Simple Skincare

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It is no secret that I love beauty products. I love trying new products! There aren’t many products that I continually purchase. Not because I don’t love them, but because I love trying new things! Because my skin is constantly going through changing routines as I try different products, I have been on the look for products with really simple ingredients. I have tried a few that just haven’t felt up to par with previous skincare products that I have used, but I finally found a simple skincare system that I have been really enjoying!

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My Favorite Overachieving Olay Product

I have tried many products over the years. There are some that I just can’t get enough of and I have shared many of those products with you. I don’t think I have been quite as impressed with a skincare product as I was when I tried the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream! It is unlike any product I have ever tried before, especially in the price range that Olay is in.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream on www.girllovesglam.com

Apparently I am not the only one feeling this way about the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream! In an independent test by the Good Housekeeping Institute, they found that Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream outperforms 10 top creams, including one with a price tag of over $400! It sounds silly, but I feel like I need to start thinking a lot more about anti-aging products now that I am nearing the age of 30. I have heard so many people say that they wished they would have started their anti-aging routine earlier in life.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Review on www.girllovesglam.com

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Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Cleaner

Let’s face it, cleaning makeup brushes isn’t the most enjoyable activity to do. Because of that, often times it gets put off and we are left with dirty brushes that cause uneven makeup application and breakouts on our skin. It is so important to clean your makeup brushes! I used totally dread cleaning them, but I have learned a few tricks to making the process a little faster and more enjoyable. I want to share my top two makeup brush cleaning techniques and my top secret homemade brush cleaner!

Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Brush Cleaner Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

You can watch my video where I demo both of my preferred methods and scroll down for links to everything you need to wash your makeup brushes and beauty blenders! [Read more…]

What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear With Eye Colors

I get a lot of questions about what eyeshadow colors look best on people. There are a lot of different factors that can go into it, if we really want to get technical. Instead of diving so far into it that it scares you away from trying new colors, I want to encourage you to try other colors based on your eye color. Here are what eyeshadow colors you should wear based on your eye color. I will explain a little further in detail below the infographic. If you need this graphic for reference, pin it on your Pinterest board or print out and put it in your makeup bag!

Best Eyeshadow Colors for Your Eye Colors on www.girllovesglam.com

Before I dive into each color, I want you to remember to think about your skin tone when you are choosing eyeshadow colors as well. If you have green eyes but you have cool toned skin, you should probably stay away from the warm orange and warm brown. Just use our best judgement and if you can’t tell what tones you should use, try experimenting and see for yourself what colors are working or not working with your skin tone. Both Sephora and Ulta have great return policies if you purchase something that you don’t love!  [Read more…]

Olay 28 Day Skin Study Results

This post is sponsored by Olay and Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are  my own. #28DaysofOlay

After having a baby, my skin has really struggled. There are so many hormones that have made my skin randomly breakout and the lack of sleep has left my skin looking pretty lifeless! I was in need of a major skin makeover.

Before Olay Skin Study on www.girllovesglam.com

I took action to make my skin better by using the Olay Skin Advisor Tool. It is a pretty amazing tool! You just visit https://skinadvisor.olay.com/ on your mobile device and follow the instructions it gives you. You take a photo of yourself when you aren’t wearing any makeup and the Skin Advisor will analyze your skin and give your a skin age estimate. Once you get your skin age, it gives specific product recommendations for your skincare needs. All of the products it recommends are available for purchase at Walmart, so it isn’t going to be sending you on a crazy hunt for all of the products.

Olay Skin Study Products on www.girllovesglam.com

The Skin Advisor actually told me that my skin age was 26. I was pleasantly surprised that it was two years younger than my actual age. But then it did point out that I had a lot of dark circles under my eyes and that my skin could use some brightening. I couldn’t agree more! There were two Olay products recommendations that I really wanted to try using for my eyes and face during my 28 day skin study. I used the Olay Total Effects 7 Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser to rejuvenate my skin and I used the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream to help with the “tired mom” look I had going on before.

Olay Skin Study Results on www.girllovsglam.com

It is actually pretty crazy to see just how much my skin changed in 28 days. The biggest difference that I have noticed is how much brighter my skin is. My skin literally seems to radiate from within. I can see the biggest change under my eyes. I don’t think I realized how bad the bags under my eyes had gotten until I see what it is like without them!

You can try your own skin study by using the free Olay Skin Advisor tool and purchasing the product recommendations it gives you. I want to know about your results!

Coconut Avocado Face Mask

There is just nothing like having a nice, relaxing evening after a long day. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes the next few days feel completely different because I am refreshed and energized. One thing I like to do on nights that I get to treat myself is I like to put a facial mask on. They can get a little expensive, but thankfully there are tons of great homemade options that are totally affordable and easy to make. One of my favorites is a coconut avocado face mask. It is packed full of moisture and makes my skin feel great!

Coconut Avocado Face Mask on www.girllovesglam.com

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All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less Than $1!

I hadn’t ever used skin exfoliant until I was in beauty school. I struggled with clogged pores all through high school and when I found out that all I had to do to make my skin look about 1,000 times better was by exfoliating, I was thrilled! The problem was that the skincare line that was used at my beauty school was quite expensive and I hated spending that much money for an exfoliant. After I started working in a day spa, I learned a trick to creating the perfect skin exfoliant for less than $1!

All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less than $1 on www.girllovesglam.com

The thing I love the most about creating my own exfoliant is that I have complete control over how intense the exfoliator is. Sometimes my skin needs to be exfoliated more than other times and I have total control over that when I make my own!  [Read more…]

Valentine’s Date Makeup

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Know Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% mine.

Valentine’s Day is one day each year that I look forward to getting dolled up. Busy moms don’t get the opportunity to get dressed up very often, so I like to really embrace the experience when I have the opportunity. However, getting ready for a date doesn’t need to take as long as it once did when I was in high school or college. Thankfully I have discovered a few products that make doing my makeup easy and it looks a whole lot better than my makeup did in college!

Valentine's Date Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com

I love the idea of highlighting natural beauty, so that I can feel more like the best version of myself rather than not feel like myself at all. I believe this Valentine’s date makeup look does just that! [Read more…]

New Obsession from Burt’s Bees

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

If you have followed along for a while, you know that I have tried out many Burt’s Bees products over the years. Spoiler alert, I have loved every product I have tried from them! Whether it is skincare, facial makeup, or lip products, I have always been impressed with the quality of products made by Burt’s Bees. I was excited to find out about the new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oils and to give them a try!

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Gorgeous Makeup Organization Ideas

It is the time of year where all of a sudden every corner of the house feels like it is full of clutter! It makes my little OCD heart happy to scroll through social media and see beautiful, organized spaces everywhere. One area that I am constantly trying to keep organized is my bathroom. Between all of the hair and makeup products taking up space in the bathroom, the space can get cluttered pretty quickly. I found some really gorgeous makeup organization ideas that I just know will help my bathroom look beautiful while being more organized and I hope they help you too!

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