Quick Makeup Tips + Andis Wines

Hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend. I know I did, spent the weekend with some family and just laying around. Now that summer has officially begun I wanted to share some makeup tips to help you transition from a fun day in the sun to something a little more laid back.

If you saw my last post you know I spent last weekend out at the Sac State Aquatic Center and had a blast kayaking and soaking up a little Vitamin D. But later that same day I drove up to Amador County and went wine tasting at the gorgeous Andis Winery. So how did I go from no makeup to quick glam? I’ll show you!


The trick about on the go makeup is you want to bring items you already know and love and are going to travel well. Products that are some of your favorites and if they are in a travel size then it’s so convenient!


To help prep and refresh my skin from being out in the sun (check out my previous post to see how I protect my skin) I bring items that will bring back some moisture and cleanse. A travel pack of face wipes is perfect to help wipe off the sweat, sunscreen, and grime from the day. Next I love to spritz a bit of a hydrating mist on the skin. This is just nice and refreshing and will help add moisture back into the skin. I used one from Josie Maran but this one from Herbivore would be a great alternative. I also brought along a mini of my clinique moisturizer. Now your skin is ready to go! For hair I brought a brush and some hair oil to help get rid of tangles and give my hair a bit of shine.


For makeup I packed items that I knew would work on the fly and would travel well. Don’t bring products that might melt in the heat! I wanted to keep that “I just came from the lake glow” so I brought my It Cosmetics CC cream so my skin would shine through. Mac pressed powder to set my face. My favorite Tarte blush that gives just the perfect amount of flush. I happened to have this adorable mini Becca highlighter to add radiance. My current favorite loreal brow gel to keep my brows groomed and to add a little bit of definition. This cute little mini Laura Geller mascara and last but not least a ColourPop Ultra Matte lippy in Creeper (one of my all time favorite reds). I think the key to the quick glam is to even out the complexion, brows, mascara, and a bold lip. Sometimes adding a bold lip just brings the whole look together!

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I also slipped into an easy little tunic dress that I wore over my swimsuit and put on some 70s inspired shoes (wedges would also be perfect for this look).



After the lake we drove up to Amador and stopped in this quaint little town called Plymouth and got some sandwiches. We found our way to Andis Winery where we enjoyed some wine tasting. The winery is beautiful, the outside has the most interesting facade made out of recycled wine barrels with an enormous “A” so you know you’re in the right spot.


The tasting room is light and airy and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve been to winerys before where the staff can be pretentious. The people at Andis were nothing but warm and welcoming and you could tell they took pride in the wines. Andis also partners with Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism as part of the Sierra Foothills wine tasting passport. When you stay at a Rancho Cordova hotel you can receive a complimentary tasting for two!





Outside there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy a nice glass of your favorite wine. Bright red umbrellas provide enough shade to keep you cool as you look out onto the vineyard. They have a grassy area with lawn games like cornhole and bocce ball.





The afternoon was beautiful with a gorgeous clear blue sky and a nice breeze that kept you cool. It was quite relaxing to end the day sitting in one of those bright green adirondack chairs under a red umbrella enjoying a nice chilled glass of Semillon.

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*These activities were sponsored by Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism.

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