Friday, October 05, 2007

Sparkle! Shine!

I simply love this time of year. I like the seasons change, the longer nights, the cool brisk mornings…..and especially the kick off of the holiday season. By kick off I mean foot ball and by foot ball I mean homecoming….and by homecoming I mean really fun makeup applications! Shortly after the homecoming blitz comes Halloween which is also a really fun time to be creative with my cosmetics.

Now, whether we are talking homecoming dances or Halloween one main ingredient always comes to mind…GLITTER! I heart glitter. Truly. Ask anyone who knows me. I don’t reserve glitter for special occasions and Halloween. I literally wear it through out the year as the spirit moves me. Every since I ever started wearing makeup I have had some sort of glitter in my collection. Some days I put it on and I swear it just makes me feel happy all day long. Maybe I’m getting too old for that kind of glitter wearing behavior but I don’t care. I’m sure it keeps me young at heart.

Some of my favorite glitter products date way back. I got this cool pot of loose colorful glitter at Aardvarks in Hermosa Beach like fifteen years ago and I still have some left! It’s crazy…it’s loose and it just stays on the skin like its emollient but it’s not. I’ve been in love with all sorts of different glitters ever since. Especially glitter for the eyes!

Loose Glitter is awesome because of the various things you can do with it. From mixing it with your lotions and rubbing on your body, to adding to a body spray for a quick sparkly spritz, adding to any of your regular makeup products for turning your ordinary in to a sparkly delight! You can’t really go wrong with loose glitter!

My favorite glitter products are glitter eyeliners. Urban Decay, MAC Cosmetics, and Hard Candy make a few of my favorite glitter liners. The liquid glitter liners are really cool because you can smudge the brush on your finger tip and then press the glitter all over your lids for a very sparkly lid! The pencil liners with glitter in them are really great because you have more control with where the glitter is placed.

My second favorite glitter products are lip glosses that contain glitter. Snow Girl, Love Nectar, and Oh Baby are just a few from MAC Cosmetics that I really love. Sephora’s lip glosses are also really amazing and I always have at least one in my purse!

I can’t mention glitter with out giving a shout out to nail polish! Glitter is a must when it comes to painting my toes! I love taking the loose glitter from MAC Cosmetics and mixing it with some clear nail polish for a thick layered sparkly nail polish.

I think that is a fine coverage of all things glitter that I love. So go out my little pretties and shine on!

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