How I Deal with Aging Skin Part 2

 

 

Hey guys! Here are my anti-aging skincare products that I’ve been using currently.

 

Pure Perfection Eye Cream – https://www.pureperfection.shop/

Use code 2for1DD for buy 1 get 1 free. Ends 12/31/18

 

Innisfree SPF 35 – https://us.innisfree.com/daily-uv-pro…

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve -https://shopstyle.it/l/Xc7f

Fresh Seaberry Face Oil – https://shopstyle.it/l/Xc7h

 

Blog post – How I deal with aging skin Part 1 – https://thecitywife.com/2018/12/13/ho…

 

 

Happy Holidays all! xoxo Arianne

 

 

 

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How I Deal with Aging Skin

We are constantly aging. There’s no way to stop it. Yes, it’s a bummer, but accepting the fact that aging is part of life will make you feel better about yourself. Embracing “old age”

helps you prepare yourself mentally. As early as your mid-twenties,  you need to start seriously begin maintaining your skin (stay out of the sun, cleanse, moisturize). “Aging gracefully” is not

always genetic and you have to act on it with a real strategy. This results in better skin that you can make you appear younger than you actually are.

And how exactly do you do that?

I am 33 years. I noticed my skin starting to age when I was only 26 years old. Slight wrinkles started  to appear on my forehead, eye area and smile line.  It was shocking! The horror of dealing

with acne and wrinkles is not fun at all.

So what did I do?

I fought back!

I want to share with you my skin-care routine that slows down the clock and enhances your skin’s overall well-being.

Eat Healthy

You are what you eat. You’ve heard this saying before and I will tell you that you need to eat healthy as often as possible. If you eat a lot of junk food, your skin will become dehydrated, irritated

more wrinkly and look bad. I know this is a hard one for a lot of people,  especially if you’ve eaten junk food your whole life. I love junk food! I love chips (my favorite is Cheetos), candies and

anything greasy (I’m obsessed with fried food). However, every-time I eat junk food my skin becomes very “zitty” and more fine lines show up on my face. So I occasionally eat bad food, but I

am working hard to eat more healthy on a  regular basis.

Exercise Regularly

Keep on moving! Go to the gym at least twice a week or walk a mile per day in the park. The more your heart pumps the more oxygen you’ll inhale in your body. Exercise can improve your

health while making you look and feel younger. Doesn’t it feel good after working-out? According to research,  exercise creates body substances that slow down the aging of the skin. I go to the

gym twice a week. In my gym there is a steam-room and dry-sauna. I highly recommend Gold’s Gym to everyone because they keep their facility very clean. I spend one hour working-out and

15 minutes in the steam-room. My skin feels soft, supple and very moist afterwards.

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

Drink plenty of water all day. It depends on your height and weight, in general, health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon water

per day. I have a gallon of water on my desk everyday. I do not drink it all at one time, but I sip on water constantly all through out the day. You’re not drinking enough water if you have

chapped lips and your skin is too dry. Dry skin means more wrinkles.

Avoid All of The Following:

Sun 

Tanning is really bad for your skin. I am guilty of extensive tanning when I was in my early twenties. Even with SPF on, your skin will still get damaged by the Sun. However, I don’t tan as much

anymore. I only tan now for a little bit in the summer so I don’t look too pale at pool parties.  Wearing fashionable hats now at the beach is a must for me.

Stress

Stress is the ultimate enemy of your skin and your entire well-being. I got really stressed out one time and weird cysts developed under my skin. It was very scary. Fortunately, it was not cancer.

The cysts went away on its own. Moreover, acne and wrinkles show up more when I’m stressed out. Handling stress the right way can improve the appearance of your skin.

So how do I handle stress?

  • Gardening is an awesome way to fight stress. It is therapeutic and plants have a way of helping you forget life’s problems. I am serious!

  • Having turtles and a tortoise is another way I combat stress is. They are the most calm and easy-to-care for animals. I can watch my turtles swimming around all day.  I love watching my tortoise eat and bask in the sun (or his heat lamp).  Find peaceful hobbies to forget about your problems.

 

Negative people 

They are everywhere–online and in real-life. Surround yourself with nice, loving and wonderful human. Being a blogger/vlogger can be tough at times because I receive negative comments

from time to time. I try to understand where they are coming from but don’t let it get to me. I understand that we all have different opinions about almost everything in this world, good or bad.

We can be a little too honest and hurtful with our opinions online these days.

So what about bad elements in real-life? Remember, there will always be someone out there. Stay away and distance yourself from negative people. It is not good  for you or your family. Life

can be stress – free. It’s up to you.

Too much partying!

Drinking alcohol, smoking and staying up late at night will make you age really fast. No further explanations!

Seriously, who doesn’t wake up after a night of partying and looked 10 years older? I consume alcohol very moderately. Also, my party days are very much over, since I have kids to care for. My

family and I wake up 7:00 in the morning everyday.

 

 

Use the right skin care products

If you are not using right products for your face, your skin will age sooner rather than later. I’ve used a lot of skin-care products since I was 13 years old.  I like to change it up depending on

the climate, condition of my skin and financial status!

Lately, I’ve been using the following products in my anti-aging regimen:

 

24k Gold Infused Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum with Retinol by Pure Perfection

description:

0.34-fluid ounce tube of anti-aging retinol eye cream to visibly reduce the signs of aging around the eyes, including crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness

– Gentle on Eyes – Specially formulated for use around the delicate eye area

– Anti-aging Retinol – Unique formula contains retinol, an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredient, along with an exclusive mineral blend

– Treats Eye Area – Moisturizes and nourishes the skin around the eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles and reduce the look of puffiness in 4 weeks

 

Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream by Fresh

description:

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream is a universal daily moisturizer proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture. It is formulated with a proprietary Super 7 Complex specifically designed to minimize and prevent visible signs of aging, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance. It is further enriched with maca root extract, noted for enhancing luminosity. 1.7oz/ 50ml Fresh Women’s Lotus Face Cream A great designer gift.

 

Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil by Fresh

description:

What it is: A precious blend of pure oils packed with omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 that absorb quickly to preserve a youthful appearance and provide 24-hour moisture.What it does: Omega 7 is known to enhance the skin’s healing process, 3 helps calm and soothe and omegas 6 and 9 are known to improve elasticity, softness and smoothness. It also contains seaberry oil, also known as seabuckthorn oil, a powerful antioxidant rich in all of the moisturizing omegas noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals; cranberry seed oil, packed with vitamin E to maintain skin’s elasticity and smoothness; camellia seed oil to help maintain soft, smooth and supple skin; and grapeseed oil to help maintain healthy hydration levels. Style Name:Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. Style Number: 653111. Available in stores.

 

 

and more anti-aging skin-care products here…

 

 

*in collaboration with Pure Perfection

xoxo, Arianne

 

 

References:

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-water-should-you-drink-per-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This post is not sponsored. I was gifted the product 24k Gold Infused Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum with Retinol by Pure Perfection, but ALL opinions are 100% my own.

 

Basic Touch-Up Essentials


|DETAILS | RED PURSE | FLUFF BRUSH | BLOTTING POWDER | FACE FOUNDATION | MINI LIP-STICK | MINI LIP-GLOSS |

 

 

Basic Touch-Up Essentials

 

While creating flawless and beautiful make-up is one thing, maintaining it to be that way all day and night is another issue to think about. For a person with combination of oily and dry skin, I deal with 2 problems; face will turn shiny after few hours or makeup will crease due to dryness. So what’s a girl to do to solve this massive problem? Aha! Yes, I always bring my “touch-up makeup” with me inside my purse. By the way how adorable is this red purse?

You can get this at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CH21HG4

 

What Makeup to Bring

 

You do not have to bring your entire makeup case to keep your face looking fresh all day and night. Adding more makeup will make your face seem “caky.” I use the Invisimatte Blotting Powder Universal by Fenty Beauty. This has been my go-to product to keep my t-zone shine free. It’s also good for fixing the crease on my skin. You can use the applicator it comes with, however, I prefer using my Japonesque Fluff Concealer Brush. This is one of my brushes that I can’t live without. It’s the perfect size for my under-eye area and small enough to fit my purse.

 

Next on my list is the RMS cream foundation (shade 33) I have blogged about this foundation since day one. I can’t stress enough how great this product is; It’s organic, insanely small packaging and it has great coverage. Sometimes touching your face or any incident which wipes off your makeup can happen. Having a small foundation on hand will be very helpful.

 

Lastly, do not forget to bring lipstick or lip-gloss. I have lipsticks in my car and in all my purses because the key to looking fresh is having your lip-color “on-point” at ALL times.

 

 

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

How to Grow Wheat-grass Indoors

 

Growing wheat-grass is SOOOO easy and simple. All you need is soil, organic wheat grass seeds, water and sunlight. I grow wheatgrass for my tortoise Roger Davis. He loves it. He also eats hay, nasturtium etc.. I harvest my wheat-grass right before the grass turns yellow. This is called second cut. This is more nutritious for tortoises.

 

Wheat-grass is also good for juicing. One shot a day would be amazing for your health. Make sure to harvest it when it’s green not yellow. I use top soil with no fertilizer or any bad chemicals that can be harmful for my tortoise. Pick organic and non-gmo seeds.

 

Watch video below to see step by step instructions on how to grow wheat-grass indoors.  Enjoy!

 

 

Is Roger too cute or what? Comment below if you want to see more videos of him. Lastly, If you have any questions, please let me know.

Products list:

Organic Wheatgrass Seeds – https://amzn.to/2pCplDq

Top Soil – https://amzn.to/2BYn1y2

Spray Bottle – https://amzn.to/2yhAXzH

Water Mister – https://amzn.to/2C060mV

 

 

 

 

 

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Claudia Elaine Bubble Mask Demo and Review

Today is all about skin. Paul and I created the video below demonstrating how to use the Rose Essential Bubble Mask by Claudia Elaine. The enormous amount of fun we had creating this video for you is unforgettable.

I apply facial skin care mask once-a-week after doing white-head and acne extractions. There are tons of different face mask in the market. Hence, it’s really good to own variety of masks because they all have ingredients that your skin would benefit from.

 

Product Description:

 

The Rose Essential Bubble Mask by Claudia Elaine has micro-carbonated bubbles that will tighten your pores while exfoliating dead skin cells of your face. Also, the fizzling bubbles of this mask will cleanse, hydrate and control oil of your skin leaving it firmer and radiant. The secret ingredients of this product are first is Rose Water. Rose Water is good for hydrating your face and giving it moisture all day. Next ingredient is carbonated water. Carbonated water improves the firmness and the tightness of your skin balancing the natural skin’s pH. The third ingredient is the anti-aging benefits of Lotus flower extract. Moreover this extract got antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins that are very beneficial to your skin.

 

When I first met my husband Paul Davis ten years ago, he did not moisturize, exfoliate nor use facial mask. I couldn’t believe he lived his life (before meeting me) without moisturizing! I was in complete shock. His skin shows damages such as skin discoloration, wrinkles and more. Now, I make sure he moisturizes, exfoliate and use face mask.

 

 

 

Paul’s Honest Opinion About Rose Essential Bubble Mask

He gives this mask 5 score out of 5. The fun factor was a plus for him. Although the bubbles seem to be appearing all over his face including on his mouth and eyes, he didn’t seem to be bothered by it. His skin appeared softer and smoother after only one use. Lastly, he mentioned he will definitely buy again!

 

My Honest Opinion About Rose Essential Bubble Mask

I give this product 4 out of 5. I love the feeling of bubbles foaming on my skin. The smell of rose-water was so invigorating. My skin felt softer, well hydrated and ultra clean. However the price is a bit too high for me. This product retails for $40/5 sheet mask. I wish it’s more affordable.

 

Overall Paul and I were very amused by this product. We love taking care of our skin. I will try-out other masks for you and will let you know what I think about them.

 

Let me know, if you have any questions.

 

You can buy this bubble mask at https://www.claudia-elaine.com/collec…

 

 

 

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

*in collaboration with Claudia Elaine

 

 

 

 

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*this video is NOT sponsored. I was gifted these masks, but All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

Fresh Peachy Day-time Look – Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! The video below is a makeup tutorial on how to create fresh looking everyday makeup. I love wearing makeup that is so natural looking. I think I look better with simple makeup look

anyway. I think the secret to having a fresh look is the right concealer. Pick the right color (not too light/dark) for you that will blend well with your foundation. This concealer by Sheer Miracle is

awesome because it feels like I’m applying eye cream/moisturizer versus makeup. It is so lightweight, organic and perfect for my skin-tone. Another trick for a fresh looking is a great blush palette.

I found this Blush Bar palette by Benefit Cosmetics on Amazon, which by the way is only $58. It has a bronzer and different shades of blush. I’m obsessed with it!

 

 

Products used:

Sheer Miracle – wide awake concealer – https://www.sheermiracle.com/wide-awake-organic-dark-circle-concealer/

Use coupon code THECITYWIFE for 20% Off Orders Over $20 

Luminous silk Giorgio Armani- http://shopstyle.it/l/SaCH

peach frost Too Faced – blush bar benefit cosmetics- https://amzn.to/2Qxl4x8

Pillow talk lip liner – Charlotte Tilbury – http://shopstyle.it/l/SaCd

Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow powder duo – http://shopstyle.it/l/SaCn

La Mer long wear foundation – http://shopstyle.it/l/SaCO

 

 

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

 

 

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Organic Plant-Based Healthy Protein Bar

Even my kids love these delicious protein bars!

 

Orgain Protein Bars 

 

Description:

100% Vegan

We believe in the power of the plant and its ability to serve up delicious, high quality protein. Our bars are certified vegan by Vegan Action.

We use a few simple ingredients like almonds, chia and dates, because we believe the simplest things in life are often the best.

These bars are made from only certified organic ingredients. You can rest assured that you’re feeding your body the best when you see the USDA Organic seal on every bar.

 

 

Ingredients:

ORGANIC DATES, ORGANIC PEANUT FLOUR, ORGANIC ALMOND BUTTER, ORGANIC NATURAL FLAVORS, ORGANIC ALKALIZED COCOA, ORGANIC CHIA PROTEIN, ORGANIC ALMONDS, SEA SALT

CONTAINS:
PEANUTS, TREE NUTS (ALMONDS)
          Protein bars are nutritional supplements that provide protein to your diet. They can be good or bad for you, depending on how you use them as part of your overall eating habits and fitness goals. There are a lot of protein bar products competing in the market, but not all bars are created equal. Here’s a diagram below to better understand how protein bar works;
Protein bar with high protein 300 and up = Use as Meal Replacement
Protein bar with low protein 220 and below = Use as Snacks

Use protein bars in moderation. Most protein bars contain anywhere from 150 to 250 calories each. Also, you want to make sure to pick protein bars low in fats and sugar. They are convenient to have so you don’t have to bring a turkey sandwich or yogurt with you when you go to the gym or on a bike ride. They are good for people, who are on-the-go.

Why I love the brand Orgain protein-bars?

        These protein bars are packed with nutritious and delicious ingredients. My favorite is the Chocolate Almond Sea Salt flavor. It is unbelievably tasty! My kids couldn’t stop eating them as well. Orgain protein bars taste so raw, simple yet really tasty. I love protein bars that are not too sweet. I absolutely recommend this brand because it is plant-based, organic, vegan, low in fats and sugar.
I started my weight-loss-journey as a way to share my story that losing weight “the healthy way” is possible. I have done it before after giving birth to my children. My weight went up because of pregnancy, then it went back down to the pre-pregnancy weight. My current weight is 130 lbs. due to I can easily gain weight, if I don’t workout and eat a lot of junk-food. Moreover, my goal-weight is 120 lbs. By eating healthy and working-out two times a week, I can reach my goals to a become the healthier me again.
Overall I’m glad I found this protein bar brand that offers a healthier option instead of other brands out there containing load of sugar and fats. Of course I do not eat protein bar regularly. I snack on yogurt, banana, almonds etc to make sure I’m getting a wide variety of nutritional diet.
Let me know, if you have any questions.

References: 

https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition-pictures/smart-protein-bar-picks.aspx

https://www.jillianmichaels.com/blog/food-and-nutrition/myth-protein-bars-are-always-healthy-choice

https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/nutrition-bars-healthy-hype#1

 

 

 

 

*in collaboration with Orgain

xoxo, Arianne

 

Picqued’s White Bright Teeth Whitening Kit Review and Demo

 

This is a review/demo of the product Picqued’s White Bright whitening kit.

Shop this product at – https://goo.gl/TnGjEx

For a limited time you can get this kit with 10% discount using my coupon code:

 

ARIANNE

 

 

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Travel Makeup Palette + 3D Mink Lashes

 

This palette by Kandy4Beauty is too adorable because it’s so small perfect for travel. I also adore these Mink 3D lashes. They look so fabulous!

 

Use code Arianne to get 20% off

 

https://kandy4beauty.com/

 

 

 

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*in collaboration with Kandy4Beauty

Urban Decay – Born to Run Collection Review and Tutorial

 

 

Products list:

Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette – http://shopstyle.it/l/Ob36

Urban Decay Metallized Born to Run Lipstick –
http://shopstyle.it/l/Ob1P

It Cosmetics CC Cream Foundation Tan – http://shopstyle.it/l/Ob3X

Too faced Sweetie Pie Bronzer – http://shopstyle.it/l/Ob3R

Too Faced Loose Powder – http://shopstyle.it/l/Ob1G

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*this video is NOT sponsored. I was NOT gifted this palette. All opinions are 100% my own.