It’s all about the skin

I turned 26 on December 1st, right after the craziest time of year in retail and ecommerce. I work in ecommerce and this holiday season was intense, crazy, and actually went amazingly well! I’m proud of what I accomplished and how awesome of a job my team did. Anyway, this holiday season took a toll on my skin and it isn’t helping that I just turned 26. I know I’m still young, but I am experiencing the first signs of aging. To help obtain the youthful glow that I had pre-college, pre-work life, and pre-baby years… it’s time to get back to the basics and focus on skin care first, makeup second.

In comes a brand I’ve been researching for a long time: Glossier. Glossier is a beauty brand that sells a variety of makeup and skin care products. They now have a fragrance scent too! I do not have many Glossier products yet, but hopefully I’ll get more soon (hint hint family – Christmas is coming up soon!). I have all 3 Super Serums, Moisturizing Moon Mask, Mega Greens Galaxy Pack Mask, and the Cloud Paint in Puff.

Glossier is all about skin first and makeup second, which is kind of my motto too. I’m all about the no makeup-makeup look and enhancing my natural beauty. I love makeup and going all out with my look, but I’ve never been the type of girl who wears heavy foundation, dramatic eyes and brows during the day, and spends over an hour doing my makeup. Even for special occasions it takes me max 30 minutes to apply my makeup. The girls with the Kardashian-style makeup are beautiful, but it just isn’t me. This is why Glossier is now my beauty best friend (BFF 4 lyfe).

Glossier lays the foundation for a beauty movement that celebrates real girls, in real life. Glossier is a new way of thinking about (and shopping for) beauty products. Glossier believes that we give life to products – products don’t breathe life into us. I love this so much and it is so true! Plus, what’s great about Glossier is that they were founded by beauty editors. It all started back in 2010 on their blog, the editors knew what was relevant (and what works). The editors, to this day, try every product under the sun, interview icons, and peek inside hundreds of fancy medicine cabinets. You could say that Glossier is distilled from years of recommendations from the coolest girls on the planet. Plus, take a look at my pics… their packaging is soooo cute, cool and simple!

As I mentioned, I just turned 26 and got through the craziest time of year in ecommerce. It took a toll on my skin and aging doesn’t help. My skin does not glow like it used to after a long, stressful day/week/month like it did when I was in high school and in my early college years. Now is the time that I need to focus on my skin.

For the past 2 weeks to help my skin heal, I’ve completely stopped wearing my B.B. cream (lighter version of foundation that still covered up my redness and occasional acne). I started breaking out from the holiday stress, my skin had a redness that wouldn’t go away, and the texture of my skin was looking rough. Focusing on my skin and not wearing foundation allowed my skin to breathe and heal.

Every night after work for the past few weeks, I would come home, wash my face, and had/have an intensive nighttime skin care routine (coming up soon on the blog…). After washing my face, I’d apply my favorite toner. I’d pick a mask from my mask collection (Glossier masks, sheet masks, clay masks, etc.) that fit the solution for my skin needs for the day. Side note: last night I used both Glossier masks and I woke up glowing today. After the masks, I’d start my moisturizing nighttime routine (also coming up soon on the blog…) and apply a Glossier Super Serum and could tell that my skin was getting better each day.

Not only has adding Glossier into my routine helped my skin, but has also helped me realize skin should come first, and makeup second. Makeup won’t solve your problems and it won’t make anything go away. It is all temporary. Wearing makeup is great, but if you don’t focus on your skin it will all be for nothing. Makeup should help enhance your beauty and not cover it up. Glossier’s ideas, brand image, and motto has helped me gain confidence to love my natural beauty and focus on skin first, makeup second, and to smile always. I’m obsessed with Glossier and can’t wait to try out more products! It is safe to say that I’m definitely a #glossiergirl.

Glossier has a great line of makeup products as well, which I can’t wait to try! There are days where I only wear the Cloud Paint in Puff. It adds the perfect amount of pink to my cheeks for a cute cheeky glow.

If after reading this post you want to be a #glossiergirl too, click the link below for 10% off your order! Come on… you know you want to (;

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