Saturday, June 20, 2015

Vintage Haul

Hello Everyone!! I apologize for being gone for so long. I am learning as I get older that it is easier to get distracted by day to day life. I recently went out with my Grandmother on a yard sale day. Near where I live we do an Old 41 yard sale which is also called the Dixie Hwy yard sale. It goes for miles and you generally find a lot of good things. This year we started in Emerson and went to Adairsville. For those that want to go next year I highly suggest making it to at least Adairsville. There are a lot of people selling there. Here are the goodies that I found. 

 A Creamer and Sugar set by Fire King. I have never found Fire King in this pink color. If you know more about it please let me know!
 There was one vendor that had a basket full of old photographs. It always make me sad when I see old photos in a yard sale. I am slowly starting to collect them though.
  I believe this one is a tin type. If anyone knows differently please let me know! It is not in the best condition but I got it for $1. So I was not feeling to picky. I would love to start collecting tin types. This one especially intrigued me because it does not look to have been done in a studio. A lot of the older photographs I have seen like these are in a studio setting.Also I love how he is holding his pipe.

This little snap shot struck me. I love the angle and that everyone's back is turned. The women in their 50's clothes and hair. Then the military man walking in front of them with the old and palm trees in the background. Its just perfect to me. I want to think that this is in California or Hawaii.

 Portraits like these are not normally what I am drawn too but when I opened the little trifold envelop and saw the adorable faces I knew I could not leave this in the basket. 

 My $10 Polariod. This little guy is in pretty rough shape. Steve and I are going to work on trying to get it functional again.
 I love vintage planters. I have never bought one and this trip I actually bought 2! This little one I found in an antique shop on the way. It is pretty solidly built and said USA on the bottom. The USA appears to be written in the clay. I love the yellow.
This little planter got to me by the beautiful color combination and that it was a $1. It has been well loved. There is a crack in the back and a few chips. I do not think the crack will keep me from being able to use it though. It seems to be sealed. 


I hope you enjoyed seeing my finds! Please let me know what you have been lucky in finding lately! Also if you have any information on the items that I found I would love to hear it. Be on the look out! I have an awesome announcement coming soon!

Emily

Saturday, February 7, 2015

January Favorites

 Happy February everyone! Now that January is over all I can think about is that we are one more step closer to spring. Thankfully. The cold and I do not get along. I want to share some of my January favorites. I discovered quite a few new items this month. I also worked in a few of my all time favorites.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream: This is one of the best things I tried this month. My skin absolutely loves it. I have come to the realization that my oily skin is actually dehydrated and really needs to be moisturized and not starved. This is great and has almost a matte finish after putting it on the the skin. It does not make you ultra shinny like a normal moisturizer does.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer - Man that is a long name but this concealer works. It covers up my dark circles and does not crease through out the day. If you are unsure look this concealer up on Youtube and you will find a million reviews. This is my second tube.

Maybelline Dream Wonder foundation: I realized later last year that I was over having a full coverage foundation. I still like coverage but I was hating the way that after a few hours my foundation would look. Also I wanted something a little less matte. This foundation was definitely my answer. While I do need a powder to set the foundation and I hate the bottle design the product is great and this is my second bottle.

Loreal Infalliable Pro- Matte foundation: This might seem like a conundrum to you after reading about the Dream Wonder Foundation. However, even though this says it is a Pro-Matte foundation I would call it more of a satin finish. I decided to try this after I saw the display in my local CVS. I went home and watched a few reviews on Youtube and decided to give it a go. I did end up buying two tubes of this because the first tube was just to dark for me right now. It should be the perfect color for me in the summer though. I love this foundation and it has replaced the Dream Wonder as my everyday foundation. I still love both but for now this one i it. I love the medium coverage. Also I have realized that it actually looks better at the end of the day when I have not set it with my Rimmel Stay matte powder. 

 Simple Micellar Water: I discovered this about halfway through the month and I love it. It is great makeup remover. I can use it all around my eyes with stinging them and it takes the makeup right off.

 Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: I love these shades. I do wish that there was another medium tone shade instead of three lighter shades, one medium, and two dark. But I use this like crazy. Pretty much everyday this past month I have used at least one shade on my eyes from this palette. The medium shade is my absolute favorite though.

 Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: My holy grail mascara. This makes my eyelashes look crazy. I love it so much. I received the full size as a Christmas present and I also have a couple of minis as back ups. I had a mini of this first that I pretty much refused to get rid of because it was wonderful. Eventually I did... darn mascara hygiene rules.

 Anastasia Brow Wiz: After trying so many different drugstore options for my brows I caved and bought the Brow Wiz. So glad I finally did it. This one is actually empty and I have already ordered a new one. I am hooked.
Nest Eau De Parfum Trio (similar): Lastly but certainly not least is the Nest Trio that I received as a Christmas present. I am normally stuck with my 2 perfumes the Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline and the Coco Mademoiselle. This had gotten me to mix it up! I love these. I actually like all three scents. As of right now I can not even choose one out of the three.

I'd love to know what your January Favorites are and what you have planned for February. Please leave me a comment below and let me know.


Emily

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year Haul

Over the past couple of days I have picked a few things up. First I went to Ulta looking for the new Real Techniques brushes. And I was lucky to find the two that I had been looking for. Then I went to CVS this afternoon and stumbled upon a few things that I have been wanting to try.

- Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain, I got the color Honey. I have heard so much about this color from Essie Button. I put it on as soon as I got in the car and I really liked the color. It really is the perfect your lips but better color.

- Milani's Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow, I got this in Bella Taupe. I'm excited to try this color. Taupe is missing from my eyeshadow collection.

- Maybelline Brow Drama, I picked this up in Deep Brown. After trying it for the past couple of days the brush is a little annoying. It should really be half the size it is. However, the product on the brush works pretty well. It has a nice tint to it and keeps my brows in place.

- Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes in 200 Oval Shadow and 201 Pointed Crease Brush, These brushes are beautiful. I wish the eyeshadow brushes were in the gold or rose gold. I have only used these both once. From that one try the 200 Oval Shadow brush did really well to help blend out my eyeshadow. Then the 201 Pointed Crease brush helped with doing my outer corner.


Emily

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

H&M Shoes

Very rarely do I get an email that makes me actually click to go to the website. Today though it happened. I received an email from H&M that said they were releasing more shoes online. Instantly I liked at least 4 of the pairs of shoes on the ad. I thought I would give them a browse and now I want them all. There is a bit of a pattern to the shoes I picked mostly boots. It is supposed to be getting really cold in Georgia this week. A little preparation never hurt anyone right?
 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Beautiful shoes. I am especially in love with 7. I have wanted some harness cowboy boots for quite a while. And while these are ankle boots I think you still get the right feel. And now I actually can not find the link to these boots they must be sold out. My second favorite are 2. the two tone swede biker boots. To be honest I love all of these. Check out their site and let me know what your H&M favorites are right now. Does not have to be shoes!


Emily