Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dark Lip and Simple Eye

Hiiiiii everyyyone!
As you may found out in my Fall Fashion blogpost..  I am obsessed with Fall. Not only Fall clothes, but Fall makeup IS BOMB. Everything about a dark cranberry lip I am all up, all over and around. Since I am mildly obsessed-- who am I kidding, I am totally obsessed-- I thought WHY NOT DO A TUTORIAL?!? My favorite quick out the door look lately has literally been a winged winer, bold lip and thats about it. Takes .5 seconds and you literally look like Miss Fashionista. Try it. I bet you will get a million and twenty compliments! ;) Now lets get into this...

- For the base (foundation, contour, blush, highlight) check out my previous post!
- I know I get repetitive but ALWAYS PRIME YO LIDS. Unless its literally going to be a waste of time and you're eyeshadow/liner will come off halfway through the day.
- Then you don't want to do anything crazy to the lids since you have that dramatic lip going on, I just swept a light brown shadow into the crease for some definition and such!
- After that, I took a white eyeshadow and put that in the tear duct and right underneath the brow to highlight and make ya look awake.
- Then I did a winged liner. Find out how I do that here! (btw-- would you like a picture or video tutorial on this? let me know in the comments!)
- Now onto the lips! I took Macs lip pencil in Night Moth and lined the lips and brought it half way down the lip so it blends with the lipstick seamlessly and then, apparently finally put some Mascara on..... Hahahhaahahha
- Lastly, I took Macs lipstick Cyber and filled in the rest! Rubbed the lips together and dadadatada! A perfect Autumn Look!

So there it is! The most simple and easy Fall Makeup! 
How cute would this be with a grey cozy cardigan and some boyfriend jeans?!! UGHHH TO DIE FOR. 

Let me know what other Fall Makeup Looks you want to see nextttt!
Keep your lids open for some Halloweeeeeeeeeen Tutorials 0:)

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Hiiii guuuuuys. I'm back again with a new post. But, this time not so new. I posted wayyyyyyy back when my essential makeup step which is Contouring and Highlighting. Check that out here. Since that post has blew the heck up I thought, why not do an updated one? Thats oooold news. Still check that post out though, because the technique is still the same, just the products are different. I think these products make allllllll the difference. So lets get started :)

Heres an exerpt from the 1st post---

"This is my girl Kim K... As you all know I'm obsessed but we can save that to talk about for a different day.... She has the perfect cheekbones, the tiniest nose, the best jawline....... Are you not so jealous?!? Well, I have got great news for you.. You can have it too! Noooooo I'm not talking plastic surgery.. With makeup! Its called contouring and highlighting! For all of us that weren't born with those perfect features this is for you... Contouring is when you take darker colors to create a shadow to take away the look of an imperfection you might want to cover up and you highlight the places of your face you really want to stand out! I can swear on Lolas life everyone in the magazines, red carpet anything are not so perfect-- they use this technique!"
I still think thats an amaziiiiiin explanation of contouring soooo why fix it if its not broke. Ya hurd?

What do I use?
Any matte brozer (no shimmer) two shades darker than your regular skin tone, A concelear to shades lighter than your skin tone, A setting powder, blush, highlight.

Enough talkin about it, lets be about it:
- Prime, prime, prime yo skin.
- Start out by taking your favorite foundation with a Beauty Blender all over dee faceee.
- Then, take any concealer, my favorite is Mac Prolong Wear, and do triangles under each eye, down the bridge of your nose, alittle on your forehead, your cupids bow, and your chin. Blend that in with the tip of the beauty blender.
- At this point, set everything with a powder. After all liquids are finished you always want to set it by pressing the powder into your skin. This keeps you looking matte and for the foundation/concealer to last. So, under the eyes I use Anastasia Beverly Hills powder from her contour kit in Bannana, this is a yellow based powder, so it will really brighten up your under eyes and help it from not creasing. Then, I take a translucent powder and set that all over the rest of the face.

 - Take my holy grail, NARS ITA BRUSH, dajkdjakd, with Fawn, from the contour kit, and make a fish face-- I swear I am not crazy-- go right where it sucks in to start contouring under your cheekbone. Blend that all out, then take it up your forehead, down each side of your nose, and the jawline. Dont forget to blend, blend, blend.

- Use your favorite blush.
- Highlight with any highlighter, my favorite is Stilas Kitten Duo, on the tops of your cheekbones all the way above your brow in a c-shape. Alittle on the tip of your nose, then your cupids bow, and chin. This helps really highlight the areas that the light would normally hit.
- Finish your makeup and BAM. Kim K status.

Highlighting & Contouring tips and tricks:
Say, maybe, you dont like youre forehead, its way to big, take the contour shade, and shade the top and sides of your forehead pretty low, then, highlight as little as possible. Say, youre forehead is to small, dont contour as much and really bring that highlight up.

Now girl if you got a broad nose, you need to contour that big time, you can make your nose legit look like you got plastic surgery not kidding. Maybe I should do a post all about that--- let me know in the comments if youre interested-- But, if you have a broader nose, take the contour shade and make two lines very slim and narrow then highlight a very thin line down the nose and blenddddd.. This will mimic a tiny nose.

If you have a double chin, like I think I do sometimes, contour your jawline and bring it down this will make a shadow that will kick that double chin right in the behind.

I hope this helped everyone! Ill be back in a few days with a Fall Makeup Tutorial! Keep on the lookoutttt 0 o

Monday, September 22, 2014

I hope this helps someone......

I'm not sure exactly what I am going to call this post but, I thought I would get out of my beauty, fashion, posts for a day and talk about something really personal for me which is Anxiety. Normally I would never post anything like this, but, for a long time I had no idea what I was going through, thought I was so weird, didn't know what was going on, so, finally I got to thinking... Many of you might be going through the same thing that I am right now, and maybe, I can help you guys who may have anxiety or my friends and family understand it a little bit more...

Ive had social anxiety since I graduated high school I would say. So about 5 years. But just in the past few years has it got intense. I would hope that this post helps people who struggle with it understand that you're not alone, need advice or someone else to understand! I really think that makes all the difference!


Anxiety is different for every single person. Not one persons anxiety is the same as someone else's thats why its so hard to understand. It took me a long time to understand that anxiety is 100% normal. Loads of people have it. You just have to figure out what works to get through it for you. I still am trying to figure this out. I get anxiety a lot with a load of people or people I don't know. I don't like to be in malls, schools, anything like that, even family parties. Its ridiculous like the closest people to me I don't feel comfortable around anymore. I get anxiety at work doing hair and even at the doctors office. I get anxiety when fighting with people, or even telling people how I feel if I am upset. I really only feel comfortable to talk to one person and it ruined our relationship because I would never say what I wanted to ever to anyone else, and just go home and complain to my boyfriend at the time and complain and cry and cry. But nothing he could do could help. Its so crazy. How hard is it to say that something someones doing is bothering you? It scares me lol. I get very overwhelmed very easily.
My mom would always say that I don't have anxiety, its just self-esteem issues. But its the total opposite. I had self esteem issues because of my anxiety. Its so confusing. I just don't like to be around people I don't know, even people I do know a lot of the time, like I said, I just don't feel comfortable. I feel like I'm being judged when no ones judging me. For a long time, I would put down every thing in my life with my friends, family, jobs, that I would want to do more than anything, its not that I didn't even want to, just because, I was scared I would get anxiety. Its just a scary thing to feel. It can't be controlled and it comes out of literally nowhere. There are total different types of anxiety to being nervous for a wedding to just being nervous for a test. Everyone has anxiety its just in different aspects in life and different people tolerate it different ways. Extremely high anxiety, in my case, can lead to panic attacks. Which is the scariest thing in the entire world for me.


When I get panic attacks they are two complete extremes. Either I am in bed, and I feel like someone is sitting on my chest, I can't breathe, I get crazy lightening bolt feeling chest pains, when this happens it comes out of nowhere. OR I can't breathe, I can't talk, I shake, my whole body goes numb, I don't understand people who are talking to me, cold sweats, shivers, ringing in my ears, feeling smothered, everything spins. It is literally the scariest thing in the entire world. 

What helps me with my panic attacks or anxiety in general, is just getting out of the situation and breathing. Deep breaths, and try not to think about anything. This may sound crazy. Just take the whole situation out of your head the best that you can and count. Count until it stops. You could be counting to 1,876. But I bet you it stops. Put your head between your knees and just breathe it out. 


The best thing I can do, is to just say yes. Honestly, just put my self out there. Its the absolute hardest thing for me and Im still trying to work it out. But, do things that scare you. The more you do it, the less it will scare you. I promise you! For me, I don't get much anxiety if I am driving to a place. That way if I want to leave I can leave. Its crazy, I just feel claustrophobic if I can't leave somewhere when I want to. I think everyone has their own ways of dealing with it. But like I said, this is mine. Its harder than it looks I know. But take things little by little. Im trying to this day to push through it. Why let anxiety get in the way of your life? Why let it get in the way of you being happy, meeting new people, having new relationships/jobs?!

If you're suffering from anxiety just know that you are not alone! Panic attacks, are scary, but believe me girlfriend, they won't kill you. You can work through them! Don't let anxiety put a damper on your self esteem or life. You are amazing and you can stop them! If someone you know, or are close with doesn't understand your anxiety, just honestly, kick them to the curb! Not literally but don't let it upset you. Only you understands what you are going through! Like, I said leave comments, message me on social media, email me, I AM HERE FOR YOU!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I'm scared when I type this it will magically become Winter because thats how NY is but...
I LOVE FALL. Everything about fall.
I was creepin' on Pinterest, again. Ok, every night... And found this.

and just got wayyyyyyyyy to excited for Fall.
I know I cannot be the only one. Fall is where it is at. Its not to cold, not to warm. But puuurfect.
AND-- for an even bigger plus, fall fashion and makeup is the best. Nothing can get any better.
So, while Fall is coming out of nowhere, so hasn't every single online store and Pinterest (f pinterest) begging me to buy cardigans and scarfs and honestly, I'm not holdin back. I am aaalll aaabouuut itttt. I thought I would share my creepy online habits with you since, Im sure you like clothes too right?!?

Ok, I thought so. Lets get on with this, we've got a lot to get through.

So sure, rompers are for Summer and Spring, but I am still obsessed so why not bring it in to Fall? This romper from Forever 21 hits so many soft spots for me. First, its black soooooo duh I like it. Second, how easy is it to throw something over your head? Easy. Lazy. You kno me. This romper would be super cute with black opaque tights with some black knitted over the knee socks and some booties. Say I'm wrong. You won't.

Cardigans, ahhh. My loves. I think the cuttessstttttt style right now is huge chunky cardigans like this one again from Forever 21 (I want every single color in my closet right now) and dainty tanks. This one from ASOS is exactly what I am talking about. Its just so easy and effortless (and you're as snug as a bug in a rug) but, you look fashionable. I love it and I just can't get enough..

I LOVE BOYFRIEND JEANS. Maybe its because, OK I GET IT I DONT HAVE A BOYFRIEND RUB IT IN. But, really, I love those jeans. You might think I am nuts but I love em. With this top from ASOS. Love. And you get two for 30. Thats a bargain.

Another jean I've been loving are jeggings. High waisted jeggings as a matter of fact! These. $15.80. Thats all I have to say. I am in love. I love them. I love everything about them. I would like every single color. I love them. I love them a lot. Also, I think I said this in my last Fall post last year, idc, Ill say it again, leather pants. I am obsessed. These pants would go perfect with anything. Literally everything you can dress them up with a fancy shirt like the pic, or where the shirts from ASOS that i just was talking about. You will look so trendy either way without trying.

Guys, don't laugh at me, because I get it where would I, Emily Augustine, wear this? But, I love it so I had to include it. This is everything. With a black leather jacket and some tights not sure what shoes at this exact moment, but Id figure it out. I love it. I need somewhere to wear it. Would anyone like to give me some fancy plans?

So after making this post, I think I realized, yet again, I like things I can just put together without thinking that are comfy. That is my style. Effortless comfy couch chic. I hope my favorites helped you for what you're about this Fall! Let me know what you're favorite pieces are in the comments cause you know I need to online shop more and all... Talk to you guys soon!
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