It’s been no secret that I absolutely love being twenty-one, but I was more than happy to trade in my adult privileges for five days of pure childhood amusement. Okay, so I didn’t completely hand over the booze, but I did get to act like a twelve year old and that was pretty awesome.
I wouldn’t by any means say I had a deprived childhood, but unlike most families, mine never did the amusement/theme park thing. We spent our summers in Yellowstone. Every. Single. Inch of Yellowstone. So ever since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Orlando I have been
dreaming dying completely mad about going! My entire life until this point has been one big Voldemort obsession. Ask anyone, that is a confirmed fact. Three months before the trip I was already purchasing travel sized soaps and lotions (most of which I didn’t take because I couldn’t fit them in that damn zip-lock). Makeup was an even bigger issue. How the heck was I supposed to fit my Harry Potter obsession AND my makeup obsession in one carry-on? Well, the day before I left, problem solved. THANK YOU SPRING MAKEUP!! Tarte popped out another treasure I just couldn’t leave the store without. An amazing little palette complete with six eyeshadows, a bronzer, blush, and highlighter. And bonus! All of it is waterproof–perfect for humidity, which Florida is no stranger to.
This thing stayed put!-All day!!-I was amazed!-Without a primer!
I had to keep things pretty simple with my space issue, so I skipped moisturizer and sunscreen and used Philosophy’s Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer which has hydration, sun protection, and light coverage all in one. For areas needing more coverage I stuck with my OCC concealer in Y1, but I tried not to be too fussy with my imperfections, expecting that most of my makeup would melt off anyways–but it didn’t! I left the liners at home and used the dark brown in the Tarte palette to line my eyes, but I couldn’t part with my Anastasia Brow Powder Duo. For mascara I took Givenchy Phenomen-Eyes because the tube is pretty small. It all packed very nicely and nothing was damaged or lost. I’m quite proud to say that.
So far, I’ve been using this palette almost everyday since I got back, it’s just so easy to keep in my purse for emergency makeup. The one color I’m not quite in love with is Bikini, the yellowy-pinkish gold eyeshadow. (It’s also not seen the most love either) The shadows are all pretty soft so they can crumble easily and if you’re not careful with Hammock, the fallout can leave you looking a little raccoonish. I’ve never even considered using Park Avenue Princess until now. Every time I’ve swatched it I thought it looked too red, but I’m like 99.924% sure it’s my new favorite.
And now for the really fun part… TRIP PHOTOS!