Everyday Emily

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Drugstore Favorites - July

How in the world is July already over? Does anyone else feel like this month flew by? I really don't know where the time has gone, but to celebrate transitioning to a new month, I am bringing you a few of my most favorite drugstore products that I have been loving this month. 

While I enjoy high-end beauty products, my budget doesn't always allow it. Over the years, I have found that the drugstore has some really great products that perform just as well at a much lower price. It's also really important to do a little research before you go to purchase. Reading product reviews on the brand and products themselves can be a great way to narrow down what shades and formulas will look best with your skin tone and type. 

I've just recently discovered a love for highlighting. I've found that it really makes my skin glow and can look quite natural if applied with a light hand and the right brush. One of my favorite drugstore brands is Wet n Wild, and their MegaGlow Highlighter did not let me down. This is the shade precious petals, and it has a rose gold tone that would look great on dark or lighter skin tones. At just $4.99, you have to check it out! 
Now y'all this next blush is good... really good. I consider Milani to be a fancier brand at the drugstore. They have pretty nice packaging, and the quality of this blush is so nice. I have the shade Romantic Rose, and these are priced at just $6.99. Mauve blushes are really flattering on my fair skin, but I think it would look great on any skin tone. If you're looking for a new blush to add to your collection, definitely check this one out!

A few weeks ago I went on a trip to New York City with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. While we were there, my SIL and I made the trek to the E.L.F. cosmetics store. If you're unfamiliar with E.L.F., they sell a wide variety of cosmetics and skin care at super affordable prices. While we were there, I picked up the Beautifully Bare Sheet Tint Finishing Powder in the shade fair/light, and I must say that I am really impressed. I am always on the hunt for something to replace my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, and so far, I really don't have any complaints! This is a great drugstore powder. 

Well, there you have it... three great drugstore face products under $7.00. You can thank me later! Let me know in the comments if you have or are planning to try any of these products this month. 



Shop Small Series No. 2

I have a thing for word art. In fact, I have it all over our small studio apartment. I just find so much beauty in having meaningful phrases or quotes framed on my walls. There are so many companies that have pieces you can purchase, but I find that a lot of word art starts to look the same after a while. For part 2 of this Shop Small Series, I am sharing my favorite shop that offers beautiful and unique prints for your home, office, or as gifts!

I first heard about Winsome Easel about a year ago at a local handmade market in Greenville, SC. The creator of Winsom Easel, Kristen Hornstein had a little booth set up with several pieces of her gorgeous word art and artwork on display. I had such a hard time picking just one piece to purchase, but I could not be more please with what I chose. Her Etsy shop description is, "Paper stories told with love by Kristin Hornstein," and I'm pretty that could not be more on point. It truly is more than just decor for your home. The pieces tell stories with such beauty and detail.

If you've never looked at Kristen's shop, you need to! I've since ordered several other pieces as gifts for friends and family, and I could not be more pleased with her prints. The quality is fantastic, and each image is so delicate and unique. I framed mine in a mint blue frame with rustic details, and I love the southern chic look.

So whether you're looking for some new decor or just a meaningful gift for a friend, check out Winsome Easel and share her "paper stories" with your loved ones! Oh and remember... shop small and shop local!