Make-up Makeover!

Lately I have been uninspired by my make-up look and I set off to find some products that could make me feel revitalized for the spring/summer.

I really wanted to find a shade that worked for my face because I truly think that its one of the hardest things for women.#firstworldproblems…

SO i went a little overboard with foundations in order to find the right shade and consistency and wanted to give myself options… also I’m indecisive so I would have regretted only getting one of them if it didn’t work out.


Primer: Hard Candy Lift and Firm

This was more because I was running out of my current primer and thought I’d like to try something new 🙂


  • Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous fresh complexion
  • Maybelline dream liquid mousse airbrush finish
  • Revlon Photoready fresh effect

I was trying to find something that had the same dewey effect as my past foundations with medium coverage but I was a little disappointed that the first two had a much lighter coverage than I expected and also set a little darker than they looked (better for summer tan me). The last one seems like it will dry the right shade but is a lot more runny than I thought it would be and so probably won’t have the coverage I’m looking for. I know that’s what concealer is for but I find that it only makes my break outs more frequent and severe. So I try to make up for my lack of concealer with a strong yet not cakey foundation. So far these products are worth their price and will give me more options but not exactly what I was hoping for so the search continues…


I’m really excited to use these more often to brighten my face and give it some depth because I’m kinda getting tired of my go to bronze and blush is not my best look #clown

  • Maybelline master hi-light
  • L’oreal True Match lumi


Comment below if you have some recommendations that work for you!

x emily.

Lookbooking ahead: October

September is ending and October is approaching which means Autumn has officially arrived! And since I am super pumped for the cool, crisp weather and cozy fashions and comfort foods of the harvest season, I’d like to take a moment to feature what I’m looking forward to using/doing in the coming month!

x emily.

Yes to Cucumber Soothing facial wipes

Clear Nourishing Shampoo and Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash

Mini Accordian File

New swag to make my classroom more cozy

Lit Pumpkin Vanilla Candle!

Yay dollar section candles @ Target!

Fall fashion faves: gold bling, printed leggings, comfy tees

Autumn go to make-up look: Bronzer + Dark Red lipstick

Summer Lovin’!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and my summer days are drifting away so I thought it would be fun to feature some of my current faves! And away we go!

I’ve been looking for a quality shampoo for months now, that could kind of do everything for my tricky hair and I think I’ve finally found one that works (as of right now)! Tresemme Youth Boost truly leaves my hair soft, silky, and manageable!

On the skin side, I have two current faves: Moisturizer and make up! Literally, Aveeno Sheer Hydration feels so soft on my skin, I apply it everyday, and it doesn’t leave a greasy or wet feeling. 🙂 Now onto L’oreal True Match Lumi. This foundation is the only thing I’ve used all summer and it’s amazing. Goes on smoothly and evenly and results in a clean, dewy look, yet radiant!

I’m all about the summer TV series and right now I’m hooked on Astronaut’s Wives Club (ABC) I really have nothing more to say about it other than if you like some combination of history, space, and drama this is where you belong. Seriously, get on board before the finale this week! #teamgrissom

Girl Meets World (2014) Poster

Also, Guilty Pleasure Alert! I’ve finally caught up with Girl Meets World and as an obsessed avid fan of the original Boy Meets World, I have to say as we approach the end of season two, GMW has definitely grown on me. Don’t get me wrong it will never reach the epic feel goodness that I cannot even begin to explain of BMW but it has settled a little into it’s own and I’m excited to see where it takes us. I know the pilot was lackluster and most people have probably given up there but if we remember correctly season 1 of BMW wasn’t even that special but what helped it succeed was the believabilty of the little bitty natural child actors. Yes, GMW has a few kinks and stiffness to work out but just like any series that will come in time. Episodes are mostly worth it for the incredible performances of those from BMW past that we already know and love but GMW also features some of the most original and funny moments Disney channel has offered in the last 5 years… I know that’s not saying much with their rapid decline of quality control in the writing room but I’m willing to give them a chance. I just hope Disney does too. Anyway, I could literally write a dissertation on BMW / GMW if someone didnt stop me… sooo moving on.

In the literature circle, I hate to admit it but I was resistant at first to give the Legend series a chance. I think I was just soburnt out from dystopians that were all the same that I couldn’t imagine how this one would be any different. And while the premise is very similar, I can honestly say that this series was a rollercoaster of plot twists and such that kept me on my toes. It was a little more mature than others like it and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the world that Marie Lu created.

For the foodies out there, did you know you could get Reese’s peanut butter in a jar!?!?!?! I SURE DIDN’T! But now I’m enjoying my afternoon snack of pretzels and PB with some probably not as nutritious or natural but freaking amazing PB.

Check back in a few months for some more faves with the arrival of my favorite season: AUTUMN!! ❤

*Disclaimer: I want to note that I truly do endorse all the random things I mention here, and I am not getting paid/compensated in any form for my comments. I can only hope that my words are heard so that these faves can continue to exist!