What’s in my Ipsy Glam Bag for February 2018?

Hello everyone, it is officially Friday, so happy weekend! I am back with another Ipsy post, of what I received in my Glam bag for the month of February! Personally, off of a first impression, both my January and February glam bags are neck and neck, however I do prefer this month’s theme and bag itself more than January’s. (See What’s in my Ipsy Glam Bag for January 2018?).

This month’s theme is “Unzipped”, about embracing everything you are. It is about redefining sexy, and that you are not limited to a specific size, shape, or age. I think this is a great theme especially for February, practicing self-love and celebrating the beauty everyone holds.

It cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer in Medium Tan

I am a huge fan of It Cosmetics, I love their CC+ cream, it’s my go-to! I have tried the concealer once before, and I will say I was not a huge fan. I felt that it was very heavy, and although it is full-coverage, it creased for me. I am willing to try this product again, because before the shade was actually too light for me, so fingers crossed for this one!

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LUXIE 249 Double-Sided Eyeshadow Brush

I absolutely love LUXIE eyeshadow brushes, they are my all-time favorite, so when I received this brush, I was so excited! This brush is double-sided, one side it is similar to my Tapered Blending brush, in between the sizes of 205 and 229. On the other side, it is a dense precision eyeshadow brush, I also think it can work for concealer, so I will definitely try it out for that.

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Pacifica Beach Crystals Natural Mineral Eye Shadows

I love Pacifica skin care products, so when I heard they have a makeup line, I was very eager to try it. The colors are very unique shimmery colors, that come in cute crystal holographic packaging. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand Pacifica, they are 100% vegan and cruelty-free! I will also be doing some swatches down below!

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From the swatches down below, I did go over the color twice to try to give it the most pigmented color. I really like “Spaced Out”, however the colors are unfortunately not that pigmented, but I will try to make them work, and let you guys know in a later post!

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Please excuse my hairy arm!

Biobelle Perfecting primer Sheet Mask

Okay so this product is a sheet mask that you use as a primer before makeup application, it claims that it “enhances radiance, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone”. The concept itself seems very intriguing, and the mask also says that it is, free of parabens, gluten-free, and non-gmos. However, something that I am upset about is the fact that no where on the package does it claim to be cruelty-free, and granted that not all products mention their animal-testing policies, I could not even find it on their site, so if anyone knows if Biobelle is cruelty-free please comment down below, it would be a big bummer if they are not. 😦 Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

PUR Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara

Last but not least, is this mascara by PUR Cosmetics. I have not really had the opportunity to try PUR Cosmetics, but I do know that they are cruelty-free and are mostly vegan. Also I have been loving the mascaras I’ve receiving in my Ipsy bags!

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The wand is perfect to separate your lashes and give them a longer look! 

Thank you for reading! I hope you liked seeing what I received in my February 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag! Hopefully, I will be doing an overall review of my products sometime early March. 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!

With much love, Ariana. 💖 

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Self-Love Talk | Valentine’s Day 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies! Today is the day all about love and on that note, I want to post something a little more personal today, to talk about Self-Love and the struggles I have with it. Self-love is a complex issue that many of us struggle with, both women and men.

It is quite unfortunate the society that we live in. The pressures given to us at such a young age to societal disapproval of who we are. Loving yourself is not as simple as some may believe, the constant battle is between being accepted by those around you and often comparing yourself to another person.

Believe it from a self-conscious girl, who struggled with loving herself for the longest time, and to this day still struggles. The harsh reality of life is that you are not going to be accepted by everyone you encounter in life. There will be people who despise you, will want to change you, and will not accept you for who you are. For those people who are like that, well then it’s their lost, that is a reflection of their character not yours. 

One of the hardest concepts in my life is constantly comparing myself to others. I hate the fact that sometimes life seems like a competition with all these other people. Knowing the fact that there will be always be someone prettier than me, smarter than me, and well better than me, but life should not at all be about comparing each others values. We are all uniquely created with our own specialties. There is something about you that someone else will not have and you should cherish that.

Something I am and have been working on for a few months is the notion of radical acceptance, to accept something I cannot change and to stop fighting with reality. It does not mean I am okay with it or that I will get over it, it means that I will accept it for what it is. Self-love is about accepting ourselves for as we are and acknowledging our flaws. If you need a little reminder just remember that self-love is a journey that we are still discovering. Do not forget that you are loved and are worthy of affection. So for today and all the other days to come, practice self-love, tell yourself what you love about yourself, and do not forget that it is okay to put yourself in front of others.

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From a time I practiced self-love. June 2017.

This was a more personal post, I think every once in a while I will plan to post something on self-love, I hoped this helped you, and it gave you some insight on the common struggles humans endure with self-love. Feel free to comment down any positive radiation, to spread the love to others. If you enjoyed this post then 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!

With much love, stay beautiful lovelies.

Xoxo, Ariana. 💖 

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The TMI Tag!

Thank you Joedi (JoediGrabham) for nominating me to do the TMI tag! I’m hoping this will allow all my readers to get to know me better! I was going to post this tomorrow, but I decided today instead. 

The Rules:

  • You can participate if you want, if not, you can totally decline it.
  • Mention the person who tagged you.
  • Answer the questions from below.
  • Let the person you tagged know by commenting on their page.

Q & A:

What are you currently wearing? Black Leggings and a striped casual long sleeve tee.

Have you ever been in love? No.

Did you ever have a terrible breakup? No, but a friendship ending (which is just as bad).

How old are you? 17 and a half, this Thursday.

How tall are you? 5’5

Do you have any piercings? Ears only.

Do you have any tattoos? No, but I plan on getting one.

What’s your favorite drink? Water or fruit punch juice.

What’s your favorite song? I have way too many, but currently loving “Re: Stacks by Bon Iver.”

What’s your zodiac sign? A Leo, but I am nothing like a leo.

How long does it take you to shower? Probably 10-20 minutes, sometimes longer.

What’s your favorite show? I have way too many, basically Jane the Virgin, Shameless, One tree hill, and much more.

What’s your favorite band/singer? Lorde, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, Beyonce, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

Favorite Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Something you really miss? An old friend. 😦

Where do you go when you are sad? I usually just stay home, specifically my room. If I have a chance, I like to go to the Forest Preserve for a walk.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Honestly, I have no idea, it always differs.

Have you ever been in a physical fight? Maybe…. Just kidding.

What turns you on? When I squeeze lime and pour hot sauce over my hot cheetos (heavenly).

What turns you off? People who are racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, rude, and those people who think they are better than you.

Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who can make me laugh, an open-minded person, and a Funny, adventurous, loves food.

What’s your favourite colour? Corals, calming blues, and sunset hues.

Loud music or soft? Soft

Favorite quote? I cannot think of it.

Favorite actor? I’m not really sure, but I love Emma Watson.

Do you have any fears? What are they? Not really sure if it’s a fear, but I get extremely paranoid when someone is talking about me, It’s pretty bad.

What’s the last thing that made you cry? Thinking about life.  

Meaning behind your blog name? It is just a nickname for my name.

Last time you said you loved someone? Today.

Last book you read? I do not remember.

The book you’re currently reading? Nothing yet, but I plan on starting something.

Last show you watched? The Chi (also a really great show).

Last place you were? Currently home, but I was at Portillo’s.

Last sport you played? Not played, but I swam, I am a former swimmer.

Who’s the last person you talked to? My mom.

The last song you sang? To be alone with you by Sufjan Stevens.

Favourite chat up line? None.

Do you have a crush? Nope.

The relationship between you and the person you last texted? My mother.

Favourite food? Pizza, hot wings, honey walnut shrimp and vegetable chicken egg rolls from this gem not to far from me, hot cheetos, and so much more!

Place you want to visit? Way too many to name, but in the states currently; Seattle and internationally either Capri, Italy or London.

Last time you were insulted? A few days ago.

Favorite flavor of candy? I’m a chocolate person!

What instrument do you play? None, I used to play the clarinet when I was younger.  

Favorite piece of jewelry? Two rings from San Francisco, these gold earrings my grandma got me.

Last time you hung out with someone? The other day.

I’m nominating the below bloggers to complete the TMI tag!

Honey Zambini: Honey-Zambini

Aileen: All About Them Makeup

Sophia: So-Fierce Blog

Hopefully this helped for you to get to know me a little better, comment down below if there is something you would like to know that has not been answered! If you enjoyed this post then 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!

Much love, Ari.  

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