Sunday, November 23, 2014

Graduation - Class of 2014!

I'm officially a graduate!! On Friday it was finally my turn to graduate and it was the culmination of 3 amazing years of hard work (and a lot of partying)!! I am so thankful for the whole experience, I have met some amazing people along the way both in Southampton and Finland and it's sad to think that this is the end of an era but it's also time for the next chapter in my life. I honestly couldn't be more proud of myself, many of you probably don't know but I was really poorly during my final year and there was a few moments when I didn't think it would be possible to finish. But here I am, I persevered and it was without a day one of the best days of my life!
My ceremony wasn't until 2:30pm but there was lots to do before then. I headed to the Benefit counter in Boots first and had my makeup done in the morning which I absolutely loved and it lasted all day! The downside was that it was raining all morning so getting more pictures beforehand was out of the question, luckily it cleared up by the afternoon, god definitely answered my prayers, thankful that I wasn't wearing fake tan either!
I didn't manage to get any pictures with all of my family together as we had SO much to carry because of the rain. We had a group photo beforehand though which I really can't wait to see!

Before the ceremony I caught up with one of my best friends from uni, we met whilst studying in Finland and I don't think I would have survived the year without her! It's sad that I don't know when I will see my friends next but it's a good reason for touring the country by car!
The ceremony lasted 2 hours and it would be a lie if I didn't say I was bored by the end! I was so nervous but I was literally on the stage for 5 seconds and it was so nice to see everyone else up there too. Cue take one of throwing hats...
 Take two...
I think take 3 kinda worked?! Had to do the obligatory throwing the hat photo! Once the ceremony was over we lost half of our course friends so we had our own mini procession.
So that was the end of the most amazing day that I could have wished for. Everything was so perfect and it was amazing to see all of my friends again. I was more than happy to take my robes, hat and heels off after wearing them all day. My shoulders genuinely have burns on them from continuously having to pull my robes back up, ouch!
After the ceremony we headed into a marquee for drinks and biscuits! This made me much happier than it should have done, shortbread biscuits with the Southampton Solent sign on what could be better?!

I hope you enjoyed having a peek into my graduation! Also apologies for the lack of posts this week sometimes life gets so hectic that it has to be put on hold but I'm full steam ahead again from this week, so look out for some more beauty posts this week! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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  1. You looked fantastic and glad you had such a good day on Friday!

  2. Aw what a fabulous day! Loving your purple by the way, mine was sky blue which I also loved but some are grotty aren't they, haha! Your makeup looks lush! :)


  3. I love your furry clutch :-) great touch and congratualtions on your graduation you look Beautiful!
    Serene xoxo

  4. Congratulations Nicole! You lovely as always & I love the purple hoods!


  5. well done! love your outfit too :)

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  6. Congratulations on graduating! I love your shoes :) xx


  7. What lovely photographs! Congratulations as well. You must be so happy and proud of yourself!

  8. Congratulations! And I graduated last week too, but your gown is wayyy nicer than mine was. Very jealous!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  9. Aww i know so lucky with the colour of the hood! Sky blue is a lovely colour too :) Thanks have to thank benefit for that hehe xxx

  10. Thanks Serene its new look :) Thanks so much!! xxx

  11. Thanks so much Bella :) I know so lucky with the purple could be so much worse haha xxx

  12. Thanks so much :) They are only from peacocks so comfy too! xxx

  13. Eeek thanks so much hun! Yes so happy i got there in the end, so worth the hard work! xxx

  14. Thanks so much! I am cant believe its all done now :) xxx

  15. Thanks so much Annabel! Aww i hope you had a lovely graduation too! I know pretty lucky with the purple hood! xxx


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