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september ’14 birchbox.

SUPER excited to share my Birchbox goodies with you girls! (For those unfamiliar with Birchbox, it’s one of the original subscription beauty boxes. A glorious little present on your doorstep every month for only $10. Click here to join!)

This months theme is Fashionista which we can totally relate to.

The Glitter Life September Birchbox

1. Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner: We’re all about honesty here. With that, I was iffy about trying this silver liner. It goes on super smooth and is really pretty mixed with my usual black liner.

2. Dr Brandt Pores No More® Vacuum Cleaner™: This cleanser instantly tightened my pores. Right. Away. There’s an amazing cooling sensation that’s an added bonus.

3. Macadamia Professional™ Flawless Cleansing Conditioner: Love an XL (yet TSA friendly!) sample! More iffy-ness here. No suds and all-in-one? EEEK. I plan on giving this a try over the weekend. Stay tuned…

4. Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara: Oh my! Another large sample! I’ve actually used this mascara before and love it. No clumps, flakes or smearing.

5. Naobay Body Radiance Lotion: Perfect to keep on my desk to apply throughout the day. A light, lemony scent.

This might be one of the best Birchboxes yet! ALL of this is one adorable box for $10? It doesn’t get much better than that. Click here to join!

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this just in.

Our absolute favorite skincare line, Dermalogica, launches their latest line of magic in a bottle this month… PowerBright TRx™.

This powerful 3 step system treats and prevents hyperpigmentation leaving your skin bright and flawless. A dream, right?

Behold.

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We <3 results.

Up first, C-12 Pure Bright Serum. Long story short, this increases your skins luminosity. A power house really. This is used prior to Pure Night and Pure Light.

Pure Light SPF50 is an advanced daytime moisturizer that includes brightening antioxidants and peptides with an extra boost of sun protection. As we all know by now, daily sunscreen is KEY to younger looking skin.

Pure Night is a nourishing overnight formula that minimizes surface spots and reduces fine dehydration lines. All while you get your beauty sleep.

We’ve begun this regimen and so far the results are exactly as they say. Smooth, bright skin. This comes as no surprise as Dermalogica KNOWS skin.

Give it a try. girls. You won’t be sorry!

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may ’14 birchbox.

IT HAS ARRIVED. My May 2014 Birchbox. Let’s unbox, shall we?

*If you aren’t familiar, Birchbox offers 4-6 hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples all delivered to your door for $10/month. Highly recommend. It’s like a present every month! Click here to join.*

The Glitter Life Birchbox
the goods.

Cotz SPF 40: I was super stoked to receive this right before Memorial Day fun in the sun! Even more excited that it’s super lightweight and leaves NO grease. A+.

Nexxus Color Assure Trio: Love trying new hair products. Upkeep on long, colored hair isn’t always easy. This Nexxus Color Assure line is just okay. I still much prefer my Moroccan Oil products.

32 Breath Crystals: So. Full disclosure. I haven’t tried these. And I’m thinking about giving them to my dog who could use them more than me. {kidding…}

Marcelle Power Serum: I have a really great skin regimen going on right now with my Dermalogica products, but I gave this serum a whirl. It’s good, but I feel like you would definitely have to buy a full size bottle to see if the results are what they claim.

Pixi Lip Balm: Love this fun pink shade! Give your pout a tint and moisturize at the same time. A win win all around.

 

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the hair diaries.

Y’all know we are in favor of any product or technique that reduces the number of times we have to wash our hair per week. Daily shampooing is BAD for your hair, not to mention a total time-suck. And we like to spend as few minutes getting ready as possible.

We have become experts at stretching our time between washes. Here, five days of hair styles, sans shampoo.

Day 1 – Smooth blow out

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Day 2 – Loose curls

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Day 3 – Waves

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Day 4 – Pony tail

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Day 5 – Up-do

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Share with us: How do you style your “dirty” hair?

PS CONGRATS to CAROLINE BROOKS on winning tickets to John Caparulo in Atlanta tomorrow night! Please write us at theglitterlifexo@gmail.com to claim your tickets!

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march ’14 birchbox.

The Glitter Life Birchbox March
the goods.

DDF Oil Free Moisturizing Dew: Immediately fell in love. I loathe a heavy moisturizer. This glides on and leaves no residue. 100% purchasing the full size.

English Laundry No. 7: So fresh and so clean. Perfect to spritz on after work and freshen up.

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment: L and I are big fans of Ojon Dry Shampoo. Unfortunately, this treatment does not smell the same. It’s fairly terrible. And no miraculous change to my hair. I will stick to the Moroccan Oil Repair Mask.

Coola Tinted Matte SPF 30: I always have Coola products in my pool/beach bag. I love that this SPF is tinted and matte! We don’t need additional shine in the sun…

Gilchrist & Soames Body Lotion: Super clean scent and lightweight. No greasy feeling afterward.

Ghirardelli Dark Cherry Tango: If there’s one the Ghirardelli knows, it’s chocolate. The cherry + almond + dark chocolate blend is simply perfection.

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february ’14 birchbox.

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Us Weekly to get us red-carpet ready. After all, the Oscars are right around the corner…

The Glitter Life Birchbox
the goods.

Bain De Terre Color Preserving Shampoo | Conditioner: Look. We all want our hair color to last as long as possible. And that’s exactly what Bain De Terre says they’re doing. I will report back after a few uses, but so far just the smell and lather are making me a believer.

Caudalie S.O.S Morning Eye Rescue: Huge Caudalie fan. Huge. Every product I’ve ever tried has been amazing. This eye rescue is nothing short of that. Smooth, lightweight, and morning puffiness = gone.

OPI Sheer Tint Top Coat: It’s no secret that L and I are obsessed with painting our nails. With that said, I don’t understand this polish. Why would you want a translucent yet colored top coat? I’m probably missing something, so please fill me in.

Harney & Sons Tea Sachet: I *always* have a tea bag or two in my desk for a mid-day pick me up. These are perfect, delicious, and pretty…

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skin matters.

We had the privilege of attending the launch of the latest Dermalogica Hybrid space in Atlantic Station last week. To say we were blown away is an understatement. The space offers consumer education, sales and training as well as a retail area and interactive classroom. The first concept of Dermalogica’s hybrid location opened last year in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Attendees included Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand; Heather Hickman, senior director of U.S. education, and Diana Howard, Ph.D., vice president of global education and research and development. All skincare geniuses. We were fortunate to be able to pick their brains (at a private dinner! so VIP!), and we were so impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm for the brand.

To be expected, the products are nothing short of amazing. After a week of using the special cleansing gel, multi-active toner, and daily micrfoliant, our skin has totally recovered from winter. Next up, the multivitamin power recovery masque. We hear this product is life changing. Stay tuned for our review…

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J, Founder: Jane Wurwand, L.
Photo c/o Erica Aitken
Atlanta Dermalogica
facial anyone?
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cozy details.
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beautiful centerpieces at dinner with dermalogica and co.

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friday five: a few of our favorite things.

In the spirit of the new year, we’ve been trying some new products / upgrading our usual stuff. Here are our five favorite new things. Hope you have a glitterous Friday!

Mrs Meyers Radish Soap – L was first to try this delicious new scent from Mrs. Meyers. Now we’re both obsessed. Has an invigorating, clean scent, which is great when you’re washing dishes and you’re feeling a little (or a lot) tired.

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crisp and delightful.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara – We make our way through Rimmel products on the reg. We picked up their latest and greatest mascara a few weeks ago. LOVE the thick brush – coats evenly with no clumps.

big BOLD lashes.
big BOLD lashes.

Gold Foo Dogs – We both guard our homes with Foo Dogs. They’re believed to have powerful protective benefits, PLUS they’re super fun decorative accessories. L’s had her turquoise Foo Dogs for years, and J just scooped this gold pair from One Kings Lane.

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a protective pair with a little sparkle.

Tory Burch Eau De Parfum Spray – New year, new scent. After going through several samples of this, J purchased the bottle. Solid decision. Not too heavy with a classic, clean smell. A++.

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peony + citrus = heaven.

Shop Social Dish “Lora” Pump – We both just scooped these adorable heels from Social Statesboro. So flattering on the foot and fun, fun, fun. Oh, PS… they’re only $39. Order yours now.

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because everyone needs nude heels.

Have you purchased anything new this year? Tweet or Instagram us your faves @glitter_blog_xo!

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