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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Women’s March: Power to the Polls Chicago 2018|Why I March

On the Saturday of January 21st of 2017 a revolution began, known as the Women’s March. This women/feminist revolution specifically occurred the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated into office as the new president. Women activists decided to take a stand against Trump’s misogynist, racist, homophobic, egoistic, inequality evil agenda by marching throughout the country and protesting in numerous cities about the upcoming four years.

Now it is January 20th, 2018, a year after Trump has become inaugurated as president and many are here marching against Trump and his administration, fighting for human rights that have been impacted within this past year. I was given the opportunity to march with my fellow people against Trump’s agenda and his administration. I marched to the polls on January 20th, 2018 in my beautiful home city of Chicago. As an intersectional feminist it was a remarkable experience that I will never forget. Personally to me what’s real amazing is how over 300,000 people came out to the Women’s March in Chicago to protest, march, and unite.

Yesterday I marched for the inequalities that women, people of color, immigrants/refugees, the lgbtq+ community, the disabled, and the less fortunate face in today’s society. I also march for sexual assault survivors, for those that have been separated and deported from their families, for the earth, and those who have lost their life in 2017 from Trump’s America. I march to say that these marginalized groups are important and that they matter. Become an intersectional feminist, be an activist, be someone who protests what you want to change, and lastly vote because your vote matters. Remember that we can, we have, and we will demand change. The future is female and 2018 will be the year we come back!

“Change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to Demand It.”  – Barack Obama 

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At with Women’s March with the sign I made. The Future is Female ♀
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Marchers carrying signs that were some of my favorite.
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Nasty Woman.

Much love from Ariana: a badass intersectional feminist!