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DIY Glitter Bobby Pins

DIY Glitter Bobby Pins

If you’re a girl-on-the-go, chances are you’ll have to put your hair up in a quick updo, bun or chignon from time to time. That’s great if you’re rushing to work or a meeting, but what happens when you’re heading to a wedding, on a date or to a holiday party after work. This tutorial will show you a great way to add a little extra sparkle to your ‘do. Here we go:

You’ll need bobby pins, Elmer’s glue, glitter, wax paper, hot glue gun + a little fabric in any pattern you like!

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DIY Glitter Polish Tutorial

Read on to learn how to make your own glitter nail polish!

DIY Glitter Polish Tutorial

  1. Roll a post it into a cone shape and tape the side to create your funnel.
  2. You’ll need three (3) kinds of sparkle. We used thick chunky craft glitter from the craft store, a fine craft glitter by Martha Stewart, and a gold pigment powder. You can either use a gold pigmented loose-powder eye shadow or you can get gold pigment powder from the art store.
  3. Get a bottle of clear top coat. Don’t use a quick drying top coat. It will get too sticky too fast. I used a basic clear top coat and dumped out a little bit to make room for the glitter.
  4. Our formula: ¼ teaspoon of the chunky glitter, ⅛ teaspoon of the fine glitter and “a pinch” of the gold pigment powder. Your formula depends on the size of your clear coat bottle, but go easy because you can always add more sparkles.
  5. Once you get it all in there, shake it up. Then you can decide if you want to add more of one glitter or another.

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DIY Makeup Fixer Upper

DIY Makeup Fixer Upper

Don’t you just want to cry when you drop your brand new compact and the powder shatters into a million little pieces? But wait! Don’t throw it out and call your losses. You can absolutely put humpty dumpty back together again! And while you’re at it, grab your old cream shadow, blush or liner that has dried out, cracked or shrunk and bring it back to life too.

DIY Makeup Fixer Upper

POWER TOOLS: 70% alcohol {it works 1000 times better for this than your typical rubbing alcohol from the drug store and can be purchased at your local art supply}, plastic wrap, spatula, dropper, synthetic eyeliner brush, Q-tip {optional}

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DIY: Sequin Belt

Out of boredom, I discovered a new fashion site today — and it’s called P.S. – I Made This… It’s actually a site full of interesting DIY tutorials on fashion. Projects found on the site range from lucite necklaces and faux-fur vests, to embellished heels and chic handbags. I bet you will love every DIY project they feature!

Anyway, here’s my first pick — a DIY Sequin Belt.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Sequin Belt

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DIY: Gold Glitter Clutch

DIY: Gold Glitter Clutch

Wondering how to make your own using an old clutch? I recently found this awesome DIY on Tiffany’s blog {iamstyle-ish.com} via Polyvore. Check this out!

Here’s what you’ll need:

DIY: Gold Glitter Clutch
Mod Podge, Very Fine Glitter, Foam Brush, Bowl & Clutch

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