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!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

While I'm Away....

Hello Lovelies! So while you're missing me here at glitter gloss & glaze, you can still enjoy my fabulous writing at The Flairist!! I have a whole Makeup Monday series over there that posts just about every other week! I promise you'll love it and there's a lot of other fun articles to check out there as well! Lemme know what you think!:) And feel free to comment over there too!

Makeup Monday Articles

  1. Discovering the Beauty Maven in You
  2. Why We Wear What We Wear
  3. The Eyes Have It

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Reviews Are Coming!! (promise:)

Hi Lovelies! I know it's been a while! And I hate doing posts like this, but I wanted to at least drop in and say hello! Things have been crazy lately! (thus the lack of blogging). I've been busy with work and prepping for baby; and when I'm not doing those things, I'm sleeping. Seriously, I fell asleep at 6:20pm last night. Ugh. The baby is stealing all my energy! Forty more days 'til due date! Crazy, right??

We had the baby shower a little more than a week ago, and I did Angry Bird nails!

Anyway, I've still been using new beauty products for the benefit of you all;) Most you've probably already read reviews on, but I still plan to give you all my opinions as well! Hopefully in the next week or so:)

Here's a glimpse at to what you'll be seeing soon! (and yes, this is the first Beautysets layout that I've made;)


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