Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School Makeup Look

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Eyeliner Explained

Ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of eyeliners they have at Sephora or the drugstore? There are how many types of eyeliners? Then you get to the styles on the eyes, but we'll leave that for another day.  Here I want to take the simplest form of each type of liner (that I know of) and help guide you through this maze of madness.  Since I do not own ALL of the types of eyeliner, I used images found on Google. Let's get on, shall we?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

You're the Top Series: Top 5 Staple Jewelry Pieces

Hello my stars! I'm trying desperately to make this blog more diverse, so for today's post I've decided to share with my top staple pieces of jewelry.  Some have sentimental value and some I just love because they are beautiful.  I hope you enjoy! (In no particular order, of course)
1.  This used to be my Gin-Gin's ring holder and for the longest time after I graduated, I had no rings to put on it.  But then my dad gave me this beautiful silver and turquoise ring (not pictured) and I got to use it again. It's a small ring, fits my pinky and maybe my ring finger and just the gesture of him giving it to me meant the world.  The rings you can see I got from Claire's/Icing and I love bows sooo, I have a ton of bow rings that I wear quite a lot and really enjoy.
 2.  This is a big sentimental piece to me, this was my Gin-Gin's cross and when she passed away a few years back my aunt's decided that I should have it.  Sometimes I will wake up with my hand around it, or if I'm anxious my hand immediately flies to my throat to hold her cross.  It makes me feel like she's with me.  The only time I ever remove it is for surgery, MRI's, and if I'm in a show where I wear a costume that can't hide it.
 3.  There is nothing really sentimental about this piece, I just think it's beautiful.  When I saw it at Ulta I passed it up at first but when I went back a few days later it was still there and I thought of it as a sign, so I got it, not realizing there was a quote on the inside.  As I said I like bows, but I love quotes more.  It says "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
 4. You may have noticed that I start each post with a variation of greeting you as Stars.  I got this earing at Walmart when I was at school because we're the Stephens Stars.  So when I lost the second one to this in a move, it became my cartilage earring of choice.
 5. Finally, my nose ring.  Not one specific nose ring like everything else, but just the fact that I have one.  It was one of the first big changes I made as soon as I got to college.  I still have the original stud, too.  Again, unless I'm having surgery, an MRI, or am in a show that it doesn't fit, I never take it out.  Not because it will close within seconds but because I just don't like having it out, I don't feel like 'me' without it.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Adore Me Lookbook #2

Hello my Stars, Emma here, back with another Adore Me Lookbook! As I mentioned in this post, I have discovered the website Adore Me and I'm in love with their lingerie.  So as a little fun thing, I've decided to take some of their pieces of lingerie and pair some fun makeup looks with them.  You can find the Adore Me website here and specifically browse their lingerie through here.  They are always updating what they have on their website, which means I am constantly on there looking at all of the beautiful things they carry.  The look I did today is for a lingerie set called the Cindy Push Up and it comes in a total of six colors but I chose to go off of the yellow (mainly because I can't wear yellow clothes because they turn me red, so might as well wear yellow underwear!) Let's get to how I got the look!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Back to School: Lookbook #3

Hello my stars and welcome back to what is usually a video but today I decided to make my video into a post.  Today's post is a lookbook that is back to school ready and appropriate.  A fairly neutral eye with a pop of color on the lips and everything else being in the pretty neutral territory.

My Brow Products

Everyone knows that eyes are the windows to the soul but also the eyebrows are the frame around that window.  Your brows help to frame your whole face, they can make or break you, so having the right product is key.  Luckily, there are many products on the market- drugstore and high end brand- that are now available.  So let's go and I'll talk a little about each product!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Etsy Shop Spotlight: KGPlanner

Here is another Etsy Shop Spotlight, this time featuring KGPlanner.  They are great sized sheets for the price you pay and the quality is impeccable.  You can check out the KGPlanner shop here, so go and show her some love guys! XOXO Emma

Adore Me: Lookbook #1

I  recently came across the company Adore Me, website here, and wanted to do some lookbooks for some of  their lingerie pieces. If you would like to take a look at their lingerie page, please click here and browse all of their amazing sets! They are constantly updating the page with new designs and collections and it's a great way to satisfy your curiosity about this amazing brand.
The inspiration for the look.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Etsy Shop Spotlight: Vintage Gypsy Road

Hello my lovely Stars, I hope this post finds you well! If you subscribe to me on YouTube (if you don't and you would like to, click here) you would know that I have indeed been bitten by the planner bug.  My boyfriend gifted me an Erin Condren planner for my birthday and I have gone full tilt crazy for it- especially the stickers.  That brings us to today's post, an Etsy Shop Spotlight and today the spotlight shines bright on Vintage Gypsy Road.  Pictured below are the stickers that I own from them, except for my gumball weight loss tracker- I forgot to picture that but Whitney was absolutely wonderful about getting it out to me after it turned out to be out of stock.
 Planner Perfect set- $5.00
 Color Me Mine Tea Set- Not Listed Currently
Frou Frou set- $3.00
As you can see, the stickers they design are absolutely gorgeous and definitely look hand drawn.  The shop owners are wonderful about getting back to you if you have a question or issue with your order.  I know because I had an issue of my own and they fixed it quickly, efficiently, and beautifully.  Their Etsy shop is VintageGypsyRoad and they also have a Facebook page that is here but a little heads up it is a closed group, so you have to request to join.  
Again, these stickers are absolutely beautiful and are artfully made, so be sure to check out VintageGypsyRoad for your sticker planning needs! XOXO Emma

You're the Top: Top 10 Lip Glosses

Here is another addition to my "You're the Top" series, this time featuring my favorite lip glosses.  Lip gloss was my first piece of makeup that I bought myself so they hold a special place in my life.  What are some of your favorite lip glosses? I would love to know! XOXO Emma

Friday, August 14, 2015

Brush Basics

Hello my beautiful Stars, how are you doing? As you can tell by the title, today's post is all about brush basics.  I found a five piece brush set on Amazon with the most basic and necessary brushes and am going to explain for what and how you should use each brush.  Now for some of you this may seem super basic because, like me, you have jars full of brushes but for others just starting out brushes can seem very scary and confusing.  Well, have no fear I'm here to calm your nerves and explain how to use your most necessary basic brushes.  I will also end the post with a quick explanation as to how to care for your brushes, i.e. how to wash them and what soap to use.  Let's get started shall we?

Back to School Giveaway!

Hey Guys! It's time for another  giveaway! This time it is all school related.  Watch the video then go to the video page and enter, I promise you won't regret it! Just click HERE! XOXO Emma

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Safe Summer Glow

Hello my Stars and happy middle of August! Now, I know what that means- trying to get tan before you have to head back to school, work, etc.  But fair warning, this isn't a post about what tanning oils to use or the best places to go to get a tan.  Instead, this is about all the ways you can get a safe tan without risking skin cancer because of too much exposure to the sun.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back to School Series: Private School Beauty

Hello Stars! I wanted to share with you what's been going on at my YouTube channel emmadelfosseMUA.  I hope you guys enjoy the video and if you have any tips of your own please feel free to leave them down in the comments! XOXO Emma

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fall 2015: Colors and Fashion Trends

Hello my lovely Stars and welcome back to another post! Yet today's post is a little different, it is geared more towards fashion BUT makeup trends and makeup in general is influenced by fashion- the colors, the styles, everything. So I figured I 'd share with you what I found for Fall 2015.  First, the color palette:
Of course we've got Marsala in there, since that is the color of the year.  The color, though, that makes me most happy to see is Cashmere Rose. I know we've seen it somewhere on many runways before but this year it somehow seems different- more adult, less childlike.  Something that can be work to work without being frowned upon.  The bottom row is definitely the most striking of the two but Panton knows their stuff and I suppose I shall trust them.
Now, onto this thing called 'fashion' I keep hearing everyone talk about....

You're the Top Series: My Top 5 Lipsticks

It's been awhile since I posted something for the ongoing, 'You're the Top', series so I figured I would get together with some of my favorite lipsticks, have a photo shoot and show them off!  Great plan, huh? No? Just me? Ohhhkay then, well this is awkward. Kidding, I'm kidding! Hit that keep reading button, if you feel so behooved, and read on my little Stars and keep shining!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation: First Impressions and Review!

Hello my beautiful Stars! Today, I'm going to share with you my first impressions and initial review of the BRAND NEW Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation which was graciously given to me by Influenster for review.  But do not fret, all opinions are honest and completely my own- let's get started!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Back to School Series: Starter Makeup Kit

It's that time of year again, back to school time! That means new pencils, notebooks, and if you're going into middle school or high school or college that means getting to wear makeup for the first time.  Today I'm going to show you what I think you would need in your starter makeup kit.  I hope you enjoy!

Bare Minerals Products: REVIEW!

For my birthday I was lucky enough to receive some Bare Minerals makeup.  I haven't used mineral makeup in years, ever since I stopped using Pur Minerals powder. I received a small pallette and a package of lipglosses and here is what I thought after applying them and wearing them for a day.