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Old 03-17-2013, 02:26 AM   #1111
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Just finished the thread finally and thought of another tip. Many people have recommended baby powder for lighter hair colours. I like to switch from blonde to brunette and when I am brunette and need a little bit of a touch up grease wise I just brush a little bit of my bronzer onto the greasy spots (wouldn't recommend this with expensive bronzer) and it works great masks the area. I find it works best if you have your hair up already and just brush it on to make the pony or bun look less "slicked back"
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:33 AM   #1112
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Just finished the thread finally and thought of another tip. Many people have recommended baby powder for lighter hair colours. I like to switch from blonde to brunette and when I am brunette and need a little bit of a touch up grease wise I just brush a little bit of my bronzer onto the greasy spots (wouldn't recommend this with expensive bronzer) and it works great masks the area. I find it works best if you have your hair up already and just brush it on to make the pony or bun look less "slicked back"
I have found that if I know in advance when I'm going on a trip, I'll run two packs together a month or so before so my due dates change and thus don't affect my trip. This obviously doesn't work for last minute trips though.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #1113
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Ive had a diva cup for a few years & it had become, um, shall we say discolored? It was stained & I was at a loss how to restore it back to its nice, clear, clean look. I stumbled upon a solution thinking about the oxy cleaners we use sometimes in laundry.

So, I soaked my diva cup in a cup of plain ol' hydrogen peroxide overnight. The peroxide bubbled the stains away, and it looks pristine again.

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #1114
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Ive had a diva cup for a few years & it had become, um, shall we say discolored? It was stained & I was at a loss how to restore it back to its nice, clear, clean look. I stumbled upon a solution thinking about the oxy cleaners we use sometimes in laundry.

So, I soaked my diva cup in a cup of plain ol' hydrogen peroxide overnight. The peroxide bubbled the stains away, and it looks pristine again.

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brilliant! Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #1115
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Ladies, thanks for all the great advice on this thread. I have ready enjoyed reading through all of it.

Here is my situation...I have a WDW trip coming up in May. I will have no reason to take my purse into the parks (DH can carry my key to the world card in his wallet) but I will need to take my phone so I can keep in contact with numerous people in our party. Many of my sundresses/tennis skirts have no pockets! So...what's the best way to carry my phone? I have considered a neck strap, but I think it would bug me having the phone around my neck all day. I also thought about an arm band like runners use to put their phone in. Has anyone ever used these or have a better idea?
To add my 2 cents worth... They had and I think they should still have a very cute small patent look pink ..I'll call it ,wallet on a strap at WDW. Saw it many places near the purses, phone accessories etc. It has a silver mickey head on the outside. It is big enough to hold my rather large samsung phone, cash credit cards etc. and the strap is long enough to go crossbody. It's so light you'll forget you are wearing it. Won't go without it now. Love,love,love it as they say.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #1116
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To add my 2 cents worth... They had and I think they should still have a very cute small patent look pink ..I'll call it ,wallet on a strap at WDW. Saw it many places near the purses, phone accessories etc. It has a silver mickey head on the outside. It is big enough to hold my rather large samsung phone, cash credit cards etc. and the strap is long enough to go crossbody. It's so light you'll forget you are wearing it. Won't go without it now. Love,love,love it as they say.
Do you have a picture of it?
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #1117
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I haven't read the whole thread, just the first page so this was probably addressed. My biggest "girl problem" has to do with my, well... "big girls". Holy Hanna after a day in the Florida heat dragging around my DDD+ fun bags, the area under my bra is RAW. I got got plain white handkerchiefs now and I fold them over and place them under the band of my bra under my girls. No more raw skin and the handkerchiefs are so thin you can't see them at all under my t-shirts.

I don't have hair issues for the most part. My hair is long so I can just tie it up in a ponytail if it is bothering me. I do have to wash it everyday since my scalp gets so greasy, but if I stick in some Dream Waves while it is wet and scrunch, I get really cute beach waves in the humidity rather than frizz (my hair has a slight natural wave to it).

As for makeup, I don't mind going without, it isn't something I wear everyday anyway. I will sometimes dust on a powder foundation when I remember, but I can't do mascara in the heat because it seems to melt off leaving me with Ozzy Osbourne eyes.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #1118
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Haven't finished this whole thread but noticed there is a lot of talk about skipping your period while on vacation by using the next months pills and skipping the placebo. I have done this many times for different things: prom, birthday parties, anything I reaaally didn't want AF to inconvenience me. Anyways, my grandparents take me to florida every year (I'm 20) and the last 2 years I have been scheduled to have my monthly visitor during my disney trip. Both years I have attempted to skip my period as I have done successfully many times (I have been on BC since I was 15). What ended up happening is that AF decided to arrive in the middle of a day at the parks BOTH years. I had to purchase tampons from the machines (boy are those tampons uncomfortable) and eventually decided to go to First Aid. (Side bar: if you ever need tampons first aid has them for free). Embarrassingly after getting back to the resort that night I had to ask my GRANDFATHER of all people to drive me to a pharmacy of some sort so I could get tampons.

This is a long post, but moral of the story: you are never safe from mother nature!!! she will strike when you least suspect it even if you believe you have successfully skipped her.
That's why, no matter where in my cycle I am, I ALWAYS pack a whole box of tampons when traveling to WDW, and I always keep 1-2 in my bag. I'd rather be prepared than surprised.

My other tips: body glide for areas of friction, water proof mascara, tons of sunscreen, and I'd wash my hair and then put it in a wet ponytail. It was clean and dry by dinner. Tinted Chapstick.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:18 PM   #1119
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Lots of great stuff here! So glad I came across this thread. I havent finished it but I have started a good list already. Things that I can add are:

I am a Sephora girl. Its really close to me and I get alot of samples to try something before I buy the full size product. Before I leave for vacation I ask for samples of what I am using. Its enough for a week and then I can throw it away at the end of my stay. I have never had a spillage problem but my Sephora puts their little pots in individual bags so that helps too.

As for makeup I use a BB cream with a bit of HD powder. I use a cream blush that can double as an eyeshadow, a tinted lip balm and a waterproof mascara. This is as bare as I can go since I am used to a full face of makeup everyday.

I also recommend peppermint lotion. After a long day at the parks, I get a washcloth really really hot, ring it out and then rub my feet with it, then i do it again but then wrap around my feet until it gets almost cool. Then I put the peppermint lotion on my feet and cover with socks. The socks come off in the middle of the night but its something my mom taught me to lock in the moisture and keep feet super smooth. Next morning, feet feel great.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #1120
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Best thread ever! Thank you ladies, jotting some of these tips down.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #1121
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Lots of great stuff here! So glad I came across this thread. I havent finished it but I have started a good list already. Things that I can add are: I am a Sephora girl. Its really close to me and I get alot of samples to try something before I buy the full size product. Before I leave for vacation I ask for samples of what I am using. Its enough for a week and then I can throw it away at the end of my stay. I have never had a spillage problem but my Sephora puts their little pots in individual bags so that helps too. As for makeup I use a BB cream with a bit of HD powder. I use a cream blush that can double as an eyeshadow, a tinted lip balm and a waterproof mascara. This is as bare as I can go since I am used to a full face of makeup everyday. I also recommend peppermint lotion. After a long day at the parks, I get a washcloth really really hot, ring it out and then rub my feet with it, then i do it again but then wrap around my feet until it gets almost cool. Then I put the peppermint lotion on my feet and cover with socks. The socks come off in the middle of the night but its something my mom taught me to lock in the moisture and keep feet super smooth. Next morning, feet feel great.
What BB cream do you use that doesn't melt off? I wore the Garnier (which was supposedly highly rated) to Sesame Place this summer and after 20 minutes I had to wipe it all off because I looked like my face was melting away. I usually just wear Bare Minerals...
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #1122
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Hi! First post but been browsing for a while preparing for our trip on Nov 28th from the UK (my 3rd visit to WDW and my boyfriend 1st!). I'm not sure if it's been suggested as not managed to get through all the great tips yet, but for those who prefer to go without make up but still want some coverage, I find a tinted moisturiser works great.. Much lighter than foundation but still provides some coverage. Most have SPF too so 2 birds, one stone!
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #1123
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Wal Mart sells it-- back with the foot stuff, i.e. mole skin, gel insoles, athlete foot and fungus stuff.

Jaffra makes one I like better. They have the peppermint foot soak, peppermint leg mask, and peppermint lotion that all matches. I have a little blow up foot bath that I got several years ago from Avon, that I take to WDW every trip. I like to put a little of the Jaffra peppermint foot soak in it, add some really hot water, soak my feet until the water cools, then apply the peppermint leg mask to my feet and calves, lie back with them covered with a towel for a few minutes, rinse off, then apply the Jaffra peppermint foot cream. Makes your feet feel wonderful, even though the foot mask does get really cold.

In addition to the Body Glide antichafing stick, Body Glide also makes a pain relieving stick that is wonderful for sore backs and feet. It looks just like the Body Glide antichafing stick though, except it has a red cap instead of a gray one. I carry both, but am always afraid I'm going to get the two mixed up and apply the one for sore muscles to areas I mean to apply the antichafing one to. I have a feeling that would not be pleasant.
thanks for all the great product info
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #1124
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I've read lots of great tips for warm weather, but I'm struggling as this will be my 1st trip in January. Any tips on what to pack for weather that could be 70 or could be 40? I'm planning on layers but I also don't want to be weighed down too much.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:26 AM   #1125
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In January, you WILL be glad for layers. And throw in a pair of those cheap stretchy gloves too. It can be lovely but it can also be downright frigid.
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