Bright Eyes, Thick Thighs

Hi, friends!

Bright eyes? Yes, please! If you are looking for the best thing for making your eyes bright and feeling great, I have the thing for you. Does this give off any Stefon from SNL vibes? I hope so! Granted, we don’t have any Human Kites, Human Parking Cones, or Human DVRS, but I do have a tip on how to get brightened under eyes and it begins with the VII Code Oxygen Masks!

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I was sent the VII Code Oxygen Masks that are meant to brighten and hydrate your under eyes and make them feel like new. One of the things that I love about these masks is that they can be worn for up to 8 hours (or 2-4 if you don’t have the time for 8 hours!) and the gel pads mean that they don’t slide off of your face. I roll around a lot in my sleep and one of the pads actually stayed on my face in the 8 hours that I slept. And yes, you read that correctly. One pad somehow ended up coming off of my face and stuck to a pillow. It took me a while to find it the next morning when I woke up in a state of confusion!

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The gel also has a cooling effect so it really is a treatment for your eyes. The masks can also be placed in the fridge to get an extra boost of cooling, which will brighten and will help with any puffiness! Another trick that I use to help with eye puffiness is taking two spoons and putting them on my under eyes for a little bit. The coolness is so refreshing and my eyes feel so much better after using it. The masks additionally smell amazing! It reminds me of a face powder I used to use and I love it.

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The masks feel great and they fit my eye shape perfectly. Some masks are so uncomfortable to wear but the VII Code Oxygen Masks contour to your eye shape.  The gel also makes these masks special because the gel is the key to softening your skin and making you eyes look younger and rejuvenated. The fine lines and wrinkles in your skin under your eyes are also going to look better and tighter, so these Oxygen Masks really do so much for your skin. And did I mention that they smell amazing? Because they smell so good!

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(Also, I wore these backwards by accident when I took this photo! The tapered side goes pointing toward your inner corner!)

The masks retail for $55 and you get 6 gel eye masks in a pack. I use the masks one to two times per week or when I have an event to go to the next day. If I don’t have 8 hours where I can wear the masks, I will just wear them for around 3 hours and it still helps my eyes look brighter!

VII Code also has eye masks for dark circles (which I need!) and a special oxygen eye cream. Their focus with providing oxygen to the skin has helped them create a targeted skincare line that helps people maintain a glowing complexion and have hydrated and younger-looking skin.

I hope you liked today’s post and if you know someone who could benefit from VII Code’s brightening masks, please send them this post or share it on social media! The sharing buttons are below!

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Note: this product was sent to me for free. All opinions stated above are my own and I was not paid to give this product a positive review.
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Quotes That I Live By

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Hi, babes!

Everyone has at least one mantra or quote that they live by. I have a few…okay, a lot, that I tend to apply to my life. I hope you enjoy and hopefully you find a new favorite quote!

  • “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore

Yes, I just started things off with a quote from Harry Potter! There are a lot of great quotes from that series, but this quote in particular touches me and serves as a reminder that sometimes the right decisions in life won’t always be the easiest ones to make. In most cases, the right decision is a really hard thing to do and it would feel so much better to take the easy route, but it isn’t the right route.

  • “Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot

I can’t really describe or tell you in a way that will make sense why this quote means something to me. It reminds me that even though you may not be where you want to be or you aren’t in the job you want to have, give everything your all and don’t slack at it. Give your 100%, even if it is something that you may not want to be doing.

  • “Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.” – Robin Hood

This quote is one that I absolutely love. It is another quote that reminds me not to give up. Just living can be hard and there are plenty of days where I am ready to crumble and break, but I know I have to keep going. So “rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.”

  • “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Joyful, Be Humble, Be Thankful.” – Mary Davis  

I literally have no explanation for this. The quote says it all!

  • “And the stars blinked as they watched her carefully jealous of the way she shone.” – Atticus

In life, I want to serve as a good example for others and to inspire others. There are some days where I am overflowing with joy and happiness and there are other days where I am ready to rip someone to shreds. I won’t lie to you, I can be downright horrible when I have a mind to be. But I don’t want to be, I want to be shining so brightly that people need sunglasses! I have to remind myself to be happy, that I can control my emotions. Shine and let the stars be jealous.

  • “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu.

This will slightly relate to next week’s post. I have felt some painful endings, let me tell ya, but now I see it at what was a new beginning. Yes, during the ending I hurt so badly in my soul that I thought I would never be able to live. Overly dramatic?  Possibly. I lost someone close to me, they knew my every thought, but I didn’t lose them to death. This probably sounds bad, but death might have been better because when a person is dead, you don’t see them in this life again. Seeing a person (repeatedly!!) after heartache serves as a painful reminder of what was and then feelings come rushing back in and it sucks! BUT: it was a new beginning for me and I have changed because of it. A good change that made me grow as a person, and I am happy for it. Change isn’t always a bad thing.

  • “All I ask for is a life full of love and a love full of life.” – J Bird

In life, I want to get married to the love of my life and end up so very happy that I can hardly stand myself. If I never find anything else in life, I will totally fine with that, as long as I find love.

So there you have it! Those are some of the quotes that I love and live by! I can turn this into a two part series if you would like to see more of this kind of thing!

So sorry that this is a day late. I spent yesterday working at the local county fair because I was covering it for the local newspapers. I didn’t get home until 2:30 in the afternoon and by that point, I was tired and in the need of relaxation! I will have another post this week too, so be on the lookout for that on Wednesday!

I hope you have an absolutely fabulous day and don’t ever forget to smile!

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