Tips + Tricks
What is it: Alcohol Wipe
How To Use: This is your pre-cleanse wipe to get rid of residual lotions, oils, or perfumes for a great application! On clean, dry skin, apply wipe to the area you plan to use double stick tape. Allow to dry before applying the tape! Note: make sure you apply to unbroken skin!
Quick Tip: These wipes are great for removing any sticky residue anywhere! We recommend keeping them in a cool dry spot so they don't dry out and are ready to use at any time.
What is it: Blister & Chafe Balm (Body Glide)
How To Use: This product is best used preventatively! Use it anywhere you think your skin may get irritated. Apply to feet, heels, underarms, inner thighs, etc. for grease-free chafe protection.
Quick Tip: May also be used on sticky zippers! Start with a small amount on the zipper and add more as needed. Can also work in a pinch on dry cuticles for those close-up photos. We recommend keeping this product in a cool dry spot, as it WILL melt in a warm environment.
What is it: Bra Converter Clip
How To Use: Slip bra straps in the back into clip to create a racerback look to hide straps!
Quick Tip: The key to a comfortable fit is to make sure you loosen the bra straps enough so they aren't too tight on your skin. You should be able to adjust the position of the clip according to the shape of the top you're wearing, so it's as high or low on your back as you'd like. Use a mirror to see behind you if you are struggling!
What is it: Deodorant Removing Sponge
How To Use: Hold fabric taut and use the sponge (DRY ONLY) to gently rub spot until deodorant is gone.
Quick Tip: Never wet the sponge! You can also use this as a quick lint remover in a pinch.
What is it: Rescue Tape
How To Use: Peel the backing off and adhere tape to garment or directly onto clean skin. Gently smooth fabric so tape doesn't pucker or wrinkle.
Quick Tip: We recommend adhering tape to skin for dress line or top taping. If using as a quick hem repair, we suggest removing the garment first and taping on a flat surface. The more you handle the tape, the less sticky it will become so keep that in mind when using. If it folds to itself, it's very hard to straighten it back out, so when you're about to use you can hang it off the end of a finger to keep it from sticking to itself or anything around you!
What is it: Magnifying Compact Mirror
How To Use: For last minute makeup checks and errant eyelashes.
Quick Tip: Keep this in your bag to check your teeth and makeup before photos at your events!
What is it: Foot Gel Pads
How To Use: Insert inside the ball of the shoe area for cushioned support.
Quick Tip: Bring this product with you when shoe shopping. It may affect how your shoes fit and feel, as it's very padded and may make your fit a bit more snug. Best results when used with closed-toe, peep toe or thick strap shoes. Use in conjunction with Body Glide for ultimate new-shoe comfort.
What is it: Hair & Pin Kit
How To Use: Simply grab and go! We designed this specifically to meet your "pinning" needs.
Quick Tip: Clear elastics can also be used to keep a knot in your favorite tee for a more cropped look or for a quick ponytail. Use the corsage pins on a wedding day for a boutonniere, to keep a bouquet ribbon in place, or even to pin an article of clothing for a hem reference for your tailor.
What is it: Dress Weights (Jillies)
How To Use: Just peel the lining off the back of your Jillies and stick them around the inside hem of your dress, skirt, or flowy top.
Quick Tip: Store in your case and you can get multiple uses out of them if you store immediately after use. Safe for all fabrics!
What is it: Lint Roller (Flint)
How To Use (mini): Twist up to open, push down to close
How To Use (full size): Twist the handle to open and expose lint removing sheets. Twist the opposite way to close.
Quick Tip: Store in your purse, car, or carry-on for quick and easy use!
What is it: Lobe Wonder
How To Use: Simply peel lobe patches off and adhere to the back of your ear where your earring hole is. Insert your earring and pierce the lobe patch for amazing support!
Quick Tip: Even if you're not wearing a heavy earring, use these patches to help support, protect and prevent earlobes from stretching. They often create a barrier for earrings that could potentially cause soreness or infections.
What is it: Makeup Face Shield
How To Use: This product prevents makeup transfer from face to clothing. Remove the shield from packaging and carefully place over the front of your face with the elastic part around your hairline. Slip your shirt or dress over your head.
Quick Tip: We always suggest applying lipstick/gloss AFTER you've used this shield so you can get multiple uses out of it. Store back in it's package or a ziplock bag for multiple uses!
What is it: Necklace Extender (Gorjana)
How To Use: Attach extender to your favorite necklace to add length.
Quick Tip: You can also use this on a broken necklace as a quick fix until you get it repaired. Keep away from lotions, oils and water to maintain condition and appearance.
What is it: Silicone Nipple Covers
How To Use: Remove protective plastic sheet, place over nipples, and get dressed!
Quick Tip: Make sure skin is free of lotions or oils before applying for best results. If you're using any kind of body tape product, we suggest wearing these as a protective barrier. If you are sensitive to silicones, we recommend a trial run. As always, if you experience irritation, stop using immediately.
What is it: Permanent Glue (Krazy Glue)
How To Use: Use this product carefully and sparingly to fix broken heels, tears in fabric, broken zippers, or anything that needs a quick and permanent fix.
Quick Tip: We recommend wearing the protective gloves included in your kit, as this product dries quickly and has a very strong hold. Remember to apply pressure as the product dries, and allow ample time for the adhesive to bond for the best hold.
What is it: Pre-threaded Needles
How To Use: Simply grab and go! Match one of the commonly used colors with your garment and start stitching.
Quick Tip: These are located inside the sewing kit. Don't forget to tie a small knot on both sides of the thread (once you cut to your desired length) for a secure stitch. To learn how to thread a needle just in case your thread slips out, head to our blog post.
What is it: Protective Gloves
How To Use: Simply put on and go!
Quick Tip: These are located inside the folded towel in your Kit. They are latex and powder free, but we still don't recommend using after a fresh manicure as condensation will naturally occur. Great for use with any of our glues, when using wipes or even when handling delicate fabrics you don't want oils to get on!
What is it: Shoe Wipes
How To Use: Remove wipe from packet and use until moisture is gone and shoes are clean.
Quick Tip: For a squeaky clean look, dry shoes with your Rescue Kit cloth before they fully dry from the wipe! Keep wipes in a cool, dry spot for best results.
What is it: Sewing Kit
How To Use: Simply thread the included needle with the color of your choice and you're off and running!
Quick Tip: Look inside for your already pre-threaded needle kit for a quick stitch with a commonly used color. We recommend keeping this kit as organized as you can so you're ready for anything!
What is it: Silicone Straw
How To Use: Remove from keychain, hand wash before use, and you're good to go!
Quick Tip: Bring with you for special events to keep your lipstick in place and avoid liquid spills. Store in keychain for easy, discreet use.
What is it: Stain Removing Wipes (Emergency Stain Rescue Little Red Wipe)
How To Use: Prep the affected area with a small amount of water, treat stain with wipe and rinse. Launder or dry clean as needed and if you can't launder immediately, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Quick Tip: If you're treating a stain on-the-go and need to get back to the crowd, allow stain to dry or use a hair dryer to hide the wet spot. Bonus tip: If your garment is white, allow stain to fully dry after being treated and use our stain masking stick to temporarily cover stain to get you through your day!
What is it: Silk Stain Removing Wipes (Silk & Clean)
How To Use: Remove from package and apply directly to stain on silk fabrics.
Quick Tip: This product is highly effective on oil-based stains (butter, mayonnaise, makeup, and oil). For water-based stains such as coffee, tea, soy sauce or ketchup, wipe first with a dampened cloth to dissolve and remove colorant and then finish off with Silk & Clean.
What is it: Static Removing Spray (Static Schmatic)
How To Use: Spritz generously on the inside of fabrics to eliminate static.
Quick Tip: Since this is an all-natural, hypo-allergenic product, it's safe to use even on your hair!
What is it: Sweat Pads
How To Use: Simply peel backings and adhere to inside of your shirt to protect from sweat.
Quick Tip: In a pinch, one sweat pad would also work tucked into your bra to help absorb cleavage sweat!
What is it: Sweater De-piller
How To Use: Gently shave in short strokes on heavier knits to reduce sweater pills.
Quick Tip: Keep away from very delicate fabrics, as it's meant to 'shave' and can snag fine knits and silks. We recommend storing in it's original packaging or one of your drawstring linen Rescue Kit bags.
What is it: Tissues
How To Use: Simply grab and go! For the snotty, happy tears.
Quick Tip: Keep sealed for best results. Can also be used to blot liquid spills.
What is it: Towel
How To Use: For all the spills and messes, use the ultra-absorbent towel included in your Kit.
Quick Tip: Wash and dry before use for best results.
What is it: White Chalk
How To Use: Pinch toward the top of the container to pop the lid open. Apply to pesky stain as a temporary mask before taking to the cleaner or laundering.
Quick Tip: We'll say it again, pinch to open! This can be a tricky one. Make sure stain is completely dry before applying chalk, as it can't get wet.
What it is: Wrinkle Smoother (Tom & Sheri's Iron in a Bottle)
How To Use: Spray 8-12 inches away from the garment in a sweeping motion until wrinkles on the front and back are slightly damp. Shake garment out, then smooth with a clean, dry hand. Let garment dry completely before wearing.
Quick Tip: We love hanging garment on a hanger as opposed to laying flat.