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Jun 13, 2015

Fashion life hacks series: 7 Household items for pick-me ups

Hello Sunshine! I've decided to solve every girl's fashion dilemma with a new series called, "Fashion Life Hacks." Basically, I will be committed to post about easy touch ups, unbelievable items for your clothes, and many interchangeable fashion items to save you time and money. 

Did you know that most of your household items are a life saver to quick fixes? Unbelievable, right? So, here are 7 household items that are hella useful to you and your lovely apparel:

1) Hairspray 

Hairspray has many uses besides smoothing fly-aways. They are perfect for stopping runs on your tights. Runs are those scary ladder patterns kinda like ripped jeans, but on tights. And seriously, it isn't that attractive as you think unless you're like a vampire. Just spray an inch away from the tights and voila! Now, this will lessen the appearance and reduce it from becoming any larger. 

Also, hairspray is wonderful for removing lipstick. We are all victims of accidentally spilling our lip product onto our beautiful outfits. But don't worry, hairspray makes an amazing remover. Spray it on the lipstick stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe it off and it should come right out. Afterwards, you can wash it as usual for better results.

2) Vinegar 

Vinegar has been an all-time favorite for mothers. They get the job done for many situations and proven to help keep our clothes in top-notch. Try using white distilled vinegar since they have no tannins nor any dyed plus its inexpensive. 

Everyone has a pair of leather shoes right? They usually have water stains. Pour vinegar and cold water into a spray bottle and shake it a few times. Now, spray it on the stain and it should be gone. Easy right? 

Jeans are vulnerable to fading away in the washing machine especially the dark fabrics. Just, add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to the last wash cycle and there you go. Washed jeans without a sight of color change.

3) Nail polish remover 

Every girl must have a bottle of nail polish remover. They also have a place for saving any dirty shoes. Dab some nail polish remover onto the dirt and wipe it off with a piece of napkin or cloth. Make sure that the nail polish remover is acetone-free or else it could eat up the material especially if it's man made. 

You can also try it on your clothes for tough stains. But this can be too risky because there could be a high chance that it will mess up the clothing. So, use with caution!

4) Stale bread 

Did you know stale bread is a wonderful stain remover for suede? Suede is a delicate material kinda like a plush cushion. With that delicate material, of course it will get dirt easily. So, using your stale bread will definitely remove any mud or dirt. Just use the crust and rub it off gently. Having stale bread is an amazing remover, but don't keep it when it gets moldy. 

5) Ice 

We all have at least one pair of heels in our closet. But at times, when we keep these high heels, they can be a little too tight. Don't worry! Ice does a well done job. Place a couple of ice into a ziploc bag and snug it in the heels where your toes are. Put it in the freezer to avoid melting for about a few hours and your shoes should be stretched.

6) Razor 

You probably hate those "pills" or shedding fuzzies lying around your sweaters or any fabric. That's when razors come in handy. To begin, lay out your apparel on a flat surface (floor, table, desk). With your razor, shave the pills in a downward motion gently. Be careful though! The razor might accidentally cut off any excess fabric, thread, or buttons. Do it with caution and at your own risk. It's also recommended that you use an old razor that you're not planning to use anymore. 

7. Straws 

Hoodies are essential for a lazy and casual look. But sometimes, we have those pesky drawstrings that come out and difficult to place back. Don't worry, my dear. Luckily, straws have a purpose in fixing problems. Thread the drawstring into the straw and direct it inside and it should be back where it belongs. Not only does it work for hoodies, but it can also be use on shorts and sweatpants. 

Easy-peasy pick-me ups that are quick, useful, and available in the house. I hope you guys try these methods out and stay tune for more "Fashion Life Hacks." 

See ya later! Ciao ^__^
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  1. I didn't know that about hair spray and lipstick, so thx bunches for the tip.

  2. Love it :) New on my French blog: Straighten your hair while you eat Strawberries Tagada sweets :)

  3. Wow I didn't know it ! Thanks for sharing Linnie ! I like your blog :)

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  4. I love this so much!

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  5. Awesome tips. They're all very useful haha I didn't know any of these xD Thanks for sharing!

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