The Avatara “Cool As A Cucumber” Hydrogel Eye Masks have been on my list of products to try this summer and I recently had the chance to try them out.
I tried this on a morning (ok afternoon) when I didn’t sleep so great the previous night. I looked tired. My eyes were puffy and baggy. It was not a cute look! 🙂 I remembered that I received these as a gift from my friend, so I was really excited to see how they worked.
On a freshly washed face I placed the eye masks under each eye. The directions say to keep the masks on for 10-20 minutes, yet I left them on for more like 30-40.
The first and definitely one of the greatest things about these eye masks is that they stay put. I like to multi-task while doing my masking regimen, and one of my biggest annoyances is when the mask I am using slips or moves on my face. These stay put!
When I removed the eye masks, even though I was skeptical, I was pleasantly surprised that my under-eyes looked noticeably refreshed. The puffiness/bagginess had not completely gone away, but had dramatically decreased. I was very happy with the results.
About The Product (from the Avatara website):
Cucumber and Flower Extracts are designed to calm and cool your under eye area.
Reduce the look of dull and puffy eyes. Paraben free. Fragrance free.
Hydrogel offers the highest level of absorption of active ingredients locking in moisture for intense hydration. Our eye mask has a soft texture and excellent adhesion to deliver long-lasting hydration.
The price of Avatara products are pretty inexpensive for their quality. The eye masks and lip masks are $3 each. Sheets masks and nose masks are also $3. Foaming face masks are $4. Mask sets are $9. They also have the option of buying in bulk, in which you can get a 15 pack of various masks for $35 (a savings of $10).
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Happy February Everyone!
I am doing a Valentine’s Day giveaway to celebrate our love of beauty and makeup.
To enter, head over to my IG @allthingsadoredofficial to follow, repost and tag.
Open to US and International participants.
Winner will be selected at random on Feb. 14th
Good Luck!! xo
I’ve been an Ardell lash user since my dance competition days in middle school. Since then I think I’ve used every shape and style of their lashes that I could get my hands on. They make a quality product that I return to the store to purchase time and time again.
So of course I was SUPER excited when I heard that Ardell was coming out with new magnetic strip lashes. The glamour without the glue? I’m in! 🙂
I pretty much stalked my local Sally’s Beauty Supply and Ulta for a couple weeks. Finally I got my hand on a few pairs.
Upon opening the package, one of the first things I noticed was how lightweight they were, which is a great thing because you’ve now got double the lashes.
Okay so I didn’t quite get how to put them on initially. The video clips make it look super easy. I can tell you it does take some practice, but once you’ve got it down, I think you will like these as much as I do. One piece of advise I can give is to check out Ardell’s IG @ardellbeauty. There you can see videos with some troubleshooting tips such as cutting the lashes into smaller magnetic pieces to make application easier.
So now that you are motivated to give these a try, here’s the where and the how much.
Available at the following stores:
- Sally’s Beauty
Available in three styles:
- Double Wispies
- Accent Lashes
- Double 110
Cost: $12-$14 depending on where you purchase.
Here you can see a before and after. The top is without the magnetic lashes, and bottom is with the magnetic double wispies.
Thanks for reading!
Photo Information: Top – Ardell Lashes in Double Wispies and Double 110 styles, Middle – Close-up of Double Wispies, and Bottom – Before and After using Double Wispies.
All products used can be found on my IG @allthingsadoredofficial
Happy New Year Everyone! Have an amazing night and be safe!
For all of you who are feeling the holiday vibes, here’s a little makeup inspiration in the event you are wanting to be a bit extra for your holiday festivities. All products are listed on my IG @allthingsadoredofficial
Happy holidays everyone!! 🎄🤗
- Cuts way down on getting ready time.
- Pretty much always look wide awake and refreshed.
- No pesky eyelash glue mishaps (I have them quite often).
- Washing your face much differently.
- Sleeping more carefully, so not to squish your new lashes into the pillow.
- Unable to use liquid eyeliner.
- Slightly pricier than faux lashes (but not much – range from $25-$60 for approx. 2-3 weeks).
- Commitment to same eyelash design for a two week period (for those of you who like to change it up).
Overall, I would highly recommend trying them out for yourselves. I will definitely be getting them again.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
Since October is one of my favorite months, I’ve decided to do a giveaway of some of my favorite things.
To enter all you have to do is:
Go to my Instagram @allthingsadoredofficial
- Follow me
- Like the giveaway post
- Tag two friends who might also want to enter
- Comment what you are planning on dressing up as for Halloween
Open to US and International participants.
Winner will be selected at random on Friday, October 13th!
Good luck!! 🙂
Glittery. Versatile. Amazing. These iredescent lip toppers instantly double your lip color collection as these little beauties can be worn alone or on top of your favorite lip product. It is a perfect addition when wanting to add a little drama to your usual look.
The Diamond Crushers formula is non-sticky and glides easily over the lips. The glitter stays where it’s supposed to and doesn’t get all over your face.
The Lime Crime website describes them as, a weightless water-based formula that goes on matte and dries to a smudge-proof finish. Can be worn alone or over liquid matte lipstick without making it run, and the lightweight water-based formula is filled with light-reflective iridescent shimmers that dance and glisten with you as you move.
Ten beautiful, sparkling shades including:
- Choke (baby pink/baby blue)
- Lit (rose gold)
- Cleopatra (blush/gold)
- Acid Fairy (lavender/mint)
- Black Unicorn (black rainbow)
- Cheap Thrill (sunset/rose)
- Dope (cotton candy pink/champagne)
- Strip (bright pink)
- Fluke (mauve/blue)
- Trip (purple/turquoise)
Available for $18 on the Lime Crime website and some shades are available on ASOS as well.
- Artificial lashes of your choice (I used Dodo Lashes, style D115).
- Cosmetic grade glitter.
- Glitter adhesive (I used Sprinkles Glue from Beauty Bakerie).
- While leaving your lashes in their tray, brush a third (or however much you are wanting for your first glitter) with glitter adhesive.
- Repeat the process with the rest of the lash.
- After the tops have dried fully, gently remove them from their tray, and repeat the process with the bottom side of the lashes.
- Once both sides have dried, you are ready to apply.
To see the final result, check out my Instagram @allthingsadoredofficial
Thanks for reading and have a great 4th of July! 🤗
Back from the Too Faced archives comes the Papa Don’t Peach Blush. I have been wanting to try this for a while now, but finally the time has come and based on the last few weeks of using it, I am very happy that Too Faced decided to bring this new and improved version back into existence.
If you haven’t already heard the hype or you have yet to try this sweet peach out for yourself, let me give you the highlights. First, it smells AMAZING! Seriously, the peachy aroma goodness is definitely one of its greatest selling points. Second, the adorable packaging. It is cute and functional. The compact is a magnetized tin, and kind of reminds me of vintage makeup compacts. Third, and probably the most important is the sheer quality of the product. The blush itself is a beautiful warm and natural shade that has a good pigment, yet is buildable upon application to create either a very natural, radiant glow or a more dramatic, sun-kissed bronzed effect.
Other reviews comment on its versatility as a highlighter as well, but because my skin is so fair that is not an option I can speak of first-hand. Review after review also echo the positive qualities I mentioned above which clearly demonstrate the need to try this product out if you are in the market for a new blush.
For $30 at Sephora, Ulta, or the Too Faced website, you will get a fairly large pan of product (0.32 oz.), in which a little goes a long way. I’ve been using it daily for about two weeks now and it looks as though I just opened it. The imprinted image is still perfect!
If you have any other questions about this product or if you’d like to share your experiences about the Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush, please comment below.
Thanks for reading! 😉