I don’t wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis. As you will see below, it’s usually foundation, concealer, and mascara (and lip balm but that’s not very exciting). I do enjoy playing around with make-up but I’m not a morning person. When forced to choose between extra sleep and a fully made up face, sleep always wins. As a result I don’t have many “empties” in the make-up category but here is what I do have.
Continue reading “emeraldB Empties for 2016 – Make-up”
Many beauty bloggers do monthly posts of “empties”. I’m doing a post of “empties” for the entire year, but then again I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger. I really don’t like to waste products so I try to only buy what I can consume. Since I’m not very heavy-handed with products, I don’t generate that many “empties”. But, here are the skin care products that I did use in 2016. Continue reading “emeraldB Empties for 2016 – Skin Care”
If you’ve already made Rey’s Belt (and/or the leather holster from Rey’s Resistance Costume) then making the bracer should be a breeze, and you may even have enough leather leftover for the main part of the bracer. If not, then this is a great opportunity to try out your leather skills!
Continue reading “Star Wars Rey Costume Part 8 – Rey’s Wrist Cuff / Bracer”
No Rey costume can be complete without arm wraps. Learn how to make arm wraps for your own costume, with accurate texture and color, in just a few simple steps! Continue reading “Star Wars Rey Costume Part 7 – Arm Wraps”
After a lengthy search, I was able to find some basic pants to use for my Rey Resistance costume from Star Wars The Force Awakens. Read on to find out how I easily added knee pads and modified these pants to look just like Rey’s! Continue reading “Star Wars Rey Resistance Costume Part 4 – Pants”
I’m taking a short break from cosplay and wanted to share a few photos from my recent trip to Morocco. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Morocco”
Learn how to quickly add Rey’s hip bag to your costume for around $12, by modifing an existing canvas bag! Continue reading “Star Wars Rey Costume Part 6 – Rey’s Hip Bag”
In this segment of the Rey’s Resistance costume from The Force Awakens, we will explain how to create the military style rucksack bag Rey carries when she searches for Luke! Continue reading “Star Wars Rey Resistance Costume Part 3 – Rey’s Rucksack Bag”
Thought I’d post a few photos from last weekend’s Ancient City Con in Jacksonville, Florida. We spent the week before rushing to complete the final version of Rey’s Full Scavenger costume from the The Force Awakens so that I could wear it on Saturday. It’s been 10 months in the making and I’m happy to call this one DONE!
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Now that Summer is officially here, it’s time to break out the sunscreen!
If you’d like a primer on sunscreen, then the EWG website is a great place to start. Long before I was aware of the greener, cleaner options for beauty products, I found their annual sunscreen guide while searching for alternatives to avobenzene and other synthetic sunscreens. As a result, I’ve been strictly relying on physical sunscreens for several years now. However, since I’ve switched to natural beauty, I realized I needed to find sunscreen options that not only relied on a physical sunscreen as the active ingredient but also minimized other chemicals. Continue reading “7 Sunscreens for Summer”