The BEST Paper Mask EVER

Hey y’all! Happy Friday! So within the past month I have gotten on the Paper mask band wagon. I was Christmas shopping one day and got intrigued so figured  I would pick some up and try them.

The one frustrating thing I do not like about regular face masks is the taking off part. Maybe I’m just doing it wrong, but nothing is relaxing to me about having to scrub your face with water and a wash cloth to get the face mask off. I think that is one of the reasons why I became obsessed with paper masks after my first use. You don’t have to wash your face afterwards.

THE BEST PAPER MASK EVER:

yes to tomatoes: DETOXIFYING CHARCOAL PAPER MASK

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This mask uses charcoal to clean your pores and also detoxify your skin. You leave it on for about 10 minutes. This masks makes my skin feel tingly & relaxed while it’s on and clean and refreshed afterwards.

I would highly recommend this mask. They are about $3 each which sucks because I would use one every single day if I could, but they are worth the money. I just have to limit myself to 2-3 a week lol.

Leave me a comment down below what your favorite paper mask is. Make sure to follow this blog so you don’t miss any of my posts!

-EM MARIE

Best of 2016: Beauty, Life, and Everything in Between

Hey y’all! I am so excited for 2017! I love change and feel like the new year is the perfect to start. You have a clean slate. One thing that I do at the start of every year is look back and reflect on what happened the previous year in my life. Since I started this blog I figured this year I would share it with you all.

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January 2016: I was working at as an assistant at a hair salon. This was a very fun and cool experience because I have thought about going to cosmetology school myself.img_2274

March 2016: I went to Southport, NC for spring break!fullsizerender-2img_2424-2IMG_2442

April 2016: Turned 17 and went to IKEA for the very first time.

June 2016: FINALLY finished my junior year of high school. This was by far my least favorite year.

July 2016: Went to a summer camp in TN with my church and went on a Road Trip! I love to travel so of course I had a blast. img_2516IMG_2544

August 2016: I started my senior year of High School

November 2016:Learned how to sew and had an awesome Thanksgiving with my family.

December 2016: Hung out with my friends a lot and had an amazing Christmas. IMG_3233 2.JPG

Beauty

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Movies & TV

The Duff ( one of my favorite movies now )

Gilmore Girls

White Collar

Chicago PD

The Bachelor Franchise

Criminal Minds

 

2016 was pretty great, but I have a feeling that 2017 will be even better. There are a lot of changes coming this year and I am so excited!

What were some of the highlights from your 2016?

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-EM MARIE

Welcome 2017 & Resolutions

Well another year has come and gone. When I think back 2016 was a pretty good year. I learned a lot about myself and accomplished a few of my goals I made at the beginning of the year. I know setting goals for the new year comes with the connotation of failure, but I personally believe that if you want to change something you can. I figured I would share my goals for 2017!

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  • Keep my room consistently clean. I plan to spend 10 minutes each day cleaning it.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle. Both physically and mentally. I want to change my eating and exercise habits and grow deeper in my faith.
  • Stop sweating the small stuff and just have fun.
  • Graduate HS.

Comment down below what your New Year’s Resolutions are.

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-EM MARIE

Easy Stuffing Recipe

Hey y’all! I pretty much failed at posting everyday, but I have a recipe post for today! Over Thanksgiving I made homemade stuffing from a family friend’s recipe and it was SO good. I think I might be making it for christmas too, if my mom will let me lol. Anyways I wanted to share this recipe with you all today!

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This fed about 10 people and we had plenty of left overs!

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

1 c. celery

1 c. onion

1-2 loaves of stale french bread cubed

sage

poultry seasoning

16 oz. chicken broth

Directions:

  1. Dice celery and onion and sauté with in butter. Let it sit over night and heat back up the next morning.
  2. Preheat oven to 350
  3. Mix bread with celery and onion mixture and cover with sage and poultry seasoning (The more the better)!
  4. Pour chicken broth on top of bread mixture making sure everything is evenly moist.
  5. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.

 

Let me know if you guys try this out and if you liked it! Comment down below what your favorite dish is during the Holiday’s! This stuffing recipe is definitely high on my list.

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-EM MARIE

Top Favorite Holiday Recipes

Hey y’all! welcome to Blogmas day 6. Today’s post is going to be all about my top favorite holiday recipes and food.

  • Gingerbread cookies. I love decorating (and eating) these cookies. This recipe is my favorite because the cookies are soft!
  • Ham and stuffing. 2 essential Christmas dinner items. I will actually have a recipe on homemade stuffing going up another day this December for blogmas so look out for that!
  • Mint Oreo Truffles these are always the best!
  • Sausage balls. These are a new thing for me. Last year was the first time I had made them, but let me tell you these are sooo good. A post will also be coming about these as well.
  • White chocolate Chex Mix. Chex mix covered in white chocolate…who doesn’t love that.

 

Writing this post made me want to go eat all of the food right now lol. Comment down below what your favorite holiday foods are!

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-EM MARIE

DIY Christmas Stockings

Hey y’all! Welcome to “Blogmas” day 5. Sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday, but I decided I’m not going to be posting on Sundays during the holidays. Just so I have 1 day a week to relax.

I am a senior in High school and we are required to do a “graduation project”. I chose to learn how to sew and actually made a really cute swing dress that I will probably show you guys soon. I thought it would be cute to sew everyone in my family a stocking for christmas!

The first thing I did was go and buy 5 different patterned cotton fabrics ( a different one for each person). I got 3/4 yd. of each because I wasn’t sure how big I was going to make them. I can actually end up making 2 stockings out of each 3/4 yd so now I am going to be making 10 stockings!

I traced a stocking that we already had so that I could cut out the fabric.

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Once you have finished cutting the fabric out, sewing it is pretty simple. There are many tutorials on youtube if you are nor sure what to do. I used a piece of scrap fabric to practice on first so I wouldn’t mess up any of the Christmas prints! It’s super easy to do, even if you are not a wiz on the sewing machine ( I’m not either! ). If I can do it, you can too, I promise.

The stockings I have made so far:

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Comment down below your favorite. Mine is the one with the little dogs on it! I made it for my puppy’s first Christmas. I hope this gave you some inspiration and that you make some too!

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-EM MARIE

 

Holiday Beauty Essentials 

Hey ya’ll! Welcome to “Blogmas Day 3”! Today’s post is all about my holiday essentials.

My Real Techniques beauty sponge is a must, especially in the winter. This is a dupe for the beauty blender and gives a natural and more dewy look. This is great for the winter when everyone tends to have skin more on the dryer side. By using this sponge your makeup will look less cakey.

This is a mauve lip color from essence and it is seriously AMAZING. It’s only $2 and stays on all day. It is Avery natural almost “your lips but better” shade. 

If I’m not wearing my mauve lip liner ,I’m wearing this red lip combo. 

This Mary Kay extra emollient cream is my favorite mouisturizer ever. It says it is targeted for dry skin, but I have oily skin and love it. 
I just got this palette on Black Friday, but have been wearing it everyday since. I love the colors, especially the matte purples. You can really darken up the look or make an everyday natural eye as well. 

What are your guys holiday winter Essentials?

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-EM MARIE