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!



March Loves by Category…


  • EOS Lipbalm in Strawberry Sorbet
  • BLISTEX Lipbalm


  • Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Treatment by Clean & Clear


  • 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”


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.

How to Deep Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Did you know that you should be cleaning your makeup brushes at least once a week?!? When you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and  bacteria get trapped in the bristles, and this in the long run might get you some acne, clogged pores and even some allergies.

Cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy. Not to mention the fact that quality makeup brushes can be expensive. So learning how to properly clean them is one of the best ways to protect your precious investment. Also, your brushes will need a few hours to dry after a deep cleaning, so I’d recommend washing theUntitledm after you’ve applied your makeup that day.

You’ll need:
• A shallow bowl
• Baby shampoo
• Your sink
• A lint free cloth or towel



  1. Start by running your brushes under warm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time and cause the bristles to fall off the handle.
  2. Fill the shallow bowl with warm water and a squirt of shampoo.
  3. Swirl gently your brush tip under running water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
  4. Rinse the brush tip under running water once again, facing the bristles down. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.
  5. Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
  6. Lay your brushes on an angle, on top of a cloth to dry.

Alright you guys, there you have it a quick, easy, effective and cheap way to deep clean your makeup brushes. Make sure to incorporate this onto your beauty routine so you can avoid skin problems such as acne and more.

Let us hear your thought on this and let us know if you tried it, by tweeting us a photo @teamglamitupp or in the comment section of this post down below, we loooove hearing from you guys <3, lots and lots of love.


Alli,  TeamGlamItUp  ❤


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

Review: Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit

My least favorite thing about my skin it’s acne! If something new comes out to the market targeted for acne, bet that I will try it.
Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are two of the major over the counter approved ingredients for treating acne effectively, the Clean and Clear Advantage Acne control kit has it both in the kit and let me tell you, It’s a great combination.WP_000674
This is not like every acne control kit that has a soap, toner and moisturizer. This doesn’t has a toner and instead you get a Spot Treatment, I found this a little odd when I first got it, but I went ahead and used it. With the first few applications, my skin felt very clean and soft; they claim to “give you a clearer skin in as little as ! day of use” That wasn’t for me totally true, but I did find that my pimples were becoming a little smaller and more “cured” If I may call it like that.
I’ve been using the kit for a little over 4 months now, and I can totally feel the difference, I don’t miss wearing a toner anymore, and my acne it’s controlled but I still have the occasional or hormonal pimple, that I fight with the Spot Treatment, Just for as an update I still have acne dark spots, but it’s getting better and better as the time pass.
Now that you’ve read my overall thoughts on the Kit let me go a little more in-depth with each one of them.

Acne Control Cleanser

This product contaWP_000675ins as Active component: Benzoyl Peroxide Acne (10%), Benzoyl Peroxide usually comes 1%, 2% & 5% of strength, so this particular product it’s really strong and it’s supposed to work faster; this was also designed to remain on your skin and keep working after you wash it off and go on with your day.

If you have very sensitive skin, you will dry up; I have combination to dry skin now and when I use this, the side of my cheeks tents to get really dry, and sometimes may peel a little, but it’s not really bad I just make sure to put extra moisture on the sensitive areas. Also your skin get a little more vulnerable to the sunlight when you start using this product, and the use of sunscreen is recommended.

Love it or Hate it?! I Do love this product it has been working wonders on my skin, it helped keeping away acne from my face, and getting rid of the pimple I already had. So this is a total love!

Salicylic Acid Acne Medication Moisturizer

The Active Ingredient for this product is Salicylic Acid, This it actually can penetrate into the pore to dissolve dead skin cell build up and encourages the shedding of the top layer of skin which prevents the pores from becoming congested.  This makes it perfect for fighting acne easier; I actually think that this is nor moisturizing enough and if you have really dry skin this may not suit you well, you might have to reapply it thought the day or put on a second layer of it before applying your makeup.

Love it or hate it?! NONE! I like the product because it has a lot of benefits if you use it daily, but as I mentioned before, it’s not moisturizing enough for me and after I wash my face my skin it’s so dry and I have to reapply a 2nd layer and if you are in a rush at morning it can be a little annoying. Aside of that I like the product a lot.

Fast Acting Spot Treatment

At first I really hated it, because I thought I wasn’t doing anything for me, but now as the time passed, I’ve been using up the products and my skin has gotten a lot better; Now if a get a new pimple, I apply it on top and it does wonders for me, it diminishes the size of the pimple and it helps it get less red and better. I found that it’s better if you apply it after you moisturized instead of before moisturizer, that’s just my personal preference.

Love it Or Hate it?! Love It! a big miracle in a tiny tube.

Thank you so much for reading, give us your feedback in the comment section and let us know what other thing would you like to see in the blog!

XX. Allie, TeamGlamItUp

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

Neutrogena, Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer

Hello everyone, maybe most of you guys don’t know, but I’ve been dealing with acne for quite a big portion of my life, ever since I was a teenager, now I’m 23 and here I am, still dealing with acne. I been trying a lot of products to help me get rid of my acne, and I still haven’t had any success, until know, that I feel like I am going in the right track for finally getting rid of my acne and so I feel like I am finally able to speak about it, and give you guys some of my own tips that have been helping me, and they may help you too.

If you have acne, you know it’s better to not put anything on it, let it breath and let it heal by itself, but, what do you do when you need to go to school? or work? or maybe going out? or even worst what about taking pictures!?. Even though you know that putting makeup it’s not good, you still put it on, in fact, you pile it on and that just makes things worst for your skin and the never ending circle of pimples and breakouts begins.

Jen, gave me this Concealer once and I was like, ok let’s give it a try and guys, that was the best thing I did. This concealer helps with all the embarrassed that it’s caused by acne, and helps with cover in it and while it’s doing the job makes a second job witch is healing the damaged skin and also helps with getting rid of your acne. So in a few words, this thing it’s good stuff!.

Now that I rambled on and on about acne and stuff, lets jump right into the more in depth review

What does this product claims!? Well this is what the packaging says:

  • Blemish Treatment with Salicylic Acid
  • Conceals and treats blemishes
  • Natural looking coverage


What do I have to say about this claims?

Just so you guys can have a little background on my skin: I have normal to oily skin with some dry patches around the edges, I get and sporadic pimple mostly on my checks or forehead, but recently my skin have been crazy and I have a hole bunch of pimples on my checks (sad face), this being said!

I agreed with the fact that treats and conceals my breakouts because since I’ve been wearing this my pimples seem to been reducing a lot, I mean I still have them but they are noticeable gone and better looking. here’s a before and after photos they are 10 days apart, what so you think about this results!? I will let you be the judge. Natural looking coverage? yes and no! How is that? you may ask, well, that’s because I found out that for me it’s best if I don’t wear foundation underneath because you can tell the concealer it’s there, in the other hand I have to give it the benefit of the doubt because if it is an acne treatment well you are only supposed to use that product, right? because you want it directly in touch of your skin problem right? so I like to use it alone and put a little bit of powder foundation to keep it in place and cover any other thing that I might need to cover like redness. Blemish Treatment with Salicylic Acid, Well it does says on the ingredients that it, and it is a good treatment, so that’s also true.


Before and After Photos?!?!?

The Down Side of product!?: The dispenser looks very unhygienic, so try to not touch your affected areas with the dispenser sponge to help it keep it clean and bacteria free; another thing I also didn’t like was that you get really little product and the twist thing, witch I’m not that big of a fan of it, but regardless of those inconvenient it’s a good product and It has been working a lot for me.  So and OVERALL I’ll give a 4 Stars to this product because, I really love it because of what it does for my face.

 Hope you guys find this helpful, feel free to give us any comments we love all the feedback and you can also tweet us @teamglamitupp

 xox.  Allie. TeamGlamItUp

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