Holiday Dress Favorites

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hi Guys! Today I thought I'd share with you 6 of my Holiday dress favorites. These are from TopShop and Zara (plus one from River Island) because they are my absolute favorites places to shop as of late - and I'm loving their dress selections! I thought these would be perfectly appropriate for the Christmas season as I'm really loving incorporating green and red into my wardrobe now - along with different textures like velvet, lace, and sequins! 

Holiday Dresses

Holiday Dresses by meowemily featuring zara dresses

xo Emily

Winter Simplicity

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hi guys! I have a quick and easy makeup look today that I like to call 'Winter Simplicity' because it's perfect for the season and it's so easy and simple. 

These five products below are the main components of this look. I love how this look complements any skin tone and works great for this time of year.

Because it's winter I went for face products that are a bit more moisturizing. I started with the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer because it provides enough coverage and it's (as the name says) moisturizing. 

To conceal my under eyes and blemishes, I used Maybelline's Better Skin Concealer in 'Ivory' because it is lightweight but also gives me the desired coverage. 
I set my makeup using the Rimmel Stay Matte and then went in with another Laura Mercier favorite, the Baked Powder in 'Bronze'. For the highlight I used Tarte's 'Pink Champagne'.

As you can tell, my eyes are very simple. I blended 'Cover' a taupe/pink matte shade from the Naked Basics 2 Palette into my crease and then patted the same highlight 'Pink Champagne' onto my lid to bring out that pink I wanted in the look.

For mascara I used Maybelline's Great Lash, one of my all time favorites. 

To finish, I used a gorgeous deep pink lipstick from Burberry, '405' Nude Rose. This was a bit of a splurge but it's quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to lipsticks. It's a lovely lip color for Winter and it's so easy to apply (plus its moisturizing).

I love how this look turned out - I think it's so healthy and pretty. How would you do a Winter Simple makeup look?

xo Emily

November Favorites

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hey guys! Today I have for you my November favorites. These all happen to be beauty favorites and I've picked out some things I've been obsessing over and things I think are great for this holiday season.

1. Tarte 'Lights, Camera, Lashes' Mascara ($21) - Currently, this is my favorite high-end mascara. I love this product because it's truthful when its advertising says that it 'lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions'. My lashes have never looked so thick and volumized, as well as curled and long. 

2. ColourPop 'Lunch Money' Highlighter ($8) - I've had this product in a few of my last posts because I think it's a great highlighter for the Winter months. It's a true 'soft, light gold' and looks so beautiful on the cheekbones. Plus, ColourPop is unbeatable for affordable and high quality makeup.

3. Ardell False Lashes ($3-$10) - I've been loving wearing false lashes lately. It's a bit weird, as I never even wanted to try them until this year, but I think on the right occasion, they add so much to a makeup look. My favorites are the Demi Wispies and the individuals lashes - all from Ardell because I think they do them so well and so affordably! 

4. ColourPop 'Tootsi' Lip Pencil ($5) - I've also had this product in my posts before but I recently got the lip pencil version of this, which I've been loving. It's a cool-toned grey beige and I think it's so pretty and as I said, you can't beat that price!!!

5. NARS 'Bahama' Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) - For my last favorite I have the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Bahama' which is a beautiful pinky brown aka a great #YLBB shade. I'm obsessed with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils because they're so easy to apply and so long-lasting and pretty.

What were your favorites for November?

xo Emily

Winterize Your Beauty

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hello everyone and Happy December!

To start this post, I'd like to say I'm a creature of change - I always find myself switching up my wardrobe, my hair color, and most frequently - my makeup. As winter approaches (or gets even colder, depending on where you live), I find my makeup changing drastically. There's something about the cold weather that makes rich colors so much more beautiful to use in makeup looks. My fall color palette is equally as beautiful, but the transition from fall to winter is pretty substantial.

I thought I'd pair my makeup look with the beautiful 'Gerda Lingerie Set' from Adore Me. I love the brown because they pair perfectly with my winter makeup transition. Below are a few other combinations of sexy lingerie and makeup sets for Winter.

I love how it complements the makeup look I've created below...

For my look today I decided to focus on the 5 ways I transition my makeup from Fall to Winter and use those to create the look below.

1. Hydrating Primers 
With the cold of winter, using really hydrating primers is essential. The Clinique 'Superprimer' is one of my favorites because it gives me all day hydration and a great base for my makeup.

2. Golden Highlights
I tend to stray away from highlights in the summer but Winter is the perfect time to use beautiful shimmery highlights on the tops of your cheekbones. Golden highlights are best in Winter because they leave you looking healthy and glowing.

3. Shimmery Brown Eyeshadows
I think Winter makeup looks are all about the brown shimmery eyeshadows. The Tarte Holidaze Palette is a favorite because it has 'Shooting Star', the perfect shimmery brown that I'm wearing on my lids. I mixed 'Yule Be Surprised' and 'Mulberry and Bright' into my crease and brought 'Shooting Star' to my lower lash line.

4. Brown Smoky Eyes
Continuing on the brown trend, I like to do smoky eyes in Winter and using the Smashbox Always Sharp Kohl Liner in 'Sumatra' makes for a gorgeous smoky eye. 

5. Rich Berry Lips
Finally, I love deep berry lipsticks for Winter because it just complements the cold weather perfectly. One of my favorites is Mac's 'Whirl' Lip Liner

How do you transition from Fall to Winter makeup?

xo Emily