5 favourites – January

It’s the last day of the first month of the new year. A bit crazy, right? I feels like it’s been a long month, but at the same time, I can’t believe that we’ll be in February by tomorrow. Workwise and pandemic wise it was a very tough month, and I have to say that I’m a little nervous about Denmark opening up the country completely and cancelling all restrictions tomorrow. But on a happier note, I had a lot of favourites this month, but as always I’ve narrowed them down to five. So here goes.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (shade: 1 fair): I have yet to haul this product, but I’ve been using it for a few months, and I’ve been especially in to it in January. I’ve only used it as a primer so far, and it gives the skin the mosts beautiful glow. I really like the doe foot applicator, and the luxurious feeling of the bottle, however there’s one thing I can’t stand about the packaging, and that is that the small red letters that make up the writing on the front and especially on the back they do not stick to the bottle, and they go everywhere! So whenever I use this product I’m stuggling to remove little red letters from my face. However, the product itself is so good that I just have to live with that.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N): I just hauled this foundation the other day, and in that haul post I mentioned that it was my favourite product from that haul. This is a full coverage CC Cream, which might sound a bit strange, but it really does have amazing coverage, and the finish is beautiful. I’ve already purchased a back up of this foundation.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch concealer: I only think I’ve hauled one of these concealers, but I’ve actually purchased three different shades; 1, 3, and 4. I’m still not sure that any of these shades are my perfect shade, but I can use them all on one way or another, and the product is so good that I’m going to make use out of them. This is a full coverage concealer, and it blends out beautifully and looks great on the skin.

Clinique all about eyes: I have a skincare favourite this month as well. I got a free mini size Clinique all about eyes with a Sephora order a little while back, and I loved it so much that I purchased a full size (the picture). I’m still using the mini though, because a little product goes a long way, but it just softens the undereye area and reduces circles and puffs exactly as it says on the jar.

Eddie the Eagle (film): I watched several great new (to me) films this month, and it was really hard to pick my favourite, but I actually think the film I enjoyed watching the most was Eddie the Eagle. I’d been wanting to watch this film for so long, and this was the month I finally convinced my boyfriend to watch it with me, and as it turns out, he liked too. It’s just such an uplifting story, which is just what I needed this month, and I loved the performances of both Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.

Blood money

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. The lemon print gave me the perfect opportunity to play with my Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Money palette, which I for some reason had not been using that much. And I love the lip colour. It’s the perfect muted red shade.

(Base: primers – Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive concealer (shade: 05 Fair), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive mineral powder (shade: 01 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle cream bronzer in Butta Bisquit, blusher – Maybelline Dream Matte Blush creamy cheek tint in 80 Burgundy Flush, highlighter – Catrice More Than Glow highlighter in 010 Ultimate Platinum Glaze. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Money palette (shades: Equity + Tax Free + Money Heist + Chameleon Fetish + Divine Intervention), mascara – Essence Volume Booster lash primer + Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – Jeffree Star Automatic eyeliner in Resting Rich Face. Eyebrows: Soda #wowbrow Flat Brow Liner in Kim + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide On lip pencil in 714 + Soda #talkofthetown lipstick in 006 Your Mood)

Huge Cocopanda haul

I have a huge Cocopanda haul to share with you today. This haul consists of products from e.l.f. Cosmetics, Essence, Wet n Wild, and NYX. Let’s kick things off with e.l.f. Cosmetics.

I purchased some products from the e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt collection. I was sadly only able to get my hands on one of the two Bite-Size Eyeshadows, but I’m glad that I at least got one of them. The one I’ve got is in Chocolate Mint. I also picked up the other three shades of the Mint Melt Glosses (I’d already found the Mint Melt Gloss in the shade Chocolate Chip). The shades are Mint Sprinkle, A Hint of Mint, and Mint Chocolate.

Here are some more products I picked up from e.l.f. I purchased two of the Bite-Size Face Duos in Cantaloupe and Watermelon, one of the Putty Blushes in Bahamas, the Camo CC Cream in Fair 120N, and the Stay All Night micro-fine setting mist. I like all of these products, but my favourite so far has to be the Camo CC Cream.

Here’s a closer look at the blush and highlight colours.

Moving on to Essence. I’ve bought three The Big Glam Caring Glitter Lip Glow lipsticks and three Chrome On duo chrome liquid eyeshadows.

This is what the Glitter Lip Glows look like. I picked up the shades 01 Blinging Out Loud, 02 Let It Bling, and 04 Bam, Bling, Glam. I’m not quite sure how I feel about these. They’re definitely glittery, but I wish that they were a bit more opaque.

The shades I picked up of the Chrome On duo chrome liquid eyeshadows are Oh My Chrome 01, Chrome Over, Beauty 04, and Chrom’azing 05. I’ve heard that these transfer if you use them as liquid eyeshadows as intended. However, I’ve used one of them as a liquid liner, which worked very well.

Now, let’s move on to the last handful of items. From Wet n Wild I purchased the Prime & Set Prime Focus The Impossible primer, the Bare Focus Tinted Skin Perfector in Fair, the Color Icon 10-Pan palette in Call Me Sunshine, and the Colour Icon 5-Pan Palette in Camo-flaunt. I love the Impossible primer (I’ve even featured it in a 5 favourites post), but the Tinted Skin Perfector is too dark on me, even though it’s the lightest shade, so I’ve already decluttered that from my collection. From NYX I picked up the Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush Glowy in Citrine Rose.

I’ve always really enjoyed the Wet n Wild Color Icon palettes, and these new ones are so nice. I’ve loved the looks I’ve created with these palettes so far.

And here’s a closer look at the NYX blush. I really like these blushes from NYX; both the glowy version and the matte version.

Purple love

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I really wanted to create an eye look using the purple shades in the Natasha Denona Love palette, and I think the look turned out so pretty. It was a perfect match for my purple dress.

(Base: primer – Catrice Clean ID Pore Perfecting primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – e.l.f. 16HR Camo matte concealers (shades: Light Sand + Fair Warm), powders – MAC Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape contour palette Light/Medium (shade: Emphasize) + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: contour/bronzer – MAC Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape contour palette Light/Medium (shade: Bone Beige) + Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – MAC Patrick Starrr powder blush duo in Take Me Home (both shades), highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Natasha Denona Love palette (shades: First + Trust + Dream + Pure Love + Blind), mascara – Essence Volume Booster lash primer + Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – MAC Technakohl liner in Sterling Silver. Eyebrows: Soda #wowbrow Flat Brow Liner in Kim + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear lipstick in Sugar Cookie + Jeffree Star Supreme Gloss in House Tour)

Party in Puerto Rico

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. The BH Cosmetics Party in Puerto Rico palette was the perfect palette to use for an eye look to match my yellow and orange outfit. How pretty is that metallic orange eyeshadow on my lids.

(Base: primers – NYX Hydra Touch primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Essence Pretty Natural hydrating foundation (shade: 030 Neutral Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Essence Camouflage+ Healthy Glow concealer (shade: 10 Light Ivory), powder – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Fenty Beauty Pro Filt´r Instant Retouch setting powder in Butter. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle cream bronzer in Butta Bisquit, blusher – Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 01 Fuego Flush, highlighter – Essence Vintage Beach baked highlighter in 01 Sun, Sand, Me and Vitamin Sea. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Party in Puerto Rico palette (shades: El Yunque + Flamenco + Condado + El Morro) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extactic mascara in 01 Sandalwood Wonder, eyeliner – NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Cosmic Yellow. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Allegedly + Lime Crime Unicorn lipstick in October)

Pink religion

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Of course I went with an all pink make-up look to go with my pink outfit, and the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Pink Religion palette was perfect for this occasion.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty primer, foundation – L’Oreal Paris Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Etherial Light) + Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star setting powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light, blusher – MAC Extra Dimension blush in Dilly-Dolly, highlighter – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Cavity Skin Frost highlighter palette (shade: Candy Frost). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Jeffree Star Cosmetics Pink Religion palette (shades: Saint Star + Dollhouse LN. + Beauty Killer + Candy Cathedral + Princess Crown), mascara – Essence Volume Booster lash primer + Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Pink Spirit. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Suede Matte lip liner in Clinger + MAC Both Cheeks lipstick)

For a special occasion

Here’s what I wore Saturday August 28. I had been saving this vintage dress for a special occasion, so I decided to wear it at my youngest cousin’s confirmation party, which indeed was a very special occasion.

(Blazer + dress – vintage, bag – Topshop, heels – Monki)