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5 End Of Summer Beauty Tips

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With September just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for fall! Personally, we’ve got pumpkin spiced lattes and cable-knit sweaters on our mind. But, before you jump into apple picking and hay rides, make sure to update your makeup for the new season! It’s important to transition your routine as the seasons change, so we created a list of five tips to get you ready for fall.

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Get a new foundation

With the summer months comes warmth, sunshine, and tan skin! This means that the foundation you wore all year probably doesn’t match your skin tone anymore. So, it’s time to head over to Sephora and find your perfect match! Let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than streaky foundation and a blunt line under your chin.

Change your blush

You’ve probably been rocking soft pink tones on your cheeks all summer long, which provided a stunning glow. As we transition into fall, however, it’s time to break out the warmer tones. Out with the pink and in with the mauve! These earthy tones will give off the perfect autumn vibes.

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Switch up your eyeshadow routine

Similar to your blush tones, it’s time to make the eyeshadow switch, as well. Instead of those bright, vibrant summer colors, start thinking about neutrals and browns. These looks are simple, yet so stunning! Not to mention, they go with nearly any outfit, so you’ll never have to worry about color coordinating.

Swap out your lip shades

Lips are one of the most crucial aspects of your transition from summer to fall makeup, because they make such a statement. While your summer lip shades were vibrant and fun, you can have just as much fun with some vampy fall shades! When switching to deeper autumnal tones, definitely don’t be afraid to go bold.

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MOISTURIZE!

Last but definitely not least… MOISTURIZE! It’s no secret that when the weather starts to cool down, the dryness sets in. And, no one likes to put a fresh face of makeup onto dry skin and lips! So, save yourself the trouble and make moisturizing a part of your daily routine. It’s as simple as carrying an EOS lip balm in your bag!

We hope you love these ideas for transitioning from summer to fall makeup!

Xoxo,

The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our summer to fall makeup ideas? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content!

And, if you liked this post about transitioning from summer to fall makeup, you’ll love our other post: 5 Must-Have Back To School Products. Click the link here to read more.

5 Must-Have Back-To-School Products

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We seriously can’t believe it’s August! Like most summers, this one flew by, and now we’re realizing that we have so much to do before September rolls around. So, we decided to get a head start on our back-to-school shopping by making a list of our top five must-have products.

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Cute Pen Set

With cute pens like these, you’ll always be on point… no pun intended! Seriously though, what’s better than looking good and feeling smart?! We don’t know about you, but when our desk supplies are fresh and new, we feel on top of the world. Not to mention, these pens by Poppin are luxe gel ink, so they write smoother than anything you’ve ever used! We’re basically obsessed with this brand when it comes to office supplies, so you should definitely check them out if your desk needs a pick-me-up before the school  year rolls around!

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Clear Vinyl Pouch

Speaking of pens, we have the perfect place for you to store them… in the Don’t Need You pouch! Instead of simply tossing your school supplies in your oversized bag with the rest of the “sh!t you don’t need”, store it in your pouch within your bag. The extra layer of protection will do wonders. Not to mention, it will make it much easier for you to find the smaller things amongst everything else! We’re still fawning over how insanely cute they are! As you know, translucent bags are very on trend, so this one will fit right in! The Don’t Need You pouch should definitely be used by the daring girl who’s not afraid to give everyone a glimpse!

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Chic Reusable Water Bottle

We love this product because it will help you to better your body, the environment, and your style all at once! BKR created these reusable glass water bottles in all colors and sizes so there are tons of styles to chose from. Not to mention, the use of glass instead of plastic is extremely eco-friendly, so you can feel good about the product you’re using! You can simply throw this in your school bag and refill it throughout the day.

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Multi-Use Portable Charger

You didn’t think we forgot about the Beauty Bank, did you? This product is an illuminating compact mirror that serves as a portable charger for your Apple or Android device. It’s the perfect summer accessory for the on the go girl who wants to stay fresh and powered throughout the day. While we keep our beauty banks in our bags all year long, we find it especially useful during the busy fall months when we’re constantly out and about. So, you’ll never have to worry about your phone dying when you need it most. As long as you keep your Beauty Bank in your bag, you’ll be all set!

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Trendy Monthly Planner

Lastly, if you’re anything like us, you absolutely can’t live without your planner! It’s the perfect time of year to buy a new one, because most agendas are August-August. We found this Bando brand planner and we can’t get over how cute it is! Because let’s be honest… girl bosses are VERY busy. So, makes sure to get your hands on one of these ASAP. You don’t want to overbook yourself!

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We hope you love these ideas for back-to-school products!

Xoxo,

The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our back-to-school product ideas? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content!

And, if you liked this post about products to buy for back-to-school and want to learn more about the Don’t Need You bag, you’ll love our other post: 4 Uses For Our Clear Vinyl Pouch. Click the link here to read more.

10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

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With August right around the corner, we’re definitely all starting to panic that we haven’t made the most of our summer. June and July always fly by, and we’re left with one month to make all of our winter daydreams come true. So, instead of panicking, start here! We made a list of 10 things you can do to finish of your summer with a bang!

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Have a boat day

Nothing says summer like lounging on a boat with the ocean breeze flowing through your hair and the sun shining down. Grab your cutest suit and have a boat day. Don’t forget to pack the snacks and seltzers!

See a drive-in movie

This old school activity is the perfect summertime date! Bonus points if your boyfriend has a pickup truck – set up the bed with lots of blankets and pillows and  you’re good to go!

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Go berry picking

One of the best parts about summer is the yummy foods, especially the fresh fruits in season! And, there’s no fruit that’s more fresh than fruit that you’ve  picked right off the plant! We absolutely love all kinds of berries, especially raspberries!

Chase the sunset

It’s no secret that all of the best sunsets happen in the summertime. We’re especially lucky here at the Fifth & Ninth headquarters because we have the privilege of seeing the most magical beach sunsets at the end of every work day! So, pick a spot and chase the sun until it goes away for the night (and then do some star chasing).

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Buy that one thing you’ve been wanting

Come on, you know there’s at least one thing that’s been sitting in your cart online for way too long… buy it! Whether it’s our signature product, the beauty bank (which is an illuminating compact mirror that also serves as a portable charger) or a brand new iPhone case, just buy it! After a summer of hard work, you deserve it! #treatyoself

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Attend an outdoor concert

Another summer classic activity is attending summer concerts – especially country concerts! Seriously, is there anything better than dancing around to Luke Bryan in your favorite pair of cut-off jean shorts and a  cold beer in your hand?!

Get in the water

Whether it’s kayaking along the nearest river, waterskiing on your friend’s boat, or just jumping in the ocean… get in the water! There’s nothing like crunchy hair and salty skin!

Make the perfect summer cocktail

You probably have dozens of summer cocktail recipes saved on your Pinterest account, just waiting to be made. Well, now’s your time! Set some time aside to have a cocktail hour with your favorite girls and catch up on the drama of life. That frosé is calling your name, girl!

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Have a bonfire

Make sure you have at least one night filled with friends, family, and s’mores! Another must-do summer activity is sitting by the fire and sharing old stories with good friends. Don’t forget to set aside time for the people who mean the most to you!

Unwind

Last but definitely not least, set aside alone time for YOU! Amongst the chaos of summer and trying to cram everything into such a small amount of time, don’t forget to give yourself a break to breathe. You deserve a day of relaxing by the pool with your favorite sunhat and your best playlist.

We hope you love these ideas for things to do before summer ends!

Xoxo,

The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our summer ideas? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content!

And, if you liked this post about things to do before summer ends, you’ll love our other summer post: Our 5 Must-Have Summer Products. Click the link here to read more.

4 Uses For Our Clear Vinyl Pouch

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New Product Alert!

We’re so excited to introduce our newest product: the Don’t Need You clear vinyl pouch. With tech accessories and sunglasses under our belt, we’re ready to venture out further into the world of fashion. So, we wanted to create an accessory that’s both useful and trendy! As you can see, this bag is completely see-through, exposing all of its contents. Not to mention, the quote printed on the front is too real: “A BUNCH OF SH!T I DON’T NEED.” This bag comes in two variations, one with a pink zipper and one with a standard black zipper. We’re completely obsessed with this new product, and we want you to love it just as much as we do. So, we decided to create a list of just a few ways you can use this clear clutch!

#1
Use it at the beach

 With our headquarters right near the ocean, we always have beach on the brain! When designing this clear vinyl pouch, one of our first thoughts was that it would be the perfect beach day accessory. There’s truly nothing worse than finding sand in every crevice of your stuff, so we found the solution. Simply throw your phone in your Don’t Need You pouch and it’ll be protected from the sand at all costs! Not to mention, you can use this to store sunscreen or tanning lotion so it doesn’t leak onto your other things.

#2
Use it during travel

Next, on the topic of leaking lotions, we thought our vinyl pouch would also be the perfect travel accessory, especially to store shampoos and conditioners! It’s pretty much the perfect size for most full-sized shower products, making it the ideal way to isolate them from your clothes in your suitcase! In addition to this, you could also use the Don’t Need You pouch to organize your clothes when travelling. For example, you could store your delicates in this pouch to separate them from your shoes and other items. And, since the pouch is slim, it won’t take up any extra room in your suitcase, so you can totally pack that extra outfit!

#3
Use it as a night-out clutch

When these pouches arrived in the office, we were seriously fawning over how insanely cute they are! In fact, we decided that they would even make a cute going-out clutch to bring to the bar! As you know, translucent bags are very on trend, so this one will fit right in! The Don’t Need You pouch should definitely be used by the daring girl who’s not afraid to give everyone a glimpse!

#4
Use it to protect your fave accessories

You didn’t think we forgot about tech accessories and sunnies, did you?! The Don’t Need You pouch is the perfect place to store some of your more fragile things. Instead of simply tossing your sunnies or beauty bank in your purse with the rest of the “sh!t you don’t need”, store it in your pouch within your bag. The extra layer of protection will do wonders. Not to mention, it will make it much easier for you to find the important things amongst everything else!