My Graduation

Today I thought I would share a life post with you and provide a little insight into my life as I always like reading more personal posts. I recently graduated with an Upper Second Class English Degree, something that I have to say I am very proud of. The graduation day was so much better than I could have imagined and the look of pride on my parents face was just priceless. I thought I would share a few pictures with you all today and sort of mark the occasion on my blog.


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My graduation was held at my university, the University of Greenwich which is a beautiful location. It is swamped with history, located in a Royal Borough and was once home to Henry VI. Why, the Queen met her husband there for the first time! Can you tell I was a student ambassador, I gave too many tours to students and guests to remember. I still remember the first day I moved to Greenwich, I was in shock over how beautiful the university was and I remember saying wow, I feel like I am in a movie. Well, funny that, as I was indeed in a movie set as the university provided the back drop to The Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Les Miserables and Thor to name a few while I was studying there. Yes I did manage to see Johnny Depp!


Why English? Everyone asks me that and it simply happens to be a) I enjoy it so much and b) the skills you pick up from the course are endless. I actually always thought I was going to be a lawyer, I was certain, it was only during the very last stages of university applications that it just clicked. English (mostly literature based) was what I wanted to study. Too many of my friends went into university and hated their course and didn’t enjoy the process however I am so glad I took English as I really did enjoy the three years I spent studying it.



I think a common questions from fellow students and graduates is, what did you do your dissertation on? Well I had the option to take novel writing instead of writing a dissertation and since creative writing was my favourite aspect of English, I grabbed that opportunity with both hands. I wrote a novel based on abuse, both emotional and physical, and although it was rather gritty and raw it really paid off breaking taboos and writing about something unconventional.


Okay for those who were completely bored about that, lets talk about something more MakeupAtoZ related. What did I wear?! Well as you can see from the pictures I wore a long white floaty dress with Asian stone detailing. My mum really wanted me to wear it and though I was so against the idea at first, I am really happy I went for it. I was worried it might be too much but I had so many compliments and I love how it turned out in the pictures. It really stands out against the black of the graduation gown and hat (which my Dad purchased for me as a memento- thanks Daddy!). I didn’t want to over accessorise so for jewellery I wore simple studs and a beautiful watch which has sentimental value meaning it had to be a part of my big day. This dress has quickly become my ‘princess’ dress, every girl needs one!


Now the makeup. Although I didn’t get close up pictures I can pretty much describe what I wore for you. I wore foundation to make sure in pictures my skin was even and flawless. One my eyes I went for a slight smokey look, eye liner and lashes. I didn’t want to get too creative as I will have these pictures forever and my taste in makeup might change! I wanted to go for something timeless, something I can look back at in ten years time and not think it looks too dated. On my lips I went for my signature look, a bright strong red lip. I didn’t want to get too crazy with hair either so I just left it plain and straight as my hair is quite long. And that is it for my look!

I hope you enjoy this post on my graduation and the pictures! Sorry about the strong watermarking but these are extremely personal pictures for me so it needed to be done! Let me know what you think of this post with a comment below and until next time have a great day. Tanzina x

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  1. Feels like I know you a bit more now. Now that you are done with your graduation, all the best for the next phase in your life.

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