What’s In Our Summer Go Bag?

Every year, I like to pack what I have nicknamed our “summer go” bag. It’s the bag that I know I can grab when we are going out the door all summer. It is full of the things that we will probably need, no matter what the activity is. We can throw in extra items when we know that we will need specific things for an activity, but I like having the base all taken care of so that we don’t have to spend so much time packing a bag when we are trying to just get out the door.

Creating a Summer Go Bag

I always keep treats that are delicious, but can also help fill us up. I like getting jerky, almonds, and chocolate covered pretzels for a little sweetness. I always pack [Read more…]

Baby Skincare Needs

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The summer heatwave has officially hit us! It was like in the blink of an eye it went from rainy days to scorching temperatures! Hot temperatures can be really tricky with babies, especially when you have summer travel plans. We are getting ready to head to California later this month and I am thinking ahead for full days at theme parks, beach days, and hot weather. I can honestly say that creating sponsored content with a company hasn’t ever made as much as an impact as working with Baby Dove has. It has drastically changed my toddler’s skin and I am just so grateful!

Dove Baby Review

While it is important to plan our outfits, snacks, and entertainment for the trip, it’s just as important to think about our skin in a different environment. My toddler’s skin has always been really sensitive and we’ve battled issues with it for most of her life. It wasn’t until we started using products from Baby Dove and changed the type of diapers she was using that we have seen major improvements in her skin. [Read more…]

Using Facial SPF

I turn 30 in a couple of weeks. I had the sad realization that I needed to start focusing more on my skin a few years ago. My skin wasn’t the youthful skin that it once was and I needed to focus on it more. I started by using facial SPF, something I hadn’t ever done! It was a hard adjustment to make because it made my skin feel greasy and my makeup didn’t stay on very well. I have used a few brands over the years, but I honestly couldn’t ever find one that I loved. That’s why I was so excited to learn that Olay Whips, a moisturizer I have already fallen in love with, made SPF 25 moisturizer!

Olay Whips SPF [Read more…]

Summer Boredom Idea Box

We were given the Nintendo and Lego items for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is officially the second day of summer break here and I didn’t want to hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored” all summer! I prepared ahead of time and created what we are calling, the Summer Boredom Box this year. It is a summer boredom idea box that is used as a reward system for when chores get done.

Summer Boredom Box Idea on www.girllovesglam.com

I wanted it to be used as a reward system, so that we were sure to get chores done before anything else. I also wanted it to be kept in a box that only one thing is taken out each day, so that everything is looked at as a novelty. Some days, we will be going out and doing fun activities after chores are done, so the box won’t be necessary on those days. But I will tell you, being on day 2 of summer break, I am already grateful that we have this box of goodies! [Read more…]

Mickey Mouse Tote Bag

This post is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We’re headed to Disneyland next month and we’re getting everything prepped and ready to go! One thing that I knew I wanted to take was a fun Disney tote bag that we could keep all of our Disneyland essentials in. I wanted something Disney themed, without feeling too cheesy. That’s why I loved this simple Mickey Mouse inspired design I came up with!

Mickey Mouse Tote Bag

This tote only takes a few minutes to make and it is so easy to do! Here is what you will need to make your own…  [Read more…]

Sleek Twisted Bun | Quick and Simple Hair

With as busy as life gets, many of us don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to our hair. However, when I have done my hair, I feel SO much better about myself. It is worth taking the time to do my hair, but the time is always there. That is why I am excited to bring you the second hairstyle in my Quick and Simple Hair series! If you missed the Quick and Simple Hair series kickoff hairstyle, braided cross-over ponytail, definitely check it out as well! Today’s hairstyle is a simple twisted bun that is sleek and is easily my favorite hairstyle to do when my hair is wet.

Quick and Simple Hair Bun

This twisted bun is also a favorite of mine to do when my hair is dirty, or just isn’t cooperating the way that I want it to. It looks regal, fresh, and fancy. But here is the secret… this hairstyle takes less than 10 minutes to do! All you need in order to achieve this look is hairspray, bobby pins, and a hair elastic. Pretty simple! [Read more…]

Coconut Cream Bath Bomb

Is there any scent better in the world than coconut? If you disagree, I might just fight you. I LOVE all things coconut. So when I was coming up with my bath bomb recipe for this month, I knew I needed to make a coconut one. Not just coconut though… COCONUT CREAM! These coconut cream bath bombs is officially my new favorite bath bomb scent. Close runners up include the birthday cake bath bomb, raspberry pie bath bomb, and the allergy relief lavender lemon bath bombs.

Coconut Cream Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduation gifts, or even just gifts to yourself so you can relax! They are almost as fun to make as they are to use! Seeing the joy on someone’s face as they open a gift with bath bombs in it is a major bonus, too.  [Read more…]

How to Dress for a Music Festival (Tips from a Concert Junky)

I have seen more concerts than I can even count. I love them! I love the experience of seeing someone’s raw talent live, while taking in all of the atmosphere of each concert and venue. It has been a passion of mine since I was 14 years old. I went to my very first music festival the summer after my freshman year and it totally opened my eyes up to a world that I instantly fell in love with.

At my first music festival, I had no idea how to dress. It was in the middle of the summer and I wore pants, a tank top, and white shoes. So many bad choices! I quickly learned that my legs were way too hot in full length pants and that my white shoes weren’t going to be white when I left at the end of the day.

As I went to more and more concerts and music festivals, I became a little smarter. I am going to share a few of my music festival dressing tips that I have learned over the last MANY concert going years.

Music Festival Dressing Tips [Read more…]

Putting Olay Infusions to the Tilt Test

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

By now, you know how much I love Olay Cleansing Infusions! I also know that many of you have purchased it for yourself and are loving the results as well!

Olay Cleansing Infusions

I put Olay Cleansing Infusion body wash and face wash to the test to see if it really would make my skin glow. Olay introduced the world to what they like to call the Tilt Test. After you have been using Olay Cleansing Infusion, you can tilt your skin in the light and literally see your skin glow! I feel like when my skin is this radiant, I feel more radiant on the inside as well. [Read more…]

Braided Cross-Over Ponytail | Quick and Simple Hair

Let’s face it, most days we don’t have time to do intense hairstyles that take loads of time. Most days, we have 5-10 minutes to do our hair before we have to get to appointments. That is why I am excited to start bringing more quick and simple hairstyles! To kick off this series, I am bringing you one of my absolute favorite hairdos for busy days. This braided cross over ponytail looks like it took a lot of effort, but it only takes 5-10 minutes to do and it can easily be done with wet hair!

Quick and Simple Hair Braided Cross Over Ponytail on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]