5 favourites – September

The first month of autumn has come to an end. The weather has definitely started to become more autumnal, and I’m very excited about that. I’m looking forward to another month of autumn with Halloween around the corner, and then it won’t be long before Christmas is here! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know how I feel about Christmas. But anyways, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, and let’s talk about some of my favourite things from the month of September.

Dior Backstage Face & Body powder in 0N Neutral: This product is from one of my August/September hauls. It will still be quite a while before I’ll be posting that haul, but I had to share this powder with you. Dior is obviously a luxury brand, and this is not a cheap powder, but I think it might be worth the more expensive price point, because it’s just stunning on the skin. It has a natural glow to it, which looks beautiful.

MAC Magic Extension mascara: I got a sample of the newest mascara from MAC with an online purchase this past summer, and I will be doing a first impressions post on it at some point. However, as you might have guessed from the fact that I’m featuring it in a favourites post, I really enjoy this mascara. It looks great, I like the brush, and it doesn’t transfer on me, so I’m quite excited about this product.

KAYALI Eau de Parfum Rollerball in MUSK | 12 & VANILLA | 28: I don’t try new perfumes very often, but I’m obsessed with everything vanilla scented, so I thought I would try this rollerball perfume from KAYALI. It’s a dobble-ended rollerball, so it also have a musk perfume, and I absolutely love both scents. And I love the rollerball design; it’s so convenient and travel-friendly.

LEGO Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse: For my birthday in August my boyfriend gave me this LEGO Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse set. It wasn’t on my wishlist, but it was such a great gift. I’ve had such a great time buildning my two favourite mice, and I’m really excited to build the last few pieces that came with the set; a flower bouquet, a guitar, a camera on a tripod, and a book.

The Danish Girl (film): I’ve been wanting to watch this film for years now, and I finally got around to it when I was ill with the flu a couple of weeks ago. It’s such a beautiful and emotional story; in the film and in real life. I think I was extra moved by it being Danish myself. Go watch it if you haven’t already, and be prepared to cry.

5 favourites – August

August went by so quickly, if you ask me. I went back to work after a long, relaxing summer holiday, and things are looking a bit more “normal”. I also had a birthday, went to a wedding and a confirmation celebration, so August was eventful indeed. Even though the calendar might say that it is autumn by tomorrow, the Danish weather is actually very nice and summery this week. However, I’m starting to get excited about autumn and colder weather; I want to wear corduroy and knitwear and boots again. Maybe soon I will. But first, let’s talk about some favourites from the month of August.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless primer: For once, I’m featuring a product that I have actually already hauled. As I mentioned in this Lyko haul, I’ve been loving this primer throughout both July and August. I love that it contains SPF 20, and I just like the way it feels and looks on the skin and the way make-up looks on top of it.

L’Oreal Paris Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain): An now on to a product I haven’t hauled yet, but which I’ve been loving so much. I’d heard so many good things about this foundation, and I must say that it really is great. It’s not often that I fall in love with a foundation, but that’s the case with this one.

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle cream bronzer in Butta Biscuit: I’ve had this cream bronzer since February or March, and I loved it from the very beginning, but my love for it has grown significantly over the past month or so. This is the easiest cream bronzer to use. It almost blends itself. And the shade Butta Bisquit is perfect on me.

Batman – The Dark Night trilogy (films): The only film from the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy I’d watch until a week or two ago was The Dark Night, and I watched it because of Heath Ledger, who is brilliant in it. However, I decided to watch all three films recently, and I really liked them. More than I thought I would. I love the MCU which is more supernatural and fun, but these darker more realistic superhero films were really good as well.

Cruella (film): I’d been waiting for so long for Cruella to become available to all on Disney+, and when it finally did last Friday I watched it right away, and I really enjoyed it. It was not only a Disney film, but also a fashion film, which only made it better. Plus I just love Emma Stone.

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.

5 favourites – June

I can’t believe that the first summer month has already gone by, but at least we’ve had some lovely summer weather lately. My summer holiday officially begins in a few days, and I so excited to get some time off. Other than being a great month weatherwise, June was also a great month when it comes to favourites. I have so many favourites this month, and it was really difficult to narrow them down to just five, but these are my picks.

H&M x Lee denim jacket: I don’t think I’ve hauled this denim jacket yet (and there are more items in this post that I haven’t hauled yet, because I’m so behind on hauls), but this has been my go-to jacket this past month. I’ve worn is several days a week, and it’s just such a good length/fit and wash.

Multicoloured Teva sandals: I haven’t hauled these sandals yet either, but they’re a more recent purchase. I needed a pair of comfortable flat sandals that I could actually walk in, and I’d heard that Teva sandals were really comfortable, and they are. I’ve worn these almost daily since I got them a couple of weeks ago, and they might not be the prettiest sandals, but I don’t care. Comfort wins in this case. And I do think that they’re kind of cute with the different coloured straps.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze: And here’s yet another product I haven’t hauled yet, but which I enjoy so much that I had to feature it. In my May favourites, I featured a soapy brow styler from Essence, and I do still really like that product, but the ABH Brow Freeze is better. It might be a pretty pricey product, but a little product goes a long way, and it’s so convenient and easy to use, and it makes the brows look great, so I think it’s worth it.

Luca (film): I watched two new Disney films this month; Raya and the Last Dragon and Luca. Even though I liked Raya and the Last Dragon, Luca is the one that stole my heart. I didn’t really have any expectations to the film, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how good it actually was. It’s the perfect summer animated film.

Zitti E Buoni – Måneskin (song): I’ve expressed my love for Eurovision several times, so I was excited to watch the contest this year after the break last year do to the pandemic. There were more than one entry I would be happy to see win the contest (Iceland and Switzerland were among my favourites), but Måneskin from Italy were the perfect winners. I love their winning song and their sound and look in general, so much so that I purchased their album Teatro d’ira: Vol. I, which is great too. As a Dane, I also enjoy that their band name is the danish word for moonlight.

5 favourites – May

The last month of spring is coming to an end and by tomorrow it’ll officially be summer (if you ask the calendar). We are finally getting some warmer weather in Denmark as well, so it’s great timing. Anyways, let’s just get to it. Let’s talk about some favourites from the month of May.

Denim lace up boots: I was not sure how I would feel about these denim lace up (with a zipper on the side) boots from Monki when I first purchased them, but I love them. Denim is a neutral to me, so these boots are perfect for when you feel that neither black, white, or brown shoes go with your outfit.

NYX The Marshmellow primer: I’m sure that I’m not the only one who’s been enjoying this sweet-smelling primer from NYX. It’s popular for a reason; it feels nice and smooth on the skin and it smells great too. It hasn’t only been a favourite of mine for the past month, but for several months now, so I thought it was time to feature it in a favourites post.

Essence Lash Princess false lash effect mascara: I’ve been discovering so many great mascaras lately, this Essence mascara being another one. I’d heard great things about this mascara for years, and I’m so glad that I finally decided to try it. I’ll be posting my first impressions on it at some point where I’ll get in to more details about it.

Essence #pinkandproud Strong soapy brow styler (01 Stronger Than Yesterday!): It’ll still be a while before I get around to posting the haul that includes this soapy brow styler, but I had to include it in this post, because I’ve been loving it. It’s the first soap brow product I’ve tried, and there are probably better ones out there, but I’m still so impressed by the brow look I can create with this, and you can’t beat the price tag!

Kingsman: The Secret Service (film): I’d heard the name of this film, but hadn’t really any idea of what it was really about other than being a spy film, but I was pleasantly surprised by the over the top comedy sequences, and the cast is incredible. I also watched the sequel, and I really liked that one too, but the first one is my favourite. If you like action and comedy together, give this film a go. You won’t regret it.

5 favourites – April

We are now moving in to the last spring month, but where is that spring weather??? It’s still really cold in Denmark though a bit more sunny, but I’m longing for real spring weather so bad! But on a more positive note, I’m enjoying a five day break/holiday right now (including the weekend), and it was just what I needed after another busy month workwise. So let’s talk about some of my favourites from the month of April, before I go back to doing absolutely nothing:)

Holographic rhinestone belt bag: My black Mickey Mouse shoulder bag that I used as an everyday bag broke earlier on this month, so I had to find a new everyday bag and chose this fun holographic rhinestone belt bag from Skinnydip, which I did use a bit last summer. I really enjoy having a belt bag as my everyday bag again (it’s so convenient), and this one just makes me happy (the picture really doesn’t do it justice btw, but I’m wearing it here and here).

Natasha Denona (brand): My biggest obsession this past month (and I actually think it started last month) has been Natasha Denona. It’s been a beauty brand that I’ve been intrigued by for such a long time, but it’s a bit of a pricey brand, so I kept my distance for a while, but I recently caved and bought my first palette, and now I’m obsessed. You’ll be seeing a bunch of Natasha Denona products in hauls in the nearest future.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara: I did a first impressions on this mascara five days ago, and as I wrote in that post, I’ve really been enjoying this mascara. I feel like I’m on a roll when it comes to finding new great mascaras.

Soda #wowbrow Flat Brow Liner (shade: Kim): This is another product I haven’t hauled yet, but I’ve been using this a lot lately, and I really like it, so I wanted to feature it in my 5 favourites post. Soda is a newer brand to Beauty Bay, and I’ve also purchased some other products from the brand, but this brow pencil, or brow liner as it’s called, has been my most worn Soda product so far. It’s so easy to use!

Ikea Alex 9 drawer: I’m very late to the game when it comes to using the Ikea Alex 9 drawer for make-up storage, but it just fits perfectly in the corner of my bedroom, and I was in desperate need of more make-up storage (before I only had the little wooden drawer!). It’s just so practical, I holds a lot of make-up, and it doesn’t take up too much space, so I love it.

5 favourites – March

Another month in lock down has gone by. However, the country has started to slowly open up again, and I went physically to work twice last week, which was great. Working from home isn’t all that fun, but right now I’m in the middle of my easter holiday which I’ve been looking forward to the whole month. Anyways, I had many favourites in March, and it was difficult to narrow them down to five, but here are my picks.

Black chunky boots: The only times I’ve been leaving my apartment these past four months have been to go for a walk, to pick up a parcel, or to go grocery shopping, and for all those occasions my shoes of choice has been these black chunky boots from PULL&BEAR. I really miss wearing all of my shoes, but I have enjoyed wearing these boots a lot.

Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana: I haven’t gotten around to hauling this product yet, but I wanted to feature it anyways, because I’ve been loving this powder to set my under eyes. My favourite undereye setting powder from e.l.f. has been discontinued I think (at least I can’t find it anywhere), so I’ve been on the hunt for alternatives, and this is a great alternative + it’s super affordable too.

BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin eyeshadow palette: I know, another product I haven’t hauled yet, but this palette is amazing, so I had to feature it. I’ll show you the inside another time, but the shades are a mix of blues and neutrals, and it is stunning. BH Cosmetics has definitely been on my radar since they released the Naughty palette for holiday 2020.

EOS Toasted Marshmellow lip balm: I love the EOS lip balms, and I’ve had the Toasted Marshmellow one lying around for ages, so when I used up my Vanilla Bean one (which might still be my favourite scent), I started using the Toasted Marshmellow one, and it smells so good. Do I need to say that I love the colour of the packaging as well?

Ear Bisquits (podcast): I had never been listening to podcasts before this month, and I’m really enjoying it. My favourite so far is Ear Bisquits by Rhett and Link, and I knew that I would enjoy this one, because Good Mythical Morning is my favourite Youtube channel. I’m really excited to be listening to more podcasts in the future.

5 favourites – February

February has come to an end, and I can almost smell that spring is on its way. February was another month in lock down, and even though the country will slowly be opening a little more up from tomorrow on, I still won’t be going physically back to work for while. So, I’ll continue to work from home (which is not easier or more relaxing when you are a teacher), and when I’m not working I get to watch a bunch of films and TV series, play The Sims 4, and play with make-up (and discover great new products). So it’s not all bad. Anyways, here are my 5 favourites from February.

Essence Volume Booster lash primer: I haven’t hauled this lash primer yet, but I’ve been using a lot, so I wanted to feature it in this post. I’ve been using it with the Fenty Beauty Full Frontal mascara that I did a first impressions post on recently, and I think it definitely adds some volume to my lashes that I think the Fenty Beauty mascara lacks a bit. It’s a super affordable lash primer as well, and I think Essence is doing such a great job with their products in general.

MAC Powderkiss lipsticks: I haven’t even posted a look with one of the MAC Powderkiss lipsticks yet, but they’ll be coming soon, and many of them, because I’ve been loving this lipstick formula. They have a very unique soft matte finish that I really like. They just look so flattering on the lips.

Huda Beauty Silk Balms: On the days where I don’t wear make-up, I always wear lip balm to moisturise my lips, and my favourite lip balms these days are the Huda Beauty Silk Balms. This is a limited edition holiday set with two glittery shades, which is a bit strange for a lip balm, but I really enjoy the formula, so I don’t mind the glitter. I’m sure they would make great, very moisturising lip toppers as well.

WandaVision (Tv series): I’m a big MCU fan, so I was excited to watch WandaVision when it came to Disney+. I’m not completely sure what I expected of this show, but it’s definitely different and in the best way possible. I was very confused throughout the first couple of episodes, and I have new questions after each new episode, but that’s what makes this show so interesting. If you’re a Marvel fan and haven’t gotten around to watch WandaVision yet, you really should.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series): Here’s a series that I really didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I do. It’s my boyfriend’s favourite TV series, and I had promised him that I would watch the first episode with him, and here we are; two seasons in, and I’m really excited to watch the third and final season. Now I get why this is such a well-loved series.

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.