Vacation Beauty Essentials
Hey All! Ashley here. As Karina wrote earlier, we have finally made it through the hell that is midterms and come out alive on the other side (barely though, I must say). I dunno about where you guys are, but over here we’re now enjoying a little holiday called SPRING BREAK 2012!!!!!!!! A bunch of our friends are soaking up some sun (and probably a few venereal diseases) at PCB, while others are lounging poolside on a Caribbean cruise. But Ashley, how did you access WIFI to post this from the cruise??? Well, my friends, that’s because my cheap ass is at home. Fortunately for me though, my bff Nicole feels the same way. So, we’re embarking on an old fashioned road trip to a B&B, courtesy of Groupon (to learn more about me, see: Shit Bougie Black Girls Say). We’ll go to wine tastings, the Shenandoah Mountains, and whatever cute little Southern stores we come across. Aside from packing the car with homemade treats (like slutty brownies), salty snacks, and cheap booze, my fourth most important carry-on will be my beauty case. And even though we’ll only be gone for three days, it’s still important to bring more than the bare minimum. You never know who you’ll run into out in the mountains! I gotsta look good.
I’m bringing my handy-dandy Clarisonic Mia and face wash to buff away the grime and sweat I’ll get from hiking all day. Next, my Trish McEvoy sunscreen or, if I need the extra hydration, Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer (I’ll go deeper into sun care in another post).
While I’m at home I’ve been using my mom’s BareVitamins Prime Time. It is liquid gold and therefore I feel justified in taking it with me. Similarly, I am OBSESSED with Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation. It makes my skin look smoove (not a typo) under the fugliest conditions. If necessary, I’ll use another stolen gem from my mother- the BareMinerals powder concealer. After that, I’ll put on a bit of blush so my flushed face won’t be as noticeable of a change when I get tipsy at the wineries.
Whoops, I almost forgot about my nighttime regimen. I may end up not using the Roc Nighttime Retinol Cream (you can NEVER start too early) since I’ll be in the sun all day plus I have sensitive skin, but it’ll be good to bring nonetheless. I also can’t go anywhere without some good ol’ acne cream from the drugstore.
The best part about these products is that they can all fit into my small toiletry bag. As high maintenance as I can be with makeup/skincare, I never want to be “that” person who lugs a big bag of products with them everywhere they go. Not cute.
I’ll let you know how the trip goes, and watch out for my upcoming post on How To Pick The Right Sunscreen! xoxo