Wednesday, 30 December 2015

All the sparkle you need...

Whether you’re off out to fancy party tomorrow, having dinner with friends or just staying cosy at home; I think New Years Eve always deserves a little bit of sparkle. So today, I thought I’d share a blog post with some of my most favourite products for adding sparkle to your New Years celebrations.

Lets start with nails and I just had to share this beautiful polish from Essie. ‘Sparkle On Top’ has been in my collection for a little while now; it’s a really simple, pretty and elegant glitter option. The polish is packed with luminescent and holographic sparkle. It looks beautiful layered over lighter pastel shades, but equally pretty with darker hues too.

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Furore
If there is one product that always gets used at this time of year, it’s this beautiful Pure Pigment from Illamasqua. It’s a lovely champagne colour so you can use it in loads of different ways. You can use it as a eyeshadow, which gives a very pretty sparkle to the eyes. You can also use it under the brow bone, or on your cheekbones as a highlighter. I’ve had this little pot for ages and I can already see this little pot of sparkle will last forever.

Glitter Rush in Snow Globe & Desert Bronze
A cheaper glitter alternative is the Glitter Rush pots from Barry M. They are a fabulous multi-purpose product and the perfect solution for adding glitter to any look. You can apply the glitter to your face or your body and they come in a really handy shaker pot, which makes application really simple. Glitter Rush is available in two different shades; Snow Globe (silver glitter) & Desert Bronze (bronze/copper glitter). 

If you want a pretty eyeshadow look, but you don’t want the actual glitter or sparkle, this one is for you! There's nothing I enjoy more than sweeping bronze tones onto my eyes and the Bourjois Color Edition Eyeshadow in the shade Or Desir makes it so easy. It's an incredible bronze shade and it looks amazing on it's own, or layered with other products.

I cannot stop talking about this gorgeous highlighter from ABH and I’m sure it’s going to be in a lot of different blog posts for a while yet. This is Riviera Illuminator and it’s as pretty on the skin as it looks in the compact. The formula is to die for, as the highlighter blends into skin effortlessly, just leaving a very pretty glow wherever you need it. The powder has no glitter in it, so you just get the most gorgeous glow, without the glitter flecks falling on to your cheeks.

If you want to give your skin a really glowing finish, MAC Soft & Gentle is perfect! It’s a baked powder, which has a really pretty marbled effect in the compact. What is great about this, is that you can use it directly as a highlighter, but it’s also great all over the face! If you want something that gives you the same effect, but on a smaller budget, try Glow All Out by Soap & Glory.

I’d love to hear about your favourite products for adding a bit of sparkle, I need some shopping inspiration! 
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