Beauty: Glossier Product Review

I am all about makeup that gives you the no makeup or your skin but better look. For some time I have heard about Glossier and their amazing products. Their cult product by far is the balm dot calm which is their version of Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. I was never a fan of that item due to the thickness of the product…the balm dot calm however is much less thick and provides lasting moisture to your lips and cuticles. I also picked up their moisturizer and perfecting skin tint. I am in love with their moisturizer and would definitely purchase this again. The skin perfecting tint provides a beautiful wash of color without concealing or covering your skin underneath. If you are looking for something with coverage this is not the product for you. However on days that I want more of a coverage I mix this with my cc cream from Chanel. It’s a beautiful combination. Overall I am in love with their products and definitely see why there is a hype around them. If your interested in learning more about these products you can check them out here!

Have you tried Glossier?


Beauty: Holiday Gift Guide

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Now any girl will tell you she is a lover of all things beauty! But beauty can sometimes be tricky when gift giving because everyone is so unique in their taste. These are my top 5 ideas for any beauty lover in your life:

Makeup bag: I absolutely adore my Prada makeup bag. I have been using it non stop for years and must say it still looks brand new. Now while this would be a very luxurious gift…there are so many different options for all different price ranges. Nordstrom has some amazing designs to choose from. Check them out here!

Gift card to Sephora or Ulta: Lets be honest…who doesn’t love a gift card. I know some people have a problem giving gift cards and much rather give a gift…but trust me this is always a great option. It opens up a world of possibilities!

Holiday Palette: Holidays are so much fun because all the major brand makeup companies release their holiday palettes. These are such an amazing buy and a wonderful gift that will last the whole year or longer. Sephora has some great options here!

Gift certificate for a Facial or Mani/Pedi or Spa: This is definitely a luxury gift. Most girls love facials, mani and pedis, or spas, although some prefer the at home treatment. I however love the thought of giving a gift certificate for pampering and relaxation. In my mind you can’t go wrong. Check your local spa to see if they offer gift certificates!

A bag full of all your favorite products in travel size: This is a total free for all! You could create a small gift basket of all your most loved beauty items. Who wouldn’t love a bag full of goodies?! I would pick say your top 5 items and find them in travel size. Throw them all in a small bag and bam…you have a super thoughtful and personal gift!

What would you give the beauty lover in your life?

Beauty: Shiseido Gentle Cleansing Cream Review

Shiseido Gentle Cleansing Cream
I have been wanting to try a more reasonably priced cleanser to help remove makeup at the end of the day. I was looking online for some reviews and this Gentle Cleanser from Shiseido came back with flying colors. This gentle cleansing cream is exactly what it says it is…its light on the skin, melts away your makeup, very lightly scented, and non-clogging to pores. It has been dermatologist tested and best of all comes in at only $30! I have been using this for over a week and must say it is great. I love the feel of the cream on my skin and it doesn’t leave a film and doesn’t leave my skin feeling uncomfortably tight. I have been really enjoying this as a nice treat after a long day. If you are interested in trying this cleanser it can be purchased here!
Have you tried the Gentle Cleansing Cream or anything from Shiseido’s Skincare line?