Life: Liebster Minus Nominations


Hey everyone! It seems I've been nominated for a Liebster Award again. These things always make me a bit giddy. This time, this lovely nomination was from Sarah from Diary of a Beauty Padawan. Since I've already posted about this award before (you can read it here), I thought I would just answer Sarah's questions because they seemed quite interesting. 


1. Which do you think may come first: flying cars or teleportation?
I think flying cars.. If I'm not mistaken, I may or may not have heard on the radio that someone is already trying to make it work? Technically, planes are flying cars aren't they?

2. You get to be any monarch of any nation from any point in time, be it the 12th century or the 21st, for a week. Who are you, and why?
I would like to be the Queen of England for a week. During my reign, I will have all my favorite YouTubers hanging out with me at the palace, possibly collaborating on some good content :)

3. What are your thoughts on the new Pantone Colour of the Year?
I had to Google this.. it looks like it's Marsala? Uhm.. I'm not sure I like it... It's alright for lipstick, but pieces of clothing? I'll have to see my favorite style icons wear it before I can decide.

4. Are you an Apple or an Android person?
Now that I have an iPhone and a Macbook, totally Apple :)

5. What's your favourite lip product?
Any Rimmel product it seems :) 

6. Have you ever watched Power Rangers?
I remember watching them, but I don't remember being crazy about them.

7. Favourite flavour of ice cream! -- Or, if you don't like ice cream, your favourite dessert!
I like vanilla or cookies and cream. I don't like really sweet ice cream so anything light is good. I usually just go with vanilla coz it has the least calories when I only have a few choices. Sometimes I skip it completely and go for sorbet if it's in the menu.

8. If you were a character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which one do you think you'd be?
I'm pretty sure that was a movie, right? Or a book? Either way, I never watched or read it. So, I'm not quite sure how to answer this.

9. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I love huskies, but I'm more of a stuffed animal person. I don't like real animals to be near me...

10. Have you ever been overseas?
I immigrated to the United States. Does that count? 

11. If you could live in any country, where would you live and why?
England, simply because I love the architecture and it seems people are happy there. A more complicated answer would be because I want to run away from the sad memories in America.


I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your answers in the comments!


Arianne

Life: I've Moved + Exhaustion


Photo courtesy of Google Images


Hey everyone! What's been going on? You might want to grab a drink because this is a long post ;)

I was doing a Google search for the main image for this post and I came across a quote that said "I'm so tired, my tired is tired." I think that is so appropriate for me right now. I'm so exhausted that my immune system feels like it's literally struggling to work as I type this post and I'm coming down with something. Let's hope that doesn't actually happen :)

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but I got a seasonal job as a retail associate. I LOVE IT! There are times when it's so busy, it feels like I'm running a marathon. There are also down times which I don't enjoy as much. Anyway, I've been working that 4 days a week (about 15 hours a week), plus I've got a full time job (40 hours a week). I get about 5 hours of sleep, 6 if I'm lucky. To say I'm exhausted is quite the understatement. I do notice that I haven't been anxious in a while. That's a good thing at least!

Anyway, if you follow this blog regularly, you may have noticed that I am posting twice a week now instead of three. That's because I literally have no time to myself, and I've also just moved. As I am typing this, I've just finished getting my room to the point where I can see the floor again. That's about as far as I can go I think. I don't even have room for a desk :( Ah well, sacrifices. I also need to get rid of more things apparently. I'm quite a pack rat :(

The day before this post goes up, I took my first selfie in my room. I consider it a miracle that I even got up, got dressed, and did my makeup. That's my big accomplishment of the day. I couldn't be bothered with my hair, so I covered it up :) At work, I was literally falling apart, I took a photo of a random corner under my desk and tweeted it. And yes, that was my thigh in the picture.




Since I try not to end on a low note, let's talk about something fun. Last Thursday, me and a couple friends (my housemates then) went to a place called Yellow Deli. I LOVE everything about it. The ambience, the peace in the air, but most importantly, the food. I got a Chipotle chicken with lettuce, tomato, and avocado on a Kaiser roll. For dessert, we got Carrot cake and a Deli waffle with fruit. Oh my goodness. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking :)



I hope you enjoyed this little post. Leave me in the comments tips on how you stay healthy when you're super busy. Also leave super easy recipe for dummies so I can eat healthier during these busy days.  Thank you!


Arianne

Beauty Battle: Makeup Wipes



I've finally found makeup wipes that I love and that don't make my face incredibly oily! They're from my favorite skincare brand, of course. Today, I wanted to do the pros and cons of these two products.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes
Pros:
  • Smells amazing - very tropical
  • Very moist
  • Great packaging
  • It cleans, tones, and moisturizes - perfect for really tired nights
Cons:
  • Pineapple enzyme can be too much for sensitive skin

Alba Botanica Good & Clean Dual Textured Exfoliating Towelettes
Pros:
  • It makes my face feel really smooth and clean
  • Very moist
  • Great packaging
  • One side is an exfoliator
Cons:
  • Exfoliating side is too abrasive - NOT GOOD for your face - I use it on my lips instead!

I'm not sure whether to put this as a pro or con, but the smell of the exfoliating wipes is woodsy... It's like smelling freshly polished wood. I don't mind it.

So these are my two favorites. Not everything is perfect, but I'm happy with both of them. If I have to choose only one, I'd choose the exfoliating towelettes because I use other products with pineapple enzyme. Too much enzyme makes my face too sensitive.

Head over to my YouTube channel if you want to see a short video of me explaining the differences between the two makeup wipes.

What's your favorite makeup wipes?


Arianne