Hola Fam! Long time no type, but man oh man what a crazy last few weeks. Soon after coming home from vacation in the Dominican (if you don’t follow me on IG you’re missing out on my hella cute pics) a lot has happened. I had planned on getting home and whipping together posts from our trip right away and getting back on top of things. Wrong. I came back and slowly got sucked into the tight grip of depression. Again, I was starting to think why even bother? You’re not good enough. Along with a lot of self image issues on top. But of course like that wasn’t enough, I had to say my final goodbye to my kitty Marney (she’s with my loving bestie but it was still really hard for me), not being on good terms with my brother as he’s going through a big change in his life, and a person from my past being taken from the world by cancer. I have been MIA for a few weeks trying to collect myself and bring back the normal kick ass Alyssa. So here we are, finally!
Below I have listed the 7 products I lived on while soaking up the sun in the beautiful Dominican Republic. I did not bring my normal skincare routine, something I regret as my skin started to break out like crazy, but it was nice to keep it minimal. My hair seemed to always be damp so I tried not to wash it often and let it be wild and somewhat manageable. And if you haven’t noticed I am pale AF so your girl deff needs a high SPF. I started using a 30 but quickly realized that was not an option so we went through the shops and found the beauty of a natural, cruelty free, SPF 50 sun cream. When I did have the courage to stand in the sun I layered my trusty bronzing lotion on top and it worked wonders, I am officially 1 shade darker WOO!
Here is what beauty products you need to bring with you on your next vacation:
OLAY Total Effects Moisturizer SPF 15
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask
FRESH Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm
BATISTE Dry Shampoo Mini
G&B Sun Cream SPF-50
BELLE Darling Natural Bronzer