Hey daydreamers! How has your week been? I’m writing this on Wednesday, and I’m insanely sore from cheer camp this week, but it’s been fun.
Recently I bought a few items from Amazon using a giftcard I got, and I thought it would be super fun to review them for y’all! This post isn’t sponsored or affiliated with Amazon or anything like that, I just thought I’d share these products with you guys. Let’s get into it!
Hey daydreamers! Welcome back to another episode of the Emmie Show/another Bonus Wednesday Post! If you’re new, in this series, I talk with different bloggers all about their blogging journey, advice, and fun questions about them. (If you missed the first episode, you can check it out using the link above!)
In today’s interview, Diamond and I chatted all about blogging, as well as bullet journaling, the MCU, photostory and photography tips, Taylor Swift, and more! Let’s get right into it. My questions will be in bold font, and Diamond’s answers will be in regular.
Hey daydreamers! I’ve been so excited to do a post like this, because I always make a summer playlist the second school is over In this case, my best friend and I made it over FaceTime before school was even out yet. 😛 I also made a little collage from Pinterest like I’ve done in my other playlist posts for the *summer vibes*.
Let’s get into it! These photos are from Pinterest unless I say otherwise.
Hey daydreamers! I’m so excited for this post, because it’s the first “episode” of my new series, the Emmie Show! Thanks to everyone who took the poll to help name it, and this is the one that won! 😉 In this series, I’ll be chatting with different bloggers all about their blogging journey, advice, and fun questions about them.
Today, I’ll be featuring Hannah from Tween Peek! She posts about dance, lifestyle, and a bunch more! I’m so excited to be interviewing her today, so let’s get right into it. My questions will be in bold, and her answers will be in regular. (Some of this interview has been edited a little for grammar and clarity.)
Hey daydreamers! Lately I’ve been obsessed with trying out different ways to style my hair. During the school year, I mostly just wore it down and occasionally would do something with it. As part of my summer bucket list, I thought it would be fun to learn some new hairstyles that I can do throughout the summer and for the upcoming school year!
Today I’m going to be showing y’all a few super summery, cute, and easy hairstyles that only take a few minutes to do! I’ll try my best to explain the steps, but some of these are easier done than said. 😛 Let’s get into the hairstyles!
Hey daydreamers! Welcome to the first “bonus Wednesday post” of the summer! I’m so pumped to be posting on a Wednesday, and today I’ve got a super fun post for y’all!
I’ve done several outfit posts before, and this might be one of my favorites yet! I put together some cute outfits you could wear to church (your church might be more fancy or casual than mine, but that’s the general idea of the post) or really just anywhere. Most of these have jeans and a cute top paired with Converse, Vans, or sandals!
Also, at the end of the post, I have a quick poll to decide what my interview series should be named. So make sure you do that after reading the post!
Hey daydreamers! First off, sorry I wasn’t able to get a post up last week! I was sick, and on top of that I had to be preparing for finals (those happened on Monday and Wednesday this week and actually went pretty well!), so I didn’t have any time/feel well enough to get a post up. But I’m back this week with a super exciting post, because now that finals are over, it’s officially summer!
I’m so excited to finally not have homework and tests to stress about, and have some time to rest and relax from the crazy yet fun school year. I decided it would be super fun to make a bucket list for this summer, with 21 things on it since it’s summer 2021! I thought it would be fun to share with y’all, so here’s my summer bucket list! Maybe it will give you some ideas and inspiration to make your own 😉 Let’s get into it! (Some of these photos are mine and others are from Pinterest)
Hey daydreamers! When I was thinking of what to post this week, I remembered that I really enjoyed making my A Day in My Life: Winter Break Edition! post for Blogmas and I thought it would be fun to show you guys a morning in my life of a Thursday homework day!
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I go to school and take all my classes. Then on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the weekend, I have assignments to complete that are due the next school day. These days are called “satellite classroom days”, but it’s easier to just call them homework or home days. 😛
Today I’m going to show y’all what a typical home-day morning looks like when I don’t have a whole lot of homework. 🙂 And if you like this post, don’t forget to check out my school morning routine! Let’s get right into it!
Hey daydreamers! How is your weekend going so far? It’s been actually a really good week and I’m so excited for this weekend as well! When I saw Amber did a post like this, I thought it was a super fun idea! I asked her if I could steal the post idea, and she said I could, so I decided to try it! 😛 Thanks for the inspiration, Amber, and make sure to check out her post!
When you’re a dancer, you go through many pointe shoes because they “die” very quickly, or break down. The “shank” (the hard sole that is supporting you in the shoe) becomes bendy and soft, the “box” (the hard ends of the shoes where your toes are) becomes soft and unsupportive, and the “wings” (the sides of the pointe shoes toward the box) also break down.
This is because most traditional pointe shoes (with the exception of a brand called Gaynor Minden, which is what I currently have, that is made of different materials) are made of a special glue that breaks down with sweat, wear, and tear. My pointe shoes have all lasted various lengths, and I know some dancers that go through them every few weeks and others that only have to replace them every couple of months!
Because of this, I have a ton of old, dead pointe shoes that I haven’t tried on in forever. So today I’ll be trying on all my old pointe shoes and rating them out of 5! Whoah, that was a long intro, so let’s get right to it!
#1 – bloch european balance
These were my very first pair of pointe shoes! I got them in October 2019. These shoes were a bit too wide for my feet at the time (even though they’re the narrowest possible lol), and probably too hard of a shank, but I had no idea because they were my first ever pair.
In order to fit these onto my feet I couldn’t wear toe pads, ouch! These felt super weird to put on after so long, and they were pretty dead, but they actually didn’t look horrible on my feet?
Rating: 3 out of 5.
#2 – mirellas
For my second a pair of pointe shoes, I switched to a different brand. I liked these shoes at the time, and now they felt super dead. They also didn’t have any elastics, because I ripped them off to use on a different pair haha.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
#3 – mirellas
This pair of Mirellas is EXTREMELY dead, the shank is completely broken and I can bend the shoe in half. I wore these during Nutcracker, so that’s why they have calamine lotion on it to make it look matte.
This pair is wider than the second one, which is definitely too big. They’re also quite torn up and beat up, but they look good on my feet (although I definitely couldn’t dance in them!)
Rating: 3 out of 5.
#4 – mirellas
This was my third pair of Mirellas, where I went back to the narrower width. I remember these shoes being a bit painful painful and only lasting less than two months.
I also remember them slipping off my heels all the time too. So these weren’t my favorite pair, which is why I switched the next time. XD
Rating: 2 out of 5.
#5 – gaynor mindens (current shoe)
I decided to switch to Gaynors hoping they would last longer! They’re made differently then a traditional pointe shoe that supposedly makes them more durable. I’ve had them for about 2 months.
These shoes definitely took a couple of weeks to get used to. I like how they’re much quieter than a normal shoe, but they’re a bit harder to get all the way up on pointe. I was also fitted for these without toe pads, but that ended up not working out, so I had to find some thin toe pads to help with the blisters I was getting.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
To sum it all up: I’m only on my fifth pair; I tried Bloch Euro Balance for my first pair (they looked horrifying on my feet but I had no idea since I was brand-new to pointe lol). Then I had Mirellas for three more pairs (with various widths and lengths that were all kind of big), and now I have Gaynors! I like them for now, but I probably won’t be getting Gaynors again.
I hope that you guys learned something new about pointe from this post if you’re not a dancer, and that it was interesting! And if you are a dancer, hopefully it was also interesting to see the pointe shoes I’ve had compared to yours if you’re en pointe!
Also, sorry this post is up much later in the day then usual! I took the pictures for this on Tuesday, but ran out of time until Friday, and then our Wifi wasn’t working… so I’m finally getting around to posting this Saturday evening.
Oh yeah, one more thing, and then I’ll stop talking, I promise! 😛 You might have seen a story post called “What Posts Do You Want To See?” pop up in your reader several times. That’s because the story wasn’t working so I tried posting it multiple times and it never worked. Basically, I was asking for post ideas, so let me know any post suggestions down below in the comments!
Sorry about the long intro/outro and I’ll see you next week!!