DIY: Make your own super, sparkly glitter eyeliner with Essence cosmetics

I absolutely adore glitter eyeliners, but the brands that make them are a bit too pricey for my budget.

One of the most affordable glitter eyeliners is Essence’s Crystal Eyeliner but the glitter in those liners are tiny and are more suitable to be worn in the day rather than at night. I wanted a liner that is super cute, not overdone but that still makes a statement, so I decided to create my own. And here’s how:

All you need is:
A tube of transparent, gel mascara
A glitter pot in any colour
A skinny, eyeliner brush

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I use Essence’s Lash & Brow gel mascara (R29.95), Essence’s nail effect glitter (R29.95) and an eyeliner brush from on old eyeliner.

Method:
Before you begin, ensure that the eyeliner brush is clean and dry. Wash away any leftover product with some baby shampoo or makeup remover and then dry it off with a paper towel.

Dip the brush into the tube of mascara, ensuring that the bristles are thoroughly coated with the gel.

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Now dip the brush into the pot of glitter. Go for a little bit of glitter at a time, if you overload the glitter it will make the task of applying it as eyeliner much more difficult. Just tap off any excess glitter into the pot or cap.

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Apply to eyes (or hand in my case :P)

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Please note that I have used glitter that consists of larger flakes due to the fact that if it gets into the eyes, it will be easier to remove than the mini flakes. Also note that no glitter is 100% safe to use on your eyes, so please be super, duper careful when applying – we wouldn’t want any trips to the ER now would we?

Raeesa

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DIY: Simple and easy Hijab Pins in just 4 steps!

I’m so bored of the usual, boring hijab pins out there – so I create my own! And it’s super simple!

All you need is:
•Jump Rings/ Super mini key rings
•Pliers
•Variety of Charms
•Straight pins with a hook at the end to attach the charms

Step 1:
Pry open the jump ring with your pliers.

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Step 2:
Attach the jump ring to the hook on the pin.

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Step 3:
Attach your charm to the jump ring.

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Step 4:
Close up your jump ring to ensure that your pin is secure in place.

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And done!
Check out the other hijab pins I created below – the charms are from broken earrings/bracelets, keyrings, pendants etc. Totally unique and so simple to make!

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Happy DIY’ing!!

Raeesa