MacGyver Beauty: 13 Crazy D.I.Y. Ideas

Whether you're stranded on an island with nothing but your wits or simply flat broke, repurpose what's on hand to turn any moment into a glamorous one (14 Photos)

iVillage and Charlotte Rudge on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:56AM

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Cup of Starbucks = Makeshift Manicure

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DIY dilemma: Your nails are looking raggedy, but you hardly have time to grab a cup of coffee, let alone spend an hour at the nail salon.

Mission accomplished: Double-duty your caffeine run by grabbing a couple extra brown sugar packets and wooden stirrers while you’re there, says, Jin Soon Choi, owner of Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa. “Mix sugar with some lemon, honey, and olive oil and scrub into hands and nails for a minute, then use a wooden coffee stirrer to push back cuticles. Rinse off and your hands will look totally clean soft and manicured.”

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