As you may already know, Glossier is one of my favorite beauty brands. Their packaging and product marketing is top notch. I love that they’re constantly releasing new products, and this rose scented version of their Balm Dotcom is so good.
I’m personally a big fan of their original balm but little by little I am becoming more obsessed with products infused with roses. This rose version smells so delicate and fresh. The smell is almost sweet. I love it because it acts just like the regular balm, but the scent makes the product a lot cooler. Most of the time I use it on my lips (I love how long lasting it is!) but you can apply anywhere you feel needs some moisture. It doesn’t leave my lips shiny or sticky and in case you’re wondering it doesn’t leave a tint or color on your lips.
If you haven’t tried Glossier I highly recommend this balm, as well as the rest of the balm dotcom range. I think this is the best product from their entire line.
Want to see other Glossier reviews? See below!
1. Original Balm Dotcom
2. Coconut Balm Dotcom and Face Mist
3. Boy Brow
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What’s your favorite lip balm at the moment?
Happy Fri-Yay! What are your plans for the weekend? Here I have my latest Bare Bottles post where I give you mini reviews of a cleansing oil (my favorite!), a body lotion, and a face mist. Read about them below:
L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil is seriously the best, and my ultimate favorite. You apply it to a dry or wet face and the oil turns milky. This cleansing oil not only removes all of your makeup but it also leaves your skin super soft. Once I massage it all over my face I then use a cotton round to take off my makeup. I love to use this at night before I hit the sheets. If you have combo skin like me, don’t feel afraid to use a cleansing oil. I promise this one is super gentle and doesn’t cause any breakouts. I highly recommend this product!
Kai Body Lotion
I picked up this lotion after hearing some hype about it online. I wanted to see what the fuss was about. This lotion is made up of safflower seed oil, apricot kernel oil and cucumber fruit extract. For me the smell is a little hard to get use to at first, but after continuing to wear it I ended up liking the scent. It is definitely a unique scent that I haven’t smelled on any other lotion before. Kai products are also all sulfate, paraben, and phthalate free.
Glossier Rosewater Soothing Face Mist
You know about my fascination with face mists, right? I need to have one at all times. This one from Glossier was not a total home run for me. I will say that it is refreshing just how a face mist should be, but I did not like the smell of this rosewater spray. It has a chemical rose smell that reminds me of the nasal spray I use to combat my spring allergies (read about my first impression of it here). I’ve actually grown fond of rose scents and when I think of an authentic pure rose scent I immediately think of my Santa Maria Novella Acqua Di Rose. But to each their own: my sister ended loving this Glossier mist so much that she has been begging me to purchase it again for her.
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!
I’ve never been one to say that my eyebrows are “on fleek.” I do love my eyebrows though. I remember when I turned thirteen and my mom gave me permission so that I could wax my eyebrows for the first time although I never told her I wanted to wax them in the first place. It turns out that my older sister waxed her eyebrows for the first time when she was thirteen and of course tradition passed on to me. My eyebrows have always been light black with fine hairs so I never really saw the point of waxing them.
Ultimately I did waxed my eyebrows, although not at thirteen, and I do have to say they looked cleaner. But to be honest I can go months without waxing them and no one will ever notice that I missed a wax appointment. What can I say, waxing the brows is one less upkeep I have to deal with every month. Although I am happy with my brows I always wanted my brows to be thick like Lily Collins but with a simple shape like Jessica Alba’s.
Enter Glossier Boy Brow. I’ve been obsessed with Glossier since they first launched and I’m always on the lookout for any new product releases. Their latest launch: Boy Brow, an eyebrow pomade used to thicken and condition your eyebrows while adding color and a flexible hold. It works great on any type of brows. What I love the most about this is that it completely defines my eyebrows making me look polished without needing to wear any other kind of makeup. Another great thing about this pomade is the color selection. The Boy Brow comes in three colors, blond, brown, and black. I wear black and it really suits me well.
You can almost compare this product to Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Gel. But the color pay off doesn’t compare. Gimme Brow is only available in two colors and none of them match my natural hair color. Their medium/deep color is a very dark brown that just doesn’t look flattering on me. But the Boy Brow black color looks very natural which I love.
To apply the Boy Brow I simply brush the wand over my eyebrows in an upward motion making sure to focus on my eyebrow “sprouts” (the very beginning of your brow) for a youthful look and natural pigmented definition. This is also perfect for every day use.
Good news: Follow this link to get 20% off your first Glossier purchase. Forget about waxing just use Boy Brow. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite eyebrow product? Check out another Glossier review here!
If you haven’t already heard of Glossier than you really need to check them out. Glossier is not your typical beauty brand. Instead of masking your imperfections this brand strives to put your best face forward by still allowing you to look like your natural self. So when I received an e-mail that Glossier will be releasing a new product and that if I got 5 people to sign up for a special giveaway I can score said product for free I was all game.
The new Coconut Balm Dotcom was just released for the summer. I already own their original Balm Dotcom — you can read my review of it here — and I use it everyday. This new balm is exactly like the original but with an updated look and best of all a new scent — you guessed it, coconut. Oh boy does this smell good! It smells so good I want to eat it but that wouldn’t sit so well with my stomach. This new balm is seriously reminiscent of summertime lying on the beach while catching some vitamin D (while wearing SPF of course) and enjoying 80 degree weather. It also reminds me of fresh baked cookies preferably those Danish Butter Cookies that come in a blue tin can (I know you know which ones I’m talking about!) I’m also loving the new packaging. This coconut goodness now comes in this cute little box which I don’t have the heart to toss out. And of course your package comes with Glossier’s signature stickers, because who doesn’t love stickers? The balm, just like the original, can be used to moisturize lips, cuticles, elbows, or any other dry areas.
As for that giveaway I mentioned earlier, I ended up getting 10 beautiful awesome kind people to sign up for the giveaway with my link and along with the Coconut Balm Dotcom I also won Glossier’s Soothing Face Mist. The mist is not a new product but I obviously needed to add it to my collection. I love the minimalistic bottle. So simple and chic! Now, I know you guys know that I love a good facial spray (see my recent facial sprays reviews here) and I’ve been using this mist since I received it. It’s really refreshing especially now during the warmer temps. The scent is rose which like I’ve mentioned before is not a smell I love or that I hate. The rose smell in this mist however is strong and reminds of the nasal spray I use in the spring season to combat allergies. The smell does become subtle after spraying so it’s not that big of a deal. I would definitely recommend this and the new coconut balm.
Have you tried Glossier? What products are your currently loving right now?
Beauty site Into The Gloss is one of my favorite blogs to visit. There’s something special about sharing the different products that make you feel pretty and confident. Celebs, designers, and writers share with Into The Gloss their skincare routines and favorite makeup products.One of their best interviews is with actress Debi Mazar. What a fireball!
It is only right that a beauty site such as this should branch out and do something that’s never been done before. Enter Emily Weiss, founder of Into The Gloss and who just started skincare brand, Glossier. Glossier is a “modern beauty brand inspired by real life.” I love that! Glossier will be releasing several products in different phases. Phase 1 consists of a face mist, priming moisturizer, a perfecting skin tint, and a skin salve which I happily already own.
I have a mild obsession with all-purpose creams, ointments, or lotions. This balm dotcom universal skin salve is just that. The waxy thick texture can be used on your lips, dry areas like elbows, on scratches, and under your eyes for instant and lasting moisture. I even tried it on small rash I had on my forearm (cold weather problems) and was satisfied to see that it helped minimize the itching and redness. I like the dewyness of this balm and they are not lying when they say it is long-lasting. However, I do wish the tube was bigger.
Glossier’s motto is “Skincare first. Makeup second. Smile Always.” What’s something that makes me smile? Their packaging. All of their products are super girly in light pink but also super minimal — perfect so you can decorate the bottles with stickers which conveniently come with your package. FYI I added a rainbow sticker on my tube.
I’m looking forward to seeing the next phases of Glossier. Until then I will contemplate whether I should buy their priming moisturizer. I think I will.
Will you check out Glossier? Any Into The Gloss fans?