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friday five: fresh.

FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!

Despite the wretched weather in Georgia, or maybe because of it, we can’t stop thinking about spring. This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to all things fresh.

1. Fresh Produce. Spring means fresh produce! Most farmer’s markets will really kick into gear in a few weeks. Drop by your local farmer’s market and scoop whatever looks best to you. Ask questions if you don’t know how to prepare a certain veggie – most vendors are happy to share a recipe or two. Learn how to master your farmer’s market and how to keep your produce fresh with a few tips from Lauren Conrad.

Fresh Produce
image: lauren conrad.
blueberries + vinegar
L tried this tip with fresh blackberries on wednesday. so far, so good. image: lauren conrad.

2. Ice Cream Colors. What better way to welcome spring than with cupcakes made with your new pastel KitchenAid mixer? We love every single thing on this collage by Design*Sponge.

ice cream colors
grrrrrrr we want that ikat console SO BAD.

3. EOS Mint Lip Balm. It’s minty. It’s tiny. It’s 95% organic (surely the other 5% won’t hurt us). We’re tossing our bright lipstick and using this natural lip balm this spring.

mint lip balm
buy a few: car, desk, handbag etc. ahhhh.

4. Mint Blazers. It’s no secret that we love a classic blazer. This time of year we start thinking about swapping our favorite navy jacket for a pastel version. Mint flatters every hair color and complexion, and it looks equally great with dark denim and white denim.

Mint Blazer + Pink Skinnies
image: riches for rags
Mint Blazer + Dark Skinnies
image: pop of style
Mint Blazer + White Shorts
{$48} call Social at 912.681.7008 to order.

5. White Denim. Speaking of white denim, now is the time to buy the perfect white jean. The Kaylie Slim & Sexy Bootcut fit by 7 For All Mankind will carry you through spring and summer. We love the curvy fit and the not-too-big boot.

7FAM White Bootcut
order here and use secret code GLITTER to get 10% off.

We’re working hard and playing hard this weekend. We’ll check back in on Monday!

XO

L+J

Wait, you didn’t think we’d leave you for the weekend without a cocktail recipe, did you? That wouldn’t be very Glitter of us. In keeping with today’s theme, swap your usual wine for one of these mint-cucumber-vodka cocktails. Fresh!

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february ’13 birchbox.

Happy Thursday, ladies!

Sorry for the delay in my Birchbox post. Our Vegas trip had me playing catch-up all week. Without further ado…

February Birchbox
the goods.

1. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle. I love a leave-in treatment. With uber long hair like mine, it’s pretty much a requirement. This product really has its way with frizz. It’s back-ordered until March 2 for a reason…

Beauty Protector
a shield from heat and sun damage.

2. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips. Yes, this was originally created for new mothers facing sore nipples from breastfeeding. BUT it has gained a rep with London makeup artists as the ultimate lip gloss. I have to agree! Put it on before bed and wake up with super smooth lips.

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips
L and her mom are big fans, too.

3. Juicy Couture Couture La La. It’s no secret that L and I love the Juicy perfumes and Couture La La is no exception. This fruity/floral scent is really pretty and not too sweet or too girly. Hmmm, I think it’s time for new full-size bottle….

Couture La La
make heads turn with Couture La La.

4. Dermablend™ Smooth Indulgence SPF 20 Concealer. I appreciate a concealer that doesn’t feel heavy or thick. Smooth Indulgence from Dermablend stays in place and gives plenty of coverage without weighing your face down. Highly recommend.

Dermablend Concealer
this provides a nice layering base.

5. Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel SQUARES. What a pleasant surprise! I love these little squares, but won’t ever buy them for myself. Hint, hint. -_-

Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel SQUARES
a girl needs chocolate every now and then…

6. Votivo Mini Candle. I’m pretty sensitive to strong scents, but Red Current by Votivo was quite pleasant!

Votivo Mini Candle
citrusy sweet.

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J + L

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