Coconut Lavender After Swim Leave In Conditioner

One topic I get asked a lot about is hair care when it comes to swimming. Honestly, every head of hair is so different when it comes to the way it responds to chlorine! It is hard to give general advice when it comes to swim hair care, but one thing that is consistent with everyone is the importance of moisturizing after you swim! Whether you are swimming in chlorine, fresh water, or salt water, moisturizing is so important! I have tried several leave in conditioners and homemade leave in conditioners in the past and finally found a recipe that I think is ideal for swimming (or really any time!)

Coconut Lavender After Swim Leave In Conditioner on www.girllovesglam.com

Leave in conditioner is great for a number of reasons. Obviously it is giving your hair more moisture, but it also is a great detangler. Having a spray leave in conditioner helps to distribute the product, without it being too heavy, too!  [Read more…]

Elena of Avalor Glitter Slime Recipe

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We are big Disney Junior fans at our house. I think I enjoy watching the shows on there as much as my 5 year old does! That is why we are so honored to have Disney Junior sponsoring this post. We have our favorite shows set to record on our TV so that we can watch them together. Our TV has a busy day of recording on Fridays because of Disney Junior‘s FRiYAY morning schedule this summer on the Disney Channel. There is a new episode that premieres each Friday and we look forward to catching all of our favorite shows that way.

One of our favorite shows to watch together is Elena of Avalor. My daughter loves that the show is full of adventure and she loves Elena’s dresses, while I love that the show teaches great values. I really like that Elena had the opportunity to rule the kingdom on her own, but she chooses to have a council to help her. It teaches that no matter how big of responsibilities you might have, you can always surround yourself with good friends to help support you along the way!

Elena of Avalor Glitter Slime Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

We have recently discovered the art of making slime and thought it would be fun to make an Elena of Avalor themed slime! [Read more…]

Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Cleaner

Let’s face it, cleaning makeup brushes isn’t the most enjoyable activity to do. Because of that, often times it gets put off and we are left with dirty brushes that cause uneven makeup application and breakouts on our skin. It is so important to clean your makeup brushes! I used totally dread cleaning them, but I have learned a few tricks to making the process a little faster and more enjoyable. I want to share my top two makeup brush cleaning techniques and my top secret homemade brush cleaner!

Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Brush Cleaner Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

You can watch my video where I demo both of my preferred methods and scroll down for links to everything you need to wash your makeup brushes and beauty blenders! [Read more…]

Allergy Relief Lavender Lemon Bath Bombs

This time of year is full of so many things that drive people’s allergies pretty crazy. My seasonal allergies are all over the place this time of year. My nose gets really stuffed up, I sneeze a lot, and my eyes water constantly. I need some way of relieving these symptoms and one way that I have really loved getting allergy relief is with lavender oil and lemon oil. That is when it hit me that I need to make a bath bomb with those essential oils to create an allergy relieving bath bomb!

Allergy Relief Lavender Lemon Bath Bombs

To make your own allergy relief bath bombs, here is what you need… [Read more…]

Handwritten Water Bottle Teacher Gift Idea

My husband used to be an elementary school teacher. It was always interesting to see what kinds of gifts his students would bring him. A lot of times, he would end up with loads of candy. Candy is nice, but there is only so much candy one person can take before it gets a little old! When it was time to come up with a gift to give my daughter’s preschool and dance teachers, I knew I wanted to give them something practical and personal. That’s when we came up with this darling handwritten water bottle teacher gift idea!

Handwritten Water Bottle Teacher Gift Idea

These water bottles turned out just so sweet with this little 5 year old handwriting and artwork. I know that they will be treasures for her teachers and will be sweet reminders of my daughter each time they use them. I think the best part was just how simple they were to make! Here is what you need to make your own… [Read more…]

Flower Bath Bombs (A Great Gift Idea!)

You know that person your life who seems to have everything? Or maybe it is the person who just doesn’t really want anything? They make shopping for different holidays SO difficult! Whether it is for a birthday or Mother’s Day that is just around the corner, these flower bath bombs would make a perfect gift!

Easy Flower Bath Bombs that are an AWESOME gift idea! on www. girllovesglam.com

To make these flower bath bombs, you need… [Read more…]

Fizzy Cotton Candy Bath Salts

As a mom, getting a few minutes alone in the bathtub truly is a treat. That is why I wanted to make bath salts that felt like I was literally bathing in one of my favorite treats, cotton candy!

Fizzy Cotton Candy Bath Salts on www.girllovesglam.com

These fizzy bath salts add color and personality to your bath, while making you feel like you just walked right into a candy store.

Here is what you will need to make your own… [Read more…]

Waterfall Braid for Curly Hair

No, you shouldn’t go chasin’ waterfalls, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put one in your hair! Waterfall braids are so incredibly beautiful on all types of hair, but my favorite is definitely on curly hair. I get asked A LOT about my daughter’s hair when I do it with a waterfall braid, so I decided to make a video with step by step instructions on how to recreate a waterfall braid for curly hair!

Waterfall Braid for Curly Hair on www.girllovesglam.com

This tutorial and hairstyle will totally work for straight hair too, you probably will just want to do the braid when the hair is dry. If the hair is straight, but it tends to fall out of braids easily, try braiding it while it is wet and see if that helps! [Read more…]

Coconut Avocado Face Mask

There is just nothing like having a nice, relaxing evening after a long day. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes the next few days feel completely different because I am refreshed and energized. One thing I like to do on nights that I get to treat myself is I like to put a facial mask on. They can get a little expensive, but thankfully there are tons of great homemade options that are totally affordable and easy to make. One of my favorites is a coconut avocado face mask. It is packed full of moisture and makes my skin feel great!

Coconut Avocado Face Mask on www.girllovesglam.com

To make this, you need… [Read more…]

Vanilla Rose Salt Scrub Beauty and the Beast Blog Hop

If you don’t use a scrub while you are in the bath or the shower, you are seriously missing out. I am obsessed with scrubs! I use a scrub every single day and I love how soft and smooth it makes my skin feel. I have also loved creating my own scrubs and finding scents that I love together. This vanilla rose scent has quickly become a favorite of mine!

I was three years old when Beauty and the Beast was released when I was 3 years old. As any three year old would be, I quickly became obsessed with the movie. I even sang a song from the movie in a talent show with my best friend in kindergarten! My lifelong love of Beauty and the Beast is why I am so excited for the upcoming release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie! That is why I decided to share this vanilla rose salt scrub with all of you that is inspired by Beauty and the Beast!

Vanilla Rose Salt Scrub inspired by Beauty and the Beast on www.girllovesglam.com

To make your own salt scrub, you need…

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