GRWM: First Day! | Back To School // 5

GRWM: First Day! | Back To School // 5

Hello lovely people of the internet!

It is the last day of my Back to School week! Did you enjoy it? Should I do more themed weeks like this? I really liked writing them and brainstorming ideas, so I’d def be up for doing it again. Now, sit back and relax and get ready with me for my first day of school!



Step 1-3 // Moisturizer, Eye Cream, & Primer


The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, Olay Bright On Schedule Eye Awakening Cream, & Dr. Brandt Pores No More

Step 4-7 // Foundation, Under Eye Concealer, Concealer, & Powder


Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Light Neutral, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Neutralizer, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light, & Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent

Step 8-9 // Eyebrow Pencil & Gel


Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite & Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep

Step 10-12 // Highlighter, Blush, & Bronzer


Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, & Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Step 13-16 // Eyeshadow Primer, Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, & Mascara


Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless Eye Primer, Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette (Silk Teddy all over lid & Push-Up pushed onto lid), Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, & Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara

Step 17-18 // Setting Spray & Lip Gloss


Urban Decay DeSlick Setting Spray & NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair



I washed my hair the night before. I put Healthy Sexy Hair Beach spray in it, and fell asleep. When I woke up, it had this natural wave to it- so I stuck with it.


Jacket, Tank, Jeans, Shoes, & Accessories


Faux Leather Jacket from Amazon, Cream Lace Tank from Kohl’s, Dark Indigo Hi-Rise Jeggings from American Eagle, Black Flip Flops from Target, Black Arrow Ring from Urban Outfitters, & Watch from American Eagle

Wow that was a lot. I have more ideas in mah brain that you’ll see over the next few months, and I’m really excited for them 🙂 I am going to try my hardest to still post once a week on here, even with school starting. I believe that it will still be Saturdays-but that’s subject to change. Look for my next post, Sept. 6- it’s a favorite of mine! 😉

Keep Being You!

With Love, Emily

5 Outfit Ideas! | Back To School // 4

5 Outfit Ideas! | Back To School // 4

Hello Lovelies!

Welcome to another day of back to school week! I haven’t made too many fashion-y posts, but now’s the time! I thought today I’d share 5 first day or really just general school outfit ideas. I’m going to try to link everything so you can really see it but some things may not be there any more.

outfit 1

Long Tank & Leggings // Floral Tank from Urban Outfitters & Shiny Leggings from Garage

outfit 2

3/4 Shirt & Shorts // B&W Striped Shirt from Charming Charlie & Denim Shorts from Madewell

real outfit 3

Cardi, Tank, & Capris //White 3/4 Cardigan from American Eagle, Black Lace Tank from Macy’s, & Salmon Capris from Kohls

outfit 4

Shirt & Skirt // Black 3/4 Top from Macy’s & Teal/Black Tribal Print Maxi Skirt from Zumiez

outfit 5

T-shirt & Jeans // Black Graphic Tee from Kohl’s (Rock&Republic) & Denim Jeans from Kohl’s (Mudd)

Oh my, lets talk about how I could not find a single one of those tops online! My goodness. I must be missing something but I tried so hard! I hope you enjoyed and have found some inspiration for your school attire!

Keep Being You!

Affordable First Day Look | Back To School // 3

Affordable First Day Look | Back To School // 3

Hello lovelies!

We are just flying through this week aren’t we? One thing I know that I and a lot of other people look for when going back to school are affordable things that still make you look put together. So today, I thought I would do my interpretation of that!


Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 in Soft Honey // 11.29


Rimmel Stay Matte Powder & ELF Powder Brush // 4.99 & 3.00


Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige // 4.49


Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black // 9.99


NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee // 4.99


So the outfit idea I had, was to pickup a simple black top from the dollar store or target or something or the sort. Then to add a little something to it, I picked up the long locket necklace from H&M for 5.95. I really love the simplicity of this and I think it ties it all together. My jeans I have had for a few years from Forever 21, places like that or H&M usually have reasonably priced items. I just need to throw on some flip-flops and I will be on my way!

I realize that this is still pretty expensive, but I just went through what I already had. I tried to choose the cheapest option. I really wanted to use the 3 in 1 which is a little pricey, and I just really enjoy Maybellines gel eyeliner.

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Fast College Face! | Back To School // 2

Fast College Face! | Back To School // 2

Hello Lovelies!

If anyone knows that there is value in 5 minutes more of sleeping, it’s a college student, or really anyone. Here is my fast college face, this is the look I rock the most during the school year. (Featuring a really tired looking college student) I applied whatever product I have in the picture and then snapped the pic right after.


Avene Thermal Spray

What could be easier than spraying this water on your face rather than moisturizing? Not only will it make your skin feel great, it’ll also help to wake you up!


Covergirl+Olay CC Cream Tone Rehab in Nude Beige

I wanted an all in one product that would color correct my skin and cover most of my skin imperfections. Also, one that doesn’t take that much time to blend- so this is perfect!


Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite

If I am having a particularly bad brow day I will put this on, but this step is totally skippable, as are any of these. It just helps you seem very polished and kind of put  together.


Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP

This was another thing that I didn’t want to blend out or really fuss with. Also for cream shadows, I’ve found that you are less likely to need a primer- which makes this fantastic for fast use.


Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

This is another product to simply finish off your look. Mascara seems to be a staple in every girls makeup routine, it just adds a little kick!


Ta Da! Simple, Quick, & Polished

I hope you all enjoyed that! Let me know your quick tips here or tweet me @MissEmily_Marie

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WhatsIn: My Backpack! | Back To School // 1

WhatsIn: My Backpack! | Back To School // 1

Hello Lovelies!

Welcome to Back to School week! I’ve never tried to do a themed week but I figured, why not give it a shot?! So here we are. I hope you all enjoy and I appreciate any feedback you may have. I’m starting off the week with a WhatsIn: My Backpack, which, not going to lie, I thought would be much more interesting, but I didn’t want to put things in there that I don’t actually need/use. So here’s my 100% honest and trusted bag!


This is my trusty old backpack. Not the most fashionable, but it is highly functional and hasn’t broken on me yet. It is the perfect college back pack because it has multiple compartments. It can easily hold many, heavy college textbooks, which is perfect. The color is great too because it  doesn’t show any wear.


I am such a great student on the left is a 5 subject notebook, which I’m planning on using for all of my classes. Lets see if it works. I always grab the wrong one, so I figure by only having one, I can’t forget it. Then on the right is my planner. I think a planner is essential and I’m the type of person that will get my syllabus and immediately put important dates in it. It helps mentally prepare me to see if I have more than one important thing due on a certain day.


This is my pencil bag that is actually a bag I received for free from Ulta. I have a multitude of sharpie pens in different colors (my fav), mechanical pencils (that I only really use for tests), more pretty colored pens, and highlighters. I’ll occasionally through post it notes in here as well.


Now this is my “personal” bag, I guess? As you can see, this was a bag I got from Ipsy once. This has all of the essentials tide-to-go (because I’m a mess), a colored baby lips and a clear baby lips, Almay liquid lip balm in nudetrients, a few bobby pins and hair ties, EOS funky looking lotion (that smells amazing!), Advil+other medicine in that, a few band-aids, and a band-aid stick that prevents blisters. I should really throw a few feminine things in here as well, oops.

Well, that’s what is in my bag! And yes, I really do carry that many chapsticks with me. They just seem to accumulate. Ask me to do this in december and it will virtually be the same, except with a lot of little bits of paper that just seem to accumulate, anyone else have this problem? I hope you enjoyed and I will see you tomorrow!

Keep Being You!

Vitality VoxBox!

Vitality VoxBox!

Hello Lovelies!

Here’s a random Tuesday post for you all! I just received a voxbox from Influenster. Essentially what that means is: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

So I thought I would do a little unboxing and first impressions!


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First Degree Advanced Burn Cream

So this was kind of a completely random item. It is a burn cream that I fortunately haven’t had to test yet, but I will keep it close to my curling wand because that gets wicked hot. It’s not something I would think to buy but I am super happy to have it in my possession now.

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Playtex Sports Fresh Balance

Here’s another thing I thought I’d blog about: tampons. I am so happy that they sent these in their box because they get expensive and can add up really quickly. When that time of the month rolls around, I will definitely try them out. I am also excited because I’ve never used this kind before.

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum

 I have heard of Elizabeth Arden but have never used anything by her. This is a skin serum and it is the prettiest one I’ve ever seen, which sounds strange. It has beads in the formula. It makes your skin feel super soft. The only thing I don’t care for is the smell. I am sure with a few more uses it’ll make my skin look 10x better.

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Pure Leaf Sweet Tea

I have had these before and I love them. I haven’t had the sweet tea until now and it tastes delicious. If you like iced/sweet tea you will for sure love this drink. It’s also wonderful because it doesn’t have preservatives.

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Softlips Cube

This is probably the thing that I was most excited for. I have used softlips chapsticks before and loved them. I really like this because you don’t have to dip your finger into something on the go. The packaging makes it hard to throw it in your pocket but it is nice because it makes it harder to lose. I could go on and rave about this for a long time but I’ve only used it for a day, potential August Favorites? 🙂

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Bikini Ready Energy Gummies

Now I’m not entirely sure what these are supposed to do. The package says: it acts as an energy booster, boost your metabolism, and increase energy. I ate them both this morning and don’t feel too different. I’m not sure if this is something you’re supposed to take over a longer period of time. I will say that they taste great.

There we have it! I hope you all enjoyed that kind of different blogpost from me. As you know, I usually post on Saturdays but I am taking this one off because I am going to do a back to school week! Starting 8/25 there will be a post at 8 pm central time until 8/29.

Keep Being You!

My Everyday Summer Face!

My Everyday Summer Face!

Hello Lovelies!

So today I’d try something that I’ve never done before and walk you through my makeup routine, step by step, with pictures! The way I did it was that I applied whatever product I have in the picture and then snapped the pic right after, I hope that makes sense? If it doesn’t let me know and I’ll try explaining better. Also if you enjoy and what more things like this let me know! Lets start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.


Step 1: Moisturizer // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion


Step 2: Face Primer // NYX Shine Killer


Step 3: BB Cream // The Body Shop BB Cream Tea Tree in 02


Step 4: Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light &                           Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush


Step 5: Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent & Elf Powder Brush


Step 6: Eyebrows // Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite


Step 7: Blush // Sonia Kashuk Blush in Sunset and Real Techniques Mini Face Brush


Step 8: Bronzer // Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze and Elf Angled Brush


Step 9: Eyeshadow Primer // Mini Ulta Extreme Wear Eyeshadow Primer


Step 10: Eyeshadow // Naked 3 Palette (Burnout)


Step 11: Eyeliner // Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight 


Step 12: Mascara // Mini Tarte Light, Camera, Lashes Mascara and Revlon Curler


Step 13: Setting Spray // Urban Decay De-slick


Step 14: Lipstick // Loreal Colour Riche in Raspberry Rush 

This was my face of the summer! Some days I would skip steps or use a different color/version of something. But this is the general look. Because of the heat, I used a shine killing primer and a lighter all over face cover. I also think that the matte powder really helps on those hot summer days. And , of course, my makeup would be gone by the end of the day if I hadn’t used my setting spray. Those are my 4 essentials to surviving the summer heat!

Keep Being You!


July Favorites!

July Favorites!

Hello Lovelies!

Here’s an obligatory oh my god the summer has gone by so fast what the Hell is going on comment. But yes, with that comes what my favorite July products have been! I don’t think I’ve talked about or reviewed any of these on my blog before so lets dive right in, shall we?


Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Light Neutral

This foundation has been raved about by so many bloggers. That’s most likely what led me to trying it. I’d say that gives a medium coverage but it just feels so nice on your face. It is super lightweight, which is something that I look for in makeup products because I hate that cakey feel. It is seriously worth the splurge go check it out.


Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

Now, this was in an eye brushes kit that I bought. I thought what the hell am I ever going to use this for. Well I will tell you, I use it for blending my concealer. It works like a charm. It works magically under your eyes or over any spots you may have. I love Real Techniques brushes and am happy that I didn’t just throw this bad boy away after not working in my crease.


Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

This was another product that I was always dying to try. This was part of a kit I believe and it is mini so it was a bit cheaper, the best way to try something, in my opinion. I haven’t used that many bronzers but I love this one. It goes on super well and it stays all day and just really helps define your face, without being too dark.


Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Afternoon Tea

I really like Tanya Burr’s YouTube Channel, so I figured that I would like her products just as much. This is the perfect pale pink shade that just adds a lovely color to your lips. I really want to try more of her products and I wish that they could ship Nail Polishes to the States. Maybe someday I’ll walk into Ulta and they’ll be there, that’d be wicked.


Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray

I love beach sprays, and have been using that Not Your Mothers brand. But I think I like this one a lot more. I received this in my July Ipsy bag and immediately brought on vacation just trusting that I would like it. It did not let me down. I love the smell of this and I love the natural wave it gives to my hair. It’s also a nice product because it doesn’t weigh down your hair, whatsoever.

Here’s my face with the products mentioned above (and more).


East Coast Haul- Part: Beauty&Accessories

East Coast Haul- Part: Beauty&Accessories

Hello Lovelies!

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! As promised, here is part 2 of my vacation purchases. I would really like some feedback on this as I haven’t done anything of the sort before. Without further ado, please enjoy!




ID Holder // Vera Bradley in Fanfare

Ring // Urban Outfitters

Earrings // American Eagle

Journal // F*ck! I’m in My Twenties: A Guided Journal from Urban Outfitters

Cup // Souvenir from If/Then: A New Musical

Purse // Boutique in Boston

Mug // You Are Here Collection from Starbucks



Toner // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner

Exfoliator // The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

Cleanser // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

BB Cream // The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream in 02

Night Lotion // The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion

Eyeliner // Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Midnight

Lotion // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

(Can you tell that I have never been to The Body Shop before? Also they were having a major deal when I was there, buy 3 get 3 free!)

Keep Being You!

East Coast Haul- Part: Clothes

East Coast Haul- Part: Clothes

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you are all ready for a MissEmilyMarie Double Feature this weekend! I was on a trip for 10 days, so that lead to some serious shopping. I’d like to disclaim that this is in no way me trying to show off, I just want to share my purchases. I purchased everything myself.





Black and White Color Block Tee from Old Navy

Quote Tee from Artists for Humanity (If you’re in Boston, check out their shop!)

Faded Black/Grey Tee from Garage

Cozy Purple Sweater from Garage

Mint Green Crop Top from H&M*

Simple Navy Tank from Old Navy

White Lacey Tank from Forever 21

Black Scalloped Crop Top from Topshop




Jean Shorts from Garage

Jean Shorts from Madewell

Faux Leather Shorts from H&M

Cream Lace Shorts from Topshop

Black and Grey Shorts from Old Navy



Black and White Fitted Dress from H&M



Black Faux Leather and Grey Denim Jacket from Nordstrom Rack

Black Bomber Jacket from H&M

* I will be the first to say that I don’t have the body to rock a crop top. That doesn’t mean I won’t buy them and wear them. I’ll just style them a bit differently. I also have a super short waist so they almost always hit in the perfect place. Be confident in yourselves, okay? ❤

Keep Being You!