5 favourites – April

Another strange month has passed. I’m still staying home and working from home (like so many other people are right now), and even though I’ve sort of gotten used to it, I miss actually going to work and seeing my friends. But luckily my boyfriend is keeping me company, and I’ve actually not been bored yet. I watch films as usual, and I play a lot of The Sims 4, but I’ve also taking up a new hobby (keep reading to find out what it is). I guess that’s enough rambling for now. Let’s get to my April favourites.

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Black Mickey Mouse shoulder bag: In my February favourites, I featured a new black belt bag which had become my new everyday bag, but I found that it was actually too small for all the stuff I’m carrying around. Then I purchased this black shoulder bag with Mickey Mouse on it, and other than being really cute it’s also the perfect size for an everyday bag.

Blinding highlighter duo

Layering highlighters: My make-up discovery this month is not a single product, but a mix of two products, and not necessarily the same two products every time. I’ve layered highlighters before, but not very often. However, I’ve loved layering highlighters this past month to make them even more blinding. My favourite combo that I’ve found so far is the Milani Afterglow highlighter with one of the MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finishes (Show Gold or Hi-Sequincy) from the Star-Dipped Face Compact from the last holiday collection on top. It’s such a stunning look.

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Colouring: My new hobby that I teased about in the beginning of this post is colouring. I remember when this was a trend a few years ago, and people talked about it being calming and relaxing, so I thought now was the perfect time to get in to it, and I really enjoy it.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction (film): I have two film favourites this month. The first one is this Tarantino classic. I watched Pulp Fiction for the first time about 7-8 years ago, and it was obviously a very confusing though good experience. Watching it again all these years later was an even better experience. I got to appreciate the unchronological plot and the great dialogue.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (film): My boyfriend loves Studio Ghibli, and I promised him that I would watch Howl’s Moving Castle with him, because it’s his favourite. I was a bit sceptical to be honest, because the animation style isn’t my favourite, and it still isn’t, but the story and the soundtrack of this film was really good; so good that I could look past the amination style.

Neutral with a pop of purple

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used the Huda Beauty Nude Light Obsessions palette for the second time that day, and I think this eye look turned out so pretty. It’s not often that I wear a neutral eye with a pop of colour like this, but I really like it, and that purple glitter shade is gorgeous!

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm 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 + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – Ofra Cosmetics x Nikkietutorials Glazed Donut highlighter. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Huda Beauty Nude Light Obsessions palette (shades: 2. shade 1. row + 2. shade 2. row + 2. & 3. shade 3. row) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, 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: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Leo)

Hercules

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Here’s what I wore Thursday April 16. I wanted to wear my new Hercules T-shirt and because of it’s pale blue colour, I decided to pair it with more blue. Oh, and I also wore my dreamy brown knee high boots, which I’d been dying to style again:)

(Jacket – H&M, T-shirt – Bershka, jeans – Monki, boots – mtng)

Beautiful olive green

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wore the Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette, which contains this beautiful olive green shade (the one I’m wearing on the inner half of the lid), but even though I love that particular shade, not all shades are great in this palette (the teal shade I’m wearing on the outer half of the lid is not as pigmented).

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm 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 + e.l.f HD powder in Sheer. Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighters – Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder (shade: Afterglow) + MAC Star-Dipped Face Compact light Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Hi-Sequincy. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette 01 (shades: first row – 1 + 2 + 4, second row – 1 + 3 + 4), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, 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: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Bronze Blood)

Shades of green

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Here’s what I wore Wednesday April 15. I bought this skirt last summer, but I hadn’t worn it, because I found the colour scheme difficult to style. However, I suddenly had the idea of styling it with my beautiful chinese jacket, and then I just kept adding more green pieces to the look, and I kind of like how it ended up.

(Jacket – second hand, T-shirt – Monki, skirt – H&M, loafers – Asos)

Subtle pink

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used my new Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions palette for the first time, and even though this is a very subtle eye look, I still think it’s really pretty. Huda Beauty shimmer/glitter eyeshadows are so stunning.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + 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 – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – NARS Sarah Moon Cheek & Lip palette in True Story (shade: Unwritten), highlighter – MUA Undress Your Skin shimmer highlighter in Pink Shimmer. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Huda Beauty Nude Light Obsessions palette (shades:  3. shade 1. row + 2. & 3. shade 2. row) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, 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: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Romeo)

In mind

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Here’s what I wore Tuesday April 14. I had the idea for this outfit in mind for so long, so I was very excited about finally wearing it. I love the brown, green, and pink colour scheme.

(Shirt – Monki, roll neck top + trousers – H&M, belt – Asos, boots – Zara)