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Spring

instagram diary.

4.7.14
j + j do hawktoberfest, romes is happy to see SPRING (as are we), fresh veggies for grilling, john caparulo’s stand up at the improv was hysterical, gorgeous tulips in j’s kitchen, spring statement necklace by L, ARM PARTY, jay and his niece, ellery, at the atlanta auto show, special delivery from nuts.com, teeing it up at reynolds landing, “joe cool” enjoying his starbucks treat, the oh-so-famous chicken biscuit from buttermilk kitchen, cheering on jay’s alma mater, Kenucky, as they play for their 9th national championship!
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friday five: beauty buys.

1. Essie | Marshmallow: White not? Such a perfect spring/summer shade.

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confection perfection.

2. Colgate Optic White Toothbrush | Whitening Pen: It really doesn’t get much easier than this! Super easy for traveling purposes.

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all. in. one.

3. Dermalogica | Daily Microfoliant: A product that we will buy over and over. See brighter, smoother skin with one use!

Dermalogica-Daily-Microfoliant
fresh faced.

4. EOS | Shave Cream: They know more than just amazing lip balm. Delight your skin with 24 hours of deep, ultra-soothing moisture every time you shave.

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silky smooth.

5. Tory Burch | Lip Color: That right, ladies. TB is in the beauty biz! As you can imagine, the products are nothing less than amazing. We need this lip color in every shade:

The Glitter Life Tory Burch
perfect pout.

And there you have it, girls. Your beauty buys for the weekend! Did we miss any? Tweet us!

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wednesday weakness | zara flats.

The temp reached 80 in Atlanta yesterday (it’s only temporary…) so naturally we’re updating our wardrobes for Spring. Let it be known when solid, warm weather hits, we live in shorts/flats. Luckily, Zara has some adorable options we will be adding to our wardrobes stat. One of each, please!

The Glitter Life Zara
stripes | nude | cutwork | glitter | asymmetrical

What are your Spring staples? Tweet | Instagram us!

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winery wedding.

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dress: french connection (similar here) // bag: tory burch // ring: kate spade (similar here) // bracelets: david yurman, coach, bcbgeneration // nail polish: essie- butler please.

Jay and I attended a beautiful winery wedding at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA over the weekend. Such a chic venue!

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spring fragrances.

Spring is in full force here in Georgia, and we could not be more excited (though we could definitely do without the pollen). The dawn of a new season always inspires us to switch up our fragrance, and this spring we are craving light, fresh scents. Here are some of our faves.

Kate Spade Twirl: J received a sample of this in her Birchbox and immediately fell in love. This scent is emblematic of the Kate Spade brand: cheerful, fun and flirty.

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twirl twirl twirl twirl.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino: We have both been wearing Tom For Black Orchid for YEARS, so it’s no surprise that we are obsessed with his latest, Neroli Portofino. One spritz and you’ll feel like you’re on the Italian Rivera.

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vacation in a bottle.

Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb: There’s something so fresh about this scent. Light and not-at-all over powering…just gorgeous. It’s similar to J’s old faithful, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

The Glitter Life Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
oriental. gourmand. floral.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh: Marc Jacobs knows fragrance (among other fabulous things); his various scents are always best-sellers. Eau So Fresh is totally spring-y and sweet.

The Glitter Life Marc Jacobs Daisy
exhilarating. bubbly. playful.

Sephora Fragrance Sampler: Look. Shopping for perfume is tough. Sephora has made the experience a little easier for us all! Here’s the drill:

1. Purchase the Beauty To Go Fragrance Sampler For Her from Sephora.

2. Sample Sephora’s most popular scents.

3. Choose a favorite.

4. Redeem a roller ball at no additional charge.

The Glitter Life Sephora Fragrance Sampler
which will it be?

Don’t see your fave spring scent on our list? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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white chocolate snack mix.

I love anything salty-sweet, and I’ve been obsessed with White Chocolate Snack Mix ever since Glitter Girl Melanie Herrington made it for our very first Easter Egg Hunt two years ago. I made it again this year, so I thought I’d share the recipe. It’s pretty and perfect for a spring party. Snack on it by the bowlful, or place individual portions in clear cello bags and tie with a pretty ribbon for cute favors.

white chocolate snack mix.
white chocolate snack mix.

Ingredients (makes 20 1-cup portions)

  • 6 cups cereal (Mel recommends a mix of Golden Grahams, Multi Grain Cheerios and Chex)
  • 1 12oz. bag mini M&Ms (try to get the pastel kind!)
  • 3 cups pretzels (sticks or mini pretzels)
  • 1/2 jar dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips, melted

Method

Mix dry ingredients together. Pour melted chocolate over mix and stir to coat. Spread mix out on wax paper to dry. TRY NOT TO EAT IT ALL AT ONCE.

white chocolate snack mix.
the salty-sweet combo is good on its own, even before you add the melted chocolate.
white chocolate chips.
melt chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler.
white chocolate snack mix
spread the mix on wax paper and let dry. (i let mine dry overnight!)

Speaking of Easter, we had a great one with family and friends.

L’s Easter:

Easter Collage
600 eggs stuffed // good friends // goldfish carrots // my mom made 86 cupcakes for the hunt // family pic // duck-shaped pimiento cheese sandwiches // baby joe and uncle jim // mini ham sandwiches // live music at locos on saturday night

J’s Easter:

J's Easter
romes watching golf / / easter in augusta / / jays sweet niece annabelle / / little j / / j +jay before church / / jellybean taste test / / fancy wine to-go cup / / j’s white chocolate mix! / / jay and his easter basket.

How was your weekend? Share you Easter pics with us on Twitter/Instagram! @glitter_blog_xo

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friday five: spring denim.

Scratch your weekend shopping itch with one (or all!) of our top five spring denim picks. Here we go, from skinny to wide-leg…and one awesome pair of shorts.

1. Level 99 Janice Ultra Skinny Jean in Canyon Rose

Level 99 Janice Jegging Canyon Rose
call 912.871.3989 to order. image courtesy of level 99.

2. Level 99 Liza Skinny Jean in Hale Navy

Level 99 Liza Skinny in Hale Navy
call 912.871.3989 to order. image courtesy of level 99.

3. Paige Denim: Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Premium Denim
scoop these at SHOPBOP.

4. 7 For All Mankind Kaylie Sexy Bootcut in White

7 For All Mankind Kaylie Sexy Boot Cut
call 912.681.7008 to order. image courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.

5. 7 For All Mankind Roll Short

7 For All Mankind Roll Shorts
call 912.681.7008 to order. image courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend! We will report next week on the Lanier Egg Hunt and Easter.

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shrimp-mango-avocado cups.

To us, spring means light, bright entertaining: Easter egg hunts (more on that later!), baby showers, bridesmaids brunches. This season we’re searching for fresh flavors put together in new ways.

These super easy Shrimp-Mango-Avocado Cups are just the thing to make for your next spring party. 

Shrimp-Mango-Avocado Cups
fresh flavors.

Shrimp-Mango-Avocado Cups

This recipe makes one dozen appetizers, but can easily be doubled.

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen pre-baked phyllo cups OR 1 dozen homemade phyllo cups (I went the homemade route – recipe follows!)
  • 1 dozen cooked shrimp, cut into small pieces (3-4 pieces per shrimp)
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • juice from one lemon
  • few grinds of sea salt

Method:

  • Combine shrimp, mango and avocado pieces in a mixing bowl. Make sure your pieces are uniform in size!
  • Whisk sour cream, lemon juice and salt in a separate bowl. Pour over shrimp mixture.
  • The original recipe doesn’t call for this, but I advise chilling the shrimp mixture for an hour or two to help it come together.
  • Fill the phyllo cups with the shrimp mixture.

Homemade Phyllo Cups

  • Thaw one part of a package of frozen phyllo dough. There are two sections to a package. Phyllo dough takes about two hours to thaw.
  • Unroll the sheets of phyllo dough. *Gently* lift one sheet of dough onto a cutting board. Brush lightly with melted butter.
  • Layer four more sheets on top, brushing each with melted butter.
  • Using a small circle cookie cutter, cut one dozen circles out of the dough layers. I didn’t have a cookie cutter, so I divided my dough into 12 squares. It worked okay…but a cookie cutter would certainly give you more uniform cups and make for a better presentation.
  • Press dough circles into a LIGHTLY GREASED mini-muffin tin.
  • Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden.
  • Let cool before filling.

I was searching for an appetizer to make for Joe’s birthday dinner Sunday night, so I googled a few ingredients I had on hand: shrimp, mango, and phyllo dough. This recipe came up on the Yummly recipe finder – genius!

Share your favorite new recipe with us on Twitter or Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

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spotlight: bcbgeneration spring 13.

J and I are not shy about sharing our love for BCBGeneration, the lower-priced sister line BCBG Max Azria. Year after year, this brand turns out amazing pieces at fantastic prices (almost everything is under $100). J always falls for the dresses, while L is a fan of the separates. We also love their creative social media site, The Generation Nation. Today we bring you a few highlights from our spring 13 BCBGeneration delivery.

First, our three favorite dresses:

Little White Dress
the little white dress is a spring essential. {$128}
Flutter Dress
peach flutter dress. {$98}
High-Low Hem Dress
this turquoise high-low hem dress has flown out of the store. {$98}

Aren’t those dresses just a breath of fresh air? Now, for the separates.

Navy Pajama Trouser
l is a big fan of the black piping on these navy pajama trousers. {$98}
Red Pullover Skirt
red pullover skirt. {$58}
Print Blouse
the fresh red, navy and blush print on this blouse {$78] works with the red pullover skirt and the navy trousers.
Chalk Grey Tank
the artichoke piping on the back of this chalk grey tank {$ 78} makes it a perfect match for the peplum organza shorts (below}.
Peplum Shorts
peplum organza shorts. {$98}
pair this peach pullover skirt {$48} with a chambray shirt or the striped cut-out tee {below}.
pair this peach pullover skirt {$48} with a chambray shirt or the striped cut-out tee {below}.
Striped Cut-Out Tee
interesting cut-outs elevate this tee. {$68} pair with the peach pullover skirt {above} or white denim.

All images courtesy of bcbgeneration.

We could make an entire wardrobe out of just these ten pieces! What’s your favorite apparel brand? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo!

Xo

L+J

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isty bitsy, teenie weenie…

We have a mid-week treat for you, Glitter Girls…

It’s finally warming up here in Georgia, and that’s got us thinking about a vacation. Actually, it’s got us thinking about bikinis. L and I are super excited to share our favorite swimsuits from Dish. We picked these out months ago in Vegas and were *beyond* excited when they arrived at the store.

L*Space stole our hearts last year with their fringe bikini tops and beautiful prints. This year, they’ve upped their game with braiding and a super sssssexy reptile print that matches their solids.

L*Space Bikini
image: South Beach Swimsuits
L*Space Torino
we adore the bright chevron print on this string bikini. image: l*space.

Our newest swim line, Malibu Gossip, delivers major style at totally affordable prices. each piece is around $30, and everything mixes-and-matches. Images: Malibu Gossip.

Malibu Gossip Nomad or What
get the l*space fringe look for less with this malibu gossip suit.
Malibu Gossip Orange Dream
we went gaga for this pretty print. coordinating solids also available.
Ipanema Flip Flops
pair your suit with a printed (but neutral) pair of ipanema flip flops.

All swimwear and flip-flops are in-stock at Dish. Call 912.871.3989 or email orders@shopsocialdish.com to order. We can also help you with fit information and advice!

Need a easy/safe tan before you hop into one of these adorbs bikinis? Answer: Yes. Check out our self tanning tips here.

What will you be wearing to the beach this spring/summer? Share your ensembles with us on Twitter and Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

X0

J+L

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