HALLOWEEN Costume and Makeup!

Ahoy everyone!

I hope you had a fantastic Halloween this past weekend! In my opinion, it is one of the most fun holidays because there are so many events going on. I personally had a great time dressing up with my friends in the city. If it isn’t obvious in the picture, I went out as a sailor!

Here are the details about my outfit:
– Hat: Party City
– Dress: Actually was from a dance recital back in 8th grade (not joking)
– Tights: Publix- It was an impulse decision haha
– Heels: Kelly&Katie heels from Designer Shoe Warehouse!

I created a collage of all the makeup products I used to complete my look! They are listed below.

(1) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12Hr Foundation (see review here)- $38, (2) Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette- $54,ย  (3) Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer- $30, (4) NYX Stick Blush in “Tea Rose”- $6, (5) Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in “111-Kiss of Life”- Kate Moss Collection (see review here)- $5.49, (6) Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner (see review here)- $18, (7) MAC Paint Pot in “Bare Study” (see review here)- $20, (8) Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner- $9.99, (9) MAC Limited Edition Eyeshadow in “Mayhem”

I’m not quite sure what face I was trying to make in the left picture. Haha But I was going for very defined eyes and used a good bit of the Urban Decay “Blackout” color in my crease. I love wearing red lipstick and the color just so happened to match my dress! This makeup look would be great for any occasion as well!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave me a comment telling me what you were for Halloween!
– Emily

My Top 3 Eye Primer Recommendations!

Hi everyone!ย My favorite place on a face to apply makeup is the eyes! With all the work we put into our eye makeup we want everything to stay right? That is why everyone needs to be using an eye primer under their shadows! After applying an eye primer, my makeup lasts longer whether I’m going through a day of work, class, or going out! Primer’s also bring out the color of your eyeshadows and keep them from creasing. Here are my top three recommendations of eye shadow bases! (Click the name of each to go to their website!)

3. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in “Sin”– $20

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MAC, Forever21, and Sephora Haul!

I would say that it was a very successful trip to the mall today. I mainly was going to look for some new clothes but being the beauty blogger that I am, had to stop in some makeup stores as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Brush Cleanser- $14

Draw the Line Eyeliner Gift Set: $28!
Comes with cobalt automatic liner from Buxom, gel eyeliner from Smashbox, pencil liner from Smashbox, full sized- liquid liner from Urban Decay, a felt tip liner from Kat Von D, and a full-sized automatic liner from Sephora. I am absolutely blown away by this product! Great products and price!

Love the packaging!


Selfie break! Lol This was my set up for the last photos.
ย Lace Black Dress- $23
I am obsessed with this dress and can’t wait to wear it to holiday parties this month! It seems really well made too with thick material. It will go perfectly with a statement necklace!
Also obsessed with my graphic tee. Forever Young. $8

Alright everyone!ย 
I hope you enjoyed this post! Happy December! ๐Ÿ™‚

Current Favorites! + I got a Twitter!!!!

Hey everyone! So first things first, I got a Twitter account! If you want to follow me, my username is @emsies_emily.

I’m sorry I haven’t had time to blog recently but here are some of my current obsessions! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t really worn makeup this last month but I included a variety of things!

Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
Suave Dry Shampoo
Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream (Travel size here)
Polka Dot Phone Case from Amazon.com
Lance Whole Grain Sharp Cheddar Crackers
Peace Iced Tea

Let me know if you want me to review anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ And don’t forget to check out my Twitter!

Collective Haul!! Sephora, MAC, Nordstrom Rack, Wet Seal, and Lush

I have done a lot of shopping in the past month so I thought I would share it with you all! ๐Ÿ™‚ These items were acquired after two shopping trips as well as an online order.

1) Wet Seal Solid Body Con Skirt in Yellow
2) Nordstrom Rack Beige Lace Top
3) Wet Seal Dark Pink and White Striped Scarf- I got this for 50 cents! Clearance item! ๐Ÿ™‚
4) Macy’s Yellow Lace Tank
5) Wet Seal Multi- Colored Beaded Silver Necklace
6) Macy’s Black Lace Tank

Products from Lush:

  • Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb- $6.25
  • Sweet Lips Lip Scrub- $8.95- Smells like chocolate and vanilla and is edible!!

Products from Sephora:

  • Benefit Cosmetics Feelin’ Cheeky! Minis- Comes with Posie Tint, High Beam, and Benetint- $15
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner- $5

Products from MAC:

  • Pro Palette Eye Shadow x4- $7
  • Woodwinked Eyeshadow Pan- $11.50 (Top left)
  • Sunbasque Powder Blush- $19.50
  • NYX Round Case Lipstick in 632 Frappucino- $3.99

7 Beauty Essentials for College!!

Here are some things that I think are going to be essential to have in college!! Good luck to everyone and I hope you have a great year!

1) Makeup wipes!
These are going to be so convenient for late nights when you’re ready to just go to sleep! It is so much easier to wipe off your makeup then taking time to wash it off.
Product Suggestion-

MAC Wipes (30 wipes)– $15 So this is clearly a high end option. I will say though that these do leave a little bit of an oily residue on your face. I wouldn’t use this during the day to fix smudged makeup. This is best before going to sleep. I heard some people say that it also makes your skin a little better (like reducing pores).

2) Moisturizing Face and Body Lotion!

You’re going to want a good moisturizer because dorm rooms can get cold at night &ย that’ll dry out your skin.
Product Suggestion-
Left: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (Face)- $24.50- You get 4.2 fl oz in this product so that’s a lot of lotion for the price! This has been voted for many years into the Seventeen Magazine Besties Beauty Awards as the best moisturizer! It’s really nice because it is absorbed quickly into your skin!
Right: Bath & Body Works Body Butter- $15- You get 7 oz of product for that price. These are super thick and moisturizing! The Dark Kiss scent is my favorite (especially for colder weather)!

3) Face Sunscreen!

You are going to be outside a lot since you will have to walk around campus to get to your classes. It’s also perfect for the days that you want to study on the quad! Sunscreen designed for your face is important to apply every morning before you head outside.
Product Suggestion-
Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40- $18- This has a bit of a tint to it but it disappears when you blend it in. It also doubles as a foundation primer! This isn’t greasy and is fast absorbing which I love!


4) Lip Balm!

Your lips are going to get dry from talking to so many new people so lip balm is a necessity! Most lip balms have SPF in them and are just good for moisturizing your lips in general.

Product Suggestion-

Left: Soft Lips SPF 15- $4// Right: ChapStick– SPF 4- $2
Product I don’t recommend:
Nivea Lip Balms– I’m not sure why but these just don’t feel good on my lips. It feels like they just sit on my lips and don’t get absorbed which is really annoying..


5) Hand Sanitizer

Shaking hands, opening doors, and paying with cash will make your hands super dirty. You especially want to make sure your hands are clean before eating meals!

Product Suggestion:

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel- $1.50 each or 5 for $5- These are super convenient and smell really good! You get 1 fl oz in each bottle. You can also get a holder (perfect for your purse!) for them and those are usually priced from $0.50 to $5.

6) Dry Shampoo

Perfect for the days when you are too lazy to take a shower or just when you want to refresh your hair. Lol This doesn’t require any water or washing. I find myself using dry shampoos a lot around exam time so I definitely recommend it for that time of year! Don’t worry dry shampoos don’t leave a white/ gray powdery residue in your hair if you massage it in.

Product Suggestions:

Left- Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo– 1.4 oz bottle (travel size!) cost $11, 5 oz bottle cost $23- This is the high end option.
Right- Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo- $4
Product I don’t recommend: Tresemme Dry Shampoo Yes I know I raved a lot about this product when I first got it but now I have realized that it makes my hair too sticky after I apply it! It does smell nice though. Hahaย ย 


7) Anti- Dark Eye Circles Product

There are a lot of late nights ahead of us.. haha Enough said.
Product Suggestion:
Garnier Fructis Nutritioniste Anti Puff Roller (Left: with concealer, Right: without concealer)- $12- I have heard only good things about this product! This product is meant to reduce puffiness under and around your eyes. The rollerball apparently feels really nice and cold when you apply the product. The solution contains caffeine in it so it truly does make your eyes look more awake. The roller with concealer supposedly has a sheer tint of color that can blend into any skin color.

Necessity for people with oily skin: Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray
Product Suggestion:
Urban Decay DeSlick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray (Left) or Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish (Right)- Both 4 oz bottles cost $29 each- These two products, formula and ingredients, are actually exactly the same. You are supposed to spray this on your face before and after you apply your makeup and it will make your makeup last for 16 hours! It takes away any shine or oil for that time period as well! Also, if you have on makeup that looks cakey, then spraying this over it will make it look more natural. The Urban Decay product is available at Sephora, ULTA, and Macy’s whereas the Skindinavia bottle is only available at www.skindinavia.com.

Let me know if you are starting college this year and what your beauty essentials are!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to everyone!