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.

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.