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 

Beauty Confidence (or lack thereof)

Lately I’ve been feeling weird about my body. Like ew, I don’t like it. Something I noticed was that I don’t really like my face without makeup anymore. 

The reason why I chose to write about this on Wednesday is because this is when I would post about beauty products and things like that. Just like I wrote about summer bodies for my Swim Suit Horror Show post, I wanted to take some time to address my feelings, as others may be experiencing this too. 

I love makeup. I think it is so fun to play around with and another outlet for me to be creative. However, one day recently I went out with a friend, just a casual shopping trip and felt really insecure about myself. 

I just threw on a T-shirt and Jean shorts, no makeup, hair in a messy bun as usual. And I hated mirrors that day. This really caught me off guard. I mean, that’s how I used to go to school. And work. And even right now as I write this I’m sitting in shorts and a T-shirt, hair up in a bun. 

That day in the dressing room I noticed how my skin tone is uneven. Blotchy I guess is a good word. My stomach punge was especially noticeable. I hated the way my jeans fit, and even when I tucked my shirt in (my ultimate power move), I still felt awful. 

Why? 

The next day, I threw on an extremely minimal look for work with my makeup, my work shirt, and jeans, and felt 10 tines better. So it got me asking myself “do I rely on makeup for confidence now?” 

I thought about it for a little while, and yes. Maybe I do rely on some concealer and mascara to get me through the day. Maybe if eating better and doing more exercise to flatten my belly out a little bit will make me feel better. And that’s okay. I am all about body positivity. I think women of all shapes, sizes, abilities, and ethnicities are absolutely gorgeous. So I want to be positive about myself too. 

People like to call women who wear a lot of makeup fake. Or get surgery, or wear wigs, or whatever they want fake because it isn’t necessarily “real”. Sure, my winged eyeliner is fake, but it’s cool af. 

“You’re so pretty without makeup.”

“I don’t want you to think you need to wear makeup.”

“You don’t need to lose any weight.”

I know you mean well, but really as long as I’m healthy, I think I should just do whatever I want. 

I was thinking maybe I should go on a diet buy now that I’m dressed, I think I wanna go get a millshake. That would make me REALLY happy. 

If you’re feeling a little down and out this season, hit me up and let’s talk about it. Mt contact page is always open, and I’d love to chat with you. Stay safe out there and thanks for reading. 

Peace, Emma Katy

Style Icons I Adore

Fashion and style can be very complex things. It’s kind of interesting how people are drawn to completely different things to put on their bodies. Lately, I’ve really been trying to dive into the world of fashion, and I realized fashion is like a sculpture. You can shape and mold your own fashion world, and create worm holes to allow others in. There’s not only one fashion world, there’s millions of individual ones. So this blog post is really my appreciation of some ladies and their fashion world, and how the grass doesn’t always have to be green on the other side. It can be any color you want.

1) Kallie Kaiser 

Kallie Kaiser is a YouTuber that I follow. She is effortlessly pretty and super cool. She posts a lot of clothing hauls and look books (which are my favorite things to watch) but she also does GRWM’s and the occasional tutorial. I’ve been following her for awhile now and she never fails to surprise me. I love her sense of style, because it is full of variety, but totally matches her personality. One thing about her is she is obsessed with stars. 

She is also the master of natural makeup and lace/mesh tops. Everything she wears is daring, edgy, with a distinguishable touch of femininity.  Kallie is always up-to-date on the latest trends. Her hauls wouldn’t be complete without a new pair of Jeffrey Cambell’s. I always go to her channel when I’m looking for new stores to check out or trends I want to try out. Check her out on Youtube. You won’t regret it.

2) Rena Lovelis 

If you read my Spring Playlist you would see the band Hey Violet on there. Rena Lovelis is the lead singer of that band. I fell in love with the band and their style while watching their music video for Guys My Age. She is like my alter ego. If my personality was like anyone else’s, I would want to have her cute smile and powerful spunk. I mean, the bomber jacket in the picture above would’ve been cool with a collar, but without one it looks insanely stylish!! If I saw that in the store and picked it up, I would be so confused I wouldn’t even try it on. She’s the kind of person that would, which I commend her for. 

This girl is like the embodiment of the word “cool.” Her voice, her dance moves, her style, and most importantly her hair! You’ve got to check out their music, especially if you’re a moody teen girl like me. You’ll be dancing all the way to H&M.

3) GiGi Hadid

I know what you’re thinking: “obviously”. GiGi is beautiful, and ever since I saw her I knew her style was inspirational to me. I mean, Look at those pants! I never wanted a pair of pants like that until this picture. Her smile is adorable, and I think she is talented. I think she could make a garbage bag and crocs a trend. She is the queen of crop tops in my opinion. 

I mean, without those glasses in the picture above, this outfit would be pretty basic. I love how everything is tied in in all of her outfits and it reminds me that simple silhouettes can be chic. That’s what I appreciate most. How she somehow dresses up basics so easily, you don’t even notice. 

4) Zendaya

Zendaya has been a goddess since day one. No matter what she puts on, it always glows. Everything about Zendaya says sweet and smart, which I love. She gives off such a confident but welcoming vibe, I wish I could be her friend. I remember always being amazed at her award appearances outfits and how her evolving style never failed to posses elegance. There’s just something about her.

She’s bold. Trendy. Fearless. I love it. One of the things that also impressed me was her hair. She has pulled off so many different hairstyles, don’t shoot me if I say she reminds me of the flawlessness of Rihanna. I expect many more looks from her. She’s on my radar. 

Thank you all so much for reading. Fashion can be a VERY competitive thing, so I wanted to take some time out to throw a little shine on other goddesses. While getting dressed up is so fun, it can also be imtimidating. Don’t be jealous of your local fashionistas. I used to be, but then I realized that we were just different. There’s nothing wrong with that. 

Confidence is the best accessory. -unknown

Thank you for reading!! Spread some love to yourself and others. Come back soon.

(I do not own any pictures above).

Peace,

Emma Katy