DIY pastel-tipped sunglasses

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Retro-style pastel-tipped sunglasses go well with just about anything. You can wear them with shorts, jeans, party tops, and other casual pieces. They give you a cool yet feminine look. You don’t have to buy pricey designer pastel-tipped sunglasses. Here are some items you can use to make your own chic DIY version at home!

What you’ll need:

  • Plain black cat-eye sunglasses
  • Black Sharpie
  • Pastel nail polish
  • Clear base coat
  • Top coat
  • Superglue and decorative studs (or substitute with glitter nail polish)

Follow the steps below to make your own pastel-tipped cat-eye sunglasses:

  • Take a pair of plain black cats eye glasses and use a black Sharpie to mark off the areas where the pastel tips will be. You’ll want to mark off a small section at both of the top outer corners of your sunglasses. These marks may be slightly visible but won’t be prominent once you are done decorating your sunglasses.
  • Now take a bottle of clear base coat and apply it onto the marked-off area, followed by two coats of nail polish in a pastel color of your choice. Allow time to dry between each coat.
  • Once the nail polish is dry, use superglue to apply decorative studs onto the pastel tips in a symmetrical arrangement. You can also use glitter nail polish instead of decorative studs.
  • Let the superglue or glitter nail polish dry. To speed up the process, leave your glasses under a fan for a few minutes.
  • Apply two layers of top coat on the decorated area. Once the top coat is dry, your DIY pastel-tipped sunglasses will be ready to wear!

You can purchase a sturdy case to keep your sunglasses safe while you are traveling. You can also keep your sunglasses in decorative wire baskets when you aren’t wearing them. Williams-Sonoma, Target and Blomus offer different types of wire baskets.

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