March Empties/Favorites | 2018

Hey guys, today’s post will be my first ever Empties/Favorites, this will be for March! I will go through products that I happened to finish this past month or that I’m about to finish, and through the way I will state if I would repurchase.  Although I do not have many products that will be featured on today’s post, I am hoping that this gives you insight on products I recommend worth a try.

Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Two-Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub

Description of the Product – I cannot express how much I love this face scrub, this is literal magic in a tube. This was honestly the most used face wash/scrub I have ever gotten, because I love it that much! This detox face scrub removes dirt and all impurities from the face, while exfoliating and removing all the dead skin from the surface of the face. This blue exfoliant delivers a fresh clean feeling to the skin with the help of the natural superfruit Yuzu and D-Clog Microderm-Mud. The exfoliation is not rough whatsoever, it’s mild, and I highly recommend for my oily-combination peeps. I seriously notice a difference in my face after I use this, specifically my pores appearance on my nose, they are literally visibly gone and that’s the absolute best part of this face scrub. I only use it once a day (usually when I shower), if you use it more than once than it may dry out the skin.

March Favorite? – Definitely!

Would I Repurchase? – Yes, of course! I just bought my 2nd one a few days ago! Get it from Target, it’s well worth your money ($10.99).

Yes to Naturals Ultra Moisture Conditioner: Coconuts

Description of the Product – Okay so I am nearly done with this product after months of having it. I did enjoy this silky conditioner, infused with virgin coconut oil and argan oil. It’s very moisturizing and in my opinion a little goes a long way. The conditioner is about 97% natural and helps strengthens hair. Lately I have been having the worst knots in my hair, so bad that one knot will not go away (if you know something to get rid of knots that also happens to be cruelty free then please help a sista out). Anyways this conditioner gets the job down, however it has not gotten through the stubborn knots.

March Favorite? – Yes.

Would I Repurchase? –  I’m not sure if I would purchase this one, but I just bought the Yes to Calming Scalp Relief Shampoo with Tea Tree & Sage Oil, so I’d like to try out the conditioner as well!

Yes to Cucumber Micellar Water

Description of the Product – Another Yes to product happens to be, this soothing cucumber micellar water that I have been using for quite some time. I am not completely done with this, however I am near the end. The calming water is great to use when removing makeup or cleansing any dirt off your face, that requires no rinsing. This was a life changer on some of my lazy days of removing makeup. I would typically pump some onto a cotton pad and then with a few swipes, your face becomes instantly fresh and clean. The bottle is very convenient, the pump is easy to use, you open the lid and push down a few times to pump out the micellar water on the cotton pad. Another benefit about this micellar water compared to others is that it happens to be 95% natural!

March Favorite? – Yes, I also started using the Yes to Charcoal Micellar Water, and I have been loving it!

Would I Repurchase? – Maybe, I do really like this micellar water, however I might have a new favorite like the one I mentioned up ahead! (Stay tuned for a possible review or another favorite later on). 😉

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara: Mini Sized

Description of the Product – This is a such an amazing mascara and usually high end mascaras never exceed my expectations, but this one sure does! A few months back, I had received this in my Ipsy Glam Bag, and boy I’m glad I did. Not only is this mascara cruelty-free, it also happens to be vegan! The 4-in-1 Mascara claims to “curl, volumize, and condition your lashes” and I really think it does all of the above. The intense black color hyphens the lashes making them appear voluminous while protecting them as well.

March Favorite? – Yes for sure!

Would I Repurchase? – Yes! I am nearly done with my mini size and I just purchased the full size of mascara, in the beginning of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale.

Okay all thank you for reading, hopefully you enjoyed this post and it was beneficial to you! I will probably do a monthly favorites/empties post every other month, and maybe also incorporate lifestyle favorites as well!

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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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