lol yes this is me at my finest hour on my 20th birthday in vancouver. This is a classic "Rel is
having a good time pose." For some reason I always bust out this pose in Photos shale we take
My bestest friend aka boyfriend on halloween :D
Mexico with the family
...trust me theres a lot more where this came from ;)
All this fun and dancing and partying eventually comes to an end, occasionally the night leads to too many cocktails and you find yourself doing the responsible and sensible thing that is not to drink and drive but decide to end a good night out at a friends. Have these essentials handy in your makeup bag and you'll be prepared for wherever it is you decided to end your night.
Brush: Have this item handy in your purse for obvious reasons, unless you like that messy bedhead look(like myself, in which case simply scrunch and tossel locks), have a brush handy to tame that post party mane. Theres a variety of cute, convenient mini brushes that are capable of fitting in your makeup bag but really any brush or comb will work.
Travel size Baby Powder: Now I know your probably giving me a weird look but heres
the thing. Have you ever heard of "dry shampoo's?" Salon's and drugstores may carry products
called "dry shampoo" which is applied mainly to the roots to freshen up hair, working as a dry
consistency to absorb our hairs natural oils. Well folks if you can't find a product that suites you
or for a cheaper, economical solution. I got some exciting news for you. BABY POWDER
DOES THE SAME THING!
yes its true! just sprinkle a bit in your hand and tossel through the roots of your hair, because
baby powder is white however, be sure to thoroughly work powder into hair. Dry
Shampoo can be used in between washes or for backcombing, (apply a small amount to the
root and proceed with normal backcombing technique) this provides a dry texture for better
backcombing and in the end result, fuller volume with better stability.
Having a dryer texture on the hair also allows bobby pins and clips to anchor better within the
hair. For those nights where you feel and undo is in order.
Travel size Baby Oil: Don't worry were not preparing to babysit infants. Baby Oil is another
great versatile product to have handy in your bathroom or purchase a travel size to fit in your
makeup bag. Baby Oil is very moisturizing to your skin. It can be used in or after a shower to
fully moisturize the skin beyond just the surface like most lotions, without leaving the skin
feeling greasy. However in this situation baby oil is a great economical eye makeup remover.
Relish's homemade do it all spritz!
I know, I know not the best name but I'll work on it ;)
Remember my little lecture about Tea tree oil, and how it was my little sidekick for everything!
No?.. Well if you would like to proceed down my blog. If not heres a recap. Tea tree oil is a great
natural antiseptic. It's great for acne because it cleans and kills the bacteria that gets trapped in
our pores and build up, resulting in pimples, blackheads ect..
This is especially when we sleep in our makeup which is a complete NoNo but
at one point or other we are all guilty of doing it. Well I've created the solution..literally ;)
While pondering the many uses of tea tree oil, and the common problem of me always falling
asleep in my makeup a lightbulb went off in my brain and this stuff was born!
Why not create a mist you can spritz your face with and take off your makeup while killing the
bacteria that leave our pores clogged. I can't list the different things this spritz can be used for.
Composed of just 100% tea tree oil and purified distilled water, this spritz can be used to clean
the face and take off makeup, as a toner before moisturizer, to spray on cuts, wounds, bruises
etc... to clean makeup brushes, as an insect repellant
the list goes on..
To make this magical potion is very easy.First off start by finding a little spritz or spray bottle
of your preference and fill almost full of purified distilled water. Take your 100% pure Tea
tree oil and add to the water. I Haven't decided on a ratio or measurement or anything I
just kept adding drops of tea tree oil until I decided there was a good amount of water to
tea tree oil, this will also depend on how big your spritz bottle is. I'm guessing you would want
twice as much water as tea tree oil but if you feel the mixture is to strong or to weak add to your
Other Items that are self explanatory and a must to have in your overnight makeup bag are
Compact powder, Mascara, Blush etc..
And so there you have it! The very essentials to have when you leave the door for your night on
the town. These items are very versatile and are also great to have for road trips, camping,
airplane rides, on vacation, your gym bag etc..
Obviously feel free to add whatever else you can't survive without.
Happy Partying! and Happy Adventures!! you never know where each day will take you and
therefore you won't know where each day will end. However with these items handy in your
makeup bag you'll be prepared for whatever life throws your way.
Have fun! Be safe! and remember DONT drink and drive! make it a slumber party!