Your big day has arrived and you are all set to walk down the aisle when you find yourself in a pickle. Your hair is done, your make-up looks awesome and you are wearing your dream wedding gown. But then you look down and discover there is a make-up stain on your gown or you have broken a nail. But don’t worry; here are a few quick fixes that will bring a smile back to your face:
- Make-Up Stain- Whatever you do, don’t rub it! Press a dab of Club Soda on the spot, then sprinkle salt on top to soak up the moisture. Let it dry. If a hint of the stain remains, touch up with white chalk or talcum powder.
- Ink Stain- Apply a touch of hair spray to a cotton swab and rub lightly over the stain. This should remove the stain completely.
- OiI Stain- Sprinkle some talcum powder on the spot. The powder will absorb the oil. Wait 15 minutes for the moisture to absorb, and then dust powder off with a clean white towel. Repeat if necessary.
- Blood Stain- Apply a little of your own saliva on the spot and then gently rub it. The acids will break down the stain. This works best when the blood has not yet dried.
- Puffy Eyes- Apply cold, wet tea bags. This will help tighten the swollen tissue. For puffiness under the eyes, try a small dap of Preparation H. This will shrink the swollen tissue.
- Red Blemishes- Cover any red blemish with a concealer that is as close to your skin tone as possible. If the blemish is dark, dab on a concealer with a small brush and then set with matching powder. If necessary, add a second layer of each. For the dark blemishes, make sure the concealer is slighlyt lighter than your natural skin tone.
- Oily Face- Come prepared with an emergency kit containing blotting tissues or handkerchief, loose powder, or powder puff to remove excess oil from your face.
Apply a drop of fast-bonding glue to the nail break, and position a tiny bit of unused mesh paper from a tea bag on top. Then add another drop of glue. When it is dry, file the paper down until you can’t see or feel the edges, then top with a third and final drop of glue.