Thursday, 7 June 2012

Graduation accessories & make-up

As you've seen in one of my previous posts I recently bought a dress for my graduation ball on Saturday, THIS Saturday :)))))))! So, obviously, I needed to go out & buy some accessories to complement it nicely.

I don't have all of my belongings here in Nottingham (some are at home in Birmingham), so although I already own many clutch bags and heels typically the ones I need aren't here in Nottingham. & I don't have time to go back home & get them! Because of this I was on a mission yesterday to find some nice simple black stilletoes & a black clutch. It sounds quite boring but as my dress is a very bold blue colour & has a lot of detail, I didn't want to take anything away from it with accessories. Being the poor student I am, I was on a budget. Meaning, I couldn't get anything too fancy.

So, heels & clutch! Both of which I bought from New Look. The shoes were £24.99 I do believe. I loove stiletoes that have no seem between the platform and the shoe its self.. if you know what I mean? I think it gives the heels a very classic look. I wore them out to last night to break them in a little so they might not look great in the photos.

The clutch was £12, I think. It's not the best clutch I've ever seen but you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a plain black clutch bag! It came with two detachable handles; one is seen in the picture & the other was quite ugly so I chucked it.

(It won't let me rotate the photo of the bag, sorry!)

On to the make-up I bought... so with black accessories & a vibrant blue dress I bought a nail varnish of each colour. I got both colours as I'm not sure what to do yet... gradient nails, stencils...? Both varnishes are from Rimmel; the black in called 'black cab' & the blue is 'blue eyed girl'. 

 As it's 3 for 2 in Superdrug at the moment I treated myself to a little extra item. I thought I'd go for a lipstick, as I never ever wear them & I thought it would be a nice difference for Saturday :) I bought shade 20 'Rosetto' from the Kate Moss selection for Rimmel.


The swatch was only a single stroke of the lipstick. As you can see its highly pigmented. I wore it out last night & I absolutely love it! It didn't dry my lips out at all, in fact it was quite moisturising. The colour lasted a long time too (even through all that drinking!). Here is a photo of me from last night, so you can see the lipstick :)

I also bought a pair or Eyelure Naturalites in 107. My trusted old favourites :)

Despite being blonde haired all of my life I have never owned blonde bobby pins. As I'm doing my hair in an up-do Saturday night (to show off the back of my dress :) I thought I'd buy some to try & make it look as neat as possible.

There we have it :) I am ever so nearly ready for my graduation ball. All I need now is a backless bra (?!). Hopefully this won't be too hard to find tomorrow.

I'm soooo excited :D

Jen xox


  1. I love Eylure 107 - always buy that :)

  2. The shoes look lovely, and the dress you picked from your other post is stunning! I wish I put more thought into my graduation.

    I picked a dress that matched my uni's colours, but I didn't really like the fit of it and wished I'd picked something else. Oh well!

    I really want to try eylure eyelashes. I've worn my first pair of false eyelashes, now I want to experiment and everyone says their good!

    Lisamello xx

    1. Thank youuu :) These are for my graduation ball. I'm yet to buy my graduation dress, no idea what to go for! Eyelure are the best affordable eyelashes, I think. xx

  3. Lovely shoes and I really like the colour of the lipstick :)

    Tanesha x