DIY Bling To Shine Like The Sun
Jun19

DIY Bling To Shine Like The Sun

Feeling like upgrading your jewelry game but don’t want to spend too much money? Make your own bling! Explore your creativity and get some awesome accessories that will make you shine. Five-minute necklace This is probably the easiest DIY you will ever make. All you need is an old chain necklace that you want to spice up, gold and silver work best, and nail polish. Use two or three colors to paint a portion of the chain in a pattern that you like. Let it dry. That’s it. This is a project that you can complete while you are deciding what to watch on Netflix, it’s that fast. Just be careful not to smudge the polish while it dries. Turn your old tees into bracelets All you need is old t-shirts that you don’t mind completely destroying and some colorful electrical tape. And god, sharp scissors. Cut all the seams off the shirt and then cut long strips out of the fabric. Make sure they are around one inch wide. Grab both of the extremes of each strip and pull until the fabric rolls on itself. Separate the strips into groups and just braid away. You can experiment with traditional braids or fishtail, depends on the texture that you prefer. After you are done, use the electrical tape in a complementary color to tape the extremes of your braid and bring them together to make a necklace or bracelet. That’s it, it’s the perfect accessory for a music festival outdoors. From twig to bracelet Summer brings out the nature lover in all of us, so why not use that to your advantage? Go outside and find some thin and fresh twigs. Make sure they are pliable and long enough to bend them around your arm. Now, bend them to form a bracelet big enough to slide your hand inside. Use a hot glue gun to secure the bracelet and get rid of stray splinters or growths. Use a sharp scissor to cut the excess so you end up with a single (almost) perfect circle. Now you can spray-paint it with some gold or silver paint for the finishing touches. You will have a new nature-chic accessory that took you no time or effort to make. You can use the same process on a smaller scale to make matching rings and complete the look. Your ears need love too Find some inexpensive hoop earrings that are a good size for you and find embroidery thread in colors you like. Now, with patience, wrap the thread around the earring until it’s completely covered. You can use multiple colors to create patterns...

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When Jewelry Kills (An Outfit)
Dec30

When Jewelry Kills (An Outfit)

We all have that bomb ass dress that makes us look good from every angle. Heck, it makes us look better with it on than with it off. You hear me? So why in the hell do you have to kill you outfit with some awful jewelry? When jewelry really kills an outfit, you will surely know it. You dress will say, “I am not going out with her [jewelry].” Yes there are some outfits that call for diamonds honey, but that does not mean you have to showcase the whole jewelry box. Here are some examples on when jewelry kills…an outfit.     Example 1: Funeral – All you need is a black outfit. No need for the bling because by the deceased you will not be seen. A simple pearl necklace will do the trick. Example 2: Wedding – Unless you are a celebrity or a rich ass bitch, keep your jewelry to a minimum. A simple silver chain and nice diamond earrings will do. You are getting a wedding ring by the way. Example 3: Red Carpet Events – Celebrities are known to showcase expensive jewelry on the red carpet. There are some cases when said jewelry ruins a great dress. For example, Cara Delevingne is the picture below. Example 4: Party – Unless you are the birthday girl then do not wear on flashy jewelry. You should know if you steal the spotlight, you will get cut, hence the jewelry ruining your outfit. Example 5: Subway – Not the restaurant. Jewelry does kill an outfit in the subway, and it also kills the owner in some cases when the local thugs steal it from you. Fix this problem by clutching your pearls in your bag before you go underground. Then before you arrive to the place, put them on. Example 6: School Play – Wearing on eye catching jewelry to a school play will kill your outfit within seconds. Why? The other moms will be so jealous and not even care about your damn dress. Just show up and support your child. No need for jewelry unless you are going out with the principal afterwards.   Example 7: Length – Wearing on a necklace can make or break an outfit simply depending on how long it is. Wear short necklace with dresses that show cleavage. Long necklaces are great to use with maxi dresses. Chokers are for the young. Example 8: Mixing Colors – Never mix silver and gold together. The last thing you want ruining your silky red body hugging dress is a gold bangle and silver necklace. So next time you plan on...

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Knuckle rings and Big Necklaces
Jul14

Knuckle rings and Big Necklaces

This summer big, bold, and bright accessories are everywhere, from statement necklaces to metallic cuffs and bangles and blinged out knuckle rings, the bigger the better! Check out any fashion mag or celebrity picture and you’ll see that understated is out and making a statement is in! Put these items on your summer must have list: Statement necklaces – the bigger the better! Lucky for you, you have more options than you could imagine. You can sport a feminine style or go for chunky and modern, or even vintage bib style necklaces. This summer accessories are really bridging the color spectrum, you’ll see bright oranges and yellows everywhere along with soft pastels. The best part? You can find these pieces everywhere! From designers and department stores to Amazon, eBay and discount stores like Target and Wal-Mart, you should have no problem finding pieces to fit your budget. Bracelets – If you enjoy wearing bracelets you are definitely going to love the look this summer. Metallic Cuffs and colorful bangles are popping up all over the place. Whether the piece is braided, bungee cord, leather cuffs with accents or traditional bangles, this year the more bracelets you have the better! Dress them down for work and up for a night on the town, this year everyone can find a bracelet style they will love. Not willing to break the bank, no problem, you can find these at the same places that you will find your statement necklaces! Rings – Who doesn’t love the perfect ring? You can go with fancy or simple multi-finger pieces or you can opt for a blinged out full finger knuckle ring. If you want to be dainty, you can get simple gold and silver rings that are worn right above your knuckle for a trendy yet demure look. Before you go shopping, do some exploring in your mom and grandma’s jewelry boxes. Pieces that are popular today have been around the block already and chances are the women in your family may have the authentic real deal piece you are looking for. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, but keep in mind wearing a huge statement necklace, big bangles and a ginormous knuckle ring is a little much. Sometimes less is more, concentrating on rocking one of these options at a time will make sure your statement comes across loud and...

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