Stocking Stuffers For Little Girls

With Christmas just weeks away, it’s time to start shopping for gifts for friends and family! To make your life easier, we have some fun stocking stuffers below that are perfect for young girls (around the ages of 4 – 8). These stocking stuffers are affordable and adorable! Most items listed are $2.50 – $5.00.

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LITTLE GIRLS GLITTER HAIR BARRETTE CLIPS IN 6 PIECE SET

Glitter Glam Girls hair clips are sparkly, colorful, fun! They have a strong enough grip to hold your little girl’s bangs back or just clip into her hair for a cute glittery look! View More!

LITTLE GIRLS GLITTER STAR HAIR CLIPS IN 2 PIECE SET


Bright glitter star hair clips are fashionably fun! Like the barrettes, they have a strong enough grip to hold your little girl’s bangs back or just clip into her hair for a super cute sparkly look! View More!

SEQUIN HEAD BANDS FOR GIRLS IN 3 PIECE SET

Girls will love the sparkly look and comfortable feel of these soft, sequined headbands. They are perfect to keep hair back in style! Buy it here!

DANGLE PONYTAIL RIBBON WITH SILVER STAR PRINT

Super cute pony holder for girls! Six flowing solid satin color and metallic silver stars ribbons draping in various lengths make up this adorable hair accessory. Buy it here!

MINI GLITTER NAIL POLISH FOR GIRLS IN 4 PACK
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This little girls glitter nail polish set is perfect for the glam girl in your life. The set comes with four glitter colors for fun mix and match opportunities. View More!

GIRLS CUTE HEART CHARM NECKLACE IN 2 PIECE SET


Little girls love cute jewelry and these heart charm necklaces will be a favorite for her! The clear colors are stylish and fun! View more here!

PINK METALLIC LITTLE COIN PURSE WITH KEY RING

This cute little purse is perfect for girls who like somewhere to put all their treasures. The key ring is perfect for charms. Buy it here! 

Shop Online This Holiday Season!

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular, and there’s a reason why! As the holidays approach, here are a few reasons why you may want to consider shopping online.

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1.      Avoid The Holiday Traffic

During the holiday season, everyone seems to be on the road – you never knew there were so many people living in your hometown! The heavy traffic leads to longer drive time as you shop for gifts at brick and mortar stores. Plus, who really wants to drive around after a long day at work and then hours of shopping? Not to mention you’ll be driving on the roads with hundreds of other exhausted shoppers on the road; that sounds like a recipe for disaster!

2.      Don’t Wander From Store To Store

Unfortunately, one store usually doesn’t cut it when holiday shopping. We drive from one side of town to the other hoping to find that perfect gift while our gas tank moves steadily closer to empty. Have you seen the movie Jingle All The Way? The movie follows a father who travels all over town competing with other shoppers to find a specific, popular action figure for his son’s Christmas present. How many of us have been in this exact situation?

3.      Avoid Crowded Stores

When we finally get to a store after weaving our way through traffic, we wander into a building crowded with people. The reason we are there in the first place – to buy gifts for loved ones – takes the backseat. Instead we encounter another traffic situation only with other shopping carts.. When you’re shopping online, you avoid all of this commotion.

4.      Don’t Wait In The Inescapable Line

We all knew this would be on the list. Now you’ve managed to grab a few gift items and have been bruised twice by other shopping carts. You’re ready to get out of this store but before you can leave, you must face the line. And there are 10 shoppers with 25 items each in front of you. Let the wait begin. When you’re shopping online, you forgo lines and a long wait.

5.      Easy Gift Transportation

Heave the heavy bags out to your car, pile them in the trunk and back seat, and when you get home, try hauling them into your house. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could just deliver your gifts to your house and save you the hassle? Well, if you shop online, all your items are delivered to your home.

6.      Discounts Online

There are credit card companies offering discounts for shopping online. Some companies offer 5% -20% savings if you shop online with one of their partners. Not to mention, the online stores themselves offer great discounts. Save money during the Holidays by shopping online.

7.      Open 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week

One of the nicest things about online shopping is the flexibility. For those of us who work the night shift or really don’t have time to go shopping during the normal business day, online shopping is wonderful. Websites don’t lock up at night – they are open 24/7 allowing you the opportunity to shop when it fits your busy schedule.

8.      Compare Prices Easily

Ever had that time when you went to the store, bought that really expensive gift, and realized afterwards that the same item was 50% off at a different store? Another nice perk about online shopping is that you have easy access to prices from a variety of stores, allowing you to compare prices and know that you’re getting the best deal.

9.      Shop Around The world

The internet has opened so many ways for people to interact around the world. It’s amazing we actually can buy products from stores in other countries with the click of a mouse! Find the most original gift by visiting online stores in Tokyo, London, Paris, and more! The possibilities are endless with online shopping! And don’t forget SparkleOn.biz!

10.   More Time For Friends and Family

Online shopping lets you avoid crowds, lines and traffic, save money, offers flexibility and opens up a door of gift possibilities. All of these things are wonderful! But we think the #1 reason you should shop online is so you can spend more time with your family and friends enjoying the Holiday season! Sit down with a hot beverage, listen to some Holiday music, and, when it’s convenient for you, take some time to shop online for those dearest to you. Spend the rest of your time playing games, going ice skating, watching movies, baking cookies, and just being with friends and family.

Say Goodbye To Wrinkled Scarves!

Looking for a way to get the wrinkles out of your favorite scarf? The SparkleOn team has done a bit of research on scarf care and have found the below technique to work wonders on wrinkly scarves.

Before we get into our technique, try simply hanging the scarf in your bathroom while taking a shower. The steam from the shower can help get rid of the scarf’s unwanted wrinkles. This is an easy way and can work on scarves with light creases. But, if the lines and creases are too deep, this method won’t work. If that’s the case, try doing what we did on one of our scarves!

  1. Take out your ironing board and set your iron to the “silk” setting. While the iron is heating up, spread out a section of the scarf on the ironing board.Image
  2. Place a pillow case over the scarf. This will help protect the scarf from direct heat – no one likes a singed scarf!Image
  3. By this time, your iron should be nice and hot. Smooth out the pillow case using the iron. Go from top to bottom making sure to iron the entire section. After ironing the pillow case, take a look and see if the wrinkles are being pressed out of the scarf. If you aren’t seeing results, turn the iron to a slightly hotter setting. Usually the “silk” setting is hot enough, but sometimes if you have a really wrinkly scarf you will need the extra heat. You’ll need to repeat steps 1 – 3 for all sections of your scarf.Image

See the difference after ironing?ImageThe top portion that we ironed is nice and smooth!

ImageJust remember to keep your cat away from the scarf while you are ironing! The SparkleOn kitty tried to help us iron – this is what happened to her 🙂 Enjoy your wrinkle free scarf and be sure to check out SparkleOn’s scarves!

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SparkleOn’s One Year Anniversary!

Happy Birthday to SparkleOn!

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This past year has been full of successes and challenges, but through it all we hope we’ve provided an enjoyable shopping experience, cute accessories, and interest in our merchandise. Thank you to all of our customers – you encourage us to sparkle on! With your support, we will continue adding sparkly, glittery, and shimmery accessories to our store, so spread the word to your friends and family! We’ve got some fun and sparkly accessories coming soon!

Are You Ready For Prom?

Planning for Prom

Prom is just around the corner! A night hoped for by many young ladies (and perhaps a few gentleman too!), prom is a time when couples, friends and groups dress up and experience an elegant and fun event.

The perfect night takes a bit of time and effort to plan, but is worth it in the end – especially when you look back on all of the memories made. As you prepare for prom, there are a few essential items to keep in mind. We have included a check list below for this special event! We hope this guideline helps you plan and make prom a success!

Outfit
If you plan to go to prom, the first thing that you should think of is the outfit you would like to wear. An outfit can be related to the prom theme or be a dress and jewelry that make you feel beautiful – either way, it’s important to start looking for your outfit right away. What you may need:

Nails
For an occasion like prom, it can be fun to go with friends to get a manicure or a pedicure. Start the morning off by heading over to the nail salon, or get together with friends (and save a little money) and paint nails together. What you may need:

  • Nail Polish (compliment your outfit with the color(s) you choose!)
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton Balls/Cotton Pads
  • Nail Brush
  • Nail Scissors
  • Emery Board
  • Fingernail Clippers
  • Orange Stick
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Hand Lotion
  • Strengthening Nail Polish Base
  • Clear Nail Polish Overcoat
  • Sink or Bowl
  • Towel

Check out our nail polish tutorial!

Hair
Some days we love it, some days we hate it: hair. But on prom day, you’re going to love it!
Wear it up, down, or somewhere in between! Schedule an appointment at the salon or plan on making time to do your hair yourself. What you may need:

  • Pictures of how you would like your hair to look
  • If you are planning on getting your hair done at a salon, schedule an appointment
  • Curling Iron
  • Hair straightener
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties
  • Hair spray
  • Headband or Tiara

Makeup
Makeup is not necessary, but it is a great way to add pizazz and fun to any outfit!  If you decide to wear makeup to the event, try and find makeup that compliments your skin tone, hair color, and dress. Either make an appointment and a beauty salon or do your make up yourself! What you may need:

  • Find pictures for inspiration
  • Schedule an appointment at the salon (if you are going to have it done there)
  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • Eye Shadow
  • Eye Liner
  • Mascara
  • Bronzer
  • Lipstick or Lipgloss

Party
It’s fun to be with friends, a significant other, or a big group at prom. Personally, we think the more the merrier! Some school clubs will go to prom in a big group. If the club you’re involved in isn’t going as a group, why not take initiative and help organize something? It’s also great getting together a bunch of friends and head to prom together (you can even arrive in style by arriving in a limo if everyone pitches in to help pay for costs). If you have a significant other, it is always nice having a quiet getaway or going with another couple. What you may need to remember:

  • Figure out who will be driving – carpooling is a great way to save on costs
  • Remember to invite everyone you need to
  • Plan a time to meet

Pictures
Taking pictures helps create memories and history… and it’s always fun making faces at the camera and showing off outfits! Try and meet before the prom to take pictures in a park, someone’s backyard or at the school. This will make for some great natural pictures and give everyone time to chat and possibly get to know each other. Remember to order professional pictures too! What you may need:

  • Bring a small camera or use your phone to take pictures at the dance or beforehand
  • It’s always better to take too many pictures than not enough
  • Try and get a picture of everyone in your party.

Dinner
Sometimes dinner will take place at prom, but other times it’s up to you to figure out what your party will eat. In a large party, it can be difficult deciding on one place to go for dinner. Because of this, it’s important to decide before prom night where everyone would like to go and eat. Make a list of restaurants that are in the area and let everyone in your group vote on where they’d like to go. Or, if you’d like to try something different, have someone in your party host prom dinner and eat at their house. What you may need to remember:

  • Everyone should help pay for dinner costs
  • Decide on a place to eat before the day of prom
  • If you are eating out, reserve a table for your party at least two weeks before prom
  • Give yourself and party adequate time to eat dinner

Miscellaneous
Here are a few extra items you may need to remember:

  • If you are going as a couple, make sure to buy a corsage for the lady and a boutonnière for the gentleman
  • The gentleman should try and match his shirt to the color of the lady’s dress
  • In a large group, consider appointing someone to coordinate and make the plans (like reserving a table at a restaurant and figuring out when to meet)
  • Bring extra bobby pins and makeup for touch-ups

We hope this guideline helps you as you plan your prom night!

Have fun at prom; stay safe and make memories!

– SparkleOn Team