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How to Use Office Supplies to Fix Your Face

  • Your Sticky Secret

    With a roll of mighty Scotch tape, you can accomplish many beauty feats! While you can use as a guide for the perfect winged liner, my favorite use actually has to do with flaky dry skin. In the winter months, especially when I've got a cold, my nose becomes dry skin city. All I do is take a small strip of tape, press it onto my nose, and when I lift away, all the dead skin cells go with it! It might take a few times, but it will get every last flake.

  • Blemish Buster

    If you’ve got a painful, pesky zit forming—you know the kind that feels like it’s getting bigger by the minute—dab a little hand sanitizer on it. The alcohol will kill bacteria and speed drying and healing. Apply sparingly, and wash it off when you get home. Also, if you’ve got a case of the greasies up top, work a little hand sanitizer into your roots for a boost of volume and freshness.

  • Blot Away Shine

    Separate a tissue in two, and you’ve got the perfect blotting sheet for midday oil slicks!

  • French Mani Fixer

    If you’ve got a chip in your French manicure, a dab of Wite-Out will camouflage the chip until you can fix it properly. Just remember to not bite your nails!

  • Do-It-All Beauty Fix

    With just a little dab of lotion, you can perform such magic as taming flyaway hair, smoothing unruly eyebrows, or reviving stale foundation by warming a little in your hands, adding a few drops of water from the water cooler, and pressing it into your skin. You can also clean up eye makeup smudges with a dab of lotion on a tissue that’s wrapped around a pen as a poor man’s cotton swab!

  • DIY Vanity

    Need to get ready at your desk? Use a large binder clip to make a DIY vanity! Affix the clip to the bottom edge of a small hand mirror. Next, bend the handles of the binder clip down and stand up your mirror. It’s a tiny vanity right at your desk!

  • Shadow Shields

    Need to touch up your shadow quickly without ruining your foundation and under-eye concealer? Place a sticky note under each eye to catch any shadow fallout. Try folding a sticky note in half to create a mascara shield, too!

  • Makeshift Hairpin

    Open a paper clip so that it forms an open-ended hairpin shape. The larger paper clips work best. Twist your hair into a messy bun and stab in several of your newly formed pins. Voila! No one has to know your tresses are full of paper clips!

  • Foundation Palette

    I mean, come on. Who uses CDs anymore? They make excellent foundation mixing palettes! Just stick your thumb through the center hole and hold like a painter’s palette!

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