tie dye beauty

tie dye beauty

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i’m obsessed with all things multicolored and have been delighted by the gorgeous options on the beauty market. just a few of the pretty possibilities:

one: clarisonic surf mia2, $159 (and 20% off!)

two: lorac lips with benefits, $18

three: stila countless color pigments, $22

four: victoria’s secret sunset kiss, $3.99

five: mane message the boho package, $10.50

six: stephanie johnson fiona dome cosmetic in tucson desert, $35

in maggie’s shower

maggie's april showers

the glossarie is dedicating the month of april to the art of the shower! read more april showers themed posts here.

i am late to the april showers party, but had to squeeze in two quick reviews of newly-discovered products that are making my mornings extra lovely before the month is out!

victoria’s secret ‘love my body’ nearly nude body wash ($12) has quickly become a part of my daily routine thanks to the luxe, creamy texture and amazing scent. i’ve been religiously using the jasmine and water lily scent in my loofah, and the rich lather is the perfect daily moisturizing treat for my skin. plus, the scent lingers throughout the day.

eos ultra moisturizing shave cream ($3.49) has been keeping my skin bump-free (seriously! i’ve never been able to say that about a shaving cream product before.) shea butter and aloe make it incredibly nourishing, and i’m loving the pomegranate raspberry scent right now. note: it claims to work on wet or dry skin, but i haven’t braved the dry skin test yet.

what new products are making the cut in your get-clean routine?

show me your lip bomb, maggie

maggie lip bomb

name: maggie
internet home: right here on the glossarie!
she says: embarrassing to realize how many lip sticks/glosses/balms i’m carrying around – i’m traveling…is that an excuse for the number of products I have?? ;)
number of products: 7
the bomb: 

softlips marshmallow ghost, $3
mox botanicals lip butter in pomegranate & fig, $16
vs makeup color drama lipstick in exquisite, $14
rouge d’armani in rouge 400, $30 (remember this post?)
butter london lippy in queen vic, $18
chapstick classic lip balm in cherry, $1.59
maybelline color sensational high shine lip gloss in one shine day, $5.54

i love, love, love having maggie’s contributions here in the glossarie and i could not be more proud of her lip bomb’s breadth of brand (from chapstick to armani!) and depth of color. also, i think i need that mox botanicals lip balm…

keep sending your #lipbombs to theglossarie@gmail.com!

show me your lip bomb, diana

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name: diana
internet home: alegria
she says: here are the lip products i found in my purse today. i didn’t even know i had some of these in there!
number of products: 8
the bomb:

victoria’s secret beauty rush lip gloss in passion fruit pop, $$9
blistex five star lip protection, $2.29
korres cherry full color gloss in fuchsia 54, $17
dior addict lip glow, $30
bobbi brown lip gloss in buff, $23
mac viva glam vi lip glass, $19.50
nars lip gloss in oasis, $24
nars velvet matte lip pencil in sex machine, $24

one of the best things about marrying my husband is his amazing group of girl cousins. they are all my age, super sweet and really fun. steve’s cousin diana and i have fiercely bonded over our shared beauty addiction so it’s no surprise that i own almost all of the lip products in her collection. thanks for sharing your lip bomb, d!

if you want to see your #lipbomb in the glossarie, send it over to theglossarie@gmail.com.

pretty gifty: maggie’s picks

pretty gifty: maggie's picks
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1 - laura mercier’s la petite patisserie sampler – hand crème quartet, $28: we already know about my obsession with the scent of laura mercier’s almond coconut body butter. with this limited edition sampler, give the gift of four luxurious hand creams. (delicious scents include almond coconut milk, crème brulée, crème de pistache and fresh fig- yum!)

2 - a drybar blowout, $35: treat a lady friend to a fabulous hair day at drybar, the salon dedicated strictly to blowouts. ps – how freakin’ cute are these gift coasters?

3 – baublebar + essie, $50: we already know that this genius collaboration allows you to pair an essie winter shade with three baublebar bracelets. i’ve had my eye on the “butler please” set for quite some time now. (hint, hint, santa…)

4 – pacifica solid perfume samples, 5 for $12.95: these .1 oz solid perfumes are perfect to throw in your purse for those emergency i-need-perfume-NOW situations (with no risk of spillage!). we’re big fans of the best-selling island vanilla scent. other favorites include the tuscan blood orange, a refreshing citrus pick-me-up, and the indian coconut nectar, which injects a burst of summer into the coldest of winter days.

5 – victoria’s secret eyeshadow quad in overnight sensation, $18: perfect for the pal who might need a little push to tempt the smoky eye, each quarter is labeled with “base,” “lid,” “crease,” and “highlight” for an easy, do-it-yourself guide to glam.

6 – thebalm ‘mary lou manizer’ highlighting powder, $24: another beauty favorite discovered thanks to birchbox – add a little shimmer to someone’s holidays with this adorably packaged luminizing powder.

7 – stila all is bright lip glaze set, $25: ah, stila, i can’t quit you. again and again i return to my favorite brand of lip glosses, and this lovely spread of glazes (with a range wide enough to suit anyone) doesn’t disappoint.

show me your lip bomb

i think the general rule is that the average lady carries 3+ lip products in her purse at any given time. that’s a fairly impressive statistic on its own, but every time i hear it, i feel compelled to inquire: yes, but which ones?

in a new blog series i’m calling “show me your lip bomb” i am begging reader friends to snap a shot of the lip products currently in their bag. the picture doesn’t need to be anything fancy (we’re talking unfiltered iphone photo up there), just clear enough to see all of your beauty booty. here’s my current collection:

nars velvet gloss lip pencil in new lover, $24
clinique chubby stick in voluptuous violet, $16
smashbox reflection high shine lip gloss in firecracker, $19
vapour lux organic lip conditioner, $16
vspro moisture fx softening lip balm (coming soon to victoria’s secret!)
revlon colorburst lip butter in cotton candy, $6
covergirl natureluxe gloss balm in tulip, $6
fresh sugar berry tinted lip treatment, $22.50
hobo’s rae lipstick case, $38

so, now it’s your turn! regardless of whether you’re a saver or a spender, an addict or a minimalist, i want to see the explosion (or lack) of lip products you keep on hand. my only rule is that you don’t edit or add. i really want to see your purse lip collection as it exists in nature and i’m hoping to feature as many as possible.

so won’t you please send your lip bomb my way? email theglossarie@gmail.com – i can’t wait to see what comes of this little project!

victoria’s secret moisture luxe hand cream

victoria's secret moisture luxe hand cream

these tubes have a luxe appeal that i can appreciate. i love the extra detail of their twist top, giving them an apothecary feel, but also the fact that they are plastic, not metal. this means that there’s none of the oh-god-how-do-i-stop-the-lotion-from-coming-out panic moments after you squeeze to apply. but as good as these hand creams look on the outside, it’s what’s inside that’s really got me singing.

the lotions that live inside these tubes are deeply nourishing, boasting a trio of unique scents. not only do they glide on and sink right in, leaving skin intensely soft, but they offer up their subtle perfume throughout the day making me smile every time i touch my hair (which is a lot). shea butter and avocado oil make these ultra rich and gorgeous and i feel like they really soothe my skin, restoring and moisturizing – perfect for fall and the colder months to come.

victoria’s secret moisture luxe hand cream comes in three scents, each available for $14 here.

giving lip: victoria’s secret scrub & balm

every so often, i discover pretty things in unexpected places.

like victoria’s secret.

the lingerie and swimsuit behemoth has been hiding a tiny gem in pro smooth fx lip scrum & balm. this double decker pot delivers a perfect pout in two simple steps: swipe on a sweet sugar scrub and rub lips together a few times to smooth flakes and rough spots, then tissue off and top with a light layer of moisture-rich balm to hydrate. this pair is surprisingly convenient, completely clever, and all-in-all a delightfully inexpensive little multitasker.

bottom line: $14, thirty seconds, and you’re ready to glam it up, buttercup.