March Favorites

This month has been SO much fun!! I have been so busy, met so many great people, tried out new things, and experienced things I never thought I would be able to. I thought I would share with you what I have been loving this month: some products, some people, and one INCREDIBLE team.

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  1. Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector: I have just recently started to get into Glossier products, I know, a little late to the game. Their marketing and customer engagement is incredible and really is what drew me in. They show not just one but many progress pictures that real customers have sent in showing the true results and reviews of the products. So after wanting clearer and more radiant, glowy skin I decided to try this out. This is a chemical exfoliant but is super gentle. It uses AHA, BHA, & PHA, which are the three acids that make your skin look so amazing. After about a month of using it I really am noticing a difference and my skin feels and looks so much healthier and clear.
  2. My Little, Katy, and her incredible artistic abilities: I touched on this in my last Weekend In My Life blogpost but WOW she just continues to amaze me. So anyone who knows me even a little know how much I am in love with Disney. Growing up it was such a big part of my life and Katy knows that. So this last Thursday at our Alpha Chi Omega Pearl and Paddle ceremony we revealed our paddles we had been crafting for the last couple of weeks. Please just take a moment to admire the incredible talent this young woman has (picture above) because WOW!!!
  3. THIRDLOVE: So I will admit, I am the first one to fall for all the trends and gimmicks out there. But I really had a good feeling about this one. Apparently, 80% (!!!!) of women are wearing the wrong size bra. Being a bigger chested gal myself, it’s really difficult to find a bra that has everything I’m looking for. So I took a quiz that literally took 60 seconds and found what I needed. I bought one bra, their 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra, and am SO content with the results. I don’t have any discount codes for you but trust me there are so many out there. I just used one from all of the Bachelor people doing the #ads lol. Seriously check it out though I am really happy with mine so far and plan on purchasing more in different styles!!
  4. Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion: There are sooooo many moisturizers out there it can be really hard to find one that works well with your skin. I got this one in my Spring FabFitFun Box and actually am totally obsessed. I usually try out all of the products in my boxes (which is the point duh) but if they don’t really work for me I move on. Let’s just say I haven’t moved on from this lotion yet!!! I am LOVING this and for real think it is making a difference in my skin. My skin gets pretty dry especially with these strong Chicago winds and this stuff has been doing wonders. HIGHLY recommend.
  5. Loyola University Chicago Men’s Basketball (& WAY more importantly, Sister Jean): Obviously I came to Loyola for a reason, and sadly sports weren’t really a factor. Coming from a huge sports high school it was honestly a difficult and sad transition to make. But I had so much here and fell in love with this school so I was willing to make that sacrifice. UNTIL THIS MONTH. Boy oh boy am I one happy girl. I never was super into March Madness growing up, I would make the brackets with my friends or family but I usually would just pick the team I liked best or had the best seed. THIS TEAM IS EVERYTHING. I am SO proud to be a RAMBLER! I will admit, I didn’t even have that much faith in the Blers heading into the tournament. I mean, of course I wanted them to do well but I assumed it wasn’t likely we would get past the first few rounds. Man was I WRONG. This has been such an incredible few weeks and I am so excited to see the Ramblers play their game in the FINAL FOUR. GO BLERS!!!!!

 

I hope you have an amazing Sunday!
XOXO Anna

 

 

 

WEEKEND IN MY LIFE

These last few days have been SO MUCH FUN and I just needed to share them with you. Coming back from spring break has been rough, really hard to get back into the swing of things. But this weekend has made up for it ALL. It all started this past Thursday night, so we’ll start there.

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018: BIG/LITTLE REVEAL

I have been waiting for this for what seems like forever. I couldn’t wait to spoil and love on this amazing young woman I was lucky enough to eventually to call my little. The time had finally come. I have been crafting for weeks, have used so much paint, and made her gift basket as perfect as I could. So without further ado, welcome KATY, the most perfect little in all of the land!!! Welcome to the fam Katy, I love you forever already.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from Thursday night!

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FRIDAY, March 16, 2018: NICK JONAS CONCERT

Let me just say, WOW. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this concert as much as I did. I mean he is no Harry Styles. But dang I was impressed. Not only is he crazy talented and SO good live but he is such a good performer! He was so engaging with the crowd and came all the way from Japan just for us!! THANK YOU NICK JONAS PLS COME BACK!!

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SATURDAY, March 17, 2018: CHICAGO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Yesterday downtown was INCREDIBLE. SERIOUSLY SO MUCH FUN. I wasn’t sure what to expect because this was my first year downtown for the parade (it fell over spring break last year). But it was awesome!!! We got down there pretty early and walked around and people watched. We watched the parade and ended with a yummy lunch at sweetGREEN, how festive for the day am I right?!!

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SATURDAY NIGHT: RAMBLERS WIN AGAIN!!!!

In a SUPER AMAZING EXCITING turn of events, Loyola Ramblers make it into the SWEET 16 of the NCAA Tournament!! GO BLERS!!! Great cap to the fun weekend!!!

XOXO Anna

Spring 2018 FabFitFun Unboxing

YAY SPRING IS HERE!! And you know what that means!!! My FabFitFun Spring 2018 box has arrived!!! Getting my FabFitFun boxes in the mail is seriously one of my favorite things and boy does it feel like Christmas. This spring box is full of so many full-sized goodies that are perfect for the season. There are some health and wellness, beauty, and fashion items. I got my box for just $49.99 and what’s even crazier is that the retail total value of the box is $347.99!!! What a steal!!

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What’s Inside the Box:

Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch in Paradise $60 

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This clutch will be wonderful for the spring and summer months. The fun pattern can brighten up any plain outfit and the best part is it’s reversible!! If you don’t want the bold pattern you can opt for the solid color leather side. Two bags in one!

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion $40

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I have tried so many moisturizers I have lost count. You can’t use one too thick or it will clog your pores, you need SPF, you need lightweight, blah blah blah. SO many factors go into picking a facial lotion. I am super excited I got this in my box to try out. It smells so good and fresh and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and hydrated.

ANDERSON LILLEY Sunset Collection Candle in Fresh Linen $45

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Candles. You can never go wrong with candles. If you ever don’t know what to get me for a birthday…candles. I gravitate towards fresh clean scents so when I saw there was a fresh linen option I jumped on that real quick. This candle smells so good and not to mention is GORG with the copper outside. Can’t wait to burn this in my apartment!

ISH Lip Statement Palette $42

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I am really pumped about this! I’m very safe when it comes to makeup — I like a very natural look. But  have been trying to experiment more with lip colors and this is going to be perfect. I can mix and match shades to make a perfect shade. I can try out both light and deeper more vampy colors. I’m excited to see what I can come up with.

Physique 57 Massage Roller $20

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Honestly, I was a little confused as I pulled this purple spiky thing out of my box. But once I read more about it I was intrigued. Similar to a foam roller, this helps improve flexibility, break up scar tissue, and soothe sore muscles. It definitely doesn’t feel great, but then again, that’s the point.

Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask $40

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I will be the first to say I have never (and thought I would never) sleep with a sleep mask. I don’t like things on my face and want to be able to see if and when I need to. BUT I tried this mask out after getting this box and I seriously had the best night of sleep EVER. I woke up feeling so refreshed and awake. I was shocked that it made that much of a difference. The mask also has a removable cooling insert that you can pop in the fridge for an instant morning de-puffer for those under eye bags!

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask (5 pack) $24.99

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I just used one lip mask yesterday morning and my lips feel totally different. They were chapped and a flakey from the strong winter winds and they have made almost a full recovery after just one 15-20 minute mask. I am thoroughly impressed!

Ettika Day Dreamer Tassel Earrings $58

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I have been looking for earrings just like this to pair with my outfits for my summer trip studying abroad in Rome. I love the peach and gold details for a fun statement piece. I can’t wait to rock these fun earrings in Europe!

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Concealing Ridge Filler $18

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My nails are constantly peeling and chipping. This is going to be great for when I want to paint my nails and want a more even base. This can also be used as top coat! Keeping your nails looking clean and healthy is super important!

TOTAL RETAIL VALUE OF BOX: $347.99

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XOXO Anna

Spring Break at Magnolia Market

This spring break we decided to switch it up. We strayed from our typical Disney vacation and hopped on down to Texas for a few days. Not going to lie, after watching Friday Night Lights I was VERY excited to head to where the Dillon Panthers live (or at least did in the show duhhhh)!!!!! We left early Saturday morning and flew into Dallas-Fort Worth, getting in around 9:30 am CST. Then we proceeded to get a rental car and drove about an hour and a half to Waco, Texas, the home to none other than Chip and Joanna Gaines, the owners of the empire that is Magnolia and HGTV show, Fixer Upper. Yesterday was an actual dream. Magnolia was breathtaking in it’s crisp whites and blacks. It was so incredibly well done and laid out. Chip and Joanna have truly created an amazing thing. The beautiful displays, friendly staff, and overall aesthetics made this place unforgettable. I wanted to buy all of their merch (and probably will now) it was all so stunning. The Silos Baking Co. was flawless on the inside. After waiting in line we got to enjoy the most delicious cupcakes and cookies. I wish I could have just walked around all day.  Please enjoy these beautiful photos I took yesterday during our time here at Magnolia Market. These photos don’t even do it justice. I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about this incredible place and the DARLING little town of Waco. I will be back soon, very soon, if I have anything to say about it.

XOXO Anna

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