5 favourites – March

I can’t believe that it’s already the last day of March. I had a very busy, but eventful month. I was especially busy with uni stuff, but I still spent a lot of time with both family and friends, and all in all March was a great month. The weather has slowly started to get a bit warmer which I really appreciate. I had a lot of favourites this month, so it was a bit difficult to pick just 5, but here they are.

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Black velvet bomber cardigan: You have seen this velvet number quite a bit throughout the past couple of months, and you will definitely see more of it. I think I’ve worn it at least once a week during the past month, and it’s just one of my favourite clothing pieces at the moment. It’s so comfortable, and I’m just obsessed with velvet.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques Expert Face brush: I’m a huge fan of Real Techniques make-up brushes and this one was added to my collection in December. I didn’t use it though until this month when I got into contouring again, because this brush is great for blending out your contour.

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Silver hoop earrings: I’ve had these earrings since I was 18 and I’ve always used them quite a bit, but this month they have been pretty much the only earrings I’ve worn. They go with everything, and they’re good medium sized hoops.

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La La Land (film): This year so far, I’ve watched so many amazing films, and in this month’s favourites I had to feature two of them. I had very high expectations to La La Land and I was not disappointed. I teared up so many times during this film, especially when all the amazing music was playing (the first thing I did when I got home from the movie theatre was to listen to the soundtrack on repeat). Through and through this film was just beautiful.

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Beauty and the Beast (film): Another film I was extremely excited about was Beauty and the Beast. As you probably already know, I’m a huge Disney fan, and Belle has always been my favourite Disney princess, and Emma Watson did an amazing job portraying her. I teared up whenever a song was playing, and just as La La Land, it was a beautiful film.

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First impressions: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama

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I got this Lancôme Hypnôse Drama mascara sample in a Lancôme gift set on my gift advent calendar in December, and when I tried it out for the first time a few weeks ago, I wrote down my first impressions.

First impressions Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara

I has a large, slightly curvy bristle wand which I quite like. It gives my lashes both length and volume and I think it looks very nice. It was very easy to remove from my eyelids without ruining my eye shadow which is something I’m appreciating in a mascara, because I always get mascara on my eyelids and on my lower lash line during application. There was no transfer to the top part of my eyelids during the day which is great. Because it is quite a dry formula it did leave tiny specs of mascara on the skin around my eyes, but it was nothing major and it was very easy to remove. The mascara was also very easy to remove with regular eye make-up remover at the end of the day. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by this mascara. I didn’t expect much, because I hadn’t tried any Lancôme mascaras before, but I was quite impressed by it.

Diva

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. If you’re looking for a gorgeous deep red/burgundy lip colour, MAC’s Diva lipstick is the way to go.

(Base: primers – Benefit the POREfessional face 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 – 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: Sculpt) + Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – MAC Desert Rose powder blush, highlighter – Sleek Highlighting palette in Solstice (shade: Subsolar). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette (shades: Foxy + Tease) + MAC eye shadows (shades: Satin Taupe + All That Glitters + Nylon) + 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: Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner in 003 Cardinal Red + MAC Diva lipstick)

Trusty, old, black blazer

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Here’s what I wore Wednesday March 1. I don’t wear blazers very often anymore (bomber jackets have taken over), but I decided to bring out my trusty, old, black one in the beginning of the month, and I love how it makes a super casual outfit look a bit more put-together.

(Jeans – Monki, blazer + top – H&M, belt – Asos, sneakers  -Adidas)

NYX lip liners

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If you are looking for inexpensive but good quality lip liners, NYX is the way to go. NYX has several different types of lip liners, and I recently extended my lip liner collection with four of the NYX Slim lip pencils and six of the NYX Suede Matte lip liners. Both of these lines of lip liners are really affordable and they’re really pigmented. Of the Slip lip pencils I bought the shades (from left to right) Plush Red, Nude Truffle, Black Berry, and Fuchsia. Of the Suede Matte lip liners I bought the shades (from left to right) Sway, Amethyst, Run the World, Stone Fox, Copenhagen, and Cannes. The great thing about the Suede Matte lip liners is that they match some of the shades from NYX’s different lipstick lines e.g. the soft matte lip creams and the Liquid Suede cream lipsticks.

Gorgeous colours

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used my Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette for the first time and I love how my eye make-up turned out. On my lips I’m wearing the Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in No Tea, No Shade and I think it’s such a gorgeous colour.

(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: Sculpt) + Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – MAC Desert Rose powder blush, highlighter – MUA Undress Your Skin shimmer highlighter in Pink Shimmer. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows –  Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette (shades: China White + Courtney + Confession + Princess) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, 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 No Tea, No Shade)

More pink, please

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Here’s what I wore Monday February 27. As I’ve mentioned before I love that pink is back in style, and I’ve been wearing a lot of pink lately. This sweater is one of my favourite pink pieces.

(Skirt + sweater – H&M, sneakers – Missguided)