Top 3 Favorite GLAMGLOW Products
One frazzled day a few months ago I walked into an Ulta store, and I point blank looked at the lady working, and said I want to have GLOWING skin like Beyonce or J-Lo. (Imagine the climactic part in a movie when someone storms in a door dramatically, soaking wet, on a mission, and demanding answers. That was me...OK, that was me, minus the soaking wet, Hollywood actress part. OK, really I wish that was me for dramatic effect, LOL, but it wasn't. I was just the lady who looked like a hot mess.) I could tell the poor lady was suppressing a giggle, because YES that is the most ridiculous statement ever. She probably wanted to say to me, honey, don't we all? In my defense, in the middle of winter in Wisconsin, my skin gets dry, pasty white, and dull- AND, I was having a real breakdown moment where I just couldn't handle that reality anymore! It's like we try and try as women to keep up with our skincare, haircare, self-care, wardrobe, etc.- AND, somedays we feel like we are kicking butt at all of these things- AND, other days we take a selfie with a friend and think to ourselves that's really how I look right now??? So needless to say, the poor woman tried to lead me in the right direction to some products, such as highlighters or better concealers-which I tried, BUT that still wasn't the solution I was looking for.
Well, Christmas rolled around, and my aunt gave my sister and I a little holiday gift set with some different products in it, like she always does. AND, like I always do, I put the products on a shelf at home, knowing that I would eventually get around to trying the stuff out when I was ready to step out of my normal beauty care routine- this usually happens months after Christmas. The word "GLOW" should've caught my eye earlier in the gift set, but I was feeling so defeated from all of the previous month's attempts and failures at getting glowing skin, that I just shoved the box aside and didn't think twice about it. That is until one weekend, as I was organizing the shelf where I keep all my unused products, I came across the gift set again and decided to give it a whirl.
HELLO- life changer! The set that my aunt had given me was filled with GLAMGLOW products, which I have become seriously obsessed with. Why did I wait so long to try these? I should NEVER doubt my aunt because she has this knack for randomly finding amazing things! I can honestly say that I feel like my skin is slowly starting to come alive since starting to use these products in my regular rotation- NO, these aren't the only products I use now. I still love my Origins (check out my Origins review) and a few others, (which I'll save for a later post). BUT, GLAMGLOW is actually quickly becoming my favorite! Click on the pictures to check out my three favorite GLAMGLOW products below...
1.GLAMGLOW Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer
This stuff is seriously so creamy and delicious- like it literally SMELLS so yummy, I kind of want to eat it (OK, not really, but almost). If you like the smell of an orange creamsicle, you might feel the same way, LOL. Aside from the awesome smell, this stuff is like butter in a jar and makes your skin feel so incredibly soft and hydrated. Prior to using this moisturizer, I was having an issue with my chin and neck feeling really rough and dry. BUT, now that I use this product every morning, I have almost completely eliminated that problem. I have also noticed that my make-up goes on A LOT smoother since putting this into my regular routine- I don't feel like I get that patchy, blotchy look anymore that you sometimes can get when applying make-up to only semi-hydrated skin. PLUS, hydrated skin usually means you have a better chance of glowing, gals!
2.GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
I literally want to HUG the person who created this product! If you went back to read my Origins review (which I re-linked above), you would know that I already loved the Origins brightening and depuffing moisturizer to help give my under eyes that extra boost in the morning to make me look like I am ready to join the land of the living (I am SO NOT a morning person, UGH). I felt like the Origins cream sufficiently did the job of covering up some of my under eye darkness- UNTIL I was gifted this miracle in a jar right here! Remember that GLOW I was looking for, ladies?? Well, here it is! I put this moisturizer under my eyes and on my forehead every morning, and MAN does it help illuminate my skin. This stuff is so amazing at covering up imperfections also, that I actually stopped wearing foundation on my forehead completely! AND, I just wear a very light layer of foundation under my eyes and on the rest of my face. I would bathe in this stuff if I could, LEGIT! It has just the tiniest hint of color in it too, so that I can get away with not wearing that foundation in certain spots as much. Plus, I was starting to feel like my foundation was making the tiny fine lines on my forehead more noticeable because the liquid would settle into them. BUT not with this stuff-this just gives me the moisture and GLOW where I need it most! OH, and I should add that this has the same amazing smell as the other moisturizer I mentioned above. YUM!
3.GLAMGLOW Dreamduo Overnight Transforming Treatment
Lately I have been kind of obsessed with finding really good facial masks and treatments, and this one takes the cake! Obviously as the name suggests, this is an overnight mask that is made to plump and hydrate your skin. It is a two step application- the first layer is made out of green coffee and green tea leaf, and is filled with antioxidants to help with hydration. The second layer is made with hyaluronic acid and mozuku green algae to work on that plumping process for you ladies. I know it sounds kind of funny to try and "plump" your skin, but I think of it more in terms of wanting to get a more supple and energized look for your face- which in turn means GLOWING SKIN!!! Holy grail right here! I try to use this mask in my rotation at least once a week (again I still do use my two Origins masks that I wrote about previously). The mornings after I use this though my skin definitely looks and feels amazing (OH, and my skin smells edible too, HAH)!!
I guess what I have learned here ladies is that glowing skin doesn't just happen overnight. Making skincare a priority will be a lifelong thing that we will probably have to play with and tweak as we go. The one thing, I do know is that following a good routine every morning and night makes all the difference in the world- especially as we get older!! We can't just decide we are too tired before bed and skip our skincare routine at times like we may have in our 20s (OR, maybe that was just me-OOPS!) Give the GLAMGLOW products a try, my friends- I don't think you will regret it! AND, I will keep you posted as I continue to find new skincare tricks and products! Have a great weekend, all!