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Sunday Riley

When I was pregnant, my skin was absolutely terrible. There was nothing I could do to control it. Hormones running wild = bad skin for Jennifer.

After James was born, things started to get back to normal and I was ready to rehab my skin with new products. I started reading up on my skincare options and saw SO many recommendations for Sunday Riley! I scooped this sample pack and decided to give them a whirl.

You guys. Blown away. From the first time I used each product, I saw instant results. My skin was clearer and smoother. With continued use, I can honestly say I have had minimal breakouts which is a vast change from before.

My skin is on the drier side and I felt like I needed a little something extra, so I scooped the Juno face oil and needless to say, it did not disappoint. I use it every morning. FULL DISCLOSURE: It smells like olive oil. But it works, so what do you do.

See below to shop the products above! Next on my Sunday Riley shopping list… the C.E.O protect and repair moisturizer!

*This post is not sponsored.

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guest post: austen hill.

Happy Friday, glitter girls!

The Glitter Life is about fashion, makeup, design, cocktails…but most of all it’s about the friendship of two girls (that’s us) who, despite no longer living in the same town (wah!), manage to talk all day, every day about everything. What color should I paint my nails this weekend? Do I need pink pants? My desk is ugly–what should I do? Honestly, our posts are really just summaries of our random conversations on any given day.

One of the best parts of our Glitter Life experience is discovering other bloggers. Every now and then we “meet” someone new that we can totally see ourselves being BFF with. One of our faves is Kelly of Austen Hill. We love her traditional-with-a-twist style, and seriously, the girl is always up for a wine tasting. She’s cute and funny and we are totally going to meet up with her in Atlanta soon. She promised! Austen Hill

Today, we are swapping posts with Kelly. You know, bloggers helping each other out and stuff.  So read down for Kelly’s take on the Friday Five...and then visit Austen Hill to read her other posts AND see our own Glitter Life Friday Five guest post. C’mon, you know this is the best day of the week. Take it away, Kelly!

Hello, lovely to meet the fabulous readers of The Glitter Life! It’s Kelly from Austen Hill and I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be a guest on this fantastic blog. I am a huge fan of Jennifer and Laura! Not only are they super sweet, but they have flawless taste and I always know I can count on their recommendations.

Like you, I follow The Glitter Life all week but I especially look forward to Friday Fives! J + L never fail to give me great ideas for a little weekend fun and highlight awesome finds. When they asked me to do a Friday Five post {a la Austen Hill} I jumped at the chance.

I’m happy to report this week has been pretty darn good! For my day job travel is the norm, but luckily this week I was able to stay close to home. This weekend I’m hoping to enjoy the amazing fall weather, start decorating for my annual Halloween Party, and most importantly have some fun! Read on for more of my Friday Five picks and don’t forget to check out J + L’s Friday post on my blog.

1. Wine Festivals

If you read my blog you’ll notice that I consider wine a food group. Luckily I live in Virginia where wineries are plentiful and wine festivals are a fall staple. Saturday I’m pouring for my friends {Cooper Vineyards} at a local festival. You can find out more about Cooper and other Virginia Wines here.

I love outdoor festivals but they can present some wardrobe challenges as they tend to go on rain or shine, freezing or sweltering. I’ve put together a fun look that will ensure you’re comfortable but still look put together while you’re braving the elements this weekend.

Fall Wine Festival

I’m mildly obsessed with J. Crew so I can’t leave without dropping a line about their new on-line factory store, check it out here!

2. Fall/Winter Skin Care

If I don’t take precautions, a negative effect of all of this outdoor, wine-drinking awesomeness can be dry skin and sunburn. To protect my skin during the fall/winter months my go-to line is Kiehl’s. Their products are gentle but affective and they absolutely work!

Kiehls Faves

Some of my favorites include:

  1. Midnight Recovery Concentrate: A little goes a long way and it smells amazing!
  2. Ultra Facial Cream: Lightweight 24-hour moisture
  3. Lip Balm #1: Never leave home without it
  4. Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+: Trust me you can absolutely wear this under make-up

3. Pumpkin Pancakes

I love to savor flavors when they’re in season so right now I’m on a pumpkin kick! This recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes from Martha Stewart looks yummy and easy {two of my favorite things}. Sunday morning I predict you’ll find me tucked under a blanket with a plate of these babies and some strong coffee.

Pumpkin Pancakes

4. DIY Halloween Fascinator

I’m a self-professed Anglophile, so you’ll hardly be surprised to find I’m a Royals junkie and that I adore Kate Middleton’s style. Fascinators are back in a big way because of the “Middleton Effect” and what better way to look chic on Halloween?! I came across this DIY Halloween Fascinator from the always amazing Fabulous K, so I think my weekend DIY project is set! Can’t wait to wear this at my Halloween Party! Pinterest has tons of other fun options like the one below or be creative and come up with an entirely new design on your own.

Fascinator

5. Take Charge of Your Health

Through my day job I have the privilege of knowing Lindsay Avner, an amazing woman and the founder of Bright Pink, a non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Read Lindsay’s story here.

Lindsay Avner

While these types of cancers are far less common in young women, they do tend to be linked within families. Knowing your families medical history is crucial to assessing your risk factors for these types of cancers. Visit Bright Pink’s website here for valuable information and resources. October is breast cancer awareness month so I challenge you to take control of your health and Be Brilliant, Be Bold, Be Bright Pink!

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to visit Austen Hill here and follow me on Twitter @AustenHill and Facebook!

SEE?! We knew you would love Kelly. Hope yall have a fantastic weekend!

xo

L+J

P.S. We are totally making that fascinator.

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friday five.

Well hello, Friday. We meet again. Time to sort out our weekend plans. Here’s what we’re thinking:

1. Lipstick Love: Update your fall beauty routine with a new lipstick. Add a little sass to your everyday outfit, or some extra glam to a night look:

YSL Lipstick
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick 201 Orange Imagine. perfection.
Guerlain Lipstick
for a peachy/nude look like L loves, try Guerlain Rouge Automatique: Violette de Mad 101.
Two Faced Lipstick
Two Faced La Creme: Marshmallow Bunny is J’s idea of the perfect pink pout.

2. Crazy for Curls: We’re obsessed with perfectly twisted tendrils. Tight curls? Loose curls? Beachy waves? Love. Them. All. Here are our favorite looks:

Tight Curls.
tight curls.
Loose Curls
loose curls.
Beachy Waves
beachy waves.

3. Anna Dello Russo at H&M: The Vogue Japan editor and style icon is debuting her signature over-the-top accessories line at H&M. Here’s a peek:

Anna Dello Russo Jewelry
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
Anna Dello Russo Luggage
how amaze is this luggage!?
Anna Dello Russo Jewelry
WE DIE.

4. Face Mask: After months of summer stress and workplace stress, L and I are getting our skin in check. A deep cleansing mask is a great way to start. Our suggestions:

Dr. Jart Face Mask
Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic: Pore Clear Mask: leave on for 15-30mins and you’re left with tight pores and smooth skin.
Caudalie Face Mask
Caudalie: Vinopure Purifying Mask is absolutely amazing. You instantly feel tightening and softening of the skin. No harsh acids!
Jeunesse Face Mask
this quick and easy peel (from my fave, CVS) gets rid of dead skin in an instant.

5. Relax: By some miracle, L and I are both enjoying relaxing weekends at home with NO PLANS. After we wash off our masks (hello, new skin), we’re going to chill on our patios and enjoy this beautiful fall weather.

Beverage Dispenser
let your guests sample a little of everything with this trio beverage dispenser!
Keep Calm Drinks Tray
our mantra for the weekend.
Tavern Outside Table
love this rustic outdoor furniture from pottery barn.

Here’s to a fantastic weekend!

xo

J + L

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september birchbox.

It’s that time again! My September Birchbox is here! (Not familiar with Birchbox? Read here .)

birchbox
all the goods.

1. Color Club Custom Collection Polish: I had never tried Color Club polish before, but I must say it’s pretty great. This rose gold shade transitions perfectly into fall.

color club polish
rose gold love.

2. Kate Spade New York Twirl Perfume: Attention-getting, but not overpowering. This fruity floral scent is great for the office OR a night out.

kate spade twirl
fruity. floral. perfect.

3. Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment: Y’all. I use so much heat on my hair it’s out of control. This argan oil keeps my strands from looking dull and frizzy. It absorbs right away and smells fresh. I recommend.

sedu anti-frizz serum
the fight against heat damage continues.

4. Tili Bags: I don’t feel like I can ever have enough small bags. Whether it’s to group small items together in my handbag or keep jewelry detangled while traveling, I can always find a use for one. Lurve these fun prints.

tili bag
makes staying organized easy and fun.

5. WEI To-Go Sleepover Kit: No need to neglect your beauty regimen when you’re traveling. This cleanser leaves your skin glowing and comes in a re-sealable plastic pack. Perfect when you’re jet-setting.

WEI To Go
the key to a fresh face.

6. Twistband Hair Ties: Let’s face it. By 3:00pm Monday-Friday, I’m looking for a hair tie. These are way cuter than a brown rubber band…AND they don’t cause the dreaded “ponytail crease.”

twistbands
loving the glitter bands. naturally.

What was in your September Birchbox? To join click here. TOTALLY worth $10/month.

X0 J

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