How to Get Everything You Want In Life
Get What You Want: continued...
11) A never-fail-you lipstick
Who wants to wade through the thousands of colors at the cosmetics counter?
You need lipstick that looks great and you need it now. According to Ramy
Gafni, New York City-based makeup artist, a berry shade with golden flecks
works on everyone. What makes this hue so wearable? "It combines the same
undertones found in every woman's natural lip color-blue, pink, and
yellow," says Gafni. Get it: Ramy 2Lips Kiss and Tell, $21, or Sephora
Super Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rosy Glow, $10.
12) The satisfaction of helping others (without becoming a UN
Have an itch to do some good? Go to volunteersolutions.org, type in your zip
code, and choose a social issue that interests you. The site will match you up
with a local organization dedicated to the same cause you are.
13) Find the cleanest stall in a public bathroom
Choose the first stall when you walk in. When there are three stalls in a row,
most people choose the middle one so it's the dirtiest, says Charles Gerba, a
14) Jeans that fit perfectly
It's Goldilocks's worst fashion nightmare: Jeans are always too tight, too
long, too short, or just too plain expensive. Land's End to the rescue: Go to
landsend.com and fill out a brief profile, including your measurements, fabric
choice, and style. Then, for only $54, you'll get custom jeans that are just
15) A great-and believable-line to give your husband when he wants to
have sex and you don't
"No, no, I'm into it, really. It's cool. Let me go wash up, Dad-I mean,
Bob! Oh no, now I've ruined the moment."-Amy Sedaris
16) Find an umbrella that won't break
You were singing in the rain until your umbrella blew inside out and now you're
decidedly...soggy. For the third time today. There is a solution: The
Gustbuster's two layers of sturdy 190-thread count nylon are designed to
prevent tears and allow air to flow through them, and can withstand winds of 55
m.p.h. or more. It's also backed by a lifetime guarantee. $25-45,
17) A foolproof hostess gift for under $20
What's a surefire way to be the best guest? Give your hostess flowers that
are already arranged in a chic, simple vase-so she doesn't have to put her
party on hold to rummage for one. Handmade from recycled paper and coated,
PopVases come in a variety of colors. $6, Traffic Works, 323-582-0616.
18) Get a better price on anything
Know what you want and what it's worth. "A seller who's aware that you're
guessing or bluffing will be unlikely to give an inch," advises Holden
Lewis of Bankrate.com.