5 favourites – October

Happy Halloween! I can’t believe that October has already come to an end. It’s the month I’d been looking forward to almost all year, because it was the month of my due date, and therefore the month that I gave birth to my baby, who turned out to be a gorgeous little girl. I’m so excited for the months to come and to see my daughter grow. I’m also very excited about Christmas coming up soon; I can’t wait to start decorating and to wear my Christmas jumpers again (and to dress my baby girl in cute Christmas clothes). Most of my favourites this month are related to pregnancy and birth, though still fashion related, and even though I have several baby related favourites, I won’t be including those on the blog.

Navy flared leggings (H&M MAMA): I’ve been loving these super comfy flared leggings throughout the last part of my pregnancy, and they’re also what I wore to the hospital the day I gave birth.

Nursing tops (H&M MAMA): For the past two weeks (or just under) I’ve been loving these nursing tops. They just make breastfeeding a lot easier.

Fluffy slippers (Monki): I brought these slippers to the hospital, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve even continued to wear them at home; especially when I get up to breastfeed in the middle of the night.

Pandora necklace w. Disney pendants: I think this is my new favourite necklace. My parents gave it to me as a “new mum” present (the heart shaped Minnie Mouse pendant says “Mum”), and it’s so special to me.

Maybelline Instant Anti Age Perfector 4-in-1 Glow (shade: 00 Fair Light): I do have one make-up favourite this month. I’d been wanting to try this product for quite a while, and I’m not disappointed. It’s a similar product to the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, but slightly more pigmented. It’s really pretty on the skin, and I kind of like the sponge applicator.

Sephora haul (September)

I have a collective Sephora haul to share with you today. As far as I remember I made two Sephora orders in September, and I thought I would put them together in this one haul, so let’s get into it.

I had to get the newest Natasha Denona palette; the My Dream palette. I love that it has a mix of neutrals and berries, and I love the duochrome shade called Vision.

I also purchased the Natasha Denona My Dream Cheek Trio, and it’s such a pretty and wearable little cheek palette that goes with most make-up looks.

I also got some lip products and another eyeshadow palette.

I’d heard a couple of beauty youtubers that I follow talk about the Tarte Tartelette Jewel Amazonian Clay palette, and I thought it looked like a very nice mini palette perfect for travelling or for just doing a quick and easy neutral look.

I picked up another Rare Beauty Kind Words matte lipstick and lip liner. The lipstick is in the shade Strong and the lip liner is in the shade Bold. I really want the Bold lipstick as well, but it’s always sold out.

I found this Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Divinyl lip shine 40% off and thought I would give it a try. It’s in the shade Electric Lotus, and it’s super pretty on the lips.

With my second order I got this Make Up My Story Box as a free gift with purchase. It contains 8 minis and 1 full size product the full size product being the Sephora Collection Cream lip stain in 01 Always Red. It also included a NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Cruella, a Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow, a Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme, a Nudestix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Posh, a Natasha Denona eyeshadow in Outer Eye Lid (from the Glam palette), a Make Up For Ever Aquaresist Graphic Pen in 1 Black, a Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes mascara, and an Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel.

Liquid star

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m wearing the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Star Shadows on my eyes. They were very easy to work with and look really nice on the eyes; great for a quick and easy eye look.

(Base: primer – Maybelline Instant Anti Age Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup (shade: 00 Fair Light), foundation – Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop blurring skin tint (shade: 2), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder in Translucent. Face make-up: bronzer – Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer Stick in Baked, blusher + highlighter – Natasha Denona My Dream Cheek Trio (shades: Cream Blush + Glow Cream Base). Eye make-up: eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Star Shadows (shades: Toss My Bouquet + Behind The Veil) + Essence Disney Classics Silky Eyeshadow Palette in Patch 03 Dognapped! (shade: Sibling), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – MAC Powerpoint eye pencil in Mistletoe Mint. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Natural + MAC Powder Kiss liquid lipcolour in Mull It Over)

New life

So I’ve been gone for just over a week, and for a very good reason; in the beginning of last week I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and I’m completely in love with her. The birth was tough, but as soon as I had my baby girl in my arms, it was all worth it. I have a new life now, which obviously means that I might not blog as consistently as before, but I also know that I’m not ready to give up blogging. So I’ll post when I feel like it and have the time. I still have a handful of outfits left to post from when I was pregnant. These pictures are from Monday October 10. It’s already a little strange seeing pictures of myself being pregnant, but I did really love being pregnant. However, I love being a mum even more.

(Cardigan – H&M, dress + tights – H&M MAMA, shoes – Asos Design)


Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. As I wrote in the outfit post, I built my outfit around this make-up look, because I really wanted to try the new Huda Beauty Lovefest Obsessions palette and lip products (they’ll be in a future haul). I think the look turned out very pretty and very autumnal.

(Base: primer – NYX Plump Right Back serum & primer, foundation – e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N), concealers – Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch concealer (shade: 1 + 3), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Huda Beauty Glowish Luminous pressed powder in 01 Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light, blusher – Oden’s Eye Sunlight Love blusher in B103 Orange Sunny, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Postmodernist Peach. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Huda Beauty Lovefest Obsessions palette (shades: 2. shade 1. row + 1. & 2. & 3. shade 2. row + 1. shade 3. row) + MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Postmodernist Peach on inner corner and brow bone, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Revolution x Bratz Sasha eye pencil. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte liquid lipstick in Hot Hippie + Huda Beauty Silk Balm in Toasted)

Collective haul (September 2022)

It’s time for a collective haul from last month. This haul is a bit of a mix of everything.

I love a roll neck top, so I had to pick up a couple of bump friendly ones. The blue one is from Pieces Maternity, and the purple one is from Vero Moda Maternity. I prefer the fit and look of the blue one, but I love the colours of both.

I’m impatiently waiting for my baby to arrive, and when it does, I really hope that I’ll be able to breastfeed it. So I need some nursing friendly clothes and picked up this two pack of nursing tops from Anna Field MAMA. They’re not my usually style of top, but I have to dress a little more practical, when the baby comes.

These navy joggers are also from Anna Field MAMA, and they’re so comfortable. They’re ready and packed in my hospital bag.

This pair of stretchy navy flared leggings from H&M MAMA has been a favourite of mine lately. They’re super comfy as well.

The last maternity clothes I’ve bought is a two pack of black tights from H&M MAMA. They became kind of necessary when the weather got colder.

I purchased these pink, fluffy slippers from Monki purely to add to my hospital bag, so I would have something cosy to wear on my feet. And that’s enough maternity and hospital talk for now. Let’s move on to make-up.

I haven’t really heard anything about the Maybelline Green Edition Balmy Lip Blush lipsticks, but I was still interested in trying them. I picked up the shades Bonfire and Dusk, a red and a rosy pink, but because I’ve purchased so many new lip products recently, I haven’t gotten around to wearing them yet.

And speaking of lip products, I picked up these two from MAC. I love the packaging of the new MAC Maker lipsticks, so I purchased the @MANUELEMAMELI one, which is a very pretty matte nude shade. I also picked up the yellow lipglass from the MAC X Stranger Things collection. It’s called Marvelous Max, and I thought it would be great to make a lip colour warmer.

I got this Prepped & Ready Lip Prep Kit as a free gift with purchase. It includes a Lipglass Clear, a Lip Scrubtious in Sweet Vanilla, and a Prep + Prime Lip. I didn’t own the Lipglass Clear, but I know a lot of people love it. I have another scent of the Lip Scrubtious, so I know I love that product, and I love everything vanilla scented. And I use Prep + Prime Lip everytime I do my make-up, so it’s nice to have another back-up.

Lastly, and a bit randomly, I got the Glisten Cosmetics Chroma Flakes in Nebula. It’s a stunning iridescent purple glitter, and as you know, I’m really into these kinds of products these days.

More of that colour combo

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. As I wrote in the outfit post, I’m not sure if I’ve ever worn blue, pink, and black together before, but I had a lot of fun creating a make-up look with that colour combo as well.

(Base: primers – e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty primer + MAC Strobe Cream (shade: Pinklite), foundation – L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Brightening concealer (shade: Fair 10 C), powders – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone Up in Rose + Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (shade: 1 Fair). Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC You’ve Got Me Feeling powder blush, highlighter – Oden’s Eye Solmåne Moonlight Feel highlighter in H105 Azura Shine. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + BH Cosmetics Lookin’ Like A Snack palette (shades: Teenage Dream + You Up? + Thot + Yummy), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliners – Essence Chrome On duo chrome liquid eyeshadow in 01 Oh My Chrome + NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Pink Spirit. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: MAC Shock Value Pro Longwear lip pencil + Morphe Mickey & Friends Truth Be Bold mega matte lipstick in Goody Goody + Revolution x Friends Rachel lipgloss)

Pretty much love at first sight

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wore a couple of new cream shadows on my eyes, and it was pretty much love at first sight. I also love this glossy nude lip.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte, foundation – Essence Pretty Natural hydrating foundation (shade: 030 Neutral Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powders – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star setting powder in Lavender + Beauty Bakerie Flour setting powder in Oat (translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – The Balm Balm Beach long-wearing blush, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Cold Comfort. Eye make-up: eyeshadows – e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge cream eyeshadow in Wildflower + Glisten Cosmetics Chroma Flakes in Nebula + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Waterproof Micropencil eyeliner (shade: Jade). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Soda #browpurrfection Ultra Thin Brow Liner in 003 Kim. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Natural + Catrice Shine Bomb lipstick in 020 Blushed Nude + By BEAUTY BAY Super Plump lip gloss in Fizz)