How to Cut Your Own Split Ends

When I was in a salon full time, my clients would ask me how they could extend the wear of their haircut. I would give them shampoo, conditioner, and hair product recommendations, but the trick that they seemed to be most excited about was when I would teach them how to cut your own split ends.

Cutting your own split ends isn’t as scary as it sounds. You aren’t changing your haircut in any way and you aren’t even taking length off of your hair. You are simply cutting the split ends off of your hair, in order to keep your hair healthy and let you go a few extra weeks between haircuts. Let’s face it, most people drag the weeks between haircuts anyway, so why not have the tools you need to keep your hair healthy between them rather than getting to the cosmetologist with hair that is totally destroyed from split ends.

How to Cut Your Split Ends At Home

How to Cut Your Own Split Ends

By cutting your own split ends, you can go a little longer in between haircuts or just make sure that your hair is in tip top shape all of the time. Cutting my own split ends is really my biggest secret to having healthy, beautiful hair! And guess what? It isn’t hard to do at all! In fact, it is easy enough that any of you can do it! All you need is a comb and a pair of scissors. [Read more…]

World’s Best Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

I’m about to let you all in on a secret of mine. I don’t have many recipes that are all my own, but this rice krispie treats recipe is one of the few that I can call my own. I experimented over several years until I found the perfect combination of salt, butter, Rice Krispies, and marshmallows… and I finally found it. But then I didn’t want to share it. I wanted to keep it to myself. I finally had myself a “secret recipe” that I could keep to myself. But then I started taking these blissful squares to parties and family functions and more people started asking for the recipe and I realized that the people NEED my secret world’s best rice krispie treats recipe!

World's Best Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

These rice krispie treats have been served at my brother’s wedding, family parties, and consumed on countless lazy Sunday afternoons. They are addicting, delicious, and dare I say… perfect!  [Read more…]

Educational Apps and Websites We Love

We are huge advocates of educational apps and games. We have used them for years! Sometimes screen time can be a delicate balance, but if there is plenty of educational screen time happening, I don’t mind more screen time. We have tried lots of different learning apps and websites, but I wanted to feature our top 3 favorites.

Top Educational Apps for Kids on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Awesome Wet N Wild Walgreens Coupon

I love a good coupon, but especially when that coupon can be used on beauty products! I have been a fan of Wet N Wild for basically my entire life. I recently tried their Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters and it totally made me fall in love with them all over again. When I went to Walgreens this week, I picked up one of their Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks to try out.

Wet N Wild Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks [Read more…]

Ginger Grapefruit Detox Bath Bomb Recipe

These ginger grapefruit detox bath bombs are the perfect way to relax and invigorate your body after a long week. The ginger helps relieve sore muscles and grapefruit oil helps keep your body free of toxins and keeps your skin clean. This combination of scents is so dreamy, too! It is perfection!

Ginger Grapefruit Detox Bath Bomb Recipe

If you haven’t ever made bath bombs, now is the time to start! Not only is it a lot less expensive, but it is so fun! To make this ginger grapefruit bath bomb recipe you need… [Read more…]

Back to School Clothes: Choosing Quality Pieces

This post is brought to you by Abercrombie Kids. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

If I have learned one important lesson about children’s clothes, it’s that choosing quality pieces is so important! Kids can be really hard on their clothes and if the clothes aren’t made to last, they aren’t going to last. If I am going to be spending my hard earned money on back to school clothes, I want them to make it through the school year. This has become even more important to me since having a second daughter. I know that any clothes that last through the first one can be passed down to the second one. As my younger daughter has grown into more clothes of her sister’s, you can definitely tell what items were made to stand the test of time and which ones were a total waste of money. That is why we did our back to school shopping at Abercrombie Kids this year. The jeans at Abercrombie Kids are super high quality and I know they’ll make it through the years.

Abercrombie Kids Back to School

Outfit featuring Abercrombie Kids Tees (2 for $15 ends 8/28) and Abercrombie Kids pull-on jean leggings (2 for $15 ends 8/28) [Read more…]

Spicy Marinated Vegetables

These spicy marinated vegetables are always a hit! This recipe is easy to follow and your friends will be talking about this for months, I promise! It makes the perfect side dish for any neighborhood barbecue or your family meal.

Spicy Marinated Vegetables Recipe

Several years ago, I went to a neighborhood barbecue. I saw the most delicious looking vegetables that smelled even better than they looked. I scooped up a plateful and what happened next, is nothing short of a love story. The taste of these vegetables was just as I felt heaven would taste like. I had to know who made this. Finally, I found the woman I had been looking for. When I asked her if I could have the recipe, she paused. She then explained that the recipe for spicy marinated vegetables had been given to her by a friend who had kept the recipe a secret for years! [Read more…]

Back to School Beauty: Items to Keep in your Bag

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine.

Back to school brings lots of new chaos and challenges into our lives. What it doesn’t need to bring is an excuse to ignore our beauty routine! Walmart has a ton of great Burt’s Bees products you need to get ready for back to college and school. Whether you are a busy mom who is taking her kids to and from school, or you are a high school or college student staying up late and waking up early for class, your beauty routine shouldn’t be ignored just because of the chaos.

Burt's Bees Back to School

The summer spent in the sun can be hard on your skin and it is important to give your skin the attention it needs with the changing of seasons. That is why I absolutely love Burt’s Bees beauty products from Walmart. I know that they are made with ingredients that my skin loves and I know I can trust them! [Read more…]

Five Minute Face Using Drugstore Makeup

There is a lot of underrated drugstore makeup out there. I have been testing out different drugstore makeup items that are similar to high end makeup items that I already love. Some items worked better than others, but in the end I found some really great alternatives to the pricey items I was using before. To make the deal even sweeter, all of the items that I used on my five minute makeup look are included in the Kroger spend $15, save $5 (mix & match) sale they have right now. I got all of my beauty products at my local Smith’s Marketplace and was able to save on every item that I bought! This spend $15, save $5 deal is from 7/25-8/7, so hurry and take advantage of this offer while you can!

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Disney Character Inspired Picture Frame

We just got back from a trip to Disneyland and it was just the best! I am pretty sure I was the most annoying Instagrammer on my personal account because I posted all of my photos so they could be added to my photo books. But I also wanted to be able to see a photo to remind us of our trip all of the time. I had looked at picture frames at the Disney store, but they were just too pricey! Thankfully with a little vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo, I could whip up something I like even better than anything I saw at the Disneyland shops!

Disney Vacation Picture Frame on www.girllovesglam.com

I love the song, “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” because I grew up watching a Disneyland sing-a-long that had that song in it. To me, no song screams Disneyland more than that one! I knew that the lyrics, “My, oh my what a wonderful day” would sum up our trip perfectly! To make this frame, I used… [Read more…]