Hair slides and hair grips are HOT right now. I have worked out a way to make the most gorgeous rainbow coloured hair slides. I was sent a rather large box of Essence nail varnishes the other day and they are so beautiful. I am the biggest nail varnish hoarder you will find. I had a nail varnish clear out last week and then 50 new gorgeous non-claggy ones have arrived. Out with the old, in with the new, right! Anyway, this box of nail varnishes inspired me to make these hair slides. (F.Y.I. I was never asked to feature these nail varnishes in any posts. These polishes are only £1.60 so are great to use for this project. Here is a link to the nail varnishes in their old form, these ones I will be out later this month in Wilkinsons. You can obviously use any nail varnishes you already own. Here is a link to all my past nail varnish blog posts filled with loads of gorgeous nail varnishes and tips). I chose an array of colours that create a pretty ombre effect.
WHAT YOU NEED
• White (or very pale) nail varnish.
• Nail varnishes in a variety of colours.
• Hair slides.
• Piece of scrap paper.
• Slide your hair grips on to a piece of paper so you can paint freely.
• Swipe a coat of white nail varnish over your hair slides.
This will act as your undercoat and mean that with a light nail varnish colour you won’t have to use loads of coats and allow them to get dented and peel away.
• Allow to dry.
I am quite impatient and just painted all six grips I was painting and moved back to number one with the coloured polish.
• Paint one thick coat on your hair slides.
• Leave to dry and ta da you are ready to look as cute as a button.
Let me know if you make these? I would love to see how you style them. Tag me on social @itsmegantaylor xx