Quay Australia x Kylie Jenner Iconic Sunglasses

Yesterday on a random trip to the mall, I noticed a poster of Desi Perkins in a Solstice Sunglass outlet store. I automatically assumed that they would be selling Quay Australia sunglasses there. I went inside and found the sunglasses on display. I lost my Quay sunglasses in the style “Sorority Princess” while scrambling to get to another stage at Coachella this year and haven’t gotten around to replacing them yet.

I was trying on a bunch of the different styles, having a few laughs with my boyfriend. He didn’t like many of the more retro styles that I liked so it made it a funny experience for the both of us. I finally settled on the Kylie Jenner collab in the style “Iconic.” The display only had them in gold/purple so I was debating if I should get it even though it wasn’t the color I wanted. The sales associate said they had more colors in the back and I quickly asked for the white ones in the same style. When she handed them to me, I put them on and decided right away that I had to have them.

These aviators have a flat reflective lens (even though the picture above doesn’t look like it). They don’t feel cheap. Definitely more sturdy than Forever 21 sunglasses that I normally buy. I decided to splurge on these because I’ve been wanting them since they dropped but couldn’t justify the price tag. So instead of buying it right away on impulse, I waited to save money for it. The other colors in this style are nice but I feel like the white frame really makes it pop and I don’t have any other sunglasses like it. The leather zip up case is better than the usual case that comes with Quay sunglasses. It definitely makes is easier to carry in your purse without damaging them.

They’re pretty oversized. I tend to gravitate towards bigger sunglasses. I think it compliments my round-ish face very well. The flat lens doesn’t touch my cheeks, which is perfect for us makeup wearers. The sales associate at Solstice said I could come anytime to get them adjusted, which is a nice plus. Some people may not like the mesh detailing, but I feel like it gives this pair of sunglasses something extra. It doesn’t feel too heavy on the face too. I think these will be sunglasses that you can use all year round. The reflective lenses are perfect for the spring/summer and the white frame will compliment darker fall/winter colors.

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Life Update

Life has kept me away from my regular posting schedule so I thought that I’d come back and share a little update on what’s happened recently in my life.

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At the end of last month, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. We decided to keep it simple and have a chill day around town eating, shopping, and of course, flying his drone.

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This is a photo of me and one of my besties at our best friend’s wedding a couple of weeks ago. We had so much fun sharing their love and I wish the day didn’t go by as fast as it did. There were many struggles that day but it was so beautiful, I found myself crying like a baby all day long. Do you cry at weddings? I certainly do.

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Last weekend was my goddaughter’s 5th birthday and my dad decided to make a surprise visit all the way from Seattle. It’s been about 6 months since we’ve seen him so we were so happy to see him. I cried, I was so happy!

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I got out of my comfort zone and decided to do a cut crease eyeshadow look with the Morphe 35K palette. It’s not the best look since it was my first time attempting this, but I liked the outcome!

I’m also working on a vlog that should be up sometime this week. I hope that I can hop right back into my regular posting schedule.

 

Comic Con vlog + Tips

I can’t believe that I went to my very first Comic Con last week! It was a very fun but tiring experience but I can’t wait to go back next year.

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To be completely honest, I was not even prepared for it. We woke up at 3/4am so that we could make it to our volunteer hours. That’s how we were able to attend. We volunteered for a few hours each day and were free to explore the convention the rest of the day. Once we were let in to the event, the crowds and the lines were crazy. I knew that there would be a ton of people but I didn’t know it would be this huge. People that were dressed up made me jealous that I didn’t have enough time to think of a costume for my boyfriend and I.

If you are planning on going to Comic con next year or any of the popular conventions, here are some tips from my experience:

  1. Wear really comfortable shoes. You will be waiting in alot of lines for a long period of time to buy merchandise, comics, pins, etc. The more comfortable your shoes, the happier your feet will be for the rest of the convention
  2. Bring a jacket. Especially if you plan on camping out of staying until dark. If you aren’t in the actual convention, the AC is cranked up pretty high and I found myself wearing my flannel/jean jacket the whole time that I was there.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask people what they are waiting in line for! On the first day, we were just roaming around and when we wanted to go into certain lines we weren’t sure what they were for or the line was already capped.
  4. Also, don’t be scared to ask people who are dressed up if you can take a picture with them. It’s completely common and most of the time they will. Just don’t touch them or chase after them. There’s a no touch/no running rule at the convention.
  5. BE PREPARED TO SPEND MONEY! There is a lot of goodies there! I thought that I saved enough for our trip because I wouldn’t buy alot but I found a lot of stuff that I wanted and bunch of what I got was exclusive to Comic Con, making it more expensive. Plan your spending accordingly.

Watch my vlog of my trip!

My Experience w/ Eyelash Extensions

I just recently got a fresh full set of lash extensions and I couldn’t be happier. Last year before Coachella was the first time I ever considered getting lash extensions. At first I was a little apprehensive because I didn’t know much about it. Of course, I did a little bit of research and got a recommendation to a location by my best friend, so I decided to take the plunge into getting the process done.

My lashes, in my opinion, are medium length. They are naturally straight and don’t hold a curl unless I use waterproof mascara. My first experience was ok. It made my lashes more full and gave it a little bit more length. It wasn’t as dramatic and curly as I thought it would be so I decided not to get my second fill done and naturally let the extensions fall off.

A few months after that, a friend contacted me saying that a friend of his was getting into lash extensions and was looking for girls who were interested in a complimentary full set for more experience. The end result was more full and slightly longer but nothing too dramatic. I also decided not to come back for a fill.

I thought that I was done with eyelash extensions at that point but at the end of last year, I came across a lash tech that my friends from college were going to and the lashes were full, long and super curly. I fell in love. I decided to schedule an appointment before my birthday earlier this year.

Fast forward to summertime and here we are. These are a classic set of size 13 D curl lash extensions and I love them! My lash tech is incredibly sweet and took her time with my lashes. It didn’t hurt and I was completely relaxed that I was able to take a nap for the last part of the session.

Now taking care of your lashes… The first 24 hours you aren’t supposed to get the lashes wet. I believe that it helps the glue set. But don’t quote me on that. That part isn’t hard for me because I wash my face outside of the shower with my Clarisonic Mia 2 and I avoid the eye area. I also don’t normally wash my hair everyday.

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You also need a lash wand to brush out your lashes everyday. That’s a pro tip to the longevity of the lashes. I use this one that I got awhile back from the complementary lash extension session. It’s retractable and perfect to bring in my makeup bag. You can wear makeup with lash extensions and its recommended to use only oil-free makeup products. My favorites for foundation are the L’Oreal Pro-Matte or the Milani 2 in 1 foundation. I haven’t found an oil-free concealer that I like so I’m still on the hunt for that. (Also don’t put mascara on your extensions) I also use the green Garnier micellar water to remove my makeup. It’s gentle on the eyes and I use a Q-tip around the lash line.

If you have questions on lash extensions, please feel free to ask me. I’m not an expert and I can only give you my honest opinion based on my experience. Also, I would love to know if you’ve ever had eyelash extensions done or plan to get it done in the comments!

 

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Transcendence

I’m the type of girl that likes a blinding highlight all the time no matter where I’m going: work, grocery store, night out, etc. I also love bold and different highlights. You probably guessed that since the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild glow kit is one of my favorite highlights.

When my best friend Char first used this highlight in Cancun I was definitely intrigued. When I asked her what glow she had on her cheeks she said ” Have you heard of the putty highlight? It’s kinda like the colourpop highlights” When she said that I was sold. I love the colourpop highlights since it feels different. I loved the way it looked on her so I was set of buying it when we came back.

Since there’s an ulta close to my work (which is both a blessing and a curse) I decided to stop by to see if they had it in stock. Unfortunately the shade she had wasn’t in stock and I decided to try Transcendence instead since the swatches I did in store looked promising.

I normally use the Morphe M501 or Anastasia A23 brush to highlight. But when I tried to use the brush with it, it didn’t look like I put too much on my face. The website suggested using a makeup sponge or my fingers. I applied it with my finger and blended it with a brush so it didn’t look like a line of highlight on my face.

I don’t think this picture does it justice. It’s coming off more subtle than in real life. Looking in the mirror I could see more of the purple/pink that this gives off. I have to play around with this highlight some more but I do like it. I don’t normally apply my highlight with my finger so that was something to get used to. I’ve used this a few times since I’ve purchased it and will continue to do so. I do want to get the other highlight in Kitten which is more of  gold highlight.

Cancun Trip + Vacay Must Haves

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to Cancun last month for my best friend’s bachelorette. I went to Cancun last year with my sisters and this time around I was more prepared with what to expect and what I should bring along with me.

Before I get started on reminiscing about my vacation, let’s get into the essentials:

Passport/ID/Cash

Sneakers/sandals/flip flops

Sunglasses/Floppy hat

Sunscreen

Camera

Cute swimsuits

Portable charger

I wish I can say that I didn’t overpack or that I packed just what I needed but that would be a lie. I had several outfits that I brought that I didn’t use, more sandals than I even wore and one piece swim suits that I didn’t even get the change to wear. But with every trip, you learn what to bring and what not to bring.

Now to the good part *insert giggle here*

This is the view from our ocean front suite. It was so incredible to walk onto our balcony each morning and have my morning coffee here with the calming sounds of the waves.

This is the view we had leaving our suite. I can’t get over how much I love the buildings and the bright blue skies here.

We went to Xel-Ha and that was where we went snorkeling for the first time! It’s all inclusive food and drinks. There are a bunch of other activities that you can do too. We did ziplining as well.

Who goes snorkeling and doesn’t take a selfie? I had so much fun. At first I forgot that I have to breath through my mouth and ended up having a bunch of water in my mouth. That wasn’t fun but I would definitely go back to snorkel here when I come back in the future.

We swam across the way so that we could go to through this cave. I’ve never experienced anything like this. I definitely recommend visiting this area to take a little break from snorkeling. The water isn’t that deep here and it’s perfect to just relax and enjoy the water.

We did a Cun Crawl, and that’s where you go to 3 different clubs in one night. It was so fun but unfortunately I don’t have too many pictures from the club. The nightlife is pretty crazy and when we headed back to our hotel at around 2:30, the clubs were still going full force and there was a bunch of people out.

If this leaves you wanting more, my vlog from this Cancun trip is up on my youtube channel.