PREPARING FOR COACHELLA 2019!

Practicing for Coachella 2019!

Coachella 2019 is right around the corner and I’m so excited! I’ve decided to start planning all of my makeup and fashion looks right now so I’m fully prepared. It’s time to dust off the shorts and floppy hats.

Love the pink and purple brush!

For this look I used Ardell Faux Mink lashes, Anastasia Dipbrow in Taupe, and Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. Make sure you subscribe for more Coachella looks.

Taylor, xo

MAKEUP BAG TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

But First Lipstick Makeup Bag

My favorite type of YouTube videos to watch are travel vlogs. I watch them to see what people are packing in their travel makeup bags. It’s my opinion that this is where you find the good stuff. I know that when I go on vacation I only take what is necessary. 

How many of you stash away all the little travel sizes of makeup and skincare that you receive in your monthly beauty boxes? I know I have quite the stash building up. I always tell myself that these little beauties will be great for my travel bag. But, I have stopped telling myself that. There is nothing worse than being on a holiday/vacation and experiencing a reaction to something new that you have been wanting to try. Ugh! I have very sensitive skin and I have started using my makeup samples at home when I don’t have anything major coming up, just in case. With all that said, I have found some new ride or die products that were sent to me in my monthly beauty box that I have ended up buying full size. It can be really hit or miss and I would rather not while on vacation.

Only What is Necessary

The following is a complete list of everything that I take with me while traveling:

  1. Lip balm. There is nothing worse than traveling with chapped lips.
  2. Alcohol-Free Toner. Neutrogena.
  3. CC Cream. Daily Correct with SPF 35. Supergoop!
  4. MAC Skinfinish.
  5. If I can avoid brining a palette I will. I prefer to bring two loose shades in neutral colors. In this case, I brought my Smashbox, #shapematters | eyes palette along with my NYX Love Countours All palette. I could have gotten away with just bringing the contour palette and using one of the shades for eyeshadow.
  6. Blush. Current favorite is Tarte, Paaarty. It’s a beautiful peachy shade that I am really loving right now.
  7. Mascara. My current fave is Benefit, They’re Real. Love the mascara, hate the wand.
  8. I always, always bring a couple of face masks with me. Recently, I’ve been using a skin-clarifying mud mask by Formula 10.0.6. 
  9. Moisturizers. One for day and one for night.
  10. Lipstick. Light color for daytime and one a little darker for the evening.
  11. Powder brush, blush brush, contour brush, eye brush, highlighter brush.
Smashbox and NYX

I know that some people prefer to have a huge stash of makeup with them when they travel but I love to keep it to a minimum and only what I absolutely love. I prefer to keep the stash safe and sound at home.

What are some of your favorites and must haves while you are traveling? Do you find it difficult to take only what you know you will use?

Let me know in the comments!

Taylor Danger, xo

HOW TO FIND YOUR FASHION STYLE

FASHION

There have been many times when I have been out and about and I see someone who has got it going on with their style? They look so amazingly put together while I’m over here in my gym kit and a bun, ugh!

I used to head to the mall and purchase anything that caught my eye. Funny fact, I’m attracted to neon and bright colors. I recently did a KonMari closet clear out and discovered that I have a ton of clothing items, specifically neon orange, and I never wear them. I don’t know why I’m attracted to bright colors, I just am, don’t hate. So, I’ve made the decision to only buy beach towels that have these bright colors because I love seeing them. Hello, summer!

But, when it comes to clothing, I’ve discovered that I really prefer to wear dark blue, black, gray, tan, white, and shades along those lines. Basically, I prefer simple and safe.

Currently, I’m loving the teddy bear coats, but I know that it’s a fad and it won’t be around for long. If I do end up purchasing one it will inexpensive and similar to this one here.

Where I do like to play with prints is in items like scarves. That’s it. I know, basic, basic, basic. My favorite scarf is the Burberry classic cashmere scarf. I admire people who wear bold prints but that just isn’t for me. Those types of items will just hang in my closet and eventually get donated with the tags still on them.

When I do invest in a piece of clothing it will most likely be shoes, handbags, and outerwear like the Burberry trench coat. My favorite is the Kensington cotton-gabardine trench coat which has stood the test of time. Other than that, I don’t usually spend too much on jeans and sweaters. For me, I find that sweaters only survive the washing cycle for about a season. After that, they tend to look a bit worn out. Although, I would love to own a cashmere sweater or five. Just saying.

Here is a less expensive version of the classic trench coat.

So, the question is…”How do I find my style?” The best place to start is Pinterest. Create a Pinterest board and call it My Style or something similar. Browse through some of the pins and pin the clothing that you love. Once you have 20 – 30 of these style pins you should begin to see a pattern. That, my fabulous people, would be the beginning of figuring out what your personal fashion style is.

Check out my Pinterest Winter Style board or my Casual Style board to get an idea of my preferred clothing style and give me a follow while you’re there.

Let me know in the comments below what you’ve realized about your style. Also, does anyone else find themselves attracted to bright neon colors? I just can’t help myself. The struggle is real.

Have a fabulous week!

DOWNTOWN PHOENIX | HOTEL PALOMAR

TRAVEL

I was fortunate enough to get an invite to spend the week in the heart of downtown Phoenix. While I was there we stayed at the Hotel Palomar. Let me just say that I jumped on the chance. I have never stayed in downtown Phoenix before and this was an opportunity that I could not pass up.

The Hotel Palomar is such a warm and welcoming place. Everyone, from the doormen to the staff are very friendly and inviting. I have now had the pleasure of staying at two of the Hotel Palomar’s, the one in downtown San Diego and now the one in the heart of downtown Phoenix. It’s all about the location and both of these hotels are in the best spots, neither one of them disappoints. Also, the Lustre rooftop bar and pool area in the Phoenix location is to die for. They even offer bicycles for their guests to use.

Guest bicycles!
Breakfast in bed.
Amazing dessert!

The surrounding downtown area is amazing. If you’re looking for nightlife this location has it all. One of the places we ate lunch at was called The Arrogant Butcher and it did not disappoint. The menu had quite the selection from salads to burgers and more. If you find yourself in downtown Phoenix this is a must eat place and it’s located right next door to the hotel. Don’t like burgers? There is a cool little sushi shop at the other end of the building.

How amazing is this view from the room!?

The best part of the location of this hotel is that it is practically right across the street, not even one block, from The Talking Stick Resort Arena. BTW, Ariana Grande will be playing there on May 14, 2019. Get your tix here.

Talking Stick Resort Arena

If you’re ever in downtown Phoenix, the Hotel Palomar is worth checking out.

Have a fabulous week!

TODAY IS THE DAY!

I’m going to put this Gucci Soho Disco bag right here. It brings me joy to look at it. As for the blog, I have a ton of ideas that I want to incorporate, for now, they will have to wait until the WordPress learning curve is over. The day will come when I get super fancy.

Gucci Soho Disco Bag