Potato Starch, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Calcium Lactate,  Sodium Alginate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Patchouli Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Lavandin Oil, Pine Oil, Elemi Oil, Water (Aqua), Turmeric Powder, Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 15510, Colour 47005, Colour 19140.

The Cream Of Tartar, Citric Acid and Potato Starch help the product to foam up. The starch also helps to slightly scrub at the skin when using it. If you have used any Karma scented product before then you'll know the scent. Patchouli gives a sort of earthy but slightly spicy scent, Pine offsets the full on spice in the Patchouli, and Orange gives it some brightness.

How To Use It: 

The way to use this is to pick up the block, get in the shower, turn the shower on and put the bomb in the palm of your hand, and then let the water run over it so it foams up. Once it has foamed, use that foam to wash yourself. The oils mixed with the hot water will make your shower smell amazing, and will make you feel amazing!


The texure of the bomb before using it is very powdery. Once you put it under the water in the shower, the product creates a foam. That foam is the most luxurious and smooth foam that you'll come across in a long white. The Starch acts like a scrub and the foam is reminiscent of a body butter/mousturiser.


The price of this particular Shower Bomb (there are more, go and check Lush to find the rest) is £2.75.) It's meant for one use, but you can definitely get 2-3 uses out of it!

Overall Thoughts: 

I love this! I love Karma at this time of year, as its uplifting but spicy, so its a great scent for Summer to Autumn.I love how you can experience the bomb phenomenon even if you don't have a bath. The price is fab especially as you get more than one use out of it, and let's be honest, most bath bombs are double that price. I think that the powder is a bit annoying and messy, when you're trying to get it out of the packet when you're about to use it. Although, I get why it's there and I love how it can be used for an in shower scrub.

Have you tried anyt of the new Shower Bombs yet? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

Is This The Best Natural Body Scrub Ever? | Lush Scrub, Scrub, Scrub

Hey everyone! 

How are you? 

Welcome to a brand new post, I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the new 'Scrub, Scrub, Scrub' from Lush, that was released to all stores in the past couple of weeks.

Side note: is anyone at Lush Showcase, this weekend? 

rA group of tall black cylindrical tubs with Scrub Scrub Scrub written on them in bold black font on a light brown rectangular table on a white background

Ingredients & Scent: 

The ingredients that are in this wonderful Lush Scrub are:
Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Blackberry Puree, Lime Puree, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Powdered Charcoal, Propylene Glycol, Organic Blackcurrant Powder, Blackcurrant Absolute, Buchu Oil, Rosemary Oil, Pine Oil, Lactic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume

The Sea Salt helps to give the skin a good but not too harsh scrub (which makes this product good for dry and maybe slightly sensitive skin. The Blackberry, Lime and Blackcurrant gives the product, an uplifting and fruity scent. If you've been to Lush before, then think The Comforter but deeper. The Charcoal helps to scrub the skin, but also helps to mattify the skin. It also gives it a lovely black colour. The Pine and Rosemary help to deepen the fruitiness that is in the product.


The texture of Scrub, Scrub, Scrub, is a weird one to explain unless you've used a Lush scrub before. It's a sort of a scrubby wet sand texture, but black in texture. It's thick but not too thick that you're spending twenty minutes scooping some out, and it's not too thin where you scoop it and it just drips off. It has a fine scrub but you can definitely feel it. It definitely does the job. I feel like its a great one to use at nighttime when you don't want to be scrubbing five layers of skin off.


It's £13.95 for a 300g tub and £23.95 for a 625g tub

Overall Thoughts 

I love the scent. Yes, it's like The Comforter, but it's not the exact replica of The Comforter. I love the deep Berry scent and I think that it would be a good scent for the colder months, The Charcoat might put people off due to staining, but Lush scrubs don't take long to clean if they end up in the sink or shower. I love the scrub as it's not too harsh. I do think that the price is a bit much personally, but you get a hell of a lot for the price. (I tried this due a generous sample from the wonderful Darren at Lush White Rose.)

I hope that you have enjoyed this post. Are you going to the Lush Showcase this weekend? If so, then I might see you on the Sunday!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x 

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Lathering Up In Your Favourite Drink | Superdrug Haul

Hey everyone!

How are you?

Welcome to a brand new post. I got a few bits from Superdrug last week, so I thought that it would be a good idea to tell you what I got.

I needed some new beauty items for when I go back to University soon, therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to go onto Superdrug and order some things. This is definitely not sponsored. I just go onto Superdrug a lot, due to their many offers.

Mix & Fizz Cosmopolitan Bath & Shower Gel 250ml

I mainly got this shower gel as it was 66p, and well, a Cosmopolitan in a Shower Gel? Gimme! I love a good Cosmopolitan Cocktail.

A red rounded rectangular bottle with cosmopolitan in bright black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser 125ml

I've used this Moisturiser before and it works for my sensitive and dry skin. I try to use it as often. I love Simple as it doesn't affect my skin too much.

A tall rectangular white bottle with a green cylindrical lid that says simple in big green font then Kind to skin moisturising cream in small black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Superdrug Calm Skin De-Stress Refreshing Facial Spritz 100ml

This was something that I wanted to try. I've been really into mists lately. I've tried a Pixi Mist, and, The Body Shop's Calming Coco Mist, so I thought I'd try a new one. It's not a completely relaxing scent but it's very clean and definitely refreshes the skin.

A clear cylindrical tube that says destress mist in black small font with a clear cylindrical lid next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Superdrug Black Cherry & Macadamia Nuts Body Butter

I love a good Body Butter for when it slowly gets a bit colder. I normally stick to the ones from The Body Shop, NSpa, or, Lush. I thought that I would try a new one whilst I was on Superdrug's website. I have slowly gotten into slightly Cherry scented things so i thought that I would try this out.

A stood up wide cylindrical tub with a pink label with Superdrug Cherry and Macadamia Nut Body Butter in black font with a picture of red cherries next to it  next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

L’Oreal Men Expert Carbon Antiperspirant Deodorant 50ml

I prefer roll on deodorants, and, as this was on offer, i thought that it would be interesting to try it and see how well it performs.

A small stubby black and silver rectangular bottle with a rounded top with a clear plastic lid with a silver label saying L'Oreal Mex Epxert Carbon Roll On in bright black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

TRESemme Cleanse & renew 2in1 Shampoo plus Conditioner 900ml

Having troublesome hair, it's rare to find certain hair products that work for you. I know that this is a two in one, but I use it as a shampoo and then I normally use a conditioner/a time based leave in conditioner. This product honestly cleanses so well, which works for my dry hair.

A black large cylindrical bottle with a cylindrical lid with Trssemme in bold white font with Cleanse in smaller white font on a blue background next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Superdrug Mix & Fizz Daiquiri Bath & Shower Cream

Daiquiri, in a shower gel? Sign me up!

A yellow rounded rectangular bottle with Daiquiri in bright black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Fruity Coconut Shower Gel

So when it gets cold, you sometimes want a hit of the Summer and honestly this works so well. It was also 66p.

A white rounded rectangular bottle with Coconut in bright black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

B Men Charcoal Face Scrub

I mainly got this product because I use a general Charcoal Cleanser for when I want to ensure that my face is spot free. I know that it works for me. The one that i normally use, wasn't actually in stock therefore, i got the cheapest one. This says that it can be used as a wash, scrub and mask. I'm tempted to try all three and review my opinions on them?

A upside down triangular bottle with a blue and white background with a big black bold b with Charcoal 3 in 1 in smaller black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Radox Feel Ready Shower Gel 250m

I use this mainly, as I own a fair few Apple scented products from Lush, therefore I like to pair it with something similar. It was also only £1.

A bright red semicircular bottle that says Radox in bright white font with Red Apple & Pomegranate in smaller white font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Original Source Lime Shower Gel 250ml

I love Limes. I love Original Source as they're Vegan and Cruelty Free. and well £1.

A rectangular clear plastic bottle filled with green liquid with a picture of a Lime with Original Source in big bold black font with Lime in white font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Original Source Lemon & Tea Tree Shower 250m

This Shower Gel smells like Lemon Curd, and is honestly one of the easiest ways to help me wake up for Uni very easily.

A rectangular clear plastic bottle filled with yellow liquid with a picture of a Lemon with Original Source in big bold black font with Lemon & Tea Tree in white font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Oh My Aubergine Grape Lip Balm

Okay, I bought this because I needed a Lip Balm and saw that there was an Aubergine on top of it.

A circular metal tin with a green and purple aubergine on top of it next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

B. Men Post Shave Balm

I have sensitive ski, and it always ends up burning after shaving, so I got this to see if it helps my skin at all.

A upside down triangular bottle with a blue and white background with a big black bold b with Post Shave Balm in smaller black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Superdrug Hairspray Extra Firm 75m

I needed some new hairspray, and, as I am travelling to uni and stuff, I didn't want a massive bottle. It also means I can top it up if I need to.

A tall purple and silver bottle with a silver star and Superdrug Extra Firm Hold Hairspray in small black font next to a rectangular book saying dan brown in white font on a brown rectangular table  on a bright background

Have you bought any new beauty items lately? What's your go to skin care routine? Let me know down below! 

Thanks for reading this post and I hope that you come back next time! Don't forget to follow me on social media via thejamiesowden.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Roaming In The Yorkshire Lands | What To Do In Leeds


How are you?

Welcome to a brand new post! I thought that, for those who are moving to Leeds soon, they would like to know a bit more about Leeds. I'm going to focus mainly on Leeds City Centre, but I will try and include a few of the places that I love that are in the outskirts.

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Leeds is well kfnown for it's shopping destinations. From the vintage yet stunning Corn Exchange which boasts artsy and indie stores with an amazing Hot Dog vendor that creates unique dishes (Primo's), to The Core which contains a lavish food court, with a plethora of vendors including, Kaspas Desserts and El Mexicana. Leeds also contains the wonderful Victoria Leeds establishments, which will crave all of your high retail needs. From Harvey Nichols (which contains amazing clothes and beauty, including Fenty Beauty, La Mer and Charlotte Tilbury) and John Lewis (which offers a range of beauty and fashion including Origins, Clarins and MAC), to Reiss and Vivienne Westwood, to Neom and Le Creuset. Leeds also offers citizens of the UK, Trinity Leeds. Trinity is a highly modern and beautiful shopping centre, that services the public via it's mix of different budget level retail stores, that are all well known in one shape or form. Stores include, NYX, Apple, Primark, Boots, Burton, and M&S to name a few. The last shopping based architecture that I want to talk about is, White Rose.. White Rose, just like Trinity, offers many stores that are well known to the public (including H&M, Schuh, Lush, and, Disney to name a few, but I didn't want to talk a lot about it as I will be mentioning it in the below sections too.

A long shot of a beautiful blue sky covered with white roof line above a strip of tall stone and white coloured stores with people walkjng on a bright background.

A strip of dark brown coloured square shops with a black marble fountain in the middle with two white tall cylindrical columns on a bright background.

Food & Drink

I like a fair few places within Leeds. Mrs Athas is an amazing coffee shop to try out within Leeds City Centre, and caters for a lot of different eating habits. MOD Pizza is another amazing place within the City Centre, which caters for most via their unique 'Create Your Own Pizza', and take out service. Walkabout is an amazing place for most students, as they serve food and drinks with an Australian twist. They also offer a discount card, and showcase many different sporting nights on their TV's around the beach inspired establishment. I love The Alchemist within Trinity Leeds, for a lavish and unique cocktail, as they serve everything from Colour Changing Cocktails, all the way to, sharing drinks in a tea pot inspired by Alice In Wonderland, or, Meatliquor for everything meaty. Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen offer a host od different events, amazing food including perfectly made Pizzas, and drinks including unique beers and IPA's. If you want to make a night out of around Belgrave, then I would also suggest checking out, Manhatta, Bar Soba, Zaap, Verve Mean-Eyed Cat Bar, and, The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes. The last venue that I will suggest for food, is, White Rose. White Rose have an amazing food court including vendors such as, McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny's and Big Momma's. If you carry on walking, you will find 'The Village', which is a brand new outdoor concept featuring wonderful restaurants such as, Wagamama, Pizza Hut, and TGI Fridays. The Village also contains a brand spanking and beautiful Cineworld which contains an array of screens, including an IMAX screen for all you 3D Lovers. (I love it as it's an amazing place to view films that I want to see, or need to see for my Media course.) If that's not enough for you, The Village also contains a play area, which I think is an amazing idea!

A zoomed out picture of a rectangular white building in the night with a white logo saying Cineworld in white font with a red star logo below it on a dark background.


For Leisure based activities, i would instantly suggest Roxy. They have a Bowling Alley where you can order drinks and food to enjoy whilst bowling, or a Ball Room, where you can dance, play Pool and other amazing sports. I would suggest checking out the Art Gallery, City Library, and the City Museum to have a wander around. They both exude great architecture and displays inside, therefore if you love to take photos then I'd check them both out. I also suggest checking out the Royal Armouries, as that instantly makes a great day out. If you're more animal inclined, then I would definitely check out Tropical World. If you love your Soaps on the TV, then why not go and see how Emmerdale is created, via, the Emmerdale Studio Tour which isn't too far from the City Centre! If you love Escape Games then why not check out, Tick Tock Unlock, and, The Great Escape Leeds. If you love games including table top then I would definitely suggest, Geek Retreat.

Is there anywhere else in Leeds that you love? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading this post. i hope that you come back next time for another post. Keep up with what i'm doing via following me on social at thejamiesowden.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

Wednesday 5 September 2018

The Truth About Beauty Influencers


How are you? 

Welcome to a brand new post! I thought that today, I would talk about my 'truth' on the beauty influencer sort of drama that has been happening lately. Honestly, I think that I'm going to talk about the beauty influencer thing from a blogging aspect. I have a few opinions on the stuff that's happened and I might mention it at the bottom of the post. I am a beauty influencer myself so I felt like it might be good to talk about it. (The photo is owned by Pexels and is a stock image and not of anyone specific.)

Warning: This post will content language of an adult nature throughout the post. 

So, let's break down the beauty influencer drama. It's about, 1: influencers forming cliques (let's call it the Matte Plastics, get it?), 2: money, 3: contracts and collaborations, and, 4: brands deciding to work with big influencers. I'm probably missing something, but it's probably best if I stick to a fair few.

A picture of a woman with dark hair in an updo with a smoky eye and red lips sat down staring into the distance on a white background


Okay, so cliques are going to form no matter what. We're shown early on in life that it's good to make friends, and end up in groups that share a common interest. We're shown via primary and secondary socialisation that a friend is a friend, and that it's good to bond. The only problem with that is that cliques form and the whole message of becoming friends with others and being friendly and open, are well, thrown in the sea somewhere with all of the other suffering sea creatures in the world. Cliques become well, messy and disgusting just like when you leave your makeup on overnight after a good night out, and you decide to look in a mirror the morning after. They promote exclusion and honestly discriminatory behaviour. This is all well and good, when you're a child in school still learning your times tables, you learn from it, but when you're still doing it in your twenties and owards? That's when it becomes problematic. When you're doing it professionally, when you have a mass audience following your every single move and they see that you're being messy and childish, they might think that it's okay to do the same and it's not. The fact that you know that you're in the public eye and you think that no ones going to clock you for being a five year old? Newsflash, they are going to, they will and you will suffer the consequences for doing so. When it comes to bloggers, Youtubers, influencers, whatever you want to label us all, doing this, it does the above and shows brands that might want to work with you that you're unprofessional, but also, it shows that you're pushing people that are in your own community trying to do the same thing out of the way. Why? Because you might not like them, they might have different views to you, they might make a different bracket of money than you? Doing that is petty and dirty. Trust me, I've seen it with my own eyes, it's just wrong. We all say that us digital workers need to stick together, then you join cliques with other influencers and decide to talk crap about them and be shady? Bullshit. Practice what you preach or expect consequences to your actions. Don't write shady posts about other influencers. Mean Girls came out 14 years ago, have you learnt nothing from it?
Cliques do not work. End of.


Okay, so as I mentioned a bit in the previous paragraph, when it comes to working as a digital influencer, money comes into play. You are doing a job, whether that be creating images for instagram, posts or videos, and brands may think that you're suitable for their brand, and approach you to work with them on sponsored content. They may ask you for a fee, and they will normally negotiate what they can offer you, and vice versa. If a brand pay you x amount then that's fab, but do not try and come for them and ask for more money. You're not god. The brands know that you're doing a lot for them. Being an influencer isn't easy, yes its full of amazing things, but there is admin and editing and so forth. Brands get that, but as soon as you've set down a price, don't try and get more money out of them. Where the fuck do you think you are? At an auction? No, a company can only give you so much, so get down from your pedestal and stop thinking you're the shit. All of us influencers are trying to make a living out of something that we love to do, and honestly brands are more than likely going to offer us a measly price for a lot of things that we're doing for them. Why? Because you've screwed up their experience with working with influencers and now guess what? They think that your behaviour is how all influencers act, when it's very far from the truth. Yes, you might have a large following, but you never know, your audience may drop dramatically if you're churning out the same content. When that happens, what are you going to do for your obscene amount of money? Stop thinking that you're the shit, you're not, you're like the rest of us. A influencer making a living via something they love. Honestly, I've seen this happen quite a bit via various influencer groups on the internet.

Contracts and Collaborations:

A lot goes into a collaboration,  and the way that most collaborations are secured are via a legal contract. When it comes to a collaboration, a contract will state things like the brand or PR company you're collaborating with, the fee, the deadline, what the brand want you to do, hashtags to use, handles to include when promoting the post. Once you sign this, you are legally bound to do what the contract says, and the brand pays the amount they've stated. Sometimes, the brand might not pay. I've seen that happen, it's happened to myself, but you don't randomly pull out three quarters through a contract, because you want to. That's not how it works. You don't just cut out of a contract when you want. If you accept a contract, then you and the client have a legal obiligation to follow it through. Don't get shitty and shady/one answered questions when the client asks you something. If you knew that you weren't able to do it or wasn't sure then tell them. Brands need to follow through and pay us when we've done a post but we also need to make sure that we read the contract well, and know what we are getting ourselves into. If you cost a brand a lot of money by pulling out of a campagin without a good reason as to why, then expect the professional bridge to be burnt. They've spent a lot of time, just like you do in everything that you do.
Communication is key.

Problems Working With Big Influencers: 

Before, someone tries to come for me in the comments, trust me, I'm not a big blogger. I guess that I'm slowly getting there but I still wouldn't class myself as a 'big blogger'. My social following is nowhere near what a 'big blogger' would have. Brands work with big influencers is that they are normally only doing it due to their following. I get that. Brands want the most amount of audience checking out a new product or campaign, but the problems with big influencers is that they might have a large following, but where's the substance? You might get a click from their audience, but will you get any organic interaction? Probably not. You'll get a big influx of people checking out your brand but they will instantly fly to the next thing that the said influencer says is great. That's another thing, do you get an honest opinion from a big blogger or will you get a general this is good or bad? Can you improve your product or brand from that? Hell, no! With a smaller influencer, you'll get an honest and probably in depth review/opinion, telling you exactly what they think of it, as they want to be honest to their trusting audience. You can build on that, you can resend the influencer the product once it's been sorted and see if it's better. You might not get a massive amount of traffic compared to a bigger influencer, but, you will get substance. You'll get the audience probably buying something or checking other things that the unfluencer hasn't mentioned. Who knows? They won't be unprofessional and cancel halfway through a campaign, which means that you can create a trusting yet professional relationship with them, hence being able to rely on them for future opportunities.

That's the tea spilled. What do you think about the whole beauty drama at the moment? Would you like me to create more beauty based posts? Let me know down below! 

I hope that you have enjoyed this post, and that you come back next time for another post.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

Monday 3 September 2018

Packing It Up & Putting it Down | What To Take To Your First Uni Accommodation


How are you?

Welcome to a brand new post all about student essentials. I thought that I would talk to you about this, I'm sure that a lot of you reading this are worried and anxious about what to take/buy for your first University Accommodation/Year.

I think that this post might be best, if I split it up into sections such as, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen and other (including laundry stuff, cleaning, and what not.

(Oh, also don't be a snob. Get the cheapest stuff you can, as long as they do the thing they are meant to do. It'll mean you have more money to do other things, eg drinking.) 

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Bedroom/Gemeral Flat Area: 

Covers for above
Duvet Sheet
Clothes for all seasons including loungewear, pjs, dressing gown, hoodies, whatnot.)
Mattress Protector (some flats/accommodation will provide one. Check before you get your keys.)
Coat Hangers
Ear Plugs
Cheap Fan for when its warm
Laptop and Case if you own one
 Printer and Ink (some accommodations have a printer)
Bluetooth Speaker
Chargers for all things Electrical
TV (if you're bringing one. Remember to check about TV licenses.)
Extemsion Lead
Game Console and games (honestly if you have more than one, take one and then you can always bring another when youre back home at Christmas/Reading Week.)
USB TV Stick if you're taking a TV.
Decorative Things for the room (y'know pictures, fairy lights, teddies, cacti. Stuff like that.)

Cutlery Set. (Honestly I'd stick to the 16 sets you can find.)
General Sharp Knife. (You can get a big Chefs Knife if you want, but even a lot of Supermarkets sell a medium sized one that's good for a lot of stuff.)
Kitchen Scissors (For Sachets and cutting things up.)
Crockery (Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Glasses. Honestly, I'd stick to two to three of each, You won't have loads of room due to sharing a kitchen.)
Tupperware (Great for when you bulk cook, or for lunches at Uni.)
Bottle Opener (I'd keep this in your room.)
Chopping Boards
Fryinh pan
Saucepan that has a lid with it
Measuring Jugs
Can Openers (keep one in your room)
Baking Trays (Get a couple of flat ones if you can, and, one roasting style tray.)
Oven Gloves (Some accommodations have one already.)
Tea Towels
Washing Up Liquid
Washing Up Sponges
Bin Bags
Kitchen Spray
Air Freshener (for in the Kitchen and Bedroom.)


Bath Towels
Hand Towels
Soap (It might also be wise to get a soap tray too.)
Sponges/Flannel Cloths
Shower Gel
Flip Flops for Communal Bathrooms
Toilet Roll\
Hair Tools (brushes, dryer etc.)
Body Scrubs
Shower Moisturisers
Face Care (Cleansers, Toner, Moisturiser, Face Scrubs, Face Masks, etc.)
Deodorant/Body Sprays
Dry Shampoo
Makeup (if you use it
Razors and Shaving Products.
Hair Products (eg, mousse, pomade, bairspray etc.)
Painkillers for Freshers Flu/Hangovers.
Bathroom Spray
Toilet Freshener


Passport/Driving License/Citizencard/Birth Certificate (ID)
Any Papers needed to enrol into Uni with
Some Cash
Loyalty Cards (which will help you save money.)
Washing Basket
Flask/Water Bottle (if you use your water bottle in certain places, they will let you refill it for free. Some Coffee Shops also give you a discount for using said Bottle/Flask.)
Budgeting App
Musical Instruments
Key Loop (so you know where your keys are.)
A4 Pads

All of the above are what i think are my suggestions. Let me know down below if you have any other suggestions. Don't forget to check out things such as Student Discounts, Fresher Fairs, and, Student Nights for more offers and savings.

Are you going a Fresher this year? Comment down below with what uni you will be attending. 

I hope that you have enjoyed this post, and, that you come back next time for another post.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x