Friday, May 5, 2017

BEST OF | Wet n Wild Makeup! My favorite NEW + OLD products!

Wet n Wild has been killing the drugstore makeup game lately! I used to think of Wet n Wild as being a cheap brand with cheap products, but lately they have been upping their game an insane amount. I can honestly say Wet n Wild is one of my top favorite makeup brands right now. Along with putting out amazing products, this company is also certified cruelty free which is so important to me. Keep reading to see descriptions of the Wet n Wild products I've been LOVING!

Photo Focus Foundation

  •  This is Wet n Wild's newest foundation, and it has been all over the internet, and for good reason! It is only $5 and offers incredible coverage. This foundation comes in a large range of shades, which is so nice to see from a drugstore brand. I have personally been loving this foundation for the few months that I've been using it. The shade is perfect for me and it is a perfect matte-but-not-too-matte formula. It stays on all day and looks as natural as a good coverage foundation can. 

Photo Focus Concealer

  •  I got this concealer once I realized how much I loved the foundation. I am a big believer in using foundations and concealers from the same line, because they have similar formulas and are made to be used together. This concealer is very thick, unlike the NYX one I had used forever. The thickness definitely helps hide blemishes and undereye circles. It is good enough coverage that I can use it without foundation and still cover all my problem areas.

Coverall Primer

  • This primer is so inexpensive and works so well for me. It feels very thin at first, but it applies almost like a gel. It makes me skin feel like a smooth sheet before putting on my foundation. A little goes a long way and there is a lot of product in the little tube. You are definitely getting a great deal for the price.

MegaGlo Contouring Pallet 

  • This is a great quality contour pallet. I used it for a little bit, but found that the contour shade is a little too light and warm for my taste. However, the lighter shade is perfect for setting my foundation and concealer. I pack it onto my undereyes for better coverage or just use a kabukki brush to set my whole face. These powders are very finally milled and buttery. They do make a mess with powder getting everywhere, but they last months and are so inexpensive, they're definitely worth it.

MegaGlo Highlight Stick

  • This is the first cream highlight stick that I've ever tried and I love it! The color and pigment are so pretty and it lasts so long. I love using this for days when I'm spending a lot of time outside or as a base for a more pigmented powder highlight on days that I really want to pack a punch. The only thing I didn't like about this product is that, as you can see, the black print on the packaging spreads and gets everywhere. I seriously had black ink all over my face before I realized where it was coming from! I would recommend just being careful not to touch or washing it off before you use it. It's a shame, because it's really cute packaging.

Contour Brush

  • Wet n Wild's brushes are all synthetic, inexpensive, and seriously so cute. I only have this contour brush, but I use it every day and I am obsessed with it. I definitely recommend these brushes and I will definitely be getting more in the future.


PhotoFocus Setting Spray

  • This is first setting spray I have tried other than the ELF one I've been using for forever, and I have to say I'm impressed. The spray is way more even and powerful, which took some getting used to, but I like it. It does have quite a strong chemical smell, almost like chlorine, but you only get one breath of it and then it goes away. It definitely keeps my makeup on longer than the ELF one ever did! It is good quality for a great price, but I do think I'll try different setting sprays in the future. This isn't my holy grail.

MAX Volume Waterproof Mascara

  • I got this mascara because I needed a waterproof one for my Spring Break trip. I hadn't read any reviews or anything on it before I used it, which is pretty rare for me. I was so pleasantly surprised with how much I love this mascara. It really feels like it makes my eyelashes look fake in a natural way... if that makes sense. I really like it and it does such a good job of being waterproof!

1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish

  • I had heard such good things about this nail polish, but I was hesitant because nail polish seriously hates me. It messes up and chips within the first few hours. Well, I am happy to say that this nail polish lasts me up to a week! Doesn't seem that long, but that's actually life changing for me. It is pricier than I usually spend on nail polish, but I'm okay with spending a little more on products that have proved themselves to me. There is a huge variety of colors that I'm excited to try, but right now this mauvey pink color is my love. Definitely give this a try, especially if you have trouble finding nail polishes that work for you.

I hope this post was helpful for you! I know I love reading real reviews from people who have actually used the product, so that's why I really wanted to share my honest opinions on these great products. Let me know if you're interested in more Best Of's for brands, especially drugstore brands! Leave any requests below!

What is your favorite drug store brand that you think is killin the game? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

TRAVEL DIARY | Spring Break in Las Vegas and Southern California! (+ A Video)

I am so excited to finally be sharing pictures and video from my Spring Break trip this year! I'm a few weeks late posting this, but better late than never is usually my motto. Before I get into the pictures and details about the trip, I want to take a minute to share the video I made for this trip with you! This is my third travel diary video I have made and I am so proud of it. I worked really hard on it and I am so happy with how it turned out. It really captures the feel of the trip perfectly! It would mean so much to me if you would give it a watch and maybe even like or comment! I am definitely up for any advice or constructive criticism as well.

Now to move onto the pictures! As always, all of these pictures are by Christine, my friend and our group's personal photographer basically. This Spring Break was basically a week long double date vacation! My boyfriend at the time, Taylor, and I went with our friends Christine and Spencer, who are also dating. We are also all just great friends. It was such a fun trip to spend with my friends!

We started out our trip in my hometown, Las Vegas. My best friend, Leonor, joined us for our adventures in Downtown Las Vegas. We only had one full day in Vegas, so this day was jam packed! We visited Container Park, Freemont Street, and DTLV to walk through the Mob Museum, which is my favorite museum in Las Vegas. Let me know if in the future you would want me to do a Las Vegas travel guide, since I do consider myself a local and I am very familiar with some cool spots! I've also been wanting to do a guide to Las Vegas wall art, so let me know if you'd be interested in that as well.

The next day of our trip was a driving day. We made our way to California, but we just had to make a stop at Seven Magic Mountains! I am a big fan of this beautiful desert artwork. I have a full post from last summer when I visited it that goes into detail and has more pictures, so check that out if you're interested! Also, I don't think that I mentioned that I dyed my hair purple for this trip. This is the third time I've dyed my hair purple and the second time this year. The dye I use fades out into pretty pink streaks as you'll see in later pictures. I'll be doing a more detailed hair update soon!

Finally in California!!! We spent time in Cypress, Huntington, Carlsbad, and Vista. All of these pictures are from Ponto Beach, because the weather and the scenery this day were the most beautiful. The greenery and rocks with the Ocean background? Seriously dreamy. This was probably my favorite day of the whole trip. After spending all day at the beach, we went to dinner and bought over $100 of sushi. Everything was so good and I was so happy and content afterwards.

On our way back home, we decided to spend another night in Vegas which quickly turned into... getting tattoos!! Taylor, Christine, and I all got our first tattoos and it was so fun. The heart above is the one I got. It was a very last minute decision, I've never been interested in tattoos at all, but I'm so glad I did it. Watch the end of the video I posted above to see footage of all of us getting them!

Hopefully you enjoyed this little recap of my Spring Break. Hopefully I'll have some fun trips this summer that I can share. Again, if you haven't already, please go check out my video for this trip that I posted above!!

What did you do for your Spring Break? What are your summer vacation plans? Let me know in the comments below! Also, let me know if you're interested in seeing a Las Vegas travel guide/wall mural guide!

Thanks for reading!