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shift to neutral.

HAPPY JULY!

If you’re like us, you really put on the color during spring and summer months. Let’s face it, we live in neutrals the rest of the year (ask L about her black v-neck sweater…)

With all of this color being worn we need a solid, natural manicure to avoid clashing (the horror.) Here are some nude hues we’re feeling:

OPI Do You Take Lei Away?

Neutral
top of the list for good reason. the perfect nude polish.

Sally Hansen Lush

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a nude hue with a velvety finish.

Essie Jazz

neutral 3
#jazzhands

Zoya Kennedy

neutral 4
full coverage with 2 coats. perfection.

What polish are you wearing this summer?

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friday five: link love.

Happy Friday! This weekend, J’s doing a trial run for wedding hair and makeup (EEEK!) and L’s working in the retail game, but we’re both going to make time to watch a little of the Masters and sip an Azalea Cocktail. In the meantime, take a few minutes to check out these links to stuff we love.

The Glitter Life Link Love
it’s friday, we’re in love…

1. Masters Party Guide. Having some friends over to watch the tourney? We gave you some suggestions yesterday, but this is a more thorough post from the guys at Criquet.

2. Jack Rogers at Sole. We’re suckers for classic Jack Rogers sandals, and now they’re available here! Bonus: The girls at Sole are giving away a pair. You heard us! Enter the giveaway here.

3. Flat Iron Waves. Tis the season for beachy waves! This is a great, easy-to-understand (even for the hair-challenged) tutorial.

4. Banana Palm Pillow. Give your couch  or pool house chaise a spring update with these adorbs pillows. Bonus if you set yours up in front of a vintage VW van.

5. Essie Bachelorette Bash. You know we paint our nails every Friday. J gave her bridesmaids this bright, happy hue during our bachelorette weekend in NYC. Love love love!

What are you loving today?

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instagram diary.

The Glitter Life Instagram Diary
red wine/essie mani=perfect sunday // j’s blow out via belle de jour. full review coming soon! // l’s blow out at dry bar! who wants to do their own hair? // a rose from our sweet friend, daphne // soup and sandwich at del friscos. tis the season! // j and mags tearing up saturday night // our friend rebecca’s adorable pooch // trying on holiday outfits // barbecue sandwich at the green room in greenville, sc // l and her nephew Hudson meet for the first time // love this gray herringbone tile floor // shopping for christmas decor!

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friday five: party girl tips.

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re heading into the holiday season – that wonderful/stressful time of year when there’s something to do and somewhere to go every.single.night. Behold, our top five tips for looking and being your best at a party. You’re going to need them!

1. How to keep your lipstick off your wine glass. 

The Glitter Life Lipstick
courtesy of real simple.

2. How to choose wine (whether you’re ordering one glass at the bar or a bottle for the table). 

The Glitter Life Red Wine Flow Chart
courtesy of cupcakes and cashmere.

3. How to hail a taxi.

The Glitter Life Taxi
need a ride?

4. How to fix chipped nail polish.

The Glitter Life Chipped Nail Polish
courtesy of bella sugar.

5. How to leave a party early.

The Glitter Life Party Girl
bye bye.

Now, bring on the parties! Hope your weekend is fabulous.

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neon + neutrals.

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

top and skirt: bcbgeneration at social statesboro // blazer (buy here, also seen here, and similar here), pumps and sunglasses: social statesboro // bag: tory burch, also seen here // nails: essie tart deco

We couldn’t decide which way we liked this top best: tucked in or out. Normally we’re tucking in, but we really like the flowy lines created when left untucked. Which look do you like best?

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march ’13 birchbox.

My March Birchbox arrived last week, and I must say it was one of my favorites to date. I was beyond excited to try every product. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

March Birchbox
obsessed. with. everything.

1. Macadamia Natural Oil™ Deep Repair Masque: This product is *perfect* for thick, long hair like mine. Smells great and left my hair feeling silky smooth after one use. Recommend.

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque
reconstruct strands from the inside out.

2. Macadamia Natural Oil™ Healing Oil Treatment: Want to cut your drying time and have soft, shiny hair? This product is for you! Mix with the Repair masque for ever more amazing results.

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
weightless moisture.

3. Madewell for Birchbox Nail Emery Board: It is well-documented that L and I are pretty obsessed with doing our nails, so you can image how psyched I was to see this super cute emery board in my box! Every girl needs a “purse file.”

Madewell for Birchbox Nail File
charming.

4. Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow: Y’all. I’ve sampled several BB creams since they became a trend, and I can honestly say this is the best. Goes on weightless and smooth, and leaves you with flawless skin. Just try it.

Marcelle BB Cream
hydrates and calms skin, evens tone, controls shine, lightly masks imperfections, and infuses skin with a fresh-from the-yoga-studio radiance.

5. Stella Cadente Miss Me Discrete? Eau de Toilette: This fresh-out-of-the-shower scent is really nice, but I wish it lasted longer.

Stella Cadente Miss Me Discrete? Eau de Toilette 50ml
La Vie En Rose.

6. Supergoop!® Endless Summer SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion: I had heard *great* things about Supergoop!, so I was uber-excited when it showed up in my Birchbox. The non-greasy formula has a high degree of photo-stability, which means that it can withstand strong solar rays. This is what I NEED for long days on the lake.

this is one sophisticated sunscreen.
one sophisticated sunscreen.

So tell us…what was in your Birchbox this month!? Tweet or Instagram us at @glitter_blog_xo.

Want to get your very own Birchbox every month? Click here.

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DIY: gel manicure.

If you’re like L and me, you love to get creative with your nail polish but you don’t have the time (or the cash) to hop into the nail salon every week for a manicure. We are definitely advocates of the DIY home mani BUT regular polish chips after a few days. So what’s a glitter girl to do?

Thanks to my coworker Amber, let me share how to get the same shiny, long-lasting results of a professional gel manicure right in the comfort of your own home. The key ingredient:

Gelous Sally Beauty Supply
Gelous Nail Gel

It’s not a quick process, but the results (and $$ you save!) are totally worth it. All you need is Gelous Nail Gel by ACI, the nail color of your choice (any brand), and a fast-drying top coat.

Essie Good to Go & Tart Deco
Steps 1-5

Here are the steps:

1. Apply two coats of Gelous, leaving a few minutes of dry time in between.

2. Add a layer of your polish (shown here: Tart Deco by Essie).

3. Apply one more layer of Gelous.

4. Apply a second coat of your polish.

5. Apply a fast-drying top coat. We love Good to Go by Essie.

Gelous/Essie Manicure
TA-DA.

My mani has lasted over a WEEK with no chips. Can’t beat that! Removal is simple: just use acetone polish remover.

What do you think, ladies? Will you be running out to grab Gelous on your lunch break? L is. I promise, it’s the best $5.99 you’ll ever spend.

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weekend wrap-up.

Hi Hi Hi!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We definitely have a love/hate relationship with this time change… See how we spent our low-key weekends:

L

L Weekend Pics
BCBGeneration top / / hummus makes an appearance at Locos / / my Friday night date / / Saturday morning waffles / / Sunday sushi date / / mimosa / / watermelon manicure / / homemade pizza / / Pura Vida bracelets arrived at Dish!

J

J Weekend Pics
filmed a harlem shake video at the tavern / / fresh mani / / essie fiji (my fave) / / sunday funday at the ivy (per usual) / / Jay deep in thought / / cajun angels at the ivy / / masters egg salad (recipe coming soon!) / / romes got a haircut / / arm candy

What were y’all up to this weekend? Share your pics with us on Twitter and Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

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J+L

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