Finding good books is always hard. It takes me forever to pick which books to read, which sucks because I go through them so fast. Being a fast reader used to suck, because I’d always have to bring three or four books with me when travelling. That’s the reason why I love my e-reader so much. If you don’t have one, look into it. The Kobo is my reader of choice, but I have friends who swear by the Kindle as well. Either way, both e-reader libraries should have the books I’m about to mention!
When I’m looking at what to pack for travel makeup, I’m looking at portability and maximum efficiency. This is true with makeup palettes especially. I shy away from bringing single eyeshadows, because they take up a lot of room and it’s not the smartest option. If you want different looks, make sure you have palettes that will help you achieve those. Make sure you check out my post about my travel makeup bag too! Here are the palettes that I’m currently travelling with:
University’s out, and the days are getting longer. It’s the perfect time for finding new (or old favourites) to watch. I’ve been binge watching a few of these lately, and I figured I’d share them with you. These shows are all over the place in terms of genre, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find something you like. I’m quite all over the place in terms of taste in television shows. I hope you enjoy my eclectic taste!
When I travel, I still want to keep up with my skincare. The inconsistency of planes, hotels, and trains can really do a number on your skin. It’s important to me that I take care of my skin whether I’m at home or out of the country. Travel skincare needs to be small, effective, and simple to use.
Enter the Drunk Elephant Littles, my new best friends. These little lifesavers retail for $100 at Sephora in Canada, with a $130 value behind that price tag. If you’ve never heard of Drunk Elephant before, let me tell you a little bit about why I like their brand so much.
Vision Boards are an amazing way to make impossible dreams seem a little bit more tangible. There’s something to be said for bringing positive vibes into your life, and the power of positivity in general. Fill your workspace or living space with positivity! Take your dreams and put them on paper. Make them a little bit more real, a little bit more tangible. Tell yourself that this is where you want to be, and you will get there!
If you’re a makeup lover, you know that this is the hardest bag to pack: the travel makeup bag. I’m notorious for agonizing over what to bring. What if I want to wear this eyeshadow? What if we decide to go out somewhere nice and I want a shimmery lipgloss to complete the look? Total first world problems, I know. Well, today I’m packing for a three week trip to Europe, and let me tell you: picking my makeup items was ridiculously hard.
This post is going to be a long one, so buckle up.
Salzburg is a great place to visit when you’re looking for a taste of old Austria. It exudes a certain charm, with its winding narrow streets and the fortress that oversees it from atop a hill. I’ve used Salzburg twice as an “inbetween town”, in my travels, breaking up the long and arduous journey from Germany to Italy. It’s a great place to spend a day or two. There’s great Austrian food to be had here, and quite a few sights to keep you busy. I have a couple tips and fun things to do while you’re there, so here we go.
So it’s over, and it was messy. It sucks, I get it. I’ve been there! Not all relationships, as good as they may have been, will end on good terms. Sometimes it just isn’t possible to remain friendly, whether it be because of the circumstances, or just your personalities. The most important thing for you to realize is that’s okay. You don’t have to be best friends with all of your exes. A bad breakup can feel like the end of your world, and believe me when I tell you: it isn’t.
One of Rome’s most prominent sites, The Colosseum is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. When I was in Rome, I stayed at a hotel so close to the Colosseum that you could see it as soon as you walked down the street. It really is a surreal sight to experience. It’s a building so deeply rooted in History that there’s very few people who don’t know what it looks like.
When I first saw the Kat Von D Pastel Goth Palette I dismissed it. The colours didn’t jump out at me, and I already own the Urban Decay Electric Palette, so I didn’t really see the need for another brightly coloured palette. It wasn’t until I watched JKissa and Shannon Harris‘ videos on the palette that I fell in love. This is why I feel the need to tell you guys about this palette. It really is an absolutely beautiful collection of colours, and the formula is good as well, considering pastels are notoriously hard to formulate.