Natural Weekend FOTD

Hey guys! :) I am so ready to get back to some normal blogging! It's been all Emily Awards for the past few blogs, and it's been good- because I want everyone to have a printable resource of favorite products. But I'm glad to start having time for more reviews and FOTD's. I was really happy with yesterday's natural makeup look, so I wanted to share what I used. Of course, I call it "natural" but I still used a zillion products. :) Testing some new things out! And because I think skin plays a huge role in this look- I wanted to pay special attention to those products...

  • The night before this pic, I used my Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow pads- which not only make my skin FEEL amazing, but they give such a natural glow (they contain sunless tanner). My skin hasn't seen much sun all winter, but I love what just one of these pads did overnight. They also have enough "juice" to take the pads down the neck and chest.
  • I used my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream SPF 15-- this is a new moisturizer I'm trying out that contains retinol. It's also oil free & fragrance free.
  • Then I used Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer to seal it all in and even out my skin texture.
  • Also- for almost the past month, I've been using my Clarisonic Mia 3 times a week. I've been easing into the routine, since I've heard sometimes the skin has to adjust & I wanted to lessen the chance of any weird reactions. I feel like my skin is brighter & smoother than it used to be.
  • Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Foundation in New Ivory (seems like this line runs dark?)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser concealer in light (undereye)
  • Bare Minerals Bisque (to set concealer)
  • Laura Geller the Real Deal concealer (nose, sun spots)
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder (lightly, to set foundation)
  • It Cosmetics My Sculpted Face Palette (cheekbones, jaw, forehead)
  • NYX Blush in Mocha (medium pink color)
  • LORAC Perfectly Lit powder in Spotlight (highlight)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
  • Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Nude Eyes (champagne shade on lid & around inner corner, brown lightly in crease, black on outer corner of lower lashline)
  • Tarte EmphasEyes Aqua Gel liner pencil in Navy (upper lashline)
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow in dark brown
  • Kat Von D Painted Love lipstick in Celebutard (light pink-toned nude)
  • Bare Escentuals Buxom gloss in Leslie (sheer champagne gloss)

As you can see, my FOTD is made up of some old favorite makeup products, as well as some new ones I'm trying. This was my first time using the Boots No. 7 foundation, and lately I've been loving the Physician's Formula Nude Eyes eyeshadows. I'm loving the lip combo, and both came from this Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Lip Vol. 2 kit- which I LOVE and got to try a bunch of new lip products for $25.

Daily Nuggets...
  • Seems like it's been ages since I've done daily nuggets!
  • Happy Birthday to my MOM today!!! I love you!
  • I've been doing a good job of eating healthy... this past Friday marked 3 weeks with no candy (not even on weekends). I also have a new workout routine that is amazingly fast, but really effective... I'll do more on that soon if you're interested.
  • I cannot even express how busy the Emily Awards have made me. This is by far the most time I've ever put into a YouTube project. I spent so much time editing, shooting, uploading, and just figuring out the content of the videos. But I am more thrilled than ever with how they came out. Thanks for watching!
  • I produced and anchored the morning show by myself today... which basically entails writing and arranging all the stories. I was so nervous that I made sure to get in super early. Got somewhere around 3 hours of sleep.... it's really like being on a different schedule entirely, and my body and mind weren't ready for it. I just kept waking up worried about it, wishing I could just get in and get it over with. But with the news, you really can't prepare in advance- you just have to do it. Thank goodness everything went ok. My co-anchor & producer were at a wrestling event together. Tomorrow when I wake up at 1:20am, it'll be like I'm sleeping in- yay.
  • I watched not one, but two Lifetime movies yesterday while uploading my 2011 Makeup Fails video twice (the first upload attempt almost made it, but failed). The stuff the people were dealing with in the movies made my upload frustration seem like MUCH less of a big deal.
  • Looks like I had a lot to share! LOL. This was therapeutic. Have a great week everyone!


  1. Yes, please Emily, share your new workout routine. I am SO lazy, and my once-a-week cardio training session is not enough to make me lose some fat. So, if your routine is effective AND fast, there's a better chance I'll stick to it :)

  2. You look stunning with this makeup Emily! So lovely! Will definately try something similar with my own product combo! Also I loved your extended daily nuggets! Would love to read more about your amazing workout routine! Wow! a lot of love in this comment! You deserve it Emily! I have to say love one more time - cause I LOVED your Emily awards! Thank you so much for your hard work! Huggs from Norway

  3. Hey Emily, amazing job into the "Emily Awards" series. It looked like it took a lot of effort to do! It was well worth it! Totally agree with you on most if not all items!

    Also, yes, please share your new workout routine. I would love to see videos on that!

  4. Please do a review on the boots foundation I just started using it and would love to know what you think about it!! Thank you for everything you do! :)

  5. Hi Emily,
    please share you workout-Routine!!
    Thank you so much for putting all this work and time into youtube! You are just amazing!!
    i loved the Emily Awards - you did an awsome job.
    The Weekend-Makeup looks really beautiful (as always).
    Looking foreward for more daily nuggets!!

  6. I'd love some details on your workout routine! I'm super lazy and hate working out, but I'd like to know of a routine that's quick, easy, and effective!

  7. Loved you LAST sentence: "this was therapeutical" :) That is exactly why I started a blog :)
    And as a psychotherapist myself, let me tell you that writing IS often very therapeutic indeed ;) (there are lots of scientific studies on that1).

    Enough of psychology... LOVED you FOTD and so glad you made that effort because the Emily Awards were GREAT :) just perfect!!

    Congrats! :)
    xx raquel

  8. Thank you for all your hard work!
    Thank you Thank you
    You're the only person that I trust when it comes to makeup. Thank you for putting so much work into beauty broadcast! You are amazing! I only buy something after it's been Emily Approved!
    Please share the work out routine!

  9. I love the look; nude lips look great on you! Also, I would LOVE to hear about your workout routine. I love working out, and would be interested in trying some new exercises!

  10. I would really love to see something on your workout routine and eating healthy! A video would be amazing or even a blog post! thanks for all your hard work!

  11. Looking forward to hearing about your workout routine!

  12. I would very much enjoy reading about your new exercise routine. I need a good quick and effective routine. :)

  13. Would love to hear about your workout routine!

  14. would love to hear about your new work out routine! :) I love your daily nuggets btw, and congrats on a successful, yet stressful day at work!

  15. With a full time job and loads of other obligations, I would LOVE to hear about your fast and effective workout routine! Please share!

  16. I love the makeup look, I have also been using the Physician's Formula nude palette. I like it, but the shades come off very sheer. What type of brush do you use to apply it? Also, I would absolutely LOVE to read/see your new workout routine. I am really into the Jillian Michaels DVDs, but they are 30-60 minutes and I don't always have the time to do them. Thanks, Emily!

  17. You did an amazing job on your Emily awards, I will watch them more than once for sure. I think this natural look is beautiful on you, isn't the Perfectly Lit highlight gorgeous? I'd love to hear about your work-out routine.

  18. Would love to hear about your new workout routine! Also, the physician's formula nude eyes shadow you were talking about, is that new? I saw a display recently with something similar sounding in it. Thanks!!

  19. Hi Emily, wanted to ask about the Alpha Beta glow pads. Did you only use them on your face & neck? How much of a difference in color is there between your face and body when you use these types of products on your face alone - is it obvious?
    Also, I would love to hear about your quick and effective workout routine! Not a huge fan of working out, so the quicker the better.

  20. Gorgeous look! I love your blog Emily! And your YouTube channel!

    xoxo, Alexa

  21. Yes would love a post on your exercise routine and I love the natural look!

  22. Love the look!
    I've recently been using products from Benefit for my skincare routine, and I love it! The facial cream is really moisturizing, and it smells good too!

    I did a review on it. Check it out =)

  23. can you do a video tut on this look plz? love your look, as usual.

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    I really appreciate your effort in your videos and have helped so many of us. I just love watching you on YT, your videos are so informative nd entertaining

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