Keeping Your First Home Away From Home Uplifting

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So, you’re moving out of the family home for the first time and you’re about to make your own way in the world. Excited?

For many people, moving out of the family home and into student accommodation or a private apartment is a tremendous life milestone, and opens the door to all sorts of exciting and potentially uplifting new opportunities and possibilities.

At the same time, though, moving into your own living space, by yourself, can be daunting and even demoralising.

Here are some things you can do to keep your first home away from home uplifting and feel-good.

Keep it tidy, clean and organised

One area where many people find themselves struggling when first moving into a living space by themselves is when it comes to keeping that living space tidy, clean, and organised.

Depending on the situation you experienced within your family home, there’s a good chance either that you were kept consistent with tidying and chores by the expectations of your family members, or that most of the cleaning and tidying was handled by other people.

But when you move into your own home, without anyone else keeping an eye on you, the situation can end up dramatically changing. After all, what’s wrong with letting dirty clothes pile up for a while if it’s not hurting anyone?

Unfortunately, a messy living space is almost certainly not going to feel good or uplifting to spend time in, on a regular basis.

Simply taking consistent steps to keep the place tidy, clean and organised can have a real significant impact on your sense of wellbeing.

Decorate it in a way that supports the kind of mood and mindset you want to achieve

Decorations and ornaments — even just a handful of carefully selected items — can make a powerful difference when it comes to shaping the atmosphere in any kind of home environment.

The first step is to think about the kind of mood and mindset that you want to achieve and encourage in your new living space — and the next step is to set about decorating it in a way that helps to support that mood and mindset.

Maybe a certain motivational poster to remind you to look on the bright side could be a great addition. Or maybe some photos of your closest loved ones could help to keep you feeling loved and connected.

Pay attention to the importance of pleasant smells and sounds

The kinds of smells and sounds that exist in your living space can have a major impact on the atmosphere of that living space as a whole, and on how you feel while there.

Essential oils, scented candles, pouches, or lavender are all examples of things that can help to create a more positive and upbeat atmosphere within your home while playing some quiet upbeat music can also help to make you feel more energetic and comfortable.


Product Review: Calvin Klein Eternity

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Hey, product review lovers! This week’s product review post is all about Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum. I have used this amazing fragrance so many times over the years. It’s one of those perfumes I never get tired of using. I love the light, fresh fragrance. It smells amazing and it is also quite long-lasting. I got the gift set this time and it is such a lovely gift for perfume lovers like me.

Calvin Klein Eternity Perfume was launched in 1988 and it still smells so modern. I can see myself using this fab perfume over and over again.

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Fragrance notes

Here are the fragrance notes for Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum –

Top notes:

Bergamot, mandarin, white lily

Heart notes:

White rose, carnation, violet

Base notes:

Sandalwood, amber, musk

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Here are my thoughts on this perfume set –

  1. I love the fresh floral scent. It smells divine.
  2. The perfume set comes with a 50ml perfume and a body lotion that smells equally as good.
  3. I like the packaging a lot! I think the bottle is really chic and pretty.
  4. The fragrance is long-lasting. It stays on for hours.
  5. I like the fact that the fragrance is not overwhelming. It ticks all my perfume boxes perfectly.
  6. This perfume can be worn all year long. It is great for both day and night.

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None. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this perfume. I can’t fault it in any way.

I really like this perfume and I highly recommend it to anyone in need of a new fresh fragrance for spring. It is such a fantastic fragrance.

What do you think of Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum? Have you tried it before? Please share your views in the comments section below, let’s chat!

Have a lovely day and week.


Where to get free stock photos for your blog posts

Sometimes it can be tricky to get the right photos to complement your blog posts. Stock photos are a lot easier to find these days unlike when I started Fashion and Style Police over nine years ago. Back then in 2019, I had to take the majority of photos myself, and it was also really hard to find photos of women that look like me.

Thankfully, this is no longer the case. It is a lot easier to find great free stock photos online. There are some amazing websites that have been set up to provide great images for those who need them. If you are in need of great free stock photos for your blog posts, you are reading the right blog. Here are some amazing websites you can check out today.

Where to get free stock photos for your blog posts

These are my top three websites to get free stock photos today –

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This is one of my favourite stock photos websites. I use it a lot to get photos for my clients as well as for the blog here. There are thousands of photos to choose from on Pexels. You can easily find photos you need by using the search box on the website. I always easily find the stock photos I need on Pexels and they are also royalty free which is an added bonus. Pexels is a great resource.


This is another great resource for stunning photos. The images are also royalty free and there are so many options to choose from on Pixabay. You don’t need an account to grab stock photos on Pixabay. Finding the right stock photo for your blog post is as easy as using the search box.


Unsplash is known on the web for its freely-usable images. It is a handy website to have bookmarked for when you need the right stock photo to complement your amazing blog post. I use Unsplash quite regularly and I almost always find the right image on there.

Where do you get your stock images from?

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