summer wishes

summer wishes

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my product lust list is ever evolving, but i can’t get these six somethings out of my head – which means that i’ll be making them all mine very very soon.

forever 21 southwestern eyelash curler, $2.80
yes you read that correctly: an eyelash curler in coral and mint
that rings in at under $3. i’ll take two, please.

the body shop amazonian wild lily perfume oil, $12
these little bottles evoke some serious high school memories and
this aqua floral is begging to be my summer scent.

sara happ ‘the lip scrub’ in lavender, $24
limited edition for summer, i am ga ga for this
relaxing, spa-like lip smoother.

ck one summer long wear + shine nail color, $14
a long-wearing, streak-free, strengthening polish? sign me up!
bonus: it smells like ck one summer when dry.

avon fiji paradise all over face powder, $7.99
such a perfectly pretty powder, this compact looks just
like a sunset and is perfect for blushing and highlighting.

aerin pretty bronze illuminating powder, $55
bronzer goes glam! this stuff gives an extra healthy
glow to the skin above and below your neck.

what’s on your wish list for summer?

planet beauty x the glossarie giveaway!

planet beauty x the glossarie giveaway!

i’m so thrilled to partner with planet beauty for a giveaway featuring four of my favorite products. i was introduced to the cosmetic e-retailer last month and i’m still floored by how many of the best brands they carry. after a quick browse, i easily found dozens of products that i had reviewed in the glossarie over the years, ranging from popular cult favorites to those lesser known niche brands that i’ve got a soft spot for.

my lucky cali girls can actually visit this beautiful mecca in person and browse all of their amazing brands. for the rest of us, we can shop the incredible selection online enjoying free shipping on orders over $34!

to celebrate this pretty discovery, the lovely people at beauty planet have selected four fabulous glossarie favorites to give away to one lucky reader:

sara happ’s the lip scrub in vanilla bean ($24)
murad’s clarifying mask ($37)
deborah lippmann happy birthday ($18)
tokyo milk makeup bag ($14)

i don’t know if you’re doing the math, but that’s over $90 in beauty booty – not a bad start to start the new year, right? to enter the giveaway, please click through to raffle copter below. follow the simple instructions and watch your inbox. i’ll announce a winner one week from tomorrow. good luck!

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m-61 limited edition sara happ lip scrub

add this to my summer wish list:

sara happ, the world’s lip scrub queen has teamed up with bluemercury’s marla beck to create a limited edition formula. m-61 is marla’s own technical skincare line which marries naturopathic cures and dermatological heavy hitters like retinol and glycolics. for the lip scrub, sara and marla opted to whip up a scent inspired by the signature water served at bluemercury resort spa infused with lemon, mint, and cucumber. the result is a revitalizing little luxury that gets lips soft and supple. sugar and citruses work together to exfoliate dry, flaky lips while jojoba and grapeseed oils condition skin. cucumber and mint act as a pick-me-up keeping lips hydrated and energized. the perfect summer treat!

limited edition sara happ and m-61 lip scrub is $24 at bluemercury.

pretty gifty: december bag + balm

bag: broccato shimmer cosmetic clutch, $38

balm set: sara happ black cherry lip scrub + lip slip, $40

a fur pom and the perfect shimmer brocade make up this beautiful holiday bag for your beauty essentials by stephanie johnson. isn’t it divine? sara happ’s new limited edition lip scrub and her famous lip slip (a glossarie fave from way back in the archives) create extra kissable mistletoe lips. yum! wrap these pretties up under the tree for me and you have a friend for life. what about you?

speaking of pretty gifty, have you seen this nail polish set by refinery 29 and color club? i’m giving one away! enter to win before monday at 4:00 p.m.

see more bag + balm posts.

february favorites: v day lovelies


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a most glamorous cocktail ring, sexy scented candles, a poppy striped keyring, and luscious cupcake-flavored lip scrub are just four of the things i’m loving this month. not only would any of them make perfect valentine’s day prezzies (pay attention, fellas – all three of you reading) but they would certainly bring a little brightness to you year-round.

i sure hope my valentine is reading :)

do you make love lists? what’s caught your eye this month?