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Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe Product Review

I gave a quick review for this mask over on my Instagram last week which was much less of a review and more of my immediate thoughts about the mask after just one use and basically me encouraging my followers to BUY IT AND TRY IT!  I still stand behind this post but today I would like to follow up with a full and more in depth review for my blog readers.

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Quick Stats:

Product: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Price: $45 for 2.7 oz / 80 mL

Where to find it: Sephora  or GlowRecipe.com

What’s in it: Avocado, Manukau Honey, PHA, Kaolin Clay

Benefits: Moisturizing, Soothing, Toning, Skin Brightening, Firming, and more 

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Glow Recipe , described by Cult Beauty UK as “Advocating natural, gentle skin care products, Glow Recipe’s goal is to make South Korea’s latest skin care trends accessible to beauty-forward women across the globe.” is the brand made famous for their wonderfully candy scented watermelon overnight exfoliating mask.  This season they are back in the Sephora aisles and online with a brand new and equally innovative overnight mask and the reviews are in: it’s a huge hit!  But for anyone thinking that this is just another version of their Watermelon Mask, don’t be fooled  because Glow Recipe’s Avocado Mask is altogether unique in how it works and delivers it’s own distinct results.  

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
Glow Recipe’s Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask Jar

 

The Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is beautifully presented and the packaging is everything you would want from a kbeauty brand.  The jar itself is smartly designed and almost a bit too lovely if you ask me.  When I use my last drop of product, I will wince as I toss it into the recycling can.  This is one attractive jar.  It is certainly made for Instagramming even if you’re not a skincare blogger.

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Glow Recipe’s Jar Design Photo Flat-lay

 The product comes with a small clear spoon like that in the Watermelon Mask.  You only need a little bit of the mask and the product has a creamy texture that feels like a crisp cool cloud.    It absorbs quickly compared with other sleeping masks and the fast absorption of the product is probably my favorite part.  This isn’t your typical overnight sleeping mask that you’ll be fussing over.  The Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask sets into your skin about as normally as your regular nighttime skincare do.  It’s somehow a bit heavier than a normal night cream but fluffy at the same time because it gently plumps your skin almost immediately. 

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
Closeup showing creamy Avocado Mask’s Consistency

The overnight results were even better than expected because I woke up to extremely moisturized, bright, and soothed skin.  I don’t believe that there was any residue of any kind left over on my pillow in the morning and I wasn’t bothered by the mask one bit while trying to sleep.  This alone is a miracle.  The Avocado Melt Mask is extremely moisturizing and is perfect for the winter months and I am really glad to have it around for the rest of the winter here in Michigan.  Glow Recipe is a hero!  I appreciate how gentle it feels on my face as I have especially sensitive skin.  The ingredients in this mask are uniquely designed to be gentle on ones skin while producing results.  

Beauty Explore Online Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
Unedited selfie from day after first use of Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask (I was testing some under eye masks in this particular photo but still my skin looked better than the day before)

The avocado in the mask provides a natural collagen and provides moisture.  Manukau honey gives stressed out skin some extra relief with antioxidants that are especially soothing.  The PHAs (Polyhydroxy Acids) are really what  make this mask unique in my opinion, and the combination of ingredients is what makes this the perfect winter mask for anyone who struggles with any kind of skin sensitivity or redness.  The mask uses a PHA opposed to the more frequently used AHA/BHA chemical exfoliant that you’ll find in many skincare products.  PHAs are described best by Refinery29 “Polyhydroxy acids, or PHAs, are being touted as the perfect acid for sensitive skin, especially for those who have tried the more common forms and found them too irritating for even occasional use.”*

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe

Overall I am giving this mask a 10/10 for me personally.  The combination of gentle exfoliation that the PHAs provide along with the deep moisture achieved with the other ingredients, it’s the perfect winter weather mask.  My skin looks amazing after just a few uses and I can tell that the jar will last a long time despite already shelling out a few scoops to select friends and family members who I had to have try it as well.  With their newest product, The Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask,  Glow Recipe provides another solid product and proves that they are a brand that deserves respect within the over saturated beauty product market.  They continue to deliver exceptional and noteworthy skincare solutions  for their customers around the globe.  The overall experience of the Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask was satisfying and invigorating from beginning to end.  Glow Recipe is an absolute treasure of a brand and they are here to set the bar for everyone else as far as I am concerned.

Avocado Bravocado Glow Recipe!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and reading this latest review!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a decent one and I promise that I will be getting back to doing regular work on this blog beginning next year.  I already have a few other product reviews started and I can’t wait to relaunch this site in 2019!  And for anyone who may have missed it, this was my Instagram post about the mask from a few days ago. 

Beautyexploreonline Instagram Glow Recipe Review Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

Prediction:  This mask will be making next year’sbest of. . . lists.  My skin looks hydrated, plump, and bright.  I used it exactly as instructed on the jar and the results were magic.  Reminds me of the first time I used the watermelon sleeping mask.  The jar is beautiful too!  I know that part isn’t exactly important but it’s fun to mention.  But I am going to go ahead and fully recommend this mask.  I tend to buy everything but I don’t recommend doing that.  Ever.  Always be selective and picky about what you buy and how you spend your hard earned money.  And with that said, I only do this and try so much so you don’t have to buy this is one you’ll want to add to your bathroom cabinet. ✨🥑✨ The Avocado Sleeping Mask is a total worth it product and as usual Glow Recipe fails to disappoint.  The product is a solid 10/10.  The reviews are legit.  Sometimes new products take time to pick up a reputation but I gotta say, I think this one will quickly be favorited by the masses.  I will be doing a full review for my blog in the upcoming weeks.  Thanks for stopping by my Instagram, hope you found this write up a bit helpful. 💚💚💚

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Photo of Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe on Instagram (beautyexploreonline)

 

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DR. JART+ Maskapalooza! Unboxing – Sephora Holidays 2018

DR. JART+ Maskapalooza! Unboxing – Sephora Holidays 2018

DR. JART+ Maskapalooza! Unboxing - Sephora Holidays 2018
DR. JART+ Maskapalooza! Unboxing – Sephora Holidays 2018

DR. JART+ Maskapalooza! Unboxing - Sephora Holidays 2018

DR. JART+ Maskapalooza! Every Mask, Every Concern $139 ($200 Value)

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From Sephora.com

“What it is:

A must-have set with 21 of your favorite masks packed inside—to bring you joyous masking moments and great skin all year long. 

Solutions for:

– Dryness

– Dullness and uneven texture

– Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…

For Dr.Jart fans everywhere! Maskapalooza! Contains all 21 of Dr. Jart’s masks for every skin concern—for you and all your besties. 

Rubber Masks are hydrating two-step masks that deliver actives into skin while providing cooling benefits. Dermask Masks are ultra-fine microfiber sheet masks that contain targeted ingredients to combat breakouts, brighten, support elasticity, or provide a thorough cleanse. Prescriptment Masks are sheet masks targeted to hydrate, reduce the appearance of pores, brighten, and remove impurities and excess oil. Shake & Shot Masks moisturize, brighten, and calm the skin.

This set contains:

– Hydration Lover Rubber Mask

– Firm Lover Rubber Mask 

– Clear Skin Lover Rubber Mask

– Bright Lover Rubber Mask

– Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution™

– Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution™

– Dermask Vital Hydra Solution

– Dermask Firming Solution

– Dermask Wrinkless Solution™

– Dermask Porecting Solution

– Dermask Peeling Solution

– Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution™

– Prescriptment Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask

– Prescriptment Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask

– Prescriptment Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask

– Prescriptment Pore Master Patch

– Prescriptment All That Contours Hydrogel Expansion Stretch Mask

– Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask

– Shake & Shot Rubber Brightening Mask

– Shake & Shot Rubber Soothing Mask

– Shake & Shot Rubber Firming Mask”

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review by Beauty explore Online

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Product Review

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask stock image

The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask seems to be on it’s way to becoming a product of cult beauty status.  Not only did it start out with tons of buzz and positive reviews but it seems to have real staying power because it’s being repurchased over and over by the people who use it.  I am one of those repeat buyers.  I am also one of those Sephora shoppers who tends to buy many of the most buzzed about products but do I generally purchase those items again?  9 times out of 10 the answer is no. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy whatever newest-most buzzed about product I bought, it just means that it wasn’t something that I absolutely had to have in my bathroom cabinet or makeup bag.  The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is something I only first tried because I purchased it with a gift set at Sephora (how absolutely predictable of me, right?)

 

 

 

The gift set above is no longer available but it was a great one.  Most the gift sets are worth it but there are definitely some that are better than others.  I didn’t know what to expect when I first tried the lip sleeping mask but I gave it a whirl and instantly my lips felt soothed and healed.  I hadn’t even gone to bed yet.  I knew immediately that I was going to use this as more than a mask and totally use it often as a lip balm too.  It’s difficult to describe how different the Laneige Lip Mask is compared to anything else I have ever used.  It’s really that different.  The morning after my first night using it, my lips felt extraordinary.   Living in Michigan, it’s not too hard to develop chapped lips that feel like they last 4 months out of the year.  The air is so dry and the lip scrubs/balm combination that works like a charm during the spring and summer months simply isn’t effective during the winter.   I hate it because that also leaves 4 months of the year where I don’t wear the lipsticks I would like to because my lips look crummy.  I feel like this lip mask is going to change that for me from now on.   I should also add that this lip mask is a Sephora Exclusive and you can’t buy it anywhere else.  Here’s the direct link to the lip mask on Sephora.com, where it sells for $20.

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I usually only write reviews and posts about products that I love and the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is no different.  And please please be cautious about buying this from any third party sellers.  Because of the popularity of this product it’s already all over Amazon where it’s being sold for a few dollars less but it’s very possible that these are counterfeit items because the Lip Sleeping Mask is a Sephora Exclusive.  That means anyone selling it on Amazon supposedly purchased it from Sephora and is reselling it for less on Amazon.  Let me suggest this report by CBS news on the flooding of counterfeit products into the market via Amazon/Ebay/misc sellers.

Popular goods sold through Amazon, Walmart and others are counterfeits: Government report

And now finally let us take a better look at the product itself with some unboxing photos.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review by Beauty explore online

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review and Unboxing
It’s a good size jar too! .07 oz

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review Sephora Exclusive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by Beauty Explore Online!  Hope you enjoyed the review for this Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask!

xoxo

Jess

The Hidden Concept Art of The Disney Dream – Part 4 The Jungle Book

The Hidden Concept Art of The Disney Dream – Part 4 The Jungle Book

Don’t forget to look at the first 3 posts in this series of Concept Art that includes Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, and Cinderella.

The Hidden Concept Art Aboard The Disney Dream – Part One – Dumbo

The Hidden Concept Art of The Disney Dream – Part 2 – The Little Mermaid

The Hidden Concept Art of The Disney Dream – Part 3 Cinderella


Best Drugstore Sheet Masks

Best Drugstore Sheet Masks 

 

Garnier SkinActive Super Hydrating Sheet Mask – Glow-Boosting

Yes to Tomatoes Paper Sheet Mask Single Pack

Masque Tiger Moisturizing Sheet Mask

Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Face Mask

Nugg Revitalizing Face Mask

Yes To Cucumbers Single Use Mud Mask

SheaMoisture® Kukui Youth-Infusing Mud Mask – Olive Leaf Extract & Avocado Oil 

St. Ives Revitalizing Acai Sheet Mask 

Miss Spa Hydrate Facial Sheet Mask 

5 Things I am Currently Obsessed With

5 Things I am Currently Obsessed With

 

5 Things I am Currently Obsessed With

  1. DEVACURL DEVATOWEL™ Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel $20 –

Best $20 you can spend on Sephora if you have hair on your head.  I don’t have curly hair but this one deserves a full product review.  I didn’t even realize how much regular towels were damaging my hair until I started browsing some curly hair forums out of curiosity.  Shoutout to Reddit’s curly hair community!!

  1. Drunk Elephant C-Firm Day Serum $80 –

I am not sure why I was sleeping on this product for so long when I was using other Drunk Elephant items.  Maybe it was just the price.  I had used it years ago and it made a huge difference and gave me a much needed confidence boost at a time when I greatly needed one but I never went back to this particular product and stuck with it for too long.  I would buy the small sizes but wouldn’t chalk it up to buy the larger one at $80.00 but with the Holiday Gift Set for $88.00, I started using this more regularly and I am really feeling confident not wearing makeup or minimal makeup again.  It’s brightened up my skin quite a bit.  I have awfully pale skin and I don’t look so sick all the time anymore without the additional makeup.  I can’t believe I ever stopped using this.  

  1. Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask $34 –

This is one of those products that is everything it’s cracked up to be and is truly an incredible value at $34.  I should probably wait to see how long it lasts first but I’ll get back to you on that one however the over night results were great.  I tend to get dark circles under my eyes and it’s where I notice myself aging the most lately.  I don’t sleep well so these kinds of products are life savers for me.  I would strongly recommend this eye mask to anyone interested in perking up their peepers some.  The applicator is revolutionary in itself.  

  1. ERBORIAN CC Crème High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Perfector $44

I was able to try this first in a trial size version that was included with PLAY! BY SEPHORA “PLAY! SMARTS: K-Beauty: Skin Innovation” for $20 that included 6 items total.  This is very light coverage and adds just a little glow.  It also comes in a very fair shade that went well with my skin tone.  I will 100% repurchase this when my sample runs out!  

  1. SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream $20-$40 –

I finally bought some of this through a Sephora Favorites Gift Set and my god, is the smell intoxicating in the sweetest way.  But besides that it actually works well for firming up your jiggly parts some.  I noticed it worked better than the Nivea firming lotion I generally use on most my skin.  It definitely costs more but there is currently a nice holiday gift set available for purchase at Sephora where you get a little extra financial relief in the form of extra product.

 

My 5 Favorite Face Masks of 2018

My 5 Favorite Face Masks of 2018

My 5 Favorite Face Masks of 2018 - Beauty Explore Online

I decided to post my 5 favorite traditional face masks (non-sheet masks) for Texture Tuesday on my Instagram page this week and expand it into my blog.  4 out of 5 are particularly soothing and calming for those struggling with redness or skin sensitivity.  And 2 out of 5 are by the same brand.

My 5 Favorite Face Masks of 2018
Texture Tuesday by beautyexploreonline on Instagram

Beauty Explore Online on Instagram

Beauty Explore Online 2018 Favorite Masks

 

  • 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask by First Aid Beauty  ($38)This mask is perfect for someone like myself who tends to stay up too late and wake up too early the next day!  It’s described on the website with the tag nourish, calm, plump, smooth, and refine.  And that’s exactly what it does.First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask

 

I recently reviewed this product for an earlier post.  I gave it a 10/10 and am still blissing out over here over this incredible new mask.

Product Review: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask Texture

 

Unboxing Some New Gift Sets From Glow Recipe

  • Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator by Peter Thomas Roth ($52)

This is one of my favorite summertime masks!  I rarely use it during the winter but it’s refreshing and helps you to cool down on hot days.

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 I credit it with my skin being able to function at all.  I don’t know that I would be able to use any of the other products I use if I didn’t have this ONE mask calming my skin down twice a week. 

 

- Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask by Kiehl’s ($45)

 

 

 

Weekend Ulta 5x Platinum Points Haul – Plus 20% off Coupon!

Weekend Ulta 5x Platinum Points Haul –  Plus 20% off Coupon!

 You can still get 20% off or $15 off a $50 order!

Weekend Ulta 5x Platinum Points Haul -  Plus 20% off Coupon!
Weekend Ulta 5x Platinum Points Haul – Plus 20% off Coupon!

 

I recently started shopping at Ulta more frequently just because I have some concerns about what is going on with Sephora lately.  It’s just little things and overall, I think they are going to get it together but it the meantime I have reached Platinum status over at Ulta and this weekend they had 5x points for Platinum members plus a 20% coupon code that applied to most items on top of other sales so I took advantage of the discounts and points promotion.  These are the items I got for myself that are mostly items that I will be putting in my extra bathroom cabinets to save for later.  There’s nothing here I really needed right now and the only new item I purchased is the Lemon Body Scrub from the Ulta Collection.  Everything else I have already tried before or am currently using at the moment.  OGX is basically my favorite drugstore brand of hair care products and Ulta always has them on some kind of a sale, although they run it much like Kohl’s where they mark it up before they mark it down (here’s one example of why I will always ultimately prefer Sephora over Ulta, I really should make a blog post about this but it would be a long one).  Anyways, it was mostly the points bonus that got me buying as much as I did this weekend.  Diamond Status members earned 7x the points for their purchases this weekend.  It really was an incredible deal if you had a little extra money to buy items that you might want to stock up on.

I purchased 16 items!   That’s insane because I didn’t even get anything exciting really.  Most of what I got was buy one get one 50% off or a similar sale besides a set of sheet masks and my BareMinerals makeup.

OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner  OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil  OGX Detoxifying + Pomegranate & Ginger Conditioner  OGX Youth Enhancing + Sake Essence Rejuvenating Elixir
OGX Hair Products Sale Ulta

OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner

OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil

OGX Detoxifying + Pomegranate & Ginger Conditioner

OGX Youth Enhancing + Sake Essence Rejuvenating Elixir

BareMinerals Nothing Beats the Original Complexion Kit

BareMinerals Nothing Beats the Original Complexion Kit

Nivea Nourishing Skin Firming Body Lotion w/ Q10 and Vitamin C
Nivea Nourishing Skin Firming Body Lotion w/ Q10 and Vitamin C

Nivea Nourishing Skin Firming Body Lotion w/ Q10 and Vitamin C

 Biobelle Online Only My Diary of Beauty Secrets Facial Masks
Biobelle Online Only My Diary of Beauty Secrets Facial Masks

Biobelle Online Only My Diary of Beauty Secrets Facial Masks

ULTA Brightening Vitamin C Body Scrub  ULTA Waterfull Gel - Cream Moisturizer  ULTA Velvetskin Melting Moisturizer
Ulta Collection Buy Two Get Two Free

ULTA Brightening Vitamin C Body Scrub

ULTA Waterfull Gel – Cream Moisturizer

ULTA Velvetskin Melting Moisturizer

H2O PLUS Rapids Soothing Probiotic Bubble Mask
H2O PLUS Rapids Soothing Probiotic Bubble Mask

H2O PLUS Rapids Soothing Probiotic Bubble Mask

NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask

NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask

SOAP & GLORY Puffy Eye Attack Super-Hydrating Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches

SOAP & GLORY Puffy Eye Attack Super-Hydrating Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Repair & Protect Leave-In Conditioner   NOT YOUR MOTHER'S Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Restore & Reclaim Scalp Scrub
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S Hair Products Sale Ulta

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Repair & Protect Leave-In Conditioner 

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Restore & Reclaim Scalp Scrub

AVEENO Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial
AVEENO Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial

AVEENO Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial

 

 

Current Ulta Coupon Codes

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Happy Hair days – Thickening Set 2018 Unboxing

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Happy Hair days – Thickening Set 2018 Unboxing 

Bb.Holiday Set: Volume + Texture Trio $29 ($53 Value) From Bumble and Bumble

“Plush, lush hair is guaranteed to sleigh. Bb.Thickening Volume Shampoo and Volume Conditioner prep hair for moveable, touchable volume; while Dryspun Texture Spray adds airy lift and texture that lasts.”

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BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Happy Hair days - Thickening Set 2018 Unboxing

This set has sold out at Sephora and Ulta but is available directly from Bumble and Bumble’s website.  It’s a great deal and I wish Sephora would get more in stock.  If you haven’t already tried the Bb thickening spray by Bumble and Bumble, it’s not a product you’ll be able to live without after you get used to having it a while.  Truly a game changer!

I also picked up a couple of my favorites as well before the end of the year.  IGK’s Expensive, OLAPLEX No3, and a new mini brush.

Some other items that I would recommend