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White deodorant marks, ladders in your opaques, frizzy hair - those last-minute outfit and beauty emergencies needn’t be a disaster. Prepare yourself and hack your way through those trickier moments. You’ll look and feel amazing – whatever life throws at you!
1. Lengthen Your Lashes
Lost your fake lashes? Curl your eyelashes as usual then apply one coat of mascara before dusting a little baby powder along your top and bottom lashes with a cotton bud. Finish off with another coat of mascara for some surprisingly serious volume.
2. Whiter, Brighter Nails
Fans of at-home manis and pedis - always apply a base coat of clear varnish to avoid the dreaded yellow tint on your nails. Too late? Banish the staining with this sparkling solution. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of lemon juice to make a thick paste. Using a soft toothbrush, gently rub the mixture on your nails. Leave on for about five minutes then rinse it off with warm water for whiter, brighter nails.
3. Stop the Snakes in Your Ladders
We’ve all been there – a ladder appears in your tights when you’ve no time to change and there are no spares in sight. Nightmare! To stop the run in its tracks just dab a little clear nail polish around its the edges. Failing that, a quick spritz of hairspray on the snagged area should do the trick.
4. When Your Bloke Comes in Handy..
When you’ve managed to smudge foundation all over your favourite white top, a few squirts of shaving cream will have it looking brand new. Apply the foam to the smears then simply wash them away in cold water. Steal your bloke's shaving cream.
5. Comfy Trotters
Splashed out on some gorgeous yet blister-inducing new shoes? Break them in first in by wearing them around the house with some thick socks then try heating up any painful places with a hair dryer. New shoes will go from painful to barely-there comfy in an instant.
6. Don't Do This In Public..
If you’re mulling over a pair of jeans but don't have time to try them on, wrap the waist of the jeans around your neck. Can you touch the two ends together? Then those denims will most likely fit. (We promise this is a thing)
7. Back To Black
You’re about to step out in all-black when you realise you’re covered in stripy white deodorant marks. Don’t stress and don’t
change! Wipe off the streaks with a baby wipe to go back to black
in an instant.
8. I Woke Up Like This
If you wake up to a halo of frizz every morning, invest in a silk or satin pillowcase for less of a messy bed-head. Smoother and softer than cotton, these fabrics are said to keep tangles at bay and prevent hair breakage leaving you with shinier, healthier hair.
9. Fresh for Longer
For fragrance that lasts all day, apply a few dabs of petroleum jelly to your inner wrist, behind your ears or your neck before spraying your perfume.