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friday five.

IT’S FRIDAY! And you know what that means… Here’s what we’re feeling this weekend, glitter girls:

Between the daily workplace grind, body-clock adjustment (or lack thereof) due to daylight savings time and election night craziness, we are SO looking forward to this weekend. As usual, we have a packed schedule…but we’re going to make time (somehow) for a little at-home pampering. Here’s what we’re planning:

1. DIY Face Mask: I mean we love the spa as much as any girls, but sometimes it’s just not possible in terms of schedule or budget. This easy facial treatment can be whipped up in two minutes flat, and we’re betting you already have these ingredients on hand. Fix a cucumber water, smear this on your face, and relax for a few minutes. Adapted from Beauty Banter

Honey/ Lemon Mask Recipe:
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon (organic is always better) into a bowl, add 2 tbsp of honey (organic, raw, natural if possible). Mix with a spoon until you reach a liquid consistency. Apply to a clean face, avoiding eye area. Make sure that your hair is pulled back away from your face, or you’ll end up with a sticky mess. Leave on for 15-20 min and rinse off.

Honey/Lemon Facial
two minutes to bliss.ith this mixture.

2. Spa-Grade Exfoliation: Follow your DIY face mask with a round of gentle exfoliation courtesy of this handy gadget.

don’t forget to check out the different brush heads!

J and I have used Clarisonics for years (true story), and we are totally crushing on this leopard print version. It’s like a soothing, deep-cleaning spa-quality treatment…without the price.

3. Stress-Relieving Yoga: Whether you’ve had a rough week or just a rough Friday night, this super quick (only ten minutes!) video takes you through easy, gentle yoga poses designed to de-stress your mind and rejuvenate your body. Ommmmmmm.


4. Homemade Chai Tea Mix: Yeah, yeah we heart Starbucks…but sometimes it’s nice to whip up a comforting treat at home (in pajamas).  And by “whip up,” we mean throw something together with as little effort as possible. Try this easy DIY chai tea mix—just combine the ingredients and stir into a mug of hot water. This recipe makes 36 servings, so consider making up a batch and dividing into mason jars for your friends. Merry Christmas!

Chai Tea

5. Hair Treatment. Winter weather (not to mention heat styling) can turn your shiny mane dry and brittle. Winter, you are so CRUEL. Repair your hair with Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment. See and feel the difference after one use. Instant gratification. We love that.

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment
weather-beaten hair is not cute, girls. fix it.

We’re both going to be ready for the spa when this weekend is over. J and Jay are playing house this weekend with Jay’s niece and nephews, and L is prepping for live TV tonight (AGAIN) and running walking in the True Blue 5K tomorrow morning with some friends. Oh, and it’s Georgia Southern homecoming this weekend–go Eagles!

Share your weekend pics/plans with us on Twitter @glitter_blog_xo. We wanna see!


L + J

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friday five.

HAPPY FRIDAY! We’re *super* excited this work-week is coming to an end. Here’s what’s on our weekend agenda:

1. Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family: We love a sale. Now through Monday, October 1, take 20% off almost all regular and sale price purchases at Bloomingdales. Use code FRIENDS12 online (they’re also offering free shipping!). We’re feeling:

frye boot
loving the heel on these frye “jane” boots! $278 after discount…
kate spade clutch
obsessed with this kate spade portia resin clutch. $278 after discount…
jbrand brocade jean
as seen on wendy’s lookbook, jbrand gold brocade denim. $205 after discount…

2. Nude Nails: As you know, we are ALL about glitzing up our nails. But, sometimes you have to tone it down:

sand tropez
sand tropez by essie.
topless and barefoot
topless and barefoot by essie.
and my personal fave… jazz by essie!

3. DIY: It’s no secret that we’re *huge* fans of Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Is it because she shares our love for glitter and beverage trays? Most likely. Weekends are for DIY projects. We love the rustic/sparkly look of this glitter tray. See tutorial here.

perfect for a drinks presentation.
a little string goes a long way…
glitter tape is our friend.

4. Ankle Boots: Ditch your heels tonight and slide on a pair of ankle boots. Less punishing than stilettos but just as fun (maybe even more so?).

Blazer + Shorts + Lace Top + Ankle Boots
black blazer + grey shorts + cream lace top + chestnut ankle boots
Ankle Boot Close Up
pescara boot available at Dish (912.871.3989). $49

5. Brunch: L and I have been frequenting Treehouse in Atlanta for years. It’s a hidden gem in Buckhead with the cutest patio and amazing food. My sweet friend Anny is moving to Chicago on Sunday so we will be sending her off with an AMAZING brunch.

there’s always a line to get in. for good reason.
grab a drink before you wait for a table on the patio.
Me and Annie
cheers to Chi-Town!

YAY for the weekend! What are y’all up to?


J + L

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