Bobby pins often get neglected when it comes to choosing a hair accessory. The truth is that the convenient, but barely used pins can be put to use elsewhere and make a useful tool outside of your hair. Because they’re small, slip on easily and have amazing grip, you can use them on everything from your nails to your clothes. If you have any of the trusted hair accessory just lingering out, consider playing the waters a bit and using them for different needs. Ahead, five useful and very simple ways to use bobby pins that don’t actually involve your hair.
Believe it or not, the ball tip of a bobby pin can be very useful for nail art. If you don't have a smaller polish brush on-hand, you can use one to create details such as polka dots and stripes.
Kitsch Essential Bobby Pin $6
Believe it or not, bobby pins can be a great addition to your jewelry collection. With so many different colors, finishes and sizes now available, you can create everything from a statement necklace to a pair of earrings.
ban.do Everyday Bobbis $12
Reading a new book, but can't find your bookmark? Bobby pins have your back in this department. Rather than folding a ton of pages or stretching out a rubber band, just slip a bobby pin on the page and call it a day.
Scunci Curved Bobby Pins $2
Eyelash Glue Applicator
Applying false eyelashes can already be a struggle, so why not make it a little more hassle-free? Instead of risking getting eyelash glue on your fingers or the wrong part of your eyelid, use the tip of a bobby pin to apply the glue directly onto your falsies.
Bullfinch Pink Bobby Pins $7
Fitting Baggy Clothes
We don't always have time to get ourselves to the nearest tailor, but bobby pins can be a quick fix. If you have a t-shirt that's too long or a pair of pants that pass your heels, folding or cuffing the area and slipping a pin it can be a huge temporary help.
MetaGrip Premium Roller Pins $5
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