Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vacation Beauty Haul

Revlon Lip Butters in Red Velvet and Strawberry Shortcake - CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in 305 Hot Passion

The supermarkets at the Dominican Republic have a lot more makeup stands than most department stores here (CoverGirl? Milani? A whole stand of Revlon? Count me in!) Needless to say, I went a bit crazy and had to be restrained not to buy everything in sight. And I know I'm late to the lip butter bandwagon, but here they're ridiculously expensive and only four colours are available. 


 OPI Nail Polish in Do You Lilac It?

Rubinesque Paintpot - MAC 217 Blending Brush - Rebel Lipglass -MAC Cleanse Off Oil

And last but certainly not least, I did some damage at MAC. Now, this is more than I've ever spent in makeup, but I justified it because MAC is ridiculously expensive here and in the DR the prices were as near as the US ones that I could get. I actually wanted to get Rebel in lipstick form, but the lady at the counter said that they hadn't been stocking that for a long time.

Do you tend to spend more money on things for yourself when you're on holiday? (I know I do!)
x Monica

Saturday, March 8, 2014

My Travel Makeup Bag - Caribbean Edition

So I just came back from my two week vacation. I went to the Dominican Republic to visit my parents - we moved there 10 years ago because my dad got a job there, and 5 years ago I came back to Chile to study and hadn't been back since. 

Now, even though I went in the middle of "winter" it was still horrendously hot, so that's what I kept in mind as chose what to bring with me to the trip.

What I brought with me:

-LancĂ´me Quad
-MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20
-L'Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Waterproof Mascara
-ELF Eyelid Primer
-Essence Eyebrow Designer in 02 Brown
-Esika Kohl Eyeliner in Turquesa Vital
-Arens Blush

-Cyzone Clear Gel
-Esika Colorfix Maxtime Lipstick in Fuscia Express
-Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss in 04 BFF
-Avon ColorTrend Lip Crayon in Rojo Sexy
-Oriflame Lipgloss in Feel the Love

-Four brushes: one eyeshadow brush, another one for concealer, one for bronzer and one for blush.
-Eyelash curler
-Pencil sharpener

What I wish I'd brought:

- Some powder. My Rimmel translucent powder is too flimsy and that I don't think it would've survived the trip.
- A perfume,which I didn't pack because I thought my luggage was going to be over the weight limit.
- Less lip colours. I barely wore anything on my lips other than my lip balm, so those were a waste of space.

Overall, I was please with the majority of the stuff that I took, except for a few items. 
Are you going on holiday sometime soon? Where?

Monica x

Sunday, March 2, 2014

What I've Been Up To

As always, I'm very sorry for not updating more often. Right after I finished my internship I took I plane and came back to a place that I didn't think I would ever come back to - the Dominican Republic. I lived here for five years and vowed to never come back. And yet, here I am. How things change.