As promised, here is the FOTD to yesterday's sailor dress outfit. I wanted to try out some blue eyeshadows for this look to mirror the blue ocean waters but I realize that I don't have any :o I remember I had one shimmery palette with 4 bright blues from Claire's but I have no idea where that is and it makes me look like the glitter fairy. I decided to work with browns instead using my Wet n Wild palette. I love those richly pigmented shadows so much - the next time I chance upon a CVS, I will definitely pick up the Pride palette (blues and greens) and maybe Greed (pinks and smokey eye). I'm also excited to try out some of their lipsticks and the famed Creme Eyeliner.
I also used my new Revlon Photo Ready Foundation (04 Nude). I have heard good things about this and my skin does look very even in the photos I took. The shade I chose seemed to match in store lighting but it is slightly light for me so I had to cover my face and then my neck too to blend it in. I really like how silky smooth my skin felt afterwards. It also doesn't melt off at all even after a day of wear (and a nap oops) - I had to remove it with my face wash. Coverage is about medium-heavy and I used probably a total of 2 pumps on my face, more concentrated on under-eye area. However, it did not cover up the bags as well as I would have liked. I'm not sure anything can fix that besides more sleep. Speak of which, I fixed my sleep schedule today! I went to sleep at 3 AM last night and woke at 11. I set my alarm but all the technology in my apartment is going crazy and malfunctioning - phone, internet, now alarm. The reception up here in the mountains is terrible.
I am so excited about Fourth of July! I am hopefully braving La Jolla Cove to watch fireworks there and maybe getting some beach time in before sun sets : ) Today I went to Lake Miramar with my dad and we took the beaten path with all the rocks. I think it actually was more than 5 miles because the trail was so convoluted and kept winding back on itself. All the rocks made it hard to walk on but that only made the exercise better. The water was super beautiful, reflecting the rays of cheerful summer sunshine and it wasn't too hot. I wore a long sleeve shirt to prevent unwanted tanning :D The breeze was quite cool and the atmosphere perfect. There are a lot of weird plants I'm not used to in SoCal. It's interesting to see baby palm trees next to fully-grown giants and think that they'll grow so tall someday. I ended up with a lovely shorts tanline but I'll live. It's nice to be able to synthesize some vitamin D every once in a while. Afterwards we went to a Sichuan restaurant nearby to get some spicy side dishes. Yummm. I like spicy food because it makes you pay attention to every bite! I stopped by the Bubble Tea place a few doors down and got a Large Jasmine Milk Tea with Apple boba (they have awesome FLAVOURED boba!!) and lychee jelly :D So refreshing after such a long walk.
Last but not least, thank you again to Steph of DSK Jewelry. Her beautiful handmade crystal pieces are so pretty and glisten wonderfully in the sunlight. I won the Beachy Coral Aqua necklace and a pair of green flower crystal studs in a giveaway she recently had. I absolutely love the unique shape. I've seen hearts before, stars, and leaf crystals but never coral! Her package came in 4 days and completed my nautical outfit. Be sure to give her some love and support her jewelry : )
cream coffee brown all over lid, shimmering bronze on corners,
dark brown for shadow, matte peach for browbone highlight
Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
(blush applied with ELF Studio Powder Brush.
The Contour Brush barely picks up any colour so I decided to get another flat top one and it's amazing; bronzer for nose bridge contour)
Geo Angel Blue lenses
Delia's Polish in Mint Green