First time trying ABH shadows

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. It was my first time wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows, and so far I really like the formulas of both the matte and the shimmer shadows.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation (shade: 005 Ivory Beige), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Ofra Cosmetics x Samantha March River bronzer duo, blusher – BH Cosmetics Flower Power blush palette (shade: Psychedelic), highlighter – Catrice More Than Glow highlighter in 010 Ultimate Platinum Glaze. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina eyeshadow palette (shades: Base + Incense + Eccentric + Summer + Dreamer), mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: MAC Redd lip pencil + MAC Powder Kiss lipstick in Turn Up Your Luck)

Big hat and wide legs

Here’s what I wore Monday April 19. I’d had this outfit in mind for a long time, and I’m so glad that I finally decided to wear it. I just love the big hat with the boxy jacket and the wide leg trousers.

(Hat + jacket – second hand, T-shirt + bag + socks – H&M, trousers – Monki, heels – Anna Field)

Cool-toned purply-grey

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I went for cool-toned purply-grey make-up look to go with my cool-toned outfit, and I really like how the look turned out.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty 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 – Revolution Eye Bright setting powder + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Patrick Starrr powder blush duo in Take Me Home (bottom shade), highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Morphe 35C Everyday Chic Artistry palette (shades: Chic It Out + Playtime + Good Lookin’ + Fancy This + Have A Moment), mascara – Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara, eyeliner – MAC Technakohl liner in Sterling Silver. Eyebrows: Soda #wowbrow Flat Brow Liner in Kim + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Essence lipliner in 06 Satin Mauve + Revolution x Friends Rachel lipstick)

Western twist

Here’s what I wore Friday April 16. I love the dusty blue/grey colour scheme of this outfit, and I think the hat and bolo tie added a fun western twist to the look.

(Hat + blazer – H&M, bolo tie – Asos, shirt – second hand, trousers – Weekday, boots – Topshop)

5 favourites – July

July is coming to an end, which means that my summer holiday is coming to an end, but it’s been a lovely, relaxing three weeks with beautiful summer weather most of the time. I’m excited to get back to work again on Monday as well though; I really hope everything will be sort of back to normal (meaning no more online teaching please). When it comes to favourites this month, I’ve had a lot of make-up favourites, which makes sence, because when you travel with a limited amount of make-up, you get to use the same products many times and form a proper opinion on them. So here are my 5 favourites from the month of July.

Natasha Denona Zendo palette: This year (and last year) I’ve been taking more outfit- and make-up pictures due to the lock downs, and I’ve also been shopping more, so these days I’ll be posting e.g. a haul months after I purchased the items. That’s why I sometimes feature items in these favourites posts that I haven’t hauled yet, but that I’ve still been using. I think that’s true for all the items in this favourites post. That is also why this is the first time you see the Natasha Denona Zendo palette on my blog. I’ve falling in love with Natasha Denona palettes this year, and this one is no exception. I love that it contains both warm toned- and cool toned shades, neutrals and more colourful shades. There are still many shades I haven’t worn yet, but I’ve loved the looks I’ve created with this palette so far.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer (shade: Luminous Bronze Light): I’d been wanting to try an Hourglass bronzer for so long, but they’re so expensive. However, I got one in a Sephora sale in late April, and I’m so glad I finally made the purchase, because this is a stunning bronzer. I’m very into glowy face products these days, and this was pretty much the only bronzer I wore when I was on holiday.

MAC Black Cherry Extra Dimension blush (shade: Dilly-Dolly): I love the Extra Dimension formula from MAC, and I love that the 2021 Black Cherry spring collection contained a handful of Extra Dimension blushes. I picked up one shade, when I initially purchased from the collection, but I kept seeing this light pink shade online, so I had to have that one as well, and it quickly became a favourite. The picture really doesn’t do it justice, but it’s the most beautiful light pink with a gold shift, and it’s super glowy and so stunning.

Essence Mini perfume balm stick trio (01 Mini But Yummy): Essence recently launched a collection of mini products (I’ll be doing a post on some of the items at some point), and I’ve really falling in love with these perfume balm sticks. I don’t like coconut scented things, so I haven’t used that one, but I love the peach and the vanilla scents; especially the vanilla one which is my favourite. They’re so easy to use, and so easy to take with you on the go.

The Sims 4 Cottage Living (expansion pack) + Dream Home Decorator (game pack): I love playing The Sims 4. I’ve played versions of The Sims for almost 20 years now, and I still absolutely love it. Within the last couple of months we got both a new game pack and a new expansion pack, and I’m so excited about both of them. First we got Dream Home Decorator, which came with an interior decorator career and the most amazing furniture pieces. Cottage Living is the farming pack, I think many players have been waiting for. I know I’ve been wanting to have chickens, cows and oversized crops in The Sims for years. I love that after so many years of playing The Sims it still gets me excited. Actually, I think I’ll stop writing this post now and go play.

Large collective Beauty Bay haul

It’s time for another Beauty Bay haul, and this is a rather large one. These are products I purchased in late March/early-mid April.

Let’s start with the BH Cosmetics Remix Dance palettes. I purchased all three of them; the 80’s-, 90’s-, and 00’s Remix Dance palette. I love the packaging, names, and colour stories of all three palettes, and the quality of the shadows is great!

I also purchased two more palettes from the BH Cosmetics travel series, the Smitten in Switzerland palette and the Trendy in Tokyo palette, and I also picked up the Frosé highlighter palette. I have only used these palettes a few times so far, but I’m excited to play around with them some more.

And we’re not done with palettes yet. When Beauty Bay started selling Made By Mitchell, I didn’t hesitate to pick up the two large palettes from the brand. The more muted and green one is called Feet On The Ground and the brighter one is called Head In The Clouds. I’m really impressed by these palettes, and my favourite so far is the Head In The Clouds palette. It’s also nice that they come with matching pouches; they’re great for travelling with palettes.

When I bought the Made By Mitchell palettes, I received a free Made By Mitchell Blursh in the shade Mango Daiquiri, which is a fun orange liquid blush.

And let’s stay with blush for a second. I puchased the Ofra Ride or Die collection, which consists of the Crew blush/bronzer duo and the liquid blush in Authentic. I really like Ofra’s compacts, but I’m not sure I like the liquid blush. I found it difficult to blend out.

Then on to a bit of a mix of things.

I picked up one more Ofra product; the Samantha March Chick Lit Blush Duo, which is very pretty.

I also bought the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Glow face palette, which comes with a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. For some reason, the highlighter doesn’t fit in to the pan, which is so weird; it looks as if it has shrunk. It’s still pretty though.

I also purchased a couple more products from Soda. I got the Soda #herecomeshtesun shimmer bronzer in Milk Chocolate and the Soda #wegotyoubabe Glitter lipgloss in Diamond Sugar. The bronzer is very small and very shiny. It’s not that pigmented either, so it’s not my favourite. The gloss is nice though.

From Revolution I picked up the Glow Splendour highlighter in So Glazed, which comes in a huge compact.

And now on to the last four products. I decided to try out the By Beauty Bay powder bronzer in Fawn. Fawn is the lightest shade, but it’s not that light. I can still make it work though. I also picked up the By Beauty Bay New Romantic liquid crystal eyeshadow in Morganite, which is a pretty pink/gold colour. I was really excited to receive the Melt Cosmetics Undertone Noods liquid set lipstick in Golden, because I’ve been looking for a yellowy lipstick, or very yellow-based nude, and this one is so good! And last, but not least, I picked up one more Soda product; the #mermaidlips Lip Crystal in Strawberry. It’s a lip balm, and I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like on the lips.

Pinks

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. My outfit contained different shades of pink, so I thought my make-up look should do the same.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Pink), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powder – Fenty Beauty Pro Filt´r Instant Retouch setting powder in Butter. Face make-up: bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – MAC You’ve Got Me Feeling powder blush, highlighter – BH Cosmetics Aprés in Aspen highlighter palette (shades: Frosted AF + Iced Out). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Natasha Denona Love palette (shades: First + Valentine + Soul + Giving + Transparent), mascara – Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara, eyeliner – NYX Faux Whites eyeliner in Seashell. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: L.A. Girl Perfect Precision lip liner in Pinky + MAC Barbiestyle lipstick + Revolution x Friends Chandler lipgloss)

Made my day

Here’s what I wore Thursday April 15. A male student, who wasn’t even one of my students, commented on my shoes. He thought they were cool. That made my day:)

(Blazer – Monki, shirt – second hand, jeans – H&M, sweater vest + boots – Zara)

Matte pastels

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. It’s not often that I wear an (almost) all matte eye look, but it works so well with pastel shades.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – BH Cosmetics Flower Power blush palette (shade: Wicked), highlighter – BH Cosmetics Aprés in Aspen highlighter palette (shades: Frosted AF + Chill Zone). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Jawbreaker palette (shades: Virgin + Brain Freeze + Gum Drop + Cute) + MAC Extra Dimension foil eyeshadow in Cooler Than Being Cool, mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Pink Spirit. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Yes Ma’am!) 

Good old Mickey Mouse

Here’s what I wore Monday April 12. You know how much I love a good old Mickey Mouse outfit, especially when there are pops of colour involved.

(T-shirt – Stradivarius, blazer + jeans – H&M, sneakers – Nike)