Thrifty Thursday: Nail Polish Key Caps

Key Collage

If you’re like me, you have a keyring full of look-alike-keys with no clue in telling which one is the house key or the storage key.  Annoying right? Not to mention that at nighttime it’s even more difficult to tell them apart.  I’m sure you’re already hip to the PVC/ leather keycap trend to solve this issue, but what do you do when those caps get worn and torn off?  Lose money buying another pack?  I think not.  That can all be avoided because I discovered something that’s durable, unique, and a lot less costly in the end.

To keep you from constantly spending money on keycaps, opt into painting your keys with nail polish.  This solution made me very happy because I own a lot of it and I’m sure you do too! Lucky us! 😀  So here you are, an easy, thrifty way to customize your keys without the hassle of fussing with thick, rigid keycaps. Yay!

As you can see in the B/A photos above, your keys look sleeker and more stylish than those bulky caps.  Plus, you can design them however you want.  Your imagination sets the stage for your designs, whether you want your keys to be glittery, neon, pastel, glow-in-the-dark, etc.

So UTT friends, thank you for allowing me to save you a little moolah today.  It was my special way of sharing this fun and cost effective solution with you.  Stay thrifty my friends! 😉

Much Love,

Tempest

Nail Fetish Tutorial: Drip, Drip

Nail Fetish: Drip, Drip

For all who don’t know, I am a fanatic when it comes to nail art and designs of any kind…especially when they are easy to recreate!

Today I stumbled upon a lovely little masterpiece from Beautylish.com. I personally like to call this nail design “paint drip”. As you can see, this is an easy design to do and so let’s lay down the steps in what to use and how to recreate it.

TOOLS YOU NEED:

  • Bobby pin (rounded end will serve as a the dotting tool)
  • Nail polish of light color OR white
  • Nail polish of one OR more vibrant colors
  • Base coat
  • Top coat

STEPS:

  1. Apply one layer of Base Coat to each nail and allow to dry completely.
  2. Apply 1-2 coats of your white OR light colored nail polish and allow to dry completely.
  3. Using the rounded tip of a bobby pin, dip into a small pool of vibrant color polish.
  4. Make a few random dots where you want the “dripping” to go, then drag the color to the tip of the nail.
  5. Finish the nail tips by painting the vibrant color across so the design is uniform and let nails dry completely to prevent smudging.
  6. Apply your Top Coat over dry nails for a high gloss shine and allow nails to dry.

There you have it…a fun, funky way to show off your creative side and style! Enjoy this fun manicure!

Much Love,
Tempest