Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Today I am getting on a plane to Europe. 
Specifically to London. 
I'll also be strolling over to Paris during my time there.

This is beyond exciting for me. 

I've wanted to visit London for so long. It feels like a hook is in my heart, pulling me to London. Please tell me you have felt this too? Am I crazy for longing to go somewhere I've never been?

It's a dream come true. I really can't believe it. And thanks so much to Jason for helping make this dream a reality. This wouldn't be happening without him and I can't imagine doing this without the love of my life.

Let's do this! And how about I take you with me??
Are you ready for blog posts and video's when I get back? 

Hang in there. I'll be back soon! (And I've got some stuff prepared for when I'm gone. I will never leave you hanging!) 

I'll be posting lots on Instagram and Twitter so if you'd like to keep up with my travels you can find me @chrisimonton :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Makeup Haul!!!

I've been picking up a few things recently, and it has inevitably turned into a haul. 
The e.l.f. website was doing this 20% off $20 30% off $30 and 40% off $40 and I thought that was too good of a deal to pass up! 

So as you can see I picked up a few things. A baked eyeshadow palette, a couple pressed mineral eye shadows, a pressed mineral blush, HD powder, and their new eyeliner.  To be honest, I really like all of these items, especially that eyeliner! It's amazing and only $3. I was expecting the blush to be a different color. It looks pretty different in person than it does on the website but I'll still use it. :) 

Mango body butter, a real techniques face brush, and essence all about matt oil control paper. 

This was my first time trying a Real Techniques brush (I know I know shame on me!) and of course I really like it!! I got the body butter because I ran out of my Bath & Body Works one. This body butter is all right, I don't love it and I don't hate it. And the oil control paper is...well...what you would expect! All oil control paper pretty much works the same! 

Essence all about matt powder, Rimmel match perfection foundation, Fergie velvet matte lip colors, and Milani Blush. 

I had to replace my essence powder because it broke! And I picked up the Rimmel foundation because I've heard people say really amazing things about it, and it is really amazing! I love it. 
I'll be doing a full review on the Fergie lip colors soon! 

So what have you guys been picking up lately? Anything I should try out?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Arizona Renaissance Festival

I went to the Arizona Renaissance Festival this past weekend, and I thought I would take you guys along with me!

I've gone at least 5 times before (although I think more). This year I actually tried to do a sort of Renaissance inspired hair style...ok, really I was inspired by the show Reign and we all know that show is not historically accurate at all, but I tried! 

Picking up souvenirs from these sorts of places is one of my favorite things, and this year I got a rose necklace, and it's not just any rose necklace. It's a rose. Like a real rose that has been turned into a necklace! I was amazed when I saw it! 

I love flowers and so I had to have it! They came in all different colors too, but this one is perfectly shaped and such a pretty shade of pink. 
There are lots of different little stands and shops with little trinkets such as jewelry, journals, clothes, food! Oh the smells.

So many different foods to chose from, most people go for giant Turkey legs, but those things turn my stomach in the worst way. Not my kind of food, so I usually get a bread bowl. 


My favorite places are full of unique crafts that people make and sell. Like the rose necklace that was handmade.

At some places the artist is right there working on a project. Whether it be clay or glass blowing, I always admire the craftsmanship. 

I am enchanted by a lot of things in every day life, but there are a few things at the Renaissance festival that completely blow me away. 

Like the garden full of fairies. 

 So what do you think? Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day OOTD

Dress- Forever21
Tights- Kushy Foot
Purse- Amazon
Flower Crown- Claire's
Lips- MAC 'All Fired Up'

I hope everyone is having an amazing Valentine's Day! 
I think this is an opportune moment to tell you all that I love you! Thanks for sticking around! 

This outfit just screams Vday to me :)
The pink. The lace. The flowers. 
It is my ideal outfit for a day dedicated to love!

Any big plans? I'm going out to dinner with my Valentine. Thanks for always being my Valentine, Jason!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial (FOTD)

Products Used:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
e.l.f. Mineral Concealer
Loreal True Match Powder
e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit
Wet N' Wild Eyeshadow Primer
e.l.f. Geometric Eyeshadow Book
e.l.f. 'Brownie Points' Smudge Pot
e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara
Wet N' Wild Bronzer & Blush 'Dusk Till Dawn'
Wet N' Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder
Wet N' Wild Fergie Velvet Matte Lip Color 'Plumgenue'
Essence All About Matt Powder

The title pretty much says it all. I used all drugstore makeup for this look, and I think it's beautiful. You really don't have to spend a ton of money on makeup to get the look you want. My favorite drugstore brands are definitely e.l.f., Rimmel, and Wet N' Wild. They all have great products for incredible prices. 

I would love to know your favorite drugstore products!!! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lush 'Unicorn Horn' Review


I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of mythical creatures. Not too sure about stealing their horns, but in this case it's OK! 
This horn smells delicious and creates the most beautiful bath. And I think it's part of Lush's Valentine's collection. So whether you have a lover or not, I do think you'll enjoy it. Crumble a little into your running bath water and enjoy!  

Usually, I'm not a fan of lavender, but the website says this baby is full of it! And essential oils which is great for soft skin and a good nights sleep. Plus these bright colors swirl around in the water, creating a dream bubble bath.

It's an amazing product! Sorry little unicorns, but I'm coming for more of your horns and magical baths shall be made!!

Who's ready for Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Easy Loose Wavy Curls Tutorial (HOTD)

What I used:
2-inch Curling Iron
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hairspray
Batiste Dry Shampoo 

 This has been one of my go to hairstyles lately, and I love it! Very loose beachy waves that would look amazing on anyone, and it's super easy.
All I'm doing is wrapping my hair around a curling iron for a few seconds, then letting it drop, and BAM! Beautiful loose curls. 

And since I really don't know how to explain this through writing, here's a video that explains it much better! 

Anyone a fan of this hairstyle? :D