Healthy living for our dog, too!

I’m sharing #NUTRO in my life as part of a NUTRO sponsored series for Socialstars™

We have been very public about our health journey over the past year. We have learned so much about the foods that we put in our bodies and it really has been a pretty incredible journey so far. I started to wonder if there was also more that we could do for our dog. I don’t claim to be a pet expert, but I know the food that we were feeding her wasn’t the best food that we could have been feeding her. What was very eye opening was the fact that she would knock all of her food all over the floor.

Dog food on the floor

It was like she was trying to tell me that she didn’t want to eat the junk that I was putting in her bowl. I would get so frustrated [Read more…]

Simple Postpartum Beauty Routine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyRadiantLook #CollectiveBias

Everyone knows that once a baby comes into your life, you don’t have much time for yourself anymore. That is definitely the case at our house. I am pretty much sprinting from one thing to the next, all while getting covered in baby spit up all day. It is hard to feel even moderately glamorous with a baby in the house. Thankfully I have found a nice little routine that has really helped me to feel great, without taking a lot of time out of my day.

Colgate Radiant Toothpaste on www.girllovesglam.com

I have found that if I keep my core beauty items in a bag all together, it is more likely that I will get my beauty routine done each day. I can grab my bag and get ready while I am waiting in the car at preschool pickup, at my daughter’s dance class, or even just in the playroom while my daughter wants me to watch her play. I have made it a point to try to get ready each day so that I can feel a little more human! [Read more…]

Olay 28 Day Skin Study Results

This post is sponsored by Olay and Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are  my own. #28DaysofOlay

After having a baby, my skin has really struggled. There are so many hormones that have made my skin randomly breakout and the lack of sleep has left my skin looking pretty lifeless! I was in need of a major skin makeover.

Before Olay Skin Study on www.girllovesglam.com

I took action to make my skin better by using the Olay Skin Advisor Tool. It is a pretty amazing tool! You just visit https://skinadvisor.olay.com/ on your mobile device and follow the instructions it gives you. You take a photo of yourself when you aren’t wearing any makeup and the Skin Advisor will analyze your skin and give your a skin age estimate. Once you get your skin age, it gives specific product recommendations for your skincare needs. All of the products it recommends are available for purchase at Walmart, so it isn’t going to be sending you on a crazy hunt for all of the products.

Olay Skin Study Products on www.girllovesglam.com

The Skin Advisor actually told me that my skin age was 26. I was pleasantly surprised that it was two years younger than my actual age. But then it did point out that I had a lot of dark circles under my eyes and that my skin could use some brightening. I couldn’t agree more! There were two Olay products recommendations that I really wanted to try using for my eyes and face during my 28 day skin study. I used the Olay Total Effects 7 Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser to rejuvenate my skin and I used the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream to help with the “tired mom” look I had going on before.

Olay Skin Study Results on www.girllovsglam.com

It is actually pretty crazy to see just how much my skin changed in 28 days. The biggest difference that I have noticed is how much brighter my skin is. My skin literally seems to radiate from within. I can see the biggest change under my eyes. I don’t think I realized how bad the bags under my eyes had gotten until I see what it is like without them!

You can try your own skin study by using the free Olay Skin Advisor tool and purchasing the product recommendations it gives you. I want to know about your results!

Baby Routine and Scheduling Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FirstMomentsMadeSimple #ForBetterBeginnings #MomsFirsts #CollectiveBias

When I had my first daughter, I was so sleep deprived that there are a lot of memories that seem completely dark and foggy in my brain. Those first few weeks were so hard! Thankfully my husband and I did a lot of research about baby routines and we learned enough that we were finally able to have a good sleeper who was on more of a schedule and it was beautiful! Now that I am starting over with a new baby, I decided to start with those schedules right from the beginning and it has already led to me getting more sleep than I did the first time around. I want to share a few of the baby routine and scheduling tips that I have learned in hopes that it will lead to a happier baby and more sleep for you!

Baby Routine and Scheduling Tips on www.girllovesglam.com

Let me start by saying that I am no parenting expert! What I say isn’t gospel truth by any means, but these are just a few tips that really have worked for me. I feel guilty keeping them to myself if they could help at least one mom out there get a little more peace (and sleep).  [Read more…]

Evolur Youth Beds and $100 Amazon Giveaway!

I know that I have highlighted how great the Evolur cribs are, but did you know that Evolur has beautiful youth bed options as well?

Evolur Cheyenne Youth Bed

Children should have furniture in their rooms that is functional and sturdy enough to last throughout their childhood. I think the thing I love most about the Evolur youth furniture is that they look beautiful and can have a trundle bed underneath them that is a beautiful addition to it. I loved having a trundle bed growing up, but mine was not pretty at all! My trundle bed was the scene of many cherished slumber parties and was always really helpful when we had visitors come and stay with us.  [Read more…]

Surprising Beauty Upgrade I Made

When you think about making an upgrade to your beauty routine, your mind probably goes to skincare, makeup, or hair care. I am willing to bet that when you think about upgrading your beauty routine, you don’t think about upgrading your deodorant! A deodorant upgrade is just the upgrade I made recently and I am so glad I did! When you are thinking about what beauty upgrade you want to make next, you should think about upgrading your deodorant too.

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Valentine’s Date Makeup

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Know Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% mine.

Valentine’s Day is one day each year that I look forward to getting dolled up. Busy moms don’t get the opportunity to get dressed up very often, so I like to really embrace the experience when I have the opportunity. However, getting ready for a date doesn’t need to take as long as it once did when I was in high school or college. Thankfully I have discovered a few products that make doing my makeup easy and it looks a whole lot better than my makeup did in college!

Valentine's Date Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com

I love the idea of highlighting natural beauty, so that I can feel more like the best version of myself rather than not feel like myself at all. I believe this Valentine’s date makeup look does just that! [Read more…]

New Obsession from Burt’s Bees

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you have followed along for a while, you know that I have tried out many Burt’s Bees products over the years. Spoiler alert, I have loved every product I have tried from them! Whether it is skincare, facial makeup, or lip products, I have always been impressed with the quality of products made by Burt’s Bees. I was excited to find out about the new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oils and to give them a try!

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Fighting Sickness

I’m sharing #Ricola in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™

I’m not sure if it is because of the junk food I ate over the holidays, the pregnancy, or the weather, but I have been fighting a lot of sicknesses lately. Thankfully I haven’t had many places I needed to be, since I am just waiting around for this baby to come. The hard part has been knowing that I need to be getting my sleep before I have a newborn, but my body not allowing me to get the sleep I need because I have been so sick!

Sick in Bed on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Lipstick Sealer is a Major Game Changer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Know Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is hard to express just how excited I get when I find innovative beauty products that are real game changers. I was recently introduced to Know Cosmetics “No, My Lips are Sealed” lipstick sealer and it is a really incredible product!

Know Cosmetics No My Lips are Sealed on www.girllovesglam.com

There are plenty of lip stain products available, but what makes this product special is the ability to wear the lipstick you already own! [Read more…]