5 favourites – January

The first month of the new year has come to an end. January is always so long, and dark, and cold, and it’s happening during a lockdown as well. A lock down that is extending for at least one more month. But hey, we only have one month of winter left, and then spring will come, right? As you may be able to tell, I’m tired of the current situation in Denmark and in the world in general, however, there are still things that I’ve enjoyed over the past month, and here are some of them.

Dark purple Coca Cola sweatsuit (H&M): In my November favourites, I also featured a matching sweatsuit, and I’ve only gotten more into them since. This month I’ve been loving this dark purple one with Coca Cola print (Coca Cola is my favourite fizzy drink btw). It’s so comfy, but also really cute actually. I’ve even styled it for work (working from home that is), and that outfit will be posted at some point.

Charm bracelets: I might have been wearing lots of comfy clothing, but I’ve also been wearing lots of pretty jewellery. I feel naked without jewellery on. This month I’ve been loving charm bracelets, and I couldn’t choose one, so here are the three I’ve been wearing the most; my Trollbeads bracelet that I purchased on Black Friday (I change the charms to go with my outfit), my Pandora x Disney bracelet that I got for Christmas, and a Mickey Mouse one from H&M that will be in a future haul.

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder: I purchased this powder in late spring last year, and I did use it throughout the rest of the year, but for the past couple of months (and especially in January), it has been one of my go-to powders. It has a similar texture to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder (which is also a favourite of mine), but it’s supposed to clarify skin and minimise breakouts. I’m not sure how true that claim is, but either way I really like the look and feel of this powder.

Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light: The drugstore is killing it when it comes to bronzers. Some of my absolute favourite bronzers are the Physicians Formula Butter bronzer and the Maybelline City Bronzer, and now this Milani bronzer has become a favourite as well.

L’Oréal Air Volume Mega Mascara: I did a first impressions post on this mascara recently, and as I wrote in that post, this has become one of my new favourite mascaras. It makes your lashes look super long and voluminous.

5 favourites – December

It’s (finally) the last day of the strangest year of my life (and probably everyone else’s lives too), and sadly it’ll still take a while before everything goes back to “normal”. However, many good things happended to me in 2020 as well, so the year wasn’t all bad. New Year’s Eve is not my favourite night, but this year I’m actually looking forward to spend time with my family, eat good food, and dress up. But before we jump into the new year, let’s say goodbye to the old one and to the month of December, which was actually a great month, with some favourites.

Red and white christmassy gloves: December has been a cold month, so gloves have been a necessity, and I’ve been wearing these festive gloves almost every day. They’re super soft and super warm.

Golden Christmas charm bracelet: One of my favourite pieces of Christmas jewellery this year has been this charm bracelet from H&M. I’ve mostly worn golden jewellery in December, so this bracelet came in very handy. It’s just so cute and festive.

BH Cosmetics Naughty shadow palette: I’ve discovered many amazing eyeshadow palettes in 2020, and this one from BH Cosmetics has to be one of my favourites. It might be a Christmas themed palette, but I’m going to continue to use this all year round.

Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick (shade: The Perfect Red): Jeffree Star Cosmetics has some of the best red lipsticks in my opinion. The Velour liquid lipstick in Redrum has been my favourite lipstick for years, but this one is up there with my favourites. It really is the perfect red as the name suggests, and I love the formula too.

Green Book (film): I’d been wanting to watch this film ever since it released, and I finally got to do so in December, and it was even better than I thought it would be. This is a must watch film, and I’m sure it’s going to become a classic.

5 favourites – November

Finally! December starts tomorrow, and I can’t wait. I have an important day at work tomorrow, but when that’s over, I can relax a bit more and do some christmassy things:) I have actually already been doing quite a few cozy, christmassy things in November even though I’ve been busy at work as well, but I only have three more weeks of work before the Christmas holidays, and I’m so excited about that. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk about some November favourites.

Grey Mickey and Minnie Mouse sweatsuit (H&M): I never thought I would be the kind of person that would enjoy wearing a sweatsuit, not even on the weekends, but I’ve worn this one so many times this past month.

Christmas onesie: When I haven’t worn the Mickey and Minnie sweatsuit, I’ve worn this Christmas onesie. I bought this last year, and I didn’t get that much use out of it then, but that sure has changed this year. It’s so warm and so comfy!

Fluffy ear warmers (H&M): It’s gotten really cold outside, so these have been lifesavers + I love that I can wear my hair up and still keep my ears warm.

MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish trio – Light: So far this have been my favourite product from this year’s holiday collection from MAC. I love the Extra Dimension formula, and so far I haven’t been disappointed in any of the Extra Dimension holiday palettes.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash: I struggle a lot with spots, and I’d heard that Tea Tree oil is great for getting rid of spots, so for over a month now I’ve been using this facial wash from The Body Shop, and I really like it. My skin is not completely clear, but I have fewer spots now compared to before I started using this product, and it’s definitely one of the best products I’ve used to get rid of spots, so I’ll continue to use this for a while.

5 favourites – October

Happy halloween. I’m going to end October with a halloween date with my boyfriend. We’re going to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is very fitting, since we are only a month away from December now, and I’m so, so, so excited for Christmas! I had lots of favourites this past month, but I managed to narrow it down to five, so here goes.

Purple corduroy trousers: As you might have noticed (and I have mentioned) I’ve been obsessed with everything purple this year, and especially the last couple of months. I’d been wanting a pair of purple high waist wide leg trousers for so long, and these Monki ones are perfect, and I’ve worn them a lot. So stay tuned for many more purple looks.

Purple, christmassy sock slippers: It has definitely gotten colder outside, and I’m often cold, so I’ve been wearing these sock slippers (I dont’ know if that’s a thing) almost every day around the apartment. I know they have Christmas trees and snow flakes on them, but because they’re not traditional Christmas colours, I thought I could start wearing them a little early:)

Jeffree Star Cosmetics hand mirror: I didn’t think I would love a hand mirror this much, but I do my make-up very early in the morning when it’s now completely dark outside, and this mirror has been perfect to do my eye make-up in. I do have a standing mirror on my vanity, but it can be difficult to get close enough to my face, especially when I’m only relying on artificial light, so this mirror has been a huge help. And this was the last purple item (at least in this post).

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane green tea: I’m obsessed with everything that smells or tastes like candy cane and peppermint, and this tea is so delicious. It’s decaffeinated, so it’s been my go-to evering tea.

Disney+ (streaming service): I debated with myself whether I should get Disney+ or not, even though I’m a huge Disney fan, but then my sisters asked me if we should get it together, and I said yes immediately, and it was the best decision. I’ve watched so many different things on Disney+ already and there’s still so much more, I’m exicted to watch.

5 favourites – September

September was a really tough month. I was ill in the beginning of the month, and work has been and still is very busy. And the fact that we still have to deal with Covid19 all the time doesn’t makes things easier; on the contrary it makes it a lot harder to go about your daily life. I’ll soon have a week off which I’m very much looking forward to; I really need a break. But it’s not all bad; the fact that December is only two months away now gets me in a better mood. I’ve also discovered some new favourites this month, so let’s talk about those.

Wide leg jeans: I’ve loved wearing these wide leg high waist jeans from H&M lately. They’re so comfortable and has a bit of a ’70s vibe to them, which I obviously love.

Rainbow striped Converse sneakers: Apparently, I’ve been really into comfortable clothes this month; oversized clothes and sneakers. I haven’t had a pair of Converse All Stars in quite a while, but this rainbow striped version stole my heart, and I’ve loved wearing them.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palette: This palette is simply stunning. I really enjoy the Huda Beauty eyeshadows and the shades in this palette are so beautiful, and I’ve loved every look I’ve created with it so far.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star setting powder (shade: Fair): I haven’t even hauled this yet, but I’ve used is so much that I had to feature it in this post. I wasn’t into loose powders until I gave the RCMA No-Color powder another go, and now I love this one too. I think I love this one even more. It keeps you make up in place all day, and it looks great on the skin.

The Incredibles 2 (film): This film stole a spot on my 5 favourites list just last night. I can’t believe it took me so long to watch this, but it was worth the wait. I really like the first film, but I might like the second one even better. That doesn’t happen with Disney sequels very often.

5 favourites – August

Summer is over by tomorrow (calendar-wise), and autumn will arrive. The weather has been more autumnal this past week, though it looks like it’s going to be slightly warmer again this week. I’m excited about the weather getting colder though and dressing for autumn. I’m also excited about the fact that we’re getting closer to December, which is my favourite month:) But for now, let’s talk about some of my favourite things from August.

Lilac strappy heels: I know, I haven’t even gotten around to hauling these shoes yet, but I’ve worn them a lot throughout August, so I had to feature them in this post. They’re from H&M, and they’re the perfect strappy heels. And the colour is amazing! I’ve been obsessed with everything purple lately.

Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum: I’ve been loving a more glowy make-up look lately, and I’m going to feature two of my favourite products to achieve that look. The first one is this primer serum which feels very hydrating on the skin, and it gives your skin a nice and subtle glow. It’s very affordable too.

MAC Fix+ Magic Radiance: MAC Fix+ is one of my holy grail products. I use it every time I wear make-up in some version or other, so I’m always up for trying a new one. The Magic Radiance version is very hydrating and gives your skin a nice, subtle glow (I feel like I’m repeating myself. Wait, I am). I really enjoy this product.

Lipton Vanilla & Caramel black tea: I love everything vanilla scented or flavoured and the same goes for caramel, so when my boyfriend introduced me to this tea, I had a strong feeling that I would love it, and I do. I’m actually drinking a cup of it as I’m writing this.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (film): I’m a huge Eurovision fan, so I was so excited to watch this Netflix orignal film. It was obviously a comedy, but the music was so good; way better than I expected. And it was incredible seeing so many former Eurovision contestants; even my favourite winner of all time, Salvador Sobral, was featured. If you like Eurovision or just great music and comedy this is a must watch.

5 favourites – July

Another month has gone by, which means that it’s time for 5 favourites once again. I’ve been enjoying some time off in July spending time with family, but I’m actually really excited about starting work again now that I can actually go back in to work and don’t have to work from home every day; I’m a teacher, so it’s a lot easier to do my job if I’m in the same room as my students:) Anyways, I actually had a lot of favourites this month, but as always I’ve narrowed it down to just five.

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Shell-shaped straw bag: This Topshop bag has been the perfect summer bag. I brought it with me on holiday, and it just goes with every summer outfit.

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T-Rex hoop earrings: These earrings were an anniversary present from my boyfriend, and I’ve been wearing them nonstop. I love everything dinosaur related, especially things I can wear on my body.

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Huda Beauty Nude (Light) Obsessions eyeshadow palette: I love the Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes; they’re compact and travel-friendly and the quality of the shadows is great! I’ve been travelling with this nude version all of July, and I’ve loved using it. You can create the prettiest looks with this palette.

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Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Velour liquid lipstick (shade: Are You Filming?): I haven’t gotten around to hauling this yet, but it was love at first sight with this shade, and it’s been my most worn lip colour in July. It’s the perfect yellow-based red, and I love the Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick formula, so this is a winner in my book.

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Dumbo (film): I’ve been wanting to watch the live-action version of Dumbo since it released last year, and I finally had a chance to do so last week. My mum and sister had been raving about it and for good reasons. I was so good; much more interesting than the original animated one, and I would love to rewatch this some day.

5 favourites – June

The first summer month has come to an end, and all in all it was actually a really good month. I got to go back to work several times, great things happened both in my private life and on the work front, and the weather has been great. And now my summer holiday starts. Things are really starting to look up. But before I start my holiday for real, let’s talk about some June favourites.

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Rhinestone hoops: I’m obsessed with earrings at the moment, especially big ones, and I’ve been loving these rhinestone hoops from H&M this month. I love that they come in three different sizes; there’s a pair for every outfit.

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Homemade pearl necklace: I made this necklace some time last year, and even though I’ve worn it throughout the year, I’ve been wearing it more frequently this past month. I guess the bright colours and white pearls gives off a more summery vibe.

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EOS Vanilla Bean lip balm: I’m in love with the scent of this lip balm, and I’ve been wearing it constantly when not wearing lipstick.

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MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20: I’d been looking for a nude eyeliner to replace my beloved Sephora one, which has been discontinued, and I found it in this pencil from MAC. I think it’s supposed to be a multi use product, but I’m going to used it exclusively as an eyeliner.

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Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown: This brow pencil is so good. It’s ultra slim (as the name suggests), and it makes it super easy to fill in your brows. I’ve been doing a slightly more natural brow, since I started using this pencil, and I love the look.

5 favourites – May

By tomorrow it’ll officially be summer (calendar-wise), and I’m really excited about that. Especially because the weather has gotten warmer and sunnier. Things are also looking up when it comes to the lock down; lots of things are opening up again, and I might be going in to work again soon. I actually went to work last Monday, but I wasn’t teaching, but hopefully soon I will. I had so many favourites this month, but I managed to narrow them down to just five, so here they are.

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RCMA No-Color powder: I bought this powder about two years ago, and I did a first impressions post on it. I liked it back then, but I didn’t find it to be anything particularly special, and I kind of forgot about it. However, I recently dug out forgotten products from my make-up collection with the intent of using them to find out whether I wanted to keep them or not, and I definitely found some duds, but I also rediscovered really good products e.g. this powder. I don’t know what have changed, but I’m suddenly really loving this powder.

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MAC Rose-gilded eyeshadow palette: I briefly mentioned this palette in my latest haul, and I wrote that I would be talking more about it soon. The time has come. This palette has two fantastic eyeshadow formulas that are different to the regular MAC eyeshadow formulas. The formulas are called creamy matte and molten foil and both are super pigmented and very blendable. The shades are stunning too, and I think I’ve created some beautiful looks with this palette (which I’ll be posting soon).

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Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun): I had a feeling that this bronzer would become a favourite. There’s not much to say about this product other than the formula is great; it blends out beautifully and looks stunning on the skin.

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Earring holder: I bought this earring holder from Flying Tiger earlier this month, and it holds up to 48 pairs of earrings. I love having most of my earrings in one place (except for the really big ones), and it spins so it’s easy to get to every single pair.

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Unlock (game): I love board games and card games (I guess this is a hybrid), and I tried Unlock for the first time at a board game café in February and thought it was a lot of fun. It’s an escape room kind of game, so if you like those, you’ll most definitely like Unlock. There are 7 different versions and this is the newest version (Epic Adventures). I bought it for a casual at-home date night with my boyfriend, and we both really enjoyed playing this game.

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.

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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.

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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.