Monday, 2 May 2011

Wedding: DIY Hair clips

I decided a long time ago that when I got married I wanted long hair. A few years ago I decided that now was the time to grow it. Never in my life have I had long hair, it's always been so short as my hair just looked awful once it got past a certain length. For some reason all that has changed. I don't know if it's because I take much greater care with it, or that it's just the way it goes. Either way I'm so happy with it. I'm still growing it, but I'm happy with the length in regards to my wedding day. 

Because of the length of my hair I always wanted it down for my wedding day. Why spend years growing it just to have an up do? 

I decided upon half up/half down, for no other reason than that is what I've wanted. I've never really looked into any other hair styles, this is just the one that stuck. 

Then came the issue of what to hold my hair back with on my big day? I originally bought a clip with more of a diamante design to it, then I thought that this may clash with the faux pearl head band I want to wear (which I'm yet to buy, tomorrow I promise.) Then in boots the other day I came across these beauties. 

The only problem is the pink. The earring I'm wearing which is my something old, is a white rose  broken earring that my Mum's had for years. Do you get extra points for having a 'something broken' as well as the compulsory old, new, borrowed blue? As you can tell the roses on the clip are pink. 

So out comes the trusty white Barry M Nail Paint:

And tad-dar two coats later I have white not pink roses. 

My camera clearly doesn't like them as much as I do, they look amazing in real life

It still needs another coat as I can still see a slight tinge of pink, but I'm just too impatient to wait to take a picture once it's complete. haha. 


♫ Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work 


  1. Eeeeeee when I read your comment on my blog about you getting married in two weeks I had to reply to you! I had skimmed through your blog last week but I have yet to have time to properly catch up on reading blogs lately. I didn't realise your wedding day was so close! How very exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your big day :) And having a BBQ is such a good idea! Oh expect comments on older blog posts when I do get a chance to read everything (Hmm I sound like a bit of a stalker saying that! Haha!) Enjoy the run-up to your wedding day and hope it doesn't stress you out too much! :) xx

  2. The clips are gorgeous, good thinking with the white nail paint! I've been reading all of your recent posts, you're so creative! x

  3. Aren't you the clever one?! So cute!

  4. Hi again, thought I'd reply here! I get my materials from a local fabric shop and also Hobbycraft. Hobbycraft can be a tad expensive but they seem to have everything! I also search online for things - folksy and etsy are good for supplies too. I hope you find what you're after :) x


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