Friday, April 18, 2014

Three Things

1. Cute pink gingham parchment paper. If you're going to use it anyways, why not go for the cute stuff?

2. My cute matching girls. They love to match (and I'm going to embrace it for as long as possible!) and whenever they're matching they sing "The Matching Girls" song, which they made up long ago. I happened to catch it on video yesterday. (Dresses from Target. They're currently sold out at my store, but still available online, and they're super cute in person!)

3. My charge key! This little bad boy hangs on my key chain, so it's with me wherever I go, and I now always have an iPhone charger with me. It came in perfectly handy the other day when I was at my parent's house and my phone was dead. Plugged it into their computer, and charged up my phone. Pretty cool! It comes in key-shaped too.

What are YOUR three things this week?? And what are your Easter plans? Be sure to let me know in the comments section :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

the reason behind shutting my shop's doors + one last chance for lippies (aka insane deals!)

Edited to add: this blog isn't going anywhere! I love blogging too much to leave it. This post just talks about how I'm closing my shop.

Friends, the time has officially come for me to shut the doors on the Glitter and Gloss shop.

I've had a lot of fun with it, but quite frankly (being brutally honest here) there are so many amazing companies that I truly, truly love that do lip products (and all makeup) incredibly well. That is their full focus, and some have invested millions (or more) dollars into perfecting their formulas and colors, and inventing new ones.  I just don't want to even try to compete anymore.

I feel good about shutting the doors on my shop. Since first starting it I've been able to donate a lot of money, raised by various lip products (to pancreatic cancer research, uterine cancer research, breast cancer survivor's fund, and to the burn foundation started by my husband's fire department.) I have even been lucky enough to contribute my products to swag bags for cancer survivors. I feel good about doing what I have been able to do, thanks to my little company, and I feel confident that now is the time for me to shut this store down.

This lippie business has been a lot of work, but not truly my passion and it's time to let it go.

As I've mentioned before I've started up with Stella & Dot again - and (for this stage of my life, at least) it is my passion. I've had a huge love and admiration for this company since their beginnings, and I'm so happy to jump right in where I left off years ago. Saying goodbye to my own personal shop will allow me more time to focus on Stella & Dot, and to focus on what has always been my number one priority, my family.

Now, the good news for you in all of this is I'm practically giving away my remaining stock. I've hooked you guys up with some sweet deals, that are below my own personal cost, and I hope you guys will be excited! I am currently offering two different types of grab bags. You can purchase either a 3-item grab bag (guaranteed value of $60, a combination of lipsticks, lip glosses or lip glazes) for only $25, or a 5-item grab bag (again, a combo of five products - lipsticks, lip glosses or lip glazes, with a guaranteed value of $100) for only $40. I am anticipating that these will sell out, so you might want to snag a grab bag quickly.

Now, for the fine print - This is a grab bag. Do not buy if you're not ok getting anything Glitter and Gloss has had to offer. This includes a range of shades and finishes. All grab bag sales are final, and unfortunately no special requests can be made You're getting a sweet deal, and I'm pretttttty sure you're going to be *quite* happy with it! ;) Remember how fun it used to be to buy a grab bag at the Sanrio Surprise/Hello Kitty store?? How excited you were to tear into it, and see what you got? Think of it like that.

Thank you all for always supporting me, and if you have any questions, shoot me an email or comment.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Mani Monday - UNmellow yellow

How bright is too bright, you ask.....Trick question - there's NO such thing!! My nails are currently rocking #6 by Pretty Please Nail Polish, to match my neon yellow "UnMellow Yellow" tieks!

Don't tell me I'm the only one who paints their nails to match their shoes! ;)

What are YOU wearing?? Link up below, so we can all see!

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