5 favourites – January

The first month of 2016 has come to an end. January has been pretty much the same since I started at Uni. I think this year January has been particulary tough; I had three exam and no holiday because my new courses started last Monday. I’m really tired of the stormy, rainy weather, and I’m in general really looking forward to spring. But we have one more official month left of winter, and I hope it’s going to be a good one. Before jumping into the last winter month, here’s some of my favourite things from January.

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Black pyjama bottoms with snowflakes from H&M: I bought these pyjama bottoms the same day that I bought these items, and they came in really handy, when I fell ill while I was writing an exam paper. They are the most comfortable thing I own and they’re so warm.

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MAC eye shadow in All That Glitters: This is one of the eye shadows I got for Christmas and I have been wearing it a ton. Most times I’ve been wearing it together with my MAC Satin Taupe eye shadow which has been my go-to eye shadow look this month.

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Sleek Face Form contouring and blush palette – bronzer/contour shade: I rediscovered the bronzer/contour shade in this little Sleek palette. I haven’t had much time to do my make-up this month, and I definitely didn’t have time to both contour and bronze, and this powder is the perfect in-between.

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The Bourne trilogy (films): Earlier this month I watched The Bourne trilogy with my dad. I’ve been wanting to watch these films for a while, and I thought they were great. They’re the kind of films where you have to pay attention to keep up, but that’s usually what makes a film interesting.

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones (album): I got this album for Christmas (it was on my wishlist) and it’s pretty much the only thing I’ve been listening to in January. There’s not one song on the album that I don’t like. It’s from 2002, but I think it’s timeless if you like this kind of music.

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A few new clothing items

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I bought these clothing items a couple of weeks back, and I think they’ll look great together and separately. The black and white blouse and the turtleneck top are from Gina Tricot and the skirt is from H&M. I’m really looking forward to style these items.

Fabulousness

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m wearing my new MAC lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous and I love it! It definitely made me feel a bit more fabulous:)

(Base: primer – Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer 002, foundation – L’Oréal True Match foundation (shade: 1.5 N Lin/Linen), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Vanilla + Banana) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush palette, blusher – Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush palette in Hot Spice (second blusher, 1. row), highlighter – MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly,  eye shadows – MUA Ever After matte eye shadow palette (shade: Fade) + Wet n Wild Color Icon eye shadow palette in Comfort Zone (shades: definer 2. row down) + MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade on browbone, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 15 Honey Berry + MAC Flat Out Fabulous lipstick)

Cold week

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Here’s what I wore Monday January 18. Last week was very cold, so I wore my winter boots a lot. It’s a bit warmer this week which is very nice. I wish it got a lot warmer soon though.

(Dress – Primark, cardigan – Sisters Point, boots – Bianco)

MAC lip haul

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I purchased some lip products from MAC earlier this month, and I thought it was about time that I showed them to you.

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First off I purchased the lipstick in collaboration with Dita Von Teese which was an online exclusive product. It’s called Von Teese and it’s a matte tomato red. Both the sleek black packaging and the lipstick itself has her signature one it which is such a nice touch.

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I finally puchased the lip pencil in Talking Points which is a hot pink. I’ve been swatching this lip pencil countless times at my local MAC counter, and I’m so happy it’s finally mine.

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Lastly I purchased this Look In A Box lip kit in Fashion Lover. I found it in the section of products that will soon be out of stock, and it contained two lip products I had on my wish list; Flat Out Fabulous lipstick and Heroine lip pencil. It also contained a lipglass in the shade Rhytm. Flat Out Fabulous is described as a bright plum and it has a retro matte finish. Heroine is a bright purple, and Rhytm is very close in colour to Flat Out Fabulous. I’m really excited about all these lip products, and I’m sure you’ll see them on my lips on the blog in the future.

Purple lips

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m really into purple lips at the moment, and I’m actually wearing the same lipstick as I’m wearing in these pictures today. To be honest I actually think I’m wearing the exact same make-up look today.

(Base: primer – Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer, foundation – L’Oréal True Match foundation (shade: 1.5 N Lin/Linen), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Vanilla + Banana) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush palette, blusher – MAC Mineralize blush in Modest Blush, highlighter – MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – MUA  Ever After matte eye shadow palette (shades: Bare + Fade) + MAC eye shadows (shades: Satin Taupe + All That Glitters) + MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade on browbone, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Lips: Rimmel Universal Transparent Lipliner in 001 Universal + MAC Evening Rendezvous lipstick)

Comfy and warm

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Here’s what I wore Thursday January 7. I’ve been busy with my exams this month (I have my last one tomorrow) so I’ve only taken pictures of a few of my outfits so far, and this is one of them. It’s been really cold in January, and this outfit was really comfy and warm.

(Skirt – Monki, sweater – H&M, boots – B&CO)