Top 10 Shiny, Glittery, Sparkly Things for the Holiday!

1385866904_s1462654-main-heroBECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector ($41) is perfect for us over 40 gals looking to capture that youthful glow.  It’s a sheer crème-liquid that perfects skin with light-reflecting pearls for a soft, natural glow. I like to mix it with my foundation to bring a subtle luminosity to the skin. Moonstone is the newest addition to the line and works for every skin tone. Read my review here.1385866841_s1483544-main-hero  Ambient Lighting Powder is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin. Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer, younger, and lit-from-within. It is available in six universally flattering shades from least pearl to most pearl. I SO wanted to palette that was available at Sephora but it was sold out and hasn’t come back in stock!
1385866368_s246298-main-heroNARS Body Glow ($59) –  Perfect for the Holidays, NARS Body Glow is made from Monoi de Tahiti oil conjuring the luxury and tradition of French Polynesia. The bud of the tiare flower is soaked in the finest coconut oil and then blended for a translucent chocolate shimmer.
1385866154__7370843CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36) –  This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for the unique formula. I like the Apparence shade for the holidays. 

1385865845_s1541069-main-heroNAILS, Inc. Christmas Cracke rs ($27) – This limited edition set of 6 “crackers” has two best-selling shades and four never-before-seen special effects polishes ideal for the holidays. The set contains: Nail Polish in Baker Street and Kensington High Street plus Fibre Optic in Mayfair Mews, Galaxy in Trafalgar Crescent, Foil in Kings Road, and Special Effects in Marylebone Lane. It’s currently on sale at Sephora for $27!
1385865417_heavymetalglittereyelinerUrban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner ($19) – Don’t be afraid beauties, Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter liner contains superfine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and really stays put (for long wear without any fallout). The silver, beige and iridescent shades are great for holiday parties! P.S. these are on sale at for $9!
1385865295_3605970352714_608allthatshimmers_colordesigneyeshadowLancôme Color Design Sensational Effect Eyeshadow ($19) – I bought All That Shimmers, a shimmery silver shadow from the Holiday 2013 collection. The finish is called “twinkling shimmer”–a glittery, shimmery finish I love for the holidays. The other shades in the holiday collection are All That Brightens, a peachy shade, All That Glistens a fabulous taupe, All That Glitters, a beautiful emerald, All That Sparkles, a deep charcoal with silver shimmer. These have a lovely creamy texture.
1385865054__8590528Deborah Lippman Starlight Set ($49) –  The Deborah Lippman Starlight set features six glittering nail lacquers featuring a long-lasting, quick-drying formula that applies evenly and smoothly. Shades include:  Twilight  Tone, Blinded by the Light, Cosmic Love, Fantastic Voyage, Champagne Supernova and Lost in Space. All glitters!

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  1. I managed to resist that DL set when I saw it in person, now I am kicking myself! Great list!

  2. That Lippmann set looks amazing!

  3. Can you believe I’ve never tried one of those Chanel shadows! I must!

  4. The Nails Inc Christmas Crackers are so cute and I love the diverse shade range inside.

  5. I love the Heavy Metal Liners by UD!

  6. I so want those nail polishes but I promised no more buying polish until I make a dent in my collection.
    I should have put the Chanel on my list too. I have quite the collection now!

  7. I must try that Ambient Lighting powder someday!!! Everyone raves about it. 🙂 I have eye’ed that NARS body glow, too! Great list Cindy!

  8. I haven’t tried any of these! I need to add them to my shopping list!


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