5 Must See Fall Shoe Hacks

Hey guys. As I was preparing my shoes for all and winter, I decided to film this to share some of the tips and tricks that I use to protect my shoe collection, year after year. NO, I was not sponsored by Kiwi in any way, and these are just my personal recommendations based on the products which I have found to work the best over time.

Of course, most of these items are available at WalMart and other retailers, but frequently they sell out during this time of the year, so I am listing links below to the same or as close as I could find to what I used. Hope this helps. Enjoy, Share and Subscribe! Thanks Guys.

1st Hack: How To Store Boots, Restore Suede and Faux Suede

-*Pool Noodle: http://amzn.to/2dPn9nh
(Found these after filming the video, because I could no longer locate them at local Dollar Stores, etc. I ordered this exact set.)

-*Nap Brush: http://amzn.to/2dbW8LK

-*Eraser Bar: http://amzn.to/2dbWr9m

-*Protectant Spray: http://amzn.to/2e6ZzQz
(This link is for a two-bottle set, as that is how much I ended up using for two coats on all of my shoes).

-*Chinese Laundry Knee Boot: http://amzn.to/2edMMLw
(This is the exact boot shown in the video.)

2nd Hack: Remove Cloudiness On Hunter Rain Boots

-*Coconut Oil: http://amzn.to/2dPn03n

-*Shine Buffing Brush: http://amzn.to/2dp8yyr

-*Hunter Boots: http://amzn.to/2e77LjP
(This is the exact boot shown in the video.)

3rd Hack: Ombre Boot Polish

-*Shoe Polish Kit: http://amzn.to/2dPpHSp
(This little kit comes with black and brown polish, applicators, shine cloth and buffing brush. It is the one that I own.)

-*Shoe Conditioning Polish: http://amzn.to/2dphxQ1

-*Boot was purchased a long time ago. Unavailable. It did have a slightly darker tip and rear at the time of purchase.)

4th Hack: Stippling Nubuck on Faux or Real Leather:
http://amzn.to/2dPpHSp
(This little kit comes with black and brown polish, applicators, shine cloth and buffing brush. It is the one that I own. It is the same kit used in Hack #3.)

-*Black Boot: http://amzn.to/2eaFFc5
(This is similar to the boots in the video. I purchased the boots in the video at least 5 years ago, so they are not available, but these are almost exactly the same. The boots linked above are suede, not nubuck. That is really the only difference.)

5th Hack: Restoring Patent Leather

-*Coconut Oil: http://amzn.to/2dPn03n

-*Cleaning Cloth: http://amzn.to/2eoybBQ
(This is the set that I own. I also use these towels when I use my steam cleaner around the house. They are great for everything!)

-*Windex-:Like Cleaner: http://amzn.to/2dc0m61

-*Red Heels: http://amzn.to/2efFs3d
(This is the exact boot shown in the video. These are the most comfortable heels I have ever owned. I want them in every color.)

Winged Eyeliner for The Makeup Challenged: How To Make It Easy

Hey Everyone,

If you are like me, then you always look at those girls with the perfect winged eyeliner and think, “Girl, don’t step in front of my car.” 🙂

OK, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but it seems totally unfair sometimes that these girls have the ‘perfect’ winged eyeliner. I watched every video I could find and asked every person that I knew how to get this right, and I was still awful at it. Like, if there was a medal for p*ss poor winged eyeliner, I would be sporting gold.

Anywho, over the years, I have developed what I like to refer to as ‘make up coping skills’. These are the tips and tricks that I have finally mastered to make myself appear much better at make up than I really am. I figure that I could not possibly be the only makeup challenged person out there, so I made this video about applying winged eyeliner.

Seriously, if you can mess this two step process up, then you are beyond hope. I kid, I kid. 🙂 I hope this helps you to rock that winged eyeliner this weekend!

Gratefully,

Raphaela Laurean

Cauliflower Pizza Trick. Must Try…

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share the link to the YouTube video that I just created for my new Cauliflower Pizza trick. If you love cauliflower pizza, but you do not like the long process of trying to get the water out of your cauliflower before turning it into Cauliflower Dough, then you have to see this. I tried this tool that I found for something else, and it works like a charm. Sorry about the sound and light in this video, but I was so excited about this discovery that I shot a video at night, which is a major lighting no-no :-).

Hope you find this as helpful as my family does.

To Your Health,

Raphaela