Valentine’s Day \\ The Look

Valentine’s Day \\ The Look

Ah, the best day of the year for single people – Valentine’s Day.

To me, this has and always will be a Hallmark holiday that I do not care to celebrate whether or not I have a boyfriend. Thought I’d do a little tutorial for all the non-believers/Valentine’s lovers. I’ll be waiting for the candy sale on the 15th.

Here’s my 10 step tutorial for V-Day.


Step 1: A dark smoky eye to accurately reflect the color of your soul


Step 2: Cat Eyes to foreshadow that you’ll become a crazy cat lady


Step 3: Waterproof mascara for when you realize that literally all of your friends have significant others


Step 4: Full coverage concealer to hide your true feelings


Step 5: Sharp contour to show that you aren’t to be messed with


Step 6: A strong brow to show that you are a strong woman


Step 7: Highlighter because you need more men to notice you


Step 8: A dark, vampy lip because lord knows you’re not making out with anyone


Step 9: Setting spray to make your makeup last until you find a man, better hope it’ll keep your makeup on for years


Step 10: Finish the look, conquer the world – or the bar

xx – Emily


Products Used: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette in Black Market & Armor, ColourPop Gel Liner in Swerve, Maybelline Rocket Volume Waterproof Mascara, Charlotte Tilbuy Magic Foundation in Fair, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light Neutral, Maybelline Master Contour Stick in Light, Rimmel Brow This Way in Dark Brown, Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Peach Goddess, Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in No Tea, No Shade, NYX Dewy Setting Spray

Affordable Makeup || The Look

Affordable Makeup || The Look

Hello Lovelies!

I decided to write a little blog post featuring a bunch of affordable makeup for you all. I have been loving drugstore makeup as of late and often gravitate towards it more than my high end picks. This look features only affordable products!



Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation in

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent

Maybelline Better Stay Concealer in Light


Rimmel Brow This Way in

Essence Make Me Brow in


Physicians Formula Butter Blush in

Wet N Wilde Mega Cushion Hightlight in


Colourpop Pressed Shadows in

Colourpop Gel Liner in Swerve


NYX Lingerie Lipstick in

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


That’s all folks! Tell me, what are some of your favorite affordable makeup products at the moment?

*Bonus Points* if you saw my cat’s sneaky cameo in the first picture.

Beauty Haul || Sephora, Ulta & More!

Beauty Haul || Sephora, Ulta & More!

Hello Lovelies!

So, with all of the new beauty releases I decided to let myself go a little crazy in my favorite places to buy makeup. I was excited, my bank account is not – oh well! I thought I’d share what I bought with all of you and possibly do some first impressions and other blogs!



Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer & Nars Sheer Glow in Punjab & Smashbox Cover Shot Palette in Golden Hour


Elf Aqua Liquid Shadow in Brushed Copper & Elf Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer in Bronzed Peach


L’Oreal Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Cool Ivory & Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Shadow in Keep Calm and Wear Gold & L’Oreal Infalliable Paints Liner in Black Party & L’Oreal Voluminous Liner in Blackest Black


Revlon Insta-Blush in Berry Kiss & Physican’s Formula Butter Blush in Plum Rose & Wet n Wild Blush in Floral Majority


L’Oreal Infalliable Pro Matte Gloss in Nude Allure & Rimmel Matte Lipstick in the Matte Factor & Burt’s Bee’s Tinted Lip Oil in Showering Sunset & Maybelline Inti-Matte in Brown Blush & L’Oreal Infallible Paint in Nude Star


 Have you tried anything above? Do you have any other recommendations for me? Let me know!

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Drugstore Makeup Menu!

Drugstore Makeup Menu!

It’s been a long while since I’ve done a complete face of makeup with only drugstore products! So, I thought I’d do that today with my favorite all time drugstore products!


Foundation // L’Oreal True Match Lumi in W3 Nude Beige

Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light

Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Brows // L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Medium to Dark

Blush // Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro

Bronzer // Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light

Eyeshadow // L’Oreal Colour Riche in Treasured Bronze

Eyeliner // Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in 100% Black

Mascara // L’Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black

Lips // NYX Butter Gloss in Cupcake

Setting Spray // NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


I probably should have called this post a L’Oreal and Rimmel praise post! But these are legit some of my favorite drugstore products, they just happen to come from the same company! Also, how adorable is that makeup bag? I’m obsessed.

This next week I will be on vacation! I’ll be in Seattle, Vancouver, & Boise! Any and all travel tips are appreciated 🙂

BRAND New Face: Rimmel

BRAND New Face: Rimmel

There are many times I forget that I have certain makeup items in my collection. This new idea (BRAND New Face) will basically be a brand focus, where I only use products from that brand. Therefore, I can revisit products I already have and give any reviews/first impressions. The one cheat that I am going to let myself have it eyebrows. Lets face it, once you have routine, you really don’t stray.

Does that make sense? I hope so. The first brand that I am going to visit is Rimmel. This is probably my favorite drugstore brand, it is just so reliable. While doing this face, I definitely found some new discoveries but also visited old gems. Without further ado, here is a BRAND New Face: Rimmel!



For the base I used Matte 9-in1 BB Cream in Light and Match Perfection Concealer in Light. I have raved about the concealer many times, and nothing has changed. It is still my favorite all time concealer. The BB Cream was a product that I have not tried before. I actually really like it. It gives a really good first impression. The color is wonderful and easy to blend. It dries matte and looks like your perfect skin. I’m very impressed and will be using this again!


On my eyes I used ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige, Exaggerate Felt Tip Eyeliner, and Lash Accelerator Mascara. I have used the eye shadow stick before and it is a pretty, bronze color. Super easy to blend and just adds a nice little something. I loved the Lash Accelerator Mascara. I put it on and instantly put it in my makeup bag. Slowly, I’m learning what I like in a mascara. It has taken long enough and this ticks all the boxes. The standout product of this face for me was the eyeliner. I’ve tried it before and it just never really worked out, not today though! It went on so smoothly and it was super easy to do. It dried matte, which I actually really like, and it stayed put.  This is an entirely new discovery and I am so happy. I’ve never been able to find a great drugstore eyeliner so I am pumped to keep trying this out and see how it holds up! So far, I’m in love.


The last two things I used were the Natural Bronzer in Sun Light and Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 11. I’ve used the bronzer and I don’t really have any kind of opinion on it. I’m still trying to figure bronzers out, they kind of confuse/taunt me. It does add a nice warm glow. The lipstick is to die for. I’ve always loved their lip products and this is just another one that I picked up. I think that the color is absolutely gorgeous. I am living for the dark red and black liner look. Rimmel Lipsticks never fail to disappoint.

What Rimmel products do you recommend? How did you enjoy this? Is this something that I should do more of, if so what other brands would you like to see? I hope you had a fantastic day 🙂

Keep Being You!

2014 Favorites!

2014 Favorites!


It is the end of the year once again and how crazy is that. I’m not going to lie, 2014 was definitely not my favorite year. I am starting off 2015 with more positivity and higher hopes. On a better note, the makeup of 2014 was incredible. I really started to like it and saw it as an art form. It made me be able to express myself in entirely new way. Here are my top 14 favorites of 2014!



1-4 // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent, Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Neutral, & Benefit Porefessional


5-8 // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, Urban Decay DeSlick Setting Spray, Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep, Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’oro


9-11 // Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner


12-14 // NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Afternoon Tea, Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 104

There we have it! These are the things that I absolutely fell in love with in 2014. If you’d like a further description of why I love these things or some reviews, please let me know as I’d be happy to! I usually add some thoughts to my favorites but I thought that would get quite lengthy. Also, let me know your favorite things of 2014, whether that’s makeup or other things!

Keep Being You!

New Year’s Eve: Day to Night!

New Year’s Eve: Day to Night!


Tomorrow is New Years Eve, and I have an all day obligation and then I am going to a party at night. I have planned it out on how to transition my day makeup to new years makeup and I thought I’d share it with you all!




Moisturizer // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

Primer // Too Faced Primed & Poreless

Foundation // Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Nude

Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealar in Light

Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent

Brows // NYX Eyebrow Pencil in  Black & Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep

Blush // Nars Blush in Orgasm

Eye Primer // Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow // Maybelline Color Tatoo in Bad to the Bronze

Mascara // Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Setting Spray // Urban Decay De-Slick

Lips // Fresh Sugar & Marc Jacobs Lip Vinyl in Kissability


I’m going to throw a few makeup products in my purse to touch up/transition.



Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light

Bite Beauty Pigment Pencil in Meritage

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Lets Travel the World

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Mirenesse Curl Mascara

Tag me on Instagram/Twitter (missemily_marie) and show me your looks! Have a happy new year 🙂

Keep Being You!

GWRM: Christmas Makeup!

GWRM: Christmas Makeup!


I am back on schedule, hopefully! I have nothing to do over the next month and a half, so expect weekly posts, along with some random ones throw in! Anyways, I am here to show you how I plan to do my makeup on Christmas, if my outfit matches. Still not 100% decided on that. Not a classic Christmas look, but I like it, hope you do too! 🙂


Moisturizer & Primer // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion & Benefit Porefessional


Foundation, Concealer, & Powder // Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Natural, Rimmel 2 in 1 Concealer in Light, & Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent


Blush & Brows // Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Deep Wine, NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Black, & Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep


Primer & Shadow // Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne & Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Burnout/Strange)


Liner & Mascara // Kat Von D Tattoo Liner & Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Lips // Fresh Sugar Balm in Ruby & Tarte Lip Gloss in Paris

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Keep Being You!

Birthday Face!

Birthday Face!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I thought I would do a quick run through of what I was going to wear for my birthday tomorrow and share it with you! I was going to do a full-fledged get ready with me but I did not have a tripod and I wasn’t pleased with how the pictures turned out, so I am just going to say what I used! I tried my best and I hope you enjoy!


Step 1 // Primer // Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Step 2 // Foundation // L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in Nude Beige

Step 3 // Under Eye Concealer // Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Neutralizer

Step 4 // Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light

Step 5 // Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent

Step 6 // Brows // Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep

Step 7 // Highlighter // Benefit Watts Up

Step 8 // Blush // Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro

Step 9 // Eyeshadow Primer // Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne

Step 10 // Eyeshadow // LORAC Pro Palette in Bronze

Step 11 // Liquid Liner // Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Step 12 // Eyeliner // Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Black

Step 13 // Mascara // LORAC Pro Mascara

Step 14 // Lips // Fresh Sugar Ruby & Tarte Paris Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Step 15 // Setting Spray // Urban Decay All Nighter

I hope that you enjoyed that, and I am sorry it wasn’t a full-out post like I wanted it to be! Next special occasion, perhaps. To those of you that celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and to those going out Black Friday, I’ll leave you with Ellen’s wise words, “Be Kind or Shop Online.”

Keep Being You!

Fresh Fall Face <3

Fresh Fall Face <3

Hello Lovelies!

So because it quickly changed from Summer to Fall, at least in Wisconsin, I thought it might be fun to do a simple What’s On My Face: Fall Edit. I did my makeup this morning and quite liked it, so I thought why not? Give something new a go!


Primer // Benefit The Porefessional

Foundation // CoverGirl 3 in 1 Foundation in Soft Honey

Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent

Brows // Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep

Highlighter // Physicians Formula MultiColored Highlighter

Blush // Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Envisioned

Eyeshadow // Tarte Eyeshadow in Kisses Under the Arc & Art in Montmartre

Eyeliner // Kat Von D Tattoo Liner on top lid

Eyeliner // Ulta Gel Liner on waterline

Mascara // Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Lip Stick // Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur

Lip Gloss // Tanya Burr Lip Glos in Let’s Travel the World


Keep Being You!