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Wedding dress number two?


Yup I did it, I tried on another wedding dress after I purchased my hella expensive wedding dress. Why you ask? Easiest way to put it is because I can and wanted to. Even though they all said, don't do it! - you'll regret it, if you put it on and love it what then?!... I didn't listen to them and I'm very happy I didn't.

Finding my dress was probably my FAVORITE part of this entire wedding planning process. You get to put on gorgeous gowns that cost way too much money and feel like a princess. I had so much fun and it all happened all so quickly that I found myself second guessing my first choice.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved my dress when I first put it on I mean I practically yanked it off the rack, so that wasn't the issue. I guess I felt like it happened so quickly that I didn't know if I should've tried on more gowns before finally deciding on my dress.

I mean I did have the most perfect moment when I put my dress on and said yes (which I will get into after the wedding) that I was scarred I got caught up in it all and didn't take the time to really look more, but then again if you know you know right? Well… not always…

Now we're down to the wire and I mean 3 weeks out kinda wire. I already changed my headpiece last week so while I was at the trunk show I spotted it. It was a real show stopper even on the rack- can we take a moment, what is with me and grabbing dresses off a rack like it’s going to be stolen from me or something geez girl relax?!- Anyways- It was an Eve of Milady ball-gown, but not just any ball-gown the kind that I dreamt of when I was a little girl playing Cinderella and looking at Bride’s magazine because at the age of 5 I knew I wanted to get married. It was that kinda ball gown.


I spotted it and I fell in love I didn't care about the price, honestly I didn't care about anything all I knew was that I loved this dress. I left the shop without putting it on because they all say, don't put on another dress after youve already said yes to your dress! Well I never listen to anyone so as soon as I left the city I called up the shop to setup an appointment. That night I couldn't stop thinking about it. I tossed and I turned all night long just thinking about the possibility of getting this gown. 

The next day when went to the shop and put it on it was perfect. Needed some tailoring at the waist, but pretty much perfect. I felt like Cinderella, BUT I had this feeling come over me almost a sadness. I kept thinking about my other gown and how I wouldn't get to wear it as much. I pushed down the feeling because this gown was stunning, but that feeling kept popping back up like a little voice inside my head saying I'd regret it. 

I pushed that voice to the side and told the dress consultant that I would take it. The price was right I felt like a princess, but at the counter when I went to pay something felt off. I took some time to really think about it and I ended up having them put it on hold and I walked away. That night I still thought about it, but in the sense that I didn't need it. Yes, I loved it, but I loved my original gown more. I loved the idea of having a second dress, but I felt like my original gown was more me and represented how I wanted to look on my wedding day.

I know they say you shouldn't try on anything after you say yes to the dress, but in my case it helped me workout how I was feeling about my original gown. I love everything about my dress and I can't wait to wear it.

If youre feeling like you didn't choose the right dress I say hunny you only live this life once so go out there and try on whatever you want. Maybe you'll find your dream dress (you can always sell your original gown) or maybe you'll realize that your original gown is perfect for you. Either way you need to do what right for you, not what right for everyone else. Remember at the end of the day it's your special day not theirs.


Xoxo-Ana

Moscow Mule with Kombucha


Goodbye chilly days and hello summer nights! What could be better than a nice refreshing cocktail to sip on this summer? Oh right one that doesn’t mess with your bikini bod! I’ve designed a special cocktail that’s not only delicious, but it actually not so bad for you either. It’s my take on the Moscow Mule and you can find the recipe here on Runwayz Magazine 

Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookie


I'm baking up guilt free cookies!

If you love dessert, but you also love to eat clean then you’re going to enjoy these peanut butter cookies.

They’re super simple to make and they’re full of protein so don’t be scared to grab for one early in the morning after that a.m. workout!

So go ahead, preheat that oven to 350 and head over to Runwayz Magazine to check out my recipe.
Did I mention they're also gluten & diary free? 

The Unicorn craze got real last week. You couldn’t scroll down your Instagram without seeing a colorful creation that Starbucks dubbed its new "it drink". Let get real though, Starbucks made a killing on a beverage because it was pretty and had a fun name, but those of us that were daring enough to actually take a sip of this unique creation know that this magical beverage tasted exactly what you'd expect 🦄💩 to taste like. With that said I created something that not only looks just as magical, but tastes amazing too. Head over to Runwayz Magazine to get my Unicorn Smoothie Recipe!

For those of you that haven't heard I am not a Food Contributor for Runwayz Magazine, so you can catch my food content on their website every Saturday. 

Natural Deodorant that actually works!

Natural Deodorant that actually works!


Hey babes,

I know I posted a couple of weeks ago about a new deodorant I've been using. It's 100% natural and has no harmful chemicals oh and it actually works that's the best part!

Many of you may know that curtain hygiene items are harmful for you. This includes many mainstream deodorants! More often than not deodorants contain products like aluminum which can lead to breast cancer. When I found this out it blew my mind. Why would they put harmful chemicals into an everyday hygiene product? Ever since I found that out I've been searching high and low for a natural deodorant that doesn't leave me feeling too much like a free spirited hippie -you catch my drift-

My first stop was Toms. It's a logical option for a beginner, especially because you can find it at your local target, but it was so wet and after a while the stick had a funky smell not to mention I did too after a day at the office. Yes I said office, no strenuous work required, so imagine after a workout sesh  #terrifying. I wasn't about to be known as the smelly girl around the office, so I went back to the drawing board and found a different option from Lush.

Now I love Lush, but I think, no I know I tried EVERY single deodorant they offer. One left my pits black-FYI-ppl get lighting done to lighten their pits and I'm sitting here making this shit darker WTH is that all about? Another one irritated my underarms and none of them lasted all day. Not to mention none of their deodorants are very travel friendly. I bid farewell to that ship and searched on.

I then came across one that Kourtney Kardashian vouch for an all-natural deodorant called LAVANILA “The Healthy Deodorant”. I checked it out on Sephora.com and it seemed legit. It was in stick form too which was a nice bonus. The reviews looked good and if it's good enough for a Kardashian it's good enough for the public right? WRONG, I used this stuff for a while, but it just didn't last all day like I was hoping for.

At this point I thought I'd never find the right natural deodorant for me and I would be forced to go back to my aluminum filled cancer sticks or be forever known as the smelly girl -I'm a bit extra I know- Neither were an option.

Then while scrolling on Instagram I came across Holly's keeping it real deodorant. Frist I took a look at the ingredients and theirs only 4 -Organic coconut oil, arrowroot powder, baking soda, essential oil (based on scent you choose)- Then I looked at the reviews - which are beyond phenomenal btw- I even did my social media deep dive to see what other people outside of her page thought of the product. People love this stuff, but what really sold me- besides the awesome ingredients- was when an Instagramer I follow did a week long challenge using this stuff throughout her workouts and daily life activities, (sorry I don't remember who it was). I immediately ordered it- I mean what did I have to lose? 

So here is the logistics about this awesome deodorant. First off it comes in 3 scents lavender, Grapefruit, and Sweet Orange. I’ve only tried the lavender and to me it smells great. It comes in a glass container-I know what you’re thinking- but it's small and its pretty travel friendly, not to mention it lasts all day, so I don't need to take it with me. Secondly it's in a paste form. Now don't be scared away, you can apply it with your finger tips or a cloth either way works perfectly fine. Lastly since it's in a paste form, the consistency changes from solid to liquid (similar to coconut oil) depending on the temperature of your place. Mine became pretty liquidy one day so I just popped it in the fridge before I went out the door and it was perfect when I came home.

I have to say this deodorant is literally the best natural deodorant I've tried thus far and as you can tell I've tried a lot. The smell is awesome and the ingredients are amazing because they're 100% all natural! 

Say bye bye to your synthetic filled deodorant and hello to an awesome natural option! 


Disclaimer: I was not gifted this product or asked to say anything about it. Like always I purchased this product 100% on my own and these are my honest and genuine opinions!

FUEL YOUR SUMMER BOD WITH PB & CHOCOLATE


Energy balls are my favorite go to snack. Not only are they packed with delicious and healthy ingredients. They are also very filing and will help keep you focused throughout the day. Buying this bite size snack from the store can get a bit pricey though. We're talking $1.50 a pop (ouch). That’s why I designed a delcious recipe, to keep both your body and wallet happy! You can find it here on Runwayz Magazine.

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