I Heart Revolution x Elf collection

When I saw this collection from I Heart Revolution my Christmas loving heart skipped a beat. Elf is one of my favourite Christmas films, and this collection is the cutest, so of course I bought most of the collection.

The collection includes two eyeshadow palettes, and I got both. This is the Ninny Muggins palette, and it’s adorable! I love the the packaging of this whole collection, but the packaging on this palette might be my favourite. The colour scheme of this palette is very cute too.

This next palette is insane. It’s the OMG palette book collection, which is basically four palettes in one. I haven’t worn this palette yet, but by the looks of it my two favourite “pages” in this palette book are the second and third ones.

The last eye products in the collection are the Eye Glisten eyeshadows. I purchased both shades. The gold one is called New York and the pink/red one is called North Pole. I’m really excited to try these.

This is my most used product from the collection so far. It’s the I Heart Revolution x Elf primer, and it has a beautiful golden glow to it. The perfect base for festive make-up looks.

I also purchased the fixing spray, because it was so cute.

I had to pick up one of the Christmas Cheer highlighters as well. This is the shade Jovie, and it’s the lightest of three shades. I love the quote written inside of packaging. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

I bought two of the three Candy Cane lipglosses. I picked up the brown nude shade called Best Coffee and the pink shade called Cheer.

The last product (or products) I picked up was the Smiling’s My Favourite lip balm & lip scrub duo. The collection also came with some bath and body products, but I decided to skip on those.

Lots of red lips

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. If you haven’t guessed it already, you’ll be seeing red lips in most of my make-up posts throughout December, because red lips just go with all my Christmassy outfits. However, I’ll try to wear different shades and finishes, such as a sparkly, metallic lip like the one I’m wearing in these pictures.

(Base: primer – Essence Glow Like A Pro mattifying bamboo primer, foundation – Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation (shade: 004 Neutral Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star concealer in C5, powders – MAC Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape contour palette Light/Medium (shade: Emphasize) + Catrice HD Baking & Setting loose powder in C01 Translucent. Face make-up: contour/bronzer – MAC Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape contour palette Light/Medium (shade: Bone Beige) + Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – Essence The Blush in 10 Befitting, highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Pearl). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Passion in Paris palette (shades: Champs-Élysées + Notre-Dame + MontMartre + City of Light + Louvre), mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara in Moonlight Noir/Black Navy, eyeliner – MAC Dual Powerprint eye pencil (shade: Be Cool Bb). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Essence lipliner in 14 Femme Fatale + Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance lipstick in Blood Rush)

The lit list

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wore the new BH Cosmetics Miss Claus The Lit List palette on my eyes, and I love how this green eye look turned out. I just love green eyeshadow around Christmas time.

(Base: primer – Urban Decay All Nighter face primer, foundation – L’Oreal Paris Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder. Face make-up: bronzer – Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light, blushers – Essence The Blush in 40 Beloved + Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blush & highlighter in 05 Ruby Pop, highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Moonstone). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + BH Cosmetics Miss Claus The Lit List palette (shades: Spiked Cocoa + The Grinch + Lit List + Mistletoe + Tinsel + Frozen), mascara – MAC Magic Extension mascara, eyeliner – Essence Wood You Love Me? Duo Eye Pencil in 01 Forever Together (dark green shade). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Are You Filming?)

Blue and gold

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I love blue and gold together; I think it’s such a fun and festive colour combo.

(Base: primer – I Heart Revolution x Elf collection primer, foundation – Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation (shade: 004 Neutral Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + NYX Born To Glow radiant concealer (shade: Pale), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder in 0 Neutral. Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Firebrush bronzing powder, blusher – BH Cosmetics X Doja Cat Flora Powder Blush Trio in Poppy (third shade), highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shades: There She Glows + Glitzed Out). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Natasha Denona Gold palette (shades: Dijon + Oro + Aurum + Sparks) + BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin palette (shade: So Good), mascara – MAC Magic Extension mascara, eyeliner – MAC Harris Reed eye kohl in Powersurge. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + Essence Lamination Style Brow Fixing Gel By Merve in 01 Can Be Tamed!. Lips: Essence Stay 8h lipliner in 08 Passionate + Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick in Red Affair)

5 favourites – November

Yes! December is finally here. Well, by tomorrow it is. November just flew by, which I don’t mind, because I’m just waiting for December to arrive anyways. So let’s just jump right to it and talk about some favourites from the month of November.

Black Crocs sandals w. Christmas Jibbitz: I never thought that I would get myself a pair of Crocs, and I still don’t think that I would get a pair of original Crocs, but I really like this sandal version. This black pair which is now decorated with Christmas themed Jibbitz I wear as indoors slippers, and I think they’re adorable, super festive, and really comfortable.

Wet n Wild Prime & Set Prime Focus The Impossible Primer: I haven’t hauled most of the things in this haul including this primer from Wet n Wild. However, I really like this primer, so I had to feature it. It has the texture of a silicone based primer, but it’s silicone free. It feels cooling and soft on the skin and creates a great base for your foundation.

Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation (shade: 004 Neutral Porcelain): Speaking of foundation, this Catrice foundation has been one of my go-to foundations lately. I first purchased it in another shade, but it was a little too light actually (I can make it work though), but this shade is perfect. I love the finish and coverage too. It’s just such a good and affordable foundation.

Wishful Honey Whip Peptide moisturizer: I also have a skincare favourite this month. I’ve heard great things about this moisturiser from Wishful, and I don’t know if it’s only due to this product, but my skin has looked a lot better lately; better than it has in a very long time. This is a mini, but I might get the full size at some point.

Dead Poets Society (film): I know, how can I not have watched this film until now? Trust me, I’ve been wanting to watch this classic for years. Now I finally have, and I loved it. Being a teacher myself, this film really got to me. It’s such an inspiring story and a beautiful film.

Divine Rose II

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I recently purchased my first Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette, and this was my first time using it. Pat McGrath eyeshadows might be really expensive, but I was very impressed by the quality, and I think this eye look turned out so pretty.

(Base: primer – Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (shade: 1 Fair), foundation – Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation (shade: 004 Neutral Porcelain), concealer – Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch concealer (shades: 1 + 4), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Catrice All Matt Shine Control powder Healthy Look in 100 Neutral Fresh Beige. Face make-up: bronzer – Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light, blusher – BH Cosmetics Miss Claus Bad & Bougie blush quad (shade: Sugarplum), highlighter – Essence Berry On highligher in 01 Berry On My Mind!. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Pat McGrath Mothership VIII Artistry palette Divine Rose II eye palette (shades: Naked Blush + Xtreme Burgundy + Divine Dusk + VR Sextraterrestrial + Skinshow Rose Opal), mascara – MAC Magic Extension mascara, eyeliner – MAC Dual Powerprint eye pencil (shade: Short Fuse). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Essence lipliner in 05 Soft Berry + MAC Camden Caper lipstick)