Thursday, 21 May 2015

Dr. Blogger!

Hi, everyone! I'm here to share a short, but ultra exciting post with you- yesterday marked the successful defense of my Dissertation, which means I have officially earned PhD status! I started graduate school nearly 8 years ago, so this really feels like the culmination of something that I've put every ounce of my being into. It hasn't fully sunken in yet, but I'm gradually revelling in the sensation of finally being finished! Just call me Dr. Blogger! :)


After my defense, I went for a beer and diner food with a couple good friends (perfect way to celebrate!), then sauntered into Inglot for a peruse (it was literally around the corner from our lunch spot; way too tempting). I didn't intend to go nuts, but I wanted to pick up a small celebratory item. I ended up with the vibrant blue lipstick from the Mama Mia collection, which is truly unlike anything in my stash. I'll post a review of it shortly (minus artistically filtered photos), but for now I can say that this playful, unique hue really mirrors the feelings of pride and freedom that achieving my PhD have summoned. I feel like no one can stop me now and this lipstick is the perfect accessory for this emotion.

Thanks so much to all who have sent supportive and congratulatory messages- so very, very much appreciated! xoxo

71 comments:

  1. Woah this is amazing! Congratulations!

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  2. That's amazing! CONGRATS! As someone who just started her PhD this year, it warms my heart to know that people do finish their dissertations! It's such a long way off for me! What did you study?

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    1. Thank you so much! And yes... it is possible! Just takes a lot of endurance :) I studied Clinical Psychology!

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    2. You're amazing! CONGRATS AGAIN OMG!

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  3. I am in awe of you...congratulations on finishing your PhD while also keeping such a vibrant, colourful blog alive. Are you planning an academic career or looking to clinical practice?

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    1. Aww, thank you so very much! My blog has been a lifesaver, keeping me sane when things got stressful. I'm working as a therapist in private practice now :)

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    2. I wish you much happiness and success in your new role! I'm sure you'll rock.

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  4. Hooray! Good for you, Jen. I love that you chose such a fun lipstick to express your freedom/achievement. I look forward to the review. :D

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    1. Thank you so much! The blue lippie was a perfect way to celebrate :)

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  5. Huge congratulations on your PhD OMG :D

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  6. congratulation :)

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  7. Oh wow that's amazing, huge congrats Jen!!

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  8. Yay! This is awesome news. I am so excited for you.

    Well done.

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    1. Thanks so, so much, Nicole! xo

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  9. Congrats!
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  10. Congratulations! There is a crazy amount of hard work and dedication behind those letters. Well done!

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  11. Congratulations! There is a crazy amount of hard work and dedication behind those letters. Well done!

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  12. Aaaah, all of the congratulations to you! All your hard work paid off :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Thanks so much! It still feels surreal, but definitely ultra exciting :)

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  13. Congratulations! All that hard work!

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  14. Congratulations Dr. Jennifer! Great job on all the hard work and seeing it through to the end! Makeup shopping as a reward sounds perfect. :)
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Thanks so, so much, Jenny! It did feel like the perfect, fun little reward :)

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  15. Congrats Jen! What an awesome accomplishment! It's nice that you can wear that lipstick and hopefully remember this proud and happy time!

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    1. Thanks so much, Melanie! Yes, the blue lippie will always be a fun reminder of the accomplishment :)

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  17. Wow, that is a huge accomplishment! Congrats!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  18. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this good news to us and congratulations! xx

    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM

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  19. I've already said it, but congratulations again! That must feel not only like such a huge accomplishment, but also like an enormous weight off your shoulders!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachelle! It really is the ultimate weight off my shoulders :)

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  20. Massive congrats Jen, so proud of you!! Dr Blogger-love it!!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Thanks so, so much, Stacey! xo

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  21. Congratulations! Thats great news. I love this colour on you, you pull it off so well i'm not sure I'd be brave enough. Its nice seeing people step out their comfort zones and experiment with new colours :) x


    Tia | at0ut.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Tia! Going outside of my comfort zone felt like the perfect way to celebrate :)

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  22. Congrats, Dr Blogger!!!! I LOVE that lippie PS!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenn! I'm pretty obsessed with the blue lippie :)

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  23. Love that you were adventurous and are pulling off that blue! Props to you girl!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com

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  24. This is so awesome! Congrats!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  25. This blue lipstick looks fun! And congrats on your achievement! I am sure many great things will follow :-)

    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
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  26. Congrats on the accomplishment! I'm feeling stressed out enough in my undergrad; I can't even imagine going for my PhD at this stage in my life. And the Inglot at Dundas Square is too tempting, isn't it?

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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    1. It is waaay tempting! And literally blocks away from where I defended my dissertation :) Undergrad feels like yesterday, so ultra surreal that I'm done now!

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  27. What a huge achievement. Well done.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  28. This is fantastic news!
    Congrats Jen ... I mean Dr.Blogger! :)
    TarteTanya

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  29. Congratulations Dr Blogger! Well done!

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  30. Such an incredible achievement! Must be an amazing feeling to know all your hard work has paid off Doctor ;)

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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    1. It really is an amazing feeling, just gradually sinking in. Thanks, Zandra! xo

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  31. Congrats once again, Dr Jen! I know how it feels. It feels like the world is finally a happy place again. LOL Hugs!

    That's such a bold color for lipstick! Perfect for occasion!

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    1. Thanks so much! It really does feel that way- like a huge weight off my shoulders :)

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