Sunday, January 4, 2015

GLAMGLOW Introduces Mud to Foam Cleansers

I think I have probably gotten on everyone’s nerves about GLAMGLOW’s products but they’re just sooooo freaking GLAM. LOL. So I am back on my Glam Box ladies! GLAMGLOW has THEE most AMAZING masks for any skin problem imaginable. I lie to you not. I LOVE THEM ALL. Can you all imagine my excitement when talks of a mud to foam facial cleanser popped up on Insta in November? I signed myself right up to receive samples of the SuperCleanse and ThirstyCleanse. I liked the feel of my face especially after using the ThirstyCleanse. You know how parched winter skin can be so this is just what the doctor may have ordered. My samples were only good enough for one use so I didn’t get my true fix. 


I am happy to share that these uber GLAM cleansers have launched just in time for the New Year. Both retail for $39 and I am sure they will be worth every dollar. I have added the Thirsty Cleanse to my January beauty wish list. Visit www.glamglowmud.com to see all the deets and check for free samples! I will have more to share once I snag my full size! 

Smooches Glam-ettes!

GLAMGLOW Super Cleanse

GLAMGLOW Thirsty Cleanse 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My 2015 Glam Goals

Happy New Year Glammers! I don’t usually get too hung up on making resolutions for the New Year. But I am seeking some change in my life and just like everyone else, I am using this time to start fresh and work toward those changes!

1.    Losing These 8 Struggle Pounds!

2014 was quite a stressful year for me. Besides getting my heart shattered for the umpteenth time, my job sometimes seemed to take over my mind and life. No Bueno! I also started grad school, and was not prepared for the heavy work load and the balance that was needed. I constantly felt overwhelmed and I learned quickly that stress has a way of messin’ with your Glam. My body held on to every morsel of food I ate for dear life and I started noticing a difference in the way my clothes fit. Nothing was cute anymore, Jeans were a struggle to wear, I felt like a Klump!

I plan to take some baby steps to tackle these struggle pounds. I will def be taking a closer look at my diet and I am eager to get back into a regular workout routine.  I will need a prayer circle to help me achieve this goal. LOL Let’s see how this goes. 

The bottom photo shows me at my heaviest last year. I'm not feeling it! 


2.    Embracing my Natural Hair.

Although I have been relaxer free for 7+ years, you would never know it. I’ve literally pressed away my curl pattern. After finding most of my hair on my bathroom floor and work desk earlier last year, I decided something had to give. I wore braids for most of the year because I was just too exhausted to even think about combing my hair and I thought the rest period would help my struggling strands. Well in late November I decided to take the plunge and go completely natural. It has been tough. I did a semi big chop and have been playing around with a few different styles. I am constantly reminding myself that this is a journey and not a quick trip. I will keep you beauties posted on my progress.

The Semi Big Chop... Lordt! 


3.    Making Time for my Weekly Mani!

This is a silly one but I had to make this a goal. I hate butt naked nails!!! LOL Many of my weekends last year were swallowed up by schoolwork. My goal is to figure out how to sneak some me time in to get my mani/pedi fix!

4.    Operation Kim & The City!

 
Take me away!!!


This is the scariest goal for me. By June 2015, I hope to be in a cutesy apartment in the city. When I bought my house in the country almost eight years ago, I had a different outlook on how my life was going to turn out. The 32-year-old Kim has a completely different view of things now. I am ready to re-connect with the world and move this Glam Show to the city! Hey, maybe I can even revive my social life.   There are soooooo many factors that could make this move difficult but I so need this. I’m hopeful Glam Girls.  


Now that I have talked your ears off! Tuh! Go do something Glam for 2015. Feel free to share some of your New Year goals with me by commenting below.  *Smooches*

Monday, September 1, 2014

Confessions of a Product Junkie: The Nail Mask Experiment





I know what you’re thinking Glammies. The nail mask thing is a little extreme. Take it from a nail naturalista, nail polish and  all the harsh removers will suck the life out of your nails much the same as the artificial nail enhancements some of us swear by. My own obsession with ever changing nail colors was beginning to take its toll. The cracks and dry patches on my nails were all too real and my manicures had an uber short life.

It was time for something new so I decided to try Julep’s Nail Mask. Moisture packed little finger pockets (LOL at that description) filled with all the bomb ingredients. Vitamin E, Aloe, Collagen, Shea Butter, and Botanical Oils are all part of the luxury line-up. If you're wondering about the time commitment, you only have to spare 30 minutes of your hectic schedule for a little nail paradise. Don't worry, you can still text and check your insta! 

So what’s my verdict? I did my treatment right before my manicure for some TLC and I was pleasantly surprised by the instant improvement in the condition of my nails. My nails and cuticles were super moisturized and I was ready to get shaped up, cleaned up, and polished up (I chose nude with a bright pop of yellow).


You can find this gem on Julep’s website where a 5 pack of nail masks (good for 5 treatments) will cost you 10 bucks right now, which is not too bad for bringing your nails back to life. J

Mask at work...



This week's Mani...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Miracle Product Alert: Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil



I am pretty traditional when it comes to my skin care routine. I’d heard all the great benefits about using face oils and the oil cleansing method but still wasn't 100% sold on the idea. 

 When my Julep Maven Box arrived stocked with a full size bottle of their Bareface Cleansing oil, I was excited but skeptical. LOL. I decided to use it for my toughest cleansing job; removing my make-up and was super SHOCKED! EVERY ounce of makeup came off leaving soft supple skin! Seriously Glam-ettes, I was pleased with the results.


SOLD! I finally found a method to completely remove ALL of my makeup, even mascara without the raccoon eyes and feeling the need to use sand paper. LOL!

This product is GLAM approved!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Glam Girl's Winter Beauty Rescue Kit

I’ve had it with Old Man Winter and his foolery Glam-ettes. He reared his ugly head in Haute-lanta this week and most of us Atlanta based glam girls were stuck at home for days. Ugh! The struggle. So this weekend I ventured out and purchased few items for my winter beauty needs. 

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps - I have been waking up in agony every morning from dry, itchy, flaky skin. I have spent the past two months or so trying EVERYTHING to keep my skin hydrated like I am used to. Nothing  has worked! Even my faithful Palmer’s Cocoa Butter. No Bueno! I finally decided this weekend to try out the super moisturizer Creme de Corps  by Kiehl’s. I must say that I have been having some insta success! Yass honey! I woke up this morning to zero ash and zero itch! Can somebody say convert?!?




GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment - Listen, if you are looking for a face mask/treatment that will change your life and how you feel about skin care then check out the products from Glam Glow. I recently fell in love with the newest addition to the product line and had to re-up my supply this weekend. The ThirstyMud is an intense hydrating treatment that can be used as an overnight mask or as a quick fix that may be rinsed off after about 10-20 minutes. I  happen to  prefer the former method. After using this pot of gold for the first time, my sister asked me what I did to make my face look so “snatched”? I die! She raved about how supple and young my skin appeared!  They did that!



Phyto Phytokarite Ultra Nourishing Mask - And now for my hair… I never made it to the salon this weekend and I know I really needed to. I am still fully weaved up but I thought my leave-out needed some TLC after this icy week. Although I didn't actually purchase this product, Sephora was super generous with the samples and I  was able to get what I needed to do a good trial. If you know me well then you know that I am a HUGE fan of hair masks. They are always uber hydrating and add lots of shine. Well this product is no different. My hair is 100% natural and so my leave-out especially in the back can get really dry and may I dare say coarse. The mask was a great hydrating pick me upper for my strands and I am good to go. 





Stay tuned for more winter beauty treats! If the winter continues like it has been, something tells me we will need a few more rescue items. Stay Glam my loves! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Sephora Stakeout




What do Glam Girls do for the 4th? Well before we get ready for the big eats at whatever BBQ we are invited to, we plan a beauty stakeout of course! JK! But that’s exactly what the Sissy and I did this past 4th of July. After receiving an e-mail that the Sephora at Perimeter Mall right here in Haute-lanta, had re-modeled, re-located and would be giving away 100 gift cards to snag some beauty gems, we decided that this event deserved some of our time.

So we braved the early morning, joined the line (we were numbers 38 and 39) and waited patiently for the doors to open! And guess what? We scored majorly! I got a $50 gift card and sister got a $25 treat. How did we spend our winnings you may be wondering? I bought a bottle of my fave Marc Jacobs Daisy, used 100 of my insider points to snag a bottle of Ole Henriksen Youth Activating Oil, and received my free bday gift which lucky for me was a travel sized tube of mascara and a glow stick. My sister used her winnings towards a tube of Too Faced “So Berry Sexy” lipstick, and a few mini nail lacquers that retailed for just 1 buck a bottle. Talk about a steal!

Overall the event was FAB! Great DJ, Great energy, and I was able to meet a few other beauty addicts out there! We had a Glam 4th

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One of my Beauty Snags! 
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Sister's Fab New Lip!
Beauty Addicts Unite!!!


 
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