Being in an office with more than enough estrogen to go around can sometimes have it perks; all the Brill ladies have a wealth of knowledge on little style and beauty tips and tricks to keep yourself (and your clothes!) looking their best. Luckily, we’re willing to share! So here are a few quick tricks for common style issues that can be fixed with common household items.
Ink Out of Denim:
If this has ever happened to you, you know it is the worst! Especially with the current trend of bright and pastel coloured denim, this problem is harder to conceal than ever. The answer to this problem, that our resident French rep Jessica seems to have a reoccurring issue with, is simple; Hairspray. Just saturate the area with a few good spritzes, rub gently, and repeat until the ink is gone. Note: it will look worse with the first spray because the ink will bleed, but we promise it works! We like Finesse hairspray at the Brill Building, and on a side note, Jessica’s hair always looks really in place. Coincidence? We think not.
Everyone has that one favourite item of clothing that no matter how many times they wash it, even by hand, the colour continues to bleed out. And while the ombre look might suit your hair, it is not a happy day when your ex-fav dress has turned discoloured and less than fabulous. Next time you’re hand washing the item you want to save from the abyss of fading, mix in a handful of regular table salt and let the item soak for a couple of hours. We’re not scientists, but something about this makes the garment hold its colour and eliminate future fading in washes. Bonus: it also works great on dark wash denim!
Runs in Nylons:
Lastly, a common style woe is getting a run in your pantyhose. Unless you work in a more casual setting, or until some consistently warm weather kicks in and you’re able to pair your spring dresses with bare legs, your best friend is clear nail polish. Since runs tend to start in the foot or top area of the stocking where you pull the most, paint on a thin coat of clear nail polish to stop the run from moving up the leg. While it won’t save your nylons from a trip to the trash once you’re home, it will keep you looking put together with wearable stockings for the day.
What are some of your tricks of the trade? Tweet us @brillcomm and let us know.
Until next time,
-the brill team