You have probably noticed that I have not been active on my blog lately, and I apologize. I flew to my parent’s house on August 29th, so I have been preparing for that. I also went on vacation from August 4th-10th. The week after my vacation was my last week of summer break before my second year of my master’s program started, and I used that time to relax and play video games. My master’s program started on August 19th, and I have been getting back into the groove of things. Since things have settled a bit I thought now would be a good time to write a new post and share a haul of bags and beauty products I bought before my trip to my parent’s. Also, since I have been MIA for a while, feel free to share your latest post in the comments.
Saint Sulpice Crossbody: My old purse was falling apart and fading, and I decided to go to NEYE which is a bag store in Denmark and where I originally bought it. I found my same purse with a similar floral design on clearance, and I had to buy it. I like the long shoulder strap because it leaves my hands free and the buckle ensures that none of my belongings will fall out. The purse is also big enough to fit my essentials including my phone, wallet, and keys, which makes it perfect for every day use.
Originally: 230 kr / $33.50
Purchased for: 138 kr / $20
Saint Sulpice Backpack: While I was looking for a new purse, I spotted this backpack on clearance and I thought it would be perfect as a travel bag. I could have my essentials as well as a book, notebook, my Nintendo Switch, earphones, etc. while flying. I love the silver because it reminds me of dragons (thanks GoT) and it matches my black wallet that has a similar print. The backpack can also be tightened with the drawstrings, and the magnetic clasp keeps my belongings inside.
Originally: 500 kr / $73
Purchased for: 100 kr / $15
The Wet Brush Detangle Brush in Black: Along with visiting NEYE, I went to Matas since they were having a 20% off EVERYTHING sale, and one of the first things I picked up was a new brush. I love using the Wet Brush, but after a while they lose bristles (like with pretty much all hair brushes). However, I had no doubt I would be buying another Wet Brush because I love that it can be used with wet or dry hair and it detangles the hair without pulling it out.
Originally: 150 kr / $22
Purchased for: 120 kr / $17.50
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Soft Beige: For my everyday makeup, I tend to use the NYX powder foundation, and my compact was running low so I decided to pick up a new one during the sale. Sadly, Matas was discounting them and there were only a few shades left. However, instead of 20% off, Matas had the foundations for 50% off, and I was able to find one. The foundation has light-medium coverage as well as a matte finish which is perfect for my oily skin.
Originally: 110 kr / $16
Purchased for: 55 kr / $8
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: Another item I picked up during the 20% off sale at Matas was the Real Techniques makeup sponge. This sponge is my go-to when applying liquid makeup, and my old one was falling apart so now was a good time to buy a new one. I loved the angled side of the sponge since it is easy to apply concealer to the under eye area and the pointed tip makes it easy to cover any blemishes.
Originally: 90 kr / $13
Purchased for: 72 kr / $10.50
Ariana Grande Moonlight Perfume in 30 ml: Since Matas was having 20% off everything (they normally exclude perfumes in their sales), I decided to purchase a new perfume. I love Ariana Grande’s Ari and Moonlight perfumes, so I tested out her newer Cloud perfume (they do not have Thank U Next in Denmark yet). However, I did not like the scent at all since it was overly powering and feminine. Since I did not like her Cloud perfume, I went with Moonlight. Moonlight has a fruity marshmallow scent with a hint of vanilla, and it lasts all day.
Originally: 320 kr / $47
Purchased for: 256 kr /$37
Starskin Exfoliating Foot Mask Socks: The last item I purchased from Matas was the Starskin foot mask. After wearing sandals for most of the summer, my feet were dry and cracking, and I have previously used this foot mask, so I knew it would be effective. After wearing the foot mask, my feet started peeling and after the peeling process was completed, my feet felt soft and smooth.
Originally: 105 kr / $15
Purchased for: 84 kr / $12
Have you made any recent purchases?