Combating Winter Skin Problems

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

My skin gets incredibly dry during the winter. I know that this is an issue that a lot of people deal with. My skin is dry all year round, so the extremely dry months are really hard on my skin. I have tried a lot of moisturizers in the past. Some of the issues I have experienced with moisturizers have been that they are too thick, sticky, or they don’t give me the moisture that I need.

That is why I have really enjoyed using the Olay Total Effects Whip! It is helping me combat my winter skin problems. I have been using it for about a month now and my skin is feeling more moisturized than it has felt during the winter months in years past.

Olay Total Effects Whip on www.girllovesglam.com

Typically, my skin will get really dry on and around my nose, on my smile lines, and on my chin. Ironically, they are places where many people have oily skin issues! My skin will get dry and flaky, making it so my foundation looks terrible over the top! That is what I have experienced for years! But this year has been much different. [Read more…]

Facial Cleansing Wipes Reviews: Battle of the Brands

Ever wonder what the best facial cleansing wipes are? Do you find yourself searching online for reviews of different products and wish you could just find a friend who had tried a whole bunch of products that could compare them all of you? Well, you are in luck because I am going to be THAT friend for you! I am SO excited to announce a new series I am bringing you… Battle of the Brands! I will be coming once a month with a category and will be testing several brands of that product. Some of them you can look forward to seeing in the future include drugstore foundation, mascara, long wear lipstick, and concealer. To kick things off, I tested facial cleansing wipes!

Facial Cleansing Wipes Reviews

Facial Wipes Comparison Battle of the Brands on www.girllovesglam.com

So, how does it work? I came up with my own little scoring system to grade each of the facial cleansing wipes on more than me just saying, “This one was good” or “This one was no good”. I tested [Read more…]

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

I absolutely love how my skin feels when I am exfoliating regularly. It leaves skin feeling baby soft! I used to buy different scrubs to use in the shower, but they can be quite expensive. The good  news is that making your own scrub costs very little and takes less than 15 minutes. It is a major win! I love making different varieties to try, but I also love making them to give as gifts! This vanilla mint sugar scrub is one of my favorite scrubs to make. The scent is really soothing and delicious!

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

28 Day Challenge Results

This post is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #Olay28Day #ad

About a month ago, I took the Olay 28 Day Challenge. The challenge was to use their products for 28 days and see if I could notice any difference in my skin over that time, by incorporating a few new products and creating that healthy habit each day. My skin goes through phases of being pretty bad, but when I first started the challenge my skin wasn’t horrible. I didn’t have a lot of problems with breaking out, but my skin did feel very dry and it just looked tired!

Olay Before [Read more…]

Shortlist Skincare Final Update

I’m sharing #Shortlist in my life as part of a Shortlist sponsored series for Socialstars™

I have really enjoyed sharing my little updates about my Shortlist Skincare journey. I have been using the Shortlist Cream and Shortlist Serum for roughly 3 months now and I have my final report!

Shortlist Skincare Products on www.girllovesglam.com

Before using Shortlist Skincare, my skin was feeling very dry. I would get random breakouts because my skin was so dry and it was so frustrating! [Read more…]

Powerful Oil Blends

Over the last couple of years, I have really started to focus on treating my skin with more natural products than I ever have before. I have really enjoyed finding products that aren’t necessarily the most popular things you find on the beauty shelves, but are better for my body!

Amoils on www.girllovesglam.com

I recently learned about Healing Natural Oils and decided to give a few of their products a try. I shared on my Insta stories when I was starting and I got a really great response from people who wanted to hear about my experience with these oil blends.  [Read more…]

Skin Check in with Shortlist

I am sharing #Shortlist in my life as part of a Shortlist sponsored series.

Remember when I posted about trying the new Shortlist skincare products?

Shortlist Skincare Cream and Serum on www.girllovesglam.com

Well, it has been about a 6 weeks since I started using the Shortlist Cream and Shortlist Serum and I wanted to check in and tell you a little more about my experience so far.  [Read more…]

Simple Skincare

’m sharing #Shortlist in my life as part of a Shortlist sponsored series for Socialstars™

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!

Shortlist Skincare on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

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

My skin has been going through more [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!