While I was packing for Utah, I thought I'd round up a few of the makeup bits and bobs I wanted to tote with me for my trip and show you exactly what's in my travel makeup bag. I still have the same makeup bag from last year because it's so good (and Sonia Kashuk came out with updated prints for the fall with the same organizer). Enjoy the video, and then head on over to my YouTube channel to subscribe!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! My birthday is on Monday, and I'll be spending the entire weekend exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks!
Thanks to Cindy at Kleveland Clothing for taking the photos and for allowing me to use some of them here on my blog.
I by no means would consider myself an outdoors-y girl. When asked what my perfect day would be, you'll never hear the words "I'd like to spend my day outdoors in the middle of nowhere hiking, camping, fishing, rock-climbing, etc." come out of my mouth. I am a city girl through and through, but with each trip I make to visit my parents in Salt Lake, I'm beginning to appreciate the outdoors more and more. There's something magical and refreshing about driving into the mountains, hopping on a trail, and hiking to the end to see what you can find. It's peaceful and revitalizing for the soul.
Yesterday Liz and I went on a trail that ended at an old miners' cave found in natural boulders. When we reached the end of the trail and took a few minutes to recharge with granola bars and some water, I took a few minutes to snap some photos of the beauty contents of my backpack. (Speaking of my backpack, this one is really similar, in case you're interested.)
Before I set off on any mountain hike, I make sure I've protected my face from the sun's rays with a BB cream/SPF. I'm currently making my way through this one by Vichy and am really enjoying it. I also make sure I apply sunscreen to any exposed skin. My new favorite is the spray sunscreen from Trader Joe's; it doesn't leave my skin with that greasy, slick sunscreen feel (hallelujah!), and it was rated by Consumer Reports as the most effective sunscreen on the market. Oh, and it's only $6 for a can—score!
I also like to bring along a makeup setting spray with SPF in it. My favorite is from Coola, and you can apply this over your makeup for extra sun protection without it disturbing your makeup. I went through an entire bottle last summer and am making my way through my second bottle this year. Last but not least, I carry a chapstick with SPF in it, too. I'm almost out of my other chapsticks, so last weekend before my trip, I picked up the Fresh Sugar Sport version with SPF 30 from Sephora. It's fantastic and it can be used on your face and eyes if need be.
What about you? What do you like to bring along on your outdoor excursions?
(My sunglasses and water bottle are from TJ Maxx.)
Vest: TJ Maxx | Top Who What Wear x Target | Bandana: Forever 21 | Shorts: Who What Wear x Target | Flats: Old Navy | Bag: Vintage Coach | Earrings: Target | Rings: H&M, Forever 21
Hello from beautiful Utah! If you haven't yet guessed from my Instagram and Snapchat, I've traveled about 14 hours from Omaha to visit my parents in Salt Lake City. My roommate and I have been here since Sunday and are staying for two weeks, so we'll get the chance to celebrate my birthday and my mom's birthday while we're here.
I had the chance to see my favorite band play here in SLC on Monday, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to bust out another bandana and my army vest. I tried to be more mindful than normal of what I packed so I could create lots of outfit combinations from only a few key items. Of course, the shorts I've worn all summer and some of my favorite flats and bag had to make the trek with me.
I hate to admit it, but I'm already looking at the ten-day forecast and wishing temps were in the 50s and 60s. I think the words "I wish it was fall" come out of my mouth at least once a day at this point, which isn't a good sign considering we're only a third of the way through August. However, it's not too early to start thinking about fall fashion, and I have two things on my mind for the upcoming season: bandanas and square scarves.
I blame a few things for my newfound love of these accessories: this outfit in the movie Me Before You, the southwestern influence this band has had on my wardrobe, and the Who What Wear fall 2016 collection for Target. I've already purchased this scarf in anticipation of the season, and I have my eye on one or two of these.
In case you're like me and can't wait for fall to get here to start sporting one of these accessories, here are some helpful articles and tutorials on how to wear them: