REVIEW: Beautycounter Products!

IMG_2187.jpgdsc04507If you follow me on instagram (@emsies_emily), then you know that I’ve been going back and forth between NYC and Atlanta for work! It’s been a dream come true but also means that I’m constantly on an airplane so my mindset lately has been skincare, skincare, skincare. I was recently introduced to a brand called Beautycounter and got to sample a few of their products! “Beautycounter is dedicated to creating high-performing products that are free of toxins linked to cancer, hormone disruption, infertility, and the like. ([They’ve] banned over 1,500 ingredients so far.” The first picture is my skin with no foundation after trying these products for a week and I must say I really like the results! Check out what I think of the products below!

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Makeup Products That Last All Day & Night

Desktop.jpgDaily life is too busy to have to be worried about if your eyeliner is smearing or if your lipstick is coming off. Think about how great it’d be if you forgot to take off your makeup and woke up not looking terrible because your makeup stayed on (college moments and I right? lol)? Over the years I have been on the search for the longest wearing products and I’m really happy with all the products that I’ve found! Anytime I’m wearing makeup, 90% of the time I’m wearing one of the products shown above. Read below to see what products I highly recommend if you want makeup that stays on all day and night! Continue reading

REVIEW: NARS Cheek Studio Palette & Sheer Glow Foundation

dsc01899.jpgDoes anyone else ever beam with joy when they get new makeup? It seriously never gets old. One brand that I have admired for years is NARS! They produce super high quality products with amazing packaging and pigmentation! A new NARS store recently opened in Buckhead Atlanta which in my opinion is more convenient then going through the crowds at Sephora in Lenox (see my review of the new store here).

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REVIEW: When Gel Masks

Girls, I am finally done with my degree in industrial engineering!! I finished my last exam & presentation yesterday & it still hasn’t hit me that it’s over! Nights full of studying definitely call for relaxing & pampering. Last night I watched hours of Netflix & edited some videos; tonight I’m going to try to pamper myself a little bit.
IMG_0799.JPGHave you ever treated yourself to a mask at night that was made from a sheet-like material? Well there’s a new best thing & it’s gel masks! These are jelly-like, cooling, & feel more moisturizing than regular sheet masks! A brand of gel masks that I have really been enjoying is When! Their masks are only $7 & includes an all-natural bio-cellulose sheet that is made from coconuts, which is gentle enough to treat burn patients! They offer five different masks (shown above) but see below for my thoughts of the ones I tried! Continue reading


DSC01102.jpgHey everyone! I just realized it’s been a while since I’ve done a makeup review on the blog so I’m excited to get back to it! Today I’m reviewing MAKE Beauty which is a brand you might recognize if you ever shop at Nasty Gal! You can also find their products in Barneys store & on Birchbox. MAKE Beauty is a brand that is paraben-free, never tested on animals, & a percentage of the sales is donated to their non-profit partner, We See Beauty Foundation. This foundation supports women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas!

MAKE Beauty has provided for my readers a special 20% off discount on their site with the code “MAKEYOURSELF”, valid until 4/15! See below for my thoughts on the products I tried as well as pics of me wearing them! (Keep in mind the products in the pictures are sample sized- the actual products are much bigger!) Continue reading

Current Beauty Favorites

DSC00233.jpgI am so relieved to be done with my test this week! No better feeling then having your life back! In between studying, I stepped onto my back porch and snapped this picture of my current favorite beauty products because I realized I haven’t done one of these posts in a long time! I actually used the back of a Justin Bieber poster (from Morgan and I’s Bieber Party- see pic here) and it worked just fine lol. The flowers were also the only ones that bloomed by my front door so my house is probably a little more ugly now- oh well. Here are my current favorites!

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