beauty products

prime time.

J: As I was recently updating literally everything in my makeup bag (sometimes you need to just PURGE and replenish), I realized I needed a really GOOD primer. Guess what? Found it!

Dermalogica The Glitter Life

Dermalogica has done it again. Their redness relief primer (with SPF20!) soothes and leaves you with a velvety barrier for your makeup. It can also be used as a spot treatment for particular areas of redness.

Click here to purchase or, if you’re in Atlanta, visit their amazing concept space in Atlantic Station.

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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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belle de jour.

If you’re a regular Glitter Life reader, you know that we love fresh, blown out hair to start the weekend. Last week, J was invited to get a blow-out at Belle de Jour. Her report:

Belle de jour is a beautiful salon in Buckhead. Both males and females flock to this hidden gem off Roswell Road. Belle de Jour offers a wide variety of services including bridal party hair/makeup and lashes, but they pride themselves on their cut/color ability. My stylist, Vanessa Vinci, was absolutely wonderful. The salon now carries Oribe Luxury Hair Care products…and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. I fell in love with {and ultimately purchased} the soft lacquer styling spray.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give your girlfriends, Belle de Jour offers these adorable {see below} damask print bags that you can fill with buy 2, get 1 free makeup products! And if you’re working long hours, Belle de Jour is totally flexible as far as scheduling. We really like that kind of attitude.

belle de jour
obsessed with the gorgeous chandelier.
how chic is this heat chair!?
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the best of the best products.
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fill your damask makeup bag with buy 2, get 1 free makeup products! the perfect stocking stuffer…
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oribe. there’s nothing like it.
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so glam.
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and i’m off with fresh hair and makeup!

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september ’13 birchbox.

The Glitter Life September Birchbox

1. Amika Blow Up Spray: As you know, L and I had the chance to try several amika products when we were in Vegas last month. Love. And the Blow Up Spray is no different. Lift your roots with this delicious smelling spray. After all, the higher the hair, closer to God.

2. Eyeko Black Magic Mascara: Loving the curved shape of this mascara wand! Glides on just perfectly. BONUS: Eyeko conditions your lashes .

3. RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer: I received the color “delirium” and wasn’t too sure I loved. It is surprisingly a really pretty shade of purple once i put it on my hands. Highly recommend for a fun pop of color.

4. Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream: Two words: quick. dry. This hand cream leaves hands feeling fresh, moisturized, and NOT greasy.

5. VOESH New York Aroma Spa Pedicure Set: I was unsure about a foot masque at first as I usually leave that up to my pedicurist. If you’re in search of SUPER soft feet, Voesh is for you.

What was in your September Birchbox!? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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december birchbox.

Happy 12.12.12, glitter girls!

Ta-da! My December Birchbox has arrived! {Unfamiliar with the program? Read here.}

This month’s theme is “All Wrapped Up”–fitting for the holidays. For starters, the box was jazzed up with pink and gold stripes. Festive! Check out what was inside, and click here to join.

December Birchbox
how cute are all of the goodies!?
December Birchbox
everything, sans Rent the Runway gift card.

Juicy Couture  by Juicy Couture: L and I have actually both owned this perfume for quite some time. It has a fresh, clean floral scent without being too perfume-y. Perfect for everyday.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream: Natural and organic… we like that. Use this moisturizing primer and start your day with a glow.

Nick Chavez® Beverly Hills Advanced Volume Shampoo with Expansion Technology®: I’m always eager to try new volumizing shampoo. L and I both have long hair, and man it can weigh you DOWN. Well, this shampoo will pick you back up! Even better, it strengthens your hair.

Chuao Chocolatier: Maple Bacon: Uh. I was a little hesitant to try this bacon/chocolate combo…but surprise, it was delicious! Check out Chuao Chocolatier’s other unique flavors. The bars make great stocking stuffers for the foodie in your life!

theBalm® cosmetics Hot Mama Shadow & Blush All-in-One: Y’all. This is the most flattering blush I’ve used. The peachy color with a slight sheen is simply perfection. Highly recommend.

What was in your December Birchbox? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo



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august birchbox.

We’re baaaack! Vegas was amazing y’all. As we get our pics together to share with you this week, check out what was in my August Birchbox:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Birchbox, here’s the low down: it is a monthly (or yearly) beauty subscription service that sends 4-5 deluxe samples based on your profile right to your door for only $10 a month (or $110 a year, you get one month free!). Click here to sign-up! We highly recommend…

And now for the goods…

it came in this super cute beauty school packaging!
the goods. (sans razor)
in lionfish! a pretty brown/bronze.

1. stila smudge stick waterproof eyeliner: I love this liner! Just enough smudge and the tip is the right size for finer lines. It stays on too! The color is easily adjusted for a light or heavier look.

juicy’s bottles are always GORG.

2. juicy couture viva la juicy la fleur: Between L and I, we have purchased every Juicy perfume ever made. Literally. This one smells very similar to the original Viva La Juicy, but still very pretty!

so fresh and so clean.

3. caldrea hand soap: The ginger pomelo smells amazing! They sent 2 cute minis that I immediately tossed in my bag.

yu-be, you see.

4. yu-be moisturizing skin cream: I received a sample of this previously from Sephora and LOVED IT. This is a awesome moisturizer. It feels light, yet rich. Not greasy at all! There is a slight camphor smell, but that goes away pretty quickly. Use it anywhere: face, hands, legs, arms, and even lips!

And for the grand finale…

a full-size razor!

5. schick hydro silk razor: I was *super* excited to find a full-size razor in my Birchbox! And a fancy one at that… The water-activated moisturizing serum has marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates your skin. This came to vegas with me.

What was in your August Birchbox, Glitter Girls?
X0 J

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