Wednesday, 26 January 2011

All that glitters...............Is not always good!

Now i never thought i would ever say that!

If i can add glitter to something i will, Nails, Make Up, Clothes....a sparkling accessory will brighten up any ones day.  Even when we were introduced to the Vajazzle by the 'The Only Way Is Essex' despite being slightly sceptical at first, once i saw that it involved sparkly diamante they had me shouting "shut up, i love it" in no time, in fact i could take as far as to say, My name is Grace Kingsley and I'm addicted to glitter!

That was until my Tuesdays nights were taken over by 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'! My normal Tuesday evening routine consists of the latest issue of Look magazine and a cuppa, curled up on the sofa.  When i saw this programme advertised i knew it was going to be right up my street, and judging by the amount of comments on Facebook and Twitter after the first show about 10 million other peoples too!  Now as a self confessed glitter junkie (and believe me it hurts to even think this!), Surely these girls are taking just a tad too far! I swear there was enough crystals on one wedding dress to sink a battleship.....But i still secretly love it!

I think there is a fine line between just the right amount of glitter and looking like a disco ball!  So here are a few tips to pulling it off the right way!

Part of this seasons fashions are based around a subtle amount of glitter with gorgeous metallics and rich looking gun metal silvers.  These colours can be carried through to your clothes, shoes and hand bags (although maybe not all at the same time!) or maybe you would prefer to start smaller by using a shimmering grey eye shadow to get a smokey eye look or add a splash of sparkle to your nails.

I have a few favourite nail varnishes which will keep you looking fabulous and on trend, they are from OPI, which in my opinion are the best nail varnishes for quality and last ages.

The first one is My Private Jet, its dark grey with a rainbow metallic running through it. I love this as its still got that pop of colour even though its dark and edgy!

The second one is called 'Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous', this is a beautiful gun mental metallic grey and is spot on for spring '11 fashion trends.

And finally the third is 'Light My Sapphire'.  This ones breaks the fashion rules slightly, it verges on the side of blue/black rather than grey but its such a great colour.  It has a very slight amount of shimmer. 

The perfect way to wear these darker colours is to keep your nails shorter and neatly shaped, you really don't need great long talons for this look to work. Also remember you choose a fabulous clutch bag to compliment your beautifully fashionable nails!

There are so many ways to be on trend, but I think the key is to keep it simple...........Maybe somebody should tell the girls from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!

Grace x

1 comment:

  1. I have all three nailpolishes in my stash and posts on my blog about all three.

    The best of the three in my opinion is My Private Jet (but I have just the second version of that nailpolish).

    Another great dark nailpolish from OPI is Black Cherry Chutney and Here Today....Aragon Tomorrow.



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