Do you remember the scenes from Hollywood movies where a group of stylists turns an ugly duckling into a gorgeous lady? We could use this transformation in the real world. However, we often have neither a team of professionals nor the time. On the bright side though, there are tricks that can make you look great even when you are caught off guard with no time or money to spare.
1. Partial washing of hair
Greasy or oily roots can instantly spoil your look. You can try partially washing your hair if you don’t have dry shampoo or a hairdryer, or find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, for example, on a train.
Separate narrow strands of hair from your forehead and temples; put the rest of the hair back and make a low ponytail. Wash the separated strands under running water, preferably with shampoo. It won’t take more than 20 minutes for your damp hair to dry. After that, make a high ponytail carefully covering your greasy roots with freshly washed locks.
2. A quick way to fix-up your nails
You’ve been peacefully taking care of your garden when your boss calls you for an urgent meeting. Your hands and nails don’t look good. Dirt won’t come off that easy, and your skin looks dry.
Hot water and a soft toothbrush to the rescue. Soak your hands in a bowl with hot water for 5-10 minutes. After that use the toothbrush and clean your fingers right in the water. You can also add some soap. Your hands will look much better: the toothbrush cleans off both dirt and dead skin cells.
Use the same method to clean your nails from the clothing dye. Don’t forget to throw away the toothbrush.
3. A second life for your shoes
Did your favorite pair of shoes turn into a mess after a careless walk and you’re unable to buy a new pair? The harmful effects of water and dirt can be fixed with a simple hand cream. Apply a little bit of cream to your dry shoes and they’ll look much better in just a couple of hours.
4. A flat belly in 10 minutes
Have you been eating junk food for the whole weekend and tonight you have a date? And, your favorite pair of jeans is trying to get revenge for your overeating and won’t zip up. Don’t worry: squats will help you. This exercise has an instant positive effect. However, its benefits are more obvious if you do it on a regular basis.
Feet shoulder width apart. Heels resting on the floor. Sit down as low as you can holding your back straight and looking straight in front of you. After this, 20 sit-ups will make your belly look thinner and your jeans will easily zip up.