January Favorites

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Happy Tuesday, my loves!

Today’s post is in collaboration with blogger and aspiring makeup artist Luci Barker! As I am sure you can tell by the title, this BP is all about my January favorites! Instead of just beauty items, I always like to include food, movies, music, etc. into favorites posts so you guys get a bit of variety. I feel like I haven’t written a favorites post in forever, so let’s get started!

Food

Two foods that I have been loving this month are Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookie© and GourmetNut™ Power Up trail mix.

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After I work out, I love something that is high in protein to munch on and Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookie is one of my absolute favorites. I love the white chocolate macadamia, snickerdoodle, and the double chocolate cookies. There are so many different cookies to try and they also have protein brownies that have 20 grams of protein and muffins that have 15 grams of protein. The 4oz cookies are the ones that I buy in the stores and they have 16 grams of protein per cookie, which is 2 servings. All of Lenny and Larry’s yummy treats are very affordable and if you find them in stores, buy one and try it for yourself!

I don’t know about you, but I love trail mix! If a trail mix has cashews, peanuts, and a good variety of fruits, I will instantly be a repeat customer. GourmetNut™ has a really great line of Power Up protein trail mix that is a fruit and nut blend of cashews, peanuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and cherries. I always grab a handful in a Ziploc and put it in my school bag so I have a snack to eat in between my college classes. Power Up trail mix is all natural, vegan, and gluten free. I buy mine at Walmart!

Beauty & Skincare

I recently purchased a cleansing power brush after seeing them all around Instagram. As of late, my skin has been breaking out and even with washing my face with charcoal soap and using other products, my face still broke out. Once I started using the brush, my face improved greatly! It really gets into my pores and whether I am using an acne targeting charcoal soap or a blackhead clearing baking soda cleanser, my skin looks so much better! I use the So Fresh So Clean© power cleansing brush and it is under $10 at Walmart.

This month, even though I have been using it for a wee bit but am just now using it regularly, I am so loving the Mario Badescu facial spray with rosewater, aloe, and herbs. I use it after I wash my face and it helps hydrate and tone my face. It smells really great, too!

Music

After seeing The Greatest Showman earlier this month, I have been loving the soundtrack! The music is soul touching and makes me want to dance around in a flowing dress while I belt my lungs out. The movie itself was also really good. I know some people were giving it bad reviews but I thought it was great. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and the rest of the cast are stunning.

A few playlist that I love on Spotify are Pop Chill Out, Stepping Out With The Sixties, and All Out 80s. I listen to older music more often than I do newer music because I really dig the older sound and you can never go wrong with Fleetwood Mac or the Creedence Clearwater Revival!

So there you have it, my dears! My January monthly favorites! Make sure to go check out Luci’s post over on her blog!

Until next time!

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Jamberry Nail Wraps from Laila | review

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Hi, babes! Welcome back to Glitz & Glitter, the best little place on the internet.  Here at Glitz & Glitter, we (and by “we”, I mean me, myself, and I) stand for happiness, uniqueness, and all things lovely.  If you want to be a part of the Glitz & Glitter Tribe, hit that follow button and you are automatically a part of the tribe! 

Today’s review should have been up a while ago, but Blogtober called and then things in my life blew up, so the schedule was thrown out of whack.  A while back, a lovely gal named Laila sent me two sample packs of Jamberry nail wraps to try out and review and I can’t wait to tell you about them.  You have probably seen nail wraps before (they are also called nail stickers) in your local shop, but if you haven’t here is a picture of them! 

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Nail wraps are nail stickers that apply to your nail and seal with heat (I used my hair dryer).  They last for a while and they don’t chip like nail polish does! There is no drying time spent worrying about accidentally denting a nail and redoing anything; just apply, heat, press, and voila! I heated the wraps multiple times while they were on my nails and while I shaped them so I would get the best seal I could.  I did have problems with the wraps lifting, but that was my own fault.  I am a novice at applying the wraps so they definitely weren’t perfect.  There were creases at the sides and I picked at them throughout the week (I know: BAD. Piece of advice: don’t pick at them, no matter how tempting it is!) so that did factor into the short wear time.  

The nail wraps are great and I still have some left over! The next time I use them, I am certainly going to have a nail station with everything prepared in front of me so I won’t be scrambling for anything! 

I stupidly forgot to take photos of when I wore the wraps, so I don’t have a picture of me wearing them.   I do plan on trying the nail wraps again and hopefully perfecting them, so when I do, I’ll be adding the images on this post! 

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Thank you so much, Laila, for sending me the nail wraps and for being so understanding about my late posting! I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! 

Laila’s links will be down below, so make sure to check them out! 

I hope you have a fabulous week and don’t forget to smile and listen to amazing music! 

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Laila’s Links:

Jamberry Website

Pinterest

Instagram

My August Favorites

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Hi, babes! Welcome back to my crazy corner of the internet!

This is the first monthly favorites post that I have posted and I am so excited to share a few new products with you guys!

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Lately I have been using the Tea Tree facial cleansing wipes from Morgan Miller when I wake up in the morning, when I go to bed, and whenever I am getting ready to do my makeup. I’m super lazy and I think my face has actually looked a lot better since I started using the wipes! They are really affordable and I love them! I found them at Ross (my holy grail store!) for $4 and I am so happy that I found them!

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The Wet N Wild Au Naturel eyeshadow palette in “Nude Awakening” has been my go-to eyeshadow palette lately! I’m currently working with another blogger for a fall collaboration coming out this month and I picked up this palette specifically for fall makeup looks to try out. It is very affordable (around $5), cruelty-free, and it is a drugstore brand. Wet N Wild does have some vegan products, but I don’t know if this palette is vegan or not. The colors in this palette are very pigmented and they range from creme vanilla shades (in both matte and shimmer) to dark gray and black. There are 5 shimmer shades and 5 matte shades, so you get a total of 10 different shades. It is a great buy and I love it!

 

If you have read some of my previous posts, you probably know that I am a face mask fanatic, especially when it comes to sheet masks! I can’t get enough of them. While I was at Ross, I picked up three different sheet mask packs: Morgan Miller vitamin C & Ginseng masks, Epielle Collagen 3-Step complete facial kit, and the Live Green natural olive masks. The Morgan Miller pack and the Live Green pack both have 5 sheet masks, while the Epielle kit contained two different masks, both had the bubble oxygen cleanser and the moisturizer serum included. I have tried both of those two masks and I love both of them! The Vitamin C and Ginseng mask makes my face feel refreshed and pampered in 2o minutes, which is fantastic for a little pick me up before going out again in the evening! The Epielle mask kit is absolutely amazing! The cleanser gets so bubbly and foamy and the moisturizer serum really makes my skin feel hydrated and fresh again. Then you go in with the mask for 20 minutes and that makes all the difference in the world! I love these two products!

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Today I purchased the Mama Mia soundtrack (so technically it isn’t something I bought in August, but oh well!) and I am so obsessed! I had to listen to it on Spotify and I always used up all of my skips trying to get to my favorite songs. After a while of putting up with that, I just said “Forget it!” and was dead set on buying it. Today I went to a great bookstore and found a special edition of the soundtrack for $5! My hour and fifteen minute drives to college are going to be so much better now! Mama Mia, anyone?

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I also purchased a Himalayan salt block that has three spots for tea light candles (from Ross..eheehee) and I set in my bathroom to give it a better look. I have gone through two sets of candles since I bought it. I am so obsessed with it! It’s so pretty! Do any of you guys have a salt lamp or candle holder?

That’s all I have for my August Favorites! Hopefully there will be even more finds in September! Fall is right around the corner and I can’t wait for all of the fall things!

Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to show off your fabulous smile!

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