Collective haul October part 1

Today’s haul is part 1 of a collective haul from October last year. This part includes clothes, shoes, and accessories.

The clothes part consists of two pairs of trousers. The brown corduroy trousers are from H&M, and the pink, orange and brown patterned ones are from PULL&BEAR. I recently posted an outfit featuring the PULL&BEAR pair.

I featured these black Crocs sandals in my 2021 November favourites post though at that time they were decorated with Christmas Jibbits. However, I actually purchased these 90’s inspired Jibbits at the same time as I purchased the Crocs, and these are living on them right now. I wear these indoors daily.

The rest of this haul are accessories and I purchased all of them from Asos. This bag is from Asos Design, and I just loved the colours and the shape.

These sage green tights are also from Asos Design, and I really like these, but I like all coloured tights.

Next up – jewellery. The first two pc of earrings are from Reclaimed Vintage, and I especially like the green ones. The rhinestone ones and the gold hoops are both from Asos Design, and the ring is from Big Metal London. I’ve worn the ring quite a bit.

Last item in part 1 of this collective haul is this pretty hair clip. It’s also from Asos Design.

Small Asos haul (early October)

I have a small Asos haul to share with you today. These are items I purchased in early October last year. Let’s start with shoes and then do accessories afterwards.

You’ve already seen me wear these in a couple of outfit posts. These boots are from Miss Selfridge and I didn’t have a pair of boots in this shade of purple, and it’s probably my favourite shade of purple.

These patchwork loafers are from Asos Design, and they’re so fun. I think I’ve only worn them once so far, but I have to wear them again soon.

I love colourful tights, and I absolutely needed a pair of lilac ones in my wardrobe. These are from Asos Design.

I picked up three rings. The silver one with the rainbow rhinestone is from the brand Kingsley Ryan, and I’ve worn it a lot. The golden one with the pearls is from the brand True Decadence, and the other golden ring is from Asos Design. I decided to gift the last ring to my youngest sister, because I thought she would like it.

The last item in this haul is a big checkered pink hair clip from Asos Design. I still love big hair clips and hair accessories in generel, and I’ve worn this hair clip quite a bit.

Asos 20% off haul

I have a small Asos haul to share with you today. I got everything 20% off.

First I picked up this 70’s inspired floral dress from Asos Design. It’s so cute and comfortable.

I loved Bratz dolls growing up, so I thought this T-shirt would be fun to have in my wardrobe. It’s from Daisy Street.

I prefer to wear biker shorts under my skirts and dresses in the summer, so I picked up these cute floral ones from Asos Design.

I love these Mary Janes! They’re my favourite item from this haul, and you’ve already seen me wear them in several outfit posts. They’re from Asos Design.

Lastly, I have a few accessories to share with you as well. Both the white flower ring and lilac headband are from Asos Design, and the Minnie Mouse headband is from Disney. I use the Minnie Mouse headband every day when I do my make-up.

Collective haul (late July/early August)

It’s time for a collective haul. It’s a mix of shoes, accessories, and make-up. I puchased these things in late July and early August.

I’ve finally gotten around to show you the first pair of Crocs sandals I purchased last year. These are super colourful and summery, and even though I’ve mainly worn them at home, I’ve also worn them at work once and on a brunch date. I never thought that I would love a pair of Crocs, but I love both pairs I own. Btw, the Jibbitz are purchased separately.

I love Nike Air Force 1’s and I love lilac, so this was an easy purchase for me. What can I say, I love these sneakers.

The next three pairs of shoes (and the last ones in this haul) are all from Monki. I already owned the black version of the Mary Janes, and I love them, so I had to get them in white as well. I felt like I needed a pair of lace up boots, and I loved that the shape and heel are similar to the shape and heel of the Mary Janes. And lasty, how could I pass on the black and white checked knee high boots. I love the 60’s go go boots vibes.

Next up, a two pc of 70’s inspired scarves and the prettiest brown, pink and mustard colours. These are from Stradivarius.

And now on to the make-up. I purchased three products from Essence’s summer collection called Vintage Beach. I got the Essence Vintage Beach sea salt hair spray in 01 Salty Hair, I Mist You, the Essence Vintage Beach baked highlighter in 01 Sun, Sand, Me and Vitamin Sea, and the Essence Vintage Beach eyeshadow palette in 01 Sky Above. Sand Below. Peace Within. I’ve already gotten rid of the sea salt hair spray, because it didn’t work at all.

Here’s a closer look at the highlighter. It’s quite subtle, but pretty; I like the swirly design.

The eyeshadow palette is pretty too, and I remember the quality to be nice, but I have to try it again soon to make sure that I want to keep it around.

From Juvia’s Place I picked up the nourishing lip balm in 01 Peppermint, and I’ve used this so much. Peppermint is one of my absolute favourite scents, so I love the scent of this lip balm, but I love the formula and feeling on the lips as well.

Last, but certainly not least, I puchased six of the new (at least they were new at the time) Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipsticks. I picked up Forbitten Fruit (raspberry), I’m Vulgar (metallic magenta), Psychedelic Witch (muted mustard yellow), Deep Pockets (brown with yellow undertone), Special Order (deep yellow), and Cavity (neon doll pink). I think these are such fun and quite unique colours.

Sephora Favorites advent calender 2021

I got two advent calenders in 2021; the Essence 24 sparkling moments of joy advent calender and the Sephora Favorites advent calender. Two calenders at two very different price points. You can check out the post I did on the Essence calender here, and now let’s talk about what the Sephora one contained.

Days 1-6 contained the following products: Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in How Many Carats?!, Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé matte lip cream in Fearless, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (serum), Maroccanoil treatment, Tarte Maneater voluptuous mascara, and Fenty Skin Fat Water pore-refining toner serum. I already owned the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb, but it’s a nice product. I’m most excited to try the Rare Beauty lip cream and the Fenty Skin toner serum.

Days 7-12 contained the following products: Good Girl by Carolina Herrera (Eau De Parfum), Benefit Gimme Brow in 3, Erborian Milk & Peel mask, Patchology The Good Fight clear skin mini sheet mask, Huda Beauty Diamond Balm sparkly lip balm in Negligee, and Innisfree Hydrating Sleeping Mask with Green Tea. I used to own the Benefit Gimme Brow so I know I like that. I think the Perfume by Carolina Herrera is beautiful, and it’s smell really good as well.

Days 13-18 contained the following products: Respire natural face wash, Sephora Collection Glossed Vinyl Intense lip lacquer in 06 All-Powerful Red, Too Faced Damn Girl! Mascara, The Original Make Up Eraser, Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze brow styling wax. You might have noticed how obsessed I am with the ABH Brow Freeze; I use it pretty much every day, so it’s nice to have a back up. I’ve already tried the The Original Make Up Eraser, and I actually thought it removed my make-up very well.

Days 19-25 contained the following products: Merci Handy cleansing spray – Lavender & Eucalyptus, Ren Evercalm gentle cleansing milk, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration face cream, Natasha Denona Baby Biba palette, RMS Beauty Buriti bronzer, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk (original), and Juliette has a gun parfums – Not A Perfume + Carré Y perfume necklace. I’m actually pretty excited about most of these products, especially the Natasha Denona Baby Biba palette and the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk. I’m also curious about the perfume necklace. I’ve never tried anything like that.

I admit that this calender is pricey, but I also think that it contains a nice variety of different types of products including both make-up, skin care, hair care, and fragrances. A handful of the products are full sizes, and I think the “minis” or travel sizes are generally very generous. I might consider getting the Sephora Favorites calender again in 2022.

5 favourites – December

Happy New Year! 2021 has just flown by so quickly. Once again, it was a year which was far from normal; it definitely had its ups and downs. I’m trying to accept that the virus won’t disappear for a while, and I’ll also try to get the best out of life despite of that. But on a happier note, I’ve had a lovely Christmas and Christmas holiday, and I’m excited to spend the lasts day of the year with my nearest family and my boyfriend. So let’s say goodbye to 2021 with some December favourites.

Red wool coat (H&M): This red wool coat has been my go-to outerwear throughout December. It’s just so festive and a perfect pop of colour in these dark months. I’ll definitely continue to wear it in the new year.

I Heart Revolution x Elf collection primer: As you might have noticed in my make-up posts in December, this primer has probably been my most used one. It gives the skin this beautiful, subtle golden glow, which has been perfect for all my Christmassy make-up looks.

Rimmel The Multi-Tasker concealer (shade: 020 Fair): In late November I did a first impressions post on this concealer, and my first impressions were really good. I’ve continued to use it, and I enjoy it even more now. I still don’t think that it’ll beat my L’Oréal Infaillible concealer, but it’s almost as good, and it’s nice to have some great concealer options to chose from.

BH Cosmetics Miss Claus The Lit List palette: In my 5 favourites from December last year, I featured the BH Cosmetics Naughty palette, which was from the 2020 holiday collection from BH Cosmetics. That palette has continued to be a favourite of mine, so I was super excited to try the big 2021 holiday palette from BH Cosmetics to see if it would be just as good as the Naughty palette. I can reveal that it is just as good. It’s the same great quality, and I love the colour story as well. This is also the palette I brought with me on my Christmas holiday, because it’s perfect for both Christmas and New Year’s looks.

Wavy hair: It’s been a long time since I last featured a hair style/do in a 5 favourites post, but as you might have noticed, I’ve been obsessed with wavy hair in December. I initially began to plait my hair at night after I washed it, because I hate blow drying my hair and I don’t want weird folds in my hair from my pillow. I then sleep with my hair in the plait and take it out the next morning, and my hair looks nice and wavy, which is a nice change since my hair is as straight as it comes. I don’t know if I’ll continue to do this on a regular basis, but definitely every once in a while.

Essence 24 sparkling moments of joy

I decided to buy the Essence advent calender again this year, because it’s cute and fun and affordable. Last year’s calender included quite a few non beauty/make-up related items, which I’m not the biggest fan of, so I liked this year’s calender a lot better. Here are the items it included.

The first six items in the calendar were a luminous blush, a lip scrub, an eyeshadow base, nail jewellery stickers, a lipstick, and a mirror. I think the packaging on the items this year is super cute, and I’m especially excited to try the luminous blush.

The next six items were a brow spoolie, a mini nail primer, an I Love Extreme volume mascara, precise concealer sponges, a moisturizing hand mask, and a kajal pencil eyeliner. We got the mascara and eyeliner in last year’s calender as well, so I wish we would’ve gotten something different this year.

The second to last six items were the following: Face jewellery, eyeshadow blender (brush), mini nude nail polish, sparkle nail file, Juicy Bomb shiny lipgloss in 01 Proud Pitaya, and hair ties duo. I’m most interested in trying the lipgloss.

And the last six items in the calender were an eyeshadow shader (brush), caring lip balm, lash curler, mini fix & gloss top coat, brush cleansing tool, and a highlighter.

Overall, I think this was a very nice calender, and I think I’ll get use out of most of the items. I purchased a second beauty calender this year as well, which I’ll do a post on in the very beginning of the new year.

Asos haul – shoes, accessories, and make-up

It’s time for another Asos haul. This haul is a mix of shoes, accessories, and make-up.

I’ve purchased two pairs of Converse. These ones are the Chuck Taylor Lift Sunshine sneakers, and I just love the colours. They’re so perfect for ’70s inspired looks.

The other pair that I got are the Run Star Hike pride sneakers. I’ve been wanting a pair of Run Star Hike sneakers, and this rainbow version seemed perfect. They’re so fun and comfortable.

Let’s move on to accessories. I picked up these gold coloured bracelets from Asos’ own brand, because I always seem to miss gold coloured bracelets in my jewellery collection. I’ve worn all of these, and I really like them.

These are the rest of the accessories – all from Asos own brand. My favourites are the lime earrings and the dinosaur key ring (which I’ve been using as a bag charm).

For make-up I’ve got two I Heart Revolution x Disney collections to share with you. The first one is the I Heart Revolution x Disney Fairytale Books palette, heart highlighter, and lipgloss in Ariel/The Little Mermaid.

The palette looks like and opens like a book, and on the left side you get three blushers and three highlighters, and on the right side you get 18 eyeshadows.

And here’s a closer look at the heart highlighter; so pretty.

The second I Heart Revolution x Disney collection that I got is the The Aristocats Marie collection. I picked up the eyeshadow palette and two highlighters.

This is what the palette looks like on the inside. It’s so cute with the little paw prints in the matte eyeshadows.

The two highlighters are called Duchess (a light gold) and Beloved (a light pink). They’re both very pretty. There will be more Disney make-up in upcoming hauls:)

Another huge Lyko haul

Lyko has been one of my go-to webshops for purchasing make-up in 2021. Especially drugstore/affordable make-up and brands like Essence and Catrice, which aren’t widely available. So I have another huge Lyko haul to share with you today.

I think I purchased the entire Essence #pinkandproud limited edition line. It contains the Brave nail polish in 01 Be Brave. And Never Regret!, the Powerful Lash Princess Curl & Volume mascara in 01 You Can And You Will! (I’ll be posting a first impressions on this mascara at some point), the Unstoppable scunchie & hair clips, the Strong soapy brow styler in 01 Stronger Than Yesterday!, the Wonderful baked blushlighter in 01 Believe In Yourself!, and the Not Sorry glitter lipstick in 01 Sorry, Not Sorry!.

I’ve already featured this soapy brow styler in a favourites post, so I obviously really like this product.

This product is described as a blushlighter. I would wear it as a blush, but it has a strong golden glow/shift to it. Sadly, it came broken, and since I’ve purchased another very similar product (which is also featured in this haul), I might declutter this one and keep the other one.

The last product in the Essence #pinkandproud line is this hot pink glitter lipstick. I didn’t expect too much of it considered the price, but this lipstick is very pigmented and very glittery. I’m quite impressed by it.

I also purchased a few more products from Essence and a couple of other items. From Essence I also got the Let the Party Glow On! Shine Last & Go! gel nail polish in 23 Party Time, The Blush in 80 Breezy, an eyeshadow in 20 Cream, and the Soft & Precise lip pencil in 5 Legendary. Then I got a back up of my favourite nail polish top coat form Rimmel (the Nail Nurse Base & Top Coat), and the new-ish Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless primer, which I’ve been using a lot lately, because it contains SPF 20, and I really like it.

The rest of the products in this haul are from Catrice. I got two Jewel Overload Limited Edition brushes, the presicion eye brush and the blender brush, and the rest I’ll be splitting in to smaller sections.

Let’s start with face products. I got the HD Active Performance Freezing Spray, which is a long wear setting spray, and so far I’m really enjoying this product. It’s cooling and it smells nice, and I do think it makes the make-up last longer. Next, I picked up the One Step Skin Perfector, which is supposed to be a tinted primer with SPF 20. I haven’t tried it yet, so I’m not sure if it really is skin perfecting. Then I picked up the Clean ID High Cover Luminous Matt foundation in 004 Light Almond. I’ve used this foundation a couple of times, but it has a very peachy undertone, and it’s not my favourite colour match. The last product in this section is the True Skin High Cover Concealer in 005 Warm Macadamia, which was way too dark on me, so I’ve already gotten rid of it.

Then we have the blush which is extremely similar to the Essence #pinkandproud Wonderful baked blushlighter. This is the Catrice Cheek Lover Oil-Infused blush in 010 Blooming Hibiscus. The shades are almost identical and the finishes are completely identical, so as I mentioned I might just keep this one and declutter the broken Essence one. The highlighter is the Kaviar Gauche highlighter in C01 Glow Couture. The packaging and design on the product are very pretty, and the highlighter itself is pretty too.

For lips I got the Power Full 5 glossy lip oil in 020 Cherry Blossom Glow. It’s quite sheer, but it feels lovely on the lips. I also got the Better Than Fake Lips plumping lip primer in 010 Pump Up The Lips!. It tinkles a little on the lips, but it’s not uncomfortable, however, it’s quite drying, and I don’t think it plumps that much.

Lastly, I got to nail products from Catrice as well. I got the Sleep Proop top coat, which is sleep proof, but it doesn’t make you nail colour last very long. The nail polish is the More Than Nude nail polish in 13 To Be ContiNUDEd. It’s very sheer, so I had to wear three layers to get sort of decent coverage, but then it just looked thick on the nails, so I’m not a fan of this one. I prefer the Essence nail polishes.