Five Senses Friday Episode 16

This is a special edition of Five Senses Friday. Sadie and I filmed this while we were at Alt Summit. We were both lucky enough to win tickets to Alt Summit and got to go on a last minute girls’ trip. It was fun to be able to take some time to get away and to spend late nights giggling with my roommates.

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I roomed with literally the best roommates I could have ever wanted at Alt Summit… Tiffany and Jenna. It was amazing! It came together so last minute, it was hard to know if things would go smoothly or not! It was SO fun. We spent our nights talking about our families, our blogs, and celebrity crushes. We giggled like we were 12 year olds and explored the halls of The Grand America at 2 am. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun Alt Summit roommate experience.

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It was a bummer that Sadie couldn’t room with me, but the great thing about Sadie, is that it doesn’t matter if we aren’t together all of the time. We know exactly where we stand with each other and know that we love each other unconditionally. She is my sister. Although we don’t have the same genetic blood, she has become my sister.

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Although we didn’t end up doing much together during the conference (partly because I took advantage of socializing and working on some fun collaborations during a few classes), we were able to go on a midnight pizza run with our roommates that ended with us sharing the front seat of a car, having Sadie try to lean her head on my head, my head then falling off of the headrest, and then us laughing hysterically for the rest of the way to our hotel. It wasn’t that funny, but at the time there was nothing funnier that had ever happen to us in our entire lives. The rest of the girls in the car thought we were TOTAL freaks. They may have been a little right.

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As for the rest of Alt, it was such a good experience! I went to Alt Summit in January and it just wasn’t as fun and friendly as this one was. I felt like people were more willing to go out of their comfort zones to meet people and there was less attention to what designer you were wearing. I loved that I didn’t have to worry so much about how I looked and that I could just enjoy my time with friends while learning about things that I love.

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My favorite class was taught by Alex and Rachel. They taught about Pinterest and it was literally life changing for me! I have gone to several Pinterest classes and none of them were as informative and fabulous as this one. That alone was totally worth my trip. Thank you Alex and Rachel for blowing my mind hole on all things Pinterest.

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Anyways… Alt was the bomb. That is pretty much all I had to say. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to go learn so much and be able to spend time making new friends and creating memories with old friends.

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I am really grateful for the time I was able to spend with Sadie Jane too. As soon as I walked in my door after Alt Summit, I found out that my husband got a new job and we will be MOVING! Right now, I live about 15 minutes away from Sadie, but I will be more like 3 hours away once my house sells. I am really excited about this new chapter in my life, but so sad to think about leaving my family and my dear friends. Thankfully, like I said before, a sisterhood doesn’t need to be made up of people who live close to each other or see each other all of the time. We will survive this move!

Now I will get off my soapbox so you can enjoy episode 16 of FIVE SENSES FRIDAY!

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?

 

Five Senses Friday: Episode 15

Friday, Friday, Friday! It is Friday people! Not only can we celebrate the weekend, but we can celebrate the release of yet another fabulous episode of…

Five. Senses. FREAKING. Friday people!

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Yep, you heard that right. We got our butts in gear and filmed another episode just for you. We may have struggled getting through this one. We may have both even shed tears. You will just have to watch and see why we are crying I guess! Without further ado, Five Senses Friday Episode 15…

What have you been sensing lately?

Snap Conference 2014 Recap and Video

Guys. I am literally dying. Okay, not literally. BUT… I am tired! I haven’t slept in days. But not the “I am stressed out of my mind” kind of not sleeping in days. This is different. This feeling is more like a “I am too old to stay up all night giggling like I am 12 years old again” kind of not sleeping. This feeling only happens one time of year and can only mean one thing. Snap Conference!

Snap Conference Recap Video 2014 on www.girllovesglam

 

There is nothing quite like learning until your head is about to explode while simultaneously laughing until you pee your pants. That pretty much sums up what Snap Conference is like for me.

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When I started my blog, I had no idea that there were even other bloggers really out there. I started it so I could have something to do and somewhere to showcase what I was doing while Dave was student teaching. After post of mine went somewhat viral, I realized that I could take this whole blogging thing a little further and do it for real. That was when I learned about Snap Conference. It was 3 years ago and it was completely life changing.

Snap Conference 2014 recap

Because of that first conference, I met some of my very best friends. I was inspired to start a guild for the Idaho bloggers. I found the courage to try new things.

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To say I have a soft spot for Snap Conference would be a serious understatement… It would be like saying that the season finale of Scandal was no big deal… or like saying that Jimmy Fallon is only kind of cute. Snap Conference literally changed my life and continues to change my life every year. I am asked a lot about how different blog conferences compare to each other. For me, it is an unfair question. Nowhere else can I find all of my closest, sweetest friends in one place, away from our kids while we learn how to make what we are passionate about even better.

My Sisters Suitcase Pumpkin and a Princess and Girl Loves Glam

Now I will get off my soapbox and let you watch this week’s installment of YouTube Monday! It is a short one, but it is a goodie! See the highlights of Snap Conference. You may even see your favorite bloggers in there too!

April Beauty Favorites Video

April Beauty Favorites. The products you have to try out!

It’s another addition to YouTube Monday! Today, I am revealing my beauty favorites for the month of April. I love trying out new products and telling you all about them. Check out my newest video where I reveal my favorites. I will give you links to them all under the video too.

Elf Lip Exfoliator

Beauty Box 5

Saltwater Sandals

Elf Makeup Remover Wipes

Kleenex Balsam Nose and Lip Balm (apparently this is only sold in the UK so you will have to do some searching for this! Sorry!)

What are your current beauty favorites?

Five Senses Friday Episode 14

It’s TRUE!!! We finally got together and filmed EPISODE 14!

…but we still haven’t taken any good head shots together so these epic pictures are just going to have to work!

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We have been busy busy busy with our blogs since ALT conference and we couldn’t help but get carried away with all our own personal posts all about fitness and beauty! …so carried away that we didn’t have time to film any Five Senses Fridays!! We will work on being more consistent OKAY!?!

Okay enough apologizing and excuse making, it’s the time you’ve all been waiting for!!

HERE WE ARE WITH EPISODE 14!

Filmed in the Target parking lot! #keepingitclassy

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XOXO

Perfectly Tousled Curls with a Curling Wand

How to create perfectly tousled curls with a curling iron on www.girllovesglam.com

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I feel like I have been avoiding this tutorial because I know there are several tutorials out there like it that teach how to curl your hair with a curling wand, but after getting numerous requests for a tutorial on how to achieve my curls, I decided it was time to blog about it! I like my curls to be imperfect. I like them to look more natural than the perfectly curled ringlets that I see on the shoulders of celebrities. The funny thing about it is that even though I want them to be “natural looking”, they aren’t natural at all! I have naturally curly hair. To achieve this look, I first straighten out my hair (taking all of the natural curl out of my hair), then curl my hair with a curling wand to create the messy, tousled curls I love. About as UN-natural as it gets. I guess that is just life though! Sometimes it takes the most work to look like a natural beauty!

I know that probably doesn’t apply to many of you, but that is my long way of saying that I start this whole process out with stick straight hair. I love how starting with straight hair can make a messy look that is still controllable.

To create this look, you need…

*Curling wand

*Heat protecting spray

*Brush

*Clip

Here is the video to teach you my step by step process of how I create this look. For written instructions, look below the video.

 In case you missed any of that, or want to look back for reference, here is how I created the curls…

1. Spray hair with heat protecting spray.

2. Pull up majority of the hair, leaving a small section of the bottom of the hair down.

3. Take a small section from that hair and wrap the section around the curling wand, curling away from the face. Hold the end (about an inch) of the piece of hair away from the wand so that it stays straight.

4. Go through the bottom section of hair and repeat step 3.

5. Pull down the next section of hair and curl it in small sections.

6. Curl the top section of hair a little tighter than the rest. You will see these curls the most.

7. Curl any fringe that has fallen out of the sections of hair that didn’t get curled.

8. Take a brush and brush through the hair and run your fingers through it.

9. Spray it with hairspray.

How to get loose messy curls on www.girllovesglam.com

Now you have perfectly, messy tousled curls! These are great because they last for a few days. You can touch them up a little bit, but they are supposed to look messy, so a little bed head actually can make your hair look even better! Score!

Beauty Favorites: March

It’s Monday! You know what that means? Monday means a new video for you. Today’s video is the beginning of a monthly video series. Each month, I will share some of my favorites with you. They will most likely be beauty products because that is really what I love, but sometimes it will have more in there!

March Beauty Favorites on www.girllovesglam.com

Now without any further ado, my March favorites!

Here is where you can find each of these favorites…

Twinkle Eyebrow Shaver Razor 36 Razors

PMD Personal Microderm System

Lauren Conrad Spring Line

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius Kit 3 piece

Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection Advanced+ Keratin Repair Keragloss Oil Mist, 3.4 Fluid Ounce

Five Senses Friday: Episode 13

We are back from Alt Summit and are completely inspired, refreshed, and ready to make our blogs the best ever!

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Our minds and bodies have taken a week to rest after such a busy schedule at Alt, but we are excited to show you our newest installment of Five Senses Friday!

Five Senses Friday Video Series

We went to classes all about videos and hopefully our series will soon become even better than it is now! We can’t wait to show you what we have learned through the awesomeness that will soon be our videos.

Just as if we couldn’t talk about Alt Conference anymore that we already have, Five Senses Friday Episode 13 is all about what we were sensing at the conference.

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Who’s ready for episode 13?!

Don’t forget to check out our blogs here and here. AND be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE so you don’t miss any of the awesomeness that is Five Senses Friday!

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What are YOU sensing this week?