The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 4

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2012. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.

Personal Care

The Five Minute Fix

At the end of a particularly long day, all you want to do is take a shower and grab a drink. (Right?) But sometimes a shower isn't an option. There's no time to run home. Or perhaps, you're just feeling grimy after a stressful meeting with the boss, getting caught in a mid-day monsoon or sweating through your sweater in an over-heated office.

Prep a simple kit to keep handy—in your desk, your bag or your car—that allows you to clean up in five minutes or less. Everyone has their own routine, but here's a look at our go-to kit. Oil-free facial wipes and lotion to revive skin and combat shine, a dry shampoo that wicks away grease while doubling as a grooming creme, some aluminum-free deodorant and a travel-size rollerball vial of cologne. All kept in a reinforced, leak-resistant vinyl pouch.

The Kit

1) Travel roller cologne, $26 by Kiehl's; 2) Face towelettes, $15 by Lab Series; 3) Hair potion, $23 by Aveda; 4) Deodorant, $5 by Tom's of Maine; 5) Vinyl case, $8 by The Container Store; 6) Oil-free moisturizer, $18 by Baxter of California



Other quick ways to freshen up? Keep a spare undershirt and a pair of socks handy—swapping these out will vastly improve your outlook on the day.


Food & Drink
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