I can’t believe it’s time for another round up of monthly favorites and fails. The pollen has dusted Atlanta and this month has finally started to feel like spring, so I have some new seasonal goodies to share with you!

March Favorites:


Hello, perfect little Valentino Dupes. These are seriously the best dupe out there and come in a lot more color options than other dupes as well. I ordered the flats and they just came in. I recommend going up a half size. I will give you a heads up, they smell like spray paint when you first open the box. But some things are worth waiting from China for. I also ordered the flats in white.


This Loft top has been worn on two different occasions and I’ve only had it a week! Actually, make that three because I’m currently wearing it to work while I finish this post on my lunch break. Getting my money’s worth out of this top! I wore it to a wedding last weekend and I’ll be posting this outfit on Monday – hopefully it restocks over the weekend.


Same goes for this bow-tied shoulder sweater. The cut is so flattering on and the peachy pink color is something I can never say no to! (Sunglasses are here)



I purchased my first FabFitFun box and I have to say this subscription definitely takes the cake on best subscription box in my opinion. I love it because you get full sized products and a little bit of everything. Would you want to see an unboxing post over the weekend? And no…I was not gifted the subscription 🙂 If you use my link to try it out, we both benefit with a discount on our next box!


My skincare routine has been all over the place lately as I try to figure out what’s working and what’s not. These have been some of the latest additions, but I’ll do an updated routine when I find one I’m happy with. Do y’all have anything you love for texture / pores?



Exfoliators (1 | 2 | 3)




I’m obsessed with this song. It would be such a good first dance song if you’re trying to think of one.

Tim and I finally got our hands on some Halo top ice cream and although I think they’re over-priced they’re still delicious and help that sweet tooth after dinner.

I’ve been wearing this watch non-stop since it launched. Use code STRAWBERRYCHIC for 15% off.

I can’t forget to mention that I’m finally the owner of a new car! I’m driving around a new Honda-CRV, and I feel like I’m one step closer to adulthood…not quite there yet, though ;). My brother is now the owner of my not so new car, missing hubcap and all.

March Fails:


I’ve added this benzoyl peroxide treatment into my routine and it has given me straight up alligator skin along my nose and cheeks after just one use. You can’t really see it, but I can feel the texture and makeup does not look too great over it. I’m assuming it’s too harsh for my skin in that area, but it’s done wonders in my problem chin area so I keep using it every few days in that area to help clear up my breakouts and clogged pores. I chatted with my skincare girl in Sephora and she told me to just use it in problem areas.

This dress was a fail because I should have ordered two sizes down. I was too lazy and didn’t want to read the measurements, but I will from here on out!  It is super cute if it fit correctly. It was my first time ordering from there, so now I know to take the measurements more seriously. I’m already waiting on my next order, you can’t beat the prices.

This color (smooch) did not do me justice. I’m convinced light pinky nude shades don’t work for my skin tone, but I do like the formula and other shades (slay, juju), which were featured in my February Faves and Fails.


Not too many fails this month, which I guess is a good thing for me! Drop a comment for the products you’ve been loving lately.


xo Amanda John



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