Black Bat

organisation or whatever?

17 Mar 2017


I have my big lever arch folder that I take into school every day, which contain all the recent notes from class. Some days I have 3 teachers, so it saves me from having to carry 3 sets of folders, but instead I will have around 3 lessons of notes from that class. At home, however, I keep separate binders for that class that contain everything, beside what I take in my big folder. (Does this even make any sense?!)

1st folder: 3 of the newest class notes/new topic.
other folders: all of notes, homework's and handouts since September.

Because I am a monster I broke my hole puncher. PRO tip, always bring a hole-puncher. You leave your folder at home, meh it doesn't matter. You leave your hole-puncher at home, your dead. Just try not to leave both at home basically. So I carry a plastic envelope wallet which saves my life, in one I put my notes from class, or leaflets, literally any spare pieces of paper, then when I get home, (well, sometimes I’m lazy and they end up being in the envelope for a week) I file my notes into my big folder.

There is always the big debate on bringing a laptop to school. I have finally come to the conclusion, despite deceiving myself for months, that typing work on my laptop does NOTHING for me. Whether it is an essay, notes, homework ect. During one geography lesson, I whipped out my laptop feeling all productive and what not. I wrote some notes, and if I do say so myself they were quite cute, I did spend around 20 minutes trying to make a mind map. Besides the point, I forgot about those notes and 2 months later I realise there is a gap of notes in my folder, I scavenge for those notes from that lesson on my laptop and hey are nowhere to be found. Moral of the story, don’t be lazy, just write out the notes :)

Importance of a locker. I was being stingy for 5 months, every time I asked Dalal for her locker key, she would hand over the key and ask ‘why don’t you just get your own’, I would claim over and over again that ‘I won’t need one. The school is rich enough that I won’t give them £5’ If that isn’t petty, I don't know what it. anyways 6 months later I have a locker key and the school is richer by £5
Insert Shabby work folder :))))

Music Favourites February

17 Feb 2017

Just a quick post on my music favourites. Very very random but please listen to at least one song!! My favourite artists this month have got to be Tove Lo and Sade!!

- Diana Ross, Missing you
- Tove Lo, Lies in the dark
- Tove Lo, Cool girl
- Ansel Elgort, Thief
- Sade, Smooth Operator
- Sade, Sweetest Taboo
- Work, Rihanna

3 new favourites

15 Feb 2017

Aesop - B & Tea Balancing Toner
I do love this toner, it really does remove all the grime and oil from your face, even after cleansing. I would recommend this to everyone, but at the end of the day any toner does the job. For £23, is it really worth it? Don’t get me wrong, it is really good. but so are others. I have the Clean & Clear blackhead clearing cleanser (which is technically a toner), yet it is roughly £3, and pretty much does the same job! The Aesop toner is alcohol free, which is always a plus, whereas the Clean & Clear toner’s 2nd main ingredient is alcohol. dun dun dun, competition. At the end of the day, it depends on what you want to put in your skin! 

Aesop - Fabulous Face Cleanser:
This makes it seem like I’m sponsored by Aesop, I’m not (hint hint ;)) But really, I do love their products. Plus their packaging is very cute and ‘organised’. This cleanser apparently ‘effectively cleanses without disturbing the skin's natural tonal balance.’ This does sound about alright. It is pretty average but it has been the only cleanser I have been using during Mid January - February. Whilst this cleanser does not prevent any breakouts (or ‘remove them’), it cleanses my skin really well. My spots are hormonal and due to stress so no cleanser, so far, has removed my spots but hey :) 

Penhaligon - Empressa 
I’m so excited to write about this perfume, it is probably the best perfume I’ve ever had. Okay I’m lying, this perfume is not even mine, it’s my sisters. but what is hers is mine :) This perfume is sweet without smelling ‘cheap’, it is ‘luxury’ fragrance that literally lasts so long! I suggest at least get a sample of this and you’ll realise why I love it so much.

-Ambra! <3