Emmys Best Dressed

Here are my top five picks for the best dressed at the 2014 Emmys!

1. Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier

2. Heidi Klum in Zac Posen

3. Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

4.  Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Couture

5. Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: Be Happy

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I found this quote on MinnieandEmma’s Instagram last night and loved it, so I decided to put my own spin on it.  Whether you’re starting the school year today or not, remember that even during your worst days, there are always so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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My Makeup Must-haves: Lips

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I definitely struggle with dry, peeling, dinosaur like lips- I’ve tried everything and this is what I’ve found works the best for me!

Moisturizer: I’ve used Aquaphor for years, but I recently tried Kiehl’s Lip Balm and it works TONS better!  I also love the minty flavor!

Lip Scrub: I’ve tried so many lip scrubs and recently splurged for Sara Happ’s Red Velvet Lip Scrub  after reading glowing reviews… and I’m so glad I did!  Not only does it scrub away all the dead skin without being too rough, it also smells fantastic!

Lipstick: I swear by Bite’s Lipstick.  I’ve only ever gotten their lipstick via their Lip Lab, so I can’t recommend any specific colors.!  Their lipstick is moisturizing and stays on well; it’s also the only lipstick I’ve ever tried that doesn’t flake off taking my skin along with it.

Tinted Lip Balm: My go to lip color is YSL’s Sheer Candy in 05 Mouthwatering Berry.  I got to meet Vogue’s amazing beauty editor, Sarah Brown, at Saks a few weeks ago and this was one of her favorite products.  The color looks dark, but is quite sheer, giving your lips the perfect amount of color.  Not only does it smell delightful, but is very moisturizing.

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth

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My Makeup Must-haves: Eyes

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Eye Shadow: Here is a drugstore steal; New York Color’s Trio Eye Shadow in ‘Bronzed in Brooklyn’ is great for everyday color, and it even tells you where to apply which shades.

Eye Liner: I’m not great at putting on eye liner, but Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Precision Ink Pen Eyeliner is almost foolproof.  While it is cheap, the downside is the tube doesn’t seem to last me for very long.

Eyelash Curler:  Tweezerman’s Classic Lash Curler is the absolute best!  I won’t go anywhere without curling my eyelashes!

Mascara: This has by far been the hardest thing for me to find, I’m very picky when it comes to mascara. Tarte makes a great one called ‘Lights Camera Flashes‘, but if you really wanna splurge, check out YSL’s ‘Shocking’- it’ll make your lashes look fake!

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth

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My Makeup Must-haves: Face

I started wearing (very minimal) makeup in middle school, and I think it has taken the entire ten years since then to find my makeup must-haves.  It kills me to spend the money on non-drugstore makeup, but I’ve learned throughout the years what is worth the cost and what is not.  Here are my top face makeup picks!

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Primer: I swear by Elf’s Mineral Primer (in clear). I’ve tried Stilla’s infamous primer and I think that Elf’s is just as good and at a fraction of the cost!

Under Eye Brightener: Once again, Elf saves the day with their Studio HD Lifting Concealer in ‘Brightening’

Foundation: I’ve used my fair share of foundations, and Revlon’s ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation is the absolute best!

Contouring Stick: I wanted a fairly fool proof way to contour and after a great deal of research, decided on Tarte’s The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer.  Not only does it work wonders, it also comes with wonderful instructions!

Blush: I got a makeover down at YSL a few weeks ago and this is one of my finds!  Their Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in #3 (Rose Libre) is the perfect pink color and is definitely worth the investment.

Mattifying Powder: Another Elf favorite: Translucent Mattifying Powder; I have oily skin and this powder keeps my face from looking shiny!

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth

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Quote of the Day: Steps

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Amy Elizabeth 

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Leather Quote Wrap

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One of my favorite quotes is, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”  When I found this quote on a leather wrap in C. Johannesen Studio’s Shop, I instantly fell in love with it.  C. Johannesen has a huge variety of leather bracelets in her shop among other things such as key chains and luggage tags.  I love that this shop has leather bracelets in a TON of varying thicknesses an styles.  If you can’t find a quote that you love, they will also do a custom quote wrap for you! The best thing about their wraps is that they’re made with a buckle closure which means they will adjust to ANY wrist size… yes any!  All of their items would make a great, personalized gift!

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‘Moments that Take Your Breath Away’ Leather Wrap 

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Amy Elizabeth 

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Wordless Wednesday: VEGAS

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Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: The Shoreline

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Amy Elizabeth 

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Waverly Paper Company

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Call me old fashion, but I love snail mail; there is nothing that makes my day more than getting mail!  On the flip side, I also love sending mail; I will spend forever in Papyrus looking for the perfect card or stationery set.  Well, let me introduce you to what could very well be the next Papyrus- Waverly Paper Company. Not only do they sell custom cards, they also will hand letter and address unique and gorgeous envelopes to send out invitations for your big day!  Their Handlettered Custom Notecards are perfect for telling a friend you’re thinking about them, and they also make a great gift!

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Handlettered Custom Designed Stationery Notecards
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Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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