October Giveaway


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!! 🙂

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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! ☺️

Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush

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.

Ratings:

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! 😉

Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash

This is the second product I’ve tried from Soap & Glory, and again I am totally impressed. The first product I tried was their Hand Food, and to put it mildly, it is the greatest hand lotion in all the land. You can read my complete thoughts on the review I posted previously here.

So with the sheer amazingness of the first product of theirs I tried, I figured I’d press my luck and try another (with fingers crossed).

I was in the market for a new face wash, and while wandering aimlessly through Ulta, I came across the Soap & Glory display. Now first, you must know that I am a total sucker for great packaging. Soap & Glory has that indeed, big cheers to whoever is in charge of that.

Based on how impressed I was by the Hand Food hand lotion, I did not hesitate to grab the Vitamin C Facial Wash off the shelf. I read the labels, glanced over the beautiful aqua blue gel with little pink dots within and proceeded to place it in to my bag of purchases.

When I got home I placed it my shower so it would be ready to go. Before diving right in, I remembered how concentrated their hand lotion was – a little goes a long way. So I squeezed about a pea sized amount in my hand and went to work.  Wow! Wow! Wow! Foamy, refreshing, and cleansing! Loooooooved it!

I have used it ever since. Now I will be the first to admit, I do not have acne prone skin. It is fairly normal most days, and can get a little dry here and there. For me this stuff is one of my favorite face washes to date. In fact, I am still working on my first bottle. This stuff lasts forever! So for a $12, 11.8 ounce bottle, your money will go far, and $12 is extremely inexpensive for the quality product that it is.

For those of you who need more convincing, it has a rating of 4.5/5 on Ulta’s website, based on 249 reviews.

Also here are the details from the description on the Ulta website if you are still contemplating 😉

  • Face Soap And Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Vitamin C Facial Wash smoothes and purifies for super clean, fresh and bright skin.

With complexion-friendly, non-drying, easy-rinse ingredients including natural Superfruit Yuzu and Ultra-Soft Scrub-Beads, this high-tech foaming facial wash is a multi-tasking miracle.

• Cleansing, foaming and smoothing.

• Gently, polishes and purifies.

• Energizes and brightens.

• Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin.

In a nutshell, the Vitamin C Facial Wash from Soap & Glory is refreshing, effective, aromatically pleasing, and inexpensive. Try it for yourself! At $12, what do you have to lose?! My bet is that you’ll be just as impressed as me. 🙂

Of course you can find this product online at the Soap & Glory website, Ulta, and Target.

Thanks for reading, and let me know your thoughts below!

Soap & Glory Hand Food

Hands down (no pun intended) this is the BEST hand cream you will ever try! I am now on my second bottle and I love it still as much as the first time I used it. 

The formula is rich, without being greasy. It is super hydrating, and a little goes a long way. One bottle will last you a while. It absorbs quickly and does not leave your hands feeling filmy in any way.

There has a slight floral scent, but it is by no means overpowering. It just smells very clean.

Ingredients include macadamia oil, shea butter, and marshmallow. Sounds good enough to eat, right?!

The 4.2 oz. bottle runs about $8, while the 1.69 oz. travel size costs $4. I recommend getting both, as you can have one for home and one to throw in your purse.

Available at these locations:

Soap and Glory and Ulta  

Since we are in the month of December, this would make a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your holiday list!

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

One of my favorite hair products that I have repeatedly bought time and time again because of how great it makes my hair feel, is It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. I use this as a repairing product as well as a detangler after every hair washing session. The smell is wonderful and a little product goes a long way.

The product description states that it is formulated to deliver 10 benefits, including:

  • Repairing dry and damaged hair
  • Adds shine
  • Detangles
  • Controls frizziness
  • Seals and protects hair color
  • Prevents split ends
  • Stops hair breakage
  • Silkiness
  • Enhances natural body 
  • Flat iron spray and thermal protection

I can attest that this product does indeed deliver on the myriad of benefits mentioned above and can be considered nothing short of a miracle product.

There are five options available for the leave-in product, which are geared toward various hair types or needs, they include:

  • The Original
  • Plus Keratin
  • For Blondes 
  • Lite 
  • Silk Express

Of the five different varieties of the product, I have tried three. The original in the blue bottle (pictured above) is by far my favorite. In my opinion it not only smells the best of the options I have tried, but it seems to work best for my hair.

Pricing for the 4 ounce bottle runs about $11 – $18 depending on where you purchase it from. It’s a bit pricey considering the size, but this stuff is worth it and as I mentioned previously, you don’t need to use much. Ulta and Target usually have all the varieties available, if you are feeling adventurous 😉

Give it a try! 

Sheet Masks

Where have these been all my life? Seriously, where?! I (like most girls, I think) view skincare as a necessity. However, it’s one of those things that you just “have to” do. I can’t tell you how many masks, creams, moisturizers, etc. I have in my cupboard.. But there’s A LOT. I try with the best of my ability to use them all, but let’s face it (no pun intended) no one has time for all of that.

So I’ve begun investing in sheet masks. All I can say is that these are debatably just shy of the eighth wonder of the world, or maybe the best thing since Velcro or sliced bread.

I’ve tried several versions of the sheet mask, ranging in price from approximately $1-$7. There are sheets masks that I’ve seen that are in a higher price bracket as well, but I have not tried those out as of yet. Based on the sheet masks that I have tried, it does seem like you get what you pay for. The $6-$7 range masks are on softer towelettes and they really seem to have a lasting moisturizing effect on your skin. Also they just seem to fit the face a bit better than their inexpensive counterparts.

I still purchase the cheaper sheet masks on occasion just to save a few dollars, but in a perfect world where money grew on trees, (yes, please!) I’d be buying the better quality ones all the time.

Photo Information: Sheet Masks – Forever 21, Ulta, and Sephora.