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friday five | beauty buys.

‘Tis the season for a bathroom + product overhaul and this is the weekend to stock up… it’s tax-free weekend in Georgia! Here are some items we’re currently coveting. ATTN: Chipotle fans. There’s a little something special in here for you!

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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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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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friday five: beauty buys.

1. Essie | Marshmallow: White not? Such a perfect spring/summer shade.

The Glitter Life Essie
confection perfection.

2. Colgate Optic White Toothbrush | Whitening Pen: It really doesn’t get much easier than this! Super easy for traveling purposes.

The Glitter Life Colgate
all. in. one.

3. Dermalogica | Daily Microfoliant: A product that we will buy over and over. See brighter, smoother skin with one use!

Dermalogica-Daily-Microfoliant
fresh faced.

4. EOS | Shave Cream: They know more than just amazing lip balm. Delight your skin with 24 hours of deep, ultra-soothing moisture every time you shave.

The Glitter Life EOS
silky smooth.

5. Tory Burch | Lip Color: That right, ladies. TB is in the beauty biz! As you can imagine, the products are nothing less than amazing. We need this lip color in every shade:

The Glitter Life Tory Burch
perfect pout.

And there you have it, girls. Your beauty buys for the weekend! Did we miss any? Tweet us!

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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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a lush review.

Hi ladies!

As you saw in the weekend wrap-up, J purchased a few items at Lush: A fresh handmade cosmetics line. Let’s see what the buzz is about.

J says:

I heard a lot of great things about Lush in Macy’s Lenox Mall and decided to give their face scrub a try. Naturally, I left with more than just that. Here are the goods.

Lush Cosmetics
on a mission for perfect skin…

Herbalism Facial Cleanser: Best suited to those who have tried everything under the sun to clear up their oily and blemish prone skin. I must say, I saw results right away! No more blocked pores for this lady…

Herbalism Scrub
step 1.

Ayesha Fresh Face Mask: As I was checking out with my one and only item, I noticed a bar with various masks. Wrinkles in mind, I chose the Ayesha Fresh Face Mask with spellbinding ingredients to smooth wrinkles. One word: Magical.  My skin was fresh, clean, toned, bright and soft. A must try.

Ayesha Face Mask
step 2.

Skin’s Shangri LA: Whilst checking out, the super sweet sales associate offered me a sample of the Skin’s Shangri LA moisturizer. I’ll be honest, I was a little turned off by the smell (not great), BUT the results were fantastic. It took away redness overnight and made my skin feel soft and rejuvenated.

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So what do you think about Lush!? Can you recommend any other products to try? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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J+L

PS: CONGRATS TO ELISABETH GOOD (@EGOOD33) ON WINNING THE SHABBY APPLE GIVEAWAY! SEND YOUR FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO THEGLITTERLIFEXO@GMAIL.COM!

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