Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's 'Get Ready With Me'..
























 Today I'm teaming up with Nordstrom to share a little 'Get Ready With Me' Beauty Post - with a Valentine's theme. Many of you are probably already aware that pink is my favorite color, so I am thrilled to be sharing some of my favorite pink beauty products, as well as some of my holy grail/can't-live-without hair & makeup products.

Usually when I get out of the shower, I immediately put my hair in a turban to soak up excess water. While my hair is pulled out of my face (up in the turban), I start by applying my favorite moisturizer & primer. Then move on to foundation & concealer, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, etc. (You can view a recent makeup post here for any extra details.) By the time I'm done with those steps, I take the turban off and brush my hair with a paddle brush, then I start blowdrying my hair. I am ridiculously picky about my blow dryer, by the way. As you can see, my hair without extensions is semi long and semi thick so it is a legit commitment to sit down and try to get it completely dry. I really love my GHD blow dryer - it gets it dry rather quickly, but the best part is how shiny it is after I use this dryer! I believe in investing in a good blow dryer if you are looking to get longer, healthier hair!

Once my hair is dry (or almost dry!!), I move on to my eye makeup. My all time favorite eyeliner for the top is the Stila 'Stay All Day' Waterproof Eyeliner - it is easy to use & is long wear! On a day to day occasion, I won't do winged liner, but if I am going to dinner with John or doing something special, I almost always wing my liner - and this one is excellent for getting a good wing! ;) Next, I use NARS Larger Than Life in 'Via Veneto' to line my water line. Truthfully, I can't go without my waterline lined - it makes me look more awake!

Next is mascara... my favorite part of makeup is mascara! I do not wear false lashes or lash extensions, but I do use eyelash serum nightly to keep my eyelashes long! (I recommend this one.) I almost NEVER skip eyelash primer (I use a L'oreal one from the drug store), but this Dior primer is great if you are wanting to condition your lashes, while also priming.  All of the women in my family use the Dior primer! Finally, I apply 1-2 coats of the Dior Extase mascara -- worth every cent, promise!!! I've always thought Dior's best makeup product was their mascaras.

One of the last steps I do is blush... which seems weird?! But I have always made that my last step. In college, I was given a Bobbi Brown blush & I still have it & use it.. its lasted forever! (It has great pigment & stays put!) The one I am using in the pictures is 'Pastel Pink' - and it's hands down my favorite color out of all of them. I think Bobbi Brown's blushes are better than Mac/NARS/etc. I used THIS brush to apply my blush.

The last thing I do is curl my hair.. I am using this T3 Curling Iron which is an incredible curling iron. It is super light, which for some reason or another, makes it easier to maneuver, plus it gets pretty hot. I really can't say a whole lot more about it because I think the photos speak for themselves - it just makes really pretty curls!

Recent Skincare post here. Most recent daily makeup post here.. I've switched powder & foundation since that post though.

Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

38 comments:

  1. You look absolutely stunning! Such a great and helpful post!

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  2. Amazing "Get Ready With Me" post! Lovely makeup, hairstyle and outfit! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  3. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing! You always look stunning!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. So i've been trying to figure out your secret for months - and it looks like after you curl your hair, you shake it out! So simple, but it looks amazing! Is that what you do?

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  5. Love this look! Your lashes are beautiful!<3

    Shall We Sasa

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  6. I need a new blush and I love this one! Thanks for sharing.

    Nikki Ann Blog
    http://www.nikkann.blogspot.com/

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  7. LOVE this post!! So fun! Your hair is absolutely beautiful Emily! :)

    xo, Katy
    http://www.mylifeaskaty.com

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  8. how cute are you?! and i am obsessed with your lashes! i can't believe they aren't fake because they look so fab. great post!

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  9. Pretty pictures! I love the makeup with the candy.

    Haley
    Life's Little Things

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  10. That eyeliner work is gorgeous! I can never get it that perfect, haha <3

    Glitter Boots & Champagne Flutes

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  11. Great post. Love your hair.
    I would love to do a Guest Blogger post with you sometime.

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  12. Loved this post! Your hair is gorgeous.

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  13. I was wondering the same thing as Sabrina! What do you do after you curl your hair to make it look that certain way? Just shake it out?

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  14. I always love your beauty posts- you are gorgeous! I've been using the Too Faced ' Better than Sex' mascara (thanks to your advice), but when I run out, I definitely want to try the Dior because your lashes look amazing! Thanks for sharing your picks!

    xo,

    Brittany,
    www.lawyerlookbook.com

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  15. What an adorable post!! Your make up routine posts are my fave!!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  16. That's my all time favorite eyeliner! I use it every single day! Also - your lashes look fab, and your hair, as always :)

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  17. Nice post! You look gorgeous!

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  18. What heat protectant do you use on your hair before blowdrying or curling??

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  19. Great post! Your hair is amazing!
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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  20. You are so lucky to have such thick shiny hair! Good genes for sure :) Loved this post and your make-up :)

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  21. Love this post!! When I was first scrolling through, looking at these photos I was thinking, "Wow these photos are good, they must have been done professionally..." then I start reading and your husband even took these! He did a great job and you look beautiful!

    xo
    Lexi
    Streets of Gold

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  22. Gorgeous!

    Mel
    http://www.girlandthepolkadot.com/

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  23. I love this look, I always love how your hair & make up looks in your outfit photos, so I'm excited to try these tips & products out!

    Evolution of Glam

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  24. This is one of my favorite posts of yours!! Love that t3 curling iron :)

    Lauren xo || Right to Remain Fabulous

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  25. Have just started having a allergic reaction to the same mascara I have used for years - I will have to try the Dior Mascara! Love the results! Happy early Valentine's Day girl!

    Xo, Alison
    http://www.simplyfairbyalisonjeanine.com

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  26. What hair products do you use? Xo

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  27. I always love your looks and your thick hair is to die for.

    xx Alexa / Fabes Fashion
    www.fabesfashion.com

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  28. Great post, love it!

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  29. I just wanted to say how naturally beautiful you are! Sometimes, when bloggers always "present" with a full face of makeup, I wonder how much is "smoke and mirrors." But you obviously take very good care of your skin and look lovely without all that makeup. Of course, there's nothing wrong with being made up, either, just wanted to say that sometimes a more minimal, natural look is pretty too.

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  30. Never thought of trying an eyelash primer but holy all, after reading the reviews of the Dior one, I bought it!! Thanks for the tip.

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  31. I love this - your makeup looks amazing!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  32. Love this post! I decided last year to commit to growing out my once a-line bob and I totally get dead arm trying to get all of my hair dried enough to start curling it! I totally rock the towel turban during my morning routine! And don't even get me started on those lashes! I typically only wear my face makeup and mascara and I'm definitely going to have to give Dior a shot!
    xx
    Jessica
    Dirty Blonde Barrage

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