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…]

It’s Important to Be Nice: Be Kind Outfit

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I remember my mom teaching me from a very young age, just how important it was to be nice. I vividly remember my mom taking a friend home from a play date because I wasn’t treating my friend nicely. I remember standing in the garage, screaming in tears as I watched my mom drive away to take my friend home. I will never forget that moment, but it taught me a very valuable lesson that day. It is important to be nice!

Be kind shirt from Cents of Style on www.girllovesglam.com

I absolutely adore the “Be series” shirts that Cents of Style offers. They are full of positive affirmations, like this Be Kind shirt. For me, this shirt is the most relevant for the phase of life that I am in. If there is absolutely nothing else that I could teach my daughters, I want them to be taught that it is important to be kind. Being nice to people doesn’t mean that you get walked all over. Some of the most kind people I know are also some of the strongest people I know!  [Read more…]

Spa Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I think all moms could probably agree that one thing they want for Mother’s Day is a little pampering! There is just nothing quite like the feeling of being pampered a little! That is why I wanted to give you several DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that will help mom get a little pampering!

Spa Inspired Mother's Day Gift Ideas on www.girllovesglam.com

I wanted to share a fun mix of DIY cosmetics, scrubs, soaps, spa kits, etc so that you could find the one that would be JUST right for your momma! I hope you can be inspired to gift your mom the gift of pampering this year! [Read more…]

Simple Postpartum Beauty Routine

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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…]

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…]

What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear With Eye Colors

I get a lot of questions about what eyeshadow colors look best on people. There are a lot of different factors that can go into it, if we really want to get technical. Instead of diving so far into it that it scares you away from trying new colors, I want to encourage you to try other colors based on your eye color. Here are what eyeshadow colors you should wear based on your eye color. I will explain a little further in detail below the infographic. If you need this graphic for reference, pin it on your Pinterest board or print out and put it in your makeup bag!

Best Eyeshadow Colors for Your Eye Colors on www.girllovesglam.com

Before I dive into each color, I want you to remember to think about your skin tone when you are choosing eyeshadow colors as well. If you have green eyes but you have cool toned skin, you should probably stay away from the warm orange and warm brown. Just use our best judgement and if you can’t tell what tones you should use, try experimenting and see for yourself what colors are working or not working with your skin tone. Both Sephora and Ulta have great return policies if you purchase something that you don’t love!  [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!

Whole30 Meal Planning Tips

Whole30 is intense. There is really no other way of describing it other than the fact that it is really intense! The cravings were really hard for me to get through and there is no way that I could have completed a successful Whole30 without the meal planning that we did. I know it is beyond cliche to say, but the phrase “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” is so true! If you have no snacks in the house besides the stuff you ate before Whole30, when a craving comes there won’t be anything else to grab except those chips in the back of the pantry! Here are a few tips that totally saved our behinds when it came to Whole30 meal planning.

Whole30 Meal Planning Tips on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Whole30 While Breastfeeding FAQs

I did it! I finished Whole30 and can say that I survived during one of the hardest times for me to stay on track, breastfeeding! I don’t think there is a time in my life that I have craved more carbs and sugar than right after having my baby. My body thought it needed all of that in order to produce milk, but thankfully I was able to survive Whole30 without all of that junk. My milk production was definitely my number one topic of questions when I would say anything about doing Whole30, so I decided to dedicate an entire post to those frequently asked questions and hopefully they will help you decide if Whole30 is right for you while you are breastfeeding!

I don’t be an expert of Whole30, breastfeeding, or babies. These are just answers to questions that are based off of my experience alone. Make sure you consult with your doctor about any type of diet you are going to do before starting it and remember that my tips are 100% based on my own experience and may not be right for you.

Whole30 While Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Disneyland Paleo Dole Whip Recipe

Finding delicious Paleo approved desserts can be kind of tricky. It takes a lot of trial and error, but I have found some of my most favorite treats can be turned into paleo recipes! One of those treats is the beloved Disneyland Dole Whip. After a lot of different tests, I found the PERFECT combination to create a paleo Dole whip! Your friends or family members who aren’t eating with paleo guidelines will even approve of this tasty treat!

Disneyland Paleo Dole Whip on www.girllovesglam.com

The sweet and sour flavors mix so beautifully together, I savor each and every bit of this goodness! After grabbing my recipe, don’t forget to scroll down to get 17 more Disney inspired recipes and even enter to win a southern California vacation for your family that can include (you guessed it) DISNEYLAND!

18 Copycat Disney Recipes on www.girllovesglam.com

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