Studs & Skulls–DIY Heels

I bought these shoes on sale a few weeks ago from Rubi, I loved them. They felt somewhat familiar and were on sale so I had to have them. Fast forward to a couple of days ago and I realised why they felt so familiar, they are almost a direct copy of Jeffery Campbell’s I had been looking at on Urban Outfitters. Now I don’t mind ‘inspired’ pieces but these are too much of a copy for me to want to wear them so I thought I’d jazz them up a little with some skulls and studs. This is a really quick and easy DIY that really shouldn’t take any more than 30 mins (but probably less).

So onto the Pictorial, (I really wish I cleaned them at the end before I took the last picture, I was having trouble taking photo’s because they were reflecting almost everything)

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Galaxy Shoes a DIY Tutorial

I love crafts, and I always had the intention of including easy DIY projects into the blog but it was never something I thought about before making something. So this is my first, (hopefully I’ll think it through a bit more next time and get better pictures!).

Originally I was going to completely cover these high heels in studs but last night I changed my mind and decided to ‘paint’ them instead.

This is a great way of using up those old bottles of nail polish, (if you are anything like me you probably have plenty!)

STEP 1:

Gather your materials

Old gluggy nail polish in your chosen shades

(you can use fabric paints but these polishes are getting to the point of being un-useable and I thought it was a great way of finishing them off)

Paint Brush

Sponges (optional)

Glitter

Glitter Glue

A Bair of Fabric Shoes

(the fabric will kind of absorb the paint and is less likely to chip than if the were patent leather)

what you need

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Heel Huggers, another Gem from Original Sole

Have you ever bought a fabulous pair of new shoes only to ruin the heels on your first few outings? I know I have and this is exactly why I was interested in trialling these out for a few months.

    Protects heels from grass, gravel, wood decks and many other heel hazards.
    Discreet appearance, no adhesive required with heat activated shrink to fit protectors.
    One packet can cover up to 6 pairs of heels and are available in either clear or black.
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Whether you spend $20 or $200 on a pair of shoes its always nice to keep them in as pristine condition as possible.  I don’t know about you but I’m always upset with myself when I scuff my heels no matter how much I’ve spent on them.  With this nifty new product all you have to do is cut to fit, slip on the heel and use your hair dryer to shrink to fit to the heel.

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Once they are applied the heel huggers blend in nicely with your heels and are barely noticeable. (You do notice them, but not really once they are on from head height).

Another bonus is when the protector starts to wear all you have to do is cut it off and add a new one. So your actual heels are never getting the damage. Available in either clear (for any colour) or black  and come in three heel sizes (widths) so they can be easily applied to almost all heels.

These have been attached to my heels for a few months now and my shoes look as good as new. In my opinion $19.95 to protect up to six pairs of heels is a great investment to pro-long the life of your favourite heels!

These have made me much more confident in wearing my favourite heels to many new places I wouldn’t have before simply from the fear of ruining them.

Madame B

xoxo

A pair of Heel Huggers were sent to me for review purposes.

 

I have pictures of them which I will update when I find them, sorry!