Posts tagged "quick tip of the day"

Quick Tip Of The Day: Moisturize Your Lips After Washing Your Face

I’ve had a difficult time keeping my lips moist and smooth, despite using Neosporin Lip Health religiously. I know it’s become colder lately, but I didn’t think that was the only culprit. Then, it occurred to me that my benzoyl peroxide facial cleanser was probably sucking all the moisture out of my lips, leaving them…

Annika Harris / November 4, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Acidophilus Is Key To Being A Healthy Woman

I went to the gyno yesterday and learned something very interesting. Acidophilus, a probiotic that helps promote healthy bacteria in the body, is not only important for good digestion, but it is also very good for preventing yeast infections. While yeast infections can happen at any time of the year for many different reasons, they’re…

Carli Alexa Blau / July 1, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Get An Aisle And A Window Seat On A Coach Bus

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and it’s time to get away. Traveling by bus is easy and cheap, but those seats can be pretty cramped. One seat is hardly enough for one person, so I often employ this trick I learned back in college to make sure the seat next to mine empty. Arrive…

Annika Harris / May 27, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Extend A Waistband Without Any Sewing

I’ve gained an inch or two in the waist since purchasing one of my favorite skirts this past fall. (Here’s a pic of the skirt.) There’s no room to let the waistband out a little, so I’d given up wearing it until I lost the extra meat. But today I really wanted to put it…

Annika Harris / May 14, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Repel Ants Naturally

Ants have a really annoying habit of seeking refuge from the sun’s heat in the homes of humans. While some people might find it therapeutic or fun to completely decimate an invading colony of ants with a can of Raid, dealing with the situation that way isn’t very eco-friendly and discarding ant carcasses surely isn’t…

Annika Harris / May 5, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Ease Nasal Allergy Pain

It’s the same story every year. The gray winter skies part, the sun shines, the flowers bloom, and the pollen flies. Allergy season is the worst! Even if you’re able to stop the constant nose dripping, watery eyes, and itchy throat, how do you soothe the pain? I’ve adopted this home remedy to alleviate the…

Annika Harris / April 12, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Chop Red Chilis Without Setting Your Skin And Orifices On Fire

Last night, in anticipation of “The Bachelor” season finale, I decided to make up a chili recipe! The Twitter feed above details what happened as a result of chopping red chilis without gloves. That’s Tip #1a: Wear gloves. But if you are a moron like me and you don’t wear gloves, I learned a couple…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Write A Thank-You Note In 3 Minutes

Writing a thank-you note can be a daunting task, but you only have to remember the rule of three. You have three days to send the card without seeming rude or forgetful. It should only take three minutes to write your message of three lines. Greet the recipient by name, obvi. You should thank them…

Annika Harris / January 6, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Warm Your Core And Your Body Will Follow

When the temperature gets down below 30, all attempts at looking good go out the window. I put tights under my jeans, layer three pairs of socks, and wear a knit hat that messes up my hair. One of the bad things about layering is that putting a thick, long-sleeved sweater under a coat ca…

Catherine Strawn / January 4, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Put Vaseline Everywhere, Seriously

When the going gets cold and dry outside, the tough slather on Vaseline—everywhere. It’s a cheap old-school remedy we always overlook for dry patches, chapped lips, red, flaky noses, and grody winter feet. And don’t worry about it causing zits, “the chemical composition of petroleum jelly actually makes it highly unlikely to cause acne. It…

Nina Carbone / December 7, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Make Rain Boots Look New Again

You know how your rubber rain boots start looking as drab as an old tire after a season in the rain and snow? And nothing that you try restores the luster? Well, I got you. The quickest, cheapest, and easiest solution to this problem is Armor All Protectant Wipes. Yes, the same wipes used o…

Annika Harris / November 30, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Remember Which Shade Of Lipstick You Like

I don’t know about you, but I don’t hang on to lipsticks for long. They get lost in bar bathrooms, left in handbags, or simply fall off the face of the earth. And, of course, I can never remember the name of the shade that was oh-so-flattering. So, instead of losing time and money trying…

Catherine Strawn / November 13, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Temporarily Bejewel A Dress

If your dress or top is looking a little plain, follow Drew Barrymore and First Lady Michelle Obama’s lead by spiffing up an outfit with a sparkly brooch. Most of us only think of adding a pin to a jacket lapel, which looks cute, though a little businesslike. But adding a decorative piece to a…

Catherine Strawn / November 5, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Create Insta-Cleavage

“Your elbows are nature’s push-up bra,” says Go-Go Amy, a NYC burlesque performer. Just think of all the money we ladies would save if we could only walk around all day with our elbows pushed together! [via New York Times]…

Wendy Atterberry / November 2, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Never Forget Your Keys Again!

If you have to drive to work, you don’t really have to worry about locking yourself out of the house — you sort of need your keys to leave the driveway. But for those of us who take public transit (and have our doors set to automatically lock behind us), getting shut out of our…

Catherine Strawn / October 27, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Tuck In A Too-Long Belt

While I like a nice bangle bracelet or a long charm-laden necklace as much as the next girl, my go-to accessory is the belt, because adding one — or switching them up — can change an entire outfit. The only problem is that belts that work with lower-slung pants are way too long to wear…

Catherine Strawn / October 26, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Give Your Dog Medicine

As I’ve already mentioned, my dog Lucca got herself a nasty case of abscessed anal glands the other week, which resulted in her getting them drained surgically. She had to take these big ol’ horse pills twice a day for a week and rather than chasing her around the apartment, dropping the pill down her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Pimple Control

Want to get rid of a pimple fast? Wash the area with some acne cleanser, dab on a bit of organic toothpaste and leave overnight, rinse thoroughly the next morning. Voilà — no more pimple!

Wendy Atterberry / October 15, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Do Not Combine Acne-Fighting Face Wash With Colored Towels

Something mysterious has been going on in my bathroom. My blue towels have big bleached splotches. For a while I couldn’t figure out why. Was there bleach tainting the bathroom door from which my towel rack hung? I even entertained the notion that my dog walker had killed someone in my apartment and then used…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Wear The Bangle Trend

When it comes to wristwear this season, style blog The Cut advises to:

Buy in volume, embrace the mismatch, and stop when you hit the elbow. Short of that, bracelets, wristlets, and bangles can’t get too stacked or wildly styled right now.

In short, when in doubt, add another bracelet — it’…

Wendy Atterberry / October 12, 2009