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According to the description, this little gem was created to
make applying lip gloss a breeze, but I think we all know the real reason for its existence. This
built-in LED light-up lipgloss was designed to aid beauty babes everywhere in
our fight against 2012. No power? No problem. Not only will we be able to
efficiently apply our gloss, but we will also be able to use it as a makeshift
flashlight in case the fam forgot to stock up on batteries. Score!
Pure Illumination Lip
Plumper w/ Light Applicator, $15, amazon.com
Who knows what kind of crazy stuff is going to happen, so in
the spirit of being prepared… and just in case running water becomes a thing of
the past—stock up on dry shampoo. There’s nothing worse than greasy hair, and
regardless of the perils that await us, we simply cannot afford to let the end
of the world win the battle against perfect tresses. Keep the shine alive with
dry shampoo and hey, did ya know dry shampoo could double as deodorant?
Tressemme Fresh Start
Dry Shampoo, $6, walgreens.com
Nail clippers are maybe the most overlooked cosmetic tools
in our beauty drawer, but not anymore! Snag a cute pair like these Hello Kitty
snippers and keep ’em handy—you’ll thank us later. They’ll keep your nails nice
and polished so you won’t have to worry about dirt getting stuck there, plus
they’ve got a whole bunch of other uses. Use them to help ya snip downed wires
or to aid in an impromptu haircut when your bangs become a little too long to
handle. Who knew versatility could come in such a tiny package?
Hello Kitty Nail
Clippers, $8, sephora.com
The days of wet polish may be over. After all, who has time
for a mani when the fate of the world is at stake?! Instead, grab some stick-on
nail polish, or cute decorative nail stickers for a mani on the go. Isn’t it a
fabulous feeling to know you won’t have to sacrifice those beautifully polished
Sally Hansen Nail
Polish Strips, $10, ulta.com
It’s time to get serious—we may only be able to take what we
can carry in our mini travel bag. Freaking? Grab a 3-in-1 product like a
universal color stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. Welcome to the world of
multi-tasking, babe! With the ability to pump up your pout and give your cheeks
a little extra somethin’ all with one product, you’ll have no need for those
bulky plastic blush cases, or of course that endless supply of gloss you’ve
NARS The Multiple
3-in-1 color, $40, sephora.com
Cute & clean
Behold: the answer to all of your hygienic problems (well,
almost…). Hand sanitizer may just be your new best friend. With the possibility
of running water at a minimum, you’ll wanna stock up on anti-bacterial
sanitizer to keep you as clean as possible. And, with all these amazing scents,
you don’t have to smell like rubbing alcohol. Yay! There’s nothing like a cute
scented hand sanitizer to make the end of the world seem a little less bleak.
Sanitizing Hand Gel, $2, bathandbodyworks.com
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