My Ten-Year Challenge!

 

Here’s a throwback of ME 10 years ago! Wow, I can’t believe ten years have passed already. Last month was my birthday and I felt like the past ten years of my life was all a blur. Now, I a married woman with three children, huge plant lover, blogger/vlogger and 20 lbs. heavier! 😉

 

Alright, let’s talk about, do I have any regrets from my past?

Absolutely! I wish I started my blog a long time ago. My blog is almost 2 years old now. If I started it 10 years ago, I would have been able to talk/write about exciting and crazy topics, as it was happening; such as, dating scene in LA, being in a relationship to marriage, decision to have kids, birth experience etc.

I wish I didn’t get involved in businesses that are not worthy and pyramid schemes I got fooled into joining. Although, if I didn’t make mistakes then I wouldn’t have learned my lesson leading me to the right path. Now, I’m more aware, mature and know what I really want in life. I would love to accomplish more things in this world. Things that matter like helping and inspiring people. It’s the best feeling in the world that I can share my thoughts and experiences with you.

By the way, I’m currently taking pre-nursing classes and also volunteering in a hospital. It’s tough to juggle school, family, blog and hospital shifts, but I will keep doing blog post as much as I can.

 

 

Cheers to many more years of life together!

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FDSL38K

 

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 type.like 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.

 

Let me know, if you have any questions. Leave me a comment or message me 🙂

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

Directions 

  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.

 

Caution

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 https://earthenskincare.com/collections/frontpage/products/instant-peel-exfoliant

 

 

*in collaboration with Earthen

xoxo, Arianne

 

 

*THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED. I WAS GIFTED THIS PRODUCT. BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Becca Ocean Jewels First Impressions and Tutorial

Here is my first impressions of Becca Ocean Jewels Collection video.

Ocean Jewels Eye Palette – http://shopstyle.it/l/EXwE

Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette – http://shopstyle.it/l/EXwP

Lip glow intuitive – http://shopstyle.it/l/EXym

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