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Guest Post: Reuse Those Old Sunglasses This Summer And Make Them New Again

Hey everyone;

Today’s post is a guest post. I would love to hear what you think of guest posts. Is this something you would like to see more of? Do you have a post you would like to see featured here?

Enjoy your day, and let’s get to today’s guest post:

Reuse Those Old Sunglasses This Summer And Make Them New Again

Do you have some old sunglasses that you’d like to wear again? Of course you do, who doesn’t?  But if you’re looking for ways to reuse them, you’re in luck! We’re telling you how you can make them new and exciting again, with almost no spending from your part. The truth is you probably already have everything you need for a makeover at hand: your old frames, and just some basic craft supplies. But first, let’s see what state your sunglasses (if you are interested in seeing new sunglass fashions click here) are in:

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1. Are the arms of your sunglasses broken or unhinged? Sunglasses often break like this, especially if they’re made of cheap plastic. The easiest thing to do is replace the arms entirely. To do that, use the arms from a contrast-colored pair, and you’ll get cool two-tone shades. Get the full tutorial for how to do that here.

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2. Are your sunglasses frames scratched? That happens all the time, especially if you carry them in your purse without a case. So cover them up! You can use glitter for part of the frame or even for the entire thing (tutorial here). Similarly, you can use pearls or smaller beads. And if you don’t want any embellishments, simply paint them in a different color which include stripes and tortoiseshell. Did you know that nail polish is perfect for such a project? It’s cheap, with an infinite color palette, and a precise brush. However, if your lenses are scratched, you can drill some holes in them and embroider away (as seen here).

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3. Are you simply bored with your sunglasses? Then all you need is a bit of embellishment to make them trendy again. We’re pretty sure you’ve seen how trendy embellished sunglasses are these days… You can use flowers if you’re the romantic type or you can go for an edgier look and use studs or rhinestones. And if you simply don’t want to use glue, you can just paint part of the sunglasses with a pen (tutorial here).

This guest post was written by Daria P. who contributes to GlassesOnWeb and CelebritySunglassesWatcher.com

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Disclaimer: I (along with this blog), am not affiliated with the author of this guest post or any of the companies mention. The opinions reflected in this guest post do not reflect my personal opinions. I do not own the images or material presented in this post.   -Marley
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DIY: Open-Side, Knotted Tee

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Who recognizes this shirt? I actually used it in a previous DIY project, the open heart t-shirt. Because the shirt was a little big for me I decided to re-use it for this project. Since I am talking about the size of the shirt, this is an XS from Gap. Does anyone else find Gap sizing to be inaccurate?

This DIY shirt is fantastic for summer, I find it particularly cute for throwing over a bathing suit or even over a sports bra or fitted tank. If you care to share how you wear open-sided tees leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

Once again, this is a very simple DIY project. All you need is a t-shirt (or tank top) and a pair of scissors!

Open Side Knot Tee

Step 1: Starting at the bottom of the shirt (on either the right or left side) cut straight up to the arm pit.

Step 2: Repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Knot the two pieces on each side together at the bottom of the shirt. I find this easiest when I am wearing the shirt.

I love DIY shirts and other similar projects! If you have a DIY project that you think I should try leave it as a comment or send me an e-mail.

Thanks for reading and have a fantastic day!

Marley

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DIY: Open Heart T-Shirt

Quick, somebody stop me from cutting hearts into the backs of all my t-shirts! This DIY open heart tee is easy to make, it is fun, flirty and perfect for summer!

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Goodbye White Bikini, Hello Tie Dye Bikini!

Recently while I was lying in bed feeling sick and watching Modern Family I decided I wanted to try tie-dying with Sharpies. I was going to get up and find an old white t-shirt when I remembered that last year’s white bikini wasn’t looking as bright and white as it was when I bought it. I had it washed on our cruise over the holidays and when it came back it was slightly discolored. I made a couple of attempts to brighten it with little success. Even if this failed, I didn’t feel like I was ruining the bikini.

Because I was going this in bed I took the top of a plastic storage container to use as a ‘work space’ and it worked great!

Items used: white bikini, rubbing alcohol, small dish, plastic bags (2), plastic pipette, colorful sharpies, plastic storage bin lid

Items used: white bikini, rubbing alcohol, small dish, plastic bags (2), plastic pipette, colorful sharpies, plastic storage bin lid

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The Perfect “Summer Nights” Sock (Hold in the Moisture)

Has anyone picked up on the title of the post? What was I watching while I cut the toes off my socks? If you guessed Grease, you’re right! If you’re not in the mood to watch the entire movie, at least watch “Summer Nights” on YouTube. Would you believe me if I said singing along helps?

Applying lotion to my heels is one of the last things I do each night before heading to bed.Living in Atlantic Canada most of the year I am happy to follow this application with a pair of socks (though in my adult life I can probably count the number of times on one hand that I have gone to bed with socks and woken up still wearing them). However, from late spring/early summer to early fall I can’t stand the thought of wearing socks to bed.  Fortunately, I found this link while browsing Pinterest. Isn’t Pinterest fantastic? Anyway, immediately after finding this I went in search of socks and scissors!

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This is as simple as it looks – cut the toes off of a pair of cotton socks. After applying lotion to your heels before bed slip these socks on to hold in the lotion.

Am I the only one who thinks these are absolutely adorable?

 

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Australian Gold SPF 30 spray gel with bronzer

ImageHave you ever tried this SPF 30 spray gel with bronzer by Australian Gold? Thanks to my grandmother (thanks Nan), I have and I am hooked!

Prior to being introduced to this product I was using Jergens Natural Glow, and my favorite sunscreen was Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect SPF 15. Compared to these two products, this product by Australian Gold offers more protection and gives an instant, and longer lasting color.

Aside from using this as I would any regular sunscreen, I have also been using this on rainy or cloudy days, or on days where I am primarily indoors because it does contain a bronzer. I also plan on continuing to use it throughout the winter to help maintain a natural looking glow!

Based on the results, I am extremely happy with this product. I also like that it is fast drying, not greasy and it smells fantastic.

Initially, I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to use SPF 30. After all, tanning is one of my favorite parts about the summer, and even without an SPF I am not one to burn easily. However, because the product contains a bronzer, I decided I would at least try the SPF 30 and looking back, I made the right decision.

If you’re looking for an SPF with bronzer, give this a try. I purchased mine from Shopper’s Drug Mart. However, it is also available on the company’s website (click here).

 

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