It's been raining cats and dogs outside over the past few weeks.
I'm quite tired of it, but there is one good thing about the wet situation....
It's Hunter rain boots season!
I went to dust off my gorgeous, glossy, red pair and guess what I found?
They were covered in an ugly, white, chalky film.
I tried to wipe them off with a wet rag, but they went right back to the powdery, dull finish.
I was so upset and immediately googled the situation.
It's called a bloom and it's a normal and natural reaction of high quality rubber and it happens to all the boots at some point.
I found tons of solutions, but the one that I decided to try was the easiest, least expensive, and involved things I already had in my kitchen....
Olive Oil and a Rag
That's it! Just coat the boots (avoid the soles because they will get slick) with olive oil and buff with a rag.
They came out shinier and lovelier than ever.
Treated vs Untreated
This treatment also helps promote the prevention of blooming, so polish on friends!
If you don't yet own a pair of these fabulous rain boots, the bright plum and graphite gloss are equally gorgeous colors.
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? Because I'm going to my 20 year high school reunion this weekend. I bought a gorgeous sequin dress this summer for it, but found out everyone is wearing jeans so I have to make an emergency wardrobe adjustment. Ugh. Don't you just hate it when that happens?!