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:


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 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


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


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


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











*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.



Elepawl’s Hair Straightening Brush Review



Hey guys! Here’s my review of the product Elepawl’s Hair Straightening Brush

Piepie and I had so much filming this!

You can buy this product at:


Product description;

3-in-1 MCH heating ionic and 3D floating straightener brush;

  • Metal ceramic heater (MCH) technology delivers a fast response time as PTC heating which needs 2 minutes to heat
  • The built-in ionic generator emits negative ions,10 million negative ions, instantly moisturizing the hair core, neutralizing the hair static, and offering extraordinary smoother hair
  • 3D comb matrix arrays output hair glamour, make hair more stereoscopic heating , expand effective combing area, do not pull hair

hair straightening brush combines innovative technology, fashionable design and efficiency to create smart products that keep your hair gorgeous and healthy. Achieve salon-like results at home without having to spend extra time and money. Get a salon like hairstyle at home without spending much money ;

Discover Natural Moisture, Silky-looking , Healthy-looking Hairstyle;

Anti-scald Comb Design Protect You From High Temperature and it will automatically shut off for your safety ;


Ultra Fast Heat-up

MCH (Metal Ceramic Heater) gives even heat distribution and quick temperature recovery time. The adjustable heat temperature from 150°C (300°F) to 230°C (450°F) allows you to match your specific hair thin, fine, wavy or curled. it can heat up to the desired temperature in 30s and offer great results.


Wake up the Hair and Regain its Brilliance

  • Negative ions straight hair and neutralizing the hair static
  • Closed hair scales to repair damaged hair
  • Moisturizes your hair and prevents them of getting dry


My Honest Opinion

I honestly love this product. I like it more than the usual flat-iron hair straightener. This gives you that nice curve on the bottom part of your hair. It works so fast and makes it smooth and shiny.

This retails for $36.99 which is not bad. The product is very sturdy and seems like it will last for a long time. This is also perfect for people with very long hair.


My hair is straight, but it can look frizzy, If I don’t brush it. It took me less than 5 minutes to make my hair smooth and frizz free. Overall I’d give this brush 2 thumbs up for my hair type.

I tried using this on Piepie’s wavy/curly hair and it didn’t work as good as it did compare to my hair.


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Little Martin’s Drawer Wet Wipe Pouch Review


Wet-wipes Pouch –>

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Product details:

“Little Martin’s portable wet wipe pouch BPA free material will not leak or break to keep wet wipes moist. Also portable Dispenser Holder Case can be hung or attached anywhere, such as to the diaper bag or stroller for convenience when traveling.Set of 3 wet wipe cases comes in various beautiful designs perfectly suited for every mom and baby.

TRAVEL-FRIENDLY – Lightweight, portable pouch can be hung or attached anywhere, such as to the diaper bag or stroller for convenience when traveling

REUSABLE, REFILLABLE – Easily carry around your favorite wipes by filling up your pouch as needed; no need to buy small, less economical travel packs

IDEAL SIZE – Perfect size and capacity so moms can handle a quick clean up with ease

HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL – Thick, high quality, non-toxic, BPA free material will not leak or break to keep wet wipes moist

STYLISH DESIGN – Set of 3 wet wipe cases comes in various beautiful designs perfectly suited for every mom and baby”



This wet-wipes pouch by Little Martin’s Drawer is the cutest thing ever. I knew I had to get it, the moment I saw it online. The size of this pouch is perfect for travel. You can insert it in your

bag or attached it on your stroller. I love that this product is BPA free and non-toxic. The box comes with 3 pouches; 2 pink and 1 blue. The stylish and modern design of this product is

perfect for all moms and babies.


If you are a “mom on-the-go” like myself, you would love this product. I have wipes available every-where in the house and in my car because I always need  to clean something. I think even

if I’m not a mom, I would still own a lot of wet-wipes. I use them for removing my makeup, cleaning the top of my desk, cleaning my shoes, cleaning other furniture and removing the excess

pigment of my makeup brushes.


CONS – The only cons I would say is that the flap of the pouch seems it can break easily. However, I’m sure glue can fix the problem, if it ever occurs.


Overall this product is good to have for people, who like to bring wet wipes anywhere they go. It’s very affordable for 3 pouches. The design is modern perfect for fashionistas. So I give this

pouch … thumbs up!



*in collaboration with Little Martin’s Drawer

xoxo, Arianne 🙂








*this post is NOT sponsored. I was gifted this product, but All opinions are 100% my own.




Instant Peel Review and Demo



Earthen’s Instant Peel product peels away dead skin cells, debris and impurities revealing your skin’s natural glow. The ingredients of this product is marketed as face cream that will improve skin’s texture revealing natural, healthy, glowing and youthful face. This company claims that this is safe to use for all skin types and will work on most of the body as well. Looking at inside the box, this comes with 6 packets of 5 grams of face cream. This retails for $50 which is pricey for me. It would be great, if there are 10 packets instead of 6. If there are left over Instant Peel face cream, you can store the it by placing the packet inside a plastic bag/zip lock baggies. Make sure to close tightly. This product is made in the USA which is a plus for me. I  definitely like supporting my country and buying local.

Prep your skin

You want to prepare your skin before applying the Instant Peel product. Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser. My all time favorite is the One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil by Tatch. Apply this on the face by massaging and doing circular motions. Rinse with warm water. Moreover, the formula of this cleanser is so gentle that you can apply this on the eye area. Next is scrub your face with a gentle face scrub. My all time favorite is the Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder by Tatcha. Apply this doing circular motion focusing on the dry area of the face. I use this once a day. Rinse with warm water.



  1. Steam skin for approximately 5 minutes until the skin is moist and supple.
  2. Squeeze small amount of Instant peel onto fingertips, apply to desired area (avoid delicate skin), immediately massage area firmly with back and forth motion. Peeling process begins…  Continue motion until peeling ceases. Instant Peel only peels away dead skin cells and does not recognize living skin cells.
  3. Move to the next area and repeat.
  4. Rinse thoroughly – if there is any remaining residue, remove with gentle soap and water. Discard packet.



This is not a mask and should be used only on steamed moist skin. Do not let Instant Peel dry on skin.


How does this product feels like? It felt so good while using this product. I felt chunks of dead skin cells peeling off my face. It was like a miracle. I don’t know how can a face cream instantly peel off dead skin without harming it. My blackheads and whiteheads on my nose came off as well. My skin feels raw and smooth like never before.


I’m so happy there is a product such as the Instant Peel by Earthen. Now I can instantly peel the impurities of my skin in the comfort of my own home. Usually I have to go to an esthetician to have my facial done.


I give the Instant Peel by Earthen a big thumbs up because I need products that renew my skin on a regular basis.


You can purchase this product at



*in collaboration with Earthen

xoxo, Arianne











My Favorite Affordable Makeup Palettes


       Make-up can break the bank very easily, if you have the taste for high-end makeup like myself. It cost $35 for one Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, unlike drug store brand that cost $8 or less.

       Why are high-end brands more ridiculously expensive? Is it because the formula of their products has better quality and long-lasting? Buying high-end makeup means that you are paying for the famous brand name. They are luxurious, better packaging and makes you feel better owning something fancy. Am I right? I will forever love high-end products, but lately I discovered some insanely inexpensive makeup palettes that work as good or even better than the famous make up brands.

2 pieces Miskos 12 Color Naked Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette

miskos makeup picture          This Miskos eyeshadow palette is incredible. This is not a drug store brand, but you can purchase this online at a very affordable price. It is very pigmented, buttery and long-lasting. This palette is a good dupe of the Urban Decay Naked palette. You can create soft, day-time or night-time look with this palette. The packaging is made out of card board, very light weight and definitely nothing fancy. However, the reason this palette is very inexpensive is because the company, who made this didn’t spend much money on packaging. I do not mind it at all because I only care about the quality of the product.

BH Cosmetics Blush Palette

bh cosmetics blush

    This blush palette is a must have. It has bronzer, different colors of blush and it is very inexpensive. When I grab a blush palette, seeing there are different option for me makes me feel more creative. You can mix match these colors creating a complete different hue for the look you’re trying to achieve.

Bad Habit Paradise Highlight Palette

paradise highlighter

This Bad Habit Beauty Highlight is miraculously good. When you wear this, it is so blinding. I was amaze how inexpensive this is. The brand Bad Habit Beauty is very new, but they are already catching the attention of the beauty community. Make sure to use good brushes when applying this highlight on your pretty face. Too much highlight can be a disaster and can’t be undone.

l’Oreal La Palette Lipstick

la palette lip

Lastly, is the l’oreal La Palette Lipstick which is a really good purchase. This is a drug store brand. The formula of this palette is very creamy, glossy and highly pigmented. The lip brush that comes with it works great too. Again, nothing is better than owning palettes that has different colors inside. This gives you wiggle room for doing different type of looks.

Ultimately, drug store brands or inexpensive online brands are worth trying. When you find products that are amazing and affordable, it’s like hitting the jackpot! Below is a makeup video tutorial of all the products mentioned above.

xoxo, Arianne

 *this post is NOT sponsored. I was gifted palettes Miskos and Bad Habit, but All opinions are 100% my own.

Lipstick Haul Try-On and Review

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Haul Try-On-Me and Review

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