Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sister Spotlight!

Last week I wrote a post about my partnership with the AllThingsHair YouTube channel, and the feedback was great. Thank you for all your recommendations! For those of you who missed it, AllThingsHair is a YouTube channel supported by CLEAR SCALP & HAIR, TRESemmé®, Nexxus®, Suave Professionals®, Motions, TONI&GUY and Dove® with great hair tutorials and hair care tips! 

Today, I wanted to shine a spotlight on my sister and the videos she has been creating for this project. Blair and I shot our first few videos on set together, so I saw them being made, but the newer ones that she has made I had to wait with the rest of the world to see. My FAVORITE one was her "EarMuff Style" curls because come on, if you have been with me since the beginning you must remember my old earmuffs that I lived in in college! IT WAS SO COLD THERE! I'm going to embed this tutorial here because even if you don't wear earmuffs the curls are super quick and simple and look great. Blair is the queen of curls, in my opinion. Oh heyyy baby picture of me in the background of this video lol. 

My other favorite? Hands down, this Red Carpet Up-Do Hairstyle. It's seriously worth watching, she makes it look so easy to get that effortless style.

Let me just say, Blair has great hair. It is one of her best features, and one that I have been jealous over for years (she claims to be jealous over my eyes... um, I'll trade you for your hair?! Not really though, I see better than she does. LOL!). She is definitely someone I would take hair advice from (and do) so head on over to her channel and give her hair videos some love! Tell her I sent you :) 

Friday, March 13, 2015

All About All Things Hair! + Video Update!

Last September, I embarked on a yearlong partnership with the AllThingsHairUS YouTube channel, which is supported by several hair brands including CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™, TRESemmé®, Nexxus®, Suave Professionals®, Motions™, TONI&GUY™ and Dove®, for which I would be creating hair videos for their channel along with my own channel, AllThatGlitters21. Unfortunately, I ended up getting hurt only one month into the project, but it is definitely one of the things I am looking forward to most when I start making videos again. If you didn't know from my Twitter, I have finally made it back to LA! After 4.5 months of healing and 8 weeks of physical therapy I was cleared to come home, and home I came! I got here 2 days ago, and I plan on filming videos again starting next week. 

AllThingsHair formed a partnership with myself, Blair, and some other amazing girls as their hair ambassadors, and they picked us for our well-rounded styles and hair types. I was honored to be chosen, and if you check out the channel it is truly one of the coolest YouTube channels I have ever seen. I wish I could make mine look that way! It's meant to be a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about hair, and every month each girl contributes a new video to the channel, like a good old-fashioned collab channel. What I like about it is that you can search by hair type and find tutorials made specifically by a girl with close hair to yours. 

When we first agreed to this partnership they did a little shoot with me and Blair where we each did a few tutorials that they shot on set one day. You can recognize them on the channel as the ones where we aren't actually in our rooms... but it looks similar... that's set magic! They had a designer specifically design "rooms" for us that looks like our style of videos which I thought was seriously so cool. It was neat seeing mine, and Blair's, and the other girls and see a version of what our video backgrounds at home look like. 

I actually took my current twitter profile pic selfie behind the scenes on set that day. #Braids Speaking of braids, one of my favorite videos I have done for AllThingsHair is my fishtail braid tutorial, mostly because I have lived in this hairstyle since my injury! It's easy, quick, and even a girl with a broken back can handle doing it :) 

I have been unable to participate in the last 4 months, but I hope this month is the month! I would love to know requests in comments below of specific hair videos you would like to see... or just random comments about life <3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Ultimate Gift With Purchase from Space NK


I wanted to jump in here quickly and tell you all about an amazing GWP happening right now at Space NK. If you spend $250 or more, you will automatically get this goodie bag (worth over $400) for free while supplies last! I have been told these are going to sell out super super quickly (like in a few hours) so please jump on it if you are interested! 

I have snagged a past Space NK gift bag before and it was absolutely well worth it, so if you have been eyeing some of my favorites on this blog like the Cane & Austin Retexturizing Treatment Pads or the Eve Lom Cleanser now is the time to stock up so you can get all these luxury deluxe samples as well! 

Here's what's included: 
  • Space NK Cosmetics Bag / Foldover Clutch
  • 37 Extreme Actives High Performance Anti-Aging Cream (7ml)
  • African Botanics Pure Marula Oil (5ml)
  • Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm (7ml)
  • Bakel Nutriremedy (10ml)
  • Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry (15ml)
  • By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum (4ml)
  • Darphin Stimulskin Divine Cream (5ml)
  • Diptyque Scented Candle (70g)
  • Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil (4ml)
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF15 (5ml)
  • James Read Tan Sleep Mask Tan (25ml)
  • Kat Burki Hibiscus Antioxidant Face Mask (7ml)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium (0.026oz)
  • Lancer The Method: Polish (15ml)
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer (29ml)
  • Mio Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator (50ml)
  • Natura Bissé Essential Shock Intense Cream (10ml)
  • NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention SPF30 (75ml, full-size)
  • Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color (15ml)
  • Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color (15ml)
  • Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner (15ml)
  • Radical Skincare Extreme Repair (8ml)
  • Ren Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot (10ml)
  • Rodial Glamtox Cleanser (30ml)
  • Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment (2g)
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (10ml)
  • Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask (7.5ml)
  • Verso Day Cream (15ml)
Let me know if you guys end up getting one, and what you purchased! Good Luck! :D 

Friday, January 16, 2015

HUGE BaubleBar Sale + Wish list!

I just got an email from BaubleBar with huge promo codes and I thought, "Ok, this is the time. The time is now." 

I'm obsessed with BaubleBar. For Christmas, I got a few special people on my list the Frends x BaubleBar Layla Headphones and every single person went crazy over them. I also snagged a pair to give away to one lucky winner here, so stay tuned to the end of the post for that! 

Remember those round beaded rhinestone bracelets I used to wear every single day layered with my Michael Kors and Chanel watches? Those was BaubleBar. Those specific bracelets aren't sold anymore, but basically, I've been a fan for years! Here they are in all their glory...

Here are the deets. These promo codes are good through 1/20 at 11:59pm EST and are valid on everything except sale items, gift cards, and buried baubles. 

Take 15% off 2 items with code STASH15
Take 25% off 3 items with code STASH25
Take 30% off 4+ items with code STASH30

BaubleBar DOES ship to countries outside of the US! Make sure to check it out if you are international, too! 

Seriously guys, take advantage of this. Their prices are already fantastic. 

If you don't have an account already, you can sign up here: link!

Here is my wish list, and I'll be placing my order for some of these things tonight with these codes!

1. Gold Frends x BaubleBar Layla Headphones - link!
2. Ice Chevron Bracelet - link!
3. Turquoise Wharton Bib - link! 
4. Parallel Bar Ring - link!
5. Emerald Cut Gem Bracelet - link!
6. Ice Slim Bar Bracelet - link!
7. Rainbow Frank Collar - link! 
8. Mini Baguette Ring - link!

Here's what's in my shopping cart right now... the gold headphones, the baguette ring, and the rainbow frank collar. Anything else I must get before I check out? Let me know if you end up getting anything below so I can get inspiration from your orders!

Also, as promised, a little giveaway...

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*This post is not sponsored. Referral links have been used in this post. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Come Hang Out With Me!!!

If you are in the Nashville area, come hang out with Blair and me on Thursday, Jan 8th from 6-8pm! We will be in the Sephora at the Mall at Green Hills, and we would love to hang out with you and give you a hug!!

Speaking of hugs, I instagrammed about this event and was met with a lot of concern for my back, and I totally understand that. This event was planned and booked before my injury, and Sephora has been very kind about working with me to make this work. I had an X-Ray today, and I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor so he can sign off that I will be able to go. I'm still technically on bed rest and will be until I start physical therapy, but he said if I promise to sit in a chair and not wear heels I can go as long as I have a positive check up tomorrow. Also, my sweet mom is driving me because I can't fly. I couldn't bear the thought of not being able to go meet you all, I have been looking forward to this event for AGES! So hugs yes, but soft ones please! 

I want to give a huge thanks for the Sephora team for being so great with all of this. I have worked with many brands and Sephora really came through for me when I needed them too. The people on this team are incredible! It's gonna be a fun event!

Will I see you there??

P.S. Make sure to RSVP here! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Best of Skincare 2014

Another year has gone by, and with it another slew of new beauty tries and buys. As I sit here and reflect on my favorite products from the last year, I thought I would share them with you. Most of these are old favorites, but some are new, because here's the thing about skincare and me... when I find something I like, I stick with it. My skin is way too fussy to try all the new products that are sent to me for promotional purposes, so I rarely try something skincare related just because it was sent. Instead, all of these are products that I have genuinely sought out and loved to death. These are my dearest and most used products from 2014 and before. If I was going to be stuck on a deserted island, or say, stuck in Tennessee for 2-3 months without warning (thanks, back), these are the skincare products I would like to have with me. 

Cleanser: Eve Lom Cleanser. I had two really big cleanser loves this year, and they were the Eve Lom cleanser and the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. The Liz Earle absolutely stole my heart for a good long while, and pulled me away from the Eve Lom with a huge tug, but in the end I went back to Eve Lom. Here's the thing. I actually like the application, texture, and the scent of the Liz Earle more, but after a few months of using it, it started to break me out. I went to Space N.K. and asked the girl her advice, and she recommended moving back to Eve Lom, so I did, and my skin cleared up. Now, this isn't to say that the Liz Earle isn't an amazing cleanser, it might be that my skin got used to it and that I need to alternate between the two. Currently, in TN, I am using Eve Lom, and I bought my mom her own jar, which she is loving. I have a dedicated review on the Eve Lom Cleanser here, and the Liz Earle Cleanser here

Toner: Cane & Austin Retexturizing Treatment Pads. These babies are incredible. I have other acidic toners, including Alpha-H's Liquid Gold and Pixi Glow Tonic, but I love the tingle and packaging of the Cane & Austin ones. They are easy to travel with because they are way less likely to spill as opposed to bottle toners, and BONUS, the top is reflective and doubles as a laser beam for Pinecone when the light bounces off of it. The brand makes a stronger version that the loveliest sales associate at Space N.K. gave me to try but I haven't yet because they are in LA and I am... well, in bed. In TN. With a broke-ass back. Literally. At $1 a pad, I would say these are on the pricier end but think of them as a chemical peel... much cheaper than getting a treatment at the spa. I love these pads so much that I have a dedicated review of them here.

Exfoliator: Pevonia Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream. This is another product that I have used for quite literally years, and I swear to you guys... every single time I use this I notice a difference. I have a makeup artist that I work with quite regularly, and he now requests that I use this the night before working with him, as he can notice a tremendous difference in my skin when I use it. The way it works is that it is an enzyme exfoliator, meaning it doesn't have little balls that rub your skin, instead, it has Pineapple and Papaya enzymes that slowly eat away at your dead skin cells, working to eliminate impurities and blackheads and giving you healthier skin overall. This stuff is gold. 

Serum: I have two serum loves, an old one and a new one. The old fav is the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which I have a review on here. It's the most lovely overnight elixir with tons of good stuff to help hydrate your skin whilst you sleep. I love this so much that I bought my mom one for Christmas this year, and she loved it. She had tried it once before, a few summers back, and enjoyed it, but never took the plunge to buy one for herself, so I took it upon myself to do it for her, and her skin is looking mighty fine.

The new favorite is the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel. I bought this after a lady used it on me during a facial, and I immediately loved the texture and look of it. The product is a bright green color which helps combat redness or sensitivity in your skin, which I rather love. It looks terrifying in the bottle but once it's on your skin it blends in perfectly. It's an ultra gentle formula that is oil-free and suitable for all skin types, especially acne-prone or sensitive. It's meant to make your skin clearer, brighter, and more radiant with regular use. I can do a full review of this if you guys would like!

I've been using both of these serums regularly, alternating days or using the Skinceuticals in the morning and the Kiehl's at night, and I can definitely say that I recommend both.

Moisturizer: This one is super easy, as I have been obsessed with my Pevonia Myoxy-Caviar Timeless Repair Cream for years. Literally, years. It was once used on me during a facial many moons ago, and I instantly fell in love with the scent, the texture, everything. *Sigh* This stuff is crazy expensive and sometimes I question repurchasing it for that reason alone but I always do. It's that good. 

Eye Cream: I have had quite a few favorites in this category this year, but the one that has stood out and the one that I just repurchased for myself is the Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream. It's more expensive than her sister eye cream, the Hydrating Eye Cream, but I find it much richer and more moisturizing for my dry under eyes. If you want a lighter cream, the hydrating one is one I would definitely recommend, but for me, the Extra Eye Repair is my baby. I actually did an entire "rave review" on this eye cream a few years ago, so it has been a favorite for quite awhile. You can watch that review here - link!

Eye Makeup Remover: This is a category that I struggle with... I just have never found "the one" when it comes to eye makeup remover. It's so incredibly annoying, because I think that eye makeup remover is a really important product that can damage your lashes and your sensitive eye skin easily if it is too harsh, or if it doesn't work very well and you have to rub hard. I like this Chanel one and this Lancome one fairly well, but neither of them are "omg holy grail will never use another". I would LOVE recommendations for this category.

Face Mask: I am a huge face mask fan, and I have a favorite that stands out in a "omg I have to tell you about this because you need it" way. It is the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask, which is a deeply moisturizing and cleansing mask. Manuka Honey is know for it's natural anti-microbial and hydrating properties, and on top of that this mask is said to bring balance to your Aura, meaning you are tending to both your skin and your spirit with this mask. I love that. This mask is a bit hard to find, as my usual source, Feel Unique, is sold out, but I did manage to find it here - link!  

Lip Treatment: Dior Creme de Rose. Hands down. Quite possibly my favorite product in the entire world. I've gone through quite a few of these babies and there is a NIGHTMARE-inducing rumor floating around that they have been discontinued, which might be the saddest and scariest thing I've ever heard. Go get you one, now, before they are gone. They are amaze-balls. *Stocks up on 10 before the apocalypse*

Extras: You know how everyone has that one thing that they spend money on that they think to themselves... should I really be splurging on this? Well, this is my product, but it is oh so good. My name is Elle Fowler, and I am addicted to eye patches. I have tried all sorts of them, and love them all, but if you really want to treat yourself try the Wei Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads (wow that's a mouthful). They are basically just a pair of eye pads soaked in pure herbal extract to help treat dark eye circles and puffiness, which let's be honest, I need. Plus, they just feel so soothing and refreshing... ahh I just love these.

Would you like me to do a post like this for favorite makeup and haircare? I think they are a nice reference point to quickly see my current favorites in a specific category, and to see which products stay long time favorites. 

P.S. I thought I would do a little giveaway to go with this post... 

P.P.S. I just updated the "beauty deals" section of this website... check it out if you have holiday money burning a hole in your pocket or you are coveting some new beauty goodies! Link!

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It's 2015, and I'm back!

Wow, it's been a long while since I have blogged on here, hasn't it? Last night, I wrote a long post for my lifestyle blog, iheartyoucoffee, so if you are so inclined I would love for you to head on over there and have a read! I give a nice long update on where I've been and my thoughts on my blogs at the moment, but to make a long story short, I am back. 

I miss blogging, a lot. I love videos, and I think videos will always been my "main" passion, but there is something about blogging that is so different from videos, in a good way. If you have read the other post than you will know this already but I have one New Years Resolution and that is to blog more, and to be more organized with my main 4 online outlets. 

In that post I touch on the idea of combining my blogs, and after sleeping on it I really think I want to keep it separate. I understand why it would be better to combine them, but at the same time I want the content to be more streamlined and curated on each blog. I personally don't enjoy reading blogs that are all over the place, so I want my two blogs to reflect a specific kind of vibe. 

I have so many ideas for posts, and since I am still on bed-rest this is the perfect time to bank some content! I would love for this post to be the main "requests" section for blog posts you would like to see on either blog. Please leave me as many comments as you like!

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