Glamour: the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks. Glamorous: full of excitement, adventure, and charming activity. Glam girl: drinks wine with diamonds in the glass, the very meaning of expensive taste according to Lil’ Kim.
I’m not sure that I would define myself as a glam girl, but that is how I would describe my belated Great-Grandmother, a charmingly vivacious woman who went by “Great Grandmére” because she thought it sounded more alluring than Great Grammy. She wore her nicest furs to go grocery shopping, bought herself obnoxiously large diamond rings because she loved having a bit of “sparkle,” and never saw an extravagant hat that she didn’t “absolutely” have to have.
I loved staying with her over the occasional holiday weekend. She would drown me in costume jewelry and spritz me with some designer perfume that probably costs more than 10 years’ worth of my annual pittance of an allowance. “To be glamorous is an investment in oneself,” she would laugh.
Seeing as how she barely survived the Great Depression, my family tolerated these decadent tendencies of Great-Grandmére, but I still remember the luxurious feeling of wearing custom-made hats, smelling like what I imagine only princesses smell like, and getting to try carefully concocted skin creams on my seven-year-old skin. In short, my Great-Grandmére made me feel like a glam girl.
Now in my early 30s, I look back on those afternoons with Great-Grandmére and long for that luxurious feeling. The wonderful experience of putting some wickedly decadent cream on my skin, or treating myself to some fun face mask. The question became: how can I get glam products, without putting myself through a personal Great Depression?! Why, Best Beauty Finds, of course!
D24K by D’OR
Is there anything more glamorous than gold? The lovely team at D24K by D’OR certainly don’t think so. D24K by D’OR offers shoppers premium skincare at alluringly low prices. Looking for Luxury Lift & Firm Masks to restore your youthful glow? They have that. Purifying Milk Cleanser? Milk baths have been the beauty rage for years, so naturally, D24K by D’OR has some cleanser for you! Tempted to try some caviar and gold-infused Instant Lift Cream? Best Beauty Finds has you covered.
D24K by D’OR offers everything from face masks, eye lift creams, serums, moisturizers, facial cleansers, and more. It’s the proverbial plethora of decadent skincare for affordable pricing. They even have some pampering products for more masculinely-inclined clients. Tired of razor burn and bumps, gentlemen? Try the scented Empire Man After Shave for smooth and “seductive” smelling skin post-shave.
D24K by D’OR is perhaps best known for its Anti-Aging Collagen Cream & Serum, the Innovation Series 60 Second Instant Eyelift, and its Day Moisturizer with SPF 15, but with such great ingredients, you know D’OR is the gold standard for glam beauty care.
No, not those things that you drink at the bar when you want to release your inner Carrie Bradshaw. Martinni brand, the final word in decadent masks for your face, hands, and eye area. These masks are meant to help reduce wrinkles and firm skin, especially around your eyes to help reduce puffiness.
Martinni is known for its 24K Gold Collagen Hand Renewal Mask, but there are so many more masks that you can try out. Staying up late studying? Martinni can help your eyes go back to their luminous state with the 24K Gold Eye Luminous Mask. These small masks include Argireline, which is a Botox alternative, and Recombinant Growth to help diminish puffiness and dark circles.
Want to give your lips some tender love and care? Try the Rose Essence Lip Plump Treatments. These masks, which you wear on your lips for 15 to 20 minutes, nourish lips with plant essences, vitamins, and rose oil. Talk about a pair of budding roses! If you really want to up your glam game, you can purchase the You’re Fancy 7 Piece Anti-Aging Mask set, which includes masks made up from Platinum Collagen, Synake Argireline, Caviar, and Collagen.
Beyond the Soap
I’m not quite sure why, but I equate taking a long, luxurious bath with being glamorous. Post-bubbles, I always feel relaxed and like my inner-glow game is on point. So why not add products to make sure that bath helps me get my glam girl on?! Beyond the Soap beauty products have a little bit of everything to help you fully enjoy your bath time.
Want your soaking time to double as beauty time? Try the Firming and Lifting Hyaluronic Acid Bath Tea Oil. This oil is essentially a “tea bath,” allowing your skin — which, by the way, is the largest organ in the human body — to absorb the antioxidant and antimicrobial qualities of the tea oil. It gives you all of the nutritious benefits of tea in a manner which is faster than actually drinking tea!
Of course, bath bombs are the definition of decadent bathing. Try the Tranquilizing Handmade Bath Bombs. With essential oils and their fun, fizzy quality, these scented bath bombs are sure to brighten even the gloomiest of days. My personal favorite scent is Lavender, which reminds me of early summer days and a relaxing breeze. If you want to continue with the tea theme, there’s even a Chamomile-scented bath bomb.
If you’re looking for a product to help scrub some of the grimy day away, try the Exfoliating & Brightening Apple Nectar and Almond Cleanser. Almond oil is sustainable and made up of essential fatty acids, which is great for creating healthy, supple skin. Not to mention all of the vitamin E from the apple nectar! This product is great for all skin types, and the scent will make you feel like you just stepped out of an apple orchard with a freshly baked pie.
Wait, I can have it all?
So, you want it all, do you? And you want it delivered?! Well, guess what? You can! If you are keen to get your glam on, but you’re not sure which brand to try out first, try one of BBF’s Boxes. While you really won’t go wrong with any of these boxes — they’re all budget-friendly and have incredible products for a total steal — I’m going to recommend the Glam BBF Box.
This box is perfect for your inner glam-girl, including everything from a 24K Gold Meteorite Powder Anti-Aging Mask to a Mother of Pearl 3-in-1 Light Therapy Facial Device. What about my budget, you may ask? To purchase all of these items on their own would be a whopping $2,408.99, but BBF is offering the entire box for just $99.99. That’s an incredible steal!
Remember, to be glamorous is to invest in oneself, but you don’t have to break the bank in order to do it. Happy shopping, fellow glamour-istas!