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’OrĂ©al 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 

Emptying My Closet (Donating)

As we discussed in my last post, I’ve been doing a ton of decluttering. I went through the majority of stuff already. Decluttering made me be honest with myself about my interests, hobbies, and personality. Growing up, I became interested in different activities, different decorations, and a whole lot of art supplies. 

I know this isn’t exactly a “looks” topic, but I wanted to write about this in this category because the biggest change I noticed was my clothes. I emptied my dresser. Now I open up my dresser drawers and am shocked by how much I don’t have to wear. It actually makes me feel good, because before, I would together an outfit and legitimately worry that a better combination lied somewhere deep in the depths of my wardrobe. Now I can clearly see what I own, meaning I can leave the house in my best outfit possible. 

Now, being pretty much a grown up trying to find my path, I went through all these old things, like books, art stuff, clothes, and things like that. I had to ask myself if I actually am ever doing to take this hobby up, am I REALLY ever do to do such-and-such, and so on. 

I filled two garbage bags full of clothes. Tops, pants, and shorts to give to Goodwill. I shop at Goodwill, so I will probably steer clear of the one I donate to, in order to prevent buying my old stuff again. I also got together books I’ll never read, supplies I’ll never use and other stuff. 

I always think about giving back to my community. It’s an important thing to consider for each of us to do. My gently used things can be beneficial to plenty of people in my community. 

Some of us may not always be able to donate money or time. When I think about being charitable, I always think I don’t have enough to give. But one book, or one shirt, could make a lot of difference to one person, and that’s really the whole point. 

I consider this a success because decluttering not only helps me clear my mind, focus on what’s important, and help me mature. It’s also getting me to be involved in my local community by doing something selfless. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your living space, or like everything needs to be organized, try decluttering. Going through your stuff will give you a better sense of what you have, let you throw away/donate things you never use, and create more space for the things you love. 

Thanks for reading. I hope this inspired you to empty out the suffocating things in your life. It’s liberating to minimalize, in my opinion. And also, knowing that you’re offering something to other members in your community is fulfilling. 

Peace, 

Emma Katy 

Summer F*ck It List

(I know my post is late but please cut me some slack. Classes are crazy and I worked an 11 hour shift yesterday. I will do better, promise!) God, summer hurry up already. I’m so ready to be out of school, done worrying about classes, and be full of fun times. I’m so excited for summer to start, all I’ve been thinking about lately is how I’m going to spend my time-when I actually get some to myself. I figured it was time to make a list of all these things and share my adventures with you. 

  1. Take my boyfriend to Six Flags (I’ve been meaning to take him for the last two years but either didn’t have the money, time, or mode of transportation. That changes this year.)
  2. Day Trip to Austin (I’ve never gone to Austin, TX even though it’s been a dream of mine to visit) I’m considering transferring to UT Austin sometime in the near future, so I would love to explore the city first.
  3. Visit at least 4 hole-in-the-wall coffee shops. You know how I am. Gotta collect those T shirts. 
  4. Win a volley ball game against my boyfriend (one of these days I will have my chance)
  5. Go to a concert or music festival 
  6. Get bikes to see the city with (Austin, Houston, Oklahoma City)
  7. Take a cruise to wherever (please please please bank account can I?)
  8. Graffiti on something (do sidewalks count? I think yes. And by graffiti I mean like chalk of course…)
  9. Go to that revolving tower thing in Dallas with my boyfriend. (They have those Day & Night passes and we’re both terrified of heights, so obviously we have to go)
  10. Go sing karaoke sometime 

    I know that these aren’t really Wild N’ Out but I love taking adventures. My boyfriend and I want to travel a lot this summer. Experience the world around us and slowly branch out. I’d also love to share these new things with you guys, and all the fashion, beauty, adulting, art, and photography along the way!!! Hit me up with some of your summer plans. What are some things you and your friends have planned? I’d love you hear all about it. 

    Let’s recap in the fall and see how much I’ve actually accomplished. Thanks for reading and wish me luck!!