Collective haul (July)

It’s time for my collective haul from July. It’s a mix of clothes and make-up. Let’s begin with clothes.

I know that I can’t fit into these two Monki dresses right now, but I thought they were so beautiful so I just had to have them. When I’m not pregnant anymore, I hope to be invited to something where I can wear these dresses.

This Monki dress, on the other hand, you’ve already seen me wear. It’s just super comfortable and really cute. I love the colours.

Here’s another piece that I can’t fit into at the moment, but I’m so excited to wear regular trousers again. Especially corduroy trousers which are some of my favourites, and when I saw this stunning dark purple pair from Monki, I had to have them and save them for after I’ve giving birth.

Let’s move on to make-up. I’ve purchased my first products from Danessa Myricks Beauty. I picked up the Balm Contour in Light 1, the Colorfix Foils eyeshadow in Alien, and the Infinite Chrome Flakes in Laser Beam. I also got the L’Oréal Age Perfect Make-Up Balm foundation in 01 Fair.

Here’s a closer look at the Danessa Myricks Beauty products.

I also picked up the Sigma Renew lip oil in Tint, because I’d heard good things about it. It gives a very pretty glossy look to the lips with a hint of colour.

I love the KVD Beauty Dazzle Stick eyeshadows, and I’ve picked up two more shades; Flash Storm and Force Field. I haven’t worn Force Field yet, but I wore Flash Storm here, and I loved it!

Christmas in summer

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I might wear a Christmas themed eyeshadow palette in summer, but I don’t mind; I liked the greens with my dress.

(Base: primer – NYX The Marshmellow primer, foundation – L’Oreal Paris 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 – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone Up in Rose + Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (shade: 1 Fair). Face make-up: bronzer – NARS Laguna Bronzing Cream in LAGUNA 1, blusher – e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty blush in Bora Bora, highlighter – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Princess Cut. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + BH Cosmetics Miss Claus The Lit List palette (shades: Not So Nice + The Grinch + Lit List + Mistletoe + Bougie), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – NYX Faux Whites eyeliner in Seashell. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: L.A. Girl Perfect Precision lip liner in Pinky + MAC Barbiestyle lipstick)

Exist fabulously

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used the NYX Ultimate Eye Paint in Exist Fabulously from my latest haul, and as you can see, it’s super pigmented. I really like the addition of glitter on top.

(Base: primer – Maybelline Fit Me Luminous + Smooth primer, foundation – L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude plumping tinted serum (shade: 0,5-2 Very Light), 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 HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Rimmel Lasting Finish compact foundation (shade: 01 Fair Porcelain). Face make-up: bronzer –  MAC Next To Nothing bronzing powder (shade: Canyon Dreamin’), blusher – Dior Backstage Rosy Glow blush in 001 Pink, highlighter – Oden’s Eye Solmåne Moonlight Feel highlighter in H102 Pink Star. Eye make-up: eyeshadows – NYX Ultimate Eye Paint in Exist Fabulously + Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes in Laser Beam + MAC Extra Dimension foil eyeshadow in Cooler Than Being Cool, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Too Faced Killer Liner gel eyeliner in Killer Turquoise. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Soda #browpurrfection Ultra Thin Brow Liner in 003 Kim. Lips: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour liquid lipstick in Yes Ma’am!)

Great bright, colourful eyeshadows

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This was the second eye look I created with the By BEAUTY BAY New Mood palette, and I love this look too. By BEAUTY BAY does bright, colourful eyeshadows so well.

(Base: primer – Essence Prime + Studio Multi-Action + Protecting primer, foundation – L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude plumping tinted serum (shade: 0,5-2 Very Light), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener (shade: Golden Ivory), powders – Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Control powder in 002 Banana Bright + e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo powder foundation (shade: Fair 120N). Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Radiant Matte bronzing powder (shade: Beige-ing Beauty), blusher – NYX Sweet Cheeks matte creamy powder blush in Silence is Golden, highlighter – Oden’s Eye Solmåne Moonlight Feel highlighter in H101 Moon Talk. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + By BEAUTY BAY New Mood palette (shades: Joyful + Energetic + Creative + Serene), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liner in 003 Lemon. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Soda #browpurrfection Ultra Thin Brow Liner in 003 Kim. Lips: MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil + MAC Sweet-N-Vicious lipstick + Essence Juicy Bomb shiny lipgloss in 09 Fresh Banana)

Not an entire new wardrobe

Here’s what I wore Thursday August 25. I was nice that I didn’t have to go out and buy an entire new maternity wardrobe, since I have several dresses from last year or the year before that are loose fitted, for example the dress I’m wearing in these pictures.

(Dress – Monki, sandals – Teva)

Asos haul (July)

I have an Asos haul to share with you today. It consists of items from all categories; clothes, shoes, accessories, and make-up. So let’s get started.

This is not a maternity dress, but it sure has room of a pregnant belly. It’s from Asos Design and is feels and looks a bit like a duvet, but I think that’s kind of fun.

These next three (and last three) clothing pieces are all from Asos Design Maternity. Oversized T-shirts are nice and comfy when you’re pregnant, but the purple tank top has also been great in the hot summer weather, we had in August. I haven’t worn the leggings yet, but I’m sure they’ll be very comfortable to wear.

Let’s move on to shoes. I haven’t purchased many shoes lately in case my feet grew a lot during pregnancy, but they haven’t, so I decided to get a few new pairs. I’ve already featured these Teva sandals in my latest 5 favourites post, so obviously I love them.

The other pair of sandals, I got, is this lilac chunky pair from Koi Footwear, and I’ve actually worn them multiple times. They’re very cute and comfortable.

The last two pairs are mules. The brown checkered sandal mules are from Asos Design, and the pink chunky ones are from PULL&BEAR. All four pairs of shoes were on sale.

I purchased three accessories. The gold hoops with multicoloured rhinestones are from Asos Design, the hair clips are from Madein, and the necklace with beads that look like sweets is from DesignB.

I’d seen a lot about the NYX Wonder Sticks, so I thought I would try them out. I got one of the Dual-Ended Face Shaping Sticks in the shade 01 Fair and two of the Dual Ended Cream Blush Sticks in 01 Light Peach + Baby Pink and a Limited Edition Pride one in Prism of Love. The colours are very pretty, but I’m not sure how to get the best application yet. I’ve only worn them a few times, so I don’t have a proper opinion on them yet.

From NYX I also got the Ultimate Eye Paint in Exist Fabulously. This is such a pretty shade and actually quite easy to work with. It has nice pigmentation too.

I’ve been wanting to try the e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge shadow sticks as well, so I picked up three shades; Champagne Crystal, Magnetic Pull, and Rose Gold. They’re a bit more subtle than I thought they would be, but pretty nonetheless and easy to use.

The last product is also something I’ve been wanting to try, and it’s the e.l.f. Cosmetics Brow Lift Gel. My favourite brow product is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze, and this is supposed to be a drugstore dupe for it, so I’m excited to see if it actual is.

Pretty yet subtle

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used the By BEAUTY BAY Love Notes palette for this eye look, and I think it’s a very pretty yet subtle look.

(Base: primers – e.l.f. Cosmetics Blemish Fighting Putty primer + Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (shade: 1 Fair), foundation – L’Oreal Paris Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powders – e.l.f. Cosmetics HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder in 0 Neutral. Face make-up: bronzer – Huda Beauty GloWish Soft Radiance bronzing powder in 1 Light, blusher – Too Faced Love Flush Water Colour blush in California Love, highlighter – Smashbox x Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Champagne Pop). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – By BEAUTY BAY Love Notes palette (shades: Cotton + Lavender + Princess + Chandelier) + MAC Pigment in Vanilla, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liner in 008 Lavender. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Rare Beauty Kind Words matte lip liner in Talented + Natasha Denona I Need A Nude lipstick in 10NB Andrea)