DIY Beauty Products Made with Essential Oils

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I have learned throughout the years that I care more and more about what ingredients I am putting in and on my body. I used to think that you could only control what food you put in your body, but I have loved learning more about homemade cosmetics to put on my body as well!

DIY Beauty Products Made with Essential Oils on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Birthday Cake Bath Bomb Recipe

It is time for another installment of monthly bath bombs! June was my birthday month and it was also moving month! Therefore, I dropped the ball and wasn’t able to share my fun birthday cake bath bomb recipe with you in the month of June. That means that you are in luck this month and you get TWO recipes! Let’s just pretend that it is still June for a minute and celebrate my birthday with this fun birthday cake bath bomb recipe, okay?

Birthday Cake Bath Bombs on www.girllovesglam.com

These bath bombs smell EXACTLY like a birthday cake! I am actually a little shocked that the scent turned out so dead on. Taking a bath with these will almost make you feel like you are indulging in delicious birthday cake, without all of the calories! #winning

Birthday Bath Bomb on www.girllovesglam.com

These bath bombs are really pretty easy to make. [Read more…]

My Favorite Overachieving Olay Product

I have tried many products over the years. There are some that I just can’t get enough of and I have shared many of those products with you. I don’t think I have been quite as impressed with a skincare product as I was when I tried the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream! It is unlike any product I have ever tried before, especially in the price range that Olay is in.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream on www.girllovesglam.com

Apparently I am not the only one feeling this way about the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream! In an independent test by the Good Housekeeping Institute, they found that Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream outperforms 10 top creams, including one with a price tag of over $400! It sounds silly, but I feel like I need to start thinking a lot more about anti-aging products now that I am nearing the age of 30. I have heard so many people say that they wished they would have started their anti-aging routine earlier in life.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Review on www.girllovesglam.com

My skin has been going through more [Read more…]

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…]