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Graduation Makeup: Day to Night

By Allison EmmMay 30, 2014
Congratulations! You made it through the year. If this was your senior year, you actually made it through some of the TOUGHEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE, and you totally deserve to celebrate.  Now you need a fresh face for grad day photos, grad day dinner with family, and then may More  →
Graduation Makeup: Day to Night

Prom Makeup: Old-Fashioned Glam

By Allison EmmMay 23, 2014
For any formal event, there are always a few people channeling the spirit of old Hollywood, and for good reason. When you want glamour and drama, you can’t go wrong with old-timey style. To really pull off authentic vintage makeup, however, it’s important to realize that More  →
Prom Makeup: Old-Fashioned Glam

Prom Makeup: Serious Sparkle

By Allison EmmMay 16, 2014
So I’ve done glitter looks like this one before, but they all tend to be “my” kinda glitter, with a slight twinkle there and a little glimmer here. Then it occurred to me that some of you might want some intense sparkle. You know, there a sparkle, here a sparkle, EVE More  →
Prom Makeup: Serious Sparkle

Prom Makeup: Navy and Gold Smoky Eyes

By Allison EmmMay 14, 2014
Prom time! You know all that flashy stuff you shoved to the back of your makeup drawer for “a special occasion?” Well, this is the time to get it out. Glitters, bright colors, glitzy shimmers—what better time and place than Prom? The sad thing about these pretty things More  →
Prom Makeup: Navy and Gold Smoky Eyes

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Purple

By Allison EmmMay 1, 2014
Purple! You know, that bright color some of you are afraid of wearing? ‘Tis the color of grapes, Barney, and One-Eyed One-Horned Flying People Eaters, so I understand the intimidation. Luckily, I’m here to show you that purple doesn’t have to be so scary. It’s Spring More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Purple

Geeky Girl Glam: Vanellope Von Schweetz

By Allison EmmApril 24, 2014
I always get excited about drawing inspiration from fictional characters, but today, I’m especially thrilled. Wreck it Ralph is one of my favorite movies EVER, and as you can probably tell from the crazy colors splashed across my face, I didn’t hold back. This is another More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: Vanellope Von Schweetz

Bane Is Now a Cat!

By Allison EmmMarch 31, 2014
Just when you thought Bane couldn’t get any cooler, he becomes a cat. That’s right, he's a chubby feline! It’s not exactly news that cats are conniving little creatures bent on taking over the world. As the all-knowing Nibbler from Futurama once said, “Nothing acts ... More  →
Bane Is Now a Cat!

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

By Allison EmmMarch 28, 2014
Maybe you’re itching to try out that pop of color from the runway, or maybe you just don’t know what to do you with that leftover St. Patrick’s Day makeup. Either way, you’ll be happy to find that each one of these four eyeshadow looks is very beginner friendly. It More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

YA Authors: Before They Were Stars

By Allison EmmMarch 21, 2014
If you’re anything like us, you constantly reaffirm your own value as a human being by reminding yourself of the humble beginnings many of your favorite authors endured before making it big. We’re here to help you with that little daily dose of confidence with a little s More  →
YA Authors: Before They Were Stars

Geeky Girl Glam: X-Men's Mystique

By Allison EmmMarch 6, 2014
n my never-ending quest to bring our favorite costume inspirations into the realm of wearable, I found Mystique to be one of my greatest challenges yet. It’s a good thing the girl can shape shift, because there’s absolutely nothing “everyday” about bright blue skin, More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: X-Men's Mystique
About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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