Thank goodness the holidays came around to justify my obsession with all things glitter. I’ve been this way since I was a little girl, and I guess I’m not going to grow out of it. That’s OK, right?
So I have three delightful glittery gifts for your favorite Glitter Gals or yourself if you’re one of our coterie.
I was gasping for air the first time my eyes landed on the new All That Glitters 5-Piece Must Have Luxe Skin-Loving Brush Set from IT Cosmetics exclusively for Ulta Beauty.
First, this full size travel set is sparkly silver, perfect for the holidays and especially for ringing in the new year. The brushes are stored in a slim, sparkly silver clutch case that opens to reveal the brushes nestled in their holders. The brush heads are protected by a fabric flap. There’s a handy zipped interior pocket where you can store a mirror or a slim shadow palette or shadow singles.
Or if you use the clutch for a night out, you can keep your cash, ID card and key in the pocket!
The brushes themselves are stunning! The handles are sparkly silver all the way down. The ferrule that clamps in the bristles is camouflaged as part of the handle. Very classy.
The cruelty-free, synthetic brush fibers are unbelievably densely packed and as soft as swan’s down. I could just sit here and stroke my face with the brushes all day long, lol, especially the Brilliant Powder Brush or the Radiant Foundation Brush that are big, thick, fluffy brush heads that go way beyond what you’d expect from a travel set.
The set contains 5 full size brushes that are versatile enough to work with all forms of makeup:
- Brilliant Powder Brush: for loose or pressed powder application
- Radiant Foundation Brush: works with either liquid or cream foundation
- Stunning Eyeshadow Brush: works with powder or cream eyeshadows
- Luminous Concealer Brush: works with liquid or cream concealers
- Dazzling Liner/Brow Brush: works with gel, cream or powder eyeliners or brow products
I am having so much fun with the All That Glitters Brush Set. Plus, I love brushes that actually make my makeup application easier.
The limited edition IT Cosmetics All That Glitter Brush Set is available now at Ulta Beauty for $58. What a gift this set would make!
I like to carry glittery things with me, so I was excited when I saw the sparkly gold glitter encrusted compact mirror at Sephora today.
The gold glitter is on both the front and back of the compact. It’s the perfect size, under 3 inches square, to carry in my purse or in an evening bag.
Inside are two high quality bevel set mirrors, a regular mirror on one side and a 2x magnifying mirror on the other.
The mirrored compact is versatile in that it can lie flat or stand open. This lovely mirror compact is a true bargain at $12!
I received a small cotton Breakups to Makeup makeup bag with a witty saying on the front from ipsy last summer. I love it, and I use it all the time to hold my most used makeup items. I keep it on my bathroom vanity, and I take it with me when I travel. But truth be told, I’ve outgrown it. It’s just too small. I have so much makeup that I use on a regular basis that I was never able to zip it up. Mascara tubes and cream shadow sticks were always peaking out of the top.
I’ve been stalking the glittery, large Breakups to Makeup bags at Sephora for the past 6 weeks or so. There’s a gold glitter bag, and a multicolored glitter bag. I kept thinking that I didn’t need it, but actually I do. I am trying to neaten up my bathroom vanity by getting rid of the makeup clutter, and this bag could help. It can also be used as a witty, sparkly conversation-piece clutch bag.
Fortunately, Sephora just reduced the price of the bag. It went from $26 down to $18. Today, when I went in with my final Sephora VIB discount code for the season, I thought that, coupled with the significantly lower price, made it a good deal. I got the multi-colored glitter bag that says, “Leave A Little Sparkle Wherever You Go”. True that.
If you have a Glitter Gal in your life, this generously sized fun makeup bag would make a great small gift or stocking stuffer.
So these are my glittery gift or treat recommendations. Are you a Glitter Gal? If so, have you gotten any new glittery things? Let me know!