5 favourites – January

The first month of 2017 has already come to an end. Times flies by so fast. My January was mainly exam studying, choir rehearsals and performances, and then I had a bit of time off before the new semester started this week. I hope you all had a great start to the new year, and now let’s talk about some favourites.

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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork: Because I’ve been studying for my exam most of January my make-up routine has been quick and easy, and this cream eye shadow has been the main thing I’ve worn on my eyes. It’s perfect as a base or on it’s own.

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Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Peach Goddess: This has been my go-to highlighter in January. It’s a beautiful rose gold-ish colour which almost matches my skin and is therefore less intense on the skin, but still glowy and beautiful (it’s difficult to explain) and I’ve been loving that look.

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The Sims 4 City Living (computer game): I got the newest expansion pack for The Sims 4 for Christmas, and I’ve been playing it pretty much whenever I had the time. I love playing The Sims so much; it’s one of my favourite pastimes.

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Footloose (film): I’ve watched so many good films this month and the one that started it all was Footloose (the original one of course). It’s just one of those classics that I’d been wanting to watch for ages, and I’m so glad I finally got around to it, because it was great.

Night Driver – Busted (album): Another one of my Christmas presents was Busted’s newest album. As I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge Busted fan, so I was extremely excited to listen to this album. Even though it’s very different from the music they used to make I still absolutely love it. Above you can listen to the song with this same title as the album, Night Driver, which is one of my many favourite songs from the album.

Face palettes

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Between Christmas and New Year’s I went to Copenhagen to spend time with family, but I also had time to stop by Sephora. I wasn’t supposed to spend a lot of money, so I just got two things. The NARS Sarah Moon Cheek & Lip palette in True Story was on sale and I’ve never tried NARS blushers (or highlighters), so I thought this was a good way to try them out. The colours in the palette are beautiful and as you can see it also came with a Velvet Matte lip pencil which I’m looking forward to try out. Then I had to get the Sleek Highlighting palette in Solstice which every major beauty youtuber talked about in 2016, and I have to say that it’s worth the hype. They’re some of the most intense highlighters I’ve tried and they’re so beautiful.

Navy

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m loving the deep navy blue lip with the neutral shimmery eye make-up and the light grey sweater. I should wear this lip colour again soon.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Wet n Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in Dulce De Leche (highlight shade) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Wet n Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in Dulce De Leche (contour shade) + The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Extra Dimension blush in At Dusk, highlighter – NYX Strobe Of Genius illuminating palette (shade: 7). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette (shades: Foxy + Tease + YDK + Verve) + MAC Nylon eye shadow + Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shade: Sand), mascara – MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Abused)

Comfy sweater

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Here’s what I wore Thursday December 15. This sweater is one of the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn, and I love the colour and style of it.

(Trousers – Primark, sweater – Monki, boots – Truffle Collection)

MAC Christmas presents

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I know it’s been about a month since Christmas, but I thought I would still show you a few of the Christmas presents I received. I got three make-up products and they’re all from MAC.

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I got the lipstick in Diva which is a classic MAC lipstick shade and one I’ve been wanting for a long time. It’s a beautiful matte burgundy shade, and even though I have several lipsticks in this colour family this one has quickly become a favourite.

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I also got the Pro Longwear Paintpot in the shade Groundwork which has also been on my wishlist for a while. It’s a very nice mid-tone brown that works beautifully on it’s own or as a base for powder shadows.

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Lastly, I got a single eye shadow to add to my palette. It’s in the shade Amber Lights and it’s a gorgeous golden amber colour.

Green and metallic nude

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I decided to go with green on the eyes to match my top and a metallic nude lip, and I really like how it turned out.

(Base: primers – Benefit the POREfessional face primer + L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shades: Soft Light + Cream) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shade: Toffee) + Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Tutu. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shades: White Chocolate + Milk Chocolate) + Wet n Wild Color Icon eye shadow palette in Comfort Zone (shades: Crease 2. row down + Eyelid 2. row down) + MAC Nylon eye shadow + Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shade: Sand), mascara – MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 11 In the Nude + MAC All I Want lipstick)

Another combo

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Here’s what I wore Monday December 5. Another denim overall skirt and bomber combo I really like.

(Bomber/cardigan + skirt – Monki, top – H&M, choker – Krystal London, boots – B&CO)