Collective haul – clothes + beauty (January)

I have quite the large collective haul to share with you today. These are clothing and beauty items that I purchased throughout January. Let’s begin with the clothes.

You know how much I love Christmas and Christmas jumpers, so I always look out for them when the January sales begin. This cardigan is from PULL&BEAR, and I didn’t already have a Christmas cardigan, so I had to add this to my ever growing Christmas jumper collection.

I might as well talk about both of these next pieces at the same time considered they have the exact same print. They’re from Monki, and I love the retro floral print and the pastel colours. I’ve already posted a look wearing these two items.

I’m really glad that I discovered these tights from the brand Calzedonia. I picked up a purple pair, another navy pair (because I wear navy tights very often), a dark brown pair, and an off-white pair. I just really like the thickness and texture of these tights.

Let’s move on to make-up and skin care then. I’ve been sort of collecting these I Heart Revolution x Disney Fairytale palettes, so I had to add the Mulan one to my collection. The eyeshadows are usually okay, though not my favourites, but the cheek products are quite nice.

I was quite intrigued by these Milani Cheek Kiss blush palettes. I picked up both the powder and the cream version, and so far I really like them. Especially the cream palette.

I talked about how much I’ve been enjoying Essie nail lacquers in a recent haul, and I also picked up this stunning pink shade with a gold shift called #680 One Way For One. I also finally got my hands on the e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty bronzer in Tan Lines, and it quickly became one of my favourite cream bronzers.

And speaking of e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty products, I also picked up another one of their Putty blushes. This bright pink shade is called Bora Bora. I also got a Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush in the shade Natural Glow, and then I picked up the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for spot treatment.

The other two skin care products I got was a full size of the Clinique All About Eyes, which I love and use everyday. The Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser was a free gift with purchase. From Revolution I picked up the Eye Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer in Porcelain. And then I purchased the following two products from the Essence Catching Clouds collection.

I got the Essence Catching Clouds Cloud-touch Mousse Primer in 01 Up On Cloud and the Essence Catching Clouds Cloud-touch Highlighter in 01 Daily Dose Of Dreamy Clouds. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the highlighter, but I really enjoy the primer.

And last, but certainly not least, I purchased three more of the Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blushes. These blushes are just so stunning; if you love a glowy blush, you have to try these out. I picked up the shades 03 Coral Pop, 04 Rose Quartz Pop, and 06 Garnet Pop, and I love them all.

Cocopanda haul: nail lacquers and back-ups

I think this will be the last haul from 2021 that I have yet to post; I’m so behind, I know:) It’s a very small sale haul from Cocopanda consisting of nail lacquers and back-ups.

I think it was only last year that I started getting into Essie nail lacquers, and these two shades are so good. The glittery orange one is called #757 Cupid’s Beau, and the bright red one is called #781 Bunches Of Love.

I try not to buy too many back-ups, but I know that I’ll use up my favourite foundations. My number one favourite foundation has to be the L’Oreal Paris Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (which is now called 32H Fresh Wear I think), and I use the shade 015 Porcelain. I also really enjoy the e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream in the shade Fair 120N, and the Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation, which I use in shade 004 Neutral Porcelain, is one of the best full coverage foundations.

Lastly, I got some back up Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponges, because it’s my favourite make-up sponge, and then I got the e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless concealer brush as a free gift.

Collective haul October part 2

Today’s haul is part 2 of my collective haul from October last year. This part is all beauty products.

Let’s start with some tools or more specifically sponges. Real Techniques sponges are my favourites, so I picked up this two pc miracle complexion sponge and miracle powder sponge. I’ve never tried the miracle powder sponge, so that’ll be interesting.

I just picked up one skincare product, and I’ve already featured this in a 5 favourites post. It’s the Wishful Honey Whip Peptide moisturizer and I love it! I used this mini version up a long time ago, and I have repurchased a full size tub since.

Next up, I’ve bought a few Rimmel products. I don’t shop from Rimmel very often anymore, but I’m really enjoying the Rimmel The Multi-Tasker concealer, which I’ve also featured in a 5 favourites post.

From Rimmel I also picked up the Kind & Free Healthy Look pressed powder in 01 Translucent and the Kind & Free mascara in 002 brown black. I’ve only used the powder a few times so far, and I haven’t tried the mascara yet.

I’ve already posted a haul that included most of the I Heart Revolution x Disney Fairytale Books Snow White collection, but I’d since then also picked up the Snow White lip topper, which is a pretty darker red shade.

Lastly, I picked up a couple of products from the MAC Aute Couture Starring Rosalia collection in a sale. I was very intrigued by the nail lacquers, and I really like them. I picked up the shades Chocolate Amargo and Sweet Aji. I also got one of the lipsticks. This is a matte lipstick in the shade Nuez Moscada.

ABH, NYX, Essie, and KVD haul

Today’s post is a beauty haul consisting of products from, Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX, Essie and KVD Beauty.

Let’s start with ABH and NYX. From ABH I picked up the Magic Touch concealer in 1, which is too light, but I still use it, because I can mix it with other concealers. I also picked up the ABH Stick Blush in Latte. From NYX I got the High Definition finishing powder in Banana and the Born To Glow Radiant concealer in Pale. I’ve already decluttered the powder, because it was a little too dark on me, but I like the concealer.

I also purchased two Essie nail lacquers in the shades 666 Sexy Divide and 773 Feelin’ Just Lime. The clear mini is a speed setter, and it was a gift with purchase.

From KVD Beauty I finally picked up three of the Dazzle Stick long-wear eyeshadows, which I’d been wanting to try for a while. I chose the shades Hail Surge, Thundercloud, and Electro Bolt. These are super glittery and so pretty.

The last item was also a free gift with purchase. This is the KVD Beauty Edge Of Reality palette, which I’d actually considered buying before, but never did, so I was excited to receive as a free gift. I haven’t used it that much yet, but the shimmer shades are really pretty.

5 favourites – February

February always go by so quickly. Probably due to the fact that it’s the shortest month, but also because I have a week long holiday in February, which is always lovely. February was a month of ups and downs, but the things in this post is definitely worth talking about, so let’s do just that.

NABLA Skin Bronzing (shade: Ambra): I haven’t hauled this bronzer yet, but I have featured it in a couple of make-up posts. This bronzer has a slight glow or sheen to it, and I’ve been really liking that in a bronzer. The shade of this is also beautiful.

Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blushes: I love the original Clinique Cheek Pop blushes, but I think I might love the new pearl version even more. I first purchased the shade 05 Ruby Pop (top left corner), and I’ve worn that shade so much these past four months or so. Then I decided to pick up three more shades, and they’re just as stunning.

Essie nail lacquers: I always wear nail polish, and of course I’ve known about Essie, but I’d only tried a few polishes from the brand many years ago. However, recently I’ve been purchasing a handful of Essie nail lacquers, as they’re called, and I’ve been loving every single one. I don’t think I’ve worn another brand throughout February. My favourite shades have been the bright red called Bunches Of Love (I’m wearing that one right now, but I’ve also worn it before), the pink with a gold shift called One Way For One, and the super sparkly orange one called Cupid’s Beau.

Pam & Tommy (TV series): I have both a TV series favourite and a film favourite this month. Let’s start with the series. As soon as I first saw the posters for this series, I was intrigued. At first glance, I thought that Lily James was actually Pamela Anderson until I took at closer look. The costume designs of this series are incredible. I was born in the early 90’s so I don’t remember the incident with the tape, but I remember some of the 90’s in generel, and the mid-90’s are represented so well. I’ve also found it really interesting to learn about this incident and the lives of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at this time, so I find this series to be an overall enjoyable watch.

Spiderman: No Way Home (film): I’m a huge Spiderman fan, so I’ve been wanting to watch this film ever since it released. However, the pandemic put a stop to that for a while, but I finally got to watch it during my holiday. If you love the previous Spiderman film series with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as much as I do, you’ll love this one.

New Year’s Eve nails

I hope everyone had a great start to the new year. I’ve been unpacking from my holiday and putting away all of my Christmas decorations, so I don’t have a lot of time to blog today. That’s why I decided to post my New Year’s Eve nails today and save my outfit and make-up for tomorrow. I really like how my nails turned out; they were a perfect match for my New Year’s Eve look.

(Nail polishes: Essence Shine Last & Go! Gel nail polish in 21 Anything Goes! + Maybelline Color Show top coat in 90 Crystal Rocks + Rimmel Nail Nurse Base & Top Coat. Nail stickers: Essence Wish Upon A Star nail stickers)

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.

Christmas Eve nails

I don’t think I’ve done a nail post like this in years, but I think my Christmas Eve nails turned out pretty cute. I’ve been doing festive nails all throughout December using nail stickers and glitter, and I think it adds something extra fun and Christmassy to an outfit.

(Nail polishes: Essence mini nail primer + Essence Shine Last & Go! Gel nail polish in 36 Say My Name + MAC Aute Couture Starring Rosalia nail lacquers in Sweet Aji + L’Oréal Color Riche Top Coat 920 Golf Leaf + Rimmel Nail Nurse Base & Top Coat. Nail stickers: Essence Wish Upon A Star nail stickers)

Collective Christmas/December haul

Throughtout these first couple of weeks in December I’ve collected some beauty products and a jumper that I thought I would put together in one Christmas/December haul.

Everything in this haul is beauty related apart from this Christmas jumper. I actually think I purchased this on Black Friday, so not exactly in December, but I wanted to include it in this haul. It’s from H&M and it’s a men’s jumper, but I just thought it was so fun and nothing like any other Christmas jumper I own. I’m actually planning on wearing it tomorrow.

From Essence I purchased these Christmas nail stickers, and I’m wearing a couple of them on my nails right now. I love making my nails extra festive in December.

I’m pretty sure I purchased this MAC Trick Of The Light Extra Dimension Skinfinish Kit on Black Friday as well. The MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are some of my favourite highlighters, and the one that came with this set is called Magnetic Attraction, and it’s a very pretty champagne shade. The set also came with a make-up bag and the 143SES brush.

I recently purchased the three MAC x Keith Haring Viva Glam lipsticks. 100% of the price is donated to the MAC Viva Glam Fund, which donates the money to local organizations supporting women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. I love the artwork on these lipsticks and the colours are so fun. The matte red lipstick is called Red Haring, the frosted yellow is called St, Marks Yellow, and the matte blue with has micro pearl is called Canal Blue.

Here’s a couple of products I purchased from Lyko. I had to get the Clinique Powder Pop Flower highlighter in Lunar Pop, and then I also picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch concealer in shade 3. I already have this concealer in two other shades, which I haven’t hauled yet, but just so you know, I really like this concealer.

Here’s a closer look at the Clinique highlighter. Isn’t it just stunning!

The last products are from Sephora. I purchased these products last week, when all make-up was 20% off at Sephoras website.

I picked up the Hourglass Ambient Mini Lighting powder in Dim Light. I’ve been wanting to try this shade of Ambient Lighting powder, and I thought the mini would be so handy.

I also picked up two Natasha Denona products that I’d had on my list of saved products for a while. This is the Natasha Denona Bloom highlighting blush. I wore it two days ago, and it was stunning. It’s a mini as well, and it’s so cute.

I wasn’t sure if I really needed the Natasha Denona Mini Xenon palette in my collection, but after doing a couple of black and white eye looks lately (one of them including silver as well), I suddenly really wanted it.

Lastly, I got two gifts with purchase. I got the Sunday Riley Glycolic Acid Serum Treatment as a member gift and the Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily Aha Tonic was a gift that came with every purchase, I guess. I’m getting more and more into skincare, so it’ll be fun to try these at some point.

Lyko haul (mid May)

I recently posted a small Lyko sale haul, but today I have a bigger Lyko haul to share with you. This haul consists mainly of Essence and Catrice products, but those are the two brands that I mainly buy from Lyko. Let’s start with Essence.

I purchased four products from the Essence The Glowin’ Golds collection. I got the two caring shimmer lip oils in 01 Heart Of Gold and 02 Golden Magic, the Vitamin C baked highlighter in 1 Golden Days Ahead, and the Vitamin E baked luminous bronzer in 01 Live Life Golden!.

Here’s a closer look at the bronzer and highlighter. Even though the highlighter looks dark, I can still make it work on my fair skin.

These are the other products I picked up from Essence; the Pretty Natural hydrating foundation in 030 Neutral Ivory, the Sanitizer Resistant top coat, and two of the Fruit Kiss Caring lip balms in 02 Cherry Love and 03 Strawberry Kiss.

Moving on to Catrice. I bought a bunch of stuff from their Clean ID line. I decided to get the Pore Perfecting primer, the Glow Prime & Fix spray, the Matt Prime & Fix spray, the Mineral bronzer in 010 Light, and two brushes; the bronzer brush and the highlighter brush.

Here’s a closer look at the bronzer, which I’ve used a few times, and I like it.

From Catrice I also purchased two of the Full Satin lipsticks and two of the Blush Box Glowing Multicolour blushers.

The lipsticks are in the shades 080 Full Of Life and 090 Full Of Adventure, and they’re both very nice.

The blushers are in the shades 010 Dolce Vita and 020 It’s Wine O’Clock, and they’re very pretty mosaic blushers.

Lastly, I picked up three more random items. I’d never heard of the L’Oréal Infaillible Metal Lip Paints before, so I thought I would give them a go. They’re in the shades 305 Cute But Psycho and 306 Lolita. I haven’t tried them yet, but I think they’ll be fun to wear around Christmas time. I also picked up the Make Up Store Dry brush cleaner sponge, which I’ve been using a lot to clean my eye brushes on an everyday basis.