Christmas Wishlist (Beauty)

Christmas Wishlist (Beauty)

There have been a few things I’ve had my eyes on for awhile, but have been waiting to get. From eyes, to lips, to skincare I’ve been slowly making a mental list of all the things that’s missing from my beauty inventory. I think Christmas would be the perfect time to treat myself to a few of these items, (and also put them out there for anyone who’s curious about what to get me for Christmas this year).

 

HUDA BEAUTY Obsession in Warm Brown

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First up, and of course it’s eyeshadow. But LOOK at this palette. It’s absolutely perfect. It has the warm tones everybody loves, with the soft transition shades, and the staple shimmer shade. It’s basically Instagram in 9 colors. I love it. I need it. Where has this little palette been all my life?

ABH Prism palette

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I need the pink shade matched with the aqua shade highlighted by that champagne shade on my eyelids Right. This. Second. The amount of looks in the array of styles you could create with this palette is honestly unbelievable. ABH is coming up with some incredible palette. First, it was Modern Renaissance (which I still need to get), then it was Subculture, and now this bad boy up top? High Five ABH, you may as well be stealing my wallet right out of my purse.

ABH Brow Wiz

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I may be late to the game, but I hear the ABH brow wiz is a game changer. I have been loving these pencil type eyebrow fillers. Now that I’ve heard so much about this one, I’m pretty much dying to get my hands on one to try it out for myself. I thought about putting the dip brow pomade in this wishlist, but realized that’s probably not the product for me. These little fellas would be just what I need.

Tarte Shape Tape concealer

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I know. All I’ve done is rave, rave, and rave some more about this product. I’ve been wanting it SO BAD. I am pretty much completely out of the Maybelline concealer I’ve been using, and I was about to buy another one before I was like “WAIT! Shape Tape!” I’ve heard Kathleen Lights talk about this concealer, and pretty much everyone else too. I just need to bite the bullet. I will get this concealer. I will own it. One day. Hopefully, that day comes soon.

Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner

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Tarte is like the official bada** of the makeup business. They just are always on top for me. I think I love ABH eyeshadow and Tarte for anything else. What draws me to this eyeliner is the two different tips. You could use the pen tip for your lash line and the felt tip for your wing. A must have. This is a necessity. And I love the gold on black packaging. It’s so chic.

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion

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Everyone and their mother has either used, bought, or heard of this eyeshadow primer. I love eyeshadow but I’m just skeptical of primers. I don’t know why. But I’m dying to see if this primer stands up to the hype. Only, I’m not dying enough to pay full price for it, you know what I mean? That’s why it’s here, on my wishlist. *wink wink*

Too Faced Limited edition Gingerbread Man Melted Matte Lipstick

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Isn’t this lipstick the cutest lipstick you ever did see?!? I LOVE the packaging on this little guy. The red tone of the lipstick is the perfect shade for the holiday season. I’ve never used the Too Faced Melted lippies before, so I have no idea about their formulas or wear, but what better time to try new things than the present?

Glossier Super Pure serum

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Glossier has blown up. I don’t know what they did, but they’ve acquired a hype I’d be afraid to live up to. I’ve only heard amazing things from them, so I’m excited to invest in a few of their products. The one I’m most excited about is this Super Pure Serum. It’s advertised to reduce redness and target blemishes. Lately I’ve been investing in a lot of skin care items, but I haven’t found any that hide the redness of my face well enough to make me feel completely comfortable in public without concealer. I’m hoping this stuff will do the trick.

Glossier Cloud Paint Quad

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I don’t know why Glossier decided to name their cream blushes “cloud paints”. However, whatever made them decide to do it, they made the right decision. When I first heard this name, I was thrown for a loop. It made me do some research on it and that made me watch videos on it, and now I want every single one. I don’t even know if I’ll like these colors on my skin tone, but is that going to stop me from spending my money. Of Course NOT!!

Glossier Boy Brow

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And finally, we have the Glossier Boy Brow. This is probably one of their most famous products. It’s the first one I ever heard of. Again, the name threw me off and unlike the cloud paints, I wasn’t interested in this product. But lately, it’s been getting a lot of recognition. I have pretty bushy eyebrows, and this product has been said to be perfect for people like me. I think this, on a lazy day when I don’t feel like using the ABH brow wiz, would be a perfect substitute.

(I do not own any of these pictures on this post.)

Thanks for reading everyone. I hope y’all found some products you like in this post, and maybe even some gift ideas for your loved ones. See you again soon,

Ugh Inconsistencies, my old foe, we meet again.

Ugh Inconsistencies, my old foe, we meet again.

I know, I know, my blog posts keeps going in and out with when am I really going to post? What am I actually going to post? So on and so forth.

Many people close to me probably understand why I’m having such a hard time keeping up with my blog, but this post is for those of you who don’t talk to me everyday, and are curious about why in the heck I just can’t get my stuff together.

Basically, this past weekend we went through a move. We’re actually STILL in the process of moving. I told my mom earlier today, “I don’t know why I thought moving was fun when I was a kid.” It’s honestly such a hassle. But we’re extremely happy with our new place. A new place means new inspiration, and I’m all about it. I spent most of my day today organizing my new room. It feels good. Let me know if you’d be interested in a room tour. My friend Chelsey and I talked about it a little bit, and I think something like that would be really fun.

But besides the immediate tasks that demand my attention, there are other factors too. It’s stress, mostly. As many of you are probably experiencing as well, I’m suffering from stress about my finals. I have exams this week, and finals next week. That, plus the increasing demand for help at my work, I’m having trouble keeping up. Let’s not forget that I now live much closer to my boyfriend, so I’ve been taking advantage of that just fine. Don’t get me wrong, I love the busy life. Emma just wouldn’t be Emma if she wasn’t running around like crazy. I just need to find a way to adjust. Please be patient with me.

Another thing I wanted to bring up was that it’s December now. I’m mournfully waving goodbye to fall and happily embracing the Christmas season. I’m very excited to document some festive things I’ll be up to this year and share them all with you. I’m hoping to create some new content that you all will love and appreciate.

I don’t like posting when I feel my content is not gracefully prepared, or my writing needs tweaking, or anything is out of place. This is why most of my posts don’t get published until later in the night. You’d think that after a year of blogging, I’d figure out a posting schedule. Maybe that will be on my New Year’s Resolutions list. I’m sure that list will be a long one for 2018.

Anyways, I wanted to give y’all a short little update on my life and what I’ve been doing. I also want to thank all of you loyal readers that stick with me. You guys keeps me going.

Until we meet again,

November Ipsy Unboxing (Plus mini faves)

November Ipsy Unboxing (Plus mini faves)

It’s that time of the month again to do an Ipsy unboxing. I also figured since this is the last Wednesday of the month, it would be appropriate to tie in some monthly favorites for y’all, since I have a completely different type of post planned for Friday. It’s a small little favorites mention, but I thought they were worthy enough to share.

Jumping right into it, the first thing I pull out of my Ipsy package is the horrendous bag above. Yellow and brown combine to make this asymmetrical makeup bag. I currently am living for yellows and browns right now, but I just don’t like this bag. I never do at first, and then I surprisingly always find myself using them. I think I’m actually going to end up selling a lot of these for a garage sale we’re having soon. So if you’ve ever seen one you like, stop by my garage sale and pick one up for yourself.

Next, I reached in to find this lip balm. As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE getting lip balms. The ones I’ve been getting from Ipsy have all turned out working really well. This one is supposed to taste like berries and wintered red algae. I don’t know what that is but it sure sounds festive. I’m excited to use this one day.

Here we have an It! Cosmetics CC+ cream. This CC cream claims to be hydrating, anti-aging, and protect from the sun. It has some pretty wild claims on the side, saying that people gave this product a good review. I think something like this would be much better for the summer time. I usually only wear BB creams anyways, so that may turn out well. I’ll keep this for the spring time since I really don’t think I’ll need its sun protecting serum or whatever until then.

Now I found this Naked Cosmetics single eyeshadow in the shade Mother Nature. It’s a really pretty purple-bluish, shimmery foil color. I’m stoked to try this out for some winter looks. Let me know if that’s something you’d like to see. I’m thinking this paired with a green and iridescent shade would look absolutely stunning.

This tiny little guy is is just a lip color in a shade I’ll never use. It’s from this brand I’ve never heard of, and it’s in this light pink that just never suits me. This looks like a glossy coral or blush tone pink. Glosses usually don’t show up well on me because my lips tend to be so pigmented. I think I’ll give this away to someone else who would probably really enjoy it.

Lastly, at the very bottom lay this gem. Tarte, my favorite, surprised me again this month in my Ipsy bag. I got an amazonian clay blush but this one is a bit dark. A color like this would be great for a very subtle natural flush. At first I immediately thought this would be much too dark for my skin tone, now that I’m looking at it again, I think it would actually be very pretty. I think I’d have to first apply this with a light hand, but it would create a pretty sunkissed look.

I wanted to include the back of the compact for you guys so you know for sure what color this is. As you can see, I got mine in the shade “feisty”. I haven’t really been feeling like my feisty self lately (although others may disagree with me), so maybe this blush will help remind me of the bad mama-jama that I really am.

Now moving on to my favorites.

Here are the few products I wanted to share with you. I only have a few because most of the stuff I’ve been using this month are the same from last month, except these three. At the top left we have my Hazelnut Cream candle. I got this at walmart for extremely cheap and it smells so good. It also is the perfect size. I like it a lot and can probably reuse the jar for something once I burn what’s left of it. On the bottom right we have some lotion. I mentioned this lotion before because I got it from Ipsy as well. It’s an intensive care lotion so it’s supposed to be super hydrating. I wanted to mention this in my favorites because I’ve been using it to help my feet. Some of you may find this gross, but I’m one of those people who suffer from dry feet. It was always something I hated and never could find a cure. Lately however, I’ve been exfoliating in the shower and then immediately applying this lotion after on the heels and balls of my feet. I’ve notice a quick, as well as a surprisingly dramatic difference in the smoothness. No more cracked feet!! I’m obsessed.

Finally, we come to this perfume. My mom bought me this perfume a LONG time ago. Like…..years ago. I usually don’t wear perfume because I’m used to get the cheap kinds that only smell like anything for 5 seconds. Before recently, I always found this scent to be too mature for me. It smells sophisticated and gorgeous. I apply this in the mornings and get little whiffs of it throughout the day. I love this perfume a lot, and will be sad the day it runs out. It’s the Tommy Girl perfume, and since I got it so long ago, I’m not sure if it’s available anymore.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post. See you next time,