Beauty Reviews: November 2017

Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores Volition Beauty Oceanene Youth-Boost Gell Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Foaming Wash Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask Volition Beauty Oil-Control Mattifying Mist

Last month I had tried out the eye gel from brand new line Volition Beauty and absolutely fell in love with not only the product but also with the company’s philosophy.  They call upon all their customers to become their next product innovators by encouraging wannabe beauty product designers like myself to submit their ideas for what they would like to see created.  Thousands of people vote and the best ideas get created in their labs.  Genius!  Why try to guess what your customers want?  Just ask them to create the products of their dreams!  Each product comes with the story of their innovator adding a great personal touch of inspiration. My fascination with this company sent me on a buying frenzy at Sephora as I wanted to try all of their products.  With lots of excitement, here are my reviews of the Volition Beauty products (and a few others):  (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the beauty product reviews)

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Beauty Obsessions: August 2017 – Drugstore Edition

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product St. Ives Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub & Mask Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel

For this month’s beauty obsessions, I wanted to share all of my favorite drugstore products.   I have gone through a lot of trial & error with drugstore products to extract my go-to gems.  While there are many lower priced products that fall short of expectations or even cause skin irritations in my case, there are quite a few that works wonders!  Here are some of the drugstore beauty products that I can’t live without: (click Continue Reading button below)

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Chapter 1: The Glossfox Begins

The Glossfox in the streets of Havana, Cuba

Once upon a time there was a girl named Evro-Nicole Dimitrius, or “Nikki” as her family and friends called her, who decided to start a beauty, travel & lifestyle blog.  She named it after her mythical alter ego “The Glossfox”, a beauty-addicted, wanderlusting shopaholic of a creature.

So that’s how the storybook version began… Now here’s the real scoop:

Havana, CubaI am a half-Greek/half-German LA native currently enjoying loft living in fabulous DTLA with my husband (feels crazy writing that since we JUST got married!) Albert or “C” for short.  When I’m not trying to find a way to travel more, I spend my time in LA exploring the city on foot or bike, working out (mainly just so I can enjoy what I eat & drink, although a better healthier bod is always a plus!), opening boxes from my online shopping habit much to Albert’s disgust, adventuring and laughing with my fam & friends, cheering on Trojan football, drooling over fashion inspo on social media, making a million “To Do” lists, dancing any chance I get, postponing cleaning out my closet, and of course, supporting all of my addictions by working my 9-5 as a real estate broker.

Why Was This Blog Created?  This blog came about after our honeymoon.  Albert convinced me that after I successfully pulled off our dream destination wedding and subsequent beyond perfect honeymoon that I was a travel and planning “expert”. I know, I know… he has a biased perspective since he is generally the beneficiary of all that A+ planning.  

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