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Get That "Red Lip Classic Thing You Like" for Prom: Allison Shows You How!

Get That "Red Lip Classic Thing You Like" for Prom: Allison Shows You How!

By Allison EmmApril 3, 2015
Have you considered arriving at prom BY FIRE ENGINE? Because these flaming hot lava lips are the perfect accessory for your carefully picked out prom outfit.It's you, me, TSwizz and red lip forever: LET'S DO THIS LOOK. More  →
Get Totally Toasty Burgundy Lids for Prom!

Get Totally Toasty Burgundy Lids for Prom!

By Allison EmmMarch 31, 2015
Hold on, is something burning? YES! It’s your deep, dark, smoldering eyeballs! Don’t worry, not as painful as it sounds, it’s just smoky. Three of my favorite MAC matte eyeshadows combine to make this toasty, burgundy-brown gradient on the lids. I’m a sucker for th More  →
PROM NIGHTMARE SCENARIO #1: You Get Sick... Here's How to Look Beautiful With a Puffy Face!

PROM NIGHTMARE SCENARIO #1: You Get Sick... Here's How to Look Beautiful With a Puffy Face!

By Allison EmmMarch 24, 2015
You can spend months planning for prom, but you cannot plan things down to a molecular level, and so it JUST MIGHT BE that you have to attend the ball feeling like a lump of plasticine if a virus takes you down the way it took down THE LOVE OF OUR LIFE, JLAW, at the London More  →
Get Lily's Rosy Royal Cinderella Makeup, Then Get Richard Madden

Get Lily's Rosy Royal Cinderella Makeup, Then Get Richard Madden

By Allison EmmMarch 13, 2015
When I saw Chelsea raving about the REAL PRINCESS LILY on the red carpet, I just had to recreate her gorgeous super springtime makeup look. Silvery lids, romantic rosy cheeks, and that vivid hot-pink lip. It’s the epitome of modern glamour, but you know what? It’s qui More  →

More Pop Lyrics Illustrated with Science!

By Allison EmmMarch 2, 2015
This song describes what it’s like to enter a black hole. Right before gravity squashes you out of existence, you are shattered into individual screaming pieces floating amidst sparkly star bits. This is kind of graphic, Selena. Geez. More  →
More Pop Lyrics Illustrated with Science!
How to Get Seriously Bardot Eyes for Prom

How to Get Seriously Bardot Eyes for Prom

By Allison EmmFebruary 26, 2015
It’s that time of year again and we’re kicking off the prom makeup looks with some SERIOUS LINER AND LASHES. Think old-school ‘60s glamour with some 2015 freshness. We’ve got a little Brigitte Bardot in the eyes, but thanks to the awesomeness of modern makeup, we can More  →

Simple Pick-Me-Up Makeup With the Urban Decay Vice3 Palette

By Allison EmmFebruary 25, 2015
Neutral eyeshadow with the Urban Decay Vice3 Palette?! Can it be true? YES. Contrary to what you might think, I don’t actually wear fancy makeup all the time.  Most days I’m working from home, and when I’m not, I’m trying to keep a pack of large dogs from eating More  →
Simple Pick-Me-Up Makeup With the Urban Decay Vice3 Palette

Emma Watson's New Regression Trailer is Scaring Our Over-the-Knee Socks off!

By Allison EmmFebruary 17, 2015
The ‘90s are so hot right now. The makeup is back, the tinted sunglasses are back, the cheesy television shows are back—and for the most part, it’s a good thing. But apparently, the decade that brought us awesome light-up sneakers was also chock-full of WEIRD OLD ... More  →
Emma Watson's New <EM>Regression</EM> Trailer is Scaring Our Over-the-Knee Socks off!

These Bookish Felines are Wooing their Valentines with Literature (Almost)

By Allison EmmFebruary 13, 2015
Did you honestly think humans were the only ones capable of desperately using pretentious literary references to find dates? Clearly, well-read felines have way more Valentine game than we do. If it makes you feel any better, they ARE taking quite a few liberties with the More  →
These Bookish Felines are Wooing their Valentines with Literature (Almost)
Valentine's Day Makeup (aka How to Prep Your Face to Smooch Chris Pratt)

Valentine's Day Makeup (aka How to Prep Your Face to Smooch Chris Pratt)

By Allison EmmFebruary 9, 2015
Usually, I try to pick either lips or eyes to emphasize in a tutorial. Today, it’s all about the skin! Yes, we have shimmery pink eyeshadow and sweet mauve lips, but it really all comes down to that dewy, romantic radiance. Imagine you just had a smooch session with Chr More  →
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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