For over a year now, I’ve been wanting to plan something special for my readers but just didn’t know how to go about executing it. Well, I’ve finally figured it out and have come up with Glitter Diaries’ Mega Glitterversary Giveaway!
Every week for 5 weeks, there will be a great giveaway that’s specially curated by me for my North American readers to sink their teeth into! This is all to celebrate 4 years of blogging bliss, buying my first house and an overall pretty awesome year so far!
To kick off week one, I have an amazing first giveaway up for grabs..
Enter to win the entire Amie Skincare collection! That’s right! One lucky reader will win everything in the above picture! This is the perfect skincare collection to get your skin prepped and ready for summer!
Some of my favourite posts to read are ‘Best of (Year)’ posts. I love finding out other people’s opinions on the best products they’ve tried out and love, especially if it’s on things we agree on. Being a beauty blogger and product junkie, I found that 2014 was a really good year for making me fall in love with so many products. It’s hard to figure out how to compile everything without bogging you lovely readers, so I think I’ll split this post into sections based on my favourite skin care, makeup and haircare products of the year!
First up is skincare and a few of my top picks feature two products at different price points because it was difficult to choose just one and it also offers you guys more options if you’re looking to replenish an item in your skincare colletion!
1. Best Cleansers – Amie Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash (reviewed here) / Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1: Depending on how much time I have in the mornings or at night, I adore using Amie’s facial wash and Vichy’s Purete Thermale. Vichy’s 3 in 1 is especially perfect for those nights when I just want to crawl into bed immediately. I love it because it takes everything off without the need to rinse it off. When I’m going through my full skincare routine, I will use Amie to fully cleanse which leaves my skin feeling refreshed, without feeling tight. 2. Best Serum & Facial Oil – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum (reviewed here) / Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil FACE (reviewed here): Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Serum is amazing for adding more moisture to my skin, which is very important to me at this time of year. I’m also obsessed with facial oil’s right now and Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil for the Face is great for keeping my skin moisturized but also contains Retinol, so it also helps me get a smoother complexion. 3. Best Day Creams – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light (reviewed here) / Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream: Choosing one day cream as my favourite was really tough as I’ve been stuck between Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal & Olay Regenerist. They both offer great hydration and help smooth out the appearance of fine lines, which become even more apparent in the colder months.
4. Best Night Creams – Miracle 10 AHA Cream / Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa:These two night creams are new discoveries and offer two different, but great attributes. Obviously, like the other Aqualia Thermal products, Vichy’s Night Spa moisturizes really well, but also is a nice mask that I can pack on my face before bed and wake up to super soft and supple skin. Miracle 10’s AHA Cream is a little different. It makes my skin dry skin tingle as soon as I put it on but the Lactic Acid and Vitamin E that are in it are working to exfoliate my skin to reveal a nice glow. 5. Best Eye Treatments – Vichy LifActiv Eyes / Olay Fresh Effects Bright On Schedule Eye Awakening Cream: If you want your skin to age nicely, you HAVE to include a good eye cream in your routine. We’re more consumed by day creams but eye products are just as important. I’ve had Vichy’s LiftActiv Eyes for a couple months now and have slowly been seeing an improvement in the lines around my eyes. I also can’t go without Olay Fresh Effects Bright On when I’m running on little sleep. The cooling roller beads wake me up as well as the bags under my eyes and reduce puffiness. 6. Best Skin Device – Clarisonic Mia 2: If you’ve ever used a Clarisonic device, I’m sure you’ve been hit by its spell. The Mia 2 has two speeds and a brush head for sensitive skin, so you don’t feel like you’re taking off a layer of your skin while you’re brushing away. Plus, it comes in pretty awesome colours like neon yellow!
7. Best Exfoliator – Olay Regenerist Luminious Brightening Cream Cleanser (reviewed here): Especially in the winter, I really feel like my skin needs light exfoliation on a regular basis. The Olay Regenerist Luminous cleanser has tiny micro-beads that get the job done and make my skin tone more even. 8.Best Face Mask – Amie Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask (reviewed here): Super refreshing and the scent is amazing, I absolutely love Amie’s Spring Clean Deep Cleaning Mask. My skin smells like freshly squeezed lime and looks incredible after I’ve had this on for a few minutes. 9. Best Sunscreens – Vichy Capital Soleil (reviewed here) / La Roche Posay Anthelios XL(reviewed here): I mentioned back in the summer that these two sunscreens are my sun protection tag-team must have! I’m not a big fan of sunscreens and how they feel but these take those worries away because they’re soo not like that!
Look out tomorrow for my Best of Beauty 2014 post that’s all about makeup!
What are your favourite face care products of 2014? Share yours below!
Hi Guys! Whether you’ve just started at a new school or are entering your second (or third, fourth, etc.) of high school or university, you’ve got to make sure that you have a good skincare regimen in place so you can put your best face forward. Skincare with harsh and aggressive ingredients can take its toll on the skin, even when you’re in your youth and that’s where Amie Skincare comes in! I’m sure you’ve read my review of Amie Skincare by now and know how much of a fan I am of their natural skincare that’s, above all, kind to the skin. Now here’s your chance to try some of their award-winning products out for yourself and, did I mention, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY?! Thanks to their amazing PR company, this is my first international giveaway which will allow anyone around the world to treat their skin to natural skin-friendly products. The back to school giveaway includes:
MORNING CLEAR Purifying Facial Wash: The “best-selling creamy, soap-free, facial wash with raspberry and orange blossom that effortlessly cleanses to lift away dirt, oil and make-up while leaving skin soft and moisturized.”
MORNING DEW Matte-Finish Moisturizer: The “exceptionally light, award-winning mattifying oil-free moisturizer with bilberry and rosehip that keeps oil under control for shine-free skin all day”
BRIGHT EYES Gentle Eye Make-up Remover: “This oil-free formula containing cornflower and cucumber sweeps away eye make-up without irritating the delicate eye area for easy make-up removal that’s kind to your eyes”
SPRING CLEAN Deep Cleansing Mask: “Two to three times a week it’s important to apply a deep cleansing treatment. Say hello to deeply cleansed, clear and oil-free skin! This ultra-refreshing, deep-cleansing treatment draws out deep-seated dirt and impurities while soaking up excess oil and clearing blemishes. Dull, congested and tired skin will be a distant memory and your skin will be left feeling its cleanest and incredibly smooth with a healthy glow. With Zinc, White clay, Lime Seed Butter and Organic Peppermint.”
If you’re dealing with blackheads, dark spots or acne, inflammation, or oily skin, this prize pack will cover all your bases in treating your skin issues giving you a great complexion you will WANT to show off around school!
This international giveaway will be open until September 29th at 12:00am, so there’s plenty of time to make sure you get your name in to win this amazing prize. Make sure to follow the requirements in Rafflecopter in order for your entry to qualify!