Saturday, June 13, 2015

Travel Diary | THE BAHAMAS


Hey guys! I recently went on a trip to the Bahamas for the first time ever and had an absolutely incredible experience enjoying the sun, swimming with seriously serious sharks, and checking out the launch of Benefit's new colorful Push-Up Liners and They're Real mascaras. I was literally still reeling from the experience as I was going through photos of our trip, so I knew I had to share some of them here on the blog. :)

I vlogged my way through the tropical extended weekend:


And of course found my way to the insane, clear-as-my-bath water. Hey ocean! How you do dat?


Here's a glimpse of the sunset view outside our balcony.


Benefit flash tattoo! By the way, many of you were asking on Instagram where this swimsuit is from and it's actually Victoria's Secret! The pull-on style is super comfy like a sports bra and I adore the green garden jungle print.


There was a beautiful lily pad and koi fish pond at the entrance of the hotel. You can see raindrops since it was stormy for most of the weekend (although that didn't keep some of us from enjoying the waterpark! Bahamas don't come around everyday, am I right?)


And of course, DUN-DUN-DUN!!! Giant monsters slithering through the water...


You guessed it. The very fearsome me and hubby.


...Just kidding! We really did swim with sharks! Technically, we "walked" with the sharks since we had these nifty scuba helmets on so we could breathe underwater. Our faces remained dry and bodies unbitten.



What an incredible front-row view of one of nature's most frightening and fascinating creatures! In the video you can see the two types of sharks. These reef shark bad boys look like smaller great whites to my untrained eyes of course and were constantly moving while the nurse sharks tended to sit around acting sleepy since they are the only sharks who can breathe without moving.

As I mentioned, the whole trip was to hype the release of Benefit's new colored liners and mascaras which officially release June 26th. Let me know if you want to see a full review but I can say for certain that I'm a little more than obsessed with the blue mascara. In the sun it's like BAM!

Hope you guys enjoyed these photos and the vlog! If you've gone anywhere for vacation this year, I'd love to hear about it in the comments about what must-do things you recommend. My travel bug is going full-steam and I can't wait to plan my next adventure.




26 comments:

  1. Hey Jen
    Loved watching you blog of your short trip! Can you please tell me what camera did you use for vlogging during this trip? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Cat! The vlogging camera I used was the Sony RX100 Mark III. It's nice cause it has the flip up screen so you can see yourself! :)

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  2. Omg! It's such a nice place to spend any time of the day! Makes me want to visit Bahamas. Nice post, Jen! Thanks for sharing your trip. ♥


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  3. hi jen! can you tell me what kind of camera that you use? thanks before ;)

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    1. For the video I used mostly the Sony RX100 Mark III and for the photos here on the blog I used a Canon 5D Mark III, the Sony Mark III again, and a Nikon Coolpix S32 for the underwater shots!

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  4. Sweet holiday :) I envy you :)

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  5. Hi. May I know whAt camera did u use?

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  6. I just watched this video, the place looks absolutely stunning! shark walking also seems like a lot of fun~


    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

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  7. Hi Jen, which hotel did you stay at? And where did you get your strapless white and blue swimsuit from? So pretty!

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    1. We stayed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and my strapless swimsuit I got from Dailylook!
      It's here: http://bit.ly/1Rb5Mqf
      the bottoms are these: http://bit.ly/1TvQOza
      :)

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  8. Hi Jen! This trip looked amazing! Makes me wanna go! Loved your gorgeous bikini too! I would love a youtube review of the benefit mascara pleeeaaaase!!!

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  9. The video and the photos are to die for. I agree with you blue mascara is the bomb

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  10. Jen your photos look amazing!! Love the bikinis you wore on this trip!!

    Beauty & Things

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  11. That looks like paradise. Cute bathing suit!!

    -Mars
    http://marleewho.com

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  12. Aloha Jen!

    Looks like you had a great time!! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I really love the flannel shirt you had on for the plane. Would you mind sharing the brand? Been looking for something lightweight for the in between weather.

    Mahalo and have a wonderful day!!
    Kimiko

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  13. Watched this vid twice and woul've been watched it again if I wasn't just sleepy. Love this vid! And oh, lovely couple too! :) Happy Wedding Anniversary to you and Ben. Here's to many more vlogging and vids in the future. Thanks for aharing this moment to us, readers.

    Love,
    Mari

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  14. that;s so awessssommeee! OMG! I wish I could go there too! And these helmets haha look seriously amazing!

    Great video, as always Jen!

    xx
    Dominika from http://www.mycupofbeauty.com

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  15. Hi Jen! Where are your pink/purple mirrored sunglasses from? They are so cute for the summer!

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  16. Hi Jen, could you do a video or blog on how to pack? I'm always interested on how other pack and especially how to fold clothes so that they all fit and don't come out as wrinkly.
    Thanks, Jenn

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  17. Great photos! Diving looks fun...
    Eva, Pimlico

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  18. Hi Jen! I really enjoyed your travel diary! It also gave me an idea love a video or a blog post about tips for vacation makeup--specifically, how to get it all to STAY ON and not melt down like yours here in hot/humid/wet/beachy conditions? And what did you use? Did you find a different lash glue that can work for you?

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  19. Hi Jen,
    Lovely video! I was wondering where you got your mirrored pink blue sunglasses as well! I've been looking for a pair like these since forever! Thanks!!

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  20. look at those goodies u got from them!! awesome!!

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  21. Loved the place, thanks for the sharing your experience, really enjoyed reading it. Mruga Kurtis

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