glossy, glossier, glossiest

Happy Friday, Magical Creatures!

It’s no secret that my skin issues are nonstop and raging when I least expect them.

This has turned me into a skin-product hoarder, a label which I accept with great pride.

Ally (my favorite esthetician/bff) got me hooked on Glossier, specifically the Milky Jelly Cleanser which I featured in my skincare routine post a while back. Since then, I’ve tried quite a few of their products and I’ve started using their skincare line (almost) exclusively!

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Glossier is genius every step of the way, from their branding to their products. Buying these products feels more like an experience rather than a purchase. The whole purchasing process feels like a dream. I was so wrapped up in the story that I didn’t even notice the $86 I dropped…whoops. Features on the website include a virtual skin-tone matching program and clips of diverse and effortlessly beautiful women applying and using each product individually.

The experience doesn’t end after purchase. A feminine dreamland arrives in an unassuming cardboard box sealed with “glossier” tape. Upon opening, I am showered with unexpected presents (stickers and samples) and dainty little packaging. The inside of the box is lined with millennial pink and a unique message scribed on each lid (mine said “skin first, make-up second”). The products are tucked in Glossier’s signature pink bubblewrap bags for safe transport.

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And if that wasn’t enough, there are still the products! Ugh. So in love.

Following are the products I’ve tried so far. All Glossier products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested and cruelty free.

1. milky jelly cleanser

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You know the drill. No harsh cleansers, a gentle and solid clean. Means you can wash your face morning and night without stripping your face of its natural oils.

2. mega greens galaxy pack

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A detoxifying mask for those of us who are acne prone. Pull imperfections to the surface to cycle through those breakouts faster and eventually prevent them from ever happening in the first place. I use this nightly in the shower (or bath if I’m feeling fancy). Goes well with a glass of rosé. I’ve been following this with the moisturizing moon mask.

3. super pure serum

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A serum that balances and soothes breakout prone skin. Reduces redness and penetrates pores to clear out built-up impurities. I use this nightly after my mask to seal the deal.

4. priming moisturizer

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The everyday lotion moisturizer. Usually I go with a gel moisturizer, as I explained in my last skin care post. After a while, I felt like the gel moisturizer was just sitting on my skin and wasn’t being absorbed. This felt heavy when I first put it on (just a tiny dab) but was absorbed into my skin within a half hour, leaving my skin soft and smooth with no residue. It doubles as a makeup primer, but I like to let it soak in a bit before I put any makeup over it.

5. lip gloss

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Tagline: “it’s the glossiest.” A simple, classic, glossy lip gloss. No fussing with pigments or shades. Leaves lips flawlessly 90’s glossy.

 

I know these products are little expensive, but from my experience (so far) they are stretching a long way and definitely worth the investment. Click Here to get 10% off your first purchase.

Have a good weekend, magical creatures!

Glitter and Rainbows,

The Girlicorn

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