If you follow me on instagram, you know that I'm currently suffering from a pretty bad diagnosis called "Vegas Withdrawals" haha. It was only a short 4 days and 3 nights but I miss it so much. Unfortunately, there's no rehab that could help and just thinking of it sparked some inspiration in me to do a post on some of the things that I probably could not have done without on this trip to the desert with my girls. I contemplated on writing about "what's in my travel makeup bag" or "my travel essentials" but decided that a lot of products are repetitive and things I use on a regular basis that I've mentioned many times before so I just chose the new standouts.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow: Ever since I bought this palette I've been using it every day so bringing it with me on my trip was a given. Both the bronzer and highlighter are absolutely amazing. They also last all day in the desert heat and gives your face a natural sculpt and glow.
H&M Sunnies: Completely reflective which is good when your girlfriends need to check themselves out or make sure their makeup is still on point at the pool party. Cheap and keeps my vampire light sensitive eyes in comfort. Oh yep, I'm saying hi in the reflection :P
H&M Earrings: Being a such a short trip, you want to pack light and have minimal amount of accessories so having one stand out piece is enough. I also don't wear it as a pair since that would be too much bling.
E.L.F Studio Cream Eyeliner: Smudge proof, budge proof and water resistant. I bought this eyeliner on a whim because my other cream eyeliners have been starting to dry out. To my pleasant surprise this cream eyeliner has performed much better than I had expected and lived up to its own claims.
Sofina Jenne Oil Control Mousse: This made it to my Best in Beauty of 2014. Check it here.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream: The 4 days I've been in Vegas, I turned chocolate brown and have tan lines. Sunscreen is a must and this has SPF 50+, out of all sunscreens I've tried I particularly enjoy this one since it doesn't have that scent and it's also water resistant for 80 minutes.
Ever New Wristlet Wallet: So glad I bought this because it can also hold my phone inside and could act as a perfect little clutch to match different outfits.
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister: I never really believed in these kinds of mascaras with a comb shaped wand, but this mascara is the bomb! The fibers really help lengthen all my lashes and the comb is able to separate and get lashes that are harder to coat. This mascara formula lasts all day even in the scorching desert heat but this also makes it very difficult to remove at the end of the day.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat: I only had one blush with me on the trip and it was this. Diffused Heat is a really pretty warm medium strawberry pink with subtle sparkle that is very versatile. The colour lasts all day on my cheeks, pigmentation is good and the texture of the powder is very soft. Is anyone else also currently lusting after the limited edition holiday 2015 palette? *_* sigh.