BEAUTY : Add some sparkle this festive season.

Monday, 7 December 2015



During the festive period it is an unwritten rule that you should add a bit of sparkle into your life. There are a variety of ways you can do this, I decided to have a little rummage through my own beauty stash to see what products I can use in the upcoming month to add that extra somethin’ something’ to get into the festive spirit!

Keeping it simple you could paint your nails with something sparkly to get yourself feeling festive. Pretty much every brand going brings out something sparkly around this time of year. My personal choice for a bit of glitter is Boom Boom Pow from Deborah Lippmann. It looks great on its own or layered on top of other shades. More budget friendly brands to try would be Barry M, Models own and Essie.

When it comes to eyes you can go wrong with a nice gold shimmer. I love my NARS Eyeshadow duo in Alhambra which works well all year around not just at Christmas! The duos are a bit pricey but I would say totally worth it! The shadows are a dream to apply and the pigmentation is really good. I’m a big fan of NARS eyeshadows and I have a few palettes in my collection. You could find other gold toned shadows in palettes from Urban Decay, Makeup Revolution & Too Faced. Keeping with the eyes, you cannot go wrong with a pot of literal glitter for your eyelids. I have Mac pure glitter pigment in gold which I like to bring out at this time of year. Just take a look at this blog post where I had a play around with pigments. They are a great way to add some instant sparkle to your look! You could even do something similar for new years – Is it too early to be taking about new years eve?

For that glowy complexion this Christmas I highly recommend getting your hands on Thebalm Mary-lou Lumanizerhighlighting powder. This finely milled champagne powder looks dreamy brushed over the top of your cheekbones and other highlight points on your face. Once you’ve tried it you will understand the hype around it, trust me! Thebalm have actually bought out a highlighting trio palette called ‘TheManizer Sisters’. All three of their beautiful highlight powders in one handy palette. If you haven’t added it to your Christmas wishlist then I suggest you do so now!

What products do you use to add a bit of sparkle to the festive season?

Much love.