10 things that will make your New Year’s Eve sparkle even more
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Glitter has appeal all year round. But it has a special kind of allure on New Year’s Eve, when things that shimmer, sparkle, and shine are basically required—figuratively in some cases and quite literally in others. If the prospect of ringing in of the new decade has you scrambling to find something—anything—in the sweet spot between matte nail polish and that bedazzled Furby in Uncut Gems, we’ve got you covered. Here are some great sparkly items you can break out on New Year’s Eve and use long into 2020.
Edible glitter for your champagne glass
Drinking your glitter? It's possible with this edible, easy-to-swirl-in powder.
Many people sip champagne on New Year’s Eve. If you plan on adding yourself to this group, consider doing so with a little extra oomph in the form of edible glitter you can swirl into your champagne (or any drink you choose). Each jar provides enough glitter for 20 drinks, so you should have enough to let your whole party get in on the fun.
“I use it in my bar and it's spectacular,” writes a reviewer. “Tasteless but adds so much to my cocktails.”
Get Gold Beverage Glitter from Amazon for $13.99
Reusable stemless wine glass that shimmers
Whether you're sipping champagne on New Year's Eve or water throughout the rest of the year, this portable cup will come in handy.
This stemless, insulated, stainless steel wine glass has a subtle-yet-shimmery exterior that makes it perfect for New Year’s Eve. It also works as an on-the-go vessel for wine, coffee, or water throughout the rest of the year, thanks to its flattened sides that make it easy to hold and a plastic lid that reduces spills.
“I was a little concerned that the glitter effect would be too much, but the subtle sparkle is absolutely beautiful,” writes a reviewer. “It is not overstated, and shines like a beautiful rainbow in the sun.”
Get the Corkcicle Triple Insulated Stemless Glass from Amazon for $24.95
Reusable straws to make drinking anything more fun
Sip water, iced coffee, or anything else with these straws.
Whatever you choose to swill on New Year’s Eve—be it sparkly champagne or something else—you'll be sipping pretty with these reusable straws. Reviewers say they’re durable, easy to clean and tote around, and make drinking anything more exciting.
"Bought these as a replacement for a broken straw from my favorite tumbler," writes a reviewer. "Easy to clean with the brush. Glitter makes them fun!"
Get Dakoufish Glitter Straws from Amazon for $6.99
Shiny makeup for face and nails
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Nails, hair, and eyes can all be topped with glitter.
Not sure if you want to wear glittery clothes or shoes on New Year’s Eve? In that case, just accessorize with it in your makeup, nails, and hair. For makeup, try some on your eyelids—Lemonhead is the brand favored by celebrities and glitter makeup-heavy show Euphoria; ColourPop’s popular SuperShock shadow is less pricey—or lips with a sparkly lip shimmer, like Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb. For your nails, a sparkly topcoat will do the trick, and for anywhere else, some loose hair- and body-friendly glitter will do the trick.
Get Lemonhead Ultra Luxe Glitter Balm from Nordstrom for $28
Get ColourPop SuperShock Shadow from Ulta for $6
Get Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb from Sephora for $18
Get Essie Luxeffects Top Coat from Target for $8.99
Get Cai Beauty Cosmetic Grade Glitter from Amazon for $8.95
Credit: Cuffinks, Inc. / J. Crew
Give off a glimmer with these pieces of jewelry.
Make a statement with crystal-adorned pieces of jewelry, like a blingy cufflinks-and-shirt-studs set or a necklace. Either crystalline option catches enough light to look festive, but neither is too flashy to break out on any other special occasion.
"This necklace is delicate enough not to feel like a heavy burden around my neck but sparkly enough to capture the compliments," writes a reviewer of the necklace. "Strangers have come up to me to admire and compliment my beautiful necklace as well as friends and family. It's a winner."
Get Cufflinks, Inc. Crystal Studs and Cufflinks from Nordstrom for $280
Get the Crystal Statement Necklace from J. Crew for $128
A PopSocket that gives you a sparkle-filled grip
This PopSocket helps you keep a good grasp on your phone.
PopSockets attach to the back of your phone case to offer a better grip when talking, texting, or taking photos, use as a stand when watching videos, and provide a small buffer if you drop your phone. This one has a sparkly surface that will feel extra valuable on the 31st, but it will come in handy all year round.
Get the sparkly PopSocket from Amazon for $7.99
Sparkly kicks to light up each step
Credit: Sam Edelman / Cristiano
Strut your stuff in these sparkly kicks.
Another way to add some shine to your outfit is with your shoes. For spiffed-up heels, try Sam Edelman’s classic pointy-toed pumps. Their pewter color makes it easy to coordinate with anything in your closet, and reviewers say that, for heels, they’re divinely comfortable: “I absolutely love these heels,” writes a reviewer. “I didn’t have to break them in at all and they are [true to size]. I wear them all day without a single issue. I highly recommend!"
For the loafers, this pointy-toed, rhinestone-studded pair should do the trick. They're available in silver, black, red, gold, and blue, and reviewers like that they give off a lot of shine: "These bad boys will absolutely command attention," writes a reviewer. "Went to a company Christmas party and just lived my best life. I go compliments every 28 seconds. So much so my wife kept giving me the side eye. They are bright! Even in low light."
Get Sam Edelman Point Toe Pumps from Nordstrom for $119.95 to $139.95
Get Cristiano Men's Slip-on Loafers from Amazon for $59.99
A bow tie to complete your look
These bowties are eye-catching but not too much.
For an eye-catching addition to your New Year’s Eve outfit, try this rhinestone bow tie. It comes pre-tied, with an adjustable strap, and in a pack of two (black and silver), so you can accessorize your plus-one, too, if you like. You also don’t have to shelve yours after you ring in the new year—reviewers say they’ve worn the bow ties to cruise ship formal nights, prom, and Lady Gaga concerts.
Get the men's rhinestone bow tie on Amazon for $11.59
Tights with the right amount of shimmer
Let your legs shimmer with these tights.
"Subtle" and "glitter stockings" don't often belong in the same sentence—unless you're describing these ones from Nordstrom. These tights have glitter arranged in an ombre, constellation-like pattern, which provides a unique way to deliver sparkles on your legs. “Fun dress stockings,” writes a reviewer. “Not too heavy and feel great.”
Get Glitter Dot Tights from Nordstrom for $19
A headband to top everything off
Whether you're heading to a 20s-themed party or not, this headband will come in handy.
One simple way to add glitter to your hair (that doesn’t require shampoo to remove) is with this thin, flexible headband. And if you happen to be going to a Gatsby-themed party—as we are, after all, entering the roaring 2020s—this headband can also easily be pulled over the forehead for a period-appropriate look. "Love love love these headbands," writes a reviewer. "Easily adjustable. Truly nonslip. The inner material is really soft. It'll stay in place all day with me pushing my sunglasses up on my head all day, over-ear headphones, readjusting my ponytail, anything I can throw at it."
Get the Hipsy Adjustable Headband on Amazon for $15.95
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