My Top Three Eye Creams

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Click to purchase (from L to R): Kiel’s Creamy Eye Treatment // Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment // Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

I’ve had an obsession with buying eye creams for the last four years. Mainly because that’s when I started traveling and moved from Miami to NY to California and now Texas. It’s taken a toll on my poor ol’ dry eye bags! Out of all the eye creams I have tried, I always go back to these three: Kiels creamy eye treatment with avocado, Tarte maracuja C-brighter eye treatment, and Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream. I’ve repurchased these multiple times and know that I can count on any of these three when my under eyes need extra attention.

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Kiel’s creamy eye treatment with avocado: This is my number 1 out of the 3. This rich, creamy formula is perfect for when my eyes are so dry, especially after a flight or in the cooler months. I have naturally dry combo skin, but it can get especially dry and patchy under my eyes.

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I used to slather on my thicker face lotion under my eyes when they felt dry, however, I am prone to getting milia (those tiny little white heads). This Kiel’s eye cream never gives me milia and hydrates under my eyes without feeling too heavy. I choose this eye cream for night time use, but can also wear this under concealer and foundation for colder months.

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Tarte maracuja C-brighter eye treatment: I love all Tarte products and I’m a fan of maracuja oil for the skin, so I was really excited to see an eye cream with this oil. This product is a little more light weight compared to the Kiel’s eye cream, but it is more brightening for sure.

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I put the tiniest amount on my orbital bone and it soaks right into my skin. It brightens up my under eyes and when you look very closely, it has very finely milled flecks that reflect light, making you look instantly more awake. I don’t really use this one at night, but it is great for during the day and under makeup!

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream: This is an Origins best-seller and for good reason. This is the eye cream I use when I really want to brighten my under eyes. It has visible reflective flecks when you put it on, which can sometimes look glittery if put on without any makeup on, but trust me, it looks GREAT under makeup.

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This is my second tub of this stuff and I will continue to repurchase this. I’d say it’s a mix of the Kiel’s and the Tarte eye creams I mentioned above, both hydrating and brightening. Also, it has coffee beans in it to make your eyes feel awake and refreshed!

Although these are my favorite eye creams, they may not work as well for you. I look for eye creams that combat dryness and/or darkness. Some people may want eye creams to combat wrinkles or puffiness. Make sure to test out eye creams before purchasing the full product – you can always ask for samples! 🙂

What are your favorite eye creams for colder weather?

x, Aria

 

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Revival of the Records

When it comes to buying gifts for my husband, I stick to three categories: sports, travel, and music. When his birthday rolled around this year, his favorite sports seasons were over and we just moved to Texas for his new job (no vacation time off). After scouring the Internet, mainly the Nordstrom “gifts for him” section (what can I say, it’s the easiest option), I remembered that I still had one category left – music! I started searching for upcoming concert tickets, live shows, etc. No luck. I happened to have the Urban Outfitters website up during one of my online shopping binges and saw a Music + Tech tab. They had so many options, but I knew my husband would really love a record player. If I was going to buy one, I wanted it to match our style as well – classic and minimalist.

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I gravitated towards the Crosley C10 Turntable. I knew the look was exactly what my husband would want.The simple light colored wood base and black accents compliment each other. The minimalist design and advanced features sold me.

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An added bonus- my husband not only loved his gift, we now have a hobby we share together. Whenever we travel to a new city, we try to find record stores and search for new and vintage records.

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Our record collection is growing rapidly. Listening to new music through an old method just provides a fun mix of new and old school vibes. The vintage records bring us back in time and we love sharing those memories with each other.

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If you’re looking for a record player for yourself or as a gift, shop mine and similar ones here: Crosley C10 Turntable

There is just something about listening to records on a record player. I can’t wait to hunt for some more. Next on my list is a Maxwell record. Which records would you collect?

x, Aria

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