Collective haul – clothes + shoes (February 2023)

It’s time for a collective clothes and shoes haul. These are all items I purchased back in February.

I love an oversized blazer, I love corduroy, and I love pink, so I loved this blazer from Monki, and it was even on sale.

You’ve already seen me wear these red and pink checkered trousers a couple of times (here and here). They’re also from Monki, and I got them 20% off.

It’s always nice to have a selection of joggers in your wardrobe, and I got this wide leg pair from H&M on sale.

You have also seen me wear this dress; I wore it at my daughter’s christening. It’s from Monki.

Here’s another Monki dress, but I haven’t worn this one yet. I love the pattern and all the colours, but it’s not very breastfeeding friendly.

I love coloured tights and picked up a green pair from Monki and three pairs from Calzedonia in navy, purple, and pink.

I got two pairs of Mary Jane style shoes. The purple pair is from Koi Footwear and the orange pair is from Monki. The Monki style I also own in black, white, and pink.

Lastly, I picked up some Coca-Cola Jibbitz for Crocs. So fun, right.

Zalando sale haul (January 2023)

I have a Zalando sale haul to share with you today. It includes clothes, shoes, and make-up.

Let’s begin with some Christmas jumpers. As I’ve mentioned before, I like to purchase Christmas jumpers from the previous season on sale and wear them the next many Christmas seasons to come. Both of these are from PULL&BEAR, and I’m already excited to wear these in the end of the year.

I’m still breastfeeding my daughter so if I’m going to wear a dress it’s either going to be a button up dress or a wrap style dress. This wrap style dress is from Glamorous, and I really like the mix of the two prints.

As I mentioned just recently, I really like a short sleeve button up shirt (which is also very breatfeeding friendly), and I love the colour of this one from Monki.

I think leopard print never really go out of style, and there’s a 70’s/rock’n’roll vibe to these trousers from Monki.

And now on to shoes. I love a pair of chunky flats, and I felt that I’d been missing a lace up pair like these ones from Monki in my shoe collection.

There was just something about these boots from RAID that drew me in. I love the beige and brown paired with the lilac, and I love the shape of the boots as well.

This style of shoe might seem familiar, and it’s because I own them in both black and in white as well. They’re from Monki, and I’ve worn both my black and the white pair so much, so I had to get the pink version too.

And speaking of pink, I think I have a thing for pink shoes. These sparkly sandals are from Bershka, and they’re giving me all the Barbie vibes.

Lastly, I purchased two make-up products. First, I got the Urban Decay Stoned mini palette, which I don’t think I’ve ever heard of, but I thought it looked pretty. I’m wearing it on my eyes here.

And then I also picked up the Makeup Revolution Disney’s Minnie Mouse Steal The Show blusher duo, because how couldn’t I. The packaging is so cute, and both shades look so pretty.

Collective haul (December)

I have a collective haul to share with you today. These are all items I purchased in December, so you’ve seen some of them already.

I only have these two (or three) pieces of clothing to show you, and I’ve already worn them. I purchased the red wrap dress to wear on Christmas Eve and I also needed some bigger tights (for my wider mum body). They’re both from Monki, and I’m wearing them here.

I have two pairs of shoes to share with you as well. I’ve recently discovered that I have a thing for pink shoes, but I mean how cute are those pink satin sling backs from Monki?! And if you think you’ve seen the green boots before on my blog, you’re not completely wrong, because I also own them in blue. They’re from Topshop, and I’ve been loving both the blue and the green pair.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I love statement earrings. This fun mismatched pair is from Pieces.

The rest of the items in this haul are make-up products. It’s not the first face palette I’ve ever picked up from Physicians Formula, but the other one I had, I didn’t love, so I’ve decluttered it from my collection. This one is the Butter Dream Team face palette, which comes with two bronzers, two blushers, a highlighter, and a face powder. I’m really excited to try this palette out.

The other product I picked up from Physicians Formula is the Butter Donut bronzer in Sprinkles. The spinkles are an overspray, but I don’t mind that, and so far I actually quite like this bronzer. And it smells like coffee, which I love (btw, I really dislike the tropical scent of the original Butter bronzers).

I usually like Essence highlighters, so I had to pick up this Christmas themed one. It’s the Cookies For Santa baked highlighter in 01 Baked With Love.

I’m not particularly interesting in watching the new Avatar: The Way of Water film, but I thought this collab with NYX looked interesting. I picked up the Luminescent lip gloss in Ilu-Minate, the Biolume stick in Seagrass, and the Pandoran Paradise cheek palette.

Here’s a closer look at the products. I’ve only worn some of the blushes from the Pandoran Paradise cheek palette so far, and I liked them more than I thought I would.

Lastly, I got two lip products from MAC. I purchased another shade of the Powder Kiss liquid lipcolours. This one is limited edition from the 2022 holiday collection, and it’s called Spiked Cocoa. I also bought another shade of the Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Sticks, and it’s in the shade Rose Mary. I’m excited to wear both of these.

Asos haul – including Black Friday

I have an Asos haul to share with you today. It’s a collective haul including things I purchased in the Black Friday sale.

The only clothing item I purchased was this pair of purple velvet joggers from Topshop. I wore them earlier this week, and they’re so comfortable; perfect to wear at home, when you’re on maternity leave.

I picked up two pairs of shoes. The blue boots are from Topshop as well, and I love them. I’ve already worn them several times, and they’re really comfy. They’re pretty much the perfect everyday boots. The pink metallic chunky Mary Janes are from Asos Design, and they’re so cute. I love a fun, chunky, yet comfy pair of shoes.

I also bought some earrings. All of these are from Asos design, and I just thought they were cute.

Let’s move on the make-up. These first four products are all from NYX. I picked up another Ultimate eye paint. This one is in the shade Calling All Allies, and it’s a pretty periwinkle shade. I also got two more Ultimate Glow Shots liquid eyeshadows. They’re in the shades 01 Blueberry Baller and 02 Kiwi Killa. The last NYX product I decided to try is the Smooth Whip matte lip cream in the shade Pillow Fight.

I’ve been wanting to try the e.l.f Cosmetics Power Grip primer for quite a while, and when I saw that it was back in stock on Asos’ website, I immediately put it in my basket. It’s a very effective gripping primer, and I do really like it so far.

Speaking of primers, I’m so glad I picked up the Huda Beauty Glowish Blur Jam silicone-free smoothing primer, because it’s been one of my go-to primers ever since I tried it for the first time. It’s has a very unique, smooth texture, and I love that it feels cooling on the skin.

For once, I purchased a couple of Benefit holiday sets/products. This is the Benefit Blush ‘n Brush Delivery set, which comes with a mini blush in the shade Terra Spark and a brush. How cute is that blush with the little reindeer ‘stamp’.

I also got the other holiday cheek palette from Benefit (I included the other one in this haul). This one is called the Cheek Party Package palette, and it includes two blushes, Shellie and Dandelion, and the Dandelion Twinkle highlighter. It’s just so pretty and super wearable.

The last few products in this haul are from Charlotte Tilbury. This is the Superstar Glow Mini Beauty Light Wand Duo, which comes with the Spotlight highlighter and the Pinkgasm blush. I’m really excited to try these.

And last, but most certainly not least, the Charlotte Tilbury Hypnotising Pop Shots eyeshadow in Cosmic Rocks. This is an expensive eyeshadow, but it’s oh so stunning, and I’m glad to have it in my collection.

5 favourites – December

Happy New Year! Another year has come to an end, and what a year! My biggest dream came true this year, when I became a mother in October, so it’s safe to say that 2022 was my favourite year so far. I’m super excited about 2023; I’m sure it’s going to be a great year as well with many exciting things to come. But before we jump into the new year, let’s say goodbye to the old one with some December favourites.

Black velvet trousers (H&M): I haven’t hauled these trousers yet, but I have already featured them in a couple of outfit posts. They’re just super comfy, and you can easily dress them both up and down.

Silver glitter chunky heels (Monki): When I saw these heels from Monki, I just had to have them. They’re the perfect pair of party shoes, and I’ve worn them for all the festive occasions this holiday season.

Huda Beauty Glowish Blur Jam silicone-free smoothing primer: Here’s another item I haven’t hauled yet, but I’ve already worn this primer a lot. It has a very unique texture and it’s cooling on the skin, which I really like. And it really is smoothing as the name suggests.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter (shade: 1 Fair): I’ve been wanting to try this product since I first saw it. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, and this is a great dupe for it. It actually has a little more coverage than the Charlotte Tilbury one, and it just looks stunning on the skin.

Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator (shade: 20 Fair): I purchased this foundation a couple of months ago, but I didn’t get into using it until recently, and I’m really enjoying it. It has the perfect amount of coverage and I really like the finish.

Collective haul – clothes, shoes, and make-up (October) + Christmas clothes

I have a collective haul to share with you today. It’s a mix of clothes, shoes, and make-up, and most of the items were purchased in the October, but I’m also going to include the few Christmas clothing pieces I bought this year. Let’s begin with those.

I purchased three Christmas jumpers this year. This first one is from my local supermarket’s brand VRS. I thought the sequin snowman was cute.

I’ve already posted an outfit with this cardigan. It’s from Pieces.

I’ve also already posted a look with this Grinch sweatshirt. It’s from H&M, and I love the Grinch green colour of it.

Last Christmas clothing item I picked up this year are these leggings. They’re from a brand called JDY, and they’re super comfy.

Now let’s move on to the stuff I bought back in October. I got two cardigans from H&M. I don’t own a lot of cardigans, but I thought they would be practical to wear when breastfeeding.

I also purchased two shirts from H&M; a navy corduroy one and a denim one.

I also picked up two more nursing tops from H&M MAMA. I really like these nursing tops from H&M MAMA, and I got them in quite a few colours now.

When I saw these chunky silver platform heels from Monki, I knew I had to have them. They’re perfect for the party season, and I’ve already worn them to a family Christmas party.

I recently picked up these two pairs of bauble earrings from my local supermarket. I love festive earrings.

And now let’s talk make-up. I picked up four items from the Essence Pumpkins Pretty Please! autumn collection. I got the Pumpkins Pretty Please! eyeshadow palette in 01 Impressed, Blessed & Pumpkin Obsessed, the Pumpkins Pretty Please! colour-changing lip oil in 01 Pumpkin Kisses & Autumn Wishes, the Pumpkins Pretty Please! matte lipstick in 01 Sweeter Than Pumpkin Pie (which I wore here), and the Pumpkins Pretty Please! matte nail polish in 02 Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins, Please?.

How fun is this Shrek X I Heart Revolution collection? I picked up the Transformation lip balm in Transformation and two lipsticks in Donkey and Gingy. I wore Gingy earlier this month, and I really liked it.

I also got the Shrek X I Heart Revolution Gingy highlighter even though it’ll be two dark on me. But just look how cute it is!

Lastly, I have four indie eyeshadow palettes to share with you that I’m super excited about. I made my first ever purchase from GlossGods Cosmetics. I picked up two of their newer palettes; the Vintage Glam Remixed palette, which is a stunning purple palette, and the Look For Rainbows palette, which is a beautiful all shimmer palette. I’m so excited to play with these.

And the very last two palettes (and items) in this haul are the Oden’s Eye Christmas Eve palette and Merry Christmas palette, which I featured in my latest 5 favourites post, because they’re that good. I’ve falling in love with Oden’s Eye eyeshadows this year, and the colour stories of these particular two palettes really speak to me. They’re absolutely gorgeous, and the quality is amazing!

5 favourites – October

Happy Halloween! I can’t believe that October has already come to an end. It’s the month I’d been looking forward to almost all year, because it was the month of my due date, and therefore the month that I gave birth to my baby, who turned out to be a gorgeous little girl. I’m so excited for the months to come and to see my daughter grow. I’m also very excited about Christmas coming up soon; I can’t wait to start decorating and to wear my Christmas jumpers again (and to dress my baby girl in cute Christmas clothes). Most of my favourites this month are related to pregnancy and birth, though still fashion related, and even though I have several baby related favourites, I won’t be including those on the blog.

Navy flared leggings (H&M MAMA): I’ve been loving these super comfy flared leggings throughout the last part of my pregnancy, and they’re also what I wore to the hospital the day I gave birth.

Nursing tops (H&M MAMA): For the past two weeks (or just under) I’ve been loving these nursing tops. They just make breastfeeding a lot easier.

Fluffy slippers (Monki): I brought these slippers to the hospital, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve even continued to wear them at home; especially when I get up to breastfeed in the middle of the night.

Pandora necklace w. Disney pendants: I think this is my new favourite necklace. My parents gave it to me as a “new mum” present (the heart shaped Minnie Mouse pendant says “Mum”), and it’s so special to me.

Maybelline Instant Anti Age Perfector 4-in-1 Glow (shade: 00 Fair Light): I do have one make-up favourite this month. I’d been wanting to try this product for quite a while, and I’m not disappointed. It’s a similar product to the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, but slightly more pigmented. It’s really pretty on the skin, and I kind of like the sponge applicator.

Collective haul (September 2022)

It’s time for a collective haul from last month. This haul is a bit of a mix of everything.

I love a roll neck top, so I had to pick up a couple of bump friendly ones. The blue one is from Pieces Maternity, and the purple one is from Vero Moda Maternity. I prefer the fit and look of the blue one, but I love the colours of both.

I’m impatiently waiting for my baby to arrive, and when it does, I really hope that I’ll be able to breastfeed it. So I need some nursing friendly clothes and picked up this two pack of nursing tops from Anna Field MAMA. They’re not my usually style of top, but I have to dress a little more practical, when the baby comes.

These navy joggers are also from Anna Field MAMA, and they’re so comfortable. They’re ready and packed in my hospital bag.

This pair of stretchy navy flared leggings from H&M MAMA has been a favourite of mine lately. They’re super comfy as well.

The last maternity clothes I’ve bought is a two pack of black tights from H&M MAMA. They became kind of necessary when the weather got colder.

I purchased these pink, fluffy slippers from Monki purely to add to my hospital bag, so I would have something cosy to wear on my feet. And that’s enough maternity and hospital talk for now. Let’s move on to make-up.

I haven’t really heard anything about the Maybelline Green Edition Balmy Lip Blush lipsticks, but I was still interested in trying them. I picked up the shades Bonfire and Dusk, a red and a rosy pink, but because I’ve purchased so many new lip products recently, I haven’t gotten around to wearing them yet.

And speaking of lip products, I picked up these two from MAC. I love the packaging of the new MAC Maker lipsticks, so I purchased the @MANUELEMAMELI one, which is a very pretty matte nude shade. I also picked up the yellow lipglass from the MAC X Stranger Things collection. It’s called Marvelous Max, and I thought it would be great to make a lip colour warmer.

I got this Prepped & Ready Lip Prep Kit as a free gift with purchase. It includes a Lipglass Clear, a Lip Scrubtious in Sweet Vanilla, and a Prep + Prime Lip. I didn’t own the Lipglass Clear, but I know a lot of people love it. I have another scent of the Lip Scrubtious, so I know I love that product, and I love everything vanilla scented. And I use Prep + Prime Lip everytime I do my make-up, so it’s nice to have another back-up.

Lastly, and a bit randomly, I got the Glisten Cosmetics Chroma Flakes in Nebula. It’s a stunning iridescent purple glitter, and as you know, I’m really into these kinds of products these days.

Asos haul (20% or 25% off everything)

This is an Asos haul from August. I got everything either 20% off or 25% off. It’s a mix of everything; clothes, shoes, accessories, and make-up.

I only have two clothing pieces to show you, and you’ve already seen me wear them in outfit posts. Both of these beautiful dresses are from COLLUSION.

I also purchased two pairs of shoes both from Asos Design. I’m really excited about the floral loafers; I think they’re so cute and perfect for autumn. The mule wedges are more summery, but I just loved the colours.

Let’s move on to accessories. I love a bucket hat, however I haven’t really worn them this past summer. I still thought this multicoloured one from Asos Design was cute. The sunglasses are also from Asos Design and so are three out of the four pairs of earrings as well. The last pair of earrings are from Vintage Supply. I just love fun sunglasses and earrings.

And now on to make-up. I haven’t heard or seen anything about the Rimmel Lasting Finish compact foundation, but I thought I would give it a try. I picked mine up in the shade 01 Fair Porcelain, and so far I really like this product. I also decided to get the I Heart Revolution x Disney Fairytale Jelly Eye Shimmer in Pua (from Moana) to try another formula of eyeshadow, however, I haven’t worn it on my eyes yet.

These last make-up products are probably the most interesting to me. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m really excited to try the MAC Fix+ Stay Over setting spray. I picked up the mini size. I’ve also been wanting to try the new MAC Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Sticks and picked up the shade Devoted To Danger. I’m wearing it in my next make-up post, and I loved it. In my 5 favourites post that I posted yesterday, I featured the Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Luminous Matte liquid concealer, so you now how much I enjoy that product. And lastly, I picked up a couple more shades of the e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge shadow sticks. They’re called Rich Amethyst and Copper Chic.

5 favourites – August

August was some month. The weather was so hot throughout most of the month, I had a birthday and Covid (at the same time might I add – not very fun), and I definitely started to feel the weight and tiredness of being in the third trimester of pregnancy. But thankfully, I only have two more work days left before my maternity leave begins, and I can’t wait! I’m really looking forward to slowing down in September, and I’m going to try to enjoy the last bit of my pregnancy. Even though August was tough in many ways, it also had some good moments, and I discovered a lot of favourites as well. As always, I did manage to narrow them down to five, so let’s talk about them.

Pastel coloured tie dye Teva sandals: I love my multicoloured Teva sandals that I purchased last year, so I decided to get another pair this summer, and I’ve loved these ones as well. Teva just makes such comfortable sandals!

Oden’s Eye Solmåne II eyeshadow palette: I posted my first look using this palette yesterday, but there’ll be more looks to come, because I’ve really enjoyed using this palette. The colour story is so pretty, and the quality is great. I’m going to keep an eye on Oden’s Eye from now on.

Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara: I’ve received a lot of mascara samples as free gifts with purchases, and it’s a great way of trying out new mascaras and especially more expensive ones. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been using this Pat McGrath one, and I love it! It’s too bad that it’s so darn expensive.

This Is Us (TV series): The one good thing that came out of me having Covid earlier this month was that I finally had time to start watching ‘This Is Us’, which is a series I’ve been wanting to watch for a while. I was intrigued from the very first episode, and I’m almost done with season two now. I’m really happy that there are six seasons in total, because I’m not done learning about the Pearsons.

Apple AirPods: I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to be and AirPods person, but I got a pair for my birthday, and I’ve already used them a lot. I also think they’ll come in handy when the baby comes; wires and babies are probably not a great match.