Asos 20% off haul

I have a small Asos haul to share with you today. I got everything 20% off.

First I picked up this 70’s inspired floral dress from Asos Design. It’s so cute and comfortable.

I loved Bratz dolls growing up, so I thought this T-shirt would be fun to have in my wardrobe. It’s from Daisy Street.

I prefer to wear biker shorts under my skirts and dresses in the summer, so I picked up these cute floral ones from Asos Design.

I love these Mary Janes! They’re my favourite item from this haul, and you’ve already seen me wear them in several outfit posts. They’re from Asos Design.

Lastly, I have a few accessories to share with you as well. Both the white flower ring and lilac headband are from Asos Design, and the Minnie Mouse headband is from Disney. I use the Minnie Mouse headband every day when I do my make-up.

Collective haul (late July/early August)

It’s time for a collective haul. It’s a mix of shoes, accessories, and make-up. I puchased these things in late July and early August.

I’ve finally gotten around to show you the first pair of Crocs sandals I purchased last year. These are super colourful and summery, and even though I’ve mainly worn them at home, I’ve also worn them at work once and on a brunch date. I never thought that I would love a pair of Crocs, but I love both pairs I own. Btw, the Jibbitz are purchased separately.

I love Nike Air Force 1’s and I love lilac, so this was an easy purchase for me. What can I say, I love these sneakers.

The next three pairs of shoes (and the last ones in this haul) are all from Monki. I already owned the black version of the Mary Janes, and I love them, so I had to get them in white as well. I felt like I needed a pair of lace up boots, and I loved that the shape and heel are similar to the shape and heel of the Mary Janes. And lasty, how could I pass on the black and white checked knee high boots. I love the 60’s go go boots vibes.

Next up, a two pc of 70’s inspired scarves and the prettiest brown, pink and mustard colours. These are from Stradivarius.

And now on to the make-up. I purchased three products from Essence’s summer collection called Vintage Beach. I got the Essence Vintage Beach sea salt hair spray in 01 Salty Hair, I Mist You, the Essence Vintage Beach baked highlighter in 01 Sun, Sand, Me and Vitamin Sea, and the Essence Vintage Beach eyeshadow palette in 01 Sky Above. Sand Below. Peace Within. I’ve already gotten rid of the sea salt hair spray, because it didn’t work at all.

Here’s a closer look at the highlighter. It’s quite subtle, but pretty; I like the swirly design.

The eyeshadow palette is pretty too, and I remember the quality to be nice, but I have to try it again soon to make sure that I want to keep it around.

From Juvia’s Place I picked up the nourishing lip balm in 01 Peppermint, and I’ve used this so much. Peppermint is one of my absolute favourite scents, so I love the scent of this lip balm, but I love the formula and feeling on the lips as well.

Last, but certainly not least, I puchased six of the new (at least they were new at the time) Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipsticks. I picked up Forbitten Fruit (raspberry), I’m Vulgar (metallic magenta), Psychedelic Witch (muted mustard yellow), Deep Pockets (brown with yellow undertone), Special Order (deep yellow), and Cavity (neon doll pink). I think these are such fun and quite unique colours.

Lyko haul (July)

I have a Lyko haul to share with you today. I purchased these items in July lasts year, which is why some of them are tropic holiday themed.

Let’s start with the Catrice Bronze Away to… collection. I picked up the Bronze Away to… eyeshadow palette in C01 Panama, the Bronze Away to… baked bronzing & highlighting palette in C01 Costa Rica, and the Bronze Away to… matte face & body bronzer in C01 Maui.

This is what the eyeshadow palette looks like. As you can see, it’s a neutral palette with a pop of blue. The quality of this palette is lovely; I haven’t tried the blue shade yet, but the neutrals were very nice.

Here’s a closer look at the baked bronzing & highlighting palette. It’s been a while since I used this palette, so I have to use it again soon. It is pretty to look at, and I do like a luminous bronzer.

The matte face & body bronzer is huge, which is probably why I haven’t reached for it much, but it’s a nice shade, and I like the imprint on the product.

Let’s move on to the next three products that I picked up. This was the first time I picked up the Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation. I chose the lightest shade called 002 Neutral Ivory, but it’s actually a little light on me. I can make it work though, but I’ve since picked up the second to lightest shade called 004 Neutral Porcelain, which is a much better shade match. I featured this foundation in my 5 favourites post from November, so that says it all in regards to my opinion on this product. I also picked up the e.l.f. Hydrating Camo concealer in Light Ivory. I love the matte version from e.l.f., but the shade names in the hydrating range does not correspond to the once in the matte range, and the hydrating shades are way darker than their names, so I’ve already decluttered this concealer. From e.l.f. I also got the Mint Melt Gloss in Chocolate Chip. I’ve since purchased more products from the Mint Melt collection.

These are the last three items in this haul. I picked up one more item from e.l.f.; the Putty Primer applicator. On one end there’s a sort of spoon to scoop up the product and then there’s a brush on the other end. I’ve been using this brush/applicator for my e.l.f. Poreless Putty primer ever since I purchased it in July last year. I also picked a new spoolie. This one is from Essence. And lastly, I picked up a back up of the Essence Mini perfume balm stick trio, because I’ve enjoyed this product so much.

Great BH quality

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This eye look is a great example of how great BH Cosmetics palettes are; their eyeshadows are super pigmented and they blend so well. Also, now that I look at these pictures, I really want to wear that mustard lipstick again soon.

(Base: primers – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – e.l.f. 16HR Camo matte concealers (shades: Light Sand + Fair Warm), powders –  Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: bronzer – Essence The Glowin’ Golds Vitamin E baked luminous bronzer in 01 Live Life Golden!, blusher – NYX Sweet Cheeks matte creamy powder blush in Summer Breeze, highlighter – I Heart Revolution x Disney – Marie highlighter in Duchess. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Chillin’ in Chicago palette (shades: The L + Riverwalk + Deep Dish + Jazzy + Chi Town + Millennium), mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Glam Glitter gel eye crayon in All That Glitters. Eyebrows: Soda #wowbrow Flat Brow Liner in Kim + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Special Order)

Sephora Favorites advent calender 2021

I got two advent calenders in 2021; the Essence 24 sparkling moments of joy advent calender and the Sephora Favorites advent calender. Two calenders at two very different price points. You can check out the post I did on the Essence calender here, and now let’s talk about what the Sephora one contained.

Days 1-6 contained the following products: Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in How Many Carats?!, Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé matte lip cream in Fearless, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (serum), Maroccanoil treatment, Tarte Maneater voluptuous mascara, and Fenty Skin Fat Water pore-refining toner serum. I already owned the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb, but it’s a nice product. I’m most excited to try the Rare Beauty lip cream and the Fenty Skin toner serum.

Days 7-12 contained the following products: Good Girl by Carolina Herrera (Eau De Parfum), Benefit Gimme Brow in 3, Erborian Milk & Peel mask, Patchology The Good Fight clear skin mini sheet mask, Huda Beauty Diamond Balm sparkly lip balm in Negligee, and Innisfree Hydrating Sleeping Mask with Green Tea. I used to own the Benefit Gimme Brow so I know I like that. I think the Perfume by Carolina Herrera is beautiful, and it’s smell really good as well.

Days 13-18 contained the following products: Respire natural face wash, Sephora Collection Glossed Vinyl Intense lip lacquer in 06 All-Powerful Red, Too Faced Damn Girl! Mascara, The Original Make Up Eraser, Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze brow styling wax. You might have noticed how obsessed I am with the ABH Brow Freeze; I use it pretty much every day, so it’s nice to have a back up. I’ve already tried the The Original Make Up Eraser, and I actually thought it removed my make-up very well.

Days 19-25 contained the following products: Merci Handy cleansing spray – Lavender & Eucalyptus, Ren Evercalm gentle cleansing milk, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration face cream, Natasha Denona Baby Biba palette, RMS Beauty Buriti bronzer, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk (original), and Juliette has a gun parfums – Not A Perfume + Carré Y perfume necklace. I’m actually pretty excited about most of these products, especially the Natasha Denona Baby Biba palette and the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk. I’m also curious about the perfume necklace. I’ve never tried anything like that.

I admit that this calender is pricey, but I also think that it contains a nice variety of different types of products including both make-up, skin care, hair care, and fragrances. A handful of the products are full sizes, and I think the “minis” or travel sizes are generally very generous. I might consider getting the Sephora Favorites calender again in 2022.

MAC haul – Botanic Panic + summer sale

I have a MAC haul to share with you today. This haul consists of a couple of products from the 2021 summer collection, Botanic Panic, and some summer sale items.

Let’s start with the two products I purchased from the Botanic Panic collection. I picked up the Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Fleur Sure, which is definitely a highlighter even though it comes in a smaller compact (the blush sized compact). I don’t mind though, since you almost never use up an entire highlighter. I also had to get one of the lipsticks and I chose the purple shade called Forget-Me-Naughty.

In the summer sale I picked up a back up of the Cherry Blossom scented Fix+ (this one is from the 2021 Black Cherry spring collection). I also picked up two Powder Kiss lipsticks and a Love Me lipstick.

The Powder Kiss lipsticks are in the shades Ripened and P For Potent.

And the Love Me lipstick is in the shade DGAF.

These last three products were free gifts with purchase. I can already say that I love the Magic Extension mascara, but I’ll be doing a first impressions post on it as well at some point.

I also got the Black Cherry Glow Play lip balm in Pinking of You. The Glow Play lip balms are very nice if you like coloured balms.

And the last gift I got with my order was the Lip Scrubtious in Candied Nectar. It smells delicious, and I really like the consistency as well.

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.

Perfect Christmas make-up

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I love how this green eye look turned out. I would say that this is pretty much the perfect Christmas make-up look.

(Base: primer – Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive primer, foundation – e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive concealer (shade: 05 Fair), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive mineral powder (shade: 01 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – NABLA Skin Bronzing in Ambra, blusher – Clinique Cheek Pop palette in Warm Up (shade: Ginger Pop), highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shade: Glitzed Out). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BEAUTY BAY Wilderness palette (shades: Snow + Forest + Ivy + Moss) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – Maybelline Colossal mascara, eyeliner – MAC Dual Powerprint eye pencil (shade: Be Cool Bb). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Revolution Pro X Marilyn Monroe Lip Set Red in Marilyn Red (lip liner + lipstick))

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)

Yellow and blue

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I did a gold and blue eye look in late November, and I really like that colour combo, but this time I went for more of a yellow and lighter blue mix.

(Base: primers – Catrice Disney Princess face serum in Belle 020 Broke The Spell + NYX Angel Veil primer, foundation – Catrice True Skin Hydrating foundation (shade: 004 Neutral Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + NYX Born To Glow radiant concealer (shade: Pale), powders –  NYX HD finishing powder in Banana + Beauty Bakerie Flour setting powder in Oat (translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer, blushers – Essence The Blush in 30 Breathtaking + Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blush & highlighter in 05 Ruby Pop, highlighter – Catrice Disney Princess highlighter palette in Belle 020 Never Give Up (shades: Dancing Gown + Golden Heart). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Catrice Disney Princess eyeshadow palette in Belle 020 Beauty Is Found Within (shades: Intelligent + Ambitious + Beast + Lumière + Maurice + Ball + Gown), mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara in Moonlight Noir/Black Navy, eyeliner – NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in Love. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Essence lipliner in 14 Femme Fatale + MAC Powder Kiss lipstick in Werk, Werk, Werk)