When I was in high school, I used to wear silver glitter as eye shadow.
And not just to pep rallies or out dancing. Oh, it’s a Tuesday? I have a geometry test today? Guess I’ll wear some silver glitter.
My glitter-crush is still alive and kicking ten years later. Although I can’t imagine an appropriate event for the eye shadow anymore. Halloween, maybe? New Years?
I guess this lady is still working the glitter-shadow…
Anyway. I saw these kicks on “this is glamourous” recently and it started a full on glitter revival.
I went out that night and bought fabric glue and a big container of gold fine glitter.
Not edible. But so sparkly.
I admit, it took me weeks to decide what to glitter. It is a commitment, you know. I wanted so badly to glitter some shoes like the ones I’d seen, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on shoes I could potentially be destroying.
Then I wanted to glitter my guitar. Brad was surprisingly into it. I got commitment-phobia. Every time I’d play I’d be covered in glitter. Or it’d be all scratchy. No bueno.
Then I started just picking random things that I thought would be fun to glitter. How about just a guitar strap? Or the ribbon on my favorite fedora? Or a clutch? Or Gibson?
Brad said I could not glitter Gibson.
Finally this week I took the plunge. My friend Deva had a short film premier at Universal and I needed something to wear.
I pulled out a pair of black booties that I got at Target months ago. I hadn’t worn them once. Something about the color and the platform part – they made my ankles look funny. And if I hadn’t worn them yet in the four or five months I had them, I was never going to wear them. Decision made.
These booties were getting glittered.
And I promised Brad that I wouldn’t glitter Gibson, but I think she was kind of into it.
I laid down a trash bag for easy clean up.
I painted on fabric glue to the piece of fabric that covered the heel of the shoes.
I let them dry.
As I waited, I again started searching for things to glitter. I was hooked.
First thing I found was my keys. I had seen “All Things Charming” glitter a key on a blog recently… Fabric glued the top of the key, glittered it up…
Now the key to my parent’s house in Maryland is glittered.
I figure I don’t use it too much, but when I do it is always a special occasion. And if home is where the heart is, home should definitely have sparkle.
Now the rest of my keys look really lame.
(PS I just read to coat the key in clear nail polish after glittering. This is absolutely necessary with how hard I am on my keys. And how much glitter would get in my purse without it.)
But the shoes. The shoes were a hit. They looked incredible and dressed up an otherwise pretty plain outfit.
Warning to the OCD clean people: I most definitely shed glitter with every step I took, but I loved it. I felt a little like Tinkerbell. And what’s so bad about literally leaving a trail of glitter everywhere you go? It says “someone had a really good time right here.”
I think the silver-glitter eye shadowed Kels of 2002 would be pretty proud of where her glitter skills were going to go.
And I’m still considering glittering the dog, FYI.