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EMMY’S BEAUTY REVIEWS – Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette

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Let me start by saying I have tried several makeup palettes and this one is by far one of my favorites. It’s the Carli Bybel deluxe edition palette. If you haven’t heard of her, here is Carli Bybel’s YouTube channel. She uses her palette in several of her makeup tutorials which is inspiring to see the different eye looks she creates.

This palette has 21 everyday shades of matte, shimmer AND highlighters. The matte blends out smoothly and the highlighters are stunning. They are very pigmented so trust me when I say a little goes a long way!

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It almost seems too good to be true and you’re probably wondering how much you gotta dip into the funds to own this beauty. Check out  BH Cosmetics to order for yours for only $22.50!! This isn’t sponsored in anyway I am just really excited to share a gorgeous palette without breaking the bank.  Sometimes things come up that can be a financial burden and I’ve been there many times but this is not only affordable but a great find. The packaging is beautiful and the colors are pigmented and blend smoothly. The only thing I am going to mention is if you go in to pick up product from the palette make sure you have a light hand otherwise is does break a part easily.

I hope this was helpful and if you would actually like to see my own swatches let me know!

EMMY’S BEAUTY REVIEW 9/10

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EMMY’S BEAUTY REVIEW – Make up primer

Let me just jump right in and say, for the longest time I never used makeup primer.  I didn’t think it would make that much a difference. I wish someone would have shook some sense into me back then because I couldn’t have been more wrong! If you are in the same boat as I once was, I am that person that’s about to give you a wake up call!

There are different primers designed for different skin types but regardless it is a base for your foundation to go on more smoothly. It smooths creases, blemishes, large pores and helps give you a more flawless finish.

Again, I have that oily/dry combination skin and always find my makeup will separate in my t-zone area. By mid day, I will catch a glance of myself in the mirror and see half my makeup is missing. After some experimenting I managed to find two primers that work wonders for my skin. One is on the higher end scale and the other can be found at your local drugstore.

The first and more expensive one is HOURGLASS veil mineral primer. There are three different sizes as listed below. This primer is definitely worth the investment because of it’s extremely light weight and silky feel.  It leaves your face feeling and looking instantly smooth for a flawless finish and it is oil free! Let’s not forget to mention how beautiful the packaging is!

1.) Travel size 0.31oz – $24.00 CAD

2.) Large 1oz – $63.00 CAD

3.) Jumbo 2oz – $87.00

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If you’re not sold on wanting to make the commitment than let me tell you about the affordable option. The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer – $8.98 CAD (Give or take depending where you go)

This is my everyday primer because I personally love a long wearing matte finish and this definitely does the trick. It has a thicker consistency compared to the Hourglass and feels more like a facial cream but it’s also fast absorbing and long lasting!

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If you are also new to using makeup primer, here are a couple quick tips I use:

1.) Start with a clean face.

2.) Use it sparingly, Only apply a small amount otherwise your foundation may not set on your face correctly and clump.

3.) Give yourself enough time when doing your makeup and let your primer set for about 15- 20 minutes prior so your foundation blends more smoothly and lasts all day.

I hope this is helpful in anyway and if you have any other tricks I would love to hear your feedback!

 

EMMY’S BEAUTY REVIEW

Hourglass veil mineral primer 9/10

Rimmel stay matte primer 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EMMY’S BEAUTY REVIEW – My top moisturizer

Over the past few years I have experimented with different types of moisturizers for my combination skin. I go through periods of having my skin really oily and then extremely dry skin. I am talking severe dry patches on my skin, not even makeup could cover. It would always start to separate and leave my face flaky. It was quite embarrassing but also frustrating that nothing ever seemed to work, UNTIL I somehow stumbled upon my holy grail that I still use to this day.

SEPHORA COLLECTION – Intensive instant moisture + cream (1.69 oz) $29 CAD

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This cream not only provides instant moisture but it also absorbs quickly, leaving my sensitive skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. It has a really great but subtle scent and does not leave your skin feeling oily. (I’ve even caught my boyfriend using it a few times) I’ve had times of pretty bad acne on my nose and chin and this has honestly helped clear my spots and overall tone my skin. It is incredibly affordable and the formula goes a long way!

If anyone has also tried this moisturizer, leave a comment below! I would love to know if this worked for you.

Emmy’s beauty review 10/10

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Making the transition

Hey everyone,

I have been away for a while and been doing a lot of thinking to decide what I want to do for this blog. I’m happy to announce I have come to a conclusion – Beauty and lifestyle blogging.

I know this may been so unoriginal, and I debated the idea because of that. When I think about what I’m passionate about  and how I want to inspire people, I think about blogging about beauty. I want to inspire people to try new things or to help gain the confidence they need to get through whatever they have going on in life. It has truly helped me and I hope I can do the same for someone else.

I appreciate everyone that has already followed my blog from my previous and I really hope that you all continue to follow my journey as I experiment with my upcoming posts.  If you have any suggestions on what you want to see, I would appreciate any feedback or comments!

 

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Who am I, and why I’m here.

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Why do we write? Well for one, it is a way of expression. A way for people to not feel so alone in the world and to accomplish their dreams where you can feel like you Synchronize with the world.

Who am I ? The best way I can describe myself is a 23 year old who loves to write, scared of becoming old and having nothing to be proud of in life, always wanting to make a difference but never knowing how. When I think of what I want to accomplish, I picture a crappy chart I made with ideas shooting out like stars in the sky. These are just a few things that run through my mind daily.  Get ready for a load of cheese, but I truly believe everything happens for a reason and everyone has a purpose – I am still trying to figure out my own.

Why am I here? This blog of mine I have created, is not just dedicated to one niche or theme. It will be a bunch of random posts – whether it is my daily thoughts, reviews, tutorials, or who to hell knows. I just hope you all are willing to stick around for my journey.

This is the story of a girl, trying to find her purpose.

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Substandard and I

Lately I haven’t been posting, which my small follower base may have noticed. I’ve been thinking about writing, but haven’t gotten around to the motivation. I will admit, I’ve had a bit of writers block but mostly I’ve been feeling substandard in everything I do. In my job, how I feel, and my creative ability.

In my mind I have this amazing portrait of my life, where I’m going to end up in my career, and how my writing actually makes a difference not only in my life but in others. Sadly it is not reality.

I let my negative side take over and stop me from achieving my end goal and squash my positive mindset like a little bug on the sidewalk. Does anyone else feel like this? If so, how do you overcome it?

It may sound cliche (which I already feel for even using the word cliche), but I’ve always felt like I’m stuck in second place. No matter what, I know I can always do better and people always expect more out of me. Let me just say it is fucking exhausting.

I haven’t found out what my niche in life is, and I haven’t even found my niche when it comes to blogging. So my next questions to you are – what kind of blogs do you want to see more of? What can I do or write about that is entertaining to you? What can I do that is not Substandard?

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Sail 



I have sailed away from my commitment I made to myself – to write a post every single day. I know our lives consume us but I learned how much of a release writing can actually be.

This past weekend was Canada Day. It should be a fun time to celebrate, but I never see it as that. Canada day is the day before my brothers birthday. He would have been 29 this year.

Five years ago my life took a turn for the worst in ways I would have never imagined. Leading up to this week was very bland. I think I tried to block it all out but that never works. One of my best friends sailed to another place without me. Somewhere I cannot travel and I truly miss him every single day.

Never stop loving or thinking about those that have sailed on. It may be difficult in the beginning, and trust me when I say I went through all the phases of emotions you could imagine, but you are not alone. It may feel like you are but there is someone out there who has felt the same emotions or experienced something similar.

In many ways it was an eye opening experience and made me think a lot. I didn’t have anyone to turn to during that time. I keep thinking if I could help someone Sail on/help cope through a difficult time then it would make all the difference.

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Local Humane Society

Have you been pondering the idea of getting a new pet?  Consider your Local animal shelter first! 

My partner and I adopted a cat from our local shelter about six months ago. I am not going to lie, there have been moments where it hasn’t been easy. This morning I woke up to him laying on me inches away from my face. It almost startled me, but once I was awake he snuggled in close and just wanted to be pet and loved.

Where I’m from they don’t euthanize animals but they do have an overflow of animals where they run out of space to put them so they have not choice but to stack them in cages around the halls of the building. It’s important to help raise awareness or volunteer when needed. It makes all the difference.

It may be not as exciting as getting a tiny kitten, but you are saving a life and giving an animal a second chance because let’s face it, we have needed a second chance once or twice in our life.

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Cringing at the past

The past creeps in, invading our minds.

Even when years have passed in time.

It makes you look back and remember,

that horrible time that happened in December.

 

He left without warning leaving you broken,

leaving with words left unspoken.

That is in the past, I moved on so fast.

 

Happiness has flooded, I have met the one

never thought it could be, my heart weighs a ton.

Again, the past creeps in, making me remember

that horrible time that happened back in December.

 

Although it was years ago, he made my heart singe,

I am happy now, and looking back makes me Cringe