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, 2014 at 10:56AM

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DIY dilemma: Last night’s date went a whole lot better than expected and you’re heading to work from his place--but your scuffed shoes are looking more “walk of shame” than “victory parade.”

Mission accomplished: Robin Coe Hutshing’s non-date-night strategy works just as well when applied to your current situation. “This is embarrassing, but in an emergency I have used personal lubricant to polish my scuffed shoes,” she admits.

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