17 Best Beauty Picks For 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’ve compiled my favorite beauty products for 2017 and created a video to celebrate 2018! Thank you to everyone who have watch and read Queen of the Girl Geeks in 2017.

On a side note — these glasses are freaking me out because they remind me a bit of the Cyberman on Dr. Who.

Here’s my 17 favorite beauty picks list for 2017…

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor

Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm

Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon

Dirty Springwash Shower Gel

trèStiQue Mini Highlight Stick

Bath & Body Works French Collection

The Eggies Beauty Sponge Case & Jelly

Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette

Bath & Body Works Unicorn Snot

Your Best Friend Dripping Bling Illuminating Creme

Tarte Limited Edition Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer

New It Girl Palette

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GlamGlow Has A Gravitymud Power Rangers Exclusive

A few month ago I got the Sonic Blue Collectible Edition and it was pretty darn cool. Now GlamGlow has a gold (Goldar) and Green Rita Repulsa Power Rangers Exclusive.

Image Credit: Glam Glow

I love the GlamGlow firming mud. It give my face a nice smooth tight look and the collectors edition colors just make it more fun.

This looks like so much fun!

GlamGlow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser Review

The GlamGlow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser is a favorite of mine in the shower. One of the ingredients is  Kaolin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil and I love how it smells!

What’s to love?

I am a huge fan of GlamGlow and this mud to foam cleanser that does so well in removing my make-up in the shower. The product comes out of the container as a mud but then lathers into a nice face wash. It’s not super bubbly but the peppermint smell is amazing!

It also has (Licorice) Root Extract and Globulus Leaf Powder which are supposed to help with clearing skin. I have to say that this product does keep my skin in good condition. It is a little pricey at $29.00 but I get about 8 months out of each bottle. A tiny bit goes a long way.

I also have used (and love) the GlamGlow YouthCleanse but I think my skin prefers Supercleanse a bit better.

Bonnie’s July 2017 Beauty Favorites

Here’s my July favorites! I feel like I’m a bit disorganized this month but the thought of Fall scents and colors is getting me through to the end of Summer!

Here’s the list of my July Favorites and my video reveal…

My crocheted tiara – My girlfriend runs a blog and Etsy store called Imperial Crochet and I really wanted to show off her work (she’s amazing) so do stop by her blog and Etsy Store as she’s got some really nice crocheted items including the tiara I’m wearing.

Lush Big Blue Bath Bomb – Big Blue delivers a burst of color and scent that will fill your bathroom with Lavender and Lemon, but the thing I like best is the seaweed. You get Arame Seaweed and Seaweed Absolute in Big Blue which makes for a soothing bath experience.

GlamGlow SUPERCLEANSE – This cleanser dissolves oil & makeup, rinsing away pore-clogging debris, impurities & excess oil.

NEW Julep So Plush Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss – The Julep So Plush Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss comes in 8 shades — I got Mood which is a nice light pink.

bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder – The bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder duo has two large pans of pressed powder — one is matte and the other is glow.

NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Rose – I love this beautiful matte stick, it’s the perfect Fall color for me.

Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara – This makes my bottom lashes pop! I love it.

Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost – This product has “essential oils, absolutes, and gem and flower essences, in a base of organic Jojoba blends” and I have to say that it really does have a relaxing effect.

Bath & Body Works NEW Shapeable Soap – The Shapeable Soap comes in an aerosol can (like shaving cream) and either squirts out in thin ribbons or a mound if you hold the can close to your hand.

Bath & Body Works Soap! This is from last year but I’m using it now and can’t wait for Fall.

Bonnie’s June 2017 Monthly Beauty Favorites!

Hey everyone! Here are my favorites for June! I’ve had a bad case of poison ivy this month so I’ve been more focused on beauty products than make-up this month. Here’s what I’ve been using!

I created a video to show off my June 2017 Beauty Favs too!

Here’s a list of my favs for June!

This reward includes:

-0.3 oz/ 10 g GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment
-0.24 oz/ 5.02 mL GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
-0.17 oz/ 5 mL GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer
-0.17 oz/ 5 mL GLAMGLOW DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment

GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Firming Treatment Sonic Blue Collectible Edition Review

The GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Firming Treatment Sonic Blue Collectible Edition is the most expensive face mask I’ve ever used but well worth it and if I ever win the lottery I’m buying about 50 of these.

I bought this tube of Sonic Blue Gravitymud at Sephora for $22 for 0.05 oz. (yes, I am crazy) and without another income source I’m definitely not buying another one. However aside from the price I love the product.

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What’s to love?

I’ve been a fan of GlamGlow for about a year now and relish in getting their masks in my beauty boxes because I really do love their products.

The Gravitymud in Sonic Blue is that same as the silver Gravitymud only it’s blue. I’ve used the silver variety too.

Gravitymud in Sonic Blue is a peel off mask (which I love) and it goes on smoothly and I leave the metallic blue (it’s really blue) mask on for 30 minutes then peel it off. It’s actually easier to peel if you apply a thicker coat but then you have to use more product. I wipe they reside off with a wet make-up remover or just wash it off with cleanser and water.

I get no burning or redness from the Gravitymud masks and this one left my face smooth and tight. I’d love to use it twice a week as recommended however the $22 tube give me 2 uses so that would be about $88/month for treatments. Whoa!

I also love how GlamGlow smells. All of their masks have a unique scent and that smells amazing to me.

Overall I’m thrilled with this mask I just don’t love the price.

GlamGlow GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer Review

I received a sample tube of the GlamGlow GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in my March 2017 Sephora Play Box. I’m always thrilled to get GlamGlow samples because it is so pricey.

What’s to love?

This is a newer product from GlamGlow that’s a “hydrating, super-charged cream with iridescent illuminating pearl particles to blur, reflect, and enhance your complexion for an instant luminous finish.” It comes in 3 shades including Pearl Glow, Nude Glow and Sun Glow. I have the Sun Glow.

First up I love the scent of this product. It smells like the Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer which is an orange Creamsicle scent.

The product itself is pretty thin, I’d say it’s thinner than the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter however it does apply evenly. It absorbed into my skin very quickly and I feel like it’s an amazing moisturizer. It does have “vitamins, botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and TEAOXI™ golden root technology that instantly floods skin with hydration“.

At first I wasn’t sure I liked this product but it’s really growing on me. I was expecting more shimmer but it really works as a skin moisturizer and brightener for me which I love. I cover my entire face before applying my make-up.

My only issue with GlamGlow is the price. It’s $49 for 1.7 oz/ 50 mL which is out of my price point for a product like this.

So while I do think this is a quality product it’s not something I’d buy right now.

Check out what else I got in my March 2017 Sephora Play Box!

Bonnie’s March 2017 Monthly Beauty Favorites!

Hey Everyone! I picked 15 of my favorite products to show of in March. I actually had about 37 picks but in the interest of time I narrowed it down, there’s so much good stuff this Spring including stuff from Bath & Body Works, Lush, Too faced, Aveda, It Cosmetics, Revlon and more.

I’m going to start revealing March favorites in video format because there’s so many! But don’t worry, the video is only 8:52 long. I also have one glaring error/goof/botched word but I’ll leave that for you to find! Enjoy and what are YOUR March favorites?

 

Sephora Play Box March 2017 Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the March 2017 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

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This months box is called The Gleam Team and all 6 products are pretty amazing. Here’s what you get…

Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder – This beautiful highlighter is so bright and pretty. I can’t wait to try it. Full-Sized Price: $30.00

GlamGlow Glowstarter – I love getting stuff from GlamGlow! This Glowstarter cream is very illuminating and well glowy! Full-Sized Price: $49.00

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – The Primer Potion from Urban Decay is one of my favorites! Full-Sized Price: $24.00

Verb Ghost Oil – This clear hair oil is supposed to restore and revitalize hair from roots to ends.Full-Sized Price: $14.00

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm – This is an anti-aging skin care finisher and makeup primer in one. It feel like marshmallow fluff! Full-Sized Price: $36.00

Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume – This one smells like oranges and is very pretty! Full-Sized Price: $130.00

Over all I give this month a 10/10 for the high-end brands.

Also check out my March 2017 Sephora Playbox! video reveal!

 

 

 

GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer Review

Earlier this week I received a deluxe sample of the GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer from Sephora and being a huge fan of the GlamGlow line I was very excited to try out their new moisturizer.

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What’s to love?

The GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Moisturizer is not cheap at $54 for 1.7 oz/ 50 mL however after using it I’m thinking I’d like a full-sized jar.

When I opened the jar the product was completely different from what I expected. When you first put your finger on top it feels spongey, this is not a liquified or wet moisturizer. You need to press you finger in a little to get it out of the jar, it almost feels like a soft lip balm. It actually felt a little greasy on my finger too but when I applied it to my face it blends and absorbs into a matte finish which is really beautiful.

I used the GlamGlow Brightening Treatment (orange jar) first which does leave my face a little red. Then I applied the Volcasmic Matte Moisturizer. As you can see in the photo I don’t look greasy at all, although this pic isn’t the greatest…46 and no make-up is a little scary : )

The good news it that it hydrated my skin, smoothed my wrinkles and left my face feeling amazing. I am super impressed with this product and it smells like an orange Creamsicle which is so nice.

Their claim is that it “hydrates without adding shine” and I have to say that was the case with me and I do have oily skin. I have such a hard time finding a moisturizer that works without being too slick and I think I’ve found one in Volcasmic.

I’m going to use up the rest of the sample and then I might just splurge on this. My birthday is next week so that might be a good excuse to get it!