Why I’m obsessed with glitter and my favourite options

I love glitter. Right that’s it, see you in the next post. No, I just thought that I’d share my love for the sparkle in a blog post, along with my favourite glitters and the way I find best to apply them. Enjoy this sparkly post!

The Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow in Gold Goddess is actually magical. I got it for Christmas the year before last and it’s changed the game when it comes to glitter. I do love a chunky glitter with plenty of sparkle (I mean look at all the shade options I have) but there wasn’t something I could use for a sheer wash of sparkle that wasn’t just a shimmer eyeshadow. With this you can dab a bit on and blend it out so it’s ‘barely there’ – or as barely there as glitter can be – or keep layering it up for something that really packs a punch and looks amazing. Also there’s no need for glue and it is potentially the easiest thing in the world to apply. I have no idea why I don’t have more shades of this because I’m 100% in love with this product.

I searched high and low for the Revolution Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow Palette after one of my friends tagged me in a post on Instagram last year. It was nowhere to be found and I had to fill the hole with some of the individual magnetic ones. BUT I was very surprised and extremely happy when my fab friends gave me this as part of my birthday present. Thanks friends! I mean look at it, it’s a glitter lovers dream! I have the Hot Pursuit palette. I’m yet to have a proper play around with all of the shades but Inflamed is something pretty special. It shifts green and pink in different lights and is like something I’ve never seen before. I love this formula. Because it’s pressed it’s easier to work with than one that’s in a pot. I still use a glitter glue (the one from NYX is my go-to) and it stays put. Safe to say, I’m in love with this palette.

My picks for what I’d class as ‘traditional glitters’ come from Revolution and NYX. Yes, they have the potential to spill all over the place but a little tap into the lid and a swirl of the brush should contain it. I have the Revolution Glitter Bomb in the shade Last Dance, a really nice bright pink and the NYX Glitter Brilliance in Copper, a sheeny red copper. Both solid options, easy to work with and with a dab of glitter glue they stay all night.

On New Year’s Eve I decided to go all out with the glitter and put it in my hair. I picked up a little tub of the Go Get Bio Glitter in the shade Sea Glitter- biodegradable which is always a win – and it has a mix of large chunks and tiny specs. After a lot of googling I ‘attached’ it to my head with hair gel and hairspray. I put the gel onto my hair and then scooped up the glitter and sort of patted it onto my head with not much precision and a lot go hope, then sprayed it with hairspray. I really liked the look of it and it pretty much all brushed out of my hair and into my hairbrush the night after. My hair was really crispy though after all the gel and spray but I think it was worth it.

Dipping my feet in The Ordinary pool

I’ve been meaning to try out something from The Ordinary for a fair few months and recently I bit the bullet when I was looking for a new serum to test out. I’m very new to the world of oils and serums so I have no idea what I’m looking for, but I took to Beauty Bay and read all of the reviews for all of the oils and serums on offer to gage what might be the best for my skin. I always thought I had oily skin but other the last six months or so I’ve realised that although that might be true, my skin is also pretty dehydrated and I need products that hydrate my skin deep down but don’t make it greasy. So, back to my purchase. After looking at all of the oils and serums from The Ordinary, I went for the 100% Plant-Derived Squaline. Warning: I have no idea what ingredient it is, what it’s supposed to do and if it would be any good for everyone, but here’s how it’s worked on my skin.

When I first used it I was very surprised at how much of an oil it was. As I said, I have no idea what it is so I didn’t know what to expect but I thought it was going to be more of a water than an oil. That being said, when I apply it to my skin (I use about four drops all over my face and down my neck) I can feel my face drinking it up. I usually apply this a couple of hours before my moisturiser to give it enough of a chance to sink in. It seems like a long time but I’ve noticed a major difference in my skin by doing that. Packaging wise it’s in a standard 30ml bottle with a pipet (pipet? Is that right?) and a screw top lid. The only problem I’ve found with this is that the lid doesn’t screw back on properly but seeing as though I have a spare mini bottle which I can use when I travel (not that I travel very often!) so it’s not really much of an issue.

All in all this is a cracking oil/serum. For £5.50 it’s an absolute steal and if you have dehydrated skin and are looking for something to plump it up I couldn’t recommend it enough!