Thursday, 16 July 2015

IN BEAUTY: GRADUATION OOTD AND MAKE-UP

Monday saw the deal sealed - yep, I am officially a graduate of Liverpool JMU and the proud owner of a journalism degree. It was quite an emotional moment as the honorary fellows of my university called out my name and I nervously padded across the stage to shake hands, smile and unload the butterflies that had been swarming in my stomach.

For the momentous occasion I opted for an appropriate dress, wacky and loud - my kind of thing but more importantly fitting to my degree as the print (excuse the pun) was newspaper articles. I have had a few people ask me on Instagram where it was from. It is handmade by a designer from my home town who I featured on my blog last year - The brand 'Witchie Stitchie' design and make unique pieces for a one of a kind look. I certainly recommend checking them out if you like experimental fashion.

My make-up was kept fairly simple using 'Studio Fix fluid' from Mac as a base paired with the Elizabeth Arden bronzer to sculpt my cheek bones. 'Soft and Gentle' was the highlighter of choice to compliment my eyes which were kept simple with a light dusting of 'Metallic Khaki' eyeshadow from L'Oreal and lashings of the Maybelline 'Lash Stiletto' mascara. To compliment the red in my dress I wore 'Ruby Woo' by Mac on my lips - the matte formula stayed put all day long between sips of champagne. 

Pop over on Sunday if you'd like to read more about the day and all of the exciting happenings.

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  1. I love that you went for something a bit different with your outfit...I wore what we were asked to for my first graduation from Uni of Liverpool (black trousers/ skirt and a white blouse) and regretted it because hardly anyone actually followed it. For my 2nd graduation from my teaching course in Hope, I went with a bright cobalt blue dress instead and got nothing but compliments all day, Em x
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    1. fits so well with your degree, too! :-)

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  2. How very Carrie Bradshaw! I love it!

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