friday five: fall beauty.

The temps are inching (ever so slowly) lower, and we’re definitely in a fall state of mind. It’s so close we can smell it. For today’s Friday Five, we’ve rounded up exactly what you need to know to have your most gorgeous season ever.

Smoky Eye // There are tons of “how-to” videos out there. This one by Into the Gloss is simple and easy to follow.

Smoky Eye
Polished Brows // Create the best brows to frame those smoky eyes with this how-to from the Zoe Report.

Brows
Contouring 101 // Kontour like a Kardashian, end up looking like a Klown. Instead, commit this super-simple tutorial to memory. You’ll look like yourself…only more defined.

Contouring

Nude Lips // You already know how much we love a nude lip. This look is perfect with fall’s smoky eye – that whole “accentuate one feature” thing, you know. Check out this comprehensive roundup of nude lipstick shades.

Nude Lip

Dark Nails // In case you missed it, here’s our round-up of our favorite tried and true fall nail shades.

Dark Nails

What’s your favorite beauty look for fall? Tag us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo!

friday five.

It’s that time again, Glitter Girls! Here’s our guide to the weekend:

1. iPhone 5 pre-sale: I’ve always been Apple-obsessed. It took L a little longer to get on the team, but she’s finally ditched her Blackberry and is now sporting an iPhone. So we’re both super excited about the launch of the iPhone 5. Be cool and pre-purchase it here or through your provider’s website. Check it:

eeek a bigger screen! get excited for a new row of icons.

iphone 5

aluminum backing! now i only have to worry about not shattering the front…

iphone 5

new and improved ear-buds.

2. Nails: As always, we have to share what nail colors we’re feeling for the weekend. I repainted my nails a zillion times engaged in some scientific research to discover the best Essie shades for fall. You’re welcome.

bobbing for baubles

bobbing for baubles. the perfect sapphire shade.

merino_cool

merino cool. a sensuous autumn mulberry.

smokin_hot

smokin’ hot. a stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame…

3. DIY: Looking for an easy way to spice up a room in your house/apartment? We’ve got the solution. First, purchase the rast chest from Ikea (available at the Atlanta Ikea location or online). Then, read apartment therapy’s suggestions on how to transform this simple piece into a (practical) show piece.

chest 3

try using two next to each other. at $34 each, why not?

chest

*obsessed* with the tiffany blue paint and orange accessories.

chest

dorothy draper style. major.

4. Fall Hair Trends: One of our *fave* things to do over the weekend is try a new hair trend. Here are a few we’re feeling thanks to Elle:

hair

big hair! love this retro bouffant at dsquared2.

hair2

a sleek, precise pony is perfect for day or night. ralph lauren pictured.

rachel zoe hair

a random braid can jazz up the most simple hair. leave it to rachel zoe to get it right.

5. Fall Make-Up Trends: You can’t have amazing fall hair without matching make-up, right?

red lips

red lips by keiko lynn. love her.

cat eye

L and I *long* for the perfect cat-eye! check out Glamour’s tips here.

smoky eye

if the cat-eye is too much, try a smoky eye instead. step-by-step instructions here. obsessed.

What are you guys up to this weekend? Are you feeling fall as much as we are!?
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J+L