Posts Tagged ‘sparkles’

DIY: SPARKLING STAR HAIR CLIPS

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess

Tis almost the holiday season, friends! Too often we busy bees are under-prepared for all the parties, all the photos + all the gift giving. This DIY will help us look lovely and stay ahead of schedule.

I was in Anthropologie the other day. I LIVE for that place, but you can easily rack up a major bill… fast. For the last couple years I’ve been buying these sparkly, flower-shaped hair clips. They’re stunning, but they’re $20-30 each. It’s cute to make a cluster of them behind a topknot or above a chignon, but it would cost a fortune if you bought that many. Let’s save some money and make them ourselves, shall we? This way you’re ahead of the gal pal gift-giving game and/or you’ll have something around that you can quickly clip in your hair for some sparkle when you’re running behind for a holiday fête! Here we go! (more…)

MANI MONDAY: DIY GLITTER POLISH

photos/post/graphic design by Kristin Ess

A lot of you have mentioned that some of the polishes that we’ve posted in the past are too expensive when you’re living on a budget. Well, this sparkly DIY glitter polish tutorial should help you out. Here we go: (more…)

NAILED IT! ROBIN’S EGG NAILS

photos, graphic design, post by Kristin Ess

Some people are more skilled at nail art than others and some can’t wear crazy funky nail art to the office. So here’s a simple look that anyone can do no matter your skill level or work environment. It’s 2 super easy steps and a really subtle, wearable look. This happens to be my all time favorite polish combo because it’s soft and sparkly and takes about 5 minutes. Here’s how to get this Robin’s Egg mani…

  • Paint the base coat with any pastel polish. Here I used THIS ONE for the blue.
  • And top it off with THIS GLITTERY GOODNESS by Deborah Lippman. I’ve never been able to find a glitter polish quite like this one. It’s got several sizes of glitter in one bottle which is what give it the robin’s egg look.

That’s it! Sweet and simple.