Trend Watch: A Real Gold-Glitter
The holidays are one of my favourite times to go shopping, because virtually every retailer out there starts stocking sparkling, shimmering, shining gift ideas. And as someone who would like to claim glitter as one of their favourite ‘colours’ (not a thing), it’s a joyful time to be cruising around the stores, virtual or otherwise. I was recently inspired to create this little gift guide to highlight one of the holiday season’s perennial fave metallic tones: gold! Whether burnished and dark or shimmery and champagne-like, there’s something about this hue that feels oh so festive. But you really don’t have to break the bank to add a little glittering gold to your life. I’ve highlighted six options below – all for under $50!
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Quo Cosmetics Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set – $17 @ Shoppers Drug Mart: If you’re shopping for a jetsetting friend or coworker, set them up right with this sturdy yet simple makeup brush set. It fits easily into any carry-on and contains four essential brushes in a crush-proof case.
Shiny Tailored Dress – $49.90 @ Zara: On the hunt for a perfect holiday party dress? This simple shimmering shift dress is pretty universally flattering, looks good with boots or tights, and strikes the ideal balance between polished and fun.
Celestial Cuff – $39 @ Stella & Dot: The stars’ll be on your side well past the holidays with this moon and star cuff bracelet. With pretty pave stones, it’s the perfect finishing touch to your favourite red and green ensemble.
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb – $6.95: Pop this one in the bath before you go out for the night. Infused with cognac and zesty lime, it will totally get you in the party mood. Plus it’ll douse your skin with a fine shimmer of gold!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter – $48 @ Sephora: This new product from MAKE UP FOR EVER is for sure my new favourite standalone highlighter (You could previously nab it as part of the brand’s Pro Sculpting Duo). Coming in two different shades (the lighter one is more of a petal silvery-pink, but speaking as someone on #teampale that’s tried the ‘darker’ golden hue, it can still be worn by any skintone), this gel-based formula glides on with ease to give you a certain je ne sais quoi. Avoid looking like you just dropped a pound of glitter on yourself; the subtle shimmer will have everyone asking what’s your secret?
Kenadda Hat – $22 @ Aldo: Not a huge gold person? You can still add a little sparkle to your life. This neutral, faux fur-topped toque is made a little more special with golden sequins. Bonus points if you pick up the matching infinity scarf.
Oh hey! How about another giveaway to kick this holiday season off right? I’m giving away the Ready-Set-Travel Brush collection from Quo Cosmetics to a lucky reader. If you want to win it, here’s how to enter for your chance:
1) First off! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by November 14, 2016, telling me what your favourite golden gift idea is in this post.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 15, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Follow @ShopprsDrugMart on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway, using the #QuoCosmetics and linking back to this post. Be sure to leave a separate comment below that links to your Tweet!