I don’t think I have ever mentioned on here that my husband and I are trying to get into photography; so on weekends now, we tend to go somewhere and work on our skills at taking pictures and just getting more familiar with our cameras. For now we are just doing photos of nature/places/etc; we will eventually love to start taking photos of people but for now this is what we are doing. This past weekend we decided to go to a place that we love… Hearst Castle! We first went there on our 3rd year anniversary and fell in love, and decided to go back and do our engagement photos there. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from where we live so we only went for the day. We have already done most of the tours so we knew we just wanted to get up there to take pictures so we bought a tour which you have to buy in order to enter the castle, and as soon as we were in, we ditched our group haha. I want to show you a few pictures that we took; of course I will post more on our Instagram account if you would like to follow us on there for future pictures.
Have you ever been to Hearst Castle? What was your experience like?
I actually haven’t started reading this book yet, but I just bought it a few days ago and I’m so excited to start reading it. I have been a Gilmore Girl fan for so many years now and I to this day still watch the show on Netflix! I absolutely adore Lauren Graham and her character Lorelai Gilmore…shes so funny, sweet caring and I love the relationship she has with her daughter! I so wish my mom and I had that type of relationship…sadly we don’t!
I went to ULTA a few days ago because I wanted to get an eye cream and an eyebrow pencil…I came out with a few extra stuff as well! Does that ever happen to you? Happens to me all the time…I’ll go in for one thing but come out with a few (maybe more than a few) extra stuff.
Look through the gallery to see what I go. I will be adding my thoughts on the products as well down below…
I had never tried the Murad Clarifying Cleanser before so I was excited to try especially since I like shopping more for skin care products than actual make up. Because I had never tried it, I got the travel size version first before I purchase the actual big size one. I have used a few times now and I LOVE it. I have been using it with my clarisonic and it has left my skin so clean but it does leave it kinda dry; it has salicylic acid acne treatment in it which usually dries out my skin. I feel a bit of a tingle when I wash it off my face and it feels so fresh to me.
I then wanted to get an eye cream and I have heard great things about benefit eye cream called its potent and I wanted to give it a try. Again I didn’t want to purchase the regular size since it was my first time so I purchased the travel size one which came in box with a few other goodies. So far I love the eye cream, but my favorite I would have to say is the facial cream by benefit. It is so moisturizing and smells so good! I will for sure be purchasing the facial cream but may shop around for an eye cream…if you have one that you love please let me know in the comments below 🙂
I always go with Anastasia brow pencil for my brows…I was actually disappointed this time because I used it for two days and there was no more product left inside…usually these last me for a good few weeks!
I have been meaning to get a beauty blender but couldn’t find the original one at ulta that day so I ended up getting the sponge to contour with; but I love it for applying my foundation actually. I love that the bottom of it is small and fits perfectly in my fingers.
I have weak nails and so I got a nail harder nail polish to try out to see how I like it along with nail filer because I always lose those.
I have been into blow drying my hair lately rather than straightening it so I went ahead and purchased a new round brush and I love it.
I have been hearing a lot about the poo-poourri so I wanted to give it a try…first of it, it smells so good and secondly it actually works so woohoo!
What are some of your favorite skin care products???
It is that time of the year when everyone is either getting over a cold/flu or is just getting it…I currently have a cold! I thought it would be helpful to share tips for when you are sick.
Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water, juice (especially with lots of vitamin C) and tea
My favorite tea to drink when I’m sick is chamomile with honey, or what I also like to do is mix 5 or 6 cough drops into a cup of hot water and drink it as it…sounds weird but so good!
Avoid caffeinated drinks, they will dehydrate you.
Rest! Rest! Rest! – get as much sleep as you possibly can!
If the air in your room/house is dry, use a humidifier. You can even add a 2 or 3 drops of essential oil in it if you’re into it. I use an oil diffuser almost everyday but more so when I’m sick and my favorite oils to use are lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus.
Take an epsom salt bath. It will help relief body aches, stress, eliminated toxins from your body and much more!
Wash your hands often!!!
Eat and drink things with lots of vitamin C!
Drink pineapple juice…not only does it contain 50% of the daily requirement for vitamin C but it also helps with your cough.
Gargle with Salt water…this is my least favorite and I honestly never do it but I always get told to do so.
Avoid exercise, stress, daily chores as much as you can.