18 January 2017

Glossier 101 — Pt 2

During the holiday season I made another Glossier order! It was part of my Christmas present from the Mr. It's one of my biggest orders so far, I had to order them separately because I was waiting for the Haloscope in Quartz to come back into stock. I am so excited to add more to my Glossier collection, there is so much I would love to try (I could honestly own their whole range if I could). I've been really enjoying incorporating a very minimal look to my everyday makeup with Glossier. I've especially been using the Skin Tint, Stretch Concealer, Haloscope and Boy Brow almost daily!

I managed to tick off a lot on my wish list (you can read part 1 of my Glossier 101 post here) the only items I didn't pick up from my wish list is the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Generation G in Jam and the rest of the Super serums. Though, I am eager to try them when I get the next chance to make another order.

I have my own U.S address that I use from my post office (Auspost) and they have a service called ShopMate where you can have items from the U.S shipped to the address and all you need to pay is the shipping fee to Australia with no extra fees. It's a really good service and I have so far really enjoyed using it. The shipping is quite average in pricing $25+ AUD, depending on the weight. They had a promotion going on during the holiday season where I received 15% off my total price of shipping which was really nice. I highly recommend it if you're from Australia and want to shop within the U.S. This is my first time using this type of service for myself, so I don't really have anything to compare it to.
This is my next shopping list:
Generation G in Jam & Cake
Balm Dot Com in Coconut & Rose

Also, I am quite tempted to get one of their Glossier sweatshirt, it looks so chic, cosy and soft. I'll see when Autumn time comes around. 
My second Glossier haul in a nutshell.

Moisturizing Moon Mask — I am so excited to finally try this mask out! I decided to only pick up the Moon Mask and leave the Galaxy Mask for now because I didn't need a detoxifying mask as I own so many at the moment. The Moon Mask is everything is says and the key ingredients is everything I would want in a face mask. Oxygenating Agents, Natural Emollients (Shea butter, sweet almond, soybean oils), Licorice Root (my favourite), Lemon Extracts, Hyaluronic Acid (another favourite), Honey and Aloe. This masks has a really thick cream like consistency, it absorbs well into the skin and once removed it leaves your skin feeling plumped, silky smooth and soft.

Super Bounce Serum — I must admit, I am super (pun intended) thrilled I tried this serum out. When I read up about it and looked into the ingredients listing (Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin B5) I knew I needed this within my skincare regime. Initially I was going to get the full Super Pack set however I changed my mind and decided to only venture out into trying the Super Bounce serum. I wasn't interested in trying the Super Glow as I have so many serums that contain Vitamin C so I didn't need another one, though the Super Pure is definitely something I want to try next as I am always looking for something to help with congestion and blemishes.

To say I love the Super Bounce serum is an understatement, I F*CKING adore this sh*t that I am almost already out of it. Please send help or a backup. I honestly don't know whether I should stop using it for the sake of sparing the product longer or just keep treating my skin with it – the bottle is just too small, Glossier need to get onto creating a larger size (my skin is drinking it up like crazy and it has helped the dry patches on my face SO much).

Generation G Lipstick in Leo —I knew this shade was for me the moment I saw it was a brown undertone and was named after the man himself (Leonardo Dicaprio). It applies so beautifully on the lips, very pillow-like and hydrating yet has a matte finish to it. It doesn't have a crazy amount of pigment but can be built up really well on the lips. I love their new revamp of their packaging. It looks a lot more better with the opaque white and a more chubbier exterior. Although, I have heard about the packaging being prone to breakage which is a shame. I do need more shades asap.

Boy Brow in Brown — I don't need to say much about the Boy Brow, if you've read my previous reviews on this you know I love it, and it has basically taken over every other brow product I own. I decided to test out the brown shade (I have the black shade as well, and that works very well) for a more subtle soft look to my brows, it was a good choice.

Haloscope in Quartz —This is the product that made me wait forever. When it finally came back in stock I was quick to pick it up. It was worth every bit of the wait. I must say, it is my favourite of the three I own, though Moonstone comes close to second. It just makes you look like a glowing goddess, your skin looks so lit from within and the champagne slightly opalescence to it just shines to the heavens above. I could slather my face in this and it will still look hot.

//   Black Tie Set  (Limited Edition Holiday Set) 
Nail Polish in Glossier Pink — How adorable is the bottle? It was about time they made a Glossier pink nail polish. The formula works really well, everything I would want in a polish, opaque, good brush applicator, applies evenly and shiny. What more could you say?
Haloscope in Moonstone — If you missed out on picking up this limited edition Haloscope, let me just make it worst for you and say you definitely missed out. It is what unicorns are probably made out of. It has a holographic, duo-chrome effect to it and some how makes you look like you are made out of a mixture of pearls and diamonds when it hits your cheekbones. I'll leave it at that.  
Eyeliner in No.1 — I must admit, this isn't my favourite eyeliner. I found when wearing it throughout the day the longevity sucks and it smudges everywhere. It doesn't last on the eyes yet alone the waterline, so this is definitely a miss for me. 
Lip Gloss — Surprisingly, I don't mind this lip gloss, I am definitely not a lip gloss gal, though the 15 year old in me begs to differ (she was so into glosses back then, that b*tch) but I think this is nice. It isn't something I would rush out and get or even wear daily but they did nail it pretty well on creating their first lip gloss. I mean it was about time they did hence their brand name is Glossier, so you would think they would have a lip gloss within their collection right? 
The gloss applies so nice on the lips, it feels hydrating but has a thick heavy-like consistency where it adheres to your lips without feeling sticky and won't budge unlike other glosses. The scent is subtle and it performs as it should, making your lips look juicy and glossy, and the applicator wand sits on the crevices on your lips like a dream.

What are your thoughts on the Glossier brand? Do you like their aesthetic and branding?

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