Tuesday, 21 January 2014

My Travel Makeup Bag - 2014

So I always need to force for myself to cut down on makeup when I travel, because in reality you just can't bring everything! So as I am super excited for my 5 day trip to Maui, I had to choose my necessary makeup haul to bring with me along with me. Along with some fun Hawaiian colours for the Trip!

Makeup Bag - Clinique

So I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to foundation, I have a serious complex with the red spots on my brow and chin, which I constantly fix throughout a day. So because of that I am bringing my main haul of foundation including two concealers (one liquid, one stick), a mousse foundation and a pressed powder foundation. I probably will only end on wearing a little concealer and mousse, but I won't know till I get there! (4 more days!) Also I just purchased the pressed powder, it is a tad darker then my skin tone with the hopes it will match my tanned skin. TIP: When going somewhere sunny always expect to get a tan and bring foundation that's a shade or two darker depending on the length of your stay! Also look for foundations with SPF 15 etc. so that it help keep your skin safe!

NARS Creamy Concealer in Light 2 - Vanilla
the Balm Liquid Time Balm Spot Concealer in Fair
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Light 1 - Porcelain Ivory
Maybelline FIT me! Pressed Powder in 225 - Medium Buff

I am bringing two blushes with me to matches my lipsticks and eye shadow. Although it doesn't show to well in the picture the blush to the left is an orangey nude and the one to the right is a hot pink. These are both great colours for summer and for a fun holiday look! I bought the FIT me! blush today just for the trip! I thought it would be a nice warm colour for the long days in Hawaii!
Ps. And although with my previous post a while back on the Dream Bouncy Blush, I have not grown entirely fond of it, but once you learn how to get the right amount of pigment with your fingers it snot the worst thing and it generally does the job well.

Maybelline FIT me! Blush in Light Nude
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 15 Rose Petal

Lips! My favourite! Also why I took so many pictures. This had to be the hardest decision for what to bring on this trip. And if my makeup bag could hold it I would be bringing every single lipstick I own (note to self: buy a bigger makeup bag!), but since I can't these were my top 6 choices. I brought two hot bright pinks, a nude, an orange, a pale pink and a tinted pink lip balm. All these will hopefully suffice for the trip and I hopefully won't be dreaming of some colour I forgot. That's always the worst. I have luckily enough matched up these lipsticks with different outfits, I know I will use them all. Hopefully. Also remember to protect your lips! The Baby Lips has SPF 15 and I am also bringing along a clear SPF 20 Lip gloss along with my to apply on top of all my lipsticks (why isn't that in this post? stupid me.) Protect your skin! That includes your lips!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 860 - Pink Pop
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in 95 - Strike a Rose
Topshop Matte Finish Lipstick in Brighton Rock
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 113
Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick in 25 - Lust for Blush

So first off. This is a super small picture. I am not 100% amazing with computers and I can't get the little box to come up and fix the size. So. Ya.. Any who; I am bringing my Stila - In the Light Eye Shadow Palette on the trip! I find its a nice simple palette so I can smear a little eye shadow on before going out for the day or going for a nice dinner. Nothing too special about it and I'm not much of an eye shadow person anyway (I'm all about the lips!). Its an essential palette for me because I am in love with shimmery eye shadows lately (I used to absolutely hate eye shadow. Oh how we change!). But this will be a fun palette to play with! 

Again! Horrid size for these pictures but perfect for the first two. Anyway! These are my essential touch up pieces, including my eyebrow kit, my eyelash curler, my 3 main brushes and a small tube of Buxon  Lash Mascara I bought for the trip. I think if I had to choose anything to bring it would be this little group of items and my foundation. I could live without the rest. I would just rather not have to! The brushes are Sephora Brand and the first brushes I have ever owned (got them for Christmas from my parents! Thank You!), and after trying them all, these are my favourite. the left one for blending concealer, adding pressed powder and blush, middle for eye shadow and right one for eyebrows. The little eyebrow kit came with a brush but this one is a thinner brush and I can be more précises with it! (As my language changes to French for the word precise. Lovely.)
(Put everything away then realizing I didn't say what everything was. Great. Pull it all out again.)
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in 06 - Blonde
(Type Brand Here) Eyelash Curler from the Crystal Collection?
Bare Essentials Buxon Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
Sephora Small Contour Brush
Sephora Precision Shadow Brush
Sephora Angled Liner Brush
SO! I hope this will help anyone who is going on a sunny holiday anytime soon, with little tips or ideas on what to bring! AND always remember to protect your skin! Yes. Even your lips can burn. They're not superman. Remember to have fun, don't stay on your computer the whole trip (I'm not even bringing mine. Shocker!), get a nice tan, go on early morning walks, and look beautiful in whatever you wear head, toes and face! Good Luck and I wish you all the best on your travels!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

My Bestfriend and I

So, this is one of those stories people hear and they always go WOW! Because my best-friend and I have been friends since we were 6 years old in Grade 1. And now that we are both 17 (almost 18) we've been friends for almost 12 years. And don't get me wrong, we drifted for about 2 years but we never lost touch and I would say we are closer then ever at this point in our lives and for the past 3 years we have been inseparable. I thought I would share our little story while showing some pictures her and I took recently together.

The one thing we don't have is a lot of picture of the two of us so we have been working on that lately. So sadly I don't have any cute little pictures of us, only the two of us being weirdos with my new camera (Canon Rebel Xsi EOS).

Ayla (on the right) and I (left) met in Grade 1 at Escuela Collingwood Elementary (Spanish Emersion School) in Ms. Clemente's class. We didn't even sit at the same table but we met over my disgust as her pencil and because I had sparkly red ones. Ayla doesn't remember any of this but I do. We both went up to the teachers desk to sharpen our pencils; my grandma had just bought me this sparkly red pencil for starting grade 1 (I had about 3) and as I was sharpening my pencil I had seen Ayla's pencil. It was a plain, raggedy looking pencil, the tip was cracked and black because of the lose led. Because I felt bad about her pencil I ended up running back to my desk and giving her one of my red sparkly pencils. And the rest is history!

Ever since the pencil incident this crazy woman and I became best friends with millions of bumps and scratches to toughen up our friendship. In elementary, we used to do this thing where we would become friends with someone else and tell the other that we weren't friends anymore. We did this on a weekly bases until grade 3 where we played pretend all the time. We lost touch often and became close again until around grade 5 when my mom decided to move me schools.

I was actually really excited and I ended up in an all girls school in town called Alice Jamieson Girls' Academy. Grade 5 and 6 we stayed close seeing each-other at least once a month. Once Junior High started we became very different for a few years, Ayla became very gothic and I was very preppy and we got annoyed with each-other easily meaning we mainly only saw each-other at our birthdays.

We didn't really become close again until about the start of high school in grade 10. I don't remember how we became close again, who made the first move or anything but I can't imagine going a week without seeing her, and we have so many wonderful memories now. We went to a lot of boutiques and art galleries together and we realized something remarkable. Although we are different in a million ways and even with the distance we had had for a long time we thought and acted like twins.
Its funny because I feel like we had no influence on each-other in our years apart but we think the same way and come up with the same conclusions on so many thing. I have always been the more girly, pretty-in-pink, social, theater class, English one and she has always been the more tom-boy, edgy, chemistry, math and fandom one; yet we act like twins and anyone who meets us can tell we are closer then ever. Don't get me wrong we still fight but we get over them fast and if you ever find your best friend soul mate you can't let go. We always say that without each-other in our lives we would have no reason to live, and in some ways I feel like we're right, she's always the first person I tell my secrets too and she's always there when I need someone to take care of my when I'm sick (This New Years Eve was a doozy), and I'm always there for her when old women push her at bus stops (the woman got a good talking to about respecting my BFF). Plus we do our crosswords puzzles the same. You can't beat that. :)
 Ps. The pictures ended up all strange and I tried fixing it but my computer skills are limited. Sorry!