diy: metallic spray paint.

The holidays are approaching! Let’s get crafty. You will be amazed at the beautiful things you can create with a simple can of metallic spray paint:

so simple. so stunning.
gold and glitz obsessed.
a goodwill painting turned chic. countdown to Christmas perhaps?

So let’s start spraying. Show us your crafts on Instagram or Twitter at @glitter_blog_xo.

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pumpkin eater.

Happy Halloween, Glitter Goblins!

It is well documented that we are sort of obsessed with any recipes containing pumpkin (here and here). In honor of Halloween, here a few more pumpkin recipes for you to try.

Pumpkin Spice Latte. Try your hand at the barista thing and make your own caffeinated treat. It’s actually easier than we thought it would be! This recipe, courtesy of the super-cute blog Recipe Girl, shows you how.


Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars. We like pumpkin, we like chocolate, and we like cheesecake. This recipe had us at hello.

The Glitter Life Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Soup. There are a zillion pumpkin soup recipes out there, and almost all of them are good. (You really can’t mess up pumpkin soup). We like this recipe because it’s super, super easy. Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth if you want a vegetarian soup.


Pumpkin Shrimp Bruschetta. We love pumpkin’s versatility. It works just as well in savory dishes (like pumpkin mac and cheese) as it does in desserts. We never really considered it for an appetizer, though…until we saw this recipe. The shrimp definitely make this app more substantial…but it’s just as tasty (and easier to eat) without it.


What’s your go-to fall recipe? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo.

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getaway: chicago.

J is jetting to Chicago this weekend to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend with our friend Anny. Planning a trip to Chi Town soon? Here’s what’s on our agenda:

1. Shopping on Michigan Ave: Also known as “Chicago’s Magnificent Mile” {glorious}, this is the place to be for picking up a souvenir or five.

yes. a bean photo will be taken.
yes. a bean photo will be taken.

2. Rooftop drinks at J. Parker: Located above the Hotel Lincoln, J.Parker offers the best views in Chicago. Can’t wait to relax with a pre-dinner cocktail and take it all in.

The Glitter Life J.Parker
it doesn’t get much better than this.

3. Dinner at Nellcôte: Nellcôte specializes in kitchen-crafted cocktails and European-inspired small plates made with Midwestern ingredients, including pizzas and pastas that showcase house-milled Midwestern wheat. Sign. Me. Up.

The Glitter Life Nellcote
parisian herringbone wood floors, crystal chandeliers, bar chairs in Hermes orange. tres chic.

4. Cocktails at RPMPower couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic teamed up with Doug Psaltis and the Melmans to open RPM a year ago. Can’t wait to see what the buzz is about!

The Glitter Life RPM
maybe bill and giuliana will shake it up for us? stay tuned…

Any suggestions for a must see/do in Chicago? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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december birchbox.

Happy 12.12.12, glitter girls!

Ta-da! My December Birchbox has arrived! {Unfamiliar with the program? Read here.}

This month’s theme is “All Wrapped Up”–fitting for the holidays. For starters, the box was jazzed up with pink and gold stripes. Festive! Check out what was inside, and click here to join.

December Birchbox
how cute are all of the goodies!?
December Birchbox
everything, sans Rent the Runway gift card.

Juicy Couture  by Juicy Couture: L and I have actually both owned this perfume for quite some time. It has a fresh, clean floral scent without being too perfume-y. Perfect for everyday.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream: Natural and organic… we like that. Use this moisturizing primer and start your day with a glow.

Nick Chavez® Beverly Hills Advanced Volume Shampoo with Expansion Technology®: I’m always eager to try new volumizing shampoo. L and I both have long hair, and man it can weigh you DOWN. Well, this shampoo will pick you back up! Even better, it strengthens your hair.

Chuao Chocolatier: Maple Bacon: Uh. I was a little hesitant to try this bacon/chocolate combo…but surprise, it was delicious! Check out Chuao Chocolatier’s other unique flavors. The bars make great stocking stuffers for the foodie in your life!

theBalm® cosmetics Hot Mama Shadow & Blush All-in-One: Y’all. This is the most flattering blush I’ve used. The peachy color with a slight sheen is simply perfection. Highly recommend.

What was in your December Birchbox? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo



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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!



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fancy pants.

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!

Pants are the new skirt. Or something. One of our favorite holiday looks: tailored trousers in metallics, jewel tones, plaids and florals topped with something classic and casual, like a chunky knit sweater, leather jacket or crisp white shirt. Fancy pants work as easily for the office as they do for a night out. Here are our picks:

ASOS Skinny Jeans In Metallic Baroque Print
these skinny jeans from ASOS are perfect for your next holiday party.
H&M Floral Pants
make a statement with these floral ankle pants from H&M.
Zara trousers
GREEN LACE TROUSERS? Zara, you’ve done it again.
J Crew Plaid Pants
L is in love with these J Crew plaid pants.
Dish Skinny Pant
these ssssssexy snake print skinnies are perfect with a white button-down and nude heels.

Tweet your holiday fancy pants pics to glitter_blog_xo!



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