Black Friday Haul 2016

Hey y’all! I hope every one had a Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We had some really good food this year. I made mini apple pies and homemade stuffing, which I will have a recipe post coming soon about!

This year I technically didn’t go “Black Friday” shopping. I went to Old Navy on Wednesday night because that is when their deals started and I figured it would be less crowded, there was only like 10 people shopping. On Thursday I went to Belk, Ulta, Michaels, and Walmart.

Old Navy:

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Belk:

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I can not wait to style these boots! I see them all the time on Pinterest. They were only $20.
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This Gray top is so comfy and it was only $12

Ulta:

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Michaels:

I am so over spending so much money for candles at Bath & Body Works so I decided to get 2 candles from Michaels, each $2

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Walmart:

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What did you guys get on Black Friday? Make sure to follow this blog because coming December 1st I am going to be putting up a post every single day til’ Christmas. “Blogmas if you will.

-EM MARIE

How To Survive Black Friday & Shop Like A Pro

Hey y’all! You guys know what’s coming this Friday, right? No…not the food baby from Thursday’s dinner. BLACK FRIDAY! If you’ve never been Black Friday shopping before, this year is when everything changes. Because you’re going. Yes, you are. I love going Black Friday shopping to get cute new fall and winter clothes and Christmas presents. I know everyone has their different opinions about it, but I think it’s so much fun and where we live it’s not too crowded. Today’s post is going to be about to shop Black Friday like a pro. 
First off, you need to figure out where you want to go shop, and what you want to get from those stores. Thursday morning is when the sales paper comes out, but if you don’t want to get the local newspaper you can look at the flyers online (p.s. most are already out). So we like to look through the sales flyers, and check out stores such as Khols, Belk, and Old Navy for clothes, and Target, Best Buy, and Walmart for electronics. Ulta, Michaels, and Bath and Body Works are also good ads to look at. 

Once you have an idea of stores and items, make a list. Also, try to figure out a schedule. What stores to hit when, (especially if the sales are a specific time period) and which stores are priority. We also order quite a bit online. For example we always order a bunch of stuff from Khols online; boots, blankets, clothes, and any other good deals they are having. 

Our Black Friday plan: 

Since my mom and I are definitely more night owls than early birds, we will be going on Thursday night. We usually leave about 7 and stay out until 1-2 in the morning. As far as stores go we are planning on Belk, Michaels, Old Navy, Ulta, and Walmart. 

Leave a comment down below where you are going for Black Friday! 

Make sure to follow this blog so you can see my Black Friday haul coming up on Friday!

-EM MARIE 

4 Thanksgiving / Fall Outfit Ideas

Hey y’all! If you live in the states that means this Thursday you are going to celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends and family! In honor this, today’s post is going to be some outfit inspiration! I came up with 4 different outfits that can give you some ideas for a casual or more formal thanksgiving!

Outfit 1:

If your family does a more formal thanksgiving, this dress from Old Navy is perfect! Its super flowy and comfy, but still festive looking.

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Outfit 2:

A sweater is always a good option. You can dress it up or down. I love this red New Direction sweater from Belk because it’s a light weight sweater; perfect for the North Carolina coast weather!

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Outfit 3:

Nothing says casual like a good old flannel. Pair this with a cute pair of booties and your all set! This flannel is one of the boyfriend flannels from Old Navy.

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Outfit 4:

Now if you want to get really trendy and have those pinterest vibes, why not go with a wrap sweater thing ( lol not 100% sure what to call it ). The one I’m wearing now is from Belk’s

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Leave me a comment down below of what outfit is your favorite! Hope this post gave you some inspiration! Don’t forget to check back on Tuesday to see a new post all about black Friday!

-EM MARIE

How I Organize My Planner

Hey y’all! Can you believe there are only 10 days until Thanksgiving? Well if you celebrate it that is. Today’s post is going to be all about planner organization. 

I feel as if there are 2 types of people in this world; the ones who use a planner and the ones who don’t. I am definitely a planner type of gal. I like to see what I’m doing and what needs to get done. It also shows you how productive you are because you can look and see “wow I was really social and busy this week” or “all I did was watch criminal minds”. 

As I have gotten older the need for a planner has become more apparent. I have used many different types of planners, but my favorite are the Day Designer ones you can get at Target! They are my favorite because it includes a little “To Do” section for everyday. Today I’m going to share with you all how I organize my planner.

This is my monthly overview. I use this for appointments, work, social stuff, trips, church, and pretty much everything except school assignments. I separate each category with a different type of pen and highlighter combo. But it’s really not nessary. I just do it because I think it looks better.


This is a weekly view. I love this planner because on one side you can put assignments that sat due or events and such you are to. Then on the right side you can write down your To Do List which I think is great!
Leave me a comment down below what your favorite brand of planner is! I think I might get a new one come January. Make sure to follow this blog so you can be notified every time I post!

-EM MARIE 

Top Drugstore Setting Powder for Oily Skin

Hey y’all! Happy Friday! Obviously from the title you can tell that today’s post is going to be all about setting powder for oily skin.

If you have been reading this blog for a while you probably know that I have oily skin and struggle a lot with it. It’s hard trying to keep your face from looking like an oily grease ball with out your makeup looking too cakey. Also, who honestly has time to reapply powder every 2-3 hours? Maybe I’m the only who doesn’t… but I have a feeling I’m not. ¬†Needless to say, I have tried MANY different types and brands of setting powder and think I have finally found one worth mentioning!

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You can buy this at Walmart for about $6.00. This is the only powder that I have found that actually keeps my makeup looking decent throughout the day. Plus, it’s a dupe for the Laura Mercier ¬†Secret Brightening Powder. This powder is purely a setting powder as it comes in translucent, so if you are looking for a powder that will give you extra coverage; this is not the one for you. There is a slight aroma that reminds me of my grandma, but honestly its not that bad and after a while you get use to it.

Leave me a comment down below telling me what you’re favorite setting powder is!

Hopefully you found this post helpful in some type of way and enjoyed it! I would love it if you would follow my blog so you are notified every time I post; which is Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays!

-EM MARIE

How to Wash Makeup Brushes

Hey y’all! Todays post is going to be about Makeup Brushes and keeping them clean. By the end of every week my makeup brushes look pretty disgusting. But if I’m being honest, I don’t clean them as much as I should. I probably wash them about once a month which is gross, so don’t take that advice. I’m trying to get better though, and at least wash my foundation brush every 5 days or so.

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What I use to wash my makeup brushes:

  • City Vivo Brush Egg: This make sure all the makeup and gunk gets out of the brushes. I would seriously recommend this SO much, it makes cleaning makeup brushes so much easier.
  • Baby Shampoo: I use baby shampoo to actually clean the makeup brushes.

 

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What do you use to clean your makeup brushes and how often do you clean them?

Hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful in some way! Make sure to follow so you can be notified every time I post!

-EM MARIE

How to Style Medium Length Hair

Hey y’all! I recently got my hair done and thought I would share with you guys how I style it!

Before:

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I use this L’oreal Sleek it Frizz Vanishing Cream before I blow dry my hair. I usually use about 1 1/2 pumps and finger comb it through my hair. Then I just blow dry my hair!

 

 

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I use a 1-1 1/2 inch remmington curling wand to curl my hair and use this heat protectant with it!

 

After:

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When I style my hair like this i can usually get about 2-3 days out of it! I hope you guys liked my super simple way of how I style my hair!

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-EM MARIE