How To: DIY Glitter Glasses







I've been getting all Pinterest (can that be used as an adjective?) the past few days, and I tried my hand at glittering up some glasses. I got my inspiration from this post after seeing loads of glittery champagne glasses floating around Pinterest.

Initially I tried it just using loose glitter and PVA glue. This didn't work out too well as the glitter didn't want to stick and the effect came out a little messy and not very smooth. 

After this attempt I ordered some glitter paint from amazon and decided to give that version a go. For some reason they sent the paints out separately and my gold glitter paint hasn't arrived. For now, I've tried it out with the pink 'kunzite' colour I ordered. 

It was pretty simple to do. So here's a quick run down of how I did it.

You'll need:
Some cheap glasses. I wanted to use mine to hold makeup brushes, pens etc, so I bough these for under £1 from Wilkinsons.

Some kind of sponge. I bought mine from amazon along with my paint. I'm sure any sponge will do though. 

All surface glitter paint. Mine is from Martha Stewart.

Apparently if you leave these to 'cure' for 21 days, they then become usable and safe to wash. Don't take my word for it though, I've not tried it yet.

Squeeze some paint out into a plastic container or just onto a sheet of paper.

Dip in your sponge and start to dab it onto the glass. 

You'll need to do a few coats. I left about 20 minutes to half an hour drying time between each, and did around 3 coats.

If you want a faded glitter effect, just paint more glitter onto the bottom and less and less as you work up.

Leave to dry and there you have a lovely glitter glass.

I want to try the champagne glasses next. 

If you fancy a much more detailed tutorial, visit my inspiration for this here




How To: Ombre Nails


Ombre nails (and ombre everything) were everywhere this time last year. So me, being as late as possible, deciced to post a mini tutorial on how to perfect them. 
I find it helps to paint your nails with a light solid colour beforehand. I chose a favourite of mine, Essie's Fiji. Once this coat has dried pick two or three colours which you wish to ombre. I have tiny nails, so I find that two colours works a little better. 

You will need:
Base Colour
Top Coat
2 or 3 chosen colours
A sponge of some sort
A piece of paper

1. Paint your chosen colours onto a piece of paper. I tend to overlap the colours slightly to help them blend. Use quite a large amount of polish as you'll be dipping your sponge into it.

2. Dip the sponge into the polish until covered.

3. Press the sponge onto the nail. Don't worry about mess, it can be cleaned up later. If you need to, wait for the nail to dry a little and do another coat. Repeat this step for all your nails.

4. Once your nails are dry, clean up the outsides using a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover. Complete with a top coat and you're done!

Hopefully you all do a better job of cleaning up your nails afterwards than I did. Hope this is helpful, and happing nail painting!