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Beauty packing and preparation for holidays

Beauty packing and preparation for holidays

I love all things beauty and wanted to share some hacks and ideas for my travelling sistas! I worked at a beauty salon for years so when heading overseas, I used to pack a huge bag of toiletries, make up and products I didn’t need 

12 things to remember to ease that damn pandemic anxiety

12 things to remember to ease that damn pandemic anxiety

When the pandemic hit in 2020, I returned to Australia and left behind a life I was completely in love with in Ireland. Since then, my emotions, mood and energy have been up and down. Moments of joy and gratefulness quickly turn to moments of 

20 must do’s in America

20 must do’s in America

I spent two months travelling America and it was one of favourite trips I have ever been on! Starting from Los Angeles I went to San Francisco, Vegas, New Orleans, Texas, Nashville, The Florida Keys, Miami, Washington, New York and Colorado. It was epic! Being 

My squiggly career, mental health and studies

My squiggly career, mental health and studies

For my postgraduate communications degree, one of my assignments was to create a video about myself and write a reflection on the process. I speak about my career, mental health and studying postgraduate courses without an undergrad.

How gamification is secretly engaging us

How gamification is secretly engaging us

The best way to understand more about gamification and how it is secretly engaging us every day is by quickly watching the below video, then we’ll dive deeper into the topic! Hopefully, by watching my video you understand a little more about what gamification is 

Education in the digital era, are we more engaged or distracted?

Education in the digital era, are we more engaged or distracted?

What benefits and limitations are involved in using digital media to facilitate learning and engagement? Have a listen to my podcast to find out! Helena’s portfolio · Education in the digital era, are we more engaged or distracted? Ted Talk mentioned in podcast: Do Schools 

Who am I, really? An evolution of my online personas

Who am I, really? An evolution of my online personas

It seems the world is moving towards more authentic online identities, rather than ones full of filters and highlight reels. This combination of unedited content and people being honest about their feelings has made me feel safe to include parts of the real me online. 

How to make friends as an adult

How to make friends as an adult

Ah making friends as an adult, it’s a strange thing, isn’t it? It’s almost like dating. I’ve realised this even more since moving to another country. You meet new people and you’re like oh hey do we have enough in common? Do we value the 

9 Reasons to visit South Africa

9 Reasons to visit South Africa

I just returned from an epic adventure in Southern Africa and not only was it incredibly fun and adventurous, it was one of those trips you learn from, that challenges you and makes you see life in a whole new light. I went on hiatus