The Right Amount of Holiday Sparkle for EVERY Age!

No matter how young or old, if there is ever a time of the year to play up your inner diva, it’s NOW!  What’s the best part of the holiday season you ask?  Parties!  What’s second-best? Sparkles!

Bust out your sequined duds, glittered pumps, and blinged out jewelry. From sparkling accessories and beauty finds to the killer party dress, this is a trend that makes every outfit feel special.
Make this trend work at every age with the suggestions below!

 In your 20’s, this is your chance to be fearless. From full sequin dress to Blue Nile’s festive Leaf Chandelier Earrings, play up the trend with bold statement pieces. While it’s fine to incorporate more than one sparkling item at a time, avoid looking like a disco ball by sticking to just one major sparkle item.
Clockwise from top left:
Juicy Couture’s “Viva La Juicy Solid Perfume Necklace”, $48 www.Sephora.com
BB Dakota’s “Derora Sequin Dress”, $100 www.ShopBop.com
Pure Romance’s “Shimmertime”, $12 www.pureromance.com
Blue Nile’s “Leaf Chandelier Earrings”, $30 www.BlueNile.com

      In your 30’s, while your look might not be as loud as in your 20’s, it’s still time to stand out with bold pieces and daring beauty trends. Make heads turn and your date drool with Pure Romance’s edible body bling to highlight your décolleté. 

                                                                  Clockwise from top left:·
Collection XIIX “sequin Circle Scarf”, $34 www.Nordstroms.com
BCBGMAXAZRIA “Reeve” Cap-Sleeve Sequin Dress”, $498 www.Bloomingdales.com
Pure Romance’s “Kissable Body Bling”, $20 www.PureRomance.com
                                                  Enzo’s “Angiolini ‘Tolten’ Slingback Pump” www.Nordstrom.com

       In your 40’s, incorporating subtle shimmer, like Boot’s Lip Glace, into your beauty routine is a great age appropriate alternative. Sparking, bold lips provide a festive holiday glow without seeming over the top. 
                                                              Clockwise from top left:
Blue Nile’s “Green Quartz Cocktail Ring”, $130www.BlueNile.com
Kate Spade, $325 www.KateSpade.com
Rachel Zoe’s “Minelli Sequin Top”, $350 www.Bloomingdales.com
                                                          Boots’ “No7 Lip Glace”, $10 www.ShopBootsUSA.com 

            In your 50’s, it’s all about the great accessory. For example, Henri Bendel’s Box Clutch pairs well with almost any outfit and can instantly transform basic cocktail attire into something much more special.
Clockwise from top left:
Henri Bendel’s “Miss Bendel Box Clutch”, $198 www.HenriBendel.com
Pure Romance’s “Shimmering Body Silk”, $18 www.PureRomance.com
Karen Kane’s “Sequin Front Cardigan”, $138 www.KarenKane.com
Blue Nile’s “Carnelian Drop Earring”, $310 www.BlueNile.com


Lime Crime Carousel Gloss Sneak Peak


Carousel Gloss Collection To Hit Virtual Shelves November 28, 2011
Los Angeles, CA -- Do you remember a time when a kaleidoscope or a treat like a candy apple could delight and inspire a sense of wonder? This season, Lime Crime invites you to experience Holiday magic by immersing yourself in simpler pleasures.
Carousel Gloss, the first-ever lip gloss release from Lime Crime, combines the impact of a lipstick with bursts of nebula-like glisten for unforgettable sparkle. Five jewel-toned shades, ranging from ruby red to midnight blue, arrive in a sumptuous foil box resembling an antique merry-go-round -- the ultimate gift (or indulgence) for those seeking a little luxury in their makeup bag.
"The carousel is one of the most basic yet brilliant human inventions. In a single whirl, its brightly-painted steeds whisk us into a world of wonder, where anything is possible. This collection is my invitation to you to step into the realm of fantasy and let yourself get carried away by the flurry of flickering lights."
Explains Doe Deere, Founder and Creative Director of Lime Crime:

Vegan and cruelty-free. Available at the suggested retail price of $17.
Here are a few of our favorite things:  Loop-De-Loop (midnight blue with iridescent sparkle), Cherry On Top (pink-red with rainbow sparkle), Golden Ticket (lamé gold),  Kaleidoscope (plum-purple with turquoise sparkle) and Candy Apple (ruby red with crimson glitter).