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!a-real-go-glitter

Clockwise from Top L

Quo Cosmetics Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set – $17 @ Shoppers Drug MartIf 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 @ ZaraOn 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 & DotThe 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 – $6.95Pop 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 @ SephoraThis 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 @ AldoNot 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!

121 Responses to “Trend Watch: A Real Gold-Glitter”
  1. Loving the gold dress. Easy to wear

  2. Chanel O says:

    The dress is absolutely stunning! Perfect for the holidays, and at a reasonable price!

  3. Donnas says:

    Love the dress. It’s not too clingy like a lot of styles. It looks like it would flatter any body type.

  4. Donnas says:

    Follow Shoppers Drug Mart on Twitter:

  5. Sherry K says:

    Love the Kenadda Hat and scarf, too.

  6. AnnieP says:

    The Make Up For Ever highlighter is my pick. My sister would love it!

  7. Jared says:

    The bath bomb is the bomb!

  8. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like the hat best would go great with my coat.

  9. Debra says:

    The dress is great, would flatter most women.

  10. Juliee Fitze says:

  11. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the bath bomb

  12. Kim K says:

    The makeup brushes are my favourite

  13. sophie lapierre says:

    My favorite pick is the highlighter from Make up Forever ! Thank you for this cool giveaway and all of them during the year ! It’s very amazing !

  14. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. dorcontest at gmail dot com
    My most most favorite is the giveaway item — the Ready-Set-Travel Brush collection from Quo Cosmetics . I do know someone who would love that Kenadda Hat

  15. doreen lamoureux says:

    I follow Shoppers on twitter. I love Shoppers @doreenlamorueux
    Here is my tweet but I will share everywhere. 🙂

  16. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the travel brushes.

  17. intensev5 says:

    I would love the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter

  18. Aimee says:

    Celestial cuff is really beautiful. I am a subscriber.

  19. Tainan Lu says:

    I would love the highlighter

  20. Tainan Lu says:

  21. I really like the Shiny Tailored Dress. Super pretty, and not too gold, if you know what I mean.

  22. Jennifer Deol says:

    Kenaada Hat and Celestial Cuff are my favorites in this one!

  23. Vivian Dionne says:

    The Golden Wonder Bath Bomb is my favourite gift idea.

  24. Lindsey says:

    I like the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb and the travel brushes.

  25. Shelley Nelson says:

    I really like the the Ready-Set-Travel Brush collection from Quo Cosmetics since it is the perfect gift to give a girlfriend or to use as a secret Santa gift. It is under $20 yet the impact would be great since it is a smart idea for a beauty lover so it would really be appreciated.

  26. Susan says:

    My favourite is the Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set.

  27. aketch says:

    I love the hat!

  28. CLC says:

    Very handy travel brushes.

  29. mcmc says:

    the Ready-Set-Travel Brush collection is pretty.

  30. The Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set is my favorite gift idea,love it. Any woman wold love that.

  31. Joan G. says:

    My favourite is the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb,

  32. Alyssa says:

    The highlighter would be my favourite but the brushes look nice too!

  33. I love the gold brush set.

  34. Agnes Marshall says:

    I love the MAKEUP FOR EVER by Sephora.

  35. bkick1 says:

    The Travel Brush Set is my favourite.

  36. Maryanne says:

    My favourite is the Cuff from Stella and Dot.

  37. Kathleen L says:

    The Kenadda Hat from Aldo is my favourite but the Quo brushes are a very close second

  38. Jamillah ross says:

    honestly, the brush set is tha bomb! I love it!!!

  39. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the Shiny Tailored Dress – $49.90 @ Zara:

  40. I love the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb. I get at least one every year for myself

  41. Lucretia Flemming says:

    Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set – awesome!

  42. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite gift idea is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter

  43. Jessica says:

    I love the Kenadda hat

  44. Linda H says:

    I like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter.

  45. Sean M says:

    The moon and star cuff bracelet is the pick

  46. Maria Goulart says:

    Love the brushes, I could sure use them!

  47. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the kenadda hat which would great with its matching infinity scarf. I could use a new set of make up brushes. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  48. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like the hat

  49. laura says:

    I love the gold lame dress.

  50. Cathy C says:

    I like the moon and star cuff bracelet.

  51. krysta d says:

    I love the toque – looks cozy

  52. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite golden gift idea in this post is the Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set – $17 @ Shoppers Drug Mart:

  53. Alison K says:

    Bonus Twitter Entry: Follow @ShopprsDrugMart and tweeted

  54. Karen Gregg says:

    The Celestial Cuff is gorgeous!

  55. Debbie F says:

    One of my favorite gift ideas is the The Ready-Set-Travel Brush Set, It would be a great set to have in your suitcase.

  56. Clare Neary says:

    Loving the Make Up For Ever Pro Fusion Highlighter. Can’t get enough of sparkle and shimmer over the holidays.

  57. Lauren says:

    The dress is great for NYE.

  58. FrugalFowers says:

    I love the hat it is so practical

  59. I’m already suscribed.
    I have to say the dress stole my heart. It’s stunning and could be worn for different events.

  60. Barb W says:

    I like the bath bomb!

  61. Erin Lewis says:

    I Love the Celestial Cuff!

  62. Mary Warner says:

    The dress is great, and hurrah, looks comfortable.

  63. NJ Nowoselski says:

    I can’t “like” because I don’t have wordpress 😦

  64. SarahJ says:

    I think the brush set is a great gift idea for teenagers.

  65. My favorite idea is the Celestial Cuff – $39 @ Stella & Dot:

  66. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite idea is the Shiny Tailored Dress from Zara.

  67. Love to win the makeup brushes! THANKS!

  68. Anndrea Chan says:

    My favourite idea is the Kenadda hat! It’s perfect for the season.

  69. BlessedTA says:

    Celestial Cuff @ Stella & Dot:

  70. Milley says:

    I love the dress to be honest. Always looking for holiday dress up ideas

  71. AliKira says:

    The brush set is my favourite from this post.

  72. Erinn Lishman says:

    I have subscribed and absolutely LOVE the Celestial Cuff from Stella & Dot- so cute! Thank you for the chance!

  73. Dionisia says:

    Travel brushes are so practical and pretty!

  74. Alana LeSueur says:

    I absolutely love the Kenadda hat… great price and certainly affordable by pretty much everyone. Great gift idea.

  75. alexa says:

    love the gold

  76. kim says:

    I like the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb.

  77. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:

    Love the shiny dress!

  78. janicour says:

    I love the Kenadda Hat – @ Aldo

  79. Donna Christiansen says:

    I love the golden bath bomb

  80. wobbless13 says:

    I love the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter

  81. edmontonjb says:

    My favorite is the Stella & Dot cuff


  82. Kelly H says:

    my favourite is the bath bomb

  83. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the hat. It would go so well with my winter jacket.

  84. M. Archambeau says:

    My favorite is the Ready-Set-Travel Brush collection and I would love to win it!

  85. Denae Boucher says:

    My favourite gift idea is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion highlighter!

  86. Theresa C. says:

    Love the Celestial Cuff!

  87. KellyPC says:

    I love it all, especially the Stella & Dot cuff, the Golden Wonder bath bomb & the Quo Cosmetics Ready-Set-Travel brush set!

  88. cookie3 says:

    I love that Quo cosmetics travel brush set , the hat & scarf are lovely also.

  89. mousecat says:

    The Golden Wonder Bath Bomb is my fave idea! Love anything sparkly and shiny though!

  90. DebP says:

    I’m not a huge person for gold, so my choice would be the Kenadda hat.

  91. Marina says:

    Love the Kennada hat or the travel brushes.

  92. Victoria Ess says:

    The cuff from stella and dot is gorgeous!

  93. joyce s. says:

    i like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter – $48 @ Sephora. A great way to freshen up your look.

  94. Paula says:

    I think the celestial cuff bracelet is very nice!

  95. Sunshine G says:

    The Quo travel brush kit would be really useful!

  96. LisaM says:

    The golden wonder bath bomb is going on my list!

  97. diane says:

    Love the Kenadda hat.

  98. Susan J. says:

    Shiny tailored dress

  99. Long time subscriber! I love the Celestial Cuff from Stella & Dot!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  100. Jennifer (@JusticeSadie) Conlin says:

    I adore the make up brushes

  101. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like the dress

  102. sheila stiglitz says:

    I love the brushes

  103. Jessica C says:

    I really like the Shiny Tailored Dress i find its beautiful ! Great giveaway ! 🙂

  104. Amy Doyle says:

    Love the Shiny Tailored Dress from Zara 🙂

  105. Sandra McG says:

    i like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion Highlighter – $48 @ Sephora:

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