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.


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!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bar Cart Part 1

Hello! I am on a bit of a home DIY kick at the moment. I have so many projects that I want to do and need to finish. My most recent one is my metal cart that I got this week. Needless to say it has jumped ahead a few of my others...

Recently, I was perusing the Antique/furniture section on Craigslist which of course is what a normal 23 year old does on a Tuesday night. And I found a metal cart for sale on the other side of Atlanta. I have been wanting a metal cart to turn into a bar cart for quite a while. Ever since I saw this post on A Beautiful Mess on Elsie's Bar cart. On our thrifting/yard sale adventures I have been keeping one eye open for a cart and found nada. So when I found the cart on Craigslist I showed it to Steve and said when are we leaving.

We headed off to Clarkston, Ga and ended up meeting one of the sweetest ladies. She is retired and to make extra money she hunts down vintage/antique items at estate sales then resales them on Craigslist. I could have sat there and talked to her for hours she was great.

And here it is! Nothing to fancy but I have found quite a few on pinterest that seem to have used this exact same cart.

I am a little unsure on whether or not I really want to paint it. I cleaned it today and then took a find sanding block to it. I was able to make the white legs pretty white with the sanding block they did look quite dingy. The yellow and white look really cute to me on the cart and I kind of want to just clear coat it. I like seeing the rougher spots and age on it. I think I am going to set it up with it how it is now and then decide if I want to paint it later.

We have been slowly collecting vintage bar items. I have a couple of shakers and glass decanters that have been sitting on my hutch that I can not wait to put onto the cart. Now we just have to figure out what we will put in the decanters.  There are a few things that we are missing. I have found two posts that are really helping me think about what I want on the cart one is by A Beautiful Mess (here) and the other on Mint Love Social Club (here). Looks like we definitely need a wooden muddler.

Let me know if you have seen a great cart redone! I would love to check out pictures. My twitter is @emilyvannah if you see one please tweet it to me!

Until next time,


Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Best Liquid Eyeliner

Hello! I know it has been a long time since y'all have heard from me. Life has definitely caught up with me. The mix of having a full time job, editing a wedding, keeping up with home chores, and just going out has limited the amount of time I have to write. I hope that this will change soon and I will be back to writing consistently.

On to the product I have grown to love, the Stila Stay All day Waterproof Liner. The title of this blog The Best Liquid Eyeliner in itself has quite a few claims it needs to answer. Does the eyeliner stay a long time with no smudging? Yes, through tears and sweat it does not budge. Does the product have a nice fine tip that is easy to control especially with winged liner? Yes, I love winged eyeliner and this has made it so easy for me. It has a great fine tip. Is the product going to last me a long time or is it going to dry out in a month? It will last you months. I honestly think each one has lasted me a bout a year.  Does it cost a million dollars? $20, not drugstore but definitely not the most expensive out there.

This eyeliner has been my saving grace. Over the years I have tried just about ever different type of eyeliner that is out there. I went through a stage of wearing traditional pencil eyeliners. Then on to gel eyeliners. And even the eyeshadow as liner stage. These three different ways did not serve me well. I always ended up with smudged eyeliner that would fade on me or leave little black specks on my face. I have not had any problems with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liner! It is my eyeliner dream.

I know all of this raving can sound a little ridiculous and like I am on the Stila payroll,1. 2.
but I have bought everyone of my liners and Stila has probably never heard of me. It honestly has been the best eyeliner I've ever owned. Literally this is my third one.They have all been well loved. Oddly, I just do not want to throw them away. I most likely will now that there is photographic proof. Here are a couple of other posts I have done with this eyeliner.