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Those dry-oil body sprays (now ubiquitous at drugstores) are great for more than softening skin, says New York City-based celebrity manicurist Elle.
The Real Simple community is no stranger to new uses. We’ve got new and clever ways to use everything from outdoor items to zippered plastic bags, but here’s one we haven’t heard before: eye cream as a lip gloss.
While some couples embrace social media by dedicating a unique hashtag to their big day, others are turning their cheek to a digital dump of wedding photos (even attention-loving Kim and Kanye are said to have put a ban on cell phones and cameras at their May 24 wedding). According to a survey by TK, only 14 percent of brides ask guests to power down, but a hefty 44 percent believe some digital boundaries should be respected.
It’s hard to improve upon good, plain butter. But compound butters (made by mixing softened butter with herbs, citrus zest, pepper, or other spices) are a finishing blast of flavor you’ll want to smear on everything, from just-grilled steak, fish, and vegetables to roasted meats, year-round.
Have stray grays to cover but not ready for allover color?
For those who can’t seem to keep flowers alive, high-quality artificial flowers can be a great alternative. Fake flowers need little tending to, but will require cleaning now and then. No matter how real the arrangement looks, once those pretty petals accumulate dust they won’t look at-home with your decor.
Before you begin packing up the contents of your home, resist the urge to haphazardly stuff your belongings into boxes. To keep your belongings safe en route and make unpacking a bit easier, follow these guidelines, courtesy of FlatRate Moving.
Hosting a garage sale to unload the old and make way for the new? Yard sale shoppers expect a bargain and aren’t shy about asking for it, so toughen up and memorize these lines, courtesy of Aaron LaPedis, author of The Garage Sale Millionaire ($23, amazon.com).
Even “eco-friendly” nail polishes (the ones labeled 3-FREE or 5-FREE) aren’t safe for the environment, says Enesta Jones, a spokesperson for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So, ideally, you should bring all your polishes to a household hazardous waste (HHW) facility. While you’re there you can also unload everything from hair dye to paint cans and pesticides. To find a […]