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,

Another Trip to N.O.L.A.

Another Trip to N.O.L.A.

As pretty much everyone who reads this blog knows, I am originally from New Orleans, LA. I’ve lived there for the best time of my life (as a young child), and also the awkward stages of my life (7th and 8th grade). Most of my family is down there, so it’s common to visit them for holidays and special occasions. This time we went to celebrate my cousin Megan’s engagement at her party, and we really had a blast (from the past).

I’m going to begin this post from start to finish the way it happened to me, trying not to leave out any details. First, it all started with the long drive. Puppa certainly had a fun ride all of the way there.

Having our puppy join us was really fun this visit to New Orleans. It was good for her to get out of the house and good for us for her to be around. She behaved really well in the car. She didn’t bark at the other cars, slobber, or anything like that. She isn’t really polite when she wants to look out the window though. My brother and I kind of had to hold her so she wouldn’t climb all over our twin while they were sleeping. My brother captured this adorable picture of her after we stopped at a rest stop for her to run around some.

I documented most of my trip on Instagram stories. If you follow me already, you’ve probably seen most of these pictures. If you don’t, my username is @Emmakaty_.

The city is just absolutely stunning. I always have this weird feeling of being home, while also being a complete stranger whenever we visit New Orleans. It’s brings me nostalgia, but I also get so excited to see new things.

The first day we arrived was Thursday. It was really chill, and we mainly spent time winding down from our drive there as well as catching up with our family. And then the next day, my mom and I helped sent up for the party. The party took place on the roof of the Four Winds luxury apartment building, where I took the insane video above.

“Megan and Jeffery, November 11, 2017”

“Pop the champagne, she’s changing her last name!”

Aren’t these just the cutest souvenir cups you’ve ever seen?! I got this little sneak peek of some of the adorable party favors we’d get to take home. The party was a Great Gatsby theme, so everything was luxurious, beautiful, and had little sparkles of gold.

After we sent up for a little while, we left the building, walked right down the street, and had some sushi. We went to this place called Viet Orleans Bistro. I had their Crunchy roll and Spicy Crawfish roll. It was so good, I actually got seconds. It was definitely a fun experience.

After dinner, Megan led us to the Nopsi Hotel right across the street where she dreams of having her reception for her wedding in the future. Y’all know I’m always on the lookout for a perfect photo opp for y’all. Down below is my outfit of the day.

Top: H&M

Jeans: Forever 21

Boots: JCPenny

Then, we went back to the ballroom and top floor to finish up some details before going home for the evening. My aunt’s boss was so kind and generous, he let us borrow one of his condos for the weekend we were there. It was quite the luxury to have the opportunity to stay right in the middle of downtown New Orleans. I felt like a big city girl, if only for a few nights.

The next day we were up and at it again. It was Party Day after all.

Breakfast of travelers. I don’t know how I feel about the yogurt, but I definitely loved these bagels. And having a view of the city first thing in the morning was nothing short of amazing. I ate my breakfast and watched the cars mozy through the streets below. I felt like I was in some sort of movie or music video.

Before the party, my dad, brother, and I did a little walking around the city so I decided it was the perfect time to wear these jeans. I mean, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being normal and 10 being weird, in New Orleans these jeans roughly score about a 3. That didn’t stop my dad from giving me a hard time calling me “Half and Half” every time he saw me. I can’t say I totally hated it. That is probably one of my favorite things of visiting the city. I get to wear my crazy fashion sense without too j=many judgemental looks. It’s a nice break in the chain of small town East Texas life.

We walked around the block, grabbed some chicken, and when we got back, we honestly took a nap. This outfit was ideal for an early evening nap. But soon, around 4:30 or 5:00, it was time to get ready for the party!

I absolutely LOVED this theme! My mom and I found the cutest dresses online, and my whole family really went all out. We looked like we stepped right out of a 20’s gangster film.

 My dress was from Amazon. My Mary Janes are from JCPenny. The pearls, stockings, and cigarette holder were from Spirit. The headpiece and shawl was ordered off Amazon as well. My mom and I looked straight out of the movie, and my dad and brother looked as if they were headed to a speakeasy. We ate and talked the night away, reuniting with family and bonding with each other. Unfortunately, the night had to eventually come to an end. It was one we will never forget.

The next day, we decided to do a little shopping, but of course not without coffee first. We went to the World Market, which I always love stopping in, and Fleurty Girl, where I got the cutest little piece of home to keep with me.

Now, I always have a little reminder of where I grew up and a great souvenir from this trip. It was sad to leave again, but we finished up the weekend with a little Stranger Things marathon (review on the way???) and a horrible night’s rest before we were back on the road again.

Thanks everybody for your patience on this post. As you can see, there were a lot of things in include and nothing that I wanted to leave out. I will write more explaining my absence in the next few days, but for now it is time to rest. Congratulations again Megan and Jeff. You two are some amazing people. I love y’all always.

See you soon,