27 November 2017

A glitter hater's guide to Christmas

I love a sequin. Absolute LOVE! There are a few too many sequinned items in my wardrobe and even my wedding dress was bedecked in them. (If you'd like to see it I've popped a pic at the end of this post.)

So it's sequins for the win in my book. But glitter? Oh hell no. Sure, it shines and catches the light just like a sequin. But get too close and those tiny, shiny little buggers will stick like glue. The other day I picked up a glittery tree decoration and that night I found glitter in my bra. That stuff's got a mind of it's own.

I don't know why I've got a broken glitter gene but it makes the festive season, one of my favourite times of the year, a right old minefield. For those of you with a similar affliction, I've come up with some ways to navigate Christmas with minimal glitter in your underwear.

1. Caution with cards
Open the envelope with trepidation and have a good look inside first. Forewarned is forearmed! If you spot the sparkly stuff, you'll know not to dive in with both hands.

2. Glittery gifts
Glitter-covered wrapping paper. Just the world's worst. There's no managing that stuff, it's going to go everywhere, so take a deep breath and go with it. A medicinal mulled wine might help.

3. Magic of make up
At Christmas it's totally acceptable to cover yo face in tonnes of glitter, unless you've got serious beef with the g-word. And if you have, there are plenty of nice alternatives. Illuminator on the cheekbones and a little shimmery eyeshadow, maybe?

4. Exception to the rule
There's one place I'm happy to include a bit of glitter and that's on my nails. I think it's because the shiny little suckers are welded into place through the power of nail varnish? Whatever the reason, my faves are by Nails Inc.

5. If in doubt
Whip out those sequins and show glitter who's boss! Speaking of which, here's my wedding dress as promised. Hello old friend! Do you think anyone would mind if I wore this on Christmas Day? 🎅


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