It’s always important to have the best-laid plans, especially when it comes to resolving a beauty crisis.
Whether you’re on your way to a get-together or getting ready to have dinner with the in-laws, disaster can strike at any given moment. But with the right preparation and an ounce of knowledge, you can escape with minimal damage.
Maybe you’re missing a button. Perhaps you cut yourself shaving. These small inconveniences don’t have to ruin your look. I have simple fixes that can be done in the nick of time with everyday items.
1. Shaving nicks: Moisten a dry tea bag with cold water and place on the cut to stop the bleeding.
2. Hair mousse: Use a small amount of shaving cream (not gel) in a fix.
3. Lint remover: Use sticky labels. They work better than skinny strips of tape.
4. Quick nail dryer: Coat wet nails with a spritz of nonstick cooking spray. The oil seals in the polish and provides a protective coating while your nails dry.
5. Missing button: You can fix a popped button by stripping off the paper of a storage bag tie and using the metal to thread the buttonhole. Twist it at the back to keep the button in place.
This is especially useful if you find yourself at a restaurant. Just discreetly ask the waiter for a bag tie and head to the restroom.
Diane is author of World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets and Diane Irons’ 14-Day Beauty Boot Camp: The Crash Course (both Sourcebooks). She’s appeared on national radio and TV, including Good Morning America, Sally Jesse Raphael, Maury Povich, Montel Williams, Lifetime Television, CNN, CNBC, and CBS This Morning.