Happy Halloween! I can’t believe that October has already come to an end. It’s the month I’d been looking forward to almost all year, because it was the month of my due date, and therefore the month that I gave birth to my baby, who turned out to be a gorgeous little girl. I’m so excited for the months to come and to see my daughter grow. I’m also very excited about Christmas coming up soon; I can’t wait to start decorating and to wear my Christmas jumpers again (and to dress my baby girl in cute Christmas clothes). Most of my favourites this month are related to pregnancy and birth, though still fashion related, and even though I have several baby related favourites, I won’t be including those on the blog.
Navy flared leggings (H&M MAMA): I’ve been loving these super comfy flared leggings throughout the last part of my pregnancy, and they’re also what I wore to the hospital the day I gave birth.
Nursing tops (H&M MAMA): For the past two weeks (or just under) I’ve been loving these nursing tops. They just make breastfeeding a lot easier.
Fluffy slippers (Monki): I brought these slippers to the hospital, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve even continued to wear them at home; especially when I get up to breastfeed in the middle of the night.
Pandora necklace w. Disney pendants: I think this is my new favourite necklace. My parents gave it to me as a “new mum” present (the heart shaped Minnie Mouse pendant says “Mum”), and it’s so special to me.
Maybelline Instant Anti Age Perfector 4-in-1 Glow (shade: 00 Fair Light): I do have one make-up favourite this month. I’d been wanting to try this product for quite a while, and I’m not disappointed. It’s a similar product to the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, but slightly more pigmented. It’s really pretty on the skin, and I kind of like the sponge applicator.
So I’ve been gone for just over a week, and for a very good reason; in the beginning of last week I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and I’m completely in love with her. The birth was tough, but as soon as I had my baby girl in my arms, it was all worth it. I have a new life now, which obviously means that I might not blog as consistently as before, but I also know that I’m not ready to give up blogging. So I’ll post when I feel like it and have the time. I still have a handful of outfits left to post from when I was pregnant. These pictures are from Monday October 10. It’s already a little strange seeing pictures of myself being pregnant, but I did really love being pregnant. However, I love being a mum even more.
It’s time for a collective haul from last month. This haul is a bit of a mix of everything.
I love a roll neck top, so I had to pick up a couple of bump friendly ones. The blue one is from Pieces Maternity, and the purple one is from Vero Moda Maternity. I prefer the fit and look of the blue one, but I love the colours of both.
I’m impatiently waiting for my baby to arrive, and when it does, I really hope that I’ll be able to breastfeed it. So I need some nursing friendly clothes and picked up this two pack of nursing tops from Anna Field MAMA. They’re not my usually style of top, but I have to dress a little more practical, when the baby comes.
These navy joggers are also from Anna Field MAMA, and they’re so comfortable. They’re ready and packed in my hospital bag.
This pair of stretchy navy flared leggings from H&M MAMA has been a favourite of mine lately. They’re super comfy as well.
The last maternity clothes I’ve bought is a two pack of black tights from H&M MAMA. They became kind of necessary when the weather got colder.
I purchased these pink, fluffy slippers from Monki purely to add to my hospital bag, so I would have something cosy to wear on my feet. And that’s enough maternity and hospital talk for now. Let’s move on to make-up.
I haven’t really heard anything about the Maybelline Green Edition Balmy Lip Blush lipsticks, but I was still interested in trying them. I picked up the shades Bonfire and Dusk, a red and a rosy pink, but because I’ve purchased so many new lip products recently, I haven’t gotten around to wearing them yet.
And speaking of lip products, I picked up these two from MAC. I love the packaging of the new MAC Maker lipsticks, so I purchased the @MANUELEMAMELI one, which is a very pretty matte nude shade. I also picked up the yellow lipglass from the MAC X Stranger Things collection. It’s called Marvelous Max, and I thought it would be great to make a lip colour warmer.
I got this Prepped & Ready Lip Prep Kit as a free gift with purchase. It includes a Lipglass Clear, a Lip Scrubtious in Sweet Vanilla, and a Prep + Prime Lip. I didn’t own the Lipglass Clear, but I know a lot of people love it. I have another scent of the Lip Scrubtious, so I know I love that product, and I love everything vanilla scented. And I use Prep + Prime Lip everytime I do my make-up, so it’s nice to have another back-up.
Lastly, and a bit randomly, I got the Glisten Cosmetics Chroma Flakes in Nebula. It’s a stunning iridescent purple glitter, and as you know, I’m really into these kinds of products these days.
I can’t believe that it’s already October by tomorrow! I spent almost all of September at home on maternity leave, and before October is over, I’ll have a baby! That obviously means that I most likely won’t be blogging consistently for a while, however, it is my intention to continue blogging, but you never know how much and in which ways your life is going to change, when you have a baby. All I know is that my life sure will change, but I’m so excited to meet the little human I’ve been growing inside my body for almost 9 months now. Until the baby decides to see the world on the outside, I’ll continue to blog, and since it’s the last day of the month, it’s time for my 5 favourites from September.
Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium: I haven’t hauled these first three favourites yet, but I’ve been enjoying them so much that I had to feature them in this post. First up, we have a colour corrector, which is not something I’ve been using in the past, but I’ve not been sleeping well during my third trimester, and I think that shows on my undereye area. This little duo from Sigma Beauty is so good at covering up those dark circles; I can either use it underneath concealer or on it’s own, and I can even use both shades, which I wasn’t sure about, when I bought it.
Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Luminous Matte liquid concealer (shade: 1.3G Marshmellow): And speaking of undereyes and concealing, I instantly fell in love with the new Huda Beauty concealer. I don’t buy a lot of high end concealers, but for some reason I was intrigued by this one, and I’m so glad I decided to get it, because it is so good! I love the coverage and finish, and luckily I also found a really good shade match on the first try.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone Up (shade: Rose): The original Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is probably my favourite loose powder, so I was very excited to try the new Tone Up version in the shade Rose, which as the name suggests has a pink undertone. Light pink powders have been really popular lately, and I see why, because they look so pretty under the eyes.
Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liners: I’m very impressed by the entire Oden’s Eye Solmåne II collection, but the products I think I’ve used the most are the gel liners. I got all 15 shades, and I’ve used most of them. The colours are beautiful, they’re very pigmented, and they last a long time on the waterline.
The Sims 4 High School Years (expansion pack): Being on maternity leave you have a lot of time on your hands, and I’ve spent a lot of that time playing The Sims 4. Last month, EA finally released a new expansion pack, and I think many players were excited about it being centered around teens and the high school experience. I still have a lot more game play to discover, but I absolutely love the Create-A-Sim and build/buy items in this pack.
August was some month. The weather was so hot throughout most of the month, I had a birthday and Covid (at the same time might I add – not very fun), and I definitely started to feel the weight and tiredness of being in the third trimester of pregnancy. But thankfully, I only have two more work days left before my maternity leave begins, and I can’t wait! I’m really looking forward to slowing down in September, and I’m going to try to enjoy the last bit of my pregnancy. Even though August was tough in many ways, it also had some good moments, and I discovered a lot of favourites as well. As always, I did manage to narrow them down to five, so let’s talk about them.
Pastel coloured tie dye Teva sandals: I love my multicoloured Teva sandals that I purchased last year, so I decided to get another pair this summer, and I’ve loved these ones as well. Teva just makes such comfortable sandals!
Oden’s Eye Solmåne II eyeshadow palette: I posted my first look using this palette yesterday, but there’ll be more looks to come, because I’ve really enjoyed using this palette. The colour story is so pretty, and the quality is great. I’m going to keep an eye on Oden’s Eye from now on.
Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara: I’ve received a lot of mascara samples as free gifts with purchases, and it’s a great way of trying out new mascaras and especially more expensive ones. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been using this Pat McGrath one, and I love it! It’s too bad that it’s so darn expensive.
This Is Us (TV series): The one good thing that came out of me having Covid earlier this month was that I finally had time to start watching ‘This Is Us’, which is a series I’ve been wanting to watch for a while. I was intrigued from the very first episode, and I’m almost done with season two now. I’m really happy that there are six seasons in total, because I’m not done learning about the Pearsons.
Apple AirPods: I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to be and AirPods person, but I got a pair for my birthday, and I’ve already used them a lot. I also think they’ll come in handy when the baby comes; wires and babies are probably not a great match.
Today is the last day of July, which is also the last day of my summer holiday. I had such a nice, relaxing and long summer holiday this year, which was perfect considered my current state:) And I only have to work for a month before my maternity leave begins. This month I have a mixed bag of favourites, so let’s talk about them.
Maternity denim shorts: At some point I’ll be posting a H&M MAMA haul, but I had to feature these denim shorts in this 5 favourites post. These are really comfy, and they’re the perfect length. I’ve worn these a lot on hot summer days.
Violet classic Crocs: I never thought that I would actually purchase and wear a pair of classic Crocs, but I love the sandal version, and now that I’m pregnant, they’re just so easy to slip in to when taking down the garbage or when going grocery shipping. And I love that you can customise them with all different kinds of Jibbitz. This pair is decked out with all different kinds of fun and colourful ones of course, and I think it looks so cute!
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara: This is not a new product in the beauty world, and I remember people talking about it years ago, but I hadn’t tried it until early this month, and I really like it. It’s not the most volumising mascara, but it doesn’t transfer or smudge, which is such a big plus for me. I also think it looks really nice on the lashes.
Thor: Love and Thunder (film): My boyfriend and I are big MCU fans, so we went to watch the newest Thor film last week, and we both really enjoyed it. I think Christian Bale’s Gorr is one of the creepiest Marvel villains so far.
Floor fan: This last favourite might be a bit strange, but this floor fan has been a life saver on the hot summer days, we’ve had in Denmark in July. I’m not a huge fan of super warm weather anyways, but now that I’ve tried being pregnant in super warm weather, a floor fan is a necessity!
The first summer month has come to an end, and what a month it was. I’ve been working so much in June like most teachers do due to exams. And because I’ve been working so much this whole year actually I have an extra long summer holiday, which is so needed. Weatherwise it’s become summer in Denmark as well, which is lovely, however, some days (like today) are almost too hot. Anyways, we’re here to talk about favourites, and my June favourites are a mixed bag of things, so let’s talk about them.
Blue retro floral pleated trousers: It’ll still be quite a while before I get around to posting the haul including these trousers from Monki, but I’ve been loving them for the past couple of months (so not just in June), so I thought I would give them a shout out. They’re so comfortable, and I love their retro vibe.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Brightening concealer (shade: Fair 10 C): Here’s another product I haven’t hauled yet, but that I’ve been loving and using so much this past month. I remember not being sure about it in the beginning, but I’m like that with most products; the more I use them and get to know them, the more I usually love them. I typically don’t use this concealer alone, because it has a lighter coverage, but it’s a great brightening base.
MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil: I’ve had this lip pencil for a couple of years now, and it’s my go-to pinky nude lip pencil, but I’ve never featured it in a 5 favourites before, so I thought it was about time. I really like MAC lip pencil in generel though.
Jurassic World: Dominion (film): I’ve featured the previous two Jurassic World films in past 5 favourites posts, so now we come full circle. Was this the best film in the Jurassic World series, probably not, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I especially loved the references to previous Jurassic films, since the original Jurassic Park is my favourite film of all time.
Sun Lolly – Raspberry-Liquorice: My last favourite this month is an edible one. Warmer weather is ice cream and popsicles weather. Sun Lolly popsicles are very common in Denmark, and this month I discovered a new flavour, Raspberry-Liquorice, and both my boyfriend and I are obsessed. You might find that liquorice in a popsicle sounds strange, but it’s so good!
The last spring month has come to an end, which means we’re going in to summer, and I’m very excited about that. I just wish that the weather would be summery too, but it looks as if my wish might come true towards the end of this week. Another reason why I’m super excited about summer is that it means that the summer holiday is not far away. I’ve been working a lot lately (this time of year is always stressful, when you’re a teacher), and I really need a long break. But, I still have about four weeks of work left, and we also have some May favourites to talk about first, so let’s do that.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Blemish Fighting Putty primer: The original e.l.f Cosmetics Poreless Putty primer is one of my favourite primers, and when I first saw that e.l.f Cosmetics had come out with a Blemish Fighting version, I was very intrigued. My skin has been quite nice lately, and I don’t necessarily think that this primer has much to do with that, but I really like it, and I’ve been reaching for it quite a bit.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (shade: 1 Fair): It wasn’t instant love with this high end powder, but love it became. I don’t know why I wasn’t blown away the first couple of times, I used this powder, but the more I use it, the more I love it. I think my skin looks stunning all day, when I wear this powder, so maybe it’s worth the expensive price tag after all.
By BEAUTY BAY Midnight 42 Colour Palette: I haven’t hauled this palette yet, but I think it’s been my most used palette in May, so I had to feature it. You probably know by now that I love both purple and blue eyeshadow, so this palette was pretty much made for me. And I really enjoy the By BEAUTY BAY eyeshadow formulas, so I’ve had a lot of fun playing with this palette.
MAC M·A·CStack mascara: This mascara has gone viral for a good reason. This is only a sample, but I really like this mascara, so I might purchase a full size at some point.
Lego Creator Expert Orchid: I really needed a fun, little project to de-stress, and I love orchids, so I had to have this Lego version. It’s always fun building Lego sets, and now I’ll always have an orchid in bloom.