Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Curves Around the World: DIY

Hey Beauties!!!
So you know that it's the middle of the week so that means "Curves Around the World" blog post and I know already posted a blog post today but you get two blogs in one day. But yeah today's theme was DIY and I decided to do my first DIY on the blog and I hope you enjoy it.
So since it's summer, I've been on the lookout for some new sunglasses because my old ones recently broke. So I was thinking of DIY'ing sunglasses like the flowers that I've been seeing a lot of people wearing, but when I thought about it, the flowers didn't really seem like me. So I saw a few tutorials on sunglasses with pearls and pearls seemed more like me, so this is what came of it. Heads up this is my first DIY so bare with me. 
The inspiration are these Chanel glasses from there spring 2012 Collection. I think they are still very stylish especially if you put them on a cat eye type pair of sunglasses. 
What you need:
+ Sunglasses - I got this pair from forever 21 (here) for only $5.80 
+ Pearl appliques - I got these from the craft store for $2.99 
+ Glue - I used E6000 from the craft store
+ Tweezers 
(There is a stick in the picture because I thought I would use it to apply the glue but I ended up not using it) 
1. First step - I put a small amount of glue on some tissue paper and then I took the pearl with the tweezers and dipped it in the glue. 
2. Next I put the pearl on the top part of the glasses. I started from the end of the sunglasses and worked my way in.
3. Repeat the first two steps, leaving a small space between the pearls, until you finish with one side. When I started the next side I started from the end again and worked my way in, it felt easier then keep working my way around. 
And this is the finished product! It didn't take a long time and was very easy to do. I'm really happy with the way it came out. How do you think I did with my first DIY? 
Now here are some pictures of me wearing the sunglasses! I thought since I was recreating a Chanel pair of sunglasses I might as well do a black and white outfit and keep it chic! How would you wear these sunglasses? 
{Top & Necklace:H&M} {Skirt:JCpenny} {Shoes:Old Navy}
Thanks for reading, I really hope you enjoyed today's post!

Now don't forget to check out the other wonderful ladies from "Curves Around the World" and don't forget to show them some love. 

Aislynn from Denmark - Aislynn's World
Kate from Australia - Sparkles and Lace
Helen from England - Everyone Should Sparkle
Thulie from South Africa - Thick Fit and Fabulous 
Olivia from Singapore - Curves Become Her
Jennifer from Germany - Dressing These Curves

XOXO ~ Nina ~
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18 comments :

  1. Cute! makes me want to try some, Job well done.

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    1. Thanks girl and you should try it, it's very easy! :)

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  2. i LOVE this nina :) your DIY posts are becoming my top faves on your blog, i hope you make it more often. esp DIYs on designer brand items, really good job

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    1. Awe thanks Shayne! I'm going to try to do some more DIY's hopefully! :)

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  3. That is adorable! I need to make me a pair of these! Such a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Yes you should, I think they would look fab on you!

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  4. Wow, this is brilliant! And I love how you paired it with a classy ensemble. You look lovely carina!

    Besos,
    M
    http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks girl, I'm glad you liked it! :)

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  5. love these glasses they fit you so well go perfectly with your face structure! I just stumbled upon your blog! And wow it is amazing, definitely one which is great for inspiration. I love this post specially the great vivid pictures! I would love for you to check out my blog, which by just scrolling through your page, I know you will love!! Keep up the good work
    http://www.timeless-look.com

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    1. Thanks my dear and I will check out your blog for sure! :)

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  6. I absolutely LOVE these sunglasses. What a great DIY idea!!! My sunglasses are prescription and almost exclusively about function because I'm very light sensitive at times. This really makes me want to play around with them though. I love anything Chanel, and your outfit pairing is perfection! :-)

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cassie, if you get new glasses you could always try to DIY with your older pair!

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  7. Love this look Nina and a fantastic DIY!

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  8. I know you were on the hunt for sunnies, and I love that you essentially made your own. So chic and cute. I might pick up a second pair from Forever21 and try this, too. I love pearls, so pearl-izing my sunglasses seems like the perfect, simple craft project!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Yes I was on a hunt for sunglasses, I think this pair is the same ones you picked up and they are such a great prices they are easy to get another pair to DIY! :)

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