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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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. 🍑

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