Hello my fellow Blogarians! πŸ‘‹πŸ½

I thought I would share a post to let you all know that, I am changing my blog posting schedule! Obviously if you have been following me, you will notice that a fashion post did not go up yesterday sowiee ☹️ This is because I am struggling to post 3 days a week due to family commitments and ill health within my family (πŸ™ŒπŸ½ prayers needed pls! 😒) However I love blogging and it keeps me occupied so I would like to continue my musings. My schedule will be as follows 

BEAUTY TUESDAYS @4.00pm (UK time)

SATURDAYS LIFESTYLE/FASHION @9.00am (UK time)

I have chosen to post twice a week as that gives me enough time to  research and really give you a varied, honest opinion.

Check out my updated contact/follow page (located in my blog ‘menu’ section) on other ways to keep up with me πŸ˜‚

P.S. A special post regarding a certain FASHION EVENT! Will go up on Wednesday! (What happened to posting less and calming down?! Sorry guys lol) 

Have a lovely Monday bloggers❀️

Happy Reading X

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I’ve healthy-fied a PIZZA! πŸ˜¬

I am still on a health roll as I’m determined to get into my Xmas party outfit! (Comeee on!!! πŸ’ͺ🏽lol) but so desperately craving pizza! Nom nom.

In this Saturday lifestyle post I show you how I made the nation’s fave treat with less calories! So get ready and put your pinnies on but I promise you, this won’t even take long! πŸ‘πŸ½

You will need

1. A gluten free base such as pitta bread, tortilla wrap or even a gluten free pizza base (can be bought from any supermarket) or a wholemeal pitta or wrap (no white pls)

  
2. Tomato purΓ©e (any brand)

3. Low fat cheese slice (1)

  

4. Toppings of your choice! Chicken, turkey, any veg! I used mushrooms and olives and my own blend of cooked tandoori chicken.

5. A sprinkle of this amazing Garlic Italian dried herb blend πŸ˜‹

  

6. 2/3 bursts of this fry light 

 
Method

1. Pre-heat grill (mine is electric so I usually whack it up to 300c)

2. Spread the tomato purΓ©e on your chosen base (half teaspoon roughly or one teaspoon depending on size of your base really)

3. Prep your toppings you can put as much or less as you want! But don’t super pile high, as you want it evenly cooked through

4. Tear up your one slice of cheese and place it evenly around your base

5. Sprinkle your dried herb (about two pinches is sufficient) 

6. Finally 2/3 bursts of the fry light, spritzed over the top of your pizza and voila your done! (Spraying the fry light makes it moist and golden) 

7. Stick it under the grill until the cheese has melted. Don’t let it turn brown or golden if your base is gluten free pitta or wrap because as it cools it hardens and loses flavour. Otherwise on other bases lightly golden cheese is fine πŸ˜„And enjoy! 

I love eating mine with a fresh salad and trust me it’s super yummy and light! 

  
I sometimes choose the gluten free options as it makes me feel less bloated and heavy. Coeliac sufferes you will love this recipe. By using low fat cheese and a lighter base, you can eat this pizza guilt free! 

Do you guys have any healthy snack recipes that you think I would like? Please let me know down below! (Starting to get bored with my usual ones 😴 lol) 

If you do try this recipe please tag me on Insta Glitterglosglo or on my blog! 

Happy Reading X

πŸ“¦ November Birchbox! πŸŽ

Come with me guys and let’s unbox my November goodies and see what Birchbox has to offer this month! Ready, steady, birrcchh! πŸ€“

What is a Birchbox? Well it’s a monthly sub box where you receive 5/6 samples of either skincare, makeup or beauty accessories with one surprise beauty bonus thrown in by the Birchbox team. (For more deets check my sept posting!) or http://instagram.com/birchboxuk

This month Birchbox has teamed up with Skinnydip London! Launched in 2011 by Lewis Blitz and brothers James and Richard Gold. A concession brand that has gained momentum by placing themselves in leading stores such as Selfridges, Nordstorm, Asos and Topshop. Skinnydip is loved by many celebrities by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Millie Mackintosh and Zoella! Take your pick from a fun range of iPhone cases, bags, headphones and travel accessories with over 350 different styles!

skinnydiplondon.com
  

1. Lord & Berry – Silhouette Lip Liner Β£9

In 1992 an Italian fashion house, Lord & Berry (L&B) decided to revolutionise makeup. They wanted to signify makeup through fashion e.g. Swipe of a lipstick or a flick of an eyeliner coining terms very similar to an ‘it’ bag or those ‘Louboutin’ shoes!

Their innovative and modern textures were recognised and appreciated by makeup artists worldwide. The brand has gone from strength to strength in developing their eye, lip and face products plus bi-annual collections.

This innovative lip liner has defo lived up to their ‘modern’ ethos. I have only come across two brands with neutral lip liners and that is Urban Decay (UD) and now L&B. This lip liner is in a pencil form, clear with no hint of colour at all.

  
This lip liner has been designed to stop your lipstick from ‘bleeding’ and to make it last longer. Now if you have been following my blog you will know that I am a massive lipstick fan! So to receive a product like this in my Birchbox is like Christmas to me 😍 I already have the UD one so I thought I would compare both.

  
To wear dark lips you have to have a nice, smooth, lined mouth. When I wear a dark lip I always find that it bleeds more easily than my neutral ones so I’ve been using these neutral lip liners to tackle this problem. 

  

The UD one defo has more ‘slip’ than the L&B one. UD one is also more pricier than the L&B one (a difference of roughly Β£7/8!) Performance wise I actually preferred the L&B as its a little stiffer and doesn’t ‘melt’ as you apply it on your lips. The L&B one was also easier to sharpen and both gave my lipsticks longevity. Both were pretty good at stopping the lippie from bleeding, however I did prefer the L&B one due to it not falling apart everywhere! A defo repurchase πŸ‘πŸ½

  

www.lordandberry.com

2. Living Proof. No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream Β£21

Born in the heart of Cambridge, England this brand was founded by world class biotech scientists and beauty experts. The brand has one simple ambition: to challenge conventional wisdom to solve your toughest beauty problems. With over 45 awards to date and patent formulas, this brand literally wants you to turn heads!
 
I used a pea sized amount of this product before my blow dry. It has a nice texture, no stickiness and a pleasant smell. The product claims to make your hair frizz free, humidity proof and sleek. I admit the product did just that! My hair looked sleek until my next wash, which was a bonus. However I like a really volumised blow dry (fine hair problems πŸ‘ŽπŸ½ ) and this product gave no volume to my hair at all but the product does not claim to give my hair volume! So that is a plus point! However due to my preferences, I will not be repurchasing (will stick to my big blowout spray by sexy hair) This product a defo worth a try though!

www.livingproof.com

3. Cowshed. Cow Pat Hand Cream Β£8

  
Discover a range of award winning bath, body and skincare products. Since launching in 1998, they have expanded locations worldwide! Whilst their names are playful, they take their formulations very seriously. With scents to enhance your mood and textures that really make a difference. 

My hands are awful in the winter and if you read my winter essentials post it will say just that! I love moisturising hand creams, with a hint of scent but this hand cream smells strongly of lavender and geranium. Scents that I don’t mind in small amounts but it’s very heady for me in this handcream 😷 It’s beautifully moisturising but I can’t stand the smell! Will be sticking to my E45 hand cream. If you don’t mind strong scents go for it! Sorry Cowshed πŸ˜”

www.cowshedonline.com 

4. Delarom. Creme Acquaconfort Β£34

With over 40 years of experience in aromatherapy, aromachology and phytotherapy this  is the science behind Delarom. A skincare brand created by the Benet family, previous owners of decleor and darphin. All of delarom products are 0% paraben. 0% phenoxyethanol. 0% mineral oils. 0% silicone. 0% animal origin ingredients.

  
This cream is beautiful! And sure does feel very luxurious however when I used it, it made my skin more greasy?? Strange as it says that it is ‘suitable for all skins’ Even when my makeup was applied on top, it made the shine come through very easily (usually with my dermalogica skin smoothing cream this does not happen!) The texture was nice and light, even the smell was pleasant. Aloe is big in this cream which would be fab for your sensitive types but I will not be purchasing the full size πŸ™

www.innovabeaute.com>delarom

5. Pure and light organic. Revitalising Facial Exfoliation Β£25

Pure and light organic is a philosophy on how one should approach life. Agnes Donazey (founder) ethos and beliefs is to make you feel peaceful, lighter and radiating from within.

I have to be honest here guys, this is the only product from the Birchbox that I have not tried πŸ™ˆ This is because at the mo I have so many exfoliaters (courtesy of Birchbox) that I do not want to consistently change, as too many changes irritate my sensitive skin. However I love the packaging and smell so will give it a try some time later.

  
https://www.pureandlightorganic.eu

6. L.Erickson. Grab and Go Ponytail Holder Β£11.50 for a set of 15

Founded in 1997, this Washington based hair accessories company is determined to make your hair look super polished. The brand has a wide range of headbands and ponytail holders. These accessories have been loved by Alexa Chung and Ashley Greene!

  
Mmm it’s a hair bobble guys that’s all I can say 🀐 don’t really have much to say on this product as it doesn’t really interest me (sorry) I would have preferred to have received the headbands! I did try these out at the gym but my hair is too fine, so I have to wrap the band round a few times! It did not hold my hair well in the band πŸ‘ŽπŸ½ I understand this was a Birchbox treat but this treat was not for me πŸ™ and it’s a little pricey for me as well.

https://www.franceluxe.com

And that concludes Novembers Birchbox!

I’m not really sure how I feel about the last two Birchboxes, as I seem to receive lots of skincare and would really love more makeup! I am defo considering the glossybox (missed the Nars edition! Damn) but will hold out for the Christmas Birchbox and see how it fares as the packaging looks awesome!
Did you like this months Birchbox? If yes what was your fave product? 

Till next time my loves πŸ’‹

Happy Reading X

And the winner is!…..

Drum roll please as today I will announce who is the winner of these gorgeous VegasNay lashes!

  

Ready 1…2….3….! The winner is REHANA UMAR MUNSHI! Congratulations Hun πŸ˜€ Now Rehana entered via my Facebook page so I will contact her on there πŸ‘πŸ½

Thank you all so much for taking part in my competition! I promise to have another one soon (maybe at 500 followers? 😬 )

A little note guys many of you keep asking me about my other social media platforms you can follow me on. 

Instagram – GlitterGlosGlo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GlitterGlosGlo-says-830783970372563/

Snapchat – Sabina_7

Twitter – @sabs0711

If any of these links are not working pls pls let me know guys! Enjoy 😝 PS still trying to find links for some of my pages (I’m so not computer savvy lol) so you may have to type them in. Sowiee πŸ˜’

Happy Reading X

*LAST CHANCE* Christmas VegasNay Lash giveaway! πŸ‘€

Hey guys there is not long left before this awesome giveaway ends! Get your hands on a FREE pair of VegasNay lashes in collab with eylure! The style I am giving away is ‘Grand Glamor’ (check back on previous VegasNay lash giveaway posts on a vid for a gorge eye look!) 

To tantalise your peepers even more I have created a look gallery (which includes the famous YouTuber Jaclyn Hill!) Check out the pics below to see how you can rock these in your makeup wardrobe!

  
 
  
  
  

   

And here’s a look at the lashes you could win!

  
  
(Images not my own. Except the last giveaway pic)

Remember all you have to do is like this giveaway pic ☝🏼 and follow my blog! Whatglitterglosglosays

To enter on Instagram follow @glitterglosglo and tag 2 peeps on my lash giveaway pic (that I will reupload again today)

For Twitter retweet the giveaway pic and follow @SaBs0711 

Facebook follow my page GlitterGlosGlo says and like and share my giveaway post!

(Follow more than one social media platform and gain MULTIPLE ENTRIES)

Pls remember this giveaway is only open to UK residents only! Giveaway will end this Sunday @11am

GOOD LUCK my angels ❀️

Happy Reading X 

It’s time for a Collab with – HINNAH’S BEAUTY BITESπŸ’‹

I’ve never done a collab before so when Hinnah from beauty bites said “would you like to do a collab?” I said yes straightaway! 😊 

I met Hinnah through fb, it’s always nice meeting other bloggers on different platforms it makes you feel as if your not alone! Haha

I knew me and Hinnah would hit it off straightaway! We shared a similar lifestyle and we both love blogging about fashion, beauty and lifestyle (Hinnah scored lol πŸ˜‰ ) Hell we even share the same surname!!! πŸ˜‚ Here’s HINNAH’S beauty bites link  hinnahkhalifa.blogspot.co.uk  (Be sure to check this lovely out! She’s fab)

We thought really hard about our collab and in the end we decided to go for ‘tag’ questions πŸ‘πŸ½ Hinnah decided on 5 questions for me and I chose 5 for her, this way all our fellow blogarians, insters, fbookers and tweeters would get to know a little bit about us (as Hinnah is on Blogger and I’m on WordPress!) So before I ramble even more! Let’s get cracking πŸ™ŒπŸ½

1. Tell us a bit about your blog and the story behind it

Well I have a mahoosive passion for beauty, lifestyle and fashion! Sooo basically what I am trying to do is convey my own viewpoints and things that I love through my blog! Also I don’t see much for medium to dark skintones (especially Indian skin) so I thought I’d help you beauties out, in sourcing makeup that works! I also love writing (you can tell I’m such a rambler! πŸ™ˆ ) so instead taking gazillion selfies on my insta, why not let you guys know my musings behind my pics as well? Comprende? Good, good 😁 Also guys if you would like to know more personal deets about me, check out my ‘about’ page on my blog πŸ˜€ (go on! Trust me it’s funny lol)

2. How did it all begin?

From my Instagram account! After a gazillion selfies on products, OOTD, makeup, food loads of peeps kept asking me more for Indepth info and my insta started to look like an essay! πŸ˜‚ So I thought why not create a blog where I can talk, talk, talk to my hearts content?! So here I am πŸ™ƒ

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Mmmm hopefully (fingers crossed) still blogging and not getting bored or boring anyone else! (If I bore you pls let me know! 😳) I have also created a Fb page exclusively for my blog ‘GlitterGlosGlo says'(yaay). Also it would be a dream come true if I could write an article or a column (based on my interests obv) in a magazine or newspaper. πŸ€“

4. What tips do you have for those that want to start blogging?

Organise, plan, organise and PLAN! seriously I can’t stress enough about being organised and planning! Especially if you are like me, married, working, kids and have a house to run! It all gets on top of you 😴 So I try and snap my pics before my pre-planned blog post and then edit as I go along. I also have a notebook handy (preferably one you like! See down below!) and brainstorm your ideas! I also love the ‘schedule’ system that WordPress offers. I can have 2/3 posts on the go and then I schedule them throughout the week πŸ˜„

  
(Excuse my messy tabs! πŸ™Š )

Anndd enjoy! Don’t try to blog about something your not! Choose your own interests, yes have your fave makeup guru or role model but don’t be a sheep! It’s boring guys πŸ˜’

5. What do you do in your spare time?

I am obsessed with the gym! (In a good way promise lol) I love reading too! (Mitch Albom, Sophie Kinsella to name a few)  and the odd stylist or vogue mag 😍 (gotta keep the creative juices flowing πŸ˜‰ )

6. What do you do as your full time job?

I work in a primary school as a Nusery Nurse 😬 (noo not a nurse lol) I am like a Teaching Assistant. I work with the 3-7 yrs old and yes I love it! It’s a very rewarding and can be stressful job but it suits my personality 😝

7. Lipstick gal or a lipgloss babe?

Lipsticks all the way! Especially matte formulas! Love them! I’m trying to build my Mac collection as I am obsessed with their lippies πŸ‘„

8. How do you manage your time for blogging and ‘normal’ life?

I suppose I am lucky as I work part time. If I was full time I probably would not be able to post regularly (there would defo be one a week! You can’t get away from methat easily lol) My kids are older too so that help in letting me pursue my interests. Like I said planning and organising is key for me and a supportive family and friends network is good too! πŸ‘πŸ½

9. What is your desert island product?

My Mac blot powder!! Eekk, well it will be hot there right? πŸ’πŸΌ gotta keep those oilies at bay! Lol. This powder I have bought again and again and again! It is my staple in finishing my makeup. If you have not tried it, you so should!

10. Your fave quote of the day (for inspo)

SMILE! it’s your best accessory πŸ™‚

I know it’s hard sometimes to feel smiley but honestly it just keeps you going. Especially when a hot guy smiles back at ya πŸ˜‰ (shhh don’t tell my hubby I said that hehe πŸ˜… )

Wow Hinnah that was so much fun! Thank you for tagging me in your questions post and hope our viewers enjoy it! 
  
Cheeseeee Hinnah 😬 (some pics to show you what HINNAH’S beauty bites is about !)  Hinnahkhalifa.blogspot.co.uk

Happy Reading X

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 5 DAYS TO GO! CHRISTMAS 🌲 Vegas Nay Lash Giveaway πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ

Beautiful 😻 @makeupbyan don't forget to enter the #SGWINBIG giveaway!

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Hey guys don’t forget you have 5 days to go to enter my Vegas Nay Lash giveaway! I repeat 5 days to go!!! (GRAND GLAMOUR LASHES!) These lashes are worth all the hype believe me! Whenever I want to stock up, they are always sold out 😿 boohoo 

Wanna know how to enter this exclusive giveaway? Check back to my Lash giveaway post (you can’t miss it trust me!) I’ve also included a video link above showing how  http://instagram.com/makeupbyan has used the GRAND GLAMOUR LASHES in this gorge eye look!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ Enter the giveaway to make sure your peepers are Christmas party ready!

I also wanted to clarify one thing, there were some bloggers who followed me on the day I put up my ‘lash giveaway’ post but did not comment ‘done’ on the blog post? (Rules were, you had to follow my blog and comment ‘done’ under the post) If you were those bloggers pls check back to confirm. Thank you 😘

Happy Reading X