Cruisin’ the Mediterranean | Barcelona, Spain



Fireworks by the Palau Nacional, to welcome in the new year

And finally, the last destination of my cruise! It’s been a year since I took this trip, but I’m finally closing out this series of posts! Lesson learned, next time I should post about my trip as soon as possible after I come back from it, so as not to lose the momentum of writing about it… And take more pictures! I took a good amount of pictures, but I could’ve definitely used more, especially for these blog posts.

Anyways, since Barcelona was the last destination on our cruise, we stayed a couple of days afterwards so we had more time to explore.

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Cruisin’ the Mediterranean | Malta

Port of Valletta from the ship
Port of Valletta
Port of Valletta

I’m a bit ashamed to say that I didn’t know Malta existed until this trip, which really goes to show how educational travel can be 🙂 I’ve probably already said this about other destinations, but Malta was probably my favorite, and I would want to visit again and marvel at the beautiful architecture.

This post will mainly be me sharing all the pictures that I took of Malta, with a few descriptions of certain places.

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HAUL + Shopping Tips | Glossier


As I said in my previous post, 2017 really was the year of Glossier. There were so many new releases that I almost couldn’t keep up! Each release was exciting, but I wanted to hold off on getting anything until I used up some of my existing inventory of beauty products. A couple of months ago, I was finally at a point where I wouldn’t feel like I wasn’t hoarding if I purchased new things, so I went ahead and hauled a whole bunch of stuff.

Keep reading to see what I got! I also included a few tips for shopping on Glossier’s site 🙂

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As it is nearing the end of the year, I thought that a roundup of my beauty favorites of the year was in order. There are a couple of products that I’ve only started using in the last couple of months, but I already know that they will be lasting favorites, so they are in this list as well!

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Cruisin’ the Mediterranean | Cefalù & Palermo, Sicily

cr: my mom
cr: my mom

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m determined to finish these series before it hits a year from when I actually took this trip. Also, stay tuned for some 2017 round-ups, both beauty and otherwise!

And without further ado, let’s go to the next stop on the cruise, Sicily!

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ANTI-HAUL | Winter 2017

With all the temptation and spending that comes with the holiday season, I thought it’d be nice to balance my Sephora haul (and other upcoming hauls…) with an anti-haul.

Although I’ve gotten a lot better about making more informed, thought-out purchases in the last couple of years, this anti-haul will also be a good reminder to myself that money not spent is better than money spent on a product I wouldn’t otherwise use or want to try.

Before I begin with the anti-haul, I have to admit that I went ahead and purchased the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial (1.69 oz, $80). I was partially motivated by maintaining my Rouge status, but mainly, it seems like a universally loved product, and is unique enough that I probably wouldn’t find a dupe easily, if at all. I’m excited to try it and share my thoughts on it with you 🙂

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HAUL + Shopping Tips | Sephora VIB Sale, Winter 2017


I’ve taken a couple of weeks off posting here, but the Sephora VIB sale, kicking off today, was good motivation for me to end my break and share with you guys what I’d hauled last week when the sale was open only to Rouge members.

I purchased five items and redeemed two point perks this time, though I’m already considering whether I should purchase more before the sale ends…

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As a long time fan of Kathleenlights on YouTube, I’ve been watching KL Polish since its initial launch. However, as I don’t use nail polish very often and am very picky about the shades I do use, I had been holding off on picking up any of the nail polishes to try. Then came this fall launch, and as KL Polish teased each shade of the fall collection this year, I found myself liking almost every single shade. When the whole collection was revealed, I decided to forget my reservations and get the whole set.

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REVIEW | SKINFOOD Argan Oil Repair Plus Treatment Mask


As I grow out the dyed part of my hair and as the dryer winter months approach, I’ve started looking out for moisturizing hair masks to keep my hair from looking too dry. As I was browsing the SKINFOOD products available on the SokoGlam site a couple of months ago, I came across this Argan Oil Repair Plus Treatment Mask (6.76 oz / 200 ml, $15).

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EMPTIES | October 2017


My first empties post! As I usually throw away my containers as soon as I’m done with a product, it took me some time to accumulate enough trash to write one of these posts. Keep reading to see what I’ve used up and what I thought of them! If I’ve talked about a product on my blog before, my opinion may have changed since I last mentioned it.

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