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 –

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Innisfree SPF 35 –…

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve -

Fresh Seaberry Face Oil –


Blog post – How I deal with aging skin Part 1 –…



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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:


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.



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*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.


Basic Touch-Up Essentials




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?

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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 🙂

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.


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xoxo, Arianne 🙂

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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.


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Affordable Face Oil for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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      If you have been following my blog, then you would know my obsession with face oil. I absolutely can’t live without it. I use it for my hair, nails and skin. Face oil is also great for removing makeup without tugging the delicate skin around your eyes. However, some brands can be very strong, so it would be best to choose wisely. Picking up the wrong oil can create breakouts and damage your face.

I have stumbled upon this brand Morgan Miller Hydro-Botanical Concentrate Facial Oil, which is very affordable compare to other brands that are over $50.  You only need two to three drops of oil — massage onto the skin including your neck. Use this day and night to keep skin moisturized. This 1 oz. bottle will last you about 6 months or longer.

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One of the “key-ingredients” this face oil possesses is lavender oil — famous for its antioxidant, easing stress and tension of your skin.

Next is grapefruit oil, purifies and clears your skin. The pollution in our environment is impossible to stay away from. So keeping skin clean and purified from pollutants is a must.

Lastly is the jojoba oil, famous for its antibacterial properties which help control bacterial growth in the hair follicle. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent that calms and soothe irritated skin.


    If you avoid face oil because you have oily skin, join the club! Many women are scared of applying oil on their skin. Yes, I used to “hands-down” avoid it too. But it’s surprising that products that most of us are already using contain oil.

I think it’s worth trying different type of oil to learn which works best for your skin type.  The benefits I’ve experienced are absolutely worth it after I’ve added face oil to my skin care routine.


Use promo code BINFLUE5 to receive 5% off. Code expires 12/31/18.

This product can be purchased at Amazon, NEX, Riley Rose and Forever 21.


*in collaboration with Beauty Influence Brands

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Volcanic Ash Skin Detox

Here’s my skin care first impressions of the Jeju Volcanic Ash Facial Mask and Cleansing Pore Bar.

Jeju Volcanic Ash Facial Mask

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Skin Care Products Review – Charlotte Tilbury


This video is about skin care products for sensitive skin (like mine ;)):

Products list:

Goddess Skin Clay Mask –

Charlotte’s Magic Cream –

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