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.

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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…]

Everyday Makeup Routine: YouTube Monday

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Another YouTube Monday is upon us! I have been asked a lot about my everyday makeup routine. I toyed around with the idea of doing a blog post about it, but there are just too many steps to explain in text form. Videos require more effort and it took me a while, but I finally filmed my everyday makeup routine and it is here for your viewing pleasure!

Everyday Makeup Routine on www.girllovesglam.com

 

I show you step by step of my makeup routine that I use almost everyday (and you get to hear a little girl who refused to take a nap in the background, BONUS!). I hope this helps answer any of your questions about my routine. Feel free to ask any questions that you might have. I will have a full list of all of the products that I used, with links to each of them under the video. Enjoy! [Read more…]

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!

Longer Lasting Lipstick Trick on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

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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Without… [Read more…]

2014 Fall Hair and Makeup Trends

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2014 Fall Hair and Makeup Trends on www.girllovesglam.com

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.

Five Minute Makeup Routine on www.girllovesglam.com

The key to creating a quick and easy makeup look is [Read more…]