Say Goodbye To Wrinkled Scarves!

Looking for a way to get the wrinkles out of your favorite scarf? The SparkleOn team has done a bit of research on scarf care and have found the below technique to work wonders on wrinkly scarves.

Before we get into our technique, try simply hanging the scarf in your bathroom while taking a shower. The steam from the shower can help get rid of the scarf’s unwanted wrinkles. This is an easy way and can work on scarves with light creases. But, if the lines and creases are too deep, this method won’t work. If that’s the case, try doing what we did on one of our scarves!

  1. Take out your ironing board and set your iron to the “silk” setting. While the iron is heating up, spread out a section of the scarf on the ironing board.Image
  2. Place a pillow case over the scarf. This will help protect the scarf from direct heat – no one likes a singed scarf!Image
  3. By this time, your iron should be nice and hot. Smooth out the pillow case using the iron. Go from top to bottom making sure to iron the entire section. After ironing the pillow case, take a look and see if the wrinkles are being pressed out of the scarf. If you aren’t seeing results, turn the iron to a slightly hotter setting. Usually the “silk” setting is hot enough, but sometimes if you have a really wrinkly scarf you will need the extra heat. You’ll need to repeat steps 1 – 3 for all sections of your scarf.Image

See the difference after ironing?ImageThe top portion that we ironed is nice and smooth!

ImageJust remember to keep your cat away from the scarf while you are ironing! The SparkleOn kitty tried to help us iron – this is what happened to her 🙂 Enjoy your wrinkle free scarf and be sure to check out SparkleOn’s scarves!

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Polka Dot Nail Polish Tutorial

Looking for creative ways to paint your fingernails or toenails?
The SparkleOn team decided to paint polka dots on our nails! Painting polka dots is fairly easy and you end up with super cute nails!

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All you need is:
Nail Polish for the Base Color (SparkleOn has beautiful colors for you! http://www.sparkleon.biz/nail-polish/)
Nail Polish for the Polka Dots
A Bobby Pin with a Rounded Top
A Bit of TIme and a Dash of Patience

We used Pearl Pink Nail Polish from SparkleOn for the Nail Polish Base Color.
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Time to Paint The Polka Dots!

– Paint your nails with two coats of the base color.

– Allow to dry.

– Dip the tip of the bobby pin in the color you’d like to use for the polka dots (we used white nail polish). Gently place the tip of the bobby pin on the painted nail and create a small dot with the polish on the bobby pin. We started with four dots in the middle of our nails in the shape of a square. From those four polka dots, we filled in the nail with randomly placed dots.

– Allow to dry.
*Add a clear top coat if so desired

And say hello to lovely nails! Easy and cute 🙂
Have fun painting your polka dot nails and don’t be afraid to be creative!

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– SparkleOn Team

Beautiful and Long Lasting Nail Polish Tutorial

Our 12 Days of Christmas Shopping Event continues! Throughout our event we have sold our nail polish for only $1.99! The colors are vibrant, beautiful and full of sparkle!
In celebration of our event, I set out to find the best way to do an in home manicure. I’ve found some techniques I like and want to share them with you.

In Home Manicure Tutorial

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Items You’ll Need:

Kleancolor Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Cotton Balls/Cotton Pads
Nail Brush
Nail Scissors
Emery Board
Fingernail Clippers
Orange Stick
Cuticle Oil
Hand Lotion
Strengthening Nail Polish Base
Clear Nail Polish
Sink or Bowl
Towel

Step 1:
The first thing you’ll need to do is remove any previous nail polish from your nails. Just use nail polish remover on a cotton ball or pad (I like to use cotton pads), and smooth over nails.

Step 2:
Once you have removed any existing nail polish, you will want to shape your nails. I usually begin this process by using fingernail clippers to create the shape. Then I use an emery board to finish the shape. If you use an emery board, make sure that you only shape going one direction. Do not go back and forth as this can damage the nail.

Step 3:
Your now beautifully shaped nail should be brushed using the nail brush.

Step 4:
Soften your nails by placing them in a sink or bowl of soapy warm water. I tend to keep mine in the water between 3-5 minutes. By softening the nails, it is easier to push back cuticles and this steps removes dirt from your nails. If you are in a hurry or your cuticles look great, go ahead and skip steps 4-6.

Step 5:
Using your orange stick or nail scissors, push back cuticles (Do not cut your cuticles!). If you have a hangnail, now is the time to clip it!

Step 6:
Pamper your nails by massing the cuticles with cuticle oil. After this, use hand lotion and massage into your hands. This will make your hands soft, but also oily. After you are done, use a cotton ball or pad and remove oil from finger nails. If the nails still feel oily, put a dab of finger nail polish remover on the cotton ball and swab over finger nails again.

Step 7:
Now your fingernails are ready to be painted! Apply your base coat and let dry.

Step 8:
Once the base is dry, paint your nails with a fun and sparkly Kleancolor nail polish! I used Metallic Red. To ensure long lasting results, apply two coats of nail polish. If you are in a hurry and would like to speed up the drying process between coats, fill up a sink or bowl with cold water. Place hands inside the cold water for a few minutes. The cold water will help the paint dry faster.

Step 9:
Finally, apply a top coat of clear nail polish. Let dry thoroughly.

And you’re done! This makes for a fun activity to do with friends for a girls night, or a lifesaver when you need your nails looking beautiful without the time to make an appointment.

I used the following websites in my search. Feel free to reference them and find more tips for your nails!

http://www.oprah.com/style/Home-Manicure-How-to-Do-Your-Own-Nails/9
http://www.marieclaire.com/hair-beauty/how-to/manicure-do-it-yourself
http://www.wikihow.com/Give-Yourself-a-Manicure
http://www.bellasugar.com/Do-Yourself-Manicure-998663

Sparkle On!
-SparkleOn Team