GlamGlow SuperMud First Impression Review

I’m sure if you’re into facials, cosmetics,  skin care,  hair care,  the beauty industry,  etc…… Then you’ve heard of this thing called GlamGlow SuperMud.  It’s supposedly the Holy Grail of skin care.

GlamGlow SuperMud First Impression Review

I’ve read tons and tons of reviews, watched YouTube videos, etc and I woke up yesterday and said, “Damnit,  I gotta try it!”

Told my kiddos, “Get up, get dressed, we’re going to the mall!”  Sephora to be exact!

I was already in the hunt for a new foundation, which I decided on Hourglass Immaculate Foundation.  So, I was now going for two things!

This year I’m really getting serious on my skin care routine.   I’m not getting any younger and I want to make sure that I can at least work on slowing down the time of gravity to my skin.

You’re gonna see some super close up pictures of my very bare, no makeup, flaws and all naked face!  You have been warned!!

The way the GlamGlow Clearing SuperMud is supposed to work is it pulls out all the grossness that’s in our skin while it’s on.  You’ll see EVERY pore on your face!!

It’s supposed to grab all that gunk and toxins out, shrink your pores, smooth your skin like a newborns bottom,  firms your skin, clears your complexion, brightens your skin, fights unwanted breakouts, speeds up the healing process of your current breakout, and gives you an all-around youthful gorgeous face!

Now for $69 for 1.2 fl ounces, it better darn do ALL of those things!

I do have to say that the packaging is Glamorously Gorgeous!  I was lucky enough to get the gift set that includes the GlamGlow YouthMud for the price of the GlamGlow Clearing SuperMud, so SCORE for me!!

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This is just my First Impression Review, so later I’ll be able to give you full details of the long run.

After I took a nice hot shower to open my pores, I went ahead and grabbed my MAC 190 brush and the GlamGlow SuperMud and applied a thin layer quickly on my skin.  It starts to dry almost instantly. I used a brush because it glides on smoother and evenly and I wouldn’t have to waste any of this super expensive mud!

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Who would have thought that my frugal self would spend $69 on MUD!!

Anyways……..Here’s those pictures that I warned you of!!  These are the Before & After side by side of the nose, right side cheek, left side cheek, and full frontal!

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I can totally see and feel the difference!!

The scent of the product is amazing.  Which is a definite plus since it’s on our face. We don’t want to have to smell some nasty chemicals/ingredients near our nostrils.

Is it worth the HYPE Hollywood’s finest are giving it?

After just my 1st use, YES it’s worth all the hype and $69!

Supposedly,  with this little jar of youth, you’re able to get 17 full usages.

Until next time Dolls

Can you see the difference? 

What are your thoughts?  Chime in!  I want to hear what you have to say!

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

Filipina Mac Barbie

 

 

Sephora and Ross Beauty Haul

I went to Sephora today to get a new foundation and before I went, I had to do some research.  I have oily skin and that’s a main factor that helps me choose what foundation I purchase.  Choosing the perfect foundation is ALWAYS hard to do!  There’s always making sure that it goes with your undertone and skin tone.  That’s why I always go to Sephora or Ulta to get my foundations,  because at the drug stores you can’t test them out on the spot.  If you can’t test them on the spot,  there’s a HIGH chance that you’ll have to go back and exchange it.  So, I just stick with Sephora and Ulta for my foundations.

Well, I ended up getting some stuff at Sephora and my daughter wanted to go to Ross, so I found some skin care there.

Here’s everything that I purchased at both the stores, Sephora and Ross.

Sephora Beauty Haul

At Sephora I bought the Hourglass Immaculate Mattifying Foundation, GlamGlow SuperMud, GlamGlow YouthMud, and my Sephora VIB free product of Origins GinZing eye cream.

From Ross I bought Deseo perfume by Jennifer Lopez and two DermaPure Skin Lightener face cream.

Hourglass Immaculate Foundation

 Hourglass Immaculate Foundation for Oily Skin

On the Sephora website it says about the Hourglass Immaculate Foundation:

What it is:
A breakthrough liquid-to-powder foundation formula that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting, velvet-matte finish.

What it does:
This high-tech foundation incorporates cashmere kaolinite clay, which offers exceptional oil absorption—absorbing 75 percent of its weight in sebum while retaining the skin’s natural moisture. The oil-free, humidity-proof, and water-resistant formula transforms instantly from liquid to powder creating an all-day finish that camouflages imperfections and never looks dull or flat. Immaculate’s superfine treated pigments provide unsurpassed coverage without looking cakey or mask-like, and effectively eliminate the need for powder, blotting, or constant touch-ups throughout the day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is infused with clinical levels of two powerful antiaging ingredients—phytostem edelweiss and lavandox.

Research results:
In a four-week consumer study of 30 women with oily, acne-prone skin:
-100% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance and skin smoothness
-100% reported that the product worked without drying their skin
-83% reported a decrease in oil production and the need for touch-ups
-80% reported a visible improvement in acne scars
-70% reported a visible improvement in pore size
-63% reported a reduction in the severity of breakouts

GlamGlow SuperMud & GlamGlow YouthMud

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On the Sephora website it says about the GlamGlow SuperMud and GlamGlow YouthMud:

What it is:
A set of bestselling products in one innovative reversible gift box.

What it is formulated to do:
SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment helps fight all common skin concerns for mind-blowing results leaving you with seemingly poreless skin. YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment contains super antioxidants and minerals that work to tingle, exfoliate, brighten, tighten, and resurface in as little as 10 minutes, leaving you with a youthful-looking, radiant complexion.

This set contains:
– 1.2 oz SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment
– 0.5 oz YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Research results:
In a consumer perception study on SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment:
– 97% agreed it improves skin’s clarity
– 96% agreed it detoxifies and unclogs pores
– 95% agreed it fights common skin concerns

In a consumer perception study on YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment:
– 97% agreed it left their skin smoother, brighter, and softer after 1 day of use
– 91% agreed it brightened their dull skin after 1 day of use
– 94% agreed it provided gentle surface exfoliation after 1 day of use
– 97% agreed it provided gentle surface exfoliation after using it 3 times during a 7-day period
– 100% agreed it brightened their dull skin after using it 3 times during a 7-day period

Origins GinZing Eye Cream sample

Origins GinZing Eye cream

On the website it says the Origins GinZing eye refreshing:

What it is:
A clinically-proven eye cream that instantly de-puffs and reduces dark circles.

What it is formulated to do:
Late night? Long flight? Look tired all the time? This natural, clinically-proven morning-after eye cream instantly reduces dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness virtually disappear. And Origins’ proprietary complex of caffeine from coffee bean, Panax ginseng, magnolia extract, and natural optic brighteners rapidly wakes up, refreshes, and restores radiance to tired eyes. Best for all skin types.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Origins creates high-performance natural skincare products that are powered by nature and proven by science. Each uses potent plants, organic ingredients, and natural essential oils. Their longstanding commitment to protect the planet, its resources, and all those who populate it is reaffirmed by earth- and animal-friendly practices.

Research results:
– 86% brighter appearance
– 80% reduction in puffiness

From Ross I purchased:

DermaPure Skin Lightener

DermaPure Skin Lightener

On the DermStore is states this about DermaPure Skin Lightener:

What it is:

An anti-aging facial treatment that brightens the complexion.

What it’s used for:

Derma Pure Skin Lightener Multi-Ethnicity Creme lightens and rejuvenates the skin using a hydrating formula. Botanical extracts fade dark spots, freckles and sun damage. Highly concentrated and effective, it helps illuminate and even your skin tone.

Ingredients:

Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 20, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Diacetyl Boldine, Glycol Stearate, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Acetyl Glucosamine, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Alpha-Arbutin, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance.

Directions:

For best results, apply evenly to freshly cleanse dry skin in the morning. Avoid contact with eyes.

Deseo perfume by Jennifer Lopez

Deseo by Jennifer Lopez

That’s my little Sephora and Ross Beauty Haul I did this weekend at the mall.

I will be using these products pronto and I’ll let y’all know my 1st Impressions on them.

Have you tried any of these products?   What are your thoughts?

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

Filipina Mac Barbie

Is January’s Ipsy bag worth all the hype?

Is January’s Ipsy bag worth all the hype?

January Ipsy US

My January Ipsy bag finally landed in my mailbox today!
Keep in mind that Ipsy bags are $10 a month with free shipping to the US.

Let’s get into what all they selected for me this month.

Mica Beauty cosmetics – Tinted lip balm in #6 Fiesta
Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask
Proactive+ – Mark Fading Pads
Nourish Organic – Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion
Elizabeth Mott – Smooth Shadow in Pearl

Mica Beauty cosmetics
We’ve received several different products from this brand and so far, I haven’t been enticed to use any of them.  This lip balm included.  I’m not a potted lip balm type of person, but if you are then you may like this one.
It’s not like any other tinted lip balm that I’ve seen because this one is SUPER pigmented.  It’s mauve in color and it’s semi matte to me.  I’ll most likely give this to my daughter or put it in my box of goodies that I don’t use and may do a giveaway with all the items in there.  I don’t want all of it just collecting dusk.
I couldn’t find this exact product on their website but the other lip balms are $14.95

Ipsy January's

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow
Also included in this months bag is a Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in the color Pearl.
Finally something out of this bag that I’ll use.  This is a very nice shimmery pearl color that glides on smooth.  For me, I had to swipe it twice to get the pigmentation that I like.  It’s a gel pencil that stays in place!
The cost is $14.99.
With that cost, I don’t think I would repurchase.  I’ll use it up until it’s gone though.

proactiv +
This is the 1st time that I’ve seen proactiv in an Ipsy bag.  I don’t care for proactiv products because when I thought my little monthly breakouts were bad, (They seriously weren’t) I used the proactiv set and of course the purging of all things nasty came about!  Then I totally freaked!  Stopped that mess!  Regardless what they say, “It always gets worse before it gets better.” this chic was not having that!
They included four (4) proactiv + Mark Fading Pads.
A pack of 15 pads is $41!!!
What! Are they mad? They done lost their minds!
Nope, not me, I wouldn’t pay that much money for that!

Briogeo
Don’t Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask 10z
This is another item that I’ll try!  I’ll try about anything when it comes to a good hair conditioning mask.  I’ve put my hair through some serious dye jobs throughout my life.  I need to make sure I always have it nourished.
It has a light pleasant scent to it.
A full size jar is 5.25 oz’s for $26.
So, this 1 oz jar equals to $4.95 and I can see this being a good 3-4 applications.  I have super long hair.

Nourish Organic
Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion 0.5 oz’s is the last product in the bag.
As you can imagine, if you’ve been following my posts, is that I’ve been in search of a good face moisturizer.  So, this will be in with the rest of the face moisturizers that I’m going to try.
Cost: $6.51
We shall see if it’s really deserves that price.

Well, for all 5 products the cost of this whole bag is:
$52.34

Not bad for a monthly cost of $10.

Until next time Dolls

What did you get in your bags this month?
Do share!

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

2013 Beauty Favorites

My favorite and most used Beauty products of 2013

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These were my most used and favorites of 2013.

Smashbox BB Cream in Medium

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BB Creams were all the craze and still is.  Being in Florida,  we need to wear spf to protect our skin from the sun.  Smashbox is the perfect fit for my skin with the shade of color and coverage.   It’s in between a tinted moisturizer and full coverage foundation.

Sigma F80 Foundation Brush

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Since I started off with the BB Cream, the Sigma F80 Kabuki brush is what I used to give me that flawless finish.  They’re reasonably priced and I haven’t had any shedding of the bristles like my other brushes.

Elf Contouring & Blush set

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This is by far the best, hands down contouring & blush set in one for the buck!  For only $3 and I still havent reached pan.  It’s super comparable to the NARS set.

MAC contouring brush 168

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I use this baby for my contouring and blush.  I do the contouring first then I just dab on the blush on the apples of my cheeks.  I like how they’re white bristles so I can see how much of the contouring product I have on it.  You don’t want it to be too harsh and have too much product on it.

Macadamia Hair treatment oil

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I fell in love with this product when I received it in one of my monthly Ipsy beauty bags.  I love the smell and I don’t need a ton of it.  I have super long, color-treated hair.  I only need one pump for all of it.  The left over that I have in my hands after smoothing it through my hair, I just rub it on my cuticles to nourish them at the same time.  They are quite pricey, but it’s worth every penny.  The normally have deals on these at CVS & Target where you buy one and get a 2nd product at half off.  When I see deals like that, I go ahead and jump on it.

Victoria’s Secret Love Spell lotion

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This is my absolute favorite scent.  I feel so fresh and sexy in this.  It’s not overpowering and makes my skin feel so smooth.

MAC Blacktrack eye liner fluidline

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This is my go-to eyeliner!   It doesn’t smudge and stays in place ALL DAY!  I typically wear the cat eyes everyday.  It’s pretty much my signature eyes.  It doesn’t matter where I am or going.

Clarisonic

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I don’t know what I’d do without my Clarisonic.  This has saved my skin!  My skin feels so clean after I use this.  When I don’t use it, I can definitely tell the difference.  It’s pricey but so worth it.  Don’t let the other look a likes fool you.  This is the real deal of skin cleaning.

Urban Decay’s Naked 2

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There’s so many possibilities with this.  From my everyday wear in my Air Force uniform to a night on the town.  You can create different looks with this  one AMAZING  set!

Last but definitely not least….

MAC lipsticks

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I never leave the house without something on my lips.  If I don’t have anything else on, I always have lipstick or lipgloss on.  I feel naked without it.  For me and my lips, MAC makes the best lipstick formulas.

Well beauties, were any of my favorites yours as well?

Until next time Dolls

Let me know what your favorites were in 2013. 

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

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