Handmade jewelry is an in trend these days, and making jewelry with your own self is a fun thing to do. And if you are a mother and you have daughters than involving your kids in this activity can increase their creativity and it’s a great way to utilize your leisure time.
Here are some amazing ideas that can help you in creating a master piece for yourself or you can also gift it to someone.

1. TASSEL BRACELET:
Bracelets are the most elegant jewelry piece, it gives you a very chic look, and what’s better than making one by yourself.

Here is a list of things that are required for making a tassel bracelet:

Pair of scissors
Chain
Embroidery Thread
Jump Rings
Ribbon connectors
Flat nose pliers
Lobster clasp
small cardboard piece

Method:
Lets make a tiny tassel first, cut a small piece of cardboard and wrap embroidery thread around length wise, approximately 10 to 13 times and tie the knot and remove from cardboard.

Insert the top of thread in the ribbon connector and flatten it up with pliers. Cut a small length of thread and wrap below the ribbon connector. Insert a jump ring in ribbon connector and hook it up in chain. Repeat for all the tassels.

Add a jump ring and lobster clasp to each end and here you go! Your tassel bracelet is ready. You can use same color or different color thread to make multicolored bracelet.

2. GLITTER STATEMENT RINGS:
Sparkling jewelry always brighten up your overall appearance, and this DIY dazzling ring will add that spark to your look!

You’ll need glitter, Varnish glue, adjustable ring with setting pad and disposable container for mixing.

METHOD:
Pour half teaspoon of glitter and ¼ teaspoon on varnish glue in to the disposable container to make a dense mixture. Try to use less glue so that your glitter is more enhanced.

Transfer the mixture into the ring pad using toothpick and spread the mixture evenly and let it dry until its set.

You can make as much colors as you want, so don’t be afraid to sparkle! 😉

3. PAINTED BOBBY PIN EAR RINGS:
A very simple yet stylish way to make statement earrings for yourself with just 4 things:

– bobby pins
– ear ring hooks
– craft wire
– nail polish (different colors)

METHOD:
Place your bobby pins on a piece of cardboard to keep them intact, now create a design with your nail colors, just tape the areas you want to paint and make whatever pattern you want, diamond, stripes or any other pattern, now let your nail paint dry and carefully pull of the tape.

Take the pins out from the cardboard and cut two pieces of wires, allow the wires to pass through the pins and twist the wires and attach the hook, and wrap the wires around once again to secure and cut off the excess.

Repeat same steps for the second earring and you are ready to wear them 

4. BEADED FRINGE NECKLACE:
To make a nice fringe necklace you’ll need these things:

– Wire cutters
– Chain
– Beads (any color you like)
– Head pins and eye pins
– Round nose pliers

METHOD:
Take a pin and start adding beads into it, you can draw a rough sketch of what pattern do you want to create with beads and how much pins do you want to be filed with how many beads.

Secure each end by rotating the tip of each pin with nose pliers to form a loop, now start adding beads accordingly, and make around 6 to 7 beaded pins. Now take an eye pin (which has already a loop on one end) slide beaded pins in it, after sliding each pin put a single bead so that it creates a small space between each pin.

Cut the chain according to your desired length, I prefer long chains for such necklaces. Attach the chains on each end and WOILA! Your statement necklace is all set.

5. Button Hairpins:

Are you bored with your simple, ordinary bobby pins?
Upgrade your bobby pins with this easy DIY idea.

You just need 4 things for this:
– Bobby pins
– Old colorful buttons
– Thread & Needle
– Super Glue

METHOD:

Take any button of your choice and sew it at the end of the bobby pin and secure it with super glue. Let it sit for about 30 minutes to 45 minutes so that the buttons can stick firmly with bobby pins.

Once the glue dries, you can use the upgraded version of your bobby pins. They look wonderful on little girls as well.

6. Felt Bow Hairclips:
Add a little color to your hair accessories with these cute clips.
They are not only easy to make but also look super cute! ^_^

Following things are required to make these bow hairclips:

– Felt cloth (select your favorite colors)
– Hot Glue Gun
– Barrettes Clips

METHOD:

Cut rectangular pieces of different felt cloths, you can cut large or small rectangular pieces according to your requirement, also cut small and thin strips, you can either use same color strips or different color strips.

Pinch the rectangle from center, wrap the strip around it and secure it with hot glue. Paste the bows on barrettes clips and let it dry and your bow hairclip is ready to wear.

To make your bows look more stylish, you can also add small buttons, beads or simply apply glitter glue at the top of your bow.

7. No sew head band (2 ways):

What’s better than making something which doesn’t required stitching or sewing?
So here is a DIY idea for making a headband in which no sewing is involved.

Few things which are required to make this band are:

– Old T-shirt
– Scissors
– Fabric glue or double sided tape

METHOD:
As head sizes are different, so I can’t give you the exact length details so adjust the length accordingly. Cut 4 inches wide rectangular piece, now stick the ends with double sided tape or fabric glue and let it try.

1st Way:
Cut another small strip and wrap it around in the center of the large piece to give it a bow like shape, now apply fabric glue at the end. Your single bow headband is ready to use.

2nd Way:
Repeat the same method as above, just add another smaller rectangular piece before sticking the small strip, pinch both small and large rectangular pieces from the center and wrap around the strip and secure ends with glue.

If you are obsessed with jewelry then this blog is going to be very useful for you. Hope that you guy’s will try some of these DIY projects, they are not only fun to make but also less time consuming. It’s a great way to engage your children’s as well :).

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Saying this would be fair enough that “makeup is a girl’s best friend”
I myself being a makeup addict will totally agree with the phrase stated above! Whenever I pay a visit to market or any mall, I can’t resist myself from buying one of a makeup product, even if I don’t need anything 😛

In this blog I am not only going to tell you about the best beauty brands but will definitely share some of my personal experience’s about the products that I’ve used, using right now, or heard from a reliable source ( most probably my own make up love friends 😀 )

Here goes my brief take on some of the brands!

1. ORIFLAME:

Orifalme is a Sweden based brand that has managed to create its worth in the Pakistani makeup market in past 3,4 years. It has a wide range of products, form makeup to skincare to fragrances and hair care products.

They have a wonderful collection of lip colors, I’ve used a few shades but the texture of the lipstick is to die for, their stay time is also good and lasts up to 6,7 hours. Great to wear them if you are going to office or university.

Their skin care products are also very nice, and if you are a fan of BB creams then Oriflame’s is all what you need, it doesn’t look cakey at all and gives a very natural look to your face.
Its products range starts from 400rs and goes according to the product type and quantity, overall it’s quite a budget friendly brand.

2. NABILA:

Well Nabila’s makeup line has only one product which has it all that you need for your basic makeover. It caught everyone’s attention even before it was launched because it was one of its kinds of a product.

Nabila’s Zero makeup palette is an inn thing these days, this palette includes blender base, concealer, blushe, powder and lipstick.

Its introductory price was 4,900 PKR, now you can get it in 5,500 PKR. The best thing about this palette is that it is made according to Asian and south Asian skin tones, which adds a plus point to it.

So, if you are a fan of natural everyday makeup than this palette is a must try for you!

3. MEDORA:

Medora is a brand which we are seeing since we were kid’s as our mother’s supposed to use this brand. Though it’s a swat based local company but since I’ve started buying cosmetics, Medora is one of my first choices when it comes to lip colors and nail paints.

Trust me! You can find some brilliant lipstick shades in Medora’s collection which are in fashion and same goes for the nail colors as well.

The thing I love the most about this brand is that it is pocket friendly, you can buy a lipstick in just 130 PKR and get the best value of your money.

Pro tip: If you love red lipstick shades then rush to market right away! 😀

4. ODHO COSMETICS:

Atiqa Odho is one of the popular actress of Pakistani TV industry, in year 2003 “ODHO COSMETICS” were launched by her, which was an instant hit in the vary market. It was the only and first national celebrity brand of Pakistan.
It has a huge range of lip colors, eye shadows and blushers, not only makeup but you can also find jewelry items over there as well. You can also find some nice deals.

Price ranges are not very high, you can buy a lipstick for 550 PKR, single eye shadow for 150 PKR and blushers for 450 PKR. And let me tell you that there is a sale going on Odho cosmetics site which is going to end in next few days, you can get Odho products in 50% less prices.

5. LUSCIOUS COSMETICS:

Luscious cosmetics is a local brand which is run by Mehrbano Sethi, she has collaborated the latest techniques and trends into her makeup line.

Basically, her focus is on Asian side so the cosmetic products are designed to stay for a longer time period according to the humid and hot climate.
You can find a wide range of blushes, lipsticks, glosses, highlighters, contouring kits, foundations, eyebrow pencils, makeup brushes and other makeup tools.

The price range is starting from 600 PKR to 3000 PKR, which is average as compared to the quality which is providing by luscious cosmetics.

6. SWEET TOUCH:

Sweet touch is a brand which provides a wide range of eye-catching and vibrant colors of lipsticks, eye shadows, nail colors and other makeup products.

Sweet touch’s face products are quite good, whether it’s a foundation or a face powder, they are highly pigmented and give you a good coverage and don’t give you powdery or cakey look.
Do try their TWIN CAKE face powder, it is amazing for touchups, handy and blends according to your skin tone.

Their price range is from 188 PKR to 1500 PKR, which is very economical.

7. MASSARAT MISBAH COSMETICS:

Massarat Misbah is one of the most renowned beautician of Pakistan, she has introduced her makeup brand which is the sum of her entire 35 years of experience.

You can find a wide range of cosmetics in her brand, from liquid lipsticks to highlighters and from foundations to eye liners. You can also get different combos in good prices.

Massarat Misbah’s cosmetics price range is average, you can buy her silk foundation for almost 1800 PKR. It is a good local brand for ladies who love branded makeup.

So, these were some well-known makeup brands that are popular among Pakistani women, and if you are a makeup lover then I hope this article is going to be helpful for all the ladies out there 😉

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Shopping for branded products always drag some extra cash out of our wallets, but who doesn’t want to save some extra bucks.
Branded products are available in such high prices that it is not easily accessible to every individual but what if I tell you that you can actually buy branded products in lesser prices.
Yes! You heard it right!
In past few years Pakistan also followed the trend of online shopping rather than the conventional shopping method and there is nothing better than buying stuff hassle-free which also saves your time.

The concept of buying pre-owned or used stuff is quite common and the most well-known way of buying such things is byvisiting “Sunday bazar”. From clothing to accessories, you can find a huge variety of branded goods over there in very low prices.

As I’ve mentioned earlier about online shopping, the concept of Sunday bazar now goes online in Pakistan andyou can buy used products with just a single click. A bunch of sites in Pakistan are offering such services where you can buy second hand branded goods online.

Visiting Sunday bazar’s is itself a very hectic thing to do, I personally don’t like visiting crowded places and if you are like me then just sit back and relax at your home and visit online sites to avoid disruptions.

They’ve not only made it convenient for customers to buy but there are some major benefits as well. You cannot only purchase things but you can also sell your used branded products over there and I think that’s a good call.

BENEFITS OF PUCHASING PRE-OWNED GOODS:

Whether it’s new or old, branded items remain branded and there is no harm in owning used branded products, it is actually beneficial for you and for othersas well.

1. LESS EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS:

The foremost and themajor factor of buying used goods is saving your money, at times you can get branded products in 70% to 80% less rates than the original value of the product, why paying 2000 PKR for a single shirt when you can get one in 300 or 400 PKR 😀

FACT: You don’t have to pay sales tax on buying used items.

2. MORE CHOICES FOR YOU:

You have a large variety of things from several brands to select from, but they are not available in bulk quantity, sometimes only 1 or 2 pieces are available,so first come first get formula is applicable here 😉

3. BUY GIFTS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES:

To make an impression on your friends and family it is great to gift them branded stuff, you can purchase clothes, bags, accessories or toys for kids as a gift for different occasions.

4. QUALITY ASSURANCE:

Pre-owned is basically tried and tested in a way because it was already in use of someone, they might have used it for a couple of month or may be more than that but still in good shape to reuse it again then it is likely to stay in the same position for a few more years.

5. OWN MORE THINGS:

You can buy more things when you opt for second hand items shopping. If you are a student and running your monthly expenses on your limited pocket money then it is the best option for you to pick more clothes, shoes or any other stuff for your daily use.

6. SUPPORTS LOCAL ECONOMY:

By purchasing used items from locals can actually help in providing business to many other people from the same market who owns a small business as compared to big brand names in the market.
It mightnot make a very huge difference but something is better than nothing.

PRO TIP: After sometime if you don’t like the thing that you bought or it got damaged, you will not feel that bad because after all you haven’t paid a whole lot of money for it.

There are probably more other good reasons to buy used items but above are some that popped up in my mind according to my personal views on which you might agree or disagree, but trust me it is the best way to save your money and can make a prominent difference .
Next time when you start looking for used branded productsI hope this article is going to be helpful for you.
You can also bookmark it for yourself and share this article with your friends and family too.
Happy shopping! 🙂

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