Gift Guide: Sparkle Obsessed

Today is Bows & Sequins’ 4th birthday. Crazy, right?! I can’t believe I’ve been posting in this little corner of the internet for four whole years. I still remember the night I started it, the first email I received from a sweet reader, the day it turned one, the very first time someone on the street told me that they loved my blog, the first time I took outfit photos, the first time I took outfit photos with a tripod, the days it turned two and three, the first time I worked with a brand I loved, the first time I met a “blog friend” in real life … I could go on and on. It’s not just ‘a blog’ to me, Bows & Sequins truly is an extension of my life. I mean, this blog has been around longer than any boyfriend I’ve ever had, which might not be saying a lot, but you get the idea. 😉

I’ve made so many memories, life-long friends, and have gotten to experience so many unbelievable things because of Bows & Sequins. I feel like I was looking for “my thing” my entire life until I created this blog. And now I truly feel like I’ve hit my stride and have something that I’m insanely passionate about. I can’t even express how fortunate I feel on a daily basis! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for checking in every day and following along. Thank you for every single one of your comments and emails. Thank you one million times over! xoxo

Now, what’s a birthday without some sparkle?! Today’s gift guide is definitely fit for a celebration. I created today’s gift guide with the glitter girl in mind. Whether it’s you, your best friend, your niece, your mom, your cousin, or someone else I’m forgetting — If she loves sparkle, this gift guide is for her!

what to buy the sparkle lover

‘Tis the season for Puttin’ On The Glitz!

Necklace | Beanie | Eyeshadow | Flats | Bracelet | Shimmer Hair Spray | Clutch | Nail Polish | Watch | Coasters | Sneakers

Honorable mention that I found after I made this collage? These MZ Wallace Bag Tassel Charms. So fun for dressing up your MZ metro totes!

And a few notes about the products above…

I got a sample of Joico’s Gold Dust Spray during fashion week and it’s prettyyyyy awesome, especially for the holidays! (And I actually packed it for my last Vegas trip, too. When in Rome.. Or, well, Vegas.) It’s a finishing spray that has a really light hold… and is packed with shine and shimmer. It’s a really pretty rose gold color in my blonde hair… I’m obsessed! It’s so subtle, but when the light hits your hair it’s kind of magical. It’s great for a glitzy holiday party and definitely made for New Years Eve. And obviously, the perfect stocking stuffer for the sparkle lover in your life!

I also have the pictured coasters, eyeshadow, sneakers, and necklace. From one glitter girl to the next, I can highly recommend them all. 🙂


Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List | Day 2: The New Yorker | Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed | Day 4: Festive Finds | Day 5: Plaid & Tartan

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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  1. 11.12.14
    Natasha said:

    I LOVE those Keds!

    I imagine, wearing those sneakers I’d feel like Dorothy, but in sport mode.

  2. 11.12.14
    Kylie said:

    Happy 4th blogiversary!! And I am loving this gift guide. I absolutely need to try that gold dust spray!

    xo Kylie

  3. 11.12.14

    Happy Blogiversary!!! What a fitting post 🙂 have a wonderful day!

  4. 11.12.14
    Alexandra said:

    So much sparkle! I love the watch and flats so much – and CONGRATULATIONS on your 4 years! You are an inspiration to so many bloggers and women. So glad you’re on this journey.

    Warm Regards,

  5. 11.12.14
    Lauren said:

    Love glitter, but I find that a lot of things sold out there are a bit much for me. I particularly love the beanie and I’m so intrigued to try that gold dust! Great post!


  6. 11.12.14
    Ella said:

    The Kate Spade watch is my favorite of the college, but the hair shimmer sounds amazing! I’m a blondie too… I’ll have to look into picking that one up for various holiday soirees!

  7. 11.12.14

    I love sparkles but I especially love that Kate Spade watch!

    Kristin of

  8. 11.12.14
    allison said:

    happy 4th blog birthday! love all the glitter xo


  9. 11.12.14

    Four years?! Congrats, lady!! This post couldn’t be more perfect for the occasion. I love how you said you found your thing and hit your stride…that definitely resonates with me 🙂

  10. 11.12.14
    Alecz said:

    I LOVE SPARKLES! Those flats are so amazing. I’m checking them out right now haha.
    Happy 4th birthday Bows and Sequins!

  11. 11.12.14
    Patricia said:

    Happy Anniversary, Always great shopping tips!

  12. 11.12.14
    Chris said:

    Happy Blogiversary! We’re so lucky you decided to start down this path in your life and share it with us!

  13. 11.12.14
    Becky said:

    Sparkle is always best! Love those flats!

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  15. 11.12.14
    Summer said:

    Congrats on four years of awesome content!!! I love your blog so much!

    I love this gift guide. I definitely have some sparkle lovers in my life that would appreciate some of these items 🙂

  16. 11.12.14

    Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary! I really enjoy your blog. Great sparkly items.

  17. 11.12.14

    Happy Bloggerversary! That’s so exciting that you’ve hit four years and have accomplished so much.

  18. 11.12.14

    I love sparkle for your blogiversary! Congratulations on all of your successes, its definitely all well-deserved.

    Heidi D.

  19. 11.12.14

    That watch is fabulous! Love love love!

  20. 11.12.14
    Monica said:

    Happy 4th birthday Bows & Sequins!:) All the items are fabulous especially the neckalce and hat!:)

  21. 11.12.14
    Rose said:

    Literally I love all of these picks! It’s super helpful for me, because my cousin happens to love everything sparkles. Thanks for these ideas!

  22. 11.12.14
    Dr.Dad said:

    Congrats on your Blog B-day(or Blogiversary). Your parents are very proud of you and your accomplishments. Just remember to visit us at the ‘old-folks-home’ when you’re rich and famous. I still need to start a site or page or whatever you’d recommend for my little ‘obsession’ that might make the business a little more exciting. Should I just try one of those Website services that I read about? Sorry I can’t come up w/ a better # than the one I sent you. I can try some more I guess.

  23. 11.13.14
    M A R T A said:

    Gorgeous pieces!
    ♥ ♥

  24. 11.14.14
    Andrea said:

    I think I need one of everything…you can never have enough sparkles! Congrats on four years Jess…if flew by! Cheers to four more!