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.

Revolution x Friends

I haven’t tried many products from Revolution, but when I saw that they had made a Friends collection, I had to get my hands on some of the products, since I’m a huge Friends fan.

I absolutely had to get the smaller eyeshadow palettes; one for each of the girls. The packaging is super cute, and I love the names of the eyeshadows as well. I’ve only tried the Rachel and the Monica palette once each, so I haven’t formed a proper opinion on these palettes yet, but they do look pretty.

Here’s the inside of the Rachel palette. I love that there’s a shade called dinosaur.

This is the Monica palette. This has a very nice autumnal colour story.

And here’s what the Phoebe palette looks like. There’s some slightly softer shades in this one.

I sadly didn’t manage to get my hands on any of the lipsticks, but I did purchase two lipglosses. I got the Rachel and the Ross shades, which is quite fitting, right? The lids on these glosses are so cute, and I’m excited to try out the formula.

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.

T-Rex hoops

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.

Dumbo 2019

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.

Film style icon: Vivian Ward

It’s been over two years since I last did a post on a film style icon, but rewatching Pretty Woman (1990) gave me a lot of style inspiration, and I thought I would share that inspiration with you. Julia Roberts’ character Vivian Ward is obviously a prostitute in the film, but she’s going through the most incredible style transformation, and it’s that transformation and her new style which I find extremely inspiring.

Red opera dress

One of her signature looks is of course the red dress she wears to the opera. This dress is absolutely stunning, and the long white gloves is a nice contrast to the red, and they make the outfit pop even more.

Pretty Woman - 1990Brown polka dot dress 2

I love this look! Polka dots have been very trendy lately, and I’m really into polka dots. I love brown too, and I would love to find a dress similar to this one. The accessories for this outfit are on point too; the big brown waist belt (another trend), and the hat with the matching polka dot detail; so good!

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This is another look that would be fun to recreate. I love the botton detail on the dress and the shoulder pads; I love me some shoulder pads. The big hat, clutch, gloves and pearl earrings perfectly finishes off the look.

Shorts suit 1Shorts suit 2

This is probably my favourite outfit from the film and also the easiest to recreate. I’ve been wanting a shorts suit for a while, and I have already purchased one, which will be featured in my next haul. I love the styling here with the botton up blouse and waist belt. Julia Roberts just looks so good in this outfit! Well, actually she looks stunning in all these outfits. She’s one of my biggest girl crushes, and rewatching Pretty Woman reminded me how much I adore her.

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.

Blinding highlighter duo

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.

Pulp Fiction

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.

5 favourites – March

This has been a very strange, very different month. For the whole world sadly. I’ve been working from home for the past 2,5 weeks, and let me tell you, I really miss going to work. I’m a teacher and I love teaching, but virtual teaching is not to be preferred in my opinion. But it’s better than no teaching at all. I haven’t written much about the current situation at all, and I’m not going to, but I have mentioned that I still get properly dressed and do my make-up every day to stay sane. In fact, I’ve actually been very inspired when it comes to outfits and make-up looks, and I have discovered some new favourites in those departments. So here goes; March favourites.

Topshop hoops

Flat hoop earrings: These flat hoops (I guess you can call them that) from Topshop has without a doubt been my most worn earrings this past month. I always love a good hoop, but there’s something I really like about these ones that makes me wear them all the time.

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Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory): I very rarely find new foundations that I like as much as my favourite Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation, but I think I like this one (also by Maybelline) almost as much as the Fit Me one. It’s the only foundation I’ve been wearing since I did my first impressions one it, and that says a lot.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Lust palette: Another Jeffree Star palette, another winner. It’s really hard to beat the JS eyeshadow formula in my opinion, and purple is my favourite colour (and I’m loving purple eyeshadows at the moment), so this is just what I needed in my eyeshadow palette collection.

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MAC Glow Play blush (shade: Grand): This new blush formula from MAC feels like a mix between a powder blush and a cream blush. I’m usually not into cream blushes, but I love this one. The texture, colour, and finish are all stunning.

Luther tv show

Luther (TV series): Now that I’ve had more time on my hands, I’ve also had time to start watching a new TV series, so my boyfriend and I have started watching Luther, and we’re really into it (at least I know I am). We are at season 3 now, and it just gets more and more intense. If you like crime series, this is a good one.

5 favourites – February

For the first time ever since I started my ‘5 favourites’-series in 2014, I forgot to make the post on the last day of the month. So even though it says that this post was publiced on February 29, I actually made it on March 1. I guess that’s what happens when it’s leap year (or maybe that’s just a bad excuse). Anyways, here are my 5 favourites from February.

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Black block heel boots: I’d been without a pair of black ankle boots with a block heel for quite a while, but then I bought these Topshop ones, and I quickly found out how much I’d missed having a pair of all black ankle boots like these. They go with everything, and they’re really comfortable.

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Black belt bag: I was in desperate need of a new everyday belt bag, because my old leather one was fallen apart, and this one from H&M is a really nice alternative.

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Silver pinky ring: I’ve been adding a few new rings to my collection of everyday go-to rings, and this little hexagon pinky ring from Asos is one of them. It’s really simple and cute, and it pairs well with my other rings.

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MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish (shade: Double Gleam): This is not only the most detailed and beautiful powder from MAC, the shade is also stunning, and I’ve worn it so much this past month. I’m really trying not to ruin the beautiful dragon design.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 (film): I thought I had watched this before, but I really don’t think I had. If I had I would have remembered stuff from this film. Anyways, I was very pleasantly surprised by how great it was; I had watched the first two films a few nights earlier, and I think this one was better than the second one (it’s hard to compete with the original).