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March 2017 Favorites

Hi loves! Like I said in yesterdays post, I can't even believe how long it's been since I've last had the second to blog! It's made me so sad leaving it unattended, it really does break my heart! I have been SO busy this past month or so with school and work, everything kind of just snuck up on me. I know it's a little late, but I wanted to include a collection of all of the fashion and beauty products that I have been LOVING in March. I discovered a lot of new products and fashion finds last month and am so excited to share them with you babes!


FASHION FAVORITES








I kind of bought a lot of new things last month in terms of fashion, but if you know me, I am SUCH  bargainer and I try to get the best possible deals on anything. To start off, we got a gorgeous aqua scarf in at Lou Lou with our spring shipment and as soon as I pulled it out of the box I wanted it in my wardrobe. It was exactly what I was looking for which was a light weight scarf for the warmer months with tassels on it. I originally wanted it in white but thought a pop of color would be great in the summer!



The next fashion favorite is the leather jacket that has been seen around the blog and on my instagram quiet a few times. It is absolutely perfect and when I put it on, I never want to take it off my body. Leather jackets are the best fashion staple because they never go out of style! I also scored mine for $3 at F21 when they were having a huge clearance sale (see, I told you I was a bargainer!)


I had been looking for a nice pair of boyfriend jeans for a really long time, and finally found one from H&M. They hug me in all of the right places and fit very nicely! I can't wait to start wearing these babies more often now that we are finally out of 30 degree weather!





BEAUTY FAVORITES

Lately, skincare has become my main priority in my beauty routine, so I've been trying out some fun new products as well as bringing back some old but good ones. The first beauty fave of march is this andalou naturals milk cleanser.








This face wash is really unlike any other that I've ever tried before. The consistency feels like a lotion and when you rub it all over your face it doesn't foam up. It's very nourishing and hydrating- perfect for dry skin. The first time I used this my skin felt like a babies butt! I like to use this in the morning when I first wake up so that it's nice and gentle on my skin rather than using an intense cleanser.

Recently, I really have not been wanting to use liquid foundation on my skin and that's mostly because my skin has been super dry from the cold weather. To combat that, I brought out my oldie but goodie CeraVe moisturizer. This stuff is so amazing- it's very thick but sinks into the skin and really helps your skin absorb the moisture. My skin never feels too oily or heavy in the morning when I wake up.

I've also been using my physicians formula mineral wear loose powder as a foundation over top a nice layer of the Cerave. The Cerave honestly acts as a great primer before foundation because it really hydrates and it makes my skin glow when I use my powder.


I wanted to mention another old favorite of mine which is the mac single eyeshadow in "Shroom." I don't think I'll never not have this shade of eye shadow in my makeup collection. It's so perfect and such an essential, I wear it as a base for almost all of my makeup looks.



Next up is of course, my all time FAVORITE drugstore mascara- the loreal butterfly mascara. I made a mistake recently in trying out a different drugstore mascara and as soon as I swiped the product onto my lashes I instantly wished that I had just stuck to my trusty old fave.

The tapered wand really adds so much to your lashes, it really does add a "butterfly wing" affect. This is my favorite mascara ever and I really cannot say enough good things about it!






The last beauty favorite is this mac patentpolish lip pencil in "Revved up". I feel like this shade is so perfect for the spring/summer warmer months. It's a very sheen coral shade and the formula is lovely.





I hope you enjoyed this post and discovered some new products & pieces! Let me know what you've been loving last month in the comments below!

Amanda

White Off The Shoulder

Hello babies! Long time no chat!! I've been so busy with school and work lately I haven't even had a second to gather my thoughts into a blog post :( So sad, I can't wait until summer so I can have free time to blog and do what I love!




Off The Shoulder Blouse



earrings / necklace (similar - same brand)



The weather in New England has been GORGEOUS this past week so Mike & I finally got around to taking some photos! I had this outfit planned out the night before because I had been DYING to wear this new white off the shoulder button up blouse that I got from Hello Caroline a little bit ago! It's been so cold so I was unable to wear it at all until now! I paired it with my blue skinny jeans and my little Soludos espadrilles tie up sandals. 

      





I'm so happy with this weather and loved dressing for the warmth!! This is getting me SO excited for summer. 

So I just to give a little update! I know that this post is already pretty long, but what is a blog if you don't express yourself/thoughts? ;) So basically, I've decided that I'm going to be living on campus in the summer and taking two summer classes, one each term (which will be super easy plus one of them is an online class so I won't even have to go anywhere!) After a lot of thought, I really did not want to give up/stop working at Lou Lou over the summer. This job is honestly my baby and I really don't want to be away from it for that long. I put so much effort and hard work into it and the thought of having to leave it and go back into something like a regular mall job made me pretty upset. So I am going to stay in BOS over the summer, work like crazy and save money, and get some classes out of the way while I'm at it!
So with that news, I was planning on starting my Youtube channel back up again over the summer at my parents house because the aesthetic of my room fits much better than my dorm room, but since there's not much I can change about it I will still definitely be creating content! Because I'll be living in the city, there will be a lot more excitement going on which means much more videos and blog posts for you guys. I'm so excited for summer to start and to start my channel back up!

Excited for the adventures to come & I'll see you in my next post!

Amanda

Life Lately

Hi there! Happy Sunday, I hope you're doing well! Today I just wanted to share some recent photos that I've taken that give little glimpses of what I've been up to lately :) I've been really busy with work and school but it hasn't been too much!
watch / glasses
When I got my Nikon from Best Buy, they gave me a $20 Shutterfly credit which was pretty awesome because I've used Shutterfly before when they were having a huge discount & I got my entire order for just the cost of shipping. So this time I got a bunch of wall art and some more 4x4 photos that I can't wait to hang up all over my walls :) I love the effect of hanging them up on string with clothes pins give!

Prada flats
Last Wednesday, my fashion show production teacher held a fashion show for Neiman Marcus at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and my classmates and I were able to help backstage by dressing the models, prepping the clothing, and getting together the gift bags. These were one of the many pairs of stunning shoes that were backstage among other brands like Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, Brunello Cucinelli & Tom Ford. 


Sweater (similar)
I wore this outfit on our drive back home from Maine and I was really feeling it! I've had this sweater for YEARS lol! It's always nice when you have a piece that you can seriously wear over and over again and lasts. (Believe it or not, it's from Forever 21!)

leather jacket (similar)
Flatlays featuring my two soulmates- my leather jacket & coffee.

Triangle necklace / Love necklace / Criss cross ring / V Shaped earrings 
Lately I've been trying to figure out which color jewelry suits me better- silver or gold and I really can't tell! I've always worn silver but then recently I saw some photos of a gold ring set and was kind of wanting to get my hands on some! All of these pieces are from Hello Caroline :) 

The sunset along the Charles River yesterday. It was breathtaking and it has honestly been quiet a while since I've gone there to watch the sun fall behind the horizon. It rejuvenated me in a sense!

My favorite thing about winters in Boston is always the lit up trees along Commonwealth. I'm so lucky to have this view right out my window!

Have a great Sunday!