This is a
great tool for both cleansing the face and removing
make-up. Baby wipes are hygienic (use them once, and
throw them away) and gentle to the face. You'll find
that most versions contain lanolin, which is a skin
softener. Purchase the convenient travel pack to freshen
up at a moment's notice. It's also useful for taking up
a stain or deodorant mark.
This is the secret backstage of top
runways. We use it on our puffy eyes, along the jaw line
and on puffy cheeks. It is an instant face lift, and a
favorite of the die-hard party-goers.
Garlic and Papaya Tablets
This is an absolute must when it's
necessary to get weight off in a hurry. Garlic and
papaya tablets act together as a diuretic and can get up
to 2.5 kg (6lb) off in a couple of days. Ask your
pharmacist for the strongest strength available over the
counter. Take two garlic tablets with two papaya tablets
before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eat lightly on these
days, staying away from salt. You can buy garlic and
papaya tablets in your local chemist or health food
shop. Prices vary considerably; but you should be able
to get 50 papaya tablets for under Rs. 500 and the same
number of garlic tablets for less than Rs. 600. Of
course, being natural supplements, they're much safer
than the chemical weight-loss products so widely sold.
Here's natural way to hide stains.
carry white chalk for white clothing, and colored chalk
for all the different colors of your wardrobe. It is
advised that you use these natural treatments over
chemical stain removers because they are safer for the
planet and because many fabrics can be ruined by
Models find white eyeliner
essential to create a wide-eyed look. Use it along the
last line and softly smudge it with a sponge applicator.
White Eye Shadow
Models use it to create a
shimmering face base by mixing it with their foundation.
Stroked just under the brow, it lifts the eye.
You can create your own tinted
gloss, and save lots of money at the same time. Simply
mix any of your favorite lipsticks with a dab of
Eye Redness Reliever
An excellent way for you to remove
spots quickly! In the same way that eye redness
relievers take the redness out of the eye, they also
remove redness from pimples. Squeeze out a little on a
cotton bud. Hold it on the pimple for ten to fifteen
seconds, or until it disappears. Models (and the people
who hire them) consider it a tragedy to get a pimple,
but it's also important for your when you have that big
party, to obliterate those little suckers. This will do
it, and quickly.
What do you think models do with
ripped tights? They make their very own scrunches. You
know, those fabulous hair accessories that pull your
hair back with so much style, but cost a fortune? Here's
what you do. Take the tights' leg (the more opaque
styles provide more elasticity), and cut at 5-10cm
(2-4in) intervals. You'll find that these scrunches will
hold the hair beautifully without any of the stress or
split ends that elastic bands can cause.
What do models do when they lose an
earring back? What do they do when their earring is just
too heavy to sit properly on the ear? Take the eraser
off a pencil and use it to hold that earring in place.
Use this when you drop the back of an earring in your
office, etc. If you should find yourself in a
restaurant, simply take a small piece of cork. It works
just a well.
Hair spray is helpful for keeping
your hairstyle in place, but it also keeps tights from
running. Spray (lightly, please) a thin film up and down
your tights before each wearing.
To keep your make-up in place,
close your eyes and, holding the can at arm's length,
spray light mist of hair spray on your face.
BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE
A satin pillowcase is necessary to
keep that hair style under control while traveling. Not
only will it be an essential when you travel, but you'll
enjoy using it at home. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase
will help prevent wrinkles while you sleep.
forget the expensive toners. Models
carry lemons in their bags to remove residue from their
face and to refresh. Sometimes we carry fresh lemons,
but there's only so much one can stuff into those bags.
If you do choose to purchase reconstituted lemon juice,
make sure that it contains real lemon.
You've heard that models drink lots
of water. Well that's very true, but only half the
story. To get optimum benefits from water, models drink
iced water. With iced water, the body needs to use more
than 100 calories just to warm itself to room
temperature to absorb the water. You are actually using
more calories than you are taking in.
Placed on the eyes, teething rings
will reduce any puffiness, and provide a well-rested,
wide-awake appearance. Frozen teething rings are a
soother for sunburned skin.
Here's yet another way to wake up
those eyes. Run a spoon under cold water. Hold the spoon
over the eye for about thirty seconds. The coolness of
the metal 'wakes up' the eyes.
Parsley is rich in chlorophyll. It
is a major ingredient in all the leading breath
fresheners, such a Clorets. Breath sweetening is more
effective when it's done from inside the body. There is
a lot of advertising going on now to get people to
invest in internal breath fresheners. Again, don't spend
a lot on these products. Do what knowledgeable models do
to ensure 'kissable' breath. Eat the parsley on your
plate at mealtimes or carry dried parsley in your bag to
instantly freshen your breath. Parsley will keep your
breath fresher a lot longer than topical freshens will.
Tea keeps cavities away! Both green
and black tea contain fluoride and polyphenols to
prevent plaque from adhering to the tooth's surface.
Models drink tea for this very reason, and carry their
tea bags faithfully. After models are done drinking
their tea, they use their cool tea bags to refresh their
eyes. Simply squeeze the tea bag so that it isn't
dripping, and gently dab the bags under the eye area. If
your face is clean, run over the entire face for a
Unfiltered Apple cider Vinegar
what a versatile product! It's a
great blood purifier when you put a tablespoon in a cup
of hot water and drink it. You can use it as an
astringent for both your face and your hair.
Here's an old model's trick that
everyone can copy. Brush your lips! Not only does it
take away any chapping, but it plumps up the lip
temporarily for that sought-after 'pouty' look. A
toothbrush is a super jewellery cleaner, getting into
nooks and crannies.
Models always carry double-sided
tape to tack up fallen hems, make quick repairs in badly
fitting clothing, and 'quick tack' an accessory.
Carry around small birthday
candles. Use them to get a stuck zipper going again.
There is no need to elaborate, but
there is something to be said for the theory that beauty
starts from the inside. Top actresses and great beauties
throughout history have used this unconventional
beauty/health regime. The legendary actress Mae West was
famous for her daily enemas. Her skin was like silk
until her death. These cleansers are now extremely
popular, and readily available at health food shops in
kits and capsules.
A jelly bean is a quick energy
boost and surprisingly low in calories and fat. Most of
these little treats - which are just starting to be
carried in sweet shops - contain only 5 or 6 calories
each. Compared to a stick of gum (up to 20 calories),
it's a pretty good way to snack.
Models carry kelp tablets to speed
up their metabolism.