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Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

 

Hi guys! Thought I’d put together a little fall outfit.  How cute is this shirt?! Make sure to check out Cocoa + JAM for more awesome shirts!

Toast cardigan coat
$255 – toa.st

Miss Selfridge pink shawl
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Barbour pompom hat
$35 – outdoorandcountry.co.uk

NYX lip shine
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Three wick candle
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NEW! All natural liquid lipsticks!

NEW! All natural liquid lipsticks! This is the only liquid lipstick in the market that’s all natural, vegan and cruelty free! No artificial colors, no artificial fragrances!

3 beautiful bold shades! Liquid Lipstick gives lips long-lasting wear and high-pigment color. This creamy, color-rich formula glides over lips with a satin finish. These lipsticks are not matte but not shiny, to achieve a matte finish you can dab some tissue paper over lips.

It’s infused with all natural comfort-enhancing ingredients, including vitamin E and almond oil so you can flaunt lasting color that leaves lips feeling comfortable and never dry.

❤100% Natural
❤100% Free of Harsh Chemicals, Synthetic Preservatives, Parabens.
❤100% Free of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)
❤100% Free of Synthetic Colors
❤100% Free of Synthetic Fragrances
❤100% Cruelty Free
❤Vegan
Shades:

MIA: A gorgeous earthy tone
ANYLA: A bold coral
BELLA: beautiful mauve pink
Ingredients: Castor, Sweet Almond Oil, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Which is your favorite shade?!

Our Organic Eyeshadows have a new look!

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Our eyeshadows have new homes and these are what they look like! Instead of the palettes, they come in individual cases making it that much easier to throw in your purse and go!

Have any eyeshadow colors you want but don’t see? Let us know…we’re always up for suggestions 🙂

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New Year, New Digs!

 

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We’re back! After a long hiatus from blogging due to website technical difficulties, (our server crashed) we are so happy to announce that our blog is up and running again! I have such exiting news…

Glory Boon has a new home! After tweaking a few things here and there, everything is all set up here on our new site and we hope you love it!  With a New Year comes big change and that’s definitely happening at Glory Boon. A retail shop is in the works so keep an eye out for that…

Along with a new space came a new employee! Say Hello to Robyn (@robwithay on instagram) who joins us as an Assistant and is here to answer all of your questions.

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Feel free to send her an email or connect with her on instagram (robyn@gloryboon.com).

We will be posting frequently and hope you stay tuned to future products and fun beauty DIY’s.

2016 is looking to be an EPIC year so sit back and join us for the ride 🙂

Xoxo, Alex.

Father’s day gift guide!

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Father’s day is right around the corner! Have you shopped for dad yet? Here are some last-minute gift ideas I love!

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Matching Father Son Shirts, Pizza T-shirts

Perfect for the new Daddy! Get matching father/son t-shirts.

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Guitar pick

Does he love to play guitar? Then this little gift is just right.

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What I love about dad book

I love this book! Super cute and you can fill in the blanks with the little ones.

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If you love a fun DIY and like to bake, this one’s for you!

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father’s day cupcakes

Don’t like to bake but dad love sweets? Order some custom cupcakes from sprinkles!

father's day gift ideas

Working man’s Hygiene Kit

For the working man who needs a little pampering. Get him this amazing kit.

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Forage neck tie

Not just any tie…get the fashionable Dad a fashionable gift!

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Super Dad breakfast

Breakfast in bed if the perfect way to start father’s day.

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Father’s day printables

Head over to this website were you can find tons of father’s day printables to make Dad feel extra special!

Xoxo, Alex

10 Summer DIY’s you have to try!

 

10 summer DIY's you have to try!

Let’s face it, for those of us on the east coast there are certain projects that can only be done in the summer. So I rounded up my all time faves, the cutest little things to keep you in the summer mood. Don’t wait till summer is over, head to the beach and grab a couple of seashells and get started! Click on the pictures for step by step tutorials.

Seashell candles 

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The Home Look

Watermelon Jello

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Chocolate Covered Kiwi on a stick

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 Lemon Body Scrub

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Deliciously Organized

Rainbow Fan

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The Whoot

Lemon Slice Coasters

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The Purl Bee

Fruit Art

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Seashell Hair Pins

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Towel Beach Bag

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Donut Sun Hat

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Now which one will you be trying?

Xoxo, Alex

 

What’s New?! Lip glosses!

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These cute little lip glosses have become my new obsession! I have reformulated them, and they are better than ever! Not only do they come in different colors but different flavors as well, and the best part for me is that they don’t have any unnecessary chemicals!

glory boon tinted lip balm

lip gloss all natural rose lip gloss

More colors will be in the shop within the next couple of weeks! Make sure to check it out!

❤No Parabens
❤No Mineral oil.
❤100% Cruelty Free!

Xoxo, Alex

 

 

The Natural Makeup Look! How To

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A big thanks to my lovely model Julissa for letting me do her makeup for this natural makeup post!

I love makeup, but I hate looking overdone. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to play with different colors and have a cool look every now and then, but let’s get real, not everyone can walk out the door everyday looking like Lady Gaga. Who has the time?!

The prettiest kind of makeup for me, is the kind that let’s your own beauty shine through. Your everyday makeup routine should be easy to apply, and somewhat goof proof. I believe real confidence lies in the power of wearing your makeup and not letting the makeup wear you!

I have a very simple makeup routine that involves 5 products.

  1. Foundation
  2. Concealer
  3. Blush
  4. Lip tint
  5. Eyebrows

That is all. But first, let me say, you should take care of your skin. Drink plenty of water and exfoliate once a week.

What I used on the Model:

I applied natural liquid foundation with a flat top kabuki brush, and used a little heal and conceal concealer under her eyes. I then applied Ballet slippers mineral blush with a small angled brush, and a little hint of Nude lip butter and gloss on her lips. Her eyebrows were filled in with a brown eyeshadow and angled brush. Instead of mascara, we used an eyelash curler.

FYI: If you’re in a rush, skip the mascara! How many times have we poked ourselves with the mascara wand and ruined our makeup?! Not to mention raccoon eyes at the end of the day!

Tips: Always remember to apply your makeup with clean, hydrated skin. Well groomed eyebrows are a must!

Xoxo, Alex

 

 

 

5 simple ways to stop procrastinating

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We all procrastinate every now and then, and for me it’s become a bad habit! As my work pile stacks up, I find myself putting things off for the next day and then more work piles up and it becomes a vicious cycle! It’s even harder when you work for yourself and are responsible for your time management. Recently I decided I was going to stop this nonsense and therefore I came up with my simple ways to stop procrastinating and start NOW!

1. Create a to-do list

Write down everything you need to do that day along with what time and how long it will take you. Time management is key! For example:

12:00pm-Clean Kitchen
12:30pm-Take out the garbage
12:35pm-Walk the dog

As you accomplish your goals, cross out each chore.

2. Finish the hard stuff first

On top of the to-do list write the things that are not only most important but more worrisome, so you get it done and over with.

3. Remove all distractions

When working on something, make sure that all distractions are put away. This includes cell phones, radio, magazines, food, TV, and so on. Force yourself to work productively for at least 15 minutes.

4. Give yourself a break

This is so important for me! I always give my self a little break to relax, have a snack, check my instagram…hehe. Set a timer for 10 minutes to do whatever you daydream about so that you are not tempted once you resume your work.

5. Focus on the end result

It’s hard not to worry when the work piles up, but if you try hard and work productively and get it done, just think about the free time you will have once it’s all done. Whatever it may be, (free time, relaxation, etc.), focus on what you will get when you finish your tasks, this will help you stay on track and finish your goals.

Xoxo Alex

Blogger brunch in Soho

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What I wore

Hey guys! I recently got together with my blogger friends for brunch at Laduree in Soho, and it was spectacular! I highly recommend Laduree, the place is gorgeous, and the food was delicious! This is the perfect place meet up with your girlfriends!

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Delicious Laduree Macarons
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A little shelf with pastel colored cups and saucers at Laduree
From left to right: Nicolette, Sara, Megan, Alexandra, and me!
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With the host, Monica!

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Thank you Monica for this awesome action shot!

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My outfit of the day

Outfit details…

Skirt and t-shirt: Cotton On

Sweater: Maison Jules

Shoes: Steve Madden

Purse: Call it Spring

Watch: Fossil

Check out my fellow bloggers>>>

Megan: Travel Write Draw

Monica: Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Sara: Sincerely Sara

Alexandra: Lexicon

Simone: Fashion Runs The World

Nicolette: Nuestra Nikky

 

Xoxo, Alex