Ten of my Holy-grail Skincare Tips//2018

Hey guys, sorry I have not posted since Thursday, I was quite busy this weekend and was unsure on what I should post. I am still unsure on what my posting days should be, so let me know what days you want me to post down below! So today’s post will be short and sweet, with ten of my holy grail skin care tips for healthy + clear skin!

  1. Make sure to either wash or clean your face before going to bed: Washing your face before bed is extremely beneficial for clear skin and helps prevent breakouts. By washing your face at night, you remove all the dirt, sebum, and oil on your face from the day. If you have are lazy, use micellar water or toner to at least cleanse the skin.
  2. Always keep your face moisturized: This way your skin gives a youthful glow and keeps it feeling silky. (See Winter Skin Essentials\\\2018)
  3. Drink Water to stay hydrated: Okay honestly, I know many get annoyed when people say to have nice skin is just drink water, but it is so true. Your skin has a pale yellow tone to it when you are dehydrated and your lips are extremely chapped, trust me drinking water will give your face a lively rosy flush to your face.
  4. Do not touch your Face: This is such a big violation in my skin care rules. Touching your face throughout the day will cause breakouts, especially because half the time you have probably touched something very germy and are then going to apply the same bacteria onto your face…. no just please no. If you really need to touch your face, then wash your hands before and then after again.
  5. DO NOT pick at your Pimples: Similarly, to not touching your face comes my next point of avoiding to pop/pick at your pimples! I cannot stress this enough, every time that I have picked at a pimple, it just lead to either more breakouts or scarring so please just resist the urge to pick at it. Now if you do want to pop a pimple, this is the best way to approach it; either using a cotton swab or round, dip rubbing alcohol onto the tip and apply to the problem area. The alcohol will kill the bacteria in the pimple also causing it to deflame the surrounding skin. This always works very well for when I have a stubborn pimple, then I follow it with witch hazel across my face. (I would only recommend trying this for a few stubborn pimples, not all over the face, since the alcohol is harsh and will dry your skin out).
  6. Keep a constant routine: Everyone’s mostly got their own routine, and well of course it’s good to try out new products every so often, but once you find skin products that work for you, keep it a constant routine this way, your skin does not become irritated or breakout when exposed to new products. (Check out my nighttime skin care routine: Nighttime Skin Care Routine 2018 |Cruelty-Free)
  7. Avoid putting your phone against your cheeks: Phones are some of the grossest things we come in contact with daily and when you put it against your cheeks or ear, that spreads the bacteria from your phone onto your face, causing breakouts! Yuck!🤢
  8. Be makeup free at least once a week: If you wear makeup everyday try to take a day off at least once a week to let your skin breathe.
  9. Do a face mask at least once a week: Doing a face mask helps improve the quality of your skin, and if it does not then switch to another mask. So treat your skin to whatever it is lacking, such as moisturization, exfoliation, or a glow!
  10. Make sure to apply SPF to your face: SPF is probably one of the most important things to do to your skin to prevent aging and wrinkles. Protect your skin from the sun and apply some sort of SPF it will help tremendously. So whether your daily moisturizer has it or you need to apply a sunscreen after, just do it to protect your face.

Thank you for reading, I hope this post was very helpful! Comment down below any skin care tips you have other than this!  If you enjoyed this post then please like and subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email! 

xo, Ariana. 💗

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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. 💕

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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. 💕

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