Outfit & Makeup of the Day – Dark & Coral + Blog Update!

If you stumbled upon this post, then you’ve made it to my brand new blog domain! I’ve been thinking about purchasing a domain and separate hosting for quite some time for my blog… and finally made that decision last week. Welcome to the new phixien.com! Surprisingly it was a breeze moving my old posts over from my old WordPress blog. The reason it took me so long was because I was shopping around and doing my research on the best hosting service. The items I really needed was a lifetime domain, fast/uncapped bandwidth and enough space to host my blog and any images/videos that I’d need to use on my blog. I read a ton of reviews and decided to go with FastComet. Which has been so good to me so far! 🙂

I quite enjoyed the layout from my previous blog so I decided to stick with that theme again. I’m going to be redoing the header here soon…. so excuse any pixelation that you might see for now.

With the new domain, I am hoping to blog a little more and share more of my recent finds, reviews and other posts with you all and am so excited! It will also give me the flexibility and much more control over what I post here (like my YouTube videos) so that I can continue to share everything I create for the blog and my channels. Thank you to all visitors, both old and new. I hope to provide some good posts for you to read!

Now onto the outfit & makeup of the day!

Coral Makeup Open Eyes

For date night, I usually like to glam up but because it was a night right after work, I was pretty exhausted and much too lazy to put on false lashes, so I kept my makeup very simple. (We were also going out for some smoked BBQ meat, so no need to glam up too much since it’ll be a mess with all the flavourful sauces!) I have been obsessed with coral coloured makeup lately, and so I went for this sultry look. 🙂

Coral Makeup Closed Eyes

Products used:

Hourglass Veil Primer
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Fluide in 03N
Colourpop Eyeshadow in Wait for It
Sephora Colourful Wink-It Felt Liner in Little Black Dress
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
Tarte Tarteist™ PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Since this look was a bit daring, I opted for my simple black dress from Forever 21. It slips right on so easily and goes well with this look. Easy and simple makeup/outfit for date night.

Black V-Neck Dress

What do you like to wear during a night out or on a date night? Do you like to put something simple together, or do you prefer to go all out? Let me know in the comments below!

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Road Trip Essentials

Hi! It’s been a while since my last post. I was on vacation in Kelowna and now I am back in town. During my road trip there, I thought I would write up a post about the items that I take with me and just some tips of what to bring…. so here it is, a week later!

I’m writing this post while on a road trip. As I sat here wondering why our dog doesn’t want to hang out with me, I realized that I could write a post of my essentials on a road trip! Thanks for the idea, Tofu!

Entertainment

The number one thing I think about if I’m going on a road trip is how I will entertain myself for hours. There’s a variety of things you can do, the easiest one is to socialize with your car mates. But if that’s not really an option (most people would probably fall asleep and not have to worry about entertaining themselves, lucky people!) then you have to find other fun things to do!

I’m typing this entry on my phone, so I bring that of course. I don’t have data throughout the province (please extend your range, Freedom!), so I’ll edit some photos through Snapseed and listen to music with headphones or earbuds so that I don’t distract anyone. If there’s any offline games I can play (not really) then I’ll play those too.

Of course I’ll probably run out of ideas and photos to edit, so another essential is my Nintendo 3DS. Consider bringing your favourite console and make sure it’s fully charged! I don’t play my 3DS as often, so I usually bring one game cartridge and play whatever trials or games I have installed on my SD card/device. This helps lessen the amount of stuff you need to bring. If you’re curious, I’m currently playing Pokemon Shuffle!

3DS

Bring a book! Or an ebook! I’ve brought my KOBO Glo ebook with me preloaded with some books. I prefer ebooks since I only need to bring one item and not multiple books that could take up a lot of space. Once I have access to Internet, I can always download some more books.

ebook

Sleeping is also another option. I envy people who can sleep almost the entire ride! I usually like staying awake so that I’m aware of my surroundings, but it is nice to sneak in a nap or two.

Hygiene

If you’re somewhat of a germaphobe like me, this will probably be a priority!

If you will not be stopping at places with washrooms and sinks with soap and paper towels, I recommend bringing some hand sanitizer (73% or more!), paper soap, a few bottles of water, wet wipes and towels. We usually use hand sanitizer and wet wipes after using the outhouse. But if you have paper soap or regular soap and some water bottles that you can use to wash your hands, it would be more effective!

sanitizer

I also bring some Lysol wipes with me to wipe down my phone and other devices, and anything else that isn’t my hands to disinfect. It’s great to have in the car!

lysol

Prepare some food!

Pack some food that won’t need a cooler and pack food that will actually keep you full throughout the ride. We usually get some Vietnamese subs and pack apples and bananas. And of course, pack water! I would not recommend freezing water bottles as they make take long to melt. If you want your water to be cool, just put some ice cubes inside a reusable water bottle instead of disposable one.

What are your road trip essentials? Let me know in the comments below!

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