July has come to an end which means that my summer holiday is now over. I spent the last three weeks relaxing with my family, which is why I haven’t blogged much this past month, but now I’m back home, I start working again tomorrow, and I’ll also be blogging regularly again. I love summer holidays, but I’m also the type of person who’s excited to get back to work. But before that happens, here’s my July favourites.
Cufflink ring: I went to several flea markets and second hand stores this summer and hauls will be coming up. One of my favourite flea market finds is this silver ring made of a cufflink. The woman who sold it to me made it herself, and there’s only two of them in world, since cufflinks come in sets of two:)
Homemade jewellery: My sisters and I went crazy with jewellery making this summer, and these are the bracelets and ankle bracelets I made. I’ve worn different combinations of these almost everyday these past three weeks, and I’ll probably continue to do so for the rest of the summer.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker palette: I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about an eyeshadow palette than I was for this one. 2019 has been the year of colourful eyeshadows for me, and this palette is absolutely stunning. It was one of the palettes I brought with me on summer holiday, and even though I’ve used it a lot, I still haven’t tried out half of the shades. I can’t wait to play even more with this palette.
Ofra Cosmetics x Nikkietutorials Glazed Donut highlighter: This highlighter is just gorgeous! The colour is perfect and it looks stunning on the skin. Definitely my most used highlighter in July.
Vintage Shoes – Caroline Cox: I started reading this book years ago, and now I finally had time to finish it. I’ve been obsessed with shoes since my early teenage years, and this book tells you all you need to know about shoes from the 20. century. It was such an inspiring read.
Here’s what I wore Monday June 17. I’m still not over animal print, and this snake print slip skirt has been a summer favourite of mine.
(Skirt + T-shirt – H&M, sandals – second hand)
Here’s what I wore Friday June 14. I love the retro vibe to this outfit, and black, white, and red will probably always be one of my go-to colour combos.
(Trousers – Topshop, T-shirt – Bershka, scarf – unknown, heels – Anna Field)
I’ve purchased a few random items recently, and I thought I would put them together in a mini haul.
I’ve added a third pair of Nike Cortez sneakers to my shoe collection. I instantly fell in love with this colour combo, and I can’t wait to style them in a bunch of different ways.
I’ve also purchased another pair of comfy sandals in a dark brown colour.
Ever since I watched Pretty in Pink for the first time, I’ve wanted a bolo tie. Now I finally got one, and I want to wear it Duckie Dale style.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. How pretty is this raspberry pink lip! Especially when paired with soft pink eye make-up.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer + MAC Strobe Cream (shade: Pinklite), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – MAC Mineralize blush in Modest Blush, highlighter – Ofra Cosmetics x Nikkietutorials Glazed Donut highlighter. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Blood Sugar palette (shades: Glucose + Sugarcane + Candy Floss) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Stila Stay All Day lip liner in Sangria + MAC Framboise Moi lipstick)
Here’s what I wore Thursday June 13. I had to wear the pink Garfield T-shirt with the Garfield jeans that I featured in this haul. Both the T-shirt and the jeans are quite loose fitted and boyish, so I decided to wear some cute white heels and belt with a pearl buckle to make the outfit slightly more feminine.
(Jeans + T-shirt + belt – H&M, heels – Topshop)
Here’s what I wore Wednesday June 12. Purple and green is still one of my favourite colour combos, and I love that these velvet trousers give any outfit PJ vibes.
(Trousers + cami top – H&M, T-shirt – Monki, sneakers – Nike)
I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited for a Jeffree Star collection than I was for this year’s summer collection.
My jaw literally dropped when I first saw the Jawbreaker palette. Have you ever seen anything this beautiful! I’ve only played with this palette once so far, but I’m already obsessed.
I’ve also purchased the Mini Breaker palette. I love the concept of mini palettes, and the colours in this one are stunning.
I’ve never tried the Supreme Frost highlighters before, but when I saw the shade Diamond Wet swatched, I knew I had to give it a try.
Last, but most certainly not least, I purchased four of the limited edition Velour liquid lipsticks. The shades are (from top to bottom) Fully Nude, Strawberry Crush, Yes Ma’am, and Purple Urkle. The colours are brighter in real life and oh so pretty.
Here’s what I wore Tuesday June 11. I wanted to make this suit/two piece set more casual, so I styled it with a graphic T-shirt and sneakers.
(Blazer + trousers – Bershka, T-shirt – H&M, socks – VRS, sneakers – Topshop)
Here’s the make-up I wore Sunday June 9. I wanted to do something different with my eye make-up and did this summery winged out look. I also wore a very nude lip, which I rarely do, but I really like the way it looks with the bright eye make-up.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Milani powder blush in 11 Blossomtime Rose, highlighter – Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle highlighter duo (shade: Fire Crystal). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Thirsty palette (shades: Parched + Quench + Splash + Submerge + Taste Buds + Biiitch!) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Can’t Relate)