Alternative Options for Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are one of the biggest trends in makeup right now. They have been around for kind of a long time, but their popularity has really skyrocketed in the past few years. Lash extensions can look really beautiful, but they don’t always. There are many bad eyelashes out there. They can also be quite expensive and time consuming to keep up. That’s why I think it is so important to know what some of your other options are before committing to eyelash extensions!

Alternative Options for Eyelash Extensions on www.girllovesglam.com

In my newest video, I shared a few alternative options to eyelash extensions. Of course you can still choose to go with the lash extensions, but at least you will be going into it more educated. [Read more…]

First Try: BareMinerals Gen Nude Collection

Before any of you start thinking I am a pro at everything, let me tell you a little story. I am not a pro at everything (shocker)! I was so excited to bring to you a new video series I will be doing once a month. It is called First Try and I will be trying new products for the first time on camera and sharing my opinion of those products and seeing how user friendly they are on the first try. Well the first one is coming to you today… sort of.

First Try: BareMinerals Gen Nude Collection

As you can see, I filmed my video and tried the products. The problem is that when I went to go edit the video, there was no sound. NO SOUND! This is just a happy reminder that not all bloggers can afford to pay for a film crew and have to rely on their own knowledge to do just about everything. Sadly, that came back to bite me this time around and I honestly have no idea why it did that! The good news is that I did try these products and really liked them and would love to still give you the info about them so you can go give them a try too! [Read more…]

Light and Simple Summer Makeup Tutorial

Summer is in full swing! As much as I love the summertime, I don’t always love the hot temperatures that seem to melt off all of my makeup. I have learned over the years to keep my makeup pretty light when it is hot outside. It is tempting to just skip the makeup all together, but I always feel so much better when I have makeup on my face. Even a small amount of makeup can boost my confidence enough that it is worth wearing makeup when the temperature is hot. I have come up with an easy summer makeup look that is light and simple. It takes me less than 10 minutes from start to finish to put on each day and I love how it feels!

Light and Simple Summer Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Floral and Polka Dot Acrylic Makeup Case

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Need a great Mother’s Day gift idea? Mother’s Day can be hard holiday to shop for because you want your gift to be thoughtful. The problem is a lot of thoughtful gifts aren’t necessarily things that mom can use. I love the idea of combining both a practical gift with something thoughtful that she will love. That’s why I decided to cover a clear acrylic makeup case with vinyl to turn it into a floral and polka dot makeup holder and fill it with some of my favorite beauty products as the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Floral Polka Dot Makeup Organizer

I think the best gifts to give are the ones that you would love to receive yourself. I know that I would love to receive this as a gift! It was really easy to make, so I will probably be making a duplicate for my own bathroom counter as well! To make your own you need… [Read more…]

Luminess Air Airbrush Makeup System Review

I have wanted to own a makeup airbrush system for a long time. When I was in beauty school, we learned a little bit about them and at the time, they weren’t affordable at all. A lot has changed in the world of airbrush makeup in the last decade and I love that airbrush makeup is something that anyone can have the ability to do in their own home now! It isn’t something that is just exclusive to makeup artists anymore. Luminess Air sent me an Airbrush Makeup System to review and it has been so fun to try it out!

(Tip: If you are interesting in purchasing something from Luminess Air, scroll to the bottom of this post for an exclusive 20% off coupon!)

Airbrush Makeup Review on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

50 Halloween Hair and Makeup Tutorials

I L-O-V-E Halloween! I am obsessed with the seeing the creativity that can go into costumes and I wanted to collect a compilation of some of my favorites that I have seen around online. They are goooood! Here are 50 Halloween hair and makeup tutorials that you do not want to miss!

Halloween Hair and Makeup Tutorials on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Favorite Hair and Makeup Product Finds

I was able to peel myself off of the hundreds of moving boxes that seem to be taking up every inch of my house. I feel like I haven’t been home all summer with my trip to NYC and all of the family events we had throughout the summer. The funny thing was that I came home from our last trip away and was excited to be back, without any plans of leaving for quite some time. Just a few days later, Dave was offered a new job and we had to make plans to be out of our house in just 2 weeks! Sound familiar? It’s basically the exact same scenerio as last year, only this time we aren’t trying to sell our house and go through a kitchen makeover.

What I am getting at, is I tried to take a step back from blogging a bit this summer because things were so hectic and was thrilled to be back at it, just when life became chaotic again! I promise that I have some really great things in store just around the corner, once we get a little more settled in! I realized that I have been finding some really great products that I have been dying to tell you all about, but I haven’t had a chance to film at all and didn’t want to wait any longer to tell you about them, so you get a good ol’ blog post because it just can’t wait any longer! I would find far too many products to tell you about if I waited.

Favorite Hair and MakeupProducts 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…]

Makeup Makeover: Crystal from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Makeup makeover for Crystal, of the blog A Pumpkin and a Princess.

I remember being pretty intimidated to meet Crystal from the blog, A Pumpkin and a Princess a few years ago. When I say meet, I mean online. I was starting a little group where we would chat about blogging topics and someone had suggested having her join in. If you have seen her blog you would know exactly why I was intimidated. This girl has serious talent! As soon as she opened her mouth, I knew I didn’t need to be intimidated at all! This girl is literally one of the nicest humans I have ever met!

A few months later, I met her in real life and she was even better when there wasn’t a computer screen between us. Since then, we have been to many more conferences together and I enjoy every second hanging out with her. This girl LOVES beauty products… maybe even more than I do if that is even possible. She was nervous about doing her makeup last year and she asked me to do her eye shadow one day. I taught her a few tricks and she really liked what we came up with. This year, I convinced her to let me play with her face some more for her very own Girl Loves Glam makeover!

Girl Loves Glam Makeover: Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess

Now, this obviously isn’t an everyday look. It is pretty glammed up, but I wanted to make Crystal look like the foxy momma she is! Blog conferences are fun because it gives moms a chance to get dolled up, without worrying about real life and I wanted to let Crystal embrace that (in a total glamorous way) for the day!

Let’s take a look at her before… [Read more…]

Makeover: Natalie of My Sister’s Suitcase

Makeup makeover for Natalie of the blog, My Sister’s Suitcase. 

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Girl Loves Glam Makeover with Natalie on www.girllovesglam.com

I absolutely love this girl! Natalie was one of my very first blogger friends that I ever made. She is hilarious, beautiful, and crazy talented! She is half of the talent of the blog, My Sister’s Suitcase. Natalie has a lot going on in her life. She is a mom of three, she blogs, she is a wife, and she just moved! She deserved this makeover! She wanted to have a look that felt natural, but made her feel like a million bucks.

Let’s take a look at her before picture. [Read more…]