Holiday make-up haul

The only holiday make-up collections I usually buy are MAC and Jeffree Star, but this year there are so many cute holiday palettes and lip sets, so I decided to get some products from BH Cosmetics, Fenty Beauty, and Too Faced.

Let’s start with BH Cosmetics. I’ve never tried any products from this brand, but these are some of the most festive holiday palettes I’ve ever seen, so I had to have them. I’ve already worn both palettes, and so far I love them. The quality is great for the affordable price and the colour stories are so inspiring; especially the colour story of the Naughty palette. I can’t wait to create many more looks with these palettes.

I love Fenty Beauty as a brand, and I couldn’t resist a few of this year’s holiday sets. The first set that I’ve purchased is the Full Snap – Gift Duo which contains a limited edition Snap Shadows palette in Holo-Daze and a mini Full Frontal mascara. I haven’t tried the mascara before, so I’m excited to do so, and I love the Snap Shadow palettes, and the shades in this one are so pretty.

From Fenty Beauty I also purchased the Glossy Posse – Holo’Daze Christmas Edition which is a set of four mini Gloss Bombs in limited edition shades. The shades are (from left to right): Ruby Milk, Cake Shake, Taffy Tea$e, and Baby Brut. How cute are these glosses!

I’ve never been that interested in Too Faced make-up, but their holiday sets this year caught my eye for some reason. This Cinnamon Bear gift set is so cute, and I can’t wait to try both products.

This is the holiday set that started it all for me this year. It’s the Too Faced Christmas Snuggles & Melted Kisses – Gift Set which contains four mini Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear lipsticks in the shades (from left to right) Hot Toddy, Candy Cane, Sugar Cookie, and Caramel Apple. The packaging is adorable and so festive and the lipsticks actually smell like the things they’re named after, which is incredible. I have already tried a couple of the shades, and I’m really impressed by the formula. I’m going to keep my eye out for sets like this one in the future.

Festive emerald

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wanted to match my eyeshadow to my green jumper, so I had to break out another new eyeshadow palette (I have many new palettes to haul), because it contained the perfect green shade to match my jumper. It’s of course the new Jeffree Star Blood Money palette, which is a green palette and perfect for this time of year.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shade: Glitzed Out). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Jeffree Star Blood Money palette (shades: Private Island + Emerald Estate + Divine Intervention), mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara, eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Glam Glitter gel eye crayon in All That Glitters. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner in 004 Simply Red + MAC Sparks Of Romance lipstick) 

Very christmassy

Here’s what I wore yesterday December 1. I had to go for a very christmassy outfit on the first day of December and wore my new green Christmas jumper that lights up. I paired it with my red corduroy trousers to go with the most festive colour scheme of red and green.

(Jumper – Julesweaters, trousers – Monki, sneakers – Nike)

Blue magic

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wanted to try out another new eyeshadow palette I haven’t hauled yet (I know, I’m way behind on hauls), because it had all these stunning blue shades, which were perfect with the outfit. I’m talking about the By Beauty Bay Book of Magic palette, and I think I’m going to get along very well with this palette.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – Essence The Blush in 10 Befitting, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Cold Comfort. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – By Beauty Bay Book of Magic palette (Vanish + Trick + Cursed + Jinx + Moonlight), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – NYX Slim eye pencil in Sapphire. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Mysterious Red)

Red and blue Christmas

Here’s what I wore yesterday November 30. I’m really into the red and blue colour scheme for Christmas looks; it’s a bit different from the usual red and green colour combo, which is kind of nice for a change (though I also really love red and green looks – just wait and see).

(Jumper – VRS, jeans – Monki, boots – Zara)

5 favourites – November

Finally! December starts tomorrow, and I can’t wait. I have an important day at work tomorrow, but when that’s over, I can relax a bit more and do some christmassy things:) I have actually already been doing quite a few cozy, christmassy things in November even though I’ve been busy at work as well, but I only have three more weeks of work before the Christmas holidays, and I’m so excited about that. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk about some November favourites.

Grey Mickey and Minnie Mouse sweatsuit (H&M): I never thought I would be the kind of person that would enjoy wearing a sweatsuit, not even on the weekends, but I’ve worn this one so many times this past month.

Christmas onesie: When I haven’t worn the Mickey and Minnie sweatsuit, I’ve worn this Christmas onesie. I bought this last year, and I didn’t get that much use out of it then, but that sure has changed this year. It’s so warm and so comfy!

Fluffy ear warmers (H&M): It’s gotten really cold outside, so these have been lifesavers + I love that I can wear my hair up and still keep my ears warm.

MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish trio – Light: So far this have been my favourite product from this year’s holiday collection from MAC. I love the Extra Dimension formula, and so far I haven’t been disappointed in any of the Extra Dimension holiday palettes.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash: I struggle a lot with spots, and I’d heard that Tea Tree oil is great for getting rid of spots, so for over a month now I’ve been using this facial wash from The Body Shop, and I really like it. My skin is not completely clear, but I have fewer spots now compared to before I started using this product, and it’s definitely one of the best products I’ve used to get rid of spots, so I’ll continue to use this for a while.

Wearing them again

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I also used the BH Cosmetics Nice shadow palette for this eye look, and I have to say that I really like this bronze and gold look. I also had to wear the Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick in the shade The Perfect Red again, because it’s just so good!

(Base: primer – Essence Wanna Bee My Honey? luminizing primer in 01 You’re Bee-autiful!, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 05), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shades: Glitzed Out + There She Glows). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + BH Cosmetics Nice shadow palette (shades: Cookie + Cinnamon + Holly + Gingersnap) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara, eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Glam Glitter gel eye crayon in All That Glitters. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips:  NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely A Turn On Waterproof, Extreme Color lip liner in Red Tape + Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick in The Perfect Red)

Annual Christmas clothing/accessories haul pt. 2

It’s time for part 2 of my annual Christmas clothing/accessories haul. This part is all about socks, tights, jewellery, and hair accessories.

Let’s start with socks. I’ve purchased two sets of 5 pcs of Christmas socks. The first five pairs are from H&M and the next five pairs are from Monki, and they are all so cute.

I’ve also bought four single pairs of Christmas socks, and they’re all really cute too.

I’ve also gotten myself some Christmas tights from a supermarket; a pair with mistletoes and a pair with Christmas hats. I’m really excited to wear these.

I found these gloves at my local supermarket a while back, and I just thought they were so nice and festive.

And now on to a bunch of jewellery. The brooch and these first three pairs of earrings are all from Flying Tiger, and I think they’re so much fun and very christmassy.

These pretty Christmas tree earrings are from my local supermarket.

All of these next pieces are from H&M. The ones with the red price stickers on them were on sale, and my guess is that they’re from last year, but that doesn’t matter to me. Just look at how festive these pieces are!

I have of course also purchased a few hair accessories. They are both supermarket finds.

And that was this year’s annual Christmas clothing/accessories haul. I’m so, so, so excited to wear christmassy outfits for the next month!

Naughty or nice

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I couldn’t wait to try the other BH Cosmetics holiday palette either, so this is my first look using the Nice shadow palette. I like this one too, but based on my first impressions, I prefer the Naughty palette.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – Essence The Blush in 10 Befitting, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Cold Comfort. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Revolution x Friends Rachel shadow palette (shades: Shopping + Dinosaur) + BH Cosmetics Nice shadow palette (shades: Carolers + Angel + Snowball), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliners – NYX Slim eye pencil in Sapphire + MAC Technakohl liner in Sterling Silver. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Redrum + Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Redrum + MAC Ruby Woo lipglass)