We're on the cusp of a New Year, and there are plenty of things to look forward to in 2013. But first you'll need a stellar beauty plan to ring in the coming year tonight. This guide has all the essentials from hair and makeup tutorials to last-minute fixes for the night of the party. Plus, since everyone will be piling on the sparkle, there's a guide for glitter use, too. And so the countdown begins . . .
New Year's Eve all but demands a little sparkle. So why not jazz up your beauty routine with a bit of dazzle and shimmer? Before you clink a glass of bubbly and grab your noisemakers, click through to see our posts dedicated to the glittery things in life. There's still a little time before the ball drops . . .
Update Your Black Polish With Some Glitter
4 Ways to Add Sparkle For the Holidays
Get Your Shimmery Shadow to Stay Put
Gilded Eyelids to Try For the Holidays
How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish
A Mixed and Matched Sparkly Manicure
It's almost time to ring in the New Year. Before you get all dressed up in your sparkling outfit, don't forget to consider your hair and makeup. Here are five different beauty looks straight from the runway that will look perfect in your New Year's photos, wherever they get posted.
It's time to get decked out in your finest sparkle, which means you need a good bottle of scintillating polish. But who says all silver glitter is the same? Click through for five lovely and lustrous lacquers to make ringing in the new year an even grander affair.
On Portlandia, it's all about putting a bird on it, but on your nails, it's all about putting a bow on it. And there's never a better time than the holidays to sparkle it up in style, especially when accompanied with this ribbonlike accent. To keep things simple — and from skewing too cutesy — go for a superfine glitter polish in a soft neutral, like Essie Beyond Cozy ($8). After painting each finger, add a sparkling bow charm to just your ring finger. I found mine at Your Beauty Store, which has a huge selection of rhinestoned nail charms. It's quite a simple look, but the shimmery elements make this manicure seem much more advanced, not to mention festive.
To dress up your nail sans the 3D action, paint a bow with nail art polish instead. A dot in the middle followed by two triangular-shaped "wings" on each end will give you a sweet bow-tie look in seconds.
Candy canes are synonymous with the holidays, and nail art is hotter than ever right now. So what better way to celebrate than to fuse the two together with a candy cane manicure? It takes a bit of patience and a steady hand to create this festive, two-toned look, but once you get the hang of it, you'll have earned your stripes in no time. See how to do it when you read more.
Now that it's the holiday season, it's time for all six of your beauty editors at BellaSugar to dish on what we'd love to get, as well as give, this year. And the sky's the limit. From nail polish to luxury fragrances, get our expert picks and meet the women behind BellaSugar. On Kirbie: Erin by Erin Fetherston dress.
Jessica's gift: Guerlain Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette ($79)
Maria's gift: L'Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet ($50, originally $60)
Kaitlyn's gift: Jo Malone Tea Trousseau Gift Set ($695)
Annie's gift: Frédéric Malle Coffret Collection for Women ($285)
Jaime's gift: Deborah Lippmann She's Always a Woman Nail Polish Set ($25)
Kirbie's gift: Tom Ford 4 Piece Lip Color Boxed Gift Set ($192)
The holidays have a funny way of sneaking up, but just because it's the 11th hour, doesn't mean you can't still find amazing gifts. So if you're a bit behind on your shopping list, no fret. See six quick and easy ways you can make it all come together now.
Waves are a festive holiday hairstyle that you can create in 10 minutes flat. Taking notes from Emma Stone's stylist, Jen Atkin, we set out to achieve the actress's pretty, subtle curls. So turn that curling iron on, and watch to see how you can get a no-fail coif in record time. On Kirbie Johnson: Robert Rodriguez dress.
Hear those sleigh bells ringing? The holidays are all about amped-up hair accessories, and celebrities showed us their finest ways to get all decked out. Kelly Osbourne paired her vintage bouffant with a slick black bow, while mom-to-be Jenna Dewan-Tatum sported a delicate crystal headband. And Cirque de Soleil performer Erica Linz accented her pompadour updo with a sparkly barrette. With so many ways to dress up your hair, it seems ribbons and sparkles make the best accessories. But who wore it best?