GlamGlow Youthmud: Pricey, Amazing (But Use It Fast Because Weird Things Happen) by Erin Baynham

Glamglow Youthmud Review I've basically used every type of GlamGlow mud there is. And to be honest, I can't tell the difference between the Youthmud, Thirstymud or Supermud, but I know my skin feels soft and insanely clean after I use all three. The eye masque didn't do much for me, but it sure looked cool. Glamglow Youthmud Review

So here's my issue. This stuff basically finishes itself off before you can use it. This hard piece came out of the tube. Every time I've used the Youthmud and Supermud, I've had the same issue. It has happened in every sample tube and jar that I've ever purchased. 

Glamglow Youthmud Review

If you take a look inside, you can see some of the hard parts. I've never purchased an entire $69 jar of GlamGlow, but I'm kind of scared to do it because of all the hard chunks. How quickly do I have to use it before this happens? I looked at reviews and many people used water to break down the hard pieces, and then applied it like normal. But do I really need to do all that for a pricey face masque?

Glamglow Youthmud Review

Here's a typical GlamGlow look. The masques dry in about five minutes flat. Here are the billions of chunks and gross pores. Overall, I'm torn. But knowing me, I'll just repurchase a sample set again, try to figure out the differences again, and complain (to myself) again.

My Newest Skin Score: Glamglow Holiday Set by Erin Baynham

GlamGlow Holiday Set After scoping out dozens of makeup and beauty sales for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday week, I only ended up getting this dream team of masques from GlamGlow. Naturally, I didn't get this set on sale either. GlamGlow had exactly seven holiday sets to choose from. It still makes me a little weak to consider paying $70 for a full sized mask, and since I didn't know which masque worked best for my skin, I settled on this set. I haven't really tried any of the new items yet, but when I do, I'll be sure to share!

Like most beauty sites now days, I was able to choose two freebies, which are the packets you see at the bottom of the picture. Since I signed up for an account, I also received a promo code for another mini.

Glam Glow Holiday Vs. Regular Size

Earlier this year, I purchased a 2013 GlamGlow set, half of it was hard and defective, but at least I got to play around with the Supermud. It's one of the best masques I've ever used. My skin feels cleaner and smoother, and doesn't feel dried out. This is basically just a comparison shot, so you can see the size I bought this year.

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Sephora Holiday Wishlist: Skincare Gift Sets by Erin Baynham

Sephora Skincare Gift Set Wishlist I've said it time and time again: I love holiday beauty because of the gift sets! How else can you try a bunch of skincare for a reduced price? Here are six of the sets that caught my eye on Sephora's website.

Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland ($56) includes:

- 2 x Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask Sheets - 0.5 oz Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment - 0.34 oz Nude Skincare ProGenius™ Treatment Oil - 0.2 oz Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - 2.5 oz L'Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil - 2.5 oz Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream - 0.15 oz Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil - 0.5 oz Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist - 1 oz Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil - 0.9 oz Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla - 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel

Kate Somerville Simply Glowing Set  ($105) includes:

- 2 oz Gentle Daily Wash - 2 oz ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment - 1 oz Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment

GLAMGLOW Gift Sexy ($69) includes:

-1.7 oz THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment - 0.5 oz SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment - 0.5 oz YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment

Eve Lom Travel Essentials Collection ($95) includes: - 1 oz Cleanser and Muslin Cloth - 0.5 oz Rescue Mask - 0.85 oz TLC Radiance Cream - 1.7 oz Morning Time Cleanser

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Complete Care Regimen ($150) includes: - 0.3 MOISTURE BOUND Rejuvenating Serum - 1.7 oz MOISTURE BOUND Rejuvenating Crème - 0.1 oz MOISTURE BOUND Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel - 0.3 MOISTURE BOUND Sleeping Recovery Masque

First Aid Beauty Fab Faves To Go Kit ($28) includes: - 28 Facial Radiance Pads - 2 oz Face Cleanser - 2 oz Ultra Repair Cream

See all the sets below: