Lips

Fall Lip Picks: Black Opal Color Splurge

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The Black Opal Color Splurge Collection features richly pigmented intense color to enhance eyes and lips. I’ve tried out some Color Splurge products in the past including the Patent Lips and was pretty impressed. This time around I tried some of the Luxe Creme Lipsticks as well and they do not disappoint. The shades being perfect for Fall is an added bonus.
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Eyes

Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara

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I’ve been having the worst luck with mascara lately. My lashes are short and sparse and I’m not a big fan of wearing falsies on the regular as they are just too much for everyday wear in my opinion. Therefore I need a really great mascara, one that lengthens and adds volume without clumping or flaking and irritating my eyes. My latest test subject has been Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara.
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Dining Diaries, My Style

Pre-Birthday Brunching @ Cheryl's Global Soul

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My birthday is tomorrow and since it falls on a weekday this year and I’ll be away this weekend I decided to have a little pre-birthday brunch at Cheryl’s Global Soul. Let me tell y’all, the food was GOOD and the service, GREAT.
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Fashion

5 Years Glamorous Giveaway #1: SNOWMAN New York

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As promised, I will be hosting 5 giveaways in celebration of The Glamorous Gleam turning 5 years old. First up is this chic coat from SNOWMAN New York’s Spring ’14 Collection. It will go with all of your Fall outfits and it’s sure to turn heads!
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Lips

5 Must Have Lipsticks For Fall

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I don’t limit myself to wearing certain shades of lipsticks at a particular time of year but I usually navigate toward deeper vamp shades for Fall. I have a lot of these types of shades in my collection so it was hard to pick favorites but these are the picks that I tend to reach for again and again all season long.
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