What I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag/// March 2018

Hey lovelies, in today’s post I will be showing you my what I received in my March Ipsy Glam bag! I received my bag this past Monday, and I was so eager to share it with you all. Okay, my first impression of the bag was that this is the best bag so far, The bag is very creative and different from others, not to mention, all the products that I received this month are all new products I have never tried, and mostly from brands I’m unfamiliar with.

This month’s Glam bag theme is “Create”, turning yourself and your world into a work of art. It is all about embracing creativity, changing things up a bit, and adding a little pop into your life. The bag comes with two markers, a lime green and a hot pink, for you to color the heads on your bag and make it uniquely yours. Now onto my Glam bag, shall we!

BRTC Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser

I am very excited that I received a skin care product in my bag, I feel that I have not gotten any skin care products in my Ipsy bag within the past few months. This cleanser happens to come from a Korean Beauty brand, that smells just like the beautiful flower of Jasmine. I find the consistency of the cleanser very similar to the, Jeju Volcanic Cleanser, which I like for a more soothing cleanse to the skin.

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AHAVA Time To Clear Purifying Mud Mask

This happened to be my second skin care product I received this month, from a new brand that I’m very eager to try. The mask contains mud from the Dead Sea in Israel, and you know it’s going to be good. The instructions state that the mask is only on for about two minutes, then should be rinsed off.

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Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in “LOLA”

I have heard great things about the Doucce eyeshadows and I was very excited when I received a shade in this plumberry color. When I first applied this to my skin, the color picked up very well, although it was a little lighter than it appeared in the pan, which is fine with me because the color is still gorgeous. I feel that this color would work very well with coppers/oranges/tan hues. (Swatch will be shown with the next product).

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City Color Glow Duo: Cream | Powder

The powder color stood out to me a lot because it is this pretty iridescent bronze that stands out and for the cream, I was excited to pretty much try another cream highlighter, however I was very disappointed when I took a swatch of the shade. I went to apply the cream highlighter three times and hardly any shimmer showed up, it is very shear and not at all pigmented which was a huge downer. On the *bright side* (highlighter is bright, get it, haha), the bronze shade won my favor, much more than a lot of similar shades I have come across, simply because the color is a bronzed shimmer with a subtle pink tint! This color and the Lola Doucce shade, would be absolutely stunning together in an eye look!

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(Please excuse my hairy arm, I was too lazy to shave my arms) I used flash to capture the best lighting.

Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner

Lastly, I received a black gel eyeliner and I’m glad I received this over a liquid liner since I do not really wear eyeliner. Although, since the application is a bit easier with this, I am willing to try using this the next time I do an eye look. Fingers crossed that this works out, because I need something to make my eyes pop!

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Okay everyone, that completes my March Ipsy Glam bag post! I will let you know my opinion of these products at a later time. Do not forget to please like and Comment down below what you received in your Ipsy Glam Bag this month!  If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email) also make sure to follow me on my social media pages, down below!

*I also wanted to give you guys the heads up, that I am sorry I have not been posting as much, I have been trying to work on my online classes and I’ve been busy with some other things, however I will be posting twice a week now!*

Until next time, Ari. 

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International Women’s Day | 2018

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! This is for sure one of my favorite days of the year. March 8th is known as International Women’s Day, celebrating all types of women all around the world, their contributions/progress in society, and the fight for women’s rights and equality. This year’s theme for IWD is “Press for Progress”, a demand for change this year. With movements such as #TimesUp and #Metoo, women are seeking to make a progressive change in society, by receiving justice for assault survivors in the music and film industry, electing more women into office, and having women realize their ambitions.  The Women’s March Association, theme for this year is “marching to the polls”, having women run for office whether it’s federal, state, or local. Encouraging women that we have power to seek change and lead.

International Women’s Day to me means; empowering woman and supporting one another, celebrating the actions and contributions that women  have made to our society, and to continue fighting for equality and women’s rights. On a more personal note, I want to honor the amazing women in my life that have impacted me, my mother, my therapist, and my aunt, who have all made into the person I am today.

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Although we’ve had progress made for marginalized groups, there is still a long way to go, that being said, change will happen, although it is up to us to demand it and go out to achieve it, always remember that “The Future is Female”, The Future is Inclusive”, and “The Future is Change”.D5C88C62-370A-4D72-AC13-49F0FCF59200

Who are you empowering and celebrating today? Comment down below, a woman who has inspired you in your life!

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//Self-Care Activities// 2018

Hello everyone! I am very sorry that I have not posted recently, I have been a bit busy, and unfortunately, I hit writer’s block! However, I do have a list of some posts I plan to do. Since it is finally the weekend, I thought I would give you guys a list of some self-care activities/things to do for yourself this week and forever. These are personally some of my favorite things to do when, I am in need of just relaxing.

  1. Taking a bubble bath: Okay, so this is probably the most basic one, but I mean it’s honestly pretty great, I personally love taking baths before going to bed, I sleep a lot better and it relaxes me. I recommend using a lush bath bomb or a bubble bar in your bath, for a sudsy experience, not to mention, you can listen to your favorite tunes or watch Netflix like I do, lol!
  2. Taking a nap or sleeping in: Look everyone needs their sleep, and whenever you have some downtime, take advantage of it to sleep, this will help clear your mind for a bit and help energize you.
  3. Going for a walk: Sometimes all it takes is fresh air to help soothe you. So go outside, and take a walk. It can be your neighborhood, a forest preserve, or out in the city. The walk will give you some time alone with your thoughts and give your inspiration.
  4. Journaling: The power of journaling is absolutely incredible, it’s a space for you to write down whatever your feeling and just let it all out. Even if you’re not a writer, just writing down what’s on your mind will release the stress you are feeling. If your unsure, then perhaps look up mindful prompts to give you guidance. Never underestimate the power of writing down what you feel.
  5. Meditate: Meditation is the best way to practice mindfulness. To sit and just be with your thoughts. There are so many guided meditations on the internet, YouTube, and some helpful apps; Calm and Headspace. Meditation is difficult, so do not expect to just instantly have a clear mind, it takes time and even if it’s a feeling of discomfort with all these thoughts coming to you, sit through it, because in the long run this will help.
  6. Create some art: Let your mind express itself and create what you feel. Art is always expressive no matter what it is. Whether it’s doodling, painting colors, or a montage of pieces, just do it because it is uniquely created by you.
  7. Binge-watch on Netflix or Hulu: Honestly, this might be my favorite, watching tv for me is just a way I like to not worry about anything and just worry about my show! However, I would set a limit so that you are not watching tv for 8 hours straight, but at least once a week, feel free to binge watch your favorite show. So get your favorite snack, throw on a face mask, and watch away! I have currently been obsessed with watching old “Jersey shore” episodes (Don’t judge lol, I love this show)! 😂

Okay, well hopefully these was helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to comment down post ideas that you would like me to post on my blog. Do not forget to like and comment down which activity you will do this weekend! 🛀IMG-2019

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