Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday is Coming!!

You guys know what's coming this Friday, right? No...not the food baby from Thursday's dinner. BLACK FRIDAY! If you've never been Black Friday shopping before, this year is when everything changes. Because you're going. Yes, you are. 

First off, you need to figure out where you want to go shop, and what you want to get from those stores. Thursday morning is when the sales papers come out, but only if you get the local newspaper. So we like to look through the sales flyers, and check out stores such as Gap, Belk, and Old Navy for clothes, and Target, Best Buy, and Walmart for electronics. If you don't get your local newspaper, you can check out websites of your favorite stores for deals! A couple of our favorite places to shop are Ulta, Bath & Body Works, and Francesca's as well. 

Once you have an idea of stores and items, make a list. Also, try to figure out a schedule. What stores to hit when, (especially if the sales are a specific time period) and which stores are priority. 

Here's what Em & Liv have planned for Black Friday:

Liv: My mom and I plan to get up and hit the stores around 5 am! We will shop at most of the stores listed above, for clothes, makeup, and Christmas gifts for the whole family! Our priority stores are Gap and Ulta! Victoria's Secret is also a good one to check out!

Em: My mom, aunt, and I are planning to go to Belks around 9 on Thursday night! I definitely want to get some new boots! Then, Friday afternoon we're going to go to Bath and Body Works and Old Navy. We plan to get some Christmas shopping done and just have fun!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we also hope we've inspired you to face the crowds and shop Black Friday! Happy shopping!

Xoxo, Em and Liv

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Outfits

Hi there! Today we (Em and Liv) are here to give you two outfit ideas for the upcoming holiday. We're so excited for Thanksgiving! But something we always think about is how the day can be looong, so we want to be comfy. Em is showing you a cute, more casual look with leggings, and Liv has an adorable sweater dress to share! So here we go!

Hi guys! I just cannot wait for Thanksgiving this Thursday! But I know I'm going to be hanging out with my cousins, so I'll be pretty busy. That doesn't mean I can't be cute, right? Of course not. So in the picture below, this is what I've decided to wear!

I'm wearing a New Directions sweater dress, with leggings and Calvin Klein boots. My scarf is from New York & Company. This is cute and comfy at the same time! With plenty of room for a turkey to fill up my belly :)

Ya'll have a great Turkey Day!

Em: Hey guys! My family and I always travel for Thanksgiving. We always go Black Friday shopping afterwards, so why would I want to wear something that's tight and uncomfortable when I'm going to be in it all night?. With that in consideration I try to always where something cute but casual. Today I'm going to be showing you guys a casual Thanksgiving outfit. 

I'm wearing a sweater from Khol's that is super comfy and flowy. My leggings are from Marshalls my necklace is form New York and Company. and my boots are also from Khol's. I hope this gave you some ideas on what to wear on Thanksgiving! 

Check back on the blog Wednesday for some Black Friday shopping tips! Have a great day!

Em & Liv

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

There's Something Positive in Everyday

        Hey girl! This week has been a real struggle. I guess I'm just waiting in anticipation for Thanksgiving break, but the days have been dragging by and its only Wednesday! School has been swamped with work so I've been staying up late trying to get it all finished ( which is why I'm soo tired).
        Basically what I'm trying to say is that I've had a hard time finding positive things throughout the week. Then today I was on Pinterest when I saw Philippians 4;8:

This is one of my favorite verses. When I read it, I was reminded that not everyday may be a fantastic day but there is something good in everyday. So, I challenge you to find at least one positive thing each day. Yesterday I got to come home early and take a nap. Today I get to go to my youth group at church. I hope you stay postive and have a wonderful rest of the week!

xoxo, Em

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cold Weather Must Haves

So it's that time of year again...Time to dress warm, sip hot drinks, and cozy up by a fire. While there's lots of reasons to love this time of year, there's also lots of reasons to dislike too. That's where I come in. Your Fall Fashionista is here! Here to help with actually being cute AND warm, at the same time (who knew such a thing was possible?). So here we go...

Fashion Must-Haves 

There's a few statement pieces that every girl needs for cold weather. Keep reading for a list of items, each with a description and picture on how to make the most out of your item.

1. The Perfect Sweater

Having ONE sweater that screams "fall! winter! cozy!" is an absolute must. You can keep it simple, with jeans and boots, or spice it up with a chunky necklace and throw it over a button down. Here's my way of making a simple sweater my own:

2. A Statement Necklace

A statement necklace is a perfect way to keep your look unique and stand out. I mean, the word 'statement' is right there in the title! Wear it alone or with a matching bracelet. The choice is yours. Check out these cute necklaces for some ideas on different types available! (plus what's pictured above!)

3. Classic Booties

Finally, the accessory of all accessories. Booties. Classic, Simple, yet funky all at the same time. There's so many types of booties available right now, you really can't go wrong! I love my Old Navy booties with more of a heel, but if you're looking to stay on the casual side, there's the option of a short heel too. Here's how I wear my booties more casually, with a pair of rolled jeans:

So there you have it! Part One of My Cold Weather Must Haves! Thanks for reading and be sure to check back on Friday for Part Two:Beauty!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Best Drugstore BB Cream for Acne Prone Skin

Hey Girl!. Have you been searching the drugstore trying to find the perfect BB cream that won't break you out and control your oily skin? If so then your in luck! I have finally found one that won't break the bank! I have extremely oily acne prone skin and have struggled to find a BB cream that has a decent amount of coverage, but also won't clog my pores and make me break out. Then one day out on a whim I saw the Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream with 2% Salicylic Acid at Ulta and decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did because it works amazingly! I use this everyday for school and have had no problems with it looking cakey or sliding off my face throughout the day. The salicylic acid helps prevent breakouts. I still have to wear a mattifying powder, but I don't have to keep reapplying it during the day. If you are looking to try a new BB Cream I would definitely recommend this product. Even with a naturally red face with lots of acne scars it still covers everything up. I hope this has helped some of you out! Have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Em

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

All About Me: Olivia Grace!

Hi, ya'll! My name is Olivia Grace and I make up 1/2 of Em & Liv's. I'm so, so excited to start up this blog, and to share new things with you. But this post is for you guys to get to know me! So here we go. I'm your typical teenaged southern belle (not really), born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. I love all things beauty, photography, reading, and Netflix (I mean duh). Most recently, I'm giving soccer a shot. I tend to get way too excited for everything (which I don't consider a problem). I'm a little crazy and also very easily scared (result: I hate Halloween). I'm not perfect, but Jesus created me this way, and because of that I'm happy with who I am!

Now that you know everything about me and my entire life, so lets move on.

Get ready for some bombin' blog posts about everything under the sun. They won't be perfect, but they will be pretty darn cool. Please check back soon for a schedule of when you'll see new posts! If you haven't already, go read my homegirl Emily's All About Me post! Thanks for reading,

See ya'll soon!
xoxo, Liv

About Me: Emily Marie

          Hey girl! My name is Emily Marie, the other half of Em and Liv's! I'm just a 15 year old girl who loves beauty, fashion, Jesus, cooking, and of course Netflix! I am currently obsessed with Gilmore Girls, it's sooo funny. Sometimes I just wish that I could be Lorelai Gilmore. I'm the type of girl who is shy at first but crazy once you get to know me. One of my favorite things to do is curl up with a blanket and watch a cheesy romantic movie.
                This blog is going to be so that I can help you all with random things in daily life. I will be sharing my thoughts on  food, faith, makeup, fashion, along with other random things. My goal is for you guys to get to know me so I hope you don't mind if sometimes these posts sound more like journal entries. I can't wait to get started! Our posting schedule will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday alternating who posts what. My next post will be on Friday so watch out for it! If you have any requests on what I should write about please leave comments down below.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to the Blog!

Hi there! Welcome to the blog! We're Emily Marie and Olivia Grace, aka Em & Liv. We are SO excited that you've stumbled across our new blog! There's going to be all sorts of new and exciting things to look forward to, from beauty and food and everything in between.

To give you an idea of what the blog will be like:
We will be posting on a fairly regular schedule, which will be announced in the near future. The next two posts you will see will be an "All About Me" post from each of us! From there, you'll see posts in each category on our homepage. Get excited!

Em & Liv