Mascara: When you buy new mascara, use the old mascara wand to separate your eyelashes. Wash it thoroughly first with soap and warm water, then let it dry overnight. It's better than any brush you can buy. Wash it once a week.
Eye Liner: Use a shadow pencil instead of an eye-liner stick and blend it with a rubber wedge, fingertip, or Q-tip. It gives a softer and more subtle look than eye pencils.
Brows: Use mascara for blonde eyebrows and brush off excess with the same wand you use to separate your eyelashes. Use a shadow pencil for touch-up.
Skin: Mary Kay has a great anti-wrinkle eye cream that you can use day or night that diminishes wrinkles for about $26 a tube--it lasts for six months and longer. Retin-A is great for repairing damaged skin, diminishing scarring, or blending discoloration. It requires a prescription but most dermatologists will prescribe it if you need it and ask for it. Do you have red blotches on your cheeks or a red nose? It can be treated with Metrogel--or Metrocream for dry skin. It takes a few months but when the red fades you'll feel years younger. Many doctors are now using Metrogel to treat adult acne. Micro derm-abrasion is a good option for deep scarring. It's what Geraldo Rivera used to get rid of his acne scars.
Puffiness: Do your eyes get puffy from allergies, migraines, or water retention? Preparation H Gel (we're not kidding) works great. Apply around eyes, not in them, lay down for 15 minutes, then wash off and apply makeup. It is safe for topical use.
Hair: Try "Thicker Fuller Hair" Shampoo and Conditioner--the green bottle available at most drug stores. It really does make your hair thicker and fuller and works for men or women. Use it on the morning of your event.
Salon Conditioning at home, with things you have around the house: Mix 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups water. Shampoo your hair twice and towel-dry. Add 1/2 tsp baking soda to the vinegar and water. As it foams pour it over your hair and comb it through. Let it sit 5 minutes and then rinse well, add conditioner, and rinse again. Wrap hot towel around your hair and leave for 10 to 30 minutes. The fizzing reaction of the baking soda and vinegar removes residue from your hair left by shampoos, conditioners, hair coloring, hair spray, dirt, oil, etc. and leaves your hair soft and shiny. --This tip is from Christina Martin, a beautician for 30 years.
Non-surgical face lift: Want to look great at your husband's Office Party? Acupuncture gives you a great face lift and gets rid of facial puffiness in 15 minutes for way less than any surgery. ($30 to $50 per treatment.) Plan it early in the day of the party, or the day before.
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