January Blues? Sparkly Shoes!

I haven't updated this in a while, I've moved house, started and ended a new job, been doing writing for the lovely site and basically enjoying christmas and new years.

But January has now loomed upon us, and everyone is feeling a little rubbish. What's the next holiday to look forward to? Valentines Day? If you're a single lady like myself that is definitely not a day to look forward to. So what better way to brighten those evening of drowning yourself in red wine then do it with a bit of glitz.

So if you know me by now, you'll know I won't settle for saving every penny I earn to buy one pair of ridiculously priced shoes when you can DO IT YOURSELF!

All you'll need is:

One pair of plain shoes, the comfier the better, when your finished you're gonna love these babies and want to wear them 24/7.

 New Look - €25

you'll need some masking tape:

Art and Hobby Shop, Stephen's Green - €1

Some spray on glue in a can:

Art and Hobby Shop - €13.99

A small pot of your favourite colour glitter:

Art and Hobby Shop - €4.99

One thing you will also need for this, PATIENCE..

So choose the area you want covered in glitter, some people just want the heel, some go for the straps, these shoes are wedges so I wanted the full wedge to be sparkly.

Cover the area you want kept normal with the masking tape, go OTT on this, you can't be too safe, and don't forget to cover the soles of the shoes too!


next is the messy bit:

You need to do this on some newspaper or a black bag, the glitter literally goes EVERYWHERE. 

So lay the shoes down one side at a time, spray the glue on, making sure to cover all the parts you want glitzy, and leave for 5 seconds until the glue is gummy. (it goes kind of white so you'll know when its ready)


Because the glue is gummy you can spread the glue using your finger so it sticks better. 
Leave for about an hour and the repeat on the other side of the shoes...

Don;t forget the front toe and back heel sections.

Leave the shoes overnight somewhere well ventilated, then in the morning bring them outside and give them a good shake and bang them together to get rid of any excess glitter. 

Remove all the masking tape and get ready to feel like a total babe in your new blues bustin shoes.


you can also do your nails while your waiting for the glue to dry :P

And there you go. Happy Sparkly Fabulous Feet :)


:) x

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