Say goodbye to deodorant streaks with this wonder sponge

STYLE S.O.S. - Lucy Torres-Gomez, Rissa M. Trillo, Tingting Cojuangco () - February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Dear Rissa, 

Whenever I wear a dark colored blouse or shirt, I end up with white streaks of my deodorant on my clothes. How can I quickly get rid of this? Thanks!


 That happens to me all the time! And not just when I slip on a black piece of clothing, even reds, greens and blues fall victim to white deodorant marks. Water doesn’t help. I’ve tried spraying water and even dampening the area, but the stubborn white streaks don’t disappear. Since I can’t quickly get them out when I’m in a rush, I often end up completely changing my outfit! Frustrating and a waste of time!

A few weeks ago, I saw Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge at Rustan’s Department Store. Honestly, I see this product all the time, but I never considered buying it. I always thought a regular sponge could do the same task. So I experimented with makeup sponges, powder puffs, and all kinds of sponges, but I was proven wrong — they never effectively took out the white residue. I even tried lint remover brushes, just in case. Haha! So after my failed attempts and experiments, countless last-minute outfit changes and always trying to wash off white deodorant streaks, I decided to finally buy it.

 Reading the label further, the product comes from the line Hollywood Fashion Secrets. Founded by Jane Dailey and Marni Bumsted, they’ve dedicated their time to coming up with products that prevent wardrobe malfunctions so women feel confident and red-carpet ready anytime. Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge is just one of their wonder products! 

So how does it work? The Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge is a special fabricated pink foam that removes unsightly white deodorant residue in an instant — yes, without water! Just a quick rub on the area makes the white spot disappear. The sponge is reusable and this multi-tasker also removes makeup powder along the neckline and even pesky pet hairs. It’s small enough to keep in your purse for any emergency touch-up. I think this is also a must for showbiz celebrities and models during fashion week with countless outfit changes!


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Shedding Light On Dark Eye Circles

No more going around in circles: Hylexin is specifically developed to dramatically reduce the appearance of serious dark circles.

Dear Ms. Tingting,

I’m seriously bothered about the dark circles around my eyes that have been there, I think, since forever, making me look old and exhausted. Do you know what actually causes serious dark circles so I can address this problem?


Like most people I thought dark circles were caused by hard partying, working late, being tired or simple allergies. But I was wrong. According to most dermatologists, serious dark circles (the kind that make you look old and exhausted) are about, of all things, the oxidation of hemoglobin (blood) in the capillary matrix of the pre-orbital eye area.

These capillaries actually “leak” blood that begins to oxidize (through a process called hemoglobin degradation), creating a dark bluish-red pigmentation that looks distinctly like an ugly bruise.

In plain English, tiny capillaries deposit blood around your sensitive eye area.  The blood around turns deep purple and you end up looking like you just went through12 hard rounds in the boxing ring.

Because serious dark circles are so difficult to address (just take a look in the mirror after lunch … ouch! So much for cakey concealers) it’s not surprising that the hottest new “must-have” compound to shake up the cosmeceutical market is something called Hylexin. It’s the first formula specifically developed to dramatically reduce the appearance of serious dark circles.

In scientific studies, Hylexin has been shown to help oxidize hemoglobin by optimizing enzymatic activity, causing the red-blue pigmentation to fade. Studies also confirm that Hylexin actually helps strengthen the capillary matrix to help stop the leaking so your orbital eye area is protected against damage.


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Be A Jean-Ius, Accessorize

Dear lucy,

I love jeans, but I do not quite know how to dress them up. What are your favorite cuts and how do you wear them? Can I mix gold with silver, in terms of accessories I mean? Where do I find nice evening bags? All my small bags are beaded. I want something that I can also use during the day.


I love wearing jeans! It is definitely a wardrobe staple. I find them the easiest to wear, and I love how they can be dressed up or down with no fuss. What you choose to wear really is a matter of personal taste and there are no definitive dos and don’ts. Generally though, for a dressy look, I stick to jeans in a dark wash. The most flattering cuts include flare, boot, and straight. I sometimes buy the same style and wash in multiples because there are times when I want/need to wear it with heels and sometimes with flats. For each, I obviously need a different length. There is a whole range of tops that will look wonderful with jeans — from T-shirts to tailored shirts and long-sleeved silk blouses. Truly, the possibilities are endless.

Yes, by all means you can mix gold with silver. There are no rules here, for as long as you know what you want and you’ve edited your sense of style enough to know what does and doesn’t look good on you. How do you know that for sure? Everyone has stylish friends for sure, ask yours. Look at magazines. Find celebrities or personalities whose style you admire and make it your own. In this day and age, considering all the access we have to media, it is almost impossible not to be inspired to look your best. 

I have always loved the clutch. It is versatile and can go from day to night! Build up a collection of clutches, and instead of the basic blacks and browns, go for really delicious colors and beautiful textures, whether they be leather, silk, and many others in between. You do not have to go matchy-matchy. Color-block if you want to. 


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Send e-mail to Tingting Cojuangco at tingtingcojuangco@yahoo.com. E-mail Lucy Torres-Gomez at ltg@pldtdsl.com. E-mail Rissa Trillo at stylesos_rissa@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter @RissaMananquil. 

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