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skin matters.

HAPPY FRIDAY! As you guys know, I’m a little obsessive about my skin. I love trying new skincare products, but I also have some that I buy over and over. I thought I would do a roundup of everything I’m loving right now. You know, a little weekend shopping inspo!

I use this Beautycounter Charcoal Bar every morning and night. 1. It lasts forever. Seriously. 2. It doesn’t dry out your skin. 3. It’s super refreshing. Like you face really feels clean.

While I love the charcoal bar, I use this Sephora Micellar Cleansing Water to make sure I get everything off. Bonus: it’s super affordable.

Y’all. Listen up. If you’re going to splurge on any skincare product, this is the one. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970 Original. Get this exact one (there are a few versions, but this is the cult fave.) It’s worth every. penny. It’s literally a facial in a bottle and you see results immediately.

There was a 10 day trial of this Algenist Liquid Collagen available with my Sephora points and bought a bottle immediately after I finished that supply. I feel like my skin is brighter and smoother. Put it on before your night serum and wake up with a plump glow!

I wanted to add a vitamin c serum to my morning routine and tried several. I ended up buying a bottle of the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum after I tried the Rise + Glo Trial Duo. Try starting with that to make sure you love it!

I also went the Drunk Elephant route with my moisturizer… The Protini Polypeptide Cream. Moisturizes with no grease and minimizes lines and wrinkles. Done and done.

For a night serum, I’ve been using the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and it’s definitely going to be a staple in the routine. This + Algenist Liquid Collagen = magic.

I’ve been using the Sunday Riley Juno Face Oil for a year or so. It’s hands down the best if you need a quick moisture boost, this is exactly what you need.

If there is a mask, I have tried it. With that said, I have 2 favorites. The Charlotte Tilbury Dry Sheet Mask is bizarre (it’s really dry…), but 100% works. Then the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is another I buy in bulk.

Click the links above  to shop everything mentioned. I will work on a makeup roundup as well! Stay tuned… Hope everyone has a great weekend!

 

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must-have winter beauty essentials.

Winter, I am so over you. The temps are still cold in Georgia, but I’m willing warmer weather to hurry uppp by getting in fighting form for spring. This means eating cleaner (of course), drinking more water, and sprucing up my skincare routine. Below are four of my favorite beauty essentials.

Crest Pro-Health HD Teeth Whitening System // Yall, this stuff is GOOD…and it’s perfectly safe for sensitive teeth like mine. I’ve never been able to use a whitening system due to sensitivity, but I’ve been using this for two weeks and have had no discomfort. I definitely see a difference in my teeth…and it’s only $10. WHAT.

Shea Moisture Body Scrub // After months of wearing tights, my legs are not in super great shape. Of course the solution for #ashy, dry skin is to exfoliate…but some scrubs can leave your skin feeling raw. This one is seriously moisturizing, though. You slough it on, slough it off, and BAM your skin will feel super smooth with none of the icky gritty feeling that some scrubs leave behind. So go ahead and use this every day if you want – your skin will thank you. PS: I’ve been using it on my hands daily, and I’ve noticed a big difference there, too!

First Aid Beauty UItra Repair Serum // First Aid Ultra Repair Intense Hydration Cream These products work for *all* skin types. The serum makes my skin feel smoother and tighter all at once, and the cream is super-soothing and calms any redness or irritation I have (and that tends to be a lot this time of year!). Together they’re a great one-two punch. Both products are free of sulphates, parabens and other bad stuff.

What are some of your must-have products? Take a pic and tag us on Insta @theglitterlifexo.

xo

 

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skin matters.

Sunday Riley

When I was pregnant, my skin was absolutely terrible. There was nothing I could do to control it. Hormones running wild = bad skin for Jennifer.

After James was born, things started to get back to normal and I was ready to rehab my skin with new products. I started reading up on my skincare options and saw SO many recommendations for Sunday Riley! I scooped this sample pack and decided to give them a whirl.

You guys. Blown away. From the first time I used each product, I saw instant results. My skin was clearer and smoother. With continued use, I can honestly say I have had minimal breakouts which is a vast change from before.

My skin is on the drier side and I felt like I needed a little something extra, so I scooped the Juno face oil and needless to say, it did not disappoint. I use it every morning. FULL DISCLOSURE: It smells like olive oil. But it works, so what do you do.

See below to shop the products above! Next on my Sunday Riley shopping list… the C.E.O protect and repair moisturizer!

*This post is not sponsored.

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friday five: fall beauty.

The temps are inching (ever so slowly) lower, and we’re definitely in a fall state of mind. It’s so close we can smell it. For today’s Friday Five, we’ve rounded up exactly what you need to know to have your most gorgeous season ever.

Smoky Eye // There are tons of “how-to” videos out there. This one by Into the Gloss is simple and easy to follow.

Smoky Eye
Polished Brows // Create the best brows to frame those smoky eyes with this how-to from the Zoe Report.

Brows
Contouring 101 // Kontour like a Kardashian, end up looking like a Klown. Instead, commit this super-simple tutorial to memory. You’ll look like yourself…only more defined.

Contouring

Nude Lips // You already know how much we love a nude lip. This look is perfect with fall’s smoky eye – that whole “accentuate one feature” thing, you know. Check out this comprehensive roundup of nude lipstick shades.

Nude Lip

Dark Nails // In case you missed it, here’s our round-up of our favorite tried and true fall nail shades.

Dark Nails

What’s your favorite beauty look for fall? Tag us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo!

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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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shift to neutral.

HAPPY JULY!

If you’re like us, you really put on the color during spring and summer months. Let’s face it, we live in neutrals the rest of the year (ask L about her black v-neck sweater…)

With all of this color being worn we need a solid, natural manicure to avoid clashing (the horror.) Here are some nude hues we’re feeling:

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top of the list for good reason. the perfect nude polish.

Sally Hansen Lush

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a nude hue with a velvety finish.

Essie Jazz

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#jazzhands

Zoya Kennedy

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full coverage with 2 coats. perfection.

What polish are you wearing this summer?

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friday five | necessities.

It’s back to basics this weekend, girls. When a new season rolls around, you realize you need a lot of NEW things and not just fashion “essentials”…

1. Glasses: Time to update those specs, girlfriend! We came across GlassesShop.com and scooped these adorable wayfarer tortoise glasses. BONUS: GlassesShop.com is offering The Glitter Life readers 20% off with code GLITTER20. Get your orders in!

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click here for the ludington wayfarer. totally adorable.

2. Moisturizer: Don’t let you skin suffer during these cooler temps. Lather on this moisturizer from Dermalogica and you’re golden.

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no blotchy skin here.

3. Polish: Essie has done it again {no surprise} with their Fall 2014 collection. “Take It Outside” is hands down our favorite shade.

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many manis will be had with this one.

4. Phone: The mad rush has calmed. Time to scoot into the apple store and upgrade to the latest and greatest. How else will we bring you these Instagram gems!?

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show me the gold.

5. Lip Care: There’s nothing better than Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm. Scoop every flavor and thank us later.

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via anthropologie.
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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
TA DA!

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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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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