The great mascara hunt continues. This Maybelline mascara actually has the name of my favourite mascara (The Falsies) in it, which made it sound promising. I put it to the test, and here are my first impressions.
The brush/wand is very big and difficult to use, but my lashes look super long. The formula is very liquidy, and it’s difficult to remove from the skin without ruining the rest of my make-up (it’s practically impossible). It transfers onto the skin throughout the day, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is a huge problem for me. It’s easy to remove though, but all in all they’re too many cons for me to keep using this mascara, even though it initially looks really good.
Tomorrow, we enter the first month of spring, though the Danish weather is bloody freezing. I’m craving spring so bad! Even though February is the shortest month of the year, mine still felt quite long. My February consisted of a lot work, but also a holiday which was very much needed. My 5 favourites from February are all fashion related, and I’m sure they’ll continue to be favourites next month as well.
Oversized shearling corduroy coat: My obsession with corduroy continues, and this coat is incredible. It’s been my most worn coat this past month, and I love everything about it!
Dark blue kick flare jeans: You’ve probably noticed how much I love flared trousers, and these dark blue kick flare jeans are so perfect! They’re high-waisted and cropped, and I love the way they fit.
Black suede lace up boots: I’m so glad, I bought these boots. Because of the cold Danish weather, boots are very much needed, and these go with so many different outfits.
Zebra print belt: I’ve always liked zebra print, and this belt is the perfect way of adding a bit of zebra print to your outfit. Because of the black and white colours, it goes with pretty much everything, and it’s just a lot of fun.
Dinosaur earrings: I love dinosaurs! I’ve most likely mentioned that before. I’ve been wanting a pair of dinosaur earrings in absolute ages, and my sister got me these for Christmas. They’re probably Brachiosauruses (which is one of my favourite dinosaurs), and they’re just adorable.
I’d watched many youtubers talk about the RCMA No-Color Powder, so I thought I would see what the fuss is about. It definitely does not have any colour. It’s completely translucent and it feels very lightweight on the skin. It makes your skin look matte, but not dry which is great. I wore it for an entire day without touching up and my skin wasn’t particularly shiny at the end of the day, but if I were to go somewhere in the afternoon/evening I would do a light touch up. All in all, I really like this powder, but I don’t find it to be mind-blowing.
How are we already one month into 2018? I’ve been very busy starting my new job this month, and I just got the grade for my master’s thesis today, so now I have a master’s degree. I still can’t believe it. I hope you had a good start to the new year. I had a lot of favourites this month, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to five.
Flared corduroy trousers: I’ve been obsessed with these amazing trousers this past month. The styling options are endless, and they’re really warm and comfortable too.
Black leather belt bag: I’d been wanting a simple belt bag like this one for a while, and I love it. It’s my new everyday bag. I wear it crossbody, and it’s not heavy, but it still fits a lot of stuff.
Silver plait ring by Jane Kønig: I’ve worn this ring almost everyday since I got it for Christmas. I love the simple, plaited design.
MAC eye shadow in Ricepaper: I’ve mostly worn very simple, neutral eye make-up this past month, and this eye shadow is what I’ve worn all over my eyelids. It’s very close to my skin colour, and it has a nice sheen to it (which is difficult to see in the picture).
The Greatest Showman (film): A couple of weeks ago I went to the cinema with my sisters to watch The Greatest Showman, and I loved it. The cast is great, and the music is incredible. Watch it if you haven’t already.
My favourite mascara (Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express) has been discontinued in Denmark, so I’m on a hunt for a new great mascara. I’ve heard a couple of beauty youtubers talk about this Essence mascara and how good it is, so I decided to try it out.
It has a bristle wand, which I prefer over a plastic one, and I do think that it makes my lashes look voluminous. However, it is very difficult to remove from the skin without ruining my eye shadow, and it transfers a lot onto both the top of my eyelids and to the skin underneath my eyes. This is a huge problem for me in general, and I’ve found very few mascara that doesn’t transfer onto my skin throughout the day. The mascara was also slightly difficult to remove with regular eye make-up remover. I had high hopes for this mascara, but overall I’m not a fan. However, that doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or whatever you celebrate and happy New Year! Another year has come to an end, and for me it’s the end of an era. I handed in my master’s thesis a few days ago which means that I’m saying goodbye to the university after 5,5 years. Even though it will be a month before I actually get my master’s degree, I have already gotten a job, and I start working in just a few days. 2018 is going to be challeging and filled with new experiences which I’m really looking forward to. Let’s say goodbye to 2017 with some December favouites.
Fluffy Christmas socks: Throughout the month I have expressed my love for Christmas clothing, and I’ve loved wearing all my different jumpers and T-shirts. I’ve also loved wearing these fluffy Christmas penguin socks. They’re extremely soft and comfortable and so cute.
Red boots by Raid: I’ve been obsessed with these red boots in December, and I have a feeling that the obsession will continue. They went so well with most of my christmassy outfits, and they’re a perfect pop of colour.
Maybelline Fit Me Luminous + Smooth foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain): My favourite foundation for the past year or so has been the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation, but because I had a rash underneath my eyes, I’ve had to stay away from matte make-up, so I decided to try the Luminous + Smooth version of the foundation, and I’ve loved it.
Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Poinsettia: I’ve mainly worn red lipsticks in December, and this metallic dream has been my favourite. Even though it’s metallic, it’s very wearable, and I’ll continue to wear it all year round.
Finding Dory (film): I finally got to watch Finding Dory, and I was suprised by how great it is. I think it’s even better than Finding Nemo, and I’ll definitely rewatch this film another time.
Merry Christmas everyone! I Denmark we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, so here’s what I wore yesterday. I had a lovely Christmas with my family, and today we’re just going to have a nice, relaxing day. I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas.
(Trousers – H&M, top – Monki, belt – New Look, heels – Gina Tricot)