The Sunshine Blogger Award//2018

Hi everyone! I am back with another post today. I am sorry that it’s been a little over a week, I have been again busy with some stuff and I was also running behind on my next blog post, I was going to post it today, however it will be tomorrow! Get excited because the post will be on “Spring DIY Projects”! Anyways, yesterday I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely EverythingbyEsther , so thank you very much Esther, and if you’re not already then go check out her wonderful blog! The tag consists of 10 questions and then a little message at the end to all your blog readers, now onto the questions!

  1. Where do you get inspiration from for your blog posts?

I usually get my inspiration from literally so many outlets, sometimes ideas just come to me, Pinterest, I get inspired by other bloggers, and most of the posts that I blog about are posts that I would read or call my attention! Honestly inspiration for posts is everywhere, there is an unlimited amount that you could blog about.

  1. What are your favorite things to do?

Besides Blogging, I really enjoy collaging/diy projects, watching tv (a little too much, but I just love it), exploring no places whether it’s in the city or traveling, and I also love playing with my dog, she is a comfort to me.

  1. What is a Song that holds Sentimental Value to you?

“The Reason by Hoobastank”, I’m not really sure why, but because of its value to me, I forbid myself to listen to it.

  1. A few things you’re grateful for right now?

I am grateful for a lot of things of course the simple values of life (family, food, a home, etc.), but also my therapist, my blog, my blog supporters, and the many opportunities that are given to me in life.

  1. Do you prefer a large family or a smaller one?

I have a large extended family which I like, however for my household family, I prefer a smaller one.

  1. If you had the opportunity to either Go Back In Time or See the Future, which would you do and why?

Without a doubt, I would go back in time to relive some of my best moments in life. I’m a very nostalgic person and would definitely take the chance to experience those moments at least one more time. I would also change some things to prevent them for happening in the future.

  1. Who’s your mentor?

I am not sure if I necessarily have one right now, I have people who I of course look up to, but not a mentor.

  1. What is the most recent milestone in your life (it does not have to be blog related)?

Mine happens to be blog related, because I recently hit 100 blog followers, not including email subscribers. I am so thankful for everyone who follows, supports, reads my blog!

  1. Introvert or extrovert?

I would definitely say that I am an introvert, through and through, I’m very awkward which is something I hate, but I really cannot change it. I used to be an extroverted introvert, meaning that with people I was close too I was very open and comfortable, however things have changed.

  1. A few of your favorite movies? Why do you love them?

My all-time favorite movie is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I endlessly love that movie, it’s very emotional and although I cry every time, there is just something about the movie that I feel this personal connection. A favorite comedy movie of mine is She’s the Man, it’s so funny and pretty much iconic. I also really love Disney movies and Studio Ghibli films because they are my childhood and super cute, but overall there’s way too many movies to name that are my favorites.

  1. Please offer a word of encouragement to your readers.

You can get through difficult times. For the longest time I felt in a rut and that I could not get through something, and even though I am not completely through with this difficult time, I got through some of the obstacles that felt like they held me back forever. I still try to tell myself that it will soon be through, just remember that when you feel like you cannot get through a hard time, you will, there will be light in the end of the tunnel.

Questions to all the Nominees: 

  1. Where do you get inspiration from for your blog posts?
  2. What are your favorite things to do?
  3. What is a Song that holds Sentimental Value to you?
  4. A few things you’re grateful for right now?
  5. Do you prefer a large family or a smaller one?
  6. If you had the opportunity to either Go Back In Time or See the Future, which would you do and why?
  7. Who’s your mentor?
  8. What is the most recent milestone in your life (it does not have to be blog related)?
  9. Introvert or extrovert?
  10. A few of your favorite movies? Why do you love them?
  11. Please offer a word of encouragement to your readers.

My Nominees:

If I did not tag you and you are interested please feel free to do this post and tag me so I can check it out! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I will see you guys soon!

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– Ariana. 

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Spring Break Ideas To Do if You’re not Traveling | 2018

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all doing well. Spring break season is near, or you may be currently on spring break, whichever it is , I decided to tell you all a list of activities to do throughout your break. Spring break can still be a blast even if you’re not traveling. I will give you guys a guide to adventure and bursts of fun to do this spring break!

Spring Break Guide:

  • Head out to your Local Mall:Treat yo self, girl!” Go out and treat yourself to something you really have been wanting, whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a highlighter, or a bath bomb. Head out with some friends or family members to make the most of your time there, and even go out to eat! Do not worry if you cannot shop, window shopping is always fun, then take some funny mall pictures with your friends. I also recommend checking out your local shopping mall website to find out what events are happening that weekend!
  • Movies, Popcorn, & Movies: Have a Movie day with your besties or family members! It can either be at home or at the theatres, just binge watch on some rom-coms or horror movies while eating some buttery popcorn. Movies are just a great way to take an easy and be comfortable.
  • Spa day/pamper yourself: This was bound to be on the list, a spa day can include of going out to get a massage, getting mani-pedis, or even taking a bubble bath with a face mask on! Make sure to also take advantage of this time, to rest and sleep in as long as you want, have a relaxing day either at home or out, this is an independent activity that gives you time to be with yourself, and perhaps end the night off with meditation or mindful journaling.

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  • Day out in the city: Go out an adventure and head to downtown for a whole entire day, go with some friends or family, and act like a tourist in your own city! I live in the Chicagoland area, therefore I go to my beautiful city of Chicago. Go out to dinner down there, take some artsy photos, possibly go shop, and stop at some touristy attractions, (The Bean, Navy Pier, etc.) or even venture out with no plan and look for hidden gems throughout the city!
  • Embrace/Explore Nature: Like the Passion Pit song “Take a Walk”, out in nature, go explore your local forest preserves, go out on a hike, have a picnic, or even just go to a park to lie down and gaze at the clouds. Getting out in nature is good for you, not only by getting vitamin D, but by releasing some stressful thoughts that have been on your mind lately.

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  • DIY or Create Art: Let’s say there’s been this project that you’ve been wanting to make for a while now and you were always busy before, now is the absolute perfect time to get started especially since you have no excuse! There are so many DIY projects out on pinterest, blogs, and YouTube! They can be for your living space, for someone else, or just for fun. On top of that perhaps finish an art project that you started a while back, that being a drawing or painting, unleash your creativity and just go all out!

Hopefully these gave you some ideas for throughout your Spring Break to have fun. Thank you for reading, I am sorry I have been off my blogging game recently, I’ve been so busy, but I am hoping to post on Friday and actually post twice a week from now on. I felt that this post was mediocre compared to others, please comment down any blog posts you’d like to see on here, I have some ideas, although it will take a bit of time to complete some of them. So if you have any requests then please leave them down below!

** I also created a Poshmark little boutique, that I’m selling brand new clothes and some other things I never really used, so yeah go check it out please! Poshmark Closet **

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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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