Make A Statement

Two of the easiest ways I’m making a statement with my look this holiday season, will be with…

1.  Makeup (of course)
2.  Accessories

{Perfect combo of statement makeup and earrings}

I love that the holidays are all about dressing up and looking a bit more fancy than normal.  And since I don’t have much disposable income to play with (hey, I have to buy Christmas gifts for 3 little ones who say “I want that!” after every toy commercial that pops up!) I have to make my “statement” look on a budget!

Here are two recent purchases I’ve made that really ramp up my look, without breaking the piggy bank.

{Sparkly eyes keep my face looking festive}
1.  MAKEUP :: NYX Glitter Cream Pallet ($6) is a gel based glitter makeup that I added only from lash line to crease to add a bit of holiday sparkle to my eyes.  And for this price, I was amazed with how well this product stayed on my lids once applied.  Usually glitter is tough to keep in place, but I used my usual lid primer by Urban Decay, then applied a couple swipes of the first two shades of purple glitter, and it literally stayed for over 8 hours!!  
{Swipes of each color from the palette- major glitter!!}
{I added a thin line of black liquid liner on the upper lash line 
and lots of mascara to finish this look off!}
2.  ACCESSORY ::  Large metal cuff bracelet.  I’ve been seeing this Michael Kors one all over my fashion mags that I would die to own, but it’s not realistic for me to chunk down over a hundred bucks for an accessory right now.  So I lucked out and found a ridiculously inexpensive silver version from Forever21 (try $5!!) that makes a bold statement on my wrist.
{I’m going to be wearing this cuff as much as possible-it looks good with everything!!}
How do you make a statement with your makeup and wardrobe for the holidays??  Are you a holly berry red lip or do you go for tinsel type accessories?