We are quickly moving into the last month of autumn and soon December will be just around the corner (yay!). I’ve been in a Christmas mood since September, so I’m so ready for December, but I have a lot of fun things coming up in November as well. If anyone celebrated Halloween this weekend or maybe today I hope you had/are having a great time, and before we say goodbye to October, let’s talk about some of my favourite things from the past month.
Adidas ZX Flux sneakers: These sneakers has been my go-to shoes this past month. They’re super comfortable and I think the black and white pattern adds a cool touch to any outfit.
Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray: This product has been a favourite of mine since I bought it and I use it almost everyday. I’ve been giving a lot of concerts with the choir this month, and it’s been nice to know that my make-up would stay put throughout those concerts (and rehearsals).
Double Dutch braids/plaits (hairstyle): I’ve absolutely loved this hairstyle for several months now, but I’ve especially worn my hair like this a lot this past month. It just adds a little extra something to any outfit + it’s really comfortable to wear your hair away from the face like this.
Hagelslag: I know this might be a bit of a strange favourite, but when I was in the Netherlands I discovered hagelslag. I don’t know if any of you know it, but it looks like sprinkles, but it taste different than regular sprinkles and then you put it on bread and eat it for breakfast. I’m especially loving the chocolate ones; they’re so good.
On What You’re On – Busted: I’m one of the people who are really exited about Busted being reunited. I’ve been a huge Busted fan since I was 14 and it’s my second favourite band (McFly is my favourite). When they announced that they were making new music I had no idea what to expect, but this song is amazing. It’s different from the music they used to make, but I still absolutely love it. I love the funky vibe of the song, and it’s just so catchy.
Here’s what I wore Wednesday September 21. This outfit was initially quite simple, but I think the shoes paired with the plaid dress gave it a slight grungy vibe, and of course the blue lips tied in perfectly with the blue in the dress.
How pretty is this Pearlmatte face powder from MAC’s It’s A Strike collection?! It’s called Trophy and from the first time I saw it I knew I had to have it. It’s almost to pretty to use, don’t you think?:)
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I hadn’t worn my MAC Mythology eye shadow nearly as much as I wanted to, because it has quite chunky glitter and therefore a lot of fall out, but I decided to try to use it with some MAC Fix + to intensify it and make it stick better to the eyelid, and I think it worked out quite well. I tried to match my lip colour to the eye shadow to create a monochrome look, and I really like how it turned out.
(Base: primer – L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me foundation (shade: 105 Natural Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shades: Soft Light + Cream) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shade:Toffee) + The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – Milani baked powder blush in 05 Luminoso, highlighter – the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. Eye make-up: base – Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Long-Lasting Eyeshadow Base in Eden (sample), eye shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shades: White Chocolate + Salted Caramel) + MAC eye shadows (shades: Mythology + Nylon), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Lips: Maybelline Colorsensational lip liner in 140 Intense Pink + Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in 109)
Sorry about the silence on the blog this past week, but I just got home from a choir trip to the Netherlands last night. I’ve missed blogging and I have a lot of outfits, make-up looks and new products to show you. Today is going to be about lipsticks; MAC lipsticks to be exact. I’ve been waiting patiently for the new permanent lipstick range, the Bangin’ Brilliant collection, to launch in Denmark, and when it finally did I decided to purchase three lipsticks (even though I could have bought pretty much the entire collection). The collection is full of fun, different, colourful shades with different finishes though most of the lipsticks are either matte or frost. All three shades I decided to get are matte lipsticks. The shades I picked up are In The Spirit (black), 4Eva (purple), and Deep Rooted (grey brown). I’ve only worn Deep Rooted so far and I loved it. I can’t wait to wear the other shades as well.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I really like this make-up look; I think the glowy skin is a nice contrast to the matte eye make-up and lips. And speaking of lips, how gorgeous is this bright watermelon red colour! It’s so pretty and summery.
(Base: primer – Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer, foundation – Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation (shade: 51 Light Vanilla), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush palette (shade: Light 373), blusher – Milani baked powder blush in 05 Luminoso, highlighter – MAC Trip the Light Fantastic powder in Luna Luster. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Stila In the Light eye shadow palette (shades: Bare + Bliss + Sandstone + Kitten) + Ink by Dennis Knudsen solo eye shadow in 02 Coral + Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shade: Sand) on browbone, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Watermelon Soda)
Here’s what I wore Thursday September 15. This was the last real ‘summer’ day we had in Denmark, and it’s funny to think about that only a month ago the weather was still warm, especially because it has become really cold outside.
It’s time for another ‘first impressions’ post, and this time it’s on the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation. First a few words on the packaging. As you can see it’s in a tube so you squeeze out the product. I always find this kind of packaging a bit messy, but if the product is good I can live with it. Now, about the actual product; it’s a liquid formula and I applied it with a make-up sponge. The coverage is good and it has a matte finish as it claims. It says it’s for normal to oily skin which I agree with. I have pretty normal skin, and it’s still a bit dry (due to the matte finish). I’m wearing the lightest shade in the range which is 110 Porcelain, and I think it’s a quite good colour match. I wore the foundation for about 13 hours when I first tried it out, and it looked pretty decent at the end of the day (I don’t expect my foundation to look incredible after 13 hours). So far I’m neither loving nor hating this product, but these are only my first impressions, so I’m looking forward to see how I feel about it after I’ve worn it a few more times.