glossier showroom and haul

Hello!

I had the most amazing time in New York, if you haven’t seen my last post, you can read it here… new york travel diary!

While I was in New York, I dragged my family into the glossier showroom, and oh my, it was stunning.

I’m sure you all have heard of glossier before. It is a makeup / skincare brand that focuses on enhancing your natural features instead of hiding them. They are known for their beautiful minimalistic packaging, which I love!! I also think that their products are of great quality.

I thought that I would share some photos of my experience as well as a haul.

* the haul is going to be at the end of this post

I hope you enjoy!

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This is the outside of the glossier penthouse. We stood in the line for around fifteen minutes, then took an elevator upstairs.

We got up and walked around, checking out the gorgeous displays.  To be honest, it was quite crowded and hot inside, but that was the only negative part of my trip!

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The workers were super helpful and friendly.

There were tables full of testers that you can look at and tryout. If you plan on buying something, you go to an employee and place an order and they bring it out to you! Honestly, it’s such a great system because you don’t have to wait in line.

Screen Shot 2018-10-13 at 10.23.27 AMThe store is just so aesthetically pleasing and pretty to look at. All the displays are stunning full of flowers and pinkness!!

Screen Shot 2018-10-13 at 10.34.49 AMGlossier isn’t relatively cheap, but its also not overly expensive. The products are of great quality and you can get a lot of use out of them.

Now onto the products that I purchased! I decided to add in a few items that I bought a while back, just to show you guys!

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When you buy something from glossier, you receive a sample, stickers, and of course, the glossier pouch! I received a sample of the moisturizer, but i am yet to use it.

 

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First of all, can I say LOOK AT THE PACKAGING!! It’s so minimalistic and gorgeous. As for the actual highlighter, it went on quite smoothly. It gives off more of a natural shine, so if you were looking for something blinding, this isn’t the product for you. It’s definitely a product that I will be repurchasing!

 

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I’m a little obsessed with the lip balms from glossier. They just smell too good! I picked this one up in rose, and oh my, it’s amazing. It actually smells like roses! It has a bit of a pinky tint, but it’s not noticeable when it’s on your lips.

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-21 at 4.14.45 PMI picked up the famous lipgloss for my friend while I was in nyc and she loves it! It goes on smoothly and isn’t super sticky like most lip glosses.

 

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Another favourite. The coconut just smells so freaking good!! And of course the packing is beautiful as always. It’s not sticky at all and can easily be applied!

 

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I’ve had this product for a while now and have been using it everyday. I love how easily the blush can be applied. Warning : careful how much you squeeze out, a little goes a long way!

 

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I purchased this in the smallest size, and am probably going to get the larger one because I love it so much! You can apply to damp or dry skin and rinse off. It’s super gentle and has a faint scent of flowers.

 

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This is another product that I’ve had for a while, and I love it! It smells just like cake. My only complaint though is that the the shiny part is starting to wear off. Otherwise, it’s an amazing product!

 

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My sister picked this up from the glossier showroom and she adores it! It smells amazing and has a beautiful red tint.

 

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This is another on of my original three products. I LOVE it, definitely going to repurchase. The colour is lovely, a pretty light pink.

That’s all for today, I hope you enjoyed!

Have you tried ( or wanted to try ) any of glossiers products?

xoxo  jasper

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my skincare / makeup routine

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artist: india mahdavi

 

hola! todays post features some beauty products that i have been lovin!

i like natural looking makeup, i don’t often wear makeup, only for special occasions, but when i do, i want it to enhance my natural features, not hide them. my favourite makeup / skincare brand is glossier, i love the message they are sending out ;   skin first, makeup second. i am trying really hard to put skincare in front of makeup, so i am establishing a skincare routine and trying to stick to it. enough of me rambling, lets talk about the products!

01. imperialis moisturizer from lush  –   this is the best! i love the feeling of being moisturized throughout the day, and this moisturizer gets the job done, really well. it has a bit of a floral scent, but is not super noticeable, which is nice.

02. mario badescu rosewater spray  –   after applying moisturizer, i spray this rosewater spray on my face, i also apply it after i do my makeup as a setting spray. it has a soft scent of roses, which is amazing! definitely going to be repurchasing!

03. maybelline fit me concealer   –   when i wear concealer, this is my go to. it covers up redness and blemishes slightly, while still giving your face a natural look. it lets uneven skin tones, freckles, and pimples show, which is nice.

04. glossier cloud paint   –   i received these two cream blushes for my birthday and have been obsessed with them ever since! they give your face a beautiful natural glow. i have them in the shade puff and beam.

05. eyelash curler  –  i’m not sure where this one is from, but it does the job well. there isn’t much to say about it aha.

06. glossier birthday flavoured balm dotcom   –  this is another favourite, my glossier lip balm. it has little sparkles, but you can’t really notice them, so it is great to wear outside of the house. oh, did i mention, it smells like cake!

that is all for my makeup / skincare routine, i hope you enjoyed. what is your favourite beauty product? tell me by leaving a comment below   x x x  jasper

 

 

a few beauty products

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I love beauty products. I have an ever growing collection of lovely skincare, body and makeup products. Over the holidays, I received several beauty products that I adore, and I decided to share them with you. I don’t wear that much makeup now, I mainly focus on skincare, but every once in a while it is fun to wear a bit. I usually wear eyebrow gel and lip tint or gloss, sometimes mascara. I really like the “no makeup” makeup look and having natural brows and rosy cheeks. I have really been into skincare. I love feeling of being moisturized before I go to bed and in the morning. Enough of me rambling, lets get onto the products.

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First is the lush breath of fresh air toner. I love toners and this one does the job well. It is salty because it contains sea salt and it also has a fresh herbal scent to it. I apply it almost everyday, I especially love using it after I workout or get back from a run because it makes my skin feels so refreshed.

I purchased two cloud paints in the colours beam and puff from glossier, and I’m in love. The product is sheer so it looks natural and dewy on your skin. When you squeeze it out of the package, a lot comes out. However they are quite buildable. And the packaging is gorgeous. So minimalistic and pretty.

Next is this strawberry lip balm by Smith’s. First of all, it smells delicious. Like sweet strawberries, but has a hint of an earthy scent too. It is slightly tinted, but not very noticeable and when applied to your lips it feels so great.

 

I love these products and I am sure you would too! Thank you for reading   x x x  Jasper

winter skincare

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Hello! In the winter, my skin is not at its best, so I have to step up my skincare game. The cold weather leaves my skin pretty dry. Stress is another factor leading to blemished skin, and school = stress!! I like sticking to a simple routine, and these are a bunch of my favourite products! lets get onto the post!

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  1. IMPERIALIS  MOISTURIZER – this is hands down my favourite moisturizer. it is so creamy and blends perfectly. i use this product twice a day, once before i put on my makeup and in the evening before i go to bed. it is from lush and is on the pricey side, but there is so much product in it so it will last a long time.
  2. MARIO BADESCU ROSE WATER FACIAL SPRAY – i purchased this product from urban outfitters and it quickly became a favourite. i use it as a setting spray, and oh does it ever smell good! it leaves you feeing energized and awake.
  3. GARNIER SKIN ACTIVE MICELLAR WATER – this is one of my favourite products. i use it to take of my makeup and to freshen up in the morning. i have been through two travel sized bottles and am halfway through this one. it is perfect if you are lazy like me, because you don’t even have to rinse it off!
  4. TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING FACIAL WASH – i bought this product not to long ago and i love it. it is a gel like formula and i just dab it on my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead, then scrub in with a cleansing pad (number 9 on the list!) then i rinse.
  5. BREATH OF FRESH AIR TONER – this is my favourite toner. it contains sea water, aloe, rosemary oil and several other herbs. it leaves your skin super refreshed. you can buy this product at lush.
  6. FRESH SUGAR LIP POLISH – i love this product so much. it is like a lip-scrub and it leaves your lips super smooth. you can buy it at sephora.
  7.  1,000 MILLHELENS FACE MASK – this is a gel face mask from lush. it evens your skin tone and smells like witch hazel and green tea! i use this product once a week.
  8. FRESH SUGAR LIP SERUM –  this serum smoothes your lips. i apply this once or twice a week, and it works so well. it also smells really good! you can buy it at sephora.
  9. QUO FACE SCRUB PAD THING – i have no clue what this is called, but it is from the brand quo. i use it with the tea tree face wash.

 

thank you so much for reading! x x x  jasper

glossier review

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Hello! I hope you all have been having an excellent winter (or summer for my aussie friends)  I recently purchased some products from glossier. You have probably seen these beautifully packaged products all over social media. Glossier is a small, online makeup brand, made famous by their product “the boy brow.” Today I will be sharing with you my purchases!

Enjoy x x x  Jasper

 

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I purchased three products from glossier, 2 cloud paints and one balm dotcom. To my delight, my package included a makeup bag, many stickers, and a free sample of their perfume, as well as the products I ordered.

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First of all, can we talk about how cute the packaging is?!?!?! I love how everything is very minimalistic, colourful, and so aesthetically pleasing. Glossier is known for their beautiful packaging, and I think that the packaging really draws buyers.

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These are the stickers they included in my package. I love every single one of them. I haven’t used them yet, but I can see myself sticking them on my laptop or on my phone-case in the future!

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I also received this perfume sample, and to be honest, I’m not a fan of the scent. It has a bit of an earthy scent. The quality is great, it is just a personal preference. Now on the the actual products I ordered!

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I ordered three products. A lip balm and two cream blushes.

 

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This is the lip balm I purchased. It is called the birthday balm dotcom and I ensure you that it lives up to its name! It smells like delicious homemade cake and contains many little sparkles. There are a ton of different flavours, and I am looking forward to trying them all in the future. However, they are quite pricey. They are sold for $15 CAD on the glossier website.

 

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Next up are the cloud paints. I bought these two blushes in a package deal. Normally they are $22 CAD each, but I purchased 2 for $36. When using this product, keep in mind that a little goes a very long way. It is sometimes difficult to control the amount of product that comes out, but the blushes are very sheer and build able.

 

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The first cloud paint I purchased is in the shade puff. Puff is a pretty, rosy pink. I love how natural it looks on your skin. Keep in mind that you do not have to limit this product to your cheeks! You can dab it on your eyelids or lips!

 

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Next is beam. Beam is a beautiful coral. It may appear orange, but when applied to your skin, it looks super glowy and natural.

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Overall, I completely loved all these products. The packaging is absolutely adorable and the quality is great. However, I was expecting the products to be larger. They are quite small, but there is lots of product in them. The main message is, yes, I would definitely buy from them again.

 

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fall skincare essentials

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Hello! I have been so busy with school work and volleyball, so I haven’t been posting as often as I would like to be. Volleyball season is almost over, so expect more posts in the near future. Anyways, today I am going to be sharing some fall skincare essentials. I posted a blogpost similar to this one not too long ago, but I updated my skincare collection. You can find the old post here. Also, I decided to not limit this post to just face products, so I added in some lotion and shower jellies!

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I recently ran out of my favourite face mask, also from lush, and I decided to give this one a try. I’m pretty sure that this is a fairly new product sold at lush. There are several different types of this mask too. After using it, it leaves your skin feeling super fresh and smooth. You can purchase this product at lush for $14.

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Next is this moisturizer by neutrogena. I use it everyday, and I love it! You can purchase this product at your local drugstore.

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I have had this shower jelly from lush (no surprise haha) for quite a while. After using it, your skin feels so fresh and rejuvenated!

 

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I recently purchased this rosewater facial spray by Mario Badescu at Urban Outfitters, and I have used it every single day. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and leaves you smelling like roses! Whats not to love?

 

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This is my favourite hand cream. It is from lush and is called the ‘charity pot.’ One of the reasons why I love it is because the money is going towards a great cause; empowering women to create a sustainable future. There are other types of organizations too, like wildlife preservation for example.

 

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I use this SkinActive Micellar Water from Garnier everyday. I removes your makeup so easily and you don’t even have to rinse it off!

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post!

xx Jasper

 

 

 

skincare essentials

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hello!

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as I had in the summer. The reason for that is… yep you guessed it. School. I have been super busy and have only had time to post on the weekends, so you can expect at least one post a week from me. Today I am going to be sharing some of my skincare essentials. I am only going to show you four of them today, but if you would like to see more, comment below. Lets get onto the post 🙂

 

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First up is this face mask from LUSH called “brazened honey.” I love this mask so much and as you can tell, I’m almost out of it. It rejuvenates your skin, making it feel smooth and clean.

 

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Next up is this moisturizer by Neutrogena. I use this product every day and it leaves my skin feeling very soft and fresh.

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Another favourite of mine has been this rosewater toner. I am not sure where this product is from, but you can purchase one similar to this from LUSH. I love this product so so much!

 

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I use this SkinActive Micellar Water from Garnier everyday. I removes your makeup so easily and you don’t even have to rinse it off!

 

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope that all of you have had a great start to the school year.

xx Jasper