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from morwenna …

The excitement of a long expected party can bring an unwelcome guest in the form of a spot. A dab of toothpaste on the offending spot can work wonders in reducing redness and swelling.

What techniques the elves used to keep their hair so shiny is a Middle-earth secret which has now been lost. However, you can recreate their glossy locks by using a simple tip taught to me by my hairdresser and used by stylists in photo shoots to make hair really shine. Simply wipe clean dry hair with a fabric conditioner sheet (the sort you use in tumble dryers) for a fabulous shine. This tip works best on straight hair.

Here’s a tip from ~Mirimë~ which should prove particularly useful if you have to do a lot of washing up after a long expected party!

If you suffer from painful and unsightly “dishpan” hands, gently massaging butter onto the affected areas will help soothe and heal them.

Rosearialelven has shared this tip with us to help keep our hands beautiful …

A cheap and effective way to keep hands soft and white, as passed on to me by my grandmother.

Mix the juice of one small lemon with a small bottle of glycerine (75 ml) and a few drops of almond oil. Rub into hands before retiring to bed.

Carnesir’s Dark Circles Cure!

Have you ever noticed how the elves don’t ever have dark circles under their eyes no matter how little rest they got the night before? Well now you can do something about it!

To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off the residue and apply an eye cream.

from Magoleth …

For some of us who dye our hair, sometimes little spots of dye are accidentally left on the skin and can be a pain to get off. A tip from my hairdresser is to us Listerine Mouthwash (I suppose any other brand name will do as well). Dab it on to the spot of left over colour and hey presto – spot gone.

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