Happy New Year Beauties!
In case you didn’t know, one of the biggest beauty trends right now is all things sparkly, glittery and shimmery. And with NYE just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite bubbly and sparkling ideas to ‘Bling’ in the new year.
First of all, I love all things bubbly especially champagne because its so festive and celebratory. And if you don’t do alcohol, sparkling cider works just as well. Start the New Year off right by toasting to Beautiful You! And champagne is not only for drinking, it also makes a wonderful hair treatment too, especially for brightening blondes. If you mix a half a cup of your favorite champagne with a a half cup of hot water, put it all over your hair and let it soak in while you are glamming up for your night out on the town, lightly rinse it out, style as usual and it will make your hair gorgeous and silky smooth.
As for shimmer and glimmer, I love using a shimmery golden or champagne colored powder to highlight your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose to add luminosity to your face. I also love the look of a shimmery light golden bronze gel or stick to add color to your face. But the trick is apply the shimmery bronzer first, and then lightly apply your foundation or powder over it for a lit from within glow. I use this trick all the time and people always compliment me on my make-up.
Another on trend make-up trick that celebs frequently wear on the red carpet is a slight bit of golden champagne shimmer in the corner V of their eyes. It gives you a bright, refreshed and awake look and I love it!
As for glitter, I like it in small doses with the finely milled variety. For New Year’s Eve, you could put a bit of iridescent glitter on your brow bone or in the corner of your eye which will add that extra glimmer and sparkle. And glitter in nail polish is huge right now! Any color of the rainbow will do, but I personally love blue and green glittery shimmery nail polish which totally makes a statement.
I am also noticing a lot of silver, gold, pewter, and gunmetal gray in fashion and accessories right now, with sequins and sparkle everywhere. This metallic craze is especially evident in jackets, shoes and purses. And of course bling for the holidays is a must! I am totally in love with big statement making cocktail rings right now, checkout this gorgeous green vintage cocktail ring I just bought, isn’t it fab?!
Hope your New Year is Sparkly and Bright!