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. 🌃

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Current Makeup Routine | Winter 2018

Happy Friday, I hope everyone is doing well today! Today’s post is going to consist of my current makeup routine! I am excited to be sharing my go to makeup look today. Now I do not wear makeup everyday; however when I do go out and decide to put on a full-face of makeup this will be my casual look. My makeup routine often changes, but these are the products that I am currently using throughout my routine.

As a disclaimer all these products are cruelty-free, and my makeup routine is pretty minimal. These products work pretty well for me and if you have any questions at all about the products then ask me down below. Now onto the routine!

Makeup Prep: 

I find that to get the ultimate makeup application it is best to have a fresh cleansed face. Whether I shower or wash my face, I go in right after with my Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream mixed with my Lush Grease Lightning Tea Tree and Aloe Gel to create my moisturizer (Winter Skin Essentials\\\2018). To prime my face, I use the Pixi skintreats H2O Skindrink: Pure Hydration Geljust a little goes a long way. Lastly, spraying my face with my Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea, to lock in all that hydration and moisture into my skin. 

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Eyeshadow:

I start off my makeup with eyeshadow just in case I ever have fall-out, I am then able to clean up with the rest of my routine. My go-to palette is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow palette, definitely a cult favorite for many beauty gurus or makeup lovers. As my transition shade I use “Warm Taupe” using my Luxie 205 Tapered Blending brush seamlessly blending the tone into my crease and lid. Then, I use the same blending brush to blend “Buon Fresco” onto the center of my crease by doing a halo effect, in the center of my crease. To add depth for the corner of my eyes, I take my Blending Crease brush from It Cosmetics 105 and dip it into “Red Ochre” lightly and blend in a circular motion. Taking my Elf Crease brush, I apply the shade “Vermeer” to add a pop of highlight underneath my brow bone arch. That completes the simple eyeshadow look that looks amazing in sunlight if I do say so myself. (Also please excuse my brows, I am currently growing them out, so the natural look is going to have to do for now. Either way I do not do anything to my eyebrows except comb them through with an eyebrow gel.)

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Base:

Currently, I have been using the Burt’s Bees BB Cream in the shade Light/Med that I apply with a Black Original Beauty Blender (my favorite way to apply any foundation/bb/cc cream). I have not had any recent breakouts, and luckily my skin is actually pretty decent right now. My one skin issue is slight hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and around my upper lip. Surprisingly, I find that the Burt’s Bees BB Cream has good coverage, it illuminates the skin, and it is very moisturizing. For concealer I will be using the famous Tarte shape tape in the shade light neutral, for those of you that are unfamiliar with the concealer it is extremely high coverage, which is why I use a Silicone Liner Brush by Real Techniques to be precise with the application under my eyes and in other areas I want to conceal such as, my upper lip or above my brows.

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Setting the Face:

I usually prefer my face to be more matte since I have oily skin, but throughout the winter I also want that glow; which is why I do not bake but instead lightly set my face using one of my holy grail products, the Laura Mercier Translucent loose setting powder. I dip my beauty blender into the lid and set the makeup under my eyes and on my T-zone to prevent oil and creasingOnce I am done setting my face, I apply my NYX HD Finishing Powder (My favorite finishing powder that does not cause flashback in photos!) to reduce shine throughout my T-zone using the BH Cosmetics V2 Face Brush. 

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Bronzer/Blush/Highlight:

For bronzer I used the Bahama Mama Bronzer by the Balm Cosmetics, a favorite of mine on the sides of forehead and temples. I also lightly contoured my cheekbones to define them naturally, using my Real Techniques Contour Brush. The blush I reached for was the Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush in Mellow Wine 328B using my Real Techniques Blush Brush (Real Techniques is my favorite brush line, their brushes are synthetic, extremely soft, and cruelty-free). For highlighter I went back into the ABH Modern Renaissance palette and took the same shade I used to highlight my brow bone, “Vermeer”, using the SLmissglam highlighter brush that I received in my Ipsy bag this month.

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Eyes:

To curl my lashes I use a Sephora eyelash curler and finally apply a few coats of the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, a sample that I received in my November glam bag. Short and simple, just the way I like it. A tip I recommend doing before applying mascara is, to comb through your lashes with either a lash or brow comb, this really helps separate the lashes and gives them a fuller look!

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Setting Spray:

I often switch my setting sprays, but as of now I am using the Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray. Perfect for that natural glow and helps keep makeup in place with a delicate scent of roses. Also for my lips (not pictured) I used the Burt’s Bees Lip Shine in Peachy, a sheer gloss.

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The Final Look: 

This is my final makeup look, I love the natural glow that this look gives, it especially looks gorgeous in the sun. I hope you appreciated this post, if you did please like and subscribe! Also comment down below if any of these products are in your current makeup routine.

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Much love, Ari. 🍑

Check out my last post: Winter Skin Essentials\\\2018

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Winter Skin Essentials\\\2018

Do you struggle with dry and sensitive skin throughout the winter time? I know that I do and I assume many of us have the same problem. I have the solution for you in this new blog post, the must need winter essentials to combat dry skin. The upcoming products that I have listed as my winter essentials have been personally the best for me, I hope that they work just as great for you, not to mention that they are almost all cruelty-free! Onto the winter essentials, (they will be listed in the order of when they are applied).

After cleansing my skin the first step in my skin care routine is to apply my daily moisturizer. The moisturizer that I use throughout the winter is the Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night face cream. For those who suffer from dry skin, I highly recommend. I usually only apply it the morning since it is a heavier feeling cream. The cream itself does go a long way so much is not needed, the smell is also a nice floral herbal scent from the natural antioxidants in it. Unfortunately, my skin type is mostly oily so I find that sometimes just the moisturizer will leave my skin somewhat oily so to prevent that from happening, I mix the cream with a pump of the Grease Lightning Tea tree and Aloe gel from Lush. The combo of the two products balances my skin giving it a natural glow but also prevents oil on my face. The two are both natural and vegan products that I highly suggest.

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Holy-Grail Winter essentials.

Of course chapstick is a must throughout these chilly months. I use the Burt’s Bees Pomegranate moistrurizing lip balm. Burt’s Bees is queen of all lip balms, I find that I get the finest moisturization from this particular one with a natural scent.

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A little something that I use to lock in all the moisture in my skin is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, cucumber, and green tea. I spray this all around my face a few times to give my skin the right amount of hydration. I do have all three Mario Badescu Facial sprays, but currently I am using this one daily. Processed with VSCO with f3 preset

My hands are very crucial when it comes to the winter, constantly washing my hands to protect myself from the flu, I have to moisturize my hands quite often. A hand cream I find extremely helpful is the It’s a 10 Silk Express miracle intensive hand cream. This is all you could want in a hand lotion, the feeling makes your hands incredibly soft and silky, it has a light jasmine aroma, and the best part for me is that it’s not greasy what so ever! I hate hand creams that leave my hands with a greasy feeling, this one does not which is a huge win for me. IMG-0443 (1).JPG

Now for my after shower skin care, I like to keep it pretty minimal starting by applying the Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion all over my body after I shower, to really absorb in my skin. I am aware that Nivea is sadly not cruelty-free which is why I plan on switching my type of body lotion (Comment down below a good cruelty-free lotion if you use one :)). Overall, the lotion definitely keeps you moisturized and is unscented.  Processed with VSCO with f3 preset

The next product is not something I use daily, it’s really only for when my skin is really suffering from the dryness, then I will use the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I usually only drip three to four drops on my face, mostly my cheeks and my lips and give myself a nice massage to get my blood flowing all throughout my face for a natural flush. Processed with VSCO with f3 preset

On the days when I do not use the argan oil on my face, I reach for the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily moisturizing cream. This cream is very light and slightly liquidy so give it a good shake before using. Perfect cream to use on your face after the shower to get smooth looking baby soft skin.

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I really hope that you are able to try one of my winter essentials, comment below is you have any essentials for your skin to survive during the winter time. Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed this post.

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