Coconut Peppermint Bath Bomb Snowballs

I am excited to introduce this month’s bath bomb to you all! I know that we are all pretty ready for Spring to come, but this month’s bath bomb recipe is inspired by the beauty of winter. Although it is cold, it really is such a beautiful time of the year when the white snow is covering every surface outside. I made these fun coconut peppermint “snowball” bath bombs for February. Obviously you don’t have to put the snowflakes in them if you don’t want a winter themed bath bomb because coconut and peppermint together are completely dreamy and should be enjoyed all year long!

Coconut Peppermint Bath Bomb Snowballs Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

These bath bombs are little bits of heaven in the tub! Here is what you need to make them… [Read more…]

Double Braided Bun Little Girl Hairstyle

I have recently had a lot of requests to make more videos about little girl hairstyles, especially hairstyles for girls with curly hair. I finally got my act together and I am happy to report that there are several videos that will be live in the coming weeks that are all about little girl hairstyles. All of them are done on my daughter with curly hair, so they are great for the curly-haired girl in your life! So, be excited because today, I am sharing a super cute little girl hairstyle!

The first video we are sharing is a little girl hairstyle for this double braided bun that is not only beautiful, but it is CRAZY EASY to do! It would look really good on older girls and even adults too.

Little Girl Double Braided Bun Hairstyle on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Makeup Basics: Eyebrows VIDEO

After a one week hiatus because I had ZERO voice, I am back with YouTube Monday! My voice kind of reminds me of Phoebe’s on Friends when she has her sick, sultry voice. I have a little sultry vibe in there still, but It wasn’t going to keep me from skipping out on this video!

I have had a ton of questions about how to apply eyebrow makeup and after taking a little survey on my social media, I realized that A LOT of you wanted a video about it. Your wish is my command!

Makeup Basics: Eyebrows on www.girllovesglam.com

I am not really an expert in the eyebrow department. Eyebrows haven’t really been a huge deal until the last couple of years, so I have had to learn by trial and error. I will share my tips and teach you how I apply my eyebrow makeup! [Read more…]

How to apply false eyelashes

I have always had a love/hate relationship with false eyelashes. I loved the way they looked on other people, but I just couldn’t ever achieve a believable false eyelash look on myself. Part of it could be that I wasn’t exactly sure how to put on lashes, but I also blame the fact that I have pretty unique shaped eyes. It wasn’t until I was in beauty school and we started learning about makeup and eye shapes that I realized that my eyes had something different about them that nobody else in my class had. I had what I like to call “eye flaps”. Not exactly the most flattering name, but it was the best I could come up with. In the inside corner of my eyes, I have extra skin that covers my tear ducts. You will see this on a few different people of different ethnicity than I am, but for a white girl it is pretty weird. Over the years, I have actually really learned to love my “eye flaps”, but that wasn’t the case when it came to false eyelashes. None of the synthetic ones I tried looked good. They all seemed to go against that extra skin, making my face look very wide and awkward. I gave up on false lashes and tried to perfect my mascara application instead.

Then, I was approached by a brand called Esqido false eyelashes. They make really nice mink false eyelashes. They wanted me to give their lashes a try, so I told them to send some my way so I could try them out. You guys, I wouldn’t ever give you a product recommendation that I don’t actually believe in. Esqido didn’t pay me to do this post. I want you to know that I LOVE their lashes! They actually fit my eyes, they stay on, and they last for what seems like is forever because of the quality of their lashes. I feel like because they are made of natural material, they are a little more pliable and can fit on any eye shape! Because I finally have perfected putting on false eyelashes, I have been asked about them a lot and decided to do a little video to show you how to apply false eyelashes!

How to Apply False Lashes on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Instagram Christmas Ornament UNDER $2!

It is probably no surprise to you that I am a huge fan of Instagram. It quickly became my favorite form of social media and is still my very favorite! I love the gorgeous photos people put on their feed. I also enjoy finding new, interesting people to follow as well. I am also a sucker of hashtags when it comes to Instagram. I use them in their proper form so that my photos will be categorized, but I am also a fan of the “tongue in cheek” hashtags that happen within the Instagram culture. That’s why I knew that I needed an Instagram Christmas ornament for my tree this year!

Instagram Christmas Ornament Easy Tutorial to make this for under $2 on www.girllovesglam.com

This ornament turned out just the way I imagined it! It took me about 15 minutes to make it and it costs less than $2! These would be perfect gifts to make for your friends and family. [Read more…]

Chain Link Leather Bow Bracelet

I collaborated with a few of my favorite bloggers to bring you some of the best black and white projects ever!

The Happy Housie That's What Che Said... 52 Mantels Bombshell Bling The Cards We Drew Dimple Prints Giggles Galore Girl Loves Glam Giggles Galore Image Map

Girl Loves Glam | The Happy Housie
That’s What {Che} Said…  |  52 Mantels
Bombshell Bling  |  The Cards We Drew
Dimple Prints  |  Giggles Galore

I love classic black and white. Things get even better when gold is involved too. That could be why I am obsessed with this bracelet. It could also be because it mixes my favorite hard and soft elements too with a leather bow and chain. So much goodness in one little bracelet.

Leather Bow Chain Bracelet Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

Instead of using white leather cord, I used a really light gold that kind of resembles white when it is in the light because I felt like it would look a little more classic without such a high contrast. I really like how it all turned out.

To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

5 Minute Hair: Pulled Back Twisted Maiden Braids

I am so excited to bring you a brand new series I am starting called…..

Drum roll  please…

FIVE MINUTE HAIR

I know you are all just as busy as I am. Some days ain’t nobody got time to do their hair! That is why I am going to be sharing some of my very favorite hair styles with you that only take 5 minutes to do! I will be sharing one of these styles with you once a month! They will have step by step pictures AND sometimes a video so you can totally master them! I filmed a video that accidentally deleted for this hairstyle, but I have confidence that you can master it without the video!

To start out the series, I am going to share my go to hair style for busy days… Pulled back twisted maiden braids!

Five Minute Pulled Back Twisted Maiden Braid Hair Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

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I am so excited to show you what has turned into my annual tradition… a DIY no sew Halloween costume! I didn’t intend for it to turn into a tradition necessarily, but I love that it did! Here is a look back at the costumes from 2012 and 2013.

No Sew Baby Owl Costume No Sew Elmo Costume

Now for this year… The DIY No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume!

No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

I love seeing her grow up year after year in these costumes!

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

This Minnie Mouse costume was crazy easy to make and much less time consuming than the costumes from the costumes of years past.

How to make a Minnie Mouse costume on www.girllovesglam.com

 Here is what you will need to make this costume… [Read more…]

Organization Board Family Command Center

In March 2012, I made an organization board to help keep my family in order. I made it with a baby strapped to my chest and decided to put it on my blog that I had just quit my day job for. Three months earlier, I had decided to take the plunge and be a full time blogger… at the exact same time as I had my first child. Interesting timing, right? Well, that little organization board tutorial went VIRAL! I had no idea what was going on. I just suddenly was getting hundreds of comments, emails, and my life was completely changed. That post is still one of my top traffic sources to this day, but I cringe every time I see it pinned on Pinterest, which is over 500k times… that is a lot of cringing! The lighting was terrible and I am SO over chevron print and the colors aren’t exactly my style anymore. You can see the full tutorial for my first organization board, here.

Organization board

I have wanted to change up the good ol’ organization board for a while now, but just have had ZERO motivation to do it. Once we moved, I decided to finally take on that project. I set my entire old board a side and started fresh! Ladies and gentlemen (for the one random dude who happens to come across this post), I present to you… The Organization Board Family Command Center version 2.0!

Organization Board Family Command Center tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

Ahhhhh… isn’t that so much better? I really wanted to bring in some natural elements with the stained wood, while keeping some funky features like the stripes and the metallics.

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Modern Industrial Wood Slice Shelf Tutorial

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I have been wanting to find the perfect accent shelves that felt modern, but totally different than all of the pipe shelves I have been seeing out there. I looked and looked, but just couldn’t find anything that I absolutely loved and could justify spending the money on. So, I took matters into my own hands and decided to make them myself!

Modern Industrial Wood Slice Shelves on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]