Asos accessories + shoes haul

Here’s another January sales haul, I haven’t posted yet. It consists of accessories and one pair of shoes all from Asos.

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I love berets, and I would love to have them in all colours, so I added these three to my collection; a navy one, a pink and blue checked one, and a lilac one.

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I’m really looking forward to spring. So much that I’ve already bought some new sunglasses. How fun and colourful are these three pairs! I have a feeling that the pink ones might become my favourites.

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Everyone, including me, are obsessed with hair clips, and I love these two pairs. I’ve already posted looks featuring both of these pairs of hair clips, and I’m not going to stop wearing them any time soon.

Lilla, lyserød, neutral slangeprint loafers - Asos

I’d had these snake print heeled loafers in my saved items for quite a while, and I’m so glad that I finally decided to get them. They feel a bit ’70s, which I obviously love, and I can’t wait to style these in a bunch of different ways.

MAC + Urban Decay haul

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I thought I would just do a quick little MAC and Urban Decay haul. I bought all of these products in the January sales apart from the MAC Cream Colour Base. The MAC Cream Colour Base in the shade Pearl was a Christmas present, and it’s a very nice cream highlighter. From MAC I also bought a travel size Strobe Cream (in the original shade Pinklite). It’s my first time trying MAC Strobe Cream, and I really like it. I’ve been using it together with primer, and it gives the skin a really nice glow. I also picked up a travel size MAC Fix+, a travel size Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray + a full size one; these are my favourite setting sprays. Lastly, I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer (in the shade Fair Neutral), which I’ve been wanting to try out for ages, and so far I really like it.

Zara + H&M haul

I still have several January sale hauls, I haven’t posted yet. This one is going to be a Zara + H&M one. I know, I just posted a H&M haul last week, but I bought a few pieces in store two days ago, so I thought I would do a combined Zara and H&M haul.

Mørkebrun fløjlsblazer - Zara

I’ve purchased three items from the Zara website. I’ve been wanting a corduroy blazer for a while, and I loved this brown one. The lapels are great, and I love that it’s double breasted.

Grå, sort, rød, lyseblå, lysegul og hvide chunky sneakers - Zara

I love sneakers that are colourful and fun, and these ones are just that. I love the unusual colour combination and the shape.

Pink håndtaske i perler - Zara

I’ve seen this pearl bag in black a lot on YouTube and Instagram, but I fell in love with this hot pink version. It’s so cute, and I can’t wait to style this.

Grå og sort snake print sweater - H&M

And now on to the H&M stuff. As I wrote in my latest H&M haul, I’ve gotten really into animal print all of a sudden, and I found two snake print pieces on sale at a H&M store the other day. The first one is this grey and black jumper. I’m actually wearing it today, and it’s so soft!

Grå og sort snake print mesh top - H&M

The other snake print piece I’ve bought is this mesh top. Mesh tops are great layering pieces, and I’ll probably style this one with a graphic T-shirt on top.

Hvid T-shirt m. Friends print - H&M

I can’t resist a Friends T-shirt. This is my third one, and I love it.

Sort og hvid houndstooth print baker boy hat - H&M

The last item I purchased from H&M is this black and white houndstooth baker boy hat. I’m really into wearing baker boy hats at the moment, and I thought this was a great addition to my collection.

5 favourites – January

The first month of 2019 is now over, and I can sum it up in two words: work and freezing. Yes, pretty much all I did this month was work (and get a lot of use out of a couple of my Christmas presents which is featured in this favourites post), and it’s been freezing cold outside in Denmark (it actually snowed quite a bit today). I only have six more work days and then I have a week off, so I’m really looking forward to that. But anyways, let’s talk about some favourites.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny eye shadow palette: It’s no secret that I love Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and even though this was Jeffree’s second palette release, I didn’t buy it until recently. I’m so glad I finally did though, because I love this palette. The colours are stunning, and the pigmentation is fantastic. I can’t wait to create more gorgeous eye looks with this palette.

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Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder (shade: Afterglow): I have another make-up favourite this month, and it’s this gorgeous highlighter. The shade is perfect, and the pigmentation is perfect. It has been my go-to highlighter the past couple of weeks, and I’ll definitely continue to use this.

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A Portrait of Nat King Cole (album): I love Nat King Cole. He’s my favourite jazz musician/crooner. My favourite record is a Nat King Cole one, and this CD which I found at a second hand store between Christmas and New Year’s is also a favourite of mine. I’ve been listening to this CD on repeat this past month, and I’ll probably continue to do so.

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The Sims 4 Seasons (computer game): I finally got this expansion pack (I got it for Christmas), so I’ve been playing The Sims 4 whenever I had the time. I’ve been playing The Sims games for the past 15 years or so, and I still absolutely love it.

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Google Chromecast: I don’t have any TV channels, so until this month I’ve been watching Netflix on my iPad, which is fine, but it’s nice to finally be able to watch TV series and films on a slightly bigger screen. I’ve also enjoyed watching YouTube videos on my TV though I still mostly watch those on my iPad (my iPad is my portable TV).

Collective H&M haul

I’ve done three separate H&M orders within the past few months, so I thought I would do one big haul, and show you what I’ve got.

blå flared jeans - h&m

I have only purchased one pair of trousers (the rest are tops and a pair of shoes), and they are these super flared, long, high waisted jeans. They give my very strong ’70s vibes, and I can’t wait to style these.

limegrøn cropped sweater - h&mblå, gul, grålilla og grøn stribet sweater - h&m

It’s really cold in Denmark these days, so I decided to add a couple more knitted jumpers to my collection. I love green, and I thought the lime green cropped cable knit would be fun to style. I purchased the stripy jumper last week, and I just loved the colours + you can never have to many stripes in my opinion.

orange sweatshirt m. skrift - h&m

I had this sweatshirt saved in my favourites for a while, but I wasn’t sure I liked the font of the writing. I decided to get anyways, because of the fact that it says ‘syntax error’ which is really funny to me, because I studied English at uni, and the syntax classes were some of my favourites.

brun, beige og sort leopardmønstret rullekravetrøje - h&m

I don’t own that much animal print, but I’m starting to get really into it. This roll neck top is the perfect layering piece; it fits perfectly and it just adds a little extra something to an outfit.

hvid t-shirt m. rød skrift - h&mrød velour t-shirt m. lynlås - h&m

I know I already have a lot of white graphic T-shirts, but this one says ‘shoes & spaghetti’ which are two things I love. The red velvet T-shirt is interesting, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet, but I thought it would make a fun styling challenge.

sort mesh t-shirt m. stjerner - h&mpink lang mesh t-shirtkjole m. røde striber - h&m

I’ve also bought two mesh tops, which again are great layering pieces. The black one with stars is quite simple, but I thought it would look great on top of a camisol or roll neck top (for example the leopard print one). And the long pink mesh top/dress is another item I’m not quite sure how to style, so I have another styling challenge ahead of me, which I’m always excited about.

sorte satin platform sandaler - h&m

Lastly, I bought a pair of black disco heels (at least that’s what I call them). I have these shoes in a purple glitter version, and they are probably my most comfortable party shoes, so I’m excited about having the black version as well.

First impressions: Maybelline Superstay 24H Full Coverage Foundation

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I’d heard so many good things about this foundation, so I thought I would put it to the test. Here are my first impressions.

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This picture was taking right after I’d applied the foundation. I applied my go-to primer (Wet n Wild Coverall primer) to my skin first, because I wouldn’t wear foundation without priming my skin first. I’m wearing the lightest shade that’s available in Denmark (as far as I know) which is the shade 05 Light Beige. It has a pretty strong pink undertone, which I usually don’t go for in foundations, but the shade seemed to match me pretty well when I applied it. It applied it with a sponge which was really easy. The coverage and finish of this foundation are great, and overall it looked really good. Sadly, the foundation oxidised quite bit, which made the pink undertones stand out even more.

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I wore the foundation for 8 hours, and the picture above was taking right before I removed the foundation. I don’t think it looks too bad in these pictures, but in real life it had very clearly oxidised, so obviously the colour was off. Besides that, I was very impressed by the staying power, and considered the fact that I didn’t set the foundation with powder, my skin wasn’t that oily after 8 hours of wear (I was only a little oily on and around my nose). There was minimal creasing as well. Apart from the oxidation, the only other thing I didn’t like about this foundation was that it was very difficult to remove. I used micellar cleasing water which I always use to remove my make-up, and I had to use twice as many cotton rounds than usual to remove this foundation. Those are my only two cons, and even though I could live with the fact that it’s difficult to remove, I won’t wear a foundation that oxidises as much as this one does. If I at some point could get my hands on a lighter shade, I might give it another go.

BeautyBay sale haul

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In the beginning of January, BeautyBay had a sale, so I purchased a few things; mainly eyeshadows and a single highlighter.

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I purchased two Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes, the first one being The Magic Mini palette. It’s the same as The Magic palette, the eyeshadow pans are just smaller, which I don’t mind at all. I haven’t played with this palette yet, but look how gorgeous the colours are! I’ve had The Saharan palette by Juvia’s Place for a while, and it’s so good, so I expect this palette to be just as good.

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I also picked up The Douce palette by Juvia’s Place. This one I have used once, and I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the pigmentation of the matte peachy pink shade called Créme, but the other shades I tried were very nice though.

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I’ve been wanting to try out the newer formulated eyeshadows from Wet n Wild for a while, so I purchased the Rosé in the Air palette. I’ve used this one twice so far, and I’m impressed! The pigmentation is great and they blend out very nicely. This is going to be the perfect travelling palette if I’m going away for a weekend or a few days in general.

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I absolutely love the Stila Magnificant Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadows, but they are quite expensive, so I only want to buy them on sale. Lucky for me, they were in the BeautyBay sale, so I purchased the shades Diamond Dust and Rose Gold Retro, and they are so pretty!

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The highlighter, I bought, is the Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder in the shade Afterglow. I just thought it looked really pretty, and it is. I’m loving it so far.