Author: teamglamitup

DIY Face Scrub

Over the past few weeks I’ve been using this face-scrub to wash my face once or twice a week and let me just say that, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my skin complexion. I’ve also been noticing how my makeup applies more smoothly and looks way more natural and it also has an even texture and finish.

I have read a lot and lots of home-made recipes over the past years, and one day I was home getting a “at-home-spa-day” and wondered around the kitchen and found the most basic and right on hand ingredients, so without more further ado, let’s jump into the ingredients and it’s benefits!

What you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Sugar
  • Face Soap
  • Mixing bowl

Olive Oil: Rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. It’s also convenient for a sensitive skin. Is also a powerful ingredient of anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it also nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin, rich in vitamin E and A, olive oil helps prolong youth, hydrates the skin, maintains its elasticity and softness. Also, olive oil helps skin cells to regenerate.

Granulated Sugar: Sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath; sugar is also a natural humectant; sugar helps encouraging the cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.

Unscented Soap:  Prevents irritation ans allergies, it also help to cleanse and remove impurities from the skin. PicMonkey Collage

1. Gather all of the ingredients, an empty bowl, and place a towel underneath of them to create a designated area for you to make the DIY mess-free.

2. Pour some liquid soap into the bowl, about two quarter sizes.

3. Pour the sugar into the bowl until it covers the soap.

4.Pour some olive oil, until you cover the sugar don’t make it over flow, remember it has to have a thick consistency .

5. Mix your little concoction of healthy ingredients

6. Stop when you reach this kind of consistency; Make sure to not over mix, otherwise you’ll start dissolving the sugar and it will defeat it’s purpose as an exfoliant.PicMonkey Collage2

Once you’ve created the perfect consistency, damp your face with warm water and let the scrubbing begin. I usually stop until the sugar it’s dissolved witch really doesn’t take more than 5 minutes tops.

Rinse with warm water and proceed to wash your face with a regular gentle cleanser to get rid of the sugar residue on your face and after rinse with cold water to close up your pores and avoid any creation of dark circles.

I’ll leave you guys here pictures of the application process  and after result! :). Don’t forget to let me know if you tried it and what are your thoughts on this DIY. Also, let me know if you like this kind of blog and tell us what would you like to see next!. Until next time..

Allie, TeamGlamItUp XX

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours

What’s inside of my IPSY Bag? “Beautifully Bohemian” | April 2015

My IPSY Bag Arrived yesterday, Woot woot! And you guys know what that means!!!, another What’s inside of my IPSY Bag Blog Post. I love watching what other people got in their Bags, so please don’t forget to link me your blogs, videos or instagrams down in the comment section and make sure to also create and join into the beauty conversation by leaving a comment down below.

I am very impressed with the quality of this month’s IPSY Bag, it’s so pretty and the bag has this really awesome texture that I really love. Products wise, I love I got a full size blush and I got to try the balm eyeshadows, I was really looking forward to that and this two products got me the most exited this month. I also got a sample perfume by Jor’el Parker and the sent name is Femina, this perfume it’s so bomb and I am considering getting the full size.

Last to products are  the Hey Honey, Good Morning – Honey Silk Facial Serum and the Starlooks Satin Finish Lip Gloss that I am really happy to try out! 🙂 I love the color of the lip gloss for an everyday makeup look, and regarding the Serum, I absolutely love the consistency of it.

I am really exited to have more time to play with these new goodies, and who knows maybe I’ll find new favorites! 🙂 let me know your guy’s thoughts on this IPSY Bag, Don’t forget to comment, rate and share! 🙂

Make sure to check out IPSY: https://www.ipsy.com/r/2oyhq

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Allie, TeamGlamItUp, XOX.

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.

March Favorites 2015 + LIFESTYLE FAVES!

Another month flew by and it only means one thing! MARCH FAVORITES! I know I skipped February, but I felt I pretty much had the same favorites as the month before, so I’m really sorry I skipped it. But this month I started using a whole bunch of different thing and got another few ones, and I found myself having new faves, so here they are, hope you enjoy them, and get to try ’em; if you do please make sure to send me a pic of whatever thing you decided to try and let me know your thoughts on it, I love reading your guys’ opinions!

 

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March Loves by Category…

LIPS

  • EOS Lipbalm in Strawberry Sorbet
  • BLISTEX Lipbalm
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SKINCARE

  • Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Treatment by Clean & Clear

MAKEUP

  • The De-Puffer, Eye concealer by CoverGirl + Olay in the color 320 fair/light
  • L’oreal True Match W2 in Light Ivory
  • The bIMG_1510uffer airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush by Tarte
  • Fit Me Blush by Maybeline
  • Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer in 09 “buff”

EYEMAKEUP

  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in the Color 01 Black
  • Chella Highlighter Pen in Ivory Lace
  • Sigma Blending Brush E25
  • Clinique Instant Lift for brows in the color 02 Soft Brown

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  • Body Lotion, Dots By Marc Jacobs
  • OPI – Natural Nail Base Coat

I think this sums up everything that I’ve been using like crazy this month beauty and makeup wise, these are amazing products and If you ask me I will tell you to go ahead and try ’em they are fantastic, and they have been truly working for me.

 

Moving onto LIFESTYLE FAVORITES!!!!

  • Favorite Song: Want you to want me by Jason DeruloIMG_1515
  • Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars (ABCFamily) & New Girl (FOX)
  • Favorite Youtuber: Makeupbyalli
  • Favorite Fruit: Oranges and Strawberries
  • Favorite Snack: Cashews

 

I hope you guys liked my March Faves, and let me know what else should I add to my next Faves of the Month! see you guys next time! Don’t forget to share it! ❤

XX. Allie TeamGlamItUp

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.

Featured Makeup Look: “Sexy Smokes”

Hello Guys! I was feeling so inspired to do my makeup and blog it to you, and so I put an extra effort when I was doing it, I had so much fun though, let me know if you want more blogs like this one… Anyway!… You guys have no idea, how much I love a good old Smokey Eye! And I think I quite mastered the perfect method/technique to create one.

I mainly use 3 or 4 colors, but most of the times I’ll do 3: A super dark shade, a medium shade, a light shade (4th optional color), and a nude highlight (can either be with or without shimmer).

When applying, I start from Top (Brow) to Bottom (Lid area); If you start from the from the top, you help your smokey eye by creating a base for the gradient effect from going dark to light, if that makes any sense. let me explain with steps.

1. Apply your highlighting shade on the brow bone and bring the remaining shadow down towards the crease.

2. Pack on the darkest shade on your lid and bring the remaining that’s left on the brush towards the crease.

3. Grab the medium shade and blend into the crease, creating windshield wiper motions to help you blend, whenever you feel like you are all blend out and ready to go, take a second look and blend again, the key for the perfect smokey eye it’s how well blended the shadows are.

3.A (If you are using 4 colors) Use the medium shade to help blend out the darkest shade you placed onto the lid, after that’s blended use the light shade in between the medium shade and the highlight shade, right on the upper side of the crease working it a little bit towards the lower part of the brow bone.

4. Go over the darkest shade and pack a little bit more of the shadow onto your lid.

5. Create a gradient effect with the bottom lash and make it connect with the whole eye.

6. Finish off with some tight-line and eyeliner onto the lower lash-line and don’t forget mascara!

After following these simple steps you should be left with something like this… What do you guys think!? and yeah, sorry about my weird-looking faces. lol. but you get the idea…

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To finish off the look I applied a very soft peach blush and went with nude lips. I also like to reapply concealer after I’m done with the eyes, this will make your colors pop out more.

Hope my thoughts and tips were helpful for you guys, let me know your thoughts, suggestions, requests; and also let me know if you have any questions regarding the makeup look. Don’t forget to share it with your peeps and give us your feedback! until next time! muah!

Allie, TeamGlamItUp, XOX.

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.

What’s inside of my IPSY Bag? “Floral Fantasy” | March 2015

A few days ago I got my first IPSY Bag, and I am really exited to share what I got with you guys, along with my thoughts on the product and the service overall… Let’s start!

My first thought was about the bright pink shipping packaging bag that the signature makeup bag comes in with; that right there totally caught my attention, then I went ahead and opened it; I was very surprise about everything that came inside of the blue/flowered pattern makeup bag, design inspired under the Spring time and named “Floral Fantasy” I love it!. Anyway…I was given a few, full size products, and a bush, that, got me very excited. And without any more further ado, and me finally stop the blabbering here’s what I got on IPSY Bag!

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And I also got very excited and I took pictures of all of the swatches I made to share it with you guys! I also need to mention that I love the brush I got, It’s a concealer brush from Crown Brushes that I mostly use to apply cream based products on my face; the oil treatment I may add that smells really good and I honestly haven’t seen any changes towards the usage of it onto my hair.

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Overall I loved this month IPSY Bag, It is totally worth more money than the 10$ subscription that I paid, at least this is the case with this month bag. I will keep on being subscribed to this amazing company.

Hope my review and thoughts was helpful for you guys, let me know your thoughts, suggestions, requests, also let me know if you have any questions regarding the product. Don’t forget to share it with your peeps and give us your feedback! until next time! muah!

Allie, TeamGlamItUp, XOX.

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.

Review: MEGA PROTEIN by Wet N’ Wild

Hi there you guys, I went to the Drugstore one of this days and of course, I came across “The Makeup Aisle” and I started looking for mascaras, and I noticed that there are a lot of mascaras out there ranging from very expensive such as $15 (come on! that’s expensive for drugstore!) going all the way down to very cheap such as $2. When I saw this $2 Price tag, I was like, no way! that must be the worst mascara, ever I grab it started reading the packaging and then I thought to myself maybe this is not that bad, and I might need to try this mascaras and break the stigmas we have around cheap thing not being great,

Long story short, I went ahead and got the MEGA PROTEIN Mascara by Wet N’ Wild in the water-proof formula in the color very black. IMG_0874

The Product Claims:

  • PARABEN-FREE
  • NOURISHES YOUR LASHES
  • SOY PROTEIN FORTIFIED
  • ENRICHED WITH ACAI OIL
  • LASH CONDITIONING

My Thoughts:

  • I love the curl that It gives to my lashes and they stay up all day (that might have to be with the water-proof formula).
  • Applies very easily with no clumps and it won’t live you with spidery lashes if you put 2 coats.
  • Separates lashes, giving a filling effect
  • I love the fact that we have so many nourishing and fortifying elements going into this formula, that I have noticed that my lashes don’t get as damage as if I would use any other water-proof formula, they are less dry and they haven’t got any thinner with me using this mascara, and I’ve been using it for 2 weeks straight.
  • How does it take off!? Well it’s definitely not as easy as if you would be wearing a regular formula. I find that I have to use 2 cotton balls in order to take the entire product of my eyes
  • The down side!? They give you very little product, but once again, you only pay like 2$ so I guess it’s fair.

DEMO

For the DEMO, I took pictures of me in different parts of the application process, so you can see the actual performance of the mascara itself, and for that reason, I am only wearing mascara, foundation and a neutral blush; and totally avoid any kind of distracting colors such as, eye shadows and glitter off my face.

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Finally, I totally recommend this product, I think it’s so worth the try, you get so much overall for so little money. I ended up very happy with this purchase and I will totally repurchase this whenever I ran out of it.

Hope this review was helpful for you guys, let me know your thoughts, suggestions, requests, also let me know if you have any questions regarding the product. Don’t forget to share it with your peeps and give us your feedback! until next time! muah!

Allie, TeamGlamItUp, XOX.

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.

January Favorites 2015 + LIFESTYLE FAVES!

Wow Guys! The fist month of 2015 already passed, it actually felt like it flew by us, and so this means it’s time for January Favorites!

This month I focused a lot in my skincare, body care and hair care, I realize when I was gathering my favorite products of the months that I only had 3 makeup items to share in this month’s favorites blog. This being said… I’ll show you the pictures to my January favorites, I’ll also list them by category  after the pictures and If you guys are interested in any of the products and want a review or DEMO or anything on it please just let me know, in the comments or twitter or in any of the links of our contact section.

I also want to explain that I’m not going over every single item, because I thought that it would be a hassle to read a super long blog post, and plus I also have reviews or mini reviews in some of the products, so I really hope you guys can understand me and enjoy!

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Jan Loves by Category…

HAIR

  • Styling Treatment Oil, Awapuhi Wild Ginger by Paul Mitchell
  • Nourishing leave-in spray, Sulfate-Free Moisture System by L’oreal

SKINCARE

  • Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Treatment by Clean & Clear
  • Clearskin gel by ASAP
  • All about eyes by Clinique
  • Daily moisturizer, Positively Radiant by Aveeno
  • Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, Positively Radiant by Aveeno
  • Age Shield Face, Sunscreen SPF 110 by Neutrogena

MAKEUP

  • The De-Puffer, Eye concealer by CoverGirl + Olay in the color 320 fair/light
  • Eye rehab 2 in 1, Eye concealer by CoverGirl + Olay in the color 310 fair
  • Brow Fix, Brow kit by MILANI in the color 02 Medium
  • Chubby Stick intense  by Clinique in the color 03 mightiest maraschino

BODYCARE

  • Body Lotion, Pleasures by Estee Lauder

I think this sums up everything that I’ve been using like crazy this month beauty and makeup wise, these are amazing products and If you ask me I will tell you to go ahead and try ’em they are fantastic, and they have been truly working for me.

Moving onto LIFESTYLE FAVORITES!!!!

  • Favorite Song: Sugar by Maroon 5 and Latch by Sam Smith (acoustic version)
  • Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars (ABCFamily)
  • Favorite Youtuber: Ingrid Nilsen AKA Missglamorazzi
  • Favorite Fruit: Cuties
  • Favorite Snack: Veggie Straws

I hope you guys liked my Jan Faves, and let me know what else should I add to my Feb Faves Next Month! see you guys next time! Don’t forget to share it! ❤

XX. Allie TeamGlamItUP

Disclaimer: This blog it’s not sponsored, the products shown in here were purchased with our own money, and all opinions expressed in here are as always our own, honest and true, the pictures shown in here are also ours.