If there is ever a perfect time to pump up the glitz and glam, it’s New Year’s Eve! I’ve compiled a list of my newest favorite shimmer essentials that you can easily grab and integrate into your NYE look. From party nail effects, stunning eye shadows, Swarovski sparkleball studs, the perfect mineral illuminating powder, and a subtle shimmer spray that will make your locks glisten–you’ll be ready to ring in the New Year in style 🙂
Party Nail Effects
It’s all in the details! Be sure to glam up your NYE manicure like I did below by adding some 3D nail shimmer to your fourth finger (or all). Essence cosmetics has 4 different textures to choose from: pearls, velvety powder, shimmery flakes, and metallic glitter. The best part? They’re only $2.49 CAN each, allowing you to create a number of unique styles on a budget. Oh and their quality nail polish is an astonishing $1.99 CAN per bottle. You can’t go wrong…
My new-found love for this line also has me raving over their metallic shadows. In a number of flattering shades, these shadows offer the perfect accent to your smokey eye makeup this NYE. Use them to highlight under your brow or as a shimmery base to your whole eyelid, applying light for a subtle glitz or layered for a full-on glitter party. Cost? The mono-shadows shown below are $2.49 CAN each. It’s no wonder how essence is considered the #1 value cosmetics brand in the world with everything from the line ranging from $0.99- $4.99!
Available across North America and 60 countries worldwide.
Swarovski Sparkleball Studs
I recently received these gorgeous Swarovski Sparkleball studs from Hillberg & Berk which are the ideal accessory for the holiday season, NYE, and any glamorous occasion. So versatile and timeless, these are the perfect investment piece–and only $75 for its great quality. Hillberg & Berk is now considered the strongest designer jewellery line in Canada (with Dragon’s Den investor Brett Wilson helping to propel it forward), it’s attainable luxury with classic designs and bold detailing. I can attest that every piece is worthy of stealing a second-look!
Mineral Illuminating Powder
For just about any night out and for NYE especially, an elegant glow is the most sought-after look. Laura Mercier (one of my favorite lines) helps you to achieve this effortlessly with their Mineral Illuminating Powder. Lightly dusted on the apples of your cheeks, to highlight your brow bone, as well as the bow of your lips–you’ll be the radiant belle of the ball. It’s sheer coverage that is completely versatile and an essential addition to your glam routine! $34 CAN for 0.34 oz (a good amount of powder). 🙂
Hair Shimmer Spray
Last but not least, sparkle your hair with the most beautiful Gold Shimmer Shine from Kevin Murphy. The best part? You’ll actually be reviving your hair simultaneously with Vitamins A, C and E, Baobab, Immortelle and Bamboo extracts. Kevin Murphy has introduced this new segment to their line called “Treatment Styling” which repairs your hair as you style it using only the most natural ingredients like essential oils, bioflavonoids, and vitamins. This can be applied pre- or post-styling for brilliant shine without any sticky residue. Why bother with a simple hair treatment when you can integrate this radiant mist into your styling routine?