Another month has come to an end, and I can’t believe how quickly time flies by. I’m still enjoying my maternity leave, so I spend my days with my daughter, and it’s incredible to see her grow. We’re heading into the last month of spring, but I’m still longing for warmer spring weather. The days are longer and lighter, but it’s not particularly warm outside. Anyways, let’s talk about some of my favourite things from the month of April.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! face cream: The past couple of years I’ve been a bit more interested in skincare and trying different products, and one product that is always a part of my daily skincare routine is a good moisturiser. At the moment, I’m using this one from e.l.f. and I’m really enjoying it. I got the fragrance free version, and I love the texture of the product. It has hyaluronic acid and peptide complex in it, which are ingredients I really like.
Tarte Sculpt Tape contour (shade: Cool Bronze): I’d heard great things about this contour wand, and that it’s supposed to be similar to the famous Charlotte Tilbury one. I haven’t tried the Charlotte Tilbury version yet, but I really like this Tarte one. It blends out so easily and looks really natural on the skin.
Colourpop custom face palette (pressed powders): Colourpop recently released a permanent line of pressed bronzer, pressed blushes, and pressed highlighters. You can buy them in individual cases or just in the pan so you can place them in an empty palette. As you can see, I did the latter. My palette contains one bronzer, three blushes, and two highlighters, and I travelled with this palette in the very beginning of the month, and it was the perfect travel face palette.
Maanesten earrings + necklace: I got this jewellery set for my birthday last year, and I’ve worn it a lot ever since, but especially this past month. The picture also shows a bracelet, but I’ve only been wearing the necklace and earrings, and I’ve been wearing those so often.
You (TV series): I watched the first season of You a few years ago, but it wasn’t until this past month that I finally decided to watch the rest, and I’m so glad I did. My two favourite seasons are season 2 and 3, and I’m excited for the 5th and final season, which I think will be released in 2024.
It’s the last day of the first month of the new year. A bit crazy, right? I feels like it’s been a long month, but at the same time, I can’t believe that we’ll be in February by tomorrow. Workwise and pandemic wise it was a very tough month, and I have to say that I’m a little nervous about Denmark opening up the country completely and cancelling all restrictions tomorrow. But on a happier note, I had a lot of favourites this month, but as always I’ve narrowed them down to five. So here goes.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (shade: 1 fair): I have yet to haul this product, but I’ve been using it for a few months, and I’ve been especially in to it in January. I’ve only used it as a primer so far, and it gives the skin the mosts beautiful glow. I really like the doe foot applicator, and the luxurious feeling of the bottle, however there’s one thing I can’t stand about the packaging, and that is that the small red letters that make up the writing on the front and especially on the back they do not stick to the bottle, and they go everywhere! So whenever I use this product I’m stuggling to remove little red letters from my face. However, the product itself is so good that I just have to live with that.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N): I just hauled this foundation the other day, and in that haul post I mentioned that it was my favourite product from that haul. This is a full coverage CC Cream, which might sound a bit strange, but it really does have amazing coverage, and the finish is beautiful. I’ve already purchased a back up of this foundation.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch concealer: I only think I’ve hauled one of these concealers, but I’ve actually purchased three different shades; 1, 3, and 4. I’m still not sure that any of these shades are my perfect shade, but I can use them all on one way or another, and the product is so good that I’m going to make use out of them. This is a full coverage concealer, and it blends out beautifully and looks great on the skin.
Clinique all about eyes: I have a skincare favourite this month as well. I got a free mini size Clinique all about eyes with a Sephora order a little while back, and I loved it so much that I purchased a full size (the picture). I’m still using the mini though, because a little product goes a long way, but it just softens the undereye area and reduces circles and puffs exactly as it says on the jar.
Eddie the Eagle (film): I watched several great new (to me) films this month, and it was really hard to pick my favourite, but I actually think the film I enjoyed watching the most was Eddie the Eagle. I’d been wanting to watch this film for so long, and this was the month I finally convinced my boyfriend to watch it with me, and as it turns out, he liked too. It’s just such an uplifting story, which is just what I needed this month, and I loved the performances of both Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.
Yes! December is finally here. Well, by tomorrow it is. November just flew by, which I don’t mind, because I’m just waiting for December to arrive anyways. So let’s just jump right to it and talk about some favourites from the month of November.
Black Crocs sandals w. Christmas Jibbitz: I never thought that I would get myself a pair of Crocs, and I still don’t think that I would get a pair of original Crocs, but I really like this sandal version. This black pair which is now decorated with Christmas themed Jibbitz I wear as indoors slippers, and I think they’re adorable, super festive, and really comfortable.
Wet n Wild Prime & Set Prime Focus The Impossible Primer: I haven’t hauled most of the things in this haul including this primer from Wet n Wild. However, I really like this primer, so I had to feature it. It has the texture of a silicone based primer, but it’s silicone free. It feels cooling and soft on the skin and creates a great base for your foundation.
Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation (shade: 004 Neutral Porcelain): Speaking of foundation, this Catrice foundation has been one of my go-to foundations lately. I first purchased it in another shade, but it was a little too light actually (I can make it work though), but this shade is perfect. I love the finish and coverage too. It’s just such a good and affordable foundation.
Wishful Honey Whip Peptide moisturizer: I also have a skincare favourite this month. I’ve heard great things about this moisturiser from Wishful, and I don’t know if it’s only due to this product, but my skin has looked a lot better lately; better than it has in a very long time. This is a mini, but I might get the full size at some point.
Dead Poets Society (film): I know, how can I not have watched this film until now? Trust me, I’ve been wanting to watch this classic for years. Now I finally have, and I loved it. Being a teacher myself, this film really got to me. It’s such an inspiring story and a beautiful film.
Happy Halloween! I can’t believe that we’ll be in November by toworrow. Time really flies. But at this time of the year, I don’t mind, because it only means that we’re getting closer and closer to December and Christmas time, which you might have noticed is my favourite time of the year. But first, I’ll be celebrating Halloween tonight by watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” while eating Halloween sweets, and I’m pretty excited about that as well. But before I get to that I’m going to share a few favourites from the month of October with you.
Converse Run Star Hike pride sneakers: These have been my go-to sneakers this past month. They’re the most comfortable Converse I’ve ever owned, and I love that they’re a plain white with all the rainbow details. They just go with so many outfits.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder: I’m still way behind on hauls, so I haven’t posted anything about this powder yet. However, I get why people love this powder, because so do I. It just looks and feels so smooth on the skin all day. I’m so glad that I finally decided to try it out.
Catrice HD Active Performance Freezing spray: I don’t often steer away from Urban Decay All Nighter when it comes to setting sprays, but I have to say that I’ve really been enjoying this spray from Catrice. As it says on the lid, it’s very cooling and refreshing, and I also think it makes a difference when it comes to keeping the make-up in place all day.
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla tea: This tea has actually been a favourite for over a year, maybe almost two years, and I can’t believe that I haven’t featured it in a favourites post until now. It doesn’t contain caffeine, so it’s the perfect evening tea, and I drink a cup most evenings. And if you like vanilla, you would like this.
About Time (film): I’d heard and read that this was supposed to be a really good film, but for some reason I wasn’t intrigued by the time travelling premise, but when I visited my parents last week my mum had it on DVD and we decided to watch it, and I’m glad we did. Even though the time travelling is a bit strange, it’s a great romantic story, and it you like those, you would probably like this film.
The first month of autumn has come to an end. The weather has definitely started to become more autumnal, and I’m very excited about that. I’m looking forward to another month of autumn with Halloween around the corner, and then it won’t be long before Christmas is here! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know how I feel about Christmas. But anyways, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, and let’s talk about some of my favourite things from the month of September.
Dior Backstage Face & Body powder in 0N Neutral: This product is from one of my August/September hauls. It will still be quite a while before I’ll be posting that haul, but I had to share this powder with you. Dior is obviously a luxury brand, and this is not a cheap powder, but I think it might be worth the more expensive price point, because it’s just stunning on the skin. It has a natural glow to it, which looks beautiful.
MAC Magic Extension mascara: I got a sample of the newest mascara from MAC with an online purchase this past summer, and I will be doing a first impressions post on it at some point. However, as you might have guessed from the fact that I’m featuring it in a favourites post, I really enjoy this mascara. It looks great, I like the brush, and it doesn’t transfer on me, so I’m quite excited about this product.
KAYALI Eau de Parfum Rollerball in MUSK | 12 & VANILLA | 28: I don’t try new perfumes very often, but I’m obsessed with everything vanilla scented, so I thought I would try this rollerball perfume from KAYALI. It’s a dobble-ended rollerball, so it also have a musk perfume, and I absolutely love both scents. And I love the rollerball design; it’s so convenient and travel-friendly.
LEGO Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse: For my birthday in August my boyfriend gave me this LEGO Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse set. It wasn’t on my wishlist, but it was such a great gift. I’ve had such a great time buildning my two favourite mice, and I’m really excited to build the last few pieces that came with the set; a flower bouquet, a guitar, a camera on a tripod, and a book.
The Danish Girl (film): I’ve been wanting to watch this film for years now, and I finally got around to it when I was ill with the flu a couple of weeks ago. It’s such a beautiful and emotional story; in the film and in real life. I think I was extra moved by it being Danish myself. Go watch it if you haven’t already, and be prepared to cry.
I can’t believe that the first summer month has already gone by, but at least we’ve had some lovely summer weather lately. My summer holiday officially begins in a few days, and I so excited to get some time off. Other than being a great month weatherwise, June was also a great month when it comes to favourites. I have so many favourites this month, and it was really difficult to narrow them down to just five, but these are my picks.
H&M x Lee denim jacket: I don’t think I’ve hauled this denim jacket yet (and there are more items in this post that I haven’t hauled yet, because I’m so behind on hauls), but this has been my go-to jacket this past month. I’ve worn is several days a week, and it’s just such a good length/fit and wash.
Multicoloured Teva sandals: I haven’t hauled these sandals yet either, but they’re a more recent purchase. I needed a pair of comfortable flat sandals that I could actually walk in, and I’d heard that Teva sandals were really comfortable, and they are. I’ve worn these almost daily since I got them a couple of weeks ago, and they might not be the prettiest sandals, but I don’t care. Comfort wins in this case. And I do think that they’re kind of cute with the different coloured straps.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze: And here’s yet another product I haven’t hauled yet, but which I enjoy so much that I had to feature it. In my May favourites, I featured a soapy brow styler from Essence, and I do still really like that product, but the ABH Brow Freeze is better. It might be a pretty pricey product, but a little product goes a long way, and it’s so convenient and easy to use, and it makes the brows look great, so I think it’s worth it.
Luca (film): I watched two new Disney films this month; Raya and the Last Dragon and Luca. Even though I liked Raya and the Last Dragon, Luca is the one that stole my heart. I didn’t really have any expectations to the film, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how good it actually was. It’s the perfect summer animated film.
Zitti E Buoni – Måneskin (song): I’ve expressed my love for Eurovision several times, so I was excited to watch the contest this year after the break last year do to the pandemic. There were more than one entry I would be happy to see win the contest (Iceland and Switzerland were among my favourites), but Måneskin from Italy were the perfect winners. I love their winning song and their sound and look in general, so much so that I purchased their album Teatro d’ira: Vol. I, which is great too. As a Dane, I also enjoy that their band name is the danish word for moonlight.
The last month of spring is coming to an end and by tomorrow it’ll officially be summer (if you ask the calendar). We are finally getting some warmer weather in Denmark as well, so it’s great timing. Anyways, let’s just get to it. Let’s talk about some favourites from the month of May.
Denim lace up boots: I was not sure how I would feel about these denim lace up (with a zipper on the side) boots from Monki when I first purchased them, but I love them. Denim is a neutral to me, so these boots are perfect for when you feel that neither black, white, or brown shoes go with your outfit.
NYX The Marshmellow primer: I’m sure that I’m not the only one who’s been enjoying this sweet-smelling primer from NYX. It’s popular for a reason; it feels nice and smooth on the skin and it smells great too. It hasn’t only been a favourite of mine for the past month, but for several months now, so I thought it was time to feature it in a favourites post.
Essence Lash Princess false lash effect mascara: I’ve been discovering so many great mascaras lately, this Essence mascara being another one. I’d heard great things about this mascara for years, and I’m so glad that I finally decided to try it. I’ll be posting my first impressions on it at some point where I’ll get in to more details about it.
Essence #pinkandproud Strong soapy brow styler (01 Stronger Than Yesterday!): It’ll still be a while before I get around to posting the haul that includes this soapy brow styler, but I had to include it in this post, because I’ve been loving it. It’s the first soap brow product I’ve tried, and there are probably better ones out there, but I’m still so impressed by the brow look I can create with this, and you can’t beat the price tag!
Kingsman: The Secret Service (film): I’d heard the name of this film, but hadn’t really any idea of what it was really about other than being a spy film, but I was pleasantly surprised by the over the top comedy sequences, and the cast is incredible. I also watched the sequel, and I really liked that one too, but the first one is my favourite. If you like action and comedy together, give this film a go. You won’t regret it.
Another month in lock down has gone by. However, the country has started to slowly open up again, and I went physically to work twice last week, which was great. Working from home isn’t all that fun, but right now I’m in the middle of my easter holiday which I’ve been looking forward to the whole month. Anyways, I had many favourites in March, and it was difficult to narrow them down to five, but here are my picks.
Black chunky boots: The only times I’ve been leaving my apartment these past four months have been to go for a walk, to pick up a parcel, or to go grocery shopping, and for all those occasions my shoes of choice has been these black chunky boots from PULL&BEAR. I really miss wearing all of my shoes, but I have enjoyed wearing these boots a lot.
Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana: I haven’t gotten around to hauling this product yet, but I wanted to feature it anyways, because I’ve been loving this powder to set my under eyes. My favourite undereye setting powder from e.l.f. has been discontinued I think (at least I can’t find it anywhere), so I’ve been on the hunt for alternatives, and this is a great alternative + it’s super affordable too.
BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin eyeshadow palette: I know, another product I haven’t hauled yet, but this palette is amazing, so I had to feature it. I’ll show you the inside another time, but the shades are a mix of blues and neutrals, and it is stunning. BH Cosmetics has definitely been on my radar since they released the Naughty palette for holiday 2020.
EOS Toasted Marshmellow lip balm: I love the EOS lip balms, and I’ve had the Toasted Marshmellow one lying around for ages, so when I used up my Vanilla Bean one (which might still be my favourite scent), I started using the Toasted Marshmellow one, and it smells so good. Do I need to say that I love the colour of the packaging as well?
Ear Bisquits (podcast): I had never been listening to podcasts before this month, and I’m really enjoying it. My favourite so far is Ear Bisquits by Rhett and Link, and I knew that I would enjoy this one, because Good Mythical Morning is my favourite Youtube channel. I’m really excited to be listening to more podcasts in the future.
I have a collective beauty haul to share with you. It’s mainly drugstore products, but with a few high end products mixed in.
Let’s start with Essence. Essence is such an affordable brand, and the quality of their products is fantastic in most cases. Like every other beauty brand there are some dud products here and there, but overall their products are great, and I’m on an Essence kick right now where I just want to try everything from the brand. Anyways, Essence often makes cute limited edition collections as well, and when I saw this Disney princess collection, I had to pick up a palette and a mascara. The only palette left at my supermarket was the Snow White palette (02 My Prince Will Come), which is a neutral palette with a few pops of colour, and even though I don’t often go for neutral palettes, I have to say that so far I’m quite impressed with this palette. Some of the shimmers in this palette are stunning! I picked up the Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara (Snow White edition) as well, and ever since I picked it up, I’ve been seeing that mascara everywhere on Youtube, so I’m excited to try it out.
I have two more Essence products to show you before we move on to another great affordable brand. I also purchased the Prime+ Studio Hydrating + Skin Refreshing primer, and shorty after I purchased this I saw it mentioned in a Youtube video as well, which makes me even more excited to try it. I’ve not heard anything about the Brow Pomade + Brush brow product, but I thought it looked interesting.
And now on to e.l.f. The Bite-Size eyeshadow palette is another product I’ve seen and heard a lot about on Youtube, and I wanted to know what all the fuzz was about. First I purchased two (Acai You and Rose Water), and then later on I purchased one more (Truffles). I have tried the first two, and I do like them. Especially the blue one (Acai You) performed very well (I’m actually wearing it one my eyes here).
Here’s the last handful of products I’ve purchased from e.l.f. I purchased another 16hr Camo concealer. I’ve tried it before, but the shade was not right for me (Fair Rose), so this time I picked up a different shade (Fair Warm), and I’m not sure about this shade either. It only looks a tiny bit different to the other shade I have, and they’re both very light, but I’ll give it a try, and we’ll see if it works better, or if fair simply is to fair for me (I didn’t think that would ever happen). I also picked up the Matte Putty primer. The Poreless Putty primer is one of my absolute favourite primers, so I was excited to try the matte version. I’ve only used it once so far, but my skin sure looked matte and stayed matte for the entire time I wore my make-up, so it definitely is what it claims to be, which is great. And lastly, I picked up two more brushes from e.l.f.; a blending brush and a eyebrow duo brush. e.l.f. brushes are really good considered the affordable price.
I’m not done with the drugstore products yet. The only eyeshadow primer/base I’ve used the last couple of years is the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, but I thought it was time to try out another eyeshadow primer, so I picked up the Milani one (shade: Nude).
I’m very much attracted to anything sparkly, so I picked up the NYX Love Lust Disco lipstick/liptopper in 02 Gold Dipper. I’m not quite sure what kind of look I would use this with, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
Okay, time for some back-ups. I don’t always feature back-up/repurchases in my hauls, but I thought I would this time. I don’t try out new foundations very often because I have two favourites that I love so much. It’s the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation in 110 Porcelain and the Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation in 100 Warm Ivory. My favourite concealer is the L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer in 322 Ivory, so I repurchase that a lot as well, and the best and most affordable clear brow gel in my opinion is the e.l.f Clear Brow & Lash Mascara, so I’ve gone through countless of those.
Another product that I keep repurchasing is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting spray. It’s not a cheap product, but it’s the best setting spray I’ve tried, so I’m willing to pay the price of it.
Fenty Beauty is a brand that I’m really enjoying. They’re doing something right. I’d only heard great things about the cream blushes and bronzers (I really want one of the cream bronzers as well!), so I decided to give the blushes a go (for now). They’re called the Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blushes and I got the shades Petal Poppin (02) and Fuego Flush (01). So far I’ve only worn Fuego Flush, but it was really pretty. I can’t wait to play with these some more.
Lastly, I have a skin care item and a hair care item. In my 5 favourites from November, I featured the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash from The Body Shop. I’m still using and enjoying that. And in my Black Friday collective beauty haul I mentioned the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash, which I still need to be using more often. However, I’ve now added the classic Tea Tree Oil to my Tea Tree collection, so my skin should look really good soon:) And the last thing in this haul is also a repurchase. I got really nostalgic when I found the Batiste dry shampoo in the scent Fresh. I purchased this for the first time, when I lived in England in the first half of 2014, and the Fresh scent was my favourite. I rarely use dry shampoo, but it’s nice to have in a case of emergency:)
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.