Tag Archives: product review

But FIRST: #LemmeTakeASelfie

It’s the 21st century and we are already well aware of what is defining our era. Culottes, sneakers for daywear, succulents, and…selfies. While my InstaGram tends to stay void of self-shot face pics my trip to South Africa really brought out the millenial in me. Something about snapping a shot of me and my beau with a city or an elephant behind us just seemed so “once in a lifetime” it had to be done.

Lucky for me 2Kamp products prepared me with their selfie stick The Pole to help capture all the must-have shots on my adventure. The easy to use, portable and collapsible pole made it easy to carry in my day bag and easy to whip out on a whim as needed. It connects to your phone via bluetooth and keeps the phone safe and secure (important when holding it over the railings of a speeding boat). The battery, as I learned by accident, lasts a really effing long time. Z accidentally left it on for over15 hours straight once, and I left it on basically an entire day while keeping it at the ready. During my whole two week trip I only had to recharge once, so that was a definite perk!

Another perk? The lengthy expandable arm makes this stick great for capturing more full-body shots. Where as a regular selfie you can only get a bit of your face, The Pole allowed me to share full outfits and body shots, like the above of my beau and I enjoying Camps Bay Beach in style.

Thanks to 2Kamp I was able to capture all my favorite moments without having to ask strangers to handle my fancy camera or trusting locals to not take advantage of the tourist with the iPhone. While it’s a little intimidating to be at a breathtaking view and whip out the quintessential contraption, it was well worth it!

Have you tried using a selfie stick? What have you thought? What do you think of my selfies?! If you’re interested in trying one, be sure to grab 2Kamp’s The Pole for only $30 by clicking the underlined link!

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary The Pole in exchange for my review. All opinions and photos are my own.

Don’t Forget to Follow Me!
On BlogLovin’ ///// On Twitter ///// On Facebook
On InstaGram ///// On Pinterest

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Palette

20131211-100314.jpgI may not be your usual beauty blogger, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate an easy to use palette for dolling myself up! This palette was sent to me by BrandBacker and Studio Gear Cosmetics for review. It arrived quickly in non-descript yet festive holiday packaging (love the bokeh effects!)
I played around with it over the course of a couple of days, acquainting myself with the palette and how it works for me. 20131211-100406.jpg
20131211-100441.jpg
I loved that the inside gave concise directions for applying the make up, and the powder isn’t too loose or messy. The colors are bold, but they don’t show up/stay as such even with primer, which is good for those not looking to go crazy. I know the “coal” hue scared me at first, but it’s not overbearing at all. I’m the biggest fan of the ‘frost” color, as it’s used on the inners of your eyes and reminds me of a pin-up style like that. The “Frost” and “Glimmer” are even great colors on their own/with just eyeliner and mascara.
20131211-100530.jpg
20131211-100601.jpg
20131211-100637.jpg

What do you think of me in this holiday make up!?

If you’re interested in trying out Studio Gear Cosmetics’ Holiday Palette, you can score 10% off by using code SGHOLIDAY at checkout!
And don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a BATH BOMB GIFTSET!
20131211-100750.jpg

Don’t Forget to Follow Me!
On BlogLovin’ ///// On Twitter ///// On Facebook 
On InstaGram ///// On Pinterest