How to Make Your Own Watercolor Mugs

Watercolor mugs are recently popping up more on my Pinterest feed. They’re simple, cute, and seem fun to DIY! With the holidays getting closer, it’s time for me to try my own watercolor mugs. The task seems simple: buy a mug, dip it in some nail polish, let it dry. So in the name of DIY, a friend and I are setting off to the dollar store to buy some cheap, white ceramic mugs to transform.

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What we are getting for this project is a ceramic mug (typically white), a tub of warm water, and nail polish. First, clean and dry off your newly bought cheap mug. This is to make sure it’s ready to be pretty. Next, fill the tub or bowl of your choice with decently warm water, warm enough so that it won’t cool off too quickly. This next step you have to do very quickly, be ready! Pour the nail polish colors into the warm water and dip the mug in immediately after. Once the mug is covered, slowly remove it from the water. It should be beautifully marbled and ready to use after a few hours drying!

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This project is easy on paper, but it actually is decently difficult. During my experience, I had to wipe down my mug with nail polish remover at least three times. My first attempts at these watercolor mugs were not pretty whatsoever. But that’s wht I do it, to let you Glamorous people learn form my mistakes!

When filling the tub or bowl with water, really make sure it is warm, almost even hot. Secondly, use nail polish colors you like but won’t mind being completely used up. I chose to use my three favorite colors and ending up with sad, half-filled bottles leftover. Lastly and most importantly, you have to be extremely quick to dip your mug in after pouring the nail polish into the water. For some reason, if you wait a second too long like I did, it comes out all goopy and weird.

Even though these DIY watercolor mugs weren’t this easiest project on the block, they still came out pretty and were fun to make! Make your own versions and tweet us at @GlamorousPaper with photos of your creations. Go forth and be artsy!

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The Fanny Pack and its Revival

The fanny pack: a classic 1980’s accessory that was not only incredibly stylish, but also functional. After falling to the wayside for a few decades, fanny packs are slowing creeping their way into mainstream fashion. With all the other 1990s and 1980s trends coming back into play (hello, Superstars!), this is not suprising! Scrunchies made their revival a few years ago, we should have seen the fanny pack fever coming.

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Fanny packs are coming into mainstream fashion with full force. They’re a music festival and college frat party essential. If something is a popular fashion accessory at Coachella, then you know it is hip and trendy. I personally own one that says party that you guys can see above. I also have a Texas flag themed one (#texasforever) that is a high school graduation gift from a friend. Consequently, the revival of the fanny pack will not be ignored with such a mainstream presence like this.

Not only is the fanny pack undeniable functional, but it is a fashion statement in itself. Nowadays you can find all sorts of different fanny packs. There are ones with galaxy prints, American flag prints, monogrammed ones, and even clear ones to show off your valuables. Search for a specific type of fanny pack and you’ll most likely find it nowadays! Need a pineapple themed one for a Hawaiian luau? You got it. What about one with cats all over it? Don’t worry, you can find that too.

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With popular trends from the 1980s and 1990s taking over mainstream fashion, we can expect this fanny pack revival to last a little while longer. We’re not complaining though. Any fashion accessory that looks cute and can hold my stuff hands free is something I can definitely support.

So Glamorous people, are you hopping on the fanny pack trend? If so, comment below and tell us about your fanny pack! Or even better, tweet @GlamorousPaper and show us your fav fanny pack outfit!

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What to Wear: Weekend Edition March 21st, 2015

Happy Saturday! This is an especially amazing Saturday because it is also the first weekend of spring. So for this WTW, we are bringing you some adorable weekend outfits perfect for this spring weather.

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Floor length skirts are a breezy, comfortable alternative to pants during a warm spring day. Hitting just at the tops of your feet is the perfect length, especially if you want to show off some adorable sandals! To make this look even more effortlessly cool, pair the skirt with a plain tee and knot it just at the waistline. So chic!

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Rompers are always in style, but especially during the spring and summer months. They scream casual chic and go with everything from strappy heels, to wedges, to flat sandals. Pick a romper with a cute design or pattern for added edge, and pair it with an oversized tote like this one to balance the short hemline.

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Palazzo pants are very trendy right now because they’re perfect for night and day wear! Pair them with a plain tee for a casual daytime look, or add a fitted crop top like this one and a pair of heels and you’ve got a perfect outfit for a night out! Make sure to keep your top fitted to balance the volume of the pants.

What do you think of our springtime looks? Show us your spring fashion in the comments below or on Twitter with #GlamorousPaper!

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Spring Style: How to Style a Midi Skirt

Spring has sprung here in California and that means time to show off those legs! One of the trendiest styles this spring and summer will be midi skirts, which hit between the knee and the ankle. They’re universally flattering and come in an array of shapes, styles, and patterns. Here are the best ways to style one of these adorable skirts!

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This is the epitome of fresh, spring style. The midi skirt has a floral pattern and is fitted, but loose enough to create an easy, breezy look. A crop top goes perfectly with this outfit, but a tucked-in shirt would look just as cute. A sleeveless shirt works best with this midi so the pattern and length don’t overwhelm the look. Add some strappy sandals or wedges and you’ve got the perfect spring outfit!

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What to Wear: Weekend Edition

What To Wear is a segment here on Glamorous Paper where we try to give you a few great looks based on a certain situation. Today, we’re tackling chic weekend outfits. Check out What to Wear: Work Edition for the best work/school outfit.

So TGIF, right? The only issue is now you have to dig through your closet for something to wear for whatever amazing events you have planned for this weekend. Use these outfits as inspiration for your dinner date, shopping trip, or night out with the girls!

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When you want to look amazing but simply don’t have the time or energy to create a special outfit, use this as a guide! Throwing on a pair of booties, jeans, and tucking in a patterned shirt will immediately look stylish and put together. When I lived in Paris, I noticed that all the women cuffed their jeans over their booties. It not only makes your legs look better, but it adds a unique touch to your outfit.

 

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All white always looks both classic and sexy, especially in a baby doll dress. Keep the style simple to allow the color and the chicness of the heels and dress speak for themselves. Take the outfit up a notch with a sleek leather jacket! It will toughen up the dress and make you look super cool, whether you’re out for drinks or just strolling through the shops. If you’re craving color, add an accessory like a necklace or belt or a colored leather jacket.

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Neon done right! An adorably simple dress in a bright color like neon pink will make you stand out no matter where you go this weekend. To keep the boldness in check, pair the dress with a darker purse, like this blue clutch, and nude heels. The neon color will make you appear tanner and will ensure that you turn heads! If neon is too crazy for you, try a dress in a jewel tone like emerald green or sapphire blue.

What do you think of our weekend outfits? Show us what you’re wearing this weekend on Twitter with #GlamorousPaper or let us know in the comments!

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