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Monday, July 28, 2014

Lipstickoholic Nightmare

Ever have the problem trying to decide what lipsticks, balms or glosses to take with you on vacation- simply so you don't take your whole stash? Yeah, welcome to my current dilemma.

It's crazy, I know, especially since a couple of them up there are the same product just in a different color. But I love them each for different reasons- and the colors are different! The orange Elixir is far brighter than the NYX butter gloss. So what if I want a bright orange? Or a more subdued shade? I have to bring both then!! Same goes for the nude. The Elixir is very much a true nude, darker than my skin tone but the perfect shade, the NYX gloss is a pinker nude. 

So many people out there in the world probably think this post- and in turn, myself- are crazy. It's just lipstick. But oh how wrong they are...
Not to mentioned I happened across my one Revlon Matte balm and now want to bring that too! It's a bright coral color and I don't have any other lip stains in my bag, so I should bring at least one. Right??

Beauty enthusiasts out there, back me up. I'm not alone in thinking this is one of the hardest decisions about traveling, am I?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crazy things are happening...

The crazy things I'm referring to in my title? I'm in the process of moving My small Ray of Sunshine from Blogger over to WordPress.
It's actually easier than it sounds...partially all because of this wonderful blogger and her brilliant mind, but that's another thing entirely, ha. As I sit here in my local Caribou Coffee house trying to navigate my way through WordPress, buying my domain name so no else can take it, and looking at host sites (phew) I jet wanted to give you all a heads up. Hopefully I'm doing everything correctly and it all works smoothly...but if it doesn't, you now know why. I feel like a real blogger now, trying to get my grown up blog all up and running again, haha.
It's been a crazy year and half with this wonderful blog and using Blogger, but it's time to move on to bigger- and hopefully better- things. Like officially owning my content and web name. Yessss.
I hope you'll all stick with me through this craziness. I promise we'll make it through!

Monday, July 21, 2014

What's In My Carry-On?

As you may have noticed in my last post, I mentioned that I'll be traveling to British Columbia at the end of the month. I'm so excited to be going to see my dad's side of the family and see one of my cousins (who I haven't seen since I was a girl) get married. It's sure to be an amazing 5 days!
That being said, I thought I would show you all what's in my carry-on bag!

What's in my carry on? @My small Ray of Sunshine

My flight is a short one, at only 3 hours, so I don't need things like a pillow or eye mask. A good book, my journal and my phone and I'll be set for the short flight. I snagged a non-stop flight (whoooo) so no need to worry about any layover time!

The makeup side of things are minimal. I'll do a small amount of makeup when I get to the airport before I board, the things that will be in my bag are only incase I want to make any touch ups once I get to the other end. Two lip glosses...because you know, one isn't enough...plus a lip balm to keep my lips hydrated since they always dry out really fast on flights. Hand cream for the same reason, and this stuff from Bath & Body smells like heaven, or a pina colada on the beach but that's basically the same thing. Nail file incase my nails start bothering me and perfume, since flights can get kind of crampy and sweaty if I'm honest.

Phone charger, check. Gum, check. Money and wallet? Check check. Probably the three most important things that need to go in my bag really, haha.

As you may have seen in my post on Sarah Dessen, I did just finish reading The Moon and More a week ago but I loved it so much that I've been wanting to read it again since I finished it. With that in mind, I decided I'd take it with me for the flight and spend a little time in a small sea side town instead of a cramped air plane.

What kind of things do you take on a trip, flying or not? Anything you just can't go without?