Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I tried out GlamGlow Youthmud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment

For a long time I've been hearing about GlamGlow and how amazing it's supposed to be... but it's $69 a jar at Sephora (a little less on Amazon) and I was skeptical. The great thing about Sephora though is that they give out samples if you ask nicely. So the last time I was at Sephora as I was about to check out I asked the girl helping me if I could try it out and she made me a little sample and off I went.
Then I forgot about it for about a month...

Last night my skin was feeling a little congested and not looking it's best when I remembered I had the untried sample sitting around.

It's easy enough to use. Apply a thin layer. Wait 10 minutes. Remove with water using circular motions. Marvel at your skin.

What it's supposed to do: "This mud mask leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It works with the body's natural moisturizing collagen to provide gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils."

What's in it:
French Sea Clay: Absorbs impurities and toxic substances, while leaving essential natural oils and minimizing pore size.
Volcanic Pumice Rock: Multi-level surface exfoliation that you control to clear dead skin cells, smoothing out fine lines and softening skin texture.
Green Tea Leaf Pieces: GLAMGLOW® groundbreaking patent pending TEAOXI™ technology delivers fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG super antioxidants, and Polypenols directly into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf.

So I applied a thin layer to my whole face, I noticed some bits that looked like leaves before reading about how there are actual bits of tea leaf in it. For a bit I was wondering if it was chopped up kale.

Then I proceeded to SnapChat it to my friends. Because if you don't send a Snap of your mud mask, did you even really do it? (PS add me: CrashLvsDanger)

I waited the 10 minutes and to be honest I never felt a tingle. Maybe I'm so used to chemical peels that I didn't even notice it, but typically I can feel that kind of stuff. Maybe my tingle was broken.

During the removal you're supposed to use circular motions to exfoliate and remove the mask. To be honest this was my favorite part. This was where I actually felt anything happening. I got a very slight tingle (not much, but I'll take it), but the best way to describe it is that my skin felt awake. When I had removed everything my skin felt very soft and smooth and just refreshed overall.

The Verdict: Definitely a nice little pick me up for skin, especially after a long day, but you're supposed to use this 3 times a week to see real improvement and I don't know that this did enough to get me on board. Nice for a girls night or once in a while, but I wouldn't commit. I have other masks from other companies which gave more benefit at lower price points. I have samples of a few other masks from them that I will also try out and see how they do.

Have any of you tried out the GlamGlow masks? What did you think? Were you wowed?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusive Bag


This Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusive Bag is available only through HauteLook and is only $29! These will sell out fast for sure, get yours here.

This set includes:

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Deluxe Sample: Lightweight cream-gel plumps skin with 24-hour hydration. Oil-free. Its unique texture must be experienced to be believed.

 Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Deluxe Sample: Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth.
Color: Super Strawberry (red)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Mini Sampler Kit: Discover Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner with 2 top shades and a mini brush. A true original. This award-winning long-wearing eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner with the ease of a gel-based formula - all with 12 hours of waterproof and sweat- and humidity-resistant wear. Black Ink/Steel Ink (black)

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Packette: The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first product created at Smashbox Studios. We developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of our primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Deluxe Sample: A nondrying hydration mask to deliver instant, extreme hydration.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau De Parfum Vial On Card: An intensified Cashmere Mist - The sheer scent inspired by the feel of cashmere upon a woman's skin, this fragrance combines Moroccan jasmine, lily of the valley and bergamot with warm undertones of sandalwood, amber and musk.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme Deluxe Sample: This high-performance, multi-action moisturizer dramatically reduces the look of multiple signs of aging: lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and dehydration.

Estee Lauder Black Clutch Bag

Alex & Ani is on HauteLook!


Alex & Ani is on HauteLook right now and I am so excited! I love Alex & Ani, they're from my area and they make such awesome jewelry. I'm definitely snapping up a few pieces before they sell out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Too Faced is on HauteLook


Too Faced is on HauteLook and there are some great deals! These are sure to sell out quickly, so head over there fast! Palettes are as low as $16!