Beauty + Skincare Haul| Target & Lush

Happy 1st day of February or 2nd depending where you live, lovelies! Yesterday I did some shopping at Target, Lush, and Trader Joe’s for some beauty things I needed, groceries, and some things I wanted to also try out. I am so excited to try these new products, hopefully if they work out then expect to see them in a February favorites later this month! 😉

To begin with, I will be showing you what I purchased on my trip to Target. Okay so, I have been trying to find a good quality shampoo that is cruelty-free for quite a bit. I recently noticed that Target was starting to carry a new brand, “Love beauty And planet“, this brand sells shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Their products are vegan, natural, cruelty-free, and free of parabens, dyes, and silicone. Everything I want in a shampoo is in here, that is why I decided to pick up the Love beauty And planet Coconut oil & ylang ylang hope and repair shampooThe shampoo smells so beautiful, it recovers damaged hair, and I love how it is vegan, fingers crossed that it works out! IMG-0809

The next two products are both different kinds of face masks by one of my favorite brands, Yesto. Both of the masks are new to the Yesto line. The first mask I decided to get was the Yesto Triple Masking Kit: Hydrate, Detox, and RechargeThis mud mask features coconuts which hydrate, charcoal that detoxifies the skin, and blueberries which recharge the skin. What is really awesome about this mask, is how the mask is designated for different areas of the face. The other mask I purchased was the Yesto carrots vitamin-enriched kale paper mask. The sheet mask uses carrot extract which acts as a nutrition boosting element for the skin. This mask happens to be 100% vegan which is very exciting. I will also be doing a Yesto review of three different types of face masks; a sheet one, a clay one, and a triple mud masking kit, lookout for the post next week! IMG-0813

 

You will not believe how long I was looking for the e.lf. Mad for Matte 2 eyeshadow palette, I love the colors so much and it retails for $10, and over a year ago when I found out about the palette, I was determined to find it somehow even though it was sold out pretty much everywhere. I could not believe that after over a year looking for this, I finally found it, I was so excited, it just  made my whole Target trip. IMG-0810

My last thing from Target that I purchased was the, Thayers Witch Hazel Rose PetalFrom my nighttime skin care routine you found out how much I love this toner, but in lavender. I was eager to try the Rose Petal edition, which is why I could not resist and just had to buy it!IMG-0808

So I also went to Trader Joe’s yesterday to buy my groceries, and I decided to purchase one skin-care product. I bought the Trader Joe’s enrich moisturizing face lotion with an SPF of 15. I have been needing to get a facial cream with SPF in it, which is why I decided why not purchase this one, it also claims that it is light and non-greasy which is a win for me. It retailed for $4.00 for a four fluid oz bottle.

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Okay so now onto my mini Lush haul! I cannot resist going into Lush, so I just had to pop inside! I have been wanting to check out their Valentine’s day collection, since it has been everywhere from social medias to blog posts. I fell in love with the adorable Love Boat bath bomb, it smells like a burst of floral and lemon scents, the bath bomb is only here for V-day so I figured, I would try it out before it’s gone. I also bought the cutest body scrub known as, Scrubee! I have seen so many great reviews about Scrubee 🐝, and I am obsessed with the smell of shea butters and coconut oil inside the product. This product was here only for the Mother’s day collection last year, but with the popularity of it, Lush decided to make it permanent!

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Lastly, I purchased the Aqua Marina Facial and Body Cleanser, a calming calamine wash that soothes sensitive skin. I tend to use different products whenever it comes to washing my face in the morning, which is why I decided to stick to one product that I feel will work best for me. At Lush, the two workers were very sweet enough to apply Aqua Marina and Fresh Farmacy and test out which one I like better, I walked into Lush thinking I was going to get Fresh Farmacy, but I actually ended up getting Aqua Marina. I used it last night to wash my face, and my skin felt very soft and freshly cleansed, definitely happy I made this purchase. img-0812-e1517513935791.jpg

Thank you for reading, lovelies! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, and comment down any blog post ideas you want me to blog about next!  Please like and subscribe with your email in the sidebar. 

xo, Ariana. 💕

Check out my last few posts: Planning February 2018 Tips//Plan with Me or Nighttime Skin Care Routine 2018 |Cruelty-Free

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Planning February 2018 Tips//Plan with Me

It seems that January is one of the longest yet quickest months, if that makes sense. As crazy as it is, February is tomorrow! Today’s post will be on some tips for the month of February and I how I plan out my month in my planner.

For starter’s, I made it a goal of mine to become more organized and have a planner with me throughout the year, so far it’s going pretty well, but this past week I was slightly slacking off. However, for the new month I am glad to pick up my routine of planning back. First, let us start with my key planning tips to provide a successful start to the new month.

Purchase a cute planner and Stationary Supplies:

  • For me personally this is a huge one, I find that have a cute planner instead of a plain old boring one will help you be more motivated to use it. I recommend the brand “Create 365: The Happy Planner” from Michael’s Craft Store they have a variety of appealing planners, and the absolute best planner stickers, but do not worry if you cannot get your hands on this one, there are many other ones out there that are just as acceptable.
  • Make it personal, decorate your planner with washi tape, make it bright and colorful with pens or markers, and put in planner stickers to help personalize your planner. I recommend heading to Michael’s, Target, or the dollar store to get cute stationery supplies for cheap. 
  • If you cannot go out and buy these supplies, do not worry because you can improvise and make your own planner with what you have.

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Set a least one Monthly Goal or more if you desire:

  • If you were to set one new goal at the start of the month, and have it inside of your planner as a reminder, I am positive that you will achieve that goal by the end of the month. This could be a goal that’s as small as, “read any new book” or as large as “applying for a new job”, make it your desirable goal. For example, my goal for the month of January was to “start my blog”, and look where I am now, posting my 10th blog post!
  • My monthly goal for February will be to read a new book and finish it because I never do and to also finish one whole course of my online class. This month is about finishing what I started 😉!

Create a Monthly Mantra & Theme:

  • If you are unsure what a Mantra is, it is a word/phrase/or statement repeated frequently that you establish and live through. These are incredibly important when you need to be constantly reminded of something, and I do not mean something you plan, it’s more of a reassurance statement for example a mantra that I know is popular is, “You can get through this”. Make your mantra personal, to what best suits you or what you think you need to hear often. This mantra should be throughout your planner, on a post-it note, on your phone, and even your refrigerator.
  • Onto my next point which is establishing a theme for the month. This may sound a bit silly, but having a theme for a month will help incorporate your goal and mantra into your life. I also find that when having a monthly theme, planning becomes more substantial.
  • My theme for the month of February is Love/feeling loved/loving others, shocker right. I decided since Valentine’s Day is in the middle of the month, I will have Love as my central theme of this month.

Try to have a routine of something everyday:

  • You may be thinking well, I already have a routine everyday, but what I mean is trying to bring a new habit into your life, making it a routine for at least a month. These are just a few common examples; meditation daily, working out for at least an hour each day, or even praying. These are almost like small goals to make a part of your daily routine. Mine for the month of January was to “Practice Gratitude: by stating three things each day that I am grateful for”, (credits to my amazing therapist who gave me this assignment).
  • For the month of February I will continue my Gratitude practice along with mindful journaling everyday this month (I love to journal and I recently bought a new journal with mindful prompts).

Now that I gave the run-down of my key planning tips, I hoped you gained some insight for this upcoming month! Now onto planning my month of February! 💖


What I do to first get started, is to go through the calendar on my phone, since that is where I keep all my important dates/appointment reminders. As a disclaimer, my planner is not as filled as I wanted it to be. I only planned my events in my planner calendar, hopefully for next month’s post I will show you how I plan my week.

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I love how this planner features an area of all things you are doing currently.
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The February Page Theme.

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I hope you guys enjoyed these planning tips, hopefully they are as beneficial to you as they were to me. Like and subscribe if you have not already. Also comment down below what you are looking forward to in February!

xoxo, Ariana. 💕

Check out my last post: Nighttime Skin Care Routine 2018 |Cruelty-Free

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Nighttime Skin Care Routine 2018 |Cruelty-Free

Hello everyone, today’s post will consist of my nighttime skin care routine. I decided to give you the rundown of my current nighttime routine. My nighttime routine often varies between three scenarios for example; when I wear makeup, normal days, and when I am lazy. These are my all time favorite products, now onto my nighttime skin care!

Makeup days:

For the days that I wear makeup, I first start off with removing the surface layer of my makeup with Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin facial cleansing towelettes, these are great for taking off makeup, they do not leave my face greasy, and they clean the skin very well.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

Followed by that, I take my Milky Jelly cleanser by Glossier and pump some into my hands I massage the cleanser all throughout my face (even on my eyes because it’s safe to remove eye makeup 😉 ).Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetAfter thoroughly applying the product onto my face, I get my Foreo LUNA mini 2 to deeply cleanse the skin. I love this so much, because it is T-Sonic™ face brush with different intensities, making the skin appear more cleaner and smoother. I move the brush in circular motions all throughout my face. After, I then rinse my face with lukewarm water and pat dry the skin (never rub the skin, as it can cause irritation).  


No-makeup days:

On my makeup free day, I will wash my face similarly with my Foreo LUNA mini 2, but using the Purity facial cleanser by Philosophy (an amazing facial wash for sensitive skin). I apply some into my hands spreading the product throughout the skin and deeply cleansing the skin with the LUNA, rinsing and drying as normal.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset


Daily routine:

These next few products are what I try to use everyday after washing my face, except on those lazy days, lol! I try to apply toner everyday, after washing my face. Toner is the key to good skin, it will kill all the bacteria and wipe away any oil on the skin, balancing your skin’s pH level. Toner also should soothe the skin and calm inflammation if any, I prefer an alcohol-free toner so the skin does not get dried out.  The absolute best toner out there is the Thayers Witch Hazel Lavender Toner.  This toner smells amazing, refreshes the skin, and improves the skins quality. All you have to do is apply some to a cotton round and wipe onto your face and neck.Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor days when my skin is a bit dry I apply the Burt’s Bees sensitive skin moisturizer (see Winter Skin Essentials), followed by my Sun Bum Lip Balm in the flavor Mango to hydrate my lips.IMG-0671.JPGBefore I go to bed, I spray my Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender  all over to calm my skin.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset


For those lazy days:

We all have those lazy days when we just really do not want to wash our face or anything. The solution that I have for you is, using the Yes To cucumbers calming Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad. This will help remove any dirt, oil, or makeup off the skin without needing to rinse afterwards. It is quick, effective, and the solution to a lazy person’s guide.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset


I hope this post was beneficial for you. I have been wanting to share my nighttime skin care routine and I’m glad I did. Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed this post! Also please feel free to comment about any questions or any suggestions on upcoming posts! (Pictures are all mine, please give credit)

xox, Ari. 🌃

Check out my last post: Current Makeup Routine | Winter 2018

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