Collective haul (March)

I have a collective haul to share with you today. This haul consists of both clothes and make-up and all items were purchased in March.

I’ve already talked about this blue retro floral matching set from Monki, so I won’t say anything other than I love it, and that it’s one of my favourite clothing purchases this year so far.

You’ve already seen me wear all three of these Monki dresses. I purchased the floral wrap dress and the red checkered dress on sale. All of these dresses are great for a small to medium baby bump:)

You’ve also seen me wear this lilac dress a couple of times. It’s from my local supermarket brand VRS, and it is also a great dress to wear with a growing bump.

These last two clothing pieces are from Zara. I just fell in love with the Winnie The Pooh sweater vest; I just love the colours and the fun details. And you know I love dinosaurs, so I thought the stripy T-shirt was cute.

Let’s move on to make-up. First off, I purchased four products from Essence and one from e.l.f. Cosmetics from Cocopanda. I got the Essence Welcome to Miami eyeshadow palette, the Essence Hello Good Stuff Happy Bliss face spray, the Essence Juicy Bomb shiny lipglosses in 09 Fresh Banana and 10 Sweet Mint, and the e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty blush in Turks and Caicos.

Here’s a closer look at the palette and the blush. I love the e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty blushes, and Turks and Caicos is such a pretty shade. However, I was not super impressed by the Essence Welcome to Miami eyeshadow palette. The look I created with it was pretty enough, but it’s not the easiest palette to work with, so I’ve actually already decluttered it from my collection.

Here are three other random make-up items that I picked up in March. I purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner in Sandstone, and I love it. The shade is beautiful, and the formula is great. I also picked up the e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Brightening concealer in Fair 10 C, which has been a go-to undereye concealer of mine for the past couple of months. And then I got the NYX Thick It. Stick It! brow mascara in Taupe. Lots of people love this product, but I’m not sure about it. I think it might be too pigmented for my liking, but maybe I just have to play around with it a bit more.

And last, but most certainly not least, I purchased the Natasha Denona Pastel palette back in March. I’ve posted many looks with this palette, and I’ve featured it in a previous 5 favourites post, so it’s easy to tell that I love this palette. It’s one of my favourite and most used Natasha Denona palettes.

5 favourites – July

Today is the last day of July, which is also the last day of my summer holiday. I had such a nice, relaxing and long summer holiday this year, which was perfect considered my current state:) And I only have to work for a month before my maternity leave begins. This month I have a mixed bag of favourites, so let’s talk about them.

Maternity denim shorts: At some point I’ll be posting a H&M MAMA haul, but I had to feature these denim shorts in this 5 favourites post. These are really comfy, and they’re the perfect length. I’ve worn these a lot on hot summer days.

Violet classic Crocs: I never thought that I would actually purchase and wear a pair of classic Crocs, but I love the sandal version, and now that I’m pregnant, they’re just so easy to slip in to when taking down the garbage or when going grocery shipping. And I love that you can customise them with all different kinds of Jibbitz. This pair is decked out with all different kinds of fun and colourful ones of course, and I think it looks so cute!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara: This is not a new product in the beauty world, and I remember people talking about it years ago, but I hadn’t tried it until early this month, and I really like it. It’s not the most volumising mascara, but it doesn’t transfer or smudge, which is such a big plus for me. I also think it looks really nice on the lashes.

Thor: Love and Thunder (film): My boyfriend and I are big MCU fans, so we went to watch the newest Thor film last week, and we both really enjoyed it. I think Christian Bale’s Gorr is one of the creepiest Marvel villains so far.

Floor fan: This last favourite might be a bit strange, but this floor fan has been a life saver on the hot summer days, we’ve had in Denmark in July. I’m not a huge fan of super warm weather anyways, but now that I’ve tried being pregnant in super warm weather, a floor fan is a necessity!

Can’t not

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I can’t not wear a blue eye look with that blue floral matching set. I think it’s impossible.

(Base: primer – Essence Fix & Last Make-up Gripping Jelly primer, foundation – L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Brightening concealer (shade: Fair 10 C), powders – e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow setting powder + Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (shade: 1 Fair). Face make-up: bronzer – Catrice Disney Classics Maxi Matt Face & Body Bronzer in Lady 020 Be Brave, blusher – bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer in Kiss of Pink, highlighter – Catrice Glow Lover Oil-Infused highlighter in 010 Glowing Peony. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – By BEAUTY BAY Midnight 42 Colour Palette (shades: Foam + Mist + Social + Sky) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – MAC M·A·CStack mascara, eyeliner – Revolution x Bratz Cloe eye pencil. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil + Catrice Disney Classics Lady Satin Coconut lipstick in 020 Romance)

Room to grow

Here’s what I wore Friday June 3. This matching set was a go-to during this time of my pregnancy, and I deliberately purchased the trousers in a size bigger than I normally would, so they would have room for my growing bump.

(Shirt + trousers – Monki, T-shirt – PULL&BEAR, sneakers – Nike)

Very golden

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. It’s not often that I wear eye make-up this golden, but I actually think it looks very pretty.

(Base: primers – Essence Catching Clouds Cloud-touch Mousse Primer in 01 Up On Cloud + I Heart Revolution x Elf collection primer, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – Rimmel The Multi-Tasker concealer (shade: 020 Fair) + NYX Born To Glow radiant concealer (shade: Pale), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder in 0 Neutral. Face make-up: bronzer – Catrice Disney Classics Maxi Matt Face & Body Bronzer in Lady 020 Be Brave, blusher – Natasha Denona Bloom highlighting blush, highlighter – Revlon SkinLights Prismatic highlighter in 201 Daybreak Glimmer. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Catrice Disney Classics Multi-Effect Eyeshadow Palette in Lady 020 True Love (shades: Tony’s Restaurant + Siamese Cats + Aunt Sarah + Present + Cocker Spaniel) + MAC Pigment in Vanilla, mascara – MAC M·A·CStack mascara, eyeliner – MAC Powersurge eye kohl. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: MAC Redd lip pencil + MAC Vermillion Vee lipstick)

More midnight

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’ve already posted quite a few make-up looks where I’ve used the By BEAUTY BAY Midnight 42 Colour Palette on my eyes, but here’s another one, and they’re many more to come, because I just love that palette.

(Base: primer – e.l.f. Cosmetics Blemish Fighting Putty primer, foundation – e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N), concealers – e.l.f. 16HR Camo matte concealer (shades: Light Sand + Fair Warm), powder – e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow setting powder. Face make-up: bronzer – Huda Beauty GloWish Soft Radiance bronzing powder in 1 Light, blusher – MAC Undercover Heroine powder blush, highlighter – Essence Glow Like A Pro loose highlighter (04 Purple Scandal). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – By BEAUTY BAY Midnight 42 Colour Palette (shades: Dream + Tranquil + Sorcery + Regal + Jellies) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – MAC M·A·CStack mascara, eyeliner – LA Girl Shockwave Neon Liner in Vivid. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner in Sandstone + Juvia’s Place The Nude Velvety matte lipstick in Muted)

Juvia’s Place haul – palettes and lips

I have a Juvia’s Place haul to share with you today. I haven’t purchased much from Juvia’s Place these past couple of years, but I was intrigued by their smaller palettes and lipsticks, so I picked up a few. Let’s begin with the palettes.

These are the four eyeshadow palettes I picked up; Olori I & II, The Sweet Pinks, and The Rebel Mints.

As far as I remember there is a third Olori palette as well, but I preferred the colour stories of I and II.

I’ve previously purchased The Violets and The Berries from the line of monochromatic palettes, and I really liked The Sweet Pinks as well. These pinks are so pretty.

The Rebel Mints is one of their smallest four pan palettes, and it consists of mints of course. I’m actually wearing all four shades from this palette today, and I think my eye look turned out really nice.

For lips I picked up one of the Luxe Lip liners in the shade So Rare, which is a warm brown, and I also got three The Nude Velvety matte lipsticks in the shades In Vogue, Muted, and Lady. I like the finish and formula of the lipsticks, but I really dislike the scent.

Flattering neutrals

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m very impressed by the quality of this newer Catrice eyeshadow palette, I was wearing on my eyes that day. I think it’s such a flattering neutral eye look on my eyes, if I do say so myself.

(Base: primers – Essence Catching Clouds Cloud-touch Mousse Primer in 01 Up On Cloud + I Heart Revolution x Elf collection primer, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – Rimmel The Multi-Tasker concealer (shade: 020 Fair) + NYX Born To Glow radiant concealer (shade: Pale), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (shade: 1 Fair). Face make-up: bronzer – Ofra Cosmetics x Samantha March River bronzer duo, blusher – Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blush in 04 Rose Quartz Pop, highlighter – Essence Disney Classics Maxi Blush Highlighter in Bambi 01 Nature. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Catrice Disney Classics Multi-Effect Eyeshadow Palette in Miss Bunny 030 Flirtatious (shades: Hello + Tail + Thumper + Make Up + Passion + Fashionable + Eyelashes), mascara – MAC M·A·CStack mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Suede Matte lip liner in Cannes + MAC Sweet-N-Vicious lipstick)