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What’s In My Makeup Bag: Double Wedding Travel Edition

So I am currently on vacation!!  Yay, finally!  Seriously, I think I’m well overdo on a vacation.  I know I packed quite a bit of makeup this trip, but it still all fits, so I think it’s okay :-/.

I am still using my Orla Kiely for Target Beauty Organizer, but I’m using the newer pattern for this trip.  I wish this would come in better colors, but so far this is the cutest of the 2.  Clearly I love these organizers.  The other one I use as my jewelry making to go bag.

I switched up where I store my stuff.  The eye makeup just seems to sit better in the center, so that’s where I put it.  Especially since I’m travelling with more eye makeup because I’m going to 2 weddings and not just travelling for work (which is the last time I did a what’s in my…?, link here). 

For my face I am bringing bareMinerals Matte mixed with Olay Complete SPF 15 as my tinted moisturizer.  For primer I am bringing PrimeTime Original.  I am also bringing bareMinerals Matte and READY for my foundations (I still can’t decide what I want to wear and they’re both small so…).  My concealer of choice is the Correcting Concealer (look at all that pan!).  And my powder is the READY powder.  It’s just so convenient to take them all in that slim little MAC compact.  I actually depotted my Complexion Perfection palette and it turned out great!  My blush is the READY blush in The One.  This is the first time I’ve ever not taken MAC Sincere with me on a trip.

For my eyes I went a bit nuts.  Yeah, I never travel with this much eye product, ever.  I’m taking 3 eye palettes: READY 2.0 in The Nick of Time and The Ephiphany and READY 4.0 in The Comfort Zone.  Yes, that’s 3 palettes, that’s insane.  I just want a ton of options for some reason.  I’m of course bringing my Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Jordana 12 Hour Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond.  I always bring those things when I travel.  I’m also bringing Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners in Rockstar, Zero, and Corrupt and the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.  I think I’m also going to bring the bareMinerals Lash Domination mascara because it’s much more waterproof.

Underneath the center pouch I have all of my tools.  For foundation I have my bareMinerals Full Flawless Face brush and Real Techniques Multitask Brush.  I’m also bringing the bareMinerals Max Coverage Concealer brush and Soft Sweep Cheek brush for my face.  I’m bringing quite a few things for my eyes: bareMinerals Tapered Blending brush, Real Techniques Shading brush, Real Techniques Domed Shadow brush, Sigma E25, Sigma E30, and a random angled liner brush that I’m not sure where it came from.  I’m also bringing my eyelash curler (of course) and a paper towel.

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Quickie Review: Mountain Scentaments

Today I’m going to do a real short review of the Mountain Scentaments cold process soaps.  I purchased them on her Etsy shop in Morning Sunrise and Dreamin’ Daisy.


I loved the way these looked.  And Dreamin’ Daisy is a dupe of my current body splash from Bath & Body Works, so I thought it would be perfect.

Unfortunately, while they were cute, they didn’t smell very strongly.  In fact, Morning Sunrise didn’t have any scent at all that I could tell.  Dreamin’ Daisy does have a faint scent, but it’s certainly not much.

As for the performance of the soap itself, it worked out okay.  Would I clamor for more?  No, but I will use them up because they don’t dry out my skin.  I don’t find them particularly moisturizing, but they don’t strip my skin of all moisture, so that’s a step up from the normal soap bars you can get in the shops.

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