5 favourites – July

Today is the last day of my summer holidays, which is sad on the one hand, but on the other hand I’m excited to start working on my thesis. The past month was very relaxing compared to the previous months, and it was just what I needed. I’m looking forward to blog more consistently again, but I have to admit that it was nice spending a little less time on the internet. Before we enter the last official month of summer, here’s some of my favourite things from the month of July.

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Black culottes: We’ve had varying weather in Denmark this past month and not a lot of really hot days, but these culottes have been great for the warm days. The styling possibilities are endless, and I took pictures of a couple of outfits with these that I’ll be posting at some point.

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Lush Honey Kiss lip scrub: My sister bought me this on a trip to Italy a few months ago, and I really like it. When you wear lipstick on a daily basis like I do, you need to take care of your lips, and a lip scrub is the way to go. There are definitely cheaper alternatives, and you can also make your own lip scrub, but if you want to treat your lips, this is a great option.

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Small black shoulder bag: I think I’ve had this bag for a few years now, and it is my go-to party bag. The reason why I’m featuring it in this month’s favourites is because I wore at a graduation party, out clubbing, and at a wedding, which shows how versatile it is.

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Cat-eye sunglasses: These has been my go-to sunglasses this past month. Big, cat-eye sunglasses reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, and who doesn’t want to feel even the slightest like Miss Hepburn.

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Audrey Style – Pamela Clarke Keogh: Speaking of Audrey Hepburn, my summer read this year was this lovely book about (as the title suggests) Audrey’s style. Even though it was mainly about her fashion, it connected it to her life story, and it was overall a very enjoyable book.

Summer berry

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I really should wear berry lipsticks more often. This one is a perfect summer berry shade.

(Base: primers – e.l.f. Blemish Control 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) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), 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 – MAC Firebrush bronzing powder, blusher – Milani baked powder blush in 05 Luminoso, highlighter – Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Eclipse. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette (shades: China White + Courtney) + Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shade: Marzipan) + MAC eye shadows (shades: All That Glitters + Nylon), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 15 Honey Berry + MAC Sí, Sí, Me! lipstick)

Endless options

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Here’s what I wore Thursday June 8. Another look with my beloved kick flares. The styling options are endless.

(Bomber – Monki, jeans – H&M, T-shirt – Gina Tricot, sneakers – Adidas)

Burgundy and blue

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I might have mentioned it before, but I love the combination of burgundy and blue. I feel like they compliment and contrast each other at the same time.

(Base: primers – e.l.f. Blemish Control 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) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – MAC Desert Rose powder blush, highlighter – Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Ice Cold. 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) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascaras – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express + NYX Color mascara in Blue, eyeliner – Makeup Geek Full Spectrum eye liner pencil in Cobalt. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner in 003 Cardinal Red + MAC Diva lipstick)

Forgotten blazer

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Here’s what I wore Monday June 5. I’ve had this blazer hanging in my closet for ages, and I don’t even remember if I’ve ever worn it before, but I thought it was perfect with this outfit.

(Blazer + skirt – H&M, top – Monki, shoes – Duffy)

Free MAC gift

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When I purchased these products from MAC, I was lucky enough to get two full size products and three samples as a free gift.

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The two full size products were limited edition products from last year’s summer collection called Vibe Tribe. The first product is this bronzing powder in the shade Firebrush. It has gold shimmer in it and it’s not to dark on my fair skin if I use a light hand.

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The second full size product is this Patentpolish lip pencil in the shade Rio Grande Romance which is a pinky red shade. I was pleasantly suprised by the pigmentation, and it’s a great colour for summer.

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The three samples are an In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara, a Cleanse Off Oil, and a Prep + Prime Face Protect Lotion. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but when I do I’ll make some ‘First impressions’ post about some of them.

Red and gold

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Red and gold is always a good combo.

(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) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. 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) + MAC eye shadows (shades: Ambers Lights + Nylon), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 14 Femme Fatale + Urban Decay Gwen Stefani lipstick in 714)