Get an oil stain out of fabric
Cover the oil stain with talcum powder and then remove the powder with a paper towel or spoon. Work a small amount of dishwasher detergent and water into stain with your thumb. Once the detergent begins to foam up, take an old toothbrush and begin rubbing the stain using circular motions. Wash the garment, alone, with laundry detergent and air dry.
Teresa Karpinska, freelance stylist and blogger of styledrifter.com (050 656 9640).
Get sunglasses that suit your face shape
‘When it comes to buying sunglasses, determining your face size and shape is important because it will help you find a better-fitting, more functional pair of frames.
Round: The round face has noticeable curves and less-defined angles. The ideal eyewear should lack curved features while emphasising sharp angular lines that will help elongate your face and make it look thinner and sharper. This face group may benefit from high-on-the-temple, colourful frames as well. Rectangle, square, wrap
and shield are the keys to round-faced sunglass success.
Square: Square-shaped faces are generally about the same length and width across the face and are characterised by a broad forehead and a strong jawline. People in this category should choose a frame with round or oval-shaped lenses that will help balance the sharpness of their features. Styles that suit include aviators, butterflies, or any frame that has oval or circular curves. Frames set on the centre or top of the temples are the way to go with a square face.
Oval: Oval faces have it made because literally every frame looks awesome. Oval faces have gently rounded, fairly even features and pretty much any shape is going to work well on them. Designer to sport, fashion to function, anything goes. But don’t get huge frames that block out those pretty symmetrical features; choose sunglasses that cover the face from the eyebrows to the cheekbones.
Diamond: Diamond-shaped faces are characterised by a narrow jaw line and forehead with the cheekbones as the widest part of the face. Oval and rimless frames will help compliment wide or high cheekbones. Diamond faces should use frames that feature gentle curves and should not be wider than the wearer’s cheekbones.
Heart: Heart-shaped faces, sometimes called triangle, are widest at the temples and narrowest at the chin. Sunglasses that feature wide lower edges with no straight lines along the top work especially well for this facial group because they shift attention downward and elongate the face. Cat-eye styles or glasses that feature rounded edges are ideal for giving the wearer a more balanced look. This face shape will be best served with shield, butterfly, rimless, or aviator-styled frames.’
Teresa Karpinska, stylist and blogger of www.styledrifter.com (050 656 9640).