Travel Goals + Best YT travel vloggers

The one thing bad about adulting and having a job is restrictions. Do you have enough vacation days to travel, does your partner have enough vacation days or has the same as yours? My boyfriend and I work at a company, I try to keep where I work in private, we don’t have the same vacation days available so we’re saving up for somewhere big for next year. This year we’ll be doing something smaller like we did last year, I believe this year we will be traveling to California and maybe New York. I can not wait to do so!! I haven’t traveled much, not even in the states, now that i’m getting older, I need to start living a little more lol. One of the main reasons of us wanting to travel is FOOD. I’m such a foodie, I want to taste and do reviews and of course we want to do some sight seeing and some shopping but most of all, We want to escape from it all. One of my biggest inspirations is a youtuber called, Fun For Louis. If you haven’t checked out his videos, please do. I love his vlogs and his taste for adventure.

Where we want to travel to:

United States:

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Puerto Rico
  • Manhattan, New York

Outside of the United States:

  • Japan
  • Indonesia

My Top 6 Picks for Best YT Travel Vloggers:

Louis

Mark Weins

Shu (Beauty related videos/She hasn’t posted much travel logs lately, but it’s still worth watching♥)

Tess (Also with beauty and ootd related videos)

Nadine

Kristen

♥Momo

Ouch. ;(

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In the picture above, I have my go to anti-itch and calming cream along with the glam glow minis-Supercleanse and Thirstycleanse daily clearing cleanser (mattifying and hydrating) and a full size Thirstycleanse daily hydrating cleanser. All of these can be used daily. My skin ranges from a combination of dry and oily, or sometimes dry. It just varies. I was going to post a thorough review of the pictured items but…that stopped dead last night. Last night was my 3rd or 4th day using the supercleanse mattifying (white jar) Maybe I should have switched up the products, and used the hydrating cleanser..who knows..all I know was, after my shower my face was so dry. it was very itchy and red. My boyfriend tried it as well, his skin is more sensitive than mine so I didn’t really pay much attention, he just switched back to his normal cleanser. It did not do anything to my skin at first. Well…….here’s some awkward angles of my face.

photogrid_1486225246617photogrid_1486225187042 This was earlier this morning at the early times of 5 am when I woke up. last night there was redness all over, not as bad now but it still itches and a few white heads popped up 😦 it’s kind of hard to tell in the photos, but it’s there and it sucks. So, no makeup will be applied this weekend. I was so excited too, I have new goodies I wanted to try, but it’s best that I let my skin breathe and heal. After these photos were taken, I rushed to the nearest Wal-Mart to buy some Aveeno anti-itch cream. Has anyone tried these products and broke out? If so, please let me know. Have a good weekend lovelies.

♥Momo

MOTD * Revisiting Old Palettes*

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💥 Deets 💥
Eyes-
Base- @maccosmetics painterly pot
Lids- @anastasiabeverlyhills fresh
Crease- @anastasiabeverlyhills Bengal
Crease/Lid/under lash line-@urbandecaycosmetics jilted
Outer v- @urbandecaycosmetics urban
Middle lid- @anastasiabeverlyhills china rose
Inner corner- @urbandecaycosmetics revolt
Liner- @essencemakeup Super line pen
Lashes- @andrea_lashes #33
Lips- @essencemakeup In the Nude lipliner + Almost Real liquid lipstick
Brows- @anastasiabeverlyhills
Dipbrow in Chocolate + @essencemakeup Make me brow gel mascara
Every time I open up my makeup drawers, my old palettes look me straight in the eyes and say, PLEASE USE ME!! I swear I can hear them saying that! lol So, with that being said, I busted out my Urban Decay Electric and Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Tamanna palette. I’m so glad I decided to create a look with both of them. I really need to do this more! It kind forms as a bad habit of buying so much and ignoring what we already have. One thing for sure is,  I didn’t really appreciate the quality of Anastasia’s eye-shadows until I used the palette again, some of them are buttery or applies well. It’s so easy to blend too! I’m inspired to create more looks with my older palettes. I hope you enjoyed this post and is inspired to dig into your makeup drawers!
♥Momo

 

Wet n Wild Beauty Reviews♥

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Wet n Wild has been in the makeup industry since 1979, The prices have remained incredibly low since the beginning of it’s launch. it was founded in NY, and was moved to Los Angeles, California. The brand has always been cruelty free, which is seriously brownie-points! You can find this brand online and in different drug stores such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Walmart etc. This is one of the many first brands I’ve ever had as a younger girl and definitely during my teenage years. Not to say that this brand only caters to the younger audience but this can cater to all different ages. I’ll be doing some reviews on my latest purchases. 20170128_134650-02-1

I would love to start out by reviewing the Photo Focus Foundation and Powder. 1 plus factor of this foundation that it has a spatula connected to the lid. This makes it easier than thumping the bottom of the bottle and pouring it on your fingers, brush, or beauty blender. The foundation has a thin creamy texture and applies evenly. This is a light to medium coverage and is build-able. It did have a slight smell, not a chemical smell but something like wax. It’s not bad but it’s there. I did find myself needing some concealer and this did sink into my pores which I was not a fan of. I did use a primer before applying this foundation. You can see a before and after photo below: There isn’t any filters applied and both were taken in daylight. 

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My skin in my opinion isn’t that bad, I have some imperfections and I do have 3 pimple spots. You can see them in the right photo, one on my chin, right next to my eyebrow and one on my left cheek. The foundation was not forgiving on my imperfections and made my skin look a little rough. Did it last for 8 plus hours? Yes, did it melt off? No. Will I try it again? Yes, I might need to try a different type of primer but my skin doesn’t look this bad usually with foundation on. Now onto the powder, What I didn’t like about it was…it was POWDERY. when I swirled my powder brush into the product, it went everywhere. You could see a powder cloud around the compact while I swirled. It did do it’s job on the skin but I just did not like how it made somewhat of a mess. it felt really cheap.

Photo Focus Foundation- $5.99 Photo Focus Powder- $4.99

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The Megaglo Illuinating Palette in Catwalk Pink is huge, it has 11.5 grams of product in it which is the same amount of product in a MAC sculpt and shape powder. The palette has 4 sparkly shades which range from a white gold, light pink, dark rose shade and then a gold. It does blend well, I used all 4 shades on my cheeks pictured above and as my cupid’s bow as well. I only used the white gold on the tip of my nose,  Which honestly there’s not much of a difference. is it worth it? It’s not one of those over the top “blinding” highlights but the payoff is there. I think it’s a good highlighter but I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite. I feel good about it, it is sitting inside my makeup bag. I also purchased the cushion highlight illuminateur. Which I will do a review soon.

Megaglo Illuminating Highlight Powder- $4.99 

The Color Icon Eyeshadows  , I really don’t need to do much of an introduction to their shadows, they’ve been around for a long time and I’m never disappointed in them. They have a really good color pay off and I never regret buying them ever. The only thing about their shadows-a lot of them are shimmery. but still has a strong swatch. They’re affordable and if you don’t want the bigger palette, they have small individual shadows  or the 3 eyeshadow trios.  and finally, my wrap up for this review is the gel lip liners, they are so pretty! They glide on so effortlessly and is crazy-pigmented. I love them. and they are not hard, they go on softly. The Color Icon lip gloss are a little sticky but nothing too much where it was uncomfortable or annoying. I think overall it’s something I would repurchase.

  • (8 shades) Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection- $4.99
  • Individual Shadows $0.99 (holy cow!!)
  • (3 shades) Color Eyeshadow Trio- $2.99
  • Color Icon Lip Gloss- $2.99
  • Gel Lip Liners-$2.99

Overall, the products were so-so but good enough to keep! I hope you enjoyed this review, see you soon lovelies!

♥MomoxMonroe

Wet n Wild Makeup Pickups♥

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I bought some new makeup goodies from my local Walgreens! I finally found the Wet n Wild makeup brushes I’ve been wanting. I bought 2 of the large eyeshadow brushes (You can never have enough brushes) 1 blush brush which I used for highlight today. 2 of the Photo focus foundations in Peach Natural and Cream Beige. A photo focus pressed powder in Warm Beige. Bronzer in Sand-Gria Castles and an illuminating palette in Catwalk Pink. Finally, a Color Icon ombre blush in  The Princess Daiquiries. I’ve been dying to try these!  and the Mega cushion in Who’s That Pearl. And last but not least,  A Color Icon lip gloss in The Loco-Potion! I’m excited that I finally have some new goodies from Wet n Wild!

♥MomoxMonroe

MOTD featuring Wet n Wild♥

 

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Before and After. Bare clean face vs Makeup Application.

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MOTD using mostly @wetnwildbeauty goodies.
Face 👯:
Foundation- Photo Focus Cream Beige
Powder- Photo focus warm beige
Blush- Color Icon ombre blush in The Princess Daiquiries
Highlight- megaglo Catwalk Pink
Brows- @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow in Chocolate
Bronzer- Sand-gria castles
Bronzer- @essencemakeup 02 sunny (hands down my favorite bronzer)
Peepers 👀-
Base- @maccosmetics painterly pot
Eyeshadow- @wetnwildbeauty Comfort Zone Palette
Lid- light browbone color
Crease- light brown crease
Eyelid- light green
outer v- dark green crease
Liner- @essencemakeup superfine waterproof pen
Lashes- @andrea_lashes in #33
Mascara- @Maybelline in colossal volum express
Lip Service:
Liner- @wetnwildbeauty gel lip liner in never petal down
Lipgloss- the loco potion

Blogger Recognition Awards!

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♥♥I’m so happy and excited that I received my first nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award!! Thank you to Capili aka Artist by Beauty♥ Be sure to check out her blog, it has anything from beauty to comics and fashion to health. Here is her post to the blog award. ♥♥

How my blog got started

I’ve always loved journaling. When I was younger I had many composition books decorated and drawn into with thousands of emotions and my ex-boyfriend. lol I included the current music I loved or listened to and how I was feeling. I also had online journals, from xanga to livejournal and then blogger. Now I’ve found my home on WordPress. When I first started blogging on here I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go, so I just started blogging makeup looks with my youtube tutorials. (that I’m currently not doing at the moment. ) After I was on a hiatus and my laptop being broken, I came back and I was so happy I did, Not only did I enjoy writing again but I’m starting to discover awesome bloggers. And on top of all this, If you need a creative break or just a break, do it! I now know where I want to go with this blog. 

Two pieces of advice I have for new bloggers

  1. Just like many others will say, Be yourself. The only way you’re going to engage readers is with your unique personality. Your personality can shine through with how you write, the images that you post and how you interact with others. The more you interact with others, the more followers you can gain. The more you post, the more followers you can gain. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, there’s only one of you. ♥

2.   Have fun with your blog. Enjoy your time on here. ♥

Here are the award rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created

 I’m nominating these lovely bloggers:

With All My Affection

Karrah Wanagat

Beauty-Blush

Lush Fro

Miz Lulu

Tuti Stales

Natalies Lovely Blog

Darly

Becca P Beauty

Kit Cat Tries That

Beaus and Bows

Laurens Lip Glossary

Little Fears

Love,

Momo♥

 

UV-B

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ahhhhh! My glorious UV-B! I’m infatuated with this lipstick from Urban Decay! I wish I could have had better lighting, I really need to find my ring light or invest in a better one, that thing was crappy anyway. lol if anyone has any recommendations on a ring light, besides Neewer please tell me! I didn’t get to photograph my makeup that well, but on the bottom photo it’s closer to the actual color, the marvelous periwinkle shade! I might grab another vintage vice lippie soon, do you own any?

♥MomoxMonroe