Mini Colourpop Haul – July 2020

It’s August!! Wow time has truly flown by. I think July has been my busiest month since lockdown due to the restrictions being eased in London. But don’t worry, I’m still being safe and wearing my mask! I think going back to somewhat ‘normal’ life has definitely been an adjustment. I got so used to being in my house and just chilling out & working. Now, I’ve actually got to go out and be social. For someone with anxiety sudden changes to my routine can be messy but I think I’m handling it OK.

Anyways, I was desperately needing to buy some new makeup in July and when Colourpop came out with their Tie-Dye collection I just knew i had to get my hands on some of the products. On top of that, I figured that since I would be ordering something then I might as well add on products I’d been eyeing for a while. As a serious Colourpop fangirl (like for real I own a lot of their products) I get excited every time they come out with something new. But, I have to say that I truly adore the products I’ve bought in my mini-haul. So keep on reading to get my full thoughts on the what I bought!

In A Trance palette

This dreamy eyeshadow palette is one of my current favourites. It consists of beautiful pinks, violets and blues which come in different formulas. The palette has a chunky glitter, 4 mattes and 4 metallic shades. So far I’ve loved using this palette! The shades apply themselves really well, the formulas are creamy and the colour payoff is great. I have to say it’s definitely my palette of the summer as I get to create lovely pastel eyeshadow looks which works perfectly with my summer outfits.

Truly Madly Deeply palette

I had been eyeing this palette for months before being able to purchase it. The colours and glitters caught my eye and I knew I had to get it. The palette has chunky glitters, mattes, metallics and shimmers. I love the combo of different formulas as it makes it easy to create different and fun looks. Plus, the colours are super pretty! This is a great palette and I can’t wait to keep playing around with it.

Super Shock Highlighter in Manifest That

I was definitely shocked when I opened this highlighter and saw how massive it was! I’m not complaining though, it’s a beautiful highlighter and comes with a nice big mirror. The highlighter is pale pink with silver shimmers throughout. It looks stunning on the cheeks and thankfully it’s easy to apply!

Lip Tint in Treasure Island

I’m obsessed with this lip tint crayon. Not only does it smell great, like a tropical fruit, but it’s so comfortable to wear. The colour is a lovely sheer raspberry that gives the lips just enough colour. I usually swipe this on if I’m going for a quick grocery run or errand. I do own another one of Colourpop’s lip tint’s and I really do love them. Definitely a product I recommend, especially if you’re not a huge makeup person. Since these lip crayons are pretty sheer in colour yet shiny, it can have a similar effect to a lip gloss minus the stickiness.

So that’s all! I highly recommend all of these products, and many more from Colourpop! Comment below if you have any fave products from them 🙂

xo
Mellie

August Favourites 2019

I can’t believe it’s already September! Summer is over and fall is here, which actually makes me happy. I had a great August even though I was mostly busy with work but I managed to become obsessed with a few things. So, here’s a list of everything I loved in August 2019.

Stranger Things 3

Scoops Ahoy, Steve Harrington, Robin, Dustin and Erica – need I say more? They were honestly the highlight of season 3 of ST. Every scene of theirs made me laugh and I was so here for it. I also loved Joyce and Hopper’s storyline – I totally ship them together – and the whole Alexei thing was great. Seeing Nancy and Jonathan be and work together was cute. I liked seeing them deal with conflict and how they worked it out. The kids were great as always, El and Max’s friendship was great to see! I love seeing best girls friend hang and go shopping since those relationships are so important. It’s also crazy how much the kids have grown up, like they’re so tall now!

Overall, season 3 was action-packed, funny as hell and just brilliant! Even though there were some deaths that hurt my heart, I have to admit that I loved watching every second of season 3. I can’t wait to see what the Duffer brothers have in store for season 4!

Colourpop Jelly Much Shadows

Colourpop’s Jelly Much Shadows are super pigmented, don’t flake off and are very easy to swipe on your lid for a beautiful eye look. I’ve been totally obsessed with these! The colours are so stunning and will really up your eyeshadow game. I’ve been using a few shades lately but my go-to’s in August were Spindle, No Rest for the Vivid and Perfectly Wretched.

Dreamy Moons Affirmation Cards

Lately I’ve really gotten into manifestation and the law of attraction. This got me to following DreamyMoons on Instagram. She creates so many beautiful pieces from stickers and posters to her Manifest book and card decks. I purchased her affirmation cards which are 30 cards which help you affirm certain emotions, situation or goals you want to manifest into reality. Pulling one card every morning that really help you focus on positivity and the things you want to focus on for the day. Personally, I find these cards quite helpful especially on those days where it feels like the universe is against you.

If you’re into this kind of stuff I also recommend you purchase the Manifest book and pre-order the 2020 Year of Growth book. Not only are the illustrations truly beautiful and unique but they are really helpful with bringing positivity and light into your life.

True Crime Podcasts

Usually all I do when I’m at work, besides work, is listen to music. However, lately I went down the rabbit hole of listening to true crime podcasts on Spotify. Due to the nature of my work I’m able to listen to these podcasts while still being productive, and they make the day go by faster. My current favourites are Crime Junkies and The Clearing.

Crime Junkies is hosted by Ashley Flowers and her childhood bff Britt. Each episode is on a different crime, expect for their two-parters. The hosts go in depth on each case and tell their story really well. Plus, you can tell how much these cases affect them and how important it is for them to tell the stories of these victims.

The other podcast I’m super into right now is The Clearing. The host goes through the story of serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards and everything that happened post-arrest. Plus, Ed Edwards daughter was a huge part of his arrest. Thanks to April, Ed Edwards was brought to justice and even admitted to 5 murders. The podcast also goes into detail about the myths surrounding Ed and other possible murders he might’ve committed. I like the way the host covers this story and the information that April brings to the case. If you haven’t heard of Ed Edwards I highly suggest you give The Clearing a listen.

Djo and Maya Hawke Songs

This sort of goes hand in hand with my love for Stranger Things. I found out that some of the actors are also musicians and I just had to check them out!

Joe Keery goes as Djo and currently has three songs: Mortal Projections, Chateau (Feel Alright) and Roddy. His music is so cool, kinda dream-like, and I totally recommend it! He’ll be releasing a full album on September the 13th so look out for that!

Maya Hawke who plays Robin on Stranger Things also released some music. She currently has two songs out: Stay Open and To Love a Boy. These songs are so soft and pretty I totally love them! I really hope she releases more music soon cause I’m hooked.

So that’s all for my august favourites! I hope you guys have a great week and an awesome beginning of September.

Stay rosy,

xo

Melissa

Colourpop Haul

One thing that you should know about me is that I love makeup. I love putting makeup on, I love the colours and the glow of makeup. But, I especially love affordable and good quality makeup. Colourpop is just one of those brands that I love so much. Recently, some of my friends and I decided to take advantage of a 20% off the whole site sale and we ordered a bunch of makeup. I ended up getting two lip products and four eyeshadows. For my lips, I got an Ultra Glossy Lip in Sookie and a Lippie Stix in Lumière. I’m completely in love with Lumière because the application is so smooth and easy. Plus, the colour is a dusty mauve pink that’s perfect for my lips and my skin tone. I’ve been wearing it every day since the shipment came in because it’s so nice for my work and for fun afterwards. Sookie is also a great colour but it’s a darker plum so I’ll most likely be wearing it more during the fall. I love the consistency of Colourpop’s Ultra Glossy Lip’s as it’s not annoyingly sticky or too sheer. For my eyes, I got four Super Shock Shadows; Get Lucky, Valley Girl, La La and So Quiche. My immediate go-to is Valley Girl, I put a bit on my lid and inner corner of my eye, some mascara and bam. Eyes are done. It’s a beautiful vanilla shade that has a very light gold sheen to it which adds a little sparkle. Get Lucky is a super glittery gold and very eye-catching. Although I own a lot of gold eyeshadows, none of them are quite like Get Lucky and I’m very excited to wear it with some of my darker eyeshadow looks. La La is also very glittery but has more of a coppery tone to it. Truthfully, I still need to play around with this shade to really get a better feel of the colour and what will work with it. So Quiche is another one of my favourites because the sparkles in this olive shadow are violet and gold which makes for such a beautiful colour on the eyes. So, my favourite items out of them all are; Lumière, Valley Girl and So Quiche. Overall, I’m really happy with my haul and I can’t wait to order from them again!

xoxo,

Mel