It’s the last official day of summer today (at least calendar wise), and I have to admit that I’m really looking forward to more autumnal weather. I just find it a lot easier and more fun to get dressed for autumn, because you can layer up and work with different textures. However, when that’s said I’ve enjoyed the summer, and we’ve had incredible weather in Denmark this past week. So let’s wrap up this summer with some August favourites.
Garfield print cropped jeans: I’ve been obsessed with these jeans ever since I bought them; they’re just the perfect pair of summer jeans. I love the fit and the cute Garfield print.
Black mule sandals: I bought these sandals last summer, and I did wear them then, but I’ve gotten even more use out of them this summer; especially in August. They’re really comfortable and they go with everything.
L.A. Girl Shockwave Neon eyeliners: I love wearing a bright eyeliner in my waterline, and these ones are super affordable and so good! They’re pigmented and they last all day.
e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown): I finally decided to try to spend a bit more time on my brows, so I thought I would give a brow pencil a go, and since I love the e.l.f. clear brow gel so much, I decided to try out this e.l.f. brow pencil. As it turns out, I really like this. It’s really easy to use, and I think my brows have looked really good lately.
Django Unchained (film): I’ve been wanting to watch Django Unchained for years, but I have to be in the mood to watch a Tarantino film. It was exactly what I was a few weeks back, and I was surprised by how much I liked this film. But then again with great performances by Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio, what’s not to like.
July has come to an end which means that my summer holiday is now over. I spent the last three weeks relaxing with my family, which is why I haven’t blogged much this past month, but now I’m back home, I start working again tomorrow, and I’ll also be blogging regularly again. I love summer holidays, but I’m also the type of person who’s excited to get back to work. But before that happens, here’s my July favourites.
Cufflink ring: I went to several flea markets and second hand stores this summer and hauls will be coming up. One of my favourite flea market finds is this silver ring made of a cufflink. The woman who sold it to me made it herself, and there’s only two of them in world, since cufflinks come in sets of two:)
Homemade jewellery: My sisters and I went crazy with jewellery making this summer, and these are the bracelets and ankle bracelets I made. I’ve worn different combinations of these almost everyday these past three weeks, and I’ll probably continue to do so for the rest of the summer.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker palette: I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about an eyeshadow palette than I was for this one. 2019 has been the year of colourful eyeshadows for me, and this palette is absolutely stunning. It was one of the palettes I brought with me on summer holiday, and even though I’ve used it a lot, I still haven’t tried out half of the shades. I can’t wait to play even more with this palette.
Ofra Cosmetics x Nikkietutorials Glazed Donut highlighter: This highlighter is just gorgeous! The colour is perfect and it looks stunning on the skin. Definitely my most used highlighter in July.
Vintage Shoes – Caroline Cox: I started reading this book years ago, and now I finally had time to finish it. I’ve been obsessed with shoes since my early teenage years, and this book tells you all you need to know about shoes from the 20. century. It was such an inspiring read.
The first month of summer will be over by tomorrow, and what a month it was! Work has been super busy in June (due to exams), but now I can enjoy a nice, long summer holiday. The weather has been really nice in June as well, though it appears to get a bit colder next week. But enough about that, let’s talk about some June favourites.
Silver ankle bracelet: I’m a bit unsure whether I have featured this ankle bracelet in a favourites post before or not, but I think not. I’ve had it between 10-15 years, and I still get a lot of wear out of it every summer.
White belt w. pearl buckle: This has been my go-to belt this past month. The pearl buckle is so pretty, and it just adds a little extra something to any outfit.
L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer full coverage concealer (shade: 322 Ivory): I did a first impressions post on this concealer recently, and as I wrote in that post, this is a great full coverage drugstore concealer. I’ve had a lot of breakouts lately (probably because I’ve been so busy at work), and this concealer does such a great job covering them up.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle highlighter (shade: Fire Crystal): I’ve been really into very intense highlighters lately (I just want to glow!), and the Fire Crystal shade from this Fenty Beauty highlighter duo has been one of my go-tos.
MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ (cherry blossom scent): I’ve featured the original Fix+ in a favourites post three years ago, and I still use that all the time, but more recently I’ve been using the cherry blossom scented one from the Boom Boom Bloom collection. It’s so refreshing and it smells incredible.
I decided to put the L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer full coverage concealer to the test, and here are my first impressions.
It has a very big doe-foot applicator similarly to the Revolution Conceal & Define concealer, but it’s easy to use. The concealer blends very easily when applied with a damp sponge, and it’s full coverage just as the product claims. It has quite a strong scent (though not necessarily a bad scent) that I was quite aware of at first, but it goes away after a little while. I applied the concealer at around 7:30 AM, and right before I removed it after 10 hours of wear, it still looked really good. I hadn’t creased though I did set it with powder. The concealer was really easy to remove with micellar cleasing water, and all in all I’m really impressed with this product. So if you’re looking for a really good full coverage concealer from the drugstore, this is a great option.
The last official month of spring is over by tomorrow, and summer is officially here (hopefully the summer weather will arrive as well). It feels like May went by so fast, and I really can’t believe that it’s already June; a busy month for many teachers out there (myself included). But let’s not talk about that now. Let’s talk about some of my favourite things from the month of May.
Navy quilted jacket: I’d been on the hunt for a great spring jacket, and I definitely found it in this one from Monki. I’ve worn it almost everyday throughout May, and as long as the weather is not getting much warmer, I’ll continue to wear it.
Zebra print jeans: I’ve been absolutely loving these zebra print jeans from Asos. They’re the perfect pair of statement trousers, and I’ve worn both at work and on a night out.
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow): This product has actually been a favourite since December, when I started using a sample size of it. I loved it so much that I had to buy the full size (even though it’s quite expensive), and I wear it most days mixed with my Wet n Wild Coverall primer. It just gives the skin such a pretty, natural glow.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blue Blood palette: This one probably doesn’t come as a surprise. I’ve been obsessed with blue eyeshadow these past couple of months, and this palette is all you need to create beautiful blue eyeshadow looks.
Aladdin (film): As the huge Disney fan that I am, I was very excited to watch the live action version of Aladdin. There might have been some controversy regarding this film, but I loved it! The colours and scenery was stunning, the actors were great, and the music was beautiful.
April has come to an end, and we’ve finally experienced some warmer weather here in Denmark (though it is getting a bit colder again in a few days). I’ve been busy at work in April, but thankfully there was a holiday in the middle of the month. I had a lot of favourites in April, and these are my top 5.
Denim overalls: I’d been wanting a pair of denim overalls for ages, and these Monki ones are exactly what I’d been looking for. I’ve worn them so much this past month; they’re just so comfy.
Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory): I did a first impressions post on this foundation in March, and the more I’ve worn it the more I’ve liked it. The coverage is really good, and the staying power is great.
Revolution Conceal & Define concealer (shade: C2): I did a first impressions post on this concealer just last week (though I tested it and wrote down my first impressions in the beginning of April), and it has been my most used concealer this past month. I really enjoy the formula and the finish of this product.
Avengers: Endgame (film): As the MCU fan that I am, I was really excited about this film, and it did not disappoint. It didn’t feel like a three hour long film, which definitely shows that it was entertaining all the way through. I can’t wait to re-watch this one day.
Paris, Lisboa – Salvador Sobral (album): I’ve featured Salvador Sobral’s music in several 5 favourites posts before, and in the end of March he came out with his second studio album. It’s such a beautiful album; I’ve been listening to it on repeat this past month, and I’ll probably continue to do so for quite a while still.
I’ve heard so many great things about the Revolution Conceal & Define concealer, so I thought I would give it a try, and here are my first impressions.
The concealer has a very big doe-foot applicator, and at first I was a bit sceptic about that, but it’s actually really easy to use. The coverage is really good, and the product looks really smooth on the skin. It was really easy to blend out with a sponge, and it also blended in beautifully with my foundation. The picture was taken right after application, but the concealer still looked great after 12 hours of wear. It was really easy to remove with micellar cleasing water. All in all this is a great concealer, and it’s really affordable too.