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Bedazzled Keys

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I’ve always had a thing for large attention grabbing key rings to add a bit of beauty to your keys. Having stylish keys has always been a bit of a must for me and I always try to have something gorgeous on the ring to add that bit of glamour. So when I came across a way to bedazzle my keys I had to give it a go. The verdict: It was fun, easy and really gave the keys a gorgeous touch.  Everything needs a bit of glitter if you ask me.

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To do it yourself you will need – the key(s) you want to bedazzle and the nail polish, glitter and top coat colour of your choice.

How to

  1. clean off the key with warm water;
  2. choose where you want to paint (usually the top bubbly end) and put a piece of tape across (to get a nice straight line) I skipped this step, but if you would like a straight edge I recommend you tape it;
  3. choose your colour and paint one coat on one side of the key. Wait for it to dry (best to wait about an hour between each coat);
  4. repeat step three until you get the desired colour;
  5. leave to set (at least an hour);
  6. apply glitter polish to the area. repeat as needed. Leave to set for about 2 hours;
  7. apply the top coat and allow to dry overnight;
  8. repeat steps 2 to 7; and
  9. remove tape.

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Pink Lips

There is something about pink lips. No matter the season, no matter the occasion, no matter the shade, they look beautiful. Maybe it’s something about pink being a very feminine, kissable colour, it just works. It’s one of those shades I reach for all year round, whether I’m going out for lunch, shopping with my mum or a night on the town with the girls. It’s so versatile and glamorous. I love wearing pink to break up dark shaded outfits. It gives it that bounce of cheerfulness. Perfect to spruce up your look and accentuate your face when your outfit is dressed down. I picked up my latest shade ‘baby doll’ from Kmart for under $5 (and it’s long-lasting wear too). In my opinion, you can never go wrong with pink lippy.

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Stackable Rings

When it comes to jewellery, I am not one to love a particular ‘type’ or follow a particular ‘style’. Instead, I’m always about matching the simple and elegant dainty pieces with big bold pieces. So, it was no surprise when I fell in love with stackable rings. The best thing about them is being able to match cheap costume rings (which cost next to nothing) with pieces from places like Pandora and Angus and Coote. I love the way you can easily change your look by chopping and changing certain stones, colours (gold/silver) and thickness, by adding to or minimising certain rings in the stack.

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Second Hand Luxury

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I am a huge fan of second hand stores and second hand buys, especially from stores like Lifeline or Salvos. I love this type of shopping because I can support a charity while spotting the best finds, my favourite kind of balance. In my opinion the best vintage pieces lie not in vintage store chains, but instead in flea markets and op (second hand) shops. Lucky for me (and unlucky for my bank account) there is a lifeline store in the building where I work. Today, like most days, I skipped actually eating lunch on my lunch break and instead opted to shop (sometimes it really does feed me more). Today it paid off when I found some gorgeous Wittner shoes, worth over $130 for only $18 in stella condition. Not much can make a Tuesday better than finding a gorgeous piece to add to your wardrobe collection.

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