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friday five: fall beauty.

The temps are inching (ever so slowly) lower, and we’re definitely in a fall state of mind. It’s so close we can smell it. For today’s Friday Five, we’ve rounded up exactly what you need to know to have your most gorgeous season ever.

Smoky Eye // There are tons of “how-to” videos out there. This one by Into the Gloss is simple and easy to follow.

Smoky Eye
Polished Brows // Create the best brows to frame those smoky eyes with this how-to from the Zoe Report.

Brows
Contouring 101 // Kontour like a Kardashian, end up looking like a Klown. Instead, commit this super-simple tutorial to memory. You’ll look like yourself…only more defined.

Contouring

Nude Lips // You already know how much we love a nude lip. This look is perfect with fall’s smoky eye – that whole “accentuate one feature” thing, you know. Check out this comprehensive roundup of nude lipstick shades.

Nude Lip

Dark Nails // In case you missed it, here’s our round-up of our favorite tried and true fall nail shades.

Dark Nails

What’s your favorite beauty look for fall? Tag us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo!

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friday five | beauty buys.

‘Tis the season for a bathroom + product overhaul and this is the weekend to stock up… it’s tax-free weekend in Georgia! Here are some items we’re currently coveting. ATTN: Chipotle fans. There’s a little something special in here for you!

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prime time.

J: As I was recently updating literally everything in my makeup bag (sometimes you need to just PURGE and replenish), I realized I needed a really GOOD primer. Guess what? Found it!

Dermalogica The Glitter Life
TA DA!

Dermalogica has done it again. Their redness relief primer (with SPF20!) soothes and leaves you with a velvety barrier for your makeup. It can also be used as a spot treatment for particular areas of redness.

Click here to purchase or, if you’re in Atlanta, visit their amazing concept space in Atlantic Station.

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april ’14 birchbox.

Hi Girls Hi! Excited to share my April Birchbox goods with you. There’s nothing better than seeing this gem show up on my doorstep every month:

The Glitter Life Birchbox
my goodies!

 

Kind Bars: Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt: I immediately ordered a case of these after trying. It’s the perfect mix of sweet + salty.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo: Less than ideal for brunettes as the spray is super white, but I did enjoy the smell. Blondes, this is all you.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner: So amazing. Will absolutely be purchasing when I run out. Glides on super smooth and how precious is the packaging!? I’m a sucker for gold dots…

theBalm “How Bout Them Apples”: This lip cream is the pop of color you’ve been looking for. BONUS: it really lasts.

Nyakio Coffee Face Polish | Body Scrub | Face Oil: Honesty is the best policy… These products really made me break out. With that said, I understand everyone’s skin is different! But for me, it didn’t work. I don’t need to stray from my dermalogica routine. A++.

 

What was in your Birchbox this month? Didn’t get one? Click here to sign up! Who doesn’t love a present at their doorstep every month?

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friday five: a few of our favorite things.

In the spirit of the new year, we’ve been trying some new products / upgrading our usual stuff. Here are our five favorite new things. Hope you have a glitterous Friday!

Mrs Meyers Radish Soap – L was first to try this delicious new scent from Mrs. Meyers. Now we’re both obsessed. Has an invigorating, clean scent, which is great when you’re washing dishes and you’re feeling a little (or a lot) tired.

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crisp and delightful.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara – We make our way through Rimmel products on the reg. We picked up their latest and greatest mascara a few weeks ago. LOVE the thick brush – coats evenly with no clumps.

big BOLD lashes.
big BOLD lashes.

Gold Foo Dogs – We both guard our homes with Foo Dogs. They’re believed to have powerful protective benefits, PLUS they’re super fun decorative accessories. L’s had her turquoise Foo Dogs for years, and J just scooped this gold pair from One Kings Lane.

Foo Dogs
a protective pair with a little sparkle.

Tory Burch Eau De Parfum Spray – New year, new scent. After going through several samples of this, J purchased the bottle. Solid decision. Not too heavy with a classic, clean smell. A++.

Tory Burch Perfume
peony + citrus = heaven.

Shop Social Dish “Lora” Pump – We both just scooped these adorable heels from Social Statesboro. So flattering on the foot and fun, fun, fun. Oh, PS… they’re only $39. Order yours now.

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because everyone needs nude heels.

Have you purchased anything new this year? Tweet or Instagram us your faves @glitter_blog_xo!

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january ’14 birchbox.

JAN BIRCH

1. Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème: Just the right amount of shine, does not weigh my hair down, and still moisturizes. BONUS: not greasy.

2. Coastal Scents® Revealed Palette Set: The perfect color scheme for those looking for neutral colors {like myself}. Lasts throughout the work day.

3. Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy: L and I have both owned a bottle of this perfume. Still a favorite of mine!

4. Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Day Lotion with Clary Sage: As a long time fan of Burt’s Bees, I was happy to see this lotion in my Birchbox. Smells great and goes on smooth. Soaks in, doesn’t seem to sit heavy.

5. Nail Rock: Helloooo, glitter! This polish is super fun. A little messy, but pretty nonetheless.

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december ’13 birchbox.

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Eslor Skincare System: Really enjoyed sampling this line. The cleanser leaves your skin feeling soft, then following it up with the facial scrub made my skin feel super clean. You don’t need a lot of the moisturizer to cover your face. A little bit goes a long way!

Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels: Such a yummy treat! Sweet and salty perfection.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy™:The CURE for wintery, chapped hands. This feels great and is hydrating, but doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy so I can’t touch things after I use it!

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss: This gloss is great for a sheer, shiny tint of color alone or on top of your favorite lip stick!

Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray: Meh. Nothing exciting to report here. It didn’t leave my hair feeling crunchy, however, I don’t think it had as much hold either.

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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!?
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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…
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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!

Click to follow Belle de Jour on Facebook and Twitter!

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