Quick and Easy DIY – How To Prevent Jewelry From Turning Your Skin Green

Change is Good – When it’s not happening to your jewelry

The biggest downside to buying fashion or costume jewelry is that there’s always the possibility that you’ll have some fading, color change, or green skin. How disappointing is it when that beautiful necklace that you wore twice has changed into a strange brown color after sitting in your jewelry box for only a month? To help prevent or limit this type of thing from happening, here are some quick and easy tips that I picked up a few years ago –

1. Paint a thin layer of clear nail polish onto the side that will touch your skin. This is especially great for rings. The polish will add a barrier between your skin and the metal, helping to prevent the reaction that causes your skin to turn green. If the jewelry piece has stones or other decorations I would suggest using the nail polish ONLY on the metal areas, since the clear polish may change the look of the stones/decorations and may even damage them.

2. Use Krylon clear gloss spray on larger areas. This works well for metal necklaces or bracelets. The coating will create a seal over the metal and slow or prevent color change, fading, and green skin. Think of it like a clear coat for jewelry. 🙂

I hope you found these tips helpful; happy accessorizing!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Cute Home Finds

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here – which means lots of bloggers sharing their favorite finds! 

I love home decor, so I’m currently browsing for some unique sale items. 🙂 Some of my favorites are linked below!

Happy Shopping!

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How To Clean & Reuse Old Candle Jars (The Easy Way!)

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How many candles do you own at any given time? If you’re reading this, chances are you may own quite a few. 🙂 I have to admit, candles are one of my favorite things. I’m guilty of owning multiple scents and rotating them depending on my mood. I just love how quickly and easily cozy scents can make your home more inviting; For me they’re also the perfect recipe for unwinding at the end of the day.

While I love the glass jar candles from Bath & Body Works the most, it’s always the same decision that I’m faced with when they reach their end; What do I do with the jar? Should I just throw it away? But it’s a perfectly good (and pricey) jar!  So after going through this sad ending for quite some time now (and saving my jars) I finally decided that it was time to clean them out and reuse them. I searched around a bit on the internet and found different ways to clean out old candle jars, but I played around with the techniques, and what worked best for me is so simple.

Below I outline steps on how to remove the wax and get a perfectly clean and reusable jar!

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Quick and Easy DIY Succulent Terrarium

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Succulents and cacti are a quick, easy, affordable way to add a unique look to almost any decor.  Big bonus – they are also so easy to take care of!  I recently made my own succulent and cacti terrarium and snapped a few pics to share how quick and easy it was to make.  The best part about terrariums is you can have fun with the design and make it as unique and creative as you want! Continue reading “Quick and Easy DIY Succulent Terrarium”