My Everyday Makeup Favorites

Hey guys!

Happy Thursday! I thought today I would share my everyday makeup favorites as I’ve pretty much nailed down a routine. I wrote a blog post like this several years ago but so much has changed since then! Let’s get right into it.

Born This Way Natural Finish Longwear Liquid Foundation by Too Faced: I love this foundation so much! I’ve been wearing it for years now and I honestly have no complaints. I don’t think anything would ever make me switch foundations because this one lasts all day and has such a nice finish. It says it’s medium to full coverage but to be honest I think it’s more full coverage. You could definitely get away with wearing this without concealer.

Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Longwear Concealer by Too Faced: This concealer is truly amazing and the best one I’ve used so far. It’s great because the shade of it is the same color as the foundation so it’s never hard trying to color match the two. It will seriously cover everything which is great and something I look for in a concealer. I put it on my blemishes and also under my eyes and I feel like it makes me look so much more awake!

The Brow Glue Clear Laminating Gel by NYX: This is a recent addition to my makeup routine. I decided to try this out because I was all out of my Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel, and I truly feel like this one may be even better. For starters, it’s a fraction of the price and I notice it holds my brows in place all day. The Anastasia one left my brows pretty stiff after I applied it, and this one doesn’t give your eyebrows that feeling while also still holding them in place.

On-the-Glow Blush by Pixi in the shade Fleur: I don’t switch up my blush very often, but I’m so glad I started using this one from Pixi! It has easily become one of my favorite products in my makeup routine. It gives me the perfect amount of color on my cheeks, and it comes with so much product that I don’t see it running out anytime soon.

Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara by Maybelline: This is the best mascara I have ever used, and I’ve tried a lot of mascaras. This one adds so much volume and really lifts my lashes up which I love. I’ve been asked what mascara I’m using when wearing this and also if I’ve been wearing falsies. It’s just that good, and is truly better than any high end mascara I’ve tried!

Power-full Plump Lip Balm by Buxom in the shade Big O: This is my go-to lip product. I’ve purchased this multiple times because I love the way it feels and looks. It’s nice because the color is a bit different on everybody as I’m pretty sure it adjusts to your PH levels! It’s very minty and just feels like a nice lip balm when you apply it. This shade is also super natural looking and looks like your lips but better.

Those are all of my favorite makeup products right now and what I use everyday! Let me know what your favorite makeup products are by leaving a comment down below.

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Holiday Gift Guide 2022!

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been forever since I posted, but I’m so happy to be back and blogging again. It’s officially my favorite season, and with Christmas and Hanukah right around the corner, I thought it would be great to put together my annual holiday gift guide. I’m making sure that everything I’m linking will arrive before the 25th, so if you buy them now, you’ll be set for the holiday! I also made sure to link items that are no more than $150 as I know gift giving can get expensive!

On-the-Glow Blush by Pixi: This is my favorite blush I’ve ever used. It comes with so much product, blends well, and gives you a sun kissed look. I have the shade Fleur.

Set of Three 14k Gold Monogram Earrings from Anthropologie: I love this set of earrings because each one is unique and can be worn in different ways. I also think it’s a good price for earrings that are 14k gold plated, since each pair is around $27 and has cz crystals.

Shape Tape Best-Sellers Set from Tarte: This is a great gift idea – it comes with a few of Tarte’s most popular products. It’s perfect for any makeup lover in your life.

UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boots: I am obsessed with these boots. They are so trendy right now, and my boyfriend got me a black pair for Christmas. They feel so comfy and are cute with leggings and jeans.

Nest 7 Piece Fine Fragrance Discovery Set: I recently bought the Wild Poppy perfume from Nest, and it smells seriously amazing. I think a gift set like this would be great as a gift because you never know what smells and notes someone else may like.

Aerie Down-To-Earth Crew Sweatshirt: I put this on my own Christmas list because it looks so cozy. I love the blue color the best, but it comes in so many great shades and would look adorable with some flared leggings.

Checkered Throw Blanket from Amazon – Barefoot Dreams Dupe: This blanket is a little bit pricey, but it is seriously the best. I sleep with mine every night and love how it looks with the rest of my bedding. It’s also supposed to be a very similar material to the Barefoot Dreams blankets but half the price!

Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm Tube: I have this in strawberry, and it smells so good. I also love how it feels on my lips, and the applicator on the tube is nice.

Rechargeable Makeup Vanity Mirror from Amazon: I honestly am going to buy one of these for myself because the reviews are so good and I feel like this would be amazing for when you travel. You never know what the lighting is going to be like when you do your makeup and skincare, so this is perfect for those times.

Real Techniques Beauty Sponges from Amazon: These are the best beauty blenders I have tried, and they’re so cheap. I use one for my foundation and another for my blush.

Soft Lounge Long Sleeve Dress from SKIMS: I have seen this dress everywhere, and everyone that I have seen wearing it looks fantastic in it. It’s so flattering on and can be worn year round.

Harry Styles And The Clothes He Wears Hardcover from Amazon: Calling all Harry girls, I’ve found your perfect gift! If you love Harry and his fashion choices, this would be a great coffee table book to give this season.

The Makeup Set by Glossier: I’ve tried all of the products in this set and have enjoyed each one. This would be a great little kit for someone who has never tried Glossier before or wants to try some of their staple items.

Satin Pillowcase 2 Pack Set from Kitsch: So many people talk about the benefits of satin pillowcases for both your hair and skin. This two pack set would be a great gift for someone in your life who is beauty conscious.

Pink Travel Duffel Bag from Amazon: This bag is so inexpensive but such great quality. I’ve used mine on road trips, plane rides, weekends out of town, etc. It has a lot of pockets and honestly a good amount of room considering its size.

I had so much fun making this! Let me know if you’re planning on buying any of these things as gifts this year. 🙂

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Amazon Workout Picks

Hi everyone!

I thought that for my blog post today I would put together some workout outfit picks from Amazon! Finding clothing on Amazon can be fairly hit or miss, but a lot of these things have really good reviews and I think they are so cute. I hope you enjoy!

Running Girl One Shoulder Sports Bra: I saw Julia Havens wearing this sports bra and it is so flattering on! According to the reviews, it has pretty good support which is great for a $15 sports bra. I honestly think I might purchase one and see how it is for myself!

CRZ YOGA 7/8 High Waist Yoga Pants: I’ve mentioned these leggings before, but they are so comfortable and have stood the test of time! I’ve had mine for over a year and a half now, and I still reach for them. They’re super high waisted but not very tight so if you’re looking for a pair of leggings to suck you in, these might not be the best. I’ve worn mine to the gym before but I also love throwing them on with a hoodie and being comfortable.

Running Workout Yoga Crop Top: These tank tops look like they would be great for working out if you want something that has a little more coverage! We’re not allowed to wear sports bras at my school gym so something like this would be perfect.

2 Piece Activewear Set in Khaki Grey Marl: I honestly love a matching workout set because they make me feel so put together! This one looks really nice and supportive and it’s only $25 for the set which is such a good deal! There are a few different color options to choose from too.

Seamless Yoga Set with High Waist Shorts in Blue: I am obsessed with the color of this set – I think it’s adorable! Based on the reviews, it seems like most people really love this workout set and say it’s great for the gym. I also think you could definitely wear the shorts with an oversized graphic tee and style it that way.

Colorfulkoala High Waisted Yoga Pants: These leggings are another great Amazon find! I especially love the ones that come in the pink suede color – they look so similar to a pair I had from Aritzia!

I hope you guys liked this post and seeing what I found! It feels great to be back and blogging again.

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Life Update – Summer 2022!

Hey everybody!

It feels so good to be back and writing again! I feel like I haven’t written a post in forever, so I thought it would only make sense to post a little life update since it feels like so much stuff has been going on!

For starters, I recently finished up my academic school year in Seattle and wow, I had such a great year! Transferring was difficult because I was going into a whole new major and moving back across the country, but I am beyond happy that I decided to move back to the west coast! I live only 25 minutes from my mom which is amazing because when I lived in New York I only got to see her when I had breaks. Now I can go home and visit her and, of course, my cats whenever I want which I’m so grateful for.

My major has been so much fun! In case you didn’t know, I am currently getting a degree in communications and media with a specialization in journalism. It’s so much different than when I was studying the business of fashion, but I honestly enjoy it more because a lot of my core journalism classes allow me to write frequently which is one of my favorite things. I also recently landed a social media internship with a community organization in Seattle! I’ve been creating content for them for the past couple of months and it’s been fulfilling.

I have so many plans for the summer! I am currently in Portland with my boyfriend, Matt, and we’re staying with his family for a little bit over a week! He is going on a cross country road trip with a few of our friends at the end of the month, and I get to join them on the west coast part of the trip. I’m so excited because he will meet my dad and stepmom for the first time and I also get to show them around California! We’ve been dating for a little over six months now and it has been nothing short of amazing!

When I’m not traveling, I’ll be spending a good portion of the summer working which will be nice because it’s always good to have a source of income and also gain experience! I’m going to stay at my mom’s place for the next couple of months and then I move into my first apartment at the end of the summer! I’m very excited for what’s to come.

Do you guys have any fun plans for the summer? Let me know in the comments below!

It was so good catching up with you guys! I promise I’ll be posting a lot more since I have a ton more free time. The next post should be up next week!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Holiday Gift Guide Under $50

Hey everyone!

I thought I would put together my annual Christmas/holiday gift guide with everything $50 or less! Everything can be found on Amazon and will ship and arrive before Christmas, so this is perfect if you have some last minute shopping to do. Enjoy!

Oversized Sweater Dress: This dress is so cute and would make the perfect gift! It comes in a variety of colors and I feel like it would be flattering on all body shapes. The reviews are really good too and it’s only $40 which I think is such a good price point for a sweater dress!

Gel Nail Polish Kit: This gel nail polish kit would be amazing for everyone that loves to do their nails at home. It comes with a large selection of polishes and also tools to help you have the perfect manicure. I feel like this would also save someone so much money because then they’d be able to perfect the gel manicure at home rather than always going to the salon.

Paddywax Tobacco and Vanilla Candle: We used to sell these Paddywax candles where I worked, and everyone loved the tobacco and vanilla scent so much. They have a really good burn time and the packaging is super sleek so it would be a great gift for anyone!

14k Gold Plated Tennis Bracelet: Tennis bracelets are so chic and pretty, and this one is only $15! It’s by the brand Pavoi which I’ve bought stuff from before and the quality is actually really good for the price. I feel like this would be such a good stocking stuffer or gift for someone you know that loves simple yet elegant jewelry.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle: This book is super good, and I feel like it would make a really good gift because it has a lot of sound advice and covers different aspects and areas of life.

Kate Spade Insulated Tumbler: Kate Spade always has the cutest prints, and these tumblers would be so fun for your morning iced coffee or lemon water. This one has little strawberries all over it, but you can find more, from polka dots to stripes to florals. They also have cups for hot drinks if you prefer that.

Ouai Leave In Conditioner: I’ve used this leave in conditioner before, and it’s amazing. It honestly smells super good and I feel like it’s really nice to spray in your hair when it’s wet. Ouai has a lot of good products, and there’s a bunch on Amazon that you can get before Christmas!

6 Pack of Hair Claw Clips: These rectangular claw clips are so cute! I’m honestly going to order myself some because I feel like they’d come in handy but also look adorable if you pulled your hair back. It’s also a really good price because it’s only $2 per clip. It would make a great stocking stuffer!

Hope you enjoyed! Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Black Friday 2021: All The Best Deals

Hey everyone!

Since today is Black Friday, I figured I’d round up the best deals and share them here! Enjoy!

Urban Outfitters: Take 25% off your whole purchase

ASOS: Up to 80% off almost everything, extra 20% off with code FRIYAY20

Aritzia: Up to 50% off everything

Free People: Up to 50% off select styles

Set Active: Up to 60% off site wide

Aerie: 40% off sweatshirts, 30-40% off Aerie collection

Nordstrom: Up to 50% off

Gymshark: Up to 70% off

Princess Polly: 25% off almost everything

Sephora: 50% off bestsellers

Ulta: 50% off

VRG GRL: 20% off site wide with BF20

Lulu’s: Save 20-75% off site wide with code BF20

Steve Madden: 30% off site wide with code BF2021

Nespresso: 25% off all machines

Talk to you soon with some holiday gift guides!

-Emily Berrol

My Picks for Fall 2021

Hey everyone!

I thought for my blog post today I would share some of my picks for fall 2021! I love making posts like these because it’s so much fun to shop for new pieces and put together outfits for the new season. I hope you like some of my picks!

Daniel Jacket Black from Princess Polly: I’ve seen so many plaid shirt jackets in stores lately! So many come in fun colors but I love that this one is black and white so it’s super versatile.

Motel Zerbe Trouser in Black from Princess Polly: I think a pair of leather pants for fall is such a great staple item to have. They immediately elevate a basic look while also being super easy to style.

The Brave Ribbed Knit Top in Black from Verge Girl: I love this top. It’s so simple but also so elegant and chic. I really like how the model has it styled with black pants but I think it would also be super cute with denim.

VRG GRL New Fashion Ribbed Knit Midi Dress in Natural from Verge Girl: This dress is another staple piece for fall. I like that you can wear it off the shoulder if you want to or regularly. I think this paired with some Converse would be an easy and fashionable outfit.

Free Fleece Cropped Sweatshirt in Bubble Pink from Aritzia: I bought this crewneck last week because I am obsessed with this pink color. I think it’s so pretty and it would also really add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe.

Novella Blouse from Aritzia: This blouse is seriously gorgeous and comes in so many great colors. I love the puff sleeves and the little bow in the front.

Tylor Oversized Blazer from Adika: Blazers are perfect for fall weather and can be paired with so many different outfits. This one from Adika looks like it is such a great fit and super versatile.

Carr Oversized Denim Jacket from Adika: This denim jacket is the perfect piece to have in your wardrobe. I feel like you could reach for this piece all throughout fall and winter. It’s perfect also if you want to layer underneath it.

BDG Autumn Turtleneck in Lilac from Urban Outfitters: I bought a BDG turtleneck just like this one a couple years ago now and I always wear it during the fall and winter months! It’s so easy to layer underneath bigger jackets and even easier to style.

UO Nina Combat Boot in Cream from Urban Outfitters: Every fall wardrobe needs a pair of boots! These ones are really cute and less expensive than Docs. I love the platform on them!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found some new things for fall!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Picks for Summer 2021

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been a minute since I posted so I thought that I’d come back today with my favorite picks for summer! I went through a few different websites and pulled the pieces that I loved the most; I hope you love them too!

VRG GRL Centre Stage Knit Top in Pink from Verge Girl: I absolutely love this cute cherry print top! I think that this is such a fun print for summer. This paired with denim shorts or some mom jeans would look so cute.

Sharlise Set in White from Princess Polly: This set screams summer to me. I especially love that it has the draped ruffle skirt with the matching puff sleeved top. I feel like the top would even look cute paired with some high rise jeans. Both pieces are interchangeable or super sweet as a set!

Forever in Style Top in Sage from Verge Girl: I think this top is so flattering and is a great color! Green is really in right now, and I feel like this top is super versatile in the sense that it could either be dressed up or styled down. I also love that it’s in a silky fabric.

Neive Short Sleeve Mini Dress in Lilac from Princess Polly: These dresses with the ruching and ties at the sides are very popular right now. I was really drawn to this dress because of the stunning color; I love lilac and think it’s perfect for summer. You can also get this dress in other colors if you want something more neutral.

VRG GRL Teach Peace Pants in Black from Verge Girl: These pants are so much fun! Even though they’re patterned, I feel like you could still get so much wear out of them because they’re black and white. It also has a matching top if you’d prefer to wear it with that. I love the pattern and think these pants could easily be transitioned from spring into summer.

Stormi Top in Blue from Princess Polly: This top is kind of similar to the dress in the sense that it has the ruching and the ties except this one has it at the front. I thought that was super unique because I usually see it as a side detail. I really like the color of this top and think that it could be paired in so many different outfits.

UO Cynthia Clip Dot-Sleeve Top in Sky from Urban Outfitters: I have this top and let me just say, the puff sleeves on it are amazing! It’s truly such a pretty top and can dress any outfit up. The detail on the sleeves is really pretty too. You can get this top in black also, but I think the sky color is just so pretty.

UO Audrey Mesh Mini Dress in Beige Multi from Urban Outfitters: I think this dress is so cute with the flower print and ruffles! It also comes in a really cute navy color with monarch butterflies all over it. I personally think the style and cut of the dress is super nice.

UO Andrea Collared Cropped Sweater in Pink from Urban Outfitters: This is another top that I bought recently that I absolutely love! It looks so cute paired with some jeans, but I also think it would look nice paired with a mini skirt. This is another item that comes in several color but I personally love the pink.

I hope you guys liked this blog post and found some new cute pieces or places to shop at! School is almost out for the summer for me so expect to see a lot more content coming soon!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Mini Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Under $60

Hey everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s already February which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I thought I’d make a mini gift guide for you if you have a valentine this year and don’t know what to get them that won’t break the bank. Enjoy!

From left to right:

Milano Scrunchie in Pink Heart from Free People: This scrunchie is so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I love the style of it and the hearts on it are adorable. Free People always has the best scrunchies that last a super long time and are worth the money.

Winky Lux pH Flower Balm in Pink from Anthropologie: I’m sure you’ve seen these lip balms all over the internet because they’re clear and have a flower encased inside them, but they are really nice! I have this one and it adjusts to your pH levels to give you the perfect shade of pink for your skin tone. It also smells like vanilla which is an added bonus!

Sweetheart Enamel Signet Ring from Anthropologie: This is the most expensive item on this gift guide but it’s just so cute that I had to include it. It’s such a sweet little ring that would look so good with other layered jewelry or on its own. It’s from the brand Tai which is one of my favorite jewelry brands ever because they have the prettiest pieces that last for a long time.

Harper + Ari Valentine Bath Bomb in Perfect Match from Anthropologie: The packaging on this bath bomb is really pretty and it comes in several squares so you can use it multiple times!

Cotton Face Mask 3pc Set in Blush from Kitsch: These masks are adorable and you can get a pack of three for only $12! I really want to buy a pack because they have multiple layers and come in really cute patterns. This set would be perfect to give someone for Valentine’s Day since it comes in a pretty pink color.

Mer-Sea & Co. Body Cream in Coconut Sugar from Anthropologie: I love this body lotion! I got it in a Fab Fit Fun box, and it did not disappoint. It smells amazing like vanilla coconut and comes in a really large tube so it will last forever.

Cridoz 12 pcs Acrylic hair Clips from Amazon: I saw these on Amazon and they have really good ratings! I love that you can get a set of 12 in various styles and colors. These are a great accessory or can even be used to hold your hair back while you do your makeup.

I hope you enjoyed this mini gift guide! I personally really like these items, and I hope you do too.

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Trend Alert: Chocolate Brown

Hey everyone!

If you’ve been paying attention to influencers lately or fashion, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon some sort of variation of chocolate brown. Yep, that’s right; the color of your favorite candy bar is officially in and is being worn in so many different ways. From sweatsuits to leggings to the famous Prada crossbody bag, everything is coming in chocolate brown. I’ve gone ahead and compiled some different items for you in this shade to help keep you trendy with little to no effort.

Falls Keyhole One-Shoulder Long Sleeve Top from Reformation

We The Free Arden Tee from Free People

Eva Shoulder Bag in Brown Croc from JW PEI

Horizon Top from Free People

Dickies UO Exclusive High-Waisted Ankle Pant from Urban Outfitters

New Look Aviator Jacket in Chocolate from ASOS

UO Lucky Sequin Bodycon Mini Dress from Urban Outfitters

Brown Flatlock Oversized Sweatshirt from Topshop

Chain Strap Animal Embossed Shoulder Bag from ZARA

Brown Pocket Flared Wide Leg Pants from Topshop

ASOS Design Belted Slouchy Dad Pant in Brown

ASOS 4505 Seamless Set in Chocolate

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol