this just in: nyx haul!

so i’ve noticed that when i get bored i find myself at ulta. how dangerous is that?! thank goodness stillwater doesn’t have a sephora…that could do some serious damage.
i swear ulta has a target-like effect. you know, where you find yourself wandering around aimlessly looking at everything you don’t need when you only went in to grab some dry shampoo. guilty as charged.
in this little haul, i have a couple of repurchases that are tried and true (and probably on my holy grail list), a couple recommended products and a couple random things that were bought via the target effect.

i realized when i was putting this haul together that almost everything was NYX, so i thought that i could make this post even more specific and just tell you about some new NYX products i bought.

powder brush (02) – i was in the market for a new setting powder brush, and i’m usually not too picky. as long as it seems well made and it’s super soft, it’s fine with me. well let me tell ya, this is the softest brush EVER. i just wanna sit there and run i across my cheek all day, but that would be weird so i’ll try to refrain.

duo chromatic illuminating powder – this product was a total impulse purchase. my sister snapchatted me about these a few weeks ago, and i’m pretty sure i went to ulta the same day and bought one. this one has a pink duo chrome, which i love because it’s a little bit more natural. meanwhile, my 15 year old sister is a badass, wears the purple one and KILLS IT.

matte bronzer (deep tan) – pretty much just waiting for my lorac tantilizer bronzer to either run out completely or shatter in thousands of unusable little pieces so i can open this. i love a good matte bronzer, so i have high hopes for this bad boy.

micro brow pencil (taupe) – a forever repurchase. it’s made the holy grail product list and i it will never be replaced.
dear nyx, please don’t discontinue this product. xoxo, em

lip liner pencil (mauve) – another repurchase. my current one is down to a lil nub so i thought it was time to replace it. this is a great natural “your lips but better ” color. i used to wear this almost everyday and i’m not sure why i stopped. i’m definitely happy i “rediscovered ” this color!!

other items shown:
HD finishing powder
narcissistic illuminator

do you have any nyx products that you’d recommend? let me know!



fall haul + nyc packing list.

i head back to dallas tomorrow to catch an early wednesday flight to nyc…have i packed yet?
this is usually the part where i start freaking out and frantically over thinking, which then leads to over packing, but for some reason i’m pretty chill about it. just wait until about 9 o’clock tonight…then the panic will set in. say a little prayer for me. lol
anyways! i wanted to share some of the pieces i’ve picked up over the past couple weeks. i felt appropriate to buy a few fall items because it’s actually starting to cool down here in oklahoma.
now this isn’t everything. it’s pretty much just a few of my favorites that i’ve gotten, and pieces i’m FOR SURE packing for new york.
i have to leave some sort of surprise for outfit posts, right?!
[ update: it’s almost midnight….still not done packing. all is well. ]
just a few fun purchases you’ll be seeing soon!

spring break haul!

i keep telling myself, “two more weeks. two more weeks.”
you can probably guess what’s in two weeks.
where am i going for spring break you ask? i’m going on a cruise y’all!!
(more details in the video)
while it is warming up a bit here in oklahoma, it definitely hasn’t been consistently warm enough for it to feel like spring yet. so i’m crazy excited to get to our destination and soak up the sun, because my legs are a whole new shade of pastey. lol
forever21 sunnies (i couldn’t find the direct link)

in my haul, i mentioned two fun reads, to all the boys I’ve loved before and Kill The Boy Band. i’m so glad seventeen sent me these, because i needed something that wasn’t a marketing book or management powerpoint to dive into over the break. i mean who wouldn’t want a little escape on vacation?
i love cute, little books like these to read while waiting in the airport, on the plane or while laying out.
are you doing something fun for spring break? staying home? netflixing your life away?
xoxo, emily