What’s in my travel makeup bag?

Hi everyone! We made it to FRIDAY! As this post goes up, I will be out of town for a work conference. As soon as I get home Friday afternoon (today), I will be heading out of town with the hubby for a little weekend getaway. So I thought this would be the perfect time to share what makeup I carry in my travel bag! Here we go!

The bag:

  • Vera Bradley Large Cosmetic Bag in ‘Cherry Blossoms’

When packing makeup for a trip, I definitely like to keep it simple and small if possible. It’s a good time to use some of my sample size items as well!

For the face:

  • Perfectly Posh – Moisture 911
  • Bare Minerals – Complexion Rescue
  • Maybelline – Fit Me Matte + Poreless powder
  • Maybelline – Fit Me Concealer
  • Nars – Blush/Bronzer Duo in ‘Orgasm/Laguna’
  • Real Techniques – Blush Brush
  • Real Techniques – Miracle Complexion Sponge

For the eyes:

  • Smashbox – Full Exposure Travel Palette
  • Benefit – Gimme Brow
  • Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadow
  • Maybelline – Lash Sensational Mascara
  • Tarte – Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush (was part of limited edition set)

For the lips:

  • NARS – Lipgloss in ‘Supervixen’
  • MAC – Amplified Lipstick in ‘Blankety’
  • Softlips – Cube Balm

For the hair/body:

  • Bath and Body Works – Travel Body Mist in ‘Love and Sunshine’
  • Amika – Dry Shampoo (travel size)
  • Secret Deodorant (travel size)
  • Nourish Organics – Face Cleanser
  • Clinique – Rollerball in ‘Happy in Bloom’
  • Gilchrist and Soames – Travel Body Lotion

I hope you all enjoyed what makeup I pack when traveling! Let me know what some of your travel must haves are!

❤ Rylie


For the love of Lilly

Hi everyone!! How are you doing? I am having a great week, but am ready for the weekend 🙂

Today I wanted to share with you a recent haul…more specifically…a Lilly Pulitzer haul. I recently won a giveaway (read that post here) and I was the winner of a very GENEROUS gift. I won a Lilly Pulitzer tote bag + a gift card. I am so grateful and appreciative of this amazing prize. So with any gift card, you must spend it, right?!?! So in this post I am going to show you what I picked out!


  • Tumbler – ‘Jellies be Jammin’

That’s everything that I got! I love everything….the colors are just so fun! Let me know if you have any favorite products from Lilly Pulitzer in the comments below!

❤ Rylie

Peanut butter and banana smoothie 

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely three day weekend and had fun whatever you did! I worked the majority of the weekend so I wasn’t able to go out of town (my hubby did). But I did enjoy some shopping (oops!), planting flowers, and just relaxing!

I don’t know about you all, but during any weekend (especially a holiday weekend), I tend to go a little crazy on the food! It’s not hard to do especially when hanging out with family and friends. It’s so easy to indulge in burgers, hot dogs, chips, desserts, etc. So I thought today I would share something that I like to make when I’m feeling like I need a refresh, or even after a good workout. I did still get my workouts in this weekend (and treated myself a little in the evening!). Hey, when the hubby’s away, what’s girl to do?!? 😉

So today I’m going to share my recipe for a peanut butter/banana smoothie. Its full of protein and so yummy tasting!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 cup of milk (you can use almond or soy milk if you prefer)

Just put it all in a blender of nutri-bullet, blend away, and ENJOY!

 Hope you all enjoy this and give it a try sometime!

❤ Rylie

Review: Bronze Bares All

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! I wanted to share with you a new product at Sephora and a little review on it.

This is the Sephora Favorites ‘Bronze Bares All’ which features eight products in the bronze family (perfect for summertime!). There are 2 full size products, and the other six are very nicely sized deluxe samples. So without further ado, on to the amazing products!

This set retails for $39 and although currently sold out online 😦 it is in stores….so get it while you can!

First up are three face products…

1. Too Faced ‘Chocolate Soleil’ bronzer – I have this bronzer already, so I know that I love it! Plus, it smells like chocolate (what’s not to love?!?)

2. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Opal’ – To be honest, this is THE product that drew me into this kit. I have been wanting to try BECCA highlighters forever now, but can’t force myself to take that plunge. I love that with this set, I get to try it out (and how cute is that little baby size?)

3. Tarte Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer in ‘Park Ave Princess’ – I’ve never tried a cream contour product before, but judging from the swatch on my hand, this blends like a dream. Can’t wait to try it out!

Next we have two lip products…

1. NARS lipgloss in ‘Supervixen’ – I’m already a fan of NARS lip glosses, but haven’t tried this color yet. It is super pretty on, and not sticky at all! (and it’s full size!)

2. Bite Beauty high pigment pencil in ‘Madeira’ – This is another product that I have tried before in different colors. These lip pencils are so creamy and pigmented! This is a beautiful nude color for summer!

Last (but not least), are some eye and nail products…

1. Urban Decay split plan eyeshadow in ‘Half Baked/Twice Baked’ – This is GORGEOUS. Both colors are very pigmented, and they are both very shimmery. They look beautiful on their own, and I have also tried combining them which is beautiful as well!

2. Formula X nail color in ‘Evocative’ – This is a nice darker nude color. Not typically my color of choice for nails in the summer, but I know I will get some use out of this!

3. Sephora eye pencil in ‘Cocoa-Shimmer’ – This is the other full size product and it is STUNNING! The color is a dark brown, almost plum color, with a pretty shimmer. I swatched it on my hand and COULD NOT get it off, so I know it will last on the eyes!


In my totally honest opinion, there is not one thing I am disappointed with! So far I am loving all of these products and I know I will get a ton of use of them this summer.

My favorites: BECCA highlighter, NARS lipgloss, and Urban Decay eyeshadow duo.

Long story short: This set is worth every penny! Go check it out before it is gone for good!

Let me know if you have tried this set, or any of the products in it!

❤ Rylie

1 Palette, 3 Ways (Ft. Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar)

Hi lovelies! I recently got the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette and wanted to show three looks that can be created from this palette. See my review and swatches of the palette HERE.

Look #1

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Truffled | Blueberry Swirl | Peanut Butter | Caramel

Look #2

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 Peanut Butter | Frosting | Bon Bon | Butter Pecan

Look #3

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Pink Sugar | Nougat | Hot Fudge | Puddin’

Hope you all have a lovely weekend 🙂

❤ Rylie

May Boxycharm Unboxing

Hello!! It’s that time of the month….Boxycharm unboxing! The theme for May’s box is ‘Bold & Beautiful’.

If you don’t know what Boxycharm is…it is a monthly subscription box that has 4-5 full size beauty related products for $21/month. Click here to check it out! On to the box…

 Lauren B. Beauty nail polish – $18.00

I have never tried this brand before, but this claims to be “eco and vegan-friendly” which I really like! Not to mention, the color is gorgeous for spring/summer!

 The Lip Bar lipstick – $20.00

The packaging is cute but a bit bulky. Again, this is a new brand for me. but this color is so pretty on! It is not as bright and pigmented as it looks, but still gives a nice pop of color!

 ModelCo Bronze Shimmer – $22.00

This bronzer is STUNNING (the picture does not do it justice). It does have a noticeable gold glitter/shimmer, but it applies so beautifully. The perfect amount of shimmer for summer!

 Bodyography Essential Brow Trio – $19.00

This trio comes with a shade for every hair color (or so it claims). I have not tried this yet, but am curious to try it out!

Bodyography Brow brush – $19.00

I’m a little more excited about the brush than I am the brow powder! I love that this has the angled brow brush on one end and a mascara wand on the other end. This can be good for brushing through lashes, or even your brows!

Total Value: $98.00

Most excited about: The bronzer and lipstick

Hope you all enjoyed this unboxing!

❤ Rylie

Giveaway Time: Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 & More

Check out this amazing giveaway! 🙂

Helpless Whilst Drying

I am, a bit of a donut. If you remember back to my Makeup Revolution Haul at the start of last month, you’ll remember that I had a load of free items to giveaway that came free with my order. I placed, bar one item, the same order twice as I accidentally deleted something from my cart to qualify for all the free items when you spent over a certain amount, with the intention of sending them back. I just opened my drawer to discover, that I hadn’t sent these back – and it was now too late.

This however is good news for you.

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