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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!

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shift to neutral.

HAPPY JULY!

If you’re like us, you really put on the color during spring and summer months. Let’s face it, we live in neutrals the rest of the year (ask L about her black v-neck sweater…)

With all of this color being worn we need a solid, natural manicure to avoid clashing (the horror.) Here are some nude hues we’re feeling:

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top of the list for good reason. the perfect nude polish.

Sally Hansen Lush

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a nude hue with a velvety finish.

Essie Jazz

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#jazzhands

Zoya Kennedy

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full coverage with 2 coats. perfection.

What polish are you wearing this summer?

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our favorites: summer beauty essentials.

We’re headed to Atlanta market on Friday to buy for Fall/Winter 15 (be sure to follow us on Instagram @glitter_blog_xo for sneak peeks and behind the scenes pics!), and afterwards we’re headed to Lake Oconee for a quick weekend getaway. Here are the seven things we never leave home without this time of year.

Summer Beauty Essentials

1 // Pale blue is THE nail polish color for summer 15 (we know you know this). L scooped Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Blue Away ($2.97 WHAT) the other day, and this polish brand just might make us abandon Essie forever. It dries super-fast and has an extra-wide brush for even coverage (and also a dumb name, but we can forgive that). We also love the Double Duty Top Coat.

2 // We both have wavy hair, and we like to experiment with sea salt spray to up the texture factor.  We like this one by Josie Maran, but different hair types need different sea salt sprays. This handy article will guide you to the right one for your hair.

3 // A sweaty face is not cute. These blotting papers by Tarte get rave reviews.

4 // Our friend Christa  is something of a lipstick savant. Coral Crush by Maybelline is her pick for summer – in her words, it’s “not very bright but super pigmented.” View other great options here.

5 // This natural-looking self tanning spray by L’Oreal is a year-round beauty essential. It’s honestly pretty goof-proof – just be sure to prep your skin before you apply. We graduate from the “medium” shade to the “dark” shade in the summer.

6 // Our favorite volume-boosting dry shampoo. Because washing, drying and styling your hair in the summer heat is straight misery. L has been known to go for a WEEK between shampoos using this. Really.

7 // Fedora – Despite our best ninja moves with dry shampoo and sea salt spray, sometimes the only answer to summer hair is a fedora. Throw it on and don’t look back.

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friday five: links we love.

Can we just say we are READY for the weekend? Rumor has it the weather’s going to be beautiful. J is headed to Lake Oconee; L is ready for some one-on-one time (and a few decorating projects) with Baby Joe. Here are five links we’re loving today!

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five things to try/buy this weekend.

1. Best Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2015. Weekends are for painting your nails, and this “best of” list will give you plenty of inspiration. In case you’re wondering (and we know you are), at the moment J’s nails are Essie Lilacism and L’s nails are Essie Tart Deco, an old fave that feels fresh right now.

2. Swim Sale. Shop our fave swimwear brands at Dish Boutique this weekend and take 20% off your order using the secret code SWIM15. We’re dying for the printed L*Space Chloe Wrap Top.

3. Barefoot Workout. If the mention of swimsuit shopping just gave you a panic attack, check out this genius barefoot workout. Sure, you can do it on the beach (maybe awkward)…but also in your backyard, in your living room, etc. We’re both going to do this a few times this weekend.

4. Styling Tricks for Your Home. L and Baby Joe are planning to do some sprucing up around the house this weekend. We loved this list of 11 tricks from Domaine that will make your home look (more) like a magazine.

5. Smores Bites. Our weekends are not complete without a sweet treat. J made these S’mores Bites by the First Year last night to take to the lake. Full disclosure: they did not turn out EXACTLY like the pic…but they sure were tasty. Practice makes perfect, right?

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gift guide | oh la la.

Having trouble finishing up your wish lists this year? Just pass this little post on to your gift givers and your days will be merry and BRIGHT!

TGL Gift Guide
pop fizz highballs, cable knit hat, minimergency kit, kraft journal, perfume, thermal mug, copper mugs, pen, candle, mocs, polish.

 

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friday five | necessities.

It’s back to basics this weekend, girls. When a new season rolls around, you realize you need a lot of NEW things and not just fashion “essentials”…

1. Glasses: Time to update those specs, girlfriend! We came across GlassesShop.com and scooped these adorable wayfarer tortoise glasses. BONUS: GlassesShop.com is offering The Glitter Life readers 20% off with code GLITTER20. Get your orders in!

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click here for the ludington wayfarer. totally adorable.

2. Moisturizer: Don’t let you skin suffer during these cooler temps. Lather on this moisturizer from Dermalogica and you’re golden.

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no blotchy skin here.

3. Polish: Essie has done it again {no surprise} with their Fall 2014 collection. “Take It Outside” is hands down our favorite shade.

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many manis will be had with this one.

4. Phone: The mad rush has calmed. Time to scoot into the apple store and upgrade to the latest and greatest. How else will we bring you these Instagram gems!?

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show me the gold.

5. Lip Care: There’s nothing better than Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm. Scoop every flavor and thank us later.

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via anthropologie.
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friday five: beauty buys.

1. Essie | Marshmallow: White not? Such a perfect spring/summer shade.

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confection perfection.

2. Colgate Optic White Toothbrush | Whitening Pen: It really doesn’t get much easier than this! Super easy for traveling purposes.

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all. in. one.

3. Dermalogica | Daily Microfoliant: A product that we will buy over and over. See brighter, smoother skin with one use!

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fresh faced.

4. EOS | Shave Cream: They know more than just amazing lip balm. Delight your skin with 24 hours of deep, ultra-soothing moisture every time you shave.

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silky smooth.

5. Tory Burch | Lip Color: That right, ladies. TB is in the beauty biz! As you can imagine, the products are nothing less than amazing. We need this lip color in every shade:

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perfect pout.

And there you have it, girls. Your beauty buys for the weekend! Did we miss any? Tweet us!

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february ’14 birchbox.

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Us Weekly to get us red-carpet ready. After all, the Oscars are right around the corner…

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the goods.

Bain De Terre Color Preserving Shampoo | Conditioner: Look. We all want our hair color to last as long as possible. And that’s exactly what Bain De Terre says they’re doing. I will report back after a few uses, but so far just the smell and lather are making me a believer.

Caudalie S.O.S Morning Eye Rescue: Huge Caudalie fan. Huge. Every product I’ve ever tried has been amazing. This eye rescue is nothing short of that. Smooth, lightweight, and morning puffiness = gone.

OPI Sheer Tint Top Coat: It’s no secret that L and I are obsessed with painting our nails. With that said, I don’t understand this polish. Why would you want a translucent yet colored top coat? I’m probably missing something, so please fill me in.

Harney & Sons Tea Sachet: I *always* have a tea bag or two in my desk for a mid-day pick me up. These are perfect, delicious, and pretty…

Want your very own Birchbox each month for only $10? Click here to join!

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