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Added April 10, 2014

Quick Tips to Fix Beauty Blunders

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There’s nothing worse than having a beauty blunder on an important day. Whether it’s the first day of school or a first date, a zit or a bad hair day may have you wanting to lock yourself in your bedroom. Instead of dreaming about the opportunities that could have been, take charge! Here are tips for making a bad beauty day all better.


Breakout Freak Out

It’s the night before your big day and — of course — a big zit has appeared out of nowhere. First, wash your hands and face. Use warm compresses to bring the pimple to a head. Take an acne extractor or thin pin and disinfect/sterilize it with alcohol. Apply gentle pressure on the pimple until the pimple is drained. Gently dab astringent on the zit and don't pick at it!


Bad Hair, Go Away

Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. If your hair is at its frizziest or just not doing anything you tell it to do, try a simple bun. Put your hair in a low ponytail, but keep some face-framing pieces out. Gently twist the ponytail into a bun, but let some pieces of hair fall out. Pin the bun securely. Now it’s out of your face, off your mind and, most importantly, looks great!


Wardrobe Malfunctions

You’re trying to get out the door and something’s just not right. Here are some quick fixes to save the day.

  • Do you have pet hair all over your clothes? If your cat's been lying around on your jacket, a lint brush will be key. In a jam with no lint brush? Wrap tape around your index and middle fingers, sticky side out. Dab your fingers on the clothing.

  • Hair a little greasy? Sprinkle some baby powder on your head (just a little bit!), flip your head over and lightly run your fingers through your hair. The baby powder will soak up the grease and keep your locks a little fresher.

  • Masking tape can fix an unruly pants hem if you don't have time to sew it up.

  • Hair super staticky? Rub a dryer sheet through your ’do.


When beauty blunders happen and time is of the essence, sometimes you have to think outside the box to get out the door feeling and looking confident. What are some of your best quick fixes?

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Posted July 10, 2012
i get bad hair days alot
Posted July 02, 2012
sometimes i feel like my hair has "bad lifetimes"
Posted June 23, 2012
This was very helpful!
Posted December 01, 2011
what does the pimple thing do? Does it really work??????????
Posted April 27, 2012
i can definitely say that just when i wanna look nice a pimple or wacked up hair messes EVERYTHING! once i wanted to look so perfect 4 my crush, and that same day a big fat pimple came over night on my forehead! thanx 4 tips
Posted April 27, 2012
my mom taught me the thing about dabbing nail polish on my panty hose and it works
Posted October 11, 2011
If you do not have baby powder, then you can use powdered foundation, It helps soak up the grease also.
Posted August 18, 2011
I hate my monthly gift!
Posted July 27, 2011
the zit on my forehead WILL ruin my day!
Posted August 31, 2011
wow, some of these could really work. and does the nailpolish thing work for stockings too ?
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