Honest thoughts on Glossier: the series

All the Glossier stuffed inside a pink bubblewrap pouch

All the Glossier stuffed inside a pink bubblewrap pouch

Welcome back! It’s been a long while since we last caught up. After a bit of thinking and stewing, and missing having a creative outlet, I thought to myself it was high time to re-visit the blogosphere.

So, hello again — how are you and what’s new?

After posting about my comeback my lovely friend, Kara of Miss Frankie, dropped me an inspiring note that solidified my burning desire to return to writing and reviewing makeup over here on Bagful. Plus, she may’ve subtlety hinted about featuring Glossier, and well, here we are. Over the next few weeks I’m going to take you on a semi-deep dive through all things Glossier.

Instead of jotting down one long review with way too many photos of my face, I’ll provide links in this post as the reviews progress <watch this space>, but here’s what you can expect to find over the coming weeks (in no particular order; it’ll all come down to what I feel like writing about at the time #truth):


  • Serum: The Supers (Super Bounce, Super Glow, and Super Pure)

  • Lip stuffs: Balm Dotcom

  • Face wash: Milky Jelly Cleanser

  • Eye and lip cream: Bubblewrap


  • Complexion: Perfecting Skin Tint, Wowder, Stretch Concealer, Haloscope, and Cloud Paint

  • Eyes: Lash Slick, Lidstar (as made famous by the likes of Beyonce and Maya Rudolph at last year’s Oscars ceremony), and Colorslide

  • Brows: Boybrow and Browflick

  • Lips: Generation G, Cloud Paint (yes, it’s a rascally multitasker), Lip Gloss, and Vinylic Lip


  • The Glossier sweatshirt — I need a back-up, stat! It’s super soft, keeps me warm, and turns me into a walking billboard for Glossier whenever I wear it. Does that mean I qualify for some sort of kickback now?

Bear in mind that I won’t have photos for some of the Glossier products I’ll be reviewing — it’s either been used up, dried out and binned, or sold on eBay (true story, I did that).

Wonder how I managed to smuggle so much product over to Australia? (Glossier doesn’t yet ship here.) Let’s chalk it up to using a mail forwarding service, and strategically placing orders while on holiday in the US ever since Glossier’s opened it’s brick and mortar-less store.

To satiate your appetite between reviews, here’s a 10% discount code: https://re.glossier.com/7ba0f00a

I’m not an affiliate, but it’s a sweet incentive for Glossier customers :) Happy shopping, and let me know what you buy!

Apart from brows and foundation I’m wearing a face full of Glossier; full look breakdown coming your way!

Apart from brows and foundation I’m wearing a face full of Glossier; full look breakdown coming your way!

Until next time 💋🙋🏻‍♀️

Mecca Maxima haulin' and other random bits of madness

Can you say out of control?

Can you say out of control?

Well, I've gone and done it again.

Ahhh, retail therapy, that inhalation of stale air, the teetering back and forth under horrible fluorescent lighting while clamouring for the newest makeup-y things to hit the shelves. That was me this past Friday.

I recently changed employers, hence the infrequency in posting since late January. Needless to say it was a stressful and emotional time for me before, during, and after saying see ya later to the the company that gave me a shot after landing in Oz. To celebrate this transition I felt the need to treat myself.

Here's the rationale behind my latest spend..

Argument: If it's good enough for Vivianna and Lily, then it's good enough for me.

Being the enablers that they are, both ladies, in their own way, convinced me (it's the accent, I swear) to purchase Bobbi Brown's Powder Brush (holy crap, it's crazy expensive), Real Technique's Setting Brush, Bumble and Bumble's Sunday Shampoo, and UD's Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Warm. I hope these ladies work on commission, because they're doing something right!

Argument: Needed a fill me up.

True story: This Works Perfect Eyes Recovery Cream really works! It de-puffs, hydrates, and reawakens the under eye area. Definitely using this on the regular.

Argument: It was pretty!

Nars' Eye Paint in Porto Venere had me at first swatch. That said, if you own MAC's Painterly I don't think you need Porto Venere this very second.

UD's 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Sabbath for its matte-y, navy, and equally dreamy qualities. I can tell Ro(Cocoa) will be getting a bit of a break now that I have Sabbath in my life.

My shop wouldn't be complete without grabbing a lippie, cue UD's Sheer Revolution in Sheer Shame. Slightly intimidating in the tube, yet appears as a sheer beet-y, plummy hue that only sticks around for two or so hours -- points off for longevity.

Argument: Memories / nostalgia.

Essie's Ballet Slippers will forever hold a special place in my heart as it was the first shade to ever be professionally polished on my nails. I was nearing the end of a winter break from school, so my Mom treated me to a last-minute manicure before driving me back to Boston. Thanks Mom!

A good hair day paired with pretty much everything I mentioned above

A good hair day paired with pretty much everything I mentioned above

After this latest indulgence, let's just say I've handed my debit card over to Scott to help keep me honest.

Your turn. What did you last splash out on?