Beauty Review: Suave Naturals Body Wash


One of my favorite things to do is finding a good bargain. When I found the Suave Naturals Body Wash, I was so excited! So far, I've found that Sweet Pea & Violet and Creamy Almond & Verbena are my favorites. I recently realized that I LOVE creamy body washes because I've found them to be very moisturizing.

Another thing I like about these is the way they lather. You don't need to put too much on a loofa to get a good lather, and they smell so good! I literally am a bit obsessed with the Almond & Verbena scent. If you can find them in your local supermarket or drugstore, I would suggest giving them a sniff, and maybe trying them out for yourself.

I'll be doing an empties video either in October or November and you can see just how many of these body washes I've actually finished ;)

In the future, I really want to try the Soap and Glory Clean on Me body wash. It's the only scent from their collection that I actually like. Christmas present, anyone? *wink wink*


What's YOUR favorite brand of body wash? Have you tried Suave Naturals?



Arianne
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Life: Comfort Foods

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As with most women, PMS comes and goes. For someone like me, it feels like it's a constant occurrence. My anxiety always makes me feel down and uninterested in life. Well, that's where comfort food comes in!

I recently discovered comfort food. I didn't use to have any. However, now I understand what people mean when they say they "eat their feelings". I mean, seriously, who can say no to the sinful goodness pictured above?

Mac and Cheese - I prefer them baked where the cheese is crusted on top. Thankfully, I have a favorite local spot that I can go to when I feel the need to really get some comfort. This is my last resort.

Chocolate - I'm pretty sure 98% of people loves chocolate - even the health freaks ;) The only ones that may not like chocolates are the ones allergic to them. I mean, chocolate can fix anything.

Sushi - This is one of the most accessible comfort food in the city I live in. Literally, everywhere you look, there seems to be a sushi restaurant. Hence, most of the restaurants have the sushi rolls for 50% off! One thing I love more than sushi is a good deal :) My favorite is the dragon roll. However, if you eat with me, you'll find that I will order anything but the dragon roll because I like to continue trying new rolls to see if I can find more that I like. Other favorites include Caterpillar, California, and Crunchy. (Hit the "like it" button if you noticed those all start with a C)


Gelato/Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
- Any frozen dessert will do, whether it is full-on dairy or dairy free. I love them all. I prefer the usual flavors like vanilla and cookies and cream if I'm buying them for future consumption. If I get the treat outside for one-time consumption, I like to try new things like Sweet Cream from ColdStone. I've never been to ColdStone until this past weekend, and I decided to go for the ice cream that looked like snow.

Fun Fact: No matter how much I love sweets, I cannot consume them in big portions.

Let me know in the comments what YOUR favorite comfort foods are :)



Arianne
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P.S.
I did a guest post over at Hristina's blog Misty's Stuff. Head on over there if you want to read my thoughts behind my autumn picks below.


Life/Music: Greatest Love Of All


Hi everyone! It's been quite an interesting week. I'm sorry I missed Friday's post. I also originally had a post planned for today, but was not able to get the photos taken. Instead, I wanted to do a little bit of reflection in today's post - I hope you don't mind. (if you do, then you don't have to continue reading)

This entire week I put in as much effort as I could to make it a "good" week. I've learned to cherish each day and each week that I deemed "good" because lately, there had been more days when I struggled more than I triumphed. Most of the time, I felt inadequate - "I'm not good enough. I'm a fraud." I'm sure all of us had felt this once in a while. In my case, it's a constant feeling. I have two people in my life who cut me some slack; they even tell me the good things I never heard while I was growing up.

"You're beautiful, I don't understand why you don't see that. You're a good person. You really are; I'm not just saying that."

"You have quirky things that you need to work on, but that doesn't make you abnormal."

One day this past week, I heard the song "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. I've always loved this song. I sang along in my car while driving to work, and towards the end, I got a little bit choked up. Now, that's a normal occurrence for me. However, the song got me thinking:

I need to learn to love myself. I need to stop criticizing myself the way people used to criticize me. I need to look at myself in the mirror and be able to look at myself in the eyes and appreciate the person staring back at me. 

I'm slowly learning this starting with loving myself without makeup on. My skin isn't as bad as I think it is. Sure, I have imperfections, but who doesn't? All I need is to smile and my face lights up and I feel beautiful. I just forget it most of the time.

So if you are still reading, I challenge you to look at yourself in the mirror today and smile at yourself. Then, I want you to mentally say to yourself: "You're beautiful and you're good enough." Sometimes this could be the most difficult task, but keep on trying. I'm not just saying this to all of you, but mostly, I'm telling myself to never give up. Sometimes I just need to be reminded, and one day, I will look back and read this post. I may or may not cry, but I will remember that I wrote this to remind myself that I'm good enough. Anyone who doesn't agree...well, they need to go get a big plate of mac and cheese because clearly, they're struggling with something, too.

Love yourself and be strong.

Arianne



P.S. If you are struggling at the moment, here's a picture of a Mac and Cheese. I hope it cheers you up a little :)

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