I have a collective beauty haul to share with you. It’s a mix of high end and drugstore products.
Let’s start with the most exciting product; the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palette. I’ve been wanting this palette since the beginning of the year, and I’m so happy that it’s finally mine. I love Huda Beauty eyeshadows, and these colours are absolutely stunning.
Next up is another palette, but this one is at the opposite end of the price spectrum. I’ve never tried anything from J-Cat Beauty before, but I was intrigued by this pocket size palette. It’s called the J-Cat X-Treme Access Pocket Shadow in Pops of Paparazzi, and as you can see it has a bunch of fun, bright colours. I haven’t tried this palette yet, but I’m excited to give it a go.
And now on to a couple of Fenty Beauty lip products. I’ve only heard good things about the Gloss Bombs, so I purchased a set of two to try them out, and I really like them. The shades are $weet mouth + Fenty glow. I also purchased the new shade of the Stunna Lip paints. I haven’t tried this product out yet, but I thought the shade Underdawg was beautiful. A perfect autumn/winter shade.
I love MAC Fix+ and use it everyday, and I love trying out new scents. I’ve never tried the watermelon scent before, so I had to buy this set of a full size Fix+ Watermelon and a mini regular Fix+.
I’ve also purchased a few things from Wet n Wild. I’ve been wanting to try out the Hello Halo blushlighter for a while, so I got the shade Highlight Bling, which is the lightest one. I’ve also purchased a few more brushes from Wet n Wild. They’re really nice for the affordable price.
And last but not least, I decided to get these three items from the Essence Wanna Bee My Honey? collection. I got the two brushes; and eyeshadow brush and a highlight brush. I also picked up the luminizing primer in 01 You’re Bee-autiful!. How pretty are these items!
It’s only been about a month since I last posted a big H&M haul, but I’m ready with another one. I guess H&M have had some great stuff lately. I’ll start with tops, then go on to bottoms, and finish with accessories and shoes.
You’ve probably discovered that I have a huge weakness when it comes to Disney clothing. I’m especially fond of T-shirts with some sort of Disney print on them, so I had to add these three to my ever growing collection. They’re all adorable.
They next tree tops have a common theme as well; purple. I’m obsessed with everything purple, and you’ll see that in many of my upcoming posts. I know the button up top is green, but it has purple flowers on it, and I love green and purple together. I thought the smock top would be nice for dressier (is that a word?) occasions, and the lilac tank top is the same as the dark yellow one I’ve been loving this summer.
Autumn is approaching which means that it’s time to wear roll neck tops again, and I’m so excited. I’ve talked about H&M roll neck tops before, and how H&M comes out with different colours and patterns of these roll neck tops several times a year, and this is one of the new ones; blue, white, and lilac (once again) little flowers. It’s so pretty.
And now; blazers. I love blazers. They are stables in my wardrobe. I found the beige short sleeve blazer on sale and thought it would be really fun to style. And of course I had to have the oversized purple blazer considering my purple obsession. The grey oversized blazer has matching shorts, so now I have another shorts suit.
And these are the shorts, and they’re the perfect fit and length.
And from shorts to trousers. I’ve bought a new pair of black slacks, which is something I’ve had in my wardrobe for years and years, though I haven’t had a pair in 6 months or longer. I also ordered the matching blazer, but I didn’t like the fit of that, so I just kept the slacks, which I really like. I’ve also purchased two pairs of jeans: a pair of cropped kick flare jeans and a pair of longer wide legged jeans. I’m excited to wear both pairs.
I’ve purchased a couple of skirts as well. Other than purple I’ve also been loving orange and pink, and this orange and pink checked pleated skirt is so pretty. It’s actually featured in my next outfit post. The second skirt is a little ’90s inspired I guess, and it has a more muted purple colour to it, though still purple:)
All we have left now are a couple of accessories and a pair of shoes. I love all kinds of hair accessories, and I have a wide range of scrunchies. I’ve now added a houndstooth one and a black polka dot organza one to my collection. It’s also time to wear scarfs again, and this little white one with beach things on it is really cute.
And I’ve already shown you these strappy lilac heels, because I featured them in my August 5 favourites, so obviously I love them.
Summer is over by tomorrow (calendar-wise), and autumn will arrive. The weather has been more autumnal this past week, though it looks like it’s going to be slightly warmer again this week. I’m excited about the weather getting colder though and dressing for autumn. I’m also excited about the fact that we’re getting closer to December, which is my favourite month:) But for now, let’s talk about some of my favourite things from August.
Lilac strappy heels: I know, I haven’t even gotten around to hauling these shoes yet, but I’ve worn them a lot throughout August, so I had to feature them in this post. They’re from H&M, and they’re the perfect strappy heels. And the colour is amazing! I’ve been obsessed with everything purple lately.
Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum: I’ve been loving a more glowy make-up look lately, and I’m going to feature two of my favourite products to achieve that look. The first one is this primer serum which feels very hydrating on the skin, and it gives your skin a nice and subtle glow. It’s very affordable too.
MAC Fix+ Magic Radiance: MAC Fix+ is one of my holy grail products. I use it every time I wear make-up in some version or other, so I’m always up for trying a new one. The Magic Radiance version is very hydrating and gives your skin a nice, subtle glow (I feel like I’m repeating myself. Wait, I am). I really enjoy this product.
Lipton Vanilla & Caramel black tea: I love everything vanilla scented or flavoured and the same goes for caramel, so when my boyfriend introduced me to this tea, I had a strong feeling that I would love it, and I do. I’m actually drinking a cup of it as I’m writing this.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (film): I’m a huge Eurovision fan, so I was so excited to watch this Netflix orignal film. It was obviously a comedy, but the music was so good; way better than I expected. And it was incredible seeing so many former Eurovision contestants; even my favourite winner of all time, Salvador Sobral, was featured. If you like Eurovision or just great music and comedy this is a must watch.
I usually always go for a full day of second hand shopping during my summer holiday, and this year was no exception. I found some incredible pieces too.
Sometimes you get really lucky and find the most amazing things. Like this gorgeous vintage dress. It’s so beautiful, and I felt really beautiful in it. I’m so excited to wear this on a special occasion one day.
How cute is this night gown! I’m not going to use it as a night gown though; I’ve actually already worn it, and it made a perfect summer dress.
This dress and blazer came as a set, and it’s so pretty. My sister actually found it for me: I guess she knows what I like.
I have several jumpers from this brand called Quimo in a similar style to this one, and I love them. They all have great colours and beautiful details, this one included.
I love pink, and this pink shirt is so cute. Just look at the buttons shaped like flowers!
My sister actually gave me this T-shirt that used to be hers. I don’t know if she bought it second hand or not, but it’s second hand to me.
How fun and unique is this T-shirt. The details on this are stunning, and I love the navy and gold together.
Another pink item. This time in the shape of a cute fuchsia summer top.
My sister also gave me these, and I know that she bought these second hand, because we were together when she bought them, and I was annoyed about the fact that she saw them first. She ended up never wearing them, and now they’re finally mine.
And now on to a few accessories. I found two bags. The first one is this cute creamy white shoulderbag that will go with so many outfits.
The second bag is this stunning beaded number. How pretty!
Last, but not least, I purchased two ties. They both have paisley prints, and I’m so excited about doing some suit styling soon.
In the end of June I actually popped in to a physical Monki store (I usually shop online) and found the following items in their summer sale.
I’ve never been that into jumpsuits, but I really liked this navy one. I like the collar, sleeves and bottons and the fact that it ties at the waist. I also like the wide legs, and I’m really excited about styling this for autumn.
How cute is the matching floral set! I love botton up blouses and the fit of the skirt is perfect. It even has pockets! And the print is stunning of course.
I was a bit unsure about these wide leg flowy trousers, but I thought they would be great to just throw on on chilly summer days. I actually already own a botton up blouse/shirt in the same print, but the colours have faded on that one after being washed, so I won’t be wearing the two together.
This is just a cute little off shoulder crop top. Great for hot weather.
The last thing I purchased at Monki wasn’t in the sale, but I had been wanting a sunglasses chain and decided to get this simple silver one, and I’ve been using it ever since I bought it.
I don’t care about all the drama in the beauty community, I just care about great make-up, and Jeffree Star Cosmetics makes great make-up. I missed out on the Conspiracy collection when it released, but when it recently went back in stock, I purchased the two palettes and two lip products.
The two lip products I’ve bought are The Gloss in Shane Glossin’ which is a clear gloss and the Velour liquid lipstick in Are You Filming?. I haven’t tried the gloss yet, but I’ve already mentioned in my last 5 favourites post how much I love the liquid lipstick from this collection.
I collect Jeffree Star Cosmetics eyeshadow palettes, so I’m excited to add these two palettes to my collection. I really like the variety of colours in the Conspiracy palette, and I’ve been enjoying the looks, I’ve created with it. For the Mini Controversy palette I chose the newer Emerald edition, which has the shade Cry On My Couch swapped for the shade Put It Back!. I’ve only used this palette once, but so far so good.
Even though I tend to wear colourful eyeshadows more often than neutrals, I still had to add the Cremated palette to my collection. The packaging is stunning, and the one full eye look I’ve created with this palette was really pretty, so I’m excited to play around with this palette some more, especially in the autumn and winter time.
I don’t shop at Zara that often, but when I do it’s online, since there isn’t a Zara store close to where I live. I recently discovered that Zara has some awesome Disney pieces, so I’ve made a couple of orders lately that I’m combining in this one haul. Some of the pieces were on sale, and others are new. There are also a few non-Disney pieces in the haul.
I found both of these oversized Mickey and Minnie Mouse jumpers in the sale, and I just had to have them. The first one is almost a dress, though I will definitely wear it with trousers underneath. I actually think it might be a Christmas jumper, or at least a winter jumper, but I really don’t mind that. The stripy one is more boxy, but super cute too.
This Disney princess T-shirt is pretty new and wasn’t in the sale. I thought it was so cute, and I don’t have anything like it.
How amazing is this T-shirt dress! I’m really looking forward to style this.
This Bambi dress is so special too. I’ve never seen anything like it.
And now on to a few non-Disney pieces. I found this skirt in the sale, and I just loved the colours and the print. So summery.
I love my pink pearl bag from Zara, so when I found this blue, green, yellow and white pearl bag, it wasn’t a hard decision whether to buy it or not.
And let’s finish the haul with another Disney item. This bag is so fun, and I think it’ll look great with so many outfits.
A little while ago I ordered a bunch of stuff from H&M’s online shop, and I’ve also picked up a few pieces in store, so I thought I would put them all together in one huge H&M haul.
This might be the dress of the summer. I’d seen it in a couple of places when I bought it, but it has definitely risen in popularity since. I actually haven’t worn it yet, but I’m planning on wearing it soon.
I actually haven’t worn most of the items in this haul, because the summer weather went away around the time I received my H&M parcel. However, it looks like the summer is coming back, so I’ll definitely be pulling out a bunch of these items among others these two really cute midi skirts.
I bought these two T-shirts which will both look great paired with the red skirt. I recently got rid of the black and white striped T-shirt I had, so I’m excited to have a new one with a cute Coca Cola bottle on the chest. I’m still loving polka dots, and the polka dot T-shirt is one of the few items in this haul that I have worn.
Apparently, I’m really into a puffy sleeve at the moment. I bought the white top to go with the floral skirt, and the red top would look great with the red skirt. The sunflower top I bought in store, and I’ve already worn that. It’s so cute and summery. So is the pink cropped top.
I also purchased another style of lemon top to go with my lemon skirt, and I have worn this one is well.
And now on to accessories. For some reason I’ve been purchasing a lot of bags lately among others these two from H&M. Both were on sale, and I thought the straw bag with the pink details was a great summer bag, and I thought the red baguette would be fun to style.
I don’t wear socks often these days, but when autumn hits, I’ll be excited to wear these fun Mickey Mouse socks.
I’m still loving headbands, and I’ve been wanting a pearl one for a while.
I’m also still loving big and fun earrings and added these three pairs to my collection.
Ans last but not least, I found these Merry Xmas hair clips on sale, and I know it’s a little early, but I couldn’t leave these behind.
Another month has gone by, which means that it’s time for 5 favourites once again. I’ve been enjoying some time off in July spending time with family, but I’m actually really excited about starting work again now that I can actually go back in to work and don’t have to work from home every day; I’m a teacher, so it’s a lot easier to do my job if I’m in the same room as my students:) Anyways, I actually had a lot of favourites this month, but as always I’ve narrowed it down to just five.
Shell-shaped straw bag: This Topshop bag has been the perfect summer bag. I brought it with me on holiday, and it just goes with every summer outfit.
T-Rex hoop earrings: These earrings were an anniversary present from my boyfriend, and I’ve been wearing them nonstop. I love everything dinosaur related, especially things I can wear on my body.
Huda Beauty Nude (Light) Obsessions eyeshadow palette: I love the Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes; they’re compact and travel-friendly and the quality of the shadows is great! I’ve been travelling with this nude version all of July, and I’ve loved using it. You can create the prettiest looks with this palette.
Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Velour liquid lipstick (shade: Are You Filming?): I haven’t gotten around to hauling this yet, but it was love at first sight with this shade, and it’s been my most worn lip colour in July. It’s the perfect yellow-based red, and I love the Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick formula, so this is a winner in my book.
Dumbo (film): I’ve been wanting to watch the live-action version of Dumbo since it released last year, and I finally had a chance to do so last week. My mum and sister had been raving about it and for good reasons. I was so good; much more interesting than the original animated one, and I would love to rewatch this some day.