Saturday, December 31, 2016

December Humble Beauty Opinion #37

Since this is the last Humble Beauty Opinion of 2016, 
I wanted to share my favorite products of the year:
My 2016 Beauty Favorites: Gypsy Warrior pouch, Neutrogena "healthy skin liquid makeup", Maybelline Age Rewind in "Light" and "Brightener", Catrice Camouflage Concealer, my trusty dirty Beauty Blender, Winky Lux Diamond Powder in "light" via Ipsy, Ofra x Kathleen Lights "Havana Nights" & "Miami Fever", Revolution The Matte Blush in "Nude" & highlighter in "Golden Lights", Seraphine Botanicals "Happy Hibiscus Blush" via Ipsy, Maybelline Eyestudio "Cozy Cashmere", Wet n Wild "Velour Vixen" & Plaid To The Bone", Urban Decay "all nighter" setting spray, Hard Candy "Brows Now!", Milani Amore Mattallics "Mattely in Love", Too Faced "Unicorn Tears", Essence "Natural Beauty", Baby Bat Beauty "Bonfire Babe", H&M "Cream Chestnut", Rimmel Kate Nudes "47",  Mugler "Alien" perfume

I picked up a few new things recently, 
where this Neutrogena foundation quickly became a favorite, 
I also love both of these Wet N Wild products gloss "Boogie White Lights" and the widely sort after Gold Bar highlighter and was happy to find them.
I've been enjoying these Burts Bees lipsticks in "Blushed Basin" and "Russest River" 

This month's Ipsy was okay, I have been enjoying this NYX shadow in "Jaded" and the Ciate London Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Pin Up"

I also got a winter Walmart beauty box,
lots of moisturizing products which are appreciated this time of year

I got an Influenster box this month with more free goodies from Loreal!
I am excited to try this version!

I also finally got on the list to Sephora's Play!
I haven't gotten one yet, so stay tuned for next year!

I spotted these Frida lipsticks and polishes at CVS
and I love the packaging but the price tag is a little high to risk not loving them


I need this China Glaze "Snow Way" polish for the upcoming winter wonderland:
{As seen on Young Wild and Polished on Instagram}

While roaming the vast world of Pinterest {follow me @Emmasglasses}
I found this leopard eye look:


Suitable for everyday?!
Yes? No?
Can't I live in a world that this is "the norm"?

This month's empties:
bath: pur~lisse "Blue Lotus + Seaweed" mask- I loved this / Pomegranate & Tea Tree H-Mart masks- these are awesome $1 masks / Eden jojoba "Deep Conditioner"- this stuff smells wonderful and makes my hair soft / Schwarakoph Essence Ultime- this stuff smells really nice / Cozy Nights Candles from Target- these are my favorites I need more! / Wood Craft Vanilla candles- I love these and the crackling is the best / Schick- Disposable Razor I love this and am not really using it as a disposable... / Simple "micellar water"- samples, I like this cleanser I might get the full one / Thann "Body Wash"- I love the scent of this body wash / honest "shampoo body wash"- this was okay, not sure I would purchase / Sheer Blonde- I have had this forever, it is very hard to work with but used it up / Olay active botanicals cleanse- I have had this forever too, it lasted forever and was a good cleanser but not sure I would buy it / Peter Thomas Roth Shampoo- I got this from the last Airbnb we stayed at, it smells nice and feels luxe / Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul facial soap- this was also from the Airbnb and luxe but not too special / (Malin+Goetz) lime bar soap- also from Airbnb (maybe I robbed that place...) smells fresh and I love their products / Yardley "Oatmeal & Almond"- I loved this one / Revlon "Burgundy Black"- my favorite! / Loreal "Pre- Color Serum"- used the last one up! Not sure it helps / Bath & Body Works "shampoo and conditioner"- had a ton of these from a hotel visit, they are nice / Templespa "Good Hair Day" & "In Good Condition"- also from Airbnb lol, these were nice too!

beauty: OPI glitter polish- completely dried out πŸ˜“ / Sally Hansen "Dies Instantly Top Coat" I like this stuff / Pixi "Rose Naturalle" lipstick from Ipsy / Urban Decay "all nighter" spray- best stuff ever! / Old Williamsburg "Zinfandel"- from $1 store, its a good one! / Classic Clean "Sea Breeze" Astringent- I love this! / Dove "advanced care" deodorant- I like this stuff but I don't think it is working as well anymore... TMI? Maybe? / Retinol "Anti-Wrinkle Facial Oil"- got this from my Zia, I liked this with my foundation because my skin has been so dry / (Malin+Goetz) vitamin b5 body moisturizer

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Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 in Review- outfit by outfit!

Wow, what a year.
It has been a tough one.

Instead of ending 2016 on a negative note, like the majority of the year has been...
I loved that Nicole from Writes Like a Girl Blog wrote about the anti-bucket list
to highlight the accomplishments and positive things that happened in 2016
{Check out her post- HERE}

Here is my anti-bucket list for 2016:

See, there is always good to be found.

When I revisited my 2016 Resolutions {+ outfits!}
I realized that I did accomplish them!

I am really, really, really looking forward to 2017,
it will be another transition year for me, especially in my career,
but I am so excited to see where it goes!

Here are my 2017 Resolutions:

Without further ado,
here are my top Instagram posts according to 2016bestnine.com:

Personally, these are my favorite outfits from 2016:
In no particular order, click posts for outfit details:
1. Colorado 2016: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Day 2
2. Spreading our wings in Philly
3. Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: October 2016 edition--- Day 2 going to sell!
4. new leopard and wolf love
5. we're here for the beer
6. Frida Friday
7. Pinup Girl in Brooklyn
8. "My People!" Silvia's 21st at WCU! Day 2
9. twas the night before Christmas every creature was stirring in this family
10. leopard and buffalo plaid- Christmas Attire

I can't believe I have shared 271 outfits this year and over 366 posts total!


Here they are,
Cheers to another year of sharing what I wore!

2016 Outfits in Review:

January:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. & 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21.

February:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22.

March:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22.

April:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21

May:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. 

June:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. / 23. / 24. 

July:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. / 23. 

August:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. / 23. 

September:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. / 23. / 24.

October:
1. & here too! / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. / 23. 

November:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21.

December:
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. / 20. / 21. / 22. / 23. / 24. / 25.

I am so excited that it is about to be NYE!
My favorite holiday {besides my birthday, but you know}

I am still putting together my NYE outfit for this year,
you will have to check back on Sunday for a recap!

As far as this year's wish list for NYE, I have been loving and lusting after:
these amazing party jewels from Candy Shop Vintage

I think I may need this Positivity "pill" wallet from Alice & Olivia,
she looks bad ass and what a great reminder to act like you took that "happy pill"

I also love these sequin jogger pants from Target too for a casual NYE look:


Here are a few pics that are inspiring my NYE look this year:
I love this mix of sequins & tulle from Crave Jewels on Facebook
and thinking about wearing something similar this year...

Color Me Courtney wrote an awesome post called "The Sparkle Spectrum",
so many amazing options for NYE with different amounts of sparkle
A photo posted by Color Me Courtney 🎈 (@colormecourtney) on

I've been listening to this Jon Bellion "All Time Low" song nonstop this week,
a perfect end to my Spotify 2016 Jams






Looking forward to creating a whole new playlist with 2017 Jams!

CHEERS! ✌

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

DIY, well Charlie DIY- our new Bar Cart!

The perfect Thirsty Thursday to share our new (to us) bar cart!

This Instagram post from bustle is too true, I am currently living in this in-between:

We spotted this bar cart that clearly needed some love on a Facebook group:

I drove and picked it up and told Charlie that it definitely needed some major love,
it was a lot more rusty than it looked online,
he wasn't concerned and got to work right away sanding it and priming it!

We went with "Champagne Mist" from Rust-oleum for an antique finish

I love how it came out!



I loved our old bar cart:

 But an upgrade was nice,
The old one moved to the basement to be used for Charlie's brewing supplies

I have to consult my Bar Cart Essentials post from Oct 2015
for some inspiration to style our new cart!

Thinking about styling with copper / mixed metal / glass decanter / marble / and trays.
Similar to these ones I spotted at Target:

I will keep you posted with styling!

Happy Thirsty Thursday before NYE!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Spread Love It's The Brooklyn Way

Hurried home from work to catch some outfit photos before running to Brooklyn for some fun! 



What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker, lips- Burts Bees "Blush Basin", necklace- Forever 21, top- myrotatingcloset on Instagram, cardigan- Lucky Brand, pants- Altuzurra x Target, flats- Forever 21, bag- Reed x Kohls, headband- Built from Ashes



So happy that I brought my trusty Reed x Kohls leopard bag,
this bag carries everything and I am loving it, thrilled I picked it up!
Also beyond happy I brought my Built From Ashes headband for the trip,
it was chilly and this is perfect, definitely a favorite!


I love the view of NYC from the Brooklyn side!

We met up with friends at Torst in Brooklyn for some amazing brews



Next stop was Roberta's for pizza, I am seeing a trend with our Brooklyn trips...
can't help it, it is so good!

They were having a holiday market and it was awesome to check out local venders

Perfect cappuccino that was much needed from Supercrown Coffee Roasters



As always, DELICIOUS!

We went to Brooklyn Brewery to finish our little tour of the town


I loved the sours they had on tap,
I love that lots of breweries are hopping on the sour train, they are my favorite!






Such a nice night in Brooklyn with friends!

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