Favorite Everyday Make-up Products

First of all, Happy Halloween!

I am a huge make-up person. Ever since my sister-in-law came into my life & I worked at Ulta the summer after high school, I’ve been hooked.

I’m not a guru at all, but I just enjoy it and have been complimented on my skills, so I figured if anyone wanted so simple motivation or tips, that I’d be your make-up SupermANNA.

Like I said, I am no expert, I just dabble. Some days I don’t even wanna touch it. (tbh, I sometimes get lazy and throw some concealer and mascara on and call it a day. BUT when I decide not to be a potato, this is my routine!)

If you’ve never heard of Ipsy, thank goodness you’re reading this, and you’re welcome 😉


I wish I could be like an Ipsy spokesperson because I am a HUGE Ipsy advocate!

Ipsy is one of the best things that ever happened to my wallet, my time, & my face, hair, and skin.

  • Ipsy is $10 a month for easily over $40 of product
  • Comes in a cute lil travel bag that’s different every month.


All you have to do is:

  1. Go to Ipsy.com
  2. Take a personalized quiz & it sends you make-up, skincare, haircare, brushes, nail products, etc. all based on that quiz.
  3. Sign up
  4. Get your “glam bags” filled with 5 BOMB products
  5. At the end of the month, rate your products & they will send you stuff with the updated reviews.

I’ll mark everything I received from Ipsy with a star (*) & bold it so you get an idea of how much awesome stuff I got & use literally everyday (and this is just the make-up. No skincare or haircare.)

Let me know if you want me to send you a free Ipsy bag for a test run in the comments below!

I get to send 5 of them. Every Ipsy member does! So I’ll share the love since I think this is an amazing company!



  • L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Liquid Facial Primer ($1249 at Walgreens)
  • * Elizabeth Mott Face Primer
    • I’m not too educated on primers, but the L’Oreal is the best drug-store find I have used! 


  • L’oreal True Match Lumi (natural beige) – drugstore ($7.29 at Target)unnamed
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay – neutral light-medium – high-end ($39.00 at Ulta)
    • Honestly, I’ve caught myself going for the L’Oreal more frequently than the Tarte if that tells ya anything! 


  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (light)– drugstore ($5.29 at Target)
  • * Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (light-medium)– high end
    • both of these are equally as magical

Loose Setting Powder:

  • Dermablend Loose Setting Powder ($27.00 at Ulta)
  • * Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

If anyone uses the Laura Mercier loose translucent or RCM podwer, lmk

shoppingCompact Powder:

  • Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Powder (light/medium) ($8.06 at Walmart)
  • * Manna Kadar Cosmetics Flawless Finish Dual Powder in C3 – Flawless Linen


  • *Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
  • *Elizabeth Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer


  • *Kaleido Cosmetics in Primadonna  —>   
    • I usually go for peachy, sublet blushesfileAsset


  • *Morphe High Impact Highlighter in Spark
  • *Urban Decay Afterglow In Sin
    • I go for a less blinding look, so if that’s not your jam, sorry 


  • Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara ($24 at Ulta)
    • If you’ve never used this, save up your pennies and get it. I promise it’s worth it! 
  • L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise ($7.49 at Target)
    • such a good dupe for the Better Than Sex


Favorite Lip Products:

  • *Steve Laurent Beauty Lip Gloss in Café
  • Kopari Lip Gloppy (a Chapstick on steroids) ($12.00 at Ulta)
    • literally the most soothing thing that has ever touched my lips


Setting Spray:

  • Morphe Setting Mist ($15 on Morphe.com)
    • I live by this stuff. Never going back to any other setting spray! (Thank you, Jaclyn Hill) 

I didn’t cover contour or eyeshadow since I don’t usually do that on days that I do my full everyday makeup.

I love love love make-up, skincare, and haircare, so if that is something you would be interested in reading about, comment below and like this post!



Listening to: Haunt Me by Molly Coleman

( a new and rising artist and friend of mine! Check her out on Spotify!)

Watching: The Resident on Hulu, on NBC

Drinking: water & coffee w/ a lil cream (what I usually drink when I’m teaching)

Excited About: getting to trick or treat w/ my niece after school

Planning: on how to expand this blog! Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments or message me privately!


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” 


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You Are A Baddass

It all started with a New York Times Best Seller, “You are a Baddass. How to stop doubting your greatness & start living an awesome life” by Jen Sincero.

You Are A Baddass  <—- Get it on Amazon, thank me later 😉

The book talks a lot about how society today doesn’t like super sappy shit like “you are beautiful inside & out”, & “never stop climbing, the view is great” & I TOTALLY get that, but that doesn’t mean encouragement & kindness shouldn’t be a norm on social media. Because the fact of the matter is, I believe that it is needed now more than ever.

Another great journey this book takes you on is finding what makes you feel truly great. After weeks of reflecting I realized, I love to be heard. I am opinionated & passionate & outspoken & a huge SAP. & let me tell ya, I am so proud of it. I’ve realized it’s who I am & no one is perfect, but focusing on the good and helping others do so too brings me joy. So even if no one looks at this page, I get to fulfill that drive in me by writing on here.

I have a lot of “favorite things” in my life. Always have. Multiple times in my life I’ve been told “wow Anna, you have a lot of favorites”. Basically, I can’t have just one because there are so many great things in this world, and I figured I could share them here!

I am a 22 year old music educator, an aunt, a coffee addict, a make-up junkie, a quote-a-holic, a sappy feeler, a girl on the search for the perfect extra-long pair of jeans, a food and wine lover, an obsessive dreamer of travel (gotta get some $$ first), and that’s all I’ll define myself as for now so you get the idea 🙂

I’m just on the search to live my best freaking life & I hope this inspires you to do the same.

So whether you’re bored, want some motivation, inspiration, a good laugh, or want to show a sister some support, just know, I APPRECIATE YOU! & I’m glad we’re on this journey together 🙂

You are the creator of your own reality.


I’m going to try and post what song I’ve been listening to the most lately on here since music is kinda what I do & I listen to loads of different kinds.

My choice lately: Suncity by Khalid