Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What’s in my Carry On!


        Friday, I am leaving for London and Paris. I’ve waited years for this trip and now it’s finally come. Despite if your leaving out of the country or taking a domestic flight, maybe I can offer an idea or remind you what you need to pack.

            I’m taking my Jansport backpack. I take this every time I travel. It’s easy to carry and I’ll end up using it when I go from place to place. My number one essential is to always carry a book; in this case it’s the Hunger Games: The Mocking Jay. I can’t go anywhere without my ipod. Kleenex, hair tie and a pen, you never know when you’ll need them. For me it also means carrying antacids; I kid you not each time I go on vacation I get sick.

            It’s a 10-hour flight, so in the event someone doesn’t put the blinds down I have an eye mask. Gum, because sometimes earplugs aren’t enough. In my bag are also my liquids. Every time I exit a flight my skin gets dry and I breakout. My little quart bag contains the following: moisturizer, hand cream, body lotion, sunscreen, travel size facial wipes, anti-bacterial hand gel, Jack Black: Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, Josie Maran Argan Oil and toothpaste.

            Also in my bag are are a pair of short, t-shirt and some socks. I’ve heard a couple of horror stories about people losing their luggage on an international flight. Yeaaah…no thanks. I have a book of London in my backpack, to look over once or twice more. A folder, which I always carry; inside is everything important I need. From the hotel/flight information, to travel maps of London and Paris to copies of my passport and ID (that I was told to make) are inside that folder. Last but not least are my passport, wallet (not pictured), camera and my electronic cords (not pictured).

            It maybe heavy to carry but it’s everything I need that important to me. If I lost my suitcase I’d still have the most important stuff with me. Now to get the 10-hour fight over with!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes

Addicted. That’s how I describe my love and devotion to this eyeliner. I’ve literally used this product for years. It’s the first thing I pick up at Sephora’s yearly VIB sale. It’s also one of the few things I buy backups for.

It’s easy to apply. To get more product simply twist the top. I am addicted to the color Dark Chocolate. It’s a very pretty  brown. No shimmer, no glitter, just a plan brown. It’s my everyday liner for   me. Perfect for my natural everyday look.
(Left to Right
New Black & Dark Chocolate)

I loved this liner so much I bought it in New Black. It’s not as black as other liners like Urban Decays, Perversion but if you don’t want a harsh black then this may work for you.

This liner doesn’t make my eye’s water or irate them. It stays on thought the hot humid Texas heat. It’s not waterproof but it does last all day. Although it’s not too cheap (at $16.00), it’s well worth it.

Sure there are other eyeliners that are cheaper and probably better. However, for me there is nothing like Clinique’s Quickliner for Eyes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pixel Party Proof Liquid Eyeliner


(Top to Bottom:
Down to Earth Brown & Classic in Black)

      I am not a pro at liquid liner but I’ve always wanted to learn. I figured since I’m no ‘pro’, I’d start learning with a cheaper liner as apposed to a high-end brand.  Also, in the event I don’t like it (I’m a pencil liner girl) I wouldn’t feel bad spending much.  Then there’s the ‘what if I can’t get the handle of it quick (before it dries out)’, I’d rather use a cheaper alternative. So off to Ulta I went, enter Pixel Party Proof Liquid Eyeliner.

            I bought Classic in Black and Down to Earth Brown they have other colors. But I prefer something natural (brown) and who doesn’t need a black liner. The pigmentation of the brown is pretty good. You will have to keep going over areas to get a very dark line. The black has good pigmentation and you don’t have to work with it as much. For whatever reason the color fades in the inner corner of the eyes after awhile.

I found the tip of the pen to be very easy to apply the product. The tip of the pen is very flexible. It gives a very thin line (application), so if you need a think line you will have to keep building it.

            These two colors are descendent liners, especially if you want to learn and experiment with liquid liners. I like the color payoff except for the fading in the inner corners, which can be very annoying. The Down to Earth Brown lasted me all day an over an eight hour period. I found it easy to take off with eye makeup remover.

            Although I loved the color pay off. It is a decent liner but I will not be buying another one.  I can’t get over the fading in the inner corners. At $5.99, it was great for learning but next time I’ll splurge.