best of 2013: mario badescu giveaway


although technically, i discovered mb very late in 2012, my love for his products truly developed over the last twelve months. you already know how much my face loves these products. when nothing else works, my skin finds sweet salvation in the cleansers, moisturizers, and treatments, not one of which has ever disappointed. i recommend the regimen all of the time for its friendly price point and adaptability to every skin type. it’s that good.

in celebration of my fabulous year with mario badescu, the ever-generous brand team has given me one acne repair kit to give away. i swear by the drying lotion to clear up spots overnight (and i even dab it on while getting ready for extra fighting power) and the drying cream is perfect for spreading over more general areas (ahem, chin, jawline) when you feel a zit or three coming on. the buffering lotion is a godsend for cystic acne, and this trio together is one fierce plan of acne attack.

if your skin is troublesome and you’re at your wits’ end, or if you are looking for some serious weapons to add to your skincare mix, this kit is for you. enter through the link below and bring on the clear skin for 2014!

enter to win mario badescu acne repair kit! >


scenes from last night’s #beautydetox + a giveaway

dawson's market

i had such a great time at last night’s beauty detox event at dawson’s market. i don’t take the time to explore natural beauty all that often (shame on me!) and this was the perfect opportunity to test some gorgeous local farm-to-vanity products, chat with fellow beauty lovers, and promote dawson’s impressive collection of products. everyone who came by was able to test hemp organics lip colors (i fell in love with the garnet shade), soften their hands with elsen oils hand & foot scrubs (lime & peppermint was my favorite – it smells like a mojito), and treat their dry winter hands with gardener’s glee! the hero of the evening was definitely the hand cream which has the most gorgeous and unique scent, thanks to sweet almond oil. all in all i am so impressed with the service at dawson’s and i absolutely adore their whole team.

dawson's box

if you weren’t able to make it last night, you can still experience all of the best that dawson’s beauty department has to offer. i’m giving away a dawson’s box, curated by myself and kara manos, worth over $100! the only hitch is that you must be able to pick the prize up in person in rockville, md – and while you’re there, i definitely recommend taking a spin through the beauty aisles.

a full list of what’s included in the box:

  • raw olive friday night detox scrub
  • hugo naturals fizzy bath bomb in lavender and vanilla
  • acure dry shampoo
  • zosimos fuchsia lipstick
  • auric blends plumeria roll on
  • john masters organics sea mist
  • kiss my face pomegranate acai moisturizer
  • soothing touch vanilla chai lip balm
  • acure 100% moroccan argan oil
  • south of france milled bar soap in relaxing lavender

enter to win a dawson’s box!

four new glossarie giveaways!

the glossarie

i’m a little behind on my glossarie gives back giveaways and with a whole lot of packing to do (did i mention that we’re moving two days after christmas?!) – everything must GO! i grouped a few of my favorites together into one giveaway post, but you must enter to win each item separately. all links are below – best of luck!

1. my most favorite of all tweezers – the tweezerman mini slant! this pair is adorably patterned with pink pomegranates. what’s not to love? > enter to win tweezerman pink pomegranates mini slant!

2. the prettiest polish in a poppy pink that benefits the best cause. > enter to win clinique nail enamel in happy!

3. mane message hair ties in chevron and floral – if you don’t already own any of these, your life (and your hair) will never be the same. > enter to win two mane message hair ties!

4. one of my favorite new mascara discoveries in an unexpected charcoal. > enter to win ilia mascara in asphalt jungle!

the glossarie gives thanks

yes to naturally smooth lip balm

can you beauties believe that it’s november? 2013 has seriously flown and i find myself feeling incredibly grateful for all of the wonderful ways in which you (yes you!) have helped to make the glossarie a more beautiful place this year. i say all of the time that i would write this blog even if no one ever came to read it, but the truth is that you do. you click, comment, and email to your (and my!) heart’s delight which brings me endless happiness and much blogger satisfaction. i am truly thankful for all of your support and i want to give a little something back to you for all that you do for me – even in just the tiniest possible way. i have been collecting treasures from the glossarie archives over the last few months and i’m looking forward to offering up a handful (or maybe more!) giveaways between now and the end of the year. each one will feature a favorite product of mine – something that i have been gifted in duplicate from a beloved brand or something that i have gone out and purchased with the pure purpose of giving it to you. i hope you enjoy this teensiest of treats and better yet, i hope you win something really good.

first on the giveaway agenda is yes to’s naturally smooth lip balm and i have two up for grabs – one pomegranate and one blueberry. to enter just click the links below! you get a free entry just for being you and you can earn more by interacting with me on twitter and facebook. (i’m fun, i promise!)

enter to win yes to pomegranate naturally smooth lip balm!

enter to win yes to blueberry naturally smooth lip balm!