I don’t how this happened, because it feels like I’ve been looking forward to this trip forever, but I’m leaving for Hawaii in less than two weeks! — which means that I probably should start packing RIGHT NOW.
It’s all about portable beauty, and I’m hell-bent on finding multitasking makeup to bring that won’t take up a lot of room, so as to have more room to bring home dashboard hula girls, macadamia nuts and the like.
Let’s make this a series! I’m gonna call it “Take Me With You,” and the first entry is these new Nudestix Nudies. They were recently added to the Nudestix permanent line.
Nudestix is a cruelty-free Canadian brand, and everything in their line comes in a pencil or some kind of stick packaging.
Yes, this makes them great for travel.
The Nudies are multipurpose creams for your cheeks, lids and lips. They’re $30 each and come in five shades. One end has a cream stick, and the other end has a dense, soft brush to apply and blend the product.
I’ve tried two of them — cool pink Bare Back (um…which I’m pretty sure refers to something naughty) and rosy nude Naughty N’ Spice.
I love using these as cream blushes because they last forever and a day on my dry cheeks. Not to mention (although I’m mentioning it now), they don’t push around whatever products I wear underneath them, like if I’m sporting a tinted moisturizer, BB cream and/or concealer. They also apply evenly and stay intact throughout the day.
When I use them as blushes, I load up a finger by rubbing the cream stick a few times, then I dab that on my cheeks and blend either with my fingers or the brush on the other end of the stick. They pretty much work the same way whichever one I use.
Even though I hardly ever do matching monochromatic eyeshadow and blush, because variety (which I like to pronounce “var-eye-eh-TAY”) is the spice of life, I totally do use these as eyeshadows, too.
And they’ll work as lipsticks in a pinch…but the mattes will catch on any lip flakes, so I’d get a lip balm up in there, either under or on top of them.
They’re perfect little travel companions, and they’re waiting for your lovin’ embrace online and at Sephora stores right meow.
OK, so this 18.6-oz. bottle doesn’t hold nearly enough water to carry me for long (I drink A LOT of water, or at least I try to), but this new doohickey is so much fun, so I’ve been using it anyway. It’s a tea infuser by Grosche.
The infuser is built into the bottom of the bottle. Technically, it’s designed for loose tea, but chopped fruit, herbs and whatnot fit in there just fine. Today I made a strawberry and blackberry combo.
The bottle’s cute and totally works, but I just wish it was about three times bigger!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,