Uni Matters: Imposter syndrome & misconceptions

This is my fifth year of university studies and despite having obtained one degree, there are still times when I doubt that I actually belong here. It’s a really common feeling and it’s not always logical. If you’re feeling on edge or like other people might start thinking that you don’t belong at university but you can’t find the exact reason why, then you might want to google ‘imposter syndrome’. Yup, this blog post is going to be very different from what my readers are used to seeing.

The thing is, many of us are fed the message that the only thing good enough is perfection. I’ve met students who assume they’ll be a complete failure if they don’t get a GPA of 6.5 in their first semester and that anything below a 6.0 means that you should just give up straight away. As someone who graduated with the good but unimpressive GPA of 5.7 and wasn’t thrown in the bin by my uni, I find that thought quite disturbing. In fact, it would probably be a useful idea for universities to release the average GPA of each degree upon graduation. Or perhaps the average mark on assessments. Something that gives students an idea of what an average performance actually is. There are plenty of amazing students out there who don’t actually realise that they are performing well above average because they assume that the standard is a 6.5.

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Amplified Lashes – Benefit’s They’re Real

 

I’ve never been known to focus too much on my lashes. A combination of hooded eyes and straight lashes makes me prone to ignoring them and for casual days. The photo on the left is me on a regular day where my eyelashes look more like eyeliner than they do lashes. It’s actually made me fairly insecure at times given how much retro/pinup makeup tends to focus on heavy eye makeup and I’ve never really been able to do any of that…

The photos on the right are me trying a new method that a friend of mine recommended. I think there’s a pretty dramatic change on the upper lashes and I was so impressed that I thought I’d share that trick with you all.

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No Mirror Makeup Challenge

This is a challenge a friend of mine has been urging me to do for quite a while. It’s bloody difficult and I’d like to share this struggle with you all.

I decided to do a full face of makeup because why not. I also decided to do something that was quite similar to my normal look.

Products used:
Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream in fair/light
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade Romance
Tony Moly’s Cherry tinted lip balm – applied with brush
Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in 35 Tough as Taupe
Essence Kajal Pencil in 01 Black
Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam
Innisfree no-sebum mineral pact.

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