We woke up to a clear sky and a beautiful sunrise on our second day of backpacking.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I try and keep this blog on topics about rockabilly and vintage stuff, but, I am a lot more than just that. I do have hobbies outside of rockabilly, so I thought I would share a little about that aspect of my life. Mostly because I get bored talking about the same 'ol stuff all the time, but also because I want to document this trip for myself to remember in the future as well. And lastly, to show you some pretty pictures!
After a few days of camping in Yosemite valley, we headed off for our real adventure: Backpacking in the High Sierra back country! You probably didn't know that a self-proclaimed girly girl could be a backpacker, but I am, and I am darn good at it too!
Until these posts, you probably had no idea that I am an out-doorsy type of girl. But I am! I just do it my way. I still like to look my best, even while getting dirty outside, but it has to be practical. I would look pretty silly in a full dress, heels and fake lashes hiking in Yosemite. So, I give and take. I give up my vintage garb in favor of practical modern high performance clothing, and I give up my perfect wet sets because they wouldn't hold up anyway, and instead wear bandannas and ponytails. But what I can't give up is makeup! So, I bring items that can multi-task and keep it minimal. So, I thought it would be fun to share my "Backcountry Betty" camping makeup with you:
I wear a base of tinted moisturizer with SPF, and pressed powder with SPF. I bring my normal mascara, eye liner and eye lash curler. I bring an eye shadow trio of neutral colors and a foam sponge applicator. I splurged and brought a eye brow pencil too. Last but not least, a tinted lip balm with SPF that doubles as a cheek tint in a pinch. All of this fits in a sandwich size ziplock.