In my opinion, one of the best things about being a student (other than bettering my education of course) would have to be the student discount. Now my uni days are long gone, student discount is a thing of the past and I have to say, I really miss it. Gone are the days of placing huge Topshop orders as soon as my student loan arrived - sob! With this being said, I was very excited when UNiDAYS asked me to be involved in their new #StudentBreakSquad campaign so I can share some amazing offers with those of your who are still studying - I'm very jealous!
If you've not heard of UNiDAYS before, they're a free discount site that offer students hundreds of amazing deals on leading high street and online retailers that can be used both in-store and online. You name a brand and they're more than likely part of UNiDAYS - there's discounts on everything from fashion and beauty to experience days, gadgets (*cough* Macbook *cough*), food, stationary and even transport (hey free Uber!). What's even better is that it's SO easy to sign up - all you need is go to their website here and sign up using your institution email address (this usually ends in ac.uk and is given to you by your school, college or university). However, if you don't have one of these emails, you can simply send a photograph of your student card proving your a student to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll get you all set up!
UNiDAYS very kindly sent me a box full of amazing goodies from a selection of their top 50 brands so I can show you guys the kind of discounts you can expect to get access to when you sign up. I was very excited when I opened it and there was definitely a lot of swooning going on - I absolutely love everything and if I'd have been able to get discount on this lot when I was a student, I'd have been in my element. Here's exactly what was in the box I received, what I think of the products and how much discount you can get on them via UNiDAYS!
The first gorgeous gift in my Student Break Box are these fabulous strappy heels from Public Desire. As I'm sure you all know, Public Desire is one of my fave brands for footwear and they're all so affordable too! I think these will look beautiful this Summer - I love the chain detailing! UNiDAYS are currently offering 10% off at Public Desire!
Next up are another two items I was very happy to see in my box - a Glossybox which is a well known monthly subscription beauty box where you get sent a box full of goodies for a small monthly fee (get 30% off your first two boxes with UNiDAYS) and a beautiful Ohh Deer notebook. I first heard of this brand when watching one of Zoella's videos and since then, I've seen them popping up everywhere. This notebook couldn't be more perfect for me - with marble and a hint of Copper, it's the bloggers dream. You can get 10% off via UNiDAYS.
I have to say, this was probably the gift I was most excited about as I've always wanted to book an experience day so this Smartbox by buyagift will be getting used very soon. Experience days are such a great gift option as creating memories with your loved ones is way more valuable that material items, in my opinion. What's even better is that they're always such good value for money and with UNiDAYS you can get an extra 15% off which makes it even better! I just need to decide what to book now - a spa day, a fancy dinner, a helicopter ride?! What would you choose?
Ahhh, clothing. Who doesn't love spending money on new clothes? I have to be honest, that's probably what most of my student loan went on - forget eating, as long as my outfit is on point. HAHA! UNiDAYS kindly included some items from Pretty Little Thing which is one of my favourite online fashion websites and also some work out gear from Myprotein. These were pretty hard to photograph for this post but I have posted a photo of the PLT outfit on my Instagram here and I just love it! I also love the space style print on the Myprotein leggings - they're super comfy too! No excuse to be a lazy student when your gym outfit looks this good! You can get 15% off at PLT and 25% off at My Protein via UNiDAYS - YAY!!
I love anything personalised so this Cambridge Satchel Company leather pouch with K.J printed on it is too cute. I'm going to be using this as a little makeup bag for my handbag but for all you students, wouldn't it make a very stylish pencil case?! Or, you could always combine your pens and lipsticks and keep them all in one handy place? You can get 20% off your order via UNiDAYS.
One brand I was fairly surprised to see in the box because of it's luxury status is Michael Kors. I always presumed student discount sites only offered discounts on high street brands but UNiDAYS offers 10% off at boutique Goldsmiths who stock Michael Kors and other leading designer jewellery. I'm really into wearing silver jewellery at the moment so this dainty little silver bracelet is right up my street.
As a blogger, my iPhone 6 is forever glued to my hand for all those social media updates and on the go emails! With this being said, a cute phone case is essential and this glittery one from Case Mate is too cute! I don't like cases that are too in your face so this one is perfect - it's clear so the colour of my iPhone still shows through with the addition of some glitter, yay! You can get a huge 30% discount on these cases via UNiDAYS.
I'm a big fan of big bouncy curls but it's something I can never get quite right when using my hair straighteners. Whenever I go to the salon they always use a curling tong and it turns out so much nicer than when I do it myself at home. I'm hoping this Babyliss pro tong will help me achieve those salon curls at home! This was kindly sent from Look Fantastic who are one of my favourite sites for all thing beauty - get 10% off everything via UNiDAYS.
I've been trying to get back into healthy eating recently after way too much indulgence at Easter. I've actually gained 1/2 a stone over the past few months which I'm not too happy about so I'm on a mission to get Summer body ready. With this being said, I was very pleased to see some Myprotein products in the box. I'm not entirely sure how to use them but it's something I'll definitely be looking into now I'm back on my healthy eating plan. I know how hard it is to stick to healthy eating whilst at uni too (all those nights out lead to one too many cocktails and pizzas) so it's great that UNiDAYS offer 25% off for students. Also, how cute is the pink shaker? This will be great for drinking healthy smoothies on the go.
I have to say I'm so impressed with the brands and discounts available via UNiDAYS and the selection I've shown you here is only a small amount of the brands and discounts they have to offer. There's literally something for everybody - male or female, no matter what your interests are. As I said earlier, I wish UNiDAYS had been around when I was a student as I'd have been making full use of it. If you're a student and want to sign up, you can do so here - in my opinion, you'd be silly not to! If you do sign up, let me know what you plan to buy with your new discounts in the comments below - I'd love to know.
P.S - UNiDAYS are giving their users a chance to win one of these amazing boxes so if you want to be in with a chance of winning, be sure to sign up! All details can be found here.
I worked with UNiDAYS on this post however all opinions are my own.*