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

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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…]

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…]

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…]

Healthy Skin with Garnier SkinActive®

I have been feeling kind of old lately. Before anyone goes and gets mad at me about feeling old while I am still in my 20’s, let me explain. It wasn’t until just recently that it really hit me that I will be 30 before I know it. It kind of seems like my 20’s have gone by in a big blur so far. There has been a lot that has happened and a lot more that can happen in the next 2 years before I turn 30. My hair hasn’t shown any signs of aging yet, but I can definitely see it in my skin. It just wasn’t looking as youthful as it used to. My skin looked tired!

I wouldn’t necessarily feel tired but if I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I instantly felt a little more exhausted. I wanted to address the problem and treat my skin with something that would help it look brighter, so I could feel confident with my skin again. I did just that, with the help of Garnier SkinActive®.

I took the Clearly Brighter Challenge and started using the Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 every day for two weeks. It is clinically proven daily moisturizer that works quickly to even out tone and texture for brighter, smoother skin. It has antioxidants like Vitamin C to help give smoother, brighter skin in just one week.* It is a lightweight moisturizer that is oil-free, so it won’t clog pores either!

I can’t even believe how much better my skin looks after using this product for just two weeks! I still look like the makeup free me, but a much less tired looking version. My skin is so much brighter than it was before! I knew there were going to be some changes, but it wasn’t until actually looking at the before and after picture that I realized just how much of a change there was.

This product is definitely one that will continue to be a part of my daily routine. You can try it out for yourself and take the Clearly Brighter Challenge to see what a difference it can make in your skin too! Garnier SkinActive® products are available at CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Rite Aid.

 

Now I can completely agree with the brand’s tagline, “The active way to visibly healthier skin” because I have experienced it firsthand. My skin is visibly healthier than it was two weeks ago, thanks to Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

 

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Cleansing Your Face Just Got Personalized

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I experienced using Bioré® Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub as part of a sponsored campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As you probably all know, I have tried out many different facial cleansers in my lifetime. You may be the same way. It is rare that I find one that is so much different than the other cleansers I have tried in my life but I did when I gave Bioré® Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub a try.

Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub on www.girllovesglam.com

What sets Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub apart from the rest is the fact that I was able to completely control how much or how little exfoliation my face got. The scrub is dry when it is in the package and it is activated by adding a little water to the product in your hand. You can add a very small amount of water for the most exfoliation or more water for a very gentle exfoliation. [Read more…]

How to Use Burt’s Bees Acne Gel Cleanser

My skin has really thrown me for a loop lately. One day it will be nice and clear and the next will be a day full of blemishes. Recently I have tried a lot of different skin products to try to help my skin out. I knew that I would want to share with you too! One cleanser that I tried and was really impressed with was the Burt’s Bees Acne Gel Cleanser.

Burt's Bees Acne Solutions Cleanser on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Girl Loves Glam Beauty Product Awards 2015

I have wanted to honor my favorite beauty products for quite some time now. I share my monthly favorite things in my videos, but I wanted some way of shouting from the rooftops, which products impressed me the very most each year. Then the thought occurred to me, beauty magazines give out their own beauty product awards each year, why can’t a beauty blog do the same?! That was when the Girl Loves Glam Beauty Product Awards were born!

Girl Loves Glam Beauty Product Awards

I have awarded the top 10 beauty products that impressed me the most in 2015! They weren’t necessarily new in 2015, but they impressed me the most that year and they deserve to be awarded and given the Girl Loves Glam official stamp of approval. Without any further ado, here are the winners! [Read more…]