R.E.M. Beauty haul

I have my first ever R.E.M. Beauty haul to share with you today. I purchased some of the products from Feelunique and the rest from Sephora.

I picked up three of the Interstellar highlighters. They’re in the shades (from left to right) Miss Mercury, Miss Neptune, and Mama Earth. Miss Mercury is a champagne shade, Miss Neptune is a lavender, and Mama Earth is green. So far I really like this highlighter formula.

These are the lip products and the other cheek product I purchased. I got the Eclipse Cheek & Lip stick in Broadway Baby, the Essential Drip lip oil in Lavender Kiss, the On Your Collar matte lipstick in Wine n Dine, and two of the On Your Collar classic lipsticks in Attention and Cabernet.

Here are some close ups of all the different shades. I really like the packaging which looks kind of space and/or astronaut themed.

Lastly, I picked up two of the Midnight Shadows liquid eyeshadows and the Midnight Shadows eyeshadow gloss. The Midnight Shadows liquid eyeshadows are in the shades Fembot and Science Fair. I’m especially loving the shade Fembot.

Collective haul – beauty (February 2023)

This is my collective beauty haul from February. It’s a good mix of everything when it comes to make-up. I’m going to group the products by the store/online shop I purchased them from.

Let’s begin with the products I purchased from Zalando. I love a coloured mascara, so I was very intrigued by the Kiko Milano Smart Colour mascaras. I picked up the shades 01 (Metallic Purple), 07 (Navy Blue), and 08 (Jungle Green). The formula is very nice, and the colours are pretty.

I also purchased three of the Kiko Milano Velvet Passion matte lipsticks. I picked the shades Sapphire Green, Imperial Blu, and Light Sienna. I wore the navy blue one here.

From Maybelline I picked up another shade of the Superstay Vinyl Ink liquid lip colours, and it’s in the shade 120 Punchy. I also got two more of the Green Edition Balmy Lip Blushes, and they’re in the shades 003 Sunshine and 007 Moonlight. I love both of these lipstick formulas.

I purchased the next four products from Magasin, and I got them all 20% off. I’ve been wanting to try the Nars Light Reflecting foundation for so long, and I picked up the shade Mont Blanc, which was supposed to match my skin, but I think it’s a little dark. I can make it work though. I also picked up the Sephora Collection Color Shifter face palette in Rose Fantasy, the Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon lipstick red case plus Fenty Icon lipstick in Kissin’ Kutie, and another shade of the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch liquid blushes. It’s in the shade Encourage.

Here’s a closer look at the Sephora Collection Color Shifter face palette in Rose Fantasy. It includes a powder blush, a powder bronzer, a shimmery topper, and a cream blush.

And here’s what the Fenty Icon lipstick looks like in the beautiful red case.

These next five products are from Sephora.

I picked up another shade of the Rare Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch highlighter. It’s the pink shade called Mesmerize, and it’s stunning!

I picked up the following three lip products: Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Juicy Satin lipstick in Go Deep (70% off on sale), Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush matte lipstick in Dragon Mami (50% off on sale), and Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Divinyl lip shine in Temptress (70% off on sale).

And then I got the Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper I 25 Eau de Parfum 10 ml 20% off. I love Kayali scents!

From Matas (the Danish drugstore) I picked up two more of the Clarins Instant Comfort lip oils. I got 04 Pitaya and 08 Strawberry. This is one of my favourite lip oil formulas if not my top favourite. I also purchased two Gosh Velvet Touch lip liners. They’re in the shades 001 Nougat Crisp and 002 Antique Rose, and they’re both beautiful shades.

Lastly, I finally got my hands on the Cosmic Brushes Serenity palette, and at the same time I also purchased the Cosmic Brushes Royal Rose palette.

I see why this palette is so hyped up. The colour story is stunning, and the one look I’ve created with it so far turned out beautiful.

The Royal Rose palette also looks beautiful. I haven’t played with it yet, but I’m excited to be doing so hopefully soon.

5 favourites – May

It’s the last day of spring (calendar-wise), and I’m so excited about the warmer weather we’ve been having lately. June will be my last month on maternity leave, however, in July I’m taking vacation time, and then I’m going back to work in August (or July 31 to be exact). I’ll try to really enjoy the rest of my maternity leave and the summer. But first, let’s talk about some favourites from the month of May, which are all make-up products.

Missha M Perfect Cover B.B Cream Spf 42 (shade: 21 Light Beige): When you first apply this product, it looks almost grey, but as you blend it out, they grey undetone disappears, and it just looks beautiful on the skin. It has great coverage as well.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish powder (shade: Fair/Medium): The original Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder is one of my absolute favourite powders, so I was very excited to try the brigthening version. It’s definitely brightening, and it looks beautiful on the undereye area.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Brow Lift: The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze is my all time favourite brow gel, but this one from e.l.f. Cosmetics is a very good alternative. They look and feel quite similar. The only difference I’ve found is that the ABH Brow Freeze keeps the hold longer, but I still really enjoy the e.l.f. Cosmetics version (which is also a lot more affordable).

Colourpop Super Shock cheeks: These are a new obsession of mine. I’ve completely fallen in love with the Super Shock cheek formulas. I love both the bronzer and blushes as well as the highlighters. I’ve worn all the colours you see in the picture plus more throughout May.

Hydrating lip tints/lip stains: I decided to put these two products as one favourite, because they’re similar in multiple ways. I’ve been loving these hydrating liquid lip products which tint the lips and leave a stain. The Rare Beauty Soft Pinch tinted lip oils are very liquidy and thin, whereas the Fenty Beauty Poutsicle hydrating lip stains are a little thicker in texture. Both products are stunning on the lips and so comfortable.

Collective haul – clothes + shoes (February 2023)

It’s time for a collective clothes and shoes haul. These are all items I purchased back in February.

I love an oversized blazer, I love corduroy, and I love pink, so I loved this blazer from Monki, and it was even on sale.

You’ve already seen me wear these red and pink checkered trousers a couple of times (here and here). They’re also from Monki, and I got them 20% off.

It’s always nice to have a selection of joggers in your wardrobe, and I got this wide leg pair from H&M on sale.

You have also seen me wear this dress; I wore it at my daughter’s christening. It’s from Monki.

Here’s another Monki dress, but I haven’t worn this one yet. I love the pattern and all the colours, but it’s not very breastfeeding friendly.

I love coloured tights and picked up a green pair from Monki and three pairs from Calzedonia in navy, purple, and pink.

I got two pairs of Mary Jane style shoes. The purple pair is from Koi Footwear and the orange pair is from Monki. The Monki style I also own in black, white, and pink.

Lastly, I picked up some Coca-Cola Jibbitz for Crocs. So fun, right.

Lookfantastic haul (January-February 2023)

I have a collective Lookfantastic haul to share with you today. This haul consists of products from Natasha Denona, L’Oréal, and MAC.

I was so excited about this lip product launch from Natasha Denona since my go-to lip colour is red. These are the I Need A Rouge Lip Stylettos in Gigi and Emilia and the I Need A Rouge lip crayon in Emilia (I had already picked up the lip crayon in Gigi from Sephora). I absolutely love the formula of both the lipsticks and the lip crayons.

From Natasha Denona I also picked up the Pastel Plexi Glow highlighter and a lash guard, and from L’Oréal I got the Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear Matte bronzer in 250 Light.

Here’s a closer look at the highlighter and the bronzer. The highlighter is a golden champagne colour even though it might look more pastel, and the bronzer is such a nice matte bronzer.

Lastly, I picked up four shades of the MAC Locked Kiss Ink Lipcolours. I wore the dark purple here, and it’s called Sardonic. The yellow orange is called Yes, the pinky red is called Gossip, and the grey is called Stoic. I thought Sardonic was a bit patchy, but I loved the shade Yes. I’m excited to try the other two colours as well.

Asos 20% off + sale haul (January 2023)

I have an Asos haul to share with you today. All of these items were on sale, and there’s a mix of clothes, accessories, and make-up. Let’s begin with clothes.

I love a good sweater vest, and I’d had my eye on this one from Asos Design Men. I love a Disney print, and I think the green and blue looks great together.

You can never go wrong with a colourful T-shirt. This one is from JJXX.

Moving on to accessories. Topshop makes great shoes and great bags, and this multicoloured holographic bag is no exception.

I love a hat even though I don’t wear them all the time. This one from Asos Design, and I have actually already worn it. I wore it here.

This might be a slightly boring purchase, but man, I’ve worn this big black hair clip from Asos Design a lot!

Let’s just talk about all the jewellery pieces at once. I thought the Halloween selection from Asos Design was fun, and they were very heavily discounted. The golden, pearly earrings from SVNX are super pretty, and the little star and moon hoops with amethysts from Kingsley Ryan has come in very handy. The simple braided silver ring is also from Kingsley Ryan.

And now let’s move on to make-up. I picked up another e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge shadow stick, and this one is in the shade Blue Steel. I’d heard great things about the Revolution Ultra Cream Bronzer, so I picked it up in the shade Light. I’d also heard good things about the Iconic London Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint, however, the shade I picked up, which is Warm Fair, is not a great match for me.

How stunning is this Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying face palette – Light/ Medium! I’d been wanting it for a while, so I was very happy to get it on sale.

Lastly, I got two lip products from the Valentine’s Day launch from MAC. I picked up the Lady Danger lipstick, which is a shade I’ve always wanted to try, and it is stunning. I also picked up the Glow Play lip balm in Bouncing Bloom.

Collective Cocopanda haul (January 2023)

I have a collective Cocopanda affordable beauty haul to share with you today. The vast majority of the products are from Catrice and NYX. Let’s begin with the Catrice stuff.

I was very excited to try the newest foundation from Catrice. It’s called the Nude Drop Tinted Serum foundation, and I got the shade 004N. So far I really like it. I also picked up the Cheek Lover marbled blush in 010 Dahlia Blossom and two of the Plump It Up Lip Boosters in 030 Illusion Of Perfection and 070 Fake It Till You Make It.

Here’s a closer look at the blush. It’s a super pretty, glowy blush.

And here’s a close up of the Plump It Up Lip Boosters in 030 Illusion Of Perfection and 070 Fake It Till You Make It; such fun shades.

The only product I purchased that is neither Catrice nor NYX is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, which is still my go-to make-up remover.

I got the Catrice Clean ID Transparent brow fixing gel as a free gift with my Catrice order.

Now, let’s move on to the products I purchased from NYX. I got the NYX Bare With Me Blur Tint foundation in the shade 02 Fair, which is actually a little light on me. Then I also picked up three of the Fat Oil Lip Drips and three of the Smooth Whip matte lip creams.

The Fat Oil Lip Drips are in the shades 04 Thats Chic, 05 Newsfeed, and 07 Scrollin. I haven’t worn all the shades yet, but I really like the formula.

The shades of the Smooth Whip matte lip creams are 20 Pom Pom, 19 Snuggle Sesh, and 16 Feelings. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but the colours are so fun.

MAC New Year Shine and winter sales haul

I have a MAC haul to share with you today. It includes a mix of products from the New Year Shine collection and some sale items.

From the New Year Shine collection I picked up the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Beaming Blush, which is a permanent shade, the Glow Play blush in Heat Index, which is also a permanent shade, and the lipstick in Taupe of the List, which I’m pretty sure is a limited edition shade.

Here’s a closer look at the products. I think the shiny, red packaging is beautiful.

I kind of regretted not getting the MAC x Whitney Houston lipglass in Nippy’s Shimmery Cinnamon, so I eventually had to pick it up.

And now on to the winter sale items. I picked up two more products from the Whitney Houston collection. I got the MAC x Whitney Houston Whitney’s Nippy Eye-Conic palette and a back up of the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Just Whitney. I also purchased the Lustreglass lipstick in Chili Popper.

These last three products were gifts with purchase. The lip pencil is in the shade Dervish, and the lipstick is the Love Me lipstick in Daddy’s Girl. The bag is from the 2022 holiday collection.

Oden’s Eye Jewel Shine single multichrome eyeshadows

In January, Oden’s Eye released their Jewel Shine single eyeshadows. The collection includes 12 multichromes and 30 shimmers. If you purchase all 12 multichromes, you get a discount plus a free 12 colour storage container, so I did just that.

These multichromes are absolutely stunning, and I love how they all look together in the storage container (empty palette). I also love the pan design. The shades are (from left to right, row by row) M001 Lola, M002 Ingrid, M003 Maja, M004 Angela, M005 Isabella, M006 Judy, M007 Noe, M008 Thor, M009 Eden, M010 Dimitri, M011 Marius, and M012 Leon. I’m wearing some of the shades here and here.

Sephora haul (January 2023)

I have a Sephora haul to share with you today. It’s a collective haul including make-up and a few fragrances.

Let’s begin with Natasha Denona. I had to pick up the Mini Pastel palette, because I love ND eyeshadows and I love pastels. This is pretty unique pastel colour story, but all five shades work so well together (see the look I created with the palette here).

I was so excited about the I Need A Rouge lip products from Natasha Denona. The first product I picked up as soon as it came to the Sephora website was the I Need A Rouge lip crayon in Gigi (I’ve since then picked up some more products from the line).

The last Natasha Denona product I picked up was the My Dream lipgloss in the shade Natasha, which was the last product from the My Dream collection I didn’t have. I’d heard so many youtubers talk about how stunning this lipgloss is, and I have to agree. It’s one of the prettiest lipglosses I own. I also purchased one of the Fenty Beauty Poutsicle hydrating lip stains, because I’ve been wanting to try them out for a while. I got the shade Mai Type 01, and I love both the colour and the formula (I’m wearing it here).

Let’s move on to Rare Beauty. I love the Kind Words matte lipsticks and lip liners, so I added another shade to my collection; Gifted. I was also super excited to try the Positive Light Silky Touch highlighter and picked up the shade Enlighten.

Here’s a closer look at the shade Gifted.

Just look at how blinding this highlighter is!

I also purchased a few things from Sephora Collection. I bought the Best Skin Ever foundation in 10 N and the Colourful Luminizer face illuminating powder in 01 Sparkling Honey. I haven’t used the foundation enough to form a proper opinion on it yet, and I haven’t worn the highlighter yet, but it looks pretty.

This highlighter I have worn though, and it’s stunning. It’s the Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Skin highlighter in Lunar Nude, and I got it 30% off.

When Sephora had a 20% off deal on Dior, I purchased a back-up of the Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder in 0 Neutral, which is one of my favourite face powders ever.

Lastly, I bought a couple more Sephora Collection DO NOT DRINK perfumes. I got the Roasted Blend Iris + Mocha in a 30 ml bottle and the Refreshing Blend Mandarin + Matcha in a 10 ml bottle. Both were on sale.