hellokorin holiday: travel makeup

For a lot of people, myself included, the holidays are usually a time for traveling. This year Ginger is coming along, so that means I'm down to one overhead bag and Ginger's carrier. While packing 10 days worth of clothes, accessories, and doggy supplies into my trusty yellow bag is going to be difficult, one way to create space is to pare down my beauty routine to the essentials. I don't wear a ton of makeup regularly anyway, but like most of the ladies I know, I've amassed more than my fair share of products. So if you're jet-setting this Christmas, instead of just tossing your entire cosmetics bag into your suitcase and praying for the zipper to close, give my trusty makeup essentials a try!

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bareminerals bareskin foundation light feel, just enough coverage, and easy on skin (aka liquid gold)
maybelline highlighting concealer does the work of both concealer and highlighter in one, in a portable easy-to-use container
it cosmetics brightening face disc gives winter skin a beautiful, healthy glow (and contains anti-aging ingredients!)
maybelline "the nudes" eyeshadow palette my new go-to! in love with the mix of neutrals and shimmer, plus it can do double duty for filling in brows, too
l'oreal smoldering eyeliner from subtle waterlining to bold cat-eyes, this little pencil does it all (and lasts ALL DAY)
l'oreal voluminous mascara the perfect amount of volume and definition, and won't run if you shed a tear or two watching It's A Wonderful Life
eyeslipsface jumbo lip gloss stick be ready for an impromtu fancy dinner or night on the town with an inexpensive lip color you won't be applying all night long

Have you tried any of these products? What are your beauty essentials when traveling? Comment below, or use #hkholiday to share your holiday travels!

XO Korin

Monday Motivation

ebfa7ae11a5e666c8a1af6d1e53d6edd Hello! I'm alive!

Sorry for the blog pause, things have been pretty busy/hectic around here. But what better way to welcome you all back that with this quote? This one's really spoken to me lately, and is especially relevant now that I've managed to gather the courage/time to open up shop (finally)! I have known for a while now that I want to break into the wedding/organization/decor scene, and now I've made a (small) step towards that goal! It all started when my best friend from back home got engaged, and since I can only do so much from 900+ miles away, I put together a binder to help her with all the planning. She loved it, and her friends loved it, and now you all can love it too!

I now have a small shop on Etsy (and I mean small, only two items right now. But two great items!). You can find it at etsy.com/shop/hellokorin. Soon I hope to be adding more wedding-related items, decor pieces, etc. But for now, here it is in all its glory:

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Stop by and take a peek, and if you know any brides-to-be, send 'em over! Or better yet, buy them one as a sweet gift! Then report back here, I would love some feedback.

Happy Monday, guys! What are you starting today?

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