Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Polish Your Boots

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?!


  1. Great tip! Now I really want those bright plum Hunters. I'm sure you'll come up with something fantastic for your reunion. I'm dreading mine next year, but probably won't go because it's halfway across the country and who the heck knows what the state of the postpartum body might be in ;-)

  2. Oooh smart! I bet they smell good too. Nice bonus, haha. I've got to find some winter boots really soon. Sorta freaking out bc they're all SO ugly. Everyone here has recommended Sorel boots. Ehhhh. Any you recommend?

  3. awesome tip!! i have to get a new pair of hunters mine finally wore out this fall. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. I say wear the fancy schmancy dress to your reunion and show everyone up!

  5. Seeing you wearing your red Wellingtons again makes me very happy you look gorgeous.

  6. I hate that chalky finish! It’s on my navy ones and I hadn’t gotten around to figuring out what to do about it. Thanks for your tips! Bye bye dull Hunters!

  7. Genius tip!! I need to do this to mine. I also need to get a bright fun color- I got black but now I think I need something bright like your red

  8. Thank you for posting this b/c my black Hunter boots are all bloomy! :-)

  9. I don't own a pair but I would like to! The red looms amazing on you!! I just recently read to use olive oil to clean something else but of course I cannot remember now

  10. I can't wait to bust out mine when it actually cools off down here! Thanks so much for that heads up I had no idea! That is such a bummer why can't anyone take an occasion to dress up for once right?

  11. All you ladies make me wish I had Hunter boots!! Love the bright red. Have a great time this weekend I know you will wow everyone!!

  12. Finally catching up on some older posts! I wish I had googled this when I had my low Hunter boots. They did the same thing and I was so upset. I ended up giving them to a friend.


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