It’s halloween today, which means that October will be over by tomorrow, which means that there’s only one more month left before December! But who I’m a kidding, I’ve been christmassing since the beginning of September. I even have a Christmas favourite this month, so let’s talk about those favourites.
MOA Donald Duck sneakers: I’ve had these sneakers for a while now, and I’ve worn them the other months too, but for some reason they have been my go-to sneakers this past month. I guess they have just been working well with a lot of my outfits from October.
Maybelline City bronzer (shade: 100 Light Cool): I wasn’t sure I liked this bronzer at first, but the more I use the more I like it. It has a yellow undertone, which suprisingly looks great with a lot of make-up looks.
Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Celebrity Skin: I’ve had this lipstick for a long time, and it’s been my favourite nude lipstick ever since I bought it, but I’ve reached for it so many times this past month that I had to mention it. It’s the perfect nude in my opinion.
Essence This Is Me gel nail polish (shade: 03 Bold): I have an Essence haul coming up, but I couldn’t wait to share this nail polish with you. I love Essence’s nail polishes in general, and this is the most beautiful dark nude shade.
Christmas Songs – Frank Sinatra (album): I couldn’t choose just one Christmas song that has been my favourite this past month, but my favourite Christmas album has been this Frank Sinatra one. I’m a huge fan of old, classic Christmas songs, so it’s no wonder that I enjoy these Sinatra songs. I decided to feature the song ‘Christmas Dreaming’, which pretty much sums up my life right now:)
About two months ago, I ordered a bunch of shoes and accessories from Asos, and I’m just now getting around to do a haul. These are the shoes, I’ve bought. Accessories will be in a separate post.
I bought most of these shoes in the end of summer, so that’s why most of these shoes are summery shoes. I love everything rainbow coloured, and these little metallic rainbow sandals are so cute.
How cool are these sandals! I love the multicoloured sheer straps and the block heel.
Last pair of rainbow-ish sandals in this haul are these glittery wedges. I used to wear wedges all the time, but for some reason I stopped (I guess they went out of style). However, I couldn’t resist these beauties.
These red/pink leopard print mules were just so crazy and fun that I had to have them. They’re definitely a pair of statement shoes.
I thought these heeled loafers had a retro feel to them, and the colour is kind of ugly, but that’s what makes them fun.
Lastly, I did buy a pair of boots. These also have a retro vibe, and I think they’ll be perfect with my autumn wardrobe.
Here’s what I wore Wednesday September 18. I’ve been wanting to style up this jumper for so long, but I didn’t know how until I suddenly thought about styling it with my beloved snake print skirt. They seem like a perfect match.
(Skirt – H&M, jumper – second hand, boots – Topshop)
It’s been a while since the last time I did a first impressions post on a foundation, so I wanted to try out this stick foundation from L’Oréal.
I’m not familiar with stick foundations, but I’ve always thought that they would be easy and quick to use. I don’t think that’s the case with this one. I applied it directly on to my face and blended it out with a sponge, which is how I usually blend out my foundation. It was so difficult though, and it took a really long time. The stick doesn’t contain that much product, and I found that the coverage is very light, so you have to use quite a bit of product to cover your entire face. As you can see it has quite a dewy finish (I’m wearing a regular none-glowy primer underneath), which is okay though I personally prefer a more matte foundation. Concealers blend in fine with the foundation, but not great. I wore the foundation for about 9,5 hours and it looked okay at the end of the day; it had separated around the nose area and my face looked slightly more shiny than right after application (the photo above was taking shorty after applying the foundation). A positive thing to say about this product is that it removed very easily, but overall I’m not a fan of this foundation. I might give it a second change, but based on my first impressions, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Bronze and dark grey is quite an unusual colour combo, but I kind of like it.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory), 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 + Wet n Wild Photofocus pressed powder (shade: Warm Light). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighters – the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer + MAC powder blush in Always One Jump Ahead (highlighter). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini palette (shade: Kesi) + Juvia’s Place The Saharan palette (shades: Katsina + Senegal) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Gwendolyn lipstick)