A cheerleader without glitter is like a cheerleader without pom poms. IT JUST DOES NOT WORK! From one glitter lover to another, here are some fun and interesting ways you can incorporate more glitter into your life. We are all diamonds–why not shine like some! So, pull out some Mod Podge, and let’s get ready to glitter some stuff up!

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Crafting:

Add some life to your old cheer bows, old purses or bags, or even old pairs of sneakers you might have lying around. All you need is glue, painter or masking tape, a paintbrush and, of course, A LOT of glitter! When picking up glue, Mod Podge is the best for crafting. It comes in two options: matte and gloss finish. If you are glittering something, go for gloss every time; you want that glitter to really sparkle and if you use a matte finish, that sparkly will not be as bright.

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Using masking tape, create the design you like. If you are new to crafting, creating a bold line pattern is a good place to start. You can use two different techniques depending on how messy you want to get. You can mix the glitter into the glue and then paint the glitter glue onto your item, OR you can add glue to your item and then sprinkle glitter onto the pre-glued item. The second one is A LOT messier, but you do have more control of how much glitter you are using and can reuse the loose glitter that did not stick to your item afterwards. Both options work basically the same, and you typically want to add more glue on top to make sure the glitter does not flake off. You can also use a fabric waterproofing spray that will not only help hold the glitter, but comes with the added bonus of making your items waterproof!

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Once everything is glittered, don’t touch the item until it’s completely dry! That is always the hard part!  Once the item is dried thoroughly, you can remove the tape and it’s ready to wear. If you did the first method of adding glitter to the glue and now have a bunch of glitter-glue left over, you can literally use this on anything! Glitter up your phone case, any containers or vases you have around the house, your bedside lamp shade… the possibilities are endless.

Beauty:

We all love a little shimmer and sparkle to our eye shadow… but why stop there?

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Add some glitter to your roots. If Starbucks can make a unicorn drink, we can all look like majestic creatures. By adding a little glitter in a contrasting or complimentary color to your hair, you can really bring something new and fun to the table. Changing your hair to some funky color is a lot of fun, especially if it’s summer and you have festivals to go to! So, spice up that hair color with some sparkle.

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Why stop at the roots?! Add some glitter to your full head of hair. Rick James did it in 1981, and the 80’s are making a comeback. Let’s bring this trend back too!

Why stop there? Using glitter as lipstick is a staple at cheer competitions. Why not use glitter all over? There are some great tutorials online, like JCharlesBeauty or simply search for glitter festival makeup. You will find some inspiration to add some much needed extra sparkle to spice up your normally glitter-tastic routine. Normally with makeup, they say less if more; with glitter, I fully disagree.

Just because...

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...here is a GIF of Sam Winchester covered in glitter. You’re welcome. Happy glittering!

How else can you go glitter? Show us pics of your glittery ways in the comments!