wedding wednesday | pinspiration.


Y’all. Lately I live on Pinterest. How can you not when planning a wedding!? I’ve come across so many adorable things and ideas that I just have to share a few with you:

This necklace:

The Glitter Life Necklace
adorable wedding day gift.

This table setting:

The Glitter Life Wedding
adore the stripes.

This wedding hair:

wedding hair


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the hair diaries.

Y’all know we are in favor of any product or technique that reduces the number of times we have to wash our hair per week. Daily shampooing is BAD for your hair, not to mention a total time-suck. And we like to spend as few minutes getting ready as possible.

We have become experts at stretching our time between washes. Here, five days of hair styles, sans shampoo.

Day 1 – Smooth blow out


Day 2 – Loose curls


Day 3 – Waves


Day 4 – Pony tail


Day 5 – Up-do


Share with us: How do you style your “dirty” hair?

PS CONGRATS to CAROLINE BROOKS on winning tickets to John Caparulo in Atlanta tomorrow night! Please write us at theglitterlifexo@gmail.com to claim your tickets!

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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.

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

Click to follow Belle de Jour on Facebook and Twitter!

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amika love.

One of the highlights of our trip to MAGIC was our stop at the Amika Braid Bar at BCBGeneration. We just couldn’t resist the offer to get new hair after a long plane ride. And seriously, what’s better than someone playing with your hair? NOTHING.

Super-talented hair and makeup artists Erica Preus and Mireille Bertrand gave us each a new braid. L got a double braid into a fishtail, and J got a sweet little braid and a few curls.

J and L at the Amika Braid Bar
new hair, new us.

We love the Amika products – especially the nourishing mask – and we highly recommend them. You might have received a sample in your Birchbox! If you didn’t (or even if you did!), comment on this post and you could win a few Amika samples! Good luck!

BONUS: Shop for products at shop.loveamika.com and save 20% off your order when you use the code AMIKASTYLE. Valid through 10.27.3.

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recap: MAGIC.

Our pics are finally uploaded…and we’re ready to share our favorite images from our MAGIC trip. Overall, the trip was a success (though neither one of us felt 100%). We stuck to our trends list (more on that Friday!), only got on the wrong bus ONCE, and even squeezed in a little R & R before we hopped on the red-eye back to Atlanta.

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bcbgeneration swag // relaxing at the hard rock pool before our flight home // L’s double braid at the amika braid bar // we watched a little “Saved By The Bell: The College Years” on this blow-up couch in the bcbgeneration 90s-themed vip lounge // our annual selfie aboard a MAGIC golf cart // taquitos at pink taco // closing out the day with fall vests and coats // obsessed with the framed 90s quotes at bcbgeneration (“Clueless” is still the best movie ever) // mint evil eye sweater, anyone?

Get excited for some nail polish inspiration tomorrow, followed by our Top Five Fall Trends on Friday. Happy Hump Day!

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currently obsessing: moroccan oil.

Moroccanoil has made its mark on the world with innovative and revitalizing hair care products. Everyone has fallen in love, including us.

the glitter life moroccanoil

1. hydrating shampoo: perk up your dry summer strands with antioxidant-rich argan oil, Vitamins A and E and red algae—for hair that looks and feels healthier.

2. moisture repair conditioner: color, chemical processing and heat styling can really take a toll on your hair. use this conditioner to infuse hair with antioxidant-rich argan oil, reconstructive keratin and fatty acids.

3. restorative hair mask: this product came highly recommended by j’s hairstylist and now we know why. this once a week treatment quickly repairs hair that’s weak, damaged or color-treated.

4. moroccanoil treatment: this started it all! argon oil- a versatile and multitasking product. it is an essential for hairstyling that can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. it even speeds up drying time!

5. luminous hairspray: we have both been using this spray for quite some time. fights frizz and humidity. it’s not sticky. smells amazing. a must have.

What are your go-to Moroccanoil products? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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june ’13 birchbox

It’s the best time of the month… Birchbox has arrived! This months theme is Wanderlust; when it strikes, it sticks. These products are designed to serve you well on all of your summer adventures which is great because L and I have a Vegas trip approaching…

The Glitter Life June Birchbox

1. Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: This exfoliating (yet non-abrasive) is what your summer skin has been looking for. BONUS: it’s all natural.

2. Laqa & Co Lil’ Lip Pencil : I’ll be honest. I’m not very adventurous in the lip color department.  BUT I tried a tiny bit of this lip pencil before sushi last night and it’s pretty! May go heavier next time. Watch out…

3. Davines 3-Step System: The Georgia heat and humidity takes a TOLL on my hair, so this couldn’t have come at a better time. My hair was fresh and frizz-free this morning! Loving the light scent as well.

4. Color Club Wanderlust Collection: London Calling– I immediately painted my nails with this. At my desk. Loving this fun neon shade! {clearly}

The Glitter Life Wanderlust

What was in your June Box? Share with us on Twitter & Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

Haven’t joined Birchbox? Click here. You can’t beat $10 for a surprise every month 😉

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friday five: mini-makeovers.

Now that our blog has a new look, we decided it was time for personal makeovers as well. We’re going to step up our hair, beauty and wardrobe games this weekend. How? With a little help from our friends, of course. Read on for four tutorials from bloggers we love, plus one amazing spring outfit.

1. Spring Braided Hair Tutorial. Attending a wedding soon? Need fun hair for a date night? Try this super cute up-do by Cinthia at Ebeautyblog.com!

2. Natural and Glowing 10 Minute Tutorial. Tired of the same old make-up routine? Chloe Morello shows you how to get bright, fresh, sun-kissed skin in minutes.

3. How to… Chevron Nails. Y’all. We have been LONGING for zigzag nails, but our hands aren’t super steady. Lucky for us, cutepolish has made it possible!

4. Self Tanning Tips + Tricks. Even though we’ve been sunless tanning for quite a while, application is still a struggle sometimes. We love this video by Jessica Harlow; she walks us through the process beginning to end.

5. New Outfit. Complete your weekend makeover with a fun, flirty look. We love this bright floral mini from Dish Statesboro.

The Glitter Life Dish Statesboro
cute finds on the cheap: basic tank {$12}, floral mini {$28}, wedges {$39} and bag {$44}. all available at dish statesboro. 912.871.3989 // orders@shopsocialdish.com

What are you up to this weekend? Share your pics with us on twitter/instagram! @glitter_blog_xo

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running late.

Girls. We’ve all been there. You’re running late, and you don’t know WHAT to do with your HAIR.

Never fear. Tess Christine has all the answers. Check out her tutorial:

Which quick style will you be trying when you’re running late? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

P.S. Social and Dish Boutiques are SO close to reaching 2000 fans each on Facebook. Like them and share with your friends to be entered to win a $25 gift card!

Social and Dish Giveaway
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