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|10/15/18| My Weekend Fall Shopping Trip

October 15, 2018

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I spent my weekend mostly relaxing, but on Saturday I ended up doing a spur of the moment Fall shopping spree. It wasn’t really supposed to be that big of a shopping trip, as I was really only planning to go out and get some groceries. However, that ended up turning into going to 6 different places, and most of my Saturday ended up disappearing.


If you hadn’t read my blog posts about my recent purchases from the Pink Lily Boutique, I have already started building my Fall wardrobe, and you’d think I’d be done by now. Well, never underestimate my ability to lose self-control, and buy more clothes. You can never have enough sweaters, cardigans, and boots… All the clothing and shoes are from Ross, and they were all great prices. Each sweater/cardigan was below $15 each, and both boots were around $25 each.

I have bought a lot of cardigans this year, and that’s pretty unlike me. I’m usually more interested in sweaters and sweatshirts to make it through the colder season, but I guess my taste is kind of changing. I think my favorite cardigan is the rusty orange one with the stripes. It kind of appears redder on the photo, but it definitely is a real rusty orange. I also am pretty excited about my new boots.

Oh and not fashion related, but I also bought this coffee mug at Ross. It’s huge, and I am absolutely in love with it. I might be using this past Halloween, as I don’t think I have another mug like this one. 


I’ve needed some refills on my usual eyebrow products, and I of course left with many more things. I have to say that I at least bought things that I will use this time, and not things that will just waste away in my drawers.

The liquid lipstick I got from Morphe has been absolutely amazing. It doesn’t dry up my lips, and it applies smoothly. The eyeshadow palette I got was also an amazing buy, and the colors are beautiful. They have three other palettes like the one I bought with different shades, and I definitely recommend checking them out.

I am a big fan of the Stila mascara and liquid eyeliner too, and I’m trying the IT foundation out for the first time so I will let you all know how that goes. So far, I’ve noticed that it’s lightweight, and you can barely tell it is even on. However, I find my skin looks great with it on, and it has just the right amount of coverage. (Not shown, I also bought an NYX eyebrow pencil and NYX eyebrow gel.)

Bath & Bodyworks

It wouldn’t be a real last minute shopping spree without me getting some candles from Bath & Bodyworks. I recently did a Fall candle haul, and I got most of the new Fall collection that they had come out with. There were some that I wasn’t that interested in buying because of the scents. Either they smelled too similar to something I already own, or I didn’t like the scent. (I have over 50 candles, so the first reason is usually why I don’t buy some candles.)

These 5 candles were not really necessary, but I talked myself into it because I had a great coupon and they also weren’t like others I have. Except for the apple one. I have plenty of apple candles, but that’s one of my favorite scents. I also got a couple from the Winter collection. I have to say that I usually don’t like the Winter scents, but these were pretty nicely scented. They are also true to their scent when they are burning too, which is always important to me when I decide on if I want to re-purchase.

photo from my Insta story @annamaxwell018

I also bought these handsoaps, because I was running low on my stash at home. These are new scents to me, but I think I’m going to like them. They had a pretty good deal this weekend for 5 for $23, and I figured it was good to stock up on some so I don’t get tempted to go back in a couple weeks.


The rest of what I got was mostly groceries. Which was what I went out for in the first place, but I did buy a few more last minute Fall things while I was out. Pumpkins and flowers <3 The cat is none other than Littlebit (one of the two animals I named this blog after.) She was more interested in the squirrels in the tree beind me, than the pumpkins.

The pumpkins were so tiny and cute; I couldn’t help myself. It was the biggest impulse buy, but they are a cute addition to my Halloween decorations at home. As for the flowers, I did kind of have an idea of getting them for a while now, but I just haven’t got around to it. I finally did, and I’m glad. It really makes it feel like Fall now. The weather in Georgia can be kind of back and forth, and it usually doesn’t get really cold until November. So I have to use Fall decorations to at least make it feel like Fall for a while.

Overall, I enjoyed my shopping day on Saturday, and had a great weekend overall. What did you do this weekend? Have you got in the Fall spirit yet?


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@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

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Beauty Lifestyle

My Go-To Beauty Products – June 2018

June 29, 2018

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While I try to spend my life letting my skin and hair have plenty of breaks from beauty and hair products, I do like to experiment with new beauty products regularly. So far this year, I’ve used to quite a bit of new products, and I finally narrowed down my go-to’s(we’re almost halfway through this year, where did the time go?). The list below has mostly beauty products, but I also have a couple hair and nail products in there.

I think I’ve transformed a lot this past year when it comes to what I’m using on my face for skincare or makeup, and I think it is important to try new things. I do want to say that if you plan on buying any of these products below, make sure you do your own research on what is compatible with your skin type or hair type. Sometimes products that work on oily skin have a completely different effect on those with dry skin. Now on with my favorites…

Favorite Scents

Favorites from Bath & Bodyworks

Lately, I have been obsessed with this rose and apple scent from Bath and Bodyworks. If you have been following me for a long time(here, Twitter, or Instagram), you know that I have a huge candle obsession. My 30+ candle collection all comes from Bath & Bodyworks, and my favorite time to buy is when they are on sale. Recently Bath & Bodyworks had their semi-annual, and I stocked up on everything. Including this lovely shower gel. I had already bought the body spray a couple months ago, and I was obsessed instantly. This is definitely a scent I recommend buying.

Mermaid Lagoon from Bath & Bodyworks

Mermaid Lagoon is one of my newer favorite scents from Bath & Bodyworks. It’s described as smelling like shimmering ocean water, tiare flowers, and sea mist. All fitting into the mermaid theme of the candle’s appearance. The one thing I like about this candle is that the scent is just right. It’s not too overpowering, but it’s not a weak smelling candle either.

Hair and Nail Products

Tresemme – [Affiliate]

I have been trying new things with my hair lately, some of which require heat, and this has been amazing for heat protection. Not only that, it helps smooth my hair out, and I definitely need that. My hair frizzes pretty easily, regardless of how hot it is outside. Just a little bit of heat causes my hair to go in all directions, and this has helped me manage my frizz a lot more.

Essie Nail Polish, Spaghetti Strap and Peach Daiquiri – [Affiliate]

With Summer approaching, my goal was to start buying more bright and colorful nail polish, and these 2 colors caught my eye immediately. The pale pink is called Spaghetti Strap and the darker pink is Peach Daiquiri. They are both beautiful colors, but they also fit different moods. One is more bright and perfect for a pop of color, and the other is more simple but beautiful for any work or fancy occasion.

Beauty Products

These are my favorite items in my makeup collection. I L O V E my Stila mascara and eyeliner. These two are perfect on their own without eyeshadow, and they accompany eyeshadow perfectly. I am absolutely obsessed, and can’t believe I went this long in my life without using these two products. The mascara doesn’t clump, and the eyeliner is easy to apply. Something that is most important to me is eyeliner application. I don’t really have steady hands, and I can’t use a product that is difficult to apply on top of my shaky hands.

My Morphe palette is my typical go-to for eyeshadow. I have been not wearing as much eyeshadow lately to give my eyes a somewhat break, but when I do wear it, I always grab at least one color from this palette. On a regular day, I’m usually sticking to more earth/warm tones for my eyeshadow, and this palette is perfect to fit my eyeshadow needs. However, if this isn’t exactly your thing, Morphe has a ton of different types of palettes with all different colors. 

Last but not least, my Sun Bum sunscreen for face and lips. I absolutely love both the face sunscreen and the watermelon scented sunscreen chapstick. My pet peeve with sunscreens is usually the smell. I find that if the smell is too much like chemicals, I’m not as inclined to want to put it on. With how harsh the sun can actually be on our skin, it is very important to put sunscreen on every day, even when it’s cloudy. With these two products, I don’t think I’ll have any problem applying these every day.

I Take My Go-To’s Everywhere

My go-to’s are always in a bag, ready to go with me anywhere. Most are pretty inexpensive, and they get the job done. What’s in your go-to beauty bag? Let me know in the comments below, or comment on my Instagram photo for the blog 🙂


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Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

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