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friday five.

Happy Friday, ladies!

So, we basically blinked and the holidays are here. And you know what that means (besides family drama)…TRAVEL. L and I are seasoned road warriors, and we’re sharing our top five travel essentials on today’s Friday Five.

1. Dry Shampoo: Sitting in a car/plane for hours on end can make your hair feel totally flat and/or greasy. Liven up your locks with Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo. Hair looks, feels and smells freshly shampooed without water. Easy.

Pssssst Dry Shampoo
they started the trend and pssssst it works.

2. Moisturizer: When winter weather leaves our faces feeling dry and chapped, we rely on Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Perfecting Water Moisture Mist. Not sure what is in this “water,” but our skin loves it! Skin looks hydrated and softened with the first use. This product is *key* when traveling.

Laura Mercier Moisturizer
the results are totally worth the extra $.

3. All-In-One Products: It’s one thing to spread all your stuff out on your own bathroom counter (JENNY), but the holidays often mean sharing cramped quarters. L really loves this Garnier Ultimate Cleanser–it doubles as an exfoliating scrub (scrub your face for two minutes) and *triples* as a purifying mask (leave it on for five minutes). You basically get an entire face cleaning arsenal in one tube. We’re all about multi-tasking.

Garnier Ultimate Cleanser
ultimate is right.

4. Flats: How in the world are some of these ladies running around the airport in 5” stilettos!? Tone it down with some cute and comfortable flats, okay?

Sole Society Flats
the ‘Peony’ flat by Sole Society is perfection. glitter on your feet? we approve.
Ferragamo Varina Flats
if you’re splurging, the Ferragamo “Varina” Flat is where you need to be. they’re classic and GORG!

5. Travel Pouch: Don’t stash your luxe travel products in a boring ziplock bag. We suggest Kate Spade:

Kate Spade Pouch
well. that’s pretty on point.
Kate Spade Glitterball
EEEE glitter pouch! SOLD.

*Don’t forget your phone/iPad/laptop chargers! We’ve been guilty of that too many times to count.*

And speaking of travel, L and I are reuniting in Athens this weekend for the University of Georgia/Georgia Southern football game. One or both of us will probably end up painting our nails in public. It’s a tradition. Hope you are as excited as we are for the weekend!

Xo

J+L

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think pink.

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Breast cancer is a cause close to our glitter hearts. L’s mom and mother-in-law and J’s aunt are proud breast cancer survivors. October is breast cancer awareness month, and some of our favorite companies have made it super easy to support this worthy cause. Check out some of our faves below.  Shopping has never been so satisfying.

1. Tory Burch is giving 15 percent of the sales of limited-edition pink wrap bracelets ($95) and hardshell phone cases ($48) to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Tory Burch BCRF
iPhone 4/4S case and adorable wrap bracelet in hot pink.

2. Essie is participating in “31 days of pink” by featuring thirty-one unique shades of pink polish (one for every day of the month) in October. Our faves are Check Up, a bright bubble-gum pink, and Good Morning Hope, a paler pink hue.

Essie Pink Polish
we didn’t need any encouragement to paint our nails pink starting October1…but we do appreciate Essie’s donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

3. Yummy candle company Archipelago has partnered with Breast Cancer Angels. Fifty percent of all proceeds of the Bougie De La Vie collection will be donated to underprivileged cancer patients and their families.

a delightful blend of jasmine, fresh cut grass and hydrangea.

4. Up-and- coming golf apparel brand Chase54 (previously featured here) is donating proceeds from these cute men’s and women’s tees to Save The Ta.Tas. Do us a solid and follow Chase54 on Facebook and Twitter.

Save the Ta Tas
modeled by J! photos by James Fleishel.
save the tatas
Real men wear pink.

 

How are you supporting breast cancer research this October?

X0

J+L

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friday five.

Y’all. It has been the longest week ever. Here’s what’s on our agenda for the weekend:

1. Reynolds Plantation: It might officially be fall, but it is still *hot* in Georgia. There’s nothing I love more than a weekend getaway to Lake Oconee. It’s an hour ‘s drive from Atlanta–totally worth it.

reynolds
Jay is playing in the club championship tournament this weekend. you can’t beat riding along in the cart with this view.
pool
my downtime will be spent at the pool.

2. Fresh Fall Salads: We’re all about whipping up a new salad. Here are some fall recipes that look super delicious (and easy. love that).

salad
this Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette is amazing. total crowd pleaser.
salad 2
how pretty is this Ruby Salad with Crumbled Feta and Spicy Pepitas!? it’s the *perfect* side for a fall dinner party.

3. Tee It Up: This time, we’re not talking golf. Ditch your LBD and opt for a casual t-shirt paired with a fancy skirt this weekend.

t-shirt look
AND with bright heel. obsessed.
t-shirt 2
Miranda Kerr in Paris. Thanks to Anarchy Street for the image.

4. Matte Nails: As always, we gotta have new nails for the weekend. We were unsure about matte nails at first, but now we’re in love. Check it:

matte about you
Essie makes it super easy to dull down your polish.
*obsessed* with the shiny/matte mix.
switch it up with a reverse french mani.

5. Football: Both of our teams play at home this weekend! L and the Joes will be cheering on the Georgia Southern Eagles in Statesboro, and the University of Georgia Bulldogs take on Vanderbilt in Athens at 7:45pm. No matter what team you’re cheering for, check out our tips for tailgating in style.

YAY, the weekend’s here!

xo

J+L

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tailgating.

Happy Monday, Glitter girls!

Can you believe it’s already SEPTEMBER? It’s actually chilly (ish) this morning in Georgia. *Fingers crossed* that this amazing weather continues.

September is exciting for several reasons.  One of the best is college football tailgating (see also: New York Fashion Week).  J and I are pretty much professional tailgaters.  Here are our tips for a glitter-fabulous event.

The Set-Up:

Make it pretty.

1. Picnic Basket – If you’re tailgating on the grass (as opposed to a parking lot), a real picnic basket lends a little vintage flair to your set-up. Plus, it holds all your stuff and makes clean up easier.

Picnic Time Basket
cuteness.
Gingham Picnic Basket
perfect for a smaller family gathering.

2. Napkins – Of course, you can always buy napkins in your team’s colors. from your local party supply store. Or you can go with something a little cuter/dressier, like these napkins designed for fans of L’s alma mater, the University of Georgia.

UGA Napkins
found these on etsy, of course. go dawgs!
Pewter Napkins & Holder
a napkin weight is key on a windy day.

3. Cocktails: Sure, you’ll want to put in plenty of time playing hostess at your tailgate…but (if you’re anything like us) you’ll also want to take a few laps and visit old friends you don’t get to see everyday.  Grab one of these and go!

Stacked Wines
how cute are these stacked wines!?
Sofia Pink Champagne Minis
drinking champagne with a straw is kinda our fantasy.

4. Tablecloth – Don’t be an amateur. Use a real tablecloth.  Thrown over a lightweight table, it instantly elevates your space.

Gingham Tablecloths
use these tablecloths for your next bbq, too.
Ticking Stripe Tablecloth
this Pottery Barn ticking stripe goes with everything.

5. Entertainment – You gotta have tunes at your tailgate (unless you’re one of those people who insists on listening to the “pre-game show” or whatever it’s called).  You already know how much we love our Sound Freaq. Make a playlist and get your friends to do the same–this wireless blue-tooth speaker will play music for hours, straight from your iPhone. Also, who doesn’t love to play a little corn-hole (or bean bag toss) before a big game?

Sound Freaq
play the fight song on this sleek wireless speaker.
Corn Hole Board
this will keep the boys occupied while we gossip.

The Invite:

Everything is so casual these days: mass texts, Facebook invites, etc.  Why not do something extra special for the big game? Etsy (where else?) has some super cute printable invites.  We love these and these.

The Menu:

Every girl has her favorites.  Our non-negotiables:

1. Bloody Marys – Vodka. Zing Zang Mix. Ice. Lemons, limes, celery, pickles. Garnish to your heart’s content. (Or, check out three more exotic Bloody Mary recipes here.)

Bloody Marys
yum, we love football. image courtesy of Dixie Caviar.

2. Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches – A Southern classic and a tailgate staple. Buy your pimiento cheese at your local deli or make it yourself–it’s super easy! Try our sophisticated four-cheese recipe, or go old-school with this one.

Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches
the perfect sandwich.

3. Salted Chocolate Chip CookiesThis easy recipe satisfies sweet and salty tooths (teeth?) alike.

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
these are seriously delicious. image courtesy of Mom It Forward.

What’s your fave game-day cocktail? What snack can’t you live without? Let us know!

xoxo

L + J

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pack your bags.

Happy Monday, Glitter Girls!  J and I are running around today, getting ready for our trip. (Maybe you’ve heard about it?) Packing for a whole week has been a bit of a challenge. Here’s what we made room for in our suitcases…

L’s List:

Straw Fedora
necessary for the plane and the pool.
Matisse Coconuts Gaucho Boot
we’ll be on our feet all day, and these are SO comfy.
Leopard Print Denim Cut-Offs
slightly obsessed with these leopard print denim cut-offs.
ViX Angola Bikini
vix swimsuits are pricey, but the fit and the fabric are worth the money. we’re hoping we’ll have at least one afternoon to relax a little by the pool.
with super weird flight times and time changes, a sleep mask is a MUST.

J’s List:

glitter heels = vegas
we are *obsessed* with peplum right now. spice this up with some jewels and we’re vegas ready.
vintage chanel.
this chambray shirt will jazz up my MAGIC ensemble.
vegas is loud, y’all. and we will need SOME beauty sleep.

Clearly we’re taking more than this…but these are our highlights.  What are we missing?  What would y’all take if you were going with us?  Eeeeeeek, we’re leaving tomorrow!

xoxo

L + J

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friday five.

Ah, Friday…we thought you would never get here! Here’s what we’re wearing/doing/loving for the next forty-eight hours.

1. Nails. We’ve done mint, we’ve done lilac…this weekend we’re rocking this pretty yellow shade. NYC Lexington Yellow is the perfect yellow: not too neon, not too school bus. Sure, this sunny shade screams summer…but we also love it for fall. Picture it with grey, black and cream.

NYC Lexington Yellow Nail Polish
photo courtesy of f yeah i love nails

2. Fresh Flowers. Whether you get them from Bi-Lo (L) or the Farmer’s Market (J), fresh flowers make the *biggest* difference at home. Here are some cute ideas you can totally do with a grocery store bouquet.

Pink Tulips
so pretty and simple, by ariston flowers nyc.
White Flowers
not too girly, by a city wedding.
Pink Peonies
your closet needs some floral love, too. via lucky magazine.

3. Sweet Treat. Making these Sea Salt Fudge Brownies on Sunday night sure would ease the transition to Monday.

Sea Salt Fudge Brownies
yumminess courtesy of the adorable blog The Curvy Carrot.

4. Movie. It is so seriously hot right now. Watching Celeste and Jesse Forever in a dark, cool movie theater sounds like a plan, right? Check out this excellent list of movies to see  before Labor Day, brought to you by The Daily Candy. (In Atlanta? Check out Cinebistro in Town Brookhaven! You can’t beat having a glass of wine and a great meal while watching a movie.)

Rashida Jones & Andy Samberg
how cute are rashida jones and andy samberg!?
Cinebistro Bar
the bar at cinebistro
Cinebistro Theater
enjoy the show!

5. Travel. Our trip to Vegas is quickly approaching, and we can’t help but lust for new luggage. Here are our top picks:

Tory Burch Robinson Weekender
tory burch robinson weekender in our fave color, orange.
Tiffany Jitney Tote
brought to you by tiffany. yes, THAT tiffany.
Louis Vuitton Pegase 65
louis vuitton pegase 65.
Gucci Passport Holder
eeek champagne passport case!

Now, let’s all get our weekend on!

xoxo

L + J

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