Friday, August 30, 2013

Bling in a Bottle: Summer Send-Off Sparkle Manis

The glowing glitter mani of the receptionist 
at the vet's office.

As a beauty blogger, I get most of my ideas from people, places and pop culture. I've learned to keep my camera close at hand, since I never know when inspiration may strike next.

This summer, I couldn't help but notice the growing popularity of sparkle mani tips. Glitter, shimmer and metallic polishes have rocked red carpets and runways for years, but partially pairing them with a solid color has taken the trend to a whole new level. 

The stunning style statement of sparkle manis can only be described in three syllables: Ah-maz-ing. Their jewel-like, carat-cut quality brightens your look--as well as your outlook--and promotes a runway-ready radiance. Plus, they can be worn by women of all ages and skin tones, and serve as an inexpensive indulgence. Call them bargain bling in a bottle.

As summer comes to a close, paint the town and your tips with the latest looks and lacquers. They're guaranteed to dazzle your digits this Labor Day holiday weekend, and bid farewell to the season in a big, beautiful way. 

The stunning silver shimmer tips of an assistant 
at the dentist's office.

The mesmerizing metallic mani of a friend 
at a wine tasting party.

SHINE: Butter London Disco Biscuit and Knackered. BEAUTY: Iridescent hot pink and oyster/purple/teal with micro glitter particles. BEACON: Formulated without formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate.

SHINE: Dazzle Dry Extreme Glitters Caught Red Handed, Cold As Ice and Gold Digger. BEAUTY: Holographic red with gold glitter, iridescent clear glitter and holographic gold glitter. BEACON: Vegan, and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor or nitrocellulose. 

SHINE: Deborah Lippmann Dream A Little Dream of Me and Bring on the Bling. BEAUTY: Sheer shimmer cupcake frosting pink and shimmer diamond (contains virgin diamond powder). BEACON: No animal testing, and free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.

SHINE: Keeki Pure & Simple Nail Polish Grasshopper Pie, Grape Soda and Blue Frosting. BEAUTY: Shimmery mint green, sparkly purple and silvery blue. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, toluene, formaldehyde, acetone and sulfates. 

SHINE: Bari Cosmetics Pure Ice Keep Walking, Over You and Darkside. BEAUTY: Fuschia glitter, metallic lilac/turquoise and lavender confetti glitter. BEACON: Contains no formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate.

SHINE: SpaRitual Burst and Ha...Ha... BEAUTY: Pink and silver glitters shades. BEACON: Vegan, and free of synthetic dyes, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde.

SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish Solange, Stevie and Destiny (Pixie Dust collection). BEAUTY: Gold metal foil sparkle, lilac purple with silver shimmers and coral metal sparkle. BEACON: Vegan friendly. No animal testing. Contains no toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or dibutyl phthalate.

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