Prime Up Your Skin with Glossier’s Moisturizer

It’s snowing, it’s pouring, but your girl ain’t snoring. Not in the literal sense, but in the sense that I cannot afford to miss out on the newest beauty products. Given that NYC has cold and harsh winters that can either make you go happy (if you’ve never seen the snow) or insane (like you never want to get out the damn house), the one thing that never fails to brighten up my day is the new Priming Moisturizer Rich.

Frankly, this is the not the first time I’ve tried skincare from this line. When Glossier was released in the fall of 2014, I was one of the few who lined up and snagged their Priming Moisturizer at the click of the mouse. While their Priming Moisturizer was felt soft and baby smooth across the skin, this new product is purposely made to be extra thick. (More like Betty Crocker vanilla frosting thick than Kylie Jenner thick)

With thick moisturizers, they are great at nourishing my thirsty and parched skin. However, I also have oily and sensitive skin (as diagnosed by my dermatologist) that’s prone to breaking out. For me, breakouts are always caused by eating A) gluten, B) dairy, C) stress and unfortunately, D) super rich moisturizers with ingredients that unintentionally clog my pores. As much as I wanted to bring this bad girl home, the pangs of apprehension hit my stomach before I even thought of pulling out $25 for a tub.

FullSizeRender-8.jpgThis is me at the Glossier Showroom rocking my new glow

Verdict:Ā šŸ˜‹šŸ˜‹šŸ˜‹šŸ˜‹

The thing about products with a ton of hype is that I am expected to believe in it. This time, I have to admit that it really does the job of keeping my skin in tip-top condition. It makes my neck SO SOFT like baby’s skin and my cheeks feel like velvet. Apart from that, the one con is that too much richness in the moisturizer leaves my face feeling a little sticky. Considering that not everyone’s skin is the same, it tends to be a little sticker on oilier complexions like mine. Despite that one flaw, it does a phenomenal job at keeping my face fresh and dewy!

What are your favorite moisturizers? Will you go out and buy Glossier’s moisturizer?

UPDATE: I have returned this product as it made me break out after a few days of using it. I didn’t realize that my skin was not able to take it in as I had hoped. If you have not tried it yet and would like to try it, I hope you have better luck than I did!

Glossier’s Boy Brow: A True Story on How I Lost and Found My Brows

The struggle to get eyebrows is real.

And if you think I’m joking, I’m really not.Ā Sparse, but straight, my eyebrows are both a blessing and a curse. Shape-wise, I’ve never had too much trouble being able to define, tweeze and shape ’em. Frankly, that’s not too terrible to deal with. On the other hand, the lack of thickness is an unfortunateĀ inheritance from my mom’s side of the family. (FYI, my mom says that she got it from her father, whose eyebrows are practically non-existent!)

When I was a baby, my mom applied candlenut oil on my brows for the sake of making them grow. Unfortunately, that was the ultimate #browfail.

This was meĀ rocking the earliestĀ incarnation of the Instagram brow

From there, I really didn’t do anything too drastic other than tweezing them until I got to the second semester of junior year in college. At that time, IĀ was a little too lazy to grab a pencil and fill in my damn brows. The only thing I could grab was a ClioĀ brow gel that contained some color to fill them in. That kinda sealed the deal, right?! Um….not so.Ā šŸ˜žĀ It was a little too light as the gel was brown and my hair was darker than the shade of my eyebrows. Then, a brow savior from heaven dropped by and answered my prayers.

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Huda Beauty: the BEST beauty brand you seriously need to know

It’s the new year and there is no other excuse to contain yourself. Except when it comes to makeup.

Last year, I’ve gone on a beauty binge by snapping up Nyx lip glosses on the sole purpose of having Kylie Jenner‘s lip gloss dupes. I even went this far to buy Kat Von D liquid lipsticks just to have the “most coveted” shades – Lolita and Lolita II – in my freaking drawer. Not to mention, I’ve snapped up tubes of Milani just to cop that Kylie metallic liquid lip look. (Even though I’m not a fan of Kylie personally, I really do like her makeup shades, which is something I probably shouldn’t admit!) From then on, IĀ tried to make myself pinky swear that I wouldn’t buy any makeup this year. Until now.

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