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Glossier… Is It Worth The Hype?

 For me Glossier coming to the UK was the most exciting beauty news of the year,  it’s my kinda brand and that packaging – well it’s so aesthetically pleasing isn’t it?!
I picked up 3 things as soon as they first launched, and after trying the products for around 2 months I thought I would report back and let you know whether it lived up to my expectations… PLUS, Glossier currently have 20% off and free shipping, so y’alll know.

At the start of September I had a skincare consultation and was advised to switch to a gel based cleanser, and straight away the Milky Jelly Cleanser sprung to mind. It’s a relatively thick gel formula that works absolute wonders at cleansing the skin without leaving it feeling tight, which was one of my worries. I use two pumps and spend around a minute massaging it into my skin, and then I follow with a facial cleansing brush in the evening. This has really helped to clear up the breakouts I had going on all around my chin, it keeps my skin happy and I’m definitely going to be repurchasing the cleanser.

The next product I was desperate to get hold of is the Boy Brow, I was already a massive fan of the Benefit Gimme Brow and Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brow so it made sense to try a more affordable alternative everyones been raving about. Out of all the brow tamers/ mascaras I’ve tried, it’s by far the best! I decided to get mine in brown, but they also do a clear version and a couple of other shades. This just manages to coat the brows without them flaking or looking caked in product, my brows look naturally thick and full which is exactly what I like. It contains Beeswax and Carnauba Wax which is what allows the brows to stay in place without being stiff – genius!

Lastly I ended up getting the Birthday Balm Dotcom Skin and Lip Balm and this is the one product that just hasn’t lived up to the hype for me. Yes it smells amazing and looks nice on the lips, but I don’t find it to be all that moisturising, and for this time of year it hasn’t taken the place of my nourishing lip balms. It’s a shame because I love the packaging, the scent (It’s Milk Bar scented, so it smells like cake), and the way it looks on the lips – but there’s just nothing special about it so I won’t be repurchasing! 

Overall I do think Glossier is worth the hype, and I can’t wait to try more. I do have some other Glossier bits on my wishlist. Firstly I need another milky jelly cleanser – it’s become my HG! And I really want to try the Generation G lipstick in cake, it looks like a gorgeous nude and a dupe for my beloved Armani Beauty lipstick in 101. I’m hearing tons of good things about their masks and serums too, in particular Super Pure which is a serum suitable for redness and blemishes.

The lovely Imii inspired me with this post after I read her thoughts on Glossier here.

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    Pumpkin Lemonade

    November 26, 2017Reply

    I'm loving everything I've tried from Glossier so far, which includes both the Jelly Cleanser and Boy Brow. I can definitely see why they're so popular! The Generation G Lipstick in Cake is next on my wishlist too!Pumpkin Lemonade

    Ariadna Morell

    November 26, 2017Reply

    Their cleanser sounds so good, I really want to give it a try once the one I'm currently using runs out! And I've also been lusting over their Generation G lipstick in cake, that shade looks like the perfect every day colour! xAriadna || RAWR BOWS

    Anika May

    November 26, 2017Reply

    It's good to know it is worth the hype! I haven't tried anything yet, but now I know it's worth it, I'll start adding to my wishlist!Anika |


    November 26, 2017Reply

    I'm really excited to hopefully try a few bits soon! I'm most excited about the skincare products if I'm being honest. Thanks for sharing, Jodie! 🙂 Fatima xx

    Mel Eaglestone

    November 26, 2017Reply

    I’m glad you’re found something you really like – it all seems like far too much of a hype for me though Mel ✨

    Lucy Cole

    November 26, 2017Reply

    I keep hearing so many great things about the jelly cleanser – I'll have to try it out. xxLucy |

    Dee The Jackie of All Trades

    November 27, 2017Reply

    I'm a bit disappointed to hear that the Balm Dotcom doesn't live up to its hype because I've been planning on buying it soon. Although I'm still quite curious to try it, I live in a tropical country so I might need less of the moisturizing effect? Well, the only way for me to find out is to try it myself, then :DDee

    Sophie Wuthrich

    November 27, 2017Reply

    I've been wanting to try the milk jelly cleanser ever since I heard about it but Glossier doesn't ship to Australia just yet! (At least I don't think so). It's such a bummer because their products really do sound amazing.-Sophie xxCherries & Perfume 

    Charlotte Lane

    November 29, 2017Reply

    I'm soo pleased to hear that you love both the Milky Jelly Cleanser and the Boy Brow, because I have just received both of those after purchasing on Black Friday! I also have Coconut BalmDotCom and I know a lot of people have said that it's not moisturising enough, but I'll still give it a go and see how I get on 🙂 xoChar |

    The Makeup Directory

    November 30, 2017Reply

    Ah I'm glad you enjoyed your Glossier bits and pieces, I still haven't made an order but I'll definitely be adding boy brow to my wish list!The Makeup Directory

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