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Sharper Than Your Average House Key

You never know when a little knife might come in handy, but how do you discreetly carry around a blade without coming across as an aggressive weapon-toter? Keep this key-shaped pocket knife among your house keys, that’s how. The discreet knife ensures you’ll always be prepared while blending in perfectly. Just make sure to remove it from the key chain if you’re traveling by air — you don’t want the TSA thinking you’re up to no good.

[$24.90 Garrett Wade]

16 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Own A Swiss Army Knife

When I was 14 years old, my uncle gave me a Swiss Army knife for my birthday. At the time, it was kind of a letdown considering the extensive and extremely precise wish list I’d outlined from the Delia’s catalog. For years, the thing sat in my top desk drawer and, frankly, it scared me. Not just because you could seriously hurt someone with it, but also because I didn’t know what half the tools in it were for.

Of course, years later, it’s one of my most frequently used accessories and has graduated from the back of the desk drawer to a regular spot in my large tote bag. Here, our best reasons why every woman should carry a Swiss Army knife. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Curl Eyelashes With A Spoon

While our preferred tool of choice is an eyelash curler, there may be a time when you’ll have to Macgyver your way out of a stubby eyelash situation. In that case, grab a spoon, these instructions, and get ready for betty-boop worthy batties.

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Beauty How-To: Apply Individual Fake Eyelashes

Mascara is probably what God created on the 7th day, but nothing in a tube can do the work of falsies. It’s like comparing a push-up bra to a boob job: the results are not the same. We wonder why two strands of feathery lashes seem so scary to women, especially when the application is a cinch! Instead of working with a full set of lashes, try placing a few of the individual fakes where your eyes are wanting, or on the outer corners for a catty evening look.

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Beauty How-To: Clean Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are expensive, but they get clotted with your foundation and shadows so quickly. Don’t bother replacing your stash every time they get too dirty to use, just clean them. We tell you how to do it without ruining the bristles after the jump… Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Chose Makeup Brushes

Buying the right makeup is only half the battle. Buy the best tools to apply it with is what makes the difference on your face. Here’s what to look for in makeup brushes from blush to shadow. Keep reading »

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