I leave for my trip to Los Angeles tomorrow and last minute packing is unfortunately my reality right now. Like most people, I either pack way too much or not enough. You also have to consider how much you will buy there and if you will have room in your luggage to bring it back. The struggles are real. Normally when I go on holiday I check the weather and pack accordingly along with how long I will be there for. I try to coordinate outfits per day but it never works out. It's just one of those things. So, I just pack the basics in my wardrobe.See you from LA!
Los Angeles is probably one of my top three favourite cities ever in the world and i'm headed back this weekend. Times like these require a playlist, for the airplane, when going on a hike or hanging on the beach. I often have one playlist comprised of my favourite songs at that moment, when going on a trip. Here they are (note: I love EDM and Taylor Swift).
I should literally be a mascara critic for living because I criticize every detail to a mascara. You'll see what I mean once you start reading.My number one favourite mascara of all time is Benefit's They're Real mascara. I've gone through 3 full tubes of this stuff and still can't get enough of it. Like I said earlier, I do criticize mascaras a lot but I have nothing bad to say about this particular one. The wand is fantastic, the formula stays on all day and it really lengthens and volumes the lashes. Some people have actually even asked me if my lashes were real while I wear this mascara.Second favourite is the Maybelline the Rocket mascara. This one is also similar to the Benefit mascara in terms of formula however it is tougher to remove (which can be a good and bad thing). The shape of the brush can also make it difficult to reach into the corners of your lashes which I hate. Besides the negatives, it is a great mascara for a fraction of the price of the Benefit one.Last is the world famous Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes mascara. To be completely honest when I first started using it, I hated it. I didn't see how people loved it so much. It gave my lashes much of a spidery look rather than fullness. Recently however, i've just started to like it. The wand shape can be difficult to work with but the narrow tip makes it easy for you to get in the corners. The formula isn't the best as it can be easy to take off. Like I said before, it can give a spidery look if you don't apply correctly (which is what I found) and can be slightly clumpy. Nonetheless, it is affordable and one I wear just for everyday.What are your favourite mascaras?xo, JM