beauty tips

July 9, 2013

Barely There Makeup

I think every girl searches for that perfect, barely there makeup look, especially in the summer when we spend most of our time outside. I often go sans makeup throughout the week, but it’s always nice to have a go-to, minimal look that you can throw on in minutes. In order to achieve this dewy-skin appearance, I use three things: Olay Total Effects CC Cream, a swipe of mascara, and a sheer lip gloss. First, I start off with Olay Total Effects CC Cream, which I love because it has so many uses—it’s like a tinted moisturizer, a sunscreen, and a color corrector that leaves your skin feeling fresh and light. I then do one swipe of mascara and add a slightly pigmented lip gloss (pink preferred) to finish it off. This is my husband’s favorite look of mine—honestly, he gives me more compliments when I have little to no makeup on than when I’m completely done up. So instead of trying to cover every blemish, dark circle, and flaw, my resolution this summer is to embrace my natural skin and wear less makeup!



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June 10, 2013

10 Days, 10 Ways- CLOSED

Over the past 10 days, I’ve been using Pantene’s Ultimate 10 Collection and created a hair journal along the way. Since I knew I would be documenting my hair, I tried to get really creative and do something completely different on each day. It’s always fun to try out new hairstyles and honestly, the possibilities are endless!

Haircare has always been important to me and I try and take the best care of mine as I can. I take a few daily vitamins, but at the end of the day, it’s what you do to it/put on it that has the real effect. When Pantene contacted me, I thought “Why Not?” I’m always up for trying something new. They sent me a package with the Ultimate 10 collection, which includes a shampoo, conditioner and BB créme (yes, a BB créme for your hair!) I am completely in love with this BB créme! Not only does it smell so good, but it leaves your hair feeling amazing and so healthy and shiny. Instead of having to use a bunch of different products, the new Ultimate 10 collection aims to satisfy all your hair needs. This will in turn, cut down your beauty routine time and leave more time for other things! (like actually doing your hair) I’ve been known for having quite the hair care routine and use at least three products after I get out of the shower, so I loved only using the BB créme once I washed my hair.

Pantene is also giving one lucky Gal Meets Glam reader the Ultimate 10 Collection plus the new Sarah Potempa Jetsetter Mini (that’s not even out yet!). Just leave a comment on this post letting me know why you want to win! And trust me, your hair will be thanking you after those 10 days.

You can view more of my complete hair journal on Pinterest here!

This post was sponsored by Pantene, but all opinions are my own :)


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As promised, here is my tutorial on how to get the soft, loose waves that I’ve been creating with my short hair. One of the first things I did when I came home with my new shorter do was play around with curling it in different ways. I can’t necessarily do the same things I did with my long hair, but I have a whole new set of styles I can create. This one is relatively easy and simple. I hope you enjoy!

Video shot and edited by Kim A. Thomas


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