i’m getting so very excited to celebrate the glossarie’s fifth anniversary on saturday. my mom, sister, grandmother, and friends all roll into town at the end of this week to help me toast five beautiful years (and also conveniently my baby shower on sunday!) – and i am giddier than a schoolgirl.
if you’re joining us, i posted a sneak peek of what you can expect to find at the sample bar. i’ve been really thrilled to see that element of the party come together. i have always wanted to host an event with candy jars filled with beauty samples and it seems that dream is coming true! i can’t wait to see everyone this weekend and to watch them fill their beauty bags with treats.
while in store, i’m obviously going to take the opportunity to stock up on some favorite products and i’m guaranteed to discover at least a dozen new must-haves as we sip champagne and nosh on cupcakes. here are a few (nine to be exact) of my top of-the-moment bluemercury picks:
phytovolume actif volumizing spray, $29 – i swore that i had posted about this! probably my all-time favorite styling treatment, it falls somewhere between a straightening spray and a volumizing dry shampoo. hair is left big, big, BIG with a style that lasts far longer than a lotion or a cream. gorgeous!
m-61 jetglow, $98 – the combination of glycolic and peptide makes this serum every acne-slash-early-wrinkle-sufferer’s best friend. i love how it resurfaces as i sleep without tearing up my skin. seaweed soothes any irritation while antioxidants actually give something back after the acids work their magic.
ren glycol lactic radiance renewal mask, $55 – for when you really want a facial, but your wallet tells you to DIY, this ren mask is all kinds of amazing. it’s a ten minute shot for when your skin really needs it (and i don’t recommend using this stuff more than once a week) – but the glowing results are well worth it.
la roche-posay anthelios 50 daily anti-aging primer with sunscreen, $40 – more than a primer, this anti-aging smoother packed full of SPF hides everything from large pores to crow’s feet, all while providing serious sun protection and a dose of anti-aging ingredients. it’s an impressive hard-worker that really changes the game.
mario badescu oil-free moisturizer, $22 – do you hear angels singing? i cannot say enough wonderful things about this line, because it has seriously changed my skin. this moisturizer is so perfect, providing all of the hydration that i need and none of the pore-clogging. my skin has never looked better and it’s all thanks to mario.
kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with avocado, $28.50 – simple, hydrating, and shockingly effective, sometimes i find this tub in my beauty drawer and wonder why i don’t use it every single night. the crepe’y skin under my eyes absolutely drinks it in and i’m always left looking more awake in the mornings.
clinique almost lipstick in black honey, $15 – there’s a reason why this one is labeled a cult product and why i reach for it every time that the weather gets cool and crisp. the raisin-hued stain flatters everyone (seriously) and i love it so much that i’ve even started dotting it on my cheeks for a sheer berry flush.
laura mercier shimmer bloc in pink mosaic, $40 – so pretty, so glowy, so effortlessly flawless, laura mercier’s shimmer blocs add color to eyes and cheeks (and décolletage if you so dare!). pink mosaic is the perfect combination of highlighting neutrals and pops of bright. grab a stippling brush and go crazy!
moroccanoil body buff, $42 – the newest addition to my shower (hello! did you even know moroccanoil makes body products?!), this scrub is bursting with exfoliating orange peel and nourishing avocado. you get intense, non-greasy moisture and silky soft skin that will have you constantly touching (and sniffing!) your own arms and legs.
do you shop bluemercury for any of your beauty go-to’s?
more importantly, will i see you saturday?! :)