Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In the past few years, I've gone through quite a few different hair colors and styles. When I started college three years ago, I was excited to experiment. I had only ever gotten highlights in my hair so college meant crazy colors, all the time.

Currently, I've got an ombre/bayalage/highlighty look going on with my hair. I just switched it up a few weeks ago, after months at the same dark brunette shade. I did it myself, and think it turned out pretty cute. 

It's also fun to think about what my hair color means to me and what it says about me. I think with how much I change it up, it definitely means I like to stay as trendy as possible (mostly I fail at that), and that I'm definitely a creature of change. I want people to notice my hair and appreciate the changes I do to it. 

My hair color is ever-changing, unique, and fun which exactly matches my personality. I use my hair color to represent myself and I think I do it pretty well. 

I'm always looking to find new hair dyes and hair products to make sure my hair stays healthy and strong. I love Madison-Reed's hair color advisor, which allows you to input your current hair color, hair type, and desires for future hair styles and they match specific hair dyes to you so that you can find colors to match your skin type and personality!

I usually end up curling or leaving my hair naturally wavy, especially when it's multiple colors, because it looks fun and cute. After I shower I use Pantene's Argan Oil Serum, which leaves it detangled and incredibly soft. Then, I either blow-dry or air-dry my hair. To create my natural and quick waves, I love the Remington curling wand, which heats up fast and holds a curl. (Be careful though, it gets super hot. I've burned myself too many times to count. Once, I burned my thigh, which is wholly embarrassing)

I finish by giving my hair volume with the L'Oreal Boost It Volume Inject Mousse to my roots, and then spraying with the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Illuminating Spray, which leaves my hair shiny and pretty.

What are your favorite hair dyes and products to use on your hair? 


xo Emily

Favorite Instagrams: Food Edition

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hello everyone! Today's post is going to be a bit of a spotlight into my favorite social media site: Instagram. I am absolutely obsessed with finding new, interesting, and amazing instagram accounts to follow. 

I thought I would do a post every so often about all my favorites. Today's is going to focus on Foodies! If you're not aware, I have my own food instagram - EmilyEatz  (follow me!!) - where I share all the delicious things I try. 

Here are three foodie accounts that I love, and you will too!

Who: Ina Garten, author and chef, famous for her cookbooks and Food Network appearances
What: Delicious shots of her own recipes intermixed with shots of her famous friends, amazing adventures, and adorable husband
Why: Not only is she a fantastic chef, which means that every single photo of food she posts makes my mouth water, but she has such a charming personality. Her captions are fun and sweet and I find myself smiling when she posts a new shot. 

Who: David Chang, Founder and Chef at Momofuku (and all the Momofuku's that followed)
What: Shots of his recipes, with bits and pieces of his own adventures in dishes from around the world and around New York
Why: To put it simply, David Chang is a genius. Seeing his creations on instagram keep me dreaming of delicious food, all day long!

Who: Julie Lee, a food photographer based in LA
What: Shots of the super-healthy and super delicious fare that she makes and eats in California
Why: Not only is her instagram bright and light, but her photography is out of this world. For food photos done with real skill, follow Julie.

(Did this post make you hungry? It made me hungry)

Yum! What are your favorite foodie instagrams? Share them below!

xo Emily

Daytime Drama

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Here's a quick face of the day for you, one that I've so intelligently named 'Daytime Drama'. (I'm not the best at naming these looks? Oops)

This was such an easy and fun makeup look to create and wear and I love that it's just enough drama for a day look - plus, you can easily wear this for a fun night out.

To get this look, I went for a shimmery purple and silver eye, with a strong lip and strong brows.  I used my go-to favorites for my face (Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder, NYC's Sunny Bronzer, and Anastasia's Eyebrow Pencil) before focusing on this easy and cute eye look.

I worked a dark plum shade from my Lorac Pro Palette 2 into my crease (the shadow is called 'Plum'), bringing it down to my lower lash line and then finished off my lid with a shimmery white shade from the palette called 'snow'. A little dash of liner and mascara and I was done. 

For the lips, I used 'Cava' from Bite Beauty, which is one of my all time favorites lipsticks and the perfect berry shade. I love how it all turned out!

xo Emily


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hello, I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! At my school, we get the Thursday and Friday before Easter and the Monday following Easter off, so my mom and sister came to visit me in New York.

On Friday, my mom and I went to one of my absolute favorite restaurants in New York - Jean-Georges. It's ridiculously fancy and ridiculously expensive but it's a huge treat when I do get to go. We decided last minute to go because they have a $38 prix-fixe lunch menu, which is completely affordable and a great little treat. It's three courses - appetizer, entree, and dessert - and it's amazing. Here's what I got:

Appetizer: Fried Calamari with Basil Salt and Citrus Chili Dip

 They were absolutely incredible. I adore calamari and getting it from one of the best restaurants in New York was pretty special. The Chili dip that went with it was the perfect bit of sweet, spice, and tangy and made for the perfect bite!

Entree: Slowly Cooked Salmon with Sautéed Potatoes and a Black Olive and Passion Fruit sauce.

The salmon was incredible. Fish in New York is out of this world. The portion was massive and underneath the fish was a few pieces of sautéed potatoes, spinach, and the most best glaze I've ever tasted. You wouldn't think a black olive and passion fruit glaze would taste good, but it was phenomenal.

My mom's entree: Sautéed Black Sea Bass with Shitake Mushrooms, Fiddlehead Ferns, Sesame Vinaigrette.

My mom also got fish - hers was a sautéed black sea bass that honestly changed my life. Cooked to perfection and covered in a magnificent sesame vinaigrette, this was a perfect entree.

Dessert: Jean-Georges Warm Chocoalte Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Do I really need to say anything about this gorgeous piece of dessert? (Cake is my favorite food so I could barely contain myself when this got to our table - YUM)

I can't wait to go back to Jean-Georges for another amazing meal!

xo Emily