Sally Hair Dare: Dry and Damaged Hair

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sally Beauty.

I took the dare, the Sally (Hair) Dare, that is! The Sally (Hair) Dare is daring to try products from Sally Beauty, many of which are under $10, to fix your hair issues. They even have a money-back policy! My hair is naturally curly/wavy and I am constantly putting it through a lot in order to fight against my natural texture. Because I put a lot of heat on my hair and I color it often, I have a lot of damaged hair on my head.

Before Sally Hair Dare on www.girllovesglam.com

I wanted to take the Sally (Hair) Dare to try products and see what they could do for my hair. [Read more…]

10 Things Every Beauty Lover Should Ask for This Christmas

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I have fallen in love with several beauty products and tools over my lifetime. I get asked all of the time what products and tools I suggest that people should ask for as gifts and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share my top ten products that I think would be great for ANYONE who loves beauty products! I feel like I can’t ever think of things to ask for for Christmas and hopefully this helps jump start a list of your own!

Beauty Christmas Wish List on www.girllovesglam.com

Here are the goods! [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…]

Beauty Favorites October 2014 Video

It is time for another month of showing off my favorite things! You know how you feel when you find something awesome and you just want everyone you know to know about it? That’s how I feel about a lot of things. I try out so many new things that I find myself with a lot of favorites! That’s why I share so many favorites with all of you.

October 2014 Beauty Favorites on www.girllovesglam.com

This month is no different than before. I found more things that I absolutely love! Watch the video and see what all of my favorites are and below the video are links to all of them. For the eyeliners and lip liner, there is even a giveaway too! Find out about it below the video.

Got 2b Rise n’ Shine products. Luminous Lift Hairspray. Radiant Bounce Whipped Mousse. Gleaming Height Pomade. Glistening Full Blow Dry Cream.

-Soho Naturals brushes. Counter Top Kabuki Brush. Blush brush. Smoky Eye Set.

Brush Egg

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Konjac Cleansing Sponge

Younique Lipliners and Eyeliners from Alissa. For anyone who purchases anything from her site, she is holding a giveaway for a free lipgloss!

What products are you obsessing over this month?

Getting Gorgeous Skin While I Sleep

I have a crazy schedule. Between being a mom, a wife, a blogger, and having various church responsibilities, I find myself getting very little sleep which leaves my skin looking very tired after a while. I recently just tried Montagne Juenesse Renew You Sleep Spa masks and I have seen a HUGE difference!

Renew You Pure Oils Sleep Spa

I didn’t have the highest expectations before trying these because I just didn’t think that adding that many nutrients to my skin would be that simple!

Before I tried the sleep mask, I looked tired and my skin was very dry.

Before using sleep mask

After one night of using the sleep mask, my after photo isn’t just fantastically different, it is now an ahhhhhfter photo!

After using Renew You Mask

Mind freaking blown! It is amazing what just one night using these sleep masks can do, even without any makeup! I think it is so important to have healthy skin that can shine through the makeup when you do wear it.

The sleep mask is really easy to use. You just put the fabric mask that is soaked in nutrients on your face and let it sit for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes is up, take the fabric mask off and rub the extra product into your skin and let it sit on your face all night long as you sleep. The natural ingredients work overnight to give you gorgeous skin! It works like nothing else I have ever tried. You can find the Montagne Jeunesse Renew You Sleep Spa Masks at Ulta. The box comes with 4 masks and retails for only $14.99! Best deal ever, right? With the added hydration, toning abilities, and the ability to remove impurities you have no reason why you shouldn’t try it! There is nothing better than having healthy, beautiful skin to show off.

What kinds of skin troubles do you have that could be solved by using the Montagne Jeunesse Renew You Sleep Spa Masks?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Video: Favorite Sun Protection Products

It is a well known fact by now that I love trying out new products. I really enjoy trying out sun protection products when summertime rolls around because it seems like every year there are a few new products that come out that are even better than the previous year. There are great, new innovative ideas that once I try the products out, I don’t see how I ever lived without them. That is how I feel about the products that I am sharing in my newest video! I am talking all things sun production, just in time for Summer!

A Beauty Blogger's Favorite Sun Protection Products on www.girllovesglam.com

Now for the video! See why I love each of these products.

Now to give you all of the links and details you need to get your hands on all of these products I just talked about.

The best sun protection products to use on your skin this summer on www.girllovesglam.com

 

MASQUELIER’S Solederm After Sun Solution (Both the body lotion and the facial cream)

Neutrogena Wet Skin

Coppertone Continuous Spray

Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days

I did receive some of these products without charge, but was not required to blog about them. I did not receive any other compensation. I really do use these, love them, and recommend you try them out!

Video: Beauty Blogger’s Skin Routine

My skin routine has changed several times in my life and I am sure it will continue to evolve as I develop my knowledge of all things beauty and skincare, but I can honestly say that I love how my skin has been looking lately. Because of that, I want to share my skin routine with you. Maybe all of these products will be perfect for you and maybe none of them will be, but here is the beauty of my skin care routine. It is affordable! If I can find an inexpensive product that works well, I am not going to keep looking for a fancier product that would do the same thing. I am a cheapo! So with that being said, yes there are probably better products out there than the ones that I use. BUT for the price I am paying for my current skin routine, I am happy with the results!

beauty blogger's skin routine on www.girllovesglam.com

Because it is YouTube Monday around these parts, you get to enjoy this post via video. I will tell you what products I use, how I use them, and how often I use them. Under the video, there are links to each of these products so you can try them out for yourself!

Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Pads

Night of Olay Firming Cream

Tree Hut DD Cream

Tree Hut Scrub

Cetaphil Cleanser

Olay Advanced Cleansing System

Loofah Facial Pad

PMD Personal Microderm

Now I must know, what is your skin routine like? What are your favorite skincare products?

 

Winter Essentials to Protect Your Natural Beauty

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Our hair, skin, teeth, and nails aren’t big fans of winter weather. The dry air can create serious damage to our bodies that we may not even be aware of. Because I live in Idaho and have to endure what feels like is an 8 month long winter, I have come to find some winter essentials that help me protect my natural beauty so that I don’t have to suffer the effects of the winter all year long!

My Winter Beauty Essentials #shop

I went to Walgreens and picked up the five beauty essentials that I can’t survive without during the winter and I am excited to share them with you!

1. Dry shampoo. I am a licensed cosmetologist and I still go for Suave dry shampoo. I have tried several different brands and Suave is my favorite kind and it is also the most inexpensive kind that I have used too! The reason why dry shampoo is so important during the winter? The air is so dry, that it is important that you do not wash your hair every day. By washing your hair, you are actually drying it out a little more each time. Try skipping a day or two and using dry shampoo on your roots on the days you don’t wash your hair.

2. Hand creme. If you suffer from painful, cracked hands during the winter, an intensive hand creme is going to be your answer. I really like the Eucerin Intensive Repair, but there are several brands to choose from. I like to get a smaller size so I can keep it in my purse.

Eucerin Intensive Therapy #shop

3. Firming night cream. I know that I have already said it, but I am going to say it again. The winter air is so dry! It is really hard on your skin. One of the best times to really give your skin an extra boost of moisture is at night. Use a firming night cream such as the Olay Night of Olay Firming Cream to give your face a boost of moisture while helping your skin firm up while you sleep! You can find this in the facial care section of Walgreens.

Olay Night Cream at Walgreens #shop

4. Teeth whitening strips. I know this might sound like a strange essential for winter, but I find that when my teeth are white, my face looks a lot more tan. Heaven knows I am anything but tan during the winter, so any help I can get is welcomed! I also think that when people are around the beautiful white snow, their teeth will look a lot more yellow than they do in the summer. When I use teeth whitening strips, I just buy the store brand 14 day kit like this one from Walgreens. They work surprisingly well!

5. Lip repair. Lips seem to suffer a lot during the winter. It is important to find some sort of lip repair that will protect your lips and will repair them from any damage that has already been done. I really like the Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Repair. It doesn’t have any strange taste and it makes my lips feel healthy and smooth.

Aquaphor lip repair #shop

Now I want to know. What are YOUR winter beauty essentials?

Winter Beauty Essentials #shop

Beauty Box 5: Beauty Product Review

I am excited about a new collaboration I have made with Beauty Box 5! They will be sending me a complimentary box each month that I can give honest to goodness reviews on. I will be reviewing all 5 of the products they send me each month and I will tell you what I honestly think about each of these beauty products and if I think you should purchase them for yourself! If you have never heard of Beauty Box 5, it is an awesome company! You pay $12 a month and they will send you a box with five different beauty products in it. The value is always way more than the $12 that you paid for the box and it is a great way to get to try new products out without a big investment! So, let’s get things started!

Beauty Box 5 November box review

I was really excited to receive my very first Beauty Box 5! This is what it came with and what I thought of each of them…

LA Fresh Facial Cleansing Wipes- These felt like any other facial cleansing wipe out there honestly. This brand claims to have more nutrients in their wipes, but a bigger package of these will cost you $20. I would stick with the cheapo wipes.

Model Co Illusion Nude Lip Liner- This lip liner is made to blend in with your skin a little more than your traditional lip liners. It is made to help you correct the shape of your lips and make them the shape you want them to be. So far, I have really liked this. I don’t use it for the shape correcting necessarily, but I have liked the nude color. I think it is a great color for the days that you are just wearing gloss. This lip liner is about $20 which I feel like is a pretty reasonable price because lip liners last quite a while.

Nubar Kristal Nail Polish- I don’t usually go for the sparkly nail polishes, but this polish is pretty awesome. It is the perfect top coat to use during the holiday season. It also stays on really well and makes your nails feel hard and healthy.

Toe separators- These are just the normal toe separators. Nothing too special other than they are sparkly!

Aveeno lotion- I was actually really impressed with this lotion. I felt like it added a lot of moisture to my skin without making it feel oily and gross. I would recommend this lotion for sure. Especially the smaller travel size to keep in your purse when you are in those emergency situations when your hands feel like they are about to crack and bleed while you are in the middle of the grocery store.

Well, that is it for this month! What do you think of this new collaboration? Are you excited to learn about more beauty products?

 

Favorite Summer Hair Products

Last month, my segment on KPVI More was all about my favorite hair products this summer! Where this month is the month of makeup, I thought this would be a fun segment to throw in here too. I know it isn’t makeup, but it is beauty related!

Favorite Summer Hair Care Products

You really do need to try out these products! Watch the video and let me know what you think. I want to know what your favorite summer hair care products are too!