Glitz, Glam, Glow
Head-to-toe sparkle to make you the life of the party on the Capital Region holiday soirée circuit.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to look your absolute best for the upcoming holidays. From the office Secret Santa party to family and friend festivities for New Year’s Eve, it’s time to get your glam on with these top fashion and beauty picks.
Finding holiday attire that is comfortable, stylish and makes us feel like the beauties we are isn’t as unattainable as we often think. Lulus is affordable and offers exclusive styles, an amazing shopping experience, easy sizing guidelines, and free returns. Simply punch “holiday” into the search bar for a great selection of soirée‐worthy dresses, jumpsuits, and sets. For va‐va‐voom glam, try the Infinite Dreams Burgundy and Rose Gold Ombre Sequin Maxi Dress (Lulus.com) – it has great reviews and is absolutely breathtaking, boasting shiny rose gold sequins that transition to burgundy ombre. I am also a huge fan of jumpsuits, and the selection at Lulus does not disappoint. The Mirabella Wine Red Satin Short Sleeve Wide Leg Jumpsuit is a stand‐out, especially if you want the freedom to indulge at the party: sleek satin with a relaxed fit, it offers both a glamorous look and extreme comfort. Or, to guarantee you’ll be the life of the party, reach for the Tell Me More Silver Sequin Sleeveless Wide Leg Jumpsuit. Think head‐to‐toe silver sequins (atop a comfy stretch knit lining) for max sparkle.
I am a bona fide makeup junkie, so the holidays are my time to shine! The Glo‐Lite Unicorn Collection palette by Tattoo Junkee (tattoojunkee.com) includes three shimmery colors for highlighting and contouring to give your skin a beautiful glow. These highlighting powders apply easily with fingertips or a brush. Dust over brow bones, cheeks and lips for a glimmering effect – perfect for toasting the holidays.
To complete the party‐proof, shimmer‐kissed look, I recommend a stunning, long‐lasting lip color; Tattoo Junkee once again comes through, with its Rebel Velvet Lip Paint and Effects . I put this lip paint to the test, and it passed with flying (rich and highly pigmented) colors! My lip look lasted all day with no need to reapply. Another amazing bonus: this lip paint includes a container of matching shimmer powder to really add some glitz! I love the fact that you get two looks in one to create a customized, perfect pout. Application is very easy, starting with exfoliating the lips, applying the lip paint and then, if wanting that extra glow, adding the shimmer immediately afterwards with a lip brush or your fingers. Whether you choose to wear matte or shimmer effect, you will look glamorous all day with no worry about reapplying – leaving more time for making merriment!
Last but not least, let’s finish off your gorgeous holiday look with some hot hair tips. Whether you opt for sultry straight or wondrous waves, the Glister 1.25” flat iron (loveglister.com) with tourmaline gemstone infusion will get you the look you want! The Tourmaline Infusion ensures fast heat recovery while their OnePass floating plates reduce stress and breakage. Ionizing technology gives the silky smooth finish. If the chic strait look is not for you, and you want to rock luscious waves, you can also get that look with a straightener by taking small sections, gently clamping and smoothing at the root and twisting the straightener at a 180‐degree angle, gently pulling the straightener down the length of the hair. The quicker you run the straightener through the hair, the looser the waves will be, giving you a relaxed, romantic style for your perfect holiday look. Of course, if you are a curly girl, it is all about the product. Bouclѐme (boucleme.co.uk) is a line of curl‐celebrating products all made completely sulphate, silicone and paraben free making sure your curls bounce and stay hydrated well into the new decade!
Jablonski is a Capital Region beauty enthusiast and owner of Heather’s Naturals organic skin care and cosmetics. Find Heather’s Naturals on Facebook.