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edamame guacamole.

We mentioned this fantastic recipe for edamame guacamole on our Friday Five last week, and after making it we thought it deserved its own post. This might just replace hummus as our favorite appetizer.

Edamame Guacamole adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

What You Need:

  • 1 cup shelled edamame (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1 1/2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt
  • pita chips or other veggies

How You Do It:

  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the edamame, avocado, onion, garlic, lime juice and cilantro until smooth. You may need to add a little water, a tablespoon at a time, if your guacamole is too paste-y. I used frozen edamame, and there was enough water clinging to the soybeans that I didn’t need to add any more.
  • Scoop into a serving dish and season with sea salt.
  • Serve with pita chips (Stacy’s Naked Pita Chips are our fave) or other veggies.
Shelled Edamame
run water over your frozen edamame to thaw it.
Onion + Garlic + Avocadao
fresh ingredients = fresh appetizer.
Food Processor
it’s okay to leave a few chunks in your guac for texture.
Edamame Guacamole
seriously healthy. seriously delicious.

This was a hit at my house. Baby Joe loves avocados, and we had fun shopping for them, peeling them, tasting them (just to make sure!), etc. The original recipe called for seeded and chopped jalapeno; I forgot to scoop one at the store, and I didn’t miss the heat. You could certainly add some though, if you like your guacamole spicy.

What’s your favorite healthy appetizer? Share it with us on Twitter or Instagram @glitter_blog_xo!

PS – Check out our pics from the weekend…the weather was GORGEOUS in Georgia, and we enjoyed every minute of it.

L:

Weekend Collage
homemade spinach scrambles for breakfast // baby joe is a super hero…who gardens // operation closet clean-out commences

J:

The Glitter Life Weekend Pics
SHORTS WEATHER / / Tory Burch fedora makes its lake debut / / romes enjoying the beautiful weather / / Essie purchase of the weekend: bachelorette bash / / fried goat cheese from ecco atlanta… / / golf at reynolds landing at lake oconee.

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spring cleaning: makeup bag.

In the spirit of spring cleaning, and inspired by this on the Glitter Guide, I decided to clean out my makeup bag this week. Things needed tossing, replacing…and it was a good excuse to do a little shopping.

First, the bag: J gave me this Tory Burch makeup bag five years ago, and I’ve been faithful to it ever since. It’s the perfect size for me, and I love how it stands up on its own.

L's Makeup Bag
full disclosure: i don’t think this has ever been zipped.

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to makeup. I wear the exact same products every day – too many choices stress me out! While I do keep a little box in my vanity for “special occasion makeup” (stuff I wear every now and then, like bright lipstick), my makeup bag is reserved for my everyday routine. Here’s what’s inside:

this is what it takes to make me look presentable.
it takes all of this to make me look presentable.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Nude. This formula has SPF and offers a good amount of coverage. Liquid foundation has a shelf life of one year, so I’ll need to replace this soon, even though it’s only half gone. The price is nice, so it’s totally fine.

Rimmel True Match Foundation
Rimmel True Match Liquid Foundation. {$8}

Gross, Disgusting Foundation Sponge. TOSS (and then REPLACE). I should know better. Makeup sponges should be replaced every month, and (ideally) should be washed every week.

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer. Er, I don’t even know how old this is. My mom gave it to me a year ago, so it’s definitely past its prime. But the consistency seems fine…do I have to toss it? According to this article, yes. Bummer.

Lancome Effacernes Concealer
Lancome Effacernes Concealer. {$30}

I may replace it with this.

Origins Concealer
Origins Quick, Hide! concealer. {$16}

Laura Mercier Eye Shadow Primer in Linen. Same situation as the concealer – no clue how old it is.

Laura Mercier Eye Shadow Primer
Laura Mercier Eye Shadow Primer. {$25)

That shade is kind of light for me, anyway. I may replace it with this:

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer. {$20}
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer. {$20}

Franche Pressed Powder in Douce. FINALLY! Something I can keep. Pressed powder will last two years (and loose powder will last three). I have a love/hate relationship with pressed powder, so I don’t use a ton. This should be good for another year. I heard a rumor that this line has been discontinued…and my suspicions were confirmed when I tried to find a link to this product. At least I have another year to go!

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer Pencil in Noir. KEEP. Ironically, the product with the longest shelf life (three years) is the one I go through the quickest! I love love love this eyeline, and it’s good thing it’s cheap because I go through a pencil every six months or so. I keep one in my purse for touch-ups, too.

Rimmel Eye Liner
Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner. {$6}

Diorshow Mascara in Black. KEEP, but not for long. Mascara only lasts three months, so I will have to replace this in a few weeks. My mom gave me this for Christmas (seriously, I wouldn’t have any makeup if it weren’t for her!), and I am in love. The brush is tiny, which took some getting used to…but now that I have the hang of it, my eyelashes seem to have doubled.

Diorshow Mascara.
Diorshow Mascara. {$25}

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in…brown? TOSS. This thing is so old that the words have rubbed off. I kinda think it may be the wrong color for me, anyway…but I do like the little brush on the cap. Handy!

Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil
Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil. {$4}

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Dance. Can you tell I’m a big Rimmel fan? I like this color a lot, but I hate the cheap plastic top. I wish it was a compact! J recommends Hoola Bronzer by Benefit, so I’m going to try it (even though I could use the Rimmel bronzer for another year or so). REPLACE.

Rimmel Bronzer
Rimmel Natural Bronzer. {$6}
Hoola Bronzer
Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. {$28}

Rimmel GlamEyes Liquid Liner. Okay, this is one Rimmel product I don’t really love. The brush is kinda flimsy, so it’s hard to put on. I couldn’t find any guidelines about how long liquid liner goes, but I’m assuming it’s the same as mascara…so, TOSS. I don’t think I’ll replace though; I’m over the cat-eye thing. Are you?

Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner. {$6}

Sephora Blinged Eyeshadow Palette. This is an indulgence. It takes up a lot of real estate in my bag, but it holds EIGHT shadows and had a huge mirror on the inside. Good news: Eye shadows last for three years, so I can keep it! Thanks, mom.

Dr. Lipp Lip Balm. Lip Balm lasts forever (or until the consistency changes), but this tube has been squeezed to within an inch of its life after only a few months. J and I both use this fantastic, thick balm. I’m going to buy multiple replacements. I also had Fresh Sugar lip balm hiding in my bag – I’m going to keep that somewhere else (my car?), so I don’t have multiple lip balms in my bag.

Dr. Lipp Lip Balm
Dr. Lipp Lip Balm. {$14}

NYC Cityproof Gloss in Everlasting Blossom. I love this gloss so much that J gave me TWO tubes for Christmas this year. I must dispute NYC’s claim that this an “eight hour” gloss…but I love it anyway. I go through a tube every two months.

NYC City Proof Lip Gloss
i buy this many at a time. {$3}

Various Makeup Brushes. KEEP, but it’s time to wash them. I use this Sephora spray wash – just mist and wipe! No water necessary.

Whew! Are you going to clean out your makeup bag this spring? Tell us what you’re keeping and what you’re tossing on Twitter @glitter_blog_xo!

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Leibster Award + Noms

Liebster-Award
We were super psyched when Katie over at Confessions of a Southern Fashionista nominated us for a Leibster Award. Thanks, Katie! We love your blog, too. As a nominee, we had to answer eleven questions from Katie, nominate eleven other bloggers, and post eleven questions for them to answer. Whew!
First, our answers.
1. Who’s your favorite fashion designer?
J and I both agree on this one: Tory Burch. Sure we love her clothes – they’re the perfect mix of preppy and boho – but we also admire her charity work and her mentoring of women entrepreneurs.
2.  What’s your favorite color?
Glitter.
3. Gold or Silver?
Glitter. Fine, gold.
4. If you won the lottery would you spend the money, save it, or both?
We would invest in a plane (a small one, okay?) so that we could work together in person (rather than over g-chat) more than once a month.
5. If you had to live in any other decade, which would it be and why? We’re thinking the 70s. Yacht rock, Studio 54, Halston…you feel us?
6. Who’s your fashion icon?
The term “icon” may not apply here, but we really admire Lauren Conrad. her style is girly without being Taylor Swift-y, always appropriate and just plain pretty. We have a girl crush. 
7.  What’s your favorite hobby?
Our favorite hobby is also our job – buying for, marketing for and growing our stores Social and Dish. Do what you love and you will never work another day in your life! Painting our nails is a close, CLOSE second.
8. If money was no object, where would you travel in the world?
We’d hop on the PGA tour circuit and watch our friends at Chase 54 take over the world of golf apparel.
9. iPhone, Droid, or Blackberry?
10.  If you could only live in one city for the rest of your life, would it be NYC, Paris, or Milan?
Call us crazy, but we love where we live! We’re Georgia girls through and through. We wouldn’t refuse invites to visit any of these cities though…so keep us in mind.
11. Which show inspires your fashion choices more, SATC or GG? 
Eh, neither. For fashion inspiration, we love period shows like Downton Abbey (10s/20s) and Mad Men (50s/60s). The new FX drama The Americans (80s) is our new favorite – we spotted a pair of Guess jeans last week! We wouldn’t necessarily wear these looks, but we love the retro referencing.
Now, our nominations. We love all of these blogs, so check em out if you have time!
1. Amanda at Carefree Blonde
2. Kelly at Austen Hill
3. Gerdie at Love Gerdie
5. Rachel at Front Row Seat
8. Kenya at Life with Giggles
9. Christina at Virginia Belle
10. Kristyn at Chits and Giggles
11. Katie at Confessions of a Southern Fashionista (we can nominate you again, right?)
And finally, our questions.
1. Whose writing inspires you most?
2. What’s your favorite sushi roll?
3. Cupcakes or cookies?
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Roman Holiday?
5. Los Angeles in the 40s or New York City in the 60s? We’re talking decades, not temperatures.
6. What is your go-to nail polish shade?
7. If you could own one lipstick, what would it be?
8. Your house is on fire and you can only save one item in your closet. WHICH ONE?
9. Kim, Kourtney or Khloe?
10. Cheese plate or dessert?
11. You can only order one cocktail for the rest of your life. WHAT IS IT?
Take a peek at our nominations and discover a new blog today!
xo
L+J
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friday five: bag ladies.

FRIDAY! YOU’RE HERE!

L and I share a serious love of handbags. We prefer purchasing big-ticket items together for moral support–we had to have a few drinks to numb the wallet pain after our Gucci trip in 2008.

Are you in the market for a new bag? Our top handbag picks are on today’s Friday Five. The best part? None of these purchases requires a post-credit-card-swipe cocktail.

1. Melie Bianco Scarlett Bag:  The classic shape of the Melie Bianco Scarlett bag from www.shopsocialdish.com works for day or night, and the fun neon trim pops.

Melie Bianco Scarlett Bag
click here to purchase.

2. Tory Burch Robinson Spectator Envelope Clutch: Perforated looks are everywhere this season. This bag is the perfect statement piece.

click here to pre-order.
click here to pre-order.

3. ASOS Leather And Faux Pony Zip Top Clutch: Y’all. This clutch is MAJ. We pretty much love anything with faux pony hair.

ASOS Pony Hair Clutch
you need this.

4. Zara Studded Tote Shopper: It’s no secret that we like a *large* cognac colored bag for everyday use. Goes with everything. Really feeling this right now:

Zara Tote
be mine.

5. HOBO Zara Cross Body Bag: Every girl needs a cute cross-body bag for going out, and the subtle metallic sheen on this one is perfect.

Hobo Zara Bag
call 912.681.7008 to purchase.

What are you up to this weekend!? Shopping, perhaps? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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J + L

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friday five: nye essentials.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to New Year’s Eve essentials. After all, it’s a big night and you need to look/feel amazing! Here we go…

1. Chain-strap bag. NYE is not the night to lug around your trusty tote. You need a small, clutch-sized bag with a chain, so you can sling it over your shoulder  when necessary. We both love our Tory Burch Reva clutches–J’s is gold, mine is black. Those exact styles aren’t available any more…so why don’t you go for this one?

Tory Burch Logo Clutch
keeps your hands free to hold a cocktail and noise-maker thingy.

2. Bling. We believe strongly in the power of bling. Whether you’re wearing jeans and a sweater, sleek black pants and a sparkly top, or a full-on cocktail dress, NYE is the night to bring out your biggest, brightest bling. We love these earrings from Social Statesboro.

call 912.681.7008 to order.
Blingy Earrings
both pairs are only $18! score.

3. Stay-put Lip Gloss. Your lip gloss will have to last through cocktails, dinner, more cocktails, champagne, and a smooch or two. Avon Perfect Wear Extracting Lip Gloss stays put for–wait for it–eight hours. Actually, according to Oprah’s testers, it lasted for for ELEVEN hours, with no reapplying. Either way, this will get you through the night.

Avon Extra-Lasting Lip Gloss
eat, drink and be merry. this gloss isn’t going anywhere.

4. Tights. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to wear ski pants. Keep warm and stay stylish with a pair of patterned tights. These will jazz up your LBD and–bonus–smooth you out.

Spanx Tights
pretty pattern + Spanx technology.

5. Wine Wipes. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…wine wipes. These stain-erasing cloths are a must for your NYE bag. Say cheers to pearly whites!

Pearly Wipes
pearly wipes give us something to smile about.

What’s in your bag for New Year’s!? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo

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L+J

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friday five: holiday survival strategies.

Happy Friday, glitter girls!

Eeeeek, only eleven days until Christmas! Holiday parties are in full swing (what to wear?! what to bring?!)) and shopping is at a fever pitch (what to buy?! how much to spend?!). Don’t stress. J and I are here to help. In keeping with our weekly tradition, we present today’s Friday Five: Top Five Holiday Survival Strategies.

1. Have a go-to appetizer. How often does it happen? You look at your calendar and realize you have yet another holiday party tonight…and you have to bring an appetizer. J and I have an arsenal of easy party recipes (duh, we get a LOT of invites), and this HONEYCRISP & GORGONZOLA CROSTINI from Channeling Contessa is one of our faves this time of year. Super easy, super pretty and sure to impress.

Honeycrisp Crostini
quick. fresh. easy.

2. Stock up on unique hostess gifts. Hostess gifts are a challenge. You want to show your appreciation for a gracious invite (your mother raised you right, after all), but you might not know your hostess that well. You may be tempted to go for something generic and inoffensive (another bottle of wine!), but don’t. Use this opportunity to give her something unique and creative, as well as thoughtful and useful. This list from Real Simple has twenty-two ideas for the hostess gifts. Our fave is this adorable sewing kit from anthropologie. You can order a bunch, or try your hand at making them in bulk. These would also be cute teacher gifts. Just grab and go! [[For the record, J and I would not sneeze at a bottle of wine, if we are your hostesses and that’s your thing.]]

Anthropologie Sewing Kit
this would be an easy DIY.

3. Make the most of your shopping dollars. We know, we know. Shop local. We really do try, but sometimes there’s just no reasonable alternative to online shopping. As long as you’re clicking away, you might as well earn skymiles to help with your holiday travels. Delta offers a certain amount of skymiles per dollars spent on TONS of websites. For example, J’s Christmas card order from minted.com earned her 3 miles for every dollar spent. Might not seem like much, but it adds up as you start checking things off of your list!

Skymiles Shopping
Watch the miles add up as you shop!

4. Detox on the go. Whether you’ve imbibed too many candy cane martinis, eaten too many slices of fruitcake, or dealt with a toxic relative, detoxing is critical during the holidays. This Tory Burch beverage container from the Neiman Marcus by Target collection is perfect for housing our Yogi Detox Tea.

Tory Burch beverage container
it’s a little embarrassing how happy that logo makes us.

5. Amp up your everyday look. Holiday parties call for a little something extra in the makeup department. Swapping your neutral lipstick for something brighter will boost your confidence and make your teeth look whiter. You don’t have to redo your entire face before that party–just change your lipstick, throw your hair in a topknot and go. Now, where’s that mistletoe?

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass
try MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Imperial Red.

The holidays don’t have to be stressful. A little planning–stocking up on appetizer ingredients, buying hostess gifts in bulk beforehand–makes it easy to enjoy this time of year. How do you survive the holidays? Got any tips for us? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo.

XO

L+J

*Congrats to Rebecca Greener who is the winner of our Holiday Giveaway! Please send your address to theglitterlifexo@gmail.com.*

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get cuffed.

Happy Wednesday, glitter girls!

We are huge arm candy fans. If we could stack bracelets to our elbows, we would. The easiest way to create an arm party is to start with a fantastic cuff and then throw on all your other random skinny bracelets. We promise, it will all look good together! Here are  our top five places to start:

C. Wonder Cuff
this leopard print calf hair stud cuff from C. Wonder instantly makes a statement.
Tory Burch Cuff
L and I have had Tory Burch lucite cuffs for *years*. a must-have for your jewelry box.
Juicy Couture Cuff
juicy couture gets it right with this pave pyramid leather cuff.
Gold Gatsby Cuff
get fancy with this gold gatsby cuff from Bauble Bar!
J Crew Leopard Cuff
ohmygodohmygodohmygod this enamed leopard cuff from J Crew tops our christmas list this year.

Tweet us pics of your arm party @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

J+L

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c. wonder.

Hi ladies!

I was recently invited to a Jezebel Magazine happy hour at C. Wonder: the latest and greatest store in Lenox Mall. Y’all. This store is beyond and looked quite familiar… C. Wonder was started by Chris Burch, Tory’s ex. Awkward. Moving on.

The concept is preppy designs, bold prints, enameled bangles—at average prices less than $40. In personalized fitting rooms, shoppers can customize lighting and music. There’s on-site engraving and monogramming too!

How could you say no to this adorable invite!?
The window display…
Home goods!
BRIGHT COLORS!
C. Wonder Initial Necklace
I couldn’t resist taking home this adorable initial necklace!

Have you shopped at a C. Wonder store? Tweet us what you think! @glitter_blog_xo

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J+L

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foxy lady.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

So we totally fell down on the job and didn’t do our Monday post. Hope your start to the week wasn’t as hectic as ours!

We’re probably telling you something you already know…but animals (not animal prints, but actual animals) are a huge trend for fall. Designers and taste-makers are moving away from animal prints like leopard and zebra and using the actual animals themselves. We love the resulting preppy/winky vibe.

Our hands-down fave animal is the fox–smart, sneaky…but still cute. Here are our picks:

Tory Burch Fox Cuff
the perfect addition to your fall arm party. tory burch suede cuffs, $145 each.
Anthropologie Fox Top
obsessed with the rouched sleeves on this top. Anthropologie, $48
Zara Fox Top
layer this under a navy blazer. Zara shell, $35.90.
Asos Fox Scarf
the perfect fall scarf. Asos, $21.11.
Sydney Evan Fox Earrings
L’s birthday is coming up. HINT HINT. sydney evan, $1300.

What’s your favorite animal trend for fall?

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L + J

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