BEAUTY

5 products i dont buy anymore

Can’t Afford it, But Totally Worth It

AS A BEAUTY WRITER, I GET THE OPPORTUNITY PRODUCTS IN ALL PRICES RANGES.

Over the 8-ish years I’ve been writing Girl Loves Gloss, I’ve tested and reviewed makeup, skincare and lifestyle items ranging in price from $2-$1000+.

I’ve been sent plenty, and I’ve purchased plenty of products and I’ve reviewed them all with the same critiques and criticisms that I hope translates to an honest and authentic review you all can trust.

Something I consider a lot though, is the question, “Would I repurchase this?” and perhaps a better question I should be asking myself is, “Could I repurchase this?”.

Wet N Wild Hello Halo Blushlighters

Drugstore Gem Alert | Wet n Wild Hello Halo Blushlighter

IF THERE IS ONE GREAT THING 2020 HAS BROUGHT ME, IT’S PLENTY OF AMAZING DRUGSTORE BEAUTY FINDS.

These Wet n Wild Hello Halo Blushlighters immediately caught my eye when they launched, and just had a feeling they would be lovely. Given my recent rave of the Wet n Wild Photofocus Dewy Foundation, I’d say the brand has won me over once again.

5 Favourite Morning Second Cleansers

5 Gentle Morning or Second Cleansers For All Skin Needs

I’M A MULTIPLE CLEANSER KIND OF GIRL.

I rely on one to break down my makeup, and another to cleanser the skin. This method is known as “double cleansing” and since I caught on to the concept I could never go back! These days we’re all wearing SPF (right… you are wearing your sunscreen, aren’t you??) at the very least, and a full face at the most. It’s just not enough to expect one cleanser to rule them all!

Current Cream Product Favourites

Current Cream Beauty Product Faves

LATELY, I JUST CAN’T GET OVER THE EASE OF CREAM BEAUTY PRODUCTS.

The heat has cranked up, my toddler has decided sleeping is for the weak, and I just never seem to have time. So that means my morning routine needs to be crazy fast, and cream products just ease that struggle a little bit faster. 

Here’s the thing though: I have dehydrated skin. And dehydration mixed with cream products can be dicey, because my skin wants to drink up any moisture it has, leaving blotchy pigment behind.

So, unsurprisingly, I am picky about what cream makeup products make the cut.

Recent Drugstore beauty product favourites and fails

5 Recent Drugstore Product Favourites and Fails

I’M UNAPOLOGETICALLY A LUXURY BEAUTY LOVER… BUT WHO DOESN’T LOVE A DRUGSTORE BEAUTY FAVOURITE?

The drugstore has been levelling up its beauty game over the last couple of years. I’d been itching to try some of these products forever and had previously written off a few as not possibly being worth the hype.

I am however happy to admit when I am wrong because there were some real winners in this collection of drugstore products! And in this time of financial uncertainty, it’s always nice to find products that perform and are affordable.