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Happy Back to the Future day (aka Future Day)!

Today is October 21, 2015 and this post is posted on 10/21/2015 07:28, which is the exact moment when Marty McFly travelled to the future to save his family in Part 2 of the Back to the Future trilogy.  I remember watching the movie as a kid (over and over again because they always replay it) and was captivated by the out-of-this-world storyline.  Everything from Doc's DeLorean time machine to the Marty's self-lacing Nike and Hoverboard wowed me.

Being a big fan of the movie, I have to dress for the occasion.  So I pulled out my BTF tank from Forever 21, paired it with an oversized 90s flannel, leggings, and Chuck Taylors.

Happy Back to the Future Day | OOTD

October 21, 2015 • 0 comments
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If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter (both @eeenricaaa, so is Snapchat), you may notice that I’m currently in New York.  I’m visiting a friend here and it’s quite exciting to be back in one of my favourite city.  I’m really looking forward to explore NYC and, well, EAT!

I’m not the type of person that travel light when it comes to my makeup.  This time, though, I really tried to condense it and only bring stuff I would actually use on this trip.  If there’s anything I need though, there will be a Sephora nearby XD.  So let’s take a peek into my travel makeup bag before I pack it.

Makeup bag: SEPHORA COLLECTION The Vacationer (not shown)

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Primer #1: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Primer #2: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer
Eyeshadow Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Eye Depuffer: Benefit Cosmetics Puff Off!
Eye Brightener: First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth

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Foundation: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide in Macadamia
Concealer: Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen in 02 Wake Up Call
Under-eye Setting Powder: bareMinerals Broad Spectrum Multi-Tasking Face in Well Rested

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Setting Powder/Bronzer/Blusher/Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit
Cream Highlighter: Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter
Cream Bronzer: NUDESTIX Bronzing Pencil in Earth/Golden
Cream/Gel Contour: Rodial Eye Sculpt

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Brow Pencil/Brow Liner: BCL BROWLASH EX Water Strong W Eyebrow in Greyish Brown
Brow Gel: Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Medium/Deep

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Cream Eyeshadows: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold & Cocoa
Powder Eyeshadows: Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.7 - Plush Shadow in The Lolita 206
Mascara #1: Estée Lauder Little Black Primer
Mascara #2: tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara
Pencil Liner: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Liquid Liner: Kanebo KATE Super Sharp Liner in Black

Looking at the list, it might seem like a long list.  I guarantee you, all of the above, plus my skincare, fit into my makeup bag with room to spare.  I do find myself not using eyeshadow as much because I’m always running late lol.  But I’ll try to use it when we go out for a nice dinner.

What are your must-have items inside your travel makeup bag?

Until next time,


*Disclosure: Some of the products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration.  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.

What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag? | Part 1: Makeup | The Travel Chic

October 19, 2015 • 0 comments
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Leaves are turning, the sun comes up a bit later than before, it's officially sweater weather.  Fall is definitely my favourite fashion season, because you get to layer, but it's not too cold yet for mini skirts.  But if you know me, I often go with cozy and comfy clothing, because it makes me feel at home even when I'm outside (I'm a hopeless couch potato).

So I'm excited to be pulling out my chunky knit sweater from boxes and wear them... Starting with this number...

Cozy As F... Fall | OOTD

October 13, 2015 • 0 comments
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Bucket bags have taken the fashion world by storm in the past few seasons and it's not going anywhere.  The highly coveted MANSUR GAVRIEL bucket bag still has a long waiting list in store and still sell out within a day upon release.  It's still a hot commodity.

You might have seen me worn it all over my Instagram.  I can't help it.  After using them for over a year, I absolutely love the MANSUR GAVRIEL bucket bags.  Its simple design makes it appropriate for many occasion, which I appreciate.  The pop of colour is inside the bag, so it's subtle enough but it does make an impact.

But if the MG bucket bag is not your cup of tea, there are also many kinds of bucket bags available on the market right now from ZARA to J.Crew, from Baggu to Mackage.

Wardrobe Essentials: Bucket Bags

October 9, 2015 • 0 comments
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Every Fall, I fall into the same pattern of loving everything burgundy and crimson (haha).  I came to realized I start wearing anything that's in that colour family.  Case in point—I have been switching nail polishes, but they are all fall in the same colour range (haha)...

Fall Inspo: Burgundy & Crimson Tips & Lips

October 8, 2015 • 0 comments
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Puella Turtleneck Swing Tank (CA $68 / US $58)
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We've seen it all over runway (and all over the Kardashians' wardrobe).  I have to agree with Kim though, "I love turtlenecks".  Maybe not in the hot Summer, but I definitely love it in the colder months.  It's cozy, it's comfortable, and it's functional.  In fact, I already wore it 3 times in the past 2 weeks... Oops.

This Fall Must-haves: Turtlenecks

October 2, 2015 • 0 comments
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Let's take a moment and adore these Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato (CA $28) from the Haute Street Collection... again!  (Yep, been there, done that... right when it came out last year lol).  Along with the Haute Street collection, Shu released 4 shades that comes in a tube this time.  Come join the club and fall in love with them.

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Adoration Club | Haute Street Collection

October 1, 2015 • 0 comments