Saturday, October 3, 2015

DIY Colored Bobby Pins For Fall

One benefit of having shorter hair is that I can wear it down pretty effortless. One downside to this is that it sometimes gets in the way or dries peculiarly. Even in downsides, though, one can find something cheerful, and for me it is pretty bobby pins! I think that if I must pin back my bangs or a loose strand of hair I should do it colorfully. And the even better news is that you no longer need to go to the store and hope they have the color bobby pins you desire. My tip? Paint them with nail polish!


Start with plain old bobby pins and your choice of nail polish colors. I chose yellow, orange, maroon, and a metallic taupe but you can use any of your favorite shades for fall! I'm currently showing some love to "Bus Stop Crimson" by Orly. Fantastically long-lasting.


Second step is to paint the bobby pins. I didn't find it needful to paint both sides of the pins - just the sides I planned to let show. If you would like, however, after the first coat has dried, flip the bobby pins and paint the other side. Apply at least two coats of color to the bobby pins and follow up with a clear top-coat. Voila! The prettiest bobby pins around, custom-shaded for your sense of style.



Man, I love beauty on a budget. What colors will you fashion for your collection?

5 comments:

  1. Those are such pretty colors! I should try that, since I have to wear bobby pins basically all the time. (My hair's really long, so I almost always braid it and wrap it around my head and pin it. It's the easiest way to keep my hair neat that I know of. Plus it "goes" well with my face.)

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    1. There are few happier things than finding a style which perfectly suits one's face.

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  2. Lovely! I never thought of painting bobby pins with nail polish! I may have to try this sometime. :)

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  3. Oh, great idea. I've got to top up my supply of bobby pins (where *do* they go?!) and why not spice 'em at the same time. Ha! When I first had my hair really short, I always woke up with something that looked like a lion's tangled mane!

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    1. I understand the lion's tangled mane. I really REALLY do.

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