Somethings aren’t meant to do yourself. For me, it’s coloring my hair or waxing my own eyebrows. Last time I waxed my eyebrows I accidentally let the wax drip across my upper AND lower lashes essentially hot gluing my eyelid shut. Of course I freaked out when I couldn’t open my eye and about that time my dear husband walked by and laughed hysterically. I had no idea what to do. I just assumed I would have to cut all my eyelashes off my right eye. Thankfully my more logical and somewhat calm husband did a little research and learned olive oil would soften and dilute the hardened wax. So I’m pretty much done with waxing eyebrows.
As for coloring my hair, I’ve had grey strands for over 10 years but they have started requiring more attention over the last year or so. I confess – to save money, I color my own hair but I’m not very good at it. I often color my temples, shoulder, hands and sometimes even the bathroom rug. This week I colored my hair and went to work with a pinkish purple scalp (not intentionally – of course). A sign maybe I shouldn’t be doing this on my own.
Having a third child has been a bundle of joy but with it comes challenges on finding extra time for projects. So the projects I tackle are either quick or a necessity. This one was the latter so don’t get too excited.
I work in a downtown office environment where I park and walk several blocks to work. I also walk between several buildings for meetings so I can be a little hard on my heels. I found that I was needing to replace the tips so often and it was becoming costly so I decided to try to do it myself.
What You Need to Replace Heel Tips
Pliers, heel-tip replacements ($5 a pair, newheeltips.com), and a hammer.
How to Replace a Worn Down Heel Tip:
1. First using the pliers (I started with needle nose pliers but ended up with regulars one which I would recommend), twist the current heel tip right and left to remove it.
2. Once you have removed the tip, insert the new tip into the vacant hole and hammer it gently until the rubber tip is snug against the shoe heel (not shown).
3. Make sure your tip is properly lined up. I had to tweak it a little to make sure it was straight.
Tip: You’ll want to replace the heel tip while there is still a tip in tact or at least a nail head to grab on to. Once the heel tip reduces to a nub, it will be hard to remove it.
This really took no time at all, it saved me a few bucks and a trip to the show repair store. So far the tip feels durable. Now I’ll will just have to see how long it last.