Happy HAULidays: Jingle All Jouer Giveaway! Plus Goodies from Stila and Benefit!

Happy HAULidays, beauty lovers! The Glamsquad is looking to make your season a little brighter with some sizzling giveaways — just in time for the biggest gift-giving day of the year! We got our hands on Jouer Cosmetics' It Girl Collection, and we're looking to stuff it into one lucky winner's stocking! Wait, but that's not all! We're also giving away Stila's Sending My Love gift set and Benefit's REAL Cheeky Party Blush Palette! Do we have your attention yet? Of course, we do! Here's how to enter for your chance to win one of these incredible Holiday 2015 sets!

Jouer It Girl Collection

Jouer It Girl Collection

There are two ways to win. You can do one or the other, or both to double your chances!

1. Sign up for updates (we will never share your information with anyone), and select one of the giveaway choices. You may only select one giveaway to enter via the sign up form. Submit, and you're done!

2. Like, Regram and #HAPPYHAULIDAY2015 our Jingle All Jouer Giveaway, Stila Sending My Love Giveaway or Benefit REAL Cheeky Party Blush Palette Giveaway post on Instagram. Tag us @glamhappy so we're notified, and please make sure your profile is public so we can see it. You can enter one, two or all three giveaways on Instagram. Rules must be followed completely for valid entry (if you want to enter more than one, you must like, regram and #happyhauliday2015 each giveaway post).

Contest is international and closes at 11:59 PM PST, on Friday, December 18. We will announce 3 lucky winners on Sunday, December 20! Good luck, Glamazons!

Love,

The Glamsquad

How We Remove Our Face

Okay, Glamazons. This video of "How to Remove Your Face" has been making its rounds all over the interwebs lately, and we decided instead of joining in on the throngs of happy and unhappy viewers who all have something to say about it, we would use it as an opportunity to explore some of the best makeup removers on the market! Check out our current faves!

Givenchy Beauty Clean to Sublime, $39

This luxurious serum is all that it claims to be. It is, simply put, sublime. It removes even the heaviest, cakiest makeup effortlessly and has a soothing and pleasant texture. It's not sticky and it's not too watery. To top things off, this skin-replenishing remover is full of nourishing and hydrating properties that help to keep your mug happy and healthy-looking, and it leaves skin absolutely glowing! Shop this product here!

Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, $48

It's no secret. We are huge fans of Tatcha at GLAMHAPPY. Their One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is the most divine, most amazing makeup-removing oil - ever. This is what I personally use at home every day. It's lightweight, something you don't expect from an oil, smells amazing and does the job beautifully. 1 to 2 pumps is all I ever really need. It leaves skin supple and fresh-feeling. Tatcha has tapped into the magic properties of rice bran, which if you haven't tried yet, you should. Shop this product here!

Bliss Spa Fabulous Makeup Melt, $28

This transformative formula is mega impressive. It goes on as a gel, and turns into a lightweight oil that packs a pretty punch. Even the best waterproof products surrender. It imparts a natural, silky feel and is perfect for removing excess oil and impurities before you get into the remainder of your cleansing routine. Shop for this product here

 

 

Caudelíe Cleansing Water, $28

If you're looking for something super lightweight for sensitive skin, this is our top pick. Caudelíe's Cleansing Water works well with all skin types, but is formulated to be gentle on even the most delicate of epidermises. It has a fresh citrus scent and cleanses without having to vigorously rub off an eye. Shop this product here!

Maybelline Flash Clean Makeup Removing Lotion, $6

Maybelline successfully delivered this 3-in-1 formula, and we are super digging it. It removes makeup, cleanses your skin AND the lotion moisturizes! If there ever was the perfect product for the lazy girl makeup routine, then this is it! It's super effective at getting off everything from mascara to foundation, and does a standup job at leaving skin feeling fresh and flawless. Shop this product here

 

Stainability

Call me boring, but I don't wear lipstick. I am a balm kind of gal. I've always found lipstick to be too heavy for my delicate puckers, which is why I was super excited when I discovered lip stains in my mid-20's. Over the years, I've picked up a few to try out in the effort to add some color to my kisser, and with the surge of lip stains on the market right now, I couldn't help but share my staining experience with you.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, $30

My journey to a stainable lip life began in 2005, with Benefit Cosmetics. It was at the behest of a very persuasive sales girl's recommendation that I take home a free sample of Benetint. Needless to say, I was pleasantly pleased with the results of this lip and cheek-staining favorite. It's lightweight and long-lasting. The rose-tint it delivered was the perfect flush of color I was in search of. I opted for just one to two applications for a more natural look. The recommended three applications yields a bolder and redder result, so definitely play around with this trusty industry fave for your preferred shade. Shop this product here!

Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain, $22

For a futuristic, lip-staining experience, look no further than this intriguing little tube. Cailyn Cosmetics' Cocoon lip stain was introduced to us via a mind-blowing tutorial on social media that definitely got our attention. Check it out:

Pretty awesome, right? Full disclosure, we've yet to take this product for a test-drive, but we certainly can't wait. According to Cailyn Cosmetics, this peel-off lip color stains your kisser for up to 10 hours! Shop this product here!

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain, $22

This is one of my personal faves. It's a double-ended stain and gloss that delivers major moisture and color for over 12 hours, and if you're looking for some extra shine, it can do that too! The coconut water nourishes and hydrates lips the way a balm does, and the Honeymoon Honey color is a great neutral hue for this girl — though it comes in five other colors for those with more colorful personalities! Shop for it here!

REVLON COLORBURST BALM STAIN, $7

This is the perfect stain for balm-lovers like myself. It delivers the look of a lipstick, with the feel and benefits of a soothing, lightweight balm. The price point allows you to play around and try out more than one or two colors so you can switch things up when the mood and situation calls for it. Sweetheart and Romantic are two of our favorite shades. Shop this product here!

TONYMOLY NY DELIGHT TONY TINT, $7

TONYMOLY NY is a fun and pocket-friendly brand we absolutely love. Their Delight Tony Tint is a fun lip stain that leaves your pucker smelling fabulously fruity and feeling fantastically moisturized. It comes in three fun colors, but our favorite is the Orange Cha Cha. Shop for it here!







Get Illuminated!

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter

If I were stranded on a desert island and only had three products in my makeup bag, I’d have my concealer, a trusty eye pencil and Benefit Cosmetics’ Watt’s Up Highlighter. The cutely designed stick is easy to apply — and if my fourth item were a purse, it’d be easy to spot in it. I love the glowy effect it gives my temples and cheekbones. It’s the perfect finishing touch to a polished makeup routine, or for your bare face. There’s a smudger on the other end of the stick to help you even out the application, but I usually just touch it up with my fingers or a blending brush, but only if I were allowed just one more item in my bag.

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with SPF 30

As more of a beauty novice, the idea of a liquid highlighter baffled me. I underwent my due diligence in learning how to apply the product to discover that technically, this is a BB cream that’s meant to be applied to a fresh face. I did enjoy the subtle illumination and dewy glow that it provided. However, I would still need to apply more foundation or powder to give me the level of coverage I need in a BB cream. My everyday finished routine would drown out the highlighting effect a bit. I tend to like a bit more impact. Stila’s Illuminating Beauty Balm does work best paired with a good concealer to help you achieve an upgraded, low maintenance “no makeup” look.

H&M Highlighter Powder

Finding a good, budget beauty brand is always a highlight — pun intended. So when I came across H&M’s Highlighter Powder, I had to try it. This compact, illuminating beauty dust packs quite the glow and for under $5! I’ve applied it using a highlighting brush, and even tried my fingertips for a quick touch up, and in both cases, the powder went on (and stayed on) pretty well. The one real drawback is that it tends not to always blend out very well and you need to spend a bit of time making sure it looks even — but for the price, totally worth adding to your Caboodles.