Birthday Blog

HAPPY FRIDAY x BIRTHDAY!

H-E-L-L-O beautiful souls! Yes, today is the day (Cinco De Mayo) but can you move aside just a little please, cause it’s my B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y today. A special of special days and to you I wanna say you are the most special person you’ll ever meet okay it’s not cheesy it’s the truth so love yourself everyday and a little extra on your B-DAY 🙂 Also, thank you for being with me on this beautiful day, love you all very very much.

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This is a BIRTHDAY BLOG as I am calling it…

Is it planned out in a certain way, probably not, at least not this time 🙂

I just wanted to simply share the day with you and most importantly what I’m doing for myself goals and all You can call this a “What I got for my Birthday/What I plan for the year” if you like.

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Credit: One Amazing Brother

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What I Got For My Birthday (presents)

Now these are not material presents I’m talking of here, although I did get myself a new phone; the s8 🙂

 

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The biggest gift I gave myself this birthday would be the GYM, yes, yes, yes you heard right. I said the G-Y-M but not just get a membership card and call it a day because I got a membership a while back, in the beginning of winter I believe. But during spring break like day one is when I properly began my fitness routine with a promise to not let it slide. In result, these past weeks leading up to May aka also my birthday have been extremely uplifting, energetic, and happy. What more would you ask for, expect for a hot body that comes with these benefits like a cherry on top. 

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Then I finally got accepted into a program at school for which I had waited a long time, not mentioning the bad luck with jobs. This program was sought after so much because of it’s impact on my personal/professional growth. While helping out the community is a great feeling itself and gaining an edge in the work field, I will also be making some cash money again a cherry on top.

Also, I’ll be completing my associates by the end  summer and when I though about it, it made me pretty damn happy.

How can I forget this blog, it came into my life after my last bday but it’s been a beautiful addition.

Lastly, you curious creatures are probably wondering what did my loved ones get me … my family member’s just present me with cash-money so I buy whatever I like 🙂 now you now why there aren’t pretty gift boxes in this post, cause I got those pretty bucks in my wallet 🙂

What’s in store this year (plans)

First and foremost, a serious job hunt, like I ain’t giving up until I land that job whose descriptions speaks to me like yeah, I need to be here. I will go after it without feeling exhausted, put in time and energy it requires.

Secondly, get me a car after I have a job to take care of it

Increase my confidence, reduce the stress that’s been taking over

More photography (maybe start videos as well for the blog)

Keep up with the fitness routine

Live in the moment and be happy

But before all of that ⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒ It’s time to celebrate the day with family, then go celebrate with friends 🙂

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And with that the THE FIRST BIRTHDAY BLOG comes to an end, 23 and still not feeling the whole adult life yet. Though, I’m progressing which is important but I don’t ‘feel’ it in a sense where it’s always hitting me that I’m going far and far into my twenties. I don’t feel old, you shouldn’t either, externally, do take care of yourself or you’ll start to look old even if you aren’t feeling it.

 

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Before I logoff, I would like to wish all the May babies a

‘H-A-P-P-Y  B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y’

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Sephora Play Unboxing: April

STEP it UP! That’s right, you heard it

The latest a Play! unboxing has been on my blog, it kind of sucks because I love to get right to it once I receive them and must I say I’ve been doing great in the past. But this time……. I’m sorry!

On a positive note here it is today so enjoy!

And comment, like, basically get in touch with me 🙂

Let’s See What We Got Here… 

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First thing is first, a exfoliator KATE SOMERVILLE ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment this is a clinical-strength exfoliator that will gently polishes skin with natural fruit enzymes to reveal a glowing complexion.

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Second on my hand is moisturizer PETER THOMAS ROTH Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream yes, it’s lightweight that’s got a airy formula which delivers a burst of hydration with 3 different types of hyaluronic acids. It’s silky and thirst quenching for a deep hydration.

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On to Priming this is the SMASHBOX Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer this iconic primer creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application, will leave the skin super soft and silky feeling.

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What comes after primer, eyeliner in this case MAKE UP FOREVER Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner loved by makeup professionals, a creamy, budge-proof eyeliner glides one easily and leaves an intense, jet-black color. I need to give this a try, sounds promising20170329165243_IMG_1033.png

It would make sense now to bring in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover now this is your go – to waterproof makeup remover thats perfect for your sensitive eyes, oh and it’s enriched with strengthening vitamins and extracts.

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And lastly,  we’re crazy about daisy’s with the MARC JACOBS Daisy a playful, free-spirited floral scent that features a sparkling bouquet of wild strawberries, violet and jasmine.

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Fragrance Family: Floral

Top Note: Violet leaves, wild strawberries

Middle Note: Violet petals, jasmine

Base Note: Musk, vanilla

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B.O.S BellaPierre Mineral Blush (Review)

HAPPY MONDAY!

A LITTLE PROGRESS EACH DAY ADDS UP TO BIG RESULTS.

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Yes, it’s back… but first tell me how was your week and most importantly how was your weekend, I wanna know.

I have proudly made it to my second B.O.S (Best Of Samples) post, the following week. Before getting into it, I would like to tell you how happy I was upon finally giving the blog a new name, it gave me a new kind of energy for my blog and you all were amazing as always. Now please read on for the review of this (amazing) blush I have used the word amazing too much! 

BELLA PIERRE Mineral Blush (Autumn Glow)

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LOVE IT Because :

  • First and fore most, I fell in love with this one after nervously trying on just a bit
  • It just blends into my skin so well after I put it on, thus giving a natural glow to my cheeks
  • I used it all throughout fall including winter days( PERRFECT FOR THOSE DAYS) basically didn’t put it down after seeing how pretty it looked on my cheeks
  • My pores tiny to medium or whatever size they were not screaming over this blush 
  • Most importantly it’s a very subtle, natural blush
  • You can wear more or less, build it up and there are more shades
  • Overall, love love love it! 

Exceptions:

  • It’s PRICEY… I don’t know about you but it’s original price is $45 and I was a little just a little shook considering that it’s such wonderful + everyday blush that makes my skin look super smooth and soft. 
  • As with everything I use the slightest amount first, clean off the access, and slightly tap it or dab it? for my kind of a look.
  • Other than this thing is great!

This one if from the Ipsy Glam Bag

Yes, this was a MONDAY post and Yes, this was my second favorite of the samples that I used consistently, also what told me to start reviewing these little goodies (it was a good decision) I’m enjoying it. Hope you are too!

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Gilts&Glamz Is Getting A New Name!

Hello Awesome Followers (or more so) Friends,

This blog has come a long, long, very long way, to be honest at times I still can’t believe that it exits but thankfully it does and on top of everything ‘YOU’ people have made it a big beautiful thing ( a GlamFam of 600+). This blog you know as Gilts&Glamz once impulsively got it’s name and the owner (ME) (proudly smiles) was so grossed in learning and creating content for this blog, meeting (well virtually meeting) other bloggers that before I noticed I was far into this and it was growing (taken by surprise, again) and started to constantly think of the name and it’s meaning, impact and all that hard stuff that initially goes into a professional looking blog.

So taking it step by step because that’s the right way to do it, much consideration and thought will be put into this blog from here on (I tell myself and I will stick to it) so today I present to you …. the new name for this blog with high hopes that’ll you support it with much more love as it precedes, your input is always welcome, (in fact, I was thinking of letting you all vote on it, just because why not)

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Gilts&Glamz is now ‘Xclusive Glam’

Yas! I have now confirmed this name (in hope of not having to change it again) as with any change to come, I’ll announce it before it takes place.

Thank You & Love You All,

You Are The Best!

xo

 

 

B.O.S: Sephora Collection LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara (Review)

Happy Monday!

Wake Up With Determination & In Result Go To Bed With Satisfaction

It has been so long that I did review on my blog… why, why, why? I honestly don’t know and to be honest I also thought I didn’t know ‘how to’ review products properly, that’s just what I felt. So now I actually use products (new ones, different ones) so I’m well able to review them. This one if I tell you, I wanted to get on here and review right away (that’s how much I loved it) that didn’t happen obviously but today it’s happening so read on to find out why I loved it.

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara REVIEW

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LOVE IT BECAUSE :

  • It instantly made my lashes look longer (and I tell you I don’t wear too much)
  • It had no fallout (which is my biggest problem) there was the slightest bit when I wore it last time, you probably can’t even tell from distance 
  • The wand is great, gives me much desired control 
  • No clumping, in fact it separates every lash and makes them stand out  
  • Lengthens lashes 
  • It’s great overall, I love it and it’s been easy to use for me

Exceptions:

  • I do always clean the wand against the container before applying to my lashes, which prevents clumping.

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That was nice and short (finally, I didn’t blab too much 🙂 I plan on following this layout for all my B.O.S posts, let me know if you like it. Of course, these reviews are ‘my’ honest opinions and experiences with these products, it may work differently for you so do always feel free to share yours under every review in the comments below.

Thank You & Have A Lovely Day or Night my lovelies xo

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CONQUER Your Goals ( A 5-Step Personal Guide)

Happy Friday!

Now that you’ve survived Monday, and the Monday before it and ‘all’ the Mondays of 2017 so far. I’m here to ask you, are you always looking forward to the next day because today just didn’t cut it for you, so you tell yourself tomorrow will be better and you’ll do it all (all). But what really happens the next day ______________ fill in the blank.

And if you’re anything like me you are most likely to fill in the blank with ‘unsuccessful’ and trust me ‘worst feeling ever’ but no worries, I’m here with a full-proof solution, you just have to make it work so all the best!

Conquer Your Goals In 5 – Steps (Day to Day)

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1. Get In Touch 

In touch with your (inner) self, recognize and be in-tone with your self. How you work internally and externally, this means being well aware of your work style, relaxing style, and also your stressors. For example, What’s one thing that get’s you in the mood to do something, what’s one thing that holds you back from doing something.

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2. Night Before

Night time is something I live for all day but what do I do… one word youtube sometimes two Instagram. I’ve actually learned to benefit from these time stealers , and (if you think about it, the internet is always there to help you, the ‘catch’ is ‘if’ you allow.)

Here’s how you too can benefit from the endless hours you spend online aka youtube/Instagram;

  • Firstly, go ahead and unfollow all negativity or anything that doesn’t align with your personal goals or passions.
  • Secondly, should be obvious, now do follow people that share a good energy with you or you find appealing enough to motivate ‘you’ to do the same for yourself, for example, fitness oriented goals follow fitness gurus that are genuinely working hard and beauty bloggers find beauty gurus that resemble your personal style or simply speak to you.
  • Goal here is to find a spark of inspiration and get a good dose of motivation during this time where there are no other distractions.

3. Talk To Yourself 

This is similar to step-two but slightly different. Here’s how it plays out, so you’ve got a lot on your hand in return you keep piling your mind with imaginary to-do lists until it becomes one big jumble and scares you to your bed in the middle of the day.

  • Take a deep breath, sit down
  • Start counting everything you need to do (out loud)
  • Plan out loud (when) and (how) you will tackle each task
  • Goal here is to relieve the overwhelming feelings

4. List The Day

Every morning or night (which ever works best for you)

  • Have a open notepad in your room
  • Make a list of your day (bullet points)
  • This list should not look like your a journey entry or bucket list
  • It should have at least 5 or more things you need to get done that specific day and no more (Example: Drink Gallon Water, Write Paper, Write Bills etc.)
  • End of day look at your list and put little checks/ smiley faces next to your accomplished tasks
  • Repeat next day
  • Goal here is to help build habits that will produce long-term success

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5. Reflect  

Check-in with yourself, ask yourself how am I doing, am I getting closer to my plans, am I walking in a completely different direction, am I stuck in one place. When ever you start to feel puzzled and stuck sit down and conduct a Q&A with yourself.

  • If you fail, it’s okay!
  • Start again tomorrow
  • If one routine is not working, try another one
  • Keep trying until you find one that works best for you
  • Reward yourself for your achievements (a pat on the back)
  • Goal here is to not lose track, keep you eyes peeled to your goals and tackle them daily

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This was a long read but hey it starts here, you must we willing read through this, for this to work. This is no easy work (I would know) it requires dedication and a will to succeed. Take what you can, tweak what you can because this is a in practice (personal) guide; which has worked to make my days more productive.

I’ll leave you to it now since you have so many GOALS to CONQUER and be a proud self. GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU FOR READING as always, feedback, feedback, I wanna see your comments and ‘likes’ if you prefer these type of things on my blog.

OKAY… BYE!!!

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600 Followers: OMG…Thank Youuu!

600? 600? Six Hundred? You Guys Are AMAZING!!!

When I noticed I had hit 600 followers on the blog, it took me ‘some’ time to process it ‘some’ time that I am writing this post now, like now, you can say it took a ‘while’ jokes aside, if I think about it even now, like count the number, it’s overwhelming, but in the best of ways because I feel overwhelmed a lot and it’s never for a good cause. If you can’t already tell, despite this amazing progress I’ve been away. You’ve seen less and less content which is a bad thing but also a good thing, it’s good because I have refrained myself from just posting stuff without giving it much deserved attention and love. I mean 600 is a big number, looks like some responsibility and serious planning are under way. What so ever… today, in this moment I am here to give you all a bear (HUG) to thank you for bringing my blog all this way and yes, I’m afraid now of losing you all, because these are just the beginnings and we have a long way to go and endless new blogs to support, never stop sharing the love and smiles. Again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH, love you all! xoxo
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In celebration let’s have a INSTA follow session, ready?

To Be Followed On Instagram:

  1. Like this post
  2. Comment your IG username (with a link)
  3. And smile 🙂 cause that’s all

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There Are 600+ of You Now And I Lo♥e Each One of You!

 

 

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