Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Latest Technology in Nail Art!

Hey Lovelies!

So here I am again with another new post (yay!) and some exciting news (yay!) and I'll hopefully be posting new stuff on a more regular basis, because I'm testing a TON of stuff right now!:) My husband is trying to convince me to start vlogging... So yeah... we'll see how that goes.

Anyway, you all know how much I *love* nail art and doing my nails! Well, now that I'm a mom, my time is extremely limited (and valuable) so I don't have all the time I used to to make sure everything is perfect. Basically, I have a short amount of time, and if I screw up OH WELL. lol no time to go back and remove and start from scratch. Which is why I am sooo excited to share this new tool with you! This will revolutionize how you do nail art!

If you're like me, your one hand probably looks awesome, and the other hand (done by your non-dominant hand) looks... well, not as good ;) The awesome mavens over at Julep invented....

The Plie! OMG It's like using a pen! Not all those regular, hard to use nail polish cap/brushes. Where has this been all my life?? How has no one else invented these yet?

The good news is that you can have your VERY OWN PLIE as they hit the market TODAY!! (yay!!) And even better news they will fit the Julep polishes you already have!!

So go to Julep's site! Pick up your own! And buy some of their fancy new summer polishes as well!!

Have you tried The Plie yet? What are your thoughts? Do you think you'll pick one up?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hello Out There!

*tap*tap*tap... Testing... Testing... Is this thing on? Is anyone out there? Anyone still reading... lol

So it's been almost a year since I stopped writing here for good, and I have to tell you. I *really* miss it.

I didn't realize what a big part of my life involved blogging.

Every time I paint my nails. Every time I try a new product. Ha, anytime I'm at Ulta or Sephora or even Target, I want to write and share what I'm buying/trying etc.

I love my kid (oh! so so so so much!) And I want to tell everyone all about him, too! But I've gotta tell you... there's 2178973809890388 mom blogs out there, and I'm not sure that's an arena in which I'm very comfortable.

I'm a beauty blogger. This is where I belong.

I can't promise I'll be blogging every day (actually, I can promise it won't be every day! lol) But I definitely want to start blogging again...

If anyone is out there and would care to read it anymore? ;)

(p.s. I realize there's probably some coding/detailed stuff that needs to be fixed around here, but give me some time! I'm still working 40+ hours a week, commuting, and still trying to do the mom and wife thing too. I'll get there;)

Friday, July 12, 2013

The End Has Come...

Well, Lovelies, when I started this blog in October, 2011, I had no idea how it would take off. I would've never guessed that so many people would find it and enjoy my writing. I have made so many friends throughout this and learned so much about myself and makeup during this journey. I didn't know how long I would blog, but as my writing got stronger, as more people started following, as more companies started contacting me for reviews, I really thought I was in it for the long run.

Then I had a baby. I wouldn't trade him for the world. I started blogging because I was looking for a new hobby; I was trying to find who I really was and what I wanted. I loved writing. I loved makeup. It all made sense. I still love those things, but I love my son so much more. My free time is hugely limited now as I am both a full-time employee for a company and a full-time mom. Sadly, blogging feels more like a burden and something I "should" do rather than something I really "want" to do.

I always knew that when blogging wasn't fun any more, that is when I would stop. I guess in the back of my mind for the past six months or so, I figured this day would eventually come. With all the drama I had from my comment platform and then deleting and losing a year and a half worth of comments... Trying to revamp and remodel the blog in between feedings, napping, and play times....

This is where the road ends for glitter gloss & glaze.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me over the years! This was seriously one of the best choices I ever made and I cannot thank you enough for reading, for commenting, for tweeting, etc. The beauty blogger family is truly one of the best groups in which I have ever been involved.

However, this is not the end for Kristen. I have several other projects (and ideas) in the works. And in the next year or so when they come to fruition, I will share that  news with you!

I will continue to be active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. so you can always still get a hold of me!

Stay beautiful my friends, goodbye,

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Just when you thought I was gone forever....

Hi Lovelies!! How I've missed you! I've got to tell you that being a MOM is the most amazing and rewarding thing I've ever done in my life. I spend every spare moment I have with my fabulous son; but I've realized how big of a part of my life blogging was and I do miss it!

As you may recall in February I had a huge issue with my comments system and I ended up losing them all. Then for not blogging for four months, I know I've lost a number of readers. I understand I'm going to be almost starting from scratch, but I'm really looking forward to it.

So! Starting in July, I plan on revamping and restarting my blogging!! I have a bunch of products I'm trying now that I can't wait to share with you! So thanks to those of you who have stuck with me! I will be back! And better than ever! Promise:)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rant about Intense Debate

Hi Lovelies! I know a random post from me shocking and not exciting since it's not beauty related, but I am soooo frustrated right now!!! I have been using IntenseDebate for over a year now for my comments. For the most part, they've been really good and I liked the layout and how my comments looked on the blog. They were pretty good at weeding on spam at the beginning, but now it is just out of control!!

Today I received nearly 10 "anonymous" comments that all were posted to my blog. All spam. IntenseDebate says there is a way you can "moderate all comments" but that option is not in my settings. I don't even have a way to MAKE people log in before commenting.

I know I used to complain about having to type in the crazy letter/number code to "make sure I'm human" on other blogs, but I totally understand why now! This spamming thing is freaking annoying and honestly makes me hate my blog because I think it brings down the value of it.

So after going through IntenseDebate's "support" pages and not finding anything to help me, I wanted to contact them. TOO BAD THEY CAN'T BE CONTACTED 'TIL MONDAY AT 10 am PACIFIC TIME. Are you kidding me?

I am completely disgusted and will be uninstalling it tonight. I understand there's a good chance I'm going to lose all my comments from all you fabulous dears, and for that I am truly sorry. I just can't allow this to continue any longer. Every day the "anonymous" comments become more and more, and this is where I'm putting my foot down. Just wanted you to know why you may soon see no comments on any of my posts:)

Love and miss you all! Look for upcoming posts next week!


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