Baegas Haul

While I’m not much of the casino-gamble-all-my-money-away-kinda-girl, Las Vegas entices me to lose money in other ways. The Forum Shops at Caesars are MY personal favorite place to be on the Strip. They have everything for every price range. Wanna throw a G on a Louis Vuitton bag after too many cocktails? The Palace gotchu. Wanna throw down a few hunnits on some makeup because you’re addicted and admitting you have a problem is the first step but you don’t want to admit it yet? The Palace where it’s at. Only have a few bucks and want a cute choker to go with your outfit for Tao tonight? The Palace got that too, boo.

Makeup shopping in the western United States is so much better than here in Texas. Nothing beats L.A. (next on my bucket list), but Las Vegas has a MAC Pro, free standing Nars, a large Sephora (you can never go wrong with the mothership), Inglot, and probably a couple of others that I’m missing, regardless, I can lose my way into the abyss of makeup shopping.

The mothership calls me wherever I go…

Even though I practically own all of the pro store, I needed to stock up on a Light Boost and a Radiant Rose. I can’t remember the last time I purchased a MAC collection… but when I arrived at MAC Pro LV, MAC’s Work it Out collection had just come out. And as per usual (sorry, MAC) I walked right on by. But since I had been having a little drinkies, the MAC artist that had greeted me, quickly talked me into the lavnder and rose scented Fix +’s.

Even though I didn’t like the fact that they only have travel sizes (which I’m assuming was the idea behind Work it Out – sweat proof makeup essentials to throw in your gym bag to enhance your post work out glow..) I still snagged a couple for my collection. **note – travel size MAC containers are NOT eligible for B2m**

I controlled myself fairly well considering I had the candy shop at my finger tips. And being early Sunday afternoon, there weren’t a ton of people there.. but I had my eye on the prize.

I already own a ridiculous amount of MAC products, Sephora has brands on brands on brands, on products on products on products; and I need to expand my horizons.

After the Stila Metallic Foil eye shadows came out a few summers ago, they’re pretty much all I need and use to add the PERFECT pop of glitz I need in a look. So naturally, when Stila came out with their new Metallic Glitter liquid eyeshadows, I had to snag a few for myself.

I actually restrained myself and ONLY picked up 4…

L – R : Kitten Karma, Gold Goddess, Smoky Storm, Retro Rose Gold

Then I made my way around and grabbed a couple of powder products. A Sephora Collection blush in “Sweet on You” I received as a sample last year, the perfect summer cheek color, so I finally picked it up in full size. A new bake powder from Kat Von D, a powder foundation from Sephora collection, for science. And of course… a highlighter.

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter – Transcendence

Applied with finger – subtle. Spray Fix + to hear angels sing

Being a Libra, I’m all about balance. With powder products and eye products already in my bag, I had to pick up some face and liquid products to try out. I’m obsessed with lightweight, natural finish foundations lately because, I can be! I’d had acne for such a long time, nothing besides medium to heavy coverage would cut it for me. I’ve been loving the UD Naked concealer for a while, so I went ahead and picked up the foundation. Seeing that I was on vacation, I also picked up 2 travel sizes of my favorite primer and setting sprays OF ALL TIME! And a lip creme from Marc Jacobs to try… again, for science!

Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme – Fawn Over Me

After this HUGE haul, Bae and I grabbed a taxi and headed to the airport very makeup and cocktail drunk! 🙁 Anytime a vacation involves having enough leftover coins to spend on some new makeup goodies, is a dream vacation for me.

Until next haul…

xoxo
The Glam Greek

BAEgas 2017

What comes to mind when you think of Vegas – alcohol, partying, casinos strippers, no sleep, buffets, scandalous shows. Now think of doing all of this with your parents.

Since I was a kid, my mom & dad loved going to Vegas. They’d take off on a Friday evening after work and red-eye it back in on Monday morning. They aren’t big drinkers, but they love the city. I on the other hand would rather spend that kind of money on a trip elsewhere (preferably put that money towards somewhere international) but it’s nice that it’s a 4 hour plane ride from Houston and has ANYthing that tickles your fancy (or other things if you’re freaky – hey, it’s Vegas!)

Top : H&M || Overalls : XXI || Bag : Sole Society || Shoes : Adidas

Back at Christmas time, all my mom said she wanted was a family trip to Vegas for her birthday. All her kids are now over 21 and she’s ready to party with us. (TOTES kidding) So we started planning. Last time I went, was summer ’14; being in the desert, I felt like I was baking during the day. While it was still fun, the weather was very unpleasant, so I was looking forward to a Spring Break trip there this time to enjoy the light heat during the day and coolness at night.

I kept things as simple as possible since I was only taking a small carry on. Dresses and a pair of overalls, statement kicks and minimal makeup.

That first day was a doozey! Bae and I headed in early Friday morning to meet my sister and my cunado for brunch at Wicked Spoon, 6 bottles of champagne between the 4 of us and two 32 oz mojitos later, no pictures were taken (thank God!).

Day 2 was much better. I hydrated before bed, so I didn’t wake up with a hangover. But was I 100% Gucci? No. But nothing that a walk along the strip and some drinks couldn’t fix.

Current fave bag for traveling!

Out of the handful times of visiting Vegas, I had never been to one of the shows. Next time you visit Sin City – check out La Reve at the Wynn. It was an amazing production. And a great reason to dress up and debut one of my favorite spring trends – embroidered heels. And we all know how walking in Vegas can be, but these were surprisingly comfortable to walk in. (still doesn’t mean I didn’t get a GNARLY blister on my big toe)

Jacket : H&M || Dress : Asos || Choker : Top Shop

Shoes : Betsey Johnson

Here’s to keeping it classy in Vegas… this time.

 

xoxo
The Glam Greek