#CoconutGlow with Marc Beauty | Coconut Gel Highlighter Review

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I've never been a huge fan of gel based makeup. Gel eyeliner? Give me a felt tip please. Gel blush? Ugh, do you want me to look like a clown? Gel highlighter?

I received this product complimentary of Influenster and Marc Jacobs Beauty for testing purposes, and here are my thoughts. 
For achieving a glow from within, this is your new favorite highlighter. I only needed a tiny bit to get out of this world shine. It has a goldenish tint which suits my skin and helps warm up my skin despite the cold weather. When using a light amount, the typical "sticky" feel that accompanies most gel-based products is nowhere to be found. Just don't go overboard! Which, as I've already pointed out, you don't need much to go a long way. 
All in all, I really love this new highlighter! It gives a beautiful, healthy glow, has a subtle, pleasant scent (dat coconut hype is real!), and it doesn't leave a sticky residue like most gel-based products do.

What do you think? Have you tried this highlighter? Share in the comments below!

Spring Break Roadtrip: Las Vegas, Antelope Canyon, Lake Havasu

Friday, March 31, 2017

Five days on the road, and over 2,000 miles later, this spring break was one to document. 

♦ Got free tickets to see Cash Cash 
♦ If you go to Rock & Reilly's, order Irish Nachos with a steak add-on. SO. GOOD.
♦ The Venetian will always be a really cool resort to walk through. 
♦ Dress codes for night clubs only apply to dudes. As long as you're a female, you'll get in no problem.
♦ Fremont Street is a must-do! Watch crazy street performers and shows, and don't forget to walk down to Container Park to check out the giant praying mantis that shoots flames out of his antennae!
♦ If you ever need to feel small, visit the Grand Canyon.
♦ Even when you're right there viewing it, it can still feel surreal.
♦ Horseshoe Bend really is just like those pictures. Absolutely incredible. However, a tip I wish we'd done was suck it up and go out there at the break of dawn to avoid all the other tourists. 
♦ Everyone needs to visit Antelope Canyon. These slot canyons can transport you to what feels like another planet. 
♦ Flagstaff, Arizona gets snow. Like, a lot of it. If we'd known we would end up spending the night there I'm sure we would've packed at least one decent it was, we went traipsing through eight inches of snow in light cardigans. Not the most ideal.
♦ According to our Lyft driver, this once popping, spring breaker getaway has died down compared to previous years. So if you're looking for a calmer location, this place isn't too bad!
♦ London Bridge. They have one in Lake Havasu City, UK flags and all. It's pretty cool.
♦ Kokomos is the hot spot to be, and if you're able to form a girl's dance group on the floor, it's a far better experience.
♦ If you're a girl wearing a hat, you're practically asking for guys to use it as an opening. Whether they comment on it or steal it. I'm just grateful I was able to dance-chase down my thief and get it back!
♦ Having a solid day spent by the pool and barbecuing is one of the best activities to do with a friend. 

Watch my vlog on the whole trip below and follow along on Instagram for regular updates on where I'm currently at @the_dragonfruit!

Review: Print Your Instagram Photos with Printiki

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I don't know about you, but ever since I was little, I loved pulling out the family photo albums and paging through old memories. The ones of my parent's adventures are my favorites. I've lived vicariously through their photos of hiking through Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, camping out in the desert, motorcycling all through the western United States, and even adventures outside of the country into Australia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. 
And now, I've started going on my own adventures, and I hope to one day have someone page through my photos and dream of doing the same!
There's something about a physical print rather than an airless digital one, don't you think? Having the photo between your hands makes it more real and the stories that accompany it all the more intriguing. 

That's why I like printing my photos out! There are a lot of these printing services out there, but I went with Printiki to streamline the process. Most of my photos are uploaded via social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram, and Printiki allows easy access to  those accounts. I received all 30 of my prints in about a week's time and I couldn't wait to hang them up! For 30 square prints, it costs $12.00 + shipping. So convenient and affordable! If you want some ideas on how to decorate or use your prints, check out Printiki's instagram (HERE) too - it's super cute.
Whether it's travels, a birthday party, or everyday moments, memories are so important to preserve. They become a part of your history, and passing that on to someone is one I hope to do through the images I capture.

OOTD: Styling Joggers

Monday, March 27, 2017

Remember these joggers? I decided to break them out again for church a few weeks ago on a coolish spring day. Might as well squeeze out every use of my fall clothing while I can! 

These heels are a new pair from Just Fab (where else do I buy my shoes?), and I absolutely love the cut out design! I wore these on a recent trip through Vegas and they were perfect for an unplanned night out on the town. Albeit, any pair of heels would kill your feet after dancing for four hours...these at least lasted me for three of the four before my feet felt like death. 

Any fall pieces you're clinging to? Or are you all ready for spring?
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