Longer Lasting Lipstick Trick

You guys are going to be kind of mad at me after you hear about this secret I have been keeping from you. I will just apologize in advance that I haven’t shared this sooner. I have a super easy trick to keep my lipstick on longer! I was sick and tired of having my lipstick come right off time and time again and was SO excited when I learned about this longer lasting lipstick trick!

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A Makeover

I have wanted to start doing makeovers on here for a while now, but just kept putting it off. I really enjoy doing makeovers, but just wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump on the bandwagon of doing them on my blog. After debating it for months, I decided to jump right in when my friend Christi asked me if I would help her glam up her look. She is a mom of four boys who keep her busy with their extra curricular activities and her job at a daycare. She deserved a glamorous look that made her feel fabulous!

Easy makeup to make you look totally glamorous on www.girllovesglam.com

She wanted me to give her a look that was glamorous and perfect for special occasions, but could be played down a little too for an everyday look. That is exactly what we were able to achieve! [Read more…]

Brave and Beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “

Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.

Me along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don’t need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag – #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat’s attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!

Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!

With makeup…

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2014 Fall Hair and Makeup Trends

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Fall is totally a bittersweet moment each year for me. I love the heat and the sunshine that the summer brings, but there is something pretty magical about Fall. I love layering clothing, sipping on hot chocolate, and freezing my booty off at football games. Every year, I love to stock up on all of the September fashion magazines to see what all of the trends will be for the next season. I find time after I have tucked my busy two year old into bed and curl up on the couch to devour every last page of these magazines. It is a small moment in time that I an escape from being a small time stay at home mom in Idaho and pretend that I am a fashionista who can afford the gorgeous Fall pieces shown on the catwalks.

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Five Minute Makeup Routine

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I like having a few different makeup looks that I know I can count on when I am in a hurry. I have one for when I only have three minutes to spare that you can find HERE, but sometimes I am in a hurry and have a little more time than that. On those days, I want to have a little more makeup on my face so that I can feel like I am done up for the day and can have the confidence that my makeup looks great all day long.

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Perfect Mascara Application for Gorgeous Lashes

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You know you have seen that girl. The one with the spiders on her eyes? Oh wait! Those spiders are just her eyelashes! Yep. It is a serious issue and it is one of my biggest pet peeves ever! You have probably also seen that girl who wears false lashes or eyelash extensions that look totally fake. I am not against false lashes or eyelash extensions as long as they still look natural. The problem is a lot of times, they don’t look natural at all! Women go to all lengths to take their lashes to new lengths! They want the perfect lashes but can’t seem to find the perfect mascara to do the job for them. Well, guess what? There isn’t a perfect mascara to do the job! There are a few simple steps you can follow to create perfectly flawless lashes that are natural! You don’t need to be a makeup artist to be able to perfect your mascara application. All you need to do is follow these easy steps.

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You will need…

*Mascara with small, fine wand (I like to use the Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara)

*Mascara with rubber wand (I use the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara)

*Mascara that is for fullness or volume (I currently am loving the Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara)

*Full size eyelash curler (I use the Elf Studio one)

*Small eyelash curler (I use the Elf  Studio one)

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First, you want to curl your eyelashes with the full sized eyelash curler. You want to start at the base and curl and then come out a little and curl again and again a little further out so the curl comes out naturally instead of just having one crease at the base. Go back with the small eyelash curler and curl the inside and outside lashes to really make them pop.

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Now, put a really thin coat of the mascara with the fine wand. Only put this on your top lashes. Let the mascara dry completely before moving onto the next step. It takes about 2-3 minutes to dry. I suggest moving onto a different part of your makeup routine while you let it try. If you don’t let your mascara dry completely in between coats, it can become very clumpy.

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Apply another thin coat of mascara on your top eyelashes. This time you will be applying the mascara with the rubber wand. Make sure that you are only applying a very thin coat. Let your mascara dry completely before moving onto the next step.

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Now for your final type of mascara! The mascara for volume should be used last because you can be slightly more generous with the coat that you put on your lashes. Apply a coat of this mascara on your top lashes.

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Then apply a coat of the same mascara on your bottom lashes. They only need one coat of mascara.

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Now you have gorgeous lashes! This may seem like a little bit of work, but I promise it doesn’t take long when you are doing other things between each coat of mascara. The results are TOTALLY worth it!

Since I know you loved this beauty post so much, you need to check out these other great makeup posts too!

3 Minute Face

Holiday Makeup Look

Zoey Deschanel Inspired Makeup

Easy Summer Makeup Tips

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I am all about making life sweet and simple during the summer. That includes my makeup look. I am way too busy creating awesome memories with my family to fuss too much about my makeup. Summer beauty should be about simplicity that doesn’t have to be touched up much throughout the day. I put together a simple makeup look that is chock full of my favorite makeup tips that you can rock everyday this summer.

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Remember how I said simple? Most days, I use only about five beauty items.

*Foundation

*Sunscreen

*Lip color

*Mascara

*Eyebrow color

Here is how I use each of those items to create my perfect summer look…

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The first thing I do, is start with a light sunscreen. This Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen is just the right texture. I mix the sunscreen with my liquid foundation. Depending on how my skin is, I mix more or less foundation with my sunscreen to give the DIY tinted moisturizer more or less coverage. I put my tinted moisturizer all over my face. Then, I fill in my eyebrows. Don’t ever skip filling in your eyebrows!

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Next comes the mascara. For me, summertime means water fun. Not that I am lounging by the pool or anything, but I tend to get wet a lot during the summer. Most of the time it is just getting sprinkled at a splash park, or sprayed in the face by a sprinkler I am trying to move on my lawn. I use nothing but waterproof mascara during the summer. I have learned to really love this Revlon Lash Potion mascara. It helps your lashes grow while you wear it!

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Lastly, comes the lip color. I decided to try the Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain. Instead of a lipstick, this is a lip stain that adds color to your lips that won’t wear off like lipstick does. I am pretty much obsessed with this stuff! The color is fantastic.

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Right now is just the right time to stock up on all of your summer beauty must haves! Walgreens has some seriously killer deals happening right now including a coupon for a free travel-size makeup brush set with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase! You can get that coupon HERE. This offer runs through August 30.

Now it is your turn to spill your secrets! What are your summer beauty essentials?

Zoey Deschanel Inspired Makeup Look

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Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? It’s Kenz! I am obsessed with New Girl. I think every girl who watches that show somehow feels a connection to Zoey Deschanel’s character, Jessica Day. Inside we are all a little quirky and awkward just like Jess. Although Zoey Deschanel plays such an awkward character, there is nothing awkward about how absolutely gorgeous she is. She has the greatest style in and out of character in every show she is on. I always love her makeup, so I created a tutorial for a makeup look inspired by her.

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I always love the makeup that Zoey wears. I like that it isn’t totally polished and that it looks a little messy sometimes. That makes it more realistic. The two things that always stand out to me with Zoey Deschanel is her flawless, porcelain like skin and her gorgeous eyelashes that frame her blue eyes. I knew that teaming up with Rimmel for this look would be perfect because of their Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and Stay Matte Foundation. Drugstore mascara usually gets a bad reputation, but I absolutely love the Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara! It makes lashes fan out perfectly, while giving them plenty of volume too. Drugstore foundation has an even worse reputation. I can honestly say that the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation was the first drugstore foundation that I have really loved! It totally perfected the flaws on my face, while still letting my face feel like it could breathe.

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You can find both of those Rimmel products at Walmart, in the makeup section. Rimmel is also celebrating their 180 year anniversary and will be putting a $1 off coupon in the Sunday newspaper for each of these two products so make sure to grab your coupon before you head to Walmart to buy your makeup!

Now for the fun part. How YOU can create a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look of your own. You need…

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 *Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

*Blush

*Cream colored eye shadow

*Plum colored eye shadow

*Rose shimmer eye shadow

*Dark brown colored eye shadow

*Eyebrow makeup

*Bright colored lipstick

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1. Apply foundation on your face with a sponge.

2. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

3. Brush rose shimmer eye shadow to your eyelid, from crease to lash line.

4. Brush dark brown colored eye shadow in crease and edge of eyelid.

5. Brush cream colored eyelid from eyebrow down to crease, blending the other colors together.

6. Smudge rose shimmer eye shadow into the bottom lash line.

7. Line upper lash line with plum colored eye shadow. Use an angled eyeliner brush and smudge it into the lash line.

8. Fill in eyebrows using the eyebrow makeup of your choice.

9. Apply bright colored lipstick.

Bam! You have officially created a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look!

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Robert Jones Beauty Academy Review: Part 1

Remember when I told you I was going to start taking online classes to become a certified makeup artist through the Robert Jones Beauty Academy? Well, it is happening now! I am going to keep all of you posted on my progress throughout the entire journey. I can’t wait to keep you in the loop!

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I have only been a legitimate student of the Robert Jones Beauty Academy for a week now and I already feel like I learned so much from the first video! In the first video, he did makeup on a model while he explained how he did it and why he did what he did. He didn’t go into major detail because those videos are coming up, but even just watching him work was so informative for me. I took 2 1/2 pages of notes as I watched that 30 minute video. I tried some of his techniques the next day when I did my makeup. I love how fresh and natural it looks while still highlighting the good parts!

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I can’t wait to continue to learn from Robert Jones and to bring you all with me throughout the journey. Be sure to check back to see more of my reviews about the Robert Jones Beauty Academy. If you are interested in becoming a certified makeup artist through the Robert Jones Beauty Academy, you can find more details HERE. If you are interested in getting makeup tips from Robert Jones, you can sign up for those HERE.

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Words can’t even describe how excited I am to share this news with you today! Dreams really do come true!

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to go listen to Robert Jones speak. If you don’t know who Robert Jones is, you are missing out. Just because you don’t know his name, doesn’t mean you haven’t seen his work. He is a celebrity makeup artist who has done makeup for celebrities like Selena Gomez and Cindy Crawford. He has also done the makeup for many makeup ads, especially mascara!

 Robert Jones Beauty and Girl Loves Glam Collab

Robert was charming, funny, and crazy talented. He reminded all of us that it is okay to be a perfectionist! It is actually good to be a perfectionist. I also loved that he pointed out that it is beneficial to do your hair before doing your makeup. I am a strong believer in that! Don’t melt your makeup off with your hot tools, ladies!

Well, here is the exciting part! Robert Jones has started his very own Robert Jones Beauty Academy! Let me explain to you what that means. It means, that up until now, if you want to become a makeup artist, you were pretty much self taught. Many makeup artists have gone to special effects makeup school, cosmetology school, or gotten a degree in some sort of art. Robert Jones created an online course to teach people how to be makeup artists without having to go to school for something they aren’t interested in. It is amazing! You have to test out of each level in order to move up in the system, so you know you are becoming a real pro as you learn more. To attend the Robert Jones Beauty Academy, it is only $24.95 a month, or $299 a year (it is actually on a special for $249 right now)! Amazing, right? I am going to be starting as a student in his academy next month and I can’t wait to tell you all about my experience! I will keep you updated. If you are interested in becoming a makeup artist through the Robert Jones Beauty Academy, you can find more info HERE.

Robert Jones Beauty Makeup Kit

This is the makeup that Robert brought to teach one class. It was out of control amazing!

But what if you don’t want to be a makeup artist? What if you just want to learn how to do your own makeup? Robert Jones has an option for you too! He is offering 7 days of free lessons for real girls like you! Learn about your face shape, your eye shape, and how to customize your makeup to who you are! You can sign up for free, HERE.

Who’s excited to join me in my Robert Jones Beauty Academy journey?!