Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Beauty For The Face

One of my favorite parts of the day is also putting on my make up. I love having so many different colors of eye shadow to choose from. Eyes are my favorite part actually so yes, I have a "few" colors when it comes to that. Since I love to express my eyes the most I make sure I have a good quality eye make up remover. I used to use the Mary Kay brand, but eventually I couldn't afford it every single time so I decided to search for something cheaper, but would still have the same results. Ha little did I know the remover could also be found at just my local Target...duh! This eye make up remover is just the Target brand and it was about $2 to $3 maybe. It lasts a decent amount of time. I love it though! All I have to do is right before you go to bed, shake it a bit and dab some on a cotton ball, then rub the make up off with it. So easy! There is a funny story with this actually. A while back, I was asking my sister how much it cost because I was desperately need of more. I had asked her,"How much is that eye remover?" She seemed quite confused and just looked at me funny. I didn't understand how she wasn't understanding me. She replied,"Huh?!" Confused, so I went and grabbed the old bottle I had. Well my whole family happen to be in the room as well so everyone had their laugh. "Oh eye MAKEUP remover...!" So from then on I always call it eye remover haha oh dear emily!

Oh how this has saved my face so much! :) I started using this at 15 I think, to wash my face every night and clean off all my make up. A friend of mine had some at camp and let me use some. My face felt amazing after that and I hardly have problems with zits. Just a couple here and there every once in a while, but that is all. I just get this at my local Smith's grocery store for about $4. It is pretty expensive, but it lasts a long time, for me at least.

I used to just apply foundation on with my fingers, pour or squeeze some on my finger and rub it in on my face. I hated that greasy feeling on your fingers after and it just became annoying. My boyfriend's mother told me I needed to try a foundation brush and a paint pallet. Ha never thought of that....a paint pallet? Well I guess that does makes sense. So I went and picked up these items and I love it so much more. The craft pallet was like 99 cents! It is so much easier. I felt kind of dumb because of how I just barely started using some of these other techniques, but glad it wasn't later in my life :) 

Here is the mascara, eye liner, and foundation I use. I am actually not too impressed with the foundation because it is so oily and greasy. When I use this up I am on a search for a different brand. Not too excited though, I hate trying to find a color that looks right on me...for me chances are I will get a totally wrong color haha hopefully next time I might have some help. I love this mascara. Its the blackest black and has a curved brush. That is all I need and ask for with mascara. I am very picky when it comes to eye liner. I cannot stand  pencil and I don't dare try liquid. It needs to be the crayon kind and that is what is so horrible. It is so hard to find the crayon kind in just a regular grocery store. ha I'm not made of money people. Luckily, I found e.l.f. (Eyes Lips Face) at Target. Aw thank you! ha $3! That's the cheapest eye liner I have ever seen that was crayon.

I don't really use eye lash curlers, maybe if I am dressing up fancy or something, but I just thought every girl should have at least one in her life right. This an e.l.f. eye lash curler at Target for about $3.

This is a great, but expensive straightener. After going through a couple of cheap straighteners, I decided I needed to just save my money and buy a better quality one. My friend that knows a lot about beauty supplies went with me to CosmoProf. She suggested this straightener and it has been great so far. It was about $70...I think? Ha it was about a year and a half ago so I can't quite remember.

Oh my goodness! This the best part! You don't want to miss this one :) So for Christmas my boyfriend and his mother had got me this. I was actually totally surprised because of the conversation I remember so well that I had with the boyfriend one cold n snowy night. :) He had told me that he was at Ulta, but he couldn't find anything that was good enough to buy....haha I was a little bummed, but I was going to end up buying a new eye shadow set anyways. I wasn't expecting him to get me anything like this anyways. Well little did I know...when I opened this it was like a dream come true, but better. Ok so there are several different parts to this. More than I expected! :)

This is showing a few metallic eye shadows and on the side is lip gloss and creme eye shadow.

Then you open it a bit more. Beyond all that brings blush, bronzer, and shimmer. I use the soft pink blush the most! :)

Then behold, you have the complete set! More eye shadow! yes! haha He got me good! I use this everyday that I put make up on.

This is my first eye shadow set. When I first got this one it seemed soo BIG! ha I still use this too. It is loved as you can tell. This is also e.l.f. brand and I got it at Target for $5-$7 I think. I have dropped it a couple times which made me sad :( The lid broke off so when I take it places I get to duct tape it haha and the square in the very lowest left corner totally shattered and spilled everywhere in my high school bathroom one morning. I was pretty mad and it ruined my day haha which is pretty horrible. That was my favorite color dang it. But it's ok, I am over it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post about my make up and such :) I look forward to read what you think and maybe you may have some suggestions for me! Love you all!

emily sarah ♥

Monday, January 14, 2013

Zebra Favorite

This is my favorite shirt for right now. I love the zebra print and I have almost everything in it. I am actually not a big fan of zebra print clothes, but I love this so much! My boyfriend's mother gave it to me as she was getting rid of some clothes in her closet.

It is an over-sized sweatshirt type of shirt so its pretty warm too. Love to wear it in the winter. :)

And here are my lovely newish Toms! :) (Bought them in October at Nordstroms) I mentioned these briefly in my last post. I love them and they were worth every penny...so far at least. Yes, I wear socks with them sometimes. My feet get super cold, I can't help it haha. And my socks are always cute! I love wearing my Toms with skinny jeans..which is pretty much all I wear hehe. Love you all!

emily sarah ♥

Monday, January 7, 2013

Holiday Set

I love this outfit so much and I usually wear it around Christmas because of my tights. I am working on getting more colors of  tights to change up this look. Tights are one of my favorite clothing items so I do have quite a lot :) The first two seasons of Gossip Girl inspired me to try out this look. In the TV show their dresses are quite a bit shorter, but I managed to get it as close as I could.

Starting out with the dress, this was actually made by my mother. It wasn't intentionally for me though, ha funny story, she was trying to make a simple black dress for her and she couldn't quite get the fitting right. She ended sewing up 3 dresses and the last one fit the best for her. The first two somehow ended up in my sister's closet and the other in mine. Ha so I took advantage of this fashion opportunity. This particular dress is just a simple 3/4 sleeved black dress. Stops at the kneed and ties in the back.

Oh how I love these red tights! They are my favorite and I got them at Target for only $5.00! They always have them too so I often go back and get more when I accidentally poke a hole in them from time to time. Someday I will get the courage to purchase yellow and blue ones. Yellow is my favorite color so I must have at least those, but I need to find an outfit that would work with them first. Anyway, people seemed to love my splash of red tights and it made it all pop!
My shoes are just satin black flats with a cute bow at the toe. I only wear them with tights because they give me blisters, so normally I really don't like flats at all. I have one pair, these ones, because they always hurt my feet and never stay on unless I have some sort of sock with them.

For the jewelry I wore this bracelet. It is an easy clasp and has two hearts that dangle. This bracelet means a lot to me because my boyfriend made it for me for my birthday. He made a matching necklace too which I will show you in a later post. He is very sweet to make this for me and it will be one of those items that I will keep forever. Thanks babe ♥

This is a bow necklace I got a while back, it was one of those "buy one get one free" deals. I love this necklace and love the diamond look it has. I wear this with almost everything.

And this hat....aw LOVE it! I have a love for sequins and glitter..anything sparkly really :) This hat was the perfect item to top this outfit off with. I guess you really wouldn't call it a hat though. More like a beanie...maybe a beret a little bit. Well I love it and makes everything a little more festive. 

My face. I think for my make up I had dark eyes and just simple foundation and blush.

Oh! And did I forget to mention...I dyed my hair again! I have this little blonde streak I had bleached before the summer and then I will dye it a bold color. I love it so much and I receive many compliments for it. It doesn't show too much, just kind of like a "peek-a-boo" thing which I like when I don't feel like I want to catch a lot of attention to myself. I think it is a fun idea though. Not too much not too weird and crazy ha :) I love this purple. So pretty and bold. I do miss my blonde too though. I am thinking in the summer I will let it go back to blonde, but maybe I will do another color!? Who knows! :) Let me know what you think!

Love you all!
emily sarah ♥