Sephora Play Unboxing: May


Hey loves, May has come to an end and it has been great, however, a PLAY unboxing of May was missing but we have just enough time to get to it before we hit June.

So come with me for a fun unboxing outdoors today, some sunshine, fresh air, and stellar products, might as well grab your favorite drink after all, finals week just ended! 

Ready? Let’s head out … 





First can I say I’m really feeling this whole bag here) ( in the box is this GRANDE LIPS lip plumper in clear which I misread as Gerard Cosmetics first hehe anyhow, this is a clear gloss that uses a patented hyaluronic acid-infused formula that helps visibly plump lips while also softening them over time. You can wear this alone or under your lip products, recommended twice daily. 


Second in the box is this highlighter by TRESTIQUE highlight + perfect multipurpose stick in Maldives Luminescent  I did receive this in a ipsy bag as well before but tbh I didn’t really use it and this broke as I was opening it oops. A silky smooth gel highlighter stick that pairs a barely-there, lightweight texture with a champagne pink shimmer. 

Try applying it on bare skin or over a tinted moisturizer for best results. 


Third in the box we have a SUNDAY RILEY ceramic slip clay cleanser this is a luxurious clay cleanser that uses potent ingredients to minimizes the appearance of pores and brighten for a clear and more balanced skin. sold! I already love this 

For better results let it sit on your face for a minute before washing it off with warm water.


Forth in my hand is the CHRISTOPHE ROBIN cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt this one is for your hair of course, if you haven’t noticed there was a product from this brand in a previous play box, Sephora seems to really love this one because this one is to cleanse, purify, and rebalance a sensitive or oily scalp omg, did they read my mind? I NEED THIS! It’s a shooting sea salt scrub that will leave hair soft and refreshed

Use it as a daily shampoo or a weekly detox for oily hair and dandruff or even post coloring to soothe itchiness. AMAZING AND THANK YOU! 


Fifth is this cool lip product from NUDESTIX magnetic matte lip color in Greystone a three-in-one matte lip stain, lip color, and lip liner that’s got a long-wearing, intensely pigmented formula in a bold deep shade. So this is whatever you like it to, lip liner, a little lip stain or full on lip color. 


Perfume Sample this month’s pick is the MAISON MARGIELA ‘Replica’ Beach Walk transport yourself to a sandy seaside memories with this radiant scent of bergamot, coconut milk, and lemon.

Family :  Fresh 

Top Notes: Bergamot, pink pepper, lemon

Middle Notes: Ylang ylang, coconut milk, heliotrope

Base Notes: Musk, cedar wood, Benzoin 

 That brings this post to a end! Hope you enjoyed it 🙂 


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1’st Blogiversary :)

Hey You Lovely People!

So according to WordPress, I have officially hit a Blog Anniversary… just like that BOOM!


Let me tell you, it did give me the super high energy coming back to the blog after many days. If you have yet to notice, I have been MIA for a while, which sucks, I feel really behind and underachieved. I may sound ungrateful and whiny but trust me that’s not the issue and the only reason I feel bad is because it’s a big moment for me in my bogging journey as well as the first and though I had planned to make things happen unfortunately didn’t come through. Mainly, because this is pure hobby for me but I want take this moment and as always ‘THANK YOU’ all from the bottom of my heart and sorry for such a boring 1’st Blogiversary and the lack of communication and posts leading up to this big day.


To think back to last year, this time around I had only signed up for an account with WordPress and here I am today, seems a bit unreal but also a strong reminder that if you get an impulse to do something, just do it. It has been one sweet, fulfilling experience, this blogging community is everything so cheers to everyone!





Birthday Blog


H-E-L-L-O beautiful souls! Yes, today is the day (Cinco De Mayo) but can you move aside just a little please, cause it’s my B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y today. A special of special days and to you I wanna say you are the most special person you’ll ever meet okay it’s not cheesy it’s the truth so love yourself everyday and a little extra on your B-DAY 🙂 Also, thank you for being with me on this beautiful day, love you all very very much.


This is a BIRTHDAY BLOG as I am calling it…

Is it planned out in a certain way, probably not, at least not this time 🙂

I just wanted to simply share the day with you and most importantly what I’m doing for myself goals and all You can call this a “What I got for my Birthday/What I plan for the year” if you like.

Credit: One Amazing Brother


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What I Got For My Birthday (presents)

Now these are not material presents I’m talking of here, although I did get myself a new phone; the s8 🙂




The biggest gift I gave myself this birthday would be the GYM, yes, yes, yes you heard right. I said the G-Y-M but not just get a membership card and call it a day because I got a membership a while back, in the beginning of winter I believe. But during spring break like day one is when I properly began my fitness routine with a promise to not let it slide. In result, these past weeks leading up to May aka also my birthday have been extremely uplifting, energetic, and happy. What more would you ask for, expect for a hot body that comes with these benefits like a cherry on top. 


Then I finally got accepted into a program at school for which I had waited a long time, not mentioning the bad luck with jobs. This program was sought after so much because of it’s impact on my personal/professional growth. While helping out the community is a great feeling itself and gaining an edge in the work field, I will also be making some cash money again a cherry on top.

Also, I’ll be completing my associates by the end  summer and when I though about it, it made me pretty damn happy.

How can I forget this blog, it came into my life after my last bday but it’s been a beautiful addition.

Lastly, you curious creatures are probably wondering what did my loved ones get me … my family member’s just present me with cash-money so I buy whatever I like 🙂 now you now why there aren’t pretty gift boxes in this post, cause I got those pretty bucks in my wallet 🙂

What’s in store this year (plans)

First and foremost, a serious job hunt, like I ain’t giving up until I land that job whose descriptions speaks to me like yeah, I need to be here. I will go after it without feeling exhausted, put in time and energy it requires.

Secondly, get me a car after I have a job to take care of it

Increase my confidence, reduce the stress that’s been taking over

More photography (maybe start videos as well for the blog)

Keep up with the fitness routine

Live in the moment and be happy

But before all of that ⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒ It’s time to celebrate the day with family, then go celebrate with friends 🙂



And with that the THE FIRST BIRTHDAY BLOG comes to an end, 23 and still not feeling the whole adult life yet. Though, I’m progressing which is important but I don’t ‘feel’ it in a sense where it’s always hitting me that I’m going far and far into my twenties. I don’t feel old, you shouldn’t either, externally, do take care of yourself or you’ll start to look old even if you aren’t feeling it.



Before I logoff, I would like to wish all the May babies a

‘H-A-P-P-Y  B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y’


Sephora Play Unboxing: April

STEP it UP! That’s right, you heard it

The latest a Play! unboxing has been on my blog, it kind of sucks because I love to get right to it once I receive them and must I say I’ve been doing great in the past. But this time……. I’m sorry!

On a positive note here it is today so enjoy!

And comment, like, basically get in touch with me 🙂

Let’s See What We Got Here… 






First thing is first, a exfoliator KATE SOMERVILLE ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment this is a clinical-strength exfoliator that will gently polishes skin with natural fruit enzymes to reveal a glowing complexion.


Second on my hand is moisturizer PETER THOMAS ROTH Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream yes, it’s lightweight that’s got a airy formula which delivers a burst of hydration with 3 different types of hyaluronic acids. It’s silky and thirst quenching for a deep hydration.


On to Priming this is the SMASHBOX Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer this iconic primer creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application, will leave the skin super soft and silky feeling.


What comes after primer, eyeliner in this case MAKE UP FOREVER Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner loved by makeup professionals, a creamy, budge-proof eyeliner glides one easily and leaves an intense, jet-black color. I need to give this a try, sounds promising20170329165243_IMG_1033.png

It would make sense now to bring in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover now this is your go – to waterproof makeup remover thats perfect for your sensitive eyes, oh and it’s enriched with strengthening vitamins and extracts.


And lastly,  we’re crazy about daisy’s with the MARC JACOBS Daisy a playful, free-spirited floral scent that features a sparkling bouquet of wild strawberries, violet and jasmine.



Fragrance Family: Floral

Top Note: Violet leaves, wild strawberries

Middle Note: Violet petals, jasmine

Base Note: Musk, vanilla

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B.O.S BellaPierre Mineral Blush (Review)




Yes, it’s back… but first tell me how was your week and most importantly how was your weekend, I wanna know.

I have proudly made it to my second B.O.S (Best Of Samples) post, the following week. Before getting into it, I would like to tell you how happy I was upon finally giving the blog a new name, it gave me a new kind of energy for my blog and you all were amazing as always. Now please read on for the review of this (amazing) blush I have used the word amazing too much! 

BELLA PIERRE Mineral Blush (Autumn Glow)


LOVE IT Because :

  • First and fore most, I fell in love with this one after nervously trying on just a bit
  • It just blends into my skin so well after I put it on, thus giving a natural glow to my cheeks
  • I used it all throughout fall including winter days( PERRFECT FOR THOSE DAYS) basically didn’t put it down after seeing how pretty it looked on my cheeks
  • My pores tiny to medium or whatever size they were not screaming over this blush 
  • Most importantly it’s a very subtle, natural blush
  • You can wear more or less, build it up and there are more shades
  • Overall, love love love it! 


  • It’s PRICEY… I don’t know about you but it’s original price is $45 and I was a little just a little shook considering that it’s such wonderful + everyday blush that makes my skin look super smooth and soft. 
  • As with everything I use the slightest amount first, clean off the access, and slightly tap it or dab it? for my kind of a look.
  • Other than this thing is great!

This one if from the Ipsy Glam Bag

Yes, this was a MONDAY post and Yes, this was my second favorite of the samples that I used consistently, also what told me to start reviewing these little goodies (it was a good decision) I’m enjoying it. Hope you are too!


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Gilts&Glamz Is Getting A New Name!

Hello Awesome Followers (or more so) Friends,

This blog has come a long, long, very long way, to be honest at times I still can’t believe that it exits but thankfully it does and on top of everything ‘YOU’ people have made it a big beautiful thing ( a GlamFam of 600+). This blog you know as Gilts&Glamz once impulsively got it’s name and the owner (ME) (proudly smiles) was so grossed in learning and creating content for this blog, meeting (well virtually meeting) other bloggers that before I noticed I was far into this and it was growing (taken by surprise, again) and started to constantly think of the name and it’s meaning, impact and all that hard stuff that initially goes into a professional looking blog.

So taking it step by step because that’s the right way to do it, much consideration and thought will be put into this blog from here on (I tell myself and I will stick to it) so today I present to you …. the new name for this blog with high hopes that’ll you support it with much more love as it precedes, your input is always welcome, (in fact, I was thinking of letting you all vote on it, just because why not)

free-styled-stock-photos-7.jpgWithout further suspense, Let’s unveil the new name:

Gilts&Glamz is now ‘Xclusive Glam’

Yas! I have now confirmed this name (in hope of not having to change it again) as with any change to come, I’ll announce it before it takes place.

Thank You & Love You All,

You Are The Best!




B.O.S: Sephora Collection LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara (Review)

Happy Monday!

Wake Up With Determination & In Result Go To Bed With Satisfaction

It has been so long that I did review on my blog… why, why, why? I honestly don’t know and to be honest I also thought I didn’t know ‘how to’ review products properly, that’s just what I felt. So now I actually use products (new ones, different ones) so I’m well able to review them. This one if I tell you, I wanted to get on here and review right away (that’s how much I loved it) that didn’t happen obviously but today it’s happening so read on to find out why I loved it.

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara REVIEW



  • It instantly made my lashes look longer (and I tell you I don’t wear too much)
  • It had no fallout (which is my biggest problem) there was the slightest bit when I wore it last time, you probably can’t even tell from distance 
  • The wand is great, gives me much desired control 
  • No clumping, in fact it separates every lash and makes them stand out  
  • Lengthens lashes 
  • It’s great overall, I love it and it’s been easy to use for me


  • I do always clean the wand against the container before applying to my lashes, which prevents clumping.


That was nice and short (finally, I didn’t blab too much 🙂 I plan on following this layout for all my B.O.S posts, let me know if you like it. Of course, these reviews are ‘my’ honest opinions and experiences with these products, it may work differently for you so do always feel free to share yours under every review in the comments below.

Thank You & Have A Lovely Day or Night my lovelies xo

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