Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Reaction + Theories

Hey friends! Sooo, Tuesday night was the season 5 finale of PLL. ( if you don't want any spoilers than don't read any further!) We found out who A was, but then again we totally didn't. This post is going to be all about my theories!

  • First of all , which I think was the most shocking reveal of the night.....Mona's ALIVE! When the girls first see her, she is pretending to be Alison and in my honest opinion I thought she went crazy...again. But then later that night when the generator stopped for a few minutes she explained to the girls that she was just pretending and that A had kept her their since she faked her death. 
  • Now, it was revealed that A's name is apparently 'Charles'. Well that's great we have a name, but that's all. We don't actually know who he is. In the home movie that Spencer saw it made it appear as if A is Jason's twin. I think he really is, because I remember thinking while watching the season 4 finale, that Jason could have a twin. 
       When Spencer came face to mask with A she looked like she knew exactly          who it was. Maybe it was just me, but I definitely got that vibe from her. 
    • I think Charles is really either Wren, Lucas, or even Ian. We thought we saw Mona dead so obviously Ian can be raised from the dead too. 
  • I think Andrew knows who Charles is and is trying to somehow protect the girls by creepily stalking them and their relatives?
  • Finally the Rosewood Police actually believe that the girls are in some real danger. It's about time!

I hope you guys somehow understood my jumble of words. This episode left me even more confused than before. Leave a comment down below if you watch the show and any theories you have. I'd love to hear them! 
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Love ya!

Xoxo, Em 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Study Tips & Motivation

Hey friends! Sorry I didn't post on Monday. :( I had lots of school things to do which is kind of ironic considering I'm sharing with ya'll my study tips today!

Just like every other person out there I don't like doing homework and studying, but hey you just have to do it.

Study Tips:

  1. The first thing I always do is make a To Do List. That way you know exactly what you have to do and won't forget anything.
  2. Next get all the supplies you need, a big glass of water, and find a quiet place.
  3. Reward yourself. Every time I finish an assignment I'll let myself either watch a video on YouTube or Netflix.

Favorite Ways to Study:

  • Color coding everything. This helps me remember so much because I can correlate whatever I'm studying to the color pen I'm using.
  • Flashcards & writing it down
  • Acronyms. For my AP I had to memorize where all of the countries in Europe were and their capitals. This was how I got an A on that test. The sillier and more random it sounds, the better it will stick with you.
  • Have someone quiz you or pretend like your teaching the lesson to others.
  • I also like to listen to music while I study.
I hope this has helped some of you! Please comment down below what study tips work best for you!

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Love ya!

Xoxo, Em

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Something New...

So lately I've been trying to drink more water, but plain ol water just gets boring! So here's a cute, quick idea to liven up your water! 

Strawberry Lemon Water! I love to get a huge glass full of icey cold water, slice up some strawberries and lemons, and drink it up! 

I typically put around 5 slice strawberries and a couple slices of lemons. Another tip is to fix the fruit water and put it in the fridge so the fruit will infuse into the water and it will taste better :) 

I hope you guys enjoyed this quick little post, comment if you love fruit infused water! Or if you want to try some ❤️ don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @emandlivsblog! 

Xoxo, Liv

Friday, March 13, 2015


Hey guys! LIV here! Today I wanted to share something new and exciting with yall. I subscribed to Birchbox!!!! Yaaaaay!!! I got my second box yesterday, and I wanted to show you guys how flippin cool it is. 
*i am not in any way affiliated with Birchbox. I simply wanted to tell you guys!

If you don't know, Birchbox is a $10 a month subscription box. You make an online profile and they send you cool stuff ! It's really cool samples, and you have the opportunity to buy the full sized products online ( if you really like what the give you! This is only my second Birchbox, and so far I have zero complaints. I just wish it was every week instead of every month! Lol! 

This month's theme is creativity, and there were several different boxes I could've gotten, and I love this one! It's the cutest thing. 

Here's the inside! 

Ok, here's the products I got! I'll list them below :) The price at the end is what you would pay for a full size of that product! 

amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. | $24

Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Crème | $19

Mèreadesso Tinted All-In-One Moisturizer | $48

Mirenesse Glossy Kiss - Perfect Kiss | $22

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo | $32-$72
*BONUS Reconstructing Masque | $58

So there you have it! I didn't include any opinions or descriptions because I haven't used anything yet. But if you guys are curious, I can do a follow up blog post about the products! Comment down below if you guys would like that. 

Comment if you have Birchbox, or if you want it! I highly recommend, it's so fun! Don't forget to follow us, you will be notified as soon as we post! Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates :) 
-We're on Pinterest! Search 'Em and Liv's Blog' and find us! We pin all of our posts, and some other great stuff we love on Pinterest. 

Xoxo, Liv ❤️

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Are you Skipping the Scene that Makes the Story?

Hey friends! So, a couple of weeks ago I went to a youth event at my church. Let me tell you, I had an amazing time! A lack of sleep, but hey that only made it better! One of the sessions we had , the very first, really stuck with me and I wanted to share with you all what I got out of it. ( I would tell you the name of the speaker, but ya know, safety reasons!)
*image is from pinterest, & is located on our 'Pics'. page

Now back to the title; Are you skipping the scenes that makes the story?
When there is a wall in front of me, my natural instinct is to take the easy way; not face it head on with a sledgehammer. But what if those walls we try to get out of destroying head on was a scene God could of used to make a difference in someone else's life? I don't know about you, but that's a pretty big reason of why we should start facing our walls of opposition head on. So, how do we overcome trying to skip the scenes that matter the most to God? Well, for starters we can't face our walls in the distance. No, we have to face them head on.  That's a scary thought, but we don't have to be afraid; God has us! As long as we have people we know will have our back and God , we can face any wall that comes in our path. 2 Timothy 1:7 says

'For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.'

Imagine: You could be THE ONLY ONE to lead someone to Christ, but your too busy skipping the scenes that could make that happen. The ones that matter the most to God. 

Next time your faced with a wall of opposition, face it head on with a sledgehammer. 

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Love ya!

Xoxo, Em

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Cleaning!

Hi guys! So today I wanted to talk a little bit about getting ready for spring and summer, in terms of cleaning out your closet, makeup, etc! This week, we will talk about getting your closet ready for warm weather. 

Step one: get rid of stuff! 
It might be hard to part with items from your beloved closet, buy you need to remember, you haven't worn that top in a year! And does that skirt even fit you anymore? Here's a couple of guidelines to put your clothes through:
-if you haven't worn it in a year, ditch it. 
-if it doesn't fit, ditch it. 
-do you have anything to wear with it?
After applying those 3 rules to your closet, hopefully you will be ready to move on to step two! 

Step two: organize. 
I love my closet, so I try to keep everything in order. This topic could be a post all in its own, but I'll just summarize for now. 
-if you're closet isn't already organized by item, do it! Shirts together, pants together, etc etc. If you do have your closet organized that way but are looking to step it up a little, break each category down by color. If that sounds too obsessive to you, that's fine too. 
-I have racks in my closet, and I use these to put sweatshirts, winter accessories, and more on! If you have any type of racks or shelving, I suggest cleaning those out and fixing them up!
-finally, shoes shoes shoes! I have cubbies that my shoes go in, but that's OK if you don't! It's time to bring out your sandals, maybe donate a pair you don't wear anymore. Put all your sneakers together, get your flats lined up cute. 

Step three:
-it's important to remember being organized isn't everything. But it really helps me feel on top of things! Also, I love to organize so that helps too :)

I hope everyone liked my post, please.comment if you did, check back to the blog Friday for part two of Spring Cleaning!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Everyday Makeup Essentials

Hey friends!
Today I'm going to share with you all my everyday makeup routine! I've been doing this look a ton recently and really like it.

  • The first thing I do is of course, conceal my under eye circles. I apply a small amount in a triangle shape and use my Earth Theraputics Beauty Blender to make it look as natural as possible. Then, I mix my Ready Set Gorgeous foundation with my Rimmel BB Cream in the Matte formula and apply both us these with my Beauty Blender as well. 

  • I then set my face with a pressed powder from Covergirl and used a blush from NYX in the shade 'Dusty Rose'; a really pretty mauve taupe color.

  • For the eyes the first thing I do is prime them, obviously. 

  • For the actual eye look I use my Stila in the Light palette. I've been doing more shimmer looks recently. On the inner third of my lid I put 'Bubbly' gorgeous shimmery gold. On the outer third I used a mix of 'Gilded Gold' and 'Sunset'. Using a blending brush from Sigma I then blended that all over my lid, pulling it into my crease. Lastly I used a matte brown shade in the shade ' Sandstone' in the outer corner and lightly in the crease. 
  • Lastly, I finished off with my holy grail mascara!

I hope you guys found this helpful! Comment down below what beauty products you've been loving recently!

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Xoxo, EM

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monthly Goals: March!

Hey guys! So, I've decided I'm going to make a series! Each month I will make goals and share them with you. That way I can be more motivated to do it, and hopefully you will too! I will update you each month on how successful I was and any new goals I have.

  • Keep room clean. I'll admit it, my room is a disaster 90% of the time. It's wierd though, my school life is super organized, but not my room. It gets no organization, This month I really want to form a habit of keeping my room clean constantly. Hopefully by putting it on here I will actually do it!
  • Exercise 6 times a week. Lately I've been feeling really sluggish and think it's due to my lack of being active. I'm so tired after school that most days all I want to do is go to sleep. 
  • Eat Cleaner. Now this kind of goes along with the one above it, but I want to start treating my body better. I have been eating terrible recently. By eating cleaner I don't mean I'm only going to eat fruits and vegetables. I want to actually be able to read the ingredients of what I'm eating. 
  • Stop Procrastinating. Now I'm sure everyone wants to work on this. I simply want to stop stressing out the day before something is due. My goal is to have everything finished 24 hours before its due. 
  • Be more Social. I'm an introvert at heart. I gain my energy to be around people by being alone. One of my overall goals for 2015 is to hang out with my friends more and do things out of my comfort zone. So far I've been going strong, but theirs always room for improvement. 
  • Read my Bible Daily. I try to make time everyday, but I definitely miss a few here and there. I want to challenge myself to read the bible everyday. No Excuses. 
  • Read at Least 3 Books. I love to read, but have been slacking off recently. Reading is one of my favorite ways to relax, so I really want to start reading consistently again. 

Comment down below if you want me to continue these posts each month and a goal you want to achieve. We can motivate each other! Make sure you follow us, so you can be notified every time we post. 

Have a wonderful rest of the week! 
Love ya!

Xoxo, Em