What’s In My Suitcase? – Day #14

Hey everyone!

It’s travelling season up in here! Do you guys need help packing? Do you have no idea what you’re going to need? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I have all the answers you need!

I like packing light. It’s one of those things that I know serves me well when I travel. Packing light means that I have less to carry and less to worry about. Also, I can bring back more gifts!

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I pack an outfit for every day that is there not including the days I’m travelling. I use the same outfit for my travel days. That also helps with not over packing. I always bring outfits I know I will wear too. Nothing new, nothing that is risky, just safe clothing that will be comfortable and easy to wear.

I only bring extra underwear and socks just in case something happens. Other than that I feel like there is no need to pack more clothes. I also bring one sweater and one extra dress in case of a fancy dinner.

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I put everything including the purse and shoes I will be wearing in my luggage. I don’t have a pocket in the suitcase so I use the two exterior ones. In the smaller pocket, I put my toiletries. It’s actually a lot bigger than it looks and fits everything perfectly. In the bigger pocket, I put my underwear, socks, bras and bathing suit.

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My carry on is another story. I have all the extras in there. I have my computer, notebook, books, chargers and water bottle in the big pocket. I put my headphones, wallet, some Tylenol, sunglasses, a face mask and my travelling documents. I keep so much stuff in my carry on because I am a low-key a hoarder. So I guess that is my excessive packing making an appearance.

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I hope this helps you guys if you’re packing for a trip.

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My Beach Bag Essentials – Day #10

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It’s beach weather baby! The heat wave is coming to an end. We can finally go outside without feeling gross. I thought I would share with you guys what I have in my beach bag for this summer.

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I think it always starts with the bag that you choose. I chose an American Eagle bag that I find is big enough to carry everything and light. I have been using this bag forever. It’s one of the best bags I’ve used when it comes to beach essentials. I’m pretty sure it’s the bag I talked about last year.

I also bring deodorant and sunscreen. Now the deodorant part may seem a little funny. I bring deodorant because I sweat a lot. I just don’t like smelling like BO so I always have some deodorant on. I’ve talked about this guy before in my skincare post. It’s the brand I’m currently using. I think it has the best coverage and just smells so good. My only problem with Secret is that it is not cruelty-free and uses some questionable ingredients.

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A water bottle and a book are super important! You need to stay hydrated and entertained. I drink a lot of water as is. I just love feeling hydrated and I can tell when I haven’t had enough to drink. I always bring a water bottle that has these reusable ice cubes in them. I got these ice cubes at the Dollarstore and they are a dream. I love how it doesn’t water down and doesn’t alter the taste of my drink. So I plop those in before leaving for any outdoor activity. I also bring a book for when I’m just chilling on the sand. I like to get reading done when I’m on the beach. I find it the most peaceful and relaxing time to read. I talk about this book on my Summer Reading List blog post.

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Now, this has to go without saying, I bring a bathing suit and cover-up in my bag. My bathing suit and cover-up are from La Vie en Rose. I can only buy bathing suits from lingerie stores because I have boobs. Regular stores don’t make bathing suits for people with big boobs.

So this is everything that I have in my beach bag. I’m not a huge fan of the beach but these things make me feel better about going. I hope some of these things inspire your own beach bags.

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My Everyday Summer Makeup Look – Day #8

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I am no beauty guru. I am actually shit at makeup if you haven’t seen my Blogmas post. I love makeup put for whatever reason I just can’t perform. I also don’t super follow beauty trends. I just wear what I like.

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Okay, I lied. I follow one trend and it’s the brands that beauty gurus use. I bought a Fenty Beauty concealer in the shade Bamboo. I gave it an awesome review here. I also have the Naked 2 palette.

All the products I used for this look are cruelty-free. I am a strong believer in using cruelty-free products. I don’t understand how you can test a product on an animal. It’s not fair to them and it’s just so evil.

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I like to keep my makeup light. I don’t like when I have heavy makeup on during the summer. I know it comes off anyway. I do the same smokey slash brown eye-defying look.

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I use the shades Tease and Busted in the crease and then Half Baked all over the lid and corner. I use the Naked 2 pallette for this. You can get it here. I feel like these colours really play off my eye colour. I then use just an Elf mascara. It’s funny that this 3$ mascara is one of the best mascara’s I used. I just think it lifts my lashes and keeps them separated. I highly recommend elf mascara if you are looking for something cheap.

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I’ve talked about this liquid lip on multiple occasions. This is my go to and it has been for months now. I got it for Christmas and I swear I have used it every day since. I just love how creamy and beautiful The Body Shop’s liquid lips are. They go on so easy and stay for hours. Again I highly recommend if you’re looking for something that is cruelty-free and you know will be a staple in your makeup collection.

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Fenty Beauty is one of my go-to concealers if I want something light and to just colour correct my skin. The colour is an exact colour match for my tan during the summer. I’d have to buy something lighter for the winter season. You can get it here if you still haven’t tried it yet.

I know I’m not exactly the best beauty guru or blogger. I just enjoy playing around with makeup and for me, that is enough.

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Picnic – Day #7

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It’s a beautiful Friday evening here and my boyfriend and I decided to have a romantic dinner. Since the budget is tight like I talked about yesterday, we decided to sorta stay in. I’ve been wanting to go on a picnic since summer started. To me, there is something just relaxing and romantic about a picnic.

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Nothing is better than a free outing. The park close to my place is also very beautiful. There’s a lot of trees and shady areas perfect for a picnic. The park was also super quiet, there was only one other family playing on the swing set. It was a great place to talk.

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I made some spaghetti with his mother’s secret sauce. She was sweet enough to make us like 5 meals worth when we first moved in. It was delicious.  Also made some kale chips that were a fail. I added too much seasoning and it was like eating pure salt. Who knew that you could have too much seasoning? For dessert, I made a pineapple upside down cake. I’m a chef!

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I can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make longer posts soon. I wanted to share my trip but quickly realized I didn’t have much to say.

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My Garden – Day #5

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Today I decided to work on my garden. When we moved into this place I fell in love with the existing garden. It was messy and clearly wasn’t cared for in awhile but I saw something in it. I’ve always wanted to grow my own food and plants. I think there is something so important about being self-sufficient.

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So, I grabbed a shovel and some gardening gloves and I got to it. It was actually so exciting. It was almost like Christmas. As I ripped out weeds I saw there was so much more then I thought there was. There were things that the previous owner already planted like potatoes, chives and peanuts. I’m sure there’s even more that I haven’t even gotten to yet.

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The garden just needed some much TLC. I realized today that there is a lot more work that will need to be done. This is the first garden I have taken care of. I thought it would be a lot quicker then it has been. Regardless I am having so much fun and I can’t wait to see what will comes out of it.

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We are also currently facing a heatwave and it’s insane. I’ve been meaning to go out and do my garden all week but it’s just been too hot. My hair is curly and my skin is sweaty but It’s nice to spend some time outside. I’ll try to keep you guys updated on how my garden is going.

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My Summer Vacay Reading List – Day #3

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It’s back! Back again…guess who’s back? Tell a friend! haha! No, but really I am bringing back one of my most popular blog posts back in the day, My Get Away Reading List! I love reading as much do and I especially love bringing a nice new light-hearted book out on vacation with me.

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So today, I will be sharing the books I will be reading during my summer vacation this year. I really wanted to bring back the theme of fun, romantic and summer literature. Now, I don’t think I did the best job with the summer part but I assure you guys this will all be some easy light reading.

After by Anna Todd

What started off as a fanfiction is now a full-on book! I know, I know, I am late to the party with this one. Truth be told I have owned this book since it came out. I just haven’t had the time or the right occasion to read it. (P.S I read the FanFiction so I kinda know what happens) I like a good romance book when I go away. I don’t know what it is but summer vacation and romance just clicks for me.

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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Can you believe that I got this book for 1$? I know! I found it at my local thrift shop and I just couldn’t leave without it. The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favourite movies of all time and when I say all time, I mean all time. I want to be a fashion journalist one day and it was pretty much my dream coming true. Except for the fact that I actually do want to work for Vogue and I do know a thing or two about fashion. I thought this would be a good book to pick up when I’m out on the beach just thinking about my future. Again something about the summer and dreaming is also something that just feels right to me.

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The Greek Escape By Karen Swan

I got this book at Walmart. I was just browsing and it caught my eye. I was like “I need this!” The book just screamed summer reading list just by its cover. A story about running off with a mysterious man to Greece to look at expensive houses plus a mystery count me in. This is also an adult novel. This is the second one on the list and there is a reason behind it. I’m trying to read more adult literature now that I’m turning 20. I just feel like it’s time to read some more writing I can relate too. I just knew this would be the perfect thing for me while I chill by the pool.

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I know it’s not that big of a list but I did want to be realistic. I know I won’t be able to finish all these in a week. I just like when I have options especially when I’m reading a slow part of a book. I like to bounce around with how I’m feeling. It’s also been a bit since I really read. I just feel like when I go on vacation that is when I catch up on a lot of my reading.

Well, I’d love to know what you guys are planning on reading this summer or if you have read any of these books. If you have I would love to know what you think of them. I’ll see you guys all tomorrow.

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