My Most Recent Empties

Happy Monday Everyone!

This is one of my most favorite series on the blog to to talk about because this just proves that I actually use and LOVE the products I talk about SO MUCH!

My Most Recent Empties are the products that I have most recently run out of AND will be purchasing again because of how much I love the products and brands.



Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water


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So I threw away the empty bottle 3 days ago and literally sprinted to the store to get a new one because I cannot live without this stuff.

So everyday you take off your makeup, but sometimes it feels like your skin isn’t as clean as it can be. WELL this Micellar Cleansing Water is exactly what you need! All I do is put some on a round cotton pad and put it all over my face. You guys, you will be SURPRISED at the amount that your cleanser doesn’t catch when you wash  your face.

This stuff is also amazing for removing eye makeup super easily.

I also use it in the morning after cleansing as well! (or sometimes alone when I’m too lazy and tired to actually wash my face).


Tula Resurfacing Gel


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 A couple of months ago, I purchased the Discovery Kit from Tula Skincare and this product, along with the Hydrating Day & Night Cream quickly became my favorites of the bunch. I use these two every single day and I have seen a difference in my skin because of them!


Steve Laurant Lip Gloss in Cafe


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I love me a good lippy. Whether that is a gloss, stain, liquid lip, or a simple lipstick. & I love finding my ride or die’s and this is 100% my ride-or-die nude lipgloss. I got it in an Ipsy bag a while ago and it has stood the test of Anna trying every lippy on the planet haha. It has a tint but still makes your lips look natural and it goes on so smoothly without being too sticky!

Maelle Above & Beyond Mascara

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$10 with code ANNA10

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This is THE BEST mascara I have ever used in my life. You guys, I promise you this has changed the mascara game for me. Every person that has tried it has fallen in love with it and I am constantly getting compliments on my lashes. THE BEST PART: it is $8 with code ANNA10. You will thank me later, I promise.

Elizabeth Mott Blush in “Peach Pink”


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I LOVE peachy blushes, and after almost a year after getting the sample size in an Ipsy bag, I have finally completely run out of it and need to buy myself the full-sized one. It just stays on so well all day and pairs really well with my skin-tone!

Maelle Secret Illuminator


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This Secret Illuminator is my SAVIOR when it comes to covering and/or brightening anything on my face. It is the perfect brightener for under my eyes and I use it every single day. If I don’t feel like wearing a full face of makeup, I apply it to where I need to conceal and I apply it under my eyes and I am set for the day! You can get this for $12 with code ANNA10!

Morphe Continuos Setting Mist


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I always talk about this stuff, but it’s because it is worth talking about! I never knew the importance of setting spray until I used this guy. It just melts your makeup look perfectly together and also makes your makeup budge-proof for the WHOLE DAY.


Redken Finishing Spray


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I don’t usually talk about my hair, but I have been getting requests to start and this product has been my holy grail finsihing spray for a while now. Whether I curl my hair, straighten it, or leave it natural, I always spray this in it because it leaves it bouncy and voluminous. It also doesn’t get sticky or leave your skin feeling like straw (if you know hat I mean). It gives it this healthy shine while keeping it in place in a very natural looking way!


Well, that’s all I’ve got for you! Let me know if you have any questions, comments, and especially if you try any of these products out!

Stay curious & kind,


Skincare Routine That Actually Works

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday!

So I am pretty brutally honest with my struggles with adult acne, picking at my face, and searching for my perfect  beauty products. Recently, I have FINALLY figured out what combination of products helps my skin the most, and I will tell you why they help as well!

My Skin Type:

  • dry/combination skin
  • acne-prone
  • acne scars
  • uneven skintone

These products that I talk about really target all of these things and many more as well, so even if you don’t have the same type of skin as I do, I still recommend reading!

My Morning Routine

My morning routine is pretty simple!

When I wake up, I:

  1. Wash my face with the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Spa Face Wash


I have tried SO MANY different face washes, but this is the first one that I have used that I truly feel doesn’t dehydrate my face, fights acne, ad gets rid of discoloration. Tea Tree oil is supposed to get rid of bacteria when applied to skin, so it makes sense that it works so well!

2. I take a cotton pad and put some Garnier Fructis Micellar Water  on there and wipe it all over my face and neck.


I use this stuff RELIGIOUSLY. I feel like it really takes away any access stuff off of my face.

3. I moisturize with the Tula Hydrating Day and Night Cream.


Ok SO! This is THE BEST moisturizer I have EVER used. It leaves my skin moisturized all day with or without makeup on, it doesn’t leave it oily, and it doesn’t clog my pores. It is a bit pricey, but I PROMISE you if you’re looking for a seriously effective moisturizer, this is the best one I’ve found. & trust me, I’ve tried a lot of different ones.  Tula also claims that since this is a probiotic item, it will also help with wrinkles and discoloration of the skin.

Onto the Nighttime Routine!


  1. I start off with the same Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Spa Face Wash.


2. I use the same Garnier Fructis Micellar Water . 


3. THIS STEP IS NEW! I use the Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal    Retinol Treatment.


I will be honest, this item is the most pricey, BUT it is also the most effective. This is basically a high dose of pure retinol without it being prescription. & the benefits of retinol are:

  • They stimulate the production of new skin cells.
  • Help to fade dark spots resulting from photo-aging, hyperpigmentation, hormonal changes, and blemish scars.
  • Renew the skin and treat acne
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines
  • Help with skin discoloration.

So basically every benefit that someone would want for their skin. I have used this product for about two weeks now, and I saw results after THE FIRST USE. I use a pea-sized amount every other day because it is very, very strong and you have to make sure you apply it after cleansing and before moisturizing.

4.  I moisturize with the Tula Hydrating Day and Night Cream



**All of these masks are vegan & paraben, paraffin, silicone, & mineral oil free **

Once or twice every week, I use face masks after cleansing and before the retinol and moisturizing! These are my favorite ones that I’ve used so far!


Maelle Thermal Action Rebalancing Mask


This mask is filled with A BUNCH of good things your skin needs. Its goal is to purify, revitalize, resurface, and moisturize skin. It literally heats up as it is on your skin, so you feel it working so well!

The ingredients in this mask include:

  • Vitamin E: High in antioxidants, to help protect and repair the skin
  • Macadamia Oil: Rich in Omega 6 essential fatty acids to help nourish, soften, and replenish the skin
  • Kaolin Clay: A mild and gently clay that naturally draws out impurities, helping to recharge a sluggish skin tone, leaving your complexion clarified and glowing.


The next two are from The Body Shop & right now, they are 30% off site wide, which means these are both under $20!

The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask


This mask is supposed to:

  • Moisturize, soothe and tone the skin
  • Reveals a fresh-scented, dewy glow

What’s in it:

  • Real rose petals
  • Rose essence
  • Rosehip oil
  • Organic Community Trade aloe vera


Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask


**Side note: This is THE BEST smelling face mask I have ever used. Like, I sometimes use it just to be able to smell it. **

This mask is supposed to:

  • Draw out impurities
  • Refine the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin with a glow that shows
  • Absorb excess oil

What’s in it:

  • Bamboo charcoal
  • Green tea leaves
  • Organic tea tree oil (can you tell I love tea tree oil?)


That’s that! If you have any comments, suggestions, or if you get or use any of these things, let me know!!


Stay curious & kind,