DIY Firework Lashes

Materials:

  • Artificial lashes of your choice (I used Dodo Lashes, style D115).
  • Cosmetic grade glitter.
  • Glitter adhesive (I used Sprinkles Glue from Beauty Bakerie).

Process:

  • 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! 🤗

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Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

Voted one of Allure’s Readers’ Choice winners in 2016, the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrubs are definitely worth trying out; especially if you are looking to get your skin summer ready. 

The shea sugar scrubs come in several different scent combinations, including: Coconut Lime, Marula & Jasmine, Moroccan Rose, Brazilian Nut, Tropical Mango, Pomegranate Acai, Hawaiian Kukui, Passion Fruit & Guava, Lychee & Plum, and Original Shea.

I have tried the three pictured above, and would absolutely repurchase them. It is a very gentle scrub that exfoliated very well and leaves your skin feeling very soft and moisturized. 

The application is simple and self-explanatory. You just scoop out the desired amount of product into your hand and apply in a circular motion to the area of the body you want to exfoliate. The sugar disintegrates as you scrub, and moisturizes your skin. Once you’ve scrubbed enough, rinse with water. I usually use this product while I am in the shower, after I have washed with soap.

So where can you pick up these scrubs to try out for yourself, you ask. Ulta has a large selection (actually I think they carry every single version), and they often have a two for one, or buy one get the second 1/2 off deal. But for the regular price of $7.99 (18 oz.) you are still getting a great product for an inexpensive price tag. I have also seen them for sale on Amazon and at some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

Thanks for reading! ☺️

DIY False Eyelash Cleaning


The bane of my existence… cleaning my eyelashes! But I have discovered a new method that makes this whole process less tedious.

What you’ll need:

  • Your used false lashes 
  • Rubbing alcohol (I use 70%)
  • A small dish or bowl 
  • Original eyelash tray that your lashes came in

The process:

  • First place your lashes into a small bowl/dish.
  • Next, pour rubbing alcohol into the bowl/dish until your lashes are completely submerged.
  • Leave them soaking for a few moments.
  • Next, gently remove mascara and glue with your fingers.
  • Once clean, place the eyelashes back in their original tray to maintain their shape.
  • That’s it!

Happy cleaning!! 🙂

    Thred Up

    With National Recycling Week coming to a close, I wanted to share a secondhand clothing app that you can send your retired apparel into as well as purchase from… like an online Goodwill, but so much better because you can get cash for your donated clothing.

    So Thred Up is an online fashion resale app that sells secondhand apparel for women and children. You can purchase gently used and brand new (with tags attached) items for up to 90% off of what they originally sold for in stores. 


    They also buy secondhand clothing items as well, which is perfect for when you need to clean out your closet. You order a “clean out” kit, fill it up, and send it in. I’ve sent in three bags as of this post and have received somewhere in the ballpark of $30. Not much, true… but it was for items that I wasn’t ever going to wear again, so looking at it in that perspective, it’s a pretty good deal. A cleaner closet and an extra $30 bucks.


    So get those closets cleaned out and replace some unwanted clothes with something new.

    🙂 thanks for reading!

    Halloween Make-up Ideas

    Halloween is just around the corner and it is crunch time to finalize your costume options. Here are a few possibilities that you may choose to replicate for your Halloween haunting festivities.

    Probably one of the most popular Halloween costume options this year will undoubtedly be Harley Quinn from DC Comics due to the movie Suicide Squad and the lovely Margot Robbie who was cast in the role.

    Dia de los Muertos / Sugar Skull Make-up will probably be another popular choice again this year.

    Clowns are on the rise this year, but rather than the scary, creepy type clown, I opted for the cuter harlequin version.

    Pictured above are my adaptations of the characters costume make-up, and listed below is a list of the products I used and links to where you can purchase them, for each of these looks.

    Harley Quinn:

    Dia de los Muertos:

    • Morphe Gel Liner – Shade Slate
    • Melt Cosmetics – Shade Dark Matter
    • Maybelline Great Lash – Blackest Black
    • Ardell Eyelash Glue Adhesive
    • Rhinestones – Michaels Craft Store
    • Headband – Forever 21

    Harlequin Clown:

     

    Thanks for reading!! Happy Halloween!

    Body Blendz Scrubs

    All the way from Australia, comes one of my favorite body scrubs.

    I must admit that I am only an occasional scrubber, so I may not see all the benefits that these scrubs boast. I can however, attest to the quality of the product in comparison to other scrubs I’ve used. It smells great, is easy to use, and makes my skin feel amazingly soft afterwards.

    All scrub options are a coffee variation and come in a 200 gram packet for $19.95. It is an ample amount with plenty of product for several scrub sessions.

    Scrub Options: 

    • Coffee Scrub
    • Coconut Delight
    • Oats Oats Baby
    • Sugar Daddy

    Their website describes the benefits of each scrub variation as below:

    Our Sugar Daddy Scrub is highly moisturising and highly recommended for use on sensitive skin. It’s perfect for helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids in treating ingrown hairs, eczema & Keratosis Polaris (the little red spots on the back of your arms and legs), all whilst keeping your skin supple, firm and youthful. 

    Our Coffee Scrub is packed with active ingredients like Caffeine & Sea Salt, which are perfect for targeting cellulite & stretch marks. It is suitable to treat acne, reduce redness and improve skin tone & texture. 

    Our Coconut scrub is highly hydrating and great for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The essential oils remove dead skin cells, clear away dirt, grime and remove make-up. It can also aid in shrinking wrinkles, preventing cellular ageing and protect against sun damage. 

    Our Oats Scrub is perfect for relieving itchiness, rashes & dry flaky skin. It also increases the natural production of collagen, which aids in smoothing out stretch marks. The oats scrubs also target cellulite, stretch marks, acne, eczema & psoriasis.

      Scrub frequency recommendations from the Body Blendz website:

      We recommend 2 to 3 scrubs a week is perfect to get that glowing, radiant skin you desire and to target stretch marks and cellulite. Make sure to leave the scrub on for 5 to 10 minutes each session for best results.

      Body Blendz also has new body wraps and a new mandarin body scrub, which both look amazing and I can’t wait to try.

      Do you have a scrub that you love? Let me know what your favorite is… thanks for reading! 🙂

      Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

      Magic in a bottle…. no, seriously! Once you’ve tried this product, and have incorporated it into your beauty routine, you will find it hard to live without.

      First let’s start with the smell. The website describes it as an uplifting citrus aroma – which it is. However it is not overpowering or bold, just a nice sweet smell, that I believe has a slight honeysuckle aroma as well.

      Next, the texture… it is super light and silky. In short, it feels great on your skin. It is super versatile as well. I have used it as a moisturizer for my face and lips, and to blend my foundation with my kabuki brush. Both applications are spectacular. Their website (Farsali.com) lists other great uses as well.

      This product is for anyone and everyone as it is completely natural. The ingredients include: rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, 24k gold, vitamin E, lemongrass oil, and orange peel oil.

      It comes in two sizes 15ml ($35.00) and 30ml ($54.00). I’d recommend just getting the larger size right off the bat, because you are going to love it.

      Be forewarned – this product does sell out from time to time, so plan accordingly 🙂

      Photo Infirmation: Farsali Rose Gold Elixir – Radiating Moisturizer.