B E A U T Y | G R A D U A T I O N*

My Graduation Day Makeup & Outfit

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On July 6th I graduated from university. It seems like an absolute age since that day but I still remember every moment. To date, it was the best day of my life. I had a few questions on the day so here’s a little post about the makeup and outfit from graduation. Mine was fairly early so there are still many people who might like and benefit from this post. If you do, let me know :).

I did a little google research before the big day about makeup for graduation and gathered a few ideas. In the end I decided to go for a bronzed type look with soft pinks and not just a very plain face. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t regret what I had done when looking back at the pictures. I tried to keep it sculpted but natural. I even used some of the skills I picked up at the Freedom and House of GlamDolls course. << Not a plug, legit what I did. Continue reading

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F I L M | T H E I M I T A T I O N G A M E*

The Imitation Game Review

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine"

Yesterday I really fancied a trip to the cinema so combined a half day at the library working on some essays with a late afternoons viewing. I went with my friend Sam as our respective partners aren’t really bothered about WWII code breaking films (we’re off to see The Hunger Games at my boyfriend’s request!!). I managed to stay away from the salt popcorn and we settled in for the  two hour film.

I’m no mathematician but what I gathered was that Enigma was a German machine that made all messages into an unbreakable code. The best bit was that they made no attempts to hide what they were saying, sending coordinates and plans for attack etc. etc. for anyone to openly intercept.  There were over 150 million different possibilities that the code could be and every day at midnight, the code changed again making the allies task even more impossible than it already was. Everyone thought Enigma was unbreakable.  Continue reading

H I S T O R Y | W W I – B R I T I S H W A R D I A R I E S*

 

WO95 - British Army War Diaries 1914-1922 @ TNA Kew Gardens

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'The documents and other survivals of the past are dead to us until we ask them a question. - Benedetto Croce, 1917

Yesterday a really exciting opportunity arose to get involved in the largest digitisation project The National Archives (TNA) has ever undertaken. If you don’t enjoy history however I wouldn’t bother continuing on with this blog post….. Continue reading