Welcome to The Club…

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I’m going to be writing for this amazing series!!

Originally posted on Katherine Rhodes:

Karim, Texas has a delightfully dirty little secret: The Club.

Logo A private, exclusive BDSM world lies beyond the door of the unassuming 3-story building just off main street. All are welcome, but beyond the throbbing beats from the DJ and generous taps of the bartenders, no one know what lies upstairs.

Except, of course, those who are invited. Few are. Even fewer stay.

But if you are one of the lucky ones, one of the brave ones… all of your fantasies will come true.

border1There are 24 novella in The Club series, all from different authors, including Scarlett Dawn, Missy Johnson, Lexi Buchanan, T.H. Snyder, Brooke Cumberland, Whitney Gracia Williams. Each of the 24 stories will be released once a month for the next TWO years!

Starting… NOW Get the first in the series!

Just One Sip

by Scarlett Dawn

Just One Sip

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Scarlett…

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Review Mary Kay Makeup Brush Cleaner

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The Mary Kay brush cleaner is pretty good. It smells nice and isn’t too overpowering like some that I have tried. Others I have tried are more like a soap, but this cleanser is more like an oil almost. It’s not messy at all and makes cleaning your brushes so much easier!

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To use it you wet the brush with the spray. I recommend doing this over the sink so it doesn’t get everywhere. You take a tissue and wipe the brush on it until it’s clean. It works really well, I was skeptical, but then I saw the colors coming off the brushes. Once it’s clean you just shape it up and lay it out to dry like the first round I cleaned in the picture. It’s one of the best brush cleaners I’ve used, and I will probably buy more when I run out, but I always like trying new things so you never know.

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Today was a quick one! Thank you for reading.

xo Emily

Happy Pantone Color of the New Year!! Palette Review and Look

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Hi, hello, and Happy New Year!

I know bloggers are super committed to blogging everyday right now. Maybe it was their resolution, maybe they just are excited to have a fresh start. For me, it’s a little of both. I was terrible at keeping up with my beauty blog in 2014 and I don’t want this year to be like that. If I write them all on Sundays and schedule them through the week then it should be easy to maintain. That being said, let’s look at my Christmas present from my sister!

THE SEPHORA/PANTONE UNIVERSE COLOR OF THE MONTH PALETTE 

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The palette has lots of different colors and four different finishes! Also if you are more visual, you can watch the first impressions and swatches video on my channel here!

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There are four different finishes; matte, satin, metallic, and glitter. The glitter and metallic ones will give a lot of fall out so you have to be careful with them. The satins are nice and most of them are really pigmented. The mattes are my favorite, I always gravitate towards matte shadows and the Marsala Matte is so pretty.

The mattes are all very pigmented. I am drawn to the colors Hot Chocolate which is a rich brown and Dusty Olive which is an olive green as the name suggests. In the metallics I love Butterrum which is a really pretty gold color.

THE STARS OF THE SHOW

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There they are in the middle of the palette. These are the Marsala shadows.

TL – Marsala Matte  TR -Marsala Satin BL – Marsala Metallic BR – Marsala Glitter

I love the versatility of the palette and I love that you can create so many looks with it. The Marsala Matte is definitely a color I will wear a lot this year. I think that it can be an every day color when worn correctly. I am impressed with the overall quality of the palette. Hopefully once I get through the top layer of the glitter shadows, there won’t be as much fall out.

Tell me in the comments what you think about the Sephora Pantone COTY Palette and if you will be purchasing it.

xo Emily

FotorCreated  Review of the Mary Kay Brush Cleaner

Your Face Smells Like Nutmeg and It’s Clean

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I’m all about trying natural remedies and scrubs for my skin so I thought I would work on clearing out my pores for the new year. Weird, maybe, but I thought what the heck. I hate blackheads, and googled some natural ways to clear them up.

I came upon Milk and Nutmeg

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The instructions said to mix the two until they made a paste  you could put onto your face as a scrub.

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It never really made a paste, but I went with it. I put it on and rubbed it on my skin all over for three minutes. It smelled strong, I’m not a huge fan of nutmeg on its own. I washed it all off my face and it felt soft. At a glance it did seem like my pores were clearer.

I followed the treatment with Witch Hazel. Since I opened up my pores with the scrub I wanted to go ahead and use it as a toner.

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I also wanted a light moisturizer so I used my Cetaphil all over.

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In conclusion, I think the nutmeg/milk combo worked. I wasted a lot of milk. If you do this I suggest just letting a tiny bit coat the bottom of the bowl and not using as much as I did. Otherwise I think this is a nice gentle scrub that can be made from your left over pumpkin pie ingredients and some milk.

Let me know if you try it.

xo Emily

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>>  A Review of the Pantone Color of the Year Palette

How is Vlogmas Going?

HOW IS VLOGMAS GOING?

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Since I decided to do Vlogmas for my channel on Youtube I have been kicking myself that I also didn’t do Blogmas. I plan to stay on top of my blog in 2015 and have purchased a planner to make sure that happens. Had I done Blogmas it would have forced me to post daily. Alas, Vlogmas happened.

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There are some of the thumbnails. youtube.com/bowsnnails

It has been a lot of fun and a little difficult to vlog daily. I vlog on my cell phone – the Droid Turbo and it actually does really well making it easy for me to vlog pretty much anywhere.

There are boring days, days where nothing happens, and days when just the most random stuff comes up. Nonetheless, I have been enjoying vlogmas and watching vlogs for all my Youtube friends Vlogmas days. If you are doing it this year, leave your channel in the comments, and I will check it out!!

Happy Vlogmas and December!

Thanks as always for reading!

Emily

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Plight of the Youtuber

I adore making videos. It is so much fun to talk to the camera and come up with videos. That’s all it is though, it’s a lot of fun. I’m not trying to make money off of it or my blog. I have other ventures out there which I am trying to make money with, but when it comes to Youtube it’s really just for fun.

I have met a lot of people who are simply trying to make money. They worry about views, comments, promo, and sponsorship. I think that sucks all the fun out of it. Would I like 50,000 people to watch me put on makeup and think I’m a genius, yes, but I know that isn’t going to happen.

I have another Youtube channel for my makeup business, and I keep it completely separate, because I am not trying to sell anything on bowsnnails I’m just trying to play with makeup and have a good time. If you like it great! If you wanna comment great! If not, I’ll just keep making videos because it’s fun for me. I have some different ones coming out because I’m not trying to impress anyone. I’m just going to do me, and I hope if you are thinking of starting a channel or have one already that you are in it for fun. I hope you’re just going to do you.

<3 Emily

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What’s in my Gym Makeup Bag?

In order to get a parking spot at the University I work for, I go in and workout at 6:30 AM. While this may seem extreme, I promise you it is not. This guarantees me a parking spot the whole day right outside my office. This means I get ready in the gym and put on my makeup after I get out of the shower.

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I have a few things I take with me everyday and it gives me enough coverage and the look I am going for.

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Facewipes to remove any dirt/sweat that might get into my pores

Primer for my foundation that’s Rimmel Fix and Perfect

Powder – Stay Matte from Rimmel

Benefit Erase Paste

Mascara, Scandal Eyes

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Here you have OPI pink fingernail polish, polka polish, and top coat.

Lips include a Milani lip pencil, MAC lipstick, and NYX butter gloss. I change up the colors, but it’s pretty much the same combo.

An elf palette with many colors of eye shadow.

Rimmel Liquid liner, Rimmel Nude Eye liner (my love!)

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I also have brushes shadow, crease, blush and bronzer. There’s a rose salve and a pair of tweezers. There’s an eyebrow pencil, a pencil sharpener, bobby pins, and a highlight and conceal concealer.

 

That’s it, all I need for a full face and a great look when I get out of the locker room!

 

What do you take with you when you get your fitness on? Comment below and happy weight loss Wednesday!