It’s been almost 2 weeks since my trip to California & I’m still living on cloud 9. I have had a love for California since I was 13, and to have been able to actually experience the lifestyle – I really couldn’t have asked for a better way to come into the New Year.
The main reason why Darien and I ended up in California for the weekend was because of Generation Beauty hosted by Ipsy. I am super thankful to have been invited to the event through the IpsyOS team; they are really big on spreading the light in the Beauty and Fashion community and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of their team.
I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of free make-up that was given out to the Attendees, so much so that I decided to share with y’all ALL the goodies.
Did you attend Generation Beauty in LA? How about in SF or NYC? I would love to know your thoughts and feelings on the experience.
Thank you again, IpsyOS for the invite!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by; forever and always sending my love your way.
I know I’ve been gone for over a week now, and I sincerely apologize!
School has been my biggest priority as of late, and though I did find myself a bit stressed about not posting anything up, I honestly enjoyed the break away from my internet life. I’m currently working wardrobe for the production”The Triangle Factory Fire Project” at my school. It’s based on the factory fire that took place in New York City in 1911, killing hundreds of factory workers. This was the start of workers coming together and creating unions to ensure that people were working in safe conditions – it’s such an amazing play. Incase guys don’t know, Theater is my field of study.
Working wardrobe has been such an amazing experience. I’ve always told myself that I had to perform in at least one play before I graduate and watching the actors tell this tale on stage completely solidified that. I’m more than willing to take a break from blogging/vlogging to be on the stage! It’s a feeling I dearly miss. I’ve met so many amazing, creative, positive people and being apart of such an ensemble reminded me why it’s important to physically socialize with people, though I can be an awkward cookie sometimes. Turning off the phone and stepping away from the laptop is needed to live a happy life.
I filmed this video almost two weeks ago, before my life was dedicated to school. I don’t really film beauty/make-up related videos, but I really wanted to share with y’all my latest pick-ups. Am I the only one obsessed with Colour Pop at the moment?
I also combined this haul with this months Ipsy bag, because I thought it’d be fun to combine the two.
Nonetheless, here is my Ipsy Unboxing/Colour Pop Haul:
Have you ordered anything from Colour Pop? What’s your go to lip color? Have you tried the shadows? Let me know!
I’ve always enjoyed watching ‘favorites’ videos on YouTube, but have never been keen on filming them. They’re just not my type of video. Since blogging, I’ve read a few posts, from various ladies, dedicated to their current faves, so I thought why not give it a try? Well, here we are! I added a variety of topics to my favorites list: beauty, fashion, music and a few random knick knacks.
Here’s what I’ve been loving in the month of September:
I’ve been obsessed with the Bath & Body Works lotion Sugar Plum Dream. It has hints of sugar plum, citrus and blossoms. It’s the perfect blend of girly and sweet, making it simply delicious. This is a seasonal scent – I believe it’s only available during the holidays. I’m hoping I can get my hands on a full-size bottle soon, my current stash is running seriously low! This travel-size bottle was gifted to me by a family member.
Hi, I’m Glendaly, and I am a chapstick hoarder. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m addicted to chapsticks. I’m the type of person who, upon loosing a chapstick or balm, will go out of my way to pick up a new one, to then find the one that was originally lost a few days later. I mean, you can never have too many lip moisturizers, right? Blistex is my preferred brand for medicating and moisturizing my dry, chapped lips, but when I can’t find it any where, Maybelline’s Dr. Rescue has been my go to balm. It’s super moisturizing, and gives your lips that tingly feeling medicated lip balms are supposed to give you. In simpler words: it does its job.
I love oversized tees; I’ve been really into rocking them as dresses. This tee, in particular, has been my current obsession. First and foremost, I am a huge supporter of the artist, Plasma Slug. The dedication and love he has for both his art work and his supporters is inspiring, and I wish him all of the success in the world. His Instagram following has increased by over 2,000 followers since I’ve started working with him – hard word, dedication, and passion takes you a long way. Fashion wise: despite wearing this tee as a dress, the main reason why I’ve been obsessed with it is because of its color. It’s a bright yellow-orange color – a color I never wear – so the challenge of trying to style this piece has been such a sport. Spoiler Alert: Future outfit post coming soon.
It’s a known fact that every girl needs a pair of black, ankle booties in there closet. I’ve been throwing these babies on with almost every outfit this past month – they are literally the easiest booties to walk in! I picked these booties up on Amazon about two years ago, and they are still going strong. They are perfect for fall: they add the perfect amount of casual sass to any look.
I’ve always been super picky when it comes to jewelry, it’s one of the many reasons why I started creating my own pieces. My Mermaid Warrior necklace [no longer available] is an official keeper in my collection. I just love the Earthy vibe it brings to any outfit.
This is a new type of bracelet I’ve been fabricating – stretchy bands. I’ve been loving this particular one mainly because of its color. It adds a nice, subtle pop of color to any outfit.
This month, I was introduced to Melanie Martinez; I found her one day, browsing through Instagram. This is her first debut album, and it’s beautifully crafted. The entire album is a long, continuous story, following this character she portrays – Cry Baby. It’s extremely dark and twisted, but has this whimsical, circus de freak feel that just fits with my soul perfectly. Her track Carousel was used as the intro song for last season’s American Horror Story. Favorite tracks: Sippy Cup, Mrs. Potatoe Head, Cake, Dollhouse.
My knick knack favorites are both related to blogging.
The first one, posted above, is an app called Evernote. I’m still getting adjusted to the functions, but so far, I’ve been enjoying it. This app can be downloaded onto phones, tablets and computers. When you leave a note, all devices can access it, making it super easy to jot down ideas, lists, or future posts. I will definitely be venturing more into this app as the weeks follow.
Last, but certainly not least, my journal has been a serious favorite of mine. This journal is where I keep all of my ideas for future posts, videos, anything related to my blog/vlog life. It’s somewhat similar to what I do on Evernote, however, I use the app more for drafting posts, more than anything. I picked this journal up at a local K Mart in my neighborhood for 11 dollars. I’m really big about writing down your thoughts, even if it isn’t blog related. It’s always good to keep track of ideas, dreams and thoughts that you think of – your mind is seriously an amazing thing! I feel like writing these types of things down in a sophisticated journal adds value to my thoughts, which makes me cherish my ideas so much more. The mature and serious vibes this journal evokes continuously pushes me to jot down my ideas and thoughts.