If you couldn’t tell from the pink, I’m a firm believer that life is too short for boring hair. Of course, I know that not all situations allow for you to have colored hair, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t have a little fun. And what says fun more than some sparkle?! You can whip up a whole set of these glitter hair pins in no time at all. Here’s how:
Time: 15 minutes + set time for resin and dry time for glue
Happy Monday friends! After being stuck inside all weekend buried under 22″ of snow, I decided to get a little crafty with some gems. If you’re looking to add some sparkle to your hairdo for a special Valentine’s date, or just want to make your girlfriends some bling for Galentine’s day, these diy rhinestone hair clips are sure to do the trick. Plus you’ll be done in under ten minutes (it really doesn’t get any easier than this)! Here’s how:
I decided to use to sew on rhinestones because they’re a bit thicker and have a flat back. You could also use hot glue for this project if you need to make one quick, but the E-6000 will last through a bit more wear and tear.
Clip your hair clips on to a piece of cardboard. This will keep them level and ensure that you won’t accidentally glue them shut. Add a dab of glue and attach your rhinestones. It helps to have your design picked out before applying the clue. If your clips have a curve to them, keep an eye on your stones to make sure they don’t shift at all.
Let dry and you’re done and ready for a night out! Easy as that!
Typically I am a red/pink nail polish only kind of gal, as I’m sure you’ve seen in all of my posts. That is, except for Christmas! The one time of year when all my rules go right out the window (sorry diet and bank account). If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to prep your nails for party season, then this holiday manicure tutorial is for you. Here’s how:
Materials: base coat, green & red nail polish, stripe polish, Q-tips Precision Tips
If you don’t quite have control over polish application, especially with your non-dominant hand, then be sure to have some Q-Tips Precision Tips handy! The ends are pointed so you can easily clean up your cuticles after you apply your polish.
Start by prepping your nail surface (cut/file/buff), then apply a base coat. Apply two coats of polish alternating red and green as you go. To add a touch of holiday goodness, apply a thin line of silver glitter. If this is the first time using a brush of this width, I’d recommend practicing on a sheet of paper before applying to your nail.
Once your design is set, apply a quick dry top coat and let dry. Once you clean up your cuticles and any extra polish that may not be on the nail, you are ready for any and all holiday parties!
I’d love to know, how do you change up your beauty routine during the holidays?
Since my hands are essentially in 97% of the photos on this blog, I thought I’d treat my nails to a summer manicure. This is actually my first attempt with at-home nail art, so dont worry about needing any special skills to pull this look off. Here’s how I did it:
I used washi tape and scissors to make my guides, but you could spend two bucks on french tip guides to make this project a whole lot easier for you. You’ll also need:
3. Paint tips with green polish, peel tape, and let dry.
4. With your dotting tool, draw on seeds with the black polish. I found it helped to pour a bit of the polish out on (a piece of cardboard/scrap paper, etc). You may also want to practice making a seed shape before putting on your nail. You could also probably get away with polka dots if you really don’t trust your freehand.
5. Apply top coat, let dry, and you’re all set for summer BBQs!