Hello! I hope everyone is or had a great Memorial weekend! Today I wanted to talk about what my favorite nail products were.
I’m sure y’all have heard me say countless times about how I have dry skin, so I love using this Herbal E Oil on my cuticles! I’m trying to ball on a budget so I don’t really get my nails done unless I have a special event to go to- so I’d like to call myself a nail polish connoisseur haha! Nothing drives me crazy more than chipping a nail right after painting them. I work with my hands so I’m constantly putting nail polishes to the test.
The drug store nail polish that I love is by Sally Hansen and it’s the Miracle Gel! I’ve purchased 2 different colors in that line that I love. They don’t chip and they last for days. Like I said I work with my hands so if you don’t then I’m sure they’ll last longer for you. When I say they last for days that means without any chipping. They retail for around $8.
One brand that I absolutely love (if you can find it) is Odeme. I bought this green color called Oz in the picture and it lasts so dang long! One thing I was guilty of was not applying a base coat so when I took the polish off it stained my nails yellow-which freaked me out at first! It is such a pigmented color and even 1 coat looks really good. I bought this from a local boutique called Beehive which I’ll link here. If you want to purchase this brand of polish online you can click here to go to their website. This polish retails for $12.
I had acrylic nails for years, so my nails became very thin. One thing that I don’t see a lot is biotin in womens’ daily vitamins so when I saw these 365 vitamins from Whole Foods have them I had to get them! I’ve always had to buy a separate bottle of vitamins to help grow strong nails so I’m happy I found these.
I hope this helps y’all with any nail polish or nail care questions! It’s always great to get your moneys worth from nail polishes that don’t chip and to take care of your nails with vitamins!
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Happy Monday y’all! Can you believe it’s May already? I feel like this year is flying by.
Last weekend Daniel and I went to California to visit his family and it was amazing! We stayed around LA/Costa mesa and tried our best to vlog the trip! It’s no 5-star video buttttt we might start some videos here and there so stay tuned!
I’ll be listing the places we went below:
Here’s the link to watch our California video!
As the sun comes out more I figured I’d do a post about my favorite sunnies! The prices range is from under $20 to under $200 so this is great for all price ranges. I’m super picky when it comes to sunglasses, because I hate when the little nose plates are too low on my nose that eventually give me head aches:/ So if you’re like me then these are perfect!
The cheap but Quay look alikes are my tan ones featured in This post which I love! Priced at $18 Here (only black color left) but maybe they still have tan in stores!
Quay is an upcoming brand that can actually be pretty affordable! I love my sisters black ones which I wore in This post and are priced at $50 Here
My favorite pair is my pink ray bans which are the most expensive pair at $175 Here
If anyone has the same issue with the nose part please suggest some! 🙂
So usually when I fly I use Southwest, however this time since Daniel and I got the plane ticket late it was too expensive for just a oneway flight- So we ended up buying my ticket with Allegiant air! They charge for their carry-ons which is a bummer but it made this the perfect time to put my packing skills to the test! I bought this black bag from Target about 2 years ago and it is SO perfect as a carry on. With Alligant I can also carry on a free personal item, so of course I grabbed the biggest handbag I own!
Here is what all I have in my black bag:
- 1 pair of socks
- 2 shoes
- 3 dresses
- 1 romper
- 4 shorts
- 4 shirts
- 2 bathing suits
- bras & underwear for 5 days
- protein bars
- skincare (travel sizes)
Here is what all I have in my purse:
- travel journal
- 2 magazines
- jewlery pouch
- travel list
- coupon book
The key is to line the bottom edges with your shoes to create a sort of base and then I fill the center with my shorts or other clothing. Roll things up. Rolling things up like shirts and dresses really creates more space! Another tip is to pack thin clothing items, unless youre going somewhere cold. My dresses for example are usually tshirt materials or thin cotton so they don’t take up much room naturally. If you have bulky items I suggest getting one of those compress bags that flatten them! Have small items? Stuff them inside your shoes. This helps so much, especially if you’re packing boots!
I start packing a month out of my trip- I know it sounds crazy but I basically do a rough draft of packing before I truly pack. When doing my rough draft I just throw everything I want to wear in a bag and that’s it. Then once I actually pack I ask myself these questions:
- Will I really wear this?
- Where will I wear it?
- Is this item a true need when I’m only going to be gone __ amount of days?
If I’m going on a short trip and don’t truly need an item in the few days I’m gone- I don’t pack it. Let’s be honest, your face doesn’t need to be 100% beat when traveling. Just pack the necessities like foundation, mascara, eyebrow stuff, bronzer/powder, and a few lipsticks. Don’t pack your entire blush collection or 3 different foundations. Pack only a few shoes that can go with multiple outfits and that are comfortable! Most importantly, pack comfortable clothes. No one wants clothes in their luggage taking up room when they ended up being too hot/cold to wear. Look up the weather before so you don’t pack unnecessary things.
I hope this helps y’all!!
Traveling is always fun, but sometimes the packing can be stressful! I am always anxious before trips because I feel like I’ll forget something important. I was watching some movie with a wife making a joke about how her husband creates a ‘travel folder’ for all the trips they take- of course I laughed beacuse I do the exact same thing.
When I make my trip folder I plan out all the places we’re interested in visiting and the prices if there is any. I love to cook so I might just plan a grocery list too if I am staying at a place for a long time. Even though I like to cook, my favorite part about visiting places is trying mom and pop restaurants or the local food. I print out a Calander page to plan out what we would be doing on certain days (although it always changes) and put it in the back of my little packet! The most important part of my trip folder is my checklist of everything I need to pack/bring from meds to skincare..Then I check it all off the night before leaving.
I always try to fit everything in one big suitcase and one carry on bag, and if needed, small things in my personal bag. I love Southwest Airlines- they let you have 2 free check ins, a carry on, and a personal bag. Roll your clothes. Believe it or not rolling your clothes saves room. Rolling up underwear or shirts and stuffing your boots and other shoes if possible also helps use up negative space so you can fit more! I try my best to avoid bringing bulky clothes, however you cant really avoid it if youre going somewhere cold. (Which is why I love Southwest for 2 free check ins) If you want to get a compression bag I would suggest this one which I used for my sweaters when traveling to Utah.
When it comes to packing makeup and skincare I recommend putting it in a Ziploc bag and taping the nosels down to prevent them from busting open. I carry my makeup in my carry on or personal bag just in case my bags get lost. The most important things you should keep in your carry on or personal bag. Also, pack some extra clothes in your carry on just in case. Always bring your headphones and charger with you in your personal bag and any motion sickness or perscribed medicine- it sucks to lose them.
One thing I’ve learned the hard way is to wear simple clothes that are easy to take off and put on. If complecated shoes are your thing then rock it! I find my ugg slippers or any slip on shoes are the easiest. To me leggings, a light jacket, and a simple T-shirt are my go to when traveling- you want to be comfortable! Southwest provides free drinks and snacks during the flight but if you’re a picky eater you can also bring snacks in your personal bag.
I highly recommend booking your flight 3-4 months in advance to make sure you aren’t getting any last minute prices. I will do anything to save an extra $100 even if it means get a 5:00am flight. The way I see it is that I’ll leave early and get to my destination earlier then start my trip. I also try to get the cheapest flight back by staying at my destination longer and leaving around 4-5pm and get back home around 10-11pm (I try to stay with Daniel for the longest amount of time possible) Creating an account with your preferred airlines can help you track your flyer points over time and can eventually lead to a cost free trip by using your points!
I hope this helps anyone who needs advise on traveling!!