25 uses of household items for beauty/fashio


dolce_bellissima
on Feb 18, 2011 @ 11:42 am

Elle.com has posted an interesting article on 25 household product and their uses for fashion/beauty. Have you tried any of these? I really want to try the old stockings trick... I'm not sure if I could pull it off however. 
 

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LaurenBlair
Neat on Feb 18, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

I've heard about putting egg in your hair, but I couldn't remember what the purpose was (I had no idea it had something to do with straightening it)

I love the picture of the stockings... but I don't think this is exactly how they would turn out it I tried it.
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dolce_bellissima
Egg=yuk on Feb 18, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

Actually my mom swears by doing egg hair and face masks, and it just grosses me out. I don't like eggs that much as it is (unless it's in Pad Thai), the thought of putting raw egg anywhere near my skin creeps me out.
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cathy3087
nice! on Feb 18, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

I've heard of some of these but some others are really clever!

I like the stockings as a shrug look but I doubt I would make them look as cool as the ones at the Monique Lhuillier show.

I also really like the idea of using old buttons to keep earrings together - genius!
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Becky
wow on Feb 18, 2011 @ 02:14 pm

Very cool ideas!! I love the button earring organizers, that's something I will definitely try. I've heard the egg-head thing is good for fighting dandruff, but wouldn't it be gloopy? Egg has such a liquid gloopy type consistency, I think I'd be a stinking mess if I tried it. I actually like all the ideas, well maybe not the antacid one, mainly 'cuz I have a bathroom-o-phobia. My other half will have to try it out and I'll let you guys know how it goes ;-)

As for the really chic shrugs; I don't think the stocking shrug will look as cool on me as it does on them. I'm pretty sure that on me, It will look like I stuffed my arms into stockings and I'm not sure if I'm ready for that eccentric look just yet..
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debois
great on Feb 21, 2011 @ 01:06 am

I have been using the egg whites mask since I was 13. It helps with my oily skin, and helped with zits. The egg yolks, I use for my hair, leaves it nice and soft. My mom's friend, a beautician recommends putting mayo into hair, leaving it for about 20 min with a cap on and washing it off with shampoo and condition as usual. The stuff smells, bit when washed away, the hair feels so soft.
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sparrow
NIfty ideas from Elle... on Feb 21, 2011 @ 01:49 am

The stocking idea is so innovative, but you'd have to be careful of which stocking you use. I know some of them have a patch near the crotch, and that would be super unflattering on your back
I love the earring-button organizer idea! i think having a little jar just full of earrings put through buttons is so cute!
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LaurenBlair
Mayo on Feb 22, 2011 @ 04:25 pm


I agree debois, the mayo really works! But you're right you have to shampoo and conditioner well after leaving it in your hair. The first time I tried it I don't think I got it all out because my hair felt weighed down and dirty after I dried it.
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debois
Try clarifying shampoo on Feb 23, 2011 @ 02:40 am

The first time I tried it, my hair felt so greasy too, I couldn't bear it! I had to rewash my hair about 2 more times! Now, every time I use the mayo, I use a clarifying shampoo with it. I use Suave clarifying shampoo, it is a clear bottle with blue shampoo in it lol. Gets all the oils out. Minty shampoos do wonders as well :)
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Anonymous
reply on Feb 23, 2011 @ 02:45 am


so useful,thank you !
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chikaluvszdae
helpful on Apr 22, 2011 @ 06:10 pm


I think that I am going to walk around a richer girl. A lot of these things are around the house. You can use baking soda and water as a good cleanser.
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