Sparkle & Shine

December is here which instantly means the “all that glitters” trend is now in full force.  Time to think outside the box and sparkle and shine. The racks are decorated in true holiday fashion, adorned with sequins, glitter, and shimmery prints. Still need that special holiday dress? We’ve hand picked some dazzling options for you below.

Naughty or Nice?

Have a statement piece to work into your holiday rotation? Loving this mix of deep burgundy with festive beads and fringe. Add an unexpected twist to this vintage-inspired look with deep (my girlfriend called it “vampy”) shade of lipstick. Definitely a little out of my comfort zone but I’m feeling it for December. To finish off the look, I used my new favorite hair tool, the T3 “BodyWaver” to create these soft, brushed out curls. The barrel size (1.75″ to be exact) is perfect for us gals with past shoulder hair length. It curls my locks in 1-pass which is amazing if you care about damage control. This miracle curling iron creates soft and polished body and volume without curling my hair too tight.

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Glints of Gold

All wrapped up! Go for the gold in a festive but sexy wrap dress that leaves way for some major accessorizing. I chose to wear the tie belt that the dress came with but it would look fabulous with a leather corset belt. Since this dress is long sleeved and off the shoulder I suggest accessorizing with statement earrings and beautiful rings.

All About Face

Shine bright like a diamond this season with the perfect highlight. In the winter I opt for a more frosty white highlighting powder, click here for my favorite one. I take a fan brush and dust it along the tops of my cheekbones, collarbone, tip of my nose and in the inside corners of my eyes. If you have time and really want to dazzle you can use a larger makeup brush and dust the fronts of your legs to make them glow as well as disguise any imperfections.I recommend making sure your moisturizer is completely dry before applying any highlighter to avoid any uneven application.

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Style – There are certain times of the year when you can get away with being a little EXTRA. Take full advantage of the holiday season, let loose and have fun! Go big or go home, kick off the new year with a bang! 


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