Graduation Day

So the last time I managed to sit down and upload a new blog post was quite a few weeks ago now. It was a baking post where I showed you how to get the most tasty chocolate chip cookies ever. The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy as I have recently started a new job in London, and it's taken me a month or so to get into the swing of things and so I haven't been able to blog at all really. Today I wanted to blog about a pretty special day for me which happened about two weeks ago. I'm sure you can tell from the title that it was my Graduation day! I wanted to do a picture diary as I love reminiscing and should something happen and I lose all my photos, at least I will have a blog post to look back on! In this post I also talk about my outfit and makeup choices. Obviously...
So on Tuesday, 21st October, I graduated with a First Class Honours from University Campus Suffolk. It was such a long day but it was really lovely to catch up with the University girls, even if it was briefly because your family are dragging you off in all directions for photos here, there and everywhere. Nightmare. Not only was it lovely to catch up with the girls, but I had my grandparents, Georges parents (minus George sadly as his away for the next 3 months with work) and both my parents there. It was an extra special day because its been 5 years since my parents have seen each other, and it was so amazing to have them both there with me to celebrate.
So outfit. It didn't take me too long to decide that I wanted to go for a pencil dress so that it would sit nicely underneath my gown, and I wanted to go for a white dress to break up the colours. Although after seeing other girls wearing black dresses and other colour dresses I thought that they did look really lovely too so my advice would be not to spend too much time dwelling over the details of your dress because at the end of the day it really didn't make much of a difference. Everyone looked extra lovely in all types! I picked up my dress on a whim from H&M for £29.99 (can't find it online but it is still in store) so I was really pleased. I also got the most gorgeous but painfully painful shoes from ASOS for £42.00 but I was so pleased with how they looked.

Makeup-wise, I went for my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, £33, as it gives such a gorgeous natural finish with a really lovely glow. I then bronzed up with a Chanel bronzer. (I can't find a link for it online but it comes in the round compact and is the darkest shade). I absolutely love this bronzer as it isn't red toned, and is really great for all skin types, but especially blondes and yellow toned skins like mine! I also love that it just doesn't go patchy at all and it is so buildable. I used my MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter pen in lightboost, £18.50 to highlight under my eyes, and blended that up to my temples to create a lifted look. For blusher I used my favourite MAC blush called style, £18. It is a gorgeous peachy orange shade and it is one of their mineralised blushes, so it  gives that really natural dewy finish. My fave. I then just powdered purely for the sake of flashback with my MAC loose powder foundation in 'light plus', £25 and took that through my t-zone and my chin only. For my eyes I used my Charlotte Tillbury Dolce Vita palette, £38 which I have worn down to the pan I love it so much. I created a really thin liner across my upper lash line with MAC fluidline gel liner in 'dipdown', £15.50. I just blended the primer shade in the Dolce Vita palette in my inner corners and my brow bone, and blended the two darker shades on the outer corner of my eye and blended it into join with the primer shade. I slicked on some mascara and added on my Eyelure lashes in #116, now £3.50 in the sale. I filled in my brows with my Chanel sculpting eyebrow pencil in number 10 blond clair, £19 -Which can I say is the best eyebrow pencil I have used to date. Minus the Anastasia Brow whiz. To finish it off I used my summer and autumn favourite lipstick of all time that I picked up this summer in New York which is the Tom Ford lipstick in Spanish Pink, £37.

After I handed back my robes, my family and I went to a really lovely restaurant called Milsoms to finish off the day. I was so tiered but luckily I didn't start work until 10am the next day! All in all it was such a lovely day and it was so nice to see my dad too as I haven't seen him since last Christmas. If any of you have family that live abroad than I'm sure you can relate to my excitement to have him there with me. Good luck to all those of you who are soon to be graduating, and congratulations to all of you who already have- Class of 2014!

Here's a look at some of my other snaps throughout the day. p.s sorry for the bad picture quality I used half iPhone, half dodgy 10 year old camera (mums) and half DSLR used by my mum which = extra dodgey photos. Some of my favourite ones of me and my family are right at the end.



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