Friday, September 18, 2015

5 Ways To Add Some Glitter To Your Cheetah Print

Nothing says fierce quite like a cheetah print does. It's a wild yet classy trend that has been loved for decades and will continue to be for decades more. When everyone seems to be sporting this timeless look, how do you make it different to set yourself apart? Glitter. Make your standout animal print stand out even more with either a touch or a mountain of sparkle!  

This chic and fashion forward mani has a beautifully balanced combo of polka dots and cheetah print. With everything happening in this look, the cheetah print has more presence because of the glitter it sits on. Without the glitter it would just blend in with every other nail. That would be boring, wouldn't it?

So how do you create a stunning cheetah print glitter nail like this? It's pretty simple actually:

  • Apply bonding formula to your nail.
  • Sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on your nail over a piece of card stock.
  • Apply Sealing formula and allow to dry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Apply second coat of Sealing Formula and allow to dry.
  • Use the nail polish of your choice to paint your cheetah print on your glitter nail.

Now how about a cheetah print glitter eye? This is definitely the type of eye makeup look that will turn some heads! For this DIY make sure you use COSMETIC glitter! We can't stress that enough! Nail glitter and especially craft glitter will irritate you skin. Trust us, you're going to want cosmetic glitter.
  • Apply your eyeliner.
  • Apply color of eye shadow you like. We recommend using a creme based eye shadow so you can apply your glitter to the shadow. Applying your glitter directly to your skin will cause irritation.
  • Apply glitter.
  • Use your eyeliner to draw your cheetah print.

Cheetah print glitter shoes! Is there anything more desirable on this planet?! We don't think so! This one is pretty easy to make, all you need is a pair of cheetah print shoes, mod podge, tape, and glitter! Use any color of glitter you like. The gold glitter used with these shoes is a great match!
  • Tape off section of shoes you want to glitter.
  • Brush on even coat of mod podge.
  • Apply glitter.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Take off tape.

So basically you can add glitter to just about anything with a little bit of mod podge :). Remember the key is to use an even coat for the right texture and look. Who doesn't want a glitter cheetah print glass to go with dinner?

More proof that mod podge and glitter reign supreme:

Now that you have lots of great ideas, go start some glitter/cheetah print creations! And share them with us of course!

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Friday, September 11, 2015

5 Things You Can Do With Glitter

Need a little extra sparkle in your life? Do you go by the motto "everything's better with glitter"? There's a lot more you can do with glitter than you would think! Glitter nails, glitter shoes, glitter pumpkins, glitter lipstick, we could go on and on.

Grab your pumpkins it's time to get your home ready for fall while not giving up your glam lifestyle! For the glitter DIY you're going to need a pumpkin, some glitter, and mod podge.
  • Wipe down your pumpkin and make sure it has a clean surface.
  • Use a paintbrush to apply mod podge to the pumpkin in any shape or design you want.
  • Liberally sprinkle your glitter onto the pumpkin.
  • Wipe excess glitter off of the pumpkin so you are left with your desired glitter design.
  • Enjoy!

Another example of why mod podge and glitter make a greater pair than peanut butter and jelly! After you watch this video, you're going to wanna glitter up your sneakers. Trust us. What'll you need? Just some sneakers, mod podge, tape, and glitter!
  • Tape off parts of the shoe you don't want covered in glitter
  • Apply mod podge.
  • Cover in glitter.
  • You're all set!
Photo from Kristen Nunez on
Now that you've got the shoes, what about some accessories? These glitter earrings are a little more complicated, but well worth the time! For this one you'll need earring supplies (charms and hooks) as well as extra fine glitter and decoupage.
  • Spread decoupage in the charms of the earrings.
  • Pour in your extra fine glitter powder.
  • Add another layer of decoupage to seal the glitter.
  • Let dry.
Glitter lipstick is another popular glitter trend. You can go to the store and hunt down the exact shade of glitter lipstick you want, but if you make your own you can have any color combo you can imagine. The lipstick glitter video above will show you how to take your favorite lipstick color and simply add your favorite glitter for a killer look!

If you're into the whole mason jar fad then this glitter DIY is for you. And did we mention it's ridiculously easy to make? You'll need four things: glitter, mod podge, a mson jar, and tape.

  • Tape off section of jar you want to glitter.
  • Apply mod podge.
  • Apply glitter.
Super easy! Feel free to break from the mason jar mold and try bottles, mugs, etc.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg. You can do so much more with your glitter. Who would've thought glitter could be so versatile? Give these ideas a try and share your creations with us!