Sunday, August 13, 2017

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Edgitorial

Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow in Edgitorial

I love Influenster. They give the best samples in exchange for reviews (even if you're not a blogger). If you haven't yet, sign up for Influenster stat! I recently received Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Edgitorial and was immediately drawn to the beautiful colors. The shades are bold and bright, which is usually out of my comfort zone, but because the colors blend so well, I have been able to create some looks I wasn't sure I had the ability to achieve.

Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Palette Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

Pretty right? I've been drawn to the gold (Pleather Python) and dark brassy olive shade (Making a Scene) and they look great together. Below I'm wearing those colors, with the black (Everywhere) as an eyeliner.

I have to warn you, you're about to see an extreme close up, but I wanted to really display the shadow. Please excuse the bags under my eyes!

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Marc Jacobs Edgitorial eyeshadow

You can pick up Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow at Sephora for $49. Edgitorial is popular and currently sold out, but there are five other color palettes to choose from. If you try this product out out, let me know your thoughts!



Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Cliff in Laguna Beach is a Must-Visit Restaurant


I'm at that age where I still want to have birthday parties, but I'm a little old to celebrate in grand fashion each year. This year I decided to arrange for my girlfriends to all meet up in Laguna Beach for dinner. All I wanted was to sit near the water and take in the view. After researching, I decided on The Cliff. The main factor was reservations. None of the seaside establishments take reservations (I'm assuming because it's so popular during the summer), but The Cliff does take call-ahead seating an hour before arrival. I actually called a bit earlier than that, and they accommodated my request.

Before dinner, my friends and I arrived early and sat in the bar area as we waited for our "reservation" time. If you visit and there is a wait, this is a great option to sit and grab a drink. There are also little shops surrounding the restaurant that serve as a good time killer. It is a strange setup, so you have to navigate to find the restaurant seating, bar, and restrooms.


I was really impressed that they were able to seat us at our desired time, with a great view, and a party of nine. Seating is very limited, but there really isn't a bad spot since all tables are outside. The Cliff truly provides sweeping views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Our table, though, was right above the beach so we could see the sand, waves, and beautiful sunset.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any food photos because I was so busy talking and by the time we ate it was a bit dark. My only complaint was that it was so dark I could barely see my food. I had to actually pick my bowl up and tilt it to the side to try to see as I ate. Despite the low viability, everyone raved about their food. I regret not getting the clam chowder fries because I heard they were amazing. As for the drinks, they weren't the best but they were definitely strong. So that isn't such a bad thing!


One thing to note is parking isn't great in Laguna and the valet was full by 6. It took us 20 minutes find a spot in a nearby structure (just under $12 for three hours). The walk was about five minutes though, so not too bad.

Overall, I would recommend The Cliff for a celebration or any meal. Just take advantage of the call-ahead seating and arrive a little early.

The Cliff
577 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
P: 949-494-1956




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Visiting Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, NV
Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, NV
Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, NV

Located just outside Las Vegas, Nevada is the Seven Magic Mountains art exhibit. Although it is essentially painted rocks, it's quite the sight to see. Surrounded by the dull brown background of the desert, the bright pops of color seem extra vibrant. I'll let the photos speak for themselves!

Visiting Seven Magic Mountains
Seven Magic Mountains
Visiting Seven Magic Mountains

Allot at least 30 minutes to check it out and take photos. I was probably there closer to an hour because I was waiting for crowds to clear to take pictures. When I visited on a Thursday around 5pm, there were about 20 people. It's definitely a popular attraction.

If you plan on traveling to Seven Magic Mountains, be sure to do it within the next year, as it's set to end in 2018. There isn't an exact date (that I could find) but the installation is only set for two years and opened May 2016, so I assume it will be gone around May 2018.

Getting there, there are signs to let you know where to exit, but it's a good idea to have an idea of where you are going.

From Las Vegas:
Via I-15 S exit Sloan Rd (exit 25) and turn left to Las Vegas Boulevard. Drive approximately 7 miles south on Las Vegas Blvd. Exhibit is on your left.

From Los Angeles: 
Drive north on I-15 to Jean, NV (exit 12), then take NV-161 east toward Las Vegas Blvd. Drive approximately 5 miles north on Las Vegas Blvd. Exhibit is on your right.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Add Neon Museum to Your Vegas Plans

The Neon Museum

In addition to gambling, drinking, shows, and whatever you do while in Las Vegas, be sure to add Neon Museum to the list for your next trip to Sin City. Also called "Neon Boneyard", it's an awesome place full of old Vegas history. The museum is dedicated to collecting and restoring old Las Vegas signs that visitors can check out during hour-long guided tours during the day or night.

We opted for the day tour and as you can see below, it didn't disappoint. Photo dump in 3, 2, 1...

Visiting Neon Museum
Neon Museum, a collection of Vegas signs
Neon Museum, a collection of Vegas signs
Old Vegas signs at Neon Museum
Old Vegas signs at Neon Museum
Touring Neon Museum
Touring Neon Museum
Old Las Vegas sings
Touring Neon Museum
Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Neon Museum, Las Vegas

Years ago I had seen these cool signs in 311's "Last Straw" music video and knew I had to see them in person. It was everything I'd imagined it to be! The only thing I didn't like was that you can't roam on your own. I understand for safety reasons you can't be alone, but with a group of 20ish, hanging back is the only way to snap pictures without a bunch of people in them. But by doing so, I didn't hear most of the tour. Other than that, I really did enjoy the experience and encourage you to visit during your next Vegas trip.

Be sure to book a tour in advance, as they sell out several days before and you don't want to miss out!

Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Old Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Signs
Old Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Signs