Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Favorite: Mally Beauty CityChick Smokey Eye Kit in Soho Silver !!

Happy Friday, beauties!!

It's been a very long week. I hope you are all doing something fun tonight! (I won't be, so let me live through you.)

If you follow me on Instagram, and if you're not, you can follow me here: Instagram , you saw that I posted a gorgeous smokey eye look using my Mally Beauty Smokey Eye Kit in Soho Silver! I said that I would be writing a post about this kit, and here it is!


This was the photo I posted!

I just LOVE this look. I was in search for a perfect cool tone palette, and looked high and low for the perfect one. As I was going through all of my eyeshadow palettes, I noticed that every single palette that I own... WARM TONES. I loves me some warm tone shadows, but I'm trying to branch out.

That's why I decided to whip out my Mally Beauty CityChick palette and give it a go! I'm SO glad I did. Look at this perfection: 



I'm always very nervous with smokey eyes, especially cool tone/darker smokey eyes because I am as pale as casper, honey, and I don't want to overdo it! With this palette, it's impossible to mess up or give yourself that just-punched-in-the-eye look. The shadows are pigmented, but build-able. They start light and you just keep building until you're satisfied. Therefore, you don't dip your brush into the pan, place it on your eye, and you've got WAY too much shadow on. Noooooo thanks! This palette, however, is so safe, and I love that.


Let's talk step-by-step about how to use this kit and get the look that I created in the above photo! I'll have more detailed/close up photos below. 


The shade at the far left is your cream/powder base. Perfect as a primer/base to cover any redness, darkness, veins, etc, that you may have on your eye area. Put this all over your eye, from lid to brow bone.

Next, apply the beautiful shimmery silver next to the base, from lid to brow bone. This color will give your eye a perfect glow when the light hits it, but it's not overly shimmery. This light shade also aides in keeping your look from getting too dark.

Next, apply the matte medium shade all over your lid. Blend it into your crease so there are no harsh lines. This color is build-able, so you can pack on as much, or as little as you want.

Finally, take the matte black at the far right of the palette and smudge it out on the outer corner of your lower lash line. That means, don't take the brush along the whole lower lash line (you can if you want, but for this look, I kept it in the outer corner.) I also tapped a little of this in the outer corner or the lid for more dimension. 

And don't forget to blend, blend, BLEND it all out! 




I'm not sure why that little line is there on my lid. It's not there in person. I think my lid wrinkles when I smile, haha!



It's just a gorgeous Not-Over-The-Top (Unless you want it to be) smokey eye.

You can wear this less dramatically during the day like I am, or you can smoke it up even more for the night by packing on more color and adding a black eyeliner for a more dramatic POP. 

And there you have it! I really love this palette, and I hope I've inspired you to get it, or recreate a similar look with your own smokey palettes!

If you have any cool tone palette suggestions, PLEASE comment below, email me, or fill out the contact form in the sidebar and share. I'm desperate!

Have a gorgeous weekend! Sending you all love. Thank you SO much for reading,
Christina Bracco
xoxoxoxo

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Skincare Secret: Organic Coconut Oil !!

Hello, beauties!! Welcome back!

If you don't like coconuts, just get out now. NO, I'M JUST KIDDING! COME BACK, I LOVE YOU!

But for reals. Coconuts are amazing. I'm a sucker for any coconut infused/scented/flavored ANYTHING. They taste amazing, they smell amazing, and they're amazing good for your skin...? SAY WHAT?!

It's true! Today's post is all about one of my holy grail skincare secret products, Organic Coconut Oil!


Now, I know that Coconut Oil is suddenly becoming a trend in the beauty/skincare world, but it's very important when I say that my holy grail secret is Organic Coconut Oil. We don't want to put just any cheap/supermarket Coconut Oil on our face. Many regular coconut oils are broken down, or filled with extra chemicals and ingredients that tamper with the natural benefits of Coconut Oil. That's why it's important to purchase Organic Coconut Oil. Sure, it's a teeny bit more expensive, but it's much safer for your skin, and much more beneficial, and that is what is most important. Also a jar of this lasts FOREVER, so it's not a pricy investment.

So, let me tell you about the types of benefits and ingredients Organic Coconut Oil has before I tell you all of the ways you can use it!

Organic Coconut Oils is jam PACKED with Saturated Fats, more specifically, Triglycerides. The presence of these fats is what keeps the Organic Coconut Oil full of moisture and hydration while applied onto the skin because the fats keep the moisture from escaping into the pores. When the Organic Coconut Oil is ingested, these fats settle under the skin, giving you a healthy, smooth, even- toned glow, while also minimizing the appearance of pores. Pretty awesome so far, right?

Organic Coconut Oil also contains Vitamin E. Sooo beneficial! Vitamin E is essential in providing the skin with a healthy glow, while helping to repair damaged, cracked, torn, irritated skin. Vitamin E also fights against the development of fine lines and wrinkles due to its antioxidant properties.

Organic Coconut Oil also contains Protein. Protein helps to maintain healthy skin both internally and externally. Protein helps with cellular damage and tissue repair, while also preventing scarring.

Organic Coconut Oil also contains something called Capric/Lauric Acids. These acids help to prevent microbial infections that can strike open wounds and pores, due to their disinfectant/antimicrobial properties. Capric and Lauric Acids also release energy-boosting properties that may give you more energy throughout the day.

Who wouldn't want to bathe in this stuff after hearing all that?! Get me to the tub!

There are countless amounts of ways to use Organic Coconut Oil, so there's no way I can list them all. But I will give you 10 Different Ways to use Organic Coconut Oil that I use myself!

*It's important to note, just incase you're confused when you get it... Coconut Oil is solid in the jar. However, when it comes into contact with heat (either in a pan) or the body heat from your fingers, it will turn into an oil. Just rub your fingers in the jar and apply directly to wherever you wish to apply!

Right before I do that, let me remind you from my Argan Oil post a few months ago... if you have oily skin, it is BENEFICIAL to put oil on your face. Do not be afraid of oils. When you apply oil to your face, your body feels less necessity to continue to produce its own oils, thus, balancing you out. Putting Organic Coconut Oil on your face is safe for ALL skin types.


  • As an all-over moisturizer for face and body
  • Specifically under your eyes to work as an eye cream. Preventing dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles. (My favorite way to use it.)
  • In your hair to smooth fly-aways and frizz
  • To smooth and hydrate damaged,dry hair, and prevent split ends
  • As a hand cream
  • Moisturize cuticals
  • As a lip moistrizer
  • Add it into DIY (Do It Yourself) creams/masks/scrubs
  • To shave your legs
  • To remove eye makeup
There you have it! Those are just 10 simple ways to use Organic Coconut Oil. There are way more ways than that, but I don't have all day, girlfraaaand!

So incorporate Organic Coconut Oil into your skincare regime, and absorb all of the benefits this natural plant oil has to offer!

If you already use Organic Coconut Oil, what are some of your favorite ways to use it? Let me know!

Have a great rest of the week, and I will have a new post for you up on Friday!! 
Christina Bracco
xoxoxoxo

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Monday, February 23, 2015

REVIEW: Benefit Cosmetics Rockitude Rockin' Rose Gold Lip and Cheek Kit!!

Happy Monday, beauties!!! 

I hope you all had a great weekend! I've been so excited to get back to blogging regularly. I'm feeling much better after a few days of resting, and I'm finally able to (kind of) smile again. 

The product of today's post is definitely smile worthy! I purchased this on a whim about a little over a week ago, and I was so excited to write a post about it! 

What is it?

Benefit Cosmetics Rockitude Rockin' Rose Gold Lip and Cheek Kit!! 





I was strolling through Sephora, looking for nothing in particular, when I stumbled upon this super cute Benefit kit! 

I LOVE the whole idea of this kit! I think it's such a cute product that gives makeup lovers the ability to give a number of their Benefit Cosmetic products a try for a great price!! 

I really love Benefit Cosmetics for their great kits and sets that they have. I'm a sucker for a good kit for a good price, and Benefit never fails me when I'm in the mood to try numerous products. Keep it up with the kits, Benefit, and I'll purchase your products forever!

They have a few of these Lip and Cheek kits. It was hard for me to choose which I was going to buy. 
There is:
  • Rockitude Lip and Cheek Kit
  • Sugarlicious Lip and Cheek Kit
  • Feelin' Dandy Lip and Cheek Kit

With that being said, I will certainly be purchasing the others at a later date! 

I decided to go with the Rockitude Lip and Cheek Kit. 





Within this kit, there is:

  • 0.13oz Benetint Rose Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain
  • 0.13oz High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancement 
  • 0.22oz Rockateur Ultra Plush Gloss
  • 0.1oz Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder
  • Cheek Powder Applicator
  • Tips & Tricks
The price of the kit is $28.00! I feel that is such a great price for all of this product. 

The packaging is adorable, as always. I think Benefit wins in the packaging department. Always on point. 

I've been wanting to try so many of Benefit's products that are in this kit. I've heard so many great things about them!

The Benetint is a Benefit Bestseller that leaves your lips and cheeks with a beautiful pop of color. Basically a liquid blush! While the High Beam is another Benefit Bestseller, and one of the most popular highlighters for the contour game in the beauty world. If you want a beautiful luminescent shine on your cheek bones, or anywhere else you'd like to highlight for that matter, BUY THIS! It's amazing. And of course, you can never go wrong with a beautiful mauve-y blush or gloss. A little really goes a long way with each of these products.

There is also a really great little booklet attached to this kit with great tips and tricks on how to use each of the products! 

The whole kit is amazing. I'm so happy I spotted it while strolling through Sephora. If you're looking to try Benefit Cosmetics products, or you're just looking for a fun new makeup toy to play with, I really suggest all of the Benefit Lip and Cheek Kits. I will definitely be purchasing the others! You really can't beat the price. 

I hope I've sparked your interest with this post. Let me know if you're going to give this kit a try, or if you've tried the other kits. Also, feel free to suggest more Benefit Cosmetics products to me! I'm always looking for suggestions.

I'll be back in a few days with a post on a skincare trick! Until then, stay beautiful!

Christina Bracco
xoxoxoxo

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Friday, February 20, 2015

MINI SEPHORA HAUL: Urban Decay, Too Faced Cosmetics, Benefit Cosmetics,Buxom

Welcome back, beauties!!!

It's been so long since I've last blogged. There's been so many things happening in my personal life, I haven't stepped foot near a computer in about a week and a half.

On top of that, all four of my wisdom teeth were removed this past Wednesday, and the recovery has been... annoying.

But I'm pushing through the pain in my swollen chipmunk face today because I just received my package from UPS with my Sephora order that I placed earlier this week before the madness began! It's not much, mommas on a budget, but I am really excited for the goodies that I bought, and I wanted to share!

First off, can we talk about how great it is to purchase items from Sephora.com? I love getting the 3 free samples with every order, the extra free little something, something when you put in a specific code for their weekly deals, and free shipping! Plus the fact that Sephora.com has so many more products than my local Sephora store. So let's take a peak into the awesome products and deals that I scored with this purchase!

First, I'm so amped to talk about my purchase of the Urban Decay Ammo Palette. I am OBSESSED. I stumbled upon this palette while scrolling through the "Sale" section of Sephora.com and immediately fell in love.

The Urban Decay Ammo Palette is usually priced at $34.00, but it was on sale for... wait for it... $16.00. YES, SIXTEEN DOLLARS, YOU ARE SEEING THAT RIGHT. I mean, how could you not buy it????

When I received it this morning, I realized that this is my first Urban Decay palette. I'm really excited! I've heard great things about all of the Urban Decay shadow palettes, and I've always wanted to try them, and now I can!

Can we talk about the packaging? SO CUTE!
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The Ammo Palette comes with a travel size shadow brush, and a travel size of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Looooove!!

I am living for the Mildew (green) and Shattered (blue) shadows. 
The 10 shadows in this palette are Urban Decay's best selling shadows ever. All of the colors have a beautiful shimmer to them. I die. And I love that the palette is designed for the shadows to vertically pair up and be used together, or however you please! Each shadow features the Urban Decay Pigment Infusion System, giving each shadow a velvety texture that is rich in staying power, color, and blendability. 

I cannot WAIT to try it, and for it's current sale price of $16.00, I hope YOU do too!

Next, I purchased the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Marshmallow. I have heard so much buzz about these liquified lipsticks, and I've been loving all of the products in my HSN Exclusive Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials set I wanted to give this a try! 

The packaging for Too Faced Cosmetics products is always SO adorable. 

Melted Marshmallow looked like such the perfect pink. It's described on Sephora.com as a candy pink, and though I didn't swatch it yet (because it's so perfect eek!) the color of the packaging matches the color of the lipstick, and it is definitely candy pink! It is highly saturated, and has a precision sponge tip applicator. It has the shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigmentation of a liquid lipstick. Sounds perrrrrfect. I'm so excited to try it! Each Liquified Lipstick runs for $21.00 and there is a lot of product in this .04oz tube. If you've tried any of the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks, let me know!

Next, I'd like to talk about a product that I didn't actually purchase, but I did choose it as my freebie with my purchase using the special offer code. Now, I am only able to have special access to this free deluxe sample because I am a Sephora VIB member. This deluxe sample is only available for VIB/VIB Rouge members. So, if you are indeed a VIB or VIP Rouge member, I strongly suggest snagging this freebie!

I'm talking about the new Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara! It's their new mascara that hooks to your lashes and curls them without having to use a curler! 


Like I said, this deluxe sample is an exclusive to certain Sephora members, and the Roller Lash does not officially go on sale publicly until Friday, February 27th at 10am! The full tube of Roller Lash Mascara will be $24.00!

Of course, since I just received it, I haven't tried it yet. I am really, really excited. I've seen demos of it on HSN, and it looks like it really works. I hope it gives my long lashes and gorgeous curl! 


Can we talk about how cute like, ALL Benefit products are? Yes.

Finally, I purchased another sale item on Sephora.com. The Buxom Two of a Kind Mistress & Hooligan mini lipstick set. 

This is a set of two mini lipsticks in the shades Mistress (a peony pink) and Hooligan (a mauvey plum). Both colors are so beautiful. The set of two usually runs for $18.00, but it's currently on sale for $15.00. I swatched both colors on my hand, and I love the rich and creamy, and hydrating texture. It's said to plump your lips with a beautiful satin finish. 

So there you have it! That's my mini Sephora.com haul! I hope I've sparked your interest on some of the products. 

And if you've tried any of these products, plan to try them, or have any suggestions, let me know! I'm going to have a new post on Monday about another Benefit product that I purchased prior to this haul.  I really love the whole idea of it, so it's worthy of its own post! 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend, and I apologize for being missing for so long. I will be back and on routine again on Monday! Until then, I shall put this ice pack back on my face and nurse my wisdom tooth-less mouth. 

Sending you all love, 
Christina Bracco
xoxoxoxo

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lip Gloss Stain and Liner Stain Duo: Review!!

Welcome back, beauties!!

I feel like it has been so long since I last posted. It's been almost a week. I'll do my best to crank out these posts for the rest of the week!

Today's post is about products (and brand) that I have just been LOVING for a while. This is the first time I'm going to be talking about one of my favorite cosmetics brands on my blog, which I am so surprised by, but today is the day!

The brand? IT Cosmetics!

The "IT" of IT Cosmetics stands for "Innovative Technology." This brand works with plastic surgeons to take essential cosmetics products such as foundations, CC Creams, lip products, blushes, eye products, etc., and infuses skincare benefits such as anti aging properties, and essential vitamins within them to ensure we are taking care of our precious faces while looking beautiful.

I first found IT Cosmetics through QVC (of course!) and the founder, former television anchor Jamie Kern-Lima, won me over with her glowing personality and amazing products. With innovative high-performance color cosmetics being infused with cutting-edge anti aging technology, there's no wonder why this brand has taken off to be such a successful top-selling brand that has won countless  awards.

I own a few IT Cosmetics products, (not nearly enough if you ask me!), such as the Celebration Foundation, Naturally Beautiful Eyeshadow Palettes, my ultimate holy grail Universal Brow Pencil (post to come), and the products this post is about: The Your Lips But Better Waterproof Liner Stain and the Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain! 




I was incredibly excited to get these products home when I saw them featured on QVC as a DUO a while back. You just couldn't beat the offer!
Let's break it down...

IT Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Liner Stain: $20.00
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain: $24.00

Total Retail Value: $44.00 (plus S&H if purchased online)

QVC featured price for the IT Cosmetics Perfect Lip Gloss Stain and Liner Stain DUO: $26.72 (Plus $3.00 S&H)

You're getting both lip products for a few dollars over the price of one. 

I cannot say enough great things about this duo. The best thing is, not only are these products gorgeous when used together, they're still beautiful when used separately, or even with other products.

Lip Stains can be such a tricky thing. Oftentimes they're drying, causing your lips to crack, dry out, chap, etc. With the beauty of IT Cosmetics, none of these things happen with the IT Cosmetics Lip Stain! The Lip Stain is so hydrating, and is long lasting coverage! I've put this Lip Stain on at 8am, ate, drank, talked, and by 3pm it's still on my lips! Epic.

Here's a description of the Lip Stain that IT Cosmetics provides:

    "IT Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain Is An Ultra Luxe, Ultra Creamy Clinically Proven     
    Waterproof Automatic Lip Liner Pencil Infused With A Stain!"

I have the same love for the Gloss Stain. I'm not one that is particularly a fan of glosses due to their usual sticky, clumpy, messy feeling at times. There's never been a gloss that I've truly loved that stayed on the lips, and doesn't clump or dry out my lips. The IT Cosmetics Gloss Stain is that gloss! It's such a beautiful shine, without being over the top, and it feels so hydrating and smooth on the lips. The Gloss Stain also lasts a long while! You don't need to reapply, but I personally do just because I love the way it feels when I apply it.

Another bonus: The wand of the Gloss Stain is so perfect. It has a dip in it that makes it easy to apply evenly to the curves of your lips without having a slip up!

Here's a description of the Gloss Stain that IT Cosmetics provides:

       "Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss By IT Cosmetics Are Infused With Oils And Butters For The   
       Most Luxurious Pillowing Feeling On Lips, Without Any Of The Stickiness Or Thickness Of 
       Traditional Lip Glosses."

Let's talk color options!!

Here's a swap of the Pretty in Nude that I own. 

They have such beautiful shades to choose from. The Pretty in Nude that I own is a go-to choice if you cannot pick. It's such a perfect nude with a hint of pink when the stain sets in. (It looks a bit peach in the photo above, but I get more pinky-vibes when it's on my lips.

They have plenty of options if you look at Ulta or ITCosmetics.com, but if you're specifically going to get the QVC IT Cosmetics Perfect Lip Gloss Stain and Liner Stain Duo, they have three options.


  • Pretty in Nude
  • Pretty in Berry
  • Pretty in Pink
All three are so beautiful, I had such a difficult time deciding which duo I wanted to purchase, but I settled on the Pretty in Nude- a classic. I hope to own the others soon!

So there you have it! I really recommend this duo, and the IT Cosmetics brand as a whole! Give them a try. You won't be disappointed. This Gloss/Liner Stain duo is so perfect. Hydrating, creamy, long-lasting, filled with anti aging properties, vitamin, and oil goodness! 

If you're going to give this lip duo a try, let me know! If you've tried other IT Cosmetics products you'd like to recommend, let me know about those as well! 

I hope you all have an amazing week. Thank you so much for the support! I'll keep cranking out the posts this week with all my favorites! Maybe it will be a total IT Cosmetics week, haha!

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Have a beautiful week, stay gorgeous!
Christina Bracco
xoxoxoxo

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

REVIEW: HSN Exclusive Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials! (With Chocolate Bar Palette)

Happy Wednesday, Beauties!!! 

I'm very, very excited for today's post. I've been anxiously awaiting this set since I ordered it, and it wasn't until I sat down to write this that I realized, this is my first time trying/owning any Too Faced Cosmetics products. I've been admiring several of their products for so long, but the money struggle is real so I couldn't go crazy. That's why, when I came across this Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials set full of several Too Faced products that I've been dying to try for the price of ONE... I jumped on it.


Can we talk about the packaging itself? It's no ordinary cardboard box. There's a fancy texture to it!


So, let's get into what makes this kit so amazing. How about its price? This is the first Today's Special that Too Faced has ever done with HSN and it could not have been a better start. To top it off, it was a special Beauty Event day, so there was FREE shipping on everything. I'm. Dying. YAS.

This kit was $49.00. It contains 4 top selling items including the incredibly popular Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. The palette itself is $49.99. That means that the other 3 items were basically FREE in the set. I'll give you a better breakdown below of the amazing value of this set.

This set includes:


  • 1 Chocolate Bar Palette valued at $49.00
  • 1 FULL SIZED Too Faced Shadow Insurance valued at $20.00
  • 1 FULL SIZED Too Faced La Crème lipstick in the shade Nude, valued at $22.00
  • 1 FULL SIZED Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara valued at $23.00
Total Value: $114.00 
HSN Value: $43.00 + FREE S&H

The set also came with a FREE year-long subscription to Glamour Magazine, a free sample of the Too Faced Coco Powder Foundation, and illustration guide for 3 different eye looks using the Chocolate Bar palette. 

Note: I did one of the eye looks called "Haute Cocoa" from the illustration guide. Photos below!

The Chocolate Bar Palette itself is gorgeous. The packaging... I love it so much. I love the detail involved in the presentation. It makes you want to buy from the brand even more when they care so much about the presentation of their product. It's all about the details, beauties!



The pigmentation in the shadows is to die for. Tied with amazing Shadow Insurance primer, the shadows don't crease or crack, and glide on so beautifully on the lid. I'm also a sucker for a good pun, so the names of each shadow are so cute. There's some shimmer in the shadows, but nothing overwhelming, so they're perfect for every age range. The most important note to make about this palette... there's a special reason why it's called the Chocolate Bar. Anyone who is familiar with Too Faced knows about the Chocolate Bar Palette. It's famous worldwide. What's so amazing about this palette, and what makes it so different, is that each shadow is infused with Cocoa Powder... so it smells like chocolate!!! The first thing I did when I opened the box was smell it, and I was not disappointed! Cocoa Powder is a natural antioxidant, so not only is this palette GORGEOUS, it's also great for your lids! The skin around our eyes is so sensitive, it's amazing that we can help it while WEARING makeup!   
 

The pink and purple shadow- I die.



The mascara is beautiful. It's so difficult for me to find a mascara that doesn't flake and leave little black specks on my cheeks, or smudge near my lower lash line. The Better Than Sex mascara does none of those things! It doesn't clump, and it leaves my already long lashes so voluminous. Also, I'm obsessed with the wand. It really helps to coat every lash. It has a bit of an hour glass shape to it. I really enjoy this mascara. Two coats and I'm good! 



The La Crème lipstick is the perfect nude shade with a light hint of pink that will look amazing with all skin tones. It doesn't crack or dry out the lips, and it stays on without having to reapply 10 times a day. I really love it! It's the perfect creamy, hydrating nude lipstick.
I love this packaging. Ugh, the color is so perfect!

Here I am after creating the Haute Cocoa look from the Glamour Guide. I am also wearing the mascara and lipstick. I'm SO obsessed. 

This was SUCH a fun look to create! 

So there you have it! That's everything about the HSN Exclusive Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials set! I'm so pleased with all of the products, and I hope this is just the beginning for my Too Faced purchases! The set, to no surprise, sold out, but you can still find all of the products individually at Sephora, HSN, Amazon, etc.

Let me know about your favorite Too Faced products and maybe I'll give them a try! I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any suggestions for future posts, please contact me! Until Friday, have a happy rest of the week! Stay beautiful :)
Christina Bracco
xoxoxoxo

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Holy Grail Skincare Product: GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment Review!

Happy Monday, Beauties!!!

Last week, I only posted one blog. This week, I'll be coming at you with three. I've got a special treat coming in the mail any day now, and I can't wait to do a post on it! For now, I felt as though I was lacking in the skincare-posts department, so I decided to fix that with this post!

Today, I wanted to write a review on the GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment. There has been SO much buzz about all of the GLAMGLOW masks, treatments, and cleansers. Having heard so many things about the GLAMGLOW line, I was very intrigued. I decided to give it a go.

The Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment is AMAZING.


If you're like me, and you've been struggling with dry skin lately, this treatment is calling your name.
Like I shared a few posts ago, with the drastic change in temperature (and it's only getting colder), I've been struggling with dry skin. But have no fear, because all I had to do was pull out the Thirstymud Hydrating mask, and it's been working like a charm!

There's so many great things about this mask. It's most important feature: It smells delicious. It smells like coconut. Who doesn't want their face to smell like coconut? No friend of mine, I can tell you that! But please, don't eat it.


It's a nondrying Hydrating mask. That's so important. I hate when a mask is said to deliver hydration, but all it does is dry out your face and suck it of all its life. Not the GLAMGLOW mask. This mask gives you INSTANT hydration. It's amazing. The moment it touches your face, it delivers a slightly cool, intensely hydrating feeling that lasts!


The Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Mask is said to moisturize, restore, replenish, and calm the skin. The "Dewdration" boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy/youthful result, while "HydraPack" leaves your skin with silky smooth, soft, and supple skin. "GreenEnergy" energizes the skin, making it look healthy- enhancing your complexion.



More greatness: There are no Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates in the treatment.

So, how do you use it? It's quite simple!


  • You can use this 2-3 times a week, or as often as needed. (If I'm extra dry, I'll use it every day of the week!)
  • Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin
  • You can use it on your face, neck, and chest
  • Daytime Use: Leave on for 10-20 minutes, allowing it to absorb into the skin. Wipe off with a tissue and gently rub any excess into the skin
  • Nighttime Use: Leave on overnight to infuse the skin with hydration and wake up with beautifully moisturized skin. 

I will say, if I decide to apply the mask in the morning, I apply it about 20 minutes before I apply my makeup. I do not wipe off the mask with a tissue. It's pretty much absorbed into my skin after 20 minutes, so I apply my makeup over it, and it leaves me with a beautiful dewy finish.

Now, the price is a little steep.
For a 1.7 oz jar, the price is $69.00 at Sephora. There is a 0.5 oz jar for $20.00 at Sephora if you want to give it a little "try before you buy." I've had my 1.7 oz jar for about 4 or 5 months, and I still have plenty left. The jar lasts a very long time, so to me, the price is worth it. If you can splurge, get the 1.7 oz, but if not, I'd still suggest the 0.5 oz.
(Hint, hint: You may be able to snag a 1.7 oz jar for a bit cheaper on Amazon.com. I'm just sayin').

I really love this mask, and it's helped my dry skin immensely! It's totally a holy grail skincare product for me.

I've purchased other GLAMGLOW treatments since purchasing the Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment, so if you'd like a review on those as well, let me know!

Let me know if you're going to give this treatment mask a try, and how you like it!!
Check back here on Wednesday for a new post. Until them, have a great week :)
Christina Bracco
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