24 September 2009

Beauty 911 Quick Fixes On The Go!

Yes, we've all experienced those beauty mishaps & nightmares. And lets face it, they always happen at the most inopportune moments, special occasions and for me, at the office. Well, here are a few quick fixes for life's little emergencies!

Clear Tape

Believe it or not, you'd be surprised at what just an inch of scotch tape can do for dry or chapped lips. Just press it over the infected area and peel off. It gently lifts the dead skin in a matter of seconds.You can also use it to remove flaky skin from your nose and other areas.

Post It Note

Go ahead, look at me funny if you want to, but I've lost count of the number of times I've used a couple of these babies in the office. Here's the dilemma: You Just had a great lunch and notice something icky in between your teeth, but, you forgot your dental floss. No worries, you can use the edge of a post it or even an envelope to remove it. Now, while this may not be the most conventional or sanitary method, its still effective nonetheless. :-)

Dryer Sheets

It's no secret that dryer sheets eliminate static, but did you know it also fixes frizz? Just run a sheet or two over your hair to tame those flyaway strands throughout the day.

Disposable Seat Covers

I know...I knoooow...sounds gross right? And you're a little apprehensive? Trust me I felt the same way when I was first introduced to this by a coworker. Now, I have extremely oily skin and I normally always carry Clean & Clear oil absorbent sheets in my purse. But my memory isn't that great so sometimes I forget them, and what's a girl to do when she's at work, without them? That's right I head right to the ladies room and use one of these babies. Guess what? It works like a charm, soaks up all the access oils and I'm set!


If you asked my grandmother her secret to keeping her skin so flawless over all these years, she wouldn't say one word. She'd just pull out her container of Vaseline! She swears by this stuff. And I gotta admit I'm definitely on the bandwagon. It's like a quick fix to almost anything!

Chaffing? Just apply a little to the heels and balls of your feet, legs or other agitated areas and this will surely do the trick.

*Bonus* Did you know that oilier skin maintains fragrance longer? So instead of piling on the perfume just apply a thin layer of Vaseline on your wrist or neck before spraying it on and the scent will last much longer!


Need a nail file or an emery board and can't find one? The strike plate on a book of matches can fix your fingernail dilemma. Generally, anything with a moderately coarse edge can temporarily smooth out a broken or chipped nail.

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