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I found a gorgeous pair of blinged out Rock and Candy sneaker wedges on Hautelook a few weeks ago and was bummed out to find they had sold out of my size by the time I logged on. They did had a similar, non-blinged out version however, so I decided to pick them up and bling them out myself.
These are the ZIGIny Lulu Jungle sneaker wedges in Crocodile. I picked these because I love the crocodile print as well as the neutral colors, tho truth be told I really hated the orange on the wedge. Since I love gold glitter, I decided to cover up the road-sign orange color with gold glitter, and this is what I got!
I coated all the orange parts in gold and glitter, then painted some of the crocodile print gold to tie it all together. I love these even more then the original blinged out shoes I wanted!
It took me a while to figure out how to cover up all the orange and get the glitter to stay. I own many pairs of glittery shoes so I know they’re notorious for glitter fallout. I personally don’t mind having glitter all over my floor but a lot of my friends feel differently, so I had to find a way to get the glitter to stick.
The answer was simple, and best of all I already had everything I needed in my beauty cabinet. I know it sounds strange, but the nail polish worked perfectly and the glitter hasn’t moved!
How I did it:
1. I laid down two coats of a solid gold polish (I used Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer in High Roller) letting the polish dry for a day or so between coats to avoid streaking when I put the glitter polish over it.
2. I followed with two coats of gold glitter polish (I used Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money) again letting the polish dry for a day between coats. I finished with Ulta Salon Nail Top Coat to seal the glitter polish and smooth it out.
3. I then took an eyeliner brush and lightly traced over the crocodile pattern with High Roller. I was careful to use a light hand as I didn’t wanna completely cover up the pattern.
And viola! My wedge sneakers are now glittery, gorgeous and get tons of compliments!
The other day I got a few t-shirts at Target and came up with this cheap and easy way to glam them up and make them a little more Jackie-like. And by Jackie-like I mean blinged out. Cuz really, what’s the point in even getting dressed if there’s no bling involved?
To create this look you will need:
1. Any fitted or semi-fitted t-shirt of your choice
3. Two sparkly hairclips of your choice (they must be clips, as in they must actually close. Pins won’t work for this)
Step 1: Make a small cut down the the center of the back of the shirt, starting at the collar.
Step 2: Quickly and carefully rip the shirt starting at the incision. Keep in mind the more you rip, the lower the neckline will be. And make sure you rip the fabric carefully so the back will look like a nice and neat deep V shape.
Step 3: Put on the shirt to ensure you are satisfied with the neckline. If not, repeat the ripping process until you’re happy.
Step 4: With the shirt on, gather the fabric at the base of the sleeve and clip it in place with one of the hair clips. Repeat on the other side.
And viola, all done! Now you can enjoy your super cute, custom blinged out tee!
I know putting shoes in the freezer might seem strange to many of you, but I’ve sworn by this method for years to make my stilettos a little more comfortable without damaging stretching tools and costly trips to the cobbler. Using this method, you can stretch your shoes out about a half a size overnight – and for about $0.50. All you need is a freezer, 2 ziplock bags and of course…a cute pair of shoes.
For this tutorial, I’ll be using my new Micheal Shannon wedge heels. I fell in love with these the other day while I was looking for a gift at OffBroadway and haven’t stopped thinking about them since. So last night, I gave in and picked them up.
Shiny black leather, a sky high wedge and corsetting along the back of the shoe…I die for these!
So, although these fit fairly well, the problem lies with this pointy little toe that makes these so tight I can barely walk. I didn’t notice it at the store, but this morning when I tried to wear these to work I found myself walking like a chickenhead and had to take them off. Cuz there’s nothing sadder than a 30 year-old chicken head. Except for maybe a 40 year-old chickenhead, but I digress…
To get started, grab two ziplock bags. Though you can use any size you like, I recommend using the regular sandwich bags since they tend to hold just the right amount of water to get the job done.
Fill the bags about 1/3 of the way with water. Make sure to dry the outside of the bags afterward to prevent water from getting into your shoes.
Place the bags into the part of the shoe that needs to be stretched. Since I’m stretching out the toe, I pushed the bags as far into the shoes as I could.
Place shoes in the freezer overnight. I put my shoes in uncovered because they’re brand new, but if you’re doing this with pre-worn shoes I highly suggest putting the shoes in a plastic grocery bag first. You don’t want all that ickiness lingering in the same place you keep your emergency stash of Ben and Jerry’s.
The next morning, take the shoes out and allow them to thaw for about a half hour. Then, put on your shoes and go! If for some reason they’re still a little snug, repeat the process a few more times using just a little more water. If that still doesn’t work, then start looking for your receipt cuz guuuuurl you bought shoes that are way too small!