Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mini Hiatus

Hey everyone,

I'm taking a bit of a hiatus. I haven't felt creative for many days and I don't really want to post content I'm not proud of. I will continue to make YouTube videos when I can and I will update the sidebar with the most current videos. However, the blog content will not be as regular until I get back on my feet. I will post here and there, but unfortunately, I cannot do 2-3 posts a week right now.

I hope you'll stick around and be here when I get back to my regular schedule.

Also, I want to take this time to send condolences to Christina Grimmie's family, friends, and fans. I'm sure she's smiling down from heaven now, even though I'm still sad about what happened. I also want to send condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the Orlando shooting. All these deaths have affected me more than I care to admit. Let's pray that tragedies like this would cease and be replaced by love and kindness instead.

Stay safe and stay strong everybody.

-Arianne

Monday, May 30, 2016

BEAUTY | It's A Beauty Haul!


Hi everyone! Thanks for sticking around. It's a difficult time right now that's why I haven't been regular with my blog posts. But today, I want to share some new exciting products I've accumulated in the past month or so. I hope you enjoy!

Pacifica Super Kale Juiced-Up Shampoo - I love this shampoo because it doesn't feel like it weighs my hair down, but it really cleans it well. I also love the packaging very much.

Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine - I repurchased this because I love applying it before bedtime for a nice overnight hydration.

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water - I repurchased this because when I finished the old one, I refilled it with just tap water, and I noticed a big difference. I definitely need this in my makeup removal routine.

Burt's Bees Lipstick in Magenta Rush - my mom bought this for me so we can get the $3.50 off of $15 at Ulta. I wasn't one to discourage her, lol. I absolutely love the color and it's a bolder color than my usual neutrals. Excited to wear this everyday for the summer.

ELF small angled liner brush and eyebrow brush - I bought the liner brush because I wanted a second one for the inner area of my brows. I use two different colors, so I wanted to use two different brushes. Shortly after, I noticed they also had an eyebrow brush, so I went ahead and bought it because I didn't own a spoolie. It's great for traveling since it's double-ended with the angled brush on the other end.

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara - I was having issues with my eyes because it kept burning. I thought maybe I needed a new mascara, so I picked this one up.

Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Sable Brown - Same thing with the eye issues, I bought this one and I actually love that it's a soft kohl. It's great for a smoky look!

Alfani Pattern Shirt - I got it from Macy's when I went shopping with my mom for Mother's Day. I love how it gives the illusion of a slimmer figure. I also really love the pattern and the colors. I can't wait to wear it! Check out my sneaky little dressing room photo below.


What have you purchased lately?
Have you tried any of the products I mentioned here?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LIFE | Meet My Demons


We all have our own demons. Here are mine.

--Insecurities--

We all have insecurities, but I'm plagued by mine. I know I'm not supposed to listen to the nasty voice in my head, but sometimes it's too loud; it's too strong.

You're not good enough.
You don't belong here.
You don't have enough experience.
You're nothing important
You're not worth loving.

--Fear--

No one is without fear, but I fear more than most and most of them are irrational.

I'm afraid of animals.
I'm afraid of people.
I'm afraid of making the wrong decisions.
I'm afraid of what people might say about me.
I'm afraid of losing my mind.
I'm afraid to love and to care because it means being vulnerable.

--Past--

We are who we are because of our past. I feel broken because of mine.

Broken family.
Broken spirit.
Broken friendship.
Broken relationships.
Broken bridges.
Broken mind.

We all have our demons. Sometimes, they become our only companion because we've chased the world away from us in fear of consuming others into the darkness. We all have our demons, but that doesn't mean we have to live with them forever.

Make a pledge with me to do whatever it takes to overcome the negativity. Promise yourself that no matter how hard it gets, you will continue fighting. No matter how many tears you have to shed, you will continue pushing on...because at the end of the tunnel is the light and a new beginning. 

On the other side of that tunnel is a new life in which you have room to let people in, to let them love you the way you deserve to be loved. On the other side is a person who is kind and able to care for others without being afraid of disappointment, but only feel joy in being able to impart love and kindness to others.

On the other side of the tunnel is You. Me. Us.


I'll see you when we get there. Good luck.
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