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.



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



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!)

24 hour Metal eye shadow tattoo

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!


Interview with Salamanda!

Interview with the Youtuber!!


What is the one makeup product you can’t live without?

MAC Prolongwear concealer in NC25.  Hands down.  It’s one of the ONLY things I believe in paying full price for—that and ultra-soft toilet paper!  It really makes a difference!


Why did you decide to start making videos?

I started making videos a few months after I moved to Alaska with the USAF.  I was isolated, lonely, and missing a creative outlet.  Enter:  YouTube!  It was the perfect way for me to connect with people all over the world, meanwhile satisfying the right half of my brain space. 


What’s your favorite color?

My favorite color is EXTREMELY situational, and varies moment to moment!  Right now, as I sit in the kitchen with my coffee, my favorite color is an olive-y green.  If I had to pick JUST ONE color though it would probably be the color of grass just after it rains.


What is your favorite brand?

Can I pass on this question?  =)  Most of the things I wear I find at thrift stores, so there isn’t one specific brand I identify with! 


What’s one interesting thing about you?

 I used to be a ballet dancer!  I took my dancing career very seriously my entire life until my ankles fell apart.  Every now and again I throw a dance more (or two) into my videos. 


Do you believe in UFO’s?

I believe that UFOs are simply humans in the distant future who have lost records of the past, and they are here to try and figure out how the heck we live.  In short:  YES!  =)


How do you feel about zombies?

TERRIFIED.  I’m not scared of spiders, I’m not scared of snakes, but the THOUGHT of a zombie apocalypse makes me cry instantly. 

Whats your favorite color eyeshadow?

I love me some metallics.  There’s nothing better than a golden-champagne color all over the lid!


Tell us about your channel and blog:

I’m passionate about helping people embrace their inner weird through personal style.  Most of my channel’s content is centered around thrift stores and thrifting because, let’s be honest, I’m one cheap son-of-a-gun!  Trends are constantly recycling— Chances are if something is trendy now it was trendy 20 years ago.  Why not capitalize on this phenomenon by scouring thrift stores and second-hand shops for “trendy” pieces for a fraction of the price!?  Thrifting is my hobby, my passion, and what I love to do, and it definitely shows in my videos.  =)




Youtube:  http://youtube.com/salamandabot

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/salamandabot

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/salamandabot


Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+Salamandabot


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FOTD and NOTD | Green Liner | Light Lips | Ditch the Heels

I wanted to do a FOTD just to have a little change up on the blog. This is what it looked like! You can’t tell but I am smiling in the first picture.


The top picture isn’t meant to scare you it’s to give you a closer look!


Green and blue eyeliner are the main components of the look

The Naked 3 in Factory, Strange, and

Merle Norman Cream Eyeshadow in on the lid with Factory and in the crease. Strange was used on the inner corner and under my brows.

Liner is Lime Green and Blue

Mascara – Miss Manga from Loreal
Brows – Wet and Wild pencil in Mink Brown

Milani Blush in Dolce Pink

Physicians Formula Bronzer – Light Bronze

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish

Lips are Strawberry Milk from Nyx


And of course my NOTD didn’t quite work out the way I wanted. The blue in the Salon Perfect Blue Lights Striper didn’t show up on Ciate’s Ditch the Heels. You can see what I was going for.



Finally I have started a beauty community of Google + I think it will be a fun place to network, share ideas, and support other youtubers and beauty bloggers.

Join Us! https://plus.google.com/communities/104594797621499073685

Thanks for reading.

❤ Emily



Interview with the Youtuber!

Today I am so happy to have Ashlynn from A Beauty Moment

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What is the one makeup product you can’t live without?
– Lip balm. If I can’t have any other makeup product, I would need lip balm.
Why did you decide to start making videos?
– I figured it would go along with my blog just like everyone else was doing. It turns out it’s a lot less scary and a lot more fun than I thought.
What’s your favorite color?
– No favorites, but I am partial to red and pink.
What is your favorite brand?
I like a lot of brands, but one that I have loved since the very beginning is Urban Decay.
What’s one interesting thing about you?
– I can read a 500+ page book in one sitting. I don’t need to move, eat, drink, or go the restroom when I have a really good book in my hands.
Do you believe in UFO’s?
– I believe that anything is possible.
How do you feel about zombies?
– They’re scary as hell.
What’s your favorite color eyeshadow?
– I love bronze shades mostly.
Tell us about your channel and blog:
– My channel and blog are my creative outlets, where I can share what I love with whoever wants to listen. I like to focus on makeup and skin care, but I do like to throw in some DIY’s food, and life stuff too. Plus, I get to meet cool people like you!


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Do You Have Gel Envy? Honest Review of Gel Envy | NOTW | First Impression

Nail of the week


Hello beauties!

How do you make a post about nail polish more interesting? Create your own words. So here we go.

These nails feel bananail because of the bright punch you in the face socks yellow. I am having some drynail envy because my oilbeds (oily nail beds) just don’t like anything gel, period. I was really excited to try this, but well continue to read the review.


So it looked great for the most part going on. I should mention I picked up Casino Lights (the bananail) and Jackpot (my friend tried it and I was instantly jealous so I might like it more)

I painted it on, waited 30 seconds and did a second coat. It didn’t go on smooth (could be operator error) and was a little bumpy. I don’t know if there was too much on my brush. (I will be watching more youtubers using it for my second impression.


You have to have the top coat it comes with in order to use it. After I put the top coat on it did smooth it out a bit. After I let it dry for 20 minutes and opened a Warhead (granted it was really sticking to the package because it was melty) It messed one up.


I love the color, not too keen on the way it goes on my nails. I am looking forward to trying the Jackpot though! Have you tried Gel Envy, comment below and tell me your thoughts.


Thanks for reading!

❤ Emily

Hot Pink Rage – Milani is Fueling my PINK Obsession!


I love this Milani Hot Pink Rage for several reasons.

The first is the smell. It smells like cake and vanilla deliciousness and I like lipsticks that smell good. You can see my attempt at drawing a bow to show you the color. I am all about the hot pink lipsticks and the formula of this one is great. It goes on smooth and lasts all day. I like that it doesn’t feather so if I’m in a hurry I can wear it without a liner.


Look how pretty that is! I just really love the color.



The packaging is so shiny you can use it as a mirror!! BONUS!!!

What’s your favorite hot pink lippie??


Thanks for reading!

❤ Emily



Interview with the YouTuber – Beauty and Bliss

Today’s interview is with Hope from Beauty and Bliss!


What is the one makeup product you can’t live without?

I wouldn’t be able to live without a good finishing spray or primer that helps keep my face matte. My face is oily, so there is no way my makeup would stay in place if I didn’t use them.

Why did you decide to start making videos?

I’ve always loved makeup. I’ve done tons of makeup applications for homecomings, proms, and events. I also got addicted to watching YouTube videos and reading blogs. After about a year and a half of wishing I could do it, I made it happen!

What’s your favorite color?

Pink! I own way too much pink stuff haha.

What is your favorite brand?

For high-end, I’ve been loving Estee Lauder recently. For drugstore, I’m a huge fan of both Revlon and NYX.

What’s one interesting thing about you?

I’ll be starting beauty school in the fall for a career in makeup artistry and Esthetics.

Do you believe in UFO’s?

Not really, but I do think some of the things people come up with about them are interesting!

How do you feel about zombies?

They don’t really bother me. I watch movies and television shows with them included all of the time.

What’s your favorite color eyeshadow?

I’ve been absolutely loving YDK by Urban Decay lately!

Tell us about your channel and blog:

I started my blog in September of 2013, and I started uploading videos onto my YouTube channel about a month after that. Both are centered around beauty, but I also blog/vlog about lifestyle, fashion, crafts, and just whatever I’m in the mood for. I’m hoping to make a huge success out of my blog and YouTube channel!


YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautyAndBliss67

Twitter- https://twitter.com/BeautyBliss67

Blog- http://www.beautyandbliss67.blogspot.com

Instagram- http://www.instagram.com/beautyandbliss67

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