Already thinking about your New Year’s outfit? If it doesn’t include sparkle, I don’t want to hear about it. Kidding. . . sort of. You’ve most likely thought about your outfit just as much as what you will do for NYE. So much so, that you forgot to even think about your nails. Awesome. Now, you’re running out of time. Calm down. Really. Breathe. I’ve got you covered.
“You’re never fully dressed without some sparkle.” Wait. That’s not right. (You would think I would be able to quote my favorite musical as a child.) If you read my “Fall for fall lips” post you know I have a bit of a problem. One that I fear makes me less of a girl. The problem? I am terrible at staying in the lines. (Drivers no need to fear, this curse is confined to coloring.) You may be thinking, big deal grown-ups rarely, if ever, use coloring books. (Do grown-up call themselves grown-ups? Making a mental note to check on that.) Sorry, coloring. Coloring seems to be even more important as you get older. Colored refrigerator décor does not stay confined to the walls of your home. Instead, it parades itself on your lips, fingers, and toes, for all to see—making you a mockery or a heroine. Maybe I’m attaching too much significance to this quality that comes easy and naturally to everyone else. Maybe instead of heroine, I could simply insert capable.
For years I’ve followed blogs and bloggers who always appear to be perfect—never in need of a fresh highlight, never with split ends, always with perfectly applied lips, always with perfectly applied polish. I know the truth. (I’m a grown-up remember?) Santa isn’t real and Instagram (and blogs for that matter) are a mere glimpse into the lives of these seemingly perfect beings. Still, if they are posting on a daily basis, maintaining a blog, and managing a family, how do they find the time to maintain a proper manicure routine? Maybe they’re just that good. Maybe they’re rock stars at applying their own polish. Regardless, I knew (know) there’s no way I can keep up. I know, I know. Don’t play the comparison game, especially with social media. I feared this “problem” exceeds insecurity. Could someone come and actually revoke my girl card for my less fortunate skills in lip and nail application? Where is a fairy godmother when you need her—
<Enter> Sparkle. . . (Again)
This little bottle of magic came to my rescue, and it doesn’t expire at midnight. There are many sparkle nail polishes that have hit the market since I first bought this one—many others that I love. Application after application, I have stayed true to my first.
Both are fab. You can’t beat the price of Essie!! Plus, I love the size of the glitter pieces. BUT. How amaze is the Dior bottle?! It goes on easier than Essie which makes painting in the car or while applying mascara (anyone else always pressed for time and multi-tasking through EVERY beauty regime?) much easier.
Here’s why you need to invest:
- It is so easy to apply. Seriously y’all. EA-SY! If I can apply it, a toddler could!
- It works for every occasion. It adds a little extra oompf to any outfit—a perfect for parties
- If you do get out of the lines, it’s no problem. All you have to do is scrape off the pesky lingerers on your skin after it dries. No biggie!
- It’s perfect for chipped nails. How annoying is it when you leave the nail salon and chip your nails an hour later? Just me? Ok. Well, if this happens to you in the future, don’t stress; just sparkle. Throw a layer of sparkle on top and viola!
- You can mix and match. Throw it on top of another color or mix sparkle colors so you never get bored with all the options!
Ready. . . set. . . SPARKLE!