Last week I promised I’d try out some of the tips I mentioned, so let’s get right to it.
- The coffee trick: Tried it, it works, but so does a scrub sponge with a little bit of dishwashing soap. The biggest pro here is the fact that lemon disinfects and leaves a pleasant citrus scent. Plus, can’t beat the fact that it’s all natural. It did nothing for clearing up some old tea stains in an old (non-porcelain) cup.
- Perfume thing works! Some of you guys already commented you tried it and it’s a winner. You’re screwed if you apply perfume on your clothes, though, which I sometimes do.
- Contacted some places around me to ask if they do temporary saline injections but haven’t had luck in finding a place on such short notice. I did look into CandyLipz per a reader’s comment last week. I contacted them to ask about its effects more but haven’t heard back. I’m a bit scared of giving myself a lip hickey. Will keep on with the mission to find best temporary plumping solution.
- Haven’t had a chance to spice up my outfit with a choker yet, sorry! BUT, I just visited the EcoHabitude showroom and picked up a beautiful open front metal choker that I’m excited to style this weekend! More to come.
- Totally incorporated a boudoir piece instead of a shirt. Looked badass. See here.
That’s out of the way, so let’s get to this week’s top style tips:
[x_line][columnize]“Wearing seriously va-va-voom shoes? Keep the rest of your look simple- they’re the start of the show, so let them shine. And don’t cover them; bare ankles are your friend!” (Tip via Glamour Magazine Feb ’16 Issue // Photo via Glamour)[/columnize]
Try a foil sheet mask instead of a cotton one! The foil exterior product mask allows the absorption of ingredients 25 times faster. Pictured: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Mask. (Tip via Marie Claire Feb ’16 Issue // Photo via Annabelle)[/columnize]
Courtesy of Adir Abergel, celebrity hairstylist: No matter what the hairstyle, always start with volumizer to create a strong style foundation. (Info via Marie Claire Feb ’16 Issue, photo of Jennifer Lawrence Hairstyle by Adir Abergel via Harper’s Bazaar UK)[/columnize]
Learn to multimask! There’s a reason facialists have done this for years on their combination skin clients. Targeting specific problems related to different parts of the face allows you to look your best faster without exacerbating any existing problems. Instead of slathering on one mask on the entire face, put clay on the oily areas and blackhead prone spots, and put a layer of moisture infusing formulas on the dryer spots. (Advice via Better Homes and Gardens Jan ’16 Issue, Photo via Popsugar) [/columnize]
“A low messy side bun is the perfect complement to a wide-brimmed felt hat. Let a few strands fall around your face for optimal coolness.” (Advice by Katherine Lalancette via LouLou Magazine Winter ’15 Issue . Photo via GlamRadar.) [/columnize]