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Royal Fashion Hacks

What hacks do Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and sister in law Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle use?

I have heard the royals can be clever and resourceful but adding small curtain weights into the hem of the Queen’s dresses (yes meaning it has to be re-hemmed or the dress is tailored for her).  I usually wear a pair of shorts underneath if I wear a skirt, and the first time I did that wasn’t because of weather. I did this as I was going to my first school dance and good thing I did. The boys were running and then sliding across the floor on their backs trying to look up skirts! When they did it to me, I laughed at them and asked what they think they see.

Before I get on to the Royal Hacks, I must touch upon the hats. Obviously used during special occasions, like Weddings, the Horse races (they even do it in Kentucky) but Is this the English’s way to let their Freak Flag Fly?

Those hats, one thing as an American, I don’t understand why some go from dainty to so

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12 Brilliant Dryer Sheet Hacks You’ve Never Heard Before

Back in the 90’s or early 2000s I think it was, I figured out a way to keep my winter hats, and hoods from static not to mention my hair from looking like I’ve seen a ghost or stuck my finger in an electric socket. Use a dryer sheet!!

I leave dryer sheets in all my hats and hoods as well as sweatshirts, fleece and those sort of type of fabrics that are shocking!

I drag a dryer sheet over my hair, as well try to go over whichever brush I am using, especially if it’s those close bristle brushes like the photo below. (I also use some Olive Oil hair lotion or some form of oil like argan oil to keep the hair tamed)

So with that give the sprays, cleaners, and devises a rest, dryer sheets are extremely useful…

Source: 12 Brilliant Dryer Sheet Hacks You’ve Never Heard Before

10 Surprising Uses Of Aspirin You Did Not Know About

10 Surprising Uses Of Aspirin You Did Not Know About

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7 ways to spot a fake designer handbag

Now where some have shoe collections, I’m a purse collector! (in a sense) I get rid of mine slowly and then when I do I end up missing them so I don’t just get rid of them that easy.

Honestly If I only had 2-5 purses then I might understand having one expensive one for dates, family gatherings etc. (Or just the ‘perfect one’ for the spring/summer, as I only have about that many purses for that time of year.) I need a bigger sized purse as I usually carry around my kindle fire, and if not then a book and a note pad, besides the wallet, a pen and a few other items. (Honestly for me it’s the smaller things that make it heavy!)

If you are like me, You really don’t care if you have a designer bag, but in my travels, it looks like everyone has one.

One year I came across a yard sale and saw a  cool ‘Patchwork’ Coach purse (never saw one like it) and a hard shell Louis Vutton
tote. I checked them out a bit, and unlike past fakes I had seen and when I’ve looked in the actual stores to see what the linings, tags etc looked like. I thought these were real!!! The Louis Vutton tote even had the wallet in it! So I got the 2 purses and wallet for $20! (Images included are a close likeness to those I found)

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Drink More water

Want to slim down or not gain weight during the holidays? Drink water… Drink 1-2 glasses between and while eating meals this will help fill you up so you don’t over eat and will also help in digestion better.

Also drinking am 8 .oz glass of water before bed, is supposed to help you sleep better.  If you drink more than that, you may wake in the night.

to stay not gain weight and maybe lose some as well… that’s where and when you need to drink the 8 glasses a day.

drinking plenty of water also helps your skin use some lemon and it will help with acne.

SPA-turday Eco-Tools

Around the end of last year I received  the SLEEK + SHINE FINISHER  Ecotools hair brush from influenster.  What they said is true, it DOES reduce drying time. I have thick long (past my butt) hair. So it takes awhile for it to dry (even when it’s not long) but after a good conditioning & combing in the shower to get all the conditioner through my hair, so I could actually brush my hair a bit once I got out (though you shouldn’t brush your hair when it’s wet as much breakage occurs)

I used this brush after finger combing my hair and what a difference in dry time! I think it works better than 20%!

Here is a collection of the Eco Tools Hair Brushes .  This is not all they have, Make-up brushes individual or sets  Bath & SPa items, Their own lashes line

 

You an find the reviews of products I received from Influenster in the product reviews archive