Say yes, yes, yes to Ash Kumar Bollwoood Glitters for your next henna tattoo design. I was recently thinking about getting one and now that I know I can turn it all the way up “Dazzle”- it’s a done deal. I also love that there’s a full bridal kit available, which makes me wonder why all brides don’t want to be fabulous. Seriously ladies, it’s time to ditch the white dresses that are such a lie anyway, and start sparkling!
You already know how much I adore the “multi-sparkle” so you can imagine my delight with Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in “Spandex”. Not only does this product have the most fabulous name, but it also allows for endless possibilities in sparkle eye fashion because while it may look dark in the tube, what’s really going on is every color glitter in the universe suspended in a clear base so you can lay it over anything you like. In the photo, I used it over Urban Decay’s 24/7 Pencil in “Lust” (my favorite), but next, I’m going to try it over black to create a “galactic-explosion” cat eye! I use the brush to pat it on in layers to completely cover the pencil for maximum sparkle ’cause that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it!
Inspired by my favorite pair of shoes (you know- the fabulously galactic emerald green and glitter pink lightening bolt ones), I decided to create a coordinating eyeshadow look because.. well, that’s what I do. Most importantly, it gave me an opportunity to try out my new products from Medusa’s Makeup. With so many vibrant and sparkling colors to choose from, they were the perfect choice to experiment with my “matchy matchy ” obsession.
First, I must say that the packaging gives me the “New Wave tingles” because I love a party made from zebra and multi-colored stripes plus, did you see that the makeup brush has a hot pink handle? Excellent choice Medusa! The pressed eyeshadows here are “Electric Kiwi”, a high pigment metallic green and “Xtinct”, a magenta in a soft shimmer texture with magical pink micro sparkles (I used this one wet to pump up the volume). Also shown in these product photos is “Passion”, a hot pink shimmery Eye Dust which I didn’t use today, but definitely will next time along with some pink star sequins because after all.. More is More!
Everyone knows I favor the “dancing school fabulous” of multi-colored sparkles when it comes to my outfits, but did you know that also applies to my nails as well? Seriously, why choose one color glitter to paint your nails when going with “the multi” is so much more exciting. Two of my favorite products to achieve DSF or Multi-Sparkle Nails are found in the drugstore and so easy to apply that you can be ready to hit the disco at a moments notice.
Wet n’ Wild’s “Party of Five Glitters” says it all in the name: red, silver, green, purple, and blue sparkles floating together happily in shiny clear lacquer. I like at least 4 or 5 coats for maximum sparkle, but don’t worry- it’s a fast dry polish which means you won’t have to miss the open bar. Sally Hansen’s Salon Effect Nail Polish Strips in “Frock Star” are equally dazzling, but take their “multi” a step further by adding orange and gold into that mix of colors so you can wear these no matter which color sequins dominate your outfit. Now that’s what I call freedom!
Front Cover Eye Kits
I was walking through my local drugstore, searching for something totally unrelated to sparkling (it happens) and KABLAM! I was dazzled by these amazing kits by Front Cover, complete with everything you need for colorful, dramatic and glitterized eyes. What’s even better is that whoever designed these lovely bundles of joy had the fabulous sense to put them in adorable cases decorated with photos of said sparkle eyes as well as other options with sequins. My photos don’t do them justice (cameraphone), so do yourself a favor check out their website... it’s SPARKLE-TASTIC!
YSL Pure Chromatic Sparkle
Nom Noms! That’s what I have to say about YSL’s Pure Chromatics eyeshadow quads. They’re made to use wet or dry and I suppose you could use them dry if you’re the type that prefers a more subtle shimmer. However, wet is the only way to go for me because full-on sparkle is how I like to roll, but that’s no surprise- is it Soldiers?
Shown here is quad number 5 and it’s got all you need for the most dazzling smokey eye ever to be seen at the Disco! I love the unexpected touch of pink mixed in with the gunmetal and black shades which keeps this look fresh and exciting. Also, adding some black pencil is an excellent idea so your eyes maintain their intensity no matter how many flashing lights and laser beams you encounter on the dance floor and that’s Sparkle-tastic!
MILANI cosmetics has a true superstar in their LIP FLASH pencils! I first wanted to buy them just for having a cool name but the truth is, they’re fabulous! They glide on smoothly like lipstick but are sheer enough to allow gobs of sparkle to shine through the juicy color. Not for the timid, Lip Flash comes in vibrant shades of red, orange, plum, bronze, purple and hot pink. Shown in the photos are my two favorite shades as well as a shot of me rocking 06 Flashy before heading out to the Disco.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Mysterious Sparkle Forest
I’m calling it now- Mysterious Forest No 46!
Sephora’s dark green eyeshadow with gobs of blue and yellow sparkles is sick,sick, SICK! I recently bought it during my SPARKLE SHOPPING SPREE and am completely smitten- tore it open the moment I got home, rimmed my eyes like an 80’s Joan Jett and went out to party!
It’s so “Bride of Frankenstein at the Disco”…. I’m in love!
Great Moments in Disco Fashion History: Disco Beauty
Because it’s Saturday and you are all headed out to the Disco tonight, here’s some inspiration for you! “Disco Beauty: Nighttime Makeup by Sandy Linter” was published in 1979 and features full color photos and instructions for high drama beauty for the Disco. Sandy Linter is LEGENDARY in the fashion and makeup world and this book was her collaboration with other great artists including top hair stylists Harry King and John Sahag. I love to look at all the GLITTERING, SHIMMERING MODELS who were the most gorgeous icons of the era such as Patti Hansen, Esme and Gia!
Shooting this book must have been fun fun FUN and leads me to wonder- did they go to Studio 54 before or after each shoot day? Maybe both.. it was 1979 after all!