Face, Makeup

Best Mattifying Primer

Best Mattifying Primer: Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, 1.35 oz, $36 This stuff is the bomb! This primer really prevents oiliness from breaking up your makeup, even powders, and prevents shine and pores from showing. If you have oily skin, use it all over or if you have an oily t-zone like me, spot treat.… Continue reading Best Mattifying Primer

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Face, Makeup

Foundation Tip: (No) Flashback Friday

It's finally Friday! Many of you are going to be going out tonight and taking selfies and group pics and the last thing you want to be is Casper the Ghost in those captured memories. So, do not fear, Emily is here...to tell you how to not get that dreaded flashback from your makeup. Let's… Continue reading Foundation Tip: (No) Flashback Friday

Nails

Mani Monday: Best Top Coat for Long-Lasting Polish

Best Long-Lasting Top Coat: CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat, $9.90. When it comes to newly polished nails, nothing is more annoying then when it pretty much chips off in like 2 days. And not everybody loves shellac or has the time or money to get them done; even if you have an at home kit… Continue reading Mani Monday: Best Top Coat for Long-Lasting Polish

Fragrance

My Top Favorite Fragrances 2016

All-Time Favorite Perfume: 'Flowerbomb' by Viktor & Rolf 3.4 fl oz, $165. 'Flowerbomb' has to be my all time favorite scent! It smells sooo good and pleasantly girly and slightly sweet but still sophisticated (it doesn't smell like that teeny-bopper sweet stuff at all)! The official notes that are listed are: bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine,… Continue reading My Top Favorite Fragrances 2016

Makeup, Tools

Best Foundation and Concealer Applicator: The Original Beauty Blender

Best Makeup Applicator: The Original Beauty Blender, $19.95.  Best Value Alert! You can get 2 Original Beauty Blenders &  Original Blender Cleanser for $39.95 at Nordstrom or Sephora.  I use this sucker to apply every single one of my foundations and concealer and even some powders! It really applies my foundation flawlessly and better than… Continue reading Best Foundation and Concealer Applicator: The Original Beauty Blender

Fashion

Fashion Award: Most Comfortable Platform Booties

Most Comfortable Platform Booties: Mossimo Supply Co. Women's "Susan Heeled Bootie", $34.99 at Target. SO, Target is not really the place that I think of when I want super comfortable heels; most people assume for comfort and quality you have to pay a lot of moolah. This is not the case when it comes to these boots!… Continue reading Fashion Award: Most Comfortable Platform Booties

Eyes, Makeup

Best Waterproof Concealers

BEST FOR: Dark Circles Winner: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, .28 oz., $24. I absolutely can't stand my under eye area... I have almond shaped eyes so everything creases and settles into fine lines and I have tired dark circles and I'm only 23 🙁 Plus, I have allergies all the time… Continue reading Best Waterproof Concealers

Face, Makeup

Best Talc-Free Setting Powders

Best Translucent Talc-Free Setting Powder (For Dry Skin): bareMinerals "Hydrating" Mineral Veil, .21 oz, $21. If you have dry skin and you want a talc-free, translucent finishing powder, this is the best that I have tried. It is very difficult to find talc-free powders, so the selection is not super amazing. All bareMinerals powders are talc-free, so… Continue reading Best Talc-Free Setting Powders

Face, Makeup

Best Long-Wearing Foundations

Since my last post featured the best long-wearing liquid liner, I figured I'd stick to the theme and share my favorite long-wearing foundations with you guys. There really is no overall winner, either because the color selection isn't super diverse or the formulas favor a certain skin type. Best Long-Wearing Foundation for Normal/Combination/Oily Skin Types:  MAC… Continue reading Best Long-Wearing Foundations

Eyes, Makeup

Best Longest Wearing, Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

AND THE WINNER IS....MAC LiquidLast Liner, 2.5ml, $20 This stuff seriously stays on all day! Although it does not claim to be waterproof, only 'long-wearing', I would consider this formula waterproof because even after I shower and wash my face there's still product left behind. I would recommend using a good eye makeup remover (right… Continue reading Best Longest Wearing, Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner