Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've made a proper blog entry! Well I can explain; I've been planning what wear for my high school graduation. And by wearing I mean accessories, how to have my hair, nails and make-up. Thanks for all the suggestions and tips in my post about dressing for occasions :)
Last night, I officially graduated from high school! It was a very special and exciting night for all of us and I'm glad that the night went smoothly and no one (that I saw) fell on or off stage :D We were all worried about stacking it during the night in front of everyone because of our high heels and we didn't need any embarrassment for our final lasting impressions x]
While many or shall I say the majority of the graduates wore long/maxi dresses, the very few of the minority wore shorter dresses, including me. I've never worn or owned a long/maxi dress before so I didn't want to risk wearing one for my graduation night. Even more chance of me stacking it because of its length :( Wearing a shorter dress meant that people would be able to see my heels :P And I didn't have to hold it while I walked.
Not only that but I actually got this dress that I wore from my aunty which she gave it to me I guess as a graduation gift. That meant that I didn't go out and spend money on a new dress, saved again =] Although I was initially worried about someone wearing the same dress (hence my other reasoning for not buying one), I didn't see anyone wear the same dress, so it was all good! And many got theirs made. In the end, I was happy to be rocking my shorter, layered dress - it made me unique =]
My make-up (Eyes) FOTD
FOTD: Smokey Eyes
Looks like it's got a little bit of blue, pink and purple as well as the greys that I used.
Was just wearing vaseline lip balm at this stage (my 'holy grail' product, moistens and softens my lips well!)
Dimple face, lol
- Australis Face Primer
- Revlon ColorStay Velvet Creme in Natural Tan (my day and night foundation)
- EcoTools Foundation Brush
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Rimmel Quad in 001 Smokey Noir
-Various brushes from Australis and Sigma
- Face of Australia Black Liquid Eyeliner
- NYX Black Pencil Liner
- Criss-cross false eyelashes
- Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara Waterproof
- QVS Eyelash Curler
- TBN Nail Polish in Gilt
Kept my nails simple. I wanted to use nail stickers and all that but I decided not to.
- Vaseline Lip Balm
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 131 Ginger Rose
HAIR AND ACCESSORIES:
- Mini Straightening Iron for the curls
- Floral Pink Hair Band from Forever New
- White Clip-on Flower from Forever New
- Earrings from Diva
- Necklace from Equip
- Bracelet and rings from Zamels
My dress, shoes and bag listings would be for an OOTD :P
I love the curls/waves I got out of using my mini straightener! I liked it more than using my curling iron. Putting the band on my hair was a last minute thing but I'm glad I used it to achieve more volume to my hair. Thanks to my friend Cathy for suggesting that I buy both the white flower clip and the hair band :) I actually just bought them yesterday, the day of the graduation! So glad.
It got a little annoying though, when it kept going up and almost slipping off :( So by the end of the night my mum told me to take it off, so I did. Oh and my mum wasn't initially going to be a my graduation (she doesn't see it as a big deal compared to uni grads lol) but then she decided that she'll come, and I wanted her to so that she could hold onto my clutch since we weren't allowed to have it with us for the ceremony. Lots of walking around for us, no bags to be held!
I arrived just in time for the whole photo of all of the graduates! The photo will be online on the photographer's site (I think) so when that's up I'll upload it here.
Someone's relative took this photo next to the cameraman. It might be hard to spot me but I'm on the right wearing the headband :) About the 4th row.
We waited in the waiting rooms for all the students and guests to be seated (the whole school came to the graduation ceremony because it was also a school mass) and we had this whole entrance where we had to walk through the aisle with drums playing in the background while holding a battery-operated candle in a glass. It was dark inside for this and I forgot to turn on my candle =[ LOL fail. We handed it to a year 11 as a way of 'passing down' the year 12 leadership and responsibilities. After that we'd just sit down and I was lucky enough to be seated in the front row =]
I've been at a Catholic school all my life and so last night was also an end of year celebration as well as a graduation. An end of year celebration of thanks involved with praying and blessing. After this was our graduation ceremony and the school captain made her speech. It was so touching and emotional, I wanted to cry! But then my makeup would've ran and looked messy haha.
We went out to the foyer and lined up in order of our last names and classes. This was our time to walk up onto the stage and collect our flowers and certificate. I wasn't nervous at all! We already had a rehearsal in the morning so I knew exactly what to do and where to walk to. my heels made my feet hurt but luckily I managed to walk and not tumble down the stairs so trip up along the walk around the perimeter x)
After everyone received their certificate and orchids, we walked out of the ceremony to the school hymn =] That was it, we had all finally graduated! Many hugs and cheers and of course, photos!
The Asians :D
I'm so glad I wore higher heels this time, or else I'd look shorter than everyone
None of us are shorter than 160cm x) We're considered tall for Asians
Missing one that didn't show up to grad!
Credits to Cathy for this photo ♥
Me and my friend Jenny
Gah she's like the same height as me when I wear my super high heels! She only wore flats
My hair looks more brown in this photo. It's meant to be like this because I dyed it a few weeks ago
Hair band off. Mum took this photo =]
Woah my eyes look super huge and dolly o_o No circle lenses!
There are more photos that were taken with other people's cameras but they haven't uploaded them on Facebook yet! When they do I'll add them here. I took photos with teachers but they're not that nice haha. I'm very picky with my photos, I think I look bad in the majority of photos that are taken of me anyway :P
As I was saying before, I had a morning rehearsal for the graduation. What sucked was that I had to wake up at 7 am. For someone who has slept in ever since their exams have been completed, it was hard sleeping earlier than usual and waking up as though I had school again -__- Not fun at all! I felt so sick in the morning from the lack of sleep but I plowed through the rehearsal. Seeing everyone again made me happy :)
I guess this could be another morning to night look? I had to go back to school after the rehearsal to get a ticket for my mum to be at my graduation. My LAST time being at school as a 'student' =/ Went into the toilets lol and took these photos:
Almost a no-makeup face. Just a bit of eyeliner and curled lashes.
Waiting for my hair to grow longer!
OOTD - Very Casual
Free Fusion Tee, Supre Shorts, BlueBird Bag, Rubi Shoes
It was just a rehearsal so I didn't see the point in dressing up. Also, it was a humid day, no layers.
I was slightly surprised when some of you said that you thought I was petite and shorter than 160cm xD I'm taller than this 'full-length' mirror haha. I guess I have petite proportions (clothing sizes) but in height I wouldn't call myself petite x]
That's all to this post ^-^ Sorry if it was really long!
ANYWAY, I'm thinking for my next post or future posts to do a VLOG so you can all see and hear me talk! But the problem is... I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TALK ABOUT O_O Does anyone have any ideas or requests? I'm thinking of doing a tutorial, but that might be boring? Should i talk during the tutorial? HELP ME :D