The last official summer month will be over by tomorrow which I find really sad, but then again, I had a great month, and I’m already slowly starting to look forward to Christmas (I know, crazy). In August I had my last three weeks of summer holiday (uni started again last week) which I spent with friends and family and I had some great times. I had a lot of favourites this month and it was quite difficult to narrow it down to 5, but these are the ones that made the cut:)
Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent: I’m pretty sure I’ve only heard good things about this powder, and I have to agree; it’s a great powder. It leaves you skin matte for such a long time + it’s very affordable. I’m a fan!
Stila In the Light eye shadow palette: I’ve had this palette over a year, and I’ve been loving it since day one, but this month in particular I’ve been wearing it non stop. My two most worn shades have been Bliss and Kitten. You can get a closer look at the palette here.
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator: When you wear lipstick on a daily basis, you sometimes have to take extra care of your lips and it doesn’t have to be expensive. This lip exfoliator is so affordable and it helps removing dry chapped skin from your lips and keeping them nice and soft.
Pitch Perfect 2 (film): On my birthday I invited my sisters to go watch Pitch Perfect 2 with me at the cinema. I love the first one, so I was very excited about the second one, and I was not disappointed. I love music, and I’m in a choir myself, so these films definitely appeals to me, and I’m surely going to watch this again some time.
The Sims 4 + The Sims 4 Get to Work (computer game): The Sims 4 is without a doubt my favourite favourite this month. I got the base game and the Get to Work expansion pack for my birthday and I’ve played it a ton since. I’ve been playing The Sims more than 10 years now (both the original one and The Sims 2; I don’t own The Sims 3 though), and I don’t think I’ll ever get to old to play these games:)
A couple of weeks ago there was a 3 for 2 deal on Rimmel make-up, and I had to take advantage of that:) I had to try one of the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipsticks from the new nude range. I chose 45 which is a mauvy, pinky nude. I also picked up another Rimmel Provocalips, because they’re so good, and I’ve been wanting the hot pink shade for a really long time (it’s called 310 Little Minx). The last Rimmel 3 for 2 product I picked up was the Stay Matte powder in 001 Transparent, and I love it. I’ve been wearing it everyday since I bought it. I also found a Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick on sale. It’s in the colour 330 Sloane’s Plum and is a gorgeous deep plum.
Here’s the make-up I wore Monday August 17. I wanted to try out some of these products, especially one of the lipsticks. I decided to try out the one in Pistachio and as you can see it’s very vibrant and pigmented. It’s definitely not the most wearable colour, but I love it.
(Base: primer – Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer 002, foundation – Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR Nude foundation (shade: 100 Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), powders – Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks contour kit (highlight shade) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks contour kit (contour shade) + The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – MAC Mineralize blush in Modest Blush, highlighter – the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – MUA Ever After matte eye shadow palette (shades: Bare + Fade) + MAC Satin Taupe eye shadow + Stila In the Light eye shadow palette (shades: Kitten + Bare), mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Lips: Universal Transparent Lipliner in 001 Universal + NYX Macaron lippie in Pistachio)
Two weeks ago I ordered some products from the Danish online beauty store Cocopanda.dk and I received the parcel Monday last week. These are some products I’ve been wanting for a long time, so I’m really excited about them.
First of all I had to pick up the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter by the Balm. I’ve been craving this highlighter for ages, and I’m so glad that it’s finally mine. It’s such a beautiful, pigmented champagne highlighter; perfect for most skin tones.
Some other products I’ve been craving are the NYX Macaron lippies. I love trying out new lip colours, and this lipstick line has a range of fun, ‘out there’ colours. I picked up Pistachio and Blue Velvet. I haven’t worn Blue Velvet yet, but I was very impressed by the pigmentation and staying power of Pistachio.
The last item (or couple of items) I purchased was the Real Techniques Sculpting Set. I love Real Techniques brushes and I was drawn to this set. It has a sculpting brush, a fan brush, and a setting brush and they’re all very good.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I decided to go with a brown/golden eye look to match the shoes and accessories, and then my cousin thought it would look nice with a berry lip, and she was right. Btw, I’ll start listing all the make-up I’m wearing (not just eye- and lip products) every now and again. I might be helpful to some of you, and I’m sure it’ll be helpful to myself:)
(Base: primer – L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR Nude foundation (shade: 100 Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear concealer (shade: Fair 1), powders – Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks contour kit (highlight shade) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks contour kit (contour shade) + The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour blush (shade: 020 Pink Rose), highlighter – MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shades: Milk Chocolate + Semi-Sweet + White Chocolate) + Stila In the Light eye shadow palette (shade: Bubbly), mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Lips: Universal Transparent Lipliner in 001 Universal + Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in 30)
Here’s what I wore Friday August 14. I went out for drinks with my cousin and we had a great time. I’m loving simple and comfortable party/going out outfits at the moment.
(Jeans – Cheap Monday, kimono – Monki, top – Sisters Point, belt – H&M, sandals – Zara)
These are the make-up related presents I got for my birthday. The eye shadow is Satin Taupe by MAC. It was the MAC eye shadow I wanted the most, and it’s beautiful. The lipstick is the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in 109, and it’s a gorgeous matte muted orange.
Here’s what I wore on my birthday Saturday August 8. I had a very nice chill birthday, so I wore a very chill outfit:)
(Jeans – Topshop, T-shirt – McBusted Tour 2014 T-shirt, sneakers – Nike)
These are the last three items I bought in July (the month where I probably shopped a bit too much). I obviously couldn’t resist the Jurassic World top. It’s from H&M, and I love the simple print and colours. I also found a pair of sunglasses on sale at H&M that day, and I really like the black with the silver detail. The last item I bought that day was the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. I’d heard good things about it, and it does look really good on my lashes, but it transfers onto my eyelids and I find it a bit difficult to remove as well. It’s definitely not a bad mascara, but it doesn’t compare to the Maybelline The Falsies mascara (my favourite) in my opinion.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m horrible at doing winged liner, but I think it looks amazing, so I really want to get better. I usually make the liner to thick, but then I try to make it work anyways. I’m actually wearing black winged liner today, and I think it turned out better than in these pictures, but I also started over several times. I used tape as my guide line the day I wore this make-up look, but if you have any other tips for winged liner, I would love to know:)
(Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – MUA Ever After matte eye shadow palette (shades: Bare + Fade) + MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes eye shadow palette (shade: Subtly Elegant) + Stila In the Light eye shadow palette (shades: Ebony + Kitten) + MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade on browbone, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliners – NYC Liquid Eyeliner in 887 Black + Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Lips: e.l.f. Lip Primer & Plumber + MUA Intense Colour lip liner in Red Drama + MAC Steam Heat lipstick)