Ya Gotta Have Faith! Faith! Faith! 

Today, I was going to post something about school, and have pictures, and was excited to do something new. But, I got the urge to talk to y’all a little about God, and now I’m much more excited. If talking about the big guy upstairs makes you uncomfortable, unfortunately this blog post isn’t for you. Come back next week, because I have awesome things coming. However, I’d hate to offend anyone. 

Okay! So LET. ME. TELL YALL. HOW. GOOD. GOD. IS. 

I love talking about God. So I just want to take a minute to say without Him, there is absolutely no way I could where I am today. After many days of praying and following his influence, I have a fantastic job, a better attitude, on my way to improve other aspects of my life, and am met with the opportunity to better myself and others everyday. 

Lately, the devil has been trying me y’all. He’s worked his way into my ears, discouraging me from doing the things I love. I almost deleted this whole blog! How awful is that? I would’ve been devastated. The devil has been eating away at my heart, making me take things out of line, out of context, and out on myself. 

Usually, when I get like this I know what is happening right away. Everyone has their weaknesses, and I’ve been tested a hundred times. But no matter how far away from God I get, He always tries for me. He is this whisper in the back of my mind, pulling me back into who I really am, not who the devil wants me to be. 

God has been making a huge presence in my boyfriend life, as well as my own. It feels like we’ve both been through the ringer more than once these past few months. But these trials have brought us closer together, and closer to the dreams we’ve always wanted to accomplish. Whenever we feel like something may be impossible, we remind each other that God is looking out for us, we hold hands and pray together, and we are never let down. 

My boyfriend and I are pretty set in buying new cars this week. We are prepared to start college together this semester, (my second, his first year). We are happier than ever before. We’ve learned so much and have tried so hard, God is rewarding us for staying faithful throughout the awful times. 

I just wanted to take some time to give glory to Him. I’m positive that without His guidance and forgiveness, I would be in a much different place. 

With school starting, I have been extra stressed out. It seems like more and more, things were piling up on us. But now, little by little, all those things are falling away. We’re more understanding, softer in our words, and more hopeful in our actions. 

I just wanted to share the amazing things that have been happening in my life thanks to Him. It’s really been a total 180 turn around. 

So I’m just here to say that if you’re worrying, or stressed, or have been having some trouble, it pays off to talk to God a little. Even when it feels like He’s left you in the dark, He’s still there waiting for you to come out of it like a champ (with His help if course). 

Thanks for reading!! I love y’all. 

Peace, 

Emma Katy 

Drugstore Beauty Haul

Somehow I stopped buying makeup? Like when did this happen? I hit the pan of my powder? When did I go downhill? I decided that was the end of that, and thought it would be a good idea to treat myself to some little things. Summer is ending, school is starting, and that means my makeup routine and any routine in general will probably change. And plus, I just deserve a little something right now. TREAT. YOUR. SELF. 

The first thing I want to talk about is dry shampoo:

I don’t really use dry shampoo. When I used to, it was always one of two things: 1) it made my roots extremely greasy 2) it made my roots look powdery. Not cute. But I know that when school starts there are going to be more times than usual where I just don’t feel like washing my hair. It’s better not to on a daily basis, and if you think that’s gross then you may not know what silky soft hair is. Anywayyyss, I mainly bought this for when the day-after-shower day has my hair looking way greasier than I thought it would the night before. I’m really excited to use this. It smells SO SUGARY GOOD. My hair is going to smell like frosting. 

Next: conditioner.

You have heard me talk about this again and again. I love these little oval containers of heaven. I just wanted to mention it here because I did buy it in this haul and because I love talking about this conditioner. Still my holy grail. Great to repair hair, smells like the beach, and can be left in your hair for a little while in the shower like a mask. Good stuff. 

Concealer: 

I watched a Kathleen Lights “Favorite Drugstore Makeup” video before I went to the store and she talked about this Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I usually use the Age Rewind concealer, but I started running out and wanted to try something new. It’s not uncommon for the Age Rewind one to get oily on my skin and make me feel like I need to blot my face. This doesnt usually bother me, but I don’the want to have to worry about this during class. This one is buildable, easy to apply, and has good coverage. It’s also small, so it will be easy to take with me. 

Foundation:

If you’ve been keeping up with me, you know that I prefer BB Cream over regular foundation. I don’t know many Wet n Wild products, so I thought I’d give their foundation a shot. This one is a good match for my skin tone. It has a weird spatula as an applicator, which I thought was gonna be strange, but it actually works pretty good. Its lightweight, and it is buildable, just like the concealer. I think this will be great for the fall/winter months. I will say that it is a kind of drying. For me, that’s great because I have medium-oily skin, so this will hopfully keep me from getting all oily throughout the day. If you like Wet n Wild and prefer buildable makeup, I would apply a moisturizer before this if you have dry skin. 

The next thing is a brush!!!: 

I really like brushes. I will go all out on some brushes. I will spend $20 on a brush and not be bothered. This one was probably like $2. You know E.L.F. has the hookup. I really wanted another face brush. This one is firmer than most brushes I own. I like it. I originally bought this brush for the next product I’m gonna show you, but I think I might turn this into a contour brush. 

Matte Powder: 

As I said earlier in this post, I hit the pan of my Covergirl face powder. Powders are essential to keeping your face, you know, just like, keeping your face….it’s important!!!! Okay? 

Oh my God, I got to clean my fingernails. Ewww, I’m sorry. NOBODY’S PERFECT. Okay, back to makeup, this is my first time using a white powder, which I guess is supposed to be like translucent. I really like this. It isn’t heavy, or cakey. And I really wanted to get a powder that was the same brand as the foundation. 

Eyebrows: 

I’ve been trying to get an eyebrow pencil like this for a long time, I don’t know why I held off for so long. It is just so compact, I can just keep this with me. This is the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer. 

It has this nice little spoilie at the end, which is great for combing through my eyebrows. The applicator is tiny. I mean tinnyyyyyyyyy. It is also light, so again it’s buildable. It’s great for a completely natural look. Glad I bought this. 

Lips boiiiiiiii: 

I usually wear nudes. And I went to the store and I was looking, and I was like “I always do nudes, I don’t wanna do a nude, let’s try something new”. I know girls that wear like a shade darker or lighter than I normal “nude” depending on their skin tone and I wanted to try that out. So I picked up this one. 

Really love this purple packaging. 

Again, Maybelline got me on their hook. Can’t help it. This is in the shade Nude Nuance. It’s an intense cranberry. I thought this was going to read more brown, and little lighter, but it actually appears more maroon for my lips. I like it, and I will continue to use it. Colors like these are perfect for fall, so I’m happy with this buy. It’s buttery, but not like sticky. Thanks again Kathleen Lights, for the recommendation. 

That’s everything I got this past trip. I got all this for under $50!!! That’s awesome. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this. See you Friday! Peace, 

Emma Katy 

My Line Launch

As I briefly mentioned in last Friday’s post, I have started a Depop shop online. Basically, over the last few months I’ve been taking clothes and redesigning them in my own ways. Today I wanted to go more into detail about the clothes I’ve been working on, and share then with you all.

  •  You had me at coffee. 

This was originally a full length tank top. I was going to turn the graphic design on the front into a patch, but once I cut the bottom half off, I had the urge to stop. It was just so cute left like this. It also has this adorable lace back. I actually didn’t appreciate this lace detailing until I cropped it. I love it now.

  • Rainbow sleeves 

This top threw me for loop. It was originally just the hounds tooth design. I knew something needed to be done, but it took me forever to figure out what. But the rainbow fabric was calling my name. And I repeatedly asked the fashion Gods, “what?? What is it you want me to do?” After a while of deliberating, this idea popped in my head. Somehow, it just works together so well. Definitely a surprise I’m proud of. And for those of you wondering, this was actually really hard to put together. Okay? Okay. 

  • Rainbow Kitty 

OFWGKTA 

This was once my brother’s shirts, so shoutout to him. I cropped this shirt awhile ago, and wanted to pass it on. SO COMFORTABLE. And if you’ve never listened to OFWGKTA, you’re lying. At least I hope you’re lying. So yeah, this is the third one. 

  • Hand Drawn Lovelies 

Can I just be proud of myself for a second? I drew these 2 years ago. If you knew me in high school, you may recognize these types of drawings that I do. These shoes took a long time. I love them. I really really do. And I think I should let someone else have them. Buy them, I mean. 

There’s all kinds of cool designs on these shoes. There’s a little moon, part of a dream catcher, a flower, a little city, all kinds of symbols, just the works. I’m gonna miss these so much. 

  • From Indian Lakes

Cropping this T-shirt actually took some work. It looks pretty professional if I do say so myself. I got this at the first concert I ever went to,and although I still listen to the band, the shirt didn’t fit me comfortably at full length. So snip snip, stitch stitch, and here we are. 

  • Striped 60’s

This is also one of my most favorite ones. I just, I can’t. I’m obsessed. And Hailey rocks this so well.  I thrifted this shirt. It was originally long sleeved, but I cut those bad boys off and made this adorable sweater vest. It’s seriously so cute. 

You NEED this in your life. There’s no denying it. Buy it! Help an artist out. You need this for fall. You know you do. 

  • Lotus Flower Necklace

I hand made this. 

It took hours.

Isn’t it gorgeous though. This is a seed bead wrap bracelet/necklace. It took literally forever to make, but it is absolutely stunning. It’s the only one I have up for sale right now, but trust me, many more are coming. If you like it, let me know. I can customize one for you with one of the many hundred charms I have. 

Thank you for reading through all that. I’m so excited to be sharing my pieces with y’all. My Depop username is @ewolfe!! Be sure to check out my shop. Peace,

Emma Katy