Wednesday, June 9, 2010

vacation essentials.

hello my sweet sweet readers!
i will be leaving this friday to go on our annual vacation,
to Daytona Beach Florida!
its litteraly my heaven and favorite place in the world.
this year is special since my sweet love (tyler) is going with us.
first boyfriend vacation, and i couldnt be happier//more excited.

so i put together my vacation essentials,
to share with all of you for the upcoming vacation season!

so lets start with the face.
you NEVER want to go to the beach wearing liquid foundation.
itll look to heavy, and you wont get any sun on your face.
my suggestion and my routine for all of summer is a face powder.
my favorite powder of all time is bare minerals original spf 15.
it does cost about $25.00 but its worth it.
goes on soo light you can hardly feel it.
perfect for a flawless face in the summer.

i really suggest wearing the minimum amount of makeup possible.
if your not tan yet, get a light powder blush to highlight the areas that would get sun.
(cheekbones, nose, forehead, chin)
an inexpensive but nice example os the e.l.f. powder blush.
get a light pink and tan color like bliss (soft blushed pink).
it runs at $5.00.

if you dont want to wear dark mascara,
but still want some volume and length,
a clear mascara is a great tool to have.
works like a mascara, minus the dark colors.
a cheap example again from e.l.f. is their wet gloss lash and brow clear mascara.
it runs at $1.00.

for evening looks, or if you cant stand not wearing any eyeliner or mascara,
its smart to buy a waterproof eyeliner and mascara.
this way, being in the ocean, pool, or even sweating wont let your makeup run.
and itll still stay on.
you can get both again from e.l.f. really inexpensively.
try e.l.f.'s waterproof lengthening & volumizing mascara ($3.00),
and waterproof eyelining pen ($1.00).

thats really all you need to have perfect vacation makeup.
you can use your normal eye shadows aswelll.
obviously i love e.l.f. cosemetics, caus they're so cheap and work really well.

hope this helps you ladies!

i'll be seeing ya when i get back loves.
love you all & have a great week.


  1. perfect!!
    i needed these tips for th summer <3


  2. That's awesome that you are going to Daytona! I love it there and was actually planning on making a trip soon with my friends. I live pretty close to it!

  3. have funn. very jealous, but just spent a month there a few months ago so i can't complain. :)

  4. Ooh great post! I love these kind of posts - I'm always so fascinated by other people's make up tips haha. Above all other things, my must have beach/vacation essential is SPF 30+ sunscreen.

    Enjoy your trip!

  5. oh you're going to have so much fun, and with Tyler with you this time is going to be even more special.

    about the products u show us (I have to confess I wear nothing but sunscreen to go to the beach by the way) what about brozing powder? have you ever used them? how?...I'm thinking about it... I may try.


  6. Hi gorgeous!
    Must try that clear mascara!


  7. I have that clear mascara, but had no idea what to do with it. Thanks.

  8. Have a good one in Daytona! I could do with some sunshine here, awful summer weather here in the U.K.

    I'm sure next to the beach they'll have some delicious sea-food!

  9. great tips. have fun on your vacation!! :)

  10. UK weather is so bad right now.
    Enjoy your holiday.

  11. have a great time sweetie!
    here elf products are more expensive, like 3$ each, hahaha:)):))

  12. e.l.f has AMAZING products... and you're right, the prices are even better! great summer makeup tips.

  13. hope you have an amazing trip! sounds exciting :)

    and thanks for the tips!

  14. really great tips!
    and wow, e.l.f. is so cheap, even cheaper than maybelline...wish we have that brand here! would totally hoard on products..hehe.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

  15. such great tips!!
    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

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  17. Your blog has only just started working for me :\
    I am happy I missed it! hehe
    great post!
    - Adele

  18. I hope you have a wonderful vacation! I'm totally the same on holiday too, I go for a face powder and some eyeliner at most!

  19. I am off to a summery sunshine land as well. Thanks for the post! You are lovely and helpful. Have a splendid time!


  20. Happy holidays ! I love the last picture :)

  21. Having vacations is SO fun!
    Have a great one! :D

    PS: I looove bare minerals for summer also, is so weightless and perfect :D

  22. i have both baremineral and the elf eyebrows gel!! they are super awesome products!
    have fun in FL!

  23. I wish you a wonderful vacation, especially since your bf comes with you. Can't wait for the sunny pictures :)

  24. Sounds like a lot of fun, don't forget an over sized sunhat!

    D E G A I N E

  25. Yay! Vacation! Hope you have an incredible time girl! And loved the makeup tips!!


  26. i love ELF! the prices and quality are amazing

  27. totallyyy checking out that clear mascara asap! and that last photo is stunning. oh and in the post below- i totally know how you feel girl! everyone i love is graduating :(
    hang in there gorgeous girl! and have fun at the beachh.. im jealous!

  28. Hello my love! I hope you are enjoying your trip! Kisses and hugs! ♥

  29. oh wow, i hope you have a lot of fun! don't forget to takes lots of pictures ^_^ i can't wait to see your vacation outfits.

    i love bare minerals foundation! it's really great. and i haven't tried the new e.l.f. stuff yet, but my friend recommended it too, so i'll have to get a few things next time i go to target!

    i'll miss you and your posts! have fun.


  30. mmhmm, and you my darling
    love ur vacation essentials and have an AWESOME vacation gorgeous :)


  31. face powder....
    great idea.
    have a fab trip Julianne! xoxo

  32. Hope you're having a fabulous time dear Julianne! I love your make up tips for the summer :-) Enjoy your vacation!

    Much love: Evi

  33. Great tips! I hope you'll have a great time.

    I have a new blog and I would love if you would check it out.

    xo Manon

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    Hoping to hear from you soon!

  35. I adore bare minerals!
    i followed your blog! follow back?


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