THE END IS IN SIGHT

The amount of times I have re-written this post over and over again is ridiculous. It’s hard to say everything you want to say about the past 13 years of your life in just a few hundred words or so. But I’m giving it my best shot, because after all, another time like this will never come again. Depressing much?


Class of 2015.

We stand here, on the precipice of the future, our future. It’s not a distant reality anymore. It begins here. It begins today.

We began high school as children, but we’re leaving as young adults. We have completed a basic level of education that will serve as the platform we are using to launch ourselves into our futures. Some of us will go onto college, university, some even going straight into work, while others take a gap year. Whatever you are doing, each of us will travel our own path. No matter what that path is, let it be the yellow brick road even, there will be challenges ahead that will face us. We need to meet those challenges straight on with our heads held high as it is not enough to simply try and get by in life. The future is truly in our hands, so let’s make the most of it.
It seems like it was only yesterday we were tiny little first years fighting away through the corridors trying to figure out where our next class was (and darn, did that one way corridor in Science not make things so much more difficult!) and looking clueless to all the seniors. Now we are the seniors who stand here (well…not literally) ready to graduate and move forward in the world. Yet at this moment of mixed emotions, we can’t help looking back. 
How do we measure the time we have spent in high school? At the start, we measured it in class periods, only dreaming of the day of eventual freedom. As the days and weeks passed, we measure it in terms, and later in years as we moved from being the babies of the school to turning into right typical teenagers who thought they had it all figured out. By the time we reached our senior year, we were confident that we were prepared to take over the S6 Common Room and “rule the school”! And now here we stand. Our rule is over, and it is now up to the class of 2016 to step into our shoes and take over. I know now that my time will be measured in a much different way. I will measure it in all the friendships I have had in the past six years - some just being within classroom walls. But I’ll remember each one fondly. And when some of our high school memories begin to fade, that’s how we will ultimately measure the time we have spent here. Not in periods, terms or years - but in the friendships that we made and the times we shared together.
To our teachers, thank you for sharing your time, talent and knowledge with us. Yes, we know it is your job to do so, but you go beyond the call of duty. You took the time to explain tasks, sometimes repeatedly because we weren’t paying attention. 
You put in the effort to make lessons more interesting so we were less likely to tune out. You pushed us for excellence even when we didn’t feel like we could achieve it. You sat the bar high and challenged us to live up to it…even though I’m not good with heights…literally. Mr Lynch, Mr Arbuckle and Mr McPake. Mrs Durie, Miss Walker, Mrs Batty and Mrs Coull. And to those who left during my six years; Mr Morrison and Mr Carson, Miss McKeown, Mrs Todd and Miss Cameron. (Just to name some *wink*) Thank you all. 

To our parents, thank you for supporting us in more ways than it is possible to count. You made sure we were out of bed each morning, even if that meant dragging us out by our feet. You came to drama shows, attended sports day, you even helped us with the dreaded homework and listened to our complaints. You commiserated over our daily dramas, however you gave us space to learn how to work things out for ourselves. These are just a few of the millions of ways you've supported us on our journey throughout school. Thank you.

With one day officially left (Muck Up Day!) I will be fitting in my goodbyes in the hallways and classrooms while there is still time. Hurrying to get the handshakes, possible hugs and photos alongside the thank yous in to my teachers while I remember what they taught me and how great they were.

With summer just over the horizon soon followed by the start of University life, the grey and beige stone school by the name of Craigmount is fading away in the distance. I will say goodbye again but not just for a weekend, but for a final time.

To those not only graduating at my school, but everyone all around; follow your passion, continue to be leaders, and to the very best of luck in your future. 


Class of 2015…we did it!


KISS COSMETICS *

As I write this post, I have just came back from staying over at a relatives house and I haven't even been in the house yet for one hour! That is because I have been super excited to share with you something sneaky that the last few months or so have been leading up to!

This year I have been part of a little secret Facebook group along with other talented bloggers watching a new makeup brand, KISS Cosmetics, develop and come to life. In the group we are often asked questions about makeup where they rely on our inputs, thoughts and feelings to develop the best possible products. It has all been very exciting as we sit biting our lips in anticipation for the big reveal as it gets nearer and nearer. 
(Update: TODAY!)

Kiss Cosmetics are a new UK based, colour focused makeup brand who will be initially solely focussing on quality lip products at affordable prices. The shades have been very carefully selected so that they complement all skin tones enabling something for everyone.

A couple of days ago I was lucky to be contacted by KISS Cosmetics to actually test out one of their products and review it prior to the launch which is very exciting indeed!

I really like how they are interested in listening to our opinions and thoughts throughout this whole process. This without a doubt, will make them a more successful cosmetic brand and I can't thank them enough for doing so and allowing me to review such a wonderful product!


Do you look for longevity from your lipstick? Yes? Well fear no more as KISS have just released a lip sealant to keep your lipstick right where it should be - on those lips of yours! Let me introduce you to....

Locked Lips!

Locked Lips is a clear sealant for your lips that will give you confidence in your lip colour as it seals in your lipstick allowing you to eat, drink, kiss, etc, with no transfer ensuring it will stay well and truley put! 

The day after I replied saying I would love to review the selected product, I was just about to go and catch the train as I was off for the night to a relatives, the postwoman knocked on the door and handed over a wee box. Without this sounding like a story, I was so eager to open it I took with me on the train. Inside the box alongside Locked Lips, I was also sent a mini KISStick that I could use with the sealant with, in the colour 'Seductive Damson' - one for the purple lovers out there!


The KISStick will be available to purchase in 10 high pigment shades from the 22nd of April at www.kisscosmetics.co.uk for £7!

I really love Locked Lips as it ensures me that my lipstick is going to last hours and hours, if not the whole day! It is really easy to apply in a blotting motion and takes only a few seconds. I am now convinced that Locked Lips will be a staple in my make-up collection and it should be in yours too!


Locked Lips will be available to purchase on www.kisscosmetics.co.uk from the 29th April for only £3.50!

"Lock up your KISStick and throw away the key with Locked Lips!" 

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 This is a sponsored post. All products reviewed on this page were sent to me complimentary from Kiss Cosmetics. I only recommend products or services I try personally and believe my readers will enjoy. All opinions are my own.

COACHELLA READY

With Coachella soon just kicking off in California, I am super jealous of those attending. The sunny music festival is just as much about the fashion as it is the music. With this year's lineup including the likes of; ACDC, Clean Bandit, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Vance Joy, George Ezra and many many many more, the lineup is more eclectic than ever before!
Inspired by this amazing music festival and some of the acts, I have broken down outfits seen by celebrities in previous years to help give you festival looks that are perfect for influencing your SS15 wardrobe. Even if you ain't attending Coachella this year, with Spring finally here bringing 't-shirt and shorts' weather you too can wear these looks.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner







Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler






Cody Simpson



If you happen to be one of the lucky ones who have a ticket and are undecided on what look to rock, I hope this has made it easier for you. Though if you aren't going, I hope these inspired looks have helped to unleash the inner boho gal (or guy!) inside of you...plus look on the bright side, there is always next year!





MARCH ROUND UP

I cannot believe it is April already. The past four months have been so busy and have gone so quickly! I know my posts have been lacking to say the least but today I bring a round up of things I have been up to this month alongside a few monthly favourites.


In March I had been:

Watching: Very little. Though with that said I have really gotten into Hollyoaks due to (SPOILER ALERT!) Peri's Pregnancy storyline.

Doing: ALOT of work for school and for my HNC in Media and Communications!

Looking forward to:  Easter holidays, getting homework under control and finishing school. People say these years are the best in your life. Ha! I bloody hope not!




Monthly Favourites include:

Maybelline Illegal Length Fibre Extensions Mascara.

A few weeks ago Superdrug had a deal on - Any 2 Maybelline products for £10 - which seemed really cheap as on average a product costed £8, therefore how could I not splash a wee bit of cash? I picked up this mascara which is usually at £8.99
and was quite skeptical at first. As some of you may know, I was sent the Younique 3D Fiber Mascara to review before it launched here in the UK, which you can read here. Over time I have become accustom to it, however, the procedure can take a little longer than regular mascara and can also be quite fiddly for some. 
With this Maybelline mascara, it doesn't give off as big a result and the Younique one, but does do it's job.
Despite the brush looking like it has been chopped into by a pair of petit scissors, it does a good job at separating and coating the lashes.

Abercrombie & Fitch Body Mist in the scent, Trafford Prep. 
I bought this a while back and actually stored it away with all my other perfumes and fragrances  However, I recently cleared out my room and re-organised it soon remembering I had this. The smell isn't too sweet nor sickly which makes it a great body spray to use to use whether it is just to go to school or to a party. I can't remember how much I got it for exactly, but it was around the £20 mark give or take. It may seem quite expensive for a body mist, but trust me, it lasts for a very very very long time. As you can see in the photos I haven't used a lot of it but I use it on a daily basis and have done for a good couple of months now.

 A Beautiful Mess blog.
This is quite a strange monthly favourite that you may not be used to seeing, but I have found myself obsessing over some of the wonderful posts and creative ideas over on, A Beautiful Mess. I have been a fan of this blog for quite some time now (before I started blogging!) but this month the creativity over on the blog has truly captured my attention. I want to re-design my whole house!



I hope that you have enjoyed this years March round up. What have been your highlights thought the month?