ocean shores

People seem to be pretty relentless when it comes to talking about Seattle’s rainy, grey weather. Does it rain a lot? Of course. Is it grey a lot? Absolutely. But what we lose in the soggy grey, we gain the beauty of our own back yard.

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 Just a couple of hours southwest of Seattle lives a little seaside community known as Ocean Shores. I heard so much about this place growing up and this last weekend I finally got to see what the hype was all about.  We arrived to an unexpectedly hot and sunny afternoon.  As we pulled up to our hotel we followed a long and narrow road that lead us right up to the ocean shore, literally. I had never seen anything like this. Cars filled with families lined the entire beach. Some kids ducked and dodged chilly waves while others flew their kites high into the sky. It might not be the sandy beaches you typically think of, but this was one beach that people were certainly making the most of. It was Northwest beach bliss at its finest and I loved it!
Being a Seattle native, I know how quickly the weather can change and as the afternoon closed in, so did the clouds. Even though we missed what could have been an incredible sunset, we did get the calm close of night with an incredible pastel painted sky (please see above image). Simply beautiful. And a lovely matching palette of glassybaby I might add too :)

 xoxo

Marissa

Today’s color post is quite inspiring.  When I set out all the glassybaby that would be going through quality control today, I noticed two beautiful colors sitting next to one another.  Those colors were ‘grateful’ and ‘forever,’ which instantly sounded like a wonderful message.  Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Another beautiful drinker day is here!  And today’s picture features most of my favorites.  With our new drinker names, any combination of drinkers forms an interesting concoction.  Today’s post includes, from left to right, ‘valerie,’ ‘hops,’ ‘on the rocks,’ ‘single malt’ and ‘cola.’  Enjoy!

I love gold

Just like neon and ombre are making big statements this year, so are metallics.

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Mike Meyer’s character Goldmember from the Austin Powers movies might hands down be one of my favorites. He was clearly ahead of his time with his love for gold.  Today, 11 years after the film’s release, it’s easy to spot sharp silvers and lustrous bronzes everywhere from skirts and handbags, to nail polishes and eye shadows.  We often get asked if we have glassybaby in gold, silver or even bronze tones.  Most metallic color bars tend to have an opaque quality that doesn’t give you that “glassybaby glow”, and what’s a glassybaby without color AND light? Fortunately we can work our color magic and create metallic palettes that would make the lovers of all-things-shiny happy :) I love this gold palette that lit the night at a recent award show party.

And check out these other metallic palettes in ‘silvers’ and ‘bronzes’

xoxo

Marissa

I used to be much more of a neutrals fan when it came to grouping my glassybaby.  Over time, however, I’ve become much more intrigued by throwing in some brights here and there.  And during the warmer seasons, I’m especially inclined to pair brights with brights, as seen here.  From left to right: ‘robin hood,’ ‘seattle sunset’ and ‘cabo.’  Enjoy!