For your eyes: Want a barely there touch of color on your peepers? Just sweep a bit of bronzer onto your lids for subtle definition. Added bonus? One less thing to carry in your cosmetic bag.

For on-the-go fragrance: Say sayonara to your number-one perfume leaking everywhere in transit. Spritz cotton swabs with the scent and drop them into a plastic sandwich bag for touch-ups during the day.

For your midday workout: Lunchtime yoga doesn’t always allow you to shower after. Freshen up with a paper-towel pat down and wipe your face. Then go beyond deodorant and dust yourself with body powder. Finish off with dry shampoo and a few brush strokes through your hair.

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May 4, 2015

For your bra: If your go-to bra has a little bit of underwire poking through, simply cover it with a patch of moleskin. Say ouch no longer.

For your sunglasses: Scratched a beloved pair of sunnies? Dab brass or silver polish on the lens and gently rub. Remove with a clean, lint-free cloth to reveal smoother shades.

For too-tight pumps: When shoes are a tad small, reach for your blow-dryer and put on a pair of thick socks. Step into the problematic pumps and direct the dryer’s heat on tight spots to stretch.

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April 27, 2015

For your bathroom counter: Keep your beauty tools in one place with a simple magnetic strip affixed to the wall. Think bobby pins, eyelash curlers, and nail clippers – all in the same grab-and-go spot.

For a grown-out mani: Want to disguise nail overgrowth between trips to the salon? Layer on your go-to glitter polish at the base of your nail to create an ombré effect. Finish with a topcoat to seal.

For oily hair: Blotting papers aren’t only for your face. Use them along your hairline, bangs, or anywhere that strands are looking a little slick. Pro tip: toilet-seat covers are an effective substitute in a pinch.

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April 6, 2015

For costume jewelry: Prevent baubles from turning your skin green with the help of clear nail polish. Swipe a thin layer onto any part of your jewelry that comes in contact with your body (like the inside of rings or the back of necklace pendants).

For earrings on the go: Say bye to lost earrings in your weekender bag. Keep pairs together by securing each earring in the hole of a spare button. Now you can travel without the worry of stranded studs.

For tangled necklaces: Next time you encounter a jewelry tangle, grab baby oil and a sewing needle. Apply a couple drops of oil to the knot and lay on a flat surface. Then patiently work your way out from the center, using the needle for grip while detangling.

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March 30, 2015

For your closet: It’s time for spring cleaning. Minimize the amount of space you use to store bags and scarves by hanging shower rings or hooks directly on your closet rod.

For tarnished cookware: The key to shiny, bright copper and brass pots and pans? Already in your pantry. Squeeze a dollop of ketchup on a clean cloth and rub it onto your cookware.

For a too-tight lid: When you’re having trouble opening a jar or even a bottle of nail polish, reach for a rubber band. Wrap it around the tricky (or slippery) topper for a much-improved grip.

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March 23, 2015

For unruly brows: Struggling to keep each and every brow hair tame? Grab a clean toothbrush and medium-hold hairspray. Spritz the brush bristles, and comb through eyebrows to groom. Let dry and voilà – your arches will keep shape all day long.

For post-workout plans: Tackle the yoga-to-happy hour transition with ease. Before exercising, wash off makeup. After, splash cold water on your face to cool down and fight redness. Then apply concealer, powder, two swipes of mascara, and a blot of lipstick.

For DIY hair ties: Sick of losing those ubiquitous black hair elastics? Make your own with cording from the craft store (bonus points for punchy hues). Cut five-inch strips and double knot the ends of each strip. Not only are these easy to spot – they also double as bracelets.

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March 16, 2015

For your vintage haul: Nix that stale, old-clothing smell from your recent secondhand purchase. Grab some activated charcoal (try the fish section of the pet store), toss it in a large sealable bag with the garment, and let sit for 24 hours or up to a week.

For spring picnics: Prep for lunches in the park by transforming a basket tote into a backpack. Fasten two belts around the basket, top to bottom. Then loop your arms through to secure the tote on your back.

For a stubborn zipper: Chances are, your coats have worked overtime this winter. Encounter a stuck zipper? Dab petroleum jelly on it with a Q-tip to get it sliding smoothly again.

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March 9, 2015

For your bed: The ultimate lazy bed-making? While you’re still tucked in, spread your arms wide and grab the edges of your sheets and comforter. Flap them like a gym-class parachute, then lay back while holding the bedding. Fold it over neatly, and slip on out. Voilà.

For your microwave: Tackle microwave odors with a fragrant punch of citrus. Place fresh orange rinds inside and heat for a minute. The steam will distribute brightly scented oils – and all you have to do is wipe down the appliance.

For squeaky doors: If there’s an irritating noise coming from your door, just grab a stick of deodorant. As a quick fix, rub it onto the problematic hinges. Squeaks, begone.

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March 2, 2015

For hat hair: Tie a silk scarf underneath that snug beanie. The fluid fabric minimizes flyaway-causing friction and static. Your tresses will thank you upon taking it off.

For air-drying curls: Don’t step into the freezing cold with wet locks. Style curly hair into four loose buns to dry overnight. Put one on each side of your head, twisting the bun away from your face. Then wrap two more on the crown of your head.

For split ends: Mix three tablespoons olive oil with two tablespoons raw honey for a nourishing hair mask. Apply post-shampoo, leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, rinse, and re-shampoo. Bye, damaged strands and flaky scalp.

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February 23, 2015

For sturdier tights: Three quick steps prep a new pair of tights for long-lasting wear. Run them under water and squeeze out the excess liquid. Put them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Let them warm to room temperature and slip them on.

For salt stains on clothing: Don’t despair if sidewalk salt covers the back of your pants. Soak a clean rag with one part white vinegar to two parts water. Treat each stain and then pat dry.

For too-long black skinnies: Need a shorter hemline but want to avoid a trip to the tailor? Take advantage of your knee crease, grabbing the fabric and pulling upward to fold over until you hit the desired length.

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February 17, 2015