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Get Designer Accessories On The Cheap With Help From A TikTok Hack

Brittany Rae

I love a good DIY on a budget, especially if it's bougie.

TikTokker @_xfaye did exactly that when she realized her Dior mascara had a gorgeous silver ring on the tube. So, using some DIY skills and so true ingenuity, she turned something she'd usually throw out into a piece of jewelry for herself!

This hack is a true two-for-one.

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Not only do you get a really cool DIY out of it, but you get a truly excellent mascara. Seriously, Dior mascara is some of the best luxury mascara. Chanel who?

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Okay, so here's what you'll need.

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Pick up a DiorShow mascara and a box cutter. I would recommend actually using the mascara until it's done, because that mascara is actually great and makes your lashes look amazing.

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Peep that ring.

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I mean, right? You can see how @_xfaye got the idea! Commenters argued over whether the ring was metal or plastic, and I still don't have a clear answer for you. I suspect it's metal, however.

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It pops right off!

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Once you break open the tube with your box cutter, the ring will slide right off the tube. Pop it on your finger, and you're good to go!

However...

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She took it one step further.

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Time to grab some spray paint! Now, Faye did not prep before she spray-painted, which I don't recommend. If you want your paint to actually stick, you need to use a primer.

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Boom, gold.

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I'm an even bigger fan of this, since I am a gold girl all the way. Silver has no place in my life, you know? Anyway, Faye did a really good job and this ring is so cute!

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A quick tip:

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Make sure you pick up the right DiorShow. The one Faye is using DiorShow New Look, which has a very different tube from regular DiorShow. If you can't find it, Iconic OverCurl also has a cute ring.

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Commenters were super helpful with sizing.

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It looks like the ring is about size 5 1/2. There's probably a bit of flexibility there, but I'd guess it's no bigger than that. If you can pull that off on any of your fingers, go for it!

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Someone else pointed out a CRUCIAL bit of info.

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Apparently, YSL's lipstick has rings, too, and they actually have fun colors underneath! Check them out here. I definitely would go for one of those, since some of them already gold.

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Some users had some tips for giving it longevity.

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If you don't want your painted ring to mess your finger up, coat the inside with a bit of clear nail polish. It'll keep the gold from rubbing off onto your skin!

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If you don't have tiny fingers, there's still options for you!

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For those that don't have size 5.5 fingers (and that's very few of us, let's be real), you could string the ring onto a necklace and wear it like that!

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Others totally understood the assignment.

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I mean, sure. You could throw that whole tube out and get nothing else from it. OR you could have some fun doing a DIY and get a cute ring out of it!

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And yeah, it's pretty hard to find that mascara now.

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I haven't been able to find it on Sephora or Dior's website, but it is available on Amazon right now. TikTok has a special ability to completely sell a product out the second it goes viral.

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So, would you try this?

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It's an easy, designer DIY for $30, and you get a really good makeup product out of it. I don't see the downside, tbh! I can't wait to try this for myself.

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