Monday, November 22, 2010

Add a Little Shine to Your Holidays

That great LBD or new red cardigan will look great this holiday season...but don't forget the accessories! The holidays are the perfect time to add a little sparkle and shine to your look and accessories are the best way to do this.

HAIR: Make even the simplest hairdo look stunning with a cute headband or sparkly barrettes. A curly updo looks great with a few tiny rhinestone clips pinned in and a half-up style pairs well with a big shiny clip to hold it all up. Even a pin-straight, down look can be taken up a notch by adding in a thin headband adorned with a big bow. You'll look just like a present!

JEWELRY: Of course you know that jewelry's meant to stand out, but Christmas and New Year's are the perfect excuse to break out your most extravagant necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. One of my favorites in stores right now is the AE Rhinestone Statement Necklace ($22.50) from American Eagle. Don't be afraid to go bold and show off your wild side with all kinds of jewelry. If you're a little nervous, try something sparkly that's on the smaller side or wear a simple bracelet with big gems. Almost anything goes, so have fun!

MAKEUP: The December/January issue of Seventeen magazine (currently on newsstands) has some great tips to pump up your look for parties this season. For a simple take, try a metallic eyeshadow, such as CoverGirl's Platina (a silvery grey) and Golden Sunrise (a coppery gold), with black eyeliner and mascara. To show off your lips, pick a berry-colored lipstain--it has all the intensity of lipstick but won't fade or rub off when you eat and drink (CoverGirl's Outlast Lipstain is a great option, with tons of colors). For a more poppin' look, glue little jewels on the corners of your eyes (use the glue that comes with false lashes). Everyone's eyes will be on you!

Don't be content to fade into the background at parties this year--sparkle and shine with some simple accessories!

1 comment:

  1. You always have the cutest picks on your blog. I'm sooo jealous!