Girl Get Glamorous is a blog where we can be glamorous little divas and talk about everything hair, makeup, nail, & beauty related.  I feel like there can be a weird pressure to look amazing, but also pretend that no effort went into it.  Like somehow putting the least amount of effort into our appearance (or seeming like we do) is cooler than admitting how addicted we are.  Well, I’m addicted and not ashamed.  I love getting ready, I love trying new products and techniques, and I especially love sharing it when I learn something new.

I never went to a formal beauty school, I’m just a self-taught makeup gal and life-long beauty addict.  Long before I was allowed to use makeup, I would sneak into my mother’s nail polish, take a bunch of different colors, then give my dolls “makeovers.”  Blue nail polish would become “eyeshadow” and red polish would become “lipstick.”  And, of course, every doll I owned got hair cuts.  Pixie cuts, specifically.  Thankfully, I have a very cool mom.

When I was five years old, I took my “makeover” thing up a notch.  I had a friend over and while our moms were talking, I cut my friend’s mermaid-long hair into a very chic when-Katie-Holmes-met-Tom-Cruise-bob.  That time I was in trouble.  In college, I cut all my friend’s hair (more money for beer!) and, hopefully, did a much better job.

After moving to Los Angeles to begin my career in comedy, I had the opportunity to have my hair and makeup done on set and for photo shoots by some lovely and patient professional hair and makeup artists.  I watched their techniques like a hawk, asked a million annoying questions, and have pestered many a makeup artist on their favorite brands and products.  I’ve also read every magazine known to man, will try any tip, and will study a photo for an hour until I figure out how they did the makeup for it.

This blog grew out of my desire to share everything I’ve learned.  I want us to get glamorous and know all the little tricks that can make a huge difference.  I also love doing product reviews because I rarely buy anything these days without reading a review first!  So I hope I will save you some time and cold hard cash in deciding which products have worked for me.

I hope you find this blog helpful.  If you do, please feel free to share it on your or your friend’s Facebook walls, and on Twitter and Instagram. You can “Like” us on the Girl Get Glamorous Facebook page as well.  Post and hashtag your own photos trying my techniques, using the hashtag #girlgetglamorous.  Thank you so much for reading and following me.  I love reading all your emails, questions, and comments!

xo – Molly,

a.k.a

Girl Get Glamorous

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34 Comments
  • Morgan
    May 7, 2013

    What color line do you or your stylist use on your hair?

    • Molly Gardner
      May 7, 2013

      Thanks for reading – When I do my own color I use L’oreal Excellence in Reddish Blonde. When I get it done professionally, they’ve used Wella or Aveda color lines. I bring in my photo from my website mollygardner.com for them to match that color. I hope this helps!

  • Crystal Lorree
    January 19, 2014

    I always played like crazy with my mom’s makeup…she did that whole MaryKay sales thing and I was always in her bathroom seeing what was new. When I finally found myself at Ulta and Sephora as an adult, I thought I stepped into a small piece of heaven… 😉 You’re beautiful! happy to be a new member of your blog! xoxo crystal

    • mollykirker@yahoo.com
      January 19, 2014

      Crystal, thank you so much, you are so sweet! I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be a kid and have makeup around like that! I would probably have never left the house 🙂 I’m so glad and grateful you are following the blog, thank you!!

  • Christi
    February 15, 2014

    I ran across your blog on Google searching for reviews on the new PHD shampoo/conditioner. Your review of the cream popped up and I am so glad! Your writing is funny! I really enjoy the posts. The follow up w video is super helpful (so serious on tape, where’s the funny side?). I can’t wait to try your techniques and have a list of things to check out at sephora today. Reviews of the best stuff on the market and demos of great techniques are my favorite! I like to think I am an amateur make up junky and so I think you are on your way to becoming my virtual BFF! I would love to see your take on all the brushes you use (esp eye, I am clearly missing that whole blend thing and can’t tell what you use) and how often you clean them (hopefully you will agree once a year is enough, but I suspect not) and what you use. Keep the posts coming and have a great day!

    • mollykirker@yahoo.com
      April 22, 2014

      Thank you, Christi, I really appreciate that! I am working on a post now about cleaning brushes, I used to clean mine not that often and had to step my game up! Haha! I am working on being more myself in videos, I had no idea how hard they were before I started doing them! New respect for all the youtubers. Really appreciate having you on the blog and your kind words. 🙂

      Molly

  • Anne
    February 22, 2014

    I am in the process of returning back to my Strawberry red color. If you have any new suggestions please share.

    • mollykirker@yahoo.com
      February 23, 2014

      I will definitely share!! I am thinking of trying Wella Color Charm next…

      • Anne
        February 23, 2014

        Thanks Molly. I just picked up a box of L’oreal Ex. in Strawberry Blonde. Also, because of your suggestion I purchased Urban Decay 3. Feeling a bit rosy here in FL.

  • Miss Kelly
    April 16, 2014

    Hi doll! I have followed you on IG for a while and I love your posts so I figured I would start following your blog as well. I enjoy your posts and they have been very helpful! I wanted to know if you have reviewed any hair extension products. Im in the market to add length and was not sure the route to take, just wanted to get your professional beauty advise if possible! Much love!

    • mollykirker@yahoo.com
      April 22, 2014

      Thank you!! So happy to have you on the blog and IG. I haven’t reviewed any hair extensions yet. I’m actually currently developing my own line of extensions, but it’s going to be awwwwhile before they are out. In the meantime, I love http://www.proextensions.com. They have great basic sets for people that want to test out wearing extensions, and premium sets for people who are going to wear them a lot. Their prices range from $99 to $199. I’ve always been super happy with the quality!!

  • Stephanie
    September 13, 2014

    Can we be friends? I just discovered your youtube videos yesterday and immediately became obsessed. I won’t stalk you, I promise (only virtually). It is so refreshing to find someone with fair skin and red hair like me! Seeing your videos encourages me to embrace it instead of trying to slather on the self tanner year round. You are crazy beautiful too! Thanks for your posts and videos.

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      September 14, 2014

      Oh my gosh, you are too nice! Thank you for taking the time to leave this sweet comment and I’m so glad you are part of the blog now!!

  • olivia moon
    September 21, 2014

    I don’t know how to follow you on WordPress 🙁 ah it’s killing my poor brain trying to figure this out lol

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      September 21, 2014

      Thank you for trying! There is a subscribe option on the home page. I’m not sure how to follow another WordPress blog either!

  • mary
    October 21, 2014

    Is red hair your natural hair color? It is soo pretty!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      October 21, 2014

      I color it 🙂 Thank you!

  • cchair001
    October 24, 2014

    Glad to read your blog and like your hair very much.This is Tony from http://www.cchairextensions.com/ we want to know would you like to review our clip in hair extensions,we believe you will like it.

  • Gonnie Anneveld-Tol
    December 8, 2014

    Hi Molly,
    Following your blog for a few weeks and I wondered if you have tried the combo 7G Sunlight Blonde Brown and 8RG Titian Ren Blonde? Is it better than the 8G with 8RG?
    Searching on the internet for strawberry blonde your blogpics came up and I really really love your shade! Not living in America but in the Netherlands makes it difficult to get all the Wella shades. Over here they sell the 8G but not the 8RG. Now I am trying to buy it by internet but a lot of shops don’t deliver overseas. I have bought your combo with GoBeauty, do you know this shop? I am waiting for their delivery for 2 weeks now and it is sooo exciting!! Keep you posted about the results! It would be awesome to be strawberry blond at Christmas!! Have a nice day and keep on blogging so inspirational! You are fantastic, beautiful and a very funny lady!
    Thank you for that, love and kind regards from the Netherlands,
    GonnieMarie

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      December 9, 2014

      Thank you, GonnieMarie! I appreciate the love from the Netherlands!!

      I have tried the 7G and 8RG and it was slightly too dark for my taste. I barely have any photos of it, because I did it the night before vacation and then it faded so much from salt water, etc. I will try to find one and post it though.

      I haven’t heard of GoBeauty but it sounds amazing, because I know that it’s hard to find the same products between countries with different health and beauty regulations…

      xo – Molly

  • Lynn Shanauhy
    December 8, 2014

    Absolutely loved reading your journey with the different hair colors you have tried. You are truly gorgeous!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      December 9, 2014

      Thank you, Lynn, that is so sweet of you!!

  • Linda
    December 29, 2014

    Hiya molly love your blog your brilliant tips for makeup and hair i am mahogany red and love to go wella 8rg729 red blonde and 8g841 light gloden blonde will it work do you think

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      December 31, 2014

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you, so glad you like the blog! I’m not a hair colorist, just a gal who has tried a lot of color formulas myself. So don’t want to give you advice and have it not come out right. But… If I were doing it on myself, I’d do my roots mixing 3/4 a tube Wella Titian Blonde mixed with 1 tube of Light Golden Blonde, then the body of my hair with just the Light Golden Blonde, as it’ll have enough red in it already. You could also go in stages and do 7G throughout before going to the lighter 8G. Good luck!!

  • maureen
    January 20, 2015

    hello i’m french I came across your blog when searching about lashes you re very pretty and the blog is nice^^

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      January 21, 2015

      Thank you, Maureen, that is so nice of you to say!!

  • Lisa Burkhart
    February 18, 2015

    The best shampoo I have ever used in my life is the Wen cleansing conditioner. Have you tried that, Molly? I used Molly’s formula for strawberry blonde using the 8rg and 8g in Wella Color Charm. My hair came out beautifully. I am going to use less red next time as I am getting the lighter hair itch. I love your blog, videos, reviews etc. It’s so much fum to find people that like hair and makeup as much as I do!

  • Shaz
    February 23, 2015

    Hello Molly

    Love your latest strawberry blonde look! I’m going to an Aveda salon in about 4 days. My roots are whitish grey. Am wondering if I should ask them to try the light copper blonde level 9 (I forget the exact letter at that number level) or would it take the colour badly, going onto white hair, and maybe end up pinkish rather than oranges? Any/all advice for an Aevda formula to look like your colour would be appreciated!

  • Eloise
    April 23, 2015

    Hi Molly, I love your makeup tutorials but I don’t think I’ve seen you do one specifically on eyebrows. Hint, hint. I have sparse, over-plucked ones that don’t grow (and just about desperate enough to tattoo!) I’d love to see what you come up with for products that really last. I’ve used the MAC penultimate marker, but I’m honey blonde, its just too dark. Would you consider a review?

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      April 28, 2015

      Thank you, glad you love the tutorials! I will for sure do one on eyebrows. I’ve been growing mine out from over plucking for about 2 years and they do take forever to grow! I’ll definitely put one together on what I’m currently using…

  • Loni
    August 30, 2015

    I’m a natural red head more on the auburn side. What do you use for your eyebrows? My eyebrows look like a light brown in certain light. Hard to find the right shade. Love your haircolor. So beautiful.

  • Lyn
    October 19, 2016

    What do you think about Latisse for eyebrows and lashes??

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      November 1, 2016

      Hi Lyn,

      I’ve never tried it, because I have blue eyes and it can change lighter eyes to brown. But I’ve heard and seen amazing things from my friends with brown eyes that use it. I use the DHC lash tonic and take biotin. The DHC is only $13 and makes them noticeably longer for me in about a month. xo Molly

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