It’s time for another ‘first impressions’ post and this time it’ll be short and sweet. I’ve almost used up my Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder, so I wanted to try out a new translucent pressed powder. I love the Maybelline Fit Me line, so I went with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless powder in the shade 90 Translucent. As you can see it’s a white powder, but it’s not visible on the skin, so it is in fact translucent. It has a nice and soft texture, and it is mattifying, but it doesn’t make your skin look dry. It kept my skin looking matte for a good amount of time, and I didn’t feel the need to touch up during the day. If I was going somewhere in the evening, I would touch up, but that’s the case with most powders. In conclusion, it does what I want a powder to do; to set my foundation and get rid of the worst shine.
In mid-July I went shopping with my sisters and cousins, and I bought these four pieces at H&M. I’d been looking for an affordable oversized denim jacket, and I found just that. I’ve been wearing it so much; it just works with every outfit. I don’t buy dresses very often anymore, but I thought this black one with the white print was really pretty. I love the high neck, and I know the picture doesn’t show it properly, but it has really pretty wide sleeves. I had been looking at the mint green velvet trousers for ages, so I was really excited to find them on sale, but my sister found them first, and there was only one pair in our size. She bought them, but to my luck she found another pair of velvet trousers that she liked better, so I bought the mint green ones from her. Lastly, I had also been looking at the boots for a while, and when I found them one sale (they were extremely cheap), I had to buy them. I don’t have any other shoes in that colour, and I’m really excited to style them.
Most people might not think of socks as anything other than things to keep their feet warm, but I think socks are great for adding a little something extra to an outfit. Fishnets are everywhere at the moment and I recently posted a look with bright pink ones, and when I saw these navy blue and blush pink ones, I thought I would give those a go as well. Glitter socks are also very popular and easy to find, so I bought a black pair and a light grey pair. I would love to get my hands on some pink ones as well.
When I purchased these products from MAC, I was lucky enough to get two full size products and three samples as a free gift.
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.
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.
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.
As you might have noticed, I’m having a break from buying make-up, but of course I had to get a few products from the latest limited edition collections from MAC.
I bought a blusher and a lipstick from the Steve J & Yoni P collection. The blusher is in the shade Sugar or Syrup and it’s a warm pink with a satin finish. It’s so pretty and great for summer.
The lipstick is called A Killing Smile, and it’s a matte bright pinky red. It’s a gorgeous colour, and how cute is the packaging!
Lastly, I got a lipstick from this year’s main summer collection called Fruity Juicy. It’s in the shade Sí, Sí, Me!, which is a beautiful berry colour, and it has a satin finish. All three products are beautiful and perfect for hot summer weather.
My obsession with everything pink is still going strong, so a little while ago I bought these pink items on Asos. I couldn’t resist the T-shirt; it’s pink and it’s velvet (another obsession of mine). It’s a bit cropped and so cute. I’ve been wanting a pair of pink sneakers for such a long time, and now I finally got some. They’re from Bershka and I love the baby pink colour. Lastly, I bought some socks. I really like fun and cute socks, and I think they can add some quirkiness to an outfit. I been wanting to try out the fishnet trend, but instead of getting some black ones, I decided to get some bright pink ones. I wore them last week and I really liked them. The flamingo socks and palm tree socks come as a set, and I think the prints and colours are really pretty.
I haven’t done any (well, barely any) second hand shopping for a really long time, and I really want to get back into it. However, I did find these pink glitter heels at a second hand shop, and I had to have them. They were super inexpensive, and I wore them at a party shortly after I bought them. My next post will be pictures of that outfit.