Makeup Monday: Finishing Touches

Throughout the last few weeks, we here at Hello Luvvy have been working to help you create a truly glamorous holiday season. I really feel like the end of the year -- with all the holiday parties and family get-togethers -- is the time at which we can embrace all things sparkly, bright and beautiful. But before you head out to your ugly sweater party, or before you plan your New Years' Eve makeup, consider adding one (or two!) of the following finishing touches to your beauty routine. 1) Hair accessories, such as a jeweled barrette or a gold ponytail cuff, can be paired with really simple clothing and makeup to make a sparkly statement without a lot of fuss. [caption id="attachment_9830" align="aligncenter" width="700"]finishingtouches_haircollage both of these vintage hair clips can be found (for a great price!) at // the gold ponytail cuff is both chic and super easy to style; find one like these at for around $5![/caption]   2) False lashes: As most of you know, I love a good pair of falsies -- lashes, of course. Strip lashes are inexpensive and fairly easy to use, plus they give you that dreamy sleepy-eye look that feels SO GLAM. Below are a couple of my favorite lash sets, both available at ULTA. finishingtouches_lashes finishingtouches_lashes23) Blushing cheeks are undeniably part of any winter beauty routine; whereas you want to create a golden glow for your cheeks in the summertime, winter is all about the rosy flush of a crisp, chilly day. To create that "I just built a snowman" blush, try a cream product in a cooler tone. [caption id="attachment_9833" align="aligncenter" width="700"]finishingtouches_blushcollage left: NYX cream blush in "red cheeks;" right: revlon photoready blush in "flushed" // use your fingers to gently smooth the cream blush over the apples of your cheeks and you'll be the rosiest belle of the ball![/caption]   4) Sparkling lips: DUH. When it comes to sparkles, I'm not always going to tell you to go for it. But hey, it's the holiday season-- so go for it! You can opt for a shimmery lipstick or try adding loose glitter on top of your lip color; either way you're sure to shine. [caption id="attachment_9834" align="aligncenter" width="700"]finishingtouches_lipcollage left: butterfly ball shimmer treatment lipstick in "moment," by lipstick queen; right: loose, multi-purpose cosmetic glitter in "true red" by OCC [/caption]   5) Holiday nail art is an obvious way to add a little sparkle to your holiday party look. And don't worry, you can make your nails look festive without sticking reindeer decals on them. I love both of the looks below: glittery and fun but easy enough to do at home. [caption id="attachment_9835" align="aligncenter" width="700"]finishingtouches_nailcollages left: read more about this chic black and gold nail art here // right: get the deets on this cream nail with red and green glitter here.[/caption] With the addition of any of the above finishing touches, you'll give your Christmas/Hanukkah/ Festivus beauty look a major boost in the glam direction. Share your dreamy holiday looks with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by tagging us @hello_luvvy or by using the hashtag #holidayluvv. Happy Monday, luvvs! Now go put on your lipstick. katie-sig

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