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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Valentine’s Day Simple Glam Look | 2018

Hello beauties, Chicago’s currently having a snow day today, we are expected to have a foot of snow by tonight, I love snow so this is pretty great. Since there is a snow day today, I decided to take advantage of the day and work on today’s blog post and a few other ones! For today’s post I will be showing you a Simple Glam Valentine’s Day Makeup Look, (as a disclaimer I am not a makeup artist or anything, but I do love makeup and love to share my creativity with all of you). I hope this post gives you ideas for Valentine’s Day makeup, I kept today’s post shorter and I will also link down all the products I used down below.

Products Used:

Close-up of the Modern Renaissance.

1st Step: To start off, I use the shade Buon Fresco as my transition color, using my Luxie 205 Tapered Blending brush. I blend the color to get a seamless base for my eyeshadow.

2nd Step: With the same brush I previously used before, I apply a bit of the color “Burnt Orange” into the crease.

3rd Step: With my Luxie 229 Tapered Blending brush, I apply the shade “Red Ochre” to the outermost and innermost parts of my crease, leaving the middle empty, doing this adds a bit of depth to my eyes.

4th Step: Taking my Wet n Wild Large shadow brush, I compact the shade “Love Letter”, on the center of my lid, working it into my crease. I make sure my lid is bright and fully covered. (The color really starts to pick up here).

5th Step: With the color “Venetian Red”, I use the Real Techniques Shading brush to apply along my lash line, slightly smoking it out, and to darken the outer corners of my eyes.

6th Step: Using “Venetian Red” again, I take my bh cosmetics V5 Blending brush to really blend out “Love Letter” and to make the shadow look seamless.

7th Step: Now for the shimmer, I use the dense side of the brush that comes with the Modern Renaissance and apply the color “Antique Bronze” first packing it onto the center of my lid, then taking “Vermeer” and doing the same thing, and lastly applying the shade under my brow bone to define it, and that completes the eye look!


For my face, I will not go into to much detail, since it is very similar to my Current Makeup Routine | Winter 2018, however for blush I decided to use the color “Breeze”  from the ABH Radiant Blush kit. For highlighter I used my mini Becca Rose Gold Highlighter and for my lips I used the Essence Prisma Glow Shine Lipgloss. A simple glam casual Valentine’s day makeup look.

Here is the completed Makeup look. (excuse my hair, I am just staying home all day). The shimmer also does not show up very well in this photo, so my apologies.

I hope this look inspired you for Valentine’s Day makeup, and if it did then please do not forget to like. Comment down below what your plans are for Valentine’s Day! 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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