There’s only one way to polish off 2012— with sparkle. New Year’s Eve is made for glitter! And there are some really amazing glittery lacquers on the market. Check out my must-haves in the gallery above!
And if you want to take your sparkle fingers to the next level super easy, check out my glitter fade tutorial. Happy 2013!
I will never, never stop loving glittery eyeliner, no matter how old I am! Lucky for me, these glitter eyeliner pencils from Femme Couture are easy on my wallet and can be found at Sally Beauty. Applying is a total snap! With all the fun pops of color to try, I wish I had another pair of peepers. [$3.99, Sally Beauty]
Deborah Lippman nail polish doesn’t mess around. It’s not simply shimmery or sparkly, it’s packed full of actual glitter. This particular style, called “Happy Birthday,” contains a rainbow of reflective confetti, and can be layered over other colors to create different looks. Who cares if my actual birthday isn’t until May? I think I’m getting an early present for myself this year. [$18, Nordstrom]
Glitter bombing sounds like something Barbie might do to Ken if he took a wayward glance at Skipper. But that’s not quite it—it’s a new protest tactic being used on anti-gay rights and anti-choice presidential candidates. At a public event where regular folks are able to get close to a candidate, glitter bombers walk up innocently but then toss loads of confetti on them. Back in May, Newt Gingrich got glitter bombed at a book signing, when a protester walked up his table and doused him in pink glitter. “Feel the rainbow, Newt!” the protester yelled. “Stop the hate! Stop anti-gay politics!” Then last week, while signing his book, Courage To Stand, at a conference, two CODEPINK activists walked up to former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and glitter bombed him. “Where’s your courage to stand for gay and reproductive rights?” they asked. Keep reading »
“If you come and see a show of mine, there is no shortage of glitter. By the end, everyone from the back of the auditorium to the very front is covered and potentially choking on glitter. I am shooting glitter from glitter guns and out of every orifice in my body. It’s really a big part of what I do. It’s my goal to cover the planet in glitter and take the f**k over. I can’t do that if I don’t have a s**t-ton of glitter … I’ve found glitter in places that will not be named in this interview.”
– Pop star Ke$ha estimates she spends a few thousand dollars every month on glitter. Giving her a pap smear must be like going to a rave. I’m sure her gynecologist loves it. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
Dear Christina Aguilera,
Mariah here. You know me as multi-platinum zillion-selling recording artist Mariah Carey, but you can just call me Mimi. Me and a few of the S&M crew (that’s singing and movies crew, guys!) wanted to reach out to you because we heard you had a new movie coming out, called “Burlesque.”
First: Soooooo sorry about Lady Gaga stealing your whole kooky blonde lady steez — we heard you had to cancel a bunch of dates on your last tour because you just couldn’t get it together. No worries, mama.
But back to “Burlesque.” Keep reading »
The staff of Dazed Digital got a sneak peek at some of the goods from Louis Vuitton‘s men’s collection. The spring 2010 line apparently includes these very shiny dress shoes covered in silver sequins. As far as sequins in men’s fashion go, they’ve thankfully stayed put in the closets of Chippendale’s dancers. Is this Louis Vuitton’s attempt to make them manly?
In the realm of weird new shoe trends for guys, many of you were actually not that bothered by men’s shoes with a bit of heel. So, what about this flamboyant footwear? We have to say we could totally see Kanye rocking a pair …
So what’s the word, twinkle toes? [Dazed Digital] Keep reading »
Mariah Carey has a new movie out, “Precious,” and what better an occasion for her to speak out (again) about her failed semi-autobiographical movie “Glitter”‘? This time she’s blaming (drum roll, please) September 11th! “That movie was released on September 11th, 2001—could there be a worse day for that movie to come out?” she says. This isn’t the first time Mariah blamed terrorists for ruining her party. A couple of years ago she said, “The talk shows needed something to distract from 9/11. I became a punching bag. I was so successful that they tore me down because my album was at number two instead of number one. The media was laughing at me and attacked me…’Glitter’ was ahead of its time.”
Sooo ahead of its time. Notice how Carey didn’t offer any love to the survivors and families who lost loved ones. How insensitive can you be? Um, it’s been eight years, no one saw your movie, get over it. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
All that glitters is…Toms? Toms, the manufacturer of those ultra-preppy kicks inspired by traditional Argentinean utility shoes, just put a twinkle in our eye with its shiny new model. The shoes now come in silver and gold glitter, but still have the traditional espadrille sole. Swap them for your dressy heels while the weather is still warm, and fashion is still casual. [$48, ActiveEndeavors.com]
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