November is Almost Here!




Men, put down your razors! Movember starts November 1st. Of course there are other ways to contribute! Movember has collaborated with some amazing companies like Birchbox, Toms, Harry’s, RPM Fitness, The Giving Keys and Chrome Industries. Birchbox is donating $25,000 to the cause!


March of Dimes Logo Image

November is also Prematurity Awareness Month with the World Prematurity Day on the 17th. Keep an eye out for friends walking and fundraising for the cause. Products that benefit March of Dimes can be found in their online shop.

holiday music card front with keyboard and holly trim in green on a red background

I know it’s a little early to start Christmas shopping but every year I get my cards from an organization that donates a portion of proceeds if not all proceeds to causes. You can go through a list of organizations that offer holiday cards at Buy early to ensure shipping time then your own mailing time.

If you’re cold, they’re cold! Hats for Homeless will send you a box to start collecting hats, gloves, scarves and everything else to keep families in need  warm during these brutally cold months.

Let’s keep the warmth going! One Warm Coat provides coats to anyone in need of one. Donate coats, funds or hold a drive or volunteer. Find out all the ways to help at One Warm Coat.


Girl Expo 2015 Overview

Thank you so much everyone for attending one of my sessions at Girl Expo 2015! What an amazing group of girls you are! Here is some information to follow up on everything I discussed from products, videos and helpful websites to refer to.

Skin Care Session:

This website has a lot of great advice on acne and discusses the 3 step process like I had:

Makeup and Skincare gurus to follow on YouTube:

Wayne Goss Makeup Artist

Michelle Phan 

Julia Graf

Some of the homemade recipes I discussed and others shared:

Egg White Mask

Aspirin Mask 

Lemon & Sugar Scrub – for face and body(try if you don’t have any active breakouts)

Others were a band-aid Neosporin overnight and a natural peppermint toothpaste.

Remember your face likes to be sterile and doesn’t like anything touching it – I know it’s hard! So keeping towels, sheets, pillow cases and makeup brushes extra clean.


That was the quickest I had ever done a zombie! What a fun challenge!

Products I used were regular every day makeup, washable glue and pantry blood. I used a concealer 3 shades lighter than your skin, shaded in cheeks, temples, under the jaw and parts of the forehead with dark shadow. Shadow colors used were a dark red, blue, brown and black. Also try some green. Crush up shadow and mix with your foundation if you want to be a green or grey zombie. Shading tip: feel your face and refer to a skull picture to know where to shade.

I didn’t get to show you the splatter trick so I’ll like a how-to video below.

Here are some YouTube videos to watch and don’t forget to practice!

Petrilude Zombie  – he uses latex but you can use washable glue stick as well! If you’re not sensitive to latex, my favorite is Ben Nye.

Covering your brows with a glue stick!

Simple Zombie

Splatter Effect

Here is the info for my Dead Set Zombie Kit:

Dead Set

The paint in this kit is a 3 ingredient all natural cream makeup. Also included is the delicious blood you sampled, glue, tissue for skin and the tools you need for application. Available on Etsy for $15!

Feel free to message me anytime with questions. I’m happy to help with any of your skincare and zombie needs! I hope everyone had a wonderful time at Girl Expo 2015.

Custom Rubber Stamps

I needed a stamp of myself as a zombie. I Googled “custom rubber stamp” and clicked on the first site linked. When I uploaded the picture I wanted on the stamp, I wasn’t sure how detailed it would come out. The preview was the exact picture I uploaded. I was also skeptical since I hadn’t researched custom stamps much (only the top 5 sites in the search) but this was the best site I had found for what I was looking for regarding size, production time and cost. exceeded my expectations and I will be using them for all of my custom stamp needs!


To edit my image, I used and used the PIXLR EDITOR (the option on the left). These are the instructions I found on how to make on of my pictures look like a coloring page: How To Make a Coloring Book

Emi’s Home Fries Recipe



  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Red or Gourmet Baby Potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Paprika


  1. Heat 2 Tbs of olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet.
  2. Once heated, add potatoes, onion and all of the spices.
  3. Shimmy, flip or stir everything so it’s combined.
  4. Flip or stir lightly every 3 minutes for 15-20 minutes or until medium golden brown. Larger cut potatoes will take longer.


  • I use a Vidalia Chop Wizard to get evenly shaped potatoes and onion. (Vidalia Chop Wizard $19.99)
  • For threatening oil pops, I cover with a piece of foil or parchment paper.
  • Keep all the potatoes touching the pan – flatten out every time you flip or stir.
  • This can easily be cooked in a 375 oven until golden.