5 favourites – January

The first month of the new year has come to an end. January is always so long, and dark, and cold, and it’s happening during a lockdown as well. A lock down that is extending for at least one more month. But hey, we only have one month of winter left, and then spring will come, right? As you may be able to tell, I’m tired of the current situation in Denmark and in the world in general, however, there are still things that I’ve enjoyed over the past month, and here are some of them.

Dark purple Coca Cola sweatsuit (H&M): In my November favourites, I also featured a matching sweatsuit, and I’ve only gotten more into them since. This month I’ve been loving this dark purple one with Coca Cola print (Coca Cola is my favourite fizzy drink btw). It’s so comfy, but also really cute actually. I’ve even styled it for work (working from home that is), and that outfit will be posted at some point.

Charm bracelets: I might have been wearing lots of comfy clothing, but I’ve also been wearing lots of pretty jewellery. I feel naked without jewellery on. This month I’ve been loving charm bracelets, and I couldn’t choose one, so here are the three I’ve been wearing the most; my Trollbeads bracelet that I purchased on Black Friday (I change the charms to go with my outfit), my Pandora x Disney bracelet that I got for Christmas, and a Mickey Mouse one from H&M that will be in a future haul.

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder: I purchased this powder in late spring last year, and I did use it throughout the rest of the year, but for the past couple of months (and especially in January), it has been one of my go-to powders. It has a similar texture to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder (which is also a favourite of mine), but it’s supposed to clarify skin and minimise breakouts. I’m not sure how true that claim is, but either way I really like the look and feel of this powder.

Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light: The drugstore is killing it when it comes to bronzers. Some of my absolute favourite bronzers are the Physicians Formula Butter bronzer and the Maybelline City Bronzer, and now this Milani bronzer has become a favourite as well.

L’Oréal Air Volume Mega Mascara: I did a first impressions post on this mascara recently, and as I wrote in that post, this has become one of my new favourite mascaras. It makes your lashes look super long and voluminous.

Earring focus

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I just couldn’t get my camera to focus on my eyeshadow. It only wanted to focus on the rainbow earrings, but I see why, because they are really pretty.

(Base: primer – Essence Wanna Bee My Honey? luminizing primer in 01 You’re Bee-autiful!, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – MAC Peaches powder blush, highlighter – MAC Star-Dipped Face Compact light Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palette (shades: Momentum + Utopia + Supernova) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Jeffree, What the Fuck?)

Advent calendar + Christmas presents

December is (sadly) long over, so it’s about time that I get around to showing you some of my advent calendar presents from my mum and some jewellery Christmas presents.

Let’s start with the few christmassy things. On December 1 actually, I got the cute reindeer/christmas tree jumper from Julesweaters that you’ve already seen me wear. And another day I got some cute and fuzzy christmas socks from H&M.

And now on to some beauty bits. I got two Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection brushes. The top one is the 200 Oval Shadow brush, and the bottom one is the 300 Tapered brush.

I also got these two lipsticks on my advent calendar. The MAC lipstick is the Pretty Punk lipstick in the shade Glamour Of Punk. It’s not a shade I would typically wear, but I’ll give it a try. The other lipstick is the Urban Decay Vice lipstick in the shade Cherry. It was released along side the Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette. I wore this lipstick the other day, and I really liked it.

And now; jewellery. I got this Turquoise Stripe Trollbeads glass bead as my last advent calendar present on Christmas Eve. The rest of the jewellery were Christmas presents.

I got two more Trollbeads for Christmas. I got the Pink Diamond bead from my grandfather, and the Holly Bushes bead from my parents.

I also got this beautiful gold ring with multicoloured zircons by Sif Jacobs from my parents. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

This might be my favourite Christmas present. I’d been talking about putting a Pandora x Disney charm bracelet on my wishlist several times, but I ended up not doing it and I regretted it. However, my sweet boyfriend bought one for me anyways and chose the snake chain bracelet with the sparkling Mickey Mouse lock, which was my favourite! He also got me the Minnie Mouse & Mickey Mouse Kiss charm, which couldn’t be more perfect.

Collective Black Friday haul: clothes, shoes, and accessories

It’s time for another Black Friday haul. These are the clothes, shoes, and accessories I puchased from various places on Black Friday.

The only clothes I bought was this Coca Cola sweatsuit from H&M, and I’m obsessed! I was never into wearing joggers, not even at home on the weekends, but that changed towards the end of 2020.

I only purchased one pair of shoes around Black Friday as well, and it was these purple boots from Asos that I’d had in my saved items for such a long time. You know how obsessed I am with everything purple, so I thought it was the time to get these.

And now on the accessories. I bought these sunglasses from Asos too, and I just loved the shape and the brown and beige colours. I can’t wait to wear these in a few months.

I also bought another big hair clip (in purple of course) to add to my rather extensive hair accessories collection. This one is from Asos as well.

How adorable is the Mickey Mouse watch! It’s from H&M, and I obviously had to have it.

A little while back I puchased a pair of golden T-Rex earrings from Topshop, and when I found the matching bracelet on Asos’ website, I added it to my cart immediately. I’m really into charm bracelets at the moment.

And speaking of charm bracelets, Trollbeads had such a great Black Friday sale, so I decided to buy the My Sweet Stories bracelet that came with the My Sweet Stories lock, the My Sweet Stories heart (a silver bead), and the My Sweet Stories glass bead (the two on the far right). I also puchased two more glass beads (Zebra and Red/Purple Armadillo) and two more silver beads (Crystal Heart and Singing in the Snow). I know that I’ll get so much wear out of this bracelet.

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.

Essence Ho Ho Home for X-mas

I usually dont’ buy beauty advent calendars, but I thought this one from Essence looked really cute, so I decided to treat myself. Some of the products inside are very cute, and I’ll definitely use them, and other’s are more gimmicky I guess, but the calender as a whole is fun and cute.

Here are the first six items from the calendar: Mini Matt Fixing powder, mini lipsticks (01 Feel The Magic! and 02 Spread The Love!), mini eyebrow tweezer, nail stickers, gift tags, and eyeshadow brush. I love the packaging on all the items; it’s super festive and cute. Of the these items, I’ve used some of the nail stickers and the eyeshadow brush. I’m also excited to try the fixing powder and the lipsticks.

The next six items were a kajal pencil, nourishing hand cream, mini metallic nail polish, I Heart Extreme volume mascara, charm bracelet, and colour changing lip balm. I’ve worn the metallic nail polish and the lip balm, and I really like both.

The second to last six items were the following: Face jewels, glitter duo sharpener, mini high gloss top coat, eyebrow styler, hair ties, and glitter lip topper. These items are not that exciting to me apart from the glitter lip topper and maybe the high gloss top coat.

And here are the last six items from the calendar: Make up remover towel, mini nail polish, notebook, mini highlighter stick, body jewellery tattoos, and mini highlighter brush. I’m excited to try the make up remover towel, and the nail polish looks pretty too.

If Essence makes a calendar again next year, I might consider getting it. Not all items are usuable for me, but I loved opening it every day in December, and the items sure are cute and festive.

Collective haul: clothes, shoes, and accessories

I have a collective clothes, shoes, and accessories haul to share with you. I’ve collected these items over the past couple of months I believe, so it’s about time that I post this haul.

Let’s start with a couple of sweater vests. I’m still a fan of this trend, and I thought these two were so cute. The beige, black, grey, and cream one is from Stradivarius, and the purple and navy one is from Daisy Street (both purchased on Asos).

I know that this skirt is out of season right now, but I found it on sale on Monki’s website, and it’s just so pretty. It’s in the same style as this floral skirt, which I loved in the summer.

I have two more items from Monki in this haul. I love fun, cute socks, and these dark plum coloured socks with an embroidered orchid were just too cute to leave behind. Orchids are some of my favourite flowers by the way.

You have already seen me wear these brown animal print furry boots from Monki with this outfit. I was a little afraid that they would be uncomfortable, because of the hight of the heel, but they’re really not. I think I might get a lot of wear out of these.

And now on to another pair of boots. These chunky boots are from Asos, and I love the style and thought the colour was quite unique.

Here’s a couple of pretty, festive headbands; perfect for this time of year (or all year round if you are addicted to glitter and sparkles like I am).

Last up; jewellery. The ear studs with the bowls of confetti are from Flying Tiger, and I was obviously drawn to the confetti part. Not sure how I feel about the studs though. I’m loving the golden T-Rex earrings from Topshop though. Aren’t they just the cutest? And lastly, I’ve bought two rings from Asos. I love both of these rings, and I have already worn both of them so much.

Annual Christmas clothing/accessories haul pt. 2

It’s time for part 2 of my annual Christmas clothing/accessories haul. This part is all about socks, tights, jewellery, and hair accessories.

Let’s start with socks. I’ve purchased two sets of 5 pcs of Christmas socks. The first five pairs are from H&M and the next five pairs are from Monki, and they are all so cute.

I’ve also bought four single pairs of Christmas socks, and they’re all really cute too.

I’ve also gotten myself some Christmas tights from a supermarket; a pair with mistletoes and a pair with Santa hats. I’m really excited to wear these.

I found these gloves at my local supermarket a while back, and I just thought they were so nice and festive.

And now on to a bunch of jewellery. The brooch and these first three pairs of earrings are all from Flying Tiger, and I think they’re so much fun and very christmassy.

These pretty Christmas tree earrings are from my local supermarket.

All of these next pieces are from H&M. The ones with the red price stickers on them were on sale, and my guess is that they’re from last year, but that doesn’t matter to me. Just look at how festive these pieces are!

I have of course also purchased a few hair accessories. They are both supermarket finds.

And that was this year’s annual Christmas clothing/accessories haul. I’m so, so, so excited to wear christmassy outfits for the next month!

Big collective H&M haul pt. 2

It’s time for part 2 of my big collective H&M haul; the accessories.

It has definitely gotten colder outside, so I got a new scarf and a neck warmer. The scarf is of course purple or lilac, because as you know I’m obsessed with everything purple.

I’ve been wanting a pair of ear warmers like these ones for such a long time, and I’ve already worn them so many times.

I found this Mickey Mouse Fantasia reversible bucket hat in the men’s section, and I just thought it was really cute.

H&M has this 3 for 2 deal on tights, and I really wanted the Mickey Mouse tights (obviously), so I thought why not get two more pairs of tights. I actually got three more pairs since I got a 2 pack with a navy pair and a beige pair. The third pair of tights that I bought is a black pair with gold dots. I think they’ll be perfect for the holiday season.

I’ve also purchased a couple of festive headbands; a black sequins one and one with a big red velvet bow. I’m excited to wear both of these.

And last but not least, I’ve purchased some different fun earrings; a pair of sparkly snakes, and pair of sparkly eyes (which I actually wore in my last post), and a mix of fun gold hoops and studs (and a single earcuff).