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Hack #1: Zip up a dress all by yourself.
I just got a dress with a zipper in the back and needed to try it on before my session with Dom de Luxury to see if it would fit. But there was no one around to help me zip it up. If you haven't been in this situation yet, trust me, you will be.
The solution is simple. You will need a bobby pin and a long string or ribbon. The ribbon/string should be twice as long as the length of the zipper, or longer.
Take a look at the zipper. There are two kinds: one type is rectangular and has a hole at the end of the zipper. The other kind is shaped like an oval and has a hole close to the main part of the zipper.
- Put the bobby pin through the hole in the zipper, then fasten it.
- Take the ribbon or string, thread it through the bobby pin, pulling it through until both ends are together. You don't need to tie them.
- Put on the dress, then reach back with one hand and grab both sides of the ribbon. With the other hand, hold the dress just underneath the zipper, so it won't tear or damage the zipper.
- Pull up on the ribbon. The zipper will zoom right up, the dress will close, and you're done!
- Remove the ribbon and the bobby pin, and go have a nice time.
Hack #5: If you have pain when wearing heels
Wrap some tape around your 3rd and 4th toes (counting the big toe as #1). This is from our beloved Dom de Luxury.
Hack #6: Put Nail Polish in the Refrigerator for 15 Minutes.
Another one from Dom de Luxury. This makes it go on smoother. I have to try this. I might move this from hacks to the fingernail page when I write one.
Hack # 8: Use Hair Spray to Prevent Stocking Runs!
Hack #2 tells you how to stop a run from getting worse. This one tells you how to prevent them: Once you have put on your stockings, spray them all over with hair spray. I kid you not, this really does work!
Hack #2: Use Clear Nail Polish to Stop Runs.
This hack is from our queen, Dom de Luxury! I always hoped this website would help sissies, and here it is, helping me!
As soon as you notice the damage to the nylon, take some clear nail polish, and apply it to each end of the run. This will stop it from continuing. Thanks to Dom de Luxury for sharing her wisdom, as always!
Hack #3: Use Nail Polish Remover to Remove Shoe Scuffs.
My beautiful pink Pleaser heels got badly scuffed. Heartbreaking. Easy fix: Non-Acetone nail polish, and a cotton ball. Just wet the ball, and the scuff comes right off. Make sure you use NON-ACETONE nail polish, read the label carefully! And you also might want to try it on a spot that won't be noticed in case it does something bad to your shoes. But it worked great on these!
Hack #4: Put on a Bracelet By Yourself!
This is for the type of bracelet that has a chain and a fastener. These are a pain to put on by yourself. But this makes it simple: Take a paper clip and unbend it in the middle (it should still have hooks on both ends). Take one hook of the clip and put it through one end of the bracelet. Hold the other clip hook in your hand so it holds one end of the bracelet steady on your wrist. Now bring the fastener over and snap it on the chain!
Hack #7: Help for Choosing Necklaces.
A lesson from Dom de Luxury: it's important that the necklace fits the neckline. Here is some help: