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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Yesto 3 Different types of Masks Review!

Hello lovies, today’s post will be a review of three different types of masks by the brand Yesto. The masks are all different, from a clay mask, a sheet mask, and a multi mud mask! If you read my Beauty + Skincare Haul from last Thursday, then you would know that I happened to purchase two new Yesto masks. Yesto is a natural/cruelty-free/mostly vegan brand that sells skincare products. They are a high-end drugstore brand, but great quality, definitely one of my favorite skincare lines. Now onto my reviews of these Yesto masks!

#1 Yes to Cucumbers Calming Mud Mask

The first mask I used was the Yes to Cucumbers Calming Mud Mask (single use), made for sensitive skin with cool cucumbers and French green clay. So when I first opened the pouch, it had a strong cucumber scent, personally I liked it because it smelled very refreshing and the mask had a normal muddy clay consistency. It glided very smoothly onto my face with the application of my fingers, once I put it on I felt a slight tingle but I figured it was because my skin was dry from showering before, the tingle sensation went away in thirty seconds. I made sure that I had covered my faced completely and also some of my neck since there was a lot of product. The mask is to be kept on for between 5-10 minutes, I kept it on for 20 minutes though. The mask will dry onto your face like clay, however one thing I love that this mask does, compared to other masks is that it does not flake nor does it feel tight and dry. Towards the end of having the mask on I felt my skin feeling very calm with the mask. When I went to wash my face it felt great, like a facial massage mixed with the warm water you are cleaning your face with. I will say it did take a bit time to wash my face only cause when the mask is mixed with water it has a creamy feeling, which I do not mind. As soon as I had rinsed my face completely and pat dried it, my skin was feeling like 1000 bucks (cliche I know lol), very smooth, soft, and rejuvenated. The mask has a good portion in the package, definitely could work for two people. This was a high quality mask especially for the price of 3 dollars, you cannot beat that, so yes I would for sure repurchase again. Total Rating: 9.5/10 img-0996.jpg

#2 Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting vitamin-enriched kale Paper Mask

My second mask of choice was a sheet mask that is 100% vegan, Yes to Carrots Vitamin-enriched Kale Paper Mask.  This sheet mask is new to the Yesto brand, and claims it is made for depleted skin. The first thing I noticed of the mask was the scent, it definitely smelt vegan like a carrot kale green juice. The mask states that if it is tingling then it is working. The mask was tingling when I first applied it, feeling like a cotton sheet mask absorbing vitamins into your skin. The tingling was a bit strong at first and then it calmed down a bit during the process. The mask has flaps for you to put over your eyes if you choose to relax and close them, I thought that was pretty nice. I really felt the mask tingle on my checks, chin and upper lip, not really near the eyes or the forehead. After about 15 minutes of having the mask on my face, I removed it and softly splashed water onto my face to get rid of the excess mask-juice from my skin. I did notice my skin have a slight more of a glow from before, however my checks were a bit sensitive to this mask because my cheeks were a little redder than usual, I’m assuming the tingling of the product slightly irritated my skin. About three minutes after I took off the mask, my skin returned to its normal state. Overall my skin felt more smooth, slightly more radiant, and it was not oily from the mask which is a plus. I would probably/maybe repurchase again, but perhaps take off sooner since my cheeks were more sensitive. Total Rating: 6.8-7/10

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#3 Yes to Triple Masking 3 Mud Masks: Hydrate/Detox/Recharge 

The last mask I decided to use was the Yes to Triple Masking 3 Mud Masks: Hydrate/Detox/Recharge, it is a 3 in 1 face mask that uses coconuts to hydrate, charcoal to detoxify, and superblueberries/greek yogurt to recharge the skin. I first decided to apply the detox portion, where I applied the mask to my forehead and t-zone, It smelled very nice and felt good on my face. I then applied then the coconut mask onto my under eyes and upper lip for that hydration, of course I did not mind it because the mask smelled like coconut milk. During application of the coconut mask, I felt a slight sensation of a tingling feeling more than the detox. Lastly, I applied the blueberries recharging portion to my cheeks and over my upper lip to soothe the tingling from the coconut mask, the blueberry smelt like this delicious blueberry muffin ice cream I had over the summer. It was weird because I expected the others mask sections to tingle except the hydrating coconut one and that was the only one that gave me a tingling sensation. It most definitely dried on my face like a mud mask. I left it on for about 20 minutes, then went to wash it off. Going to wash it off, it was nice and creamy mixed with water, I definitely did like that it came off easier than some other masks. The end results were absolutely the best, I felt that my skin was just rejuvenated, so clean, hydrated, and smooth baby soft. The detox really helped I honestly noticed a difference in my nose and forehead, with blackheads no longer there. The hydration helped with my under eyes and my upper lip. The recharging mask really gave my cheeks a great soothing feel that made them look brighter. Overall this mask was probably my favorite, I definitely will buy again, I would only use the detox and blueberries one again and maybe the coconut one, it just depends. Total Rating: 9.7/10

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Okay so overall, I would recommend these masks to anyone, although I would say my first pick is the triple masking kit, then second is the cucumber calming mud mask, and my last pick would be the sheet mask. I enjoyed all masks, but it was a definite close one between the “Triple masking kit” and the “Cucumber calming clay mask”. Just remember to try the mask that best suits you for your skin type or what you feel your in need of. Check out the Yesto website! (not sponsored, I just love their products<3). I hope you liked this post and if you did then please do not forget to like and follow! Also comment down below what mask you would like to try! ⇓ 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 be sure to follow me on my social media pages, down below! 

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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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