What is a serum?

You here a lot of skincare product terms these days - day cream, night cream, serum, exfoliator, chemical exfoliator. Once of the most generic and confusing, I think, is serum, since there are so many different kinds with so many different ingredients! Basically, a serum is a lightweight skincare product that is full of active ingredients that help your skin. Many have moisturizing agents, but they can also help with things like acne, dullness and signs of aging. Into The Gloss wrote a good primer a few years ago about it here.

New Glossier Supers

Serums can be on the pricier side, unfortunately, which is why I love that Glossier has just released new and improved versions of their serums, The Supers. Super Pure is great for blemishes; whenever I see a pimple coming and use Super Pure it vanishes. Super Glow how vitamin C which makes it great for combating overall dullness, like when your skin just looks bleh. Finally, Super Bounce is full of hyaluronic acid, a great moisturizing agent!

new Glossier Supers

What makes the the serums difference? First, they are double the size! Second, they increased the hyaluronic acid concentration in Super Bounce to 2%. Glossier also changed the texture of Super Glow so that it is now more of a “milky emulsion.”

They are $28 each or $65 for all three. Plus get 10% off your first Glossier order with my rep link!

Do you use a serum? What’s your favorite?

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New Glossier Eye Cream!

Glossier eye cream

Hi friends! Did you have a great weekend? I saw Avenger End Game and I think I’m still processing…it’s the end of an era, you know? I haven’t felt this way since I finished the last Harry Potter, lol. So between that and spending time with family and friends and getting on top of life it was a busy weekend and a busy Monday. I’m excited to start the week out on a positive foot by announcing a new Glossier launch - Bubblewrap, Glossier’s eye cream and lip primer!

Bubblewrap is a two-in-one product that delivers the perfect dose of hydration to both eyes and lips. It has a light formula with 9 active complexes, and it starts as a cream and breaks down into a “light as silk texture” when you tap it into skin. This means that it works great under makeup, since it has no pilling or extra residue (you know that stuff around your eyes that you think is sleep? It’s likely eye cream).

Bubblewrap doubles as a lip primer, since it provides a moisturizing base for long wear lipstick!

It costs $26 a tube and you can get 10% off your first Glossier order with my rep link!

Have you tried any new eye screams lately? Or Glossier?

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Glossier Niteshine in Platinum Rose - Review and Swatches

Glossier Nightshine in Platinum Rose

I recently got my hands on some Glossier Play highlighter, which they are calling Niteshine, and I love it! I bought the color Platinum Rose, which is a lovely rose gold sheen. It looks like you are luminescent on all the high points of your face, somewhat like an updated version of Benefit’s High Beam. Unlike High Beam, however, it blends very well and can be applied to a subtle sheen.

Glossier Nightshine in Platinum Rose

The highlighter comes in a little bottom with a twist off cap that doubles as an applicator. I love the little doe foot - it allows you to dot on product wherever you want it on your face without drips (just make sure to blend with your fingers after).

Here is what Nightshine looks like on your hand before and after blending-

Glossier Nightshine in Platinum Rose

And here I used it as part of my makeup routine. I applied it on my cheekbones after I applied my foundation and blush/bronzer. Isn’t it such a pretty shade? It lasts all day too!

Glossier Nightshine in Platinum Rose

Overall I give Nightshine an A! I love that it doesn’t gloop, it’s easy to blend, the color is stunning and it provides the perfect amount of glow without being over the top. Plus the price point is $20, far less than many highlighters out there.

Don’t forget I’m a Glossier rep, so ask me any Glossier questions you have any use my links for 10% off your first Glossier order!

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Glossier Milky Oil Review

Review of Glossier Milky Oil
Review of Glossier Milky Oil

I’ve been using Milky Oil for a few weeks now, and I really love it! Now that I’ve used the product for a little while I’m excited to right a full review for you guys. (I hate it when people review skincare and they’ve barely used it! Don’t you?) The makeup remover comes in a light pink squeeze bottle. I really like that the dispenser makes it almost impossible to pour out too much product, and I haven’t had any issues with product leaking out once the cap is on.

Review of Glossier Milky Oil

To use, shake Milky Oil well and pour onto a cotton pad. Then wipe all over your face after washing. It gets up the rest of your makeup, even stubborn eye makeup. Unlike a lot of other makeup removers I’ve used, it doesn’t leave an oily residue and it doesn’t sting. I feel like my face is clean without being dried out (squeaky clean skin isn’t actually good! It means you’ve stripped your skin of it’s natural oils and protective barrier).

Review of Glossier Milky Oil

I have very sensitive skin, and Milky Oil hasn’t caused any redness or irritation. That’s a big win in my book!

Review of Glossier Milky Oil

Overall I give the product an A+!

Have you tried Milky Oil yet? Or any other great new skincare? Don’t forget you get 10% off your first Glossier order with my rep link : )

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Glossier Milky Oil Makeup Remover

Glossier Milky Oil Makeup Remover

Today I’m really excited to announce the launch Glossier’s newest product, an eye makeup remover! It’s called Milky Oil and it uses both micellar water and makeup-erasing oil to erase all that stubborn eye makeup that’s waterproof or long wearing. I’m super excited about this product, and here’s why-

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had an eye infection, well it turned out it was a a large stye under my eyelid that had gotten inflamed. Since then I’ve been making a huge effort to make sure every last flake of eye makeup is removed each night (not that I didn’t before, I just have been extra extra diligent) and looking for a new makeup remover. My beloved Bioderma doesn’t work very well on eyeliner, and all of the “eye makeup remover” products I have tried or researched are either $$$, don’t work very well, or involve one time use pads which isn’t my favorite. I was getting pretty frustrated in my research and then, as has happened before, Glossier came to the rescue with a new product!

Glossier Milky Oil Makeup Remover

I love that Milky Oil can be used with a cotton round, or you can even use it in the shower if you want to reduce waste. To use it you just shake the product to combine the micellar water and makeup-erasing oil and wipe it across your eyelids a bunch of times. Unlike other products, like makeup removing wipes, Milky Oil won’t tug at your delicate eye skin or rub and cause irritation. Plus, the packaging is pink : )

Finally, and one of the best parts, Milky Oil is only $12 ($15 CAD, £10 GBP, €12 EU, 90 DKK, 120 SEK) and you got 10% off your first Glossier order with my rep link, here.

Tell me, what’s your go to makeup remover? Have you used Glossier products before?

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New Glossier Generation G

Generation G is one of my favorite lipsticks and today I am so excited to announce that Glossier has re-released it’s Generation G lipstick with a whole new formula and packaging. Glossier Generation G lipstick “gives the look and finish of just-blotted lipstick without the blot.”

Glossier Generation G Lipstick

I love Generation G because the colors are lovely, it isn’t drying, it’s easy to layer so you get as much color pay off as you want, and the finish is beautiful. Matte lipstick is very popular right now, but I think it can look a little dead. Generation G doesn’t have that effect, I think it just has that perfect just blotted look of a satin lipstick. You can see that they changed the packaging and added am metal tube.

Glossier Generation G Lipstick
Glossier Generation G Lipstick

My favorite shades for fall are Leo, the perfect nude brown, and Zip, a gorgeous red that looks good on everyone since you layer on as much color as you want. In the spring and summer I love Crush and wear it almost every day; it’s a dark pink color that adds a perfect pop to every outfit. I also love Like and Cake for every day nude looks, and wear them all the time. I haven’t tried Jam yet, but I can’t wait to add it to my collection!

The Glossier lipstick comes in 6 shades and is $18 (though you can always get 10% off your first purchase with my rep link!)

Have you tried Generation G before? What’s your favorite shade?

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Glossier Zit Stick

Glossier Zit stick

Glossier's newest product, Zit Stick, launches today! Glossier Zit Stick is a blemish spot treatment that is made to "minimize swelling and redness, and reduce the size of your pimple." What makes it unique is that it dries clear so you can use it throughout the day, and even wear it under makeup. It also comes in a package that makes it easy to keep in your purse - you can reapply it throughout the day, or even have it on hand in case a pimple appears. 

Glossier Zit stick

Zit Stick costs $14 in the US, and since I am a glossier rep you can receive 10% off your first Glossier order using my Glossier Rep Link! #workingwithGlossier : ) 

Glossier Zit stick

I've used a number of different blemish treatments in the past, and one of the biggest disadvantages of them is that they look like toothpaste on your face! Glossier eliminated that problem; with Zit Stick we won't have to choose between fighting acne and looking decent. And, the package is actually cute. Basically, they get it, haha. 

Let me know if you have any questions about the product, or any other Glossier products! They are some of my favorites. I use Milky Jelly every day, and I can't wait to bring out Generation G in Leo now that it's fall. I think it will pair great with my current favorite blush, Cloud Paint in Storm

What's your favorite zit treatment? Glossier product? I'd love to hear!  

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Happy Labor Day Weekend

Does anyone have any fun plans for the long weekend? I can't believe it's Labor Day already, I feel like Memorial Day was last week! It also seems crazy that fall is just around the corner (though I am so, so excited to experience fall again this year) when it is so hot outside. I'm hoping it cools off a little so that we can enjoy being outside this weekend. My parents and brother in law are coming in to town and I'm excited to show them the sights and the neighborhood. It will be so nice to see them and have them see our new home.

Rifle Paper Co.

What I loved this week - 

1. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I painted some of our furniture to match our new home and this paint is amazing. It goes on with a very lovely matte, chalky finish and only takes 2 coats. The best part is you don't have to sand the furniture or use a primer. Plus, the names are really cute. 

2. Glossier Cloud Paint in Storm. I really love this blush color; I wore it every day when we were in Italy. The color looks very bright and intense on the package, but it blends out into a warm rose color. In addition, it layers really well so you can have the color sheer and subtle or more intense.

3. Cacio Pepe. I fell in love with Cacio Pepe. It's sort of like the original macaroni and cheese, except the sauce is made with pasta water instead of cream. It's super yummy but not as heavy as the American version. I can't wait to make it on repeat. I think I'm going to try this recipe first!

4. Cute Pencil Holder. I got the Anthropologie Cityscape pencil cup to hold our pens and highlighters on our entryway table and it is so cute! Plus it isn't too girly; even my husband noticed it and really liked it, haha. 

5. Winnie the Pooh. We saw Christopher Robin and it is so lovey and charming. If you are looking for a heart warming movie, or a movie to see with little ones, I highly recommend it! I also watched Set It Up on Netflix, and I thought it was a cute Rom Com. 

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Glossier Lidstar Swatches

Glossier Lidstar

I am in love with the new Glossier Lidstar eyeshadows. They are shimmery but not glittery, and can be layered for a look that varies from sheer to opaque. They apply very smoothly, are easy to blend, and the doe applicator means you can apply them quickly on the go. Since buying makeup sight unseen I have put together a look that uses Lidstar and also did swatches so everyone can see the colors.  

Glossier Lidstar

For this look I started with Glossier Priming Moisturizer and Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow primer. I then used Bare Minerals Serum concealer under my eyes and around my nose. I mixed together Glossier Skin Tint and Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation on the back of my hand for a light coverage foundation that perfect matches my skin color. I used this foundation brush. 

Glossier Lidstar

For my brows, I used the Anastasia Brow Definer in taupe, and blended with the attached spoolie. I used the Anastasia clear brow gel to hold them in place, and finished the look with Boy Brow applied to the middle of my brows to thicken. 

Glossier Lidstar

On my eyes, I started with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Demolition. I then blended in Glossier Lidstar in Fawn (this is my favorite of the bunch) all over the lid, and used Moon in the inner corner to brighten the look. On my lashes I used two coats of Benefit Cosmetics BadGal Bang.

Glossier Lidstar

To add some watch and dimension to my face, I used Nars classic bronzer in Laguna. I used a fluffy domed brush and applied the bronzer under my cheek bones, on the sides of my forehead, along my jaw and lightly on the sides of my nose. I then used the shimmery highlighter shade from my Anastasia contour palette to brighten up the look. I finished my face with Armani cheek fabric in 502

Glossier Lidstar

On my lips I used my favorite lipliner, Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk. On top I added two layers of Glossier Generation G in Crush, which is my current favorite.

Here are the swatches of Glossier Lidstar

From left to right: Slip, Lilly, Cub, Moon, Fawn, Herb

From left to right: Slip, Lilly, Cub, Moon, Fawn, Herb

And here is what I used:

Have you tried Glossier yet? If you haven't, you can use my rep link for 10% off your first order. Isn't the Fawn color beautiful? I think it's my favorite eyeshadow I've tried out in a couple of years. It's just so beautiful and easy to apply! 

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Beauty Product Giveaway

Hello Friends! Happy April! I’m very excited because this month marks 6 months of writing All That Glitters. Thank you so much for reading and following along! I started this blog to share all the things I love, from beauty to style to good books, and build a community in the process. To thank all of you for your support and to further share the things I love with all of you, I am giving away some of my favorite beauty products throughout the month.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer

The first giveaway is for my favorite moisturizer, the Glossier Priming Moisturizer and a  sample of Glossier You perfume. To enter, subscribe to receive news and updates about All That Glitters using the Sign Up button on the right. You must be 13 years of age or older to enter, and reside within the continental United States. You can enter to win until Thursday at noon. If you are already signed up to receive emails then you are all set! The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday, after which I will privately contact the winner to communicate with them about how to send them the prize. Good Luck! 

Also, please note that this giveaway is sponsored by me, and is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Glossier, Inc. 

Also, if you don't win, remember that you can always get 10% off your first Glossier order using my rep link. Finally, as I have stated before, I became a Glossier rep because I honestly love Glossier's products, and used them before I even heard of the rep program. I post about their products on All That Glitters because I trust and believe in them, regardless of the fact that I am a rep. 

Thank you again for reading All That Glitters, it means so much to me! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday,