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belle de jour.

If you’re a regular Glitter Life reader, you know that we love fresh, blown out hair to start the weekend. Last week, J was invited to get a blow-out at Belle de Jour. Her report:

Belle de jour is a beautiful salon in Buckhead. Both males and females flock to this hidden gem off Roswell Road. Belle de Jour offers a wide variety of services including bridal party hair/makeup and lashes, but they pride themselves on their cut/color ability. My stylist, Vanessa Vinci, was absolutely wonderful. The salon now carries Oribe Luxury Hair Care products…and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. I fell in love with {and ultimately purchased} the soft lacquer styling spray.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give your girlfriends, Belle de Jour offers these adorable {see below} damask print bags that you can fill with buy 2, get 1 free makeup products! And if you’re working long hours, Belle de Jour is totally flexible as far as scheduling. We really like that kind of attitude.

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obsessed with the gorgeous chandelier.
how chic is this heat chair!?
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the best of the best products.
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fill your damask makeup bag with buy 2, get 1 free makeup products! the perfect stocking stuffer…
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oribe. there’s nothing like it.
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so glam.
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voila!
belle de jour salon
and i’m off with fresh hair and makeup!

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instagram diary.

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! J played hostess to her parents and celebrated her cousin’s wedding at the gorgeous Georgian Terrace in Atlanta; L enjoyed a low-key family weekend before traveling to Jekyll Island for a board meeting. In case you missed them on Instagram, here are our fave images from the weekend.

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stuffed portobello at mellow mushroom (seriously, the best veggie dinner ever) // friday night baking: peanut butter blossoms // a much-needed manicure in the shade of the season // dry bar action before the big night // dinner menu at the georgian terrace // stunning flowers // J and her sweet dad // crab legs for sunday dinner // peaceful night for L at the historic jekyll island club

Follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo. Now, let’s get busy. It’s Monday.

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friday five: mother’s day.

Where would we be without Mom? Show her some love with these five great gifts. And since these are all gifts we’d love to receive ourselves…Moms, feel free to leave your laptops open to this post. HINT, HINT, Significant Others.

1. Blow Out: Treat Mom to a glamorous Dry Bar experience. Even better, make her blow-out last with this gift set. It includes a blow-out gift coaster, Detox Dry Shampoo and {everyone’s fave} Morning After Shower Cap.

The Glitter Life Dry Bar
click here to purchase.

2. Homemade Brunch: A reservation isn’t easy to come by on Mother’s Day. If you’re in the same city as Mom, cook her brunch at home (hers or yours) instead! L loves these foolproof recipes: Mushroom Spinach Frittata (EASY) and Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole (EASIER). Both recipes are forgiving and open to interpretation. Add a little bacon to the frittata; add a little cayenne to the grits casserole. If Mom is a foodie (and you’re up for something fancier), try a delicious Roasted Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata. Bon appetit!

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bake up a frittata full of veggies. image: new york times.
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cheddar cheese grits casserole + crispy bacon. image: southern living.

3. A Little Shopping: Tons of stores are celebrating Mother’s Day with mom-daughter shopping events. L’s boutiques Social and Dish are hosting MOMS + Mimosas this Saturday, May 11. Swing in with Mom, for Mom, or for yourself and enjoy 25% off any item. Not in Statesboro? Use promo code MOM13 to save on www.shopsocialdish.com.

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shop for yourself AND mom and save.

4. DIY Gift: Our girl Lauren Conrad has a knack for cute crafts that score low on the frustration scale. All you need for an adorable Mother’s Day gift is a white coffee mug (or other dish) and a gold paint pen. So get creative! Spoiler alert: L made one of these for her mom, her mother-in-law, and herself.

so easy. so cute.
so easy. so cute.

5. Give back. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to thank the woman who gave you life. It’s also a chance to honor women around the world who are overcoming adversity.  There are so many options. Buy matching bracelets from 31 Bits for you and Mom – the proceeds help equip Ugandan women with literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems. Or clean out your closets together and donate your gently used workwear to a local charity like Dress for Success, which has affiliates all over the United States. Do some research and choose a cause that resonates with you both. Mom will be so proud.

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“Half Moon” bracelets, by 31 Bits. {$28} call 912.871.3989 to order.

How are you celebrating MOM this weekend? Tweet/Instagram us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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friday five: inexpensive indulgences.

We’re looking for {inexpensive} ways to indulge this weekend. Here are our favorites for around $50 or less. So do a little shopping. Pamper yourself. Grab a sweet treat. Let’s do this, ladies.

1. Accessory. This BCBGeneration bright coral leather clutch {$58} dresses up your standard jeans and tee outfit. Arm party optional. (No, it’s not.)

The Glitter Life BCBGeneration
available at social statesboro. call 912.681.7008 to order.

2. Something for the bar. Jay and J are in the process of moving into new digs soon, and J is craving an update to her standard glassware. Celebrate your home (old or new) with these sophisticated glasses {$54} from the affordable-yet-always-amazing C. Wonder. Then pour yourself a drink!

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cheers!

3. Beauty Boost. Sephora is offering their Beauty Insiders 15% off EVERYTHING on their site this weekend (including this Dry Bar round brush). Isn’t there a new product you’ve been dying to try? Use code CHIC if you’re ordering online.

Dry Bar Round Brush The Glitter Life
get smooth strands with this sephora exclusive. {$40 before discount}

4. Mind/Body. Relaxation doesn’t have to be an all day, super fancy affair (although that would be NICE). Grab a quick massage and start your weekend off nice and loose. Massage Envy has 22 Atlanta area locations and offers a 1-hour massage for the crazy-low introductory price of $49. If you’re further south, try a 30-minute massage at Serenity Day Spa. {$40}

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ahhhh.

5. Sweet Treat. We think it’s time to check out the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market that everyone has been raving about. Food? From a truck? Why not? Let’s start with a sweet treat {$2.50} from King of Pops. We’ve heard GREAT things.

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deliciousness on a stick.

How are you indulging this weekend? Tweet/Instagram us pics! @glitter_blog_xo.

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recap: MAGIC.

Hi, glitter girls! HAPPY FRIDAY!

We’re back from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas for the MAGIC apparel trade show. We had a blast, but more importantly we scored some seriously great inventory for Social and Dish. We also used our trip to launch The Glitter Life Instagram feed (@glitter_blog_xo). Thank you for all the “likes” and comments on our pics! Now, for the details…

MAGIC by Numbers

Number of hours we were gone: 39

Number of room-to-suite upgrades: 1 (thanks to the awesome staff at the Rumor Boutique Hotel!)

Number of new lines picked up: 7 (more about that later!)

Number of glasses of free champagne consumed: 8 (hey, there are two of us.)

Number of outfit  changes in airport or hotel bathrooms: 3

Number of things L left at home: 6 (comb, q-tips, laptop charger, business cards, socks, stapler)

Number of free bracelets scored: 6

Number of times we typed “#roadtomagic” (the official hashtag of the show) into our Twitter and Instagram feeds: 89

Now, for our journey in pics.

Travel Collage
champs with jay and our friend rebecca at mirko the night before // packing light // a stop at dry bar for pretty hair // dressed for the plane ride // hummus and a glass of wine after a long trip // we made it through security wearing all of this // rumor boutique hotel // upgrade // bye bye hotel, we’ve got work to do
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it’s official // loved these colorful bracelets // rifling through the racks // crushed on these flats // this “joe” bracelet joined L’s arm party // bright silks for summer // can’t wait to get these nude patent wedges in // clutches // view from the vip lounge
MAGIC Collage 2
bcbgeneration lounge // printed leggings for fall // our boots got a workout // threads 4 thought booth // swag // palm tree // photo booth // we heart our bcbgeneration sales rep raleigh // done, finally
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our luggage // pretty orchid in our suite // we were so tired… // but our hair wasn’t… // project at mandalay bay // obsessed with these kicks at the airport // home sweet home for j // truth // long drive back to statesboro for l

Whew! Did any of you go to PROJECT, ENK or MAGIC? We’d love to hear about your trip! Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.

Next week we’ll meet some more glitter girls and give you a summer/fall preview for Social and Dish. xoxo

L+J

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