Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hey guys!

Happy Wednesday!

I recently went back home to my parent's house to hang out with them along with my sister, which was super nice.  I always have a great time with my family :)

Anyways, my sister and I went to Lucy's Burgers for some lunch, but it turns out that on the weekends, they only serve breakfast until noon, and we happened to get there at 11:30am.  We were both too awkward to leave after we've been led to our table so we just stayed!  But I'm not mad about it because I love brunch.  LOVE.  IT.

I got the croissant sandwich with a side of hashbrowns.  Mmmmmmmmm I'm salivating even typing this and inserting the pictures.  My sister got a belgian waffle with just a little whipped cream...and it came with a heaping pile!! I don't think she complained about it at all either ;)

What's your favorite breakfast food?


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A LOOK AT | NIOD Flavanone Mud

Hey guys!

Welcome back to Emskeeso.  You may have noticed that we got a little makeover over the weekend, and you would be right!  I figured it was about time that we spice things up a little bit considering there are more people here now and also because sometimes it fun to have a makeover :)

ANYWAYS.  Back to what I wanted to take about: skin care.  The particular product I am going to be discussing today is from NIOD.  I have heard some very positive things about the brand NIOD, but I've never actually tried any of their products before.
Before I talk about the specific product, I want to briefly cover the history and mission behind the brand.  NIOD stands for "Non-Invasive Options in Dermal Science".  Essentially, the mission behind NIOD is scientifically advanced skin care that offers skin care solutions that respect your skin's health while delivering long lasting, visible results.  That sounded really appealing to me so I decided to do some perusing around their website.  NIOD is a part of the parent company DECIEM which own The Ordinary, Stemm, and The Chemistry Brand amongst a few of them.  I have used several of The Ordinary serums and I really enjoy them so I knew I would probably enjoy NIOD as well.

The one particular product that I purchased was the Flavanone Mud.  According to the website, the Flavanone Mud "is a three-phase rinse-off decongestion system that disrupts neither the skin surface equilibrium nor its density. While FM can be classified as a masque for categorical convenience, its approach varies substantially from that offered by the concept of masques today both in terms of its way of positive visible influence on the skin as well as its respect for dermal integrity."  Essentially FM is a masque used to decongest the skin and increase the overall skin's integrity.

The premise behind this product was really interesting to me, so I decided to try it!


The glass bottle it comes in is very minimalistic with only a simple one sentence instructions on the back.  It has an aluminum - like screw lid, which is very easy to open and tighten to close.  Overall, the packaging is nice and clean.


I was actually quite surprised when I first opened the packaging to find that the product!  Like a bright reddish-orange color.  It definitely has a distinct smell...I can't really figure out how to describe the smell.  I've been sitting here for several minutes to come up with a way, but all that I can think of is chemically, but not overwhelming.  It just has different scent than I've ever smelt before.

Ease of Use

SUPER easy to use.  Just take a scoop full of the product in your hands, spread it on your face in a thin layer, avoiding hairline and eyes.  Leave on for 15 minutes or so (until dry) and then wash off with a warm wash cloth.  One thing that I wanted to mention here is that the packaging states that (and I've read other blog posts about this) is that your skin might feel a slight burning sensation for several minutes after you wash this mask off.  According to the NIOD website, this stinging sensation is a result of the detoxification and exfoliation agents found in FM.  (Note: please test this out on a small patch of skin for skin sensitivity before use, and also seek treatment if the burning sensation lasts for longer than several minutes.)

Final Verdict

Overall, I really enjoy using this product!  I have only used it 3 times so far (once a week for 3 weeks), but I have really felt like my skin has dramatically changed.  It is a lot more smoother and clearer and I think that it is doing it's job well.  i am excited to keep trying it out and see what it is like using it the long term.

Have you ever used FM?  Or any of the NIOD products?  Please let me know because I would LOVE to try more of their products.  Any that you love and would highly recommend?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018



Sunday, July 22, 2018

THE DAY | 7.22.18

Hey everyone!

I hope you're all having a happy Sunday!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018



Monday, July 9, 2018


Hey guys!

So you probably are reading the title of this blogpost and, unfortunately, it's not clickbait.  I actually did fall down the stairs...


Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Hey guys!

So...I'm moving!  I know this came up SUPER fast so I'm still trying to get everything together and process this myself.  SO let me start at the beginning...


Monday, June 4, 2018

Cookie Dough Milkshakes | SCOOP N DOUGH

Hey guys!

How was your weekend?  Mine was pretty good, I relaxed the ENTIRE weekend.  I went up to visit my boyfriend in good ol' Fargo.  The traffic going up there was an absolute nightmare, but the weather was beautiful out!  While I was there, we decided to check out this new ice cream shop in downtown Fargo, called Scoop N Dough Candy Co

Open me to read more!


Saturday, June 2, 2018


Hey guys!

Sorry it's been a while...I've been vacation-ing in Arizona! And it was so fun!  I took so many pictures and I wanted to share them with you all!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

IN THE KITCHEN | Fiesta Stir Fry

Hey guys!

I was in the mood for a nice, comfort meal last night.  This is one of my Go TO meals to make when I have no idea what to cook!  It's easy, not too bad health-wise, and super delicious! Open me to read more!

Friday, April 27, 2018

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

Hey guys!

Today I would like to share a recent purchase of mine that I have been really enjoying and would like to share with you.  Open me to read more!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Current Skincare Routine | 2018

Hey guys!  I have been wanting to do this kind of blog post for a really long time now.  I have been obsessed with looking at people's skincare routines on YouTube and Instagram, mostly because I'm nosy, but also because I genuinely love to learn about new products that I might like to try.  Open me to read more!


Friday, April 13, 2018

10 Things I Can't Live Without

Hey guys!

Here's a list of 10 things that I absolutely can't live without!  Open me to read more!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A LOOK AT | IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream

Hey guys!  Happy Spring!  Although it doesn't feel much like spring here in Minnesota right is currently snowing and pretty chilly out.  It makes me sad because it was literally 50 degrees a couple of days.  That made me pretty excited for the warmer weather :)

Anyways!  Today, I have another review of one of my favorite new products that I have been OB.SESSED. with.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ways to Digital Declutter in Your Life

Hey guys!

Spring is almost upon us...I can smell the fresh, spring air now.  And guys.  Hold onto your hats.  It's gonna be 50 degrees here next week.  50 DEGREES.  I have a feeling people are going to start wearing t shirts and shorts outside now!  BUT, this got me thinking about spring, which led to me think about all the stuff I should probably get rid of and C-L-E-A-N-I-N-G.  I have been steadily working on decluttering my room of things I don't need and that I can donate to charities or random makeup packaging that I (for some reason) seem to keep a lot of.  While I've been chugging away at that, it got me thinking about cleaning and decluttering my digital space as well (i.e. Laptop, Phone, Internet, etc. I think you get the point.) I think that decluttering all of this stuff is equally as important as decluttering your living space.  So I thought I would give you ways to have a digital declutter in your life.  Let's go!!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

UPDATE | 2.18.18

Hey all,

Can you believe that February is almost over with?!  I'm not complaining though because that means one day closer to spring and summer.  This has been a very cold and gloomy winter and I am so ready for it to be over with.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

How to Cheer Up Your Partner When Their Favorite Team Loses

Hey guys!

So our beloved Minnesota Vikings team completely blew it last weekend for their chance to get into the Superbowl.  And my boyfriend was DEVASTATED.  He was so sad, it was actually difficult to watch sometimes.  And I know I can't be the only persons whose partner is gets upset after a lost.

So I thought I would create this blogpost on how to cheer up your partner after their favorite team loses!


Sunday, January 21, 2018

A LOOK AT | TATCHA PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Hey friends!

Happy Sunday!  I hope you have had a good weekend.  Weekends always seem to go by WAY faster than the week.  Unfortunately.  But anyways, today I'm back with a new look at a product that I found and want to share with you!


Saturday, January 6, 2018


Happy 4th birthday, blog!

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