Like last year, I attended the RGU Sports Blues Ball with my Cheerleading team, which has been an incredible part of my university experience in Aberdeen. I'm gutted I can't be part of the team next year, I honestly will miss the sport and all my team mates so so much.
Can you see me? (I'm near the back)
If you read my post about Blues Ball last year, you'll know I performed a miracle and managed to get myself a dress for just £6. Six. Pounds. Only six. Amazing I know. Well this year I challenged myself to find an even cheaper dress, but unfortunately I left it a little too late and had to settle for an also good price of £19.50 in the NA-KD sale. This was my first purchase from NA-KD and although it arrived one or two days later than the expected 3 days delivery, I am very happy with their service and would definitely purchase from the company again. Their website is a dream to browse and shop on.
From trying on a few dresses I discovered I am not a fan of dark colours on me, such as black and navy. I felt very uncomfortable wearing these dark tones, however when I put on this burgundy dress it felt so right. I was comfortable, I liked how the fabric was tight on my body and my butt looks great. I have been doing my squats and I am very proud.
I was also pretty proud of my makeup for the day. It had to last from 3pm to about 3am, but I desperately wanted to go all-out extra glam. To make matters worse, I lost my eyebrow kit the other week in a nightclub which was very sad. Yes, I lost my eyebrows on the dance floor. So I've been experimenting with contour sticks and different eyeshadows to find a temporary fix until I can afford to buy another eyebrow kit. Luckily for Blues Ball I managed an okay combination of a contour stick and wet eyeshadow to find the correct shade, but this did take up a good amount of time on the day.
And for once I had no issues with eyeliner - none whatsoever! It just glided on effortlessly. Recently I have began wearing false lashes on nights out, and for Blues Ball I wanted to take them up a notch. False lashes are terrifying the first time you see them in the box. They just look so massive! You wonder how they could ever look natural or realistic on the eye. But luckily my Eylure Texture (No 153) lashes went on effortlessly and were not too over the top. Another surprising success. I'd definitely like to experiment with more eye makeup and eye shadow techniques, so this was a great confidence boost.
The night itself began with just cheerleaders at a member's flat. A few teary speeches were given from girls graduating and leaving this year, and it did honestly make me a little emotional as I'm not sure if I'll ever be rejoining the team or not. But the pres, ball itself and club afterwards was the best way to finish the year with all my favourite cheerleaders. I am so so happy I did join RGU Cheer in first year, met my current amazing flatmates and made so many good friends that I know will be around for a long long while (you're not going anywhere sorry). Thank you to everyone at Cheer who has made the past two years an incredible experience, I hope I've made it a good one for you too!
See you soon.