10 things that will make your New Years Eve sparkle even more
Glitter has appeal all year round. But it has a special kind of allure on New Years Eve, when things that shimmer, sparkle, and shine are basically requiredfiguratively in some cases and quite literally in others. If the prospect of ringing in of the new decade has you scrambling to find somethinganythingin the sweet spot between matte nail polish and that bedazzled Furby in Uncut Gems, weve got you covered. Here are some great sparkly items you can break out on New Years Eve and use long into 2020.
Edible glitter for your champagne glass
Many people sip champagne on New Years 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.
Reusable stemless wine glass that shimmers
This stemless, insulated, stainless steel wine glass has a subtle-yet-shimmery exterior that makes it perfect for New Years 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.
Reusable straws to make drinking anything more fun
Whatever you choose to swill on New Years Evebe it sparkly champagne or something elseyou'll be sipping pretty with these reusable straws. Reviewers say theyre 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!"
Shiny makeup for face and nails
Not sure if you want to wear glittery clothes or shoes on New Years Eve? In that case, just accessorize with it in your makeup, nails, and hair. For makeup, try some on your eyelidsLemonhead is the brand favored by celebrities and glitter makeup-heavy show Euphoria; ColourPops popular SuperShock shadow is less priceyor lips with a sparkly lip shimmer, like Fenty Beautys 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
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."
A PopSocket that gives you a sparkle-filled grip
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.
Sparkly kicks to light up each step
Another way to add some shine to your outfit is with your shoes. For spiffed-up heels, try Sam Edelmans classic pointy-toed pumps. Their pewter color makes it easy to coordinate with anything in your closet, and reviewers say that, for heels, theyre divinely comfortable: I absolutely love these heels, writes a reviewer. I didnt 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."
A bow tie to complete your look
For an eye-catching addition to your New Years 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 dont have to shelve yours after you ring in the new yearreviewers say theyve worn the bow ties to cruise ship formal nights, prom, and Lady Gaga concerts.
Tights with the right amount of shimmer
"Subtle" and "glitter stockings" don't often belong in the same sentenceunless 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.
A headband to top everything off
One simple way to add glitter to your hair (that doesnt require shampoo to remove) is with this thin, flexible headband. And if you happen to be going to a Gatsby-themed partyas we are, after all, entering the roaring 2020sthis 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."
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