Friday, December 9, 2011

All That Sparkles

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

I love all the signs of Christmas. The festive ornaments, fluffy stockings, and decorative sparkles! Oooh the sparkles! One of my favorite trends right now is including sparkle in any part of an outfit. Are you wearing a cardigan, scarf, eye shadow, blouse, or skirt? All fair game for sparkles (although reframe from wearing ALL sparkles)! Unfortunately, my day job is conservative and I can’t visit customers in sparkly ensembles. So occasionally I find a way to sneak it in. And today it’s my nail polish. As an additional sneaky trick to show my defiance towards our dress code, the nail polish changes color! Oh, that’s right. Indoors it has a light hint of sparkle that glistens under the office fluorescent lighting. However, as soon as I take these devious fingers outdoors they quickly transform to their alter ego…bright red nail polish with sparkles! It’s almost like the nail polish is a direct reflection of who I am. A conservative professional at work but an eccentric fashionista outside!

I got these shimmery bottles of rebellion in St.Thomas, VI. But fear not! You can easily grab your own online at

Fashion tip: Do you tend to be more conservative with your nail polish? Ease into a sparklier transition by using a neutral base and adding a glitter polish with only one glitter color (e.g., soft pink base and gold glitter polish). Avoid multicolor glitter polish until your level of sparkle confidence increases.


  1. The more sparkle the better! What better way to get a little crazy than tons sparkle during the holidays?

  2. gorgeous rings!

  3. I am so into sparkles this season too, love the ring and polish!
    xo Cara

  4. I have been dying to try the glitter nail polish trend - this week it's my goal :)


  5. love the manicure, I'm actually wearing a pretty similar one now :) great minds think alike :)


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  6. Let me know if you post it! I would love to see it :-)

  7. Thanks! They make me feel so girly :-)