Recent Favorites! // Clothes, Music, Books, Skincare & More!

Hey daydreamers! I’m definitely cutting it close this week – I’m writing this at 12:00 on Saturday and I normally post at 10:00 on Saturday. Anyways, today’s post is some products, clothes, music, books, skincare, and more that I’ve been loving recently! Sort of like a shopping haul with things I recently got and love. I’ll link to as much as I can so you can check these items out, and this post isn’t sponsored!

Also, if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out the giveaway! It’s closing this Tuesday, and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, so make sure to enter before it closes! And remember, you can still use my code EMMIE20 for 20% off your order at TwoFifty Scrunchies through August!

Okay, let’s get onto the post! It’s pretty similar to last week, since I found a really good lighting spot for these kinds of posts, so sorry about that. Also, I’m not trying to brag about anything in any way!! I just really love these items and wanted to recommend them to you, and I’m super grateful to have them.

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Scrunchie Hairstyle Tutorial + Giveaway ft. TwoFifty Scrunchies!

UPDATE: You can now use my code EMMIE20 at checkout to get 20% of your purchase from TwoFifty Scrunchies through August!

‘ello Daydreamers! (Haha, sorry, at camp we talked in a British accent 90% of the time and now I’m pretty much stuck that way. 😂) Anyways, I’m BACK with a super-special post for you guys! Today, I’m going to be showing you a *super cute* scrunchie hairstyle, featuring scrunchies from my friend Natalie’s brand new Etsy shop, TwoFifty Scrunchies! Stay tuned until the end for an amazing giveaway!

First off, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Natalie for sponsoring this post! Natalie runs TwoFifty Scrunchies, where she sells handmade and super affordable scrunchies! I’ve had a hard time finding low-cost scrunchies that are actually good quality – you can get them in bulk from Amazon, but they’re super flimsy and low-quality. On the other hand, some handmade scrunchies can be upwards of $10! Natalie’s scrunchies are not only handmade, incredible quality, and super cute, but they’re only $2.50 apiece and even less when you buy a pack!

Today I’m sharing a fun hairstyle using Natalie’s scrunchies! If you know how to Dutch or French braid, this should be a no-brainer, and if not, don’t stress! I’m awful at Dutch braiding on myself and this technique makes them look super good!

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Heatless Overnight Beach Waves Tutorial!

Hey daydreamers! How has your week been? I’m super happy because I got to go swimming a lot and see my friends a few times! The beach is finally open, and we’re going to spend a day there on Monday and I’m super excited! I love the look of beach waves, and I think they look so summery and carefree and also just really cute.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately (if you want some inspiration, you can check out mine!) and I stumbled across this cool hair hack. I decided to give it a try, and I’m going to be showing you guys how to do it today! It looks adorable for pictures and video calls. Let’s get straight into the tutorial!

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Natural Everyday Makeup Tutorial! (super easy)

Hey daydreamers! First off, thank you so much to Natalie for giving me the idea for this post in the survey I did last month! (Wow, that feels like forever ago, remember when there wasn’t a global pandemic? XD) I really and truly appreciate it when you guys let me know what you want to see from me – I’m always looking for post ideas and inspiration, and if you have any ideas for me let me know in the comments and I’d be super happy to make a post about it! Thank you to everyone who took the survey, and I’m going to try to do the posts you guys asked for within the next few weeks, so stay tuned! 😉

As you can see from the title, today I’m going to do a super easy, super natural, and super fun makeup tutorial for everyday! Normally, I only wear some eyebrow makeup, sometimes a little mascara, and maybe some clear lip gloss if I feel like it, and during quarantine I haven’t been wearing any, haha. I decided to make a tutorial for when you’re feeling like putting on some extra makeup, but you don’t want to spend a ton of time and energy on it and you don’t want people to tell you’re wearing any!

It’s not super necessary to wear makeup in the current situation since we’re all stuck at home, but I think it’s an awesome opportunity to wear makeup for yourself and to feel good and not to impress other people, and you can brush up on some skills! SEE WHAT I DID THERE It’s also a good time to take care of your skin and let your face have a break, so just find what works for you ❤ ❤

Okay, without futher into-ing, (why don’t I ever say introducing or introduction? I just noticed that) let’s get into the tutorial! And also, disclaimer of the day, I’m in no way a professional makeup artist or makeup guru or anything, I have no idea what I’m doing and taught myself how to do everything, so don’t judge. XD Okay, let’s get started for real!

Okay, first step is to pull your hair back so it doesn’t get in the way. I’m using the light pink scrunchie from my Franchesca’s scrunchie review. A normal ponytail is fine, but if you want to get fancy, do a braid! (It literally doesn’t matter)

Next, I’m going to spray my face with this bliss Rose Gold Rescue rose water spray to sort of cleanse it and it’s also super refreshing!

All the stuff I’m using is from this Ulta makeup case unless I say otherwise, in case you were wondering!

Next, you’re going to do your eyebrows. If you don’t need to do them, I’m jealous, haha! If you have super light brows like me, go ahead and put the product on a brow brush and sort of draw on top of your brows to make them darker. If yours are normal, just fill in the sparse spots with a pencil or brush.

Time for bronzer! I’m not super great at bronzer, but use a larger brush to apply it gently to your cheekbones and add a little extra right at the sideburn area (that’s the only way I can explain it haha)

Also, add some blush. You want to go super light and natural to give yourself a rosy glow that’s not too obvious.

Next, my favorite part: eyeshadow! I’m using a palate from Ulta (I think? Not sure). Start with your nuetral color (I’m using the Candelight shade) and apply it all over your eyelid, crease, and brow bone. This is kind of a “base” for the rest of the eye makeup.

Next, apply at slightly darker shade over your eyelid only. I’m using the Amour shade for this one.

GLITTER!!! *ahem* I love adding a layer of glittery eyshadow, because it makes me feel so confident and put-together! I’m using the Glitz shade. Apply as much glitter as you want wherever you feel like it on your eyelid. 😉

You’re almost done! Now add a little bit of mascara. I’m using Maybelline GreatLash mascara, and I love it! It’s so much better than the one I was using before.

Finally, add some clear lip gloss, and you’re done!

And you’re done!

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And that’s it for the tutorial! Once again, if you have any other post ideas for me or you’d like to see more makeup and hair posts, make sure to leave a comment with your suggestions! And if you liked this post, make sure to check out my stage makeup tutorial! Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to check back next weekend for another new post. Love you guys!

How’s your quarantine going? What have you been up to lately (I’ve been super bored)? Do you wear makeup? What does your daily makeup routine look like? Isn’t sparkly eyeshadow the best? Are you wearing makeup during quarantine, just a little, or not at all?

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Double Review: Francesca’s Scrunchies + $25 Curling Iron!

Hey guys! First off, I’m so happy that you guys liked my March Lookbook post! I’m hoping to make more fashion posts like that and start posting more of that kind of format/style. 🙂 Today I’m going to be reviewing some scrunchies from Francesca’s that I got last weekend (two weekends ago by the time you’re reading this!) and I’m OBSESSED with them, lol! The other product I will be reviewing is $25 curling iron that my mom got for me (I believe she got it from Amazon).

Oh, and before we get started I want to say a HUGE thank you because WE REACHED 100 FOLLOWERS!!! *confetti flies everywhere* Eeeeeep, I’m so happy and excited, thank you so much! It means the world to me that so many of you guys would take the time to actually read my posts and then decide to follow along. THANK YOU! Hopefully, there will be a very exciting surprise coming late April to celebrate, so stay tuned! 😉

**Quick disclaimer: This post is not sponsored!** Let’s get right to it, starting with the scrunchies!

SCRUNCHIES

They come on a cute little paperboard cutout that can be used for storing them, which is great! When I first saw these, I fell in LOVE with the colors (blush pink is my thing, lol!) and they’re so, so soft.

The elastic is super strong yet just stretchy enough! Ahh, I’m still dying over those gorgeous colors. These scrunchies are just amazing quality – when you buy them off of Amazon, usually the elastic is super loose and flimsy, the fabric is weak, and there’s not a scrunch to it. It’s worth it to pay those few extra dollars and the quality be 100x better!

They hold super well in your hair – unless you’re going to be working out or doing something crazy active, they’ll stay in without using a hair tie under it. My hair is super thin, fine, and slippery, so I have to wrap it around three times for it to stay, but if you have super thick hair you could *maybe* get away with two!

There are 5 scrunchies in white, beige, bubblegum, rose pink, and maroon for $14.99! I definitely think it’s worth the price (in-store, they even had a buy-1-get-1-free deal so I got one for my friend’s birthday!), and I would 10/10 recommend these awesome quality scrunchies! You can get them here (once again, not sponsored lol).

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hoson curling iron

First off, it comes with a handy-dandy instruction manual, and of course the curling iron itself! It also has a nice cord (more on that in bit). It comes in four sizes: 1/2 in, 3/4 in, 1 in, and 1 1/2 in. I’m pretty sure I have the 1/2 inch – as I mentioned above, my hair is pretty long but reeeeally fine and thin, so I needed a smaller one. It has a convenient little rubber tip and a wire stand to prop it up when setting it down or heating, and the handle part is plastic (I think?).

It has some nice on/off buttons with buttons that allow you to adjust the temperature and even a little screen to view how hot it is, which is super nice and a lot more than you’d expect from a $25 curling iron! It can heat anywhere from 175 to 400 degrees (Fahrenheit).

It also comes with this unnecessary glove that’s way too big and makes my thumb look a thousand miles long, lol!

The cord is super thick and long, and it rotates 360 degrees on the iron so the cord never gets in the way!

Here’s a peek into the instruction manual (which is incredibly detailed for a curling iron, by the way). It gives you some technical info plus a sort of anatomy, and also some examples of “results” (which I’m pretty sure weren’t done with this iron and actually by professional hairstylists, but, oh well.) 😂

Alright, let’s try this out! I heated it to 275 degrees, but I recommend at least 300.

Lol ignore the fact that I’m wearing 3 scrunchies at once 😂

It’s really easy to use, and this is my first curling iron ever, so after a little bit of my mom helping me, I think I got the hang of it!

And that’s the final result! It creates some nice waves. Tight curls usually don’t stay, but that might just be my fine hair and my lack of using hair spray. The result is cute and easy, I totally recommend this inexpensive curling iron for easy results!

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Thank you so much for reading this post! I had fun making it, and I hope you had fun reading it, too. Stay safe, healthy, and happy, and expect more posts soon since I’m stuck at home and have nothing better to do! 😂😂😂

Do you like scrunchies? Do you ever shop at Francesca’s? Which color is our favorite? What curling iron do you use, and would you ever use this one? What have you been doing during the quarantine?

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3 Hairstyles for Dance Class! | How to Do A Ballet Bun

Hey daydreamers! Y’all seemed to like my stage makeup tutorial from last week, and I’ve been really into trying out new hairstyles lately, so I decided to show you guys some bun styles for ballet class!

There’s not really a right or wrong way to do a bun – it just takes a lot of practice, but it’s pretty simple once you master it! There’s a lot of different techniques and styles that you can do, so here’s a few of my favorites (and the first two only took me less than 10 minutes, and the last just a little over that)!

#1: The Classic Ballerina Bun

I JUST REALIZED I’M WEARING THE EXACT SAME SHIRT AS LAST WEEK! AND I’M IN THE SAME SPOT….HOW WEIRD IS THAT!

First, start by brushing your hair up into a high ponytail. Make sure to smooth out any bumps and get it at the crown of your head. Secure with a hair elastic.

Now, separate the ponytail into two equal sections and twist one of the sections until it’s almost like a rope.

Take that rope of hair and pin it all the way around the other section until you’ve made a little donut around the remaining half of the ponytail.

Next, twist the remaining part of the ponytail into another little rope.

Take that rope and pin it all the way around the donut until you have a cinnamon roll! Don’t worry if it looks messy at this point – we’ll fix that in a minute. Try to pin down as many flyaway hairs as you can.

Twist a hair net (you can find them at literally any grocery store, drugstore, dollar store or anywhere that sells beauty products) around the bun — and voila! It magically turns that mess into a neat, clean ballerina bun. Hair nets are my secret weapon when it comes to dance hairstyles!

Finally, spritz some water around your head to smooth out any flyaways. Use a barrette or hairlip to pin up any hair that’s hanging out on your neck into the bun.

If you would like, add a cute scrunchie to finish off the style and cover up the hairlip and any loose hairs, and you’re done! Lastly, spray with hairspray. And that’s how you do a simple ballerina bun!

#2: The Donut Bun

My face in this picture 😂 For this next method, we’re going to be using a hair donut. You can find these basically anywhere – Claire’s, any beauty or drugstore, grocery stores, dance shops...

Start by, again, pulling your hair up into a medium-length or high ponytail, and make sure to get rid of any bumps. Make the ponytail nice and tight. (Mine’s pretty loose in that picture, but I fix that in a bit.)

Now, place the donut around the ponytail – like how you would wear a scrunchie or hair tie. Make sure the donut matches your hair color!

Spread your hair all over the bun, like a fountain. Then secure with a hair elastic. You should have some hair left over.

Next, separate the leftover hair into three equal sections and braid each section. Make sure to tie off the braids with a clear hair band.

Go around the bun, pinning each braid with bobby pins.

Pin them all the way around each other, and then spread the hair on the donut equally around it and pin in place.

Add a hairnet and – magic! – your bun is smooth and clean-looking! (Haha I sound like a commercial for hairnets)

Finally, pin up any excess hairs with a barrette, and smooth everything with water. Lastly, spray with hairspray, and add a cute scrunchie. Aaaand….you’re done!

#3: French Braid Twist Bun

For this one, you’ll need to know how to French braid. Basically, you braid from the top of your head all the way to the bottom, picking up more hair along the way as you braid. Here’s a great tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj7iuiVBpao&t=326s

First, separate your hair into two equal sections.

Start at the top and french braid both sections all the way to the bottom – don’t worry if it looks a little messy!

Now, twist the two braids together to make a long, thick rope.

Wrap them in a circle around each other and pin all the way around in a circle, making a big braided donut.

Make sure to secure with a hair elastic and add extra bobby pins to stop wispies!

Finally, clean it up by adding a hairnet, smoothing with water, pinning down braids so they stay flat, and spraying with hairspray!

And you’re done!

And that’s it for this post! I hope you learned something new and maybe you tried out some of these hairstyles, whether for ballet class, a special occasion, or just around the house. Thanks for reading, and have an awesome day!

How do you do your hair for dance? Your favorite style out of the three? Can you french/dutch braid? What’s your go-to bun method?

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