Travel Makeup

When I am on tour or just traveling, I bring all of my makeup in my carryon. Overtime, I have come to realize that all of the little things can add up to be one extremely heavy, awkwardly shaped thing in your bag and because of this I have become extremely selective with the makeup that I do bring. I tend to choose multi use products like a lip/cheek color or I choose a shade of brown eyeliner (the one that I am using right now happens to actually be an eyebrow pencil from Shiesido that I know will work as a makeshift contouring pencil in order to streamline my cosmetics bag. That being said, I wanted to share the things that I always have in my makeup bag. Before I get into that though, I just wanted to preface this by saying that I have oily, acne prone skin (idk why, but saying that to the internet makes me feel so vulnerable lol) so many of these products are geared to that.

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Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

This moisturizer has a cult following for a reason. This gentle but powerful moisturizer is suitable for all skin types and it leaves skin super hydrated and smooth. I use it as my moisturizer and primer.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer (1 Mattifying Primer)

If I want my makeup to last all day, I use this primer. It is great for oily skin and my makeup really stays in place.

RMS Signature Set : Pop Collection

When I found out about the RMS Signature Sets right before we went on tour in Europe I was super excited. There are two different types of sets : the Pop Collection and the Mod Collection, and each consolidates five (extremely versatile) certified organic products into one light weight palette, making them perfect for traveling. I love their Pop Collection, which has a bronzer (eye shadow if you want), highlighter (eye shadow again, I also use it to contour my lips), two lip/cheek/eye shadow colors and a lip/skin balm.

RMS Beauty "Un" Powder

I use this as my setting powder, it doesn’t make me breakout so it is my go to.

Nars Cosmetics Comfortable Soft Radiant Creamy Concealer in custard and vanilla

I love this concealer so much. It doesn’t make me breakout, it doesn’t dry my skin out, and it provides just the right amount of coverage. I just use it under my eyes or wherever I need it over my tinted moisturizer.

Kevyn Aucoin : The Eyelash Curler

This is the best eyelash curler that I have ever used. I have tried I feel like all of the most popular eyelash curlers out there, and I do not think I fully understood why anyone would buy an expensive one until I tried this one.

Shiseido : Eyebrow Pencil #2 dark brown

I use this for eyeliner, my eyebrows, and for contouring. It is high quality and inexpensive (it is only $5.64!). the eyebrow pencil also comes in black and I use it as an eyeliner : Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil Black.

stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

I like this eyeliner because it is so easy to use (maybe this only happens to me, but it doesn’t erase the eyeliner you have already put on if you go over it again) and the pen doesn’t dry out easily.

Maybelline Makeup Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Washable Mascara in Blackest Black

Finding a mascara that doesn’t bother me when there are fog machines at venues is tricky. I usually go for tubing mascaras but lately I have been using this one. I love the wand, I can basically buy it wherever, and it comes off easily.

Bioderma Hydrabio H2O Micellar Water, Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Solution

I love this micellar water, it removes everything easily and makes my skin feel so so clean.

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Playful Classics

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shirt : ralph lauren / sweater : uniqlo / jacket : h&m / boots : stuart weitzman //

Hello :) I wanted to quickly share these pics that we took a few days ago. The outfit is a copy of something that I used to wear while growing up and it is a look that I still like so much.

I like outfits that take classic clothing items and make them a little bit more playful…the look of an oversized oxford with a little sweater vest is an example. It makes the masculinity of the men’s shirt a little softer. I also like the way the shirt/vest look when paired with the over the knee boots, which are so feminine and tall. I think the mini and oversized elements of the outfit make it so fun.

Winter Living (Room) and Maple Candies

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pink velvet pillow cases : here / white vase : similar here / snowflake tealight holders : similar here / gold tray : ikea /

After the holidays is a weird time for living room decor…if you are like me, you want to keep the coziness but without having even a hint of Christmas. To maintain that cozy feel, I kept everything light to brighten the space and added a gold tray for extra warmth. I also kept up the fairy lights, switched out the pillows for light pink velvet ones (I also sewed a new fawn print pillowcase, this time in pink, which I am feeling pretty proud of lol), and added more candles. At night we light all the candles and turn on our fairy lights and our living room glows :)

Also, I wanted to talk about another wintery thing : my absolute favorite maple candies, which I realized I can order on amazon and happened to receive the same day that I was taking these pics. I have eaten a lot of maple candies over the years, from many different maple sugar makers (it is kind of messed up how much I love maple candy) and I can say with confidence that these are the best. They are from Mount Mansfield Maple Products, a family run sugaring business that focuses on sustainability from my home state of Vermont, and I swear they are always soft and creamy. If you haven’t ever had maple candies before, they are made from 100% maple syrup (seriously that is the only ingredient) and are kind of unlike anything else…just imagine biting into a maple cloud or something. If you are interested in trying them, you can buy them here!

Road Trip Checklist

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Slow Magic and I go on a lot of road trips…so many that I feel like l like I am becoming somewhat of an expert when preparing for one. That being said, I wanted to share my Road Trip Checklist with you so you can use it on your next road trip. 

Road Trip Checklist

1. Be prepared : make sure you have, at the very least, a first aid kit and a flashlight. If you are driving through mountains, make sure you bring a cold weather kit with blankets, hot hands, and food and water.

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2. Bring a cooler with snacks. I like to make and bring lots of healthy snacks so we do not have to stop along the way. Also bring bottles of water and coffee for if you are getting tired.

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Favorite road trip snacks : tofu spring rolls, Japanese sweet potatoes, and little containers of grapes, dried mango.

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Tips for packing your cooler : 

  • Only put cold food in the cooler, bring another bag with dried goods.

  • When you pack your cooler, separate items logically into different bags so you know where everything is and you can easily grab what you are looking for.

  • Bring utensils and napkins.

3. Have a Clean Car Kit : bring a roll of paper towels, wet wipes, trash bags, hand sanitizer, and paintbrushes (the are like little brooms for the car).

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4. Entertainment : download music and podcasts in advance so it isn’t silent in the no service zones. Also, be sure to bring an aux cable.

A few podcasts we like : Reply All, Stuff You Should Know, The Poundcast, and Mortified.

5. Keep the backseat organized so you can grab things easily.

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6. Bring a cable to charge your phone.

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Other tips :

  • When the sun goes down, pull over and walk around so you do not get sleepy.

  • If you do get sleepy, pull over and get a hotel room. For yourself and others, please be safe 🙂

  • If there are only scary restrooms at gas stations, you can also use the bathrooms at hotels, grocery stores, fast food restaurants and places like Target or Walmart.

  • Get out of the car every couple of hours to walk around, drink lots of water, and bring charcoal pills so you won’t feel bloated at the end of a long drive.

See more pics from our road trips : here.

Burberry Check

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sweater : h&m / skirt : bcbgmaxazria / boots : stuart weitzman / scarf, purse, earmuffs : burberry //

Hello :) Sorry for the lack of posts, Slow Magic and I just got back from a road trip to Colorado, where we were finishing up celebrating Christmas. I was hoping to take more pictures while we were there but we didn’t have much time. That being said, I did manage to get this outfit pic when we stopped near Vail on our drive home.

The theme of this outfit is ‘things that I found while going through my closet’, as the scarf, bag, earmuffs, and skirt were all found in my closet at home in VT. Lately, I have been into the idea of wearing hints of the classic Burberry check (like on the cuff of a jacket or the inside of a coat or something) so I was super excited to find a few things that I already owned with the print. I paired the check with black but I think that it would look so nice with cream or pink :)

Anyways, It finally feels like the start of the new year and now that we are back at our apartment, I am hoping to get the kitchen and our closets more organized (I am not usually big on new years resolutions so I will call this a new years goal). Do you guys have any new years resolutions/goals?