Oden’s Eye Black Friday haul

Oden’s Eye is one of my favourite brand discoveries from 2022, and they had one of the best Black Friday sales. Most products were 30% or 40% off, so I picked up three eyeshadow palettes and a lip stain.

The first palette I picked up is the Cat’s Breath palette from the Saga of Freja collection. I love this colour story (the next make-up look I’ll be posting features this palette), and I’m pretty impressed by the quality.

I also bought the Norn’s eyeshadow palette. I haven’t used this one yet, but I think it’s a very interesting colour story, and I’m especially excited about trying the last row of shimmers.

The last palette I got is the Alva II eyeshadow palette, which I wore here. I’m very inspired by this colour story as well, and I was really happy with the look I created with it.

I haven’t tried any lip products from Oden’s Eye, so I thought I would try the Alva cream lip stain. I picked up the shade A103 Sweet Tulip, which is a rusty orangy red.

Collective beauty haul – including Black Friday (November)

I have a collective beauty haul to share with you today. Some of the items were purchased in Black Friday sales. But first, let’s begin with some Natasha Denona.

I love Natasha Denona eyeshadows, and I really like the Mini Retro palette, so I was pretty excited about the Retro Glam palette launch. Of all the ND palettes I think this one might have the prettiest packaging. I think the colour story is super pretty too, and I used the palette to create this eye look.

I purchased the eyeshadow palette and the cheek trio from the Natasha Denona My Dream collection when the collection launched, but I’ve heard so many great things about the lip products from the collection as well, so I picked up the I Need a Nude lip crayon in NP1 Natasha and the I Need A Nude lipstick in 11NB Natasha.

I also picked up a few more lipsticks. I’ve been wanting the Rare Beauty Kind Words matte lipstick in Bold ever since the release of this lipstick line, but this particular shade kept being sold out, so when it finally came back in stock, I didn’t hesitate to buy it.

I got both of these Pat McGrath Labs X Bridgerton SatinAllure lipsticks on sale. They’re in the shades Infatuation and Négligée, and I just thought the packaging was so cute.

I was very lucky to get a bunch of free gifts with my Sephora purchases among others some single Natasha Denona shadows as samples from her most recent palettes, a full size Beauty Blender, and a bunch of other samples.

Let’s move on to MAC. I picked up the MAC Pro Eye Palette: The Bad Girl, which includes 6 cream eyeshadows in blue and green shades. I hadn’t heard anything about this product before, but I loved the colours, and I’ve been really into cream eyeshadows, so I thought I would try them out. I also purchased the MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 foundation in NC15.

I also got the Cleanse Off Oil, which had leaked a lot, but I never got around to sending it back, so I just cleaned it off and kept it. This is a great product for removing matte liquid lipsticks.

And as a free gift with purchase, I received the MAC Superstar Kits Lashes to Lips Kit which comes with a Prep+Prime lip, a MAC M·A·CStack mascara, and a lipstick in the classic shade Velvet Teddy. These are all three products I enjoy.

Here’s a random little limited edition holiday set I picked up from Kiko Milano. It’s called the Joyful Holiday Magic Icons Makeup Kit and includes an eyeshadow quad and a lipstick. These are my first Kiko Milano products.

These are the last four products in this haul. I picked up another Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink, because I love this lipstick formula. It’s in the shade 45 Capricious. From Smashbox x Becca I got the Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter in Rose Quartz and the Under Eye Brightening Corrector in Fair/Light, and I love both products. And from KVD Beauty I purchased the last Dazzle Stick long-wear eyeshadow that I missed from my collection. It’s in the shade Lightning Strike.

Collective clothing haul – including Black Friday (November)

I have a collective clothing (and accessories) haul to share with you today. Some of the items were purchased in Black Friday sales. Let’s begin with the items I purchased from H&M.

I had to go out and buy a new pair of jeans after I gave birth in October, since I couldn’t (and still can’t) fit my trousers from before I was pregnant. I picked up this pair, which is described as 90’s baggy jeans. I’ve worn them so much, but they’re already a little big on me, but that’s okay; I’ll keep them for a potential future pregnancy:)

Here’s another pair of trousers that I’ve also worn a ton. They’re so comfy.

I know this matching velvet tracksuit is very 2000’s, but as I mostly wear comfy clothes these days, I thought I would purchase it and see if I liked it, and I do.

How cute is this Bambi sweatshirt?! I love swearshirts and I love a Disney print, so I had to pick this one up.

Here’s another cute Disney piece. I love an oversized T-shirt, and I love pink, so this is a very cute T-shirt to me.

These nursing tops from H&M MAMA are a stable in my wardrobe right now, so when the white and black duo was back in stock in my size, I immediately picked them up.

Now let’s move on to the pieces I got from Monki.

Ever since I first saw pictures of these blazers, I knew I had to add them to my wardrobe. I have this style of blazer from Monki in several different prints and colours, and these two could very well become new favourites. I’m obsessed with the colour combos of both.

I love this style of pleated flared trousers (I’ve worn my blue floral ones to death), so when I found these two pairs on sale, it was meant to be.

The last item in this haul is this set of food themed Jibbitz that I purchased on sale. I’ve added them to my purple classic Crocs, which are almost filled up with fun Jibbitz now.

Asos haul – including Black Friday

I have an Asos haul to share with you today. It’s a collective haul including things I purchased in the Black Friday sale.

The only clothing item I purchased was this pair of purple velvet joggers from Topshop. I wore them earlier this week, and they’re so comfortable; perfect to wear at home, when you’re on maternity leave.

I picked up two pairs of shoes. The blue boots are from Topshop as well, and I love them. I’ve already worn them several times, and they’re really comfy. They’re pretty much the perfect everyday boots. The pink metallic chunky Mary Janes are from Asos Design, and they’re so cute. I love a fun, chunky, yet comfy pair of shoes.

I also bought some earrings. All of these are from Asos design, and I just thought they were cute.

Let’s move on the make-up. These first four products are all from NYX. I picked up another Ultimate eye paint. This one is in the shade Calling All Allies, and it’s a pretty periwinkle shade. I also got two more Ultimate Glow Shots liquid eyeshadows. They’re in the shades 01 Blueberry Baller and 02 Kiwi Killa. The last NYX product I decided to try is the Smooth Whip matte lip cream in the shade Pillow Fight.

I’ve been wanting to try the e.l.f Cosmetics Power Grip primer for quite a while, and when I saw that it was back in stock on Asos’ website, I immediately put it in my basket. It’s a very effective gripping primer, and I do really like it so far.

Speaking of primers, I’m so glad I picked up the Huda Beauty Glowish Blur Jam silicone-free smoothing primer, because it’s been one of my go-to primers ever since I tried it for the first time. It’s has a very unique, smooth texture, and I love that it feels cooling on the skin.

For once, I purchased a couple of Benefit holiday sets/products. This is the Benefit Blush ‘n Brush Delivery set, which comes with a mini blush in the shade Terra Spark and a brush. How cute is that blush with the little reindeer ‘stamp’.

I also got the other holiday cheek palette from Benefit (I included the other one in this haul). This one is called the Cheek Party Package palette, and it includes two blushes, Shellie and Dandelion, and the Dandelion Twinkle highlighter. It’s just so pretty and super wearable.

The last few products in this haul are from Charlotte Tilbury. This is the Superstar Glow Mini Beauty Light Wand Duo, which comes with the Spotlight highlighter and the Pinkgasm blush. I’m really excited to try these.

And last, but most certainly not least, the Charlotte Tilbury Hypnotising Pop Shots eyeshadow in Cosmic Rocks. This is an expensive eyeshadow, but it’s oh so stunning, and I’m glad to have it in my collection.

MAC x Black Panther: Wakanda Forever collection

You probably know by now that I love MAC Cosmetics, and I’m also a huge Marvel fan, so I obviously had to pick up some products from the MAC x Black Panther: Wakanda Forever collection. I haven’t watched the film yet, but I will when it releases on Disney+. I have used most of these products though, so let’s take a closer look at them.

It’s not that often that I pick up eyeshadow palettes from MAC collections, but this palette called Eye Shadow X 8: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther Collection By M·A·C had an interesting colour scheme. I don’t think all shades are created equal (at least not the shades I’ve tried), but it’s not a bad palette.

I absolutely had to pick up one of the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes. I mean, just look at it! I bought the lightest shade called Royal Challenge, which is described as a warm gold with rose flecks, and even though it looks a little dark for light skin, I can make it work with a light hand.

I purchased two of the lip products from the collection. Both are purple shades, which is no surprise if you know me. I got a Love Me liquid lipcolour in Wakanda Forever and a lipstick in Wakandan Sunset.

These products are obviously not from the Black Panther collection, but I got this Take Care Skin Trio as a free gift with purchase. The trio includes a Gently Off eye and lip makeup remover, a Fix+ Magic Radiance, and a lip conditioner. I’ve already used the lip conditioner so much, and I really like it.

Sephora haul – some holiday releases

I have a Sephora haul to share with you today. It includes holiday releases and more, and I’m really excited about these products.

I love Fenty Beauty cheek products, and when I saw the limited edition Double Cheek’d Up cream blush duo, I just had to have it. The shades are called Peony Droppa and Mali’booze, I’ve worn both shades, and they were super pretty on the cheeks. I’m very happy with this purchase.

I don’t buy a lot of Benefit products, but I’ve been intrigued by their blushes and highlighters for a while, and I thought their holiday cheek palettes looked so pretty this year, so I picked up the Cheek the Mail holiday set. The trio includes Terra blush, Hoola bronzer and Cookie highlighter. Terra is actually one of the new blush shades I really wanted to try, and I’ve been wanting to try Cookie highlighter for quite a while. I used to have Hoola bronzer in my collection and loved it, so this is a close to perfect face palette. The packaging is so cute as well.

Tarte is another brand that I’ve never really been interested in, but I’ve purchased a few products from the brand lately among other things this Precious Gems Amazonian Clay cheek palette, which includes five blush shades and the Park Ave Princess bronzer. If this palette had included a highlighter instead of one of the blush shades, it would have been a perfect travel palette.

I also bought the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Squad set, because I’ve been wanting to try the lip plump. This set came with the lip plump in the shade Cherry Blossom and a lipstick in the shade Rose. The lip plump feels very nice and minty on the lips.

I’ve added another Rare Beauty Kind Words matte lip liner and lipstick to my collection. Both are in the shade Wise.

I love the KVD Beauty Dazzle Stick long-wear eyeshadows, and when I saw that they released two new shades, I just had to have them both. The shades are called Green Flash and Heat Burst and both shades are super pretty.

Lastly, I got two free gifts; a Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascara and a KVD Beauty Mini Studded Kiss lipstick in Double Dare.

Collective Beauty Bay haul (October)

This is my second to last haul from October this year, and this is a collective Beauty Bay haul. It’s a mix of different eye and cheek products, so let’s get into it.

First up, eyeshadow. I didn’t pick up the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Banana Fetish palette when it initially launched, because I don’t wear yellow eye looks that often. However, I do really like mustard yellows, and the more I looked at this palette the more I liked the colour story, so I picked it up on sale. It’ll be featured in my next make-up look post.

I love the By BEAUTY BAY eyeshadow formulas (both matte and metallic), and I usually really enjoy their 20 pan palettes. This is the Dark Fantasy palette, which is this year’s holiday palette from By BEAUTY BAY, and I love this colour story. I wore it here, and I love the first look I created with it.

And let’s stick to holiday releases for a bit. I picked up the Revolution The Grinch x Revolution Mean One shadow palette and the Revolution The Grinch x Revolution Don’t Give a Grinch liquid eyeshadow set. I love the packaging and the colour story of the palette (I’m wearing it here), and so far I’ve only used the green liquid eyeshadow, but I really liked that too.

e.l.f. Cosmetics has really been stepping up their game this year and has launched some really great products. I really like the No Budge cream eyeshadows, so I picked up some more shades; Sand Dune and Oasis.

And speaking of e.l.f. Cosmetics, I’ve also been enjoying their No Budge shadow sticks, and their putty products.

I picked up the No Budge shadow stick in the shade Perfect Pearl, which is a pretty champagne colour. I also picked up another No Budge matte shadow stick, and it’s in the shade Thrift Shop.

I also purchased one more of the Luminous Putty blushes. This one is in the popular shade Maui. And at the same time, I got another No Budge cream eyeshadow, and it’s in the shade Canyon.

Now let’s move on to cheek products. I picked up another shade of the Made By Mitchell Blursh Lights liquid highlighters, because I really like this formula. This one is in the shade A Chance of Peach, and it’s a very unique highlighter shade to my collection.

I purchased my first product from Trixie Cosmetics. This is the Back to the Fuchsia blush palette, and I loved how unique and stunning these plum and purple shades are.

Lastly, as a free gift with purchase, I received the Sample Beauty Glitz Glue, which I’m excited to try.

Collective haul – clothes, shoes, and make-up (October) + Christmas clothes

I have a collective haul to share with you today. It’s a mix of clothes, shoes, and make-up, and most of the items were purchased in the October, but I’m also going to include the few Christmas clothing pieces I bought this year. Let’s begin with those.

I purchased three Christmas jumpers this year. This first one is from my local supermarket’s brand VRS. I thought the sequin snowman was cute.

I’ve already posted an outfit with this cardigan. It’s from Pieces.

I’ve also already posted a look with this Grinch sweatshirt. It’s from H&M, and I love the Grinch green colour of it.

Last Christmas clothing item I picked up this year are these leggings. They’re from a brand called JDY, and they’re super comfy.

Now let’s move on to the stuff I bought back in October. I got two cardigans from H&M. I don’t own a lot of cardigans, but I thought they would be practical to wear when breastfeeding.

I also purchased two shirts from H&M; a navy corduroy one and a denim one.

I also picked up two more nursing tops from H&M MAMA. I really like these nursing tops from H&M MAMA, and I got them in quite a few colours now.

When I saw these chunky silver platform heels from Monki, I knew I had to have them. They’re perfect for the party season, and I’ve already worn them to a family Christmas party.

I recently picked up these two pairs of bauble earrings from my local supermarket. I love festive earrings.

And now let’s talk make-up. I picked up four items from the Essence Pumpkins Pretty Please! autumn collection. I got the Pumpkins Pretty Please! eyeshadow palette in 01 Impressed, Blessed & Pumpkin Obsessed, the Pumpkins Pretty Please! colour-changing lip oil in 01 Pumpkin Kisses & Autumn Wishes, the Pumpkins Pretty Please! matte lipstick in 01 Sweeter Than Pumpkin Pie (which I wore here), and the Pumpkins Pretty Please! matte nail polish in 02 Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins, Please?.

How fun is this Shrek X I Heart Revolution collection? I picked up the Transformation lip balm in Transformation and two lipsticks in Donkey and Gingy. I wore Gingy earlier this month, and I really liked it.

I also got the Shrek X I Heart Revolution Gingy highlighter even though it’ll be two dark on me. But just look how cute it is!

Lastly, I have four indie eyeshadow palettes to share with you that I’m super excited about. I made my first ever purchase from GlossGods Cosmetics. I picked up two of their newer palettes; the Vintage Glam Remixed palette, which is a stunning purple palette, and the Look For Rainbows palette, which is a beautiful all shimmer palette. I’m so excited to play with these.

And the very last two palettes (and items) in this haul are the Oden’s Eye Christmas Eve palette and Merry Christmas palette, which I featured in my latest 5 favourites post, because they’re that good. I’ve falling in love with Oden’s Eye eyeshadows this year, and the colour stories of these particular two palettes really speak to me. They’re absolutely gorgeous, and the quality is amazing!

MAC Bubbles & Bows Holiday 2022 collection

Every year I’m excited to see the MAC holiday collection. The 2021 holiday collection was not my favourite packaging wise, but I think this year’s Bubbles & Bows collection is really pretty. I also like the products I’ve tried so far, so just as previous years I want to share which products I got with you.

These are the products I purchased from the main collection. I also picked up a palette and two kits.

This is the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Wrapped In Gold. This pink gold shade is not unique to MAC, but it’s pretty nonetheless, and I love the bow embossings.

MAC usually includes fun, sparkly single eyeshadows in their holiday collection, and this year is no exception. This is the Sparkler Eyeshadow in Ice Gold, and it’s super pretty (I’m wearing it here).

I usually like MAC eye pencils, so I got the Powerpoint eye pencil in Bottle Service, which is a pretty champagne gold.

I purchased three lip products from the main collection. This is the Powder Kiss liquid lipcolour in Cheers Dears, which is described as a red wine. I haven’t worn it yet, but I know I love the formula.

The lipsticks this year are the Lustreglass Sheer-Shine lipsticks. I got the red shade called Put A Bow On It, and I was really excited to try this formula. I’m wearing it here, and I think it looks stunning.

This is a new product from MAC, which is exclusive to this collection. It’s the Fizzy Feels lip balm in Taste for Bubbles, and it’s supposed to react with the pH of your lips. It also smells like wine.

The collection included several different eyeshadow palettes this year. They’re called Eye Love Surprises eye shadow palette X6, and I chose the specific one called Bold Bows. I picked this one, because it was one of the more colourful ones.

Then I purchased two kits. This first one is the Taste Of Bubbly Mini Lipstick Kit in Sparkling Wine. The shades are (from left to right) Burnt Sugar, Dolce De Hooray!, and Sugar Spiked. I’m wearing Sugar Spiked here.

The second (and last) kit I purchased was the Indulgent Glow Face Kit in Rosé. It comes with a cute, little make-up bag, a 142SES brush, and an Extra Dimenstion Skinfinish in the shade Bottomless Brunch. I thought the Extra Dimension Skinfinish was really pretty, and I’ve used it as a blush topper, which works very well.

Catrice and Essence Disney Villains collections

Catrice and Essence have made another Disney collab, and this time the theme is Disney Villains. I picked up a lot of stuff from both Catrice and Essence, and I think this might be my favourite Disney collab the two brands have done so far.

Let’s begin with Catrice. Both the Catrice and the Essence collections contain three eyeshadow palettes, and I got all six. The three villains in the Catrice collection are Maleficent, Cruella, and the Queen of Hearts.

The Maleficent palette is called 010 I Run This Castle. It has a cool-toned purple colour story, but the shades are very light, and I’m the least impressed by this palette so far.

The Cruella palette is called 020 Fashion Above All, and it’s a black and grey palette with a pop of red. This is my favourite palette so far; the quality is very nice.

The Queen of Hearts palette is called 030 All Ways Are My Ways, and it’s a warm neutral palette with a few yellows and berries. This palette was quite nice as well on first try.

The collection came with two highlighter palettes, and I picked up one of them. I got the Cruella one called 020 Walk Like You Mean It Darling.

These are probably my favourite products from both collections. They’re the Catrice Disney Villains Maleficent liquid highlighter in 010 Magic and the Catrice Disney Villains Cruella liquid highlighter in 020 Divine. Do you see the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand resemblance?

I also picked up the Maleficent face primer and the Cruella hydrating fixing spray. I’ve used the primer a couple of times, but I’m not blown away by it. I haven’t tried the fixing spray yet.

The Catrice collection also included two lipsticks; the Maleficent Satin Collagen lipstick in 010 Elegancy and the Cruella Satin Collagen lipstick in 020 Iconic. I love the packaging and the embossings on the actual product.

The last product I got from the Catrice collection was the Maleficent nail polish in 010 Thorns, which is a super pretty iridescent purple shade.

Let’s move on to the Essence products. The three villains in the Essence collection are the Evil Queen, Ursula, and Scar.

The Evil Queen palette is called 01 Magic Mirror, and it’s a nice warm neutral palette with some purples mixed in.

The Ursula palette is called 02 So Long Lover Boy, and it’s a pretty purple palette. This purple colour scheme is a lot nicer than the one in the Maleficent palette.

The Scar palette is called 03 My Territory, and it a neutral palette with some pops of green. I haven’t worn this palette on my eyes yet.

Essence definitely also got some inspiration from Charlotte Tilbury, when they created the Evil Queen Maxi Blush in 01 Love At First Bite and the Ursula Maxi Blush in 02 Leaving U Speechless. However, I really enjoyed both of these. I used the Ursula one as bronzer and highlighter.

This is the Evil Queen ELECTRIC GLOW colour changing lipstick in 01 Obsession. I haven’t tried it on yet, but the packaging is cute.

These Disney collections usually has face serums, and this one is no exception. The Evil Queen one is called 01 Beauty, and the Ursula one is called 02 Promises.

I love a nice hand cream, so I had to try the Evil Queen one.

Lastly, I picked up the Make-up Tools & Bag Set from the Essence collection. It comes with a make-up bag, six brushes, and three reusable make-up remover pads. I’ve already travelled with the make-up bag, and it’s the perfect size to bring on a weekend trip.